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Women in Unity Celebrating Opening of New Building

Women in Unity Celebrating Opening of New Building

Three years ago Mrs. Essie Nicholson, Director of WIU (Women in Unity) Learning and Development After School Center, began to pray asking the Lord for a new facility in which…

Repost: In Her 110th Year – A Mother is Praised

Repost: In Her 110th Year – A Mother is Praised

This article ran in the print edition of The Advertiser on May 7, 2008. — September 7, 1898, Mamie Julia Lewis was born. On the day of the celebration of…

Edgefield Pottery Face Jugs Being Recreated Using 3D Technology

Edgefield Pottery Face Jugs Being Recreated Using 3D Technology

by Bob Cramblitt – The face vessels made by African-Americans 150 years ago in Edgefield, South Carolina, might have been small, but they told big stories — stories of cultural…

NRCS/Conservation Districts Accepting Applications for Conservation Initiatives

NRCS/Conservation Districts Accepting Applications for Conservation Initiatives

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in South Carolina is accepting applications for the organic, seasonal high tunnel, longleaf pine, and energy initiatives. These initiatives…

Edgefield’s “Oldest Living American” Passes Away

With great sadness The Advertiser has learned of Ms. Mamie J. Rearden’s death. She will be missed by family, friends and her community. Obituary [updated 1-5-13 with more extensive obit provided by…

Traffic Stop Escalates on Republican Road

A routine traffic stop by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office Sunday night, Dec. 30, turned into much more including a disturbance call, property damage, shots being fired, and a wreck. …

Electric Cooperatives Warn of Phone Scam

Electric Cooperatives Warn of Phone Scam

Columbia, S.C. – Electric cooperatives in South Carolina are warning consumers to be aware of scam artists who are calling members posing as electric co-op employees.  The callers tell a consumer…

Man Burning Tires Flees from Deputies

Man Burning Tires Flees from Deputies

Deputies with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office were responding to a disturbance call on Powell Place, Tuesday, Jan. 1, when they spotted extremely black smoke issuing forth from a residence…

Vacant Trailer Burglarized – Graffiti Sprayed Throughout

Vacant Trailer Burglarized – Graffiti Sprayed Throughout

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a break-in call at a vacant mobile home on Casalina Drive, Sunday, Dec. 30.  According to the incident report filed by the ECSO,…

Many Animals Benefit from Snags, so Leave Some Standing Dead Trees

Many Animals Benefit from Snags, so Leave Some Standing Dead Trees

Standing dead trees, or snags, may appear to be useless, even eyesores, but a state wildlife biologist says actually they are important components of wildlife habitat and frequently in short supply.…