Deer season forecast good

Deer season forecast good

With the 2016 deer season soon opening in all counties, South Carolina’s deer population is healthy and the season outlook is good, according to the state’s top deer biologist. Although the deer harvest has been on a downward trend the last few years indicating that population levels have moderated, hunter success and deer harvest rates […]

Inaugural Fox Creek Cross Country Run

Inaugural Fox Creek Cross Country Run

In scorching heat, Fox Creek held its first home meet in 2 years. The new course is run on trails, gravel, and pavement making for a challenging race. The Predator boys team scored a victory over new Region 3 rival Eau Claire and perennial nemesis Wardlaw Academy. Although Wardlaw’s Hammond Manly easily won the race, […]

Mount Vintage Golf Course Purchased by HOA

Mount Vintage Golf Course Purchased by HOA

The golf course at Mount Vintage Plantation has been purchased by the Mount Vintage Homeowners’ Association.  Edgefield County Councilman and resident of the community, Rodney Ashcraft, confirmed the recent purchase to The Advertiser in an interview Friday, Aug. 12.  Saying that ever homeowner now has a “vested interest” in the property, Ashcraft explained, “We’re controlling […]

Kill a Marked Coyote, Get a Lifetime Hunting License

Kill a Marked Coyote, Get a Lifetime Hunting License

New Predator Control Initiative – Kill a Marked Coyote, Get a Lifetime Hunting License The state of South Carolina has a new predator control initiative aimed at coyotes across the state; kill a marked coyote and get a lifetime hunting license.  The initiative, a proviso to the 2016-2017 budget, will officially start on July 1, […]

Strom Thurmond HS Athletic Booster Club

Strom Thurmond HS Athletic Booster Club

 REBELS!!! Athletic Booster Club memberships, banner renewals and new banner forms need to be mailed by July 31st.  Forms are available in the front office of STHS, at the Edgefield Butcher Shop, on line at edgefieldadvertiser.com or from Janet Johnson at jjohnson50000@yahoo.com. Information in regard to options, fees and how to contact the booster club […]

Volunteers needed to participate in DNR’s annual Summer Turkey Survey

Volunteers needed to participate in DNR’s  annual Summer Turkey Survey

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help with its annual Summer Turkey Survey. Annually, since 1982, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources conducts a Summer Turkey Survey to estimate reproduction and recruitment of wild turkeys in South Carolina. The survey involves agency wildlife biologists, technicians and conservation officers, as well […]

Letter to the Editor – Baseball Memories After Recent Visit

My wife Karin and I were recently visiting my family and friends in and around Johnston. My mother, Annie Lewis Hall, and my brother Cliff, reside in The Saluda Nursing Center and we were pleasantly surprised to find Mother almost back to normal after a bout with pneumonia. Cliff required a full update of all […]

Strom Thurmond High School, 2016 Graduates

Strom Thurmond High School, 2016 Graduates

Congratulations to: Leo James Antuna, Christopher Paul Armstrong, Malcolm Jamal Axen, Dalton Ellis Bagshaw, Derek Arthur Barnhart, Joshua Davis Barton, Titus Cordell Bean, Quianna Renee Berry, Aleshia Moquita Blacks, Aliya Porscha Blacks, Jermiah Christopher Blocker, Samuel Jackson Blythe, Brittney Elizabeth Boatwright, Marquis Anthony Brooks, Caitlyn Brice Brown, Keati DeVarje Buchanan, Aaliyah Shavon Buckhanon, Shuron Al-Keim […]

Statewide deer harvest decreases in 2015

Statewide deer harvest decreases in 2015

Results of the 2015 Deer Hunter Survey conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources indicate that the statewide harvest of deer decreased about 4 percent last season, not surprising given the poor hunting conditions last fall. An estimated 111,035 bucks and 83,995 does made up a total harvest of 195,030, according to Charles Ruth, […]

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