122nd Engineer Battalion to Hold Freedom Salute

122nd Engineer Battalion to Hold Freedom Salute

The 122nd Engineer Battalion, based out of Edgefield, SC has recently returned from their deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  They will hold a Freedom Salute at Strom Thurmond High School’s Gymnasium, March 9, 2014 at 9:30 am.  It is opened to the public and everyone is invited to attend.    

First Traffic Fatality in 445 Days

First Traffic Fatality in 445 Days

Edgefield County has had its first traffic fatality in 445 days. We all knew that Edgefield County’s fatality-free streak would eventually end. Unfortunately, it ended early yesterday (Sunday) morning when 28-year-old Wesley D. Lawrence, of Modoc, died in one-vehicle crash. You can read the details at the two story links below. Going 445 days without […]

Man Dies in Accident on Cold Springs Rd.

Man Dies in Accident on Cold Springs Rd.

A single car accident on Cold Springs Road claimed the life of 28 year old Wesley David Lawrence of Modoc, SC, early Sunday morning, Mar. 2, at around 12:05 a.m.  According to the SC Highway Patrol, Lawrence was driving north on Cold Springs in a 2004 Chevrolet pick-up truck when he ran off the left […]

Final Autopsy Results Back on Other Sister Found Dead

The final autopsy results for 36 year old Trina Felder, who died just hours apart from her sister, 49 year old Willette Simpkins, on Jan. 15, determined that she died of natural causes due to heart related issues.  As previously reported by The Advertiser, Simpkins’ death had already been found to be a natural death […]

Graniteville Man Found Dead in County

Chad W. Craig, 34, of Graniteville, was found dead at a home on Eagle Road sometime around midnight Friday morning, Feb. 28.  According to the Edgefield County Coroner’s Office, an autopsy was done Friday on the body, but the official ruling as to the cause of death will not be available for at least a […]

Florida Sex Offender Arrested in County

Florida Sex Offender Arrested in County

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office arrested a convicted Florida sex offender who was living at a residence on Tanglewood Drive in Trenton earlier in the week of Feb. 24.  According to an ECSO report, deputies were actually responding to a compliant issued by the man regarding a civil matter when they routinely ran his information […]

Rare Disease Day at Edgefield County Hospital

Rare Disease Day at Edgefield County Hospital

Friday, February 28 is Rare Disease Day at Edgefield County Hospital.  The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. The campaign targets primarily the general public but it is also designed for patients and patient representatives, as well […]

Trenton Unveils New Golf Cart

Trenton Unveils New Golf Cart

Made Possible by Comm. Dev. Assoc. & U.S. Fibers Donations – By Tiffani Ireland – The Trenton Town Council unveiled the town’s new golf cart to representatives of the Trenton Community Development Association and U.S. Fibers — whose donations made the purchase possible — at their monthly meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 19.  The TCDA donated $2,500 […]

ChocAround Rescheduled for Thursday, February 27

ChocAround Rescheduled for Thursday, February 27

The Edgefield Community Development Association is sponsoring a new ChocAround, Thursday, February 27, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m.  The first ChocAround had been planned for the 13th of February, but due to the storm that brought ice and cold, which froze all plans for the Valentine weekend, the ChocAround was postponed. This Thursday, the event […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Mt. Vernon Mills Burglarized Sometime between Feb. 13 and Feb. 21, thieves broke into an outside storage building at Mt. Vernon Mills in Johnston and stole 50 feet of ½ awg black strand copper.  According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies were called to the site on Friday, Feb. 21, when it was […]

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