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Puppy and Dog Obedience Training Offered in Edgefield
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web posted December 27, 2010

EDGEFIELD – Good Manners training for you and your dog will be held in Edgefield for 6 consecutive Tuesdays beginning January 11, 2011.  Puppy Class will be held from 4:30 - 5:30 pm for Puppies that are between 10 and 20 weeks old and have proof of 2 sets of puppy shots. Dog obedience training for dogs over 5 months old will be held from 6 – 7 pm on the same dates as puppy class, and proof of rabies vaccination is required. These are good manners classes that help you to build a relationship with your dog.
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County Death Toll at 7 for 2010
web posted January 3, 2011
COUNTY – Though 2010 was a deadly year on Edgefield County roads with five fatalities, it was not the worst on record by Edgefield Daily. In 2008 seven people lost their lives on county roads. Only one murder was recorded in 2010, although another man was killed during a home invasion after being shot by one of the occupants in the home.
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Concealed Weapons Class to be held January 8
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web posted December 23, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, January 8, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm in Edgefield, S.C. Cost of the class is $100.00 per person. Classroom material, fingerprint cards, fingerprinting, target and CWP training certificate will be provided.
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SeniorNet to hold Open House and Registration for computer training for seniors age 50+
web posted January 3, 2011
AIKEN – SeniorNet, where seniors teach seniors how to use computers, will hold its Open House from 9:00 a.m. until noon on Monday, January 10, 2011, at the McGrath SeniorNet Learning Center on the University of South Carolina at Aiken (USCA) campus. The Open House will be held at the Learning Center, which is located between the tennis courts and softball field on the campus. The public is invited. At the Open House, you can enroll for a SeniorNet course, tour the classroom, or volunteer to instruct or coach a course.
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Death toll rises in Wednesday night crash
web posted December 31, 2010
AIKEN - The death toll on Aiken County roads increased again on Thursday when the passenger in an already fatal crash succumbed to her injuries and died at MCG Trauma Center at 12:25 Thursday. Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said 22-year-old Katie Scott died from multiple body trauma. She, along with 24-year-old Alexander Bush, who died shortly after the crash, were students at the College of Charleston on Christmas break and were returning from a dinner in Aiken when they were hit "head on" Wednesday night. 
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Father, son, and daughter arrested after attack in Murphy Village
web posted December 31, 2010
MURPHY VILLAGE - A father, son, and daughter were arrested Wednesday night after a fight on Thursday that left the victim and those arrested injured. The original 911 call came in stating that someone had been stabbed and was being rushed to the hospital in a private car. When Deputies arrived they began trying to separate the crowd that had gathered to sort out the incident.
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Local Government Closings for New Years
web posted December 31, 2010
web posted December 31, 2010
COUNTY - The following is a list of government office closings for the New Years holiday. The closings vary from one to two days and run from Friday until Monday.
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Edgefield Daily New Years Publishing Schedule
web posted December 31, 2010
WEBNEWS - Edgefield Daily will be closed on Friday, Dec. 31 and only breaking news will be provided for Saturday Jan. 1. Regular reporting will return on Monday, Jan. 3. Any breaking news will be reported during this time period. We wish every one a very Happy New Year and look forward to entering into our 7th year of providing Edgefield County with the most complete and up to date news available.

Driver flees scene of hit and run crash, car found by hunter
web posted December 30, 2010
WESTSIDE - A hit and run collision took place early Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 23 and Martintown Road with the driver of a light colored Lexus fleeing the scene. The driver of the Ford F-250 remained on the scene until Highway Patrol could arrive to investigate. Deputies patrolling were unable to locate the Lexus, but a hunter did.
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College student killed in head-on collision Wednesday evening
web posted December 30, 2010
AIKEN - A 24-year-old College of Charleston student was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 302 near Aiken Wednesday night. According to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton, 24-year-old Alexander Bush of Aiken and a passenger were struck head-on when the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder attempted to pass another vehicle. That driver has been identified as Steven Corley of Salley. Mr. Bush's passenger was critically injured in the crash and was airlifted from the scene.
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Retired State Trooper Harold Waters Perry Dies
web posted December 30, 2010
EDGEFIELD - Mr. Harold Waters Perry, 82, of Addison St., husband of Marie Robertson Perry, died Tuesday December 28, 2010 at Edgefield County Hospital.
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New Obama Rule Returns 'Death Panels' to Law
web posted December 30, 2010
WASHINGTON
- A new health regulation issued this month offers elderly Medicare health insurance recipients voluntary end-of-life planning – the practice that former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin likened to “death panels” during the debate over Obamacare. Democrats had dropped it from the monumental healthcare overhaul, according to Fox News, but the Obama administration has written it back in.
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Merry Christmas: Your property has been burglarized
web posted December 29, 2010
COUNTY - A Watson Road man arrived home for Christmas after working out of town only to find someone went into a shed and stole two 4-wheelers stored inside. On Thursday a Casalina Drive woman came home to find her home broken into and her flat screen TV gone.
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Driver escapes injury in Tuesday night crash
web posted December 29, 2010
MERRIWETHER - A young man claiming to swerve to miss a dog lost control of the Buick Le Sabre he was driving and struck a concrete block pillar near the driveway of a home on the 200 block of Currytown Road Tuesday night. Fortunately he was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the crash that left the car severely damaged.
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Wanted: Charles Emory Rogers
web reposted December 29, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating Charles Emory Rogers, 45. Rogers is wanted for a charge of grand larceny stemming from a theft. He is described as a white male standing 6’ 3” tall and weighing approximately 185 pounds. He is known to frequent the southern portion of Edgefield County around Merriwether.
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Religion: A Passionate 2011
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted December 29, 2010

RELIGION - Hope you all had a great Christmas! I did, and the snow on Sunday was icing on the cake. Now I like snow. It is special to us around here.  But it is also very scary, I mean we canceled church for fear cars would be careening into each other all over the place on the drive here. But none of us like snow as much as Wilson Bentley.  I read about him in Mark Batterson’s book Wild Goose Chase: Reclaim the Adventure of Pursing God.
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Here's your Card: Ignored advice
web posted December 29, 2010
HERE'S YOUR CARD - There are now three Here's Your Card nominations for the month of December for the same traffic type of arrests, driving stupid while your drivers license is under suspension. However, that was the case as the snow fell Sunday night and temperatures dipped well below freezing around 9 pm. A Sheriff's Deputy on patrol spotted a red truck turn on to Edgefield Road near Murphy Village and speed up to an "aggressive speed" and weaving through traffic.
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Found Dog: Edgefield
web posted December 29, 2010
EDGEFIELD - Found: a female bassett hound on Basukett St. Call 637-9033 or 637-6246 for more information

No Headlines For Tuesday
web posted December 28, 2010
WEBNEWS – Due to the Christmas holiday, closings and a problem with our main computer system, there are no Headlines for Tuesday. All other sections, with exception to the Crime Blotter, have been updated. Regular reporting will resume on Wednesday. We regret the delay and any inconvenience this may cause. We are working to restore the main system as soon as possible and will be working from a back up system until the issue is resolved. This issue does not affect any content already online or limit your access to Edgefield Daily.  


Weather Service warns of “black ice” for morning commute
web posted December 27, 2010
COUNTY – The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a warning of “black ice” forming on roadways, bridges, and overpasses overnight that could make driving conditions hazardous for early morning commuters. “Back ice” forms from wet roadways that freeze overnight and are almost invisible to the eye. SCDOT has workers patrolling the roads and will be spreading sand on any icy roadways they spot during the night. If you spot untreated icy conditions call the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office at 803-637-5337 or 803-278-1625 to advise them of the location.

Salley man killed in Christmas Eve crash
web posted December 27, 2010
AIKEN – A 24 year old Salley SC man was killed in a single vehicle crash in Aiken County Christmas Eve. Calvin Friday was pronounced dead at Aiken Regional Medical Center after being transported there by Aiken County EMS.
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County misses White Christmas by 12 hours
web posted December 27, 2010
COUNTY – Though snow never fell on Christmas Day, Sunday was a full day of off and on snow showers that left some parts of the county with 1 to 3 inches of the white stuff covering the ground and automobiles. The snowstorm left Columbia with its first ever white Christmas since records have been kept starting in the late 1880’s.
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Edgefield home targeted for Break-in Sunday night
web posted December 27, 2010
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield woman visiting a neighbor Sunday night noticed her security lights on at her house around 11:30 pm and went to investigate with a friend. When they arrived they found a door to the home open and every light in the house turned on. The Edgefield Police arrived on the scene and was able to find footprints leading to a wooded area near the home.
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Concealed Weapons Class to be held January 8
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web posted December 23, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, January 8, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm in Edgefield, S.C. Cost of the class is $100.00 per person. Classroom material, fingerprint cards, fingerprinting, target and CWP training certificate will be provided.
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Former Public Defender Passes
web posted December 27, 2010
MCCORMICK – O. Lee Sturkey, 67, of East Gold St., husband of Carole Mueller Sturkey, died Friday December 24, 2010 at Self- Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday December 28, 2010 at 2:00 PM at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Plum Branch, SC with burial in Plum Branch cemetery with military honors.
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Puppy and Dog Obedience Training Offered in Edgefield
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted December 27, 2010

EDGEFIELD – Good Manners training for you and your dog will be held in Edgefield for 6 consecutive Tuesdays beginning January 11, 2011.  Puppy Class will be held from 4:30 - 5:30 pm for Puppies that are between 10 and 20 weeks old and have proof of 2 sets of puppy shots. Dog obedience training for dogs over 5 months old will be held from 6 – 7 pm on the same dates as puppy class, and proof of rabies vaccination is required. These are good manners classes that help you to build a relationship with your dog.  Pre-Registration for these classes is REQUIRED.  AKC “STAR” Puppy and AKC “Canine Good Citizen” tests will be given at the completion of the classes.  See the web site for additional information.
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Found Dog: Westside – Republican Rd area
web posted December 27, 2010
WESTSIDE – We found a small yorkie dog on Republican Rd. Please email with dog information to claim.

Winter weather ending today
web posted December 26, 2010
COUNTY -- The short brush with winter weather will end on Sunday with very little accumulations. Snow showers will taper off by late afternoon. Temperatures expected to rise to around 33 for the high and will dip will below freezing tonight in the mid to high teens.

Winter Storm Warning Update 7:05 pm Saturday
web posted December 25, 2010
COUNTY -- The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning beginning at 10 pm Saturday until Sunday at midnight. Rain will change over to sleet then snow with snow continuing most of the day Sunday. Accumulations are expected between 3 to 5 inches. Bridges and overpasses will be the first to freeze. Please drive with caution.

Snow possible for Christmas Weekend?
web posted December 24, 2010
COUNTY – Could snow fall on Christmas Day in Edgefield County? That is a question that has local and national meteorologists offering differing opinions. A low pressure storm cell moving across the area through the weekend will most likely have rain, sleet, and possibly snow falling before clearing the area late Sunday. Just where the frozen precipitation falls is anybody’s guess. Accuweather.com is forecasting the I-20 corridor as the line between rain and frozen precipitation.
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Three injured in midday collision
web posted December 24, 2010
EDGEFIELD – A two vehicle collision sent three people to the hospital to be treated for injuries just after 1 pm Thursday. A 16-year-old Johnston teen was driving with her brother and another young boy on Highway 23 towards Edgefield when an elderly woman pulled out of the driveway of the Bi-Lo and struck the teen nearly head-on causing heavy damage to both vehicles and blocking traffic in the westbound lane.
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Lost Dog: Edgefield
web posted December 24, 2010
EDGEFIELD – A medium size brown and white dog was found on Bauskett St. in Edgefield. Very well mannered, female about a year old. Please call 803-637-2271.

Wanted: Charles Emory Rogers
web posted December 23, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating Charles Emory Rogers, 45. Rogers is wanted for a charge of grand larceny stemming from a theft. He is described as a white male standing 6’ 3” tall and weighing approximately 185 pounds. He is known to frequent the southern portion of Edgefield County around Merriwether.
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Fire Destroys Home Wednesday Night
web posted December 23, 2010
BETTIS ACADEMY – A mobile home of the 100 block of Rock Creek Road was reported ablaze by a neighbor around 11 pm Wednesday night sending County Line and Trenton Firefighters rushing to the scene. By the time firefighters arrived the home was completely engulfed in flames.
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Concealed Weapons Class to be held January 8
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted December 23, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, January 8, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm in Edgefield, S.C. Cost of the class is $100.00 per person. Classroom material, fingerprint cards, fingerprinting, target and CWP training certificate will be provided.
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Edgefield Daily Christmas Publication Schedule
web posted December 23, 2010
WEBNEWS – Edgefield Daily will be operating under the following schedule during the Christmas holidays. Standard reporting will be suspended until Monday, December 27, with only late breaking news being placed in the Headlines starting today. Obituaries, Letters to the Editor, Classifieds, and comments to the Wandering Minds will still be updated daily. We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and hope you will gather with friends and family in celebrating the birth of Christ.

Server problem takes Edgefield Daily Offline Tuesday Morning
web posted December 22, 2010
WEBNEWS – Server difficulties created problems for readers being able to access Edgefield Daily Tuesday morning for a couple of hours. As the problem continued it was ordered that a new server be placed online to restore the access, which was completed by 10 am. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused our readers.

Man airlifted after single vehicle crash Tuesday morning
web posted December 22, 2010
JOHNSTON – Two people were inured with one having to be airlifted to the MCG Trauma Unit after being cut out of the vehicle by Johnston Firefighters. The crash took place around 9:30 Tuesday morning on Highway 121 at Baughknight Crossroads when the woman lost control of the SUV and left the roadway before rolling a number of times and coming to rest upright.
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No Ruling Handed Down on Contested School Board Race after Orders Delivered to Judge Tuesday
web posted December 22, 2010
LEXINGTON – The deadline for orders to be submitted to Circuit Court Judge Knox McMahon came and went on Tuesday with no ruling handed down in the appeal by Nathanial Jackson after being disqualified as a candidate for the District 1 Edgefield County School Board election in October. Edgefield County Attorney Michael Medlock said the orders by the opposing sides were handed in at 3 pm Tuesday. “We haven’t heard anything yet,” he said.
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Pastor Phillip Howle: The Prince of Peace
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted December 22, 2010

RELIGION – A four year old was at the doctor for a checkup. As the doctor looked down the little boys ears with an autoscore, he asked, "Do you think I'll find Big Bird in here?" The little boy stayed silent. Next, the doctor took a tongue depressor and looked down his throat. He asked, "Do you think I'll find the Cookie Monster down there?" Again, the little boy was silent. Then the doctor put a stethoscope to his chest. As he listened to her heart beat, he asked, "Do you think I'll hear Barney in there?" "Oh, no!" the little boy replied. "Jesus is in my heart and Spiderman is on my underwear’s."
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Assault with pistol leads to arrest of Edgefield County man
web posted December 22, 2010
COUNTYLINE – Edgefield County Deputies were called to Casalina Drive Monday afternoon with a report that an altercation ended after a man pulled a gun and began hitting another man with it before fleeing the scene on foot. As deputies began converging on the scene they were provided with the name and description of the suspect after witnesses gave the information to 911 operators.
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EMS Workers Provide Help to Needy Children
web posted December 22, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Treating the physical injuries of county residents is not the only thing local EMT’s do in their jobs. The Edgefield County Emergency Medical Services employees were preparing to deliver Christmas presents to eight children of families in need on Tuesday. EMS Director Jewel Plaxco said most of the donations came from employees of the EMS Department and a few outside donors.
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Crash blocks all traffic on Currytown Road Tuesday evening
web posted December 22, 2010
MERRIWETHER – A two car crash on Currytown Road Tuesday evening blocked all traffic for just over an hour after a Columbia County man was attempting to pass a car just as the driver was starting to make a left turn. The man struck the left front corner of the other car causing him to lose control, leave the roadway, and striking a culvert and flipping.
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Police recover stolen truck minutes after theft
web posted December 22, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police were called just after 4 pm with a report of a truck being stolen from the parking lot of the Brightharp Funeral Home on Coral Street. The owner had stopped and gone inside for just a moment and when she came back out she saw the 1999 Chevy pickup heading towards Mims Street at a high rate of speed and called 911.
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SRR top executive offers invaluable advice to area college students
web posted December 22, 2010
AIKEN – Amid a successful 30-year career focused largely on positive contributions to the nuclear industry, Dave Olson knows when it’s time to return a favor. As Operations and Deputy Project Manager with Savannah River Remediation LLC (SRR) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site (SRS), Olson is personally determined to “give back” by helping today’s college students become tomorrow’s competent leaders in his industry and others.
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Aiken Man Arrested after Reckless Driving Report Leads to Stolen Mercedes
web posted December 21, 2010
EDGEFIELD – A report of two cars racing and driving recklessly led to an arrest and the recovery of a stolen Mercedes Benz at JET Middle School Friday night. A County Ambulance crew reported the two drivers as they were traveling on Star Road. The ambulance followed the cars to JET Middle School and waited on Sheriff’s Deputies to arrive.
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Christmas Give-Away Winner Claims Prize Monday
web posted December 21, 2010
JOHNSTON – The winner of the Edgefield Daily and Tidwell Jewelers $500 Christmas Giveaway claimed her prize and made her selections at Tidwell Jewelers on Monday and posed for a picture with owner Danny Tidwell. Lakesha Harley, of Johnston, said she still could not believe she won the drawing.
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Home Invaders Attack Merriwether Man
web posted December 21, 2010
MERRIWETHER – A home invasion late Saturday night in the MillCreek subdivision left a mother, son, and a friend with minor injures after two men forced their way into the home and attacked the 20-year-old son. As the attack continued the mother and a young woman tried to stop the two men resulting in minor injuries to them before the men fled the home.
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Windsor man killed after being struck in parking lot
web posted December 21, 2010
AIKEN – A 42-year-old Windsor man was pronounced dead on the scene after being struck by a car driven by 24-year-old Myles Haymans of Aiken. Misael Ibarra was killed after being hit and pinned beneath Mr. Haymans’ 1999 Nissan Sentra in the parking lot of the Morristown Market in Windsor.
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Poetry Out Loud Contest Winner Named
web posted December 21, 2010
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond’s Kynnedi McManus has been named the winner of the Strom Thurmond High School Poetry Out Loud 2010 Contest. Miss McManus, a sophomore, presented “The Pulley” by G. Herbert for judges. Seven high school students participated in the program.
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Finances top issue in MES PTO Shake-up: Group on “Right track” after new leadership elected
web posted December 20, 2010
MERRIWETER – The Merriwether Elementary School PTO is under new leadership following several concerns raised at board meetings about the now-removed President Natasha Langford and policies that were not being followed. Concerns came to a head after the October 16 fall carnival which saw its normal profits of $10,000 to $13,000 a year sink to just over $6,000 with the largest attendance ever. It was also learned, documents show, the cash boxes had been taken home by then PTO President Langford over the weekend before being returned to be counted the following Monday.
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$500 Christmas Give-Away Winner Announced
web posted December 18, 2010
JOHNSTON – The drawing for the Edgefield Daily and Tidwell Jewelers Christmas $500 Give-Away was held Saturday morning at Tidwell Jewelers in Johnston. This year’s winner is Lakesha Harley of Johnston. Drawing the winning entry was Danny and Linda Tidwell’s granddaughter Courtney Harron.
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Local State Legislative Delegation Holds Town Hall Meeting in Edgefield
By Megan Lott
web posted December 20, 2010

EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County State Legislative Delegation met for the first time Thursday night, December 16, with newly elected State House Representative Bill Hixon attending his first such appearance. Senator Shane Massey and Representatives Bill Clyburn and Bill Hixon hosted the informal meeting. Several groups from Edgefield County were invited to give reports on their organizations, while questions and comments from the audience were welcomed.
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Sarah’s Angels Helping Santa Serving Record Number of Children
web posted December 20, 2010
JOHNSTON – With Christmas just six days away, volunteers with Sarah’s Angles Helping Santa were busing wrapping gifts and stuffing stockings on Sunday for over 160 local children who would see little or nothing for Christmas this year otherwise. When the group was founded 14 years ago they reached only 16 children the first year. “We’re really excited about this year,” Debbie Courtney, the group’s founder said. “We had a lot of help,” reaching the goal of needed donations.
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Sports: Strom Thurmond’s Brown and Sawyer Shine at Shrine Bowl; Sandlappers Win 42-10
By Tim Crane
web posted December 20, 2010

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond standout Octavius Brown heavily contributed to the South Carolina Shrine Bowl team’s total defensive dominance in a 42-10 annihilation of the North Carolina Tar Heel team.  Brown started at nose guard for the Sandlappers and had three hurries, was in on three additional tackles and one sack.  Octavius also helped force one fumble during a goal line stance at the 8:57 mark of the 2nd quarter, all while being doubled teamed most of the day. 
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Aiken-Electric Co-Op Delivers Check for Merriwether Schools
web posted December 20, 2010
MERRIWETHER – Mr. Todd Scoggins is shown presenting Dr. Mary Crenshaw, Edgefield County School Superintendent, a Capital Credits check in the amount of $1,410.24 to be given to Merriwether Elementary and Merriwether Middle Schools. Both schools receive electric service from the Aiken Electric Cooperative.
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Johnston Elementary Presents “Forever Christmas”
web posted December 20, 2010
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Elementary School Chorus, under the direction of Choral Instructor Mr. Nicholas Murrell, presented the musical program “Forever Christmas” on December 14. Lively music to the tunes of “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree Medley”, “Still, Still, Still” and “Home for the Holidays” were a few of the festive songs and dances presented.
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Deputy Injured in Single Car Crash
web posted December 18, 2010
MERRIWETHER – An Edgefield County Sheriff’s Deputy responding to an emergency call was injured in a single car crash on
Briggs Road around 11 pm on a curve notorious for crashes. The deputy was traveling northbound from Martintown Road when he approached the 90 degree curve in route to a call on Holmes Pond Road near Johnston.
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Strom Thurmond Recipient of Magna Cum Laude Award for SAT Performance
web posted December 18, 2010
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond High School is one of seventy-two high schools from 37 school districts across South Carolina that has been recognized for achievement on either the ACT or SAT college entrance exams.  The State Department of Education made this announcement on December 15.
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JET Middle School Presents Holiday Music
web posted December 18, 2010
JOHNSTON – Johnston Edgefield Trenton Middle School presented their winter concert providing lively holiday music for guests and students. The Sixth Grade Band played Good King Wenceslas a traditional English carol and Jolly Old St. Nicholas and American Carol followed by Jingle Bells by J.S. Pierpont. The Seventh and Eighth Grade Bands played A Christmas Proclamation by Robert W. Smith, Greensleeves by Michael Sweeney and The Name’s Santa Clause by Mark Williams.
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PTC Associates Graduate from Leadership Cohort
web posted December 18, 2010
GREENWOOD – Piedmont Technical College’s Steve Coleman, director of College Outreach, and Mike Rodgers, automotive technology program director/instructor, were among the 16 technical college employees from across the state of South Carolina who recently graduated from the Technical College System’s Leadership Cohort.
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Bar and Grill targeted by Burglars
web posted December 17, 2010
MERRIWETHER – The Drifters Bar and Grill at 1426 Edgefield Road was discovered to be the target of the most recent burglary in the Merriwether area on Wednesday afternoon when workers arrived and found the back door forced open and no electricity in the building.
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Merriwether Elementary PTO Reorganizes Amid Controversy
web posted December 17, 2010
MERRIWETHER – An internal investigation into possible mismanagement of funds raised by the Merriwether Elementary School PTO has culminated in the former president being removed from office and new leadership being elected to various positions including an additional position created to provide for an additional check and balance of funds raised or spent by the group.
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“Brown Water” Causes Concerns across County
web posted December 16, 2010
COUNTY – Some routine work calibrating county water equipment at the pumping station on Highway 25 by an outside contractor stirred up sediment in the system and led to residents on the county water system to experience “brown water” pouring from their taps. “It’s really just a discoloration issue,” John Hare, Project Manager for the County Water Authority, said. “There shouldn’t be any health problems associated with it from the samplings we’ve taken.”
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Satcher Ford-Chrysler Accepting Donations for Burned Out Family of Nine
web posted December 16, 2010
JOHNSTON – Satcher Ford and Chrysler in Johnston is accepting donations for a family of nine who lost all their personal belongings in a recent 2 am fire on Mt. Cavalry Road just inside Aiken County on Monday of last week. “They lost everything,” David Satcher, said Wednesday. The Red Cross is currently providing temporary aide, however; the family rented the home and did not have renter’s insurance to cover their losses.
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School Board gets grim news on upcoming budget cuts, reduces BOE members pay
By Meagan Lott
web posted December 15, 2010
JOHNSTON – Grim news was given to Edgefield County School Board at the December meeting on Tuesday night. The board received their annual audit from Mr. Mickey Young. While Mr. Young stated the general fund balance was currently at four million and the school board spent $948,000 under budget, he stated the “general fund balance was pretty much saved by stimulus funds” this year. Next year, the stimulus funds will not be received, leaving the school district in a perilous position.
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Tip Leads to Arrest for Animal Cruelty
web posted December 15, 2010
EDGEFIELD – An anonymous tip to the Sheriff’s Animal Control led to the arrest of an Ebony Road man for animal cruelty. When Animal Control arrived three dogs were found at what appeared to be an abandoned home. Two were chained to a tree or a stake in the ground and a third running loose. One of the dogs, a male pit bill, was found dead and “very emaciated with all bones prominently showing and eyes sunk in” and without antiquate shelter.
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Johnston Town Council Discusses Noise, Fireworks, and Loss of Insurance Carrier
By Meagan Lott
web posted December 15, 2010
JOHNSTON – The issue of excessive noise seemed to take center stage Monday night at Johnston Town Council; discussion was heard over the use of Jake brakes by truckers moving through town, and whether or not fireworks should be allowed during Christmas and New Year’s.
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Christmas in Full Swing as Heritage Holidays Hosts Final Seasonal Event
web posted December 15, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Visitors are invited to explore historic Edgefield this weekend for the final seasonal event of Heritage Holidays 2010.  The Holly-Day Sales Celebration will be held on Saturday, December 18th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
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Religion: Eternal Father
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted December 15, 2010

RELIGION – This is our third week in Isaiah 9:6. If you have been reading the past 2 weeks, you know that God couldn’t wait to tell people about the coming of Christmas. So 700 years before Jesus’ birth, God foretold the Christmas story by choosing a prophet named Isaiah to tell the world about an amazing baby who would be born the Everlasting Father.
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“Kringle’s Window” Enjoyed by All, Production Continues this Weekend
web posted December 15, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Theatre-goers lacking the Christmas spirit had an opportunity to become a little more “in the mood” while attending the production of “Kringle’s Window” last Saturday afternoon at the Discovery Center in Edgefield. A Christmas play written by Mark Medoff, “Kringle’s Window” was presented by the Edgefield County Theatre Company as the second of the 2010-2011 series.
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The Peachiest of Edgefield County 2010 Ballots Available
web posted December 15, 2010
COUNTY – The fourth annual “Peachiest of Edgefield County” ballots are here. The Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with local media outlets initiated the “Best of Edgefield” contest in 2007, in which area citizens were able to vote for their favorite county businesses.  Modeled after the “Best of Augusta” and the similar “Best of Aiken” promotion, the local version was dubbed the “Peachiest of Edgefield County”.
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Here’s Your Card: Déjà vu all over again
web posted December 15, 2010
HERE’S YOUR CARD – On the very day a Here’s Your Card nomination went to Bryant Fulmore for being arrested after being stopped for speeding while driving under suspension, a Greenwood County man has earned his own nomination for doing the same thing, only driving even faster and having drugs in his possession.
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Lost Dog: Johnston Area
web posted December 15, 2010
JOHNSTON – Lost: Family pet. Black and brown Chihuahua missing from Lee Street area. If found please call 803-637-6717.

PTC Pottery Students Fifth Annual Christmas Show and Sale a Success
web posted December 15, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Piedmont Technical College pottery students recently hosted their fifth annual Clayworks Christmas Show and Sale. The exhibit and sale featured work designed and made by students enrolled in the Professional Clay certificate program at the college’s Center for Creative Economies in Edgefield.
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Rainsford Resigns as Economic Development Chairman after Report on Back Taxes
web posted December 14, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Just four days after Edgefield Daily documented Edgefield County Economic Development Chairman Bettis Rainsford’s development company having over $200,000 in delinquent property taxes, he has announced his resignation from the committee. Rainsford, at the time of the article, owed almost as much in back taxes in Augusta-Richmond County on the SunTrust and Lamar Buildings in Augusta.
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Legislative Committee to Hold Public Meeting Thursday
web posted December 14, 2010
PSA - EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Legislative Delegation will meet on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Edgefield County Council Chambers located at 225 Jeter Street, in Edgefield. The public is invited to attend.

Thieves steal scrap metal from recycling company
web posted December 14, 2010
TRENTON – Usually people stealing scrap metal or copper end up selling it at a metal recycling company. That was not the case when Brewers Scrap Metal in Trenton called to report they were the ones targeted for metal theft.
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JET Middle School Student District Winner of VFW Essay Contest
web posted December 14, 2010
JOHNSTON – Johnston Edgefield Trenton Middle School seventh grade student Shelby Faust has been announced as the Edgefield VFW winner of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest. Mr. David Reardon, Post Commander made the announcement.  Miss Faust’s winning essay has now advanced to the state-level for judging.  Below is her winning essay.
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Letter to the Editor: Rainsford Responds to Delinquent Taxes, Resigns as ECDC Chairman
web posted December 14, 2010
Dear Editor:
Responding to your article of December 9, 2010 in regard to the unpaid property taxes at Mount Vintage, I certainly acknowledge that the unprecedented slump in real estate has caused the Mount Vintage companies and me personally substantial challenges.
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Merriwether Middle School Christmas Dessert Concert
web posted December 14, 2010
MERRIWETHER – The Merriwether Middle School PTO presented a Christmas Dessert Concert on December 7 to a full house of guests. The festive program featured music from the 6th, 7th and 8th grade bands under the direction of Mr. Dave Hill. Musical numbers were sung by the Merriwether Middle Chorus under the direction of Mr. Darvin Harvey.
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Here’s Your Card: Speeding with a Suspended License - Not a Good Idea
web posted December 14, 2010
HERE’S YOUR CARD – Bryant Joseph Fulmore, 20, of Johnston, earned his way to a Here’s Your Card nomination on Friday after a traffic stop on Highway 25 near Greenhouse Road. As most of our readers know, the nominations stem from exhibiting behavior that would lend credence that the nominee is not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree, so to speak.
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Found Dog: Lost Goat
web posted December 14, 2010
-- JOHNSTON – Found at Strom Thurmond Career Center, black lab mix with a red color, approximately 15 weeks old. To identify and claim call 803.275.1767 ext. 526 or 803.685.5727
-- MERRIWETHER – Lost goat on Currytown Road. She is a family pet and is white with some black markings and is wearing a pink collar. Her name is "Bubbles". She will come to you if you offer food.  Call 613-0741 or (706) 830-3142 if you see her.

New 360 Foot Communication Tower Raised Saturday
web posted December 13, 2010
EDGEFIELD – It has been two years in the making and on Saturday EMA Director Mike Casey and others gathered to watch the county’s largest transmission tower being raised next to the EMS Base on Star Road. The new north tower stands a total of 360 feet tall and will greatly increase radio coverage for fire, EMS, and law enforcement communications.
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Another stolen vehicle recovered in Merriwether Saturday
web posted December 13, 2010
MERRIWETHER – A truck stolen from the home of former county councilman Joel Hudson was discovered Saturday evening after a man spotted the truck parked on a power line off the dirt portion of Deersprings Road around 5:30 pm. At the time of the discovery the keys were found to be in the ignition and a knife was found lying on the seat.
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Edgefield Teen Takes Trophy Buck
web posted December 13, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Dalton Wates, 19, of Edgefield, shows off his trophy buck taken in a recent hunt after setting a trail camera up near his deer stand. On December 2nd a photo taken showed he was on the trail of a massive buck. Just four days later he harvested the deer on December 6 during an afternoon hunt. “We thought it was a pretty good buck for Edgefield County,” Bo Wates, Dalton’s father said.
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Lost Dog: Johnston
web posted December 13, 2010
-- JOHNSTON – LOST: Small dark brown cocker spaniel was lost Friday night around 6pm on Woodyard Rd, Johnston  He answers to Gizmo- Has a brown, blue, white collar on.  He doesn’t look like a typical cocker – Hair is cut close with a little tuft of hair on top of his head.  Please post as he is a cherished pet as are most.Call 803-480-2869

Historic 95th South Carolina Inaugural Events Scheduled
web posted December 13, 2010
COLUMBIA – The 95th South Carolina Inaugural events will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday (Jan. 11 and 12) and offers citizens the opportunity to purchase tickets to Inaugural festivities celebrating the swearing-in of all nine statewide constitutional officers. History will be made as Governor-elect Nikki Haley is sworn into office as the first woman governor in South Carolina.
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Community Development Block Grants Awarded to 25 South Carolina Communities
web posted December 13, 2010
COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Commerce today announced over $5.7 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) have been awarded to 25 communities from across the state. The funds are allocated for specific projects that will directly benefit more than 67,000 residents in South Carolina.
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Edgefield County Republican Women Receive Charter
web posted December 11, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Republican Women received their Charter into the National Federation of Republican Women on Friday after a yearlong series of meetings and hard work. The Charter was presented to Melanie Gibson by Betty Poe, the South Carolina State President of the NFRW, as other charter members looked on.
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Vehicle break-ins continue in Merriwether
web posted December 11, 2010
MERRIWETHER – Several more reports of vehicle break-ins were reported Thursday morning in the Merriwether area, all of which were left unlocked overnight. The person or persons made off with nearly $2,000 in property including a high-powered hunting rifle.
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Burglar eats and shaves in Trenton home
web posted December 11, 2010
TRENTON – A Courtney Road mad called the Sheriff’s Office after returning home on Thursday morning to discover someone had broken into the home by forcing a door open with some type of tool.
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Former Merriwether Councilman Victim of Vehicle Theft Thursday Morning
web posted December 10, 2010
MERRIWETHER – Yet another stolen vehicle was reported in the Merriwether community Thursday morning, this time from the home of former Edgefield County Council member Joel Hudson on Briggs Road. Mr. Hudson reported that he heard someone start the truck and when he went out to investigate the truck was being driven out of the yard and he fired a shot in the air in an effort to stop the theft.
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Fired Tax Appraiser Holds Grievance Hearing in Public
web posted December 10, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Grievance Committee held a hearing on Thursday regarding the termination of a county employee in the Tax Assessor’s Office. Tax Assessor Lakeisha Bryant claimed that her termination of Grade 3 Appraiser Andy Yonce for insubordination and unprofessional conduct was valid. Mr. Yonce requested the hearing be held in public and presented evidence to counter what he claimed were false accusations including the termination letter he received and a different letter that was placed in his employee file.
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Two Charged in  Meth Lab Discovery
web posted December 9, 2010
MERRIWETHER – What started out as a simple warrant service led to the discovery of a meth lab at a Trailside Drive home Tuesday just after noon. Aiken County authorities contacted the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office stating they had a warrant for the arrest of Robert Troy Worley, 46, and asked if deputies could try to locate and arrest him at his home.
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Economic Development Committee Chairman owes over $200,000 in unpaid property taxes
web posted December 9, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Tax Sale day for those who failed to pay their property has come and gone with some bidders picking up property for the amount of back taxes and penalties in some cases. One of the top individual delinquent property owner’s is none other than Edgefield County Economic Committee Chairman Bettis Rainsford, whose assorted development LLC’s at Mount Vintage, still owes a whopping $206,318.29 in back taxes.
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Edgefield Christmas Tour of Homes This Weekend
web reposted Decenber 9, 2010
EDGEFIELD
The historic town of Edgefield will once again be the site of a Christmas Tour of Homes on December 11. This popular annual event has become an anticipated community celebration offering visitors a chance to view historic homes in the Edgefield area decorated for the holiday season. 
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Letter to the Editor: Spend Your Heart for Christmas
web posted December 9, 2010
Dear Editor,
Volunteer Guardians ad Litem “spend their hearts”—not just during the Christmas season but throughout the year. They realize that time spent with children in foster care is a gift that lasts forever. Their efforts on behalf of these children cannot be measured in dollars and cents. Just this year eight new Volunteers have been trained to take cases in Edgefield County. I want to thank them for their service to the children of our community, without them the best interest of our children could not be relayed to the court.
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Lost and Found Dogs: Two Free to Good Home
web posted December 9, 2010
PSA-COUNTY – A number of lost and found dogs have been reported this week. Two are being offered to good homes after earlier listings failed to identify and owner. Another family is seeking the return of their family pet.
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Suspect Taken Into Custody Shortly After Armed Robbery
web posted December 8, 2010
BETTIS ACADEMY – Around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon a 911 call came into the Sheriff’s Dispatch Center of a Hispanic male armed with a gun and knife robbing the La Pasada store on the 2000 block of Edgefield Road. The man was reported walking from the scene with gun and knife in hand towards North Augusta sending every available deputy racing to the scene.
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Chairman Kneece Honored at His Final County Council Meeting
By Meagan Lott
web posted December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 marked the last Edgefield County Council meeting for Council Chairman Monroe Kneece. Mr. Kneece retires this year after twenty years of service with the council. A drop-in was held Tuesday at the council chambers for the citizens of Edgefield County to thank Mr. Kneece and converse with him. At the end of Tuesday’s council meeting, Councilman Bright presented Mr. Kneece with a glass case from the council that displayed a flag flown over the County Courthouse, a plaque, and a small gavel to thank him for his civil service.
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No Ruling on Jackson Appeal Handed Down on Tuesday
web posted December 8, 2010
LEXINGTON – The appeal hearing for disqualified District 1 School Board candidate Nathaniel Jackson was held on Tuesday with Circuit Court Judge Knox McMahon presiding. Edgefield County Attorney Michael Medlock represented the County Election Commission and Mr. Jackson was represented by Herb Buhl lll of Columbia. Mr. Buhl stated he was hired the morning of the hearing.
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Merriwether Fire Department Christmas Dinner Honors Those Who Serve
web posted December 8, 2010
MERRIWETHER – The Merriwether Fire Department held their annual Christmas gathering Tuesday night with Firefighters, their spouses, and local dignitaries in attendance. Fire Chief Joey Smith welcomed everyone in attendance and after a blessing by Paul Bunch attendees enjoyed a catered dinner by the Ten Governor’s Café in Edgefield.
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Crash Victim Died From Internal Injuries, Name Correction Also Provided
web posted December 8, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The cause of death in the fatal crash claiming the life of Melissa Wood, 32, of Greenwood County on Sunday has been released. According to the autopsy report Mrs. Wood died from a ruptured spleen Deputy Coroner Luther Beason said Tuesday.
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Religion: Mighty God
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted December 8, 2010

RELIGION – I like hints about gifts. Just a little one to get you excited about what is to come. Now I have not gotten any hints from any of you readers on what ya’ll have gotten me for Christmas, but now is the time to start emailing those hints!  God, in Isaiah 9:6, was so excited about the gift of Jesus that He was giving to the world on Christmas that he started telling people about it 700 years before it happened. That’s when Isaiah was written, 700 BC.
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Former Wardlaw Student Wins Military Awards
web posted December 8, 2010
COUNTY – Elizabeth Stone, a student at Clemson University, took off a semester from college to do basic training and AIT training for the Army Reserve. She left for Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., on July 5. There were 209 graduates in Delta Company at Ft. Leonard Wood. Stone was awarded two of the four company awards.
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Jingle Bell Shop-Around Kicks Off Weekend of Events
web posted December 8, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Shoppers are invited to explore and discover the unique stores and restaurants of Historic Edgefield during the Jingle Bell Shop-Around this Thursday, December 9 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitors can avoid the busy mall crowds while enjoying extended shop hours, live music on the town square and special treats throughout the stores and restaurants in the village. Pick up a passport at any participating merchant, visit the shops, and you are automatically entered to win a valuable holiday gift basket.
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Lost-Found Pets
web posted December 8, 2010
WEBNEWS – Due to a number of Lost or Found pets this week, a single report is being compiled for Thursday's Edition.

Crenshaw Sues Citizens Group for Defamation, Civil Conspiracy
web posted December 7, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County School Superintendent Mary Crenshaw has filed a civil lawsuit against James (Jim) Jackson, Charles Kemp, and John Brown accusing them of intentionally making false and misrepresented statements in the media to cause her “emotional distress” and spearheading investigations into her conduct as the Superintendent of the School District. The 9-page lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and demands a jury trial.
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Jackson Election Commission Residency Appeal to be Heard Today
web posted December 7, 2010
LEXINGTON – Nathaniel Jackson, who was disqualified and removed from the November 2 ballot for the School Board District 1 race by a unanimous 7-0 vote of the Edgefield County Election Commission on October 21, will have his appeal heard today by Circuit Court Judge Knox McMahon.
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Historical Society requests use of Crest Road property and $10,000 for film short
web posted December 7, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council held their last meeting of the year and one of their shortest. The key topic of discussion surrounded an open wood fired kiln by Steven Ferrell and the Edgefield Historical Society on the town’s Crest Road property. Before the meeting was over the Historical Society also asked the town council to consider donating $10,000 towards a short film they want to produce to spotlight the town.
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Church Van Found Vandalized Sunday
web posted December 7, 2010
TRENTON – A church van was found vandalized Sunday as church members were preparing to use the van for an out of town trip. The damages are estimated to be at least $1,850. It is the second vandalism at a local church since Thursday, however; there are no indications the two crimes are related.
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$3,200 in property stolen from Merriwether home
web posted December 7, 2010
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether man called the Sheriff’s Office Saturday morning to report someone entering his property and making off with $3,200 worth of property. The theft was discovered around 9:30 am.
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Merriwether Boy Scouts Hold Toy Drive
web posted December 7, 2010
PSA - MERRIWETHER – Santa Claus is coming to Martintown Road. Since he is short staffed this year, our local Boy Scout troop 601 is helping Santa out with a toy drive and a workshop. Pictures with Santa may be purchased for $6.00. Make a frame or an ornament for a small fee. You may donate a new unwrapped toy to toys for tots and receive $1.00 off the purchase of a picture. Visit Mrs. Claus’s bake sale table for some yummy treats and drinks. Please come and visit us on Martintown Rd. (next to Merriwether Fire Dept.)  Dec. 11 & 18, from 11 am to 5pm.

Sara’s Santas Yard Sale this Saturday
web posted December 7, 2010
PSA - EDGEFIELD – Angels Helping Sara’s Santas will hold their Christmas gift collection and yard sale this Saturday from 9 am until 4 pm at the Edgefield American Legion Hut on Penn Street. Sara’s Santas provides presents for needy children in Edgefield County. Donations of unwrapped toys or money are welcomed. The event is being sponsored by the JET Middle School APEX. Donations will also be accepted at JET Middle School through December 18.

Fatal Crash victim identified
web posted December 5, 2010 - 12:20 am
NORTHSIDE – The identity of a local woman killed in a single car crash has been identified as Melissa Marie Wood, 32, of Bradley, SC, Deputy Coroner Luther Beason said. “She will be sent to Newberry for an autopsy either today or tomorrow.” It is believed the crash occurred sometime overnight Saturday. “We’ve got calls that people heard a noise around 9:30 pm,” Beason said.
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Edgefield Christmas Parade largest ever
web posted December 6, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Christmas Parade exceeded everyone’s expectations Sunday afternoon with the most entries ever and a near record crowd in attendance. Emcees for the parade were Jane Herlong and Calvin Henderson with H. W. Brazell leading the parade as the Grand Marshal. Cool temperatures made colder by steady winds did little to deter the good time held by all.
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14-point Monster Buck “One for the record books”
web posted December 6, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield native CJ Brown bagged a monster buck during a hunt Saturday that will no doubt be “one for the record books”. The 165 pound 14-point “drop tine” whitetail was taken with a Colt Sauer 7 mm rifle at approximately 120 yards. “It’s probably the best shot at a deer that I’ve ever made,” Mr. Brown said.
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Man accused in Johnston “pistol whipping” in custody in Saluda
web posted December 6, 2010
JOHNSTON – A man accused in the pistol whipping of a Trenton man at a Johnston club on November 28 is behind bars facing charges in Saluda County as well as Johnston. Ned Dwight Brown, 25, of May Branch Road in Saluda was taken into custody by Saluda County authorities around 1:30 am Saturday on unrelated charges.
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Lost Dog
web posted December 6, 2010
COUNTY – Lost: Male, Black & Tan German Shepherd/ 10/27/10. Afraid of people, may not come if approached. Name is "BINGO". Wearing leather collar with 2009 Rabies tag. If seen or have any information please call: 227-2688 or 1-864-221-2471. Ezra or Mildred Dawkins

ATC Nursing Students Aid Marines in Afghanistan
web posted December 6, 2010
AIKEN –  ATC’s freshman nursing class is sending more than $400 of food and supplies to a unit of U.S. Marines at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Matt Comer, an ATC criminal justice student, serves in the unit along with 10 other Marines from the CSRA.
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Recovery Works – Making a Difference One Man At A Time
web posted December 6, 2010
RIDGE SPRING – “This place saved my life”, says a current resident at Recovery Works, a men’s long-term residential recovery center for drug and alcohol addiction located in Ridge Spring.  “I was on the verge of suicide when I talked to Mr. Flint (Thomas) and he asked me if I was willing to go to any length to get better.  I said ‘Yes’ and that has been the best decision I have made in my life.”
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Local woman killed in one car crash
web posted December 5, 2010 - 11:20 am
NORTHSIDE – A local woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a single car crash at the intersection of Walker Road and Highway 378 early Sunday morning. Dispatchers got the call reporting the crash just after 7 am. When Northside Firefighters, EMS, and Sheriff’s Deputies arrived they informed dispatch to notify the Coroner. The identity of the woman has not been released pending notification of family.
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Church senselessly vandalized
web posted December 4, 2010
JOHNSTON – A Deacon at the Coleman Ridge Baptist Church on McCreight Road called the Sheriff’s Office Thursday afternoon to report a burglary and informed dispatchers it was “pretty bad”. The call, which came in just before 2 pm, sent an investigator and the Crime Scene Unit to process the scene.
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Sheriff’s Office Offers Advice on Theft and Burglary Prevention and Protection
web posted December 3, 2010
COUNTY – As the number of burglaries and thefts continues to rise, as well as the frequency, there are a number of ways you can protect your property and make it more difficult for burglars to find valuables. When it comes to handguns, “Don’t hide them in the dresser, nightstand or under the mattress,” Sheriff’s Capt. Chris Wash said. “That’s the first three places they’re going to look.”
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Concealed Weapons Class to be held December 4
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web posted December 3, 2010

EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, December 4, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm in Edgefield, S.C. Cost of the class is $100.00 per person. Classroom material, fingerprint cards, fingerprinting, target and CWP training certificate will be provided.
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ECH’s Candles for Caring
web posted December 3, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Each light on the Christmas Tree at the Edgefield County Hospital represents a donation to the Hospital Auxiliary by an individual or group in honor or in memory of someone they admire and or love. The minimum donation is $5.00 per light and is tax deductible.
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County Youth Basketball League registrations begin Monday
web posted December 3, 2010
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Recreation Department is opening registrations for our County Youth Basketball League this coming Monday, December 6th.  The league is open to boys and girls, ages 6-12.
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Letters to the Editor:
web posted December 3, 2010
-- Johnston Development Corporation thanks all involved in Christmas Tree Lighting Success
-- Writer offers suggestions for national debt reduction
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Enter Edgefield Daily and Tidwell Jewelers $500 Christmas Give-Away
web posted December 2, 2010
WEBNEWS – EdgefieldDaily.com and Tidwell Jewelers have joined forces again this year in our annual Christmas Give-Away to make one lucky winner’s Christmas shopping a lot less taxing on the wallet. This year’s winner will receive a $500 gift certificate for Tidwell Jewelers, providers of exquisite jewelry, watches, fine china, crystal and more. And entering could not be easier.
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Midday theft reported at Long Cane Road Shop
web posted December 2, 2010
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield man left his shop on the 1300 block of Long Cane Road around 1 pm on Tuesday and when he returned just two and a half hours later $2,500 worth of parts had been stolen.
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MTU Detroit Diesel starts up new engine plant in Aiken County
New plant is expected to employ as many as 250 people within four years
web posted December 2, 2010
AIKEN – The new MTU Detroit Diesel engine production facility celebrated its grand opening Wednesday in Aiken County at the Sage Mill Industrial Park. The plant will manufacture MTU Series 2000 and 4000 engines, primarily for the U.S. market. The assembly lines are the first step on the way to developing the Aiken plant into a broad production base in the U.S. As a next step, a manufacturing department for components is scheduled to go into operation in the spring of 2011. Further expansion of the plant is possible.
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Johnston man returns home to find shed burglarized
web posted December 2, 2010
JOHNSTON – A second work shed has been burglarized this week, this time in the Johnston area. An Old Plank Road man called to report finding the door to the work shed forced open and over $1,500 in tools missing. The burglary took place sometime between 8 am Monday and 6:40 pm when the discovery was made.
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Sen. DeMint: FCC Move to Regulate the Internet Unjustified & Unwise
web posted December 2, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), chairman of the Senate Steering Committee and member of the Senate Commerce Committee, criticized the Federal Communications Commission's decision to place an "Open Internet" order on the agenda for the Commission's December meeting and promised to fight for passage of the Freedom for Consumer Choice Act (FCC Act) in 112th Congress.
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Johnston Native Among Three Wolves Earning Daktronics All-Super Region Two Honors
web posted December 2, 2010
SPORTS: NEWBERRY – Three Newberry College football players have been named to the 2010 DAKTRONICS All-Super Region Two football teams, which were released today. Offensive lineman Matt Holmes and safety Ron Parker earned first team all-region honors, and are now eligible for All-American honors later this month. Wide receiver David Pressley earned second team honors.
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Found Dog: Free to Good Home
web posted December 2, 2010
EDGEFIELD – "Roscoe" needs a home for Christmas - Neutered male beagle strayed here several weeks ago in the Brunson-Cleora community. Unable to locate owners.  Very nice mannered and affectionate, housebroken, and loves to ride in car.  We do not know his age or have any vet records, but he appears to be a younger dog and healthy.  He gets along great with the other dogs, but we can't keep him.  Free to good home.  Call Sheryl, (803) 637-3971

Greenwood Christmas Parade Dec. 5
web posted December 2, 2010
GREENWOOD – Santa Claus is coming to Uptown as Greenwood hosts the annual Christmas Parade.  This year’s theme is “Christmas Past and Present” and the event is scheduled for December 5th at 2:30 p.m. 
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Burglar strikes barn for $2,700 in tools
web posted December 1, 2010
COUNTY LINE – An Arrowhead Lake Road man called the Sheriff’s Office Monday morning to report a burglary to his barn. The discovery was made when a hasp to a tool room was missing as were several tools.
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H. W. Brazell, Sr., to Serve as Parade Grand Marshal
web posted December 1, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Town of Edgefield’s annual Christmas parade will be held Sunday, December 5th at 4:00 p.m. Grand Marshal for the parade will be Mr. H. W. Brazell, Sr. 
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Man fights Police Officer to prevent arrest
web posted December 1, 2010
JOHNSTON – A Johnston Police Officer conducting a “walk through” at an Academy Street location around 1:30 Saturday morning he observed an unknown man “becoming rowdy” and getting “in peoples faces”. As the office tried to escort the man outside asking him to calm down a second man grabbed the arm of the officer trying to pull him away from the first man. It did not take long before the officer’s attention turned to the man who was refusing to let go of his arm and a scuffle ensued.
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Concealed Weapons Class to be held December 4
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web posted December 1, 2010

EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, December 4, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm in Edgefield, S.C. Cost of the class is $100.00 per person. Classroom material, fingerprint cards, fingerprinting, target and CWP training certificate will be provided.
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Religion: Wonderful Counselor
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted December 1, 2010

RELIGION – In Jo Robinson and Jean Coppock Staeheli’s book “Unplugging the Christmas Machine” they address what happens to people at each year at Christmas time.  They write "The Christmas Machine has this power over us because it knows how to woo us; it speaks to the deepest, profoundest, and most sacred desires of the human heart. If it appeared as a monster, we would rise up and stop it.
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Messer to retire after 35 years with US Postal Service
web posted December 1, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Gerald Messer is retiring from the US Postal Service after more than 35 years of service as a letter carrier at the Edgefield Post Office. His last working day will be Friday, December 3, 2010 but he will not officially retire until January 2011. He has been a valuable asset to the Edgefield Post Office and will be missed not only by his co-workers, but by the many of the customers on his mail route.
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Trenton man reports being assaulted with gun at Johnston club
web posted December 1, 2010
JOHNSTON – An early morning altercation left a Trenton man being pistol whipped at an Addison Street location just before 2:30 Sunday morning. According to the witness and the victim, they were trying to leave the location when a red SUV blocked them in and the subject got out of the SUV and began an argument with the female passenger.
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Allen Easler of Cornerstone to speak at Alliance Meeting next Monday
web posted December 1, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Alliance will host its monthly meeting Monday, December 6, 2010 at 7:30 a.m. at Piedmont Technical College, Edgefield Campus. Everyone interested in learning about issues which affect Edgefield County is invited to attend. Breakfast will be served. A small donation $3- $5 to help cover the cost is suggested.
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Man jailed after sending threatening text messages to police officer
web posted November 30, 2010
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield man has been arrested after sending threats to an Edgefield Police officer using text messages, pictures, and vulgar song lyrics. Brandon Todd Wilson, 18, was arrested on Saturday and remained behind bars at the Edgefield County Detention Center until being released on bond Monday.
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