Announcing a New Poetry Contest

Announcing a New Poetry Contest

“Adventures in Reading” The Edgefield Reading Council is pleased to announce our first poetry contest with the theme of “Adventures in Reading.” The contest is open to students in Grades 3-12, and winners will be selected in each of the following divisions: elementary school, middle school, and high school. Winners will be asked to share their […]

2019 Wardlaw Homecoming

2019 Wardlaw Homecoming

Queen and Court Homecoming Queen Katy Neal Day is pictured with her father, David Day, and the homecoming court. Anna Grace Spurlock was named first runner-up. Natalie McNeill & Adam Smith were the little miss & mister homecoming escorts. The court pictured from left to right: Taylor Cockrell,  Taylor Rodgers, Becca Whitlock, Homecoming Queen 2018, Davis Wash, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Four School Buses Destroyed in Fire

Four School Buses Destroyed in Fire

Four Edgefield County School buses were destroyed in a fire, Apr. 7, at JET Middle School.  A report from the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, which assisted the Edgefield Fire Department with this fire, details that a man was headed to work around 4:00 in the morning when he noticed fire coming from behind a home […]

State Winners — Smokey Bear poster contest

State Winners — Smokey Bear poster contest

Ben Collar (3rd grade) and Grace Viseth (4th grade) each won first place in the state (for their grade levels) in the Garden Club of South Carolina Youth Symposium, Smokey Bear poster contest. Students across the state were asked to draw and accurately color a poster of Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl. Ben and Grace […]

State Championship Win by STHS Mock Trial Team

State Championship Win by STHS Mock Trial Team

The final state championship round was close, but the Strom Thurmond High School (STHS) Mock Trial team defeated Socastee High School, an institution with a history of national champions. STHS clenched the 2017 Mock Trial State Championship, while competing against schools with resources and numbers beyond its own, earning accolades from judges and observers, and […]

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