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Weekend Fight at Dollar General Leads to Drug Arrest
web posted April 29, 2016
EDGEFIELD-- After a fight broke out between two subjects, the Edgefield Police Department was called out to the Dollar General on Augusta Road, to break up the brawl. 
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Self + Health Community Education: Lunch and Learn
web posted April 29, 2016
EDGEFIELD-- Self Regional Health Care will be hosting a free lunch and learn featuring Ruiling Yuan, M.D., Medical Oncology/ Hematology, and Clint Wood, M.D, Radiation Oncology.
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One Man’s Weed …
By Tom Poland
web posted April 29, 2016
one mans
                                                          weed tom
                                                          polandLIFE DOWN SOUTH-- Is another man’s wonder. Consider sheep’s sorrel. Red and thick, it looks like a crop, but no, it’s considered a nuisance weed, but not just any weed. 
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Press Release: SCE&G Warns Customers of New Phone Scams
web posted April 29, 2016
COUNTY- SCE&G urges customers to beware of phone scams demanding payment to prevent immediate disconnection of electric or gas service. Customers have reported receiving calls that appear to be from SCE&G’s customer service number and even include a recording of an SCE&G employee speaking.
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Press Release: Edgefield County Ranked #1 County for Getting the Best Bang for Their Buck.
web posted April 27, 2016
COUNTY- Smart Assets has ranked Edgefield County as the #1 county in the state of South Carolina for getting the best bang for their buck.
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Edgefield County Hospital Board of Trustees April Meeting
By April Tomkinson
web posted April 27, 2016
COUNTY- Connie Sutton, Chairwoman, Edgefield County Hospital (ECH) Board of Trustees, called the monthly Board of Trustees Meeting to order in the Conference Room of the hospital Monday evening.  Discussion included ongoing frustrations with electronic medical records, updates on physician availability at ECH, and more.
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Fox Creek High School Hosts College Decision Day
web posted April 27, 2016
fox creek
                                                          college
                                                          decision dayMERRIWETHER-- In an effort to recognize and celebrate the academic achievements
and choices of our state’s high school seniors to access higher education, Fox Creek High School participated in College Decision Day South Carolina, a statewide initiative sponsored by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. 
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Police Chase Ends In Deadly Motorcycle Crash
web posted April 26, 2016
EDGEFIELD-- A police chase that started in Saluda County, has resulted in a deadly motorcycle crash, claiming the life of 35 year old Beau Mac Mabry of North Augusta.
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Crime Blotter Update
web posted April 26, 2016
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Obituary: Mrs. Louise Hendrix Yonce
web posted April 26, 2016
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Suspicious Male Wandering On Coronet Drive
web posted April 26, 2016
MERRIWETHER-- Since the week of Spring Break, a Merriwether woman has noticed a random male hanging around her home, as well as neighboring homes in the area.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: April 26- May 2
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted April 26, 2016
EDGEFIELD-- The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Monica Mims Announces Candidacy For Clerk of Court
web posted April 25, 2016
monica
                                                          mimsCOUNTY- Monica Mims announced today that she will be running for Edgefield County Clerk of Court.  So citizens can better know her, Mims has sent out the following press release. 
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Rebels Baseball Beats Greenwood High School
web posted April 25, 2016
SPORTS-- Wednesday night the Rebels took on Greenwood High School at Lake Olmstead Stadium in Augusta, Ga, as part of an amateur baseball series hosted by the GreenJackets.
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Press Release: SCE&G Customers to See Lower Bills, Beginning In May
web posted April 21, 2016
COUNTY-- SCE&G’s electric customers may notice a couple of differences in their bills beginning next month.
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STHS Varsity Baseball Beats Ninety Six 16-0
web posted April 20, 2016
SPORTS-- Rebels won last night in their final Region contest of the 16-0 in five innings over Ninety-Six.
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SCE&G Reminds Customers to Have Utilities Marked Before Digging
web posted April 20, 2016
COUNTY- April is National Safe Digging Month, and SCE&G reminds businesses and individuals to contact South Carolina 811 three full business days before digging so underground utility lines can be marked.
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GreenJackets Host Final Two High School Series Games: One to Include Strom Thurmond Rebels
web posted April 20, 2016
AUGUSTA-- The Augusta GreenJackets have announce the final two games of the 2016 Amateur Baseball series presented by Augusta University Health.
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Woman Wakes to Find Man Near Her Bed
web posted April 19, 2016
EDGEFIELD-- Around 1 am, an Edgefield resident told officers she "felt a presence" and woke up to find a male walking towards her bed.
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Old Neighbor Forges A Change Of Address On Woman
web posted April 19, 2016
MERRIWETHER-- After not receiving her mail for nearly a month, a Merriwether woman took action, and went to the Post Office in North Augusta to see why she wasn't getting her mail.  The woman was then informed of a change of address that had been signed in her name.
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Obituary: Mr. John Vincent Hammett
web posted April 19, 2016
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Crime Blotter Update
web posted April 19, 2016
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Guns, Knives, and More Stolen From Merriwether Home
web posted April 18, 2016
MERRIWETHER-- After working for many hours during the week, a Merriwether man went home, looked inside his safe, and noticed his guns, coins, and more were missing.
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Letter to the Editor:  Reader Voices Concerns Over Little Junior Miss Pageant
web posted April 18, 2016
Dear Editor,
I was unaware of how rare it is for an African American little girl to win the Edgefield County Little Miss Pageant. I will definitely do my research from this point forward. Had I known this huge fact I would not have entered my daughter.
Edgefield Daily

Rebels Beat Batesburg-Leesville and Fox Creek In Weekend Games
web posted April 18, 2016
SPORTS-- Friday night the Rebels took on Batesburg- Leesville, where they picked up another region win at home. 
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Girls Get “SET” for Adventure Mini-Camp, Discovering Careers in Science, Engineering and Technology
web posted April 18, 2016
AIKEN-- Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) and one of its parent companies, Honeywell, are sponsoring an adventurous summer camp on the University of South Carolina Aiken (USCA) campus to help high school girls understand the value of a STEM-based education.
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Johnston Town Council April Meeting: Citizens Speak Out
By Anne Waits
web posted April 15, 2016
JOHNSTON-- In its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night, Johnston Town Council recognized retiring Council member Tyra Miller for 20 years of service and installed three recently elected members.
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Singers, Dancers and More Headline the Entertainment at This Year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival
web posted April 15, 2016
johnston
                                                          elementary
                                                          chorusJOHNSTON-- The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival entertainment for the day is now set, with a variety of performers headlining the May 7 event. 
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Obituary: J. Keva Jackson
web posted April 15, 2016
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Bettis Academy Heritage Preservation Team's Earth Day Celebration
web posted April 15, 2016
TRENTON-- The Bettis Academy Heritage Preservation Team (BAHPT) will be celebrating Earth Day on Saturday April 16, 2016.
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Wise Powers Over Lady Rebels To Win Over Abbeville
By An STHS Sports Patron
web posted April 15, 2016
SPORTS-- It didn't take Madelyn Wise long to flex her muscle Thursday night versus Abbeville. After retiring the Panthers in order in the top of the first inning, the Freshman would step to the plate and provide all the runs needed to win, enabling the Lady Rebels to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. 
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That Unforgettable Tartness
By Tom Poland
web posted April 15, 2016
life down
                                                          southLIFE DOWN SOUTH-- You never forget your first taste of a crab apple. Tart—just plain sour—it shriveled your mouth and made your jaws ache. Blame its high acid content for that. It was different, however, when grandmom used her magic to turn those bitter apples into jams, jellies, pickles, and cider. The translucent jelly let sunlight shoot right through turning it amber gold … “Topaz,” some would say. 
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Two people potentially exposed to rabies in Greenwood County
web posted April 14, 2016
GREENWOOD-- Two people have started post-exposure treatment after being potentially exposed to rabies in an area between the town of Coronaca and the Saluda River in Greenwood County.
Edgefield Daily

Lady Rebels Softball Defeats Fox Creek
By An STHS Sports Patron
web posted April 14, 2016
SPORTS-- When Brianna Walden arrived at Fox Creek Wednesday night with her fellow Lady Rebels, the 8th grader had no way of knowing she would play such a large role in her teams win.
Edgefield Daily

Public Notice: Re-Roofing of EMS and Health Department Amendment: Bid Number 04-21-2016B
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted April 13, 2016
EDGEFIELD-- The County of Edgefield is accepting bids for reroofing the EMS building located at 35 Star Road and the Health Department located at 21 Star Road, Edgefield, South Carolina 29824. 
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STHS Varsity Baseball Defeat Saluda High  10-5
web posted April 13, 2016
SPORTS-- Rebels pick up a big win on the road over Saluda 10-5!
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Peach Blossom Stroll Early Registration Deadline: April 15th
web posted April 13, 2016
JOHNSTON-- The 3rd Annual Peach Blossom stroll will take place on May 2nd at 9 am.  Those wishing to register early must do so by April 15th.
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Crime Blotter Update
web posted April 13, 2016
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Former North Augusta Officer Pleads Guilty, And Charged With Probation In Deadly Shooting
web posted April 12, 2016
justin
                                                          cravenEDGEFIELD-- Former North Augusta Public Safety Officer, Justin Craven, will not be serving any jail time for the shooting of Ernest Satterwhite, that happened two years ago, after he entered into a guilty plea yesterday. 
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Child Development and Kindergarten Registration Information
web posted April 12, 2016
COUNTY- The Edgefield County School District will hold registration for Child Development and Kindergarten on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
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More Than $2800 Stolen In Johnston Home Robbery
web posted April 12, 2016
JOHNSTON-- After returning home from Church, a Johnston family came home to discover their front door pryed open, and several items missing.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: April 12- April 18
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted April 12, 2016
EDGEFIELD-- The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Edgefield Boy Scouts Host BBQ Chicken Sale
web posted April 12, 2016
EDGEFIELD-- The Edgefield Troop 30 Boy Scouts will be hosting a BBQ Chicken Sale on Saturday April 16th.
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STHS Varsity Baseball Beats Greenwood High School
web posted April 12, 2016
SPORTS-- Rebels pick up another non region win last night over Greenwood 6-2.
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Annual Community Job Fair to be Held April 13
web posted April 12, 2016
AIKEN-- Aiken Technical College will host its annual Community Job Fair on Wednesday, April 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the gymnasium (900 building). This event is open to the public.
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New This Year at the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival: A Cruise In!
web posted April 12, 2016
JOHNSTON-- The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival will feature a new attraction for the May 7 event: A Cruise In.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Council Meeting and Public Hearing
Public Notice
web posted April 11, 2016
COUNTY- The following is a Public Notice of the County Council Meeting, Public Hearing, Millage, Budget, and General fund:
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Chamber Sponsors Relay for Life ‘Stroll’ and Bingo as lead-in events to the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival
web posted April 11, 2016
johnston
                                                          peach festival
                                                          relay strollJOHNSTON-- Citizens can participate in two Peach Blossom Festival-related events in Johnston, both sponsored by the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce. 
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Obituary: Lisa Parker Lott
web posted April 11, 2016
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SCE&G to Host “Let’s Talk” Customer Workshops in Johnston
web posted April 11, 2016
JOHNSTON-- During April and May, SCE&G will host a series of workshops in Johnston about online tools and options designed to make it easy and convenient for customers to do business with the company.
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S.C. Senate Republicans elect Massey as new leader
web posted April 8, 2016
shane
                                                          masseySTATE-- State Sen. Shane Massey was elected Senate majority leader Wednesday by South Carolina's Republican State Senators.  He is the third Republican Majority Leader in 15 years. 
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Edgefield Town Council April Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted April 8, 2016
EDGEFIELD-- Among other items on the agenda Monday night, Mayor Ken Durham presented a draft budget for FY 2016-2017 for the Town of Edgefield at the regularly scheduled Town Council meeting.
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ATV Stolen From Johnston Home
web posted April 8, 2016
JOHNSTON-- A Johnston resident called officers after discovering his ATV missing from his backyard.
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Sittin’ On The Porch
By Tom Poland
web posted April 8, 2016
tom
                                                          poland sittin
                                                          on the porchLIFE DOWN SOUTH-- Seldom see folks summer porch sitting, lest you be in the country. Air conditioning’s citified too many folks; can’t bear up under the heat. 
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Arthur Biggs Announces Candidacy for County Council
web posted April 6, 2016
MERRIWETHER-- Arthur Biggs has announced is announcing his candidacy for Edgefield County Council District 2. 
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Why Are Teal Ribbons in Town Square? April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
web posted April 6, 2016
COUNTY- The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Edgefield Daily


 

Sen. Shane Massey Files For Re-election
web posted April 5, 2016
shane
                                                          masseyCOUNTY-- Senator Shane Massey announced last week that he will run for re-election to the South Carolina State Senate.  First elected in a 2007 upset victory by knocking on more than 10,000 doors, Senator Massey promised to work hard to shake up Columbia’s establishment. Edgefield Daily


Abandoned Car and Rifle Found After Gunshots Heard On Hayes Drive
web posted April 5, 2016
MERRIWETHER-- After hearing multiple gunshots in the area, A Merriwether man contacted the Edgefield Sheriff's Office.  Deputies discovered a car running, a semi-rifle, and bullets, but the suspect was nowhere in sight.
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Re-Roofing of EMS and Health Department Bid Number: 04-21-2016
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted April 5, 2016
COUNTY- The County of Edgefield is accepting bids for reroofing the EMS building located at 35 Star Road and the Health Department located at 21 Star Road, Edgefield, South Carolina 29824. 
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: April 5- April 11
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted April 5, 2016
EDGEFIELD-- The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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STCTC Welding Program Complete Continues Education
web posted April 5, 2016
stctc
                                                          welding
                                                          programJOHNSTON-- William Campbell, Class of  2014 recently shared his progress since leaving Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center. Campbell was in STCTC’s Welding Technology program for two years. He is now in his second year in Aiken Technical College’s Welding program. 
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Crime Blotter Update
web posted April 5, 2016
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Candice Lively announces candidacy for Solicitor
web posted April 4, 2016
candice
                                                          livelyCOUNTY- Lexington County attorney Candice Lively formally announced her candidacy for 11th Circuit Solicitor this week, saying a “fresh face” is needed to implement critical improvements in the Solicitor’s Office. 
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Fishing Tournament, And Antique Tractors Are A Part of the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival
web posted April 4, 2016
bass
                                                          tournament
                                                          johnston peach
                                                          festivalJOHNSTON-- The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival is gearing up for the 2016 festival!  Two Johnston favorites, the bass fishing tournament, and the antique tractors will be at the festival on May 7th. 
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Edgefield County School District Honor Roll 3rd Nine Weeks 2015-2016 School Year
web posted April 4, 2016
COUNTY- The Edgefield County School District has released their 3rd 9-Weeks Honor Rolls below. Each school is listed independently starting with the Elementary Schools. Edgefield Daily salutes all of the students making the rolls and their hard work to maintain the high standards needed to be listed.
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Edgefield Boy scouts Host BBQ Chicken Sale
web posted April 4, 2016
EDGEFIELD-- The Edgefield Troop 30 Boy Scouts will be hosting a BBQ Chicken Sale on Saturday April 16th.
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More Shots Being Fired On Stephens Road
web posted April 1, 2016
MERRIWETHER-- Officers were called out again to  a residence on Stephens Road for the second time within the month of March in reference to gun shots heard near a residence.
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Fatality in Aiken County
web posted April 1, 2016
AIKEN-- The life of 12 year old Kimberly Grayce Roach, from Amherst Ohio, was lost Thursday afternoon in a tragic accident at an Aiken County Horse Farm. 
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Obituary: S.R. (Randy) Hastings
web posted April 1, 2016
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Found Dog
web posted April 1, 2016
MERRIWETHER-- Do you know this dog? This pup followed home one of our readers, while she was running down Country Club Hills Drive in North Augusta.  The dog is safe, and staying at the home until her owners are found. 
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