Championship Bound

Championship Bound

Left to right:  Chuck Sanders, Rhonda Hutson, Rachel Sanders, Martha Sanders, Caroline Williams,  and The Matriarch Elaine Williams celebrating 31-0 Clemson Tiger win over Ohio State last Saturday in Arizona.  Next stop is Tampa and The National Championship, Monday January 9th.

Douglas Elementary Hosts Secret Santa Appreciation Breakfast

Douglas Elementary Hosts Secret Santa Appreciation Breakfast

Douglas Elementary School hosted a Secret Santa Appreciation Breakfast, Dec. 15, for members of the community that sponsored their initiative to provide families in need with additional help this holiday season.  A total of 19 families were served this year, and out of those families, fifty-five children received items off their wish lists.  “The community […]

US Fibers Expanding

US Fibers Expanding

US Fibers is expanding their operations.  The news of the expansion came the last week of 2016 through Will Williams, President and CEO of the Economic Development Partnership.  Williams provided to the Advertiser a press release from the company that announced the commercialization of their newest PET fiber line.  Described as a “multi-million dollar investment”, […]

Prater Home Burns in Morning Fire

Prater Home Burns in Morning Fire

An early morning fire, Thursday, Dec. 29, claimed the home of Rusty and Deborah Prater, longtime residents of the Westside community.  According to a fireman with Westside Fire Department, the call went out a little after 6:00 Thursday morning.  When fire officials arrived, the home was fully engulfed.  However, before fire responders were able to […]

Bakers Branch fire

Bakers Branch fire

At 8:20 am 12-27-16 the Merriewether and County Line fire departments were dispatched to the 600 block of Bakers Branch and battled a house fire that did heavy damage to the residence. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. The fire cause is still under investigation and […]

Break-in on Nicholson Rd.

Break-in on Nicholson Rd.

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a break-in at a residence on the 100 block of Nicholson Rd. in Trenton, Dec. 19.  According to an ECSO report on the incident, the homeowner returned home in the evening to find a basement window on the backside of his residence had been knocked out.  Upon arriving […]

Dodge’s Convenience Store Closed for Repairs

Dodge’s Convenience Store Closed for Repairs

Dodge’s Convenience Store on Augusta Road in Edgefield has been closed indefinitely for repairs.  The order to close the establishment was given Dec. 14 around 9:00 in the morning after Building and Planning was notified by citizenry of possible unsafe conditions.  According to Director of Building and Planning, Doc Clark, he walked into the store […]

SRS Public Tour Registration Now Open, Historic Tours Offered for 2017

SRS Public Tour Registration Now Open, Historic Tours Offered for 2017

AIKEN, S.C. (Dec. 8, 2016) – Registration is now open for the Savannah River Site (SRS) 2017 public tour program.  More than 1,000 seats are available during 22 tours to be held throughout the year.  The program is managed by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) for the Department of Energy Savannah River Operations Office. A […]

Crime Beat – Dec. 20th, 2016 – Scams & Thefts

Crime Beat – Dec. 20th, 2016 – Scams & Thefts

Beware of Scams An Edgefield County woman is out of $2000 after she became a victim to scam artists.  According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report that was filed on the incident, the woman was contacted by someone who stated that her grandson been in an automobile the name Peter Walsh and said that […]

Arrest Made in Deas Murders

Arrest Made in Deas Murders

On Dec. 15, 2016, the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dameion Edwin Thomas (36-year-old) of Aiken, S.C., on 2 counts of murder in connection with the October 9, 2016, deaths of Charles and Andrea Deas of Edgefield. Mr. and Mrs. Deas were found deceased following a fire at 374 Marigold St. in Edgefield. Mr. Thomas […]

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