SCDOT News

SCDOT News

4 Way Stop Coming at Weaver and Bland Baptist The Advertiser was notified by SCDOT that the intersection at Weaver Road and Bland Baptist Road is getting more stop signs as it is to become a 4-way stop effective Dec. 18.  That intersection is currently a 2-way stop.  This was described by a DOT official […]

Edgefield County Government Offices Closed Monday

Edgefield County Government Offices Closed Monday

The Edgefield County Government Offices will be closed Monday, September 11, because of weather related issues.  They anticipate reopening the offices on Tuesday morning with a normal schedule. Mayor Culbreath has announced that the Town of Johnston will also be closed on Monday, Sept. 11.

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 […]

Family Court Judge Retires

Family Court Judge Retires

Pictured L-R: Edgefield County Clerk of Court Charles Reel, Judge Deborah Neese, Court Reporter Wendy Derrick, and Family Court Deputy Clerk Lynne Purcell. The Honorable Deborah Neese, of the 11th Judicial Circuit, will be retiring at the end of June after 10 years of serving the Edgefield, McCormick, Saluda, and Lexington Family Courts. She was […]

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 […]

Council Adjusts Certain EMS Fees – UPDATED from Print Edition

Council Adjusts Certain EMS Fees – UPDATED from Print Edition

Council Adjusts Certain EMS Fees PARD Money Appropriated To Sweetwater & Bettis Edgefield County Council voted unanimously to approve adjustments to certain Emergency Medical Services at their monthly meeting, Feb. 7.  The adjustments come after a meeting last year in which EMS was determined by Council to be a high priority item.  As such, the […]

Obama Commutes Sentence of Johnston Man

Obama Commutes Sentence of Johnston Man

As one of his last official acts in office, President Barak Obama commuted the prison term of Randolph Latroy Key of Johnston. The commutation was announced Tuesday, Jan. 17, as part of then President Obama’s record setting 64 pardons and 211 sentence commutations. Key was originally sentenced in March of 2010 to 240 months and […]

County Council Looks Forward to Needs, Goals

County Council Looks Forward to Needs, Goals

The Edgefield County Council met for a special called meeting, Tuesday night, Sept. 27, at Council Chambers.  All of Council as well as the two presumed to be new members of Council, Art Bigg and Scott Cooper (who are running unopposed for Council seats this November), County Administrator Tommy Paradise, Roger LeDuc (who moderated the […]

Hubbard Wins 11th Solicitor’s Race

Hubbard Wins 11th Solicitor’s Race

In a Republican run-off Rick Hubbard defeated Candice Lively in Edgefield County 601 to 284. In the four counties in this circuit, Lexington, Edgefield, McCormick and Saluda, he received 60% of the vote. With 137 precincts tallied it was Hubbard: 9,870 and Lively: 6,459. Hubbard, a Gilbert resident, was an assistant for 22 years to […]

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