SGM Calvin Felder Retires

SGM Calvin Felder Retires

Army National Guard                                                                                                                                                                  1SG Calvin Felder Sr 741stQM of Allendale is retiring from 35 years of military service. His time was spent in the Army and Army National Guard. He retired with the honorary rank of (SGM) Sergeant Major. During his military career he spent time in Germany, Korea, and other state side duty stations. […]

Rabid Bat Confirmed in Aiken County; One Human Exposure

Rabid Bat Confirmed in Aiken County; One Human Exposure

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) confirmed that a bat found near Augusta Road and Howlandville Road in Warrenville, SC has tested positive for rabies. One person was exposed to the bat while administering care on June 11 and has since been referred to their health care provider. The bat was submitted to DHEC’s laboratory for […]

Edgefield County Winners in Primaries

Edgefield County Winners in Primaries

(12:00 p.m. June 10) – The Director of Voter Registration commented this morning that it was a “heavy” turnout in Edgefield County on Tuesday for the two Primaries, Democratic and Republican, that were held in this county.  Dir. Tricia Butler also said it would be attributed to the fact of a Sheriff’s race ongoing here, that […]

Public Health Officials Issue Joint Statement on Need to Continue to Practice Social Distancing and Proper Use of Face Masks to Save Lives in South Carolina

Public Health Officials Issue Joint Statement on Need to Continue to Practice Social Distancing and Proper Use of Face Masks to Save Lives in South Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:June 9, 2020 COLUMBIA, S.C. —  In the best interest of the health of all South Carolinians, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), S.C. Hospital Association (SCHA), S.C. Medical Association (SCMA) and S.C. Office of Rural Health (SCORH) issue the following joint statement: “DHEC, SCHA, SCMA and SCORH have come together […]

Public Notification of Sewer Overflow

Public Notification of Sewer Overflow

Edgefield County Water & Sewer Authority, in compliance with the laws of the state of South Carolina, is hereby giving notice of a sanitary sewer overflow that occurred around Oscar Dr and Hwy 25 in Trenton that entered a body of water. The cause of the spill was a electrical malfunction in our sewer pump […]

County Spring Baseball Canceled After All

County Spring Baseball Canceled After All

            The Advertiser reported in our May 27 edition on the plans County Administrator Tommy Paradise had adopted based on the recommendations of the County Recreation Board for the County’s spring sports programs which had been suspended in March due to COVID-19.  In that article, the Advertiser explained that both soccer and softball would be canceled and […]

Hope in Two Dads

Hope in Two Dads

By Lydia Wherry All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser.  On Saturday, May 30, two American astronauts strapped themselves inside their chairs atop a rocket bound for space.  Resting […]

Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Agencies Launch Statewide Support Line

Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Agencies Launch Statewide Support Line

June 1, 2020Contact: SCDMH: Tracy LaPointe  (803) 898-8582  Tracy.LaPointe@scdmh.org DAODAS: Jimmy Mount  (803) 896-5562  JMount@daodas.sc.govNew Toll-Free Number Provides Hope for South Carolinians Columbia, SC — The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH), in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS), has today launched a statewide support line for individuals in need of mental […]

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Sponsored by the Johnston, S.C., Development Corporation Growing and Promoting the Johnston Area For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Campbell, Festival Publicity Chairman, (803) 275-3635 Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Grand Marshal  Due to the COVID-19 virus, the 37thannual Johnston, SC, Peach Blossom Festival was cancelled this month, but the Festival wants to proudly recognize the selection […]

Second Saturday Market

Second Saturday Market

In Coronavirus Time The Edgefield Market is excited to announce the reopening on June 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Piedmont Tech parking lot. We currently have about 47 vendors signed up to participate.  Everyone is really looking forward to serving the community once again. Vendors have been busy preparing their inventory over the […]