Edgefield County Man Missing

Edgefield County Man Missing

Wade Lamar Brannon of Trenton, SC, has been reported missing to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office.  Brannon was last seen on Sept. 9 walking down Knight Lane in Trenton.  Brannon is described as a black male, approximately 5’ 11”, and weighing about 155 lbs.  At the time of his disappearance, Brannon is believed to have […]

Trenton Firemen

Trenton Firemen

The Trenton Fire Department hosted their annual Family Night Dinner, Tuesday, Sept. 18.  Hotdogs, hamburgers, and lots of fixings were enjoyed by the group and their families and guests.  Here the firemen are pictured as they gathered together after the meal for a photo op.  

Becky Cotton: The Devil in Petticoats

Becky Cotton: The Devil in Petticoats

“Oh mercy! cries the reader—what! Old Edgefield again! Another murder in Edgefield! Why, ‘twas but t’other day that you gave us a history sufficient to freeze the blood with horror—the history of a husband murdering his wife! And now you talk of a history ten times, if possible more unnatural and horrible still—the history of […]

A Town Turtle Becomes a Country Turtle

A Town Turtle Becomes a Country Turtle

Martha MacDonald is usually seen on the Square in the Distillery where she works a number of days a week. One day last week, September 17 to be exact, she spotted a box turtle moving slowly along the sidewalk, close to the Advertiser steps, headed her way. She was at the time digging up some […]

Induction of a New Poet Laureate

Induction of a New Poet Laureate

A selfie from Drew Lanham. With this photo (made on the day he met the Poet Laureate Committee) came these words: Many thanks to the committee for your time and consideration in the wonderful honor of me becoming Edgefield’s next Poet Laureate. I’m humbled and can’t wait to make my words work.  Joseph Drew Lanham […]

Wash Crowned Homecoming Queen

Wash Crowned Homecoming Queen

Catherine Quarles and Davis Wash Davis Wash, daughter of Matt and Melanie Wash of Edgefield, was crowned Wardlaw Academy’s 2018 Homecoming Queen,Friday evening, September 21, during the half time of the varsity football game. Runner up was Catherine Quarles, daughter of Scott and Beverly Quarles.  

Pedestrian Killed in Accident

Pedestrian Killed in Accident

Ashley Abney, 28, of Edgefield, was killed early Tuesday morning, Sept. 25, after she was struck by a vehicle on Long Cane Road near Ridge Road in Johnston. According to the SC Highway Patrol, Abney was a pedestrian traveling south on Long Cane around 7:30 in the morning when a 2007 Chevy SUV also traveling south […]

Woman Kidnapped and Assaulted in Edgefield County

Woman Kidnapped and Assaulted in Edgefield County

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was notified Sept. 20 by the Saluda County Sheriff’s Office that a woman who was assaulted and kidnapped in Edgefield County had been found in Saluda County. According to the ECSO report, the Aiken County woman told an ECSO investigator that she had been at a home on Long Cane Road […]

Woman Kidnapped from Edgefield – Found Safe in Lexington County

Eighteen year old Kerrie Edgerly was kidnapped Sunday morning from Edgefield County but was later recovered Sunday night in Lexington County.  According to a spokesperson with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, Edgerly was taken from a residence on Ryan Ranch Court in the North Augusta area of Edgefield County around 9:30, Sept. 23, after two […]

Burglary at Animal Hospital in Edgefield

Burglary at Animal Hospital in Edgefield

The veterinary clinic of Clarence Bagshaw on Augusta Road in Edgefield was found burglarized Sunday morning, Sept. 23.  According to Edgefield Police Chief Ronnie Carter, who spoke to the Advertiser regarding the incident, the break-in occurred sometime between 7:30 Saturday evening and early Sunday morning.  The thieves damaged a door and window attempting to gain […]