The Camellia Tea

The Camellia Tea

Edgefield Camellia Club presents The Camellia Tea, Thursday ,February 15, from 3-5 p.m. The Tea features beautiful blooms on display. Sandwiches, sweets, punch and teas will be offered. Camellia experts will be on hand to discuss blooms and cultivation. Free admission. Donations accepted. Invite a friend to visit Edgefield, have lunch , shop and then […]

Entrepreneurs of the 1950s

Entrepreneurs of the 1950s

The Turners, a Couple in Successful Retail Wiley H, Turner, Jr., and Gladys Lyon Turner By Becky Turner, wife of the late Dr. Wiley H. Turner III; author of Cooks Corner in the Edgefield Advertiser and active community volunteer. Wiley H. Turner, Jr., and Gladys Lyon Turner, both citizens of Edgefield, began their ownership of […]

Edgefield Entrepreneurs of the 1950’s

<strong>Edgefield Entrepreneurs of the 1950’s</strong>

Edward Mims Mobley, Sr By Johnny Feltham grandson by marriage of the late  Mims Mobley, with  some additions by Dr. Mims Mobley, his son Edward Mims Mobley Sr. retired at age 72, in 1979. Perhaps many of the readers will remember him and miss his many talents seen in his small town movie theater activities […]

Local Entrepreneurs of the 1950s

<strong>Local Entrepreneurs of the 1950s</strong>

1)Arthur Leland Slade   2) Mims Mobley, Sr. 3) H. Wiley Turner Jr. and Gladys Lyon Turner The Advertiser is publishing a series (3 articles) on some of the local entrepreneurs who emerged in the 1950s as South Carolina, the South and the Nation as a whole was recovering from World War II of the decade […]

NWTF Hosts Military Family Fishing Day in South Carolina

NWTF Hosts Military Family Fishing Day in South Carolina

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation Foothills Chapter and the South Carolina State Chapter recently held a successful Military Family Fishing Day at the NWTF headquarters in Edgefield, South Carolina.“It was great seeing fellow veterans bring their families to this event,” said Nash Greene, NWTF regional director. “It is just a small token […]

Join the Lander Wind Ensemble for a ‘Joyous’ Occasion 

Join the Lander Wind Ensemble for a ‘Joyous’ Occasion 

GREENWOOD, S.C.—The community is invited to join the Lander University Wind Ensemble for its second performance of the 2023-24 season Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium at Lander. The event is free and open to the public. Lander Wind Ensemble Performance Date: Thursday, Nov. 30 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Abney Cultural Center Auditorium About the Event: With […]

GROWTH AT CROSSROADS

<strong>GROWTH AT CROSSROADS</strong>

In a rural area where concerned citizens petitioned against zoning laws,  a developer is challenging the county’s Comprehensive Plan  by exceeding density guidelines—and asking for the removal of commissioners who object.  Meanwhile, a public hearing November 9th  may flip the power structure in County Planning.  By Katharine Walton  A local, veteran real estate development company has […]

Edgefield County Historical Society Tour

Edgefield County Historical Society Tour

Edgefield County’s rich historical heritage will be showcased in a tour of eight special places scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21. Friday’s tour, from 5-8 p.m. will be candlelit. Saturday’s tour will be 1-4 p.m. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased in advance or the day of the tour by visiting the Discovery Center, 401 Main St., or calling (803) […]

PUBLIC HEARING POSTPONED

PUBLIC HEARING POSTPONED

Genealogical Society v. Civic League  dispute involves 2,500 family names  — from Abney to Zimmerman  A Continuing Special to the Advertiser  By Katharine Walton  [The following article announcing details on a public hearing appeared in the June 21st edition. Shortly after the weekly distribution, which began on June 21st, the Edgefield Advertiser learned that the public hearing […]

WITH FAMILY BOOKS AND FILES IN CONTENTION PAST MEETS PRESENT ON COURT HOUSE SQUARE

WITH FAMILY BOOKS AND FILES IN CONTENTION <strong>PAST MEETS PRESENT ON COURT HOUSE SQUARE</strong>

Inventory of archived items at Tompkins Library exhibits  heft of Genealogical Society and Civic League accomplishments, the rift, the rivalry — and what’s been lost. A Continuing Special to the Advertiser By Katharine Walton  Approaching the anniversary of the stunning pottery robbery — the well-executed heist of historic ceramics that sat high on the shelves of Tompkins Library — the 39 […]

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