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 […]

JET Opened as Shelter in Wake of Storms

JET Opened as Shelter in Wake of Storms

Johnston in Declared State of Emergency After a long day of storms that rolled through Edgefield County, Johnston Mayor Terrance Culbreath has confirmed to the Advertiser that JET Middle School is being opened as a disaster shelter for those who have experienced damage to their homes or who may just want a place with power […]

Humphries Appointed NWTF CEO

Humphries Appointed NWTF CEO

EDGEFIELD, S.C. – The National Wild Turkey Federation Board of Directors announced Becky Humphries as its new chief executive officer, a role she will assume effective April 10, 2017. “I am honored to be appointed CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation,” said Humphries. “I came to this organization because I wanted to help save […]

Weather Alert – Possible Tornado in Johnston

Weather Alert – Possible Tornado in Johnston

The Town of Johnston and Edgefield County emergency responders are on the scene in Johnston, SC responding to a high wind damage event, possible tornado. There are several buildings damaged with trees and power lines down. The Johnston Police Department is requesting that people stay in place and not travel on the roads. This is […]

State Championship Win by STHS Mock Trial Team

State Championship Win by STHS Mock Trial Team

The final state championship round was close, but the Strom Thurmond High School (STHS) Mock Trial team defeated Socastee High School, an institution with a history of national champions. STHS clenched the 2017 Mock Trial State Championship, while competing against schools with resources and numbers beyond its own, earning accolades from judges and observers, and […]

Culinary Critics – A Year of Reviews

Culinary Critics – A Year of Reviews

This month the Culinary Critics are not reviewing an area restaurant, but rather, we are looking back at a year’s worth of reviews.  We have thus far visited 11 different eateries; we took the month of December off (hard to fit one more meal in between all the Christmas celebrations).  So this month, we will […]

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