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Tidwell Jewelers and Edgefield Daily's 2014 Christmas Giveaway: $750 in Total Prizes

The First Official Thanksgiving Day 1789 Proclamation by George Washington
web posted November 27, 2014
COUNTY – Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor -- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.
Edgefield Daily

Man Reports Stolen Truck Arrested on Narcotics Charge
web posted November 27, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies were notified by North Augusta Pubic Safety around 8 pm Tuesday night that they had picked up an Alabama man carrying two "large bags" crossing the l-20 overpass on Martintown Road in North Augusta City Limits. The man, Daniel Borden, 24, of Tanner, Alabama, told officers someone had stolen his truck from the Greg's Gas plus on Martintown Road in Edgefield County while he went to get something to eat.
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Reports on Phone Scams Paying Off: Two Residents Turn Tables on Scammers
web posted November 27, 2014
COUNTY – Some readers complain about Edgefield Daily repeatedly reporting scammers using the telephone to pose as IRS or Treasury Officials telling the potential victims they own large amounts of money and it needs to be paid now or they will come arrest them. Sadly, many of those we report on do not file a report with the Sheriff's Office until they are already out of thousands of dollars.
Edgefield Daily

Dog-Nappers Steal Lab While Owner Watches
web posted November 27, 2014
JOHNSTON – A Johnston man taking his Chocolate Lab out for a walk in the backyard around dark for a little fetching and just hanging out with man's best friend took a sudden turn for the worse. The man, who lives on the 1600 block of Highway 191, said he saw headlights approaching on Verdele Drive that stopped on the back edge of his yard and a male voice yelled out, "come here boy," and the dog ran towards the car.
Edgefield Daily

Welding Technology Program Give Students Step Up as Skilled Labor Force
web posted November 27, 2014
JOHNSTON – Our society would not function without welding. Everything from automobiles, rockets, aircraft, skyscrapers, bridges and highways require welding as well as oil and gas pipelines, wind turbines and solar panels. The tasks welders can perform have increased significantly with the development of new technologies. Successful welders today operate robots and other automated systems, powerful lasers, electron beams and sometimes explosives to bond metals.
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NOTICE: Edgefield Daily Will Have Friday Updates
web posted November 27, 2014
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily will have Headline and Crime Blotter updates for Friday, Nov. 28, though reports will be limited. Updates will also be made for Saturday and any Breaking News will be placed as it happens. Have a great Thanksgiving Weekend with family and loved ones.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted November 27, 2014
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Convicted Burglar, Out on Bond from Another Burglary, Charged for Burglary of Church
web posted November 26, 2014 - File Photo
EDGEFIELD – A Murphy Village man arrested on Sunday after leading Sheriff's Deputies on a foot chase and resisting arrest has seen more charges added to the list against him. 20-year-old Eddie Shawn Sherlock's luck ran out again on Tuesday when fingerprints recovered at the October 8 burglary at the Sweetwater Baptist Church came back as his, adding yet another burglary charge he is facing. A second suspect in the burglary has not been identified at this time, Sheriff's Chief Investigator Randy Doran said Tuesday.
Edgefield Daily

Merriwether Home Under Construction Burglarized
web posted November 26, 2014
MERRIWETHER – A man building his home on the 100 block of Scoggins Road arrived to find nearly $1,000 in tools and property stolen from various locations at the home. Once he realized things were stolen and not just misplaced, he called the Sheriff's Office to report the crime.
Edgefield Daily

Closings for Thanksgiving
web posted November 26, 2014
COUNTY – The following will be closed in celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The list of closings also includes closing dates for Edgefield Daily as well. Updates will be made for Thanksgiving Day.
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1st Annual Palmetto Tractor Club Ride
web posted November 26, 2014
COUNTY – Palmetto Tractor Club held its annual Fall Tractor Ride,  Saturday, November 8, 2014. The ride began at Tommy Bryan’s shop, Fruit Hill Road.  The riders traveled ten miles through the rolling farmlands of Saluda and Edgefield counties to  arrive for a tour of  Hickory Hill Farms & Milk Processing.
Edgefield Daily

New banners to adorn downtown Johnston
web posted November 26, 2014
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Development Corporation (JDC) has donated three sets of banners for downtown Johnston, one set for the fall, one set for the spring, and one set for patriotic holidays. The JDC has now donated five sets of banners to the down over the past three years, along with other gifts to the town, including benches and a Christmas tree.
Edgefield Daily

State Highway Work Restrictions in Effect for Thanksgiving Holiday
web posted November 26, 2014
STATE – The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) prohibits lane closures for highway work on interstate highways and high-volume, multilane primary routes during the Thanksgiving holiday. This restriction is in effect from noon Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day until 6 a.m. on the Monday after Thanksgiving Day.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted November 26, 2014
Edgefield Daily

Armed Robbery of Northside BP Leads to Manhunt, Suspects Escape
web posted November 25, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Just after 8 pm Monday night two men dressed in all camouflage armed with a camouflaged shotgun robbed the clerk at the store, assaulting her, stealing her cell phone and making off with an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing on foot to the south. A witness spotted the men run behind work trucks parked in a side parking lot before going into a wooded area.
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Suspect Leads Deputies on Foot Chase During Arrest Attempt
web posted November 25, 2014
MURPHY VILLAGE – Eddie Shawn Sherlock, 20, of Murphy Village, is no stranger to the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office and has been arrested yet again, this time for assault and battery in the third degree and resisting arrest from an incident late Sunday night. Deputies were called to a home on Kennedy Drive where a 44-year-old woman reported Sherlock had picked her up and thrown her down on her back on a set of brick steps. But the attack did not end there.
Edgefield Daily

Armed Robbery Victim Takes Polygraph to Prove Suspect Lied in Court
web posted November 25, 2014
JOHNSTON – Armed robbery victim Roger Lamb, who was robbed, beaten, and held at gunpoint during the 20-minute episode over two years ago said he felt victimized again when an Edgefield County Jury found both suspects not guilty in a trial on November 6. The main suspect, Edward Terrell Chandler Jr., 27, took the stand to claim he was at Lamb's house, but only to collect a debt for $100 in crack cocaine he sold Lamb the day earlier.
Edgefield Daily

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted November 25, 2014
Edgefield Daily

Armed Robbers Hit Northside BP - Manhunt Underway
web posted November 24, 2014 - 8:30PM
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police and Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies are currently setting up a perimeter around Highway 25 following an armed robbery where two black males dressed in Camo and masks robbed the Northside BP while holding a camo colored shotgun, assaulted the clerk, took an undisclosed amount of money and her cell phone before fleeing the scene on foot southbound on Highway 25 towards the DMV. The Sheriff's Bloodhound Team has also been called to the scene as police try to cut off the robbers' escape routes. If you live in this area, stay indoors but report any sighting of the two men or suspicious persons. Edgefield Daily will have more as information becomes available.
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Tidwell Jewelers and Edgefield Daily's 2014 Christmas Giveaway: $750 in Total Prizes
web posted November 24, 2014
COUNTY – Tidwell Jewelers and Edgefield Daily have joined forces again this year to make our annual Christmas Give-Away available.This year's drawing will again have two lucky winners, a grand prize winner ($500) and a runner-up ($250) for a combined total of $750 in prizes.
Edgefield Daily

Investigation of "Shaken Baby" Permanently Injured Progressing
web posted November 24, 2014
JOHNSTON – Two weeks have passed since a Johnston couple brought an 18-month-old baby to the Emergency Room at Georgia Regents University (formerly MCG) due to the child acting tired, disoriented, would not eat and other abnormal behavior. It did not take Doctors long to rush the baby to ICU due to "shaken baby syndrome", which was said to be bad enough to cause severe mental retardation for the life of the child. Johnston Police arrived and placed the baby in Emergency Protective Custody and launched an investigation.
Edgefield Daily

South Carolina Utilities Warn Customers of Potential Scams
web posted November 24, 2014
COUNTY – South Carolina utilities have joined with the South Carolina attorney general, South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs and AARP South Carolina during International Fraud Awareness Week to warn consumers about a sophisticated phone scam victimizing customers here in South Carolina and across the country. 
Edgefield Daily

Thanksgiving Dinner Safety Tips from the Joesph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital
web posted November 24, 2014
COUNTY – As cooks begin preparations for Thanksgiving meals, there’s one ingredient Dr. Fred Mullins hopes they won’t forget: a three-foot safe zone in the kitchen. “While that will not prevent every burn, it will certainly help keep little ones away from hot surfaces, scalding foods and other dangerous items,” said Dr. Mullins, the president of Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc., and the medical director of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, GA. “Like seasonings, a little bit of preparation and prevention can go a long way.
Edgefield Daily

Flowers by Janet Offers Two Thanksgiving Floral Centerpieces Under $25
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web posted November 24, 2014

EDGEFIELD – Flowers by Janet has two floral centerpieces that will set your Thanksgiving Dinner apart from others and add the smell of fresh cut flowers to the great smells coming from the kitchen. Choose between a wider arrangement including vase and a candle or if room is an issue, a tall slender vase with a bright autumn warmth feeling. See pricing and large photos below. Get you orders in now to be ready for Thanksgiving!
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Christmas Tree Lighting this Sunday
web posted November 24, 2014
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Christmas Tree Lighting is Sunday November 30 from 3 until 6 pm. at the municipal parking lot. There will be games and face painting, popcorn, hot chocolate, coffee, cookies and lots more offered for everyone. Johnston First Baptist Church will be doing many cake walks during the afternoon.
Edgefield Daily

IBM, Fluor And The University Of South Carolina Team To Create Innovation Center
web posted November 24, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. – IBM (NYSE: IBM), the University of South Carolina (USC) and Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced Friday the formation of the Center for Applied Innovation. The Center will provide application services to both public and private sector organizations across North America with specialties in the areas of analytics and higher education industry solutions. As part of the initiative, the organizations will collaborate on tailored IT curriculums and advanced analytic techniques for personalized learning. The Center is expected to create 100 new jobs over the next five years.
Edgefield Daily

Santa Claus is coming to Town, Sunday, December 7th at 4:00 p.m. for the 41st Annual Edgefield Christmas Parade
web posted November 24, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Bring your family, your friends and your chairs! This year’s parade will be the best ever! There will be singing and dancing in the Town Square beginning at 1:00 p.m. Enjoy music from Mr. Joe Bolen, Edgefield First Baptist Youth Hand Bell Choir, Old Macedonia Male Choir, Timmerman’s Performing Arts, and Tasha’s Little Angels. The parade will begin at 4:00 p.m. with our Grand Marshal being Mr. J. P. Calliham, owner and operator of Calliham’s TV and Furniture.
Edgefield Daily

Report of Suspicious Person Lands Three Burglary Suspects Behind Bars
web posted November 22, 2014
COUNTY LINE – A Rainbow Falls Road resident called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office just before 3 am Friday morning reporting that there were three unknown persons in or near her yard and on the roadway. While deputies were in route to the location one of the subjects supposedly told the caller that he had stolen a 4-wheeler and was just waiting on someone to come help take it away.
Edgefield Daily

South Carolina Farmer Chalmers Carr Appointed to National Agriculture Advisory Board
web posted November 22, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the appointment of South Carolina farmer, Mr. Chalmers Carr III, to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board. Mr. Carr is the owner and operator of Titan Farms, a diverse family farm operation that focuses on growing peaches and southern vegetables.
Edgefield Daily

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted November 22, 2014
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Man Reports Guns Stolen
web posted November 21, 2014
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police were called to a home on Calhoun Street after the homeowner walked outside and noticed two pistols he kept in the console of his vehicle were missing. It appears the vehicle was left unlocked and nothing else was reported missing.
Edgefield Daily

J.E.T. Middle School Advances to SC Bar Mock Trial State Competition
web posted November 21, 2014
JOHNSTON – Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton (J.E.T.) Middle School has advanced to the SC Bar Middle School Mock Trial State Competition Dec. 5-6 at the Marc H. Westbrook Lexington County Judicial Center located at 205 E. Main St. in Lexington. This year marks the 11th SC Bar Middle School Mock Trial State Competition.
Edgefield Daily

Flowers by Janet Offers Two Thanksgiving Floral Centerpieces Under $25
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted November 21, 2014

EDGEFIELD – Flowers by Janet has two floral centerpieces that will set your Thanksgiving Dinner apart from others and add the smell of fresh cut flowers to the great smells coming from the kitchen. Choose between a wider arrangement including vase and a candle or if room is an issue, a tall slender vase with a bright autumn warmth feeling. See pricing and large photos below. Get you orders in now to be ready for Thanksgiving!
Edgefield Daily

Palmetto Magazine Launches in 2015
web posted November 21, 2014
COLUMBIA – The word palmetto will soon refer to more than our state tree. A new magazine of the same name is set to launch in April of 2015 and will be dedicated solely to celebrating South Carolina’s people and places.
Edgefield Daily

Tidwell Jewelers and Edgefield Daily's 2014 Christmas Giveaway: $750 in Total Prizes
web posted November 20, 2014
COUNTY – Tidwell Jewelers and Edgefield Daily have joined forces again this year to make our annual Christmas Give-Away available. This year's drawing will again have two lucky winners, a grand prize winner ($500) and a runner-up ($250) for a combined total of $750 in prizes. The gift certificates are exclusively for Tidwell Jewelers, providers of men and women's exquisite jewelry, watches, fine china, crystal and more. And entering could not be easier.
Edgefield Daily

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted November 21, 2014
Edgefield Daily

Sheriff's Office Locates 33-Year-old "At Risk" Man after 4-Hour Search
web posted November 20, 2014
WESTSIDE – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office got a call Wednesday afternoon that a Downs Syndrome man had walked away from the home about 20 or 30 minutes prior to the 2 pm call reporting him missing. Deputies converged on the scene as off duty deputies were called in to help in the search as well as the Bloodhound Team to try to track the man.
Edgefield Daily

Local Auto Dealerships Come Together to Help STCTC Students
web posted November 20, 2014
JOHNSTON – What do Herlong Ford, Herlong Chevrolet Buick, Pendarvis Chevrolet, and Jim Satcher Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep have in common? In addition to proudly selling American made automobiles, they are providing a great experience for the Automotive Technology students at Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center (STCTC).
Edgefield Daily

Tickets to USC vs Southern Alabama Saturday Sold!
web posted November 20, 2014
COUNTY – Two tickets for sale. USC vs Southern Alabama this Saturday at noon. Come see the resurging Gamecocks play their last home game. 35 year donor with great seats, Lower Level West (home side), sec 1, row 26. See a game on the cheap. $25/each face value and will sell for $15/each. My tickets never last long on EdgefieldDaily, so first caller [phone number removed] gets them. .

Thurmond FFA Nursery/Landscape Team Finishes Silver At National Competition
web posted November 20, 2014
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center FFA Nursery/Landscape team finished silver in the National Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event (CDE) held in Louisville, KY on October 29-30th, 2014. Team members Morgan Spaulding, Kayce Locklair, Brittany Berry & Scott Sherman were coached by their FFA Advisors Jeremy Brooks and Darla Steele, Agricultural Education instructors at Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center.  Each member was also named silver individuals for the contest amongst students from all over the country. 
Edgefield Daily

Turkey Creek Christmas Tree Farm Takes Best of Show at 2014 SC State Fair
web posted November 20, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Turkey Creek Christmas Tree Farm owners Dale and Sheila  Cullum were awarded  Best of Show at the 2014 SC State Fair in Columbia with this beautiful 8 foot Eastern White Pine.  Each year Christmas Tree Farmers from across the state enter their Christmas Trees to be judged by variety,  from all of the first place trees the Best of Show tree is chosen.
Edgefield Daily

PTC Pottery Students Host Annual Christmas Show and Sale
web posted November 20, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Need to do some early holiday shopping? Why not purchase some creative and handmade crafts from local students. Piedmont Technical College pottery students will host their annual Christmas Show and Sale. The exhibit and sale will feature work designed and made by students enrolled in the Professional Clay certificate program at the college’s Center for Creative Economies in Edgefield.
Edgefield Daily

BINGO at Johnston Elementary School Tonight
web posted November 20, 2014
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Elementary School PTO is hosting another fun-filled Hotdog Supper and Bingo Night on Thursday, November 20. The hotdog supper will begin at 5:30 and Bingo will begin at 6:00 in the JES cafeteria. The Hotdogs cost $1.00 and the Bingo cards are $3.00 each. Plan to come out and enjoy a fun family evening and support your local school in the process. We hope to hear YOU yell  BINGO!
 
Daily Crime Blotter
web posted November 20, 2014
Edgefield Daily

Reward for Merriwether Woman Missing 61 Days Increases
web posted November 19, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Tamera "Tammy" Kingery, 37, has been missing from her Murrah Road for 61 days. On Saturday, September 20, after leaving a note saying she was going for a walk she was never seen or heard from again. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office has launched a special Task Force, but leads are just not there. Tammy's Husband, Park, has said he has increased the reward for information leading to her being found to $4,000.
Edgefield Daily

North Augusta Students Charged for Mud-Bogging at Fox Creek High School
web posted November 19, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Two North Augusta students have been charged after being seen mud-bogging at Fox Creek High School a little after 5 pm Monday. A coach who was at the school called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office to report the pair in their individual trucks tearing up the ball field and other parts of the school property.
Edgefield Daily

Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials
web posted November 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 November 26.
Edgefield Daily

93-Year-Old Aiken Woman Killed in Crash
web posted November 19, 2014
AIKEN – A single car crash on Whiskey Road near Doughtery Road around 1:15 pm Tuesday has claimed the life of a 93-year-old Aiken woman, Aiken County Tim Carlton said in a release. The woman, identified as Ethel L. LeDuc, was transported to GRU Trauma Center where she was pronounced dead at 2:27 pm.
Edgefield Daily

Letter to the Editor: Writer Says GOP Must Lead on Constitution and Conservative Principals
web posted November 19, 2014
Dear Editor,
I had intended to write and challenge the new conservative legislative majority to execute its Constitutionally mandated responsibility of oversight of federal agencies. The recent ebola scare revealed  instances of the CDC and NIH wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on ignorant and moronic projects and studies.
Edgefield Daily

Fox Creek’s “Excellent Adventure”
web posted November 19, 2014
MERRIWETHER – On November 14, Fox Creek High School received the outstanding news that an Excellent rating has been earned on the school report card for the fifth straight year. The rating of Excellent by the South Carolina Department of Education means that school performance substantially exceeds the standards for progress toward the 2020 South Carolina Performance Vision. 
Edgefield Daily

Thurmond FFA students selling Fresh Cut Christmas Wreaths
web posted November 19, 2014
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond FFA students are selling Fresh Cut Christmas Wreaths once again this year. You can place your order anything Now-Dec 15th. They will have pick up times Dec 1- Dec15th during school hours or at the Johnston Holiday Market 12/4 from 11-6.  The prices are: Small - 1-$15 or 2-$25 and Large - 1-$25 or 2-$40. The types they make are: Mixed, Magnolia or Frazier Fir. Call 803.275.1767 ext 526 or email dssteele@edgefield.k12.sc.us

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted November 19, 2014
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Hospital CFO Kelly Cox Resigns
web posted November 18, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Hospital's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Kelly Cox resigned suddenly following a called meeting of the Hospital Board on Wednesday, November 12, to discuss the long and arduous negotiations between the Hospital Administration, the Hospital Board and Drs. Tami Massey and George Rainsford over the lease of the Edgefield Medical Clinic. Cox and Hospital CEO Brandon Clary were adamantly against the proposed lease and voiced their opposition at the meeting.
Edgefield Daily

China Grove Baptist Church Targeted by Burglars
web posted November 18, 2014
WESTSIDE – A church member stopped by the China Grove Baptist Church on Saturday around 4:45 pm and noticed several items missing and called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office to report the burglary. The more the member looked around, the more he discovered missing.
Edgefield Daily

Here's Your Card: Driving with Drugs in the Car? Obey Traffic Laws
web posted November 18, 2014
EDGEFIELD – You could count this as a learning lesson for those on drugs and can't seem to remember a simple fact; if you are smoking and carrying drugs in your car, at least follow even the simplest of traffic laws. Stopping at a stop sign would be a good start. However, our newest nominee for a Here's Your Card Award, Christopher James Myslinski, 45, of Wilmington, NC, did just that on Sunday. While approaching the intersection of Bauskett and Jeter Streets he failed to stop at the stop sign while making a right turn onto Jeter Street.
Edgefield Daily

Trenton Man Reports Shop Being Burglarized While at Home
web posted November 18, 2014
TRENTON – A Trenton man had visitors to his Highway 19 home late Thursday night who were friends of a friend who said they were just stopping by because they needed to get out of their house for a while. Not long after they left the man said he, "felt like something wasn't right," and went outside and found the door to his shop partially open and the deadbolt still in the locked position. When he went inside he found over $11,000 worth of tools and property missing.
Edgefield Daily

Religion: Prepared for Pasta
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted November 18, 2014

RELIGION – I missed it! Back on September 22 The Olive Garden ran a promotion where they sold 1,000 unlimited pasta passes. It was the "Never Ending Pasta Pass" -- which, for $100, gives the holder the right to consume all of the pasta, salad, bread and Coca-Cola branded soft drinks that they can stuff down for seven weeks. Not a bad deal if you were one of the lucky thousand and love pasta. So the question is how much pasta could you eat with an unlimited seven-week pass to Olive Garden?
Edgefield Daily

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted November 18, 2014
Edgefield Daily

Tidwell Jewelers and Edgefield Daily's 2014 Christmas Giveaway: $750 in Total Prizes
web posted November 17, 2014
COUNTY – Tidwell Jewelers and Edgefield Daily have joined forces again this year to make our annual Christmas Give-Away available. This year's drawing will again have two lucky winners, a grand prize winner ($500) and a runner-up ($250) for a combined total of $750 in prizes. The gift certificates are exclusively for Tidwell Jewelers, providers of men and women's exquisite jewelry, watches, fine china, crystal and more. And entering could not be easier.
Edgefield Daily

Trenton Man Killed When Struck by Car
web posted November 17, 2014
TRENTON – Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said a 62 year old Trenton SC man was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by a vehicle in Aiken County at approximately 6:50 pm Sunday. The collision occurred in the 3000 block of Highway 19 North. The fatality is identified as Nathaniel Jones of Chipmunk Lane in Trenton SC.
Edgefield Daily

Burglary Victim Says No Justice Delivered In Edgefield Court
web posted November 17, 2014
EDGEFIELD – A Trenton man whose home was robbed by two men on October 12, 2012, says he felt victimized all over again on Monday, November 10, when one of the burglars plead guilty to robbing his home and the Judge gave him time served (282 days) and 5 years probation and was allowed to walk the streets again. When the arrests were finally made shortly after the crime, both men were charged with burglary in the first degree and grand larceny. A few months ago the Solicitor's Office asked if the victim would go along with a plea deal for 10 years in prison and he refused.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Youth Basketball Registrations Begin Today
web posted November 17, 2014
EDGEFIELD – We will begin signups for our Youth Basketball League starting Monday, November 17th at the Edgefield Town Gym from 5:30 to 7:0pm. The league is for boys and girls age 6 to 12. The cost to play is $40 each. All games and practices are held at the town gym and games start in early January and run through the end of February.
Edgefield Daily

Clemson Extension Office offers Class: Holiday Decorating With Fresh Greenery
web posted November 17, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Clemson Extension Office is offering a workshop to create a holiday table decoration using local plants and greenery. This is a 2 part workshop: plant identification/ presentation – bring examples from your yard. Next create a table decoration. The Office will provide fresh greenery and other materials. Wear comfortable clothes.
Edgefield Daily

Strom Thurmond High School Classmates 1976-1979
web posted November 17, 2014
JOHNSTON – The graduating classes of 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979 are invited to meet on Sunday, November, 30, 2014 at the Johnston Pool Room, 158 Lee Street, Johnston, SC at 3pm.
Edgefield Daily

Fairfield Central Ends Rebels Run, 34-7
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted November 15, 2014

SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels (7-5) saw their season come to a halt on a frigidly cold night in Winnsboro Friday as they succumbed to the Fairfield Central Griffins (11-1) by a score of 34-7. The arctic blast did not keep the Rebel faithful away as they packed the visitor’s stand on the two hour road trip to support their team on the season’s final game.
Edgefield Daily

Thieves Burglarize Homeowner's Tool Shed
web posted November 15, 2014
MERRIWETHER – A Martintown Road man called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office on Thursday after arriving home and noticing the storage shed had the chain and lock cut and several power tools missing. The homeowner told the responding deputy that he believed the theft could have taken place the day prior.
Edgefield Daily

Merchant Open House
web posted November 15, 2014
EDGEFIELD – It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas in downtown Edgefield.  Downtown merchants are hosting the Merchant's Christmas Open House Thursday, November 20th from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. This annual event kicks off the Christmas season for our local merchants and is the first in a series of Heritage Holidays activities. 
Edgefield Daily

Gov. Nikki Haley Announces New Chief Of Staff
web posted November 15, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley today announced James H. Burns, a partner with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, as her new chief of staff. Gov. Haley’s current chief of staff, Ted Pitts, will be stepping down from his role and joining the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
Edgefield Daily

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted November 15, 2014
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Jury Rules Not Guilty on Burglary Suspect Caught on Tape and Co-Defendants Testifying they Committed the Burglary Together
web posted November 14, 2014
EDGEFIELD – For the second time in a week, an Edgefield County Jury has handed down stunning "not guilty" verdicts, this time on a burglary suspect caught on video during the crime, witnesses putting him near the crime scene minuets before it took place, and his co-defendants, who committed the crime with him, admitting their guilt and stating he was the ringleader that talked them into committing the burglary at the Coastal Station in Johnston on June 25, of this year. In spite of all of the evidence, the jury came back Thursday afternoon finding Christopher Dale Jones Jr., 19, not guilty of all charges.
Edgefield Daily

Football Friday Night: Rebels Take on #1 Fairfield Central in Round 2 of Playoffs
web posted November 7, 2014
SPORTS – The Class AA Division 1 playoffs continue for the red hot Rebels (7-4) this week as they travel to Winnsboro to take on number 1 seed Fairfield Central (10-1). (Read Time Crane's preview). 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. Edgefield Daily will have Sports Editor's Tim Crane's report on the game for Saturday. Go Rebels!

STCTC Selects Non-Traditional Students for First Nine Weeks
web posted November 14, 2014
JOHNSTON – Non-traditional students are enrolled in programs that have historically had enrollments where males or females comprise 25 percent or less of its total enrollment. Recognizing non-traditional students communicates the opportunities that exist for them in businesses and industries. Dekara Heath, a Building Construction student and Christal Moton, a General Management student were selected as Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center’s Non-Traditional students for the first nine weeks.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Alliance Tour STH Career and Tech Center
By Linda Anderson
web posted November 14, 2014

JOHNSTON – You may have seen articles in the local news highlighting the advancements being made at the  Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center under the leadership of Arthur Northrup. If you have never toured or if it has been a while since you visited the center here is your opportunity. Having recently toured the facility and coming away very impressed with the programs offered, a tour has been scheduled for next Tuesday - November 18th at 8:30 a.m.
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Utah Concealed Firearms Permit Offered
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web reposted November 14, 2014

EDGEFIELD – Would you like to carry your concealed weapon in Georgia? By obtaining the Utah Concealed Firearms Permit, individuals will substantially increase the number of states that they will be authorized to carry a concealed weapon.
Individuals may obtain a Utah Concealed Firearms Permit whether they possess a South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit or not.
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Singing, Snow and Santa will be filling the air at the 41st Annual Edgefield Christmas Parade
web posted November 14, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The 41st Annual Edgefield Christmas Parade will be on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Our 2014 Grand Marshal is Mr. J. P. Calliham, Owner and Operator of Calliham’s  TV & Furniture for 62 years. Bring the family and enjoy special entertainment before the parade, beginning at 1:00 pm, on the Edgefield Town Square.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted November 14, 2014
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Johnston Police Place 18-month-old in Protective Custody After Permanent Injuries Found at GRU
web posted November 13, 2014
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police have placed an 18-month-old girl into Emergency Protective Custody (EPC) after being contacted by Medical Staff at the Georgia Regents University GRU Emergency Room reporting serious and irreversible injuries to the baby. The baby's mother and her boyfriend brought the baby to the hospital Saturday after she began acting tired, wouldn't eat, and other abnormal behavior.
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Playoffs Round II: Rebels Travel to Fairfield Central
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted November 13, 2014

SPORTS – The Class AA Division 1 playoffs continue for the red hot Rebels (7-4) this week as they travel to Winnsboro to take on number 1 seed Fairfield Central (10-1).  A trip to the Upperstate Title Game is on the line. Last week the Rebel offense continued to impress and the defense was lights out in a convincing 49-14 thrashing of Pendleton. The Rebels have outscored their last two opponents 108-21.
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Mt. Zion Road Home Found Burglarized
web posted November 13, 2014
TRENTON – A man returning home after being gone for about a week found his front door kicked in and called the Sheriff's Office to report the burglary just after Noon on Tuesday. A deputy arrived and observed the damage to the door and then entered the home to observe where stolen items were originally located.
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Woman Reports Car Stolen While Hospitalized
web posted November 13, 2014
COUNTY LINE – A Hayes Drive woman called the Sheriff's Office to report her 1997 black Ford Expedition being stolen from her yard while she was in the hospital. The woman told the responding deputy she received a call from a neighbor on Monday saying the SUV was missing. A Sheriff's employee saw the SUV on the back of a red rollback wrecker heading towards North Augusta that Monday.
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Strom Thurmond FFA Attends National FFA Convention In Kentucky
web posted November 13, 2014
JOHNSTON – The 2014 National FFA Convention & Expo continued the second year of its three-year run in Louisville Kentucky Oct. 29. More than 60,000 FFA members from throughout the United States attended this year’s convention and expo that went through Nov. 1. The Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center FFA Association was amongst this group in Louisville, KY. There were thirteen FFA members representing the Strom Thurmond chapter as well as their advisors Darla Steele and Jeremy Brooks, and chaperon Becky Simons.
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Thurmond FFA Farm Business Management Team Competes in National Competition
web posted November 13, 2014
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center FFA Farm Business Management Team competed in the National FFA Farm Business Management Career Development Event (CDE) held in Louisville Kentucky on October 29th – 30th, 2014.  The team finished the two day competition sponsored by John Deere with a bronze award.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted November 13, 2014
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Sweetwater Community Center Enters Finishing Stages
web posted November 12, 2014
MERRIWETHER – The restoration of the Sweetwater Community Center has progressed quickly since breaking ground on the project in mid August of this year. In the past two weeks the parking lot has been paved, most of the interior painting has been covered with the first coat of primer and the exterior painting has also gotten underway. It has now moved into the "finishing" stage where mouldings, millwork, bathroom fixtures and the like start being installed.
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Edgefield Daily Seeks All Wi-Fi Hot Spots in Edgefield County
web posted November 12, 2014
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily is seeking to place a listing of all Wi-Fi hot spots in Edgefield County on a Section page of its own in our Featured Sections menu on the left side of all pages. To to that, we need your help. Does your business or company provide free Wi-Fi for your customers? If so, we want to know. We will list each location by name and address and it could serve to increase your business if patrons know they have internet access while at your establishment.
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Johnston Town Council Received "Clean Audit" for town, Discusses Survey on Potential YMCA
By Anne Waites
web posted November 12, 2014

JOHNSTON – The Johnston Town Council meeting began Monday night with the introduction of special guest John Gibson, Johnston’s new postmaster. Gibson has 18 years experience in postal service and began his new job on Oct. 18. He is from Ridge Spring and was first ordained as a minister at Pine Hill Baptist Church. He currently serves as pastor of Zion Field Baptist Church in Aiken.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials
web posted November 12, 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 November 18. Saturday Only Nov. 15 - Fresh Boneless Stew Meat Just 3.99lb
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Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Turf Students Renovate Strom Thurmond Baseball Infield
web posted November 12, 2014
JOHNSTON – Rebels Baseball players will be playing ball on a new and improved infield this spring thanks to the efforts of the STCTC Turfgrass Management students under the supervision of Jeremy Brooks, Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center agricultural education instructor. The students in Brooks’ turfgrass program got the opportunity to work alongside Environmental Landscaping, a sports turf management company out of Abbeville South Carolina, on the infield project.
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Religion: Kung Fu Lion
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted November 12, 2014

RELIGION – I fancy myself a tough guy. In writing that sentence, I just realized that tough guys don’t use the word fancy much in conversation. But none the less, I press on. I lift weights, run, and often beat a punching bag in my garage senseless. I played football and wrestled in high school. I am someone you would be wise not to mess with! I pretty much ooze intimidation to all who see me! However, I am not as tough or dumb as a guy I read about this past week.
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Utah Concealed Firearms Permit Offered
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web reposted November 12, 2014

EDGEFIELD – Would you like to carry your concealed weapon in Georgia? By obtaining the Utah Concealed Firearms Permit, individuals will substantially increase the number of states that they will be authorized to carry a concealed weapon.
Individuals may obtain a Utah Concealed Firearms Permit whether they possess a South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit or not.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted November 12, 2014
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Veterans Day 2014
web posted November 11, 2014
COUNTY – Today is the observance of Veterans Day. Ninety-six years ago on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month the Armistice between the Allied Forces and Germany was signed ending the hostilities of the Great War, later referred to as World War l in 1918. Over 21 million lives were lost with almost 10 million military deaths and millions in civilian casualties. It was said, at the time, to be the war to end all wars. Today we honor all those who served and continue to serve in our military forces.
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"Prank Call" Lands One in Jail, One With Juvenile Charge
web posted November 11, 2014
EDGEFIELD – A 69-year-old Edgefield grandmother received a phone call around 11 pm Thursday night with a man on the other end of the phone claiming to be a Police Officer and telling the woman he was looking for her due to her son being in a horrible crash and was in very serious condition at the Aiken Regional emergency Room and she needed to come "quickly". The woman said she did not have a son in the area but did have a grandson. That's when "Officer Bryant" advised her it was her grandson, not son.
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Currytowne Station Home Burglarized
web posted November 11, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a home on the 900 block of Currytowne Boulevard after the home owner discovered someone had entered the home, rummaged through property and made off with a laptop commuter and an iPad.
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Sports: Rebels Performance Peaks - Stats Peak as Well
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted November 11, 2014

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond is peaking at the right time.  Coming off two blowout wins the previous two weeks the Rebels travel to #1 seed Fairfield Central in what is expected to be a thriller in upstate AA. The offense is firing on all cylinders, averaging 28 ppg, while the Blue Steel defense continues to play lights out allowing 16ppg. Congratulations to the Player of the Week/Team of the Week nominees for their performance against Pendleton in the first round of the playoffs: Jaquan Edwards and Tre Moore.
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Woman Reports Possible Scam of Wal-Mart "Secret Shopper"
web posted November 11, 2014
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether woman received a "priority mail package" Friday that was shipped by a company in San Diego, California telling her she had been selected as a "secret shopper" and contained instructions about her needing to shop at Wal-Mart and instructions on how to use the Postal Money Orders that were included in the packet.
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NA Thunder Win First Season Tourney in Fast Ball
web posted November 11, 2014
NORTH AUGUSTA – The NA Thunder team won the first fall ball season tournament in the history of NA. This group of boys is from Edgefield, Merriwether area and North Augusta. Coach is Derrick Bates, Asst. Chris Verdery & Asst. Lee Hollis. Players are: left to right Top: Parker Pugh, Leland Swanson, Colby Hawes, ColeJag Verdery, Chandler Mims, Ethan Bates, Drew Johnson Bottom: Jacob Stone, Grady Walker, Evan Bates, Blayne Hollis and Corey Broach.
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Notice Of A Public Hearing Prior To Final Action By The County Council Of Edgefield County To Enter Into An Ordinance
web posted November 11, 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 January 6, 2015 in conjunction with a regularly scheduled meeting of the County Council.
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Governor Nikki Haley Announces New Department Of Health And Human Services Director
web posted November 11, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley today named Christian Soura as the acting director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), effective November 20, 2014. Soura has been Governor Haley’s Deputy Chief of Staff of Budget and Policy since January of 2011. Current director, Tony Keck, simultaneously announced his resignation and will be taking a position in the private sector.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted November 11, 2014
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Justice Served? Crime Victim says Faith in the Criminal Justice System Completely Destroyed - Feels Victimized Again
web posted November 10, 2014
EDGEFIELD – A Johnston Man who opened his front door to a man he recognized was pushed back inside his home at gunpoint, beaten, robbed, and held for at least twenty minutes before being able to escape the brutal crime two and a half years ago watched helplessly as an Edgefield County jury set both of his attackers free last Thursday. Roger Lamb, 70, said he has lost all faith in the criminal justice system and feels that he was victimized again during the trial of Edward Terrell Chandler Jr., 27, and Willie Dwayne Dublin, 30, accused of the brutal armed home invasion that took place in his Roland Avenue home that fateful Saturday morning.
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Two Aiken County Men Sent to Prison for Casalina Drive Burglary
web posted November 10, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Two Aiken County men arrested for breaking into several cars, burglarizing a shed, and committing at least a half dozen larcenies on the morning of August 27,2014, on Casalina Drive will be spending the next three years in prison. Martin Glenn Britt, 29, and Ben Wade Baker, 28, were captured after running the stolen car they were driving into a ditch during their getaway. Deputies were in the area after a couple reported two men breaking into their cars and a shed.