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DES Students Gets A Surprise Visit
web posted April 30, 2018
043018DESTRENTON - Students at Douglas Elementary School were surprised to get a visit from the Augusta Green Jackets mascot “Auggie."
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Strong Week For Rebel Varsity Baseball
web posted April 30, 2018
SPORTS - The Strom Thurmond High School varsity baseball program had a strong week last week during their games.
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Strom Thurmond High School Varsity Softball beat Wade Hampton High School 4-3 In Exciting Finish
web posted April 30, 2018
SPORTS - The Strom Thurmond Rebels entered the seventh inning down a run and facing the end of their season Saturday.
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Living Word Fellowship Youth Fundraiser Fish Plate Sale
web posted April 30, 2018
TRENTON - Living Word Fellowship Youth Fundraiser Fish Plate Sale. 
When: May 5, 2018 starting at 11:30am-until.
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Updated Crime Blotter
web posted April 30, 2018
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JES Artists of the Month
web posted April 28, 2018
042818JESJOHNSTON - There is an artist in each of us and Bailey Amick, Johnston Elementary art teacher, has worked diligently this year to prove that adage.
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Strom Thurmond High School Varsity Softball falls to Aynor High School 5-0
web posted April 28, 2018
SPORTS - Strom Thurmond opened the AAA State Playoffs with a 5-0 loss to Aynor on Thursday. The Rebels got solid pitching and defense, but could not get any runners across the plate against stout Blue Jacket pitching and defense.
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Obituary: Payne Whatley, Jr.
web posted April 28, 2018
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Strom Thurmond High School Varsity Softball Loses to Edisto High School 2-1
web posted April 28, 2018
SPORTS - A walk-off left Strom Thurmond on the wrong end of a 2-1 defeat to Edisto on Wednesday. The game was a tiebreaker to settle third and fourth place in Region V-AAA.
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STCTC Selects Outstanding Students for Third Nine Weeks
web posted April 27, 2018
JOHNSTON - Twelve Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center students were recognized for academic achievement and outstanding performance.
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When You Believe Prom
web posted April 27, 2018
COUNTY - When you Believe Prom; an exceptional night for exceptional guests.  This is an open invitation to guest ages 12-80 with special needs.  Spread the word!
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IRS, Security Summit Partners warn of new twist on phone scam; crooks direct taxpayers to IRS.gov to “verify” calls
web posted April 27, 2018
PRESS RELEASE - The Internal Revenue Service today warned of a new twist on an old phone scam as criminals use telephone numbers that mimic IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) to trick taxpayers into paying non-existent tax bills.
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Lady Rebels Take 2nd At Varsity Track Meet - Boys Team Also Secures 2nd
web posted April 26, 2018
SPORTS - The Strom Thurmond High School Girls Varsity Track team placed 2nd out of six teams at a Region V AAA track meet in Gilbert, S.C.
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New Posts In The Wandering Minds
web posted April 26, 2018
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Strom Thurmond High School Boys Varsity Soccer beat Brookland-Cayce High School 2-1
web posted April 26, 2018
SPORTS - In the final region game of the season, Strom Thurmond High School defeated Brookland-Cayce by the score of 2-1.
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Classifieds: Check Out The Yard Sale Coming Up
web posted April 26, 2018
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Strom Thurmond High School Varsity Softball falls to Edisto High School 7-2
web posted April 26, 2018
SPORTS - Strom Thurmond lost to Edisto on Tuesday night. The loss creates a tie for third place in Region V-AAA.
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Break-In On Bettis Academy Extension
web posted April 25, 2018
TRENTON - The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office was called Sunday when a Bettis Academy Extension woman noticed items missing from her home.
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Long Cane Road Home Burglarized
web posted April 25, 2018
EDGEFIELD - A Long Cane Road resident called the police when she discovered that her home had been broken in to.  She had left home Sunday morning, and was notified around 12:30 pm that her back door was open.
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Classifieds; New Job Listing & Home For Sale

web posted April 25, 2018
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Updated Crime Blotter

web posted April 25, 2018
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When You Believe Prom
web posted April 24, 2018
EDGEFIELD - When you Believe Prom; an exceptional night for exceptional guests.  This is an open invitation to guest ages 12-80 with special needs.  Spread the word!
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: April 24 - April 30
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted April 24, 2018
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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Obituary: Glenn L. Whitlock
web posted April 24, 2018
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Obituary: Sylvester John “Bud” Deao
web posted April 24, 2018
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Missing Cat - Reward Offered
web posted April 24, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Missing from Main Street in Edgefield.  Black and white short haired male neutered cat answering to the name Oreo.  There is a reward for any information leading to his recovery.  Call Dee at 803-480-6050.
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District 4 Representative James Bibbs Calls For Community Meeting
web posted April 23, 2018
EDGEFIELD - There will be a community meeting on May 5th, at 10am at the Bettis Academy District 4 voters location.
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Fertilizing – All the Crap You Need To Know
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted April 23, 2018
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STHS Varsity Baseball Completes Regular Season With Win Over Fox Creek
web posted April 23, 2018
SPORTS - Rebels win 5-3 over Fox Creek to complete the regular season 19-4 (9-1). Playoffs begin at the Rebel Zone on Tuesday 6:00 vs Lake City.
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Obituary: Marvin H. Sears, III
web posted April 23, 2018
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Strom Thurmond High School Varsity Baseball beats Brookland-Cayce High School 9-3
web posted April 21, 2018
SPORTS - Rebels win their final game of the Region Schedule over Brookland Cayce 9-3. Smith, Childress, and Ortega all threw for the Rebels.
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STHS Varsity Track Teams Perform Well at Ninety-Six
web posted April 21, 2018
SPORTS - The Strom Thurmond Boys Varsity Track team finished 3rd overall with 88 points.The Lady Rebels also had a good outing, placing 6th, with 43 points.
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Strom Thurmond High School Varsity Softball beats Brookland-Cayce High School 1-0
web posted April 21, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Strom Thurmond scored the only run Brianna Walden and a timely defense would need in the first inning on the way to a Region V-AAA victory over Brookland-Cayce on Thursday.
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Obituary: W. Tandy Bailey
web posted April 21, 2018
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Strom Thurmond High School Boys Varsity Soccer falls to Fox Creek High School 3-2
web posted April 21, 2018
SPORTS - In a hard fought game between local rivals, the Strom Thurmond Rebels lost to Fox Creek in overtime by the score of 3-2.
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Singers, Bands Headline the Entertainment at This Year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival
web posted April 20, 2018
042018JohnstonJOHNSTON - The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival entertainment for the day is now set, with a variety of performers headlining the May 5 event.
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Obituary; Rev. J. Brantley Bryan
web posted April 20, 2018
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Meg’s House Shelter for Abused Women and Children Provided Training for 12 Agencies from 6 Counties
web posted April 20, 2018
042018Meg'sEDGEFIELD - On April 18, 2018, Meg’s House Shelter for Abused Women and Children hosted and provided training on “Trauma Informed Care” and “Safety Planning” to service providers from twelve agencies in the upstate.
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Brush Fire In Trenton
By Anthony Crane
web posted April 19, 2018
041918BrushTRENTON - A Rosebud Lane resident was awakened by her children Wednesday when they saw smoke and flames near their home.
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Rebels Varsity Baseball Clinches Region V AAA Championship
web posted April 19, 2018
SPORTS- The Strom Thurmond Rebels defeated Pelion 15-6 on Tuesday night to clinch the Region V AAA Championship. The Region title is the Rebels 4th in school history and the 2nd in 3 years.
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Strom Thurmond High School Varsity Softball Shuts Out Pelion High School 8-0
web posted April 19, 2018
SPORTS - Brianna Walden didn't allow a single Pelion Panther to score as Strom Thurmond won the Region V-AAA match-up 8-0 on Tuesday. Walden allowed just one hit over seven innings, striking out 11 and walking zero.
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Gilbert Comes Out On Top In Soccer Match
web posted April 19, 2018
SPORTS - The trip to Gilbert didn't fair to well with the Rebel soccer teams.
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Thurmond Burnett Awarded The Order of The Palmetto
web posted April 18, 2018
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STATE- According to the South Carolina Coroner's website, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster presented former Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett with the state's highest civilian honor, The Order Of The Palmetto in his office at the State House Tuesday morning.
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Riverfront Area Team Calls On Volunteers To Spread Joy To Children In Need Overseas
web posted April 18, 2018
NORTH AUGUSTA - During National Volunteer Week (April 15 – 21), Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, and Edgefield county residents have an opportunity to join a local volunteer team making a difference in children’s lives around the world in Jesus’ Name.
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Strom Thurmond High School Varsity Softball Beats Fox Creek High School 7-0
web posted April 18, 2018
SPORTS - Brianna Walden didn't allow a single run against Fox Creek, throwing a complete game shutout and leading Strom Thurmond to a 7-0 victory on Monday.
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Attempted Murder And Strong Armed Robbery In Trenton
web posted April 17, 2018
TRENTON - A man visiting his girlfriend on Padgett Road in Trenton, was shot and robbed Saturday night. 
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Man Accidentally Shoots Himself In The Leg
web posted April 17, 2018
MERRIWETHER - A Hayes Drive man accidentally shot himself in his left leg, above the knee, Saturday evening.  A deputy responded to the incident location to find the victim using his belt as a tourniquet. 
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Rebel Without a Trace
web posted April 17, 2018
MERRIWETHER - A Clarks Hill woman summoned deputies Saturday afternoon to report an illegal entry into her home, and the theft of a Canon "ESO Rebel" camera, along with several lenses. 
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: April 17 - April 23
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted April 17, 2018
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 County Republican Party Invites Public to Meet State Candidates
web posted April 17, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The Edgefield County Republican Party would like to invite all Republican Primary Voters to their meeting at 7pm on April 24, 2018 at the County Council Chambers located at 225 Jeter Street in Edgefield (behind the Courthouse).
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Strom Thurmond High School Girls Varsity Track finishes 2nd place at Batesburg-Leesville High School
web posted April 17, 2018
SPORTS - The Strom Thurmond High School Girls Varsity Track team finished 2nd in this event at Batesburg-Leesville, with a team total of 60 points.
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Strom Thurmond High School Boys Varsity Track finishes 1st place at Batesburg-Leesville High School
web posted April 17, 2018
SPORTS - The Strom Thurmaond High School Boys Varsity Track team finished the event at Batesburg-Leesville in first place with a team score of 88 points.
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STHS Tops Gilbert In Varsity Baseball
web posted April 16, 2018
SPORTS - The Strom Thurmond Rebels defeated Gilbert on Friday night in dramatic fashion.
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STHS Boys Varsity Soccer beat Swansea High School 3-1
web posted April 16, 2018
SPORTS - The Rebels brought their region record to 3-3 with a convincing 3-1 win over Swansea High School.
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Followup; Grand Larceny On Sweetwater Road
web posted April 16, 2018
MERRIWETHER - In following up on a story originally published on April 11th, it was learned that the Dodge truck that was reported to be in Aiken County, was recovered that day.
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Updated Crime Blotter
web posted April 16, 2018
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Obituary; Mrs. Lois Wilson Berry
web posted April 16, 2018
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STHS Band Booster Club Announces Yard Sale
web posted April 14, 2018
JOHNSTON - STHS State Champion Rebel Regiment Marching Band will host a community wide yard sale event in the parking lot on June 2, 2018.
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Letter To The Editor; Reader Laments About Condition of Highway 23
web posted April 14, 2018
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Leadership South Carolina Invests In Rural Community Initiative
web posted April 14, 2018
JOHNSTON - Johnston SC Community Park Selected as Annual Class Project.  Leadership South Carolina believes the best way to positively impact the state is through education and awareness of the most pressing challenges facing the state. The Leadership South Carolina Class of 2018 selected the Johnston Park Partnership as their community investment project.
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New Post In Wandering Minds
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D.W. Daniel Student Wins The "Tori", Will Play National Event

web posted April 13, 2018
041318toriSTATE -  A couple of years ago, looking for a way to celebrate her work and accomplishments, the South Carolina Chess Association named an award after Edgefield County native, Tori Whatley.  The Hannah "Tori" Whatley G.R.I.T. Award is the only state-level award that is named after a player.
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Updated Crime Blotter
web posted April 13, 2018
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The Fruits of Our Labor
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted April 13, 2018
GARDENING -  Spring Fever is approaching fast, if it has not already hit you.  Besides the blooming trees, and flowering shrubs it is time to start planting your fruit trees.  To me, nothing says summer better than fresh, home grown fruit.
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Thurmond Falls to Swansea in Varsity Softball

web posted April 13, 2018
SPORTS- The base paths were crowded Tuesday evening for both offenses in a high-scoring game where Swansea came out on top against Strom Thurmond, 10-7.
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Varsity Baseball; Thurmond Defeats Swansea
web posted April 12, 2018
SPORTS - The Strom Thurmond Rebels went on the road and defeated Swansea Tuesday night in a game that had huge implications for the race for the Region V AAA title.
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Fox Creek High School Announces Dates For End-Of-Year Activites
web posted April 12, 2018
MERRIWETHER - Fox Creek High School has announced the dates of several of their end of the year activities.  See the schedule below.
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Second Generation Rural Carrier Retires
web posted April 11, 2018
041118saludaSALUDA - J. Robert Herlong, Jr. retired from the Saluda Post Office and Route #1 on Friday, March 30, 2018.
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Grand Larceny On Sweetwater Road
web posted April 11, 2018
MERRIWETHER -  A landscaping business on Sweetwater Road was the victim in a grand larceny that took place early Monday morning.  Some $50,000 dollars worth of items were taken or damaged.
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Duncan Applauds Designation of Opportunity Zones
web posted April 11, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Duncan (SC-03) applauds the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s designation of “Opportunity Zones” in the Third Congressional District as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
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Crime Blotter Update
web posted April 11, 2018
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: April 10 - April 16
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted April 10, 2018
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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Obituary; Patricia Ann Mills Feagin
web posted April 10, 2018
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SCDOT Advisory; Bridge Replacement
web posted April 10, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Edgefield Daily has received the following SCDOT Advisory concerning the replacement of the bridges on McKendree Drive and Old Plank Road.
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Saluda Deputy Dies Responding To Call
web posted April 9, 2018
SALUDA - Saluda County is reeling over the loss of one of it's police officers in the line of duty Friday morning.  Corporal Dale Hallman, 29, described as a "great guy" by his fellow officers, lost his life while responding to a crime scene, according to a report by WLTX in Columbia.
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Chamber Sponsors Night of Games as Lead-in Event to the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival
web posted April 7, 2018
040718johnstonJOHNSTON - Citizens can participate in a Peach Blossom Festival tradition in Johnston that leads into the Festival: A Night of Games sponsored by the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce.
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County Will Hold Second Reading and Public Hearing On Budget
web posted April 7, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Edgefield County Council will hold second reading and a public hearing on Ordinance No. 17-18-739.
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DES Teacher Receives Grant
web posted April 6, 2018
040618DESTRENTON - Mrs. Burton, who teaches third grade at Douglas Elementary School, was recently chosen as the recipient of the “Reflex Educator Grant.”   Mrs. Burton applied for the grant in February and was excited when she received the news that she had won.

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Dirt Bike Swiped From Plum Branch Road
web posted April 6, 2018
EDGEFIELD - A Plum Branch Road man called police Monday, April 2nd to report that someone had taken his Kawasaki dirt bike from the back of his truck.
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Notice Of Public Hearing

web posted April 6, 2018
EDGEFIELD - NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING PRIOR TO FINAL ACTION BY THE COUNTY COUNCIL OF EDGEFIELD COUNTY TO ENTER INTO ORDINANCES.
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Edgefield Butcher Shop; One Day Sale on April 7th
web posted April 5, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The Edgefield Butcher Shop will hold a one day sale.  Delectable Delights will be on hand selling side dishes!
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: April 3 - April 9
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted April 5, 2018
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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New Employment Opportunity in The Classifieds
web posted April 5, 2018
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New Wandering Minds Post
web posted April 5, 2018
With the town elections of Edgefield and Johnston behind us, what positive changes do you think the elected officials ought to pursue?
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A New Brand On The Way For Edgefield County
web posted April 5, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Edgefield County- Edgefield County has contracted with the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor (SCNHC) team to develop a first-of-a-kind branding package for the county.
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Unofficial Election Results
web posted April 3, 2018
COUNTY - Here are the unofficial results for Edgefield and Johnston elections.
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Fun Kid's Projects While Enjoying Spring Break
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted April 2, 2018
GARDENING - Spring Break for me as a child was always a fun time to be outside in the yard exploring, and playing.  I always loved playing in my little garden on the side of the house planting daffodils. keeping the weeds out, and turning the soil to keep it fresh.  While you may have your own little helpers in the yard this week here are three fun garden activities to try, you may even enjoy doing them yourself.
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Merriwether Fire Department Clean Up Day A Huge Success
web posted April 2, 2018
MERRIWETHER - Councilman Scott Cooper and Councilman Art Biggs were in attendance as the Merriwether Fire Department hosted their annual Community Clean Up Day on Saturday, March 31st.
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