Four School Buses Destroyed in Fire

Four School Buses Destroyed in Fire

Four Edgefield County School buses were destroyed in a fire, Apr. 7, at JET Middle School.  A report from the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, which assisted the Edgefield Fire Department with this fire, details that a man was headed to work around 4:00 in the morning when he noticed fire coming from behind a home […]

State Winners — Smokey Bear poster contest

State Winners — Smokey Bear poster contest

Ben Collar (3rd grade) and Grace Viseth (4th grade) each won first place in the state (for their grade levels) in the Garden Club of South Carolina Youth Symposium, Smokey Bear poster contest. Students across the state were asked to draw and accurately color a poster of Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl. Ben and Grace […]

Distinguished Young Woman of Edgefield

Distinguished Young Woman of Edgefield

Winners, Distinguished Young Woman North & South Edgefield Mary Ashlyn Goforth, Distinguished Young Woman of North Edgefield County and Gracie Herrin, Distinguished Young Woman of South Edgefield County.

Special Election to Be Held to Fill Empty Council Seat

Special Election to Be Held to Fill Empty Council Seat

Edgefield County Council has an empty seat to fill as a result of the recent death of Councilwoman Betty Butler.  Due to the amount of time remaining in Mrs. Butler’s term, which ends in December, a special election will be held to fill the post.  Filing for the position opened March 31 and will close […]

World War I Anniversary Celebration – UPDATED

World War I Anniversary Celebration – UPDATED

The United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917.  The Advertiser is bringing to its print edition a series of vignettes and pertinent material from old Advertisers to give its readership an understanding of what our area in S.C. was like before the War and during.  Thomas Strother, whose roots are in Edgefield, […]

The New Medical Office Building on the Rise

The New Medical Office Building on the Rise

  Recently, March 31, The Edgefield County Hospital invited the press to view the beginnings of the new medical building going up on their campus and to speak with representatives of two companies in charge of the planning and construction –Spratlin & Son Construction and McMillan•Pazdan• Smith Architecture. Greeting the press also were Hospital CEO […]

Great Sponsors Support the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Great Sponsors Support the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Festivals are fun for everyone, but great sponsors make it possible. The sponsors of the Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival, which will be held May 6, 2017, make it possible to keep the Festival free or low-cost for patrons. In addition, it helps raise additional money that can be used to reinvest in the Johnston […]

Edgefield County receive first place award for prompt reporting of claims

Edgefield County receive first place award for prompt reporting of claims

Edgefield County received a first place award from the S.C. Association of Counties for prompt reporting of property and liability claims, a key factor in lowering claims cost. The award was presented to the Edgefield County Council at its April 4 meeting by John Henderson, Director of Risk Management Services at the Association of Counties. […]

State of Emergency Lifted for Johnston

State of Emergency Lifted for Johnston

Mayor Terrance Culbreath has confirmed to the Advertiser, Thursday, April 6, that the state of emergency he declared for the town of Johnston yesterday has been lifted.  The mayor made the declaration after the town saw heavy damage from storms that rolled through the area Wednesday.  That damage included downed trees and power lines and […]

E2 Tornado Declared for Part of Johnston

E2 Tornado Declared for Part of Johnston

The Advertiser has learned from Emergency Management Director Suzy Spurgeon that the National Weather Service has declared that an E2 tornado was responsible for the damage seen in the town of Johnston, specifically from the northeastern portion of Calhoun Street on towards Ward.  However, straight line winds are being blamed for the damage caused in […]

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