Miles Beach Brings Magnolia Gardens to Edgefield

Miles Beach Brings Magnolia Gardens to Edgefield

On Wednesday, noon, Camellia Club members heard from Miles Beach, Director of the Camellia Collection of Magnolia Gardens in Charleston, S.C. Magnolia Gardens, “the last Romantic Garden in the United States,” turned to the camellia in the early 90s, after Hurricane Hugo, to restore that part of this special place in S.C., called by Charles […]

Shamrock Run Day Schedule

Shamrock Run Day Schedule

Saturday, March 17 – On the Square in Edgefield 10:30 a.m. The Leprechaun Parade with the Irish Duck will be entering Main Street from Piedmont Tech.  Dancing leprechauns will dance around the duck giving out goodies. Sitting in the duck will be the Queen of the Leprechauns, Eileen Klein (100 % Irish). Her throne will […]

Outdoorsmen in Southwest Asia

Outdoorsmen in Southwest Asia

By Jack Reece “These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman,” The American Crisis, Thomas Paine. Go by The National Wild […]

Peach Blossoms Continue to Impress

Peach Blossoms Continue to Impress

This orchard, across from Strom Thurmond High School, was a sea of pink on Friday, 3/9. Do you have pictures of this year’s peach blossoms that you would like to see published here? Email them to news@edgefieldadvertiser.com with your name and location of the orchard. Also, if known, please include the peach variety. We will […]

NWTF’s Thornton Returns Safely From Persian Gulf

NWTF’s Thornton Returns Safely From Persian Gulf

Recently, we wrote of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Outdoor Legends Tour to visit our troops in the Persian Gulf. It is reported that the tour was well received by the troops and all of the NWTF crew have returned home safely. Click the link to read George Thornton’s reports from the Outdoor Legends Tour. […]

Merriwether Community Coalition

Merriwether Community Coalition

By Linda Anderson, Chairman of Merriwether Coalition. Almost one hundred people attended the first organizational meeting of the Merriwether Community Coalition meeting on March 5, 2012, at the Merriwether Middle School.  The enthusiastic crowd voiced their concern for the future of the Merriwether Community.  Fifty percent of the growth of Edgefield County is in the Merriwether Community […]

Westside Honors Two Graduates at Fire Academy

Westside Honors Two Graduates at Fire Academy

February 24, 2012 –Family, friends and Fire Department members attended the graduation ceremony for Kristopher “Cole” Clark and Clint Holmes, members of Westside Fire Department and B.S.A. Fire Explorer Post 7. Each recruit successfully completed 8 weeks of resident training at the SC Firefighter Academy located in Columbia. Firefighters Clark and Holmes were part of […]

Burton Tosses Hat Into Ring

Burton Tosses Hat Into Ring

Editor’s Note: This was presented to The Advertiser on Monday for publication. Burton is running for Ward 6, the seat now held by Otis Yeldell. My name is Scotty Andrew Burton. I am 29 years old and running for Edgefield Town Council, Ward 6, for the Town of Edgefield, I am a graduate of Strom […]

Dorn Announces Reelection Bid

Dorn Announces Reelection Bid

The Advertiser received this announcement on Feb. 27, issued by candidate. Today, February 27, 2012, I, Norman Dorn, will announce my bid for reelection to County Council District #1.  My major concern is to be a voice or the voiceless in this county.  Probably the most disconcerting issue in the county is that Edgefield County […]

Edgefield’s George Thornton in the Persian Gulf

Edgefield’s George Thornton in the Persian Gulf

NWTF to Visit Troops Overseas The NWTF has partnered with Armed Forces Entertainment and Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Outdoor Recreation Heritage Fund to participate in the first Outdoor Legends Tour. NWTF CEO and proud Edgefield resident George C. Thornton, NWTF spokespersons Brenda Valentine and Michael Waddell, NWTF Foundation Board member Ryan Klesko and a number […]