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Edgefield County Hospital Board of Trustees August Meeting
By April Tomkinson
web posted August 31, 2016
COUNTY –  Monday evening the Edgefield County Hospital (ECH) Board of Trustees (BOT) met for the regularly scheduled August meeting. The Board of Trustees met in the conference room of the Edgefield County Hospital as usual.
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Release: STHS and STCTC Adapts 10 Ten Point Uniform Grading Scale Passed by the SC Board of Education
web posted August 31, 2016
JOHNSTON –  State Superintendent of Education Molly M. Spearman announced that the State Board of Education has unanimously approved the recommendation to adopt a 10-point grading scale beginning in the 2016-17 school year for all high school courses. “This change will be great for our students,” said Landon Booker, STHS Guidance Director.
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STCTC Second Year Cosmetology Students Advance Their Skills
web posted August 31, 2016
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                                                          studentsJOHNSTON –  STCTC cosmetology students are developing the skills needed for success. Each student practices various techniques on a mannequin ranging from coloring to styling. The second year cosmetology students recently experimented with coloring techniques on the mannequins.
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Release: Edgefield County School District Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce Presents 2016 Celebration of Success
web posted August 30, 2016
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                                                          districtCOUNTY –  It’s that time of the year again when we acknowledge our Citizen of the Year and Teachers of the Year, Support Staff of the Year, and our District Teacher of the Year, as well as District Support Staff of the Year.  Celebration of Success 2016 will be held, Sunday afternoon, September 25th.
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Stolen Vehicle
web posted August 30, 2016
TRENTON –  After waking up from a nap, a Trenton resident discovered her car missing.
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Don't Take the Detergent!
web posted August 30, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  After a dispute with his landlord, one Merriwether man has taken matters into his own hands, and has stolen a table from his rental property over…… laundry detergent.
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Beware of Fraud Callers
web posted August 30, 2016
COUNTY –  Throughout the past week several reports of fraud have been reported to the Sheriff's Office.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Aug 30 - Sep 5
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 29, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Edgefield County Labor Day Closings
web posted August 29, 2016
COUNTY –  The following Edgefield County Offices will be closed on Monday September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day.
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Release: Rep. Duncan to hold constituent outreach across the Third District of SC
web posted August 29, 2016
PSA –  Beginning on Tuesday, August 30th and concluding on Thursday, September 1st, Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) will hold open office hours to discuss current issues with local constituents. Please find the information below.
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Release: Douglas Elementary School Teachers Attend Roper Mountain to Hone Science Teaching Skills
web posted August 25, 2016
TRENTON –  Roper Mountain Science Center, a facility in Greenville County Schools, is pleased to announce that Caleigh Reese and Patricia Rohr who teaches at Douglas Elementary in Trenton, SC, attended the Science P.L.U.S. Institute during the summer of 2016.
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Edgefield Dixie Youth Elects New Board
web posted August 25, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Edgefield Dixie Youth is pleased to announce the election of its new board members for the 2016-2017 term.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Aug 24 - 29
web posted August 24, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo 2016 Preview
By Anne Waits
web posted August 23, 2016
COUNTY –  Cowboys and cowgirls--get on your jeans and boots, grab your hat, and head on out to the 11th Annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo this weekend, August 26 and 27. Gates open at 6 p.m. and performances begin at 8 p.m.
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Stolen Truck Located In Trenton
web posted August 23, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  A truck from Country Boy Farms was found stolen, after a gate blocking traffic was reported on Short Cut Road.
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Obituary: Julia P. "Boots" Havird
web posted August 23, 2016
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Lady Rebels Win the Silver Bracket
web posted August 22, 2016
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                                                          volleyballSPORTS –  The Lady Rebels Volleyball team won the Silver Bracket at Erskine College on Saturday 8-20-16.  The tournament was hosted by Dixie High School in Due West. 
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Community Announcement: 15th Annual Coin Show
web posted August 22, 2016
AIKEN –  On Saturday, September 10, 2016 the Stephen James CSRA Coin Club of Aiken, SC will host its 15th annual coin show at the H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, in Aiken, South Carolina.
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Obituary: Henry Weston Brazell
web posted August 22, 2016
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Obituary: Mrs. Parthinnia Cleveland Bush
web posted August 22, 2016
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Obituary: George Edward Agner
web posted August 22, 2016
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STCTC Welding Graduate Shares Experiences with Students
web posted August 19, 2016
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                                                          hastingsJOHNSTON –  Justin Hastings, STHS Class of ’06 recently celebrated with the football team in their ten year reunion of winning the state title. However, he also took the time to speak with Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center students on another topic that was near and dear to his heart; welding. 
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Prowler Spotted On Bakers Branch Drive
web posted August 19, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  Deputies were called out to Bakers Branch Drive after a report of a prowler in the area was reported.
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Armed Robbery at S&H Used Cars
web posted August 19, 2016
TRENTON –  A man walked into S&H cars pointing a gun at an employee and demanding money from him.
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Letter: School Administrative Bullying Our Students at Strom Thurmond High School
web posted August 19, 2016
Dear Editor,
August 18, 2016 It hasn’t been a full complete week for our students starting school at Strom Thurmond High School, and the bullying of our students has begun. We always hear of bullying in the school system, but we think of students bullying other students. Not so in this case, it’s the Coaching staff at Strom Thurmond high school that is bullying our students/players. 
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Current Student Helps Produce Emmy- Nominated Show
web posted August 17, 2016
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                                                          smithJOHNSTON –  Zion Smith, a current senior at Strom Thurmond High School and son of Chemikia Smith and Antonio Johnson of Trenton, had the opportunity of a lifetime over the summer when he was on site in Atlanta, GA to help produce the upcoming episode an Emmy-nominated kids TV show. 
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Spooky Suspicious Activity
web posted August 17, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  A man on Martintown Road has contacted law enforcement after several suspicious activities led him to believe a ghost is in his home.
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Farming Accident Leaves One Dead
web posted August 17, 2016
MONETTA –  A farming accident has lead to the death of a 67 year old Monetta man.
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22 CSRA Residents Facing Federal Racketeering Charges
web posted August 17, 2016
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Update: Body Found On Weaver Road
web posted August 17, 2016
JOHNSTON- New information about the body found on Weaver Road has been released
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Press Release: Bondex, Inc. expanding Edgefield County manufacturing operations
web posted August 16, 2016
TRENTON –   Bondex, Inc., a globally-recognized manufacturer of thermally-bonded nonwoven substrates, is expanding its manufacturing operations in Edgefield County. The project is expected to bring $11.5 million in new investment and lead to the creation of 17 new jobs.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Aug 16 - 22
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 16, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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2016 Edgefield County Fall Sports Registration Information
web posted August 15, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  This fall we are offering Youth Football and Cheerleading for ages 6 to12 and Youth Soccer for ages 4-12.  
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Fatal Early Morning Accident
web posted August 15, 2016
MONETTA –  A Monetta man has died after a vehicle versus pedestrian collision happened yesterday morning. 
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Artifacts Sought
web posted August 15, 2016
MCCORMICK –  Native American artifacts are being sought for a new display recently added to the Wilderness Program of John de la Howe School.
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Breaking:
Body Found On Weaver Road
web posted August 12, 2016
JOHNSTON –  A body has been found at a transfer station on Weaver Road.  Edgefield Daily

Michael Raffield Informs Readers Why He is Running for Sheriff
web posted August 11, 2016
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                                                          raffieldTo the residents of Edgefield County,

I am Michael Raffield and I am asking for your support as the new sheriff of Edgefield County. I have written this letter to you to express why I am running for Sheriff of Edgefield County. My intent was to allow for you to see my professional background, experience and ideology regarding my vision to keep Edgefield County safe! 
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Johnston Town Council August Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted August 11, 2016
JOHNSTON –  The Johnston Town Council met Monday night, with much of the discussion centered around unmarked cars, the Town’s logo and whether to have the logo displayed on police cars and public works trucks. 
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Two Homes Burglarized on Naussa Pass
web posted August 11, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  Two homes on Naussa Pass have been broken into, and nearly $4,500 worth of items has been stolen and damaged. 
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Kids Korner After School Childcare Center
web posted August 11, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Kids Korner Afterschool Childcare Center will start their After School Homework Center next Tuesday, August 16, 2016. 
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Release: Back to School: Red Cross Issues Steps to Help Keep Kids Safe
web posted August 11, 2016
PSA –  It’s almost time for the school bells to ring again and the American Red Cross has steps everyone can follow to help make the trip back to classrooms a safe one.
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Sports Writer Tim Crane "What A Ride"
web posted August 10, 2016
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                                                          craneCOUNTY –  With football season quickly approaching, Edgefield Daily would like to recognize sports writer Tim Crane. 
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Press Release: STCTC Auctions Home
web posted August 10, 2016
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                                                          auctions homeJOHNSTON –  STCTC is taking sealed bids for the home students built in front of the school. “It’s exciting to see this project get to the final stage but I can’t wait to get started on the next one,” said Lewis Burt, Building Construction teacher. Students participating in the construction process are developing skills that prepare them for the work-place.  Edgefield Daily
 

Vehicle Vandal Strikes Again
web posted August 10, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Two vehicles have been vandalized over the course of a week, totaling $1,500 worth of combined damage.  
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Work Truck Stolen On Naussa Pass
web posted August 10, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  A landscaping Company has been working several jobs in the neighborhood on Naussa Pass, after leaving a truck overnight, the company came back the next morning to find the vehicle stolen.
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Suspicious Man Still Wandering Near Coronet Drive
web posted August 10, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  A Merriwether woman informed officers a suspicious man was seen near her home on Coronet Drive
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Obituary: James Pierce “J.P” Hatcher
web posted August 9, 2016
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                                                          hatcherNORTH AUGUSTA –  James Pierce “J.P” Hatcher, II, 25, husband of Mrs. Hollynd Dyches Hatcher, of North Augusta, entered into rest on Sunday, August 7, 2016. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Pierce Hatcher. 
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Aug 9 - 15
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 9, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Release: Edgefield's 1st Beach Blast
web posted August 8, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  The Edgefield Community Development Association (ECDA) is proud to announce Edgefield’s 1st Annual Beach Blast on August 13, 2016. 
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Notice of a Public Hearing Prior To Final Action By The County Council of Edgefield County To Enter Into Ordinances 
web posted August 8, 2016
PUBLIC NOTICE –  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 6, 2016 in conjunction with a regularly scheduled meeting of the County Council.
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Edgefield County Schools 2016-2017 Registration Dates
web posted August 8, 2016
COUNTY –  Registration dates and times for all schools located in the Edgefield County School District are listed here.
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Fox Creek Fall Registration 2016-17
web posted August 8, 2016
MERRIWETHER – Registration for the 2016-17 school year will take place today and tomorrow.
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Obituary: John Crosson Howard
web posted August 8, 2016
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Obituary: Willie Mae Bussey Swearingen
web posted August 8, 2016
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Full List of Tax Free Items During Tax Holiday
web posted August 4, 2016
COUNTY –  The 2016 South Carolina Tax Free Weekend is August 5 - 7.  To make things easier, Edgefield Daily has compiled a full list of items which are allowed to be purchased tax free from state and local sales taxes.
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Edgefield County Council Meeting August Meeting
By April Tomkinson
web posted August 4, 2016
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                                                          councilCOUNTY –  Tuesday evening, August 2nd, County Council met in the County Council Chambers for the August meeting. Councilman Campbell called the meeting to order. All members were in attendance. 
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Edgefield Town Council August Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted August 4, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Edgefield Town Council met Monday night, Aug. 1, passing a number of items on the agenda and hearing again from William Singletary with a list of concerns.
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Release: Self Regional Healthcare and Edgefield County Hospital announce new medical office building
web posted August 3, 2016
PRESS RELEASE –  The Boards of Self Regional Healthcare and Edgefield County Hospital announced yesterday that they will work jointly to bring a 16,600 square foot medical office building to the Edgefield County Hospital campus.
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Edgefield County Hospital Board of Trustees Meeting for July
By April Tomkinson
web posted August 3, 2016
COUNTY –  The Edgefield County Hospital (ECH) Board of Trustees (BOT) met Monday night, August 1, 2016, for the monthly meeting originally scheduled for July 25, 2016. All members were present except Alma who was excused due to a prior commitment.
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Obituary: Richard L. “Ricky” Crawford
web posted August 3, 2016
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                                                          crawfordTRENTON –  Richard Linwood “Ricky” Crawford, 67 husband of Ethel Hammond Crawford, died July 31, 2016. 
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SCE&G Reminds Customers of Easy Online Back-to-School Tools and Features
web posted August 2, 2016
PSA –  The start of another school year is just around the corner, and SCE&G wants to remind customers of online tools that can help make the back-to-school process a smoother one.
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Crime Blotter Update
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Obituary: Viola J. Percival
web posted August 2, 2016
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Aug 2- Aug 8
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 2, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer
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Woman Ticketed After Marijuana Was Found on Shirt
web posted August 2, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  Edgefield County Police were at a  woman's home in Merriwether pertaining to three pit-bull puppies, and while talking to the suspect, police discovered marijuana on her shirt collar.
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Release: ARMC Becomes First Hospital In SC To Have A Contract For Sexual Assault Referral Program
web posted August 1, 2016
PRESS RELEASE –  On August 4th at 1pm at the USCA conference center, Aiken Regional Medical Centers is hosting a signing party for their SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) referral program. SANE nurses are on call 24 hours a day, and perform forensic evidence collection for pediatric, adolescent and adult cases.
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Fall Golf Tournament
web posted August 1, 2016
MCCORMICK –  The annual Fall John de la Howe School Open Golf Tournament is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 27 at Hickory Knob State Park.
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