Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Sponsored by the Johnston, S.C., Development Corporation   Growing and Promoting the Johnston Area   For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Campbell, Festival Publicity Chairman, (803) 275-3635   Entries Being Accepted for Arts and Crafts Vendors, Food Vendors for the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival is now […]

School District and Community Benefits from Solar Projects

School District and Community Benefits from Solar Projects

  Edgefield County School District is reaping benefits from a federal law requiring power companies to invest in green energy. “Because we are a public institution,tax credits were of no use to school districts, so the SCE&G developed a program that would make solar energy an option for us,” explained James Courtney, ECSD Director of […]

   Cumbee Center Announces 2018 Writing Contest

   Cumbee Center Announces 2018 Writing Contest

Due to the recent attention brought to sexual assault and harassment issues, our goal is to present students with the opportunity to use their voices to empower survivors. Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons therefore is pleased to announce the 2018 writing contest beginning March 1, 2018.  Entrants may submit an original short story or […]

 Nat’l Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2018

 Nat’l Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2018

Girl Scouts sold cookies, Saturday morning, assisted by their Troop Leader (center) Beverly Griffith.   Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands joined other Girl Scout councils across the United States February 23–25 to participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2018.   Local Girls Scouts participating in the cookie sales on Saturday morning in […]

The Community Helps Seniors Celebrate Valentine’s  

The Community Helps Seniors Celebrate Valentine’s   

  Members from the community who assisted in the Bags of Love project, sponsored by the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce.   The Edgefield County Senior Center celebrated Valentines Day on Tuesday, February 13th.  Forty-eight seniors showed up for the party.  They enjoyed a game of Bingo led by volunteer Darleen Abraham.  The new valentine […]

Incident on School Bus Spills Over at Bus Stop

Incident on School Bus Spills Over at Bus Stop

Unloaded Pellet Gun Brandished              A fight between two juveniles on a school bus Feb. 20 spilled over to a bus stop according to a spokesperson with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office who spoke to the Advertiser.  According to the ECSO, two male Merriwether Middle School children got into a […]

Essie Nicholson Retires after 15 Years

Essie Nicholson Retires after 15 Years

Essie Nicholson, founder and director of Women in Unity, has called it quits.  After fifteen years serving as the Director of Operations and much prayer, “Mrs. Essie” (as people call her) felt that it was time to move on and allow some one else to come in and take WIU to another level. Essie started […]

Lights on at Presbyterian Church on Penn St.

Lights on at Presbyterian Church on Penn St.

On Sunday, Jan. 28, it was evident the Presbyterian Church on Penn St. which has been empty and unused for so many years was quite active on a Sunday afternoon, January 28. The lights, in the form of hanging chandeliers inside, were brightly lit, cars filled the paved parking area, and the overgrown shrubbery had […]