“Spike” is Back! Ready for the New Year

“Spike” is Back! Ready for the New Year

A Tale Told by a Local Raconteur According to John Kemp (Sr.), his son Charles owned a woodcarving of a Citadel Bulldog which sat in his front window on Main Street. The bulldog’s name was “Spike” and it was abducted a year ago, in 2014, and various suspects were questioned. No one owned up to […]

Clemson Tigers to Play for National Championship

Clemson Tigers to Play for National Championship

By Jack Reece The 14-0 Clemson Tigers, in front of a large percentage of the population of South Carolina, defeated Oklahoma 37 to 17 in The Capital One Orange Bowl last New Year’s Eve. Clemson’s offense led by quarterback Deshaun Watson and running back Wayne Gallman rolled by 533 yards on Oklahoma’s defense. Watson, the […]

Remembering Vietnam

Remembering Vietnam

The following article is provided as the beginning of a series of articles as part of the USA Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. Bill Murrell was 19 years old when he received his draft notice in 1968. He said he was the only person from Saluda to get a draft notice […]

Local Youth On Rob’s Bass Outdoor World Show Sat., Jan. 9

Rob Keck called in to tell us that two local students, Jacob Kemp and Ed Williams, will be featured on his radio show Saturday, January 9, at 10 a.m. on SiriusXM channel 147. They will be on Rob’s Bass Outdoor World Show. Jacob will talk about the gun he used to kill a deer, a […]

Third Annual Border Bowl Saturday January 9th

Third Annual Border Bowl Saturday January 9th

The best high school football players in the Central Savannah River Area, as selected by head football coaches, will meet at Lucy Laney High School Stadium this Saturday at high noon for the Third Annual “Battle for the Paddle”. Assisting Coach Rick Knight this year will be Coach Antwaun Hillary, Coach Darrell Lilly and Coach […]

Armed Robbery and Drive-by Shooting

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a drive-by shooting at 31 Jacob McKie Road, Thurs., Dec. 31, shortly after 1:30 in the morning. According to an ECSO report on the matter, as responding law enforcement was in route to the Jacob McKie location, a second call came into dispatch about shots fired on Winding […]

Daniel Wilkins Fort

Dr. Daniel Wilkins Fort, beloved father, brother, partner, and friend, died peacefully at home in Charlottesville, Va., surrounded by loved ones, on December 21, 2015. Daniel was born on November 10, 1958, in Johnson City, Tenn., to The Reverend David Acrill Fort and Margaret Poole Fort. He attended The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa., and […]

Man Returns to Find Land Cleared

A property owner near Murrah Road in North Augusta (Edgefield County) returned to his land on Wednesday, Dec. 23, to find the land had been cleared without his permission. According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report on the incident, a neighbor stated that two weeks prior, she saw a white male in a white […]

Two Roads Closed in North Side of the County

The SC Department of Transportation has closed two roads in the north side of Edgefield County; Timmerman Road, which is off of Hwy 25 North, and Virgil Wall Road. According to Edgefield County EMA Director Suzy Spurgeon, who spoke with The Advertiser, Wednesday, Dec. 30, residents of the roads are not being affected, however, the […]

The Second Amendment and the Terrorist Watch List

by Robert Scott As we head into the political year 2016, we are certain to hear about many subjects; here are two of them. One will be called (depending on who is doing the speaking) either Sensible Gun Control (the speaker is a Liberal), or Second Amendment Rights (Conservative). The other will be called either […]

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