Gas Leak on Coronet Drive

Gas Leak on Coronet Drive

In the mid-morning hours of Wednesday, May 2, a gas leak occurred at a residence on Coronet Drive in Edgefield County. According to Mike Casey with Edgefield County Emergency Management, a company digging a trench for a sprinkler system hit the natural gas line.  No injuries occurred from this incident, but the area was blocked […]

American Life in Poetry

American Life in Poetry

By Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate E.B. White, one of my favorite writers, used to say, “Simplify, simplify, simplify,” but that doesn’t mean that writing has to be simple, which is a different matter. Here’s a fine poem by Laurel Blossom of Edgefield, South Carolina, that’s been simplified into a pure, clean beauty.   Red […]

Mary Adams

EDGEFIELD – Ms. Mary Adams, 62, of Moores Drive, entered into rest April 29, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Mores AME Church with the Rev. Ronald McFadden officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Adams, a native of Edgefield County was a […]

Friday, a Big Day in Johnston

Friday, a Big Day in Johnston

The event in Johnston on Friday, the WJBF Hometown Tour, brought visitors and citizens out for the afternoon.  The day started with a luncheon, followed by tours that took WJBF out to the J. W. Yonce Peach Packing Shed.  Later, around 5:00, the TV crew gathered at the large parking lot next to the “Welcome […]

Pictures from Saturday’s Relay for Life

Pictures from Saturday’s Relay for Life

Five-year-old Corey Holmes led the Survivor’s Walk at this year’s Relay for Life event, Saturday. Corey, the son of Debbie and Wilbur Holmes of Johnston, is a leukemia survivor. While he is in remission, his stamina is still a little low, so he chose to drive his atv rather than walk the lap that kicked-off […]

Ernest Adams, Sr.

EDGEFIELD – Mr. Ernest Adams, Sr., of Youngblood Road, entered into rest April 28, 2012 at his residence.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later.  Mr. Adams, a native of Edgefield County was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Survivors include four daughters, Janette (Alvin) Nicholson, Edgefield; Dorothy Adams, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Loretta […]

Remember All Mothers This Mother’s Day

By Tanya Robinson It was on November 12, 1992 that I signed the papers.  I asked myself for almost a year, would giving him up be the right thing to do? I had been hearing so many reasons as to why choosing adoption is right and best. I remember the smell of John’s skin. His […]

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival On Tap for May 4-5

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival On Tap for May 4-5

This weekend, the Johnston, SC, Peach Blossom Festival will showcase great entertainment, arts and crafts, food concessions, a parade, rides for children, and a family-oriented street dance. This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Corporate Sponsors are Edgefield County Hospital, First Citizens Bank, IGA, SCE&G, Edgefield Fuel and Convenience, J.W. Yonce and Sons, Northland Cable and […]

Johnston News

Johnston News

Bio of our regular Columnist/Correspondent Mary Anne Hair who writes the Johnston News for us each week in the print edition of The Edgefield Advertiser.  — My roots go deep into Edgefield County.  I grew up in the Roper’s Community in the Merriwether section of Edgefield County in the ancestral home built in the early […]

Erudite Rebels

Erudite Rebels

By Jack Reece The best thing about this business is getting to meet really special people.  As is the case throughout our society some of the really special people represent the best attributes of mankind and others the worse.  Last week I had the opportunity to visit with some of the best and now look […]