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August 2006 Archive

Early morning crash sends one man to MCG (Photos)
web posted August 31, 2006
MERRIWETHER – A little after 5 am Thursday Edgefield County Deputies, EMS, and Merriwether Fire Department personnel were called to the site of a single car crash on Sweetwater Road. The crash, which occurred less than a mile away from Station 2 of the Merriwether Fire Department at Moore Road left one man injured and trapped inside of his Jeep Grand Cherokee that overturned after striking several trees before coming to rest down a steep embankment.
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Wanted man flees, search ends in arrest
web posted August 31, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve a warrant Wednesday afternoon on a man at a home on Walker Street, in Edgefield. When Jason Highley, 26, saw the Deputies he fled on foot into a wooded area. Mr. Highley had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in Magistrate’s Court for traffic charges and was wanted in connection to a cart theft on Saturday.
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A column by the Editor: My candidates for the next election? "None of the above"
web posted August 31, 2006
COLUMN – It is a slow news day, so I am taking the extra time to write another column. With all the stories about the shenanigans in Ridge Spring and the abyss of them in Edgefield County, I wanted to remind readers that we are not the only ones facing incompetent leadership. Lord knows it goes beyond the local level and the state level; it goes all the way to Washington D.C. and at the root of it all is political connections and parties.
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Sheriff Dobey warns of telemarketing scam
web posted August 30, 2006
COUNTY – Edgefield County Sheriff Adell Dobey wants the citizens of Edgefield County to know that there is a telemarketing scam using the name of the South Carolina Sheriff’s Association. Typically the caller identifies themselves as calling on behalf of the Sheriff’s Association and makes a request for a financial donation.
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Seeing Double (Photos)
web posted August 30, 2006
MERRIWETHER – In spite of a heavy rain delay, the first USTA sanctioned Mount Vintage Plantation Junior Doubles Tennis Tournament was held at Mount Vintage Plantation in North Augusta, SC on August12th and13th. Participants came from all over South Carolina and Georgia.
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Lightning strike sets home on fire
web posted August 30, 2006
EDGEFIELD – As a strong storm tracked across the county Tuesday afternoon complete with heavy rain, small hail, and several lightning strikes one home suffered a strike that ignited a fire under the home. The Edgefield Fire Department was summoned to the 80 block of Plumb Branch Road to extinguish the fire just after 4 pm.
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Ridge Spring Town Council hears from citizens on ordinance nixing Police Department
web posted August 30, 2006
RIDGE SPRING - The citizenry spoke during Monday night's public hearing but whether or not the majority of the Ridge Spring council heard what they said will be answered next month. The council is expected to give second reading to a proposed ordinance to eliminate the town's police department during its regularly scheduled meeting at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 5, in the conference room of the town hall.
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Deputy discovers burglary during patrol
web posted August 30, 2006
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield County Deputy on routine property check discovered a burglary. While checking a home on the 900 block of Youngblood Road the deputy found someone had pried or kicked in the front door to the home. After checking the property and determining no one was inside the homeowner was contacted and came to meet with the deputy.
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World's Oldest Woman Dies at 116
Elizabeth Bolden of Memphis, Tenn., is now the oldest known person alive
web posted August 30, 2006
QUITO, Ecuador
Maria Esther de Capovilla, considered the world's oldest person, has died in her native Ecuador, her granddaughter said Monday. At 116, she was born the same year as Charlie Chaplin and married the year the U.S. entered World War I.
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Obituaries
Jean M. Henderson Johnson
web posted August 30, 2006
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Myrtis B. Timmerman
web posted August 30, 2006
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Second crash at Fox Creek HS this month (Photos)
web posted August 29, 2006
MERRIWETHER – A collision at the entrance to Fox Creek High School was the second in just three weeks at the location. The area is frequently the site of crashes during the school year. On Monday afternoon around 3:20 two men returning from a day of fishing were approaching the entrance to Fox Creek High School on Martintown Road from the east when a truck in front of them “stopped suddenly to turn in,” to the school the driver said. “We were able to stop in time,” he said, but the car behind him was not as fortunate and slammed into the boat and trailer he was towing at the time.
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Hit and run vehicle found with topless woman sleeping in back seat
web posted August 29, 2006
JOHNSTON – Saturday night a Johnston man called police due to a hit and run that occurred just after 7 p.m. in downtown Johnston. When an officer arrived, the man told the officer that as he was approaching the intersection of Highways 121 and 23 when a red Dodge Durango was backing out of a parking place in front of a Mexican restaurant. The man stated he stopped to allow the SUV to back out. However, the vehicle continued to back up and struck the front of the man’s car. The man stated to police that a man got out of the Durango, “staggered around,” looked at the damage, and then got back in the SUV and drove away.
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Wanted man sought in car theft
web posted August 29, 2006
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield woman called the Sheriff’s Office to report her 1995 green 4-door Nissan Sentra stolen from her home on the 1100 block of Jeter Street around 7:30 Saturday morning. When the deputy arrived, the woman said Jason Highley, 26, woke her up fussing about a number on her caller ID, the report read. The woman also claimed that Mr. Highley threw a glass at her and tried to hit her.
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Suspected drunk driver responsible for hitting custom light pole
web posted August 29, 2006
BETTIS ACADEMY – A Bettis Academy woman called the Sheriff’s Office to report a hit and run with property damage to a light pole Saturday morning at her home on the 30 block of Carrie Lane. The passenger of the car that hit the light pole exited the vehicle before the driver drove away, and waited with the homeowner for the Deputy to arrive.
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Dozens of new recipes added to the Country Cooking Section, try one today
web posted August 28, 2006
Country Cooking Section
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Ridge Spring Public Hearing on disbanding Police Department set for tonight
web posted August 28, 2006
RIDGE SPRING – The Ridge Spring Town Council will hold a public hearing tonight (Monday, Aug. 28) at 7 pm in the Civic Center on west Main Street, to address a proposed ordinance to eliminate the town's police department. The council majority last week passed a resolution appointing town residents Pat and Capers Asbill as moderators of the hearing. The majority has since decided that anyone wishing to speak at the hearing must first sign in with the clerk. Speakers will be given the opportunity to ask only one question, according to information received.

Sex Offender Registry updated
web posted August 28, 2006
WEBNEWS – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office released the latest update on registered sex offenders for Edgefield County last week. With additional offenders being listed, and some moving away, it took several days to complete the registry maintained by EdgefieldDaily.com. That effort was completed over the weekend and is now online.
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Strom Thurmond football games now available live on the web
web posted August 28, 2006
WEBNEWS – As Editor of EdgefieldDaily.com I have faithfully posted game updates of the Strom Thurmond Football games for those our troops overseas fighting the global war on terror and for those who have moved to other parts of the country. Doing so meant I could not attend the games, but that was a small sacrifice to make compared to the sacrifice our troops make every day. That has ended thanks to a joint effort of WJES 92.7 and the Strom Thurmond Technology Department. The games are now broadcast live on the web.
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STH NJROTC Performs at National School Drill
web posted August 28, 2006
COUNTY – The Strom Thurmond High School NJROTC drill team competed in the 24th annual National High School Drill Team Championships this summer and was commended for their exceptional conduct on and off the drill floor.
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All I Have for All I Want
By: Dr. Skip Myers
web posted August 28, 2006
Edgefielddaily.com columnist
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Obituary
Clara R. Strein
web posted August 28, 2006
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Strom Thurmond 28 North August 13
web posted August 26, 2006
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Afternoon crash sends two to MCG (Photos)
web posted August 26, 2006
SWEETWATER – Just before 4 p.m. Friday, 911 dispatchers were notified of a crash on Highway 25 in front of the Town and Country store with injuries. EMS, Sheriff Deputies, and the Highway Patrol responded to the location. When they arrived, they found two women in a Buick LaSabre injured after being broadsided by a Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck.
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Burglary reported in Sweetwater area
web posted August 26, 2006
SWEETWATER – A homeowner reported the discovery of her house being burglarized Thursday afternoon. She stated she left the home in early August and did not return until Thursday. An unknown person or persons forcibly entered the home through the back door and made off with almost $500 in goods, reports said.
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Strom Thurmond v. North Augusta
web posted August 25, 2006
WEBNEWS –  The Strom Thurmond v North Augusta game will be posted on this page tonight. Please remember, you will have to Refresh this page to get the three minute game action updates.
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County Council special called meeting
web posted August 25, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council held a special called meeting Thursday night at the Council Chambers on Jeter Street. All council members were present along with the departing Administrator Wayne Adams. The meeting was announced as an executive session regarding a personnel issue. After calling the meeting to order, Chairman Kneece stated there was no need to conduct an executive session.
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Clinton Ward Festival this weekend
web posted August 25, 2006
WARD – It is time again for the 15th annual Clinton Ward Festival Friday and Saturday in Ward. The festival begins with the dedication of the new Gazebo at 6:30 Tonight followed by performances by Ansley Morrison, Cloud Land Vocal Band, and Leon and Country Cross. The gazebo was the vision of Willie Trotter, who passed away before seeing her vision come to pass. Saturday will be filled with fun and entertainment ending with a performance by the Steele Justice Band.
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STH enforcing new youth tobacco law
web posted August 25, 2006

COUNTY – Strom Thurmond High School will enforce the Youth Access to Tobacco Prevention Act of 2006 beginning this school year. One of the enforcements of the act is that it is unlawful for a minor under the age of 18 to purchase, possess, or attempt to possess a tobacco product or present false proof of age in order to purchase a tobacco product. The law went into effect this month.
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2006 CSRA College Night set for September 14
web posted August 25, 2006
COUNTY –  The 2006 CSRA College Night will be held September 14, 2006 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.
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Burglary, grand larceny reported in Trenton
web posted August 25, 2006
TRENTON – A Trenton woman called to report a burglary at her Woodyard Road home Wednesday. When the investigator arrived, the woman showed him to a shed in her back yard that had been broken into. A screen was removed from a window on the rear of the shed and the window was opened to get inside.
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Schools receive generous donation of school supplies (Photos)
web posted August 25, 2006
COUNTY – Staff from the Federal Correction Institution and members of the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce again made generous donations of school supplies for use in the ECSD. Mounds of back to school supplies were delivered last week and are ready to be shipped to school guidance counselors to meet the needs in their schools.
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Christmas 'ban' prompts Supreme Court petition
web posted August 25, 2006
A petition has been submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court asking the justices to repair damage done by a lower court in a ruling that allows the display in public schools of menorahs and star-and-crescent symbols, but not Christian symbols.
WorldNetDaily

Edgefield Town Council approves seeking bids on demolition of Crest building
web posted August 24, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council held a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon to make a decision on the Crest Building and to hear from Constance Bess and Michael O’Keefe with American Senior Mentoring Enterprises, a senior mentoring program. Mayor Durham also took a moment to wish Ward 5 Councilman Robert Rogers a happy birthday.
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Saluda woman reports kidnapping in Johnston
web posted August 24, 2006
JOHNSTON – A Saluda woman came to the Johnston Police Department to report her child being kidnapped by the child’s father’s family members. The woman told police that she called the child’s father and asked him to purchase some baby supplies. Later in the day the father’s mother and niece came to the woman’s home with the requested items and wanted to see the baby. The mother replied the baby was still at the babysitter’s house in Johnston. When the mother went to pick up the child from the sitter the child was not there.
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Ridge Spring Town Council appoints "moderators" to oversee Public Hearing
Mayor removed as presiding authority
web posted August 24, 2006
RIDGE SPRING – In a special called meeting that ended less than 10 minutes after it began, the Ridge Spring town council majority Tuesday night voted to approve a resolution to appoint two town residents to moderate a public hearing to be held at 7 pm on Monday, Aug. 28, at the Civic Center on west Main Street. Despite limited advance notice of last night's meeting, residents filled the town hall conference room to capacity.
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A Column by the Editor
Race wars?
web posted August 24, 2006
COLUMN – CBS has dipped to a new low by producing a racial “competition” on their show Survivor. The new series, to air beginning on September 14, pits four “tribes” of contestants against each other to see which is the best or brightest. The “tribes” are white, black, hispanic, and oriental. The show’s host, Jeff Probst, said the show was a “social experiment”. Is it a social experiment or a way to foster more racial divides? CBS admits that people will support the “tribes” according to their racial make-up.
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Wanted man surrenders to Police Chief (Photo)
web posted August 23, 2006
JOHNSTON – A man wanted in connection to a July 27 burglary at the Three Way Food Store on Lee Street, Johnston, has turned himself into police on Monday. Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston took Cedric Breon Culbreath, 18, of Johnston, into custody after receiving a phone call. “I received a call (Monday) afternoon informing me he was willing to turn himself in,” Chief Aston said, “So I rode over an took him into custody.” Chief Aston said Mr. Culbreath was running out of places to hide.
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Final plans being made for Heritage Festival
web posted August 23, 2006
PSA – The Edgefield Heritage Jubilee is fast approaching and organizers are making final plans and rounding up the final loose ends Joel Jolly said Tuesday. A meeting of volunteers will be held next Tuesday night at 6:30 at the Edgefield Town Hall. So far carnival rides, a Barbeque Cook-off competition, Antique Tractor competition, Food and Craft vendors, and entertainment have been confirmed with others still left to confirm. The festival will be held October 20 – 21, 2006 at the Kendall Mill grounds.
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Teen with gun reported, shot fired
web posted August 23, 2006
BETTIS ACADEMY – Monday night a Trenton man notified the Sheriff’s Office of a teen with a gun approaching him on Sandy Springs Road. The man told the responding deputy that when he drove away from the teen he heard a shot being fired.
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Sheriff to hold Forfeiture Auction
web posted August 23, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office will hold a Forfeiture Auction on September 11, 2006 at 10 a.m. at 205 Nicholson Street in Edgefield [SC Code of Law 44-53-530] and the following property will be sold as one lot. Furniture, to include hand-carved fireplace mantles, mirrors, frames, tables, chairs, bookcases, cabinets and other items. The Lot will be sold As Is and must be removed the day of the sale by 4 p.m. Auctioneer, Sara Bryan, # 3496. For more information contact the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office at 803-637-5337 or 803-278-1625

Annual Sex Offender list released by Sheriff's Office
web posted August 23, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Sheriff’s Office has released the latest update on Sex Offenders last week. EdgefieldDaily.com is currently updating our online registry to reflect those additions, deletions, and address changes. Additional photos are being obtained for the registry. The updated page should be available on Monday, August 28. The Sex Offender registry maintained by EdgefieldDaily.com is not an official registry. It is provided as a Public Service to our readers.

Obituary
web posted August 23, 2006
Patricia Adams-Hopkins
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NOTICE: Ridge Spring to hold special called meeting tonight
web posted August 22, 2006   8:55 am
RIDGE SPRING – There will be a special called meeting of the Ridge Spring Town Council today (Tuesday) at 7:30 pm in the conference room of the town hall. The meeting was scheduled by councilmen Lewis Burt, Bob Nelson and Jim Saul. A meeting notice was posted on the door of the town hall but no reason for the meeting was given.
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Ridge Spring: Do Police and peace go hand in hand?
web posted August 22, 2006
RIDGE SPRING – The three councilmen who favor it and the residents who support their actions claim that the elimination of the Ridge Spring Police Department will save the community money and will be "in the best interest of the taxpayers and citizens of the Town of Ridge Spring.”  But those claims may be way off the mark.
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Letter to the Editor
Ridge Spring Police Chief speaks out on ordinance
web posted August 21, 2006
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NOTICE: Edgefield Town Council holds Special Called Meeting Wednesday
web posted August 22, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council will hold a special called meeting Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, lower level. The agenda items are Ms. Constance Bess and Mr. Michael O’Keefe to present, ASME, American Senior Mentoring Enterprises, a senior mentoring program. Consider donating a portion of the Moore Lambert (Crest) property to the Edgefield Senior Citizens in exchange for a portion of their land. Discuss clearing the Moore Lambert (Crest) property. And to Consider a letter of request from Mr. Errol Thomas, with Choices – A Lifetime Development, requesting permission to use the town gym on Saturday, September 30, 2006. The public is invited to attend.

Stolen car returned, driver arrested
web posted August 22, 2006
MURPHY VILLAGE – A car reported stolen last week was returned early Monday morning. The car, a black Chevrolet Impala valued at $15,000, had been missing since August 16 and was listed on NCIC as stolen.
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This is not Mexico, Senoir
web posted August 22, 2006
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield Sheriff’s Deputy was approached by an unknown person at the Northside BP that advised there was a small black car traveling south on Highway 25 towards Edgefield that was “all over the road.”  The Deputy located the car as it was entering the Highway 25 Bypass, observed the car, then conducted a traffic stop. When he approached the car he noticed a strong odor of alcohol.
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Suspicious car found in roadway
web posted August 22, 2006
JOHNSTON – While on routine patrol and Johnston Police Officer noticed an abandoned car parked halfway in the road on Sunset Drive and Lakeview Drive just after midnight Friday. The officer stopped to investigate. The trunk of the car was open when the officer approached the vehicle.
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A cloumn by the Editor: I must have lost my mind
web posted August 22, 2006
COLUMN – There are some questions you never want to ask and I am about to ask one of them. Am I losing my mind or has President Bush and the U.S. Congress lost theirs? I know there are some of you out there saying I am the one without a mind to lose, but the whole world just gets crazier by the day. Hezbollah crosses into Israel and kills a few soldiers and then kidnaps a few more for good measure. After Hezbollah’s refusing to release the men Israel warns Lebanon they will come get them. So Hezbollah lobs a few missiles into Israel and the war is on.
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Masked robber strikes local Merriwether store 
Mid-day Sunday robbery leaves owner frightened
web posted August 21, 2006
MERRIWETHER – Just after noon Sunday a report of a robbery at Frank’s Grocery on the 2200 block of Martintown Road came in to 911 dispatchers. The masked robber told the elderly woman working to sit in a chair and not call police. “He said if I called the police he’d come back and kill me,” she said. The woman said she did not see a gun but the man told her several times, “He said he had one, and that he’d shoot me.” The robber called the elderly woman by name while making his demands for the money.
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Crash sends one woman to hospital Saturday (Photos)
web posted August 21, 2006
MERRIWETHER – Belvedere Firefighters, Aiken County EMS, and South Carolina Highway Patrol were summoned to a violent crash on Highway 25 Saturday, just before noon. According to information gathered at the scene a woman driving a Ford Five Hundred was pulling out of the Gregg’s Gas Plus when she was struck by a tractor-trailer gravel truck.
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Victim uses board to fend off attacker armed with a knife Saturday night
web posted August 21, 2006
BETTIS ACADEMY – Edgefield County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported stabbing on Carrie Lane late Saturday night just before midnight. An ambulance was called to stand by until law enforcement could secure the scene. When police arrived they spoke to the victim who stated another man came to his home with a knife and threatened to stab the homeowner. The victim is said to have picked up a board and hit the subject in the head, causing a severe cut to the crown of his head.
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Iraqi group uses Michael Moore film in propaganda war against U.S.
web posted August 21, 2006
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi militant group has produced an elaborate video of what it said were attacks on U.S. troops, in the latest example of the increasingly sophisticated propaganda war being waged by Iraqi insurgents.
Off The Wall Section

Obituaries
Ethel Lee McManus
web posted August 21, 2006
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Cleola Elizabeth Matthews Moody
Funeral today
web posted August 21, 2006
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Another stolen vehicle reported
web posted August 19, 2006
MERRIWETHER – A Trenton man reported his car stolen after running out of gas Wednesday afternoon on Martintown Road. According to information available the car was said to have been taken between 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, when the owner returned.
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Editor's Column: I am happy, but I am sad
web posted August 19, 2006
COLUMN – I have been debating on whether or not I should write this column. In reality, I have written it about a dozen times and scrapped all of the others. I cannot count the number of e-mails, calls, comments, and other forms of communication that I have received over the news of Edgefield County Administrator Wayne Adams issuing a release he has accepted a job in Newberry. Everyone says I should be very happy, but I have mixed feelings about Mr. Adams’ departure. I am happy and sad.
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Edgefield County Administrator Adams takes job in Newberry
web posted August 18, 2006
COUNTY – Edgefield County Administrator Wayne Adams announced Thursday that he has accepted an offer as Administrator for Newberry County. In a farewell letter Mr. Adams told county employees and elected officials of his intentions and thanked them for their friendship over the last eleven years.
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Car theft reported
web posted August 18, 2006
MURPHY VILLAGE – A Murphy Village woman reported the theft of a 2001 Chevrolet Impala from her Kennedy Drive home on Wednesday. The theft was said to have taken place on Monday, according to police reports.
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Off The Wall: 'Hybrid Mutant' Found Dead in Maine
web posted August 18, 2006
Residents are wondering if an animal found dead over the weekend may be the mysterious creature that has mauled dogs, frightened residents and been the subject of local legend for half a generation. The animal was found near power lines along Route 4 on Saturday, apparently struck by a car while chasing a cat. The carcass was photographed and inspected by several people who live in the area, but nobody is sure exactly what it is.
Breitbart.com


Cyclist hurt in reported wreck (Photos)
web posted August 17, 2006
MERRIWETHER – A call to 911 dispatchers just after 6 p.m. Wednesday evening said a cyclist had been struck by a car as EMS and Deputies were sent to the scene. Initial reports said the driver of the car did not stop. When EMS arrived on the scene on the 1700 block of eastbound Martintown Road they found the cyclist with several abrasions including one to his head.
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Quick response allows Edgefield Firefighters to save mobile home from fire
web posted August 17, 2006
EDGEFIELD – Just before 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon the Edgefield Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 14 Eastview Road, just outside the Edgefield Town limits. Johnston firefighters were also called to provide mutual aid. When the first unit arrived on the scene there was an active fire burning in the kitchen area of the home.
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Suspect named in JonBenet killing 
web posted August 17, 2006
A man arrested in Thailand is being held in connection with the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey, law enforcement officials said today.John Karr, 41, a former Atlanta, Ga., resident, was arrested today in Bangkok, according to two people familiar with the investigation who spoke on the condition they not be identified.
RockyMountainNews.com

A Column by the Editor: Welcome to Edgefield County
web posted August 17, 2006
COLUMN – The Citizen News has a new Editor that began work this week, Frank Johnson. On behalf of EdgefieldDaily.com, I would like to welcome Mr. Johnson to Edgefield County and wish him well in his new position. I had the pleasure of briefly meeting Mr. Johnson at the Johnston Town Council meeting Monday night. It was nice, for a change, to see the editor of The Citizen News actually attend a public meeting. In the past, that was a rare event.
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Letter to the Editor
Ridge Spring residents oppose ending police protection
web posted August 17, 2006
EdgefieldDaily.com Opinions

Rev. Skip Myers
Please Wait for the Next Available Operator
By: Dr. Skip Myers
web posted August 17, 2006
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Obituary
Sarah Ann Byrd Floyd
EDGEFIELD
web posted August 17, 2006
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Ridge Spring Town Council seeks to abolish Police Department
Mayor, citizens, and business owners at odds with majority of council
web posted August 16, 2006
RIDGE SPRING He's been a resident less than two years and in office a little more than three months, but Ridge Spring councilman Jim Saul has proven himself to be a mover and a shaker. He's moving to eliminate the town's police department and is shaking up the majority of the citizens in the Ridge community in the process. A proposed ordinance to abolish the Ridge Spring Police Department and to turn over law enforcement coverage to the Saluda County Sheriff's Department received first reading approval at the town council's regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Aug. 7, 2006.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Merriwether residents deal with traffic tie-ups due to paving
Project to take two more weeks, alternate routes suggested
web posted August 16, 2006
MERRIWETHER – Merriwether residents will continue facing traffic delays as they travel Martintown Road, the area’s main artery to adjacent North Augusta and Augusta, as paving of the highway continues. Residents are asked to add at least fifteen minutes to their travel time to compensate for the delays.
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Teen reports shot fired after argument
web posted August 16, 2006
EDGEFIELD – A juvenile contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report that he went to a local garage and got involved in an argument with the owner. The juvenile told police that when he left the business the owner pulled a gun and fired at least one shot in the air.
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Weekly gas survey; Gas prices drop 26 cents a gallon in one week
web posted August 16, 2006
COUNTY – Area gas prices dropped drastically across the county this week as prices went from $2.85 a gallon to an average of $2.66 a gallon with the lowest reported price at $2.59. Prices varied ten cents among retailers. The Amoco Food Mart No.1 and Dodge’s Store in Edgefield had the lowest reported price this week with $2.59 a gallon. Six locations reported the highest prices at $2.69. Below is the full report of the 17 reporting stations.
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Stolen truck recovered after crash
web posted August 16, 2006
TRENTON – Edgefield County Sheriff’s Deputies recovered a stolen truck on Saturday after it was found crashed on Highway 121 in Trenton. The 1997 burgundy Ford F-250 was found with blood inside the cab. The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated the crash and took blood samples from the truck. The truck was towed and placed in the Sheriff’s impound lot.
EdgefieldDaily.com

McKinney Rails Against Electronic Voting
web posted August 16, 2006
AUGUSTA, Ga.– Rep. Cynthia McKinney, in her first public appearance since losing her re-election bid last week, said Tuesday that the black community needs to oppose electronic voting machines, which she said are designed to steal elections.
McKinney also said the state of Georgia should not allow crossover voting among political parties in primary elections.
Associated Press

Alleged shooter charged in attempted murder (Photo)
web posted August 15, 2006
COUNTY – The alleged shooter in an attempted murder has been charged at the Edgefield County Detention Center on Friday. Toreeze Marquel Moten, 17, of the 4000 block of Fulcher Road in Hephzibah, Ga. was formally charged with assault and battery with the intent to kill, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of an unlawful pistol.
EdgefieldDaily.com


WANTED: Johnston Police release photo of wanted man (photo)
web posted August 15, 2006
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Police Department released a photo of a man they are seeking for charges of burglary in the second degree and grand larceny, Cedric Breon Culbreath, 18, of Johnston. Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston said Mr. Culbreath was, “back in town,” and had been spotted around Bland Avenue, Aiken, Avenue, May Street, Walker Street, and Johnston Street. Mr. Culbreath was also reported leaving the Amoco and walking towards Addison Street Monday night.
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Johnston citizens turn out for council meeting to support CDBG application
web posted August 15, 2006
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Town Council held their August meeting Monday night. Just prior to the meeting Pam Davenport of the Upper Savannah Council on Government addressed the standing room only crowd that the Town of Johnston was reapplying for a Community Development Block Grant to provide funding to upgrade some Lower to Moderate Income homes in the town. Johnston applied for the funds last year but was the recipient of any of the funds.
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Opinion: County Councilman Kitchens oversteps his authority
web posted August 15, 2006
OPINION – One of the things that makes the United States of America free is our freedom of speech guaranteed under the first amendment of the Constitution. The most precious of speech protected is political speech. Far be it that we, as citizens, are denied the ability to voice an opinion about our government. However, that is exactly what Edgefield County Councilman Everett Kitchens is trying to prevent in Edgefield County.
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"I don’t give a (expletive) if I go to jail”
web posted August 15, 2006
JOHNSTON – A traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a Leesville SC man when the officer clocked the car the man was driving speeding. When the officer stopped the car near the intersection of Highways 121 and 23 the man told the officer he was taking his girlfriend to the Lexington County Hospital because she was in pain. According to police reports the man stated he lived in Edgefield and did not call 911 because that would take too long.
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Elderly man confronts alleged thief
web posted August 15, 2006
JOHNSTON – A Johnston man called police Saturday night to report a woman stealing $280 from him at this home. When the officer arrived the man said the woman was at his home and he confronted her about the missing money. She reportedly got angry and left, the report states.
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Police recover stolen car, one arrested
web posted August 15, 2006
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police recovered a stolen car on Saturday morning just after 1 am. While on routine patrol an officer noticed a man acting suspicious and for having an open beer in the street in front of a club on Addison Street. The officer stopped and began asking the man questions.
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5 Year-old's passport reject because it may offend Muslims
web posted August 15, 2006
A five-year-old girl's passport application was rejected because her photograph showed her bare shoulders. Hannah Edwards's mother, Jane, was told that the exposed skin might be considered offensive in a Muslim country.
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This East Side tree does its own watering
web posted August 14, 2006
Lucille Pope's red oak tree has baffled tree experts, water specialists and nursery professionals. The knotted, towering tree, more than 100 years old, has become the root of scrutiny in her East Side neighborhood. The tree has gurgled water from its trunk for the past three months.
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Connecticut Senate: Two Days After Primary, Lieberman Ahead by 5
web posted August 14, 2006
Senator Joe Lieberman’s decision to run as an Independent sets up a lively campaign season for Connecticut voters. In the first General Election poll since Ned Lamont defeated Lieberman in Tuesday’s primary, the incumbent is hanging on to a five percentage point lead. Lieberman earns support from 46% of Connecticut voters while Lamont is the choice of 41%
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3 Texas men arraigned on terror charges
web posted August 14, 2006
CARO, Mich. -- Three Texas men were arraigned Saturday on terrorism-related charges after police found about 1,000 cell phones in their minivan.
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One dead, mother and daughter airlifted from Johnston crash (Photos)
web posted August 11, 2006
JOHNSTON – A late afternoon wreck on Long Cane Road Friday afternoon left one woman dead and another woman and her daughter critically injured. The head on crash occurred when a westbound minivan crossed over the eastbound lane shoulder and then struck an eastbound Ford Taurus GL before rolling several times one hundred yards down the roadway. The driver of the minivan was pronounced dead on the scene.
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Congressman Barrett Comments on Terror Plot
web posted August 11, 2006
Washington, DC - Congressman Gresham Barrett (SC, 3), member of the International Relations Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation, made the following comments regarding the disruption of a planned terrorist attack by British officials.
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Edgefield County Council votes to approve questionable minutes of meetings
web posted August 11, 2006
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Council is required by law to keep written minutes of all public meetings that accurately reflect the matters discussed in the meetings and those present. Somehow, that law seems to be ignored when it comes to the Edgefield County Council.
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Rainsford unveils new development at Planning Commission meeting
web posted August 11, 2006
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Planning Commission held their Augusta meeting Thursday night with a short agenda with the meeting lasting just over thirty minutes. After the Call to Order Chairman Fab Burt asked to add Mary Grastly to the agenda for a rezoning request. After a motion and a vote, the agenda was amended.
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Fire destroys home on Northside
web posted August 11, 2006
Northside – A home on the 50 block of Gordontown Road was reported to be on fire just before 10 pm Thursday night. Northside and Edgefield Fire Departments were called to the scene. The blaze was battled until just after 1 am Friday morning. Initial reports say the home was heavily damaged in the fire.

Obituaries
web posted August 11, 2006
James H. Butler
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Sally Lue Williams
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Captured: Aiken County murder suspect (Photo)
web posted August 9, 2006
AIKEN – The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release stating they are seeking Hison Keith Noble, 24, of Augusta for murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. He is considered armed and dangerous and is not to be approached. A BOLO (be on the look out) was issued to Edgefield County officers around 1 pm Wednesday. In the dispatch, Mr. Noble was said to be armed with a pistol and officers were to use “extreme caution” if they located him. Mr. Noble is described as being 6’ 5” tall and weighing approximately 175 pounds. He also has several tattoos.
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Woman airlifted from crash scene (Photos)
web posted August 10, 2006
NORTH SIDE – A single car crash just after 1 pm Wednesday on Highway 378 sent one woman to the MCG Trauma Unit in Augusta. The 24 year-old woman was in stable condition but was going in and out of consciousness. The Northside Fire Department, South Carolina Troopers, and Edgefield County Deputies blocked traffic for an AirMed helicopter to land to transport the woman.
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Pit bull chases woman, children from bus stop in Johnston
web posted August 10, 2006
JOHNSTON – A Johnston woman called Police to report a pit bull dog trying to attack her and her two children while waiting at a school bus stop Tuesday morning around 6:45 am.
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Edgefield woman arrives home to find break-in
web posted August 10, 2006
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield woman called the Sheriff’s Office to report her home on the 1100 block of Jeter Street had been burglarized Tuesday around noon. The woman was returning home when she noticed a window in her back door broken.
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Obituary
E. G. "Mike" Spaulding III
web posted August 10, 2006
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County Council states Edgefield EMS to get additional ambulance at meeting
Council hears complaints from several citizens as well
web posted August 9, 2006
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Council held their August monthly meeting Tuesday night with a shortened, but well planned agenda. After the standard Call to Order and formalities of approving minutes and reports, Chairman Kneece asked County Attorney Byrd to read a letter to Dr. Hugh Morgan concerning additional EMS equipment and personnel.
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Golf course reports $15,000 in damages to course
web posted August 9, 2006
MERRIWETHER – Vandalism was reported to the North Augusta Country Club golf course over the weekend. The resulting damage was claimed to be $15,000. Edgefield County authorities arrived and documented the scene.
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Missing Edgefield man located
web posted August 9, 2006
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield man that had been missing since Sunday was found Monday night in a wooded area off Youngblood Road. The man, who is unable to walk unassisted, reportedly fell sometime Sunday afternoon and remained there until his being found just before 9 pm Monday night.
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Two Merriwether homes site of reported break-ins
web posted August 9, 2006
MERRIWETHER – Two homes were broken into in the Stephen’s Mill subdivision Monday afternoon. The owner called the Sheriff’s Office to report the break-ins when he went to check on the two homes, which are currently being remodeled.
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Trenton business burglarized
web posted August 9, 2006
TRENTON – A burglary was reported at a Trenton business on the 5000 block of Edgefield Road Monday night. The business owner arrived at the building to find a window broken out of the North side of the building to gain access and called police.
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Weekly gas survey; Gas jumps to $2.85 average
web posted August 9, 2006
COUNTY – Area gas prices rose across the county this week as prices went up to $2.85 a gallon. Prices varied only seven cents among retailers. The Amoco Food Mart No.3 and Dodge’s Store in Edgefield had the lowest reported price this week with $2.82 a gallon. Three locations reported the highest prices at $2.89. Below is the full report of the 17 reporting stations.
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Edgefield Town Council receives new member at monthly meeting (Photo)
web posted August 8, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council held their August meeting Monday night with Councilman Lloyd absent. After the Call to Order by Mayor Durham, the first order of business was swearing in the town’s newest Councilman, Herbert Yarborough. Town Attorney Greg Anderson administered Mr. Yarborough his oath of office. After the oath, Councilman Yarborough took his seat at the council.
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Merriwether man dies in fall in carport
web posted August 8, 2006
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether man fell in his carport Monday afternoon and by the time First Responders arrived at the scene the man was already deceased. The initial call to 911 came in around 4:10 pm saying the man was unconscious and bleeding from an injury received in the fall. First Responders arrived on the scene just minutes later.
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Students crash at Fox Creek High School, traffic stalled (Photos)
web posted August 8, 2006
MERRIWETHER – Fox Creek Charter High School students ran into each other after school today, literally. As school let out and students were leaving for home, two trucks driven by students collided at the intersection of Gregory Lake Road and Martintown Road. There were no injuries in the crash.
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Another motorcycle theft reported
web posted August 8, 2006
TRENTON – The owner of a Nicholson Road home in Trenton called police Sunday to report his motorcycle being stolen while he was out of town. The family left the home on Saturday afternoon, returned Sunday night, and found the red Honda XR250R gone.
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Grand larceny reported at Plumb Branch home
web posted August 8, 2006
NORTH SIDE – A Plumb Branch Road resident notified the Sheriff’s Office on Sunday of a burglary to a shed that ended up being a grand larceny. When the deputy arrived at the home the man showed where the shed was broken into. Missing from the shed was a table saw, five welding torches, and five to ten large wrenches.
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Three charged with murder (Photos)
web posted August 7, 2006
EDGEFIELD - A Gaffney man arrested in Edgefield has been charged with murder in the death of Ian Mosley, of Gaffney SC. Kelly Lacey Roberts, 28, of the 500 block of Bolling Spring Highway, Gaffney was served his arrest warrant at the Edgefield County Detention Center, where he has been held since his arrest last week. Two other men, Demetric Lamont Twitty, 31, and Woodrow Wilson Garner, 27, of Gaffney and Spartanburg respectively, are being held in the Cherokee County jail.
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Missing truck located
web posted August 7, 2006
JOHNSTON – A tractor-trailer truck that went missing last week has been found in Richmond County over the weekend. The truck, which went missing when an employee started his new job as a driver for a local company, was returned to its owner on Saturday. There was no word on the employee that drove away with the truck on his first day of work.
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Storms bring downed trees, much needed rain (Photo)
web posted August 7, 2006
COUNTY – Strong storms moved across the county over the weekend with the strongest coming on Saturday afternoon. Beginning around 3 pm the stationary storm grew in size and intensity bringing heavy rain, frequent lighting, and high winds gusting up to 50 mph. Several trees were reported down and some areas reported losing power during the near three-hour storm event.
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Letter to the Editor: Family expresses thankfulness
web posted August 7, 2006
Dear Editor,
I would like to say a big Thank You to all the tow drivers that led my Big Brother to his final resting place on Thursday.

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New page added: Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce Information and Activities
web posted August 7, 2006
WEBNEWS – A new link and a new page has been added to EdgefieldDaily.com. As a member of the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce, a page listing the Information and activities releases will now be posted as they are received. The new page will be updated and the address will remain constant so it may be bookmarked for easy reference. The new page link is located at the top right hand side of the main page and soon to follow being placed on all new pages. EdgefieldDaily.com continues to provide our readers with the most information available for Edgefield County.

Wanted sex offender deceased
web posted August 7, 2006
COUNTY – A sex offender that was wanted for failure to register has been located. The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office released that Lewis Finley, 52, has passed away in the last few weeks while working out of town. According to the information obtained, copies of the death certificate were received by the Sheriff’s Office sometime late Friday. Mr. Finley has been removed from our sex offender registry.

Obituaries
web posted August 7, 2006
W. Wilson Corley
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Robert Warren
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Chamber of Commerce seeks Citizen and Teachers of the Year
web posted August 5, 2006
PSA COUNTY – It’s that time of the year again when we acknowledge our Citizen of the Year and our Teachers of the Year. Celebration of Success 2006 will be held Tuesday evening, September 5th, beginning at 7:00 PM at Pine Ridge Country Club.  Tickets are $25.00 per person, and they can be purchased at the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce, the Edgefield County School District office, or from any school principal.
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Driver makes off with $28,000 truck on his first day of work
web posted August 5, 2006
JOHNSTON – A local trucking company is going to begin doing background checks on new hires after a driver made off with a $28,000 truck on his first day of work. The trucking company owner said he checked the driver out prior to hiring him, past employers, a clean CDL record, but stopped short of requiring a background check. “That’s come to an end,” he said. Edgefield County authorities are now in the process of filing charges against the driver, who has a charge of taking a vehicle without permission in Aiken County presently pending against him, Chief Investigator Doran said.
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$110,000 in goods taken from local business
web posted August 5, 2006
JOHNSTON – A Johnston business reported an ongoing theft to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office. In all, at least $110,000 worth of materials has been stolen from the location.
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Rebel flag ban could be expanded
web posted August 5, 2006
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The NCAA will consider expanding its ban of championship events in South Carolina, possibly disallowing baseball and football teams from hosting postseason games, because the Confederate flag is displayed on Statehouse grounds.
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"Person of interest" arrested in Edgefield, possible connection to Augusta murder
web posted August 4, 2006
EDGEFIELD – A Gaffney County man is being held at the Edgefield County Detention Center and has been reported as a person of interest in the murder of Ian Mosely of Gaffney, SC. Mr. Mosely’s body was found floating in the Savannah River near the lock and dam last week. Reports say he was shot at point-blank range in the head. His white Lexus was discovered in North Carolina days later. Edgefield County Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators, the SWAT Team, and Edgefield Police arrested Kelly Lacey Roberts, 28, of the 500 block of Bolling Spring Highway, Gaffney around 1:30 am Thursday morning.
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Death attributed to truck crash (Photos)
web posted August 4, 2006

NORTH SIDE – A North Side man died as a result of injuries he received in an early morning crash Thursday. Robert Warren, 58, of the 300 block of Moores Drive was pronounced dead at 9:30 am according to Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett.
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Tow companies pay respect to fellow businessman (Photo)
web posted August 4, 2006
EDGEFIELD – Area tow truck drivers gathered today to say farewell to one of their own. Michael D. (Big Mike) Rushton, 47, who died Monday July 31, 2006, at his residence, was buried Thursday at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery. With over a dozen tow trucks leading the procession with lights flashing in honor of Mr. Rushton, the half-mile long line of cars made their way to the gravesite. Mr. Rushton was owner and operator of Rushton Towing Service.
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Sex offender wanted for failure to register
web posted August 4, 2006
COUNTY – A sex offender in Edgefield County now has a warrant for his arrest issued for failing to register. Each year sex offenders must register with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office to have their address confirmed. Lewis Finley, 52, 5’ 8" 160 pounds has been convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 3rd Degree. He has also failed to meet his annual registration due on June 22, 2006. He no longer lives at the last known address given.
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Watch that child! School begins today
web posted August 3, 2006
COUNTY – School begins today and children will be heading to bus stops and driving  to school. Please be watchful of the children. Plan to leave your home a little earlier than normal due to school busses picking up children at the various locations.
 

EdgefieldDaily.com continues to set records
web posted August 3, 2006
WEBNEWS – EdgefieldDaily.com continues to grow in readership, visits, and hits with July setting new records in all categories. With over 5,500 readers, EdgefieldDaily.com continues to lead the way in daily local news coverage of Edgefield County. Our growth, according to readers and e-mails, stems from our founding motto; “We will never report what does not happen and we will never quote what is never said.”
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Two charged in burglary, third felon eludes arrest
web posted August 3, 2006
JOHNSTON – Two arrests have been made in the burglary of the Three Way Food Store on Lee Street. Fansita Lavella Nicholson, 18, of Bland Avenue, in Johnston and Shernise Bledsoe, 19, of Peen Creek Road, Saluda have been arrested and charged with burglary in the second degree. Both were still being held at the Edgefield County Detention Center on Wednesday. A third suspect, Cedrick Breon Culbreath, 18, of Walker Street in Johnston is still at large after running from Police on Tuesday.
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Strom Thurmond Class of 1986 reunion set for October
web posted August 3, 2006
COUNTY – It has been 20 long years since we graduated from high school. During this time we have said goodbye to some of us and welcomed new friends into our
circles. The time has come to reunite.
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Storage units burglarized
web posted August 3, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The owner of a storage facility located on Star Road notified the Sheriff’s Office Tuesday night that someone had broken into at least four of the storage rooms of the business. A Deputy arrived a short time later and began processing the scene.
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Shooting victim airlifted to trauma unit, one man in custody (Photos)
web posted August 2, 2006
COUNTY LINE – A County Line man was shot Tuesday afternoon in the front yard of his home on Sandy Hills Court, just off Highway 25. The 911 call came in to dispatchers at 1:39 pm reporting the shooting. According to the victim’s brother, the 19-year-old man was arguing with a 16-year-old black male when the teen produced a small caliber pistol and shot the man in his back before fleeing the scene on foot. EdgefieldDaily.com

Three charged in sexual assault of child (Photos)
web posted August 2, 2006
EDGEFIELD – Two Edgefield men have been arrested and charged with second degree criminal sexual conduct with a child between the ages of 11 and 14 on Thursday, July 27. A third man, already serving a court sentence for an earlier crime, is also going to be charged in the case, Edgefield County Sheriff’s Investigator Robin Newton said.
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Fire consumes two story home (Photos)
web posted August 2, 2006
NORTH AUGUSTA – A two story home in the Windtree Subdivision that caught fire just after 10 pm Tuesday night brought North Augusta, Belvedere, Merriwether, and County Line Firefighters to the scene to battle the blaze. The homeowner was able to escape the home uninjured before the blaze consumed the home. He took refuge on the porch of a neighbor’s home.
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Above and beyond the call of duty
web posted August 2, 2006
COLUMN – I  just have to point out the outstanding job two Sheriff’s Deputies did in apprehending a suspected shooter Tuesday afternoon. Not to take away from the many accolades of the Deputies or Investigators that worked the case; but Deputies Trek Bryant and Anthony Rackard went beyond the call of duty to bring a dangerous man into custody.
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Obituary

Michael D. Rushton
web posted August 2, 2006
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Altered official records case turned over to SLED 
web posted August 1, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The reported case of altering official records by someone in the Administration Office of the Edgefield County government complex of a Probate Court employee has been passed on to SLED for investigation EdgefieldDaily.com has learned. The case stems from an incident report filed by Probate Judge Bobby Peeler claiming records filed on behalf of his elected office were not the ones submitted by the county to the South Carolina Employment Securities Commission, a story that has been exclusively covered by EdgefieldDaily.com.
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Fire destroys couple's home (Photos)
web posted August 1, 2006
NORTHSIDE – Just before 1 pm Monday afternoon Northside and Edgefield Fire Departments were called to a structure fire on the 100 block of Adams Road, just off Long Cane Road. When the first Northside Fire truck arrived they radioed into dispatchers the home was “fully involved.” Neighbors meeting firefighters and Deputies on the scene stated they were not sure if a man may still be in the home.
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Congressman Barrett Hosts Military Academy Day
web posted August 1, 2006
GREENWOOD, SC –  Congressman Barrett hosts an annual Academy Day each summer during which prospective candidates can meet representatives from each of the five U.S. Service Academies. Students will have the opportunity to gather admissions information as well as ask any questions that they may have about a specific academy or the nomination and appointment process.
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North Augusta woman arrested on charges of abuse of a vulnerable adult case
web posted August 1, 2006
EDGEFIELD – An arrest has been made Friday in a case of swindling – blackmail - or extortion, and abuse of a vulnerable adult. The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office took Elaine Price, 36, of the 700 block of Buena Vista Avenue of North Augusta into custody on charges from an investigation that began in early July.
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Five vehicles pilfered for goods at workplace
web posted August 1, 2006
COUNTY – Several workers of a company on the 1600 block of Edgefield Road, or Highway 25, left work to discover several of the vehicles in the parking lot to have been broken into by some unknown person or persons. Over $1,000 worth of property was taken in the breaking and entering.
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Motorcycle theft reported in Merriwether
web posted August 1, 2006
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether man called the Sheriff’s Office to report the theft of his motorcycle Sunday afternoon. When the deputy arrived at the home, located on Ryan Ranch Court, the owner said he last saw the motorcycle late Saturday evening.
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Man discovers alleged cable theft
web posted August 1, 2006
COUNTY LINE – A Ridge Road resident called the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office to report a cable running from his home to another adjoining property. A Sheriff’s Deputy arrived a short time later and confirmed that someone had hooked into the man’s cable box.
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