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August 2012 Archive

Football Friday Night: Rebels Host Saluda Tigers
web posted August 31, 2012
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels play host to the Saluda Tigers tonight. Kick off is at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game or you 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.

Aiken Police Arrest Couple Wanted in Edgefield
web posted August 31, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Two people are in custody in Aiken County for shoplifting, drugs, and possession of a stolen truck and are also facing charges in Edgefield. Latasha Lynn McClain, 30, and Nicholas Avery Meyers, 31, were arrested after shoplifting at the Aiken Wal-Mart on Sunday. Little did the Aiken Police know at the time Edgefield Police were already building a case against the couple for breaking into a house for sale and were in the process of moving in, however; the house has not been sold. 
Edgefield Daily

Aiken Electric Cooperative sends assistance to help restore power in Louisiana
web posted August 31, 2012
EDGEFIELD – As Hurricane Issac continues to batter the Gulf Coast, lineman from Aiken Electric Cooperative are on their way to Louisiana to help repair widespread damage being caused by the storm.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Pool Room Goes "Old School": Open for STH Home Games
web posted August 31, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Billiard Parlor will be going “Old School” during football season this year to show support for the Rebels by staying open until midnight each Friday after home games. Stop by for good times in discussing Friday night’s Thurmond game and Saturday’s upcoming matchups with some great food.

Aiken County Seeks Armed Suspect
web posted August 31, 2012
AIKEN – Aiken County authorities are seeking information on Eddie James Brockington, 22, for attempted murder of an Aiken County Deputy, illegal carry of a pistol, failure to stop for blue lights, and a number of drug charges. Brockington is considered to be armed and extremely dangerous and should not be approach, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office. Anyone spotting him should call 911 and report his location.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield GOP Holds Quarterly Meeting Tuesday
By Anne Waits
web posted August 30, 2012

EDGEFIELD – The regularly scheduled meeting of the Edgefield County Republican Party was held Tuesday night at the Edgefield County Council Building. Chairman Rodney Ashcraft called the meeting to order. The invocation was given by Stacey Coleman. Following the Pledge of Allegiance and recital of the Republican Creed, Ashcraft introduced guests, including Dennis Sailor and Casey Ruthven of the Aiken County Republican Party.
Edgefield Daily

Sports Preview: Resurgent Saluda Faces the Rebels
By Tim Crane
web posted August 30, 2012

SPORTS – If you told someone in regards to the Saluda versus Strom Thurmond matchup, that one team was on a two game win streak and the other was on a two game losing skid, they probably wouldn’t guess that the Rebels were on the lower end of the streaks if recent performance was a deciding factor in their guess.
Edgefield Daily

Birth announcement: Elissa Covar
web posted August 30, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Andrew and Sunny Covar of Edgefield, are proud to announce the birth of their second baby girl; Elissa Rea Covar. She was born 9:04 am, Tuesday, August 28th, at University Hospital in Augusta Georgia, weighing 6lbs 12 ounces with a length of 20 inches. Her big sister Lilli (shown in picture) is extremely excited to have a new baby sister to take care of.
Edgefield Daily

Illegal immigrants could reap more than $7 Billion in tax credits this year
web posted August 30, 2012
NATION – Illegal immigrants could receive more than $7 billion this year in federal tax credits, according to one estimate, thanks to a loophole in the law that allows people not authorized to work to reap the government payments with no questions asked.
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Found Dog - Edgefield
web posted August 30, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Found: young bassett hound looking dog on Augusta Road on 8/29. Please call to identify: 912-293-6220

Arrest Made in Attempted Burglary
web posted August 29, 2012
EDGEFIELD – As Edgefield Daily reported last week, a Park Street woman called 911 to report someone trying to break into a home next door only to have the suspect she saw throw a chair at her and state he would "kill her" before running off. Edgefield Police continued their investigation which resulted in the arrest of Milledge Clarence Turner Jr., 34, of Plum Branch Road, on Monday for the crime.
Edgefield Daily

Merriwether Community Coalition Panel Discussion with Dignitaries Held Tuesday Night
web posted August 29, 2012
MERRIWETHER – The Merriwether Community Coalition (MCC) held a panel discussion with area dignitaries Tuesday night at the Merriwether Elementary with close to forty people present. Among the panelists were Sheriff Adell Dobey, County Council Vice-chair Genia Blackwell, Council Chair Dean Campbell, Sen. Shane Massey, County Administrator Lynn Strom, Planning Director Roger LeDuc, and North Augusta City Administrator Todd Glover. David Hughes of the Clemson Institute for Economic and Community Development also gave a short presentation.
Edgefield Daily

God's Money and You: Part Three
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted August 29, 2012

RELIGION – I enjoyed my three year old son Luke’s birthday party this past weekend. His little friends had a great time and he received some fun presents. My Aunt also gave my five-year old a present, a compound bow. He truthfully did need it for our upcoming Antioch Archery Tournament. If you would like more details on that please check out the FaceBook page.
Edgefield Daily

Local Red Cross Volunteers Deploy to Help with Hurricane Isaac
web posted August 29, 2012
AIKEN – The American Red Cross, Columbia Region, which spans 28- counties from Aiken to Myrtle Beach, has deployed seven trained disaster volunteers to assist in relief efforts along the Gulf Coast and Florida as Tropical Storm Isaac is predicted to make landfall on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  Additional local volunteers and five Emergency Response Vehicles are on stand-by and are expected to deploy once the storm makes landfall.
Edgefield Daily

LeDuc Sought as Part-Time Admin for Town of Edgefield
web posted August 28, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Former Edgefield County Interim Administrator Roger LeDuc is currently in negotiations with the Town of Edgefield to act as a part-time administrator. LeDuc currently is working with Edgefield County in the Building and Planning Department and is scheduled to end his time with the county next month when his contract expires. "He has been a great asset to the county", Edgefield County Administrator Lynn Strom said Monday confirming the news.
Edgefield Daily

Three Men Rob Homeowners at Gunpoint
web posted August 28, 2012
BETTIS ACADEMY – Two men residing at a house on the 1400 block of Bettis Academy Road called 911 after three men busted into the home and held the two residents at gunpoint while stealing their wallets. Dispatchers got the call at 3:48 am Sunday and deputies arrived on the scene within minutes, however; the three suspects had already fled the scene.
Edgefield Daily

Saluda Deputy Arrested for DUI
web posted August 28, 2012
COUNTY – A Saluda County Sheriff's Deputy has been suspended from duties following an arrest by the South Carolina Highway Patrol on Sunday for DUI and operating an uninsured vehicle on the roadway. The Trooper spotted Robert Lee Shorter, 44, driving a golf cart on Old Chappell Ferry Road in Edgefield County and conducted a traffic stop resulting in the arrest around 12:30 am.
Edgefield Daily

Store Employee Charged With Letting over $31,000 in Merchandise Walk Out Without Payment
web posted August 28, 2012
TRENTON – A Gloverville SC man has been arrested and charged with allegedly allowing over $31,000 of merchandise to walk out of the door without payment coming through his register line at the Trenton Dollar General store. Larry Tyler Washington, 23, was arrested on Monday following an investigation and has been released on a $5,000 surety bond.
Edgefield Daily

Merriwether Community Coalition Meeting with Public Officials Tonight
web reposted August 28, 2012
MERRIWETHER – The Merriwether Community Coalition will be holding a community-wide meeting on Tuesday, August 28, at 6:30 pm at the Merriwether Elementary School with a panel of elected and appointed officials including County Council Vice-chair Genia Blackwell (Merriwether), Sheriff Adell Dobey, SC Rep. Bill Clyburn and Sen. Shane Massey, North Augusta Administrator Todd Glover, and a host of others to answer questions from the public about the future of the community.
Edgefield Daily

Winners of Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo Announced
web posted August 28, 2012
WESTSIDE – The 7th Annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo concluded on Saturday night with thousands of dollars in prize money for contestants from across the country seeking to add to their points in the IPRA standings seeking a national title.
Edgefield Daily

7th Annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo "Best Ever"
web posted August 27, 2012
WESTIDE – The 7th Annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo was held over the weekend and was the "best ever" with overflowing bleachers and record attendance. "We haven't tallied up the ticket sales right now, so we won't have a number until sometime this week," Sandy Quarles said Sunday. Sandy and her husband Wesley produce the only professional sporting event held in Edgefield County and their hard work is paying off for the rodeo, and for the county.
Edgefield Daily

Earnhardt Races at Sandy Oaks Rodeo
web posted August 27, 2012
WESTSIDE – When you hear the name Earnhardt two things come to mind, racing and horsepower. That was the case Saturday night at the Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo. Dale Earnhardt's daughter, Taylor, arrived to show her ability with horsepower in the purest form - barrel racing. "I've been riding horses since I was 3-years-old," Taylor said, adding that she got into actual competitive riding within the last ten years.
Edgefield Daily

Woman Taken to Trauma Center after Single Car Crash
web posted August 27, 2012
MERRIWETHER – A local woman was transported to the Trauma Center in Augusta following a single vehicle crash Saturday morning on Woodlawn Road around 10:30 am. 911 dispatchers were notified about the crash reporting that the driver was injured after passing motorists saw the wreckage and tended to the woman until rescue crews could arrive. Edgefield County EMS and Merriwether First Responders arrived on the scene a short time later.
Edgefield Daily

County Council Chairman kicks off ‘Give Food’ Project
web posted August 27, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Council Chairman Dean Campbell is kicking off this year’s Chairman’s Charity Project: Give Food. And you can help. With the growing need for food among low income residents in Edgefield County, Campbell said the Give Food Project is one in which everyone can make a huge difference.
Edgefield Daily

Miss Lucy Whatley Deceased at 101
web posted August 25, 2012
MERRIWETHER – Miss Lucy Thurmond Whatley passed away Wednesday at the Edgefield County Hospital at the age of 101. Ms. Whatley was the daughter of George Orion Whatley, Sr. (Sept. 21, 1882 - May 12, 1962) and Mary Semple Holsten (March 26, 1883 - November 15, 1978) who were married on April 9th, 1906. Both had been teachers in the Greenwood County School District. She was named after her grandmother, Lucy Felter Thurmond, who was Sen. Strom Thurmond's aunt.
Edgefield Daily

Sports Illustrated Covers Strom Thurmond and Eastern Christian Game
web posted August 25, 2012
JOHNSTON – It is not often that a national sports magazine takes time to come to someplace like Strom Thurmond to cover a season opener, but they were here for last week's game where the Rebels almost defeated a nationally ranked team. The Rebels, always a formidable foe on the gridiron, fell in a close match-up with a final score of 39 to 35.
Edgefield Daily

7th Annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo comes to Edgefield County this weekend
web posted August 24, 2012
EDGEFIELD – It is time for Edgefield County’s only Professional sporting event to take place this weekend with the 7th Annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo held at the Lazy J Arena on Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25. Sandy and Wesley Quarles host the event at their ranch just outside Edgefield on Highway 23 west and draws some of the top rodeo talent in the nation.
Edgefield Daily

Pre-Season Play Suggests a Promising Volleyball Season for the Fox Creek Lady Predators
web posted August 24, 2012
NORTH AUGUSTA – The Lady Predators completed their pre-season play with a tri-match against AA Holly Hill Academy and Class A state runners up Branchville on Tuesday at Branchville High School. Fox Creek defeated Holly Hill 2-1 (25-23, 26-28, 25-17) and Branchville 2-1 (26-24, 12-25, 25-22).
Edgefield Daily

Notice of a Public Hearing Prior To Final Action by the County Council of Edgefield County to Enter Into an Ordinance
web posted August 24, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Notice is hereby given by the County Council of Edgefield County (the “County Council”) that a public hearing for the below-referenced Ordinances will be held at the Council Chambers of the County Council, 225 Jeter Street, Edgefield, SC 29824, at 6:00 p.m. on September 10th, 2012 in conjunction with a regularly scheduled meeting of the County Council. 
Edgefield Daily

S.C. Bar Offers Free Legal Clinic in McCormick
web posted August 24, 2012
PSA - McCORMICK – The S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program will sponsor a free legal clinic in McCormick on Friday, Sept. 7. The topic is end of life issues (health care power of attorney, living wills, DNR orders and power of attorney), featuring attorney Stephen R. Chapman. The clinic will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the McCormick Senior Center located at 1300 S.Main St.
Edgefield Daily

Thieves Rob Johnston Home
web posted August 23, 2012
JOHNSTON – A Johnston man called 911 after arriving at his Lanier Road home to discover he had become the most recent victim of a burglary. The man told the deputy that he left his house on Tuesday morning around 6:30 am and returned just before 6 pm.
Edgefield Daily

Gold Buyer Tips Police to Jewelry Theft
web posted August 23, 2012
JOHNSTON – A local business that buys gold ended up calling the Sheriff's Office Monday after a man came in and sold four rings and a bracelet on Monday. The owner questioned the man about where the jewelry came from and he claimed it was given to him by his grandmother. Though skeptical, the business owner purchased the gold and paid the man. However, something did not "feel right" and the owner notified an investigator.
Edgefield Daily

Thurmond Football Statistics Week 0 against Eastern Christian
By Tim Crane - Sports Editor
web posted August 23, 2012

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond Football Statistics Week 0 against Eastern Christian in 39-35 Loss.
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Edgefield County Hospital Auxiliary is hosting "Books Are Fun" fundraiser
web posted August 23, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a “Books Are Fun” fundraiser in the hospital lobby/conference room on Tuesday, September 11th from 10:00am until 5:00pm.
Edgefield Daily

County Closings for Labor Day
web posted August 23, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The following Edgefield County offices will be closed Monday September 3, 2012 in observance of Labor Day.
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GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission to hold Public Meeting Tuesday
web posted August 23, 2012
TRENTON – GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission will hold a “PUBLIC MEETING” Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at the Edgefield Head Start Center, located at 141 S.E. Diggs Road, Trenton, SC. Time 5:30 PM. The purpose of this meeting is to elect a representative from Edgefield County to serve on GLEAMNS’ Board of Commissioners.
Edgefield Daily

Volunteers Needed for Guardian ad Litem Program
web posted August 23, 2012
COUNTY – The Edgefield/McCormick/Saluda Counties Volunteer Guardian ad Litem Program is seeking people willing to speak up for a child. Training will begin Monday, October 10, 2012. This is a free thirty-hour course. Space is limited; please call (803) 637-9614 to reserve your seat.

Shooting Victim's Funeral Thursday
web posted August 22, 2012
JOHNSTON – The victim of a fatal shooting last Sunday will be laid to rest on Thursday. Marshall Butler Jr.,33, leaves behind two daughters. The funeral will be held at 2:30 pm at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with the burial in the church cemetery. Edgefield Daily sends our condolences to the family. His obituary follows. 
Edgefield Daily

Photos Released of Suspected Shooter and Accomplice
web posted August 22, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Investigation into the murder of Marshall "Mark" Butler Jr. is progressing to the point that the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office has allowed the booking photos of Fredrick Dale Harvey Jr., 26, and Tonekia Connie Miller, 30, to be released to the public for the first time. Capt. Chris Wash related Tuesday that, "things have changed", in the investigation and the photos could be used.
Edgefield Daily

Woman Reports Burglary in Progress in Edgefield
web posted August 22, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police and Sheriff's Deputies responded to a call from a Park Street woman Monday night stating a man was trying to break into a home next door and when she yelled at the man he threw a chair at her and threatened to kill her. She ran back to her home and called 911.
Edgefield Daily

Merriwether Community Coalition Meeting with Public Officials August 28
web posted August 22, 2012
MERRIWETHER – The Merriwether Community Coalition will be holding a community-wide meeting on Tuesday, August 28, at 6:30 pm at the Merriwether Elementary School with a panel of elected and appointed officials including County Council Vice-chair Genia Blackwell (Merriwether), Sheriff Adell Dobey, SC Rep. Bill Clyburn and Sen. Shane Massey, North Augusta Administrator Todd Glover, and a host of others to answer questions from the public about the future of the community.
Edgefield Daily

Merriwether Home Targeted by Burglars
web posted August 22, 2012
MERRIWETHER – The owner of a Sunset Circle home called the Sheriff's Office Monday after arriving at his property and finding the front door open, a shed door pried open, and another shed was attempted to be pried open. It was later discovered that the catalytic converter was cut off an SUV parked at the property.
Edgefield Daily

Religion - God's Money and You: Part Two
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted August 22, 2012

RELIGION –I started investing money at a pretty young age. My dad made me take tax returns from what I earned in high school and invest them in a mutual fund.  I put a few hundred bucks a year in a blue-chip conservative fund. Though it did not make much money, slowly it went up in value. I had a pretty decent ring fund going. Until my dad called me and gave me some advise. He was sort of managing my money. He was making money investing in the “.coms” back in 2000-2002 and so he asked me to put my money in a “tech” fund. He was truly looking out for me and wanted me to make money.
Edgefield Daily

Rebel Cheerleaders Host Car Wash Saturday
web posted August 22, 2012
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond High School Cheerleaders will be having a car wash on Saturday, August 25th from 9 am- 2 pm at the school.  Please come out and
support the cheerleaders! All donations are accepted!

Charges Filed in Weekend Murder of Johnston Man
web posted August 21, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Formal charges have been filed in the weekend shooting death of Marshall Butler Jr., of Johnston. Fredrick Dale Harvey Jr., 26, and Tonekia Connie Miller, 30, were both served with their respective warrants on Monday at the Edgefield County Detention Center. Investigators have not released the booking photos due to the ongoing investigation.
Edgefield Daily

Correction
web posted August 21, 2012
COUNTY – In an earlier report of the Sunday murder of Marshall Butler, a report stated this was the first murder of the year. That is incorrect, the shooting is the second murder in the county this year. John David Herndon was charged with the murder of Mark Meadows in May. We regret the error.

Thieves Steal Nearly $24,000 in Guns, Memorabilia, and Electronics in Burglary
web posted August 21, 2012
JOHNSTON – An Airport Road man returned home Sunday morning from spending a few days at the lake and discovered the home had been burglarized when he found a back window broken out and a door pried open. Two signed baseballs, one by Babe Ruth and the second by Ruth and the team, accounted for $10,000 of the stolen property.
Edgefield Daily

Casalina Home Robbed During 30-minute Trip to the Store
web posted August 21, 2012
COUNTY LINE – A Casalina Drive woman took a short run to the store and returned 30 minutes later to discover the family home had been burglarized and called 911. The woman told the responding deputy she left her house around 9 pm to go to the store and returned at 9:33 pm and found a window air conditioner unit in her bedroom pushed through to gain entry.
Edgefield Daily

Suspected Burglar Charged for Cemetery Damage
web posted August 21, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Kenneth Bryant Evans of Graniteville has been charged for the damage he caused at the Union Baptist Church after trying to evade deputies following a report of suspicious activity near a Watson Road home that led to the discovery of several stolen aluminum irrigation pipes and his cell phone earlier this month.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Fall Sports Registration Information
web posted August 21, 2012
PSA - COUNTY – The Edgefield County’s Fall programs will begin registration this week. This fall we are offering Youth Football and Cheerleading for ages 6 to12 and Youth Soccer for ages 4 to 12. We will be set up at various locations around the County for the next 2 Saturdays (August 25 and Sept. 1) from 10 am until noon taking signups.
Edgefield Daily

Wildlife Abounds in Merriwether
web posted August 21, 2012
MERRIWETHER – One of the great things about Edgefield County is the abundance of wildlife. Deer, turkey, dove, quail, and yes, even the rare report of black panthers. On Monday these photographs were taken of wildlife seen in the Merriwether area. The turkeys were spotted along Sweetwater Road. The crane was found in a low water area of Stevens Creek.
Edgefield Daily

Two Held in Connection to Murder of Johnston Man
web posted August 19, 2012  8:20 pm
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Sheriff's Investigators have two people in custody as a result of an early Sunday morning murder in Bettis Academy. Fredrick Harvey, 26, of Allendale and Tonekia Miller, 30, of Hampton are being held at the Edgefield County Detention Center awaiting formal charges in the shooting death of Marshall Butler Jr., 33, of Johnston. Butler was shot once in the head and died instantly according to initial reports.
Edgefield Daily

Watch That Child: Edgefield County Schools Open Today
web posted August 20, 2012
COUNTY – Edgefield County Public Schools will start today with students on the roadside awaiting buses and obvious traffic delays in some areas.  Drivers are asked to be aware of the first day of school and you might want to leave a little earlier to avoid bus traffic on certain roadways.
Edgefield Daily

Merriwether Couple Returns from Vacation to Find House Foreclosed and Sold
web posted August 20, 2012
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether couple returned from a month long vacation visiting family members in Mexico to find over $15,000 worth of property missing from their Moore Road home and the locks on the home changed. After Sheriff's Deputies arrived it was discovered the house had been foreclosed on and the property had been sold.
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Man Murdered at Party
web posted August 19, 2012
BETTIS ACADEMY – A Johnston man is dead after being shot in the head at the Executive Car Care near the Highway 25 and Bettis Academy Road intersection. Edgefield County Sheriff's Captain Chris Wash said the shooting took place around 1:30 am. Marshall Butler Jr., 33, was killed by a shot to his face that traveled into his head.
Edgefield Daily

Rebels Battle Nationally Ranked Eastern Christian Academy to End, Fall 39-35
By Tim Crane
web posted August 18, 2012

SPORTS – “Our guys didn’t care.  The size advantage was ridiculous; the number of division one commitments on that team was ridiculous. A lot of people said we were crazy, we would get hurt and we didn’t have a chance. Those people never played at Strom Thurmond or know what this program is about. This game tonight is why I love my players and this program; they didn’t care about the other team’s size, they didn’t care what people were talking about on the streets, they didn’t care about all the big offers those players had.  My boys came out and fought hard to the very end, we come up just short, but I couldn’t be more proud of them for not quitting,” Lee Sawyer said.
Edgefield Daily

Scammer "Spoofing" County Government Numbers to Get Your Info
web posted August 18, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Your phone rings and the caller ID says the call is coming from Edgefield County so you trust the caller. That may not be the case anymore after an elderly woman reported that she received a supposed call from the county and the man on the other end was telling her he was about to garnish her wages and was trying to get personal information. The problem is, the call did not come from the county.
Edgefield Daily

Big Adoption Special at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare: Name Your Adoption Fee!
web posted August 18, 2012
AIKEN – Local shelters such as ours are crowded with lots of wonderful homeless cats that deserve a chance at a permanent, loving home. With that in mind, we are happy to announce the return of one of our biggest adoption promotion ever aimed at helping us find homeless pets their forever homes.
Edgefield Daily

County Council, Legislative Delegation Hold Joint Meeting
web posted August 17, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council and the Legislative Delegation held a joint meeting Thursday night at the County Council Chambers. The setting was more or less informal as they discussed needs of the county and legislation at the state level and how it affects the county.
Edgefield Daily

Strom Thurmond FFA Association Receives Top Ranking by National Association
web posted August 17, 2012
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond FFA Association is no stranger in the FFA world. The student organization is known across South Carolina for their achievements both inside and outside of the classroom and this year has been no different. The group has once again taken both top state and national honors for their work in the 2011-2012 school year.
Edgefield Daily

Football Friday Night: Are You Ready for Some Football? - Rebels Hosts Eastern Christian to Open Season
web posted August 17, 2012
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels play host to the Nationally recognized travel team of Eastern Christian tonight. Kick off is at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game or you 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 as soon as it is available.

Cooks out Covar In: School Board Candidates Finalized
web posted August 16, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The time for candidates for the Edgefield County School Board to file for election ended at noon on Wednesday. School Board member Sallie Cooks has backed out of the race after her initial filing, leaving Latoya Hammond unopposed for the District 6 seat. School Board Chairman Brad Covar filed to run for another term and is also unopposed in District 4.
Edgefield Daily

Are You Ready for Football?: Rebels Face Eastern Christian Academy Friday Night to Open Season
By Tim Crane
web posted August 16, 2012

SPORTS – The much anticipated Rebel Football Season will be getting underway this Friday night when Eastern Christian Academy (MD) comes to town. After a successful preseason which saw Thurmond battle Newberry, Aiken, Laurens, Ware Shoals, Clinton, West Oak, Midland Valley, Mauldin and Chester, the Rebels are geared up and ready to hit the field under the Friday night lights.
Edgefield Daily

School Board Considers One Meeting a month, Bond Issues, and Elections
By Anne Waits
web posted August 16, 2012

JOHNSTON – Discussion at Tuesday night's regularly scheduled Edgefield County School Board meeting centered around the upcoming School Board elections in November and the fact that new maps have not been drawn up. School Superintendent Greg Anderson reminded the Board members that Wednesday at noon was the deadline to sign up to run. Those members up for re-election included Sallie Cooks, James Bibbs, Chris Hoffman and Brad Covar. The non-partisan elections will be held in November with the general elections.
Edgefield Daily

Gov. Nikki Haley: State workers must share the burden of rising health insurance costs
By Gov. Nikki Haley
web posted August 16, 2012

As almost anyone who has done so can tell you, working with government means that almost every day brings with it some surprise. It comes with the job, but what will never cease to amaze me is how the most simple, common-sense actions — the kind of actions taken every single day by our families and our businesses — cause such a colossal amount of furor when they are taken in government.
Edgefield Daily

Religion - God's Money and You: Part One
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted August 16, 2012

RELIGION – Finishing up the series on how to get the most out of church, there is one last topic to hit: giving financially to support your church. I realized while writing, that this topic of God and your money, or more correctly put God’s money, may need more than just one week. So for the next few weeks we are going to be looking at money. Not just money and your church, but how it is that you can obtain financial health and what the Bible has to say about how you handle God’s money.
Edgefield Daily

Theatre Auditions for Agatha Christy’s: "And Then There Were None"
web posted August 16, 2012
EDGEFIELD – First there were ten - a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a mysterious house somewhere in South Carolina. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal – and a secret that will seal their fate.
Edgefield Daily

Statewide Foundation Director Named President of National Organization
web posted August 16, 2012
COLUMBIA – Shannon Willis Scruggs, executive director of the South Carolina Bar Foundation, has been elected President of the National Association of IOLTA Programs (NAIP). Established in 1986, NAIP works to enhance legal services for the poor and the administration of justice through the growth and development of Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) programs.
Edgefield Daily

Second Suspected Burglar Arrested
web posted August 15, 2012
EDGEFIELD – A second man has been charged for a rash on burglaries in the Courtney Road area on a single day on June 12. Omari Rasaad Griffin, 21, turned himself in to authorities at the Edgefield County Detention Center on Tuesday morning on charges of burglary in the second degree and larceny. Bernard M. Chinn, 20, was arrested in mid July for his part in two of the three burglaries.
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Hires Sumner as Town Attorney, County Council Visits Meeting
By: Anne Waits
web posted August 15, 2012

JOHNSTON – The highlight of the Johnston Town Council meeting on Monday night was a visit by Edgefield County Council and an update on the Strategic Plan. The meeting was a regularly scheduled one with only Councilwoman Tyra Miller absent.
Attending the meeting were Edgefield County Council members Regenia Blackwell and Willie Bright, along with County Attorney Michael Medlock and Clerk Jennifer Gilley. Chairman Dean Campbell gave the update.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Council and Legislative Delegation to Meet Thursday
web posted August 15, 2012
EDGEFIELD – A joint meeting of the Edgefield County Council and the local Legislative Delegation will be held Thursday, 6 pm, at the Edgefield County Council Chambers. Senator Shane Massey, Representatives Bill Clyburn have confirmed they will be at the meeting. The public is invited to attend. Though no agenda has been released, public comment is expected to be welcomed.

STH Open House Thursday
web posted August 15, 2012
JOHNSTON –  Strom Thurmond High School will be having Open House on Thursday, August 16th, from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm.  Parents will meet in the gymnasium at 6:00 pm.

Cornerstone celebrating Recovery Month with 5K Fun Run/Walk
web posted August 15, 2012
GREENWOOD – Cornerstone is sponsoring the 4th annual “Steps for Sobriety” 5K Fun Run/Walk in celebration of National Recovery Month. The 5K will begin at 8am on Saturday, September 15, 2012 in Uptown Greenwood.
Edgefiled Daily

Obama: "A New Vision Of An America In Which Prosperity Is Shared"
web posted August 15, 2012
NATION – President Obama doubled down on his "spread the wealth around" mantra at a campaign stop in Chicago. "Too many folks still don't have a sense that tomorrow will be better than today. And so, the question in this election is which way do we go?" President Obama asked at a fundraiser in Chicago on Sunday. "Do we go forward towards a new vision of an America in which prosperity is shared?" Obama asked. "Or do we go backward to the same policies that got us in the mess in the first place?"
Real Clear Politics

Freeman off the Ballot for County Council Race
web posted August 14, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Democrat Tracey Freeman will not appear on the ballot in the November election for the District 4 County Council seat he filed to run for. After a review of documentation at the Edgefield County Voter Registration Office, Director Trisha Butler said Freeman was not certified as a candidate for November.
Edgefield Daily

School Board Races Add Candidates as Time Runs Out
web posted August 14, 2012
EDGEFIELD – With only a day and a half remaining for non-partisan candidates for four School Board seats to file, the races became a bit more crowded on Monday. No one has filed for the District 4 seat currently held by Chairman Brad Covar, but one may be in the making. The deadline to file for election is noon Wednesday.
Edgefield Daily

Horse Barn Targeted in Burglary
web posted August 14, 2012
TRENTON – A Trenton woman working in her barn on Saturday afternoon noticed several items missing and called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office to report the burglary. The missing items ranged from boot spurs to a generator and just about everything in-between.
Edgefield Daily

Merriwether Man Finds Bullet Hole in House, Couch
web posted August 14, 2012
MERRIWETHER – A Hickory Drive man called the Sheriff's Office Sunday morning after retuning home and finding someone had fired a gunshot into the house, fortunately no one was home at the time.
Edgefield Daily

SCDOT Financial Report
web posted August 13, 2012
COLUMBIA – This update is released by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) to report the agency’s current fiscal status and to highlight recent accomplishments of the agency.  
Edgefield Daily

Opinion: Getting Past Generational Issues Is Important for District 1 to Move Forward
By William "Bill" Smith
web posted August 13, 2012

GUEST COLUMN - As many would agree, the petition process that some candidates across the state had to take part in was unnecessary. However, this process did allow my campaign members to meet many residents across the district. I had constituents throughout the county who wanted to sign my petition, but had to be turned away for not living in District 1. The eagerness for change is evident.
Edgefield Daily

Concealed Weapons Class Accepting Applications for August 18 Training
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web reposted August 13, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday August 18, 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.
Edgefield Daily


Crash Injures Two in Edgefield, Juvenile Flown to Trauma Center
web posted August 11, 2012
EDGEFIELD – A single vehicle crash on Highway 23 near Hunters Run resulted in a juvenile passenger being flown to the MCG Trauma Center in Augusta Friday afternoon. The first call to dispatchers said there was an overturned truck in the ditch and it was unknown if anyone was hurt. When the first deputy arrived he found no one inside and advised dispatchers to notify area hospitals because it appeared someone was seriously injured.
Edgefield Daily

Can You Hear Me Now? Verizon Voice Services Interrupted Across County, State
web posted August 11, 2012
COUNTY – If you have cell phone service with Verizon for about two hours on Friday you were unable to make or receive calls. Shortly after 1 pm Friday Edgefield County Sheriff Adell Dobey radioed dispatchers to check with other deputies about cell service being unusable. But the problem was larger than just Edgefield County, it was state wide.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Extreme 10U Softball Team Wins USSSA Brain Tumor Foundation for Children Shootout
web posted August 11, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Extreme 10U Softball Team that won the USSSA Brain Tumor Foundation for Children Shootout that was held in Aiken Aug. 4th. The team defeated the Karolina Khaos and the Aiken Attack to win the championship Saturday evening. Madelyn Wise was selected by the coaching staff of the Aiken Attack for the MVP award at this tournament.
Edgefield Daily

Missing Dog
web posted August 11, 2012
JOHNSTON – Yellow Lab, Adult Female Named “Katy” missing Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 from McCreigiht Rd. Contact Gaston 803 760 3629 with info.

Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update
web posted August 11, 2012
EDGEFIELD – At our August 7 meeting, the County Council agreed to a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). This Plan is significant since it sets the stage for the future large-dollar expenditures needed in the County. (The plan includes those items that cost $50,000 or more.) The Plan is another accomplishment that was part of the Edgefield County Strategic Plan.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Teen Arrested For Child Molestation
web posted August 10, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Police Department has arrested 17-year-old Jyneel Deontai McDuffie for suspected multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct with young boys between the ages of 5 and 14 years old that could span at least a year. At this time it is believed that additional charges are possible and more victims may come forward as the investigation continues.
Edgefield Daily

Ball Announces Candidacy for School Board
web posted August 10, 2012
MERRIWETHER – Merriwether resident Robin Ball has now filed to run for the District 7 School Board seat currently held by Chris Hoffmann who has said he does not intend to file for re-election. Robin and her husband Vernon have three children who have attended Edgefield County Public Schools with one recently graduating as an Honor Graduate at Strom Thurmond in June.
Edgefield Daily

Suspected Burglar May Face More Charges
web posted August 10, 2012
EDGEFIELD – According to the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office, suspected burglar Kenneth Bryant Evans of Graniteville may be facing additional charges after the truck he claimed was stolen was found a short distance away from where he made the report. He was arrested Tuesday on outstanding warrants for burglary and grand larceny for a burglary near Old Plank Road recently.
Edgefield Daily

Aiken Electric Cooperative sponsors seven to tour DC
web posted August 10, 2012
EDGEFIELD – In one’s lifetime, very few may be offered the opportunity to experience a trip to our nation’s capital. Aiken Electric Cooperative sponsored seven local students in mid-June for an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. For more than 40 years, Aiken Electric has been proud to send area high school students on the Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour to gain knowledge about electric cooperatives and develop a greater appreciation for our country.
Edgefield Daily

PTC Hosts Professional Pottery Open House
web posted August 10, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Please join us for an open house at Piedmont Technical College in Edgefield, SC to welcome Thomas Koole as the new Professional Pottery instructor. After a hiatus this summer, the Professional Pottery program is accepting students for the Fall term and classes are now available.
Edgefield Daily

School Board Candidates Filing Open
web posted August 9, 2012
COUNTY – The time to file for non-partisan election to the Edgefield County School Board is nearing an end with four of the three seats up for election. Filing ends next week on August 15 and so far only one candidate has filed. Monica Mims has filed to run for the District 3 seat currently held by James Bibbs.
Edgefield Daily

Coach Yolanda Settles Returns Home
web posted August 9, 2012
COUNTY – Little did she know it when she walked across the stage to receive her diploma from Strom Thurmond High School in 1992 that she would one day return to teach and coach but that is exactly what Yolanda Settles will be doing. The Edgefield County School District is proud to announce that one of our own has come back to her Alma Mata.
Edgefield Daily

Smart Phone, Dumb Crook
web posted August 9, 2012
TRENTON – Cell phones are getting "smarter" by the day, but they cannot help improve the intelligence of their owners. Such is the case in the arrest of 28-year-old Kenneth Bryant Evans of Graniteville. A Watson Road couple called police after hearing the clanking of metal near their house and then seeing a truck leave from behind their property around 8 am Tuesday.
Edgefield Daily

Gov. Nikki Haley announces PEBA appointments
web posted August 9, 2012
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley announced three appointments to the South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) Oon Wednesday. Established as a part of pension reform legislation signed into law earlier this year, PEBA will meet at least monthly and administer the state retirement systems and the employee insurance program.
Edgefield Daily

Metal Thieves Target Johnston Property Owner
web posted August 9, 2012
JOHNSTON – Scrap metal thieves have targeted a Johnston property owner making off with nearly $2,500 in assorted items. The theft, believed to have taken place between July 12 and the end of the month, was reported on Tuesday.
Edgefield Daily

Helen Garvin Announces as Write-In Candidate for County Council Dist. 4 Race
web posted August 8, 2012
TRENTON – The field of candidates for the County Council District 4 seat just became more crowded and a lot more interesting. Helen Garvin, a life-long Edgefield County resident has tossed her hat into the ring of three current candidates already on the ballot. Garvin has announced she will seek the Dist. 4 seat as a write-in candidate. "The things I will 'bring to the table' are: an appreciation for the task at hand, the understanding this job is not about me but the people I represent, a dedication to hard work, and an integrity that comes from fearing God more than man," Garvin said.
Edgefield Daily

County Council Approves CIP Plan
web posted August 8, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council held their August meeting Tuesday night with Vice-chair Genia Blackwell being absent. Among the most talked about items on the agenda was the Capital Improvement Project (CIP) plan which lays out a roadmap for the county on projects the county will be facing in the next five years. County Administrator Lynn Strom pointed out that accepting the plan did not constitute any expenditure by the county or the County Transportation Committee. "This is not set in stone," Mrs. Strom said.
Edgefield Daily

Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) conducts off-base training in Edgefield County
web posted August 8, 2012
COUNTY – Students from the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC)’s Marine Special Operations School (MSOS), are scheduled to conduct a 20-day training exercise across a five-county area in western South Carolina near Sumter National Forest from middle to late August 2012.
Edgefield Daily

Merriwether Home Focus of Two Investigations
web posted August 8, 2012
MERRIWETHER – A Fox Creek Drive home was the focus of attention twice Monday morning, first with a car fire with a strong smell of "fuel" emanating from the remains, and a second time when a truck reported stolen on March 8 was found at the home. The Merriwether Fire Department responded to a 911 call of a car fully engulfed in flames around 8 am and quickly extinguished the flames.
Edgefield Daily

Stolen Statue Struck by Motorist
web posted August 8, 2012
MERRIWETHER – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Dispatch received a call Monday night of two white males coming onto a woman's property and stealing a concrete statue that was in her yard just after 10 pm. She relayed the men put the statue in the back of a dark colored truck with a tail light out and drove away. It did not take long to find the statue after it was hit by a motorist traveling down Currytown Road minutes later.
Edgefield Daily

Getting the Most Out Of Church 9: Advice on How to Graciously Leave Your Church
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted August 8, 2012

RELIGION – So you may be praying about finding a new church? Some of you have prayed and have recommitted to your church and want to see it become all that God has intended for it to be! Others of you still feel the Spirit of God leading you elsewhere. If you feel you are being led to leave what should you do next?
Edgefield Daily

Genealogy Conference to be held in Edgefield
web posted August 8, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Genealogical and historical societies from all over South Carolina and Georgia are gathering together at the “Southern Studies Showcase” on Friday, September 28 through Saturday, September 29th in the town of Edgefield.
Edgefield Daily

Found Dog : Owner Found 8/10/12
web posted August 8, 2012
MERRIWETHER – Found large black dog with red collar at the intersection of Martintown and Currytown Rd. [contact information removed]

Birth Announcement
web posted August 8, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Alicia Michelle Harmon Crane and Anthony Bryan Crane proudly announce the birth of their son Benjamin Blake Crane on July 13, 2012. Mother and baby are doing well.
Edgefield Daily

High Speed Chase Crosses State Lines
web posted August 7, 2012
COUNTY – An Inman South Carolina man is in custody after leading Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies on a high speed chase through Edgefield and Aiken Counties until he was finally stopped on the Bobby Jones Expressway after hitting "stop sticks" flattening the tires of the car he was driving. Chad Michael Solesbee, 28, remains behind bars in Richmond County facing felony charges in two states.
Edgefield Daily

Sumner Tapped as new Town Attorney
web posted August 7, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Town of Edgefield has a new attorney after the applicants were reviewed at Monday's meeting. It did not take long for Councilman John Ellis to suggest hiring local attorney Jennifer Sumner for the job, which was met with a quick unanimous vote. The other applicants were from other cities including Columbia, Mayor Durham said. Sumner will take over the position left vacant after Greg Anderson was hired at the new School Superintendent.
Edgefield Daily

Thinning the Herd: Edgefield Revisits Bow Hunters in Town Limits
web posted August 7, 2012
EDGEFIELD – During the Edgefield Town Council meeting Monday afternoon, Mayor Ken Durham spoke on behalf of the Little Beaver Creek Archery Club that is interested in helping the town thin the growing deer population within the town limits where hunting is not allowed. "Doing nothing is not an option, in my opinion," Durham said, adding that he wants feedback from residents.
Edgefield Daily

House Robbed While Family at Church
web posted August 7, 2012
COUNTY LINE – A Jacob McKie Road woman called 911 around 3:30 after returning from church Sunday and finding the family home burglarized. Dispatchers told the woman not to touch anything and that deputies were in route to the scene. The person or persons gained entry into the home by breaking out a window on the back side of the home.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Town Council Approves New Fountain, Welcome Sign, and Requests at Meeting
web posted August 7, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council approved a number of agenda items at their meeting Monday afternoon including installing a fountain at Slade Lake at a cost of $16,650, allowing the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church to hold a service on the Town Square, and placing the new welcome sign at the southern entrance to the town on Highway 25.
Edgefield Daily

Found Dog: Westside
web posted August 7, 2012
WESTSIDE – Found little white and tan dog. Very friendly and housebroken. Call 803-221-2986. Found on Hwy 23 west. Click on the photo for a larger view.

County to Consider 5-Year $7.7 Million Capital Improvement Plan
web posted August 6, 2012
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Council will consider approving a 5-Year Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) plan Tuesday night that totals nearly $8 million in investments including $2,000,000 to expand the Edgefield County Detention Center and Sheriff's Office over a two-year period between 2014 and 2016. The Transportation Committee is planning another $3.4 million that will be designated to 16 road projects.
Edgefield Daily

Whatley Wanes at Webster, Pulls Through at Purdue
web posted August 6, 2012
MERRIWETHER – In a hard-fought midwestern series, S.C. Chess Champion, Tori Whatley, suffered a few setbacks in a Missouri tournament and then battled fiercely for a trophy finish in Indiana. As an official invitee to the 9th Annual Susan Polgar Girl’s Invitational, Tori Whatley walked across the stage at the Loretto Hilton Center on the campus of Webster University in St. Louis to accept her medal from the Susan Polgar Foundation. 
Edgefield Daily

Concealed Weapons Class Accepting Applications for August 18 Training
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web reposted August 6, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday August 18, 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.
Edgefield Daily


Edgefield County Theatre Presents Perfect 'Date Night' Comedy
web posted August 6, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Are you looking to add a little “spark” to your love life? Well, the Edgefield County Theatre Company is about to present a show that could prove that the way to your partner's heart is through the funny bone. “'Til Beth Do Us Part,” a side-splitting comedy that is chocked full of both slapstick humor AND romance, opens Friday, August 10 for six performances.
Edgefield Daily

Next ‘Coffee with the Chairman’ Set for August 15 in Edgefield
web posted August 6, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The next Coffee with the Chairman will be held at McDonald’s in Edgefield, 6:15-7:15 a.m., Wednesday, August 15. Edgefield County Council Chairman Dean Campbell said he is holding this Coffee time about every other month to listen to citizens and be available for discussion on topics of interest.
Edgefield Daily

No Headlines for Saturday
web posted August 4, 2012
COUNTY – There are no Headline stories for Saturday. All other sections have been updated. Breaking news will be placed as needed over the weekend.

County to Begin Enforcement of False Alarm Call Fines
web posted August 3, 2012
EDGEFIELD – It has been said that government moves slower than molasses in February when it comes to making changes. That seems to be the case in enforcing a county ordinance on Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies responding to false alarm calls repeatedly at certain locations. One year after the original un-enforced ordinance was amended to make the County Administration responsible for billing residents, businesses, even churches $25 for more than two false calls in a three month period it is about to be enforced. You have been warned, again.
Edgefield Daily

Huddle House Closed
web posted August 3, 2012
EDGEFIELD – There were a lot of questions flying around Edgefield on Wednesday following Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies and Edgefield Police converging on the restaurant around 5 pm for a reported burglary. Even more were being asked when people went there Thursday morning and found the building empty and three "closed" signs posted on the doors.
Edgefield Daily

Merriwether Community Group Launches Website
web posted August 3, 2012
MERRIWETHER – With a desire to provide input into the planning for the Merriwether Community, January 2012 saw the birth of the Merriwether Community Coalition.  Since that time the core group has been meeting, gathering and sharing information with the community. Community wide meetings have taken place and we are now moving forward. In an effort to provide a means of communication they have developed and are now announcing the launch of the Merriwether Community Coalition website.
Edgefield Daily

Big Stevens Creek Baptist Church holding a Back to School Bash on August 11
web posted August 3, 2012
MERRIWETHER – Big Stevens Creek Baptist Church will be holding a Back to School Bash on August 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. We want to show our community the love of Jesus in a practical way by helping the kids of our community get the things they need to get started for the new school year. Two licensed hair stylists will be doing free haircuts. We will also be giving away school supplies and lightly used clothes. Big Stevens Creek is located at 1850 Martintown Road in North Augusta. For more information you can call the church office at (803) 278-5217 or go visit our website at www.bigstevenscreek.com.

Meet the Rebels Night August 8
web posted August 3, 2012
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond High School will be hosting Meet the Rebels on Wednesday, August 8th. We will be scrimmaging against Aiken and Newberry.  Tickets are $3, and the scrimmages begin at 6:00 pm. The Athletic Booster Club will be on site selling STHS apparel and Booster Club memberships. Please come out
and meet the Rebels.

'Real' Unemployment Rate Shows Far More Jobless
web posted August 3, 2012
NATION – While the national unemployment rate paints a grim picture, a look at individual states and their so-called real jobless rates becomes even more troubling. The government's most widely publicized unemployment rate measures only those who are out of a job and currently looking for work. It does not count discouraged potential employees who have quit looking, nor those who are underemployed — wanting to work full-time but forced to work part-time.
CNBC.com

Accused Sex Crime Suspect Makes Most Wanted List
web posted August 2, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office is looking for information on one of their Most Wanted, Edward James Gilkerson, 26, of Woodruff, SC. He is wanted for criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the first degree. A warrant for his arrest was issued on January 30 of this year. Details of the crime are not available at this time.
Edgefield Daily

Burglars Steal Golf Cart, Trailer from Hunting Club
web posted August 2, 2012
EDGEFIELD – A burglary at the Savannah River Valley Beagle Club was reported Tuesday morning after a member arrived and found a golf cart and a trailer missing. The gold cart was taken from a shed and the trailer was located next to a tree on the property.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Daily Sets All-Time Records in July
web posted August 2, 2012
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily has set records this summer, a time when readership is usually lower due to readers on vacations. However, in June we topped 600,000 pages read for the month by over 30,000 individual internet addresses. In July nearly 900,000 pages were read and daily readership has nearly doubled since last year.
Edgefield Daily

Meet and Greet at MES Tonight
web posted August 2, 2012
MERRIWETHER – A Meet and Greet will be held at the Merriwether Elementary School for parents to meet the new School Administrators and the new Baseball Coach. The event will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm. The pubic is invited to attend.

Vehicle Description of Junk Car Thief Released
web posted August 2, 2012
TRENTON – As scrap metal prices remain high, so does the number of "junk cars" being reported stolen across the county. It is an ongoing battle between the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office and scrap metal thieves. Junk cars, appliances, farm equipment and the like are targeted. Investigators got a break in one case that took place on Tuesday on Williams Road in Trenton. The suspect, a white male, was driving a grey Mitsubishi pickup using a two-wheel car carrier.
Edgefield Daily

Letter to the Editor: Writer Expresses Gratitude for Community Support of Dixie Youth Team
web posted August 2, 2012
Dear Editor,
In all my years of coaching youth baseball I've never witnessed the amount of community support our Edgefield All-Star team recently enjoyed during its run to the Dixie Youth Baseball State Tournament. Starting with the parents, who were always there when we needed help, we simply would not have experienced this level of success. 
Edgefield Daily

It's Official: Parkman Certified as Candidate for Sheriff
web posted August 1, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Former Chief Magistrate Davis Parkman has been certified as a Petition Candidate for Sheriff Tuesday afternoon. Voter Registration Director Trisha Butler confirmed Parkman met the required number of active registered voters signing the petitions after more than a week of checking the names and signatures. "We have completed the checking of all petitions for the County," Butler said.
Edgefield Daily

Back to School Tax Free Shopping This Weekend
web posted August 1, 2012
COUNTY – The South Carolina Tax Free Weekend will begin Friday, August 3, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. and end Sunday, August 5, 2012 at midnight. All purchases for back to school items will be exempted from state and local sales and use taxes during the weekend. You do not need to have a child heading back to school to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.
Edgefield Daily

Pennsylvania Man Accuses Edgefield Man of Fraud in Internet Sale
web posted August 1, 2012
EDGEFIELD – A Pennsylvania man contacted the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office Monday reporting a fraud case that began with the sale of engine parts on the internet. The buyer is said to be from Edgefield and paid for the parts with two fake checks totaling $3,265.99.
Edgefield Daily

Religion - Getting the Most Out Church Part 8: Considering Leaving Your Church?
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted August 1, 2012

RELIGION – We have been looking at how to get the most out of church over the past few weeks. I have been arguing that you will in large get back from church more than you put in. Some people like to be armchair quarterbacks in churches, do very little but complain and criticize very much. But I am going to assume that person is not the typical Edgefield Daily reader for this week.
Edgefield Daily

Auto Repair Shop Burglarized
web posted August 1, 2012
COUNTY LINE – The owner of Harrell's Auto service on Casalina Drive called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office after returning to his business on Monday to discover the burglary. He knew something was amiss when he arrived and found the chain and lock on the gate cut and tire tracks leading to the shop.
Edgefield Daily

Regulators take Championship
web posted August 1, 2012
SPORTS – The Regulators 14u traveled to Myrtle Beach July 20 - 22 and captured the Tournament Championship in the 14/16u division. The Regulators were undefeated in Bracket Play to Capture the Championship. As can be seen in the photo, these young ladies played hard and tough. Congratulations.
Edgefield Daily

Jane Herlong Book Signing Benefiting “Hats Off to Sisterhood”
web posted August 1, 2012
PSA - EDGEFIELD – Join Jane Jenkins Herlong for an afternoon of humor and book signing introducing her new book, “What Ta-Tas Teach Us” Benefiting “Hats Off to Sisterhood” Honoring Women with Breast Cancer Sunday, August 5th, 2012 at the Discovery Center, 405 Main Street, Edgefield, SC 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM. $10.00 admission at the door plus the cost of Jane’s book. Light refreshments will be served.




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