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Edgefield County Sheriff's Office Seeks Help in Locating Missing and Endangered Woman
web posted September 20, 2014   6:15 pm
MERRIWETHER – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a missing 37-year-old woman that walked away from the family home on Mealing Road in Merriwether earlier today around 10 am. Tamera Sue Kingery is a white female standing 5' 3" and weighs around 130 pounds. She has brown hair with blonde highlights and hazel eyes. Last seen wearing a light colored shirt, blue jeans and carrying a Hard Rock Café backpack. She is considered Missing and Endangered. If located or seen call the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office at 803-278-1625 or 803-637-5337 at once. Click on Photo for larger view.

Rebels Dealt Last Second Defeat Against South Aiken
By Tim Crane
web posted September 20, 2014

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond was up 13-2 with 9:55 to play and it seemed they were on their way to overcoming a game marred by rain, penalties and miscues at South Aiken Friday night. Immediately following Cole Fell’s 20 yard field goal which put the Rebels up 11 points in the 4th quarter, a ten to fifteen minute stoppage of play due to an illness on South Aiken’s sideline, resulted in a drastic turn around in the game’s momentum.
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Sheriff's Office Makes Arrest in Burglary of Paces Creek Home
web posted September 20, 2014
EDGEFIELD – A Trenton man arriving at his Paces Creek Road home after an extended visit with his son in April knew immediately something was wrong with his truck missing. The entire home had been ransacked, countless items stolen from the home as well as an outbuilding. Investigators arrive on the scene around 3:30 am and were able to collect enough evidence to make an arrest this week.
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Edgefield "Pool Room" Bans Smoking After 53 Years
web posted September 20, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The "Pool Room", officially named the Edgefield Billiard Parlor, is without doubt the most well known watering hole where locals can get the famous Pool Room hamburger and a cold beer while shooting a quick game of pool. On weekend the locals gather to watch football on the big screen. Since 1961, that included ashtrays along the bar, on the tables and in the billiards seating and standing area. That officially ended this week when a sign went up on the door informing customers smoking was no longer allowed.
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Westside: Lost Dogs - Garrett Road Area
web posted September 20, 2014
WESTSIDE  – Yesterday, 9/19/2014 our family pets went missing off Garrett Rd. Hershey is a brown pit bull, and was wearing a black collar. The number on tag is incorrect because we just moved to this area. However, she is micro-chipped with address up to date. Bogart (Left) is an Italian mastiff, who is around eight months old, very large, a deceivingly looks full grown. He did not have his collar on. He is formentino - blonde body with silver mask on his face (much lighter in color than shown in this picture). Both are very sweet and approachable. Please call Amanda:  (706)-823-1978  or lilgrace1981@gmail.com - Click on Photo for larger view

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted September 20, 2014
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18-Wheeler Driver Arrested for DUI after Near Head-On Collision with Deputy
web posted September 19, 2014
JOHNSTON – An Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy on patrol spotted a tractor-trailer refrigerated truck weaving and having a hard time holding one lane. At one point, according to information available, the truck driver nearly hit the deputy head on as they approached each other along Highway 121.
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Football Friday Night: Rebels Travel to South Aiken
web posted September 19, 2014
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels  (3-0) will travel to South Aiken (1-2) tonight for their fourth Aiken County non region game this season. Kick off is at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game or you are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here or you can watch the game live during home games (This game will also be aired by the Aiken Standard online at the link above). Edgefield Daily will have Sports Editor's Tim Crane's report on the game for Saturday. Go Rebels!

Revered Dr. Samuel Marvin Hair Passes
web posted September 19, 2014
JOHNSTON – Services for Dr. Samuel Marvin Hair will be held at Johnston First Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 20th at 2 pm. The family will be receiving friends at the church immediately following the service. A private burial will be at Sunset Gardens memorial Park in Johnston on Saturday morning. Bland Funeral Home will be assisting the family with arrangements.
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Rock Bledsoe…A Real Living Legend
web posted September 19, 2014
SPORTS – We have said it before. Rock Bledsoe is a living legend. This is an individual who shattered all kinds of records by volunteering his services to the Strom Thurmond High School Football Program for the last forty six years. In 1967, Mr. Bledsoe began work as a volunteer with the “First and 10” chain crew. He continued to do this for the next forty six years. This year the side lines seemed bare as it marks the first year since 1967 that Mr. Bledsoe can sit in the stands and pull for his beloved Rebels.
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Neighbor Calls Victim About Burglary at Her Home
web posted September 19, 2014
JOHNSTON – A Johnston woman was at work Wednesday night when she received a call from a neighbor telling her that the front door to her Pine Log Trail home was wide open. The woman left work and when she arrived home the door was in fact open and pry marks showed it was forced open and she called the Sheriff's Office to report a burglary.
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Ole Edgefield S Butcher Shop's Weekly pecials
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web posted September 19, 2014

EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook. Prices good through September 23. This SATURDAY ONLY! - Whole Ribeyes 6.99lb (Cut and sliced Free!)
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10 Dumbest Things to say to a Police Officer - Final Poll Underway
web reposted September 19, 2014
COUNTY – The final poll is set to let readers choose the Top 10 Dumbest Things to say to a Police Officer. However, in this poll readers will only be able to choose one saying as their favorite. Last Week - Vote Today!
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted September 19, 2014
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Sports Preview: Rebels Travel to South Aiken
By Tim Crane
web posted September 18, 2014

SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels (3-0) are coming off a big win over Midland Valley and will continue their all Aiken County non region schedule this week with a trip to South Aiken (1-2). The Rebel offense, led by senior Tyree Stidem, has scored 42 points in each of its last two outings. Stidem is 31-53-526 yards and four touchdowns through the air which leads the area in passing. The Thoroughbreds picked up their first win of the season with a 35-14 victory over Glenn Hills last week.
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Local Youths Win Shag Championship Titles
web posted September 18, 2014
COUNTY – The Shag, South Carolina’s state dance, is alive and well in Edgefield County with three local junior shaggers bringing home championship titles. Ivy Claire Huiet of Trenton, and twins Bradley and Johnathan Kemp of Edgefield (Left), recently won national shag contests in Atlanta, Georgia and Ocean Drive, South Carolina. Johnathan and his North Carolina partner, Karlee Martin, were named Jr. 1 Shag National Dance Champions in March of this year at the 31st annual competition. 
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2013 Monitoring Report States SRS Environmentally Safe
web posted September 18, 2014
AIKEN – Last year, the Savannah River Site (SRS) continued to safely complete goals related to its missions while maintaining its record of environmental excellence. The site’s radioactive and chemical discharges during 2013 were well below federal, state and Department of Energy (DOE) regulations and standards, set to protect the public, environment and site workers.
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Park Row Market BBQ Buffet Tonight
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web posted September 18, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Park Row Market BBQ Buffet will be on the menu starting at 5 pm until 10 pm tonight. Bring the whole family for the All You Can Eat buffet for just $9.95 per person. Click on their banner above for daily specials and Like them on FaceBook. Live entertainment with Kevin Taylor will begin at 7 pm.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted September 18, 2014
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Trenton Man Reports Break-In to Outbuilding
web posted September 17, 2014
TRENTON – A Winding Road man called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office after discovering someone had pried open a back window to his shed in order to gain entry and leaving with at least $1,000 in property and damages in their wake.
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3-0 Rebels See Stats Grow Stronger
By Tim Crane
web posted September 17, 2014

SPORTS – The high flying Rebels improved to 3-0 after stabilizing the Mustangs of Midland Valley Friday night 42-14. Junior Wide Receiver Padgett Sumner (Left) was selected as offensive player of the game. Sumner had 4 catches 89 yards and one score. The entire defensive line was recognized for their performance in getting four sacks and helping hold Midland Valley to their lowest offensive output of the season.
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Farm News: Fall Armyworms Are Here in South Carolina
By: Gary J. Coleman
web posted September 17, 2014

COUNTY – Fall armyworms, Spodoptera frugiperda, are protracted pest in the Southeast. The worms feed on a variety of forage crops, but seem to prefer lush, green, fertilized Bermuda grass. Additional forage grasses that are hosts for armyworms are Bahia grass, pearl millet, sorghum-sudan hybrids, tall fescue, and various winter annuals including ryegrass, rye, wheat, and oats. More than 80 plants recorded as hosts of the fall armyworm, which majority of them being grasses.  Armyworms have also been found on corn, alfalfa, cotton, soybeans, and most vegetable crops.
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Religion: What is Your Confession Worth Scripture Memory 6
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted September 17, 2014

RELIGION – Football season is in full swing. It is a great game and a gift of God to enjoy. However, being honest, I am not a huge college football fan. I like seeing good football played in our state. I played football from ages all my childhood and I do still enjoy watching it some. You can learn a great deal about life through playing sports and even be inspired by the sacrifice and dedication of athletes.
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Backwoods Bar-B-Que Girls Rack Up
web posted September 17, 2014
EDGEFIELD – What a weekend for Backwoods Bar-B-Que!  Gene and Tesa Culbertson competed in Uniquely Union, in Union, SC on Saturday, September 13, 2014 and tagging along was Backwoods Bar-B-Que Girls to cook in the Kids Que. Backwoods Bar-B-Que Girls is a sister team, Elena and Katie Medlin. Katie went solo this weekend and gave it her best shot. And best shot she did! She walked away with 1st Place Chicken, 1st Place Beef and won Kids Grand Champion!
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted September 17, 2014
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Elderly Woman Pinned Between Cars Suffers Injuries
web posted September 16, 2014
EDGEFIELD – An 83-year-old woman making a stop at Kents Korner a little before 2 pm got out of her car and began walking between her car and the car she parked behind to enter the store. The woman "thought" she put her car in park before getting out, but as she walked between the cars her car crept forward and pinned her between the two cars.
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Strom Thurmond vs North Augusta Advance Tickets Will be Available
web posted September 16, 2014
SPORTS – Strom Thurmond High School vs North Augusta High School Football Game tickets are available in advance starting September 22, 2014, for the September 26th game at 7:30 pm, hosted by Strom Thurmond High School. This will be a sell-out game, get your tickets early at the locations below. The game will also be featured by WJBF News 6 as their Game of the Week.
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Merriwether Man Returns to Find Home Burglarized Saturday Night
web posted September 16, 2014
MERRIWETHER – A Moore Road arrive home Saturday night around 9:00 and noticed his black Suzuki GSX750 missing from hi s carport. When he went to enter the house from the carport he found the door unlocked and once inside found a safe pried open and guns, ammo, checks and other items missing from inside the home.
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Stevens Creek Grill Opens in Merriwether and Getting Rave Reviews
By Anne Waites
web posted September 16, 2014

MERRIWETHER – I took my daughter Sharon with me on a little working excursion the other night. She said she never knows where she’ll wind up with me. It turned out it was the perfect thing to top off a rainy Saturday—dinner at a homey “off the beaten path” restaurant not too far from home. The name of it is Stevens Creek Grill, located next to Sportsman’s Corner on Martintown Road.
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Burglary on Woodlawn Road Reported
web posted September 16, 2014
MERRWETHER – Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies were busy Saturday as another Merriwether man called to report coming home and discovering his shop had been targeted by thieves while he was away. Upon noticing the burglary he contacted the Sheriff's Office.
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Lost Dogs: Horn Creek West Area - FOUND !
web posted September 16, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Have you seen me? Chewbecca (Left) and Blondella (Right) were last seen early in the morning, on September 13th, on Horn Creek West. Chewbecca is 2 year old female, with a brown body, and black markings on both her face and legs. She is extremely furry and very friendly (German Shepard/Retriever Chow Mix).  Blondella is a light blonde long hair, and is 3 years old (Golden Retriever Chow Mix). Their family extremely misses them! [Contact info removed] Click on photos for larger view.

Stray cat exposes two people to rabies in Anderson County
web posted September 16, 2014
ANDERSON – Two people have been referred to their health care providers for consultation after being exposed to rabies in the southeastern part of Anderson County by a stray cat that tested positive for the disease, the Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Monday.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted September 16, 2014
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Barnes Gets Death Penalty Overturned Because Wanting to be own Lawyer, Wins, Then Demands Attorneys at Hearing on New Trials
web posted September 15, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Steven Louis Barnes, who was given the sentence of death as the ringleader in the premeditated murder and kidnapping of 16-year-old Samuel Sturrup Jr., of Augusta, on Sept. 3, of 2001 in Edgefield County, has seen his 2010 death penalty overturned by the SC Supreme Court in October of 2013. The high court ruled on a 3-2 decision that Barnes should have been allowed to act as his own attorney, rather than the two appointed for him - an issue raised by the Defense before the first trial ever got underway.
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Sweetwater Community Center Getting New Roof, "Dry-In" Phase Almost Complete
web posted September 15, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Rapid progress has been made at the Sweetwater Community Center on Sweetwater Road with renovations well underway and a new roof being installed this week. Electrical and plumbing "rough-ins" were being placed last week as framers completed their work shoring up the building to make it safe again. What to many was only a small grove of trees along Sweetwater Road not long ago, has turned into a shining example of what community involvement and government responsiveness can look like. And this is just the beginning.
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Edgefield County Hospital offering Free Prostate Cancer Screening Tests
web posted September 15, 2014
PSA - EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Hospital will be offering FREE PSA Screening Tests for the month of September to all men age 50 and older. Men age 40 – 50 that have a family history of prostate cancer will also qualify for this free screening. Please come to the hospital laboratory or either location of the Peach Tree Medical Center to receive this testing. A copy of your test results will be mailed to you and also to any physician that you may designate.
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Edgefield County Alliance Meeting - Communication and Emergency Planning
web posted September 15, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Alliance will hold its next meeting - Tuesday September 16, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. in the County Council Building (behind the Courthouse) 225 Jeter Street, Edgefield. Light refreshments will be served.
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Williams Found Not Guilty
web posted September 13, 2014
EDGEFIELD – In a surprise verdict, an Edgefield County Jury found Joseph Connell Williams not guilty on all counts concerning the alleged repeated raping of two young girls over a period of years. The jury heard both of the victims take the stand as they relived the traumatic attacks. Williams was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a child under 16 and 14 and two counts of lewd act on a minor under the age of 14 stemming from the investigation when one of the victims came forward five years ago.
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Sports: Rebels Stall Carrs, Stomp Mustangs 42-14
By Tim Crane
web posted September 13, 2014

SPORTS –“Relentless, our guys would not be denied. We preached all week that we had to give 110%, 100% wasn’t going to be good enough. They got after it and I’m very proud of the entire team,” said Rebel Head Coach Antwuan Hillary following his team’s victory over the high powered offense of Midland Valley in Strom Thurmond’s home opener Friday night.
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Edgefield County Alliance - Communication and Emergency Planning
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Alliance will hold its next meeting - Tuesday September 16, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. in the County Council Building (behind the Courthouse) 225 Jeter Street, Edgefield. Light refreshments will be served.
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Edgefield County Adult Education Open Enrollment and Registration
web posted September 13, 2014
COUNTY – Edgefield County Adult Education is pleased to announce an educational partnership with the Riverside Church of Christ. This partnership will address the learning needs of adults living in the Merriwether Community. The program will offer classes at the church in the following areas: High School Diploma, GED Preparation, and WorkKeys.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted September 13, 2014
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Football Friday Night: Rebels Host Midland Valley
web posted September 12, 2014
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels  (2-0) will play host to Midland Valley (1-1) tonight for their first home game in the new stadium this season. Kick off is at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game or you are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here or you can watch the game live during home games ONLY (same link above). Edgefield Daily will have Sports Editor's Tim Crane's report on the game for Saturday. Go Rebels!

Williams Child Rape Trial goes to Jury Today
web posted September 12, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The trial of Joseph Connell Williams, 46, who is accused of repeatedly raping two young girls over a period of years, will be handed to the jury sometime Friday. The State rested their case early Thursday and the defense wrapped up their case later in the afternoon. The jury was released for the day and is expected back first thing Friday morning for closing arguments.
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Johnston Mayor Takes Heat for Broken Promises on Police Chief Job
web posted September 12, 2014
JOHNSTON – A press release from Johnston Mayor Terrance Culbreath was issue Wednesday afternoon around 3:30 stating that he had officially appointed interim Police Chief Lamaz Robinson as Police Chief for the Town of Johnston proper, and that an official swearing in ceremony will be held at the next meeting of the Johnston Town Council on October 13, 2014. Within an hour of the announcement, several people began questioning the Mayor's promise to open the position up for applicants for 90 days, which was not done.
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Old Edgefield Grill Re-Opens Under New Owners
web posted September 12, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Rumors have been swirling about the closing of the Old Edgefield Grill since it closed a couple weeks ago. Some thought it was closed for good, and for good reason, the previous owner had informed the staff he was closing the restaurant. However Chef Travis Bethune and his lovely bride Virginia Bethune had other plans, and have bought the restaurant and has reopened the doors as of this week, with some changes coming to the menu and the atmosphere, leaning towards a more casual southern dining experience rather than upscale elegant fine dining.
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Attention Rebel Fans – New Game Day Procedures / Parking
web posted September 12, 2014
JOHNSTON – We have made several changes to improve safety for Strom Thurmond High School fans and the athletic department. Please read and take note of the changes as they will be in place during all home games starting this Friday.
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Turkey Shop Celebrates 5 Years on Main
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web posted September 12, 2014

EDGEFIELD – Come celebrate the 5-year anniversary for the NWTF Turkey Shoppe on Main. Enjoy great deals and specials that begin on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and extend through the weekend. Also register to win a shotgun. Park Row will also be open during this event. We hope to see you and your families and are appreciative of your support!

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted September 12, 2014
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Readers Remember 9-11 Attacks
web reposted September 11, 2014
COUNTY – Today marks the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed over 3,000 in New York, Washington D.C. and Flight 93, whose passengers overpowered the hijackers and crashed in Pennsylvania, averting a possible attack on the White House or the Capitol. It was a day that shocked the nation and brought a renewed resolve of the people of this great country. It is a day burned into the minds of every American and readers provided some of their memories of that day.
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Lamaz Robinson Officially Takes Job as Police Chief
web posted September 11, 2014
JOHNSTON – In a late afternoon press release Wednesday, Johnston Mayor Terrance Culbreath announced he had appointed interim Police Chief Lamaz Robinson to Police Chief proper. An official swearing in ceremony will be held at the October 13 Johnston Town Council meeting, although Robinson was ordered to take the full position, "effective immediately". Chief Robinson said shortly after the announcement was made public, "It is a professional opportunity of a lifetime, I am Peacock proud right now."
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Sports Preview: Home Opener - Rebels Host Midland Valley
By Tim Crane
web posted September 11, 2014

SPORTS – After starting week zero in Aiken, having a bye week then traveling to Silver Bluff the Rebels get to play on their home field for the first time this Friday night.  “I can’t wait to get out there in front of our home crowd.  They’ve done great by following us around but there is nothing like the atmosphere of playing at home” Coach Antwuan Hillary stated.
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Accused Child Rapist Trial Underway
web posted September 11, 2014
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield man accused of raping two young girls over a period of years began his day in court on Wednesday. Joseph Connell Williams, 46, is charged with criminal sexual conduct in the first degree with a child under 16, two counts, and two counts of a lewd act on a minor under the age of 14. The trial took only five years to make its way to the courthouse.
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Man Arrested after Alleged Attack with Assault Rifle
web posted September 11, 2014
NORTHSIDE – A 35-year-old Edgefield County man was arrested after allegedly confronting a man dropping off material at the hunting property that belongs to a friend of the victim, and at one point firing several rounds from an SKS assault rifle at him as he tried to leave the property. William Logue was taken into custody at the scene that kept investigator busy for hours trying to sort out what really happened.
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Thieves Steal Landscaping Trailer and Tools
web posted September 11, 2014
MERRIWETHER – A local landscaping company arrived to hook up his work trailer loaded with well over $10,000 worth of mowers and other lawn care equipment Tuesday morning and found the entire set up gone and called the Sheriff's Office to report the theft. The trailer was parked behind the home of a relative on West Five Notch Road and could not be seen from the roadway, making the theft even more suspicious.
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Found Dog: Westside, Hwy 230 area
web reposted September 11, 2014
FOUND DOG – Westside: Found on Highway 230 (Martintown Road) on Tuesday. Appears well kept and friendly. No information provided on collar or tags. To claim please call (803) 637-4014. Click on picture for larger view. No other information provided, To claim identify the sex of the dog.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted September 11, 2014
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Lamaz Robinson Officially Named Police Chief
web posted September 10, 2014  6:00 pm

JOHNSTON – The Town of Johnston released an announcement by Mayor Terrance Culbreath that interim Police Chief Lamaz Robinson has been appointed as the town's new Police Chief. With the appointment of Robinson, it also marks the town's first ever African-American Chief. We will have a full report with an interview with the Mayor and hopefully Chief Robinson in Thursday's edition.
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Johnston Town Council Covers Broad Range of Topics at Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted September 10, 2014

JOHNSTON – The Johnston Town Council met Monday night, Sept. 8, in its regularly scheduled session at Town Hall, with a number of items coming before Council.
Following the Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance, several public comments were heard. The first was from Patricia Daniels who referred to a list of properties to be cleaned up around town and inquired why her neighborhood was not on it.
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Strom Thurmond High School Scores Soar Higher and Higher
web posted September 10, 2014
JOHNSTON – In what can only be characterized as a tremendous accomplishment, the Edgefield County School District has learned that Strom Thurmond High School received the highest ACT subject and composite scores it has seen in many years.
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Scammers Using Postal Service to Steal from County Residents
web posted September 10, 2014
COUNTY – Over the years email scams, often called "phishing" scams, have plagued people's email boxes repeatedly. Now the scammers are using the postal service to try to look more legit, but in the end they hope to scam you out of a couple thousand dollars in a day if you take the bait. The claim is selecting you as a "secret shopper", providing you with a cashiers check for nearly $2,000 and wanting you to evaluate your bank and a retail business in your area.
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Athletic Trainer Joins Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center (STCTC) Team
web posted September 10, 2014
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond’s Athletic Department and Career and Technology Center have an Athletic Trainer this year. Lisa Nichols joined the STCTC staff to teach Sports Medicine. Mrs. Nichols will teach the last two blocks each day at the Career and Technology Center and serve as the Athletic Trainer for each of the Rebel’s athletic teams.
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Sports: Week 2 Stats - Rebels Continue to Improve
By Tim Crane
web posted September 10, 2014

SPORTS – The Rebel stats continue to climb after a dominating performance against Silver Bluff last week in Petticoat Junction. Tyrece Nick picked up offensive player of the week and Malik Nicholson was named defensive player of the week.
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Religion: But God...Scripture Memory 5
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted September 10, 2014

RELIGION – Christians take themselves pretty seriously. We can be temperamental and get our feelings hurt easily. We are always on the look for media bias or people not saying “Merry Christmas.” I have gotten in trouble for my sense of humor before. Some folks just need to relax and laugh a little. I wanted to entitle this week’s column “Best But In The Bible.” But clearly that would offend some, so in good taste I resisted the urge to do so.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted September 10, 2014
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Sheriff's Office Seeks Public's Help to ID Burglary Suspect
web posted September 9, 2014
TRENTON – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office is seeking the publics help in identifying a man that broke into the Trenton Car Wash late Saturday night but it was not discovered until Sunday morning when the owner arrived. Thanks to video surveillance footage, investigators have pictures of the man and his burgundy 2-door Chevy pickup truck, which was used to breech the door to the office area.
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Scammers Target Local Convenience Stores
web posted September 9, 2014
JOHNSTON – Workers at the Edgefield Fuel and Convenience in Johnston were not the first, or the last, to be targeted by two men driving an older model green Cadillac with Pennsylvania license plates claiming to be vendors to place an item in the store upon the request of management. One store in Edgefield fell for the scam at a cost of $160 and they moved on to Johnston for more targets.
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Democrat Party Headquarters Burglarized - Beer Stolen
web posted September 9, 2014
EDGEFIELD – What is commonly referred to as "The Center" on Macedonia Road, which is used for meetings and the headquarters for the Edgefield County Democrat Party, was found broken into by former County Councilman and Democrat Party Chairman Willie Bright on Saturday morning around 10 am. Mr. Bright said they found the back door to the building kicked open when they arrived to hold a meeting and several items missing, including several cases of beer.
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Metal Thieves Steal from Deceased Woman's Home Again
web posted September 9, 2014
EDGEFIELD – A woman over the estate of her parent's Glover Street home called Edgefield Police after being notified by her sister that someone had stolen the entire HVAC unit outside the home. The sister in charge of the estate drove down from Lexington and met with officers and reminded them this is the second theft from the property since July.
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Burglar Steals Gun, Cash from Norris Street Home
web posted September 9, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Two brothers, one moving into a Norris Street home and the other moving out, called Edgefield Police after the brother moving in noticed his Springfield Operator 1911 .45 caliber pistol was missing. At first he thought he just misplaced it until he found a plastic jug containing around $600 also missing and knew there had been a break in.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted September 9, 2014
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10 Dumbest Things to say to a Police Officer - Final Poll Underway
web posted September 8, 2014
COUNTY – The final poll is set to let readers choose the Top 10 Dumbest Things to say to a Police Officer. Having narrowed the list from 24 to 11 (due to a tie) the top 11 answers are listed below for review. However, in this poll readers will only be able to choose one saying as their favorite.
Edgefield Daily

Drug Dealer Gets Two Years after Guilty Pleas
web posted September 8, 2014
EDGEFIELD – A 23-year-old Greenwood man had his day facing three counts of manufacture / distribution / possession drugs with intent to distribute stemming from a March 29 arrest by Edgefield County Sheriff's Narcotics Investigators. The arrest of Remeson Deonte Jennings came following an investigation, which concluded with the three identical charges. Jennings had been out on $15,000 in bonds since April 3.
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Attention Rebel Fans – New Game Day Procedures / Parking
web posted September 8, 2014
JOHNSTON – We have made several changes to improve safety for Strom Thurmond High School fans and the athletic department. Please read and take note of the changes as they will be in place during all home games starting this Friday.
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Certified Private Applicator Training offered by Clemson Ext Office - 'Private Applicators’ are defined as those individuals who purchase and apply pesticides on their own property
web posted September 8, 2014
COUNTY – The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service in Edgefield County will be offering a Certified Private Applicator Training on the evenings of Wednesday, October 1st and Thursday, October 2nd, 2014. The two day training will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. The training will be in two parts and both parts must be successfully completed in order to take the exam.
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Found Dog: Merriwether - Westside
web posted September 8, 2014
FOUND DOG – FOUND: Basset Hound on Martintown Road near Garrett Road. Please call 803-279-9229 to identify and claim. Thank you.

Notice Of A Public Hearing Prior To Final Action By The County Council Of Edgefield County To Enter Into An Ordinance
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web posted September 8, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE – Pursuant to South Carolina Code Section 4-9-140, notice is hereby given by the County Council of Edgefield County (the “County Council”) that a public hearing for the below-referenced Ordinance will be held at the Council Chambers of the County Council, 225 Jeter Street, Edgefield, SC 29824, at 6:00 p.m. on October 07, 2014 in conjunction with a regularly scheduled meeting of the County Council.
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Record 92,269,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 36-Year Low
web posted September 8, 2014
(CNSNews.com) - A record 92,269,000 Americans 16 and older did not participate in the labor force in August, as the labor force participation rate matched a 36-year low of 62.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Stidem Leads Rebels on 42-6 Rout of Dogs
By Tim Crane
web posted September 6, 2014

SPORTS – “We definitely showed a lot of improvement from the way we played in our first game. The players may not see it as they are going through the motions, but I definitely saw the improvement. Our guys did a great job tonight” said Rebel Head Coach Antwuan Hillary after his Rebels routed rival Silver Bluff 42-6 at Petticoat Junction Friday night. The victory handed Silver Bluff their first ever 0-3 start to a season in the program's history.
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Hospital Board Releases Salaries of CEO, CFO
web posted September 6, 2014
EDGEFIELD – With a number of continual reader comments about the Edgefield County Hospital (ECH) and the claimed salaries of CEO Brandon Clary and CFO Kelly Fox, Edgefield Daily filed a Freedom of Information request (FOIA) to put the salary issues on the record. Tim Williams, Chairman of the Edgefield County Hospital Board, sent a reply that was received on Friday, just days after the request was filed.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted September 6, 2014
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Sex Offender Steals Deputy's Cell Phone at Court
web posted September 5, 2014
EDGEFIELD – A convicted child rapist who was at the Edgefield County Court House on Wednesday as a result of a June 6 arrest for failing to register as a sex offender, second offence, picked up an Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy's cell phone and walked away. After the deputy reported the theft, Investigators reviewed video footage inside and outside of the court house and identified the man as Sean Richard Kilpatrick, of Lands End Court off Moore Road in Merriwether.
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Johnston Man Sentenced to 3 Years for Crack Cocaine
web posted September 5, 2014
EDGEFIELD – What started out as a simple family dispute on May 13, 2013, has landed a Johnston man in prison for the next three years. Iradelle James, 48, was sentenced to three years behind bars for possession of less than 1 gram of crack cocaine after an Edgefield County jury found him guilty of the lesser charge following a one day trial on Thursday. Under South Carolina law, with credit for good behavior while in jail, he will actually serve about 17 months of the 3 year sentence.
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Football Friday Night: Rebels vs Petticoat Junction - Online Streaming
web posted September 5, 2014
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels  (1-0) will travel to Petticoat Junction (0-2) tonight for their second road trip to start the season. Kick off is at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game or you are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here or if you have high speed internet you can watch the game live during home games ONLY . Edgefield Daily will have Sports Editor's Tim Crane's report on the game for Saturday. The link will become active for the pre-game show and listen at 6:30 for Sports Editor Tim Crane and WKSX's Tony B in the Tailgate Show.

Edgefield One Step Closer to New Fire Truck Grant
By: Anne Waits
web posted September 5, 2014

EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council met in a brief meeting on Wednesday night at Town Hall. It was held on Wednesday night this month due to Labor Day having fallen on Monday. Mayor Pro-Tem Jasper Lloyd presided in the absence of Mayor Ken Durham.
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Kick off the Fall Season at the State Museum’s Annual Fall Festival & Pickin’ Party
web posted September 5, 2014
COLUMBIA – The South Carolina State Museum is kicking off the fall season with a festive day packed full of barbecue, craft beer, live music and folk art at its annual Fall Festival and Pickin’ Party from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. There will be a variety of award-winning barbecue from across South Carolina cooked onsite, including mustard-based, tomato-based and vinegar and pepper sauce. Guests can also enjoy local craft beer from Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company, Columbia’s third and largest microbrewery.
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Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update
By Dean Campbell
web posted September 5, 2014

GUEST COLUMN –  Groundbreaking at Carolina CoverTech. In August, an Edgefield County industry, Carolina CoverTech, broke ground on a $1 million-plus expansion. U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan was the guest speaker and helped shovel the first dirt from the industry’s construction area. It’s another proud moment for Edgefield County as we continue to grow.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted September 5, 2014
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Smart911 Now Available in Edgefield County - Be Smart and Register
web posted September 4, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Suzy Spurgeon held a brief press conference and a demonstration of how the Smart911 system works and how it can save lives to local media and County Council Vice-chair Genia Blackwell. The system was launched in Edgefield County on Wednesday and 911 dispatchers are already trained in its usage and potential as a tool to respond to emergencies.
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Teacher, Citizen of the Year Announced Tuesday Night
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web posted September 4, 2014

JOHNSTON – The 2014 Celebration of Success Banquet honoring the Edgefield County School Teachers of the Year, the School Support Staff of the Year, the District Teacher and Support Staff of the Year and the Edgefield County Citizen of the Year was held Tuesday night at Strom Thurmond High School. Edgefield County School Superintendent Greg Anderson, Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce Administrator Donna Livingston, and following the Invocation by Edgefield County Schools Chief Financial Officer David Fallaw, the guest speaker was introduced by Dr. Ann Marie Taylor, director of Exceptional Children.
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Sports Preview: Rebels Travel to Petticoat Junction for Battle with the Bluff
By Tim Crane
web posted September 4, 2014

SPORTS – After securing the first win of the season and the first win of what appears to be very bright future for Rebel Head Coach Antwuan Hillary, the Rebels had two weeks of preparation for their second game against traditional powerhouse and rival Silver Bluff.
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Craig's List Posting Leads to Recovery of Stolen ATV
web posted September 4, 2014
TRENTON – A Trenton man contacted an Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy Tuesday to report that a 4-wheeler he bought may be stolen after seeing an ad for the same ATV he bought on Craig's List. He noticed the color had changed from silver to red (the color of the ATV he bought) but had an identical dent on the front.
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Park Row Market BBQ Buffet Thursday Night
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web posted September 4, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Park Row Market BBQ Buffet will be on the menu starting at 5 pm until 10 pm tonight. Bring the whole family for the All You Can Eat buffet for just $9.95 per person. Click on their banner above for daily specials and Like them on FaceBook. Live entertainment with Kevin Taylor will begin at 7 pm.

Phone Scammer Uses IRS Name to Get Private Info
web posted September 4, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Reports of scammers trying to coax Edgefield County residents out of their personal information continue, with the most recent trying a different approach than claiming you have won millions in a sweepstakes you never entered. This time they are posing as being from the most feared IRS, claiming you owe back taxes and either pay up now or be thrown in jail.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted September 4, 2014
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Herlong Chevrolet Buick and Herlong Ford Supply Teacher of the Year with Car for a Year
web posted September 3, 2014
JOHNSTON – Herlong Chevrolet Buick and Herlong Ford, along with their employees, are excited to announce that they are donating a vehicle to Edgefield County’s winner of the Teacher of the Year award. Herlong Chevrolet Buick and Herlong Ford surprised everybody at the annual banquet sponsored by the Edgefield County School District and Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce last Tuesday evening when they announced that this year’s winner of the Teacher of the Year award, Amy Wilhelm, will be given a vehicle to use for the entire school year.
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EMA Items Draw Debate at County Council Meeting
web posted September 3, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Two agenda items concerning the Edgefield County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) at the County Council meeting drew extended debate Tuesday night. The debate over a new ordinance that would make the appointment of the EMA Director fall under the purview of the County Administrator, not the county council, drew most of the attention.
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The Gift You Don't Deserve: Scripture Memory #4
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted September 3, 2014

RELIGON – I will never forget my first paycheck. It was awesome! I was about 6 years old and my uncle would carry me out to some family land in Calison that had been used as a dumping site for years. He and I would load up scrap metal and then drive 20 miles back into Greenwood to sell it for a penny a pound. We would work all day and I would make about 9 dollars. He probably spent $10 in gas, but it was time well spent. I learned that if I worked hard, I would get what I deserved.
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NOTICE: Request for Bid for Construction of Edgefield County Recreation Park Picnic Shelter
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web posted September 3, 2014

EDGEFIELD – The County of Edgefield is soliciting bids for the design, supply, and construction of a 24’ x 40’ wood post building to be located at the Edgefield County Recreation Park at 70 Nicholson Road Trenton, SC  29847.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted September 3, 2014
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North Augusta Officer Indicted on Lesser Charge in Shooting of Unarmed Man
web posted September 2, 2014
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield County Grand Jury has indicted North Augusta Public Safety Officer Justin Craven for "misconduct in office" concerning the deadly shooting of 68-year-old Earnest Satterwhite, Sr. on the night of February 9, 2014, following a high speed chase through North Augusta and into Edgefield County where the shooting took place.
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Doctors Massey and Rainsford Continue 50-Years of Service by Edgefield Medical Clinic
By: Anne Waits
web posted September 2, 2014

EDGEFIELD – For 50 years, the Edgefield Medical Clinic has provided quality medical care to the residents of Edgefield County and beyond. Since its beginning in June 1964, when two “hometown boys,” Dr. Wiley “Buddy” Turner (now retired) and (the late) Dr. B.E. “Ned” Nicholson, got together on a Sunday afternoon and decided to start a practice to benefit the citizens of their own community, that care has remained constant.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials
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web posted September 2, 2014

EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook. Prices good through September 14.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted September 2, 2014
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Closings for Labor Day
web posted September 1, 2014
PSA – The following public offices will be closed today for Labor Day. All offices will reopen on Tuesday for normal business hours.
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Edgefield Daily Closed for Labor Day
web posted September 1, 2014
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily is closed for Labor Day. Most sections have been updated for Monday. Regular reporting and the Crime Blotter will return for Tuesday's Edition. We hope everyone has enjoyed the long weekend with family, friends and loved ones.

Seven Injured in Bus-SUV Collision Friday
web posted August 30, 2014
JOHNSTON – A total of seven people were transported for injuries following a Burton Center bus sticking a Toyota RAV4 broadside at the intersection of McCreight Road and Old Plank Road Friday afternoon. Two of the seven injured were children, one in a car seat sitting at the point of impact in the Toyota. The two adults in the SUV, which was loaded down with boxes of peaches, were also injured.
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Ward Store Target of Armed Robbery
web posted August 30, 2014
WARD – Saluda County Sheriff's Deputies alerted Edgefield County Deputies and Johnston Police to be on the look out for an armed robber that had just fled an armed robbery at the Royal Food Store near the Saluda and Edgefield County line near Johnston. The robbery took place around 9:45 pm Friday and the robber was seen leaving the area in a dark colored Chevy Tahoe, possibly towards Johnston, at a "high rate of speed."
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