First Steps, Active and Appreciative of Sponsors

For 8 years now, Edgefield County First Steps has been active in getting books to many of Edgefield County’s youngest children. According to Candi Lalonde, Executive Director of Edgefield County First Steps, the Imagination Library program has served over 600 children since it was started here in Edgefield in 2004. “We have mailed over 11,000 […]

WIU Thanks Contributors

Women in Unity After School Learning Center would like to thank Mayor Ken Durham for supplying pizza on March 14, 2012 presented by Charlotte Cheatham, Sheriff Adell Dobey for supplying pizza on March 29, 2012 presented by Officer Gladys Mason , and Superintendant Walter Tobin for supplying pizza on April 16, 2012.   The children were very […]

Conserving Wildlife Through Hunting

  By Brent Lawrence A person recently posed the question: “You’re with the National Wild Turkey Federation and I see your tagline of ‘Conserve. Hunt. Share.’ How do you conserve wildlife by hunting?” I love questions like this because they show an open mind and an interest to learn. Hunters are indeed the champions of […]

Smith’s Response to Dorn’s Statement

Editor’s note: Mr. Dorn’s statement was published in the print edition of The Edgefield Advertiser on 2/29 and 3/5 of the digital edition. Below is Candidate William Smith’s response.   Officially today, Mr. Norman Dorn (D), incumbent to the County Council District 1 seat, announced his candidacy for reelection. I welcome Mr. Dorn officially to […]

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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