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April 2009 Archive

Edgefield man charged in hit and run of walking teen
web posted April 30, 2009
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield teen was rushed to the MCG Trauma Center Tuesday night after being struck by a pick-up truck and was left on the side of the road around 10:40 pm. The driver, 29-year-old Raymond Harris, of Brooks Street, Edgefield, was arrested later at his home in connection to the incident. Harris, police reports state, had been at the teen’s home earlier “looking” for the 16-year-old boy and then struck him with the vehicle after finding him walking down Plum Street.
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Wilson signs scholarship for college baseball (Photo)
web posted April 30, 2009
JOHNSTON – It has been twelve years since a baseball player from Strom Thurmond High School has signed to play college baseball, but Josh Wilson broke through that barrier when he signed a full scholarship to attend Spartanburg Methodist College on Wednesday at the high school. “You’re getting a great student,” Brent Wilder, Thurmond’s Head Coach told SMC’s Head Coach Tim Wallace. “That’s the ones we like to go after,” Wallace replied.
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Peeler “Jump Start Plan” Passes State Senate
web posted April 30, 2009
STATE – A jobs plan introduced just two weeks ago by South Carolina Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler has already passed the State Senate. Peeler’s “Jumpstart Plan” provides tax credits for businesses that hire unemployed state workers and grows our economy by promoting the private sector, not growing government. It was approved on second reading yesterday by a vote of 39-0. It was passed out of the Senate on third reading today.
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Piedmont Technical College to Hold Spring Edgefield Pottery Sale in Greenwood
web posted April 30, 2009
GREENWOOD – Pottery lovers and shoppers will once again have an opportunity to see the work of local pottery students as Piedmont Technical College hosts its Spring Pottery Show and Sale on May 6. The exhibit and sale will feature the works of students enrolled in the Professional Clay certificate program at the college’s Center for Creative Economies in Edgefield.
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Religion: Running from bears
By Pastor Stacy Williams
web posted April 30, 2009
RELIGION – Two hikers on a trail came around the bend to find an enormous brown bear about 75 yards up the trail. The bear spies them and begins running toward them at a full gallop. One hiker drops his backpack, sits down, throws off his boots, and starts lacing up a pair of running shoes. The other hiker says, "What are you doing? You will never outrun that bear!". The first hiker replies: "I don't have to outrun the bear…I just have to outrun you!” I’m sure you have all heard that joke before. Personally, I have heard it way too many times. However, a news story this week reminded me of it.
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Wise Tech Tips: Adding a Router - Problems connecting to the Internet
By James Wise
web posted April 30, 2009
TECH TIPS – Recently, we talked about adding a router and using it with an Internet connection. While most router additions are easy and require no special settings, a few Internet Service Providers (ISPs) require the use of additional settings. If you try adding a router and have problems, read on to learn how to “clone your MAC address.” Thanks to a reader, Bill ONeal, who wrote in to mention this tip.
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Old Edgefield District Genealogical and Old Ninety Six Genealogical Societies sponsor event
web posted April 30, 2009
PSA – The Old Edgefield District Genealogical and Old Ninety Six Genealogical invite everyone to Mountain Creek Baptist Church on Sunday May 17th at three o'clock for a wonderful program on the famous Reverand John Trapp/Thomas Chandler Pottery. Steve Ferrell the Master Potter along with his accomplished student, Ed Redman, will provide historical notes on the old Kirksey's Crossroads Pottery perhaps including some "mud slinging" demonstrations. Mountain Creek Baptist is located one mile off {East} of US 25 north about four miles north of the  US 25/378 intersection. The address is 108 Mountain Creek Road and is in Greenwood County. Look for the church sign on US 25 and turn right coming from Edgefield. The church is over two hundred years old and one of the earliest Baptist churches in South Carolina. Refreshments will be served.

Local officials taking proactive approach to flu virus
web posted April 29, 2009
COUNTY – Concern over the spreading swine flu bug has reached Edgefield County as the virus itself continues to expand its presence nationwide, with potential cases popping up in nearby Newberry County. Local officials with the county Emergency Management Agency and Emergency Medical Services sat in on a statewide conference call Tuesday morning where they were briefed on the emerging situation.
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Singletary lawsuit transferred to Federal Court
web posted April 29, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The $1 billion lawsuit brought by William Singletary has now been sought to be moved into Federal Court according to court papers filed by the attorney for the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, Chapman, Harter & Groves law firm in Greenville. The “Notice of Removal” from the local court district was filed on April 22, 2009.
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Fox Creek Lady Predators capture third straight Region 4-A crown
web posted April 29, 2009
MERRIWETHER – The Fox Creek High School Softball Team has won the Region 4-A title for the third year in a row. The Lady Predators went undefeated in region and clinched the title on Wednesday with their win against Wagener-Salley High School.
"The bats are starting to come alive," said Coach Amanda Schneider. "We have had 30 hits in the last 17 innings of ball play. We need to keep that going heading into the District playoffs."
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Governor Sanford Rescinds State of Emergency, Thanks All Responders
web posted April 29, 2009
STATE – Governor Sanford rescinded the State of Emergency issued last week for Horry County, as the state Forestry Commission has now reported 100 percent containment of the fire. The fire consumed almost 20,000 acres in Horry County near North Myrtle Beach, destroying 76 homes and damaging dozens more. Governor Sanford today thanked responders at the local and state level for their work in fighting the blaze.
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Report of suspicious person leads to arrest
web posted April 29, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Sheriff’s Deputies and Edgefield Police responded to a call at the Pizza Hut on Edgefield Road around 8:30 Tuesday night of a car entering the parking lot at a high rate of speed and the driver jumping out and fleeing the area on foot leaving the car running and locked in the parking lot. The man seen running was described as a white male wearing a faded brown pullover shirt and white shorts.
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Local man earns Doctorate
web posted April 29, 2009
COUNTY – Anthony Morgan, son of Bernice Morgan and the late Loucin Morgan of 519 Gary Street, Edgefield, SC received his degree, doctor of education (Ed.D) in Educational Leadership and Change from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California on February 17, 2009. In addition, Dr. Morgan received a certificate for completing a concentration in Community College Leadership. 
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Man reports robbery, goes to jail
web posted April 29, 2009
TRENTON – A Greenwood man called the Sheriff’s Office Monday night to report he was the victim of a strong armed robbery after leaving a local convenience store. The man claimed as he was walking he was approached by two men, a white male and a Hispanic male, who attacked him and robbed him of his wallet and about $200 in cash.
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Burglaries continue
web posted April 29, 2009
MERRIWETHER – Another burglary was reported on Monday evening after a couple returned to their Rolling Hills Court home and found it had been burglarized. After the deputy arrived on the scene an investigator was called to process the home for evidence. Initial reports indicate at that least $2,000 worth of property was stolen.
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Palmetto Gold Schools Receive Awards
web posted April 29, 2009
COUNTY – The Edgefield County School Board Spotlight Recognition Program honored three schools by presenting them with their state awards for being named Palmetto Gold Schools. The awards received by each of the honored schools places them in an elite group found across the state that are recognized as Palmetto Gold and Silver Award Winners.
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Spring Fest at Hammond’s Ferry to Feature Wine Tasting, Kid’s Activities, BrickYard Market and More
web posted April 29, 2009
NORTH AUGUSTA – Hammond’s Ferry, North Augusta’s new riverfront development will once again host the community for SpringFest, a family celebration on Friday, May 8 from 3 pm until dusk. The Blue Clay Farm Market will offer organic vegetables, fresh baked goods, plants and crafts, and kid’s activities will include face painting, a bubble park and live bug show by sponsor Advanced Services.
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Here's Your Card: Ask and Ye shall receive
web posted April 29, 2009
HERE’S YOUR CARD – If at first you don’t succeed, try again, an old adage goes. However, it is not an adage often used in those trying to be arrested as in the case of our latest Here’s Your Card nominee. A traffic stop at 1:25 am Friday by Edgefield Police on an Edgefield man for driving 38 in a 25 mph zone ended with two arrests before the night was over. Though the driver was arrested for DUI, his passenger, who requested to be arrested because she did not want him to “go to jail alone” was told to “go home and sleep it off”. The suggestion evidently went unheeded.
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Woman awakens to find burglar in family home Monday morning
web posted April 28, 2009
TRENTON – A Trenton woman called 911 after discovering a man inside the family’s Padgett Road home in the early morning hours Monday, frightening the man causing him to flee out the door with assorted items he w
as in the process of stealing. According to the 19-year-old woman, she awoke before 5 am after hearing the family dog barking, which she dismissed. But after hearing sounds inside the home she looked through a cracked door and saw the man pass by prompting her call.
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Singletary named in reported armed threat
web posted April 28, 2009
EDGEFIELD – William Singletary, who is now seeking a billion dollars in damages because of alleged threats, harassment, and discrimination by elected officials, law enforcement, and others, was the focus of a reported threat involving a gun this weekend. However, Mr. Singletary was not reported as the victim, but rather the suspect.
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Citizens group seeks investigation of School Superintendent
web posted April 28, 2009
COUNTY – According to documents obtained by EdgefieldDaily.com, a citizen’s group is asking for an investigation of Edgefield County School Superintendent Dr. Crenshaw due to her association to a grant writing company she founded, M.K. Inc., also known as Mama’s Kids Inc., that is alleged to have been involved in grant writing in Edgefield County that benefited the company she founded and presides as President.
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State Superintendent’s Writing Awards Program Winners Announced
web posted April 28, 2009
COUNTY – The Edgefield County School District is proud to announce the winners of the State Superintendent’s Writing Awards Program. Miss Ebony Johnson, a student at Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton Middle School is the county eighth grade winner and Miss Mahiva Patel, a student at Johnston Elementary is the county fifth grade winner. Students from all county fifth and eighth grades were eligible to participate in the program.
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May Cake Winner Announced
web posted April 27, 2009
WEBNEWS – EdgefieldDaily.com's May Anniversary/Birthday Cake winner has been drawn. This month's winner is Cherrill Turner (Birthday May 22), who was entered by Kelley & Bailey. Cherrill, Kelley, or Bailey has 48 hours to contact EdgefieldDaily.com to claim the personalized cake and instructions on how to order. Send in your personal wish and automatically enter your loved ones for our June drawing!
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26th Annual Johnston Peach Blossom Festival kicks off Friday night
web posted April 27, 2009
JOHNSTON – This coming Saturday, the Johnston, SC, Peach Blossom Festival will showcase great entertainment, a laughing contest, arts and crafts, food concessions, a parade, rides for children and two dances. The Festival kicks off at 9 a.m., and the free entertainment begins at 10 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m.  The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m.  All events are held in downtown Johnston on Calhoun Street.
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Solve the Relay for Life Riddle - We'll Donate $200
web posted April 27, 2009
WEBNEWS – It’s that time of year again when EdgefieldDaily.com offers our fifth annual Relay for Life Riddle. Solve the riddle and EdgefieldDaily.com will make a $200 donation to the Edgefield County Relay for Life, which will be held May 16-17 at Strom Thurmond High School.
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Wise Tech Tips: A look at Home Network Routers
By James Wise
web posted April 27, 2009
TECH TIPS – Recently, we talked about how to secure a network router. Today, we’re taking a step back to talk about what routers do, how beneficial they are, how to add one, and how to test your network security. If you have more than one computer in your house, a router can make networking them very easy. With a network, you can share files, printers, and an Internet connection. Even if you only have one computer, adding a router can help secure your computer from attack over the Internet.
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NewsBusters
web posted April 27, 2009
NEWSBUSTERS – Jodi Miller gives her most recent humorous update on current news by NewsBusters. Webcast by the Media Research Center and NewsBusters. Brought to you by EdgefieldDaily.com and presented for your viewing pleasure.
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Poem in Your Pocket Day, April 30th
web posted April 27, 2009
PSA – Join the Friends of the Edgefield County Public Library in celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 30th, 2009.  Pass a poem along to a friend and/or drop it off at the library.  If you receive a poem before the library closes at 9pm, read it while standing on the soap box and/or drop it off to be posted on our special bulletin board.  We will be accepting poems all day!  It can be a favorite poem by someone else or one that you have written. We challenge the community to help us make our goal of 100 poems!

Johnston man carjacked, robbed, and kidnapped at gunpoint
web posted April 25, 2009
JOHNSTON – A Johnston man was kidnapped at gunpoint during a carjacking that took place early Thursday morning at the Goodfella’s Laundromat on Lee Street. The man was taken to Ridge Spring where he was tied up, drug across the ground, and left at the Ridge Spring Monetta High School. The man was able to free himself and make his way to a nearby store to call 911. Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston said they want to find the men responsible as soon as possible.
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Total in recent Merriwether burglaries nears $100,000
web posted April 25, 2009
MERRIWETHER – The initial report of a third burglary that occurred in the last few days was released on Thursday. Sheriff’s Deputies and an Investigator arrived at a home on the 2500 block of Martintown Road Thursday morning after the owner arrived to find the garage door “kicked open” and at least $3,000 worth of goods taken.
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Chicken coupe lost, home saved in Friday fire (Photo)
web posted April 25, 2009
MURPHY VILLAGE – Merriwether and County Line Firefighters were called to a structure fire Friday afternoon when a neighbor called to report a nearby home on fire on Murphy Street around 3:20 pm. When the first firemen arrived on the scene they reported “smoke showing”. Additional units arrived moments later and began battling the blaze. Though the fire caused a number of lost lives, fortunately none of it was human life, just chickens.
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Photo of phone call exposes false claim by Singletary (Photo)
web posted April 24, 2009
EDGEFIELD – With so much focus being placed on William Singletary’s billion dollar lawsuit naming several law enforcement officers, elected officials, a lawyer, the Sheriff’s Office, and the Town of Edgefield, Singletary has been slowly leaking out evidence he claims supports his claims of racial discrimination, harassment, and even death threats. The latest such claimed evidence was a photograph of his phone’s caller ID showing a call to his home at 2:27 am on April 1, a time he claims he was in jail in Richmond County, Georgia. “It proves I’m telling the truth,” Singletary said on Monday and reiterated again on Thursday.
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Three Merriwether homes burglarized over two-day period
web posted April 24, 2009
MERRIWETHER – Burglars have been busy in the Merriwether area this week, targeting at least three homes between the 1800 and 2500 block of Martintown Road area since Wednesday. The first reported burglary was received just after 4 pm Wednesday on Cannon Mill Drive, located just off Martintown Road. The woman of the house informed the deputy that she found someone had entered her car and dumped out the contents out but stole the pocketbook and wallet. According to incident reports the woman was going to “let it go” until she arrived home after work and noticed a garage shed had also been broken into and called the Sheriff’s Office.
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Caught in the Act May 1 & 2
web posted April 24, 2009
JOHNSTON – It’s that time of year again, the Strom Thurmond Fine Arts Department’s presentation of Caught in the Act 2009. The ever popular vaudeville style show presented by the Gifted and Talented Drama Class, Jazz Band, and Show Choir, under the direction of Steven McKinney. A fun filled night of song, dance, comedy, and unexpected surprises.
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Governor Sanford Issues State of Emergency for Horry County
web posted April 24, 2009
STATE – Governor Sanford issued a State of Emergency for Horry County on Thursday as a wildfire that has already consumed 15,000 acres and destroyed an estimated 70 homes continued. The state Forestry Commission is the primary agency in charge of fighting the fire, and the state Emergency Management Division has also deployed support assets to the scene in consultation with the Governor's Office.
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NWTF's Conservation Cup Celebrates 10 Years of Good Times
web posted April 24, 2009
MERRIWETHER – Great spring weather and a well-manicured course greeted participants at the 10th annual NWTF Conservation Cup golf tournament, held April 20 at Mount Vintage Plantation in Merriwether. Twenty-five four-person teams enjoyed camaraderie and 18 challenging holes of golf during a beautiful South Carolina afternoon. Proceeds from the Conservation Cup benefited Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF, an outreach program that provides people with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy outdoor fun.
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Senators Hear Earful from Parents about Need for School Choice
web posted April 24, 2009
COLUMBIA – More than 200 passionate parents, activists and educators lined up in Columbia this morning to address a group of State Senators about the pressing need for private School Choice in South Carolina.The public hearing, called by the K-12 Education Subcommittee of the Senate’s Education Committee, allowed lawmakers to hear firsthand from parents who want more equal access to a wide range ofclassrooms for their children.
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Piedmont Technical College Going Tobacco-Free
web posted April 23, 2009
EDGEFIELD – College administrators are taking another look at the issue of smoking in the academic setting. No longer is secondhand smoke (SHS) merely an issue of annoyance. Since 1993, SHS has been classified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a Class A carcinogen, a classification used only for substances proven to cause cancer in humans. According to the Surgeon General, there is no safe level for exposure to tobacco smoke.
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Three Thurmond Students Recognized (Photo)
web posted April 23, 2009
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond High School Seniors, Lilly Torres and Erica Tamayo have been selected as Entrepreneurial Students of the Year by YEScarolina. These students participated in Mrs. Jean Vess’ Entrepreneurship class to develop and submit a business plan for the state YEScarolina Business Plan Competition. Bryanna McCain received an honorable mention for the plan she submitted.
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NewsBusters
web posted April 23, 2009
NEWSBUSTERS – Jodi Miller gives her most recent humorous update on recent news by NewsBusters. Webcast by the Media Research Center and NewsBusters. Brought to you by EdgefieldDaily.com and presented for your viewing pleasure.
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Merriwether Elementary Student’s Artwork to be featured in Calendar
web posted April 23, 2009
MERRIWETHER – Taylor Herndon, a third grade student at Merriwether Elementary, has had his economic poster selected for publication in the 2009-2010 Economic Concepts Calendar. He will receive a $50 savings bond for his informative and creative design that he submitted to the Economic Poster Contest. Taylor’s birthday will also be printed on the calendar.
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Paws In The Park this Saturday
web posted April 23, 2009
EDGEFIELD – All God’s Creatures is proud to present our 6th annual “Paws in the Park” this Saturday morning, April 25th rain or shine. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. and please note the CHANGE of location. It will be held in the town of Edgefield, SC at historic Oakley Park, Columbia Road.
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Vote kills dead issue, Calliham property never to be discussed again
web posted April 22, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council has resolved the issue surrounding the on again off again purchase of the Calliham property for the last time. There will be no further offers, inquiries, or proposals accepted and there will be no purchase by the county. After emerging from an executive session to discuss the latest proposal offer pushed by Ken Durham, a quick vote followed that the county was rejecting the proposal by a 4-1 vote, Councilman Dorn voting to go ahead with the purchase. Chairman Kneece stated that unless there were better offers, that was it. “Along with that,” Councilman Rodney Ashcraft said, “I’d like to make a motion to make it permanent history.”
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Amendment to budget to fund employee healthcare shot down by 3-2 vote in work session
web posted April 22, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council held their second budget workshop Tuesday night with a string of representatives of organizations requesting funding, most of whom have been cut from the budget completely due to lack of available revenues. The budget is balanced in its current form, but leaves county employees paying a portion of their insurance costs. Councilwoman Genia Blackwell offered an amendment to the budget, which is also balanced, with the insurance remaining free for employees. “I think we do have a responsibility to the agreement they had (for paid insurance) when they were hired,” Blackwell said.
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The Billion Dollar man (Photos)
Singletary says Law Enforcement officers say, "they are going to kill me"
web posted April 22, 2009
EDGEFIELD – By his own admission, William Singletary is not a wealthy man. But regardless of the amount of the punitive damages he is now seeking from a total of eight defendants (which currently includes the Edgefield Police Department, the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Adell Dobey, ECSO Captain Chris Wash, Police Chief Ronnie Carter, Mayor Ken Durham, the Town of Edgefield and now attorney Greg Anderson), an amount which has soared from an initial 25 million dollars to a grand total of one billion dollars with the latest amendment, Mr. Singletary says his civil lawsuit is not about the money. What the suit is about, he says, is respect and fairness.
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Senator Shane Massey and County Councilman Rodney Ashcraft to hold town hall meeting
web posted April 22, 2009
WESTSIDE – Senator Shane Massey and County Councilman Rodney Ashcraft will hold a town hall meeting on Thursday, April 23, 6:00-7:30 at the Colliers Community Center to discuss state and county issues.  Additionally, Senator Massey and Councilman Ashcraft will provide an update on efforts to extend water service to the Westside.  Contact Senator Massey at shanemassey@scsenate.org or 803-480-0419 with questions.

Courtney Mealing signs with Francis Marion University (Photo)
web posted April 22, 2009
JOHNSTON – Courtney Mealing says she felt an instant connection to Francis Marion University and the Patriot players during her recruiting visit there. So much so, that on the trip back home to Edgefield County she was already considering making a commitment to the school. For Mealing, Strom Thurmond's all-time leading scorer, the two-hour drive had definitely been worth it.
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Religion: "Patience"
By Pastor Stacy Williams
web posted April 22, 2009
RELIGION – I came across this scripture the other day. 1 Thessalonians 5:14 reads, Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all. In this passage, Paul is instructing the people of the church in Thessalonica in some of the ways they should act. He encourages them to try to teach those who behave badly to change their actions. He tells the church to comfort those who are afraid, and to defend those who are weak. He then adds that we should be patient with everyone.
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NWTF Wheelin' Sportsmen Enjoy Ultimate Turkey Hunt
web posted April 22, 2009
AIKEN – Hunters with disabilities enjoyed sunny skies, camaraderie and great turkey hunting at the National Wild Turkey Federation's Wheelin' Sportsmen Ultimate Turkey Hunt, held at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken County, S.C., April 17 and April 18.
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Searching for jobs: County unemployment rate has dropped over last three months
web posted April 22, 2009
COUNTY – While South Carolina's unemployment rate rose for the 13th consecutive month in March to 11.4 percent, tying a 26-year record, Edgefield County's unemployment rate has been steadily dropping over the past few months.
In figures released Friday by the State Employment Security Commission, Edgefield County's unemployment rate was 9.9 percent, down from 10.9 in February, and 11.1 in January.
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Peeler’s Jobs Plan Moving Fast
web posted April 22, 2009
COLUMBIA – Just one week after being introduced in the South Carolina Senate, Majority Leader Harvey Peeler’s jobs plan is already heading to the floor for debate. Termed the ‘JumpStart Plan” Senator Peeler’s bill provides tax credits for businesses that hire unemployed state workers and grows our economy by promoting the private sector, not growing government.  It was passed by the Senate Finance Committee today.
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Field of candidates for 3rd Congressional Seat grows
web posted April 21, 2009
ANDERSON – Richard Cash, a businessman from Powdersville in northern Anderson County, announced his run for Congress in the third district seat before a crowd of over 200 supporters on Saturday. The Congressional seat is left up for grabs after Rep. Gresham Barrett announced his intentions to run for Governor. Cash has been an entrepreneur and small business owner for the past 10 years, and views the current crisis from that view. "Any small business owner knows that his money is at risk each day he opens the doors," says Cash.
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Spill closes main intersection for hours Saturday (Photos)
web posted April 21, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Spilling your guts is often thought of as a good thing - when someone releases information. That was not the case this weekend. Highway 25 at Crest Road and Meeting Street was closed off early Saturday morning for several hours when a truck hauling waste by-products of pig and chicken processing reported a “grease spill” in the area at 6:11 am. The Edgefield Police and Fire Department, Sheriff’s Deputies, and the State Highway Patrol were called to the scene where the road was covered in what one officer described as “pig guts all over the road”.
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Edgefield United Methodist Church sponsors national “town hall meeting” with Dave Ramsey
web posted April 21, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Connect with families across the nation for a truly radical message:  HOPE. Tired of hearing the fear, doom and gloom that's filling the airwaves? Join Dave Ramsey for a nation wide town hall meeting and discover what's happening with the economy, how we got here, and where we're going.  Plus, Dave will answer your questions live through the event.
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Stolen vehicles discovered wrecked, involved in police chase
web posted April 21, 2009
COUNTY – A North Augusta woman called the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday to report her 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier stolen from her home “sometime” between Easter Sunday and April 19. The keys to the car were left over the sun visor at a Stephens Road home and the woman told the deputy that she had no idea who could have stolen her car, incident reports state.
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Edgefield County EMA offering CERT training starting May 7
web posted April 21, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Emergency Management Office has scheduled a CERT class for residents of Edgefield County for May 7, 8 and 9th. CERT is Community Emergency Response Team. Sandy Backensto said after last week’s storms and tornadoes, “we were spared,” and she would like to get everyone ready to help each other in such events.
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Certified Private Applicator Training offered May 6-7
web posted April 21, 2009
COUNTY – The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service in Edgefield County will be offering a Certified Private Applicator Training on the evenings of Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The eight hour training will be broken into two sessions.  Both sessions must be successfully completed in order to take the exam.
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Edgefield County Interagency Council releases Resources Guide Booklet (Photo)
web posted April 21, 2009
JOHNSTON – At the March meeting of the Edgefield County Interagency Council they rolled out their first publication: the Edgefield County Community Resource Directory.  This booklet contains information for services needed, phone numbers, emergency assistance and many other services that might be needed by residents of and surrounding Edgefield County.  This booklet is also used by Edgefield County 211 Help Line.
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Deadline for May Birthday - Anniversary cake winner drawing near
web posted April 20, 2009
WEBNEWS – The deadline to have your loved one entered into our monthly drawing for a free birthday or anniversary cake from Jari’s Bakery is drawing near. Simply email us with your birthday or anniversary wish and automatically enter them in our drawing. The drawing will take place on April 26, so enter now.
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Jimmy Shay Memorial Youth Fishing Rodeo May 9
web posted April 20, 2009
COUNTY – The Jimmy Shay Memorial Youth Fishing Rodeo will be held Saturday, May 9, 2008, at Lick Fork Lake Recreation Area from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The rodeo theme is “Get Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs”.  Children 12 years and under will be allowed to fish with bait and tackle furnished. Lunch will be served at no cost to children and their families.
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National Radio Personality Will Spin the Tunes at Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Dance (Photo)
web posted April 20, 2009
JOHNSTON – This year, the Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival is proud to announce that Professor John Hook will bring his syndicated radio music to the Saturday, May 2, dance at the Festival. Hook, affectionately known as “Fessa Hook” by his many listeners, is well known for his syndicated radio show in the U.S. and Europe, the Beach Music Top 40 Countdown.
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Dead issue given new life
A Column by the Editor
web posted April 20, 2009
COLUMN – Some people just can’t take “no” for an answer on a “dead” issue, in this case the county’s refusal to purchase the Calliham building and property. Edgefield Mayor and President of Edgefield Construction, Ken Durham, has once again brought the matter up for discussion by the Edgefield County Council though earlier this month County Council Chairman Monroe Kneece said the issue was “as dead as it gets”. The matter should not be allowed to be resurrected and the county should move forward on plans to rebuild on the Church Street property we already own.
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Wise Tech Tips: Securing a Network Router
By James Wise
web posted April 20, 2009
TECH TIPS – Many people use routers to create a network between multiple computers in the home and possibly share an Internet connection between those computers. If you don’t have one already, we’ll talk about the many benefits of a router and how to set one up in future columns. Today’s column is really more for those who already have a router because if you don’t follow a few simple steps to secure your router, other people could gain access to your network allowing them to possibly see your personal files or use your Internet connection.
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Johnston students enjoy trip to Charleston (Photo)
Submitted by Kay Campbell
web posted April 20, 2009
JOHNSTON – Johnston Elementary School third graders enjoyed an exciting day in Charleston. The trip started with a visit to Drayton Hall Plantation where students traveled from station to station learning about the different jobs the enslaved people performed on the plantation. Students then enjoyed a picnic lunch on the grounds of Drayton Hall and made purchases from the Plantation store.
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STH Students of the month (Photo)
web posted April 20, 2009
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond High School is proud to recognize the March Students of the Month. The Student of the Month Program recognizes students who display good citizenship characteristics.
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Young Authors' Night set for Thursday
web posted April 20, 2009
JOHNSTON – J.E.T. Middle School's Language Arts Department will host Young Authors' Night on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 6:30 P.M. in the school's cafeteria.  The evening's events will include readings by some of J.E.T.'s student writers and special awards presented by Mrs. Linda Nidiffer in memory of her mother, who was an avid supporter of education.  Windows Into J.E.T., a student-written literary magazine, will also be unveiled, and contributors will be recognized.  Please come out and support J.E.T.'s proud young authors with your presence.

EC School District Will Share in $20.3 Million in Federal Grants, Loans to Save Energy
web posted April 18, 2009
COLUMBIA – South Carolina’s 85 school districts will share $20.3 million in federal stimulus grants and loans to make immediate improvements to building energy and lighting systems, the State Budget and Control Board announced today. The Edgefield County School District will receive a total allocation of $121,478.
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STCC FBLA March For Babies raises funds, awareness (Photo)
web posted April 18, 2009
JOHNSTON – The STCC Future Business Leaders of America sponsored a March of Dimes “March for Babies” event. Shown above are students preparing information for walkers. A total of $648.50 was made through the fund raiser activity. Ms. Michelle Smith presented the donation to the Regional March of Dimes Director this week.
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Wise Tech Tips: Customize Your Desktop with BumpTop
By James Wise
web posted April 18, 2009
TECH TIPS – Today’s column offers a break from some of our more serious topics like backups and cleanups (more on those topics very soon) and offers something with a bit more “fun factor” if you aren’t happy with the desktop on your Windows computer. BumpTop (www.bumptop.com) is a new program which was just released. It creates a 3D desktop allowing you to create piles with related objects (i.e. files) much like you might have on your actual desk. You can also add things like photos and sticky notes and there is a free version. This program may have more appeal for more advanced users but it’s easy to install and reasonably intuitive to use I think.
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Edgefield Spring Fling Shop-Around set for Thursday
web posted April 18, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Come celebrate spring at the Edgefield Community Development Association’s (ECDA) Spring Fling Shop-Around on Thursday, April 23rd from 4:00pm to 8:00pm in historic Downtown Edgefield.
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Piedmont Tech Hosts SCADA Tour
web posted April 18, 2009
GREENWOOD – Piedmont Technical College recently played host to the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association automotive field studies tour for educators. The purpose of the tour was to expose career specialists, counselors, career center instructors and teachers to the inner workings of the automobile industry.
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Scouts, Fire Department BBQ Fundraiser set for Saturday
web posted April 17, 2009
PSA - MERRIWETHER – The Boy and Cub Scouts annual BBQ dinner will be held Saturday, April 18th 2009 at the Merriwether Fire Dept. and Community Center at 1879 W. Martintown Rd. The menu includes 1/2 BBQ Chicken, Green Beans, Potato Salad, and bread. The cost is $7.00 per plate with the proceeds split between the Boy and Cub Scouts and the Merriwether Fire Dept. Pick-up time will be between 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. The Fire Dept. will also have a limited number of reflective address signs on site to sell at a cost of $15.00 per sign. To place advance orders please call the Fire Department today at 279-8001. Support your local Scouts and Fire Department by letting them do the cooking Saturday.

Trenton Fire Department responds to two fires, at the same house (Photos)
web posted April 17, 2009
TRENTON – Trenton Firefighters were called to a kitchen fire at a home on the 1600 block of Luke Bridge Road Thursday morning just before 10 am. Firemen arrived a short time later and were able to extinguish the fire in short order, or at least so they thought. Later in the day they were called back to the home around 2 pm with law enforcement reporting “smoke and fire showing” when they arrived with firemen close behind.
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Photo Contest Winners Announced (Photo)
web posted April 17, 2009
COUNTY – The Commissioners of the Edgefield Soil and Water Conservation District are pleased to announce the winners of the annual photo contest sponsored by the Conservation District. The Edgefield Conservation District reaches out to every grade level with programs and projects each year in an effort to boost the overall knowledge of natural resource conservation.
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Man fights with police after refusing to leave local store
web posted April 17, 2009
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield man was arrested after being asked to leave a local business and refused. After police arrived on the scene the man continued to refuse to leave and then fought with police. Christopher Holmes, 24, of Plum Street in Edgefield, was eventually taken into custody and has pending charges of trespassing after notice and resisting arrest with an assault on a police officer.
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Edgefield County School District releases third nine weeks Honor Rolls
web posted April 17, 2009
COUNTY – The Edgefield County School District has released the latest Honor Rolls for area schools. EdgefieldDaily.com congratulates each student on his or her academic achievements. Each school is listed separately. We applaud those who work hard and excel in their studies.
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Here's Your Card: If you want to go to jail, the police will be happy to oblige
web posted April 17, 2009
HERE’S YOUR CARD – You just have to wonder what goes on in the minds of people sometimes. Such as when a police officer trying to investigate a complaint and people try to interject their selves into a situation. Just such an incident took place Wednesday morning around 2:47 am when Johnston Police arrived to a report of a disturbance on the 600 block of Ridge Road. Hint number one, when a police officer tells you to stop yelling and cussing, listen to him.
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Good News: "Frumpy woman" astounds Talent Judges
web posted April 17, 2009
WEBNEWS – Wow! If ever something can touch your heart, this woman certainly takes the cake. Due to her world wide over-night stardom, we can only link to the video as embedding the video is not allowed. Dealing with death, destruction, and violence on a daily basis, without emotion, this tugs at the heart like none other,
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Singletary ups demand for damages in amended lawsuit, seeks resignations (Photo)
Total filed and planned suits seeks over a half billion dollars
web posted April 16, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The stakes and the players have changed again in the multi-million dollar lawsuit filed by William Singletary against the Town of Edgefield, the Police Department, and the Sheriff’s Office, when the suit was amended on Wednesday upping the requested damages to $350 million dollars. The suit now names Sheriff Adell Dobey and Captain Chris Wash individually, the Sheriff’s Office, Edgefield Police Department, Edgefield Mayor Ken Durham, and the Town of Edgefield. “It’s not about the money,” Mr. Singletary said, it is about a principle. The claimed conspiracy of law enforcement agencies involved now crosses state lines and includes the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
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Citizen's Group seeks public attendance at public hearings on School District budget
web posted April 16, 2009
COUNTY - PSA – The Edgefield County School District will hold community meetings on April 20, 2009 in the JET Middle School cafeteria and on April 23, 2009 in the Merriwether Elementary School cafeteria to discuss the budget. Both meetings will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. All concerned citizens need to plan to attend one or both of these meetings.
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"Hee-Haw" comes to Johnston
web posted April 16, 2009
JOHNSTON – The Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church will be presenting a rendition of the nationally popular TV show “Hee-Haw” on Friday, April 17. “We are looking forward to a big crowd and a good time,” Pat Shealy said. The performance, under the direction of Steven McKinney, will be hosted in the fellowship hall.
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Governor Sanford Issues Somber Statement on Tax Day
web posted April 16, 2009
STATE – South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford gave a rather sober look at “Tax Day”, stating that the effects of the current situation on the economy and President Obama’s proposals have multi-generational effects. "Today it's worth noting the fact that we are at a truly frightening tipping point with regard to federal spending, and the consequences it will have for every current -and especially future - taxpayer here in South Carolina," Gov. Sanford said. "This year, government spending will account for more than a quarter of the entire economy, a level not seen since our country was fighting for its survival against Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan."
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Piedmont Tech BCT Best in the State (Photo)
web posted April 16, 2009
GREENVILLE – Students in the Building Construction Technology (BCT) program at Piedmont Technical College recently finished first in the TeamWorks competition for SkillsUSA, held in Greenville. Benji Baker of Hodges, Ramon Rodriquez of Greenwood, Damian Proctor of McCormick and Josh Christian of Union competed against teams from across the state.
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DeMint Reports over $2.2 Million in Campaign Account
web posted April 16, 2009
COLUMBIA – U.S. Senator Jim DeMint’s campaign announced Wednesday that he has $2.2 million cash-on-hand after raising nearly $700,000 in the first quarter of 2009 for his re-election campaign. The campaign’s quarterly financial report detailing campaign finance data was being filed with the Secretary of the U.S. Senate and the FEC Wednesday. DeMint also used this occasion to announce his campaign’s six statewide finance co-chairs.
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Another armed robbery leads to manhunt in Edgefield County
web posted April 15, 2009
MERRIWETHER – Another armed robbery has led to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responding to try to locate a possible suspect. Though limited information was available at press time, Aiken County and Edgefield County Deputies were converging on the Brookstone Apartments on Murrah Road Extension in an effort to locate a possible suspect.
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Senator Harvey Peeler Introduces “Jumpstart South Carolina’s Economy Plan”
web posted April 15, 2009
COLUMBIA – South Carolina Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler (R - Cherokee) introduced legislation today to help fight South Carolina’s skyrocketing unemployment rate. Peeler’s “Jumpstart Plan” provides tax credits for businesses that hire unemployed workers and grows our economy by promoting the private sector, not growing government.
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Edgefield County School District to hold public hearings on budget
web posted April 15, 2009
PSA – The Edgefield County School District will hold community meetings on April 20, 2009 in the JET Middle School cafeteria and on April 23, 2009 in the Merriwether Elementary School cafeteria to discuss the budget. Both meetings will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

More states join move to assert States’ Rights
web posted April 15, 2009
COLUMBIA – The South Carolina State Senate is one step closer to approving the resolution reaffirming South Carolina’s states’ rights from the Federal Government, a move that is sweeping the nation with Texas Governor Rick Perry announcing a similar resolution this week in Texas. “I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state,” Gov. Perry said in a new conference on Tuesday.
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Leon Everette to headline Sandy Oaks Gospel Festival
web posted April 15, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Leon Everette and the Country Cross Band will be at the Sandy Oaks Gospel Festival next month at the Lazy J Arena. The festival is scheduled to be held on May 9 at 5 pm with gates opening at 2 pm. Bands, food, arts and craft vendors, and plenty of free parking. Opening entertainment provided by The Good-Ol-Boys, Godspeed, Don Goldman. Sandy Quarles, one of the organizers, said there is still room for additional arts and crafts or those just wanting to set up a yard sale.
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Sports:
- Wardlaw's Kevin to walk on at Hargrave Military Academy
- Courtney Mealing ends a memorable career with no regrets
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Trenton approves Fire Service Truck and welcomes new council member
By: Melody W. Boylston
web posted April 15, 2009
TRENTON – The Trenton Town Council met Wednesday with Mayor Helen Summer opening the meeting with prayer and the pledge to the American Flag. After a unanimous approval for the March minutes and financial report, Mayor Summer congratulated the newly elected town council members: Incumbent Keith Sexton and newly elected Council Member Shannon Philpot, who will serve for the next four years.
Mayor Summer retained her office as Mayor, having no opposition.
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Religion: Just a Little Talk With Jesus
By Pastor Stacy Williams
web posted April 15, 2009
RELIGION – What do you think of when you hear the word prayer? Do you think of a formal address to God where you read your list of requests to Him? Do you think of something done by a child right before bedtime? Maybe you think of the long talk to “our Heavenly Father”, the preacher gives while your head is bowed and your eyes are closed.
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Opinion: Homeland Security labels non-Democrats as possible threat to “national security”
A Column by the Editor
web posted April 15, 2009
COLUMN – Is South Carolina, Texas, and over twenty other states about to hit the “watch list” for Homeland Security? Apparently so. According to a released memo to law enforcement agencies dated April 7, Homeland Security said “right-wing extremists”, those who support states’ rights, local control over federal control, anti-abortion positions, or dissatisfaction of enforcement of immigration laws, and even military personnel were prime targets as being potential terrorists. There was no mention of Islamic radicals who have already carried out attacks on the US as being terrorists. Those “incidents” are now politically correctly called "man-made disasters."
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Educational Town Forum set for April 29
web posted April 15, 2009
PSA – Representative Bill Clyburn is sponsoring an Educational Town Forum on April 29, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. in the Strom Thurmond High School cafeteria. Joining Representative Clyburn will be Dr. Jim Rex, State Superintendent of Education to address educational information. The program  will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Sewer project main issue at Johnston Town Council meeting
web posted April 14, 2009
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Town Council held their April meeting with the topic gaining the most debate being the $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application the town is seeking to “rehabilitate and upgrade” the existing sewer systems in “certain areas of Johnston”. Also asked of the town council was that members of the council reveal for the record if they live, own property, or have family that lives in any of the proposed areas that would receive improvements by Town Administrator Keith Coones.  
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Emergency crews deal with downed trees, limbs, lines on Monday (Photos)
web posted April 14, 2009
COUNTY – Weather related incidents continued to plague the area Monday after heavy rains and high winds seemed to weaken a number of trees. As the rains began to subside on Monday the winds increased and a number of calls to 911 brought emergency crews to several scenes in Edgefield and Johnston with reports of trees and power lines down.
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Holmes Pond Road remains closed, dam continues to weaken (Photos)
web posted April 14, 2009
JOHNSTON – There seems to be no quick end to the problems on Holmes Pond Road or the reopening of the roadway as the conditions of the breached dam continues to worsen. The sinkholes caused by the breach under the roadway continue to erode and move closer to the paved road that crosses the dam. The original breach was reported on Friday March 13, and one month later the situation is worse, not better.
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Vandals strike windows in Merriwether area
web posted April 14, 2009
MERRIWETHER – Vandals struck the Merriwether area over the weekend targeting windows, of all things. At least four locations were targeted within a rather confined area causing nearly $2,000 in damages. The vandals struck mainly vehicles but also included a building at the North Augusta Country Club as well.
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Edgefield Forestry Association Scholarship Opportunity
web posted April 14, 2009
COUNTY – The Edgefield Forestry Association is pleased to announce it will offer a scholarship this year worth $500 to a deserving student from Edgefield County.  Qualified applicants need to major in Forestry, Wildlife Biology, Conservation, Land Surveying, Environmental Science, or Agriculture related studies.
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Celebrate National Poetry Month with a Poem in Your Pocket
web posted April 14, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Join the Edgefield County Public Library and the Academy of American Poets in celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 30.  The idea is simple: select (or write) a poem, carry it with you all day, and pass it along to family, friends, coworkers, classmates, teachers, even strangers on the street.  Last year, people across the country unfolded poems and read them aloud in parks, libraries, schools, and workplaces. Read your poem in the library.  Read your poem in your classroom.
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Armed robber strikes Johnston business Saturday night
web posted April 13, 2009
JOHNSTON – Just after 9 pm Saturday night 911 dispatchers received a call of an armed robbery of a Calhoun Street business that brought Johnston and Edgefield Police, as well as Sheriff’s Deputies rushing to the scene. The robber was described as a black male, approximately 5’ 8” tall, 145 pounds, wearing a black shirt and pants. The man entered the store, produced a gun, and was given an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing towards Edisto Street on foot.
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Beech Island man killed in weekend weather related crash
web posted April 13, 2009
AIKEN – An Aiken County man became the 8th fatality this year on Aiken County Roads this weekend when 63-year-old James Adkinson of Beech Island Avenue in Beech Island SC was pronounced dead at the scene of a single vehicle crash on Chime Bell Church Rd. approximately 1.2 miles from Gray Mare Hollow Rd.
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Summer Youth Employment Program seeks employers
web posted April 13, 2009
PSA - COUNTY – The Edgefield County Workforce Center is recruiting employers for our Summer Youth Employment Program. Our goal is to employ 50 or more Edgefield youth up to age 24 at local businesses in the area. Pay for summer employees will be provided by GLEAMNS Workforce Development (WIA).
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Tech Tips: Computer Cleanup Part 2 – Getting Rid of Unused Programs and Files
By James Wise
web posted April 13, 2009
TECH TIPS – Recently, we talked about how to see where your computer’s disk space was going using a program called WinDirStat. That is really helpful for files you’ve placed on your computer which must be manually removed if you don’t want them. There are other files to consider as well though for computer cleanup and deleting these unused files can also help speed up your computer. To address these files, we’re going to talk about the free program CCleaner. This program can also help with removing old programs you no longer use.
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"Fight Like a Girl" T-shirts on sale now for Relay for Life
web posted April 13, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Teachers at Parker Elementary are proudly wearing their “ Fight Like A Girl” T-shirts purchased as part of their Relay For Life Teams fundraiser. Each shirt only cost $10.00 and all of the proceeds go to their team's goal. The Relay For Life of Edgefield County event this year will be Saturday May 16th 1pm-1am at the STHS football field.
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Celebrate National Poetry Month with a Poem in Your Pocket
web posted April 13, 2009
EDGEFILED – Join the Edgefield County Public Library and the Academy of American Poets in celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 30.  The idea is simple: select (or write) a poem, carry it with you all day, and pass it along to family, friends, coworkers, classmates, teachers, even strangers on the street.  Last year, people across the country unfolded poems and read them aloud in parks, libraries, schools, and workplaces. Read your poem in the library.  Read your poem in your classroom. 
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Calling All Cooks
SUBMITTED
web posted April 13, 2009
COUNTY – Last chance to get in the book!!   Please want you help us out with this project! The Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce is launching a cookbook project. We are looking for recipes to fill a cookbook. Appetizers, Soups, vegetables, entrees, desserts, etc. 
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Ginsburg: Foreign Law should be considered when judging US Constitution
web posted April 13, 2009
COLUMBUS, Ohio — In wide-ranging remarks here, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended the use of foreign law by American judges, suggested that torture should not be used even when it might yield important information and reflected on her role as the Supreme Court’s only female justice. The occasion was a symposium at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University honoring her 15 years on the court.
New York Times

Storms cause problems Friday night
web posted April 11, 2009
COUNTY – A series of storms moved across the county Friday night downing trees and pelting homes and cars with hail prompting Edgefield County EMA Director Mike Casey to partially open the Emergency Operation Center. The first warning came when a tornado was reported on the ground in Greenwood County and the storm moving into eastern Edgefield County around 9 pm.
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Fort Gordon Band Headlines Entertainment at Johnston Peach Blossom Festival
web posted April 11, 2009
JOHNSTON – The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival entertainment for the day is now set, with the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band from Fort Gordon headlining the May 2 event. The United States Army Signal Corps Band serves as a musical outreach for United States Army Signal Center, headquartered at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia. The 30-member ensemble performs numerous concerts for the Central Savannah River Area as well as abroad.
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Engineering Technology Program Aimed at Girls
web posted April 11, 2009
GREENWOOD – This summer, it’s no boys allowed. Piedmont Technical College will be hosting its first “Girls Achieving in Technology and Engineering” (GATE) summer program. The program will be held July 20-22 for rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade female students.
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NewsBusters
web posted April 11, 2009
NEWSBUSTERS – Jodi Miller gives her most recent humorous update on recent news by NewsBusters. Webcast by the Media Research Center and NewsBusters. Brought to you by EdgefieldDaily.com and presented for your viewing pleasure.
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Horse taken into custody, euthanized in animal cruelty investigation
web posted April 10, 2009
TRENTON – A Trenton woman is under investigation for animal cruelty after Sheriff’s Deputies were forced to take a horse into “emergency custody” in order to have it euthanized Wednesday.
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Motorcycle reports lead to one arrest, one chase
web posted April 10, 2009
COUNTY LINE – Edgefield County 911 dispatchers began receiving calls about a motorcycle rider riding on one wheel and speeding along Highway 25 south Thursday just after noon, one call came from an ambulance that reported they almost wrecked due to the actions of the rider. Deputies responded to the area and once the rider and motorcycle were found the driver was arrested for being in possession of a stolen vehicle. 
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Councilman Dorn crosses the line for the last time (Photo)
A Column by the Editor
web posted April 10, 2009
COLUMN – Edgefield County Council Chairman Monroe Kneece has allowed, yet again, Councilman Norman Dorn to spew more of his diarrhea of the mouth unchecked during county council meetings. This has been an ongoing problem for several years and Chairman Kneece will not control Mr. Dorn from his vicious, slanderous, demeaning, and libelous attacks of citizens attending the meetings. In fact, the only time Chairman Kneece uses his gavel is when the people attacked rise to defend themselves from Dorn’s attacks. That places the county in a very difficult position.
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Chamber of Commerce applauds response of "Key Ingredients" display
web posted April 10, 2009
Dear Editor,
The Edgefield County Peach Museum reports that its seven week showing of the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Key Ingredients: America by Food was a resounding success.
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Tompkins Library wants county revenues, but skips out paying into them
web posted April 9, 2009
EDGEFIELD – While the Tompkins Library supporters were standing before the county council Tuesday night seeking money from the county, it seems they were avoiding paying their fair share to the county. For over a year they have been involved in a construction project in the basement, or what is to be a basement, of the building. Moreover, they have been doing it without the required permit from the county or proper inspections.
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County Attorney Byrd retires
web posted April 9, 2009
EDGEFIELD – County Attorney John “Buzzy” Byrd has submitted his resignation to the County Council on Tuesday night saying that it was time for him to retire from the position. “As I have practiced law for almost 42 years, it is my desire to continue my private law practice, but to try to cut back on other duties to devote more time to it and my family,” the letter read in part. Mr. Byrd has been the county attorney since January of 1998.
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Edgefield couple returns to find home burglarized
web posted April 9, 2009
EDGEFIELD – A Stonehenge Circle couple arrived back at their home early Wednesday afternoon and discovered their home had been burglarized. The couple called 911 bringing Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators to the scene. The Bloodhound Team also arrived and tracked a possible suspect through the woods towards Columbia Road.
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Ten Governor's Cafe open for Easter
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web posted April 9, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Ten Governor’s Café will be open Easter Sunday for dining or take out orders. Call ahead and have your order waiting.

Edgefield man suing Sheriff's Office, Edgefield, and EPD arrested again (Photo)
Warning: Quotes in this report may be considered offensive
web posted April 9, 2009
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield man who in amended civil lawsuits is now seeking a total of $150 million dollars in punitive damages from the Town of Edgefield, Edgefield Mayor Ken Durham, the Edgefield Police Department, Edgefield County Sheriff Adell Dobey and the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office was arrested last week by Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputies and charged with disorderly conduct.
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Drivers help get suspected drunk driver off the road
web posted April 9, 2009
MERRIWETHER – It has long been said that the citizen is the eyes and ears of law enforcement. Now, armed with cell phones, citizens are taking suspected drunk drivers off the roads. A scene that is played out many times over each month, a driver spotted vehicle driving erratic south on Sweetwater Road and called 911. As dispatchers relayed information about the location of the truck to deputies they were able to intercept the driver, who was later arrested on multiple charges.
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County Extension Offices offering class series on the basics of forage establishment and management
web posted April 9, 2009
COUNTY – The Edgefield, Aiken, Saluda, McCormick, Greenwood and Abbeville County Extension Offices will be offering a four class series on the basics of forage establishment and management. The four night series will be offered at the Edgefield County Extension Office April 27th, May 4th, 11th, 18th. 
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NWTF Prepares to Party, Hawaiian Style
web posted April 9, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The National Wild Turkey Federation welcomes the community to enjoy an evening of fun, fellowship and great food at the Edgefield Chapter's Luau, to be held Friday, May 8 at NWTF headquarters.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
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Lost dog: Cash Reward offered
web posted April 9, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Lost: 2 year old yellow lab male answers to the name "dakota"  he is a large dog but very friendly. He is not wearing a collar. Please call Cliff Strickland at 803-480-2514

North Augusta Relay for Life set for May 9
web posted April 9, 2009
PSA-NORTH AUGUSTA – Final plans for the Relay For Life of North Augusta / Midland Valley are being made as hundreds of volunteers get ready to walk for a cure for the American Cancer Society.
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Piedmont Tech to Offer Diversified Agriculture Program in Saluda
web posted April 9, 2009
SALUDA – Piedmont Technical College is taking the lead once again. Beginning in the fall of 2009, the college will be offering a basic agriculture certificate and an advanced agriculture certificate at the new Saluda County Center. The new certificates are the first step for a new Diversified Agriculture program.
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County Budget torpedoed by vote on Road Maintenance Fee
web posted April 8, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Three members of the Edgefield County Council threw a wrench into the budget works Tuesday night by voting down an ordinance raising the road maintenance fee from $10 to $20. The move sent the current budget in a $224,000 deficit leaving County Administrator John Pettigrew and Finance Director Lynn Strom trying to find a way to have a balanced budget after the fiscal belt was tightened up a notch.
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Rev. Hooper removed from Tax Appeals Board due to indictment of sexual abuse charge
web posted April 8, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Rev. J. R. Hooper, who was reappointed to the Edgefield County Tax Appeals Board at the March 3 County Council meeting, became an issue at the April meeting with County Councilman Rodney Ashcraft bringing up the revelation of a report by EdgefieldDaily.com that revealed Rev. Hooper was under an indictment for a criminal sexual assault charge. Ashcraft said he was unaware of the charge against Mr. Hooper at the time of the original vote and as such he made a motion to remove Rev. Hooper from the board until the pending charge is resolved. That drew the ire of Councilman Norman Dorn.
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Louis Scott named as new Athletic Director at Thurmond
web posted April 8, 2009
JOHNSTON – Louis Scott has been named as the new Athletic Director at Strom Thurmond High School as well as Assistant Principal. Scott has been tapped to fill the void left by Doug Painter who accepted a position in Saluda last month as EdgefieldDaily.com’s Sports Editor Tim Crane reported.
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County Council rules Calliham property purchase as a "dead" issue
web posted April 8, 2009
EDGEFIELD – A much anticipated purchase by the county of the J. P. Calliham property fell to the wayside Tuesday night as the Edgefield County Council emerged from an executive session to declare that the county would not seek to make an offer on the property. Edgefield Mayor Ken Durham, who presented a packet explaining how the purchase would benefit the county, was vocally disappointed. Durham, who is also president of Edgefield Construction which presented the plans for renovations, asked if there would be a reconsideration of the purchase. Chairman Kneece stated the issue was “dead”.
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Masters Swing dance cancelled
web posted April 8, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Due to the severe thunderstorms that have been predicted for this Friday, the ECDA has decided to reschedule the event for a later date. Ticket holders can opt for a refund or hold their tickets for a date to be announced for the event.

Religion: "Look Alike"
By Pastor Stacy Williams
web posted April 8, 2009
RELIGION – Have you ever seen someone who you thought was going to be a crabby person, but they turned out to be nice? What made you judge them to be a grump? Perhaps it was the way they stood, or the way they looked at you. Maybe it was a down-turned mouth or furrowed brow that made you think badly of them.
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NewsBusters
web posted April 8, 2009
NEWSBUSTERS – Jodi Miller gives her most recent humorous update on recent news by NewsBusters. Webcast by the Media Research Center and NewsBusters. Brought to you by EdgefieldDaily.com and presented for your viewing pleasure.
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Letter to the Editor: Piedmont Tech President refutes claims of funding dollars
web posted April 8, 2009
Dear Editor:
It has been brought to my attention that numerous issues have been raised over the past several weeks regarding Piedmont Technical College’s presence in Edgefield County.  I think it is important for each reader and citizen of Edgefield to understand that no one has attempted to contact the college to ascertain the facts.
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Hit and run driver charged with attempt to kill
web posted April 7, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The driver arrested in a weekend hit and run early Saturday morning on Promised Land Road that left a pedestrian injured has been identified as Tonio Lydell Collins, 21, of Edgefield. Collins was arrested at his home shortly after the incident took place and was charged with assault and battery with intent to kill.
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Edgefield gives raises to town employees, remains property tax free
web posted April 7, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Though economic times are tough and a recession sweeps the nation, the Town of Edgefield is choosing not to participate and will be handing out a 2% raise to town employees and will continue with no town property taxes again this year. “I think we’re in pretty good shape, everything considered,” Mayor Ken Durham said at the town council’s monthly meeting Monday evening.
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Merriwether home burglarized of over $60,000 in valuables
web posted April 7, 2009
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether homeowner arrived back at his Martintown Road home Saturday afternoon to discover the home burglarized and over $60,000 worth of valuables stolen. The owner left to go out of town on Friday and when he returned on Saturday he noticed the garage doors open and a window to the basement broken out and called to report the crime. Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Randy Doran said entry to the home was most likely gained through the basement window.
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Singletary raises stakes in lawsuit, seeks $150 million
web posted April 7, 2009
EDGEFIELD - William Singletary, who EdgefieldDaily.com originally reported first as suing the Sheriff’s Office, Edgefield Police, Mayor Ken Durham, and the Town of Edgefield, has now amended his “amended” complaint to raise the stakes to $25 million per defendant stating he seeks, “a total of One Hundred and Fifthly Million Dollars”. Singletary’s filing comes on the heels of his arrest in Augusta, Georgia on April 2 for “disorderly conduct” charge outside of a bar.
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School district suggests cuts in teachers, not administration staff to cover loss in funding
web posted April 7, 2009
COUNTY – A leaked Edgefield County School District Budget Retreat document has been obtained by EdgefieldDaily.com and is present in its entirety for public review. According to the document, the Edgefield County School District will place the bulk of cuts in revenues on teachers, not those in the heavily layered administrative staff of the school district. The proposal suggests cutting 48 teachers and maintaining the entire over paid administrative staff.
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Edgefield Town Council addresses requests, issues, and proclamations
web posted April 7, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council held its regular monthly meeting with two “visitors of the month”, Piedmont Technical College President Ray Brooks, and Candi LaLonde, President of Edgefield County Interagency Council. Mr. Brooks spoke on the importance of Piedmont Tech in Edgefield and Mrs. LaLonde presented members of the town council with their Edgefield County Community Resource Directory.
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Opinion: A stimulus option for South Carolina
By: Gov. Mark Sandford
web posted April 7, 2009
GUEST OPINION – Though we are constitutionally guaranteed free speech, it is illegal to walk into a crowded movie theatre and yell the word “fire” if there is not one. Unfortunately much has been suggested over the last few weeks – as the Democratic National Committee ran ads and Senator Leatherman crafted a so-called Senate Finance “chaos” budget - meant to scare people into believing if my administration didn’t walk lockstep with the Obama administration in spending all the stimulus money as Washington thinks best I would indeed be courting disaster for South Carolinians.
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Lost dog
web posted April 7, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Lost: 2 year old yellow lab male answers to the name "dakota"  he is a large dog but very friendly. He is not wearing a collar. Please call Cliff Strickland at 803-480-2514

Police seek still suspected shooter
web reposted April 6, 2009
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police are looking for a 25-year-old Aiken man in connection to a shooting late Wednesday night. Gregory Lamont Windless, 25, of Jessica Street, Aiken, is wanted on multiple charges including attempting to kill a woman when she came to answer her door. Investigator Lamaz Robinson of the Johnston Police Department said Windless is to be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. “Anyone that sees him, just call 911 wherever you are,” Robinson said.
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Boy Scouts visit Marine training camp (Photos)
web posted April 6, 2009
MERRIWETHER – While the Marine Corps Special Operations are conducting training exercises in the Sumter National Forest, Merriwether Boy Scout Troop 601 decided to show their support of the Marines by delivering a little Southern hospitality to one of the training camps. On Saturday some of the scouts, along with Scout Master Jack Bernard and Assistant Scout Master Bobby Dixon, delivered Bar-B-Que, fresh pizzas, drinks, and other goodies to the troops.
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New Peach Blossom Festival contest a "laughing" matter
web posted April 6, 2009
JOHNSTON – This year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival will be a real laugher. Festival patrons at the May 2 event will be laughing themselves silly listening to citizens in a laughing contest, a new element added to the Festival this year.
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Opinion: Put your money where your mouth is
A Column by the Editor
web posted April 6, 2009
COLUMN – I have to say I stand amazed at the audacity of so many who suckle at the teat of our county government when the county is trying to provide for basic services and still cannot find the money. $17,500 for the Tompkins Library, $45,000 for Piedmont Tech, and the list is growing. Meanwhile, the county has already cut one job and with another $200,000 in cuts from the state expected, giving more money away will result in the loss of more jobs, fewer services, and higher taxes. Excuse me if I call this kind of thinking ignorant, but only a fool would raise taxes to give our hard-earned tax dollars away in such dire financial times.
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Letter to the Editor: Writer offers "shot in the arm" suggestion for Edgefield retail business ideas
Dear Editor,
Something Edgefield has needed for some time now is some more retail businesses. Ever since Belk closed some 25 years ago, it seems a lot of Edgefield’s retail dollars are going out of town to Aiken, North Augusta, Augusta and even Greenwood.
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Tech Tips: Computer Cleanup Part 1 – Where’s My Disk Space Going?
By James Wise
web posted April 6, 2009
TECH TIPS – I’ve received several emails from readers lately about computer cleanup so I thought it might be good to start a series of columns on this topic. Today, we’ll talk about how you can use a free program called WinDirStat to quickly see what is taking up space on your computer.
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State Focusing on Helping Retirees
By Carl Langley
web posted April 6, 2009
GUEST COLUMN – Millions of the nation’s baby boomers (those born in the five-year period after the end of World War II) are retiring each month, and thousands are turning South Carolina into a retirement haven.
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NewsBusters
web posted April 6, 2009
NEWSBUSTERS – Jodi Miller gives her most recent humorous update on recent news by NewsBusters. Webcast by the Media Research Center and NewsBusters. Brought to you by EdgefieldDaily.com and presented for your viewing pleasure.
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Poetry readings return April 18
web posted April 6, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Regional Arts will sponsor the second in its spring series of poetry readings, downstairs at Paperwhites 102 Courthouse Square in Edgefield, on Saturday, April 18, at 2PM.   The readers will be Susan Meyers, winner of the 2005 South Carolina Poetry Book Prize, and Ray McManus, winner of the 2006 South Carolina Poetry Book Prize.
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Countless websites, servers, targeted for attack Friday
web posted April 4, 2009
WEBNEWS – Over the past 36 hours EdgefieldDaily.com has experienced intermittent disruptions to our services as a result of a distributed denial of service issue (DDoS) - an intentionally malicious flooding of our systems, and countless other servers, from various points across the internet. Your ability to access EdgefieldDaily.com may have been affected during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. As a result, an unscheduled maintenance is underway. The Wandering Minds and Obituaries have been updated. The maintenance should be completed by noon Saturday. Thank you for your patience.

Hit and run lands one man in jail, victim airlifted to MCG
web posted April 4, 2009
EDGEFIELD – A frantic 911 call brought Edgefield Police, Sheriff’s Deputies, State Troopers, and EMS to a hit and run between a vehicle and a pedestrian on the 50 block of Promisedland Road. The 25-year-old man who was struck by the vehicle was immobilized and transported to the Edgefield Hospital and then airlifted to the MCG Trauma Unit complaining of back, leg, and assorted other injuries.
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Police seek suspected shooter (Photo)
web posted April 3, 2009
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police are looking for a 25-year-old Aiken man in connection to a shooting late Wednesday night. Gregory Lamont Windless, 25, of Jessica Street, Aiken, is wanted on multiple charges including attempting to kill a woman when she came to answer her door. Investigator Lamaz Robinson of the Johnston Police Department said Windless is to be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. “Anyone that sees him, just call 911 wherever you are,” Robinson said.
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Shane Massey Plan Will Fight Wasteful Spending
web posted April 3, 2009
COLUMBIA – While Congress continues to put our nation further in debt with exorbitant spending, South Carolina's Senate Republicans are taking common-sense steps to reduce spending at the state level. On the opening day of the 2009 legislative session, the South Carolina State Senate passed a monumental rules change increasing spending transparency with 'on the record' voting. The Senate took another huge step toward spending accountability today by passing Senator Shane Massey's (R-Edgefield) earmark reform plan out of the State Senate.
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Open 911 line leads to foot chase and arrest of wanted man
web posted April 3, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police responded to an open 911 line at a home of Mims Street in the early morning hours Wednesday as dispatchers reported no one was on the line but yelling could be heard in the background. When the first officer arrived he could hear yelling in the house and then saw Raymond L. Harris, 26, of Brooks Street, exit the door. The officer recognized Harris and informed him he was under arrest for an outstanding warrant. Harris took off running with the officer in pursuit.
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Candlelight vigil for our abused and neglected children to be held at the Edgefield County Court House
web posted April 3, 2009
PSA -EDGEFIELD – Every year, more than a half-million children in our country live with abuse and neglect. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. On April 15, 2009, at 12 noon there will be a candlelight vigil for our abused and neglected children. The vigil will be held at the Edgefield County Court House (up the front steps to the main court room). Be there, and help light a symbol of hope for all the abused and neglected children in our nation, and our community. This is open to the public. For more information, call  the Edgefield Guardian ad Litem Office at 803-637-9614.

Opinion: Democratic Budget Fails to Reflect the Common Sense Values That Americans Use Every Day
By: Congressman J. Gresham Barrett
web posted April 3, 2009
GUEST OPINION - People who live in the real world, who work for a living – who build houses, wait on tables – they understand that you can’t spend money you don’t have. They know you can’t spend your way out of an economic crisis. They’re making tough decisions. They’re cutting at home and at work. They’re cutting out the extras. There’s no fluff in their budgets, and there shouldn’t be any in ours.
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First Annual Family Reunion Resource Show to take place April 18
web posted April 3, 2009
GREENWOOD – The first annual Family Reunion Resource Show, sponsored by the Greenwood Regional Tourism and Visitors Bureau, will take place on Saturday, April 18 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Arts and Visitors Center at the Federal Building, 120 Main Street.
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Johnston woman reports drive-by shooting Wednesday night
web posted April 2, 2009
JOHNSTON – Less than 24 hours after a shooting incident on Sandra Drive in Johnston took place, a drive-by type shooting occurred a short distance away on Lanier Street when a woman reported bullets were fired into her windows from a car in front of her home around 9:30 Wednesday night. No one was injured in the shooting.
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One in custody after Tuesday night shooting incident in Johnston
web posted April 2, 2009
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police have one man in custody after a shooting incident around midnight Tuesday on Sandra Drive. The reports of a possible fight, loud arguing, and then gunshots ringing out brought Johnston and Edgefield Police as well as Sheriff’s Deputies racing to the scene. Though many of those present at the time refused to cooperate with authorities, 19-year-old John Denzel Drayton Jr. was arrested and a gun was recovered.
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Class of 1979-89 Reunion seeks alumni
web posted April 2, 2009
PSA – A Strom Thurmond Class of 1979-1989 Class Reunion is still accepting registrations from those wishing to attend the June 12-13 event. An application can be obtained here with all the necessary information. The deadline for registration is April 15, 2009.

Religion: Spiderman Evangelism
By Pastor Stacy Williams
web posted April 2, 2009
RELIGION – I took an online personality test last week. However, this one was a little different than some I have taken before. This one asks a series of personality questions and then tells you which superhero you are most like. I was not surprised when my result was Batman.
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Tech Tips: High Speed Internet for Rural Areas
By James Wise
web posted April 2, 2009
TECH TIPS – My job requires that I have high speed, reliable, and secure Internet access but I can’t get traditional high speed access via DSL or Cable where I live. Luckily, there are options such as cellular broadband.
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Letter to the Editor: Bringing fiscal accountability to Government
web posted April 2, 2009
By Rep. Nikki Haley
Every economist believes we’re now in a recession; some believe we’ve entered a depression. While there are many underlying reasons for our economic crisis - and while our political leaders in Washington and Columbia are searching for solutions to our ailing economy - I believe firmly that the ultimate solution will not be found by increasing government spending. In fact, the increasing role (and cost) of government has in part made the situation worse.
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April Cake Winner announced
web posted April 2, 2009
WEBNEWS – The April Cake winner has been drawn. The winning entry is for Ryan Myers. The entry reads: April 22: Happy Birthday to Ryan Myers—my Daughter and Best Friend love you from Mom. Ryan Myers or "Mom" has 48 hours to contact EdgefieldDaily.com to obtain information on how to claim the cake.
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God's Little Angels Preschool accepting applications for 2009-2010 school year
web posted April 2, 2009
PSA – God's Little Angels Preschool at Edgefield First Baptist Church  is accepting registrations for the upcoming 2009-2010 school year in the Parents Day Out class and 2K Class. The Parents Day Out class is one day a week, 8am-12pm for children 12-24 months. The 2K class is two days a week, 8-11am for children 2 years old as of September 1st.  Registration forms are available in the church office or call 637-6139 for more information.

Town seeks public's support in grant application
web posted April 1, 2009
PSA - JOHNSTON – The Town of Johnston is gathering information to apply for a grant to upgrade and improve sewer lines in the town.  The Town will be holding a public hearing on April 2, 2009, at 10:30 AM.  Your family and neighbors are invited to attend this public hearing to show your support of this much needed grant.
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Woman escapes injury in rollover crash (Photos)
web posted April 1, 2009
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether woman escaped serious injury late Tuesday night after losing control of her Jeep Cherokee Laredo on Murrah Road and flipping it several times. Edgefield County 911 operators began receiving calls about the crash around 11 pm sending EMS, Merriwether Fire Department, First Responders, and Sheriff’s Deputies to the scene.
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Congressman Barrett introduces "TEA Act"
web posted April 1, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman J. Gresham Barrett (SC, 03) introduced today the Taxpayer Empowerment and Advocacy Act, or TEA Act for short. This bold legislation was inspired by the more than two hundred modern day Tea Party protests being held around the country. Congressman Barrett’s legislation aims to save taxpayers more than half-a-trillion dollars over the next five years.
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Your taxes at work: County to raise taxes to fund Tompkins Library?
web posted April 1, 2009
COLUMN – It seems the people at the Tompkins Library have started a letter writing campaign against me, as you will see two such letters in the weekly papers out today. I find this amusing. These silly people got what they wanted, $17,500 in free money restored to the county budget, and they still want to whine and cry about how important their hobby is to the county. What I do not find so amusing is that the only way the county council can fund the Tompkins Library is to raise taxes, and that is the plan. Isn’t that special? They are planning to raise taxes so they can give our money away.
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The one that didn't get away (Photo)
web posted April 1, 2009
JOHNSTON – Matthew Smith and Spence Johnson have a tale about the one that didn't get away. While bass fishing at Clarks Hill Lake this past Friday Spence got a bite on his rod, and after thirty minutes of fighting, he and Matthew found a 50 lb flathead catfish on the other end of the line.
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Here’s your card: If at first you don’t succeed, try beer
web posted April 1, 2009
HERE’S YOUR CARD – You just have to wonder what goes on in the minds of some people such as our most recent Here’s Your Card nominee. When pulled over by a deputy, trying to swallow your drugs might seem like a good idea, but trying to wash it down with an open beer just ranks way down the “smart things to do” list. Especially when the deputy is standing there watching you.
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Gong Show puts "talent" to the test (Photo)
web posted April 1, 2009
JOHNSTON – A number of acts were "gonged" out at the first-ever Gong Show held last Saturday at Strom Thurmond High School. Ieshia Abney was the $75 first place prize winner who blew the audience away with her rendition of "No One." Second and third place winners were Seth Brazzell on the drums and Samantha Robinson and Sarah Wise playing the guitars and singing, "F.C.P."
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A Journey to Easter (Photo)
web posted April 1, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The events of Passover week and scenes from Jesus' earthly life came alive last Saturday at Edgefield United Methodist Church as the Sixth Annual Journey to Easter was played out. Despite heavy rains, the reenactment was carried out as usual except that some scenes usually held outdoors were held inside.
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Letters to the Editor
-Mayor thanks Heritage Corridor for tours
-Writer supports taxpayer funds for Tompkins Library
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Beyond AIG: A bill to let Big Government set your salary
web posted April 1, 2009
WASHINGTON DC – It was nearly two weeks ago that the House of Representatives, acting in a near-frenzy after the disclosure of bonuses paid to executives of AIG, passed a bill that would impose a 90 percent retroactive tax on those bonuses. Despite the overwhelming 328-93 vote, support for the measure began to collapse almost immediately. Within days, the Obama White House backed away from it, as did the Senate Democratic leadership. The bill stalled, and the populist storm that spawned it seemed to pass.
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