The Second Amendment and the Terrorist Watch List

by Robert Scott As we head into the political year 2016, we are certain to hear about many subjects; here are two of them. One will be called (depending on who is doing the speaking) either Sensible Gun Control (the speaker is a Liberal), or Second Amendment Rights (Conservative). The other will be called either […]

Drop-in and Christmas Dinner Given for Seniors

A Christmas drop-in from one o’clock to 3 o’clock was given by the Villages at Beaver Dam Creek for senior residents. This was on Sunday afternoon, December 20. Food was generously sponsored by Pitt Bulls MC (Motorcycle Club) and the 30 & Up Social Club.  Mike Walker is the President of the motorcycle club and […]

Bee Keeping Classes

The Lakelands Beekeepers Association serves the following counties: Abbeville, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda and Edgefield. Members are from all of these Counties. The Association is offering beginning beekeeping classes for anyone in these areas interested in learning the art of beekeeping. Bees are such a vital part of food supply when considering that 1/3 of the […]

Here & There

Watch Night Service: The Mine Creek Missionary Baptist Church will hold their Annual Watch Night Services on Thursday, December 31 at 10pm.   New Year’s Eve Service: Moores Church, 236 Moores Drive, Edgefield, Thursday, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m.; speaker, Rev. Luther Garrett of China Grove Baptist Church. For more info call 864-942-0970. Rev. Fred […]

Minor Flooding on Christmas Eve

The rains of last week did produce flood warnings and brought minor flooding to Edgefield County according to Emergency Management Director Suzy Spurgeon who spoke to The Advertiser, Monday morning, Dec. 28. Spurgeon said that there was some minor flooding in front of Cooks Roadside Stand in Trenton on Christmas Eve due to the overflowing […]

James Marion Rauton Sr.

RIDGE SPRING, SC- Mr. James Marion Rauton Sr., age 94, passed away Monday, December 21, 2015. Mr. Rauton was born at home in Ridge Spring, SC where he has been a life-long resident and farmer. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and enjoyed going to the Farmer’s Market, gardening, and traveling to […]

Mrs. Sheila Lang Polatty

Trenton, SC   Mrs. Sheila Lang Polatty, age 64, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015. Born in Anderson, SC she was a daughter of the late James E., Sr. and Mildred E. Israel Lang. Sheila retired as a truck driver with Land Star Express America. She was a member of Faith Riders Fellowship, Aiken, SC. Survivors […]

Richard T. Howard

Richard Thomas Howard, 75, of Academy St. husband of Sandra Morgan Howard, died Friday December 25, 2015 at University Hospital. Graveside services will be held Monday December 28, 2015 at 2 PM at Sunset Gardens Memorial Cemetery in Edgefield, S.C. Mr. Howard was born in Vero Beach, Fla. and was a member of Johnston Church […]

Fatal Collision on Hwy 121

Julio Elias Ramirez Gomez, 32, of Saluda, was pronounced dead at the scene of a three unit collision that occurred around 6:00 in the morning on Hwy 121 one mile north of Trenton, Wednesday, Dec. 23. According to Lance Corporal Tony Keller of the SC Highway Patrol, Kevin Coleman, 45, of Saluda, was traveling south […]

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