Aiken Electric and CarolinaConnect partner to Bring Lightning-Fast Internet to Local Areas, including Edgefield County

Aiken Electric and CarolinaConnect partner to Bring Lightning-Fast Internet to Local Areas, including Edgefield County

AIKEN, S.C., February 2, 2021 – Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AEC) is pleased to announce its partnership with fiberoptic internet service provider CarolinaConnect, a Lexington, South Carolina-based company, to deliver affordable high-speed internet across its service territory. Established in 2016, CarolinaConnect currently provides service to more than 13,000 electric cooperative members through its affiliation with Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative and Newberry Electric Cooperative. As a non-profit organization, CarolinaConnect’s focus […]

Thomas Lee Johnson

EDGEFIELD, SC- Thomas Lee Johnson, 63, of Edgefield, SC, formerly of Manistique, MI, passed away inn his sleep at home Saturday, January 30. Tommy Lee was born on August 27, 1857, in Ludington, MI to Barbara Sheahan-Johnston and Hudson Johnson. After graduating from Manistique High School in 1976, he worked for Manistique Floral where he […]

Legislative Update: Week Of 1/26/21

Legislative Update: Week Of 1/26/21

1/28/21Last week was the 3rd week of the 2021 legislative session.  There are 15 legislative weeks remaining before the General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn on May 13, 2021.HEARTBEAT – The Senate debated and passed S. 1 2021-2022 Bill 1: SC Fetal Heartbeat Protection from Abortion Act – South Carolina Legislature Online (scstatehouse.gov) , a bill that would prohibit […]

HOWLS Escort Service

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. By Jack Reece I got my COVID vaccination last week.  The vaccination site was running like a well-oiled machine when I arrived, […]

Lonely Bird

Lonely Bird

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. On a cold and foggy rainy morning, I could see from the kitchen window a lonely bird perched […]

A New Beginning

A New Beginning

By Roberts 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. In the life of a nation, as in the life of a family, there are times that call […]

County Council Member Shares Positions on Development and Comprehensive Plan (make smaller)

County Council Member Shares Positions on Development and Comprehensive Plan (make smaller)

This is another installment of the Edgefield Advertiser’s continuing coverage of the petition to change Edgefield County’s Comprehensive Plan back to its wording before it was amended on its third reading. In next week’s article, Representative Bill Hixon weighs in and shares his thoughts on the issues.              Tiffani Ireland was sworn in as a County […]

A Bird in the Hand Really IS Better than Two in the Bush

A Bird in the Hand Really IS Better than Two in the Bush

By Arthur Northrop          Reuben Carver loves birds. He just purchased seventy acres on Lanham Road that butts up to 4,500 acres of National Forest land to create a bird sanctuary.           Reuben explained that the land in North America on the East coast between the ocean and the foothills is called the Atlantic flyway. Birds use […]

REPEAL OF THE BOIL WATER ADVISORY TO THE CUSTOMERS OF Edgefield County Water & Sewer Authority

REPEAL OF THE BOIL WATER ADVISORY TO THE CUSTOMERS  OF Edgefield County Water & Sewer Authority

Edgefield County Water and Sewer AuthorityEdgefield County Water and Sewer Authority P.O. Box 416 Edgefield, SC 29824 Phone: 803-637-3011  Phone: 803-279-1503 Fax:  803-637-4017 EFFECTIVE January 29, 2021 The Edgefield County Water and Sewer Authority advises their customers located in and around the area ofMartintown Rd from Currytown Rd to Woodlawn, Briggs Rd from Martintown Rd to Deer Springs […]

Morris Lamar Holmes – Johnston, SC

 W. Thurmond Burnett                                                                    David T. Burnett Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home PO Box 389 – 801 Columbia Rd. Edgefield, South Carolina 29824 Phone: 803-637-6536 Email: david@edgefieldmercantile.com Morris Lamar Holmes, 78, of Edwards Ave, Johnston, SC husband of Carlene Beasley Holmes entered into rest Wednesday, January 27, 2021.  A Graveside Service will be held at 3 PM Saturday, […]