Edgefield Veterans Memorial Park

Edgefield Veterans Memorial Park

Do you remember your grandfather’s account of “The War to End All Wars”?  More than 60 years ago we would sit around him in his rocking chair on the porch over on Butler Street and hear the stories of a far off place he called France.   Some years later I read of the mustard gas […]

Community Sunrise Service

Community Sunrise Service

A tradition that is being carried on for the community is the Sunrise Service at Slade Lake on Sunday morning, April 21, Easter morning.  The time is 7:00 a.m. Churches providing for the program are Edgefield United Methodist, Edgefield First Baptist, and Trinity Community Church. On the program will be Rev. Judson King of EUM […]

Fatal Fiery Crash on Hwy 23 West

Fatal Fiery Crash on Hwy 23 West

A 2008 Freightliner truck pulling a trailer was involved in a fatal fiery crash on Hwy 23 West near Flat Rock Road in Edgefield, Tuesday, April 16. According to the SC Highway Patrol, the truck was traveling north on Hwy 23 around 7:00 in the evening when the driver went off the right side of the […]

Southern Belle Cuts the Ribbon for Grand Opening    

Southern Belle Cuts the Ribbon for Grand Opening    

Courtney Dorn cuts the ribbon for her new family-friendly salon. Southern Belle Styles and Boutique celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, April 13. The event included an open house, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and refreshments. Southern Belle is located at 139 Faulkner Mountain Road, next to Hickory Hill Farm. Owner and lead stylist Courtney Dorn is […]

Concert in the Park in Johnston

Concert in the Park in Johnston

The Concert in the Park in Johnston on Friday night, April 5, saw a gathering of over 60 people, in spite of the threat of rain.  “The sun came out just in time,” and the Rude Dudes band serenaded the audience.

Citadel Summerall Guards, 2020 & 1974

Citadel Summerall Guards, 2020 & 1974

Congratulations to Ed Williams! He is a member of the 2020 Summerall Guards. He is pictures with Dr. Randy Brian who was the first sergeant of the 1974 Summerall Guards.  

Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Field

Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Field

  A Cessna 175 made an emergency landing, Thursday, March 5, in a farmer’s field on Hunter’s Run in Edgefield County.  According to Emergency Management Director Suzy Spurgeon, who spoke to the Advertiser about the incident, mechanical issues caused the pilot to make the emergency landing.  While there was plenty of fuel in the plane, […]

Two Trenton Men Charged with Numerous Sex Trafficking Charges

Fifty-seven year old Craig Ellis Codd and 39 year old Simon Lavor Hammond, both of Trenton, were charged by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, Apr. 3 with 10 counts each of sex trafficking charges. On Apr. 10, the ACSO added 12 more charges related to sex trafficking for each man.  The ACSO stated that at […]

Tax Increase Proposed at Budget Workshop

Tax Increase Proposed at Budget Workshop

Edgefield County Council held a public budget workshop Monday, March 18 at the County Council Chambers.  The workshop, which at times became quite contentious with heated and spirited disagreements between council members, lasted over three hours and saw the proposal of a tax increase.  The tax increase, in the form of a General Obligation (GO) […]

Johnston to Hold Concerts in the Park

Johnston to Hold Concerts in the Park

KAT PUT THIS AT THE TOP OF PAGE 8 Photo caption: Joyce Rude and the Rude Dudes   The Johnston Development Corporation (JDC) is sponsoring three springtime Community Concerts in the Park in Johnston on the first Friday of April, May, and June.   The Concerts, which will be held 7-8 p.m., are free and […]

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