County Hosts Intergovernmental Meeting

By Tiffani Ireland , Reporter/Edgefield Advertiser Edgefield County Council hosted an intergovernmental meeting Thursday evening, Jan. 28.  After a meal and fellowship time, Council Chairman Dean Campbell opened the meeting by introducing newly elected County Administrator Tommy Paradise.  He then moved right to his presentation to attendees by reminding them that Council has not raised […]


The Edgefield community is cordially invited to attend a historical drama titled “Black Wall Street: The American Dream Turned Nightmare” scheduled for March 20, 4:00 PM at the Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina-Aiken located at 471 University Parkway, Aiken South Carolina. At the heart of the play is the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma […]

DNR Workshops – Coyote Trapping & Management

Coyote workshop planned for Santee Feb. 18 The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with Clemson Extension, will host a Coyote Trapping and Management Workshop at the Santee Convention Center, 1737 Bass Drive, Santee, SC on Feb. 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The program will cover coyote biology, hunting and trapping regulations, […]

Freshwater reports from DNR

Lake Thurmond Striped and hybrid bass:  Good.  Captain William Sasser reports that striped bass seem similarly unaffected by fluctuating water conditions as the bass.  Fish bit right through the wild, running current when all of the water was running through the lake, and if anything the action seemed to excite the fish.  Right now fish […]

Golf Carts Stolen on Northside

Two incidents of golf carts being stolen from the Northside of the county were reported to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 25 and 27, respectively.  The first report came from a resident on Plum Branch Road who found his golf cart missing Monday morning after last being seen in his yard […]

Council Names New County Administrator

Thomas (Tommy) L. Paradise has been named Edgefield County’s new Administrator.  Edgefield County Council voted unanimously to hire Paradise, Thursday, Jan. 28, at a special called meeting.  Paradise comes to Edgefield by way of Aiken where he has served in various capacities for over 30 years.  To see our full coverage of this story, please […]

Town of Johnston Hires Female Police Officer First in Nearly 30 Years

Town of Johnston Hires Female Police Officer First in Nearly 30 Years

Johnston Police Department has hired their first female officer in nearly 30 years. Jacquelyn (Beth ) Roberson of Batesburg officially joined the department’s ranks Thursday, Jan. 21. Speaking to The Advertiser shortly after the hiring, Police Chief Lamaz Robinson said the move shows “women can be hired in law enforcement even in a small town.” […]

Jane Herlong Blume

Jane Herlong Blume, 82, wife of the late Julius Blume, died Monday January 25, 2016 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. Graveside services will be held Saturday January 30, 2016 at 11 AM at Ebenezer Cemetery in Trenton, SC. Mrs. Blume was a native of Trenton SC and was a retired School Teacher. She was […]

Richard Smyth

JOHNSTON – Memorial Services for Richard Thomas Smyth, age 72, will be held In Ridge Spring Cemetery Saturday, January 30, at 11 o’clock. The family will receive friends following the service at the gravesite.   Bland Funeral Home, Johnston, is assisting the family with arrangements. Mr. Smyth died Monday, January 25, 2016. Born in Chicago, Il., […]

Johnston Native Commands USS West Virginia

Johnston Native Commands USS West Virginia

On Friday the 18th day of December 2015 Commander Timothy M. Clark, a native of Johnston, South Carolina, took command of the USS West Virginia (SSBN 736)(GOLD). The Change of Command Ceremony was held at the Naval Submarine Base Chapel Kings Bay, Georgia. Commander Clark started his Navy career as an enlisted Nuclear Machinist Mate […]

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