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 […]

Edgefield Possibly Losing Another Business

Edgefield Possibly Losing Another Business

After receiving reports of merchandise being moved by the truck load from Terry Ferrell’s Antique Shop on Main Street on Tuesday, Nov. 12, The Advertiser was able to confirm all the pottery and valuables are being moved from the store to an auction house in Camden.  This gave rise to the question of is the […]

What Are All the Yellow Ribbons For?

What Are All the Yellow Ribbons For?

 – By Jack Reece –  A couple of weeks ago my editor sent me a memo indicating that she had received numerous requests to explain the yellow ribbons in town and asked that I research and publish an explanation.  The short version is that a number of soldiers from the 122nd Engineer Battalion, headquartered in Edgefield, […]

Second Person Sentenced in Marshal Butler, Jr. Murder

Second Person Sentenced in Marshal Butler, Jr. Murder

Tomekia Miller of Aiken pled guilty to accessory after the fact for her involvement in the 2012 murder of Marshal Butler, Jr., Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Edgefield County Court House.  Miller was sentenced to 2 years in prison and 4 years probation.  However, the 453 days she has served thus far in jail will […]

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