Council Adjusts Certain EMS Fees – UPDATED from Print Edition

Council Adjusts Certain EMS Fees – UPDATED from Print Edition

Council Adjusts Certain EMS Fees PARD Money Appropriated To Sweetwater & Bettis Edgefield County Council voted unanimously to approve adjustments to certain Emergency Medical Services at their monthly meeting, Feb. 7.  The adjustments come after a meeting last year in which EMS was determined by Council to be a high priority item.  As such, the […]

March for Parks Set for April 15

March for Parks Set for April 15

The Bettis Academy Heritage Preservation Team (BAHPT) are getting ready for their annual March for Parks-Expo, Saturday, April 15, 2017. Those wishing to participate, including vendors and organizations with Information Booths, contact the following: Entertainment: Mrs. Karen Lewis-803-480-6761; Vendors/Food: Mrs. Barbara Peterson-803-663-7807; Informational Booths: Ms. Ernestine Simpkins – 803-637-6519; Parade: Mrs. Betty Butler-803-480-1954; Flea Market: […]

Death of Mrs. Floyd Awakens Memories

Death of Mrs. Floyd Awakens Memories

The death of Mrs. Vivian Floyd struck a very sad note in this newspaper office. The Advertiser enjoyed interviewing Mrs. Floyd on several occasions.  She was close to 90 years old the first time when she contributed to a two-part story on Macedonia, the community in which she lived.  Her memories came easily to her […]

Public Policy Debate Should Lead to Worldview Education of Citizenry

Public Policy Debate Should Lead to Worldview Education of Citizenry

A large part of being a devout Christian is understanding the worldviews which work to undermine your faith, some which are extremely effective at using the very faith you are called to defend, in order to defeat it. Another large part of being a devout Christian is understanding history, and being able to identify those […]

Lamb Named Mid-State SC Young Farmer Agribusinessman of Year

Lamb Named Mid-State SC Young Farmer Agribusinessman of Year

Edgar Lamb of Edgefield, SC, has been named the Mid-State SC Agribusinessman of the Year by the SC Young Farmer and Agribusiness Association. He received an engraved plaque and a cash award from ArborOne Farm Credit who sponsors the recognition program in conjunction with the agricultural association. Johnson Atkinson of ArborOne Farm Credit presented the […]

Obama Commutes Sentence of Johnston Man

Obama Commutes Sentence of Johnston Man

As one of his last official acts in office, President Barak Obama commuted the prison term of Randolph Latroy Key of Johnston. The commutation was announced Tuesday, Jan. 17, as part of then President Obama’s record setting 64 pardons and 211 sentence commutations. Key was originally sentenced in March of 2010 to 240 months and […]

Local Couple Met “Dopey Challenge”

Local Couple Met “Dopey Challenge”

What Disney running event challenges participants to run 48.6 miles over a 4 day period through the 4 parks of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida? It’s the aptly named Dopey Challenge, and 2 of Edgefield County’s own accepted the challenge this year. Both runners had done 5K’s and 10K’s in the past, and one […]

Numbers, Figures & Statistics mark these Runners

Numbers, Figures & Statistics mark these Runners

What could have attracted this couple, Angela and James Wise, to such a challenging, dopey run? Angela and James Wise met in their high school math classroom, at STHS.  It was Algebra3/Trig that they were studying while studying each other.  Of course they eventually married, but math seemed to be at the root of their […]

Crime Beat – Jan. 26th, 2017 – Contraband, Firearm, Obstruction

Crime Beat – Jan. 26th, 2017 – Contraband, Firearm, Obstruction

Contraband Found at Detention Center The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office located contraband in an inmate’s cell at the Edgefield County Detention Center, Sunday, Jan. 22.  According to an incident report on the matter, a search of the inmate’s cell was conducted based on information the ECSO had obtained that led them to believe the inmate […]

VFW Post 6932 Awards Commander

VFW Post 6932 Awards Commander

Post members presented Commander Dwight Talbert the Distinguished Leadership Award for his leadership from 2013-2016.  In attendance was SC Department Jr. Vice Commander and Auxiliary Jr. Vice President. Pictured Left to Right: JoAnne Sullivan (Aux. Jr. Vice Pres.), Hammond (6932 Aux. Pres.), Talbert (Post Commander), Senior Vice Commander Culbreath and John L. Sullivan Jr. (Dept. […]

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