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Police still seek public's help in locating suspected shooter - Reward Offered (Photos)
web reposted August 31, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield and Johnston Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a man they say is responsible for two recent shooting incidents, one that sent a 21-year-old Edgefield man to MCG with a gunshot wound to his back. Edward Fargo McKenzie, 24, of Johnston, is wanted for two counts of assault and battery with the intent to kill and numerous other charges. A reward for information leading to his arrest is being offered.
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Rebels Rebound in Big Way with 49-0 Shutout
By Tim Crane
web posted August 31, 2009
SPORTS – Strom Thurmond came out of the corner swinging and never let up.  “I’m proud of my team for playing hard and not getting complacent.  It was nice to hold them early, score on our first play and keep the intensity throughout the game," Head Coach Lee Sawyer said. The deciding indicator of the night took place right before the opening kickoff.  The Rebel’s won the coin toss and it was all over from there.
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FFA Fundraiser and “Cow Drop” Sept 4
web posted August 31, 2009
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Future Farmers of America (FFA) is planning a full filled day of events and games suited fall all ages along with hotdogs, chips, drinks, boiled peanuts, and more. There will be a “cow drop” in which one lucky person will walk away with $100. The event will be at JET Middle School this Friday from 6 until 9 pm on September 4.
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Special delivery, but who is paying the bill?
A Column by the Editor
web posted August 31, 2009
COLUMN – It is great to see that the Northside Park across from Liberty Springs Baptist Church is being used, even though it is not being used by the county recreation department. However, mysteriously enough, bleachers were taken from Bettis Park, by county employees, using county equipment, and put in place last Tuesday. Mysterious because there were no recreation programs being held there this past weekend, and stranger still is the same county employees will be taking the bleachers back to Bettis Park this week.
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September Cake Winner Announced
web posted August 31, 2009
WEBNEWS – The September Birthday / Anniversary Cake Winner has been drawn. The winning entry: "Happy birthday to Richard Culver on September 8th.. It is hard to realize our youngest will be 35!!! Your love and support shown to us and the rest of the family is never taken for granted..We love you dearly and hope you have a great birthday, perfect in every way!!  Love you, Mom and Dad."  Richard Culver or "Mom and Dad" needs to contact EdgefieldDaily.com by Wednesday to learn how to claim your free custon cake from Jari's Bakery in Edgefield.
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Cornerstone celebrating Recovery Month with 5K Run/Walk
web posted August 31, 2009
GREENWOOD – Cornerstone is sponsoring its first-ever "Steps For Sobriety" 5K Fun Run/Walk in celebration of national Recovery Month. The race will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 19 in Uptown Greenwood. "Recovery Month highlights the benefits of substance abuse treatment and promotes the message that recovery from addiction - in all its forms - is possible," Teresa Roy of Cornerstone said.
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Lost Dogs: Owners seek family pets missing
web posted August 31, 2009
PSA – Please help us find our son's little white dog.  He is a white west highland terrier (probably pretty dirty by now) with a red collar.  His name is Charlie and we miss him very much.  If anyone has any information about Charlie please contact us at 637-1908 or 706-825-6895.  He was last seen on Penn St. in Edgefield going towards Thurmond St. Thank you!

FOUND: My son lost one of his Labrabador Retriever dogs. We live on Briggs Rd. (Merriwether) He has tags with my sisters phone number 912-564-xxxx. We just got him from pet rescue. Can you ask them to contact you? Email me or give them Briggs' cellphone number 803-480-1446.

Sheriff’s Office charges one for counterfeit $10 bills, warns merchants
web posted August 29, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest Friday morning of a man they claim was passing counterfeit $10 bills at a rural store on Highway 378 on Wednesday and Thursday. Montrell Tramaine Wideman, 23, is in custody on a single count of forgery and additional charges could be pending Chief Investigator Randy Doran said. It is believed a number of fake bills are currently circulating in the area and merchants are advised to be on the look out for more.
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Rebels Romp in 49-0 shutout of Ridge Spring Monetta
web posted August 29, 2009
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond rolled to a decisive win Friday night at home trouncing Ridge Spring Monetta in a 49-0 shutout. The Rebels started tacking on points in the first half and led 35-0 at the end of the second quarter. The second half led to more of the same with the Rebels widening their lead to 49-0 with 6:27 left in the third quarter. From there Coach Lee Sawyer started giving his other players an opportunity to gain some experience for the rest of the game. The Rebels are now 1-1 and will have the week off next week. Tim Crane will have his report on the game Monday morning.

Auction sale set for August 29
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 29, 2009
EDGEFIELD – We are selling the contents of Donnie and Elaine Yarosh's antiques business in Aiken, S. C. They have been dealers for many years and have decided to move in a different direction. The sale will be held at their store located at 2914 Columbia Highway North, (Highway 1), Aiken, SC. From I-20 Exit 22, take Highway 1 North for about 1 1/2 miles. Look for signs. Viewing day of sale from 8:00 AM until sale time. BRING A CHAIR AND ENJOY THE DAY! Please visit our website http://www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for details, terms, and pictures. 
Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747.  803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.

Gov. Sanford Waives Confidentiality in Ethics Probe; Urges General Assembly to do the same
web posted August 29, 2009
COLUMBIA – Gov. Mark Sanford today issued the following statement waiving Confidentiality in Ethics Probe. "First, I'd like to emphasize that over the last several days we've provided documentation supporting this administration's strong record in defending the taxpayer and in staying true to both the intent and letter of the law with regard to travel."
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Burglary report leads to manhunt in Johnston area
web posted August 28, 2009
JOHNSTON – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office and Johnston Police were called by the Saluda County Sheriff’s Office to aid in a manhunt to capture a burglar seen running from property on Stretch Road, just inside the Saluda County line off Highway 23. The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Bloodhound Team also responded to track the suspect.
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Former Sheriff’s Investigator Don Bullock found deceased at home
web posted August 28, 2009
NORTH AUGUSTA – A former investigator with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was found deceased in his home in North Augusta Thursday morning. Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said former investigator Don Bullock had a chronic history of cardiac problems and was recently diagnosed with cancer. News of the death reached the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office around noon.
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Sports: By Tim Crane
-Marcelis Thompson: Player of the Week
-Around Region III This Week
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EdgefieldDaily.com breaks all time records in August
web posted August 28, 2009
WEBNEWS – EdgefieldDaily.com has set all time records this month with over 1.57 million hits already registered in August and the final totals are estimated to be between 1.7 and 1.8 million hits by the month’s end. Records show readers have viewed over 3.2 million pages in the last twelve months and accessed over 10 million files.
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Edgefield Library Events
web posted August 28, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The American Girl Book Club will be held on Thursday, Sept. 3rd at 6:30 pm at the Edgefield Library. The Library will be presenting Rebecca, the new historical character. Share a Rebecca book and eat an all American meal. Storytime is back as well starting in September and running through November, every Tuesday at 10:30 am. For more information call 803-637-4055 or go to http://www.myspace.com/edgefieldlibspace

FBI Identifies Serial Bank Robber
web posted August 28, 2009
STATE – A federal arrest warrant was issued from the Eastern District of Tennessee charging 36 year old Chad E. Schaffner with two counts of Bank Robbery and two counts of Use of a Firearm During a Bank Robbery. Schaffner is suspected of being involved in the robberies of at least ten banks throughout Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. 
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Snodgrass surrenders to authorities Wednesday
web posted August 27, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Within hours of Johnnie Lee Snodgrass’ information and wanted status hitting the local and surrounding media, the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office began receiving calls. Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Randy Doran said Wednesday morning that family members called and stated Snodgrass would turn himself in at the Detention Center later in the day. True to their word, he arrived at the jail shortly before 6 pm, Inv. Doran said.
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Auction sale set for August 29
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 27, 2009
EDGEFIELD – We are selling the contents of Donnie and Elaine Yarosh's antiques business in Aiken, S. C. They have been dealers for many years and have decided to move in a different direction. The sale will be held at their store located at 2914 Columbia Highway North, (Highway 1), Aiken, SC. From I-20 Exit 22, take Highway 1 North for about 1 1/2 miles. Look for signs. Viewing day of sale from 8:00 AM until sale time. BRING A CHAIR AND ENJOY THE DAY! Please visit our website http://www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for details, terms, and pictures. 
Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747.  803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.

Them Good Old Boys
A Column by the Editor
web posted August 27, 2009
COLUMN – The Public Sale of property foreclosed on by Carolina First Bank for $10 million in unpaid loans by MV Development, Bettis Rainsford, and Tallmadge Knight is coming under scrutiny since the notice has not appeared in the local papers as required by law. The Citizen News, who was contracted to run the notice, failed to place the ad on August 19 in order to make the sale on September 8 possible.
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Extended Hours for Edgefield Merchants to Welcome Turkey Shop to Main Street
web posted August 27, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Community Development Association (ECDA) Merchants will join the celebration of the Turkey Shoppe on Main’s grand opening with extended hours on Friday, September 4. Many of your favorite shops and restaurants will remain open until 9:00 pm so you can join the fun and stroll the streets of historic downtown Edgefield while shopping at your favorite local merchants. 
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Edgefield Bulldog Cheerleading starts Thursday
web posted August 27, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Bulldog Cheerleading will begin practices for all age groups on Thursday, August 27th at the Edgefield Town Gym from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  Questions- contact Deana Sumner  637-5377 or Angi Harter  480-3553.

Bauer calls on Gov. Sanford to resign, McMaster enters race
web posted August 27, 2009
COLUMBIA – Lt. Governor Andre Bauer held a press conference Wednesday where he publicly called for Gov. Mark Sanford to resign. Under increasing pressure from Democrats and some Republicans across the state, Gov. Sanford released a letter to Lt. Gov. Bauer stating he would not step down, “I will most humbly decline your offer, but thank you for it nonetheless.”
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FBI Warns: “Phishing” Scam Targeting College Students and Staff
web posted August 27, 2009
STATE – David A. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in South Carolina, advises college students and staff members in South Carolina to be cautious of a reoccuring phishing scam. College students and staff members could receive “phishing” emails requesting their user ID and password information in relation to a server repair.  Do not respond. 
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Sheriff’s Office seeks accused child molester (Photo)
web posted August 26, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a man they say is responsible for molesting a 5-year-old child on August 18. Johnnie Lee Snodgrass, 42, is wanted for a charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in connection to the case, Chief Investigator Randy Doran said Tuesday.
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Sheriff calls on citizens to help stop latest rash of larcenies
web posted August 26, 2009
COUNTY – Edgefield County Sheriff Adell Dobey issued the following release in an effort to curb a rise in crime across the county recently: To all Citizens, we need your help again. Due to an increase in the number of larcenies spread throughout Edgefield County, Sheriff Adell Dobey is again asking citizens to be on the look out for any suspicious activity happening in or around their neighborhoods.
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Town Hall meeting in Westside focuses on water, second meeting tonight
web posted August 26, 2009
WESTSIDE – Edgefield County Councilman Rodney Ashcraft held another of his Town Hall meetings Tuesday night at the Collier’s Community Center. As it turns out, Ashcraft said he would be holding another meeting at Collier’s tonight after one local paper ran the wrong date for the meeting. “I don’t want people showing up and I not be here,” Mr. Ashcraft said before the meeting got underway. When the meeting opened, water issues were the first to be discussed.
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Sports Preview:  Rebel’s Home Opener vs Ridge Spring- Monetta
By Tim Crane
web posted August 26, 2009
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will look to get into the win column Friday night when the Trojan’s of Ridge Spring-Monetta come to town. Last week the Rebels dropped the season opener at Chapin, after a fourth quarter rally came up just short. 
Ridge Spring-Monetta will begin their season with the trip to Johnston. Head Coach Mark Rodgers says the team is healthy and will have had nine good practice days to prepare for ST, by Friday night. Last season RSM finished 5-6, losing in the first round of the playoffs to Christ Church. The Trojan offense averaged 14.9 ppg and their defense allowed 29.6 ppg, in 2008.
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W.E. Parker P.T.O thanks supporters
web posted August 26, 2009
EDGEFIELD – W.E. Parker P.T.O would like to thank to everyone who helped make a child's first day bright. Over 80 backpacks with school supplies were delivered to students in K4 through 5th grade on the first day of school. The students were excited to receive their school supplies and loved their backpacks; the girl's backpacks were monogrammed. The teachers said it really made a difference and the children were so appreciative.
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Writer says: Sinking SAT Scores demand real reforms
web posted August 26, 2009
Dear Editor,
Parents and Taxpayers in South Carolina were subject to yet-more bad news about student achievement in their state's monolithic public school system on Tuesday. Results of the SAT college preparation and evaluation test for 2009 were released and South Carolinians learned that public school students continued their steady three-year long slide in average scores.
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“Armed and Dangerous": Police seek public's help in locating suspected shooter
web reposted August 26, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield and Johnston Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a man they say is responsible for two recent shooting incidents, one that sent a 21-year-old Edgefield man to MCG with a gunshot wound to his back. Edward Fargo McKenzie, 24, of Johnston, is wanted for two counts of assault and battery with the intent to kill and numerous other charges. A reward for information leading to his arrest is being offered.
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Litter complaint leads to arrest of suspected molester
web posted August 25, 2009
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield woman calling the Sheriff’s Office to complain that two men were seen dumping trash at an unoccupied home across the street from her home has led to the arrest of 20-year-old Douglas Carter of Edgefield who is accused of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in connection to a forced sexual encounter with a 15-year-old girl in late June.
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Three evade arrest in car chase, two others charged
web posted August 25, 2009
EDGEFIELD – More information has been released on the car chase that left a house on Rosa Hill Street damaged and three people on the run after jumping from a rolling car Friday night. The driver of the silver Mercury and the two passengers have not been apprehended at this time; however, police know their identities.
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Auction sale set for August 29
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 25, 2009
EDGEFIELD – We are selling the contents of Donnie and Elaine Yarosh's antiques business in Aiken, S. C. They have been dealers for many years and have decided to move in a different direction. The sale will be held at their store located at 2914 Columbia Highway North, (Highway 1), Aiken, SC. From I-20 Exit 22, take Highway 1 North for about 1 1/2 miles. Look for signs. Viewing day of sale from 8:00 AM until sale time. BRING A CHAIR AND ENJOY THE DAY! Please visit our website http://www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for details, terms, and pictures. 
Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747.  803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.

Edgefield County Players to Meet and Reorganize
web posted August 25, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Players, a group which was organized in 2004 to promote the development of a theater in Edgefield, is holding a membership meeting at the Edgefield County Courthouse at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday night, August 27, 2009 to reorganize and to reinvigorate its support of the theater effort which has been led by Edgefield Regional Arts (“ERA”) during the past year.
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Weekend thefts account for over $28,000 in stolen property
web posted August 25, 2009
COUNTY – A series of burglaries and thefts over the weekend accounted for over $28,000 in goods being stolen from four locations across the county. Over $22,000 of that came from the theft of a tractor and equipment from a location on Augusta Road from a local developer. 
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Johnston seeks Police Officer
web posted August 25, 2009
JOHNSTON - The Johnston Police Department is accepting applications for a Police Officer.  Each applicant must hold a high school diploma or equivalency, a valid SC Driver’s License, be at least 21 years of age, and have no felony record.  Those who are considered for the job will be asked to take a written test before any official hiring is done.  Experienced, certified officers are encouraged to apply, but all interested persons should also apply.  All applicants must apply at Johnston Town Hall, 500 Mims Avenue, Johnston, SC.  Applications taken until position is filled.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

"Fill A Bus" school drive organizers thank participants
web posted August 25, 2009
Dear Editor,
To all citizens and businesses who donated to our annual “Fill-A-Bus” with school supplies campaign. Thank you so much for your donation of supplies and money.  We appreciate everything you do to help our school children get the things they need to get a proper education.
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Second Fireman arrested for theft
web posted August 25, 2009
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether Volunteer Fireman has been charged in a theft at Sportsman’s Corner and includes a charge for a minor in possession of alcohol according to an incident report and subsequent booking. Grover Sanders, 20, is the second fireman charged a month with theft. Brian Paul Goodwin, 28, turned himself in on July 28 after a warrant for his arrest was issued after it was discovered he was allegedly stealing electricity at his home.
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Breast Cancer Prevention Coalition to hold fundraiser Sept. 17
web posted August 24, 2009
PSA - MERRIWETHER – The Breast Cancer Prevention Coalition will be holding a fundraiser and silent action at Mt. Vintage Plantation Golf Club on September 17th, at 11:00. The Breast Cancer Prevention Coalition is having a meeting and luncheon featuring two outstanding speakers who will present the program.
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“Armed and Dangerous": Police seek public's help in locating suspected shooter
web posted August 24, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield and Johnston Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a man they say is responsible for two recent shooting incidents, one that sent a 21-year-old Edgefield man to MCG with a gunshot wound to his back. Edward Fargo McKenzie, 24, of Johnston, is wanted for two counts of assault and battery with the intent to kill and numerous other charges. A reward for information leading to his arrest is being offered.
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Three evade arrest from chase, two others charged
web posted August 25, 2009
EDGEFIELD – More information has been released on the car chase that left a house on Rosa Hill Street damaged and three people on the run after jumping from a rolling car Friday night. The driver of the silver Mercury and the two passengers have not been apprehended at this time; however, police know their identities.
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Sports: Chapin Special Teams Take out Thurmond
By: Tim Crane
web posted August 24, 2009
CHAPIN – In a hard fought battle Friday night, the Strom Thurmond Rebels failed to overcome a 21-point rally by Chapin in the third quarter that placed them with a 28-14 lead at the start of the final quarter. It looked as though the Rebels were on their way to rally back when Raleigh Yeldell took a quarterback keeper around the left tackle for a 66 yard touchdown with 7:43 remaining in regulation.  Sam Northrop adds the point after kick to cut the Chapin lead to 28-21.
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Rainsford's claims at town hall meeting found incorrect
web posted August 24, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Bettis Rainsford, who stood at last week’s Town Hall meeting held by County Councilman Rodney Ashcraft, read off a list of three reasons why the county needed to purchase the Calliham property and then claimed an article by EdgefieldDaily.com was inaccurate. As it turns out, Mr. Rainsford’s claims were incorrect, and we wanted to set the record straight.
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Recover Photos from a Corrupted Memory Card
By James Wise
web posted August 24, 2009
WISE TECH TIPS – A digital camera is a great thing to have. You can take lots of photos without having to purchase and deal with film. You can use your photos in a variety of ways including printing them, showing them on your computer, TV, or digital picture frame, sharing them with friends and family over the Internet, etc… You can also edit pictures and delete pictures you may not want. While digital photos are generally very reliable and trouble free, there are some times when disaster strikes. If you have a problem with your memory card OR accidently delete pictures off of it, today’s tip could be a real lifesaver.
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Breast Cancer Prevention Coalition to hold fundraiser Sept. 17
web posted August 24, 2009
PSA - MERRIWETHER – The Breast Cancer Prevention Coalition will be holding a fundraiser and silent action at Mt. Vintage Plantation Golf Club on September 17th, at 11:00. The Breast Cancer Prevention Coalition is having a meeting and luncheon featuring two outstanding speakers who will present the program.
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Legal Notice of Public Sale of Mt. Vintage Property
web posted August 24, 2009
EDGEFIELD – A Legal Notice for the Public Sale of property at Mt. Vintage has been released. The sale is set for September 8, 2009, at 11:00 am on the Edgefield County Courthouse steps. The decree was granted in the case of Carolina First Bank v. MV Development Company, LLC, Bettis C. Rainsford and Talmadge Knight (Civil Action No.: 2009-CP-19-24).
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Johnston Police cars up for bids
web posted August 24, 2009
PSA – The Town of Johnston will accept sealed bids on a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Car and a 2002 Ford Crown Victoria Police Car to be sold “as is”. Vehicles can be seen by appointment by calling the Johnston Town Hall at (803) 275-2488. Bids are to be submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office, 500 Mims Avenue, Johnston Sc, 29832 and are due by 10 am , September 10, 2009. The Town reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and waive technicalities.

Obama to raise 10-year deficit to $9 trillion
web posted August 24, 2009
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration will raise its 10-year budget deficit projection to approximately $9 trillion from $7.108 trillion in a report next week, a senior administration official told Reuters on Friday.
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Car crashes into house after low speed car chase
web posted August 22, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police trying to conduct a traffic stop around 10:53 pm Friday night led to the driver refusing to pull over, reportedly throwing “things” out of the window while trying to elude officers, before crashing the car into a home on Rosa Hill Street. The three occupants jumped from the car and led police on a foot chase that brought Edgefield and Johnston Police as well as Sheriff’s Deputies converging on the area.
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Thurmond falls to Chapin 28-21 in season opener
web posted August 22, 2009
CHAPIN – The season opener for the Strom Thurmond Rebels was exciting and hard fought, but in the end it was Chapin that took the stand and defeated a fourth quarter drive by the Rebels to tie the game and walked away with a 28-21 victory in Game 0 of the 2009 season. The Rebels held strong in the first half, but a kick off return to start the second half helped Chapin establish a 14 point lead the Rebels could not overcome. Tim Crane will have a full report on the game for Monday.

2009 Celebration of Success set for Sept. 3
web posted August 22, 2009
COUNTY – It’s that time of the year again when we acknowledge our Citizen of the Year and our First Citizens Bank Teachers of the Year, and our District Teacher of the Year. Celebration of Success 2009 will be held, Thursday evening, September 3rd, beginning at 6:30 PM in the Strom Thurmond High School cafeteria.
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Football Friday Night Live Online
web posted August 21, 2009
SPORTS – It’s that time of the year, Rebel Football, and if you can’t get to the game you can follow the action live on the internet. 92.7 FM and Strom Thurmond High School have joined together again this year to provide live streaming audio broadcasts for dial up and broadband internet users. Tonight the Rebels travel to Chapin with kick-off at 7:30 pm. To listen in just click Rebel Football Dial up or Rebel Football Broadband (DSL or Cable) 

Confirmed: Meeting of county council members violated state law
web posted August 21, 2009
COUNTY – A Town Hall meeting held by Edgefield County Councilman Rodney Ashcraft and attended by County Council Chairman Monroe Kneece and Vice-chairman Willie Bright has been confirmed to be in violation of South Carolina state law according to Herbert Hayden Jr., Executive Director of the South Carolina Ethics Commission. Mr. Hayden added that though it was a violation of the statutes, it is not a matter under the purview of the Ethics Commission.
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Summertime Success for the ECDA’s Downtown Drive-In Movie Series
web posted August 21, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The ECDA would like to express our gratitude to our movie sponsor, EdgefieldDaily.com, as well as the Town of Edgefield, and the supportive residents of Edgefield for helping the ECDA with another successful Downtown Drive-In Movie Series. Mayor Ken Durham, David Coleman, and our great volunteers continue to be instrumental in helping the ECDA in creating a family friendly environment for all to enjoy. Thank you to all that dedicated their time and energy to ensure that everything ran smoothly.
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Editor responds to attack ad
A Column by the Editor
web posted August 21, 2009
COLUMN – Bettis Rainsford is at it again, this time by taking out a near full page ad in the Edgefield Advertiser. I cannot say I am surprised by anything Mr. Rainsford does. Desperate people, I have learned, are capable of just about anything. It is true Mr. Rainsford sent his letter to EdgefieldDaily.com for publication. After review it was found that the letter could possibly lead to legal litigation and was therefore rejected. Mr. Rainsford is more than welcome to reword his letter for reconsideration. Mr. Rainsford has submitted several other letters, which were published, including personal attacks upon me.
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Investigation requested in Bettis Park concession stand money
web posted August 20, 2009
EDGEFIELD – According to an incident report obtained on Wednesday, the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office has been asked to investigate the “recreation concession stand revenue at Bettis Park” for “cash sales that should be deposited with the County Treasurer.” Several concerns were raised including “breech of trust, fraud, and embezzlement”.
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Edgefield Town Hall meeting sees challenges to purchase of Calliham property, recreation funds, and disputes of “facts”
web posted August 20, 2009
EDGEFIELD – County Councilman Rodney Ashcraft held his second Town Hall Meeting Wednesday night at the Edgefield County Council Chambers with around fifty people attending. Also attending the meeting was County Council Chairman Monroe Kneece, Vice-chairman Willie Bright, and Clerk to Council Barbara Stark, producing not only a quorum of the county council but also one in which all three members of council discussed county business.
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Quorum of County Council members brings meeting legality into question
web posted August 20, 2009
COUNTY – A serious question has been raised about the legality of three county council members attending a Town Hall meeting held by County Councilman Rodney Ashcraft on Wednesday night. Not only did councilman Ashcraft attend, who called the meeting to discuss county issues with his constituents, but also Chairman Monroe Kneece and Vice-chairman Willie Bright attended and spoke on matters that were before the county council. According to all statutory regulations this seems to have constituted an illegal meeting of the county council.
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Plane “falls” on Highway 191
web posted August 20, 2009
JOHNSTON – There have been news reports about planes landing on roads, crashing on roads, but Johnston Firemen and Edgefield County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Highway 191 concerning a plane that “fell” in the road. To top matters off, the plane was leaking fuel.
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Electronics stolen in latest burglary
web posted August 20, 2009
MERRIWETHER – A Sassafras Lane man called the Sheriff’s Office after arriving home just be for five Tuesday afternoon and found his television in his front yard and forced entry into the home. The man waited for deputies to arrive before entering the house, which preserves the crime scene for investigators.
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Dump at JET, and troubles, deeper than first reported
web posted August 19, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The illegal dump that the Edgefield County School District had been using for at least five years has been cleaned out and covered over with dirt, at least for now. Director Thom Berry, with DHEC in Columbia, said Tuesday that there is a chance the pit would have to be unearthed, depending on the outcome of lab results. Dir. Berry also stated cleanup crews removed debris from the dumpsite to a depth of “between 15 and 18 feet”.
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Sports:
Strom Thurmond vs Chapin Game Preview
Also featuring: Around Region III This Week
By Time Crane
web posted August 19, 2009
SPORTS – The days are getting shorter, schools are back in session and the Strom Thurmond Rebels are preparing to travel to Chapin for a battle with the Eagles.  It’s hard to believe, but football season is already upon us. Chapin acquired a new high profile coach in the offseason (Scott Early), when Larry Grady stepped down.  Early led Myrtle Beach to the AAA state title last season and has an overall record of 78-34 as a head coach. This will be Early’s first ever week zero game and hopefully his last, if it is up to him.
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Williams charged in additional burglaries
EDGEFIELD – Additional charges have been filed after the arrest of Dexter Williams, 22, on Monday. “We’ve got two more warrants in the process right now,” Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Randy Doran said Tuesday. In all Mr. Williams will be facing a total of three counts of burglary in the second degree. He is expected to have a bond hearing sometime Wednesday or Thursday once all warrants have been served.
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Shot Gunners Have a Blast at Turkey Shoot (Photo)
web posted August 19, 2009
FORSYTH GA. –  When the smoke cleared at the National Wild Turkey Federation's 16th annual Turkey Shoot, Kevin DeMichiel from Macon, Ga., had broken 187 out of 200 targets to win the National Sporting Clays Association division. Close at his heels were Brandon Powell from Comer, Ga., who scored 181, and Wendell Cherry from Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., with a score of 180.
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Burglars hit Manor House Monday, more larcenies reported
web posted August 19, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The former retirement home Manor House on Highway 25 north just outside of Edgefield was the target of burglars who made off with thousands of dollars worth of equipment. The burglary was reported around 4 pm Monday and the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Forensic Investigator spent hours on the scene collecting evidence.
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Back to School: Help Your Child Succeed in Edgefield County Public Schools with PowerSchool
By James Wise
web posted August 19, 2009
TECH TIPS – As a parent of two boys and the husband of a teacher, I believe that a key component to a child’s success in school is parent involvement. If your child is in an Edgefield County Public School, there’s now an easy way for you to keep up with your child’s grades, attendance, etc… over the Internet using “PowerSchool.”
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STHS Organizations Receive Generous Donations (Photo)
web posted August 19, 2009
COUNTY – Sean Robins, a 2008 graduate of STHS and spokesman for the “Carnival Crew”, presented donations to seven organizations at the high school last week. The “Carnival Crew” organization is made up of students who sponsored several fund raiser activities last year in order to support their school organizations with financial donations.
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Letter to the Editor: Thank you Obama, Kneece, and the Edgefield County School Board/District
web posted August 19, 2009
Dear Editor,
Every morning I wake up and thank God for the life that he has given me.  I thank Him for my wife, my children, my country, and for the freedoms we as Americans all enjoy.  With great trepidation, I also thank Obama, (County Council Chairman Monroe) Kneece, and the Edgefield County School Board/Edgefield County School District  (ECSB/ECSD).  For they have unwittingly revitalized America and all that she stands for - freedom. They have awakened the sleeping giant, and they have given us all the spirit we always have, yet, are slow to display. 
EdgefieldDaily.com

ACT Scores released: STH tops county, state drops .1 of a point overall
web posted August 19, 2009
COLUMBIA –  South Carolina's 2009 public high school graduates matched last year's performance on the ACT college entrance exam despite a dramatic increase in test-takers, the company said today. But the state's average ACT score dropped by one-tenth of a point when the performance of non-public school students was included. These students were 13.5 percent of the test-takers.
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Artist combines passions for painting, quilting
web posted August 19, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Artist LaToya Thompson learned to quilt at her grandmother's knee and the process has stayed with her into her adulthood. "My grandmother used to make quilts out of old clothes, anything," she said. "She taught me to quilt. I was born and raised on a farm in New York State and my grandmother and I were very close."
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Sheriff’s Investigators make arrest in recent burglary (Photo)
web posted August 18, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Sheriff’s Investigators have made an arrest in a recent burglary case and additional charges could be pending, Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Randy Doran said Monday afternoon. Dexter Williams, 22, of Edgewood Road in Edgefield was arrested not far from his home around 2:30 pm and transported to the Edgefield County Detention Center for booking on a charge of burglary in the 2nd degree.
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September 12 set as date for 4th Annual PDA Golf Classic
web posted August 18, 2009
SALUDA – The Palmetto Dance Academy and Fine Arts Center has set the date for its 4th Annual PDA Golf Classic. The tournament will be held September 12 at the Persimmon Hill Golf Course with tee time being 10 am. The tournament is held each year to raise money for student scholarships, the studio’s annual toys for tots charity concert, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and many other charitable events.  A captain’s choice tournament, the classic offers awards to the winning team as well as winners of the closest to the pin and longest drive contests.
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Narcotic Investigators arrest suspected drug dealer
web posted August 18, 2009
TRENTON – Edgefield County Sheriff’s Narcotics Investigators have arrested an Augusta Georgia man on multiple drugs charges as part of an ongoing undercover investigation. 20-year-old Jeremy Marquez Smith, of Glenn Hill Circle in Augusta, was taken into custody after a traffic stop on Edgefield Road.
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Number of thefts climb in last 30 days
web posted August 18, 2009
COUNTY – A lull in burglaries in Edgefield County came about after the arrest of Robert Webber in early June, but the drop in crimes was only temporary. Starting in late July Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators have seen a recent increase in break-ins, burglaries, and grand larcenies. The property being reported stolen ranges from golf carts, chainsaws, pressure washers, tools, to fishing gear. Since Friday, over $10,000 in property has been reported stolen.
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Johnston resident harvests first deer (Photo)
web posted August 18, 2009
COUNTY – Ben Herlong of Johnston, SC took this beautiful 8 pt. buck on opening day of lower state deer season, which was Saturday August 15th. It was Ben's first deer; he was so excited, as you can see from the picture. The deer was taken on a hog farm in Cope, SC.  The deer had a 13 inch spread and weighed 141 lbs.
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Foundation for Public Schools Awards Teacher’s Vision Grant Winners (Photo)
web posted August 18, 2009
COUNTY – The Foundation for Public Schools in Edgefield County presented Teacher’s Vision Grants to educators at the School District’s Opening Session Assembly on August 13. Foundation Chairman Joel Jolly was joined by Vice Chairman Joel Pedersen and foundation members Chere Edwards, John Timmerman, Dr. Mary R. Crenshaw and some of the sponsors of the grants for the special presentation.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Johnston Police cars up for bids
web posted August 18, 2009
PSA – The Town of Johnston will accept sealed bids on a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Car and a 2002 Ford Crown Victoria Police Car to be sold “as is”. Vehicles can be seen by appointment by calling the Johnston Town Hall at (803) 275-2488. Bids are to be submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office, 500 Mims Avenue, Johnston Sc, 29832 and are due by 10 am , September 10, 2009. The Town reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and waive technicalities.

Masked men shoot 21-year-old in Edgefield
web posted August 17, 2009
EDGEFIELD – More information has been released in a shooting late Saturday night that left a 21-year-old Edgefield man in intensive care at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) after undergoing surgery early Sunday morning, Corporal Michael Butts of the Edgefield Police Department said Sunday. “He was shot in the lower back,” Cpl. Butts said adding that two shell casings were found at the Edgewood Apartments, where the shooting took place. “We don’t have a motive right now.”
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Discovery of body leads to homicide investigation
web posted August 17, 2009
AIKEN – The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide after a man’s body is found at 2994 Silver Bluff Road near Petticoat Junction. Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said in a release Sunday the body of 53-year-old Bernard Jones of Aiken was discovered around 2 pm Sunday by family members.
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County Councilman Ashcraft holds next Town Hall meeting in Edgefield Wednesday
web posted August 17, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Councilman Rodney Ashcraft will be holding another of his Town Hall Meetings in his district on Wednesday, August 19. Councilman Ashcraft said he wanted to invite his constituents to come and voice their concerns and opinions on issues involving the county council in a free flow exchange of ideas. Ashcraft said the only way for him to properly represent his district is to hear from voters directly.
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Strom Thurmond Class of 1976 cookout this Saturday
web posted August 17, 2009
PSA - COUNTY – The 1976 Class of Strom Thurmond is sponsoring a cookout at Lick Fork Park on August 22nd, commencing at 2:00 pm. The purpose of the cookout is to discuss and plan our next class reunion. Food and entertainment will be provided.  Requesting a donation of $10. For info contact Lenard Lanham at 803-221-3717, Gregory Lindsey at 803-920-0605, Patricia Simmons-Daniels at 706-631-8199, or Bruce Jackson at 240-298-3622.

Obamacare: HR 3200 - What it really says and what it really will do
web posted August 17, 2009
EDITORIAL – As the August recess of Congressional members’ Town Hall meetings become more and more turbulent, Democrat members are calling those who oppose HR 3200, ‘‘America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009”, Nazi’s, Brown Shirts, Un-American, Right-Wing Extremists, and yes, even racist. The Obama Administration says the outpouring of public anger is not representative of the public at large. Furthermore, President Obama and the Democrats try to deflect members of the public as being “uninformed” while it is they - the supposed “authors" of the Bill - who admit repeatedly to having not read the bill. Dr. John Davis Lewis and others have and what they found should scare every single American like nothing before.
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Monitoring Tire Pressure
By James Wise
web posted August 17, 2009
WISE TECH TIPS – While today’s tip is a little different from my usual computer related tips, it comes from a recent personal experience. It can also save you money and possibly save you, your family, and property from harm. I’m referring to Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) which help you keep your tires at the proper pressure to save gas, provide better handling, and hopefully alert you to problems before they are emergencies.
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Sports: Are you ready for some Football?
By Tim Crane
web posted August 17, 2009
SPORTS – The football season is here and the Strom Thurmond Rebels will be taking on Chapin this Friday night in the season opener. EdgefieldDaily.com’s Tim Crane is back for another year of unmatched coverage and has provided schedules for Strom Thurmond and Ridge Spring Monetta football teams. Turn by turn directions to Strom Thurmond Away games are also available for download to get you to the game on time. Don’t forget to review Tim’s historical take on the match-ups of Rebel opponents, also online now.
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Strom Thurmond Marching Band Booster Club Membership Drive underway
web posted August 17, 2009
PSA – The Strom Thurmond Marching Band is having a Band Booster Club Membership Drive. Gold Patron $150.00; Silver Patron $50-$149; Bronze Patron $10-$49. Membership will receive car decal and water bottle for Bronze, a car decal and drawstring backpack for Silver, a car decal, t-shirt, and canvas tote for Gold.
We are trying to have the best year ever with people like you who supports us. Mail applications to STHS Band Booster C/O Mary Corley PO Box 492 Edgefield SC 29824. We are looking for corporate sponsors as well. Go Regiment

The Islamic Republic of Iran Reality Check
By Amil Imani
web posted August 17, 2009
GUEST ARTICLE – The Iranian people are calling for help and much of the world either turns a deaf ear or feels it has its own priorities to worry about. Then, the horrors keep playing out, unabated, in the streets, prisons and dungeons of the Islamic Republic of Iran. A reality check. A 19-year old beautiful Taraneh was not shot with a single bullet to her chest as was the case with Neda Soltani. There were no bystanders in the dungeon with a cell phone to capture the prolonged torture, rape, and sodomy of this teen-ager.
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Edgefield man shot Saturday night
web posted August 16, 2009
EDGEFIELD – A late night shooting has left one man injured and police searching for two suspects. The shooting took place just before 11 pm at the Edgewood Apartments on W. A. Reel Drive in Edgefield. One man was confirmed being shot and was being treated at the Edgefield County Hospital after being taken to the Emergency Room by friends. Though details are sketchy at this time, the two men are said to have approached the victim from behind when the shooting took place.
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Fourth Sweetwater Road crash sends three to MCG (Photos)
web posted August 15, 2009
MERRIWETHER – A one car crash sent two women and a small child to MCG around midnight Friday after the driver ran off the road and overcorrected. The crash took place just south of Science Hill Baptist Church and the entrance to Mt. Vintage on Sweetwater Road. It was the fourth crash in the vicinity since Wednesday.
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Edgefield Police Department awarded traffic checkpoint trailer and equipment (Photos)
web posted August 15, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Police Department received a new trailer, traffic gear, electronic flares, and signs this week to aid them in traffic safety check points and other emergency situations. The equipment comes in at just over $9,000, but that was not an issue for Edgefield Police Chief Ronnie Carter or Corporal Michael Butts, mainly because the equipment was free.
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Second brother sentenced in drug cases (Photo)
web posted August 15, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Rico Norris, 25, who eluded arrest for over two years, was sentenced Friday for distribution of drugs that netted him three years in prison after a plea agreement. Rico’s brother, Michael Norris, was sentenced to ten years in prison last week.
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Letter to the Editor: Writer angered over opinion column
web posted August 15, 2009
Dear Editor,
Reading your editorial on John Pettigrew reminded me of one of my children throwing a fit in Walmart simply because they didn't get a toy.  In one breath you make mention of how your internet publication is the most read of any news source in the county, yet you continue to step across the line in regards to your personal feelings.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Midday shooting in Johnston under investigation (Photos)
web posted August 14, 2009
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police raced to the May Street Apartments Thursday afternoon around 1 pm with a report of a shooting. Shortly after the first officers arrived they found chaos with a number of people in a panic claiming someone had been shot and taken from the scene in a car. As the investigation continued, area hospitals were notified to be on the look out for a gunshot victim possibly arriving.
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Exclusive Study shows County has no need for Calliham property
web posted August 14, 2009
EDGEFIELD – It appears the main reason for purchasing the Calliham building, the expected need to expand the county jail, is false and county leaders knew the property was not needed for that expansion. In fact, the property is not needed for the next two planned expansions of the jail or the building of a new Sheriff’s Office. Architectural plans and studies show the county would not need any other property beyond the year 2024.
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Gov. Sanford challenges media reports on travel
By Gov. Mark Sanford
web posted August 14, 2009
GUEST OPINION – In my first race for Congress a local reporter in Myrtle Beach had taken a few words from an interview and used them in a different context to paint a picture that was far from what I believed.  When I confronted him on taking my words out of context his simple reply was, “Life is out of context.” 
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Estate Auction Saturday August 15
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 14, 2009
EDGEFIELD – We are selling the real and personal property estate of the late Mr. Charles T. (Charlie) Mathis of Edgefield, S. C. The sale will be held at his home located in the town of Edgefield at 505 Buncombe St., Edgefield, S. C. 29824.  Look for signs! Viewing the day of sale from 8:00 AM until the 9:30 am sale time. Call 803-637-5640 for an appointment to view the house. Bring a chair and enjoy the day! Please visit our website http://www.murrellsauctioncompany.com  for details, terms, and pictures.  Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747.  803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.

First Flounder (Photo)
web posted August 14, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Katie Nimmons, age 10, is shown with her first flounder caught at Holden Beach, NC.  She was using finger mullet on a Carolina rig. The Flounder was 16 inches long. Katie is the daughter of Phillip and Beth Nimmons of Edgefield.
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“That Darn Cat” to show in Downtown Edgefield
web reposted August 14, 2009
EDGEFIELD – EdgefieldDaily.com and the Edgefield Community Development Association (ECDA) will be offering a unique free movie experience, a chance to watch a Disney movie at the location it was filmed. As a supporter of the Downtown Drive-In movies offered by the ECDA, EdgefieldDaily.com has sponsored the showing of “That Darn Cat”, filmed in historic downtown Edgefield in 1997, starring Christina Ricci and Doug E. Doug.
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Calliham's, Administrator top discussion at Town Hall Meeting (Photos)
web posted August 13, 2009
MERRIWETHER – County Councilman Rodney Ashcraft held the first of his town hall meetings Wednesday night to a capacity crowd at the Mt. Vintage Community Center. After welcoming everyone to the meeting he then began taking questions from the fifty or sixty citizens in attendance. Some topics brought up, such as the purchase of the Calliham property, got contentious.
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Local Projects Receive Federal Grants
web posted August 13, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The South Carolina National Heritage Corridor (SCNHC) awarded three grants totaling $56,000 to non-profit organizations in Edgefield and Abbeville counties that promote economic development through tourism projects. The awards were given to the Abbeville Opera House in the City of Abbeville for renovations, the Edgefield Regional Arts for the creation of historical murals to go on selected buildings in downtown Edgefield, and to the Trinity Community Church in Edgefield for restorations.
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Drug dealer sentenced to 25 years behind bars
web posted August 13, 2009
EDGEFIELD – After a day and a half of testimony in a drug trafficking case, a jury came back with a guilty verdict for Odourl Lamont Lytes, 28, on Wednesday afternoon in General Session Court. After Circuit Court Judge William Keesley read the verdict Mr. Lytes’ mother and family members began to weep. The conviction, based on a third offense, was met with a sentence of 25 years in prison.
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Send Pettigrew packing now
Opinion by the Editor
web posted August 13, 2009
COLUMN – Edgefield County Administrator John Pettigrew, in perhaps his last effort at proving his bias, incompetence, or just outright ignorance, gave the announcement of his resignation to one media outlet in Edgefield County while ignoring two others including EdgefieldDaily.com, which is the county’s most widely read news outlet with over 20,000 readers compared to just over 3,000 readers at the Edgefield Advertiser. Pettigrew stated he delivered a copy of his letter to the Edgefield Advertiser on Tuesday, a copy to the Citizen News on Wednesday (too late for publication) and never delivered anything to EdgefieldDaily.com.
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Second Sweetwater Road crash Wednesday sends one to MCG (Photos)
web posted August 13, 2009
MERRIWETHER – A second crash Wednesday on Sweetwater Road snarled traffic, and for a short time blocked all traffic, leaving one man being rushed to MCG Hospital for treatment of multiple injures. According to information available on the scene, the man was driving a Honda Accord north on Sweetwater Road when he left the roadway exiting a downhill curve and rolled the car down a 12-foot embankment.
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Trooper Trouble (Photos)
web posted August 12, 2009
MERRIWETHER – One person escaped getting a speeding ticket after a South Carolina Highway Patrolman turning around to stop a speeding driver slammed into a Toyoda Camry Wednesday morning around 7:41 am on Sweetwater Road. Neither the trooper nor the other driver was injured in the crash. The crash blocked traffic on Sweetwater Road for almost two hours as Sheriff’s Deputies directed traffic around the crash scene using the shoulder of the road.
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Estate Auction Saturday August 15
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 13, 2009
EDGEFIELD – We are selling the real and personal property estate of the late Mr. Charles T. (Charlie) Mathis of Edgefield, S. C. The sale will be held at his home located in the town of Edgefield at 505 Buncombe St., Edgefield, S. C. 29824.  Look for signs! Viewing the day of sale from 8:00 AM until the 9:30 am sale time. Call 803-637-5640 for an appointment to view the house. Bring a chair and enjoy the day! Please visit our website http://www.murrellsauctioncompany.com  for details, terms, and pictures.  Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747.  803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.

Pettigrew Resigns
web posted August 12, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Administrator John Pettigrew has resigned from his position as of Tuesday. Pettigrew informed Chairman Monroe Kneece and submitted his letter of resignation Tuesday afternoon. “After much prayerful thought and consideration, I have decided to pursue other interests and step down as Edgefield County Administrator,” the letter read in part. Pettigrew will stay on until a replacement can be found. After submitting the resignation Pettigrew called to notify county council members of his decision.

Fight at prison leaves four hospitalized, several injured (Photos)
web posted August 11, 2009
EDGEFIELD – A large fight in the recreation yard at the Federal Correctional Institution in Edgefield on Gary Hill Road left four inmates seriously injured and several more with minor injuries. The fight broke out just after noon and Prison Staff responded quickly and brought the situation under control. The four inmates seriously injured were flown from the prison by helicopters to MCG in Augusta with what appeared to be stab wounds.
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Foreclosure: Mt. Vintage properties to be sold on Court House steps
web posted August 12, 2009
EDGEFIELD – There will be a sale of property at Mt. Vintage next month, but you won’t need a real estate agent to do the negotiations for you, simply show up at the Edgefield County Courthouse steps when a public auction will take place on September 8, 2009 at 11 am and place your bid.
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More Than 100 Indicted In Midlands Drug Case
web posted August 12, 2009
COLUMBIA – United States Attorney W. Walter Wilkins announced today at a press conference that six federal indictments were unsealed today in which 108 individuals were charged with various federal drug, weapon, and immigration violations.  Joining Mr. Wilkins for the announcement was FBI Special Agent in Charge Dave Thomas, US Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ken Burkhart, SLED Director Reggie Lloyd, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, Lexington County Sheriff James Metts, and Columbia Police Chief Tandy Carter.
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New School Employees Attended Orientation Program (Photo)
web posted August 12, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County School District held an orientation program for all new employees for the 2009-2010 school year on Monday, August 10. Mrs. Shawn Clinkscales, Director of Human Resources, presented the program. Following the workshop, the new employees were guests of at a lunch sponsored by Wachovia Bank at the Discovery Center in Edgefield.
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Ivan Parker delivers gospel message in song at Republican Baptist (Photo)
web posted August 12, 2009
WESTSIDE – Gospel recording artist Ivan Parker entertained members and guests at Republican Baptist Church last Friday night. The national singing star drew a crowd of about 200. Ron Conley, who sings in the church choir and who spearheaded the effort to get Parker here, said the concert had been booked since last October. “I’d been following him for some time,” he said.
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Johnston Town Council dismisses Administrator in surprise vote
web posted August 11, 2009
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Town Council emerged from an executive session Monday night to hold a surprise vote to dismiss Town Administrator Keith Coones on what is described as a “purely budgetary decision” by Town Councilwoman Tyra Miller. The 3-1 vote found Mayor Willie Campbell in the minority with council members Tyra Miller, Tommy Burton, and Buddy Smith voting to dismiss Coones. Council members Buddy Smith and Frank Nicholson were absent from the meeting.
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Johnston $125 trash fee ordinance dies from lack of motion
web posted August 11, 2009
JOHNSTON – An ordinance which would have charged Johnston residents a fee of $125 for residential garbage service in an effort to raise much-needed funding for the town died quickly Monday without so much as a motion from members of council.
Ordinance No. 2009-05, according to town administrator Keith Coones, would have generated $119,000 in revenue which would have been dispersed across many areas to fund repairs for town public works equipment and an aging fleet of police cruisers among other needs.
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Tim Crane: The Rebel Opponents for 2009-2010
web posted August 11, 2009
SPORTS – It is time for the Strom Thurmond Fighting Rebels to start their season next week with an opener against Chapin on Friday, August 21 at 7:30 pm. Once again EdgefieldDaily.com’s Sports Editor Tim Crane has the season covered in his annual summary of the Rebel opponents including historical data spelling out the route to the Rebel’s quest for another exciting title run.
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Estate Auction Saturday August 15
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 11, 2009
EDGEFIELD – We are selling the real and personal property estate of the late Mr. Charles T. (Charlie) Mathis of Edgefield, S. C. The sale will be held at his home located in the town of Edgefield at 505 Buncombe St., Edgefield, S. C. 29824.  Look for signs! Viewing the day of sale from 8:00 AM until the 9:30 am sale time. Call 803-637-5640 for an appointment to view the house. Bring a chair and enjoy the day! Please visit our website http://www.murrellsauctioncompany.com  for details, terms, and pictures.  Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747.  803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.

Fall recreation leagues announce registration sign-ups
web posted August 11, 2009
COUNTY – The fall county recreation leagues will be accepting registrations for football and cheerleading this weekend and will run through the end of the month. Recreation Director Nick Wates said sign-ups would be held at various locations across the county each Saturday from 10 am until noon. Soccer registrations will take place the last two weekends of August.
EdgefieldDaily.com

South Carolina Conservation Agency Kicks Off Statewide Sign-Up For New Conservation Stewardship Program
web posted August 11, 2009
COUNTY – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced continuous sign-up for the new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in South Carolina. SC NRCS State Conservationist Niles Glasgow said the first cutoff for ranking purposes is September 30, 2009.
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Concussions Can Have Longer-Lasting Effects Than Most Believe
By: Dr. Andrew Dennison
web posted August 11, 2009
GUEST ARTICLE – A concussion may seem like a rite of passage, just part of the game of life. But it’s not.  As a traumatic brain injury, even a minor concussion can have long-lasting effects. While many concussions improve after simple rest and acetaminophen, some people may also develop “post-concussive syndrome.” These side effects of a concussion can last for weeks or months, and aren’t related to how severe the concussion is. So they can develop even if a person has a minor blow to the head, and may not occur after a major concussion.
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Gun found in fat folds on obese inmate after 5 searches
web posted August 11, 2009
OFF THE WALL – A felony suspect who tipped the scale at more than 500 pounds carried an unloaded 9mm pistol into city and county jails beneath flabs of his skin even though law enforcement officers repeatedly searched him, authorities said Thursday.
Off The Wall

Child struck by car becomes 28th to die on Aiken County Roads this year
web posted August 10, 2009
AIKEN – A 9-year-old Aiken girl was pronounced dead at the Medical College of Georgia Friday night after being struck by a passing car as a group of teens crossed Laurens Street after attending a football scrimmage at the Aiken High School around 8:30 pm. According to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton, Shakayla Watkins, 9, was with a group of teens that attempted to cross the road when the child was struck by a 1997 Ford that was traveling north on Laurens.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Johnston Town Council Plans $125 waste disposal fee
web posted August 10, 2009
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Town Council will be holding the first reading on an ordinance that will introduce a “fee for service” in connection to waste retrieval by the Town of Johnston tonight at their August monthly meeting. The fee, stated at $125 a year, will go beyond current taxes and waste disposal fees paid by county and town residents. In a meeting with Johnston Mayor Willie Campbell and Town Administrator Keith Coones on Friday the move was described as an attempt to put the town back on solid footing.
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Welcome to your new county building (Photos)
web posted August 10, 2009
COUNTY – Now that the majority of the Edgefield County Council has made their decision to purchase the Calliham building and property final on a 3-2 vote, EdgefieldDaily.com thought it would be worthwhile to show taxpayers what they are getting for their money. Everyone knows what the front of the property looks like so we stated in the back. Major drainage issues were evident upon arrival. The parking lot is washed out, large gravel refilling the gully left behind washes onto (and sometimes washes out) Railroad Street, and that was only the beginning.
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Ashcraft announces Town Hall Meetings starting this week
web posted August 10, 2009
MERRIWETHER – Edgefield County Councilman Rodney Ashcraft will be holding one of possibly three Town Hall Meetings in his district starting on Wednesday, August 12. Councilman Ashcraft said he wanted to invite his constituents to come and voice their concerns and opinions on issues involving the county council in a free flow exchange of ideas. Ashcraft said the only way for him to properly represent his district is to hear from voters directly.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Merriwether voting precincts 1 and 2 to locate at MMS
web posted August 10, 2009
MERRIWETHER – In clarification of an earlier report on the combining of Merriwether Voting Precincts 1 and 2 to a single location, both precincts will now be voting at the Merriwether Middle School on Murrah Road. The two polling places will remain separate and voters from each district will be counted in their respective precincts. Voter registration cards advising voters of the new polling location were mailed on July 29, Director of Elections and Registration Trish Butler said Friday.
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“That Darn Cat” to show in Downtown Edgefield
web reposted August 10, 2009
EDGEFIELD – EdgefieldDaily.com and the Edgefield Community Development Association (ECDA) will be offering a unique free movie experience, a chance to watch a Disney movie at the location it was filmed. As a supporter of the Downtown Drive-In movies offered by the ECDA, EdgefieldDaily.com has sponsored the showing of “That Darn Cat”, filmed in historic downtown Edgefield in 1997, starring Christina Ricci and Doug E. Doug.
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Wise Tech Tips: Keyboard Shortcuts
By: James Wise
web posted August 10, 2009
WISE TECH TIPS – A computer mouse is a wonderful thing but sometimes things can be done more quickly using a keyboard. Today, we’ll talk about some keyboard shortcuts that might save you time. These shortcuts can also help in case of problems where your mouse stops working.
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Mt. Vintage group volunteers at Cancer Center (Photo)
web posted August 10, 2009
AUGUSTA - Members of the Breast Cancer Prevention Coalition met with Dr. Bhalla, head of Cancer Research at MCG.  BCPC members will help staff volunteers at MCG's New Cancer Center and provide Mentors to help encourage newly diagnosed cancer patients. Mt. Vintage is having a golf tournament fundraising event in September for breast cancer research at MCG.
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Motorcycle passenger killed in crash
web posted August 8, 2009
AIKEN – Aiken County saw the death toll on county roads climb to 27 when 35-year-old Christie Valenzuela of Aiken was pronounced dead at the Medical College of Georgia Friday afternoon at 3:55 pm. Ms. Valenzuela was the passenger on a 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by her husband, 40 year old Michael Valenzuela.
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Treasure Found in South Carolina’s Inland Coast (Photo)
web posted August 8, 2009
GREENWOOD – Summer is winding down and the kids are starting to think about going back to school, but  there’s still a world of adventure still awaiting the brave of heart at The Museum in Greenwood. Plan that last summer “staycation”  with a day trip to the visit The Museum’s destination exhibit Pirates and the Hunt for Treasure!  Presented by NRG. Exhibits and the companion exhibit Discovering the Treasures of a Lifetime: The Dr. E. Lee Spence Collection.
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Superintendent’s Chat and Share Time
web posted August 8, 2009
JOHNSTON – Dr. Mary R. Crenshaw will hold the first “Superintendent’s Chat and Share” evening for the 2009-2010 school year on August 11th, 2009. The event will be held in the District Office Conference room beginning at 5:45 and concluding at 6:45. Joining Dr. Crenshaw for this event will be all new administrators to the district. Citizens will have the opportunity to meet and chat with this core of new leadership.
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Edgefield Office Supply supports local schools during Tax Free weekend
web posted August 8, 2009
EDGEFIELD – For every $10 spent during the tax free weekend, we will donate a supply to the school of your choice. Extended Tax Free Weekend Hours are Friday 9-8, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-3. EdgefieldDaily.com has provided all links to school supply lists and items that are tax exempt here.

"That Darn Cat" returns to Downtown Edgefield
web reposted August 8, 2009
EDGEFIELD – “That Darn Cat” returns to Edgefield for the final installment of the 2009 Downtown Drive-In summertime movie series. Bring your family, your neighbors, and your friends and gather around the Edgefield Square Friday, August 14th  for the showing of the 1997 movie “That Darn Cat” which was filmed right here in historic downtown Edgefield. This classic Walt Disney Productions film is a story about bank robbers, a kidnapping and a mischievous cat. The film was based on the book “Undercover Cat” by Gordon and Mildred Gordon and was originally released in December 1965. 
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Estate Auction Saturday August 15
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web posted August 8, 2009
EDGEFIELD – We are selling the real and personal property estate of the late Mr. Charles T. (Charlie) Mathis of Edgefield, S. C. The sale will be held at his home located in the town of Edgefield at 505 Buncombe St., Edgefield, S. C. 29824.  Look for signs! Viewing the day of sale from 8:00 AM until the 9:30 am sale time. Call 803-637-5640 for an appointment to view the house. Bring a chair and enjoy the day! Please visit our website http://www.murrellsauctioncompany.com  for details, terms, and pictures.  Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747.  803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.

Fireman arrested for stealing electricity
web posted August 7, 2009
COUNTY LINE – A County Line Fireman has been arrested after the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Aiken Electric Co-op that a power meter at a home on the 100 block of Lakeview Extension had been bypassed to steal electricity. Brian Paul Goodwin, 28, turned himself in on July 28 after a warrant for his arrest was issued.
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Two burglaries reported Wednesday
web posted August 7, 2009
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to two reports of burglary Wednesday. In both cases the damage done during the burglary exceeded the amount of money or items reported stolen.
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Calliham purchase questions outnumber excuses
A Column by the Editor
web posted August 7, 2009
COLUMN – The “good ole boy” system of government that has run heavy handed over this county for decades was on full display at Tuesday night’s County Council meeting when from nowhere Chairman Monroe Kneece, Vice-chairman Willie Bright, and Councilman Norman Dorn brought the Calliham property purchase up for a vote that passed on a 3-2 split with Council members Genia Blackwell and Rodney Ashcraft opposing. It was obvious the fix was in long before the meeting even took place. But has the county overspent and outvoted itself?
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County mourns senseless killing of brothers
web posted August 7, 2009
PARODY – Two deaths this week has brought great sorrow to the residents of Edgefield County. Two brothers, Trust and Integrity, were both found slaughtered after the Edgefield County Council meeting Tuesday night. Both were pronounced dead on the scene and reportedly died from massive trauma.
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Obamacare protests turn violent: Dems lock out citizens, vow to strike back against voters
web posted August 7, 2009
NATION – In what was planned to be a massive pep rally for democrats pushing for Obama's takeover of health care during the August recess, voters both black and white, packed "Town Hall Meetings" of Democrat Representatives. Planned Parenthood, who chanted at one meeting "health care now" (which would include taxpayer money for government funded abortions) were drowed out by citizens paying the bills.
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Lost dog: Reward - Found: Kitten
web posted August 7, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Missing puppy by the name of Georgia.  She is a brendal color boxer mix wearing an orange collar with no tag.  Missing from Sweetwater Road and Horn Creek West area.  Please contact Lorrie at Crouch Hardware 637-3331 or 275-7409.  Reward if found. Please help heart broken 8 yr old little girl find her puppy.
FOUND: Black kitten with blue eyes. Has a flea collar with handwritten name. Found on Jeter Street, Edgefield. Call 637-6148 to claim.

Convicted drug dealer gets 10 years in prison
web posted August 6, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Michael Norris, who eluded capture for several months until his arrest in April of 2007, later released and then sought again until being rearrested in Richmond County last year, has now been sentenced for drug charges he accumulated over the years. In a guilty plea entered this week in General Sessions Court Norris will spend the next ten years in prison.
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Thurmond graduate named to All-South Atlantic Conference Teams
web posted August 6, 2009
SPORTS– Newberry College placed nine players on the 2009 Preseason All-South Atlantic Conference teams, which is the second-most of any team in the conference behind Carson-Newman's 11 selections. Four Newberry players earned first team honors.
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Donation drive to "Make child's first day of school bright"
web posted August 6, 2009
EDGEFIELD PSA – The W.E. Parker Elementary P.T.O. is collecting monetary donations to buy school supplies for less fortunate children. The goal is to provide at least 50 backpacks with all the required supplies for children in grades K4 through 5th grade. 
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Estate Auction Saturday August 15
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 6, 2009
EDGEFIELD – We are selling the real and personal property estate of the late Mr. Charles T. (Charlie) Mathis of Edgefield, S. C. The sale will be held at his home located in the town of Edgefield at 505 Buncombe St., Edgefield, S. C. 29824.  Look for signs! Viewing the day of sale from 8:00 AM until the 9:30 am sale time. Call 803-637-5640 for an appointment to view the house. Bring a chair and enjoy the day! Please visit our website http://www.murrellsauctioncompany.com  for details, terms, and pictures.  Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747.  803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.

County Council votes to buy Calliham property for $315,000 after declaring matter dead
web posted August 5, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council brought the purchase of the Calliham property up for discussion at their Tuesday night meeting even though they declared the issue “dead” and voting to never bring the matter up again for discussion. Even after lively debate the council passed a third reading of an ordinance to purchase the property. However, at the May 7 meeting Chairman Kneece made a motion to locate the construction of the new office building on Railroad Street and it was approved by a unanimous vote. That vote, and others, may cause more problems for the county council than they anticipated.
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County Council honors citizens aiding to end serial burglaries
web posted August 5, 2009
Honorees give full credit to Sheriff's Office for arrests
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council honored two county citizens Tuesday night by passing two framed resolutions for their “Taking Action to Help Fight Crime in Edgefield County.” Phillip Bell and Jamie Tyler, both from the Merriwether area, were individually called to the front of the chambers as the resolutions were read.
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Edgefield County Council does about face on rezoning in Merriwether over objections from Merriwether representative
web posted August 5, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Consideration of rezoning of two parcels of property in Merriwether owned by Hagler Systems defeated last month was given new life when county councilman Norman Dorn made the motion to reconsider the vote which failed on a 3-2 vote. Dorn, who appeared to be the “go to guy” for everything reconsidered at the August meeting, brought the matter back up and he and councilman Willie Bright made the motions to call for a vote which was interrupted for discussion by Merriwether Councilwoman Genia Blackwell calling for discussion. “This is my district,” Blackwell said.
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Merriwether voting precincts combined back to MMS
web posted August 5, 2009
MERRIWETHER – The Edgefield County Voter Registration and Election Commission have relocated the Merriwether 2 Voting Location. Effective at the next scheduled Edgefield County conducted election, all registered voters in Merriwether 2 Precinct will be voting at the Merriwether Middle School on Murrah Road. 
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Rebels prepare for 2009 Season (Photo)
web posted August 5, 2009
SPORTS – While many high school football coaches across the state openly loathe the initial days of fall practice, during which players are not allowed to wear pads, Strom Thurmond’s Lee Sawyer sees things a little differently. “I felt like we’re getting better,” he said during Saturday’s afternoon run. “There are a lot of guys out here that you can already see the improvement in them (from spring) and with the things they’ve been doing over the summer. We know we can’t wear pads, but we just look to get better and improve every day. We can’t hit yet, but we can get better.”
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God's Little Angels Preschool opens registration
web posted August 5, 2009
EDGEFIELD – God's Little Angels Preschool at First Baptist Church in Edgefield has openings in the 2K program.  The program is 2 days a week Wednesday/Friday from 8:00-11:00am.  Preschool begins August 19th.  Registrations can be obtained in the church office or you call 637-6139 for additional information.

The "Big Move" at Fox Creek
web posted August 5, 2009
MERRIWETHER – It was moving day at Fox Creek High School Saturday as students, teachers and parents gathered the last pieces of equipment and other items to take to the new school on Shortcut Road. Crews worked for the third day to ready the new building for the first day of school, Aug. 19. They will spend at least another day at the new school arranging furniture.
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County employees donate hundreds of pounds of food in Food drive (Photos)
web posted August 4, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County employees were packing on the pounds the past two weeks, pounds of canned vegetables, canned hams, soups, rice, flour, sugar, salt, cereals, and a long list of other donated food. The boxes at various county buildings were collected on Monday and brought to the courthouse where the Food Drive Committee spent part of the afternoon sorting through the donations. “We’re really pleased with the response,” County Treasurer Arleen Traxler said adding, “Look at all this food,” as she pointed to two rooms filled with boxes overflowing.
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County Council to honor Citizens aiding end of crime spree
web posted August 4, 2009
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Council will be honoring Philip Bell and Jamie Tyler for their help in ending a rash of burglaries that plagued the Merriwether and Edgefield County area for several months earlier this year at tonight’s Edgefield County Council meeting. Two Resolutions will be passed and presented to both men for their contributions in the apprehension of Robert Webber on June 3 during a burglary on Republican Road that ended the crime spree that saw almost $250,000 worth of property stolen.
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Edgefield announces new businesses, prepares for festival
web posted August 4, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council held a rather upbeat monthly meeting Monday night announcing two new businesses locating downtown and approving a request for the upcoming Heritage Festival that will be held on October 2 and 3 this year. The first speaker at the meeting was Danny Young, Vice-president of Marketing for the National Wild Turkey Federation. Mr. Young was asking permission to close off the town square to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Turkey Shop on September 3 and 4.
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Estate Auction Saturday August 15
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 4, 2009
EDGEFIELD – We are selling the real and personal property estate of the late Mr. Charles T. (Charlie) Mathis of Edgefield, S. C. The sale will be held at his home located in the town of Edgefield at 505 Buncombe St., Edgefield, S. C. 29824.  Look for signs! Viewing the day of sale from 8:00 AM until the 9:30 am sale time. Call 803-637-5640 for an appointment to view the house. Bring a chair and enjoy the day! Please visit our website http://www.murrellsauctioncompany.com  for details, terms, and pictures.  Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747.  803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.

Sheriff’s Narcotics Investigators arrest suspected drug dealer
web posted August 4, 2009
MERRIWETHER – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Narcotics Division has released information on the arrest of a man that has been the focus of an ongoing investigation. Carl Thompson Grove, 28, of Landing Drive, North Augusta, was spotted by undercover narcotics investigators driving on Briggs Road. After a traffic stop Grove was found to be in possession of a wide assortment of drugs and several hundred dollars in cash.
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Wise Tech Tips: Get to files quickly with QuickJump
By: James Wise
web posted August 4, 2009
TECH TIPS – I have a lot of files on my computer. To help find things, I have a very organized system with a lot of folders and subfolders. While this is quite helpful, it means that sometimes it takes me a while to get to the files I want. Recently, I found a great free program called QuickJump that helps me get to my files quickly.
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Trenton couple facing charges after allegedly growing pot at back door of apartment
web posted August 4, 2009
TRENTON – Trenton Police notified the Edgefield Sheriff’s Narcotics Division that a report of someone growing marijuana at the back door of an apartment building on Wise Street in Trenton had been received on Thursday. After conferring with each other about the report police arrived at the home and knocked on the door. By the time they left one man was in custody, two suspected marijuana plants were seized, as well as rolled marijuana cigarettes found inside the home.
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The Fill–A–Bus with school supplies campaign ends next week
web posted August 4, 2009
PSA – The Fill–A–Bus with school supplies campaign to “Give them the tools they need” by the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce is in its final leg of accepting donations. The final stretch is now through August 12. Supplies or monetary donations will be received at the Chamber Office located at 416 Calhoun Street, in Johnston Monday thru Friday; 8:30 am until 12:30 pm. You may call 803-275-0010 and they will make arrangements for Pick-Up of supplies. The Chamber thanks everyone for his or her support of our schoolchildren.

Found Dog
web posted August 4, 2009
JOHNSTON – Found, Medium sized brown female dog with blue collar on Bland Baptist Rd.  Call (803) 275-2941

Two killed in three-vehicle crash
web posted August 3, 2009
NORTH AUGUSTA – A three-vehicle crash claimed the lives of two people around 9:20 am Sunday morning and left two others injured. According to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton, Anthony L. Williams, 58, and 76-year-old Erma Harron, both of Augusta, were pronounced dead on the scene. Mr. Williams is alleged to have been driving his 1993 Cadillac northbound in the southbound lane of Highway 1 when he struck a Dodge pickup head on then struck the van Ms. Harron was a passenger in before the vehicles came to rest.
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Calliham’s rises from the grave: County Council to vote again on purchase
A Column by the Editor
web posted August 3, 2009
COLUMN – Why do I get the feeling that the Edgefield County Council is stuck in the movie The Godfather with Don Corleone telling the county council they will not reject the offer to buy the Calliham property? The very property the council has voted down several times this year including one vote to never bring it up for discussion again. But, a meeting with County Council Chairman Monroe Kneece, Edgefield Mayor Ken Durham, and Bettis Rainsford last Monday morning and the matter is back on the agenda again for Tuesday night. Not only is it back from the grave, but a single vote will sink the county into debt in the neighborhood of $1 million.
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August Cake Winner Announced
web posted August 3, 2009
WEBNEWS – The August cake winner is Stephanie Tate and her daughter Micah Tate both born on August 20. The birthday greetings came from "Nana".  Ms. Tate needs to contact EdgefieldDaily.com before Saturday for instructions on how to receive the free custom cake from Jari’s Bakery in Edgefield. It’s not too late send in your birthday or anniversary wish for August and we are accepting wishes for September. Your loved one is automatically entered into our monthly drawing when the greeting is posted.
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Quilting Demonstration and Showcase at Discovery Center
web posted August 3, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Artist LaToya C. Thompson opens an original quilting exhibit at the Freshwater Coast Discovery Center on Saturday, August 15 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Ms. Thompson will be on hand to discuss her works as well as to demonstrate her quilting process. Born in New York, Thompson was raised in Nesmith, SC and credits her grandmother for beginning her passion for quilting.  Starting with hand-crafted pillows and pot-holders, LaToya soon began to pursue quilting.
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County Employee Food Drive a success (Photos)
web posted August 1, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Employee Food Drive wrapped up on Friday after two weeks of collecting food for needy families in Edgefield County. Of the three most visible offices; the Sheriff’s Office, the County Courthouse, and the Administration Office, the Sheriff’s Office was the only one to fill their box with donations.
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