35 Years of Service and a Celebration

35 Years of Service and a Celebration

The Rev. Dr. Geo. L. Brightharp is being recognized this coming week for having served one church, his home church, Mount Canaan Baptist for 35 years as pastor.  This gave the opportunity to the Advertiser to sit down and hear from him what happened during this long time of service that he is most pleased […]

A Play Well Worth Seeing!

A Play Well Worth Seeing!

Bus Stop by William Inge was well done by the Edgefield County Theatre Company, as seen by a full audience on Sunday afternoon’s matinee. A bus station in the cold winter, as winds and snow hold up transportation, is the setting. Players are introduced in the first act, and it is in the second act […]

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Accepting Applications

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Accepting Applications

The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival is now taking applications for individuals, organizations and businesses interested in being a part of the historic 31st annual event. The Festival will be held May 3, 2014, in Johnston, known as the Peach Capital of the World. Last year, thousands of patrons descended on Johnston to enjoy the day […]

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Our Staff Photographer, Robert Norris, captured this image of Academy Branch, in Edgefield, after the recent rains. High resolution prints of this image are available for purchase from: rhn3photo.com  

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Field at Fox Creek High School Damaged The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to Fox Creek High School late  Sunday night, Jan. 12, after receiving an anonymous phone call stating a vehicle was doing donuts and tearing up the school’s field.  Upon arrival, deputies found a Jeep covered in fresh mud in the athletic field […]

SC’s Teen Birth Rate Declines Nearly 50 Percent

SC’s Teen Birth Rate Declines Nearly 50 Percent

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina’s teen birth rate has reached an all-time low thanks to great progress over the past 20 years. According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the state’s teen birth rate has fallen 47 percent from 1992-2012. From 2011 to 2012, the teen birth rate declined by 7 […]

Two Johnston Sisters Die on Same Day [Updated]

Two sisters, both of Johnston, SC, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, but at different times and both of undetermined causes.  According to the Johnston Police Department and the Edgefield County Coroner’s Office, Trina Felder and Willette Johnson each had health issues and medical conditions that may have contributed to their deaths.  An autopsy has been performed […]

State Transportation Commission’s Third District Seat Opening

State Transportation Commission’s Third District Seat Opening

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A joint legislative panel is accepting notice from residents living in South Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District who are interested in running to fill an unexpired term on the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission. The Joint Transportation Review Committee (JTRC) will receive notices of intent until 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, […]

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