Summer rains eliminate drought status in five counties

Summer rains eliminate drought status in five counties

Agricultural officials brought encouraging news to the South Carolina Drought Response Committee with several crops reporting the potential for the highest yields in many years. After reviewing the agricultural and forest fire conditions, and the levels in the rivers, lakes and groundwater, the South Carolina Drought Response Committee, meeting via conference call on Aug. 11, […]

Total Solar Eclipse Celebration

Total Solar Eclipse Celebration

Edgefield from Noon to 3:00 Edgefield is the place to be for the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21.  The event will be held on the Edgefield Courthouse Square from 12:00 p. m. to 3:00 p. m. There will be locally made pottery tumblers for sale.  Attendees can purchase one and fill it with […]

REMEMBERING WW I — from the Aug. 8, 1917 Advertiser

REMEMBERING WW I — from the Aug. 8, 1917 Advertiser

The Edgefield Advertiser August 8, 1917 This series of redacted vignettes from stories redacted from news articles, advertisements, and community “ announcements” is intended to give our readers of the EDGEFIELD ADVERTISER insight into how life was in Edgefield County during World War i.  The series is thus entitled Edgefield During the Great War.   That […]

Lander Univ. to Offer Equine Therapy to Veterans with PTSD

Lander Univ. to Offer Equine Therapy to Veterans with PTSD

Veterans in SC Committing Suicide 50% Higher Rate GREENWOOD, S.C. – Lander University will soon offer an equine therapy program for U.S. military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The horse-based therapy initiative, which will begin in the spring of 2018 at Lander’s Equestrian Center on Hwy. 72-221 in Greenwood, is made possible by […]

Restoration Grant Awarded – Horn’s Creek Church

Restoration Grant Awarded – Horn’s Creek Church

The Edgefield County Historical Society announced today that the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor has awarded a $50,000 grant for the restoration of Horn’s Creek Church.  This grant, which has to be matched dollar-for-dollar, will enable the Society to rebuild the foundation pillars, install a new roof, replace the windows and doors, and paint the […]

Greg Anderson Appointed New Probate Judge

Greg Anderson Appointed New Probate Judge

The Advertiser has learned that Greg Anderson has been appointed by Governor Henry McMaster to be Edgefield County’s new Probate Judge.  Anderson will replace long-time judge Bobby Peeler who officially retired from the post July 15 after 26 years of holding the office.  However, at the request of the governor, Peeler has continued to stay […]

Churches Changing Communities 2017 – The Most Rewarding Vacation of my Life

Churches Changing Communities 2017 – The Most Rewarding Vacation of my Life

There was much excitement in and around Edgefield during the week of July 9-14. Members from the twenty Southern Baptist churches that make up the Edgefield Baptist Association engaged in a week of service and ministry. Over 140 missions volunteers came together to conduct ministry projects and repairs to local homes.This is the 8th year […]

McKendree to Celebrate 200 Years

McKendree to Celebrate 200 Years

A Family has helped to Hold the History Not one century, but two have passed since the founding of McKendree Methodist Church, up on Highway 378 between Highway 25 and Faulkner Mountain Road. This church was first called Sleepy Creek Church, known in name by a nearby creek.  It was probably a mile or so […]

Woodlawn Road Re-Opened

Woodlawn Road Re-Opened

The SC Department of Transportation has confirmed for the Advertiser that the road closure on Woodlawn Road at Deep Step Road to Hwy 28 has been lifted.  The road was re-opened July 21.  The road had been closed since June 27 when an eighteen wheeler wrecked on the road causing gasoline and diesel fuels to […]

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