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Edgefield Daily.com Archives
2005


August

Sheriff's Department makes arrest in Sportsman's Corner burglary
Exclusive video in story!
web posted August 31, 2005
MERRIWETHER – Edgefield County Sheriff’s Investigators have made an arrest for the burglary at Sportsman’s Corner on August 26, 2005. Charged in the crime is Raymond Stanford Crouch, 33, of Wagon Wheel Road in Edgefield. He is facing felony charges of burglary 2nd degree, grand larceny; more than $1000 but less than $5000, and passing stolen lottery tickets.
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Bi-weekly gas survey: Best gas prices
web posted August 31, 2005
County – Gas prices, which usually go down after Labor Day’s last blast for the summer, are doing the opposite and in double digit fashion. Prices around Edgefield County rose as much as thirty cents or more before the day was done. Some fuel services said prices will continue to rise throughout the week and people should expect prices to reach near $3.00 a gallon by the weekend.
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Lower your car taxes in five minutes
web posted August 31, 2005
COUNTY – Paying car taxes in Edgefield County is painful. With one of the highest tax rates in the state most wonder where relief will come from on the matter. Edgefield Daily.com hopes to offer that help. If you want to lower your car taxes, follow these simple steps and watch your car taxes drop drastically.
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DOH! Car thieves leave completed college and job applications behind in car
web posted August 30, 2005
Edgefield Police Officer Sam Pruett and Lt. Mike Cockrell observed a silver car driven by two black males driving towards them with no headlights on Saturday night.  Lt. Cockrell turned around and the car took off. The officers gave chase as the car turned down Jeter St. towards the Highway 25 By-pass running the stop sign and entering the by-pass.
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Peeping Tom arrested on Pine Ridge Road
web posted August 30, 2005
EDGEFIELD – A woman making her bed early Saturday morning, August 27, saw the upper half of a man outside her window. The man then laid down out of view. A call reporting a prowler on the 500 block of Pine Ridge Road was made to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Department at 6:50 am.
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Woodlawn Road sight of more arrests on busy Saturday night :
Man reaches for gun at scene

web posted August 29, 2005
MERRIWETHER – Woodlawn Road saw its fair share of crime Saturday night as the calls continued to come in to the E-911 operators. At around 11:20 pm a report of an erratic driver in a red truck with a camper shell was spotted traveling west on Martintown Road. Later Deputies were called to Woodlawn Road for a red truck parked in the middle of the road.
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High speed chase ends in crash in Edgefield
web posted August 29, 2005
EDGEFIELD - A driver refusing to stop for officers was reported around 11:21 pm Saturday night as he drove over 80 MPH evading officers along the Highway 25 By-Pass. After turning down a side street other officers joined the pursuit. The Chrysler Sebring turned down several side streets back towards the Town of Edgefield as the chase continued.
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Car shot up on Woodlawn Road as rash of crimes continues throughout the night Saturday
web posted August 29, 2005
MERRIWETHER – Saturday night brought about a flurry of activity for the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Department in Merriwether. With the recent rash of burglaries at Sportsman’s Corner Sheriff’s Deputies were in the area and one was stationed at Sportsman’s Corner to make the clerks feel safe.
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Sportsman’s Corner hit again
Burglar missed by minutes
web posted August 27, 2005 UPDATED 6:46 PM
MERRIWETHER – For the second time in four days Sportsman’s Corner was the scene of yet another break-in. In similar fashion the perpetrator(s) broke out the glass front door to gain entry into the store. This time their target was not cigarettes but other specific items.
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Strom Thurmond 36 North Augusta 0

web posted August 26, 2005 10:47 pm

David Fallaw takes Teacher of the Year for Merriwether Middle for second time
web posted August 26, 2005
MERRIWETHER – Merriwether Elementary History teach David Fallaw took the honor of Teacher of the Year for a second time in 2005. Mr. Fallaw, who holds Business and Teaching degrees from USC Aiken and a Masters in Administration from Clemson, said he is starting his fifth year as a teacher.  He has taught at Merriwether Middle School for all five years.
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Weekly Gas Survey: Where is the cheapest gas?
web posted August 26, 2005
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily.com got such a good response from our last story on gas prices so we decided to do a weekly gas price survey of area stations and tell you where the best deals are on gas. This week it is all in Johnston with most stores at $2.30 a gallon. Edgefield took the dubious honor of the highest price with $2.56 at the Northside BP. The average price paid in the county (with 14 reporting stations) was $2.36. The complete listing of retailers and their prices are below with their location.
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Repeat offender given three years for sexual assault
web posted August 26, 2005
Derwin Danielle Patten, 22, was arrested on July 20, 2005 and charged with several crimes including a probation violation, possession of drugs w/intent to distribute in the proximity of a school, criminal sexual conduct 3rd degree, manufacture/distribution of schedule l, ll, lll drugs with intent to distribute.
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One injured in two car accident
web posted August 26, 2005
TRENTON – A two car accident sent one driver to the hospital on a busy section of Highway 25 in Trenton Thursday. Though details were sketchy witnesses said a Ford Explorer was attempting to make a left turn into the parking lot of the store at Sara’s Produce stand when the Nissan Altima following tried to pass and crashed into the side of the truck.
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web posted August 26, 2005
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Beer spills out at driver

web posted August 25, 2005
MERRIWETHER - An Aiken Produce driver opened a side door to his trailer to have its contents spill out Wednesday afternoon.
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Solicitor Myers pleads guilty to DWI
web posted August 25, 2005
ASHEVILLE, NC – Donnie Myers, Eleventh Circuit Solicitor, pleaded guilty to two charges in Buncombe County, NC last week. Mr. Myers was arrested on April 29 for being twice the legal limit for blood alcohol content while driving and having an open container in his county car.
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Senators hear ideas on property tax reform

web posted August 24, 2005
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond High School was the site of the Public Hearing held by the Joint Senate Judiciary and Finance Subcommittees Tuesday night to discuss property tax reform and the many options currently being considered. The meeting drew well over seventy citizens who offered their opinions and views of the current property tax system, most demanding change.
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Sheriff’s Department continues making arrests for drugs
web posted August 24, 2005
The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Greenwood County man and charged him with possession with intent to distribute both marijuana and crack cocaine. Jamie Lamont Norman, 26, of the 1000 block of Reynolds Street, Greenwood was taken into custody by narcotics investigators on Thursday, August 19, 2005.
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Burglar hits Sportsman's Corner at 2 am
web posted August 24, 2005
MERRIWETHER – An early morning burglary was reported to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Department around 2 am Tuesday. Investigator Phil Ireland said the burglar took a hammer and broke the glass in the front door to gain access to Sportsman’s Corner convenience store. “He walked in and laid the hammer on the counter,” as the burglar made his way around the counter to heist cigarettes, Investigator Ireland said adding that he picked it back up as he left, “so he was thinking.”
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Edgefield County Schools will have early release today
web posted August 22, 2005
COUNTY – The Edgefield County School District will have the first of four Early Release days on Tuesday, August 23, 2005. The early release ranges from 1:00 pm to 2:20 pm. Parents are advised to note the times and prepare accordingly.
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Edgefield teen arrested after threats with guns
EDGEFIELD - A usually restful Sunday afternoon in Edgefield was disrupted with calls to Edgefield Police for threats with guns on the 500 block of Silverbell Street. Three Edgefield Police Officers arrived on the scene to find the teen walking away from the residence and Police held him at gunpoint and ordered him to lay on the ground.
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I want my #@%$ supper
EDGEFIELD - Ordinarily your garden variety disorderly conduct arrest is not worthy of mention. Then again, add too much alcohol and not enough food, and we have a winner.
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Man arrested in assault
EDGEFIELD - Saturday morning officers were dispatched to the Law Enforcement Center (LEC) due to a woman claiming to have been assaulted by a man. The woman was found to be “lying against the wall,” in the hall area of the LEC with a cut over her eye.
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Public Hearing with South Carolina Senators comes to Edgefield Today
web posted August 22, 2005
EDGEFIELD – A joint Public Hearing will be held with members of the SC State Senate from the Judiciary and Finance committees on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at Strom Thurmond High School from 6 to 9 pm in the cafeteria. The purpose of the public hearings is to get citizen input on what should be done to correct the obvious problems in the South Carolina Tax Code. A total of twelve Senators will be present.
Edgefield Daily.com

Four injured in Johnston wreck
web posted August 22, 2005
JOHNSTON – Around 12:30pm Saturday a white Chrysler Concorde was traveling south on Lee Street when it was broadsided by a westbound small Ford pickup. The impact spun the car around and it ended up in the parking lot of a local business.
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Felony charges won’t stop drive for state championship at STH
web posted August 22, 2005
As Edgefield Daily.com reported on the August 5, 2005 arrest of Strom Thurmond High School football stand-out Kevin Jones for two felony charges resulting from threats made to two Edgefield County Sheriff’s Deputies. The comments by STH Principle Greg Thompson were that Jones would be suspended from play in any sports; something went awry.
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Random thoughts
web posted August 22, 2005
 A movie flop that the media is pushing is about penguins that walk seventy miles to have sex. The whole movie is about penguins (black and white) walking across the frozen artic (white) to find other penguins (black and white). The movie is shot “in color” so it is in black and white.
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Stevens pleads guilty to armed robbery

web posted August 19, 2005
EDGEFIELD – With a quick end to a previous trial in General Sessions Court Tyler Jermaine Stevens, 21, who is charged in a July 23, 2004 armed robbery of Dodges store on Edgefield Road in Edgefield, had his jury trial moved up to Thursday rather than Friday. Initially Mr. Stevens had informed the court he would be representing himself in the trial. He changed his mind after the jury was selected on Wednesday.
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NOTICE: Statewide grassroots groups want citizens to attend Public Hearings Tuesday night at STH

Local media not distributing information groups say
web posted August 19, 2005
EDGEFIELD - Walter Dahlgren of SCNoTax.com and several other grassroots organizations like Stoptax.org have joined forces to make sure the people of South Carolina understand what the Public Hearing on Tuesday night, August 23, at Strom Thurmond is all about, and it is not just tax reform; it is the elimination of property taxes forever.
Edgefield Daily.com


Jury reaches decision in cocaine trafficking trial
web posted August 19, 2005
EDGEFIELD - Andre Methelus, on trial for trafficking in cocaine and crack cocaine charges that stem from a February 25th, 2005 arrest, had his trial end early Thursday afternoon. After a short time in the courtroom the decision was left up to the jury which began deliberations about noon. It took just a few minutes for the jury to reach a unanimous verdict.
Edgefield Daily.com

Search for Marion Key continues
web posted August 18, 2005
 MERRIWETHER – Almost five weeks after Marion Key went missing family members continue their search. Mr. Key, 74, was last seen on July 12 leaving his job at Wal-Mart in North Augusta due to feeling ill. He never arrived home and police, family, and community residents began their search for him.
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General Sessions Court gets underway
web posted August 18, 2005
EDGEFIELD - General Sessions Court opened Monday of this week in the Edgefield County Courthouse with a full docket. By Wednesday morning all but two cases had been resolved or remanded back to Magistrate Court. The remaining two cases were jury trials which got underway Wednesday morning.
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Storms cause flooding and power outages
web posted August 18, 2005
MERRIWETHER - Powerful storms moved through Edgefield County Wednesday afternoon resulting in heavy rains, local flooding, and wide spread power outages. More of the same is predicted for the rest of the week. By the time the storms moved into the southern part of the county they had gained strength and began creating havoc on the Sweetwater and Merriwether area. 
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Town residents felt left out
web posted August 18, 2005
 We have received a lot of e-mail on the column about the naming of roads in the county. They were all very positive but most were wondering why we did not cover the towns of Edgefield, Johnston, and Trenton. So to be sure we keep all our readers happy we decided to do another column on just the towns. Enjoy!
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Edgefield town worker pulled from truck by low hanging cable TV lines
web posted August 17, 2005
EDGEFIELD - An unidentified Edgefield Town Sanitation worker was injured Tuesday when a low hanging cable TV line snared him by the neck and threw him from the sanitation truck he was riding. “He received a friction burn on his neck that peeled back the skin,” Edgefield Police Chief Ron Carter said.
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Gas prices hitting local families hard
web posted August 17, 2005
COUNTY - Just six months ago people were complaining about the high price of gasoline. The price at the time was $1.80 a gallon. Since then prices have risen to as much as $2.50 a gallon, about a 40% increase from the last major jump from $1.40 to $1.80. The steady large increases have begun to take their toll on local families.
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Who has the cheapest gas?
web posted August 17, 2005
COUNTY - Edgefield Daily.com took a look at local gas prices to see where the best prices were. Edgefield had the cheapest while Trenton had the highest.
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Sheriff’s Department makes arrest in attack
web posted August 16, 2005
EDGEFIELD - As Edgefield Daily.com reported last week on the attack of a woman in her home, the Sheriff’s Department has charged Charles Dewayne Curry, 29, of Indian Hill Court in North Augusta, with burglary in the first degree and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.
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Edgefield County roads can be amusing
web posted August 16, 2005
HUMOR - In order to implement the E911 center every road in Edgefield County had to be named. Some people put a lot of thought into the name of their road, others, well let’s just say we wonder.
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Monopoly money and the Federal Reserve
web posted August 16, 2005
A column by the Editor
“In God We Trust, Federal Reserve Note, The United States of America, This Note is Legal Tender for all debts, public and private”. These are the phrases imprinted upon our money. What is inauspiciously missing since 1964 is the all important phrases that gave our “money” its value, “The United States of America will pay to the bearer on demand (the value on the Note 1, 2, 5, 10, ect.) Dollars” and “is redeemable in lawful money”.
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Local gas prices to rise 11 to 15 cents today

web posted August 13, 2005
COUNTY - Get your fill-ups early today before local stations raise their prices between 11 and 15 cents at the pump today. Wholesale prices have risen 10 cents a day for the last two days.
Edgefield Daily.com

Joy ride comes up short on both joy and ride
web posted August 13, 2005
HIGHWAY 25 - Friday night got started with a teen taking a friend's car for a joy ride. A very short ride and not much joy as it turned out. Around 6:30 pm Edgefield County Deputies and First Responders were summoned to a single car accident on Casalina Drive, just off Highway 25.
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Fender bender totals trash bin
web posted August 13, 2005
MURPHY VILLAGE – Edgefield County Deputies were called to a second accident within a half an hour of each other at 7:03 pm Friday night. It appeared a driver was attempting to enter the street after being parked on the shoulder of Blanch Drive and pulled out in front of a truck driving up from her rear.
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Planning Commission considers zoning to unconnected areas
web posted August 12, 2005
EDGEFIELD - Vice chairman Timpson stated he wanted to take zoning and PUD’s as one committee in order to look at the use of both in planning since both are zoning in function. Zoning Administrator Guy Mueller stated the use of a PUD was indeed zoning and, “it is an ordinance.”  Commissioner Timpson stated he also wanted to review zoning classifications as the choices that are in place now are too broad.
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Guns stolen from homeowner
web posted August 12, 2005
MERRIWETHER – A Stevens Road resident left his home to go place deer stands out for hunting season and returned to find his guns stolen.
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Woman assaulted by burglar

web posted August 11, 2005
BETTIS ACADEMY - Around 6 pm Wednesday afternoon a woman who lives on the 90 block of Academy Estates heard her dogs barking and went outside to investigate. The dogs led her to the shed where she expected to find a snake and encountered a burglar instead. As soon as the man saw her he “punched her in the left side of her face,” knocking her to the ground as he made his escape Investigator Randy Doran said. He ran towards the Bettis Academy area the woman said.
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Woman attacked by man hiding in home
web posted August 11, 2005
 A young mother had walked her child to the bus stop and then returned to her home just off Highway 25. Once inside she entered her bedroom and was attacked by an unknown black man. She was thrown to the bed where she began to fight off her attacker. Biting the hand of the man she was able to escape and police were alerted.
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New Speed Limits for Sweetwater Road
web posted August 11, 2005
SWEETWATER - The South Carolina Department of Transportation began replacing all the signs on Sweetwater Road, including speed limits which were reduced to 50 mph coming from Edgefield and lower still from Republican Road south which is now 45 mph.
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Trenton August Council meeting
web posted August 11, 2005
TRENTON - The Trenton town council held its regular monthly meeting Wednesday night. After the pledge and prayer the meeting was called to order and Mayor Helen Summer asked the council to review the minutes of the July 13 meeting and financial reports. Councilman Keith Sexton made a motion to accept the two items and a second by Joe Holmes resulted in the 5-0 vote to approve.
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County Council kills zoning with 5-0 vote
web posted August 10, 2005
EDGEFIELD - The next two ordinances, 04-05-566 and 04-05-567, the zoning ordinances were motioned for defeat by Chairman Monroe Kneece, “I make a motion that we do not approve second reading and let this ordinance die.” With that and a second the council voted to kill the first zoning ordinance. Moving on to the second Chairman Kneece made the same motion to, “let it die,” and the council agreed with another 5-0 vote. With those two votes the zoning was laid to rest.
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Making history every week
web posted August 10, 2005
EDGEFIELD - Everyone knows how historical Edgefield County is with the home of Ten Governors, Senators, Congressmen, and the oldest newspaper in South Carolina. The Edgefield Advertiser has been published and printed in the Town of Edgefield since February 11, 1836, or 165 years. Each day the paper continues, history continues to be made. 
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Jones suspended from play in all sports after arrest
web posted August 10, 2005
JOHNSTON - Strom Thurmond High School Principle Greg Thompson told Edgefield Daily.com that Kevin Jones, who was arrested on felony charges this past Friday, has been suspended from any and all activities relating to sports, including his starting position as an All Region defensive end for the Fighting Rebels Football team.
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Blurb: Edgefield Daily.com set to break 70,000 hits for month of August. 90,000 if growth continues at present rate "We cannot wait to top 100,000 hits per month in the county," Editor says

BREAKING NEWS!

Strom Thurmond football stand-out faces felony charges
arrested for threats to deputies, dispatchers and false reports to 9-1-1

web posted August 9, 2005
JOHNSTON - Strom Thurmond High School Senior and football defensive end stand-out, Kevin Antonio Jones, 18, was arrested on August 5, 2005 and booked on charges of making false reports and threatening the life of public officials. The charges stem from many 9-1-1 calls with false reports and threats according to reports. Mr. Jones is said to have threatened the life of at least two Edgefield County Sheriff Deputies by name, sources said.
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Fool me once, shame on me; fool me twice, go to jail
web posted August 9, 2005
EDGEFIELD - Edgefield County Magistrates Court is where most arrests end up being heard. Judges Davis Parkman and Brenda Carpenter have the task of sorting out the details and the facts and coming to a just decision. Judge Carpenter has told Edgefield Daily.com in casual conversations that no matter what happens in court, one side always goes away unhappy.
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Johnston Council August meeting: Councilman to depart for Iraq in two weeks
web posted August 9, 2005
 Under New Business the Mayor stated the only item he had was an announcement; Councilman Frank Nicholson III was a member of the National Guard and his unit was being shipped out to Iraq on August 28th. “This is his last council meeting for about 18 months,” the Mayor said also explaining there would not be an election to replace Councilman Nicholson during his absence. “His seat will just remain empty,” since he was not resigning, “he is merely going to fulfill his obligation to the National Guard and we appreciate him for doing that,” Mayor Campbell said.
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School begins today
web posted August 8, 2005
It is that time of year again. The day parents look forward to and children dread, the first day of school. In addition to the back to school jitters some children have, the most important part of the day is making sure those who do not have children are on the look out for al the children crossing the roads at bus stops, walking to school, or just waiting for rides.
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Parents can be charged for children on four wheelers
web posted August 6, 2005
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Department and Magistrates take minors driving four wheelers on roadways seriously. The Magistrates have told the Sheriff’s Department they would hear charges of those who are caught riding on the roadways, minor or adult. Chief Investigator Doran said offenders would most likely get a warning for the first offence but could be charged, “We can charge the parents too,” he said.
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Vandals strike again
web posted August 6, 2005
SWEETWATER - Vandals struck again, this time on the 100 block of Pin Oak Road. The homeowner called the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Department to report two vehicles which appear to have been shot with a BB gun.
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Edgefield is birthplace of international chiropractic research
web posted August 5, 2005
EDGEFIELD - Unknown to many in our area is the fact a first ever international research organization began right here in Edgefield County. In fact, it began right off the Town Square in Edgefield. Enate Integrated Health Care Solutions is housed in the office of Dr. Kim Lewis, 213 Folk Street. “The Edgefield Office was the first to go online,” Dr. Lewis said. The organization grew rapidly from there.
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Four-Wheelers cause headaches for residents and Sheriff’s Department
web posted August 5, 2005
MERRIWETHER - Deputies for the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Department seem to be spending an inordinate amount of time trying to stop youths from riding four wheelers on two area roads, Stevens Road and Millcreek Drive. “We get calls down there on a regular basis,” Chief Investigator Randy Doran said. Most of the times the riders have left the area by the time deputies arrive.
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Boyfriends take note: the neighbors are watching
web posted August 5, 2005
SWEETWATER - An after midnight rendezvous of love struck teens on Rainbow Falls Road ended up with Edgefield County Deputies interrupting what was supposed to be well thought out plans for the teens. Just after 1 am Wednesday night Edgefield County Deputies responded to a call from a resident of a suspicious vehicle that had parked across the street form the caller’s home “behind a tree” and was walking around the home of a neighbor.
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web posted August 4, 2005
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More arrests in car thefts, second vehicle recovered since Saturday
SWEETWATER – The arrest of Andre Henry Poitra, 26 of Augusta, has led to another arrest and the recovery of another vehicle stolen from the Macedonia area last week. James Miller reported a 1995 GMC truck stolen around 8 am on July 27, 2005 from a 90 block address of Weller Road, just off Macedonia Road. The location is used by Pioneer Clearing for storage of equipment.
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Investigators track stolen goods, make arrest
As Edgefield Daily.com reported of the quick arrest of Sabrina Maria Parker, 33, of the 600 Block of Springhaven Dr. following a burglary of a neighbor, investigators say they now have taken the person she was selling the proceeds of the burglary to into custody. Dana Wade Law, 46 of North Augusta, was arrested and booked into the Edgefield County Detention Center on charges of receiving stolen goods less than $1000.
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Robbers clean out storage buildings
TRENTON - The Furniture Barn, located at 1305 Augusta Road in Trenton, was the site or another break-in. Behind the store are storage rental buildings and thirteen of those units had been burglarized sometime between Sunday and early Monday morning.
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Sheriff’s Department makes arrest in burglary
EDGEFIELD - The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Department continues solving crimes. A burglary that occurred last month on the 1400 block of Bettis Academy Road has been was solved with the arrest of Raphael Lee Robinson, 19. Police reports show the victim awoke to find his wallet with about $200 missing as well as his 2004 Chevrolet Malibu.
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Yes Virginia, there really are stupid people in Edgefield County

web posted August 3, 2005
WESTSIDE - Vandals, undoubtedly the dumbest of criminals, reared their heads in Westside overnight by breaking windows in a used ambulance the Westside Fire Department had decommissioned.
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Did you ever have “one of those days”?

A column by the Editor
web posted August 3, 2005
HUMOR - Did you ever have “one of those days”? You know what I am talking about, days that before you even get out of bed are ones you dread. You wake up and your arm in still asleep. You stub your toe on the doorframe walking across the room with the lump of an arm drawing your attention and with lights off to not wake the spouse you hobble and muffle things you would not want the preacher to hear you say on your way to the bathroom. Of course, your loving best friend (the dog), has left a bone strategically placed in order to inflict the most pain possible when you step on it. And that is the best part of your day.
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Edgefield Town Council August Meeting; no "Baptist trees" to be in the square
web posted August 2, 2005
EDGEFIELD - The Edgefield Town Council held their regular monthly meeting Monday night, August 1, 2005. With a short and uneventful agenda Mayor Robert McKie Jr. called the meeting to order and the invocation was given by Town Administrator Gambrell. Absent from the meeting was Councilman Rev. Jasper Lloyd Sr.
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Driver of hit and run identified
web posted August 2, 2005
TRENTON - As Edgefield Daily.com reported a driver was taken into custody for a hit and run that occurred in North Augusta around 10:12 pm Saturday night. The vehicle, a 2001 Montero Sport was driven by Erick John Murrell, 19 of Trenton, SC.
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Jury says Johnston man guilty of abusing pit bulls
web posted August 2, 2005
EDGEFIELD - Stepfon Andjuan Bush, 22 of Edisto St Johnston had his day in court for charges of ill treatment of animals. Mr. Bush was arrested on June 10 by Edgefield County Investigator Randy Doran for the ill treatment of two pit bulls owner by Mr. Bush.
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Watchful neighbor's report results in arrest, recovery of stolen vehicle
web posted August 2, 2005
SWEETWATER - A report of a suspicious vehicle led to the arrest of one individual and the recovery of a stolen vehicle from last week. On July 21, 2005 Debra Plunkett of Macedonia Road reported her 1992 Chevy Blazer had been stolen. According to police reports Mrs. Plunkett and her husband returned home from work to find the vehicle missing. The truck had been left unlocked and the keys were left in the ignition.
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North Augusta hit and run accident leads to Trenton
web posted August 1, 2005
North Augusta Public Safety notified the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Department of a hit and run in North Augusta around 10:12 pm Saturday night. The vehicle, a 2001 Montero Sport was seen being driven by a white male leaving the scene of the accident heading north on Highway 25.
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Edgefield County native claims to solve the problems of dirt roads
web posted August 1, 2005
Thomas Settles, 53, of Atlanta and owner of a prominent paving company says he has solved the problem that made growing up in Edgefield County on a dirt road being an obstacle. His product, "Pave-Zyme", is said to keep dirt roads passable after heavy rains. Something he said kept him from school in Edgefield County in his youth.
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