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 […]

Elijah Harris, Longtime Sheriff’s Office Employee, Dies

The Advertiser has learned that Elijah Harris, longtime Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office employee, died Monday night after a recent illness. Sgt. Harris had been with the ECSO since 1989 where he started as a road deputy.  Promoted to sergeant in 2003, Sgt. Harris later transferred to the detention center where he was third in in command.  […]

Researchers Tackle Problem of Feral Hog Overpopulation, Damage

Researchers Tackle Problem of Feral Hog Overpopulation, Damage

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson University wildlife ecologists are collaborating with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, USDA Wildlife Service and Farm Bureau over the next two years to quantify the economic and ecological damage feral hogs cause to South Carolina’s agricultural and natural resources. They will be crafting novel and effective management strategies and educating […]

Heritage Holidays Includes 40th Annual Parade

Heritage Holidays Includes 40th Annual Parade

Heritage Holidays in Historic Edgefield are just around the corner!  The Mayor’s Office says to save the date  for Sunday, December 8, for the 40th Annual Edgefield Christmas Parade! The Grand Marshals for this year’s parade will be the former Edgefield Jaycees and Jaycee-ettes of 1973 and up.  They were the founders of the Edgefield […]

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