Study confirms link between positive youth development and nature:

Study confirms link between positive youth development and nature:

June 7, 2021 There has been no shortage of experts or studies over the last year encouraging people to get outside for the good of their health, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Research shows that outdoor experiences can improve a person’s mood, physical health and overall sense of wellbeing at any age. But […]

Sarah Planer Johnston, S.C.

Sarah Planer Johnston, S.C.

W. Thurmond Burnett                                                                    David T. Burnett Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home PO Box 389 – 801 Columbia Rd. Edgefield, South Carolina 29824 Phone: 803-637-6536 Email: david@edgefieldmercantile.com Sarah Noah Planer was […]

Late on bills? Residents encouraged to apply for rental, utility help through SC Stay Plus

Late on bills? Residents encouraged to apply for rental, utility help through SC Stay Plus

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 5, 2021) – Residents in 39 South Carolina counties who are behind on rent and utility payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to apply for help through a new federally funded program from SC Housing. Those who qualify for the $272 million SC Stay Plus program may receive up to 12 months of assistance for rent and utility payments dating back to March 2020. Applicants may also qualify […]

Mr. Willie B. Thomas- “85 Years of Being Awesome!”

Mr. Willie B. Thomas- “85 Years of Being Awesome!”

Pictured in front, Linda, WIllie B. Thomas, Debra; back row, Kelvin and Vincent. On March 23rd, 2021, the road of Rosa Hill Street was filled with a caravan of vehicles carrying joyful faces and well wishers…all to honor and celebrate Mr. Willie B. Thomas on the amazing milestone of 85 years o age. And what a milestone and […]

SHEPEARD BLOOD CENTER IN URGENT NEED OF DONATIONS

SHEPEARD BLOOD CENTER IN URGENT NEED OF DONATIONS

(Augusta, GA)– Shepeard Community Blood Center has been experiencing an ongoing and serious need for blood products, and is in urgent need of local blood donors as summer grows near. Shepeard is in need of all blood types, but especially O Positive and O Negative donors. Blood donations typically decrease during the summer, but the […]

SALUDA GETS VACCINATED

SALUDA GETS VACCINATED

Superintendent Molly Spearman More than 35% of eligible residents have received at least one vaccine SALUDA, S.C. – May 26, 2021 – As vaccinations continue to roll out across the nation, Saluda County residents are rolling up their sleeves and taking their shots. According to the Statewide Immunization Online Network, 35.3% of eligible Saluda County […]

County Planner Resigns – Accepts Position in Chapin

County Planner Resigns – Accepts Position in Chapin

Kevin Singletary ​Edgefield County Planner, Kevin Singletary, announced May 13 that he is resigning from his position with the County to accept a position with the town of Chapin, SC.  Reading from a prepared statement to the Planning Commission, Singletary said that he would be taking the position of Zoning Administrator with Chapin.   ​“I […]

Clemson researcher and team believe intelligence not based on brain size

Clemson researcher and team believe intelligence not based on brain size

Illustration courtesy of Javier Lazaro. College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences; Public Service and Agriculture April 29, 2021 When an international team of researchers began their research, the goal was more than ambitious: They sought to discover how mammalian brain size has changed throughout the past 150 million years.  The team, including Adam Smith, Clemson University […]

Shining Bright in a Shadow – Bennie Mitchell III

Shining Bright in a Shadow – Bennie Mitchell III

Bennie Mitchell III speaks of the movie he made of his father, It is Well, available on Amazon Prime and other distribution channels. A Father-Son Story Resulting in a Documentary By Arthur Northrop ​This article tells a story of the love, respect, and admiration of a son for his father. The story features Bennie Mitchell III who has strong Edgefield ties. […]

School Board District 6 Election

School Board District 6 Election

A special election for School Board District 6 will be held Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The two candidates running for this seat are Kaitlynn Lehman and Erik Drylie. Both candidates have children in Merriwether Elementary School. The Advertiser interviewed these candidates in the May 5, 2021 edition, front page. The following precincts and polling places will be open during […]

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