Art That Roars: Afro-Carolinian Face Jugs » The Epoch Times

Art That Roars: Afro-Carolinian Face Jugs » The Epoch Times

“White clay eyes and teeth, set against the glaze, make the finest Afro-Carolinian face vessels appear to roar where works three times their size merely whisper.” Robert Farris Thompson could not have said it better. Thompson is the Colonel John Trumbull Professor of the History of Art at Yale University. He was speaking of stoneware […]

Burton Center Foundation Names New Members to Board

Dr. Brad Christie, Acting President of Erskine College, has a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and a master’s degree from the University of Virginia.  He received his doctorate degree from Duke University and masters of divinity from Erskine Theological Seminary.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the Abbeville Opera House and is an active member of the […]

George Thornton Named to PTC Foundation Board

George Thornton Named to PTC Foundation Board

The Piedmont Technical College Foundation has named George Thornton of Edgefield as a new board member for the coming year. Thornton is the CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation in Edgefield. He serves on the Federal Wildlife Hunting Heritage and Conservation Council and California Outdoor Heritage Association. He has also served on the board […]

Johnston Wins Workplace Safety Award

Johnston Wins Workplace Safety Award

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Town of Johnston was recognized by the South Carolina Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund for workplace safety in the Division I category. Division I was for cities and towns with less than 50 employees. The South Carolina Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund, sponsored by the Municipal Association of South Carolina, is the town’s property and […]

Feeding Summer Hummingbirds Provides Entertainment and Beauty

Feeding Summer Hummingbirds Provides Entertainment and Beauty

Hummingbirds, which artist John J. Audubon called “glittering fragments of the rainbow,” are once again darting around flowers and feeders in South Carolina, say state natural resources officials. “Hummingbirds are as fascinating to study as they are beautiful to watch,” said Lex Glover, wildlife technician with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in Columbia. […]

Sheriff’s Office Reports Drug Raid

Sheriff’s Office Reports Drug Raid

The Advertiser received the following release from the Sheriff’s office on Monday, July 22, that on July 18, the Edgefield County Sheriff’s office along with officers from the Edgefield, Johnston and Trenton Police Departments, the Aiken County Sheriff’s office and the State Law Enforcement Divison conducted narcotics raids and warrants sweeps in the county. A […]

Nude Moped Rider Arrested

Nude Moped Rider Arrested

Deputies with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 54-year-old man shortly after midnight July 23 for riding his moped naked through the town of Edgefield.  According to a report filed with the ECSO, deputies were notified by the Edgefield Police Department to be on the lookout for the nude motorist.  The man was subsequently […]

Clemson to be Abuzz with Beekeepers

Clemson to be Abuzz with Beekeepers

CLEMSON, S.C. – Apiarists from across the Palmetto State will make a beeline to Clemson University this month for all the buzz in beekeeping. The South Carolina Beekeepers Association holds its summer beekeeping conference at the Hendrix Student Center July 25-27, offering training and information on methods to improve production and fight common diseases and […]

The Fashion of MAD MEN and Jean Bell of Ward

The Fashion of MAD MEN and Jean Bell of Ward

– By Advertiser Staff – Jean Bell was reading the Wall Street Journal and saw a story about Janie Bryant, the costume designer for the award winning show Mad Men, now in its sixth year.  It is, according to their words:” . . . the first basic cable series ever to win the Emmy for […]

Forest Service Reports Visitors, Local Communities Receive Health, Economic Benefits from Visiting National Forests

Forest Service Reports Visitors, Local Communities Receive Health, Economic Benefits from Visiting National Forests

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released findings of a visitor survey that shows U.S. Forest Service lands are great recreation destinations that provide health benefits to tourists and $11 billion in tourist spending to businesses and communities that serve the more than 160 million forest visitors. “When Americans spend time enjoying the […]

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