Total Solar Eclipse Celebration

Total Solar Eclipse Celebration

Edgefield from Noon to 3:00 Edgefield is the place to be for the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21.  The event will be held on the Edgefield Courthouse Square from 12:00 p. m. to 3:00 p. m. There will be locally made pottery tumblers for sale.  Attendees can purchase one and fill it with […]

Lander Univ. to Offer Equine Therapy to Veterans with PTSD

Lander Univ. to Offer Equine Therapy to Veterans with PTSD

Veterans in SC Committing Suicide 50% Higher Rate GREENWOOD, S.C. – Lander University will soon offer an equine therapy program for U.S. military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The horse-based therapy initiative, which will begin in the spring of 2018 at Lander’s Equestrian Center on Hwy. 72-221 in Greenwood, is made possible by […]

Restoration Grant Awarded – Horn’s Creek Church

Restoration Grant Awarded – Horn’s Creek Church

The Edgefield County Historical Society announced today that the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor has awarded a $50,000 grant for the restoration of Horn’s Creek Church.  This grant, which has to be matched dollar-for-dollar, will enable the Society to rebuild the foundation pillars, install a new roof, replace the windows and doors, and paint the […]

McKendree to Celebrate 200 Years

McKendree to Celebrate 200 Years

A Family has helped to Hold the History Not one century, but two have passed since the founding of McKendree Methodist Church, up on Highway 378 between Highway 25 and Faulkner Mountain Road. This church was first called Sleepy Creek Church, known in name by a nearby creek.  It was probably a mile or so […]

South by Southeast: Spoof on Alfred Hitchcock’s Work

South by Southeast: Spoof on Alfred Hitchcock’s Work

Directed by Dave Engelman, South by Southeast is a very entertaining, audience-participation play and a spoof on Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic film, North by Northwest.  “Hitchhike” himself, played hilariously by Sam Crouch, opens the show and silliness and trickery fall around us as Cary Grunt, played glowingly by Carson Faulker, is chased by blonds (Stephanie Turner […]

Public reminded not to handle, move wildlife

Public reminded not to handle, move wildlife

A lot of wildlife makes appearances during the summer season, and it is not uncommon for people to come across these animals while out and about.  The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) wants to remind everyone that the best thing to do when one comes across wildlife is to leave it alone and […]

Letter to the Editor – Mayor Durham

Letter to the Editor – Mayor Durham

Dear Edgefield: This is written in response to the recent paid advertisement in the Edgefield Advertiser written by John Pettigrew, Sam Crouch and Bettis Rainsford concerning “The Redesign of the Edgefield Town Square”. First, let me say I totally respect their right to oppose and speak out against the project; but I also strongly feel […]

Letter to the Editor – Edgefield Square Improvements

Letter to the Editor – Edgefield Square Improvements

In recent years the Town of Edgefield and the Edgefield Community Development Association have taken on new approaches to increase business and visitor activity in Edgefield.  They have worked together to create re-enactments, festivals and events to bring new life to the downtown area.   However, that hasn’t been enough to bring the growth necessary to […]

Thomas Strother, LCDR (ret.) USN — Remembering WW I

Thomas Strother, LCDR (ret.) USN — Remembering WW I

Thomas Strother, LCDR (ret.) USN, former teacher of history at U.S. Naval Academy and whose roots are in Edgefield County, is the researcher/redactor/writer for the series called Remembering World War I. The series is running in the print edition of The Edgefield Advertiser and certain portions, explaining the background of the War at strategic times […]

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