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August 2011 Archive

Man Threatens to Shoot Officer Before Night is Over
web posted August 31, 2011 (9:07 pm)
STATE – A statewide BOLO (be on the look-out) for a Daryl Glen McKinney has been issued after McKinney was observed taking photos of police stations and patrol cars and has stated he intends on shooting an officer before the day is over. The dispatch came from Columbia area Police. McKinney is said to be driving a black 1990 Toyota Truck with a SC tag number ERP 247. Anyone spotting this vehicle is asked to call 911 immediately. His last known location was not available.

Eagle Road Man Arrested for Sexual Exploitation of Minors
web posted August 31, 2011
COUNTY LINE – Edgefield County Sheriff's Investigators and SLED Agents arrested an Eagle Road man Tuesday morning armed with five warrants for sexual exploitation of a minor in the second degree. The investigation was conducted by SLED Investigators and included the use of computers and images by Dustin Aaron Adams, 32. Computer equipment was seized as well.
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Redistricting Map Leads to Protracted Debate
web posted August 31, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council discussed the proposed map of the new county council districts Tuesday night following a presentation by Wayne Gilbert of the SC Office of Research and Statistics. Mayors Andy Livingston (Johnston) and Ken Durham (Edgefield) were also on hand as well as School Superintendent Mary Crenshaw and a number of residents. The two hour meeting was not without its contentious times as Councilman Norman Dorn raised the specter of race related lawsuits over the redistricting.
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Committee Discusses Parking Issues in Edgefield
web posted August 31, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Members of the parking committee established by Edgefield Town Council held their second meeting Tuesday morning in which several suggestions were brought forward by Chief of Police Ronnie Carter and a group of properties (among others) identified as having potential use for alleviating the town’s parking concerns.
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Religion: You Are The Problem
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted August 31, 2011
RELIGION – My goal over these past few weeks has been to bring about a holy discontentment in our marriages. This, of course, is far different from a selfish discontentment.  I want us all tired of a miserable, bearable, or even a good marriage. With God being the maker of marriage, He wants more! So where do we start?  I closed last week’s article with a Michael Jackson quote, (I am really clever and hip) about starting with the man in the mirror. You see the biggest problem in your marriage is probably you!
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Burglar Swipes Wallet While Man Sleeps
web posted August 31, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A Briggs Road man called the Sheriff's Office Monday morning after waking up and finding his back doors pried open and his wallet missing. The man stated he was asleep in the home at the time of the burglary but never heard anyone in the home.
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New Furniture Store to Open in Johnston
web posted August 31, 2011
JOHNSTON – Possibilities Furniture and More ( formerly One Man's Junk) will have it's official Grand Opening and Ribbon cutting on Saturday, September 3 at 11 am. There will be food, door prizes, and extra special promotions on sale items and new mattress sets. Come and help Annette Holloway and the Town of Johnston celebrate the opening of a new, "old" store located at 612 Calhoun Street.

Edgefield County Man Charged in Sexual Assault of Teen
web posted August 30, 2011
COUNTY – A Pin Oak Drive man has been arrested and charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of minors, and more charges are possible. Charles Donald Joslyn Jr., 21, of Pin Oak Drive, was booked into custody last week. Victims came forward saying that Joslyn was going to a teen club in Augusta and luring minors to a shed in Edgefield County where he allegedly supplied them with alcohol and sexually assaulted at least one 15-year-old girl.
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Local Girl Scout Hosts Cancer Fundraiser and Awareness Fair in Merriwether
web posted August 30, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Nikki Jackson, of Girl Scout Troop 5083, is hosting a fair called Kick-Off Event for Aunt Tammy’s Dream Foundation at Sweetwater Baptist Church on September 10, 2011 from 11 am to 3 pm. At the event, Nikki will host booths for local cancer societies and hospitals with information about cancer and its treatment. The fair will have games, a moonwalk, and snacks for family fun. Please join Nikki in her effort to fight cancer.
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Altercation Leads to Gunshots
web posted August 30, 2011
WESTSIDE – An argument between two men on Forest Drive Sunday evening resulted in gunshots being fired after the argument turned physical. No one was injured but the victim's truck was found to have been struck by at least three bullets. The alleged shooter had left the scene by the time deputies arrived.
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Rebels Stats of First Two Games Available
By Tim Crane
web posted August 30, 2011

SPORTS – The stats are in for the first two games of the Strom Thurmond Rebels and things look great so far. The Rebels are racking up an average of 34.5 points per game and standout punter Cullen Rhoden averaging 36.4 yard per punt. The Rebels are racking up stats on both sides of the ball so far this season and the records show their dominance so far.
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Truck, Trailer, and Lawn Equipment Stolen
web posted August 30, 2011
BETTIS ACADEMY – Most reports of stolen lawn mowers, lawn tractors, or landscaping machinery are frequent. However, a report taken on Sunday morning on Brightharp Road included not just the lawn equipment, the trailer, but also the truck.
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County Releases Proposed New County Council District Lines
web posted August 29, 2011
COUNTY – The preliminary map of the new county council districts was released on Friday and most districts will see drastic changes to their lines with the exception of Merriwether District 5, the most densely populated area of the county. Shaving the required number of people from the district did not remove that large of a area being omitted. District 1 engulfs the entire town of Edgefield as their new representative and loses a large segment of the Westside area to offset populations in District 2.
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Sports: Region Standings and Outlook for this week
By Tim Crane
web posted August 29, 2011

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond and Columbia have both displayed offensive firepower in their first two games, averaging over thirty points per game each.  Keenan blew out Blackville Hilda while Gilbert, Batesburg and Eau Claire haven’t found the win column yet.
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Brush Fires Increase as Conditions Remain Dry
web posted August 29, 2011
MERRIWETHER – The Merriwether Fire Department was called out to a brush fire Sunday afternoon that was spreading quickly in the dry and breezy conditions off Thurmond Road. Due to the remote location of the brush trucks were the only pieces of equipment that could reach the blaze. When the first firefighters arrived they reported about an acre of the woods on fire and a structure was close by.
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County Council Chairman kicks off ‘Give Heat’ Project
web posted August 29, 2011
COUNTY – It’s hot today, but the bitter cold is just a few months away. And too many people in Edgefield County don’t have enough money to pay their utility bills, especially when cold weather arrives, according to Dean Campbell, Edgefield County Council Chairman. To help combat that problem, Campbell has created a new Project for citizens to share with others by donating money to assist in paying utility bills of those who really need it.
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Guns, Furniture, Appliances Stolen from Courtney Road Home
web posted August 27, 2011
TRENTON – A man returned to a home he moved out of in July to retrieve the rest of his belongings and found them missing, including several firearms. The home, located on Courtney Road, was shared by him and a former girlfriend prior to them separating and moving out. The man notified the Sheriff's Office of the thefts on Thursday evening.
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Piedmont Tech to Offer Dream It Do It Community Night
web posted August 27, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Piedmont Technical College will be hosting a Dream It Do It community night for Edgefield County Monday, August 29, at Strom Thurmond High School. The event will be in the school cafeteria from 5-7 p.m. Dinner will be provided. Dream !t Do !t (DIDI) is designed to strengthen partnerships between high schools, area manufacturers and the technical colleges.
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Dr. Crenshaw Named Chairman of WEPEC Superintendent’s Group
web posted August 27, 2011
JOHNSTON – Dr. Mary R. Crenshaw, right, is shown receiving the WEPEC Chairman’s gavel from Dr. Faye Sprouse, outgoing Superintendent from Greenwood 51.  The Western Piedmont Education Consortium is an association of school districts in upper western South Carolina who work collaboratively to accomplish specific goals. The Consortium serves seven counties and ten school districts.
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Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested in Johnston
web posted August 26, 2011
JOHNSTON – Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies and investigators were alerted to an armed robbery suspect being seen at a residence near Yonce Pond Road early Thursday afternoon. The suspect was seen leaving the residence earlier so investigators staked out the home and a short time later he returned. Once he went inside the home they moved in to make the arrest.
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Rebels Withstand Laney's 2nd Half Claw with 24-16 Win
By Tim Crane
web posted August 26, 2011
SPORTS – Strom Thurmond crossed the Savannah River for a Thursday night televised showdown with Lucy C Laney expecting to get a roar out of the gate from the Wildcats. But it was Thurmond who roared from the start while Laney came out clawing in the second half.
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County Council Redistricting Map to be Discussed at Called Meeting
web posted August 26, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council has received the preliminary map of the proposed county council districts that will be discussed at the special called meeting Tuesday night, August 30, at the County Council Chambers. The meeting will be held at 6 pm and the public is invited to attend. A copy of the map has not been released to the press at this time.
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Cannon Mill Home Robbed of Prescription Medications
web posted August 26, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether woman called to report finding the side door to her Amazing Grace Court home pried open Wednesday morning. Deputies arrived and searched the home and found no one inside. The home is located in the otherwise quiet Cannon Mill subdivision.
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Edgefield County Recreation Department Fall Registrations
web posted August 26, 2011
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Recreation Department will continue signups for our 2011 fall soccer season this Saturday thru next Saturday September 3rd. This Saturday is the last day to sign up for our football and cheerleading league. We will not be set up at the different locations for our football signups again this Saturday.
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Elderly Woman's Home Burglarized While at Church
web posted August 26, 2011
COUNTY LINE – A Community Road woman went to church Wednesday evening around 6:30 and when she returned just before 9 pm she found her back door kicked in and called the Sheriff's Office.
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Most Wanted Woman Captured
web posted August 25, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office can strike one of their Most Wanted off the list. Ruby Nell Andrews, 57, was arrested in Mississippi Monday evening and is being held without bond while the extradition back to Edgefield County is being worked out. At this time it is unknown if Andrews is waiving extradition. She was placed on the Most Wanted lift a year ago and was reported to have been seen in Edgefield in late June.
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Preview: Strom Travels to Laney (Thursday Night / Televised) 7:05 pm Kickoff
By Tim Crane
web posted August 25, 2011

SPORTS – There was not much time for the Rebels to enjoy their impressive blowout victory over Class 1A Powerhouse Williston Elko on Friday night.  Although Thurmond racked up nearly 500 yards of offense and scored more points on Williston than any team since the Blue Devils lost 45-14 to Barnwell in 2004, Thurmond’s coaching staff had to go straight to work after the win, preparing for this week’s High School Football Border Bash.
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Disabled Car Stolen from Roadside
web posted August 25, 2011
COUNTY – Last week disabled vehicles were targeted along Highway 25 while the owners went for help or to retrieve a part. When the owners returned the batteries from the vehicles were reported stolen. This week the thieves took the whole car in the same area.
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Mother Arrested for Child Abuse
web posted August 25, 2011
JOHNSTON – A Trenton woman was arrested and her 8-year-old son taken into protective custody Tuesday night after an Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy was called to a home on McCreight Road in Johnston with allegations of child abuse by the mother. The deputy had to use a translator to question the mother who did not speak English.
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Earthquake Shakes East Coast States
web posted August 24, 2011
COUNTY  – Around 2 pm Tuesday Edgefield Daily began receiving phone calls and emails about tremors rolling across the county. The low rumble and shaking was from a 5.9 quake with an epicenter near Richmond, Virginia at approximately 1:50 pm. Locals reported lights swaying, blinds moving, and the shaking of the earth. Others felt noting at all. Edgefield County Emergency Management Director Mike Casey said there were no reports of damage in the county.
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School Board Member Confronts Crenshaw on False Statements to Media
web posted August 24, 2011
JOHNSTON – In what was an otherwise uneventful meeting of the Edgefield County School Board Tuesday night, more than a few feathers were ruffled when Merriwether Board Member Chris Hoffmann confronted School Superintendent Mary Crenshaw with statements she made after the last meeting concerning former Principal Matthew Schilit that he claimed were not true. It was also revealed that Superintendent Crenshaw went against the advice of long time presiding legal council of Greg Anderson before making statements to the press.
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McKenzie Talbert Named to 2011 PING Junior Solheim Cup U.S. Team
web posted August 24, 2011
BRASELTON, GA. – The final two members of the 2011 PING Junior Solheim Cup U.S. Team have been chosen by captain Meg Mallon, the American Junior Golf Association announced Tuesday. Summar Roachell of Conway, Ark., and McKenzie Talbert of North Augusta, S.C., will join 10 preselected teammates on a team of 12 that will represent their country in the biennial event.
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Sports: STH vs Williston-Elko by the Numbers
By Tim Crane
web posted August 24, 2011

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond Football Statistics for Week 0 by Tim Crane. Rebels off to strong start.
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Religion - Miserable Marriage 3: Mocking God In Your Marriage
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted August 24, 2011
RELIGION – I live in the country. I like it out here in West Edgefield. It is quite, and there are good people around me. One of the joys of living out here just came to an end. Free produce! Everyone knows that giving your preacher fresh vegetables scores you big time with the Good Lord! If you did not know that and you have a garden, you should be giving to your preacher too! I can’t grow anything. I don’t even try. And why should I when the great folks out here just take such good care of me! But, I do know if you plant corn, you should expect corn to come up. And I know that if you plant nothing, you’d better be a preacher or veggies you will have not!
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Here's Your Card
web posted August 24, 2011
HERE'S YOUR CARD – If you are going to pass on a solid yellow line, you might want to make sure the vehicle you are passing doesn't have the words "Edgefield County Sheriff" on the back. However, our most recent nominee for a Here's Your Card report did just that. More over, when the deputy tried to make a traffic stop our nominee decided that blue lights did not apply to him and kept driving.
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"Cars" Featured at September 10 Downtown Drive-In on Town Square
web posted August 24, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Community Development Association invites everyone to the 4th Annual Downtown Drive-in movie night on the Square in historic Edgefield on Saturday September 10, 2011.  Bring your family, your neighbors, and your friends and gather around the Edgefield Square for the showing of “Cars.” 
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Lost - Found Dogs
web posted August 24, 2011
COUNTY – Lost: Lucy, a mixed Jack Russel and Beagle weighing about 25 lbs..white with brownish spots has gotten lost again..she is wearing a pink collar with "rescue" and a phone number..She was lost in the area around Sheppard Drive and Columbia Rd..she is a friendly girl.  Lucy has a history of getting out of her yard and exploring...please call 773-370-8480. FOUND
Found: German shepard. Female. Found 8am 8-23-2011 Merriwether. Call 803-270-9675

Shooting Victim Uncooperative in Investigation
web posted August 23, 2011
JOHNSTON – The Johnston man that was injured in a shooting Sunday night is being less than cooperative with Sheriff's investigators as they try to get to the bottom of what took place and where. At this time no gun has been located and a person of interest arrested on a drug charge has not been charged with the shooting.
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It's A Boy!
web posted August 23, 2011
BIRTH – Lincoln Daniel Crane - 7 lbs 10 oz, 19.5" long, born August 22, 2011 at 2:03 pm to Tim and Katrina Crane at University Hospital in Augusta. "Mother and baby both doing great!" The happy father said. Tim is Edgefield Daily's Sports writer and the author of the statistical compilation book on the Strom Thurmond Rebels: The First Fifty Years. Join us in congratulating Tim and Katrina on the birth of their son.
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Man Arrested Attempting to Smuggle Tobacco and Cell Phone into Prison
web posted August 23, 2011
TRENTON – A Graniteville man wanting to help out his cousin, who is in prison, ended up in jail after a prison worker reported seeing a man dressed in camouflage walking down the railroad tracks and then disappear into the woods towards the prison in Trenton. Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area and spotted a man matching the description walking on the railroad tracks away from the prison and stopped him to get his identity.
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Workshop to Pair Lenders with Small Business Owners
web posted August 23, 2011
COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Commerce, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and a number of state economic development partners will host a day-long workshop this month to help small business owners with strategies on financing their businesses and meet lenders. The event will be August 31, at the Columbia Conference Center.
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SC Forestry Commission Personnel Dispatched to Fight Texas Wildfires
web posted August 23, 2011
COLUMBIA – Monday morning, the South Carolina Forestry Commission sent ten personnel and five pieces of heavy equipment to aid our colleagues in Texas who continue to battle on-going wildfires. Hot, dry conditions persist and are challenging firefighters and emergency response agencies across much of the Southeast this summer.
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Parents Seek Investigation of School District in Washington DC
web posted August 22, 2011
JOHNSTON – The parents of a home-bound student say they have had enough of getting the run-around from Edgefield County School Superintendent Mary Crenshaw and the school district. "We're fed up," Vicky Bradhurst said. "They are trying to cover this up just like they do everything else and I'm not going to let that happen."
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Johnston Man Injured in Shooting Sunday Night
web posted August 22, 2011
JOHNSTON – Edgefield County Sheriff's Investigators were called to the scene of a shooting Sunday night after a victim appeared at the Edgefield County Hospital with gunshot wounds around 10 pm. Investigators and the Sheriff's Crime Scene Unit were dispatched to the scene on Monument Drive in Johnston where blood was found on the porch of the home as well as in the yard. One person of interest was taken into custody at the scene, Sheriff's Capitan Chris Wash said.
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Sports: Red Hot Rebels Beat Devil Out of Williston; 45-8
By Tim Crane
web posted August 20, 2011

SPORTS – With 1:52 remaining in the game, the skies opened and a mild rain cooled the hot August night in Johnston.  For the home side scoreboard light bulbs, the cooling was welcomed as they had been heated up to the tune of 45 points, due to the red hot Rebels scoring on seven of their eleven possessions on the night.  Thurmond’s skill players made it look easy as they were provided huge lanes and holes to run thru by a dominant offensive line. 
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Deputies Arrest Escaped Prisoner
web posted August 22, 2011
FAIRFAX SC – The Allendale County Sheriff's office tells us that the escaped prisoner Perry Sullivan has been apprehended in Colleton County, S.C.
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Johnston Town Council Called Meeting Tonight
web posted August 22, 2011
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Town Council will hold a called meeting at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall to consider the 2nd Reading and Adoption of Ordinance No. 2011-04, an Ordinance Approving the Sell of 23 Acres on Long Cane Road, Saluda County Tax Map No. 035-00-00-007. The public is invited to attend.

Edgefield County Theatre Company Seeks Actors, Actresses
web posted August 22, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Theatre Company is seeking local residents for auditions for their next production, "Dearly Departed", this weekend. The setting of the play is in the Baptist backwoods of the Bible belt, the beleaguered Turpin family Proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious.
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Cornerstone and the MACK celebrating Recovery Month with Art Show
web posted August 22, 2011
MCCORMICK – Cornerstone and the McCormick Arts Council are partnering to present “The Art of Recovery” during the month of September. This exciting art exhibit highlights the journey from addiction to recovery as told by those who experience it firsthand. Local artists, persons in recovery, family members/friends of those in recovery, and treatment professionals will all share their story of recovery through various art mediums.
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Escaped Inmate Armed and Dangerous
web posted August 19, 2011
ALLENDALE – A statewide manhunt is underway after 37-year-old Perry Alton Sullivan escaped while being transported to Stephens County Georgia and overpowered the deputy and made off with his patrol car, his .40 caliber Glock service weapon and a shotgun. The escape took place in Allendale County when Sullivan complained of being ill and the deputy pulled over to check on him.
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Retired EPD Sergeant Landy's Passing Mourned by Many
web posted August 19, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Former Edgefield Police Sergeant Anthony Landy, who retired two years ago, has died due to complications with diabetes on Monday. He was 42. Funeral services will be held at the Chalk Hill Baptist Church in Wagner this Sunday at 3 pm. Edgefield Police Chief Ronnie Carter said he and some of his officers will be leading the funeral procession for their fellow officer.
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Football Friday Night: STH vs Williston-Elko
web posted August 19, 2011
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will host Williston-Elko tonight for the season opener with kick off at 7:30 pm. If you cannot make it to the game and are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here. Edgefield Daily will have Tim Crane's report on the game on Saturday.

Stolen Car Re-appears Overnight
web posted August 19, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A Stephens Road woman called to report her car stolen by two men with a trailer Wednesday afternoon around 4:53. After finding her car gone she learned her neighbor had witnessed the theft and gave the deputy a good description of the truck, trailer, and the two men.
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Candy Stripers Making a Difference at Edgefield County Hospital
web posted August 19, 2011
EDGEFIELD – For the past six weeks, Edgefield County Hospital has enjoyed having bright young faces helping out around the hospital, thanks to this year’s Junior Volunteer Program. The junior volunteers - nine local high school girls and one local high school boy, got great experience working in a hospital atmosphere. Participants included Megan Padgett, Rachel Sanders, Carrie Ann Quarles, Kynnedi McManus, Laura James, Lilli Pendarvis, Maggie Childress, Abbie Miller, Ashley Bryan, and Cody Christie.
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Edgefield Man Reports Theft
web posted August 19, 2011
EDGEFIELD – A Columbia Road man called the Sheriff's Office after discovering several items missing from a shed in his back yard Wednesday afternoon. The man was not exactly sure when the items were taken but believed it to be between Friday around noon and the time he made the discovery.
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Wanted Sexual Predator Arrested by Alert Deputy
web posted August 18, 2011
MERRIWETHER – An Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy on patrol spotted a suspicious vehicle on Highway 25 south and ran the license plate. Dispatch responded that the owner of the car was wanted for failing to register as a sex offender in two states, one listing him as a sexual predator. The deputy had already lost sight of the vehicle and began searching the area until he spotted the car again and was able to make the arrest.
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Sports Preview: Blue Devils Meet Blue Steel at Thurmond for Season Opener at Home
By Tim Crane
web posted August 18, 2011

SPORTS – IT’S FOOTBALL TIME AGAIN!  The Strom Thurmond Rebels will host the Blue Devils of Williston Elko this Friday night in Johnston to open their 2011 Campaign. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering how the top teams in 1A would match up with one to the top teams in 2A, Friday night will be your ticket to see it live.
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Fifth Peach Stand Burglary Reported
web posted August 18, 2011
TRENTON – Sheriff's Deputies were called to an all too familiar report of a burglary at one of the local peach stands along the highway 25 corridor. They received the call after an employee arrived at Jackie's Peaches near Trenton and found two doors forced open and called 911.
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New Law In Effect to Combat Rising Metal Thefts
web posted August 18, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Scrap metal thefts continue to plague the county even as a new state law kicks into effect as of Wednesday. A shop owner on Crest Road in Edgefield called to report several aluminum and brass parts were stolen on Tuesday. And thieves have even targeted scrap metal on property of a Sheriff's Deputy with his patrol car parked at his home.
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Aiken Man Killed in Head-on Collision with Dump Truck
web posted August 18, 2011
AIKEN – A 23 year old Aiken man was pronounced dead at Aiken Regional Medical Center Wednesday morning after a head on collision. Douglas Springfield, of Aiken, was driving his 2005 Ford truck north on highway 19, when he crossed the center line and struck a 2001 Mack dump truck head on.
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SCDOT Awarded $9.2 million in Grants from FHWA
web posted August 18, 2011
COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has been awarded $9.2 million in grants from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for 11 projects across South Carolina, and one locally Hamilton State Recreation Area at Clarks Hill tops the list with a $2.5 million grant.
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ATC Partners With V.C. Summer to Make Nuclear Industry Graduates Even More Employable
web posted August 18, 2011
AIKEN – Select graduates from Aiken Technical College will now be even more desirable as they navigate the highly competitive job market of the U.S. nuclear power industry. Students in the College’s radiation protection program are now eligible to receive certification from the National Academy for Nuclear Training through a partnership between ATC and South Carolina Electric & Gas Company’s V.C. Summer Nuclear Station. 
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Public's Help Sought in Self Storage Burglaries
web posted August 17, 2011
TRENTON – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in trying to identify the owner of a white van suspected to have been used in the burglary of four storage units at the Trenton Self Storage facility Saturday morning. Video footage captured the white panel van entering the gated area just after 9 am and left just before 9:30, the time the burglaries are believed to have taken place.
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Thieves Target Disabled Cars on Roadways
web posted August 17, 2011
COUNTY LINE – Two vehicles left after breaking down were targeted by thieves stealing the batteries from the vehicles, possibly for sale as scrap metal for the lead. Both cars were left on the side of the road after suffering mechanical failures. When the owners returned they discovered the batteries missing and called the Sheriff's Office on Monday. Both vehicles were left in the area of Highway 25 south around Casalina Drive.
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Tim Crane's STH Football: The First Fifty Years Now Available in Johnston
web posted August 17, 2011
SPORTS – More distribution locations for Tim Crane's "Strom Thurmond Football: The First Fifty Years" booklet have been confirmed. In addition to Crouch Hardware, Fairway Food Store and the Strom Thurmond Booster Club tents at home games, copies can be purchased at Tidwell Jewelers and Monks Corner in Johnston. Additional locations will be announced as available. Mail order copies are available.
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Automotive Brand Hijackers Use False Protection Claims to Lure Online Shoppers
web posted August 17, 2011
COLUMBIA – The FBI today is warning the public that online vehicle shoppers are being victimized by fraudulent vehicle sales and false claims of vehicle protection programs (VPP).  In fraudulent vehicle sales, criminals attempt to sell vehicles they do not own. They create an attractive deal by advertising vehicles for sale at prices below book value. Often the sellers purport they need to sell the vehicle because they are moving for work, to include military deployments.
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Religion - Miserable Marriage Part 2: Why Is Marriage So Hard?
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted August 17, 2011
RELIGION – Let me tell you about one of the best weeks of my life: my honeymoon. It was great! We had money in the bank, a beach, nothing to do, and that week of marriage was awesome; all except for the sunscreen. My frugal wife, who I love dearly, brought some Hawaiian Tropic that her parents took on their honeymoon 30 years earlier! It went on like old mayonnaise, but she assured me it was fine. Sadly the 1974 vintage edition of the sunscreen was functionally expired and like an spf of 0.
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Edgefield County Recreation Department Fall Registrations
web posted August 17, 2011
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Recreation Department will open signups for our 2011 fall soccer season this Saturday. Also County football and cheerleading league are continuing signups thru next Saturday the 27th.  If you have any questions about fall programs please call Nick Wates at (803) 637-2621.  All Registration forms are available for download and registration information is listed below.
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Checkpoint Leads to Drug Arrest
web posted August 16, 2011
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police conducting a safety checkpoint early Saturday morning led to the arrest of a suspected drunk driver and the discovery of several bags of marijuana and over $1,000 in cash. After Clarence Andrea Patterson, 50, of Saluda failed field sobriety tests he was taken into custody and transported to the Edgefield County Detention Center for a breathalyzer test. An inventory of the vehicle before it was towed found ten bags a marijuana inside the car.
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Tim Crane: "STH Opponents" for 2011
web posted August 16, 2011
SPORTS – Edgefield Daily Sports Editor, and now published author, Tim Crane has released his rundown of the 2011-2012 season of opponents of the Fighting Rebels quest for a winning season with hopes of play-off ambitions if not a chance at the state title.
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Self Storage Units Burglarized in Trenton
web posted August 16, 2011
TRENTON – Several units at the Trenton Self Storage on Augusta Road were discovered to have the locks removed and the contents burglarized on Saturday afternoon. Though two of the storage units owners were unable to survey their property, two others identified nearly $2,000 in property stolen from their units.
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Lighting Strike Causes $10,000 in Damage to Vehicles
web posted August 16, 2011
EDGEFIELD – A storm moving across the Town of Edgefield on Friday afternoon left two cars inoperable when lightening struck a tree in the parking lot that bounced off and struck two cars. Both drivers were inside of the daycare at the time and were not injured.
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Neighborhood Cars Targeted for Theft, Gun Stolen
web posted August 16, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Sheriff's Deputies were called to Big Oak Drive twice on Saturday after residents discovered their vehicles had been rummaged through and one resident reporting a pistol taken from his glove box. In both cases, the owners stated they left their vehicles unlocked overnight.
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Edgefield County GOP Quarterly Meeting Tonight
web posted August 16, 2011
PSA - EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Republican Party will be holding its quarterly meeting at the County Council Chambers on the evening of August 16, 2011 at 7:00pm. We are excited to announce that Alex Stroman will be our guest speaker. Mr. Stroman is well known throughout the state as the Deputy Political Director and Outreach Coordinator for the SC Republican Party and will be enlightening us on the latest news and events of the SC Republican Party. The Public is encouraged to attend. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Stroman to Edgefield County.

Tim Crane's "Strom Thurmond Football: The First Fifty Years" Released Today
web posted August 15, 2011
COUNTY – Tim Cranes book, Strom Thurmond Football: The First Fifty Years, has been released as of today. "I'm very excited," Crane said about the release. Books have already been distributed to some retail locations with more being added during the coming week. For those who live outside the county, you can order by mail and have your copy delivered to your home.
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What the School District Does Not Want You to Know
EXCLUSIVE REPORT
web posted August 15, 2011

COUNTY – The Edgefield County School Board accepted a letter of resignation from former Strom Thurmond High School Principal Matthew Schilit on Tuesday, August 9. He had been removed as principal on July 15 under the cloud of an internal investigation into improper and immoral activity allegations against him. The investigation concluded the week before the regular scheduled meeting of the school board on August 9 but they have refused to release the findings of the investigation - so we will.
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Concealed Weapons Class Accepting Applications for August 20 Training
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 15, 2011

EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, August 20, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm in Edgefield, S.C. Cost of the class is $100.00 per person. Classroom material, fingerprint cards, fingerprinting, target and CWP training certificate will be provided.
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Back to School Safety Tips for Motorists and Students
web posted August 15, 2011
COUNTY – The South Carolina Highway Patrol wants to make sure back to school is successful and without incident and offers these tips for safety. Motorists must always stop when they are traveling behind a bus with flashing amber or red lights. On a two lane road, drivers in the oncoming lane must also stop. Motorists on four lane roads have to stop behind the school bus, however, oncoming traffic can continue and should slow down and use caution.
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Opinion: Writer Offers Solutions for National Problems
web posted August 15, 2011
Dear Editor,
When are the people of America going to wake up. Do we give up everything we have worked for, since this country began, because the Democrats and Republicans will not do what we elected them to do. The solution is pretty simple. Go to the polls, vote out every incumbent and elect new ones. If they do not make changes in there first term then vote them out!!
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Edgefield County Theater Company Adds Additional Performances of "The Dixie Swim Club"
web posted August 15, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Because of overwhelming response from audiences, the Edgefield County Theatre Company has decided to add two performances to the nearly-sold-out run of the hilarious Southern comedy, "The Dixie Swim Club." The additional show will be Thursday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. and Saturday afternoon, Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. with a special "Girls Afternoon Out" matinee.
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Lost Dog
web posted August 15, 2011
JOHNSTON – Lost German Sheppard from the 30 block of Old Plank Road off Hw 191 in Johnston. Very friendly and gentle. 17-weeks-old with no collar. Answers to the name of Jaegar (J-gar). If found please call 803-275-9352 or 275-3222.

Rep. Jeff Duncan Gives Congressional Update On Credit Downgrade
By Congressman Jeff Duncan
web posted August 13, 2011

OP-ED – I wanted to give you an update on a serious situation in Washington that has been in the news for the past several weeks. As you may know, Standard & Poor’s (S&P), one of the three major credit agencies, downgraded the United States credit rating from AAA to AA+ with a negative economic outlook.  The main reason for the downgrade was that Washington failed to make large enough spending cuts when they raised the debt ceiling.
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Piedmont Technical College Welcomes Disney Institute To Greenwood
web posted August 13, 2011
GREENWOOD – Disney Institute is bringing its newest professional development program, “Building a Culture of Healthcare Excellence,” to Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood on September 22.  Sponsored by Continuing Education & Economic Development, the full-day event will teach area professionals how to create a business culture that fosters employee engagement and trust that will lead to exceptional patient service and solid financial results.
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Appeals court rules Obama healthcare Unconstitutional
web posted August 13, 2011
Reuters - President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law suffered a setback on Friday when an appeals court ruled that it was unconstitutional to require all Americans to buy insurance or face a penalty.
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Crest Vue Townhomes Now Leasing
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 13, 2011

EDGEFIELD – Now leasing 2 bedroom handicap accessible apartments. Beautiful new community offering these units which include appliances, ceiling fans and much more. Leasing for only $360 per month. Can be seen by coming by 53 Crest Road in Edgefield. Call on site management office at 803-336-4662 for more information.

Seatbelt, Airbags Saves Colliers Man
web posted August 12, 2011
COLLIERS – A Colliers Community man was taken to MCG after a brutal single car crash Thursday afternoon on the 3400 block of Martintown Road around 4 pm. The man was driving westbound when he veered off the eastbound lane and lost control and rolled a number of times before coming to rest upright.
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Thieves Strike Drop Box at Apartment Complex
web posted August 12, 2011
TRENTON – An employee arrived at the complex Wednesday afternoon and noticed someone had broken into a drop box that renters used to pay their rent to the real-estate company.
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Peach Stand Targeted Again
web posted August 12, 2011
TRENTON – For the second time in the past six weeks Sara's Peach Stand was targeted for a burglary. This marks the fourth time a roadside peach stand has fallen prey to thieves along the Highway 25 corridor.
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Here's Your Card
web posted August 12, 2011
HERE'S YOUR CARD – It has been a while since a report has come across the desk that was instantly stamped for a Here's Your Card nomination. The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office took a call Tuesday afternoon from a woman working at a house on Moore Road stating there was a strange dog in the house that needed to be removed.
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Alex Stroman to speak at Edgefield County GOP Meeting Next Week
web posted August 12, 2011
PSA – The Edgefield County Republican Party will be holding its quarterly meeting at the County Council Chambers on the evening of August 16, 2011, at 7:00pm. We are excited to announce that Alex Stroman will be our guest speaker. He is well-known throughout the state as the Deputy Political Director and Outreach Coordinator for the SC Republican Party.  He will be enlightening us on the latest news and events of the SC Republican Party. The public is encouraged to attend.  Please join us in welcoming Mr. Stroman to Edgefield County!

ATC Establishes Apprenticeship Program with North Augusta’s Cytec Industries
web posted August 12, 2011
AIKEN – Aiken Technical College and local employer Cytec Industries have created an apprenticeship program that is now registered with the U.S. Department of Labor. The collaboration, which combined Cytec’s on-the-job training with related technical instruction by Aiken Technical College, has earned nine Cytec employees job mastery certificates from the Labor Department.
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Motorist's Tip Leads to Scrap Metal Theft Arrest
web posted August 11, 2011
EDGEFIELD – A tip from an observant motorists led to the arrest of a man suspected in a scrap metal theft that involved a burglary Wednesday afternoon. A Sheriff's Investigator spotted the Lincoln Towncar on the Highway 25 Bypass and conducted a traffic stop at the 4-way stop intersecting Jeter Street. In short order it was determined that the scrap metal loaded in the trunk of the car was taken from a property on the 100 block of Sylvan Road in Merriwether earlier.
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Crest Vue Townhomes Now Leasing
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 11, 2011

EDGEFIELD – Now leasing 2 bedroom handicap accessible apartments. Beautiful new community offering these units which include appliances, ceiling fans and much more. Leasing for only $360 per month. Can be seen by coming by 53 Crest Road in Edgefield. Call on site management office at 803-336-4662 for more information.

Woman Injured in Collision with 18-wheeler
web posted August 11, 2011
MERRIWETHER – One woman was injured after she apparently ran the stop sign at the intersection of Five Notch Road and Sweetwater Road and was broadsided by a tractor-trailer truck. The impact sent the Jeep Cherokee careening off the north side of Sweetwater Road where it overturned with the female driver inside.
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Opinion: Release Findings of Taxpayer Funded Internal School District Investigation
web posted August 11, 2011
OPINION – The Edgefield County School Board and School District Superintendent Mary Crenshaw have failed the students, parents, teachers, and staff at Strom Thurmond High School in addition to every taxpayer in Edgefield County in the controversial situation surrounding former principal Matthew Schilit. A new majority was voted into office in the upheaval elections of 2010 and you promised honesty and transparency and were given control of leading our schools based on those promises, and you have broken them, again.
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Religion with Pastor Howle: Miserable Marriage
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted August 11, 2011
RELIGION – There are lots of things in life that can make you miserable. I hate stumped toes on old asphalt. I also hate being really hot (not in the looks department, I have no trouble being hot there!) We could go on and on over things that potentially bring misery into our lives, but there is one thing that has an unlimited potential to bring extreme misery into your life: a bad marriage. When things are not going right at home, it makes life really, really tough.
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August 11 is National 811 Day: Call 811 to have underground utilities located for free before you dig!
web posted August 11, 2011
COUNTY – Summer weather finds many homeowners working in the yard and planning new landscaping projects. Whether it’s a do-it-yourself job or requires a professional, make sure to call 811 before any digging work begins.
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Schilit Resigns Under Cloud of Controversy
web posted August 10, 2011
JOHNSTON – The controversy surrounding former Strom Thurmond Principle Matthew Schilit and the conclusion of an investigation by the School District has come to a head with Schilit submitting his resignation Tuesday. School Board Chairman Brad Covar told reporters the matter has been turned over to the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office who has in turn forwarded the information to SLED for investigation. Sheriff Dobey disagrees with that assumption.
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Fake $20 Bills Appear in Johnston
web posted August 10, 2011
JOHNSTON – A rash of counterfeit $20 bills turned up in Johnston recently generating five separate police reports and what is estimated to be at least 7 of the fake bills being spent at local businesses. Police were able to identify two of the men that used the fake bills to make purchases, though no charges have been filed at this time.
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Johnston Town Council Sees $28K in Revenues from Sales
web posted August 10, 2011
JOHNSTON – Members of Johnston Town Council added an estimated $28,000 to the town’s coffers during Monday’s August meeting via pending sales of land and unused equipment. The largest chunk of cash - $18,500 (a high bid) - came from the sale of 23 acres of land owned by the town on Long Cane Road. The motion to sell the land was carried by a 5-1 vote, with Councilman Tommy Burton voting no.
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Merriwether Man Reports Burglary
web posted August 10, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A New Delaughter Drive man called the Sheriff's Office on Monday to report his home had been burglarized. In all, over $600 in property was taken, though there were no signs of forced entry found .
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“Million Father March” Scheduled for First Day of School
web posted August 10, 2011
COUNTY – Johnny Williams, Truancy Officer for the Edgefield County School District, has introduced the program “Million Father March” for the first day of school in the Edgefield County School District.  This event designates fathers, grandfathers, uncles and male mentors to take their children or a child to school on August 15, which is the very first day of the 2011-2012 school year.
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Edgefield County Residents Among Piedmont Technical College Graduates
web posted August 10, 2011
GREENWOOD – The Multipurpose building at Piedmont Technical College was the setting for the finale of hours of study for more than 350 Piedmont Technical College graduates who took center stage in two commencement ceremonies. Dr. Ray Brooks, president, welcomed graduates, family and guests to what he called “milestones in the lives of these students.”
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SCDOT Crash Goes Unreported for an Hour
web posted August 9, 2011
NORTHSIDE – The driver of a SCDOT pickup truck was uninjured when he lost control of the truck on a dirt road, struck a tree, and overturned around noon Monday. Edgefield County dispatchers learned about the crash over an hour later when the South Carolina Highway Patrol called to ask dispatchers how bad the crash was and dispatchers knew nothing about it. Deputies requested dispatch call DOT to get directions to the scene.
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Thieves "Rip" wires from EMS Bay Doors
web posted August 9, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office was called to respond to the EMS Station on Star Road after it was discovered that someone had "cut and ripped" the wires to the motors of the roll up doors of the station bays, leaving them disabled.
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Two Homes Report Air Conditioners and Appliances Stolen Sunday
web posted August 9, 2011
COUNTY – Within hours of each other, a Johnston and an Edgefield woman reported air conditioners, appliances, and a television stolen from their homes on Sunday. The first call came from a Glover Circle woman in Johnston just before 10 am when she noticed an air conditioner and a Whirlpool upright freezer missing from her property.
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Season Finale: "The Dixie Swim Club" Opens in Edgefield This Weekend
web posted August 9, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The best friendships are those that neither time nor explosive arguments nor even a hurricane can blow off their solid foundations. It's that brand of enduring friendship celebrated in "The Dixie Swim Club," the hilarious season finale of the Edgefield County Theatre Company, opening this Friday at the William Miller Bouknight Theatre, 405 Main Street in Edgefield.
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Edgefield County GOP Quarterly Meeting August 16
web posted August 9, 2011
PSA - EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Republican Party will be holding its quarterly meeting at the County Council Chambers on the evening of August 16, 2011 at 7:00pm. We are excited to announce that Alex Stroman will be our guest speaker. Mr. Stroman is well known throughout the state as the Deputy Political Director and Outreach Coordinator for the SC Republican Party and will be enlightening us on the latest news and events of the SC Republican Party. The Public is encouraged to attend. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Stroman to Edgefield County.

Dancing In The Streets During Live After Five August 11
web posted August 9, 2011
GREENWOOD – The hot summer nights make way for cool music during the Back To School edition of Live After Five.   The August 11th concert will feature LaGrange, North Carolina’s Spare Change.   Toes will be tapping and people will be dancing as Spare Change energizes the crowd with a mix of Rock, Country, Beach, Funk, Rap and Classic Rock. Sponsored by Velux, the concert will be held from 5:30 – 8PM in Countybank Plaza.
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Two Charged in Meth Lab Raid Remain in Custody
web posted August 8, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Two people arrested Friday afternoon following the execution of a search warrant by Edgefield Police and the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office Swat Team are still being held at the Edgefield County Detention Center awaiting additional charges. Wendy Hudson, 40, and Bobby Moore, 43, of 410 Penn Street remain behind bars as formal charges are being sorted out.
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Whatley Sets Benchmark With Solid Performance At National Chess Match
web posted August 8, 2011
Lubbock, Texas - Using peanut M&M’s for currency, Tori Whatley, of Merriwether, hosted a blackjack party in her dorm room at Stangel Hall on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. It didn’t take long for Helen Vaughn of New Mexico, and Utah’s Elisabeth Gondolo, to “shake down” Isabel James of Washington, D.C. and their new friend from South Carolina. Tori didn’t mind much though. It was just fun being surrounded by new friends…new friends that would play a role in her real purpose for being there.
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Concealed Weapons Class Accepting Applications for August 20 Training
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 8, 2011

EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, August 20, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm in Edgefield, S.C. Cost of the class is $100.00 per person. Classroom material, fingerprint cards, fingerprinting, target and CWP training certificate will be provided.
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Opinion: It's the Spending Stupid!
A Column by the Editor
web posted August 8, 2011

OPINION – The Standard & Poor's downgrade of the US credit rating lies squarely at the feet of President Obama and the out-of-control spending he and his fellow Democrats (and some Republicans) have placed on the backs of working Americans since 2007. More so in the last two and a half years of the Obama Administration raising our debt more than every president combined from George Washington to Ronald Reagan.
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Crest Vue Townhomes Now Leasing
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 8, 2011

EDGEFIELD – Now leasing 2 bedroom handicap accessible apartments. Beautiful new community offering these units which include appliances, ceiling fans and much more. Leasing for only $360 per month. Can be seen by coming by 53 Crest Road in Edgefield. Call on site management office at 803-336-4662 for more information.

Volunteers Needed For Head Start Board
web posted August 8, 2011
PSA – GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission (Head Start Program) is seeking volunteers who have experience working with low-income families to serve on our Policy Council.  The Policy Council is composed of parents and community representatives who participate in making decisions for the Head Start Program.  Meetings are held once a month at 10:00 a.m. in Prosperity, South Carolina.
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S&P downgrades U.S. credit rating for first time
web posted August 5, 2011
WASHINGTON DC – Standard & Poor’s announced Friday night that it has downgraded the U.S. credit rating for the first time, dealing a symbolic blow to the world’s economic superpower in what was a sharply worded critique of the American political system.
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Police Raid Finds Meth Lab 
web posted August 5, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Two people are in custody after Edgefield Police along with the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office and SWAT Team raided an a home on Penn Street midday and found a meth lab. Edgefield Police Chief Ronnie Carter said his department has been investigating the lab for a month or more. "We finally got enough to get a search warrant," he said and planned the raid for today.
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Scrap Metal Thieves Strike Same Home Twice in 24 hours
web posted August 5, 2011
NORTHSIDE – A Plum Branch Road man has been the target of scrap metal thieves twice in less than 24 hours. The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office got the first report early afternoon Thursday when the homeowner arrived home early and discovered that thieves made off with several car parts from his shop behind his house.
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Fox Creek Takes Field With High Expectations for 2011
By Tim Crane
web posted August 5, 2011

SPORTS – The Predators come in to 2011 with momentum from a very good 2010 season that saw them get their first playoff win in school history.  They now have a chip on their shoulders to go with that momentum since the SCHSL took their wins last season due to them having an ineligible player on the team.
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Elementary 2011-2012 School Year registration Dates
web posted August 5, 2011
COUNTY – 2011-2012 School Year registration days for elementary schools in the Edgefield County School District are as follows:
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Disney Star "Tinka" Draws Long Line of Fans Thursday in Edgefield
web posted August 5, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Caroline Sunshine, who plays Tinka in the Walt Disney hit series "Shake It Up" and starred as Barbara Winslow in the movie Marmaduke, made a special appearance in Edgefield Thursday to sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans. And the fans kept coming, forming a line that stretched past one end of the town square for well over an hour. Though the appearance was to be only 45 minutes, Caroline refused to leave until every person that arrived got a individual sitting, photos, and an autographed photo for nearly two hours.
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Two Arrested in Scrap Metal Theft
web posted August 5, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A woman called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office after spotting unusual activity at the home of a recently deceased neighbor's home nearby Thursday just before noon. When deputies arrived a short time later they found two people allegedly stealing scrap metal from the property and both were arrested and charged with burglary in the third degree and larceny.
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Traffic Stop Lands Three in Jail for Drugs
web posted August 5, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A drug bust Thursday evening blocked traffic on Currytown Road as undercover Narcotic Investigators from the Edgefield and Aiken County Sheriff's Offices arrested three individuals. The three, two women and one man, were stopped shortly after turning onto Currytown Road off Martintown Road around 7 pm and were taken into custody.
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Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update
web posted August 5, 2011
COUNTY – Edgefield County Council Chairman Dean Campbell has released his August Chairman's Update on county issues, upcoming meetings and gatherings, and other information regarding the county government operations.
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It's HOT! Earn Cold Cash for Cooking With the Sun
web posted August 4, 2011
COUNTY – With temperatures being recorded across the county anywhere between 102 and 104 degrees Wednesday, Edgefield Daily wanted to see if the old adage of "hot enough to fry an egg" would hold true. Sure enough it did. A small old and unused frying pan placed outside all day was ready for cooking at 4 pm and the only thing missing was the bacon.
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Know the Warning Signs and Prevention Methods of Heat Related Illnesses
web posted August 4, 2011
COUNTY – Though you do not need to read a report on the weather to know it is brutally hot this week. In fact, it is getting dangerously hot for those who work outdoors. Heat related illnesses can cause mild to life severe medical conditions and even death if not recognized and treated properly. With temperatures continuing in the 102 to 104 degree range again today and heat indexes upwards of 110, you should knows the signs of heat related illnesses and preventative measures you can take to protect yourself. 
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Back to School Tax Free Holiday This Weekend
web posted August 4, 2011
COUNTY – The back to school Tax Free weekend is upon us as parents purchase school supplies without state sales tax. The Tax Free holiday will begin Friday, August 5 and run through midnight Sunday, August 7, 2011. You do not need to have a child heading back to school to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.
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Back to School Tax Exempt Items Examined
A Column by the Editor
web posted August 4, 2011

COLUMN – It is that time of year when parents scramble to fulfill the daunting task of gathering the long list of back to school items each school, and in some cases even the teachers, require for a return to class. Pens, paper, pencils, notebook paper, book bags, and other necessary items can add up at the checkout counter so our illustrious leaders in Columbia have seen fit to exclude sales taxes to help lessen the burden. And you know anytime politicians get involved it is going to be hilarious. So I thought I would examine some of the items and how they relate to “back to school”.
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Concealed Weapons Class Accepting Applications for August 20 Training
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 4, 2011

EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, August 20, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm in Edgefield, S.C. Cost of the class is $100.00 per person. Classroom material, fingerprint cards, fingerprinting, target and CWP training certificate will be provided.
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Edgefield County 911 Dispatch Center Request for Proposals on Management Services for 911 Dispatch Center Upgrade
web posted August 4, 2011
COUNTY – Edgefield County is soliciting proposals for management services for a 911 dispatch center upgrade; funding to be paid from state grants, E911, and County funds. The Edgefield County Dispatch Center is located at the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office at 200 Railroad Street in Edgefield, South Carolina. The Dispatch Center is the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for all of Edgefield County. The Center dispatches for Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, Edgefield Police, Johnston Police, Trenton Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services for all of Edgefield County.
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County Football and Cheerleading Registration Starts This Weekend
web posted August 4, 2011
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Recreation Department will open registrations this Saturday, August 6th for our County Youth Football and Cheerleading League.  Registrations will continue thru Saturday August 20th.  Listed below is information containing ages, dates, fee’s and locations for registration.  If there are any other questions about our Football League or any other activities or programs please call the Recreation Department at (803) 637-2621.
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Modern Plumbing Hosting Meet and Greet
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 4, 2011

EDGEFIELD – Modern Plumbing & Construction, in conjunction with Crouch Hardware, will be hosting a meet and greet cookout Saturday 8/6/2011. We will have a grill set up in front of Crouch Hardware, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm; cooking and giving away free hot dogs and drinks to the public. Everyone is invited to come by and enjoy a hot dog and drink and get to know the folks at Modern Plumbing & Construction and Crouch Hardware.

Found Pets
web posted August 4, 2011
Found - Found on Columbia Road in Edgefield a black chihuahua. Great little dog with a collar.  If this dog is yours please contact Michael 803.480.0386.
Found - A chocolate colored male puppy with brown eyes and a white chest. Found on Church Street in Johnston. Very friendly and playful and he loves children. If this is your puppy or if you know who he belongs to, please call 803.480.3859 – CAN NOT keep him.

Walt Disney Star to Appear in Edgefield Thursday
web posted August 3, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Co-star of the Walt Disney Channel's hit sitcom "Shake It Up" will be appearing at the Park Row Market No. 1 on the Edgefield Town Square Thursday afternoon at 4 pm. Carolina Sunshine, better known as "Tinka", will be available for pictures and autographs during her surprise visit.
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County Council Tackles Several Issues in Two Hour Meeting
web posted August 3, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council's August meeting took two hours to clear the agenda, and a bit of polite - and not so polite - exchanges at the end between Chairman Dean Campbell and Councilman Norman Dorn.
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Johnston Home Robbed of Antiques
web posted August 3, 2011
JOHNSTON – Sheriff’s Investigators were called to a home on the 600 block of Highway 121 Monday afternoon after the owner’s sister found the back door to the home open. After the owner arrived it was found that several thousands of dollars of antiques had been stolen.
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Clerk to Council Stark Retires
web posted August 3, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Following the end of the County Council meeting Tuesday night, Chairman Dean Campbell presented retiring Clerk to Council Barbara Stark with a gift showing the county's appreciation of her 30 years of service as she retires later this month. Fourteen of those years Ms. Stark served as Clerk to Council. "If ya'll don't think that is a tough job, you haven't seen anything," Chairman Campbell said prior to the presentation.
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Rebels Hit Gridiron in Preparation for the 2011 Season
By Tim Crane
web posted August 3, 2011

SPORTS – The Fighting Rebels have been hitting field for two a day practices in preparing for their 2011 campaign.  Head coach Lee Sawyer (beginning his 7th season as captain of the Rebels) sees a lot of positives for this year’s squad. “Many returning starters on both sides of the ball and a lot of kids that saw substantial playing time over the last few seasons. We have four, three year starters returning and that experience is hard to replace," Sawyer said.
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Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) test results for the 2010-2011 Released
web posted August 3, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County School District has received Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) test results for the 2010-2011 school year. PASS is the state test used to measure student achievement.
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Religion: Big Words 10 - Koinoni
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted August 3, 2011
RELIGION – Koinonia is a Greek word that occurs 20 times in the Bible. Koinonia’s primary meaning is “fellowship, sharing in common, communion.” Now, when fellowship is mentioned the first thing that comes to mind is food. This is biblical as the first occurrence of koinonia is Acts 2:42, “They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Christian fellowship is a crucial and increasingly neglected aspect of the Christian life.
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Edgefield Town Council accepts offer from Heritage Corridor, Appoints "Parking Committee"
web posted August 3, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Town of Edgefield has added a new voice in the push for increased promotion of the town and its businesses. With Monday’s unanimous acceptance of a S.C. National Heritage Corridor offer allowing one of its employees to work in Edgefield one day per week on the town’s behalf, Council has entered into an agreement it hopes will boost tourism and business downtown.
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Coroner Releases Name of Teen Killed on ATV
web posted August 2, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Edgefield County Deputy Coroner David Burnett released the name of the teen killed in a crash on a 4-wheeler Sunday night as 15-year-old Dejuan Willingham of Millcreek Drive. Burnett said Willingham died from massive body trauma received when he struck a tree. An autopsy was performed in Newberry on Monday, but no official results were available.
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Congressman Duncan Votes No on Debt Ceiling Increase
web posted August 2, 2011
WASHINGTON DC – South Carolina Freshman Congressman Jeff Duncan released the following statement regarding his vote against raising the debt ceiling: “Throughout the debt ceiling debate, I have made it clear to the House Leadership and America that we need Revolutionary reforms to the way Washington operates. I have pushed for the principles which are found in the Cut, Cap and Balance legislation which passed the House a few days ago with a bi-partisan vote."
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Johnston Man Charged in Stabbing
web posted August 2, 2011
JOHNSTON – A Johnston man has been arrested and charged after a stabbing incident Saturday morning beside the Kneece Liquor Store on Railroad Avenue. 46-year-old Herbert Brown, of Sandra Drive, was taken into custody and booked on a single charge of assault and battery in the first degree after cutting a 51-year-old man who was also at the location.
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One Arrested in June Armed Home Invasion
web posted August 2, 2011
JOHNSTON – One of three men involved in a home invasion in late June has been identified and arrested. 23-year-old Blake Marcell Clark, of Johnston has been charged for his alleged participation in the crime. On June 29 the owner of a home on the 700 block of Edisto Street called 911 after three men forced their way into the home and demanded drugs or money, at least one presented himself as being armed during the crime.
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Edgefield County GOP Quarterly Meeting August 16
web posted August 2, 2011
PSA - EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Republican Party will be holding its quarterly meeting at the County Council Chambers on the evening of August 16, 2011 at 7:00pm. We are excited to announce that Alex Stroman will be our guest speaker. Mr. Stroman is well known throughout the state as the Deputy Political Director and Outreach Coordinator for the SC Republican Party and will be enlightening us on the latest news and events of the SC Republican Party. The Public is encouraged to attend. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Stroman to Edgefield County.

Stephens Road Home Burglarized Again
web posted August 2, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A Stephens Road man called the Sheriff's Office Sunday afternoon to report yet another burglary at an unoccupied home. According to the owner, this was the third or fourth time the home had been burglarized recently. This time the person or persons made off with at least $3,000 in appliances and furniture.
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Caring for Carolina Sponsors to Host Fit4School Carnival
web posted August 2, 2011
AIKEN – The hustle and bustle of getting ready for the new school year can be quite tiresome.  Collecting school supplies, fresh haircuts and updating immunizations can have you running all over town. The Caring for Carolina partners; Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Maxwell Law Firm and WJBF News Channel 6 want to help.
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Merriwether Teen Killed in ATV Crash on Millcreek Drive
web posted August 1, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A 15-year-old Merriwether boy was pronounced dead on the scene after losing control of a 4-wheeler on Millcreek Drive and crashing into trees just off the roadway. Edgefield County 911 dispatchers got the first call reporting the crash at 9:49 pm Sunday with callers reporting they heard a 4-wheeler running and someone screaming. "I knew something wasn't right," one of the callers said on the scene.
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Tim Crane's Book: "Strom Thurmond Football - The First Fifty Years", Set for Release
web posted August 1, 2011
COUNTY – Well known local sportswriter Tim Crane is in the process of publishing a paperback book that will be a must have to every Rebel Football fan; "Strom Thurmond Football: The First Fifty Years". In what is no doubt going to be the only hard copy of statistics for every game played by Strom Thurmond, it is also the most researched and most complete record that has ever been compiled. "It was a labor of love," Tim Crane said.
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Next evening ‘Chat with the Chairman’ Set for Thursday, August 4, in Merriwether
web posted August 1, 2011
MERRIWETHER – The next “Chat with the Chairman,” an evening meeting where citizens can discuss issues with the Edgefield County Council Chairman and other Council members, will be held Thursday, August 4, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Merriwether Middle School.
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Modern Plumbing Hosting Meet and Greet
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web posted August 1, 2011

EDGEFIELD – Modern Plumbing & Construction, in conjunction with Crouch Hardware, will be hosting a meet and greet cookout Saturday 8/6/2011. We will have a grill set up in front of Crouch Hardware, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm; cooking and giving away free hot dogs and drinks to the public. Everyone is invited to come by and enjoy a hot dog and drink and get to know the folks at Modern Plumbing & Construction and Crouch Hardware.

Found Dog: Johnston
web posted August 1, 2011
JOHNSTON – Dog Found: Young white poodle found on highway around the Johnston Animal Hospital area. Very friendly, loves kids, housebroken, likes to ride - has to be missing from a nearby family. Call 226-1497 if you are missing your family pet. Please click on the picture for a larger view.






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