Johnston Police Officer Dies in Accident

Johnston Police Officer Dies in Accident

Thirty year old Eric Chapman, a Police Officer with the Town of Johnston, died late Friday night, Dec. 8, after an automobile accident.  According to Johnston Police Chief Lamaz Robinson in an interview with the Advertiser, Chapman was coming from Edgefield to Johnston around 10:30 p.m. in response to an officer calling for backup in […]

Fun Shoot Baskets

Fun Shoot Baskets

These are baskets made by ECH employees for the Ridge Health Care Foundation Fun Shoot. These baskets will be in silent auction and raffle. Even if you are not a shooter, there is something for everyone. For more details on the event, see Here and There, page 2 of the print edition.

Farm Bureau Holds Meeting

Farm Bureau Holds Meeting

The Edgefield County Farm Bureau will be holding their annual meeting on Tuesday, September 26, at 6 p.m. The meeting place is at the Farm Bureau building at 920 Columbia Rd., Edgefield. Dinner will be provided for those in attendance. The Bureau is asking for a RSVP by Friday, September 22.  That can be done […]

County Prepares for Hurricane Irma Impact – Schools Closed

County Prepares for Hurricane Irma Impact – Schools Closed

County Prepares for Hurricane Irma Impact Schools and County Offices Closed Monday Edgefield County schools as well as Edgefield County government offices are closing for Monday as Edgefield County prepares for the expected impact from Hurricane Irma.  According to Emergency Management Director Suzy Spurgeon, who spoke with the Advertiser Sunday evening Sept. 10, the closings […]

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 […]

Riot at Trenton Prison

Riot at Trenton Prison

TRENTON SC (Thurs. June 15 a.m.) A riot occurred in the overnight hours at the Trenton Correctional Institute that resulted in the injury of two corrections officers.  According to reports, the riot started when officers of the institute attempted to take a contraband cell phone from an inmate.  Other inmates became involved, and the officers […]

Huddle House in Edgefield Closes – Again [Updated Again]

Huddle House in Edgefield Closes – Again [Updated Again]

The Advertiser has learned that the Huddle House in Edgefield has once again closed for business.  A sign was placed on the front door to the restaurant, Thursday, May 18, that read, “We’ve Closed this location! Thanks”.  The Advertiser did contact the corporate office of Huddle House for information regarding this closing, but they were […]

Four School Buses Destroyed in Fire

Four School Buses Destroyed in Fire

Four Edgefield County School buses were destroyed in a fire, Apr. 7, at JET Middle School.  A report from the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, which assisted the Edgefield Fire Department with this fire, details that a man was headed to work around 4:00 in the morning when he noticed fire coming from behind a home […]

Special Election to Be Held to Fill Empty Council Seat

Special Election to Be Held to Fill Empty Council Seat

Edgefield County Council has an empty seat to fill as a result of the recent death of Councilwoman Betty Butler.  Due to the amount of time remaining in Mrs. Butler’s term, which ends in December, a special election will be held to fill the post.  Filing for the position opened March 31 and will close […]

Humphries Appointed NWTF CEO

Humphries Appointed NWTF CEO

EDGEFIELD, S.C. – The National Wild Turkey Federation Board of Directors announced Becky Humphries as its new chief executive officer, a role she will assume effective April 10, 2017. “I am honored to be appointed CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation,” said Humphries. “I came to this organization because I wanted to help save […]

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