Letter to the Editor – Black History

Dear Ms. Mims, I would like to express my gratitude to the folks who helped with our recent series on Black history held at the Macedonia Community Center.   African-American month has never been so well honored in Edgefield as it was this past month.   There are many who helped make these programs a success but […]

Letter to the Editor – Camellia Tea Recreates Another Century

We have been driving up from Aiken to Edgefield for the annual Camellia Tea at Magnolia Dale every year since we moved to South Carolina from Virginia 9 years ago.  The Edgefield Camellia Tea is an absolutely charming event that recreates for us the ambiance of another century and a sense of a more civilized […]

Advertiser Turns 176 – Turns Digital

The Edgefield Advertiser turned 176 years old on February 11, 2012. This anniversary is also the beginning of a new and improved online presence, a digital reflection of what this newspaper has been doing for all these years – writing the history of the area we serve – Edgefield County and the Ridge (Old Edgefield […]

About Black History Month

February is black history month, amongst other things. With all due respect to the other things, my focus here is black history month. It begins with Dr. Carter G. Woodson, born December 19, 1875, in New Canton, Virginia. The son of former slaves he went on to become a great historian, author, journalist and activist. Being of […]

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