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Duke Energy Grants $50,000 to SC Heritage Corridor for Scenic Biways

Duke Energy Grants $50,000 to SC Heritage Corridor for Scenic Biways

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Michelle McCollum, executive director of the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor, flanked by the members of Duke Energy and South Carolina Department of Transportation, State Senate and…

SC Continues to See Declines in Teen Birth Rate

SC Continues to See Declines in Teen Birth Rate

Columbia, S.C. – For the fourth consecutive year, teen birth rates in South Carolina have declined, once again reaching an all-time low.  Information released by the Department of Health and Environmental…

Trenton Council Moving Forward With Renovations to Bank Building

Now that the former First Citizens Bank building officially belongs to the town of Trenton, the town council is moving forward with renovation plans to the landmark.  At their regularly…

County Council Members Sworn Into Office

County Council Members Sworn Into Office

Campbell and Blackwell Re-elected as Chair/Vice Respectively The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Edgefield County Council, Tuesday, Jan. 8, began a bit earlier than most of the Council’s meetings…

Seeking Candidates for SC Silver Haired Legislature

Seeking Candidates for SC Silver Haired Legislature

The Upper Savannah Area Agency on Aging/Aging & Disability Resource Center is seeking candidates for the next term of the S.C. Silver Haired Legislature. Greenwood and Laurens counties are eligible…

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…