Invention Gains County An Award

Invention Gains County An Award

May Spur Further Business Opportunities John Henderson with the South Carolina Association of Counties presented an Outstanding Achievement Award to Edgefield County at the February monthly meeting of the Edgefield County Council.  While the award was given to the county, it is due to local inventor, Shane Emmons, and his contribution to the field of […]

Letter to the Editor – Camellia Tea Recreates Another Century

We have been driving up from Aiken to Edgefield for the annual Camellia Tea at Magnolia Dale every year since we moved to South Carolina from Virginia 9 years ago.  The Edgefield Camellia Tea is an absolutely charming event that recreates for us the ambiance of another century and a sense of a more civilized […]

Dr. W. G. Watson

Dr. W. G. Watson is shown ushering on a recent Sunday in February, as he does every Sunday, at his home church, Grace United Methodist, North Augusta. He will celebrate his 102nd birthday on February 25th. The W.G. Watson Women’s Center at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. is named for him. (Photos by Heather Gjesvold) […]

Historical Society Makes Annual Report

Historical Society Makes Annual Report

Editor’s Note: As submitted by the ECHS. Annual Report of the Edgefield County Historical Society January, 2012 The Edgefield County Historical Society is pleased to publish this Annual Report of its 2011 activities and its 2012 goals and objectives.  The Society is open to all who have an interest in Edgefield County’s past and/or future.  […]

Holmes Brings To Alliance Information on Rail Trails

The Edgefield County Alliance heard Tobe Holmes of Charlotte speak on the feasibility of a rail trail for non motorized vehicles to add to the attraction of the area.  This was a presentation of February 6, 2012 at the PTC auditorium. Tobe was speaking in home territory since he grew up in Edgefield County (son […]

Library News

Library News

The Edgefield County Public Library will host a Cat in the Hat Party on Friday, March 2nd from 4:00 to 5:30pm to celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Seuss lovers of all ages are invited to join for stories, games, and birthday cake. The National Education Association’s Read Across America is a year-round literacy project […]

County Reorganizes Staff

County Reorganizes Staff

Edgefield County Reorganizes Staff Positions to Continue to Improve County Government From the Assist. Administrator’s Office, Feb. 2, 2012 Edgefield County is announcing changes in its Administrative staff to better utilize the skills and talents of the employees so the County can continue to provide improved services to taxpayers, according to Lynn Strom, Assistant Edgefield […]

African-American History Month in Edgefield

African-American History Month in Edgefield

“The history of the black community of Edgefield is an important and compelling story, yet few people know what happened here over the years,” says Willie Bright, President of the Edgefield County Community Center. To help bring this story to light, Mr. Bright will be presenting a series of events during African-American History Month, each […]

Clay Guild Moves to Artemis

Clay Guild Moves to Artemis

Artemis, the business above that shows the works of local artists and artisans, is now housing the Edgefield Area Clay Guild, a group made up of potters who produce functional pottery and sculpture. Most have had training at the PTC Pottery Center, now under the leadership of instructor Justin Guy, who is unfolding the sign […]

Advertiser Turns 176 – Turns Digital

The Edgefield Advertiser turned 176 years old on February 11, 2012. This anniversary is also the beginning of a new and improved online presence, a digital reflection of what this newspaper has been doing for all these years – writing the history of the area we serve – Edgefield County and the Ridge (Old Edgefield […]