HISTORIC WILLINGTON DAY

HISTORIC WILLINGTON DAY

Saturday, October 1, 2022–10 a,m,-3 p.m, Join us for a day of stories and demonstrations! Your day will be filled with stories about area history.  At the History Center there will be highlights of Fort Charlotte and many refurbished exhibits.  We’ll have special guests who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing this history.  This event serves as a […]

Two Edgefield County men have been arrested and charged with Murder, Armed Robbery and Possession of a Firearm During a Violent Crime

Two Edgefield County men have been arrested and charged with Murder, Armed Robbery and Possession of a Firearm During a Violent Crime

September 13, 2022 Statement from Sheriff Jody Rowland Two Edgefield County men have been arrested and charged with Murder, Armed Robbery and Possession of a Firearm During a Violent Crime.  On Sunday evening September 11, 2022, Deputies along with the Edgefield County Coroner’s Office responded to a wooded area along Deep Step Road in the southern tip of Edgefield […]

Summer rains eliminate drought status for 10 SC counties

Summer rains eliminate drought status for 10 SC counties

The S.C. Drought Response committee downgraded the drought status for 10 counties during its meeting Sept. 1.Higher than normal rainfall prompted the S.C. Drought Response Committee to downgrade the drought status for 10 counties in the coastal plain of South Carolina during a meeting Sept. 1 via conference call.Fourteen counties remain in incipient drought: Abbeville, […]

SCDNR courtesy boat inspections set during Labor Day weekend

SCDNR courtesy boat inspections set during Labor Day weekend

CBI SCDNR game wardens will conduct courtesy boating inspections around the state during Labor Day weekend. (SCDNR photo)    Officers will perform quick but thorough safety inspection In an effort to keep people and waterways safe during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Law Enforcement Division will conduct […]

Edgefield Native is New Advertiser Columnist

Edgefield Native is New Advertiser Columnist

The Edgefield Advertiser is pleased to announce that Dr. DwellaMoton Nelson will be publishing articles in the Advertiser, coming from her research and personal experiences as a scientist and mother.  She is a graduate for STHS, attended Clemson University where she received a PhD in analytical Chemistry in 2006, then completed two fellowships at the Johns Hopkins School of […]

Strom Thurmond High School Rebel Football

Strom Thurmond High School Rebel Football

Friday, August 19, 2022, at Lucy C. Laney, 1339 Laney Walker Blvd., Augusta, GA Listen to Timeless Jukebox Radio.  The Pro Team of Steve Smith, Andy Livingston, and Billy Keesley are back as announcers for the Rebels this year.  Join Tony B for the tailgate show at 6:00 PM; pre-game begins at 6:50 PM.  High School Football Scoreboard […]

The Family that Helped Bettis Academy Succeed

The Family that Helped Bettis Academy Succeed

Alfred Nicholson family cemetery on Bettis Academy By Dr. Marian Bland This is the tenth article in the series on old Ninety-SixDistrict cemeteries and family genealogy. Researching the Nicholson family history led me to three different cemeteries in Edgefield County. According to familysearch.org, this line began with John Nicholson (1620-1691) and the parish records from Cumbria, England. His grandson William Nicholson (1669-1728) was the first to settle in the U.S., moving with his wife Alice and […]

Lorenzo Williams, Man of Many Hats

Lorenzo Williams, Man of Many Hats

The Rev. Lorenzo Williams has worn many hats over the years, but always an artist.  As a student he practiced his art at a desk in the Advertiser, then moved to Custodian at the schools.  Not long after that he got his college degree and became a teacher and worked in that capacity in ECSD and other systems. […]

District Celebrates the Return of Teachers Ahead of the 2022-23 School Year

District Celebrates the Return of Teachers Ahead of the 2022-23 School Year

Teacher Rachel Booker joined her Merriwether Elementary School colleague Felicia Redding on the first grade hallway in decorating a bulletin board in anticipation of Open House later this week. ECSD Hosts Open House at all Schools This Week Johnston, SC – The Edgefield County School District (ECSD) welcomed over 270 teachers on Monday morning with students […]

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