2 More Cases of COVID-19 in Edgefield County – 4 Total

2 More Cases of COVID-19 in Edgefield County – 4 Total

Zip Codes of Cases in County Identified             The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported Apr. 1, 2020, that there have been 2 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Edgefield County.  However, this number is still shy of the 9 cases DHEC had projected the county would see by this time as relayed to […]

Daffodils

Daffodils

By : Robert Scott All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser.  The state, national, and global news is entirely taken up by the COVID-19 pandemic. People everywhere are […]

Snakes or Worms?

Snakes or Worms?

By: Blaney Pridgen All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser.  A grown granddaughter reminded me the other day of a story I am fond of telling about her […]

Breaking News- Shooting Incident in Johnston – Suspect in Custody

Breaking News- Shooting Incident in Johnston – Suspect in Custody

A shooting incident occurred Monday, Mar. 30, in Johnston near Addison and Edisto Streets. According to Johnston Police Chief Lamaz Robinson, who spoke with the Advertiser regarding the incident, a call was received Monday afternoon regarding a group of people in vehicles that were about to fight at the May Street Apartments. Johnston Police Officers […]

Rep. William Clyburn Report

Rep. William Clyburn Report

March 20, 2020 The House of Representatives concurred in Senate amendments to H.4014, a bill APPROVING FUNDING TO COMBAT THE COVID-19 VIRUS.  The bill was ratified by the General Assembly and signed into law by the Governor, effective immediately.  The legislation allocates $45 million from the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Contingency Reserve Fund for use by the Department […]

UPDATE – DHEC Announces One Additional Death Related to COVID-19, One New Case in Edgefield County

UPDATE – DHEC Announces One Additional Death Related to COVID-19, One New Case in Edgefield County

COLUMBIA, S.C.3/29/20 — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced one additional death related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the state’s total number of deaths to 16. The patient was an elderly individual from Horry County who had underlying health conditions.  “Today’s announcement is a solemn reminder of […]

News from Corps of Engineers on Area Lakes

News from Corps of Engineers on Area Lakes

Consistent rumors abound concerning access to Thurmond Lake, Russell Lake and Hartwell Lake on the upper Savannah River for boating and fishing. Boating and fishing remain OPEN. Campgrounds and day-use areas at Thurmond and Hartwell lakes operated by the Corps of Engineers are closed until further notice. Boat ramps inside campgrounds and other boat ramps […]

NO NEW CONFIRMED CASES IN COUNTY but Several “Suspected” Cases

NO NEW CONFIRMED CASES IN COUNTY but Several “Suspected” Cases

Protocols for Suspected Cases and Testing By Tiffani Ireland Edgefield County has had no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since its first case was reported Mar. 21, according to Emergency Management Director Suzy Spurgeon who spoke to the Advertiser in an interview Wednesday, Mar. 25.  However, Spurgeon did say that there are “several people” throughout the […]

Changes Around the County in Light of COVID-19

Changes Around the County in Light of COVID-19

By Tiffani Ireland              As the citizens of Edgefield County await new developments regarding COVID-19, changes are being seen throughout the county in light of the virus.  Emergency Agency Director Spurgeon advised the Advertiser in an interview Wednesday, Mar. 25, that all County government buildings are still open for business but have locked their doors to the […]

News from Corps of Engineers on Area Lakes

News from Corps of Engineers on Area Lakes

Consistent rumors abound concerning access to Thurmond Lake, Russell Lake and Hartwell Lake on the upper Savannah River for boating and fishing. Boating and fishing remain OPEN. Campgrounds and day-use areas at Thurmond and Hartwell lakes operated by the Corps of Engineers are closed until further notice. Boat ramps inside campgrounds and other boat ramps […]

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