The Turtle Man Enjoys Lunch at the Triangle Restaurant

The Turtle Man Enjoys Lunch at the Triangle Restaurant

The Turtle Man of “Turtle Man” TV fame was in the county recently and enjoyed a meal at the Triangle in Johnston.  He was in the county on a hunting trip with the Welsh family, and Robert Welsh brought him to the restaurant. Pictured are waitresses Maggie Figueroa, Nikki Jackson and Rianna Prince joined by […]

Local Huddle House Back in Business

Local Huddle House Back in Business

After having been closed for well over a year, The Huddle House in Edgefield has reopened its doors under new management and is serving hungry locals. When we stopped by late Sunday morning, the restaurant was full of customers and the staff was busy preparing and serving their meals.  

It’s a What? No, It Is Not a Tomato

It’s a What?  No, It Is Not a Tomato

 – By Tiffani Ireland – Recently my son showed me a picture of some produce a family friend had brought by his place of employment to share.  Upon seeing the photograph, I remarked how pretty were her tomatoes.  But, no, my son insisted.  The pictured fruit was not a tomato.  Not a tomato?  Well, that […]

SC Delegation Holds Public Meeting

Representatives Bill Clyburn and Bill Hixon along with Senator Shane Massey met with local leaders and the public at the SC delegates’ public meeting, Thursday, Nov. 21. The meeting, held at the Edgefield County Council Chambers, is a means for members of the SC legislature to stay in contact with local leaders and allow the […]

ECH Expressed Hospitality on Rural Health Day

ECH Expressed Hospitality on Rural Health Day

The Edgefield County Hospital was expressing great hospitality on Thursday at lunchtime.  Staff gathered to cook and serve a hearty meal for the community at large.  This included, among the county agencies, EMS, the media community, the hospital staff (and that is about 150), Fire Department, medical offices, nursing home, and county officials. One new […]

Robbers in Merriwether Caught on the Run

Robbers in Merriwether Caught on the Run

As The Advertiser was going to press Tuesday, we learned from a family member of the victim in this incident that around 7:30 that morning a Merriwether woman was in the back of her house getting ready for work and heard a knock on her back door.  The relative related that the woman looked out […]

Edgefield County Historical Society Features Blocker Family & Portraits

Edgefield County Historical Society Features Blocker Family & Portraits

The Edgefield County Historical Society held its Fall Meeting on Sunday afternoon, November 10, 2013 at Magnolia Dale.  The subject of the meeting was Edgefield County’s Blocker Family and was occasioned by the acquisition by the Society of three wonderful portraits of early Blocker Family members.  The portraits were of John Blocker, Sr. (1749-1814), the […]

Local Veteran Has Poetry Published

Local Veteran Has Poetry Published

Virgil Huston of Trenton has had three of his poems published in this month’s edition of Blue Streak: A Journal of Military Poetry, a publication of Military Experience and the Arts (MEA), a non-profit, volunteer run organization whose primary mission, according to their Web site, is to work with veterans and their families to publish […]

Burglary on Freeland Drive

Burglary on Freeland Drive

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary at a residence on Freeland Drive, North Augusta (within Edgefield County), Tuesday, Nov. 19. According to a report filed by the ECSO, the victim in this incident returned to his address to find that thieves had gained entry into his home by kicking in a side […]

A New Power Grid: Making Alternative Energy a Reality

A New Power Grid: Making Alternative Energy a Reality

CLEMSON, S.C. – When the lights flicker, we barely notice. Our homes stay warm. Our laptops switch to battery backup. Maybe an old clock radio needs a reset, but otherwise life goes on uninterrupted. In the world of distributed energy production, however, even a momentary disruption in power can be a big deal. Whether it’s […]

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