JET Opened as Shelter in Wake of Storms

JET Opened as Shelter in Wake of Storms

Johnston in Declared State of Emergency After a long day of storms that rolled through Edgefield County, Johnston Mayor Terrance Culbreath has confirmed to the Advertiser that JET Middle School is being opened as a disaster shelter for those who have experienced damage to their homes or who may just want a place with power […]

Humphries Appointed NWTF CEO

Humphries Appointed NWTF CEO

EDGEFIELD, S.C. – The National Wild Turkey Federation Board of Directors announced Becky Humphries as its new chief executive officer, a role she will assume effective April 10, 2017. “I am honored to be appointed CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation,” said Humphries. “I came to this organization because I wanted to help save […]

Weather Alert – Possible Tornado in Johnston

Weather Alert – Possible Tornado in Johnston

The Town of Johnston and Edgefield County emergency responders are on the scene in Johnston, SC responding to a high wind damage event, possible tornado. There are several buildings damaged with trees and power lines down. The Johnston Police Department is requesting that people stay in place and not travel on the roads. This is […]

State Championship Win by STHS Mock Trial Team

State Championship Win by STHS Mock Trial Team

The final state championship round was close, but the Strom Thurmond High School (STHS) Mock Trial team defeated Socastee High School, an institution with a history of national champions. STHS clenched the 2017 Mock Trial State Championship, while competing against schools with resources and numbers beyond its own, earning accolades from judges and observers, and […]

Culinary Critics – A Year of Reviews

Culinary Critics – A Year of Reviews

This month the Culinary Critics are not reviewing an area restaurant, but rather, we are looking back at a year’s worth of reviews.  We have thus far visited 11 different eateries; we took the month of December off (hard to fit one more meal in between all the Christmas celebrations).  So this month, we will […]

American Legion Salutes Doolittle

American Legion Salutes Doolittle

Mr. J. L. Doolittle was presented a certificate for 70 years as a member of the American Legion Post 30, last Thursday, Marche 16, at the regular meeting.  Mr. Doolittle will be 99 this year.  He told Vernon Holmes, Post Commander, that he hopes to live to be a hundred years old.

Saluting Black History Month

Saluting Black History Month

A Personally Furnished African American Museum Georgia Collier Scott, age 100, has endowed this area with an African American Museum, furnished by her hand, her collections, and her energy.  Of course there were many hands available to assist her: her church, Bethany Baptist on Highway 28 in Clarks Hill; the veterans in that church and […]

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual assault is a public health issue affecting women, children, men, and entire communities. Nearly 1 in 5 women will experience rape or attempted rape in their lifetimes, and 1 in 10 children will be the victim of sexual assault. The economic costs of sexual violence can range from $87,000.00 to $240,776.00 per rape. These […]

EFD Responds to Call at Nursing Home

EFD Responds to Call at Nursing Home

The Edgefield Fire Department responded to a fire call at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab of Edgefield, Tuesday, Mar. 7, a little before 4:30 in the afternoon.  According to Fire Chief Roger Ellis, it was determined that the motor on a heating and cooling unit shorted out causing smoke that triggered the facility’s alarms.  There […]

J-E-T Middle & STHS’s Accreditations are Not at Risk

J-E-T Middle & STHS’s Accreditations are Not at Risk

Channel 12, WRDW recently featured a story reporting that Strom Thurmond High School and J-E-T Middle School are on probation with the South Carolina Department of Education. South Carolina has two systems of Accreditation – South Carolina Department of Education and AdvancED. In February, Edgefield County School District received System Accreditation through AdvancED with a […]

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