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 […]

Two Favorites Are Back!  Fishing & Cruising at Peach Blossom Festival

Two Favorites Are Back!  Fishing & Cruising at Peach Blossom Festival

Fishing Tournament and Cruise In Are A Part of the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Two favorites – the Bass Fishing Tournament and Cruise In – are back this year at the Johnston, SC, Peach Blossom Festival, May 6, 2017.   Bass Fishing Tournament Anglers who want to show their fishing abilities can sign up for […]

State Winners — Smokey Bear poster contest

State Winners — Smokey Bear poster contest

Ben Collar (3rd grade) and Grace Viseth (4th grade) each won first place in the state (for their grade levels) in the Garden Club of South Carolina Youth Symposium, Smokey Bear poster contest. Students across the state were asked to draw and accurately color a poster of Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl. Ben and Grace […]

Great Sponsors Support the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Great Sponsors Support the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Festivals are fun for everyone, but great sponsors make it possible. The sponsors of the Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival, which will be held May 6, 2017, make it possible to keep the Festival free or low-cost for patrons. In addition, it helps raise additional money that can be used to reinvest in the Johnston […]

State of Emergency Lifted for Johnston

State of Emergency Lifted for Johnston

Mayor Terrance Culbreath has confirmed to the Advertiser, Thursday, April 6, that the state of emergency he declared for the town of Johnston yesterday has been lifted.  The mayor made the declaration after the town saw heavy damage from storms that rolled through the area Wednesday.  That damage included downed trees and power lines and […]

JET Opened as Shelter in Wake of Storms

JET Opened as Shelter in Wake of Storms

Johnston in Declared State of Emergency After a long day of storms that rolled through Edgefield County, Johnston Mayor Terrance Culbreath has confirmed to the Advertiser that JET Middle School is being opened as a disaster shelter for those who have experienced damage to their homes or who may just want a place with power […]

88.3 WAFJ – Tiny Town Tour comes to Johnston June 3rd

88.3 WAFJ – Tiny Town Tour comes to Johnston June 3rd

North Augusta, SC – Local 88.3 WAFJ radio station is headed to area small towns each Friday in June. The goal of each stop is to spend face to face time with local residents and listeners in each town. The first stop will be Johnston, SC.  88.3 WAFJ will be at the Johnston Mural from […]

Armed Robbery at Monks Corner

Armed Robbery at Monks Corner

The Johnston Police Department responded to an armed robbery at Monks Corner around 5:45 Sunday evening, Nov. 22. According to Police Chief Lamaz Robinson, who spoke to The Advertiser shortly after the incident, a white female entered the gas station and presented the cashier with a note stating that she had a gun and would […]

Ellen Geddes USA Fencing Team Gold and Silver Medalist

Ellen Geddes USA Fencing Team Gold and Silver Medalist

  – By Tiffani Ireland – November 6, 2015 – United States of America Fencing Team member Ellen Geddes of Johnston won the gold medal in wheelchair fencing at the North American Cup, an international fencing event held in Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 18-20 of this year. Geddes beat the Canadian National Champion to win her […]

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