Arrest Made in Fatal Hit and Run

Arrest Made in Fatal Hit and Run

            Richard Lamar Joyner, 64, of Edgefield County, has been arrested for the fatal hit and run incident that killed Stanley Arthur Quimby, Feb. 20, according to a spokesperson with the SC Highway Patrol who spoke to the Advertiser shortly after the arrest, Tuesday, Feb. 25.  Joyner was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving […]

Democrat Primary Election Set for Saturday, Feb. 29

Democrat Primary Election Set for Saturday, Feb. 29

Polls for voting in the Democratic Primary of February 29 will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m Voter registration advises: “If you have one of the following IDs you are ready to vote!” – S.C. Driver’s License; ID Card issued by SCDMV; SC Voter Registration Card with photo; Federal Military ID, or […]

South Carolina House of Representatives Reporting

South Carolina House of Representatives Reporting

 P. O. Box 11867 • COLUMBIA, S.C. 29211 • TELEPHONE 734-2010Rep. William Clyburn, 416C Blatt BuildingSC House District #82 – Aiken, Edgefield & Saluda Counties February 21, 2020  The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3197, the “STUDENT LOAN BILL OF RIGHTS ACT”, which establishes consumer protection measures for those who obtain loans to finance postsecondary education […]

Man’s Body Found in Merriwether Area – Apparent Hit & Run Victim

Man’s Body Found in Merriwether Area – Apparent Hit & Run Victim

             Hit and Run Victim Identified           The body of a hit and run victim found Thursday morning on Sweetwater Road near Indian Ridge Court in the Merriwether section of Edgefield County has been identified as 59 year old Stanley Arthur Quimby of Graniteville. As previously reported by the Advertiser on our website, Thursday, Feb. 20, Quimby […]

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

A Band performs at last year’s Peach Blossom Festival in Johnston. For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Campbell, Festival Publicity Chairman, (803) 275-3635 Parade Entries, Entertainers Wanted for the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival wants you! Entertainment Entertainment has been a big part of the 37 years of the Festival, and […]

Guatemalan Missionaries Visit The Edgefield Advertiser

Guatemalan Missionaries Visit The Edgefield Advertiser

            David and Fabiola Alvarez, a husband and wife pastor/missionary team, visited the oldest newspaper in South Carolina, Thursday afternoon, to share with our readers the story of their church and its impact on their homeland of Guatemala; an impact that started with the children but has reached so many more. As David Alvarez explained, “God gave […]

Veteran’s Memorial Park Emerging

Veteran’s Memorial Park Emerging

By Jack Reece Major development of Edgefield County’s long-awaited Veteran’s Memorial Park is rapidly approaching actualization. Project Chair Tommy Tripp invited me out to the site last week for an update on progress.  Walkways have been poured and the flagpole, contributed by Senator Massey, is standing tall, held in place by a piece of granite, weighing more […]

Mr. G. William Rauton, Jr – Johnston, SC

Mr. G. William Rauton, Jr – Johnston, SC

Mr. G. William Rauton, Jr., loving husband of June Herlong Rauton, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020. Services for G. William Rauton, Jr., 91 will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:30 pm at the First Baptist Church in Johnston, SC., with a burial following at Mt. of Olives Cemetery in Johnston.  The family will […]

Tolson Named Deputy Director of Burton Center

Tolson Named Deputy Director of Burton Center

Laurie Cordell, Executive Director of Burton Center, has announced that Tina Tolson has been named Deputy Director of Burton Center.  Tina has served for the past six months as Interim Deputy Director.  She has been employed with Burton Center for over 18 years.  She has served as Director of Ware Shoals Operations, Director of Special […]

Legislative Update: Week Of 2/11/20 – 2/13/20L

Legislative Update: Week Of 2/11/20 – 2/13/20L

Last week was the 5th week of the 2020 legislative session. There are 13 legislative weeks remaining before the General Assembly adjourns on May 14, 2020.Here are the highlights from last week in the Senate:K-12 EDUCATION REFORM LEGISLATION – The Senate continued discussing S. 419, a comprehensive bill with many K-12 education reform ideas. In the debate […]

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