News from Merriwether

A Wal-Mart Super Center Coming to Hwy 25

Not In-County, But Pretty Close – 

An announcement came last week that a Wal-Mart Super Center will soon be locating to Hwy 25 in North Augusta almost directly across from the Sonic eatery.

Though it will not be located in Edgefield County, it will be situated just a couple miles from the county line, and according to Edgefield County Administrator Lynn Strom, this could still mean good things for Edgefield County.  “We certainly hope some growth would come down 25 as a result of this,” Mrs. Strom told The Advertiser in an interview.

Aside from the potential growth this new business could spark, Mrs. Strom said it is also exciting because of the possible jobs it may bring to county residents.  Additionally, Mrs. Strom pointed out the convenience the shopping center will bring to residents of that side of the county.

An exact date of construction on the shopping center is not known, but The Advertiser will continue to bring up-dates to this story as they develop.


North Augusta Country Club

No Change in Status – 

The North Augusta Country Club, part of which is located within Edgefield County, made news last week with the announcement that swim teams which used the facility’s pool will now be swimming elsewhere.

The club has been closed for some time now, and according to its owner, its status has not changed.  The club’s exterior is basically just being maintained while buyers are sought for the property, but the club’s golf course and pool are no longer in operation.

According to Lynn Strom, Edgefield County Administrator, country clubs do not typically generate a lot of revenue for the county except in property taxes; it is the residential areas that surround such facilities that generate revenue.  Thus, the county has not experienced a large negative impact with the North Augusta Country Club no longer being in operation.

Sen. Massey Holds Town Hall Meeting in Merriwether

Sen. Shane Massey held a Town Hall meeting in the Merriwether Community Thurs., Mar. 28.  Citizens met to discuss with the Senator such issues as gun control, the budget, and government restructuring.  Sen. Massey said the group had a “pretty good discussion” on the topics covered and was pleased by the comments he received.

Sen. Massey holds such town hall meetings in the different areas he represents throughout the year.  The Advertiser will continue to post dates of up-coming meetings relevant to our area as they are announced.