Property Rights and “the Pursuit of Happines” Collide

Property Rights and “the Pursuit of Happines” Collide

Construction is underway for Tavern Hill, a subdivision marketed as a “rural preservation community.” The development is off Sweetwater Road on Stephens Road and will have 212 lots of various sizes with an average lot size of 11,725 square-feet. The development will have 40% green space, buffers, and pervious area providing an overall density of […]

Crash Claims the Life of Local Teen

Crash Claims the Life of Local Teen

​A crash on Egghouse Road in Trenton, Saturday night, Jan. 9, claimed the life of local teen, Ryan White, of Trenton.  According to the SC Highway Patrol, sixteen year old White was traveling west in a 2002 Ford Ranger on Egghouse Road around 10:30 when he traveled off the right side of the road, overcorrected and went off the left side of […]

70+ Vaccination Program – a 7-County Service

70+ Vaccination Program – a 7-County Service

We at Self Regional Healthcare are excited to meet the recent challenge set by Governor Henry McMaster and SCDHEC to accelerate the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations. At the same time, like every hospital in the state, we must carefully manage a limited supply of vaccine to the communities we serve. We receive a limited allotment […]

South Carolinians Aged 70 and Older Can Schedule COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Beginning Jan. 13

South Carolinians Aged 70 and Older Can Schedule COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Beginning Jan. 13

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced that beginning Wednesday, Jan. 13, any South Carolina resident aged 70 or older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions, can begin scheduling their appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine. Based on COVID-19 vaccine data — doses received, administered, and appointments […]

Petition Circulates to Address Edgefield County Development Future

Petition Circulates to Address Edgefield County Development Future

By Arthur Northrop This article is a first in a series covering the residential development in Edgefield County. Council members Jackie Kennion, Albert Talbert, and Dean Campbell did not comment by the first deadline. Scott Cooper, County Council Chair did respond. Megan Pearson, a concerned citizen who has and is following Edgefield County’s Comprehensive Plan also provided information regarding the plan’s development.  ​ Edgefield County Government […]

Bomb Threat at Wardlaw – Suspect in Custody within 1 Hour

​A bomb threat at Wardlaw Academy, Thursday, Jan. 7, led to a lockdown and evacuation of the school.  Edgefield County Sheriff Jody Rowland told the Advertiser in an interview shortly after the event that the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the school Thursday afternoon to advise them that the academy had received a bomb threat along with a threat of physical violence. […]

County Council Meeting Canceled

County Council Meeting Canceled

​The Advertiser learned that the Edgefield County Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 5, has been canceled.  Administrator Tommy Paradise explained that due to required quarantining of multiple staff members due to COVID-19, it was deemed prudent to cancel the scheduled meeting.  A firm rescheduling date of the meeting was not yet available.  The Advertiser […]

Local Park Vandalized

Local Park Vandalized

Another Church Victim of Thieves ​The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a local park and a house of worship Dec. 29 as both were victims of crimes.  The park, Bettis Park on Nicholson Road in Trenton, was damaged by suspects on ATVs the night of Dec. 28.  According to the ECSO report, a County employee arrived […]

Riot at McCormick Correctional Institution

Riot at McCormick Correctional Institution

​Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to a riot at the McCormick Correctional Institution in McCormick, SC, around 6:30 in the evening, Sunday, Dec. 28.  In a statement on Facebook, the McCormick Police Department referred to the event as an “incident” at the prison and said that employees kept inmates inside the prison’s fence.  The statement went […]

A Drive-Thru Nativity: Little Stevens Creek’s First

A Drive-Thru Nativity: Little Stevens Creek’s First

Mary and Joseph and the Christchild: Jazmyne Mock and Bryson Bledsoe. On December 18, Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church in Edgefield, S.C. celebrated its very first Drive-Thru Nativity.  Two hundred visitors were greeted by wise men asking, “Are you looking for the Baby?” This was followed by a ride through Old testament prophecies that predicted the arrival of Jesus, the […]

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