Democratic Party Announces New Leadership

Democratic Party Announces New Leadership

The Democratic Party held their County Convention on March 24, 2016, at the County Council Chambers. Elections were held for leadership in the coming year of elections. The new Chairman of the Democratic Party for Edgefield County is James Bibbs, Jr.; First Vice Chair, Robert Scott; 2nd Vice Chair, Debra Barley; Secretary, Saletha Lewis; Treasurer, […]

Shooting/Home Invasion in Johnston

Shooting/Home Invasion in Johnston

The Johnston Police Department responded to a shooting call in the vicinity of the May Street Apartments, Monday night, March 7, around 10:00.  According to JPD Officer James Mosley, who spoke with The Advertiser regarding the incident, JPD and the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of what turned out to be a […]

New Hamburg Marker Unveiled

New Hamburg Marker Unveiled

  The story of the Hamburg Massacre is one of the darkest chapters in the history of the North Augusta area. From July 4 to 9, 1876, eight men were killed in a series of racial confrontations. It began with a traffic dispute and ended in a group execution. An obelisk was soon erected in […]

The Advertiser’s Culinary Critics

The Advertiser’s Culinary Critics

  In this week’s edition, The Advertiser presents a new feature; a type of restaurant review.   Called The Advertiser’s Culinary Critics, this feature, which is currently slated to be a monthly addition to the paper, will be presented by two members of The Advertiser family.  This married couple will visit area eateries and report back […]

A New Series in the Print Edition

A New Series in the Print Edition

The print edition of The Edgefield Advertiser is starting a new series which should be of interest to all ages, including students of the Revolutionary Period, especially.  The author has written an introduction which follows, here, explaining the substance of the articles, called “Time Traveler.” Find an introduction to the author, Gwen Spivey, also, on […]

Town Hall Attendees Hear of Roads & Bridges by Tiffani Ireland

Town Hall Attendees Hear of Roads & Bridges by Tiffani Ireland

South Carolina Senator Shane Massey held two town hall meetings recently in Edgefield County; one at Merriwether Middle School on Monday, Feb. 15, and the other Thursday, Feb. 25, at the County Council Chambers in Edgefield.  The non-partisan meetings were well attended and lasted about an hour and a half each.  And while each saw […]

Blue Birds: Conservation Project

Blue Birds: Conservation Project

This weekend, March 4-6, approximately 100 boy scouts and their families will be doing conservation projects on the Outdoor Education Center at the National Wild Turkey Federation. The South Carolina Bluebird Society and the South Carolina DNR are donating 50 cypress bluebird boxes complete with predator baffles and poles to improve nesting habitat at the 700-acre […]

Over $1000 in Counterfeit Money Passed at Local Store

Over $1000 in Counterfeit Money Passed at Local Store

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was recently notified of over $1000 in counterfeit money that was for purchases at the Dollar General on Edgefield Road in Trenton.  According to an incident report on the matter, the ECSO found out about the crime when advised by the Edgefield Police Department that the money had been seized […]

A New American Century

A New American Century

The stakes of this election are high.  We are reminded of this reality with the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the inevitable battle that will soon take place to name his successor.  The next president, like the forty-four who have preceded him, will inherit remarkable power and influence.  What is done with […]

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