Johnston & Edgefield Town Elections Results

Johnston & Edgefield Town Elections Results

Both Mayors return as winners: Johnston’s Mayor Culbreath received 370 votes, Richard Deese 229.  Edgefield’s Mayor Durham was unopposed and got 79 votes. Ward 2 has a new Councilman—Emmanuel Gilchrist — unopposed, with 100 votes. Tommy Burton, imcumbent, returns as Councilman from Ward 4 with 92 votes; Tracy Hamilton, his opposition, received 46. In Edgefield: Sherry Holmes is […]

Strom Thurmond High Students Hold Walking-Out-of-Class Protest

Strom Thurmond High Students Hold Walking-Out-of-Class Protest

  The following information was given in response to The Edgefield Advertiser’s question to Edgefield County School officials today, Wednesday, March 14: How did Strom Thurmond High School students respond to the national movement to demonstrate in a 17-minute protest against recent gun violence in a Florida school? In response it was noted that “approximately […]

“FORMATION” A Message for Veterans

“FORMATION”  A Message for Veterans

Is it possible that you threw away up to $1,026,144.00? That is right, Veterans.  If you never filed a service connected claim and are feeling the pains from having served your country; you are throwing away money you earned! Case and point: Let’s say you have ringing in the ears or hearing loss.  Shortly after […]

Huddle House in Edgefield Closes – Again [Updated Again]

Huddle House in Edgefield Closes – Again [Updated Again]

The Advertiser has learned that the Huddle House in Edgefield has once again closed for business.  A sign was placed on the front door to the restaurant, Thursday, May 18, that read, “We’ve Closed this location! Thanks”.  The Advertiser did contact the corporate office of Huddle House for information regarding this closing, but they were […]

Loftis Congratulates Legislators for Addressing Pension Fund Problems

Loftis Congratulates Legislators for Addressing Pension Fund Problems

Treasurer Curtis Loftis Congratulates Legislators for Addressing Pension Fund Problems Columbia, SC – S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis congratulated state legislators on Wednesday for taking a closer look at the problems with the state’s pension fund — something Loftis has been critical of for years. The group of legislators met Tuesday to discuss the state’s unfunded liabilities, […]

Hubbard Wins 11th Solicitor’s Race

Hubbard Wins 11th Solicitor’s Race

In a Republican run-off Rick Hubbard defeated Candice Lively in Edgefield County 601 to 284. In the four counties in this circuit, Lexington, Edgefield, McCormick and Saluda, he received 60% of the vote. With 137 precincts tallied it was Hubbard: 9,870 and Lively: 6,459. Hubbard, a Gilbert resident, was an assistant for 22 years to […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

I recently thought of a clever speech concept that could be used by any of the three remaining candidates in the ’16 Presidential race. As I developed the idea, I visited one of the candidate’s “Official” websites and realized it was very difficult to communicate my idea to the campaign as compared to contributing my […]

Sen. Massey Elected SC Senate Majority Leader

Sen. Massey Elected SC Senate Majority Leader

Edgefield Senator Promises To Shake Things Up In Senate (Columbia, SC) – South Carolina’s Republican state senators today elected Shane Massey (R-Edgefield) as their new GOP caucus leader. Massey, known as a young conservative reformer who often bucks senior leadership, is only the third Republican Majority Leader in 15 years. Upon his election, Massey, 40, […]

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