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Wandering Minds: Citizen Reminds Others To Be Watchful
web posted August 31, 2018
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Aiken Man Sentenced to Life for Edgefield County Murder
web posted August 31, 2018
PRESS RELEASE - William C. “Billy” Sellars, a 35 year old Aiken County man, has been found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison for the death of Johnny Hydrick, age 50, of Trenton. Hydrick was murdered in his home at 103 Windy Ridge Road in the early morning hours of October 10, 2014.
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Work Progresses on Edgefield Veteran's Memorial Park
web posted August 31, 2018
083118MemorialParkEDGEFIELD - On Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at the Edgefield Veterans’ Memorial Park, construction continued on the new cement tank pad.
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Agenda for September County Council Meeting
web posted August 31, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The Edgefield County Council will hold it'ss monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 4th at 6:00 PM at the County Council Chambers.  Their agenda is available below.
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An Enthusiastic Welcome to New Faces
web posted August 30, 2018
083018STHSJOHNSTON - Strom Thurmond High School and Strom Thurmond Career and Technical Center announce several additions to their faculty for the 2018-2019 year.
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Saluda Lions Club to host the Twelfth Annual Saluda County Cup Golf Tournament at Persimmon Hill Golf Club
web posted August 30, 2018
SALUDA - The Saluda County Cup 2018 - The Saluda Lions Club is proud to host the Twelfth Annual Saluda County Cup Golf Tournament at Persimmon Hill Golf Club on September 12, 2018. The Saluda Lions club has been part of the midlands community for 81 years.
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Merriwether Middle Welcomes New Teachers
web posted August 30, 2018
083018MMSMERRIWETHER - As Merriwether Middle School (MMS) begins the 2018-2019 school year, they want to welcome the five new teachers that have joined the Mustang family this year.
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SRP Federal Credit Union Fun Shoot Organizers Seek Shooting Teams
web posted August 30, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The SRP Federal Credit Union 4th Annual Fun Shoot is seeking shooters of all skill levels to participate in its Saturday, September 22nd event at the NWTF Palmetto Shooting Complex in Edgefield. Hosted by the Ridge Healthcare Foundation Board, all proceeds benefit Edgefield County Hospital.
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J-E-T Middle School Adds Seven New Teachers To Their Family
web posted August 30, 2018
JOHNSTON - Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton Middle School (J-E-T) is proud to announce seven new members of the J-E-T family.
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W.E. Parker Elementary Welcomes New Teachers
web posted August 29, 2018
082918WEPEDGEFIELD - W. E. Parker Elementary School is excited to welcome five new teachers.
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S.C. Farm Bureau Urges DHEC to Await Study Completion Before Enacting New Regulations
web posted August 29, 2018
STATE - South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation publicly entered comments to the Department of Health and Environmental Control’s proposed “Western Capacity Use Area” on June 25, 2018.
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Merriwether Elementary Welcomes New Staff
web posted August 29, 2018
082918MESMERRIWETHER - Merriwether Elementary School welcomes 11 new hires for the 2018-2019 school year.
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Obituary: Diana L. Kogon
web posted August 20, 2018
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Aug 28 - Sep 1
web posted August 28, 2018
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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Classifieds: Rental in Edgefield County
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Anderson & Greenville County Youths Win Farm Bureau Ambassador Contest
web posted August 28, 2018
082818FarmBureauSTATE - Hunter Dove and Katie Tuten were selected as the winners of the 2019 South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation Youth Ambassador Scholarship Contest held recently at the State Farmers Market in Columbia.
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North Augusta Man Dies In Trenton Accident

web posted August 27, 2018
TRENTON -  On Saturday afternoon, wrdw.com reported that the South Carolina Highway Patrol was investigating a one car fatal crash off US Highway 25. A passenger, later identified as 25-year-old, Torri James of North Augusta, was trapped, extracted, and later died.
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Updated: Crime Blotter
web posted August 27, 2018
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Classifieds: New Lob Listing
web posted August 27, 2018
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Thurmond Fends Off Aerial Assault to Improve to 2-0
web posted August 25, 2018
SPORTS - Thurmond's ground attack was met by Aiken's aerial assault in a back and forth Friday night match up that took place at the Hornet's Nest in Aiken.
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Brothers Arrested Fleeing From Police
web posted August 24, 2018
MERRIWETHER - Two brothers were arrested near Sweetwater Road for multiple charges in their attempt to elude officers Tuesday afternoon.
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Aiken Man Sentenced to Prison for String of Edgefield County Burglaries
web posted August 23, 2018
082318LangfordEDGEFIELD - Allen Ra’Shauan Langford, a 21 year old Aiken man, pled guilty today in Edgefield County to four counts of Burglary - Second Degree.
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List of County Offices Closed on Labor Day
web posted August 23, 2018
COUNTY - The following Edgefield County offices will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018, in observance of Labor Day.
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Strom Thurmond High School Girls Varsity Volleyball Beats Saluda High School 3-0
web posted August 23, 2018
SPORTS - The Rebels Girls Varsity volleyball team continued their dominate season performance with a win over the Saluda Tigers Tuesday night.
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Edgefield County Steering Committee Releases Agenda
web posted August 23, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The Edgefield County Steering Committee has released their proposed agenda for the August 28th meeting.
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Planning Commission Will Hold Public Hearing
web posted August 23, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The Edgefield County Planning Commission will be having a public hearing on September 13, 2018 at the Edgefield County Council Chambers.
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School Bond Referendum on November Ballot
web posted August 22, 2018
PRESS RELEASE - Edgefield County School District’s School Board of Trustees voted seven to zero on August 7th to place a school bond referendum on the November 6th ballot.
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Aug 21 - Aug 27
web posted August 21, 2018
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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Jeter Street Grand Larceny
web posted August 20, 2018
EDGEFIELD -  A man contacted police to report a burglary at his Jeter Street home on Tuesday.  The responding officer spoke to the man who stated that someone had forced open the front door to his home doing an estimated $150.00 in damage to the door.
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Obituary:
Alvin R. Rushton
web posted August 20, 2018
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Updated: Crime Blotter
web posted August 20, 2018
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Strong Backfield Leads Thurmond to Victory Over Saluda
web posted August 18, 2018
SPORTS - Football season officially got underway for the Strom Thurmond Rebels last night against local rival, Saluda.  Playing on Matthews Field in Saluda's, Herlong stadium, the Rebels lost the coin toss, but received the kickoff as the Tigers elected to defer until the second half.
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County Seeking Bids For Pest Control
web posted August 17, 2018
COUNTY - The County of Edgefield is soliciting bids for Pest Control Services.  Subject to the conditions and provisions set forth in the request for bid.
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Obituary: Mrs. Juanita Bledsoe Willing Smith
web posted August 17, 2018
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Reminder: 13th Annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo Coming Soon
web posted August 16, 2018
COUNTY - The Helios Equine Rehabilitation Center presents the 13th Annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo at the Lazy J Arena on August 24th and 25th.
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Merriwether Fire District To Hold Annual Meeting
web posted August 16, 2018
MERRIWETHER - The annual meeting of the Merriwether Fire District will be held on
Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
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South Carolina’s Riverfront Team To Host Operation Christmas Child Project Leader Workshop

web posted August 15, 2018
NORTH AUGUSTA - Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, collects shoebox gifts—filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items—and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way.
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Obituary; Dr. Arthur A. Hagelstein
web posted August 15, 2018
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Educational Broadband WI-FI Access Project
web posted August 15, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The South Carolina Afterschool Alliance (SCAA) in partnership with South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) will present a professional development opportunity on Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 9:30 am – 11:30 am at 3 Pecan Park, Edgefield, SC 29824 (Women In Unity).
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Aug 14 - Aug 20

web posted August 14, 2018
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.
Edgefield Daily

Bettis Prep to Host Open House
web posted August 14, 2018
TRENTON - Bettis Preparatory Leadership Academy, a new public, charter school in Trenton, SC, will host an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Sunday, August 19, beginning at 3 p.m.
Edgefield Daily


Obituary: Robert Lee “Bob” Bowie

web posted August 13, 2018
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Cornerstone Offers Suggestions To Help Your College-Bound Student Succeed
web posted August 11, 2018
OPINION - Teresa Roy, the Director of Community Outreach urges frank discussions concerning alcohol when talking to your college-bound teenager.
Edgefield Daily


Crime Blotter Update
web posted August 11, 2018
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Man sentenced to 45 years in prison for Home Invasion      
web posted August 10, 2018
PRESS RELEASE - Robert Goodwin, Jr., age 29, of Maryland, pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in the home invasion in Saluda County of the owners of Tidwell Jewelers, Lynda and Danny Tidwell.
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Ordinance Authorizing the Negotiation, Execution, and Delivery of an Agreement of Purchase and Sale, and the Conveyance of Certain Properties
web posted August 10, 2018
Edgefield County has received a request to purchase a portion of the property county property known as the Manor House to construct an assisted living facility.
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Classifieds: New Listing Under Pets
web posted August 10, 2018
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Edgefield County Educators Complete Santee Cooper’s Energy Educators Institute Summer Session
web posted August 9, 2018
COUNTY - Santee Cooper provided South Carolina Educators with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in critical fields of the energy industry through its annual Energy Educators Institute at the Wampee Conference Center in Pinopolis, S.C.
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County Administrator Explains Significance of EMS Award, Adds Praise
web posted August 9, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Edgefield County EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.
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Weichert, Realtors - Pendarvis Company Adds New Agent
web posted August 9, 2018
BUSINESS - Weichert, Realtors® - Pendarvis Company, located in Edgefield, is proud to announce that REALTOR Gary Neuberg has joined their team.
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County Administrator Seeks Approval To Apply For Grant
web posted August 8, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The Edgefield County Administrator, Tommy Paradise, sought the approval of the council to apply for $25,431,400 in grant funding.
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Edgefield County EMS Receives Accolades at Council Meeting
web posted August 8, 2018
COUNTY - Edgefield County EMS was deservedly recognized twice Tuesday evening at the Edgefield County Council meeting.
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Updated Agenda For Tonight's County Council Meeting
web posted August 7, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Here's an updated agenda for tonight's county council meeting.
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South Carolina Red Cross Volunteers Deploy to California
web posted August 7, 2018
STATE - Several volunteers from the Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross are heading to California as wildfires continue to burn throughout many parts of the state.
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The Societal Value of American Legion Baseball
by Richard Eckstrom, South Carolina Comptroller
web posted August 7, 2018
STATE - The American Legion plays a special role in the lives of military veterans. It’s a source of fellowship, advocacy, healing, and support, as well as a venue through which its members give back to their communities.
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Classifieds:  Free Kittens
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Fatal Hit and Run
web posted August 6, 2018
EDGEFIELD - A fatal hit and run happened Saturday morning around 1:15 am, near the intersection of Jeter Street and Maple Avenue.
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Johnston Police Asks Citizens to Join Them For National Night Out on August 7th
web posted August 6, 2018
JOHNSTON - On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, neighborhoods throughout Johnston are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the "35th Annual National Night Out" crime and drug prevention event.
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Obituary: Charles B. “Charlie” Brown
web posted August 6, 2018
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Obituary: Mrs. Eleanor Lybrand Shealy
web posted August 6, 2018
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Ridge Healthcare Foundation Board Targets September 22 For SRP Federal Credit Union Fun Shoot
web posted August 4, 2018
TRENTON -- The Ridge Healthcare Foundation has set Saturday, September 22nd as the date for its 4th Annual SRP Federal Credit Union Fun Shoot at the NWTF’s Palmetto Shooting Complex.
Edgefield Daily


Edgefield County Council Meeting Agenda for August 7th
web posted August 4, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The Edgefield County Council will meet at 6:00 PM at the County Council Chambers.  Among other items, the agenda includes the third reading for Sunday alcohol sales and consideration to authorize the Administrator to write a letter of support for Fox Creek High School to the USDA Office of Rural Development to receive funding for additions to the current facility.
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SCDOT Advisory:  Plans to Replace Bridge On Old Chappells Ferry Road
web posted August 4, 2018
COUNTY -  The South Carolina Department of Transportation plans to replace the bridge on S-39 (Old Chappells Ferry Road) over Turkey Creek in Edgefield County.
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Man's Handgun Missing From Residence
web posted August 3, 2018
TRENTON - On Monday, a Herbert Lane man alerted authorities that his handgun was missing from his residence.
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County Seeks Bid For Ambulance
web posted August 3, 2018
COUNTY - The County of Edgefield is soliciting bids for a new 2018 or 2019 Type 1 Ambulance. Subject to the conditions and provisions set forth in the request for bid.
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Classifieds: Commercial Property For Sale In Edgefield
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Letter from Edgefield Mayor Ken Durham
web posted August 2, 2018
Dear Edgefield, Pardon our progress!! As we begin construction on the Downtown Improvement Plan, there will be some short term challenges around the square.
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Request for Proposal: For Sale of Real Estate
web posted August 2, 2018
COUNTY - The County of Edgefield hereby requests proposals for the sale and redevelopment of real estate currently owned by the County of Edgefield located at 400 Church Street, Edgefield SC 29824.
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Request for Multiple Bids
web posted August 2, 2018
COUNTY - The County of Edgefield is soliciting bids for a new 2018 or 2019 Ford Explorer 4 Door marked patrol vehicle. Subject to the conditions and provisions set forth in the request for bid.
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Apprenticeships:  Going With the Flow at Menardi in Edgefield County
Apprenticeships:  Going With the Flow at Menardi in Edgefield County
web posted August 1, 2018
BUSINESS - Navigating a sometimes turbulent marketplace requires vision, experience ― and the right balance to stabilize the ship. Management at Menardi Filter Elements in Edgefield County realized that sailing along the same way as always only brings the same results.
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Wandering Minds: Writer Wants To Know About Edgefield's Downtown Improvement Plan
web posted August 1, 2018
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