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UPDATE: House on Martintown Total Loss
web posted December 29, 2016
WESTSIDE –  Firefighters from both Westside and Merriwether responded to an early morning house fire on Martintown Road. 
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Obituary: Mrs. Annie Ripley Hall
web posted December 29, 2016
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Over $10,000 Worth of Items Stolen in Trenton
web posted December 28, 2016
TRENTON –  After returning home from work one afternoon, a Trenton man discovered his basement window had been busted out, and multiple items were taken from his home.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Dec 27- Dec 31
web posted December 27, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Happy New Year from the Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop. We would like to thank everyone for your business in 2016 and we will look forward to severing each and everyone in 2017   We will be Closed January 2nd and will reopen January 3rd. at 9 am.
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Press Release: US Fibers Announces PET Fiber Line 
web posted December 26, 2016
RELEASE –  US Fibers announced today the commercialization of its newest PET fiber line.
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Obituary: Wayne Russell Swiger
web posted December 26, 2016
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MES Students Give Back
web posted December 21, 2016
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                                                          backMERRIWETHER –  The newly formed Student Council of Merriwether Elementary recently held a toy drive for the Toys for Tots program. 
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Update: Missing Girl Believed to be in Edgefield County Found
web posted December 21, 2016
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                                                          barnesTRENTON –  The Lexington Police Department are searching for a missing girl, they believe may be in Edgefield County.
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Be on the Lookout for Scams
web posted December 20, 2016
COUNTY –  Several scams have been reported recently throughout the county.  If you are an SCE&G customer, or know an elderly person, these scams could be headed your way. 
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SRS Public Tour Registration Now Open, Historic Tours Offered for 2017
web posted December 20, 2016
srs 2017
                                                          tourRELEASE –  Registration is now open for the Savannah River Site (SRS) 2017 public tour program.  More than 1,000 seats are available during 22 tours to be held throughout the year.  The program is managed by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) for the Department of Energy Savannah River Operations Office.
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Motorcycle Stolen on Woodlawn Road
web posted December 19, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  After having mechanical problems, a man from Fort Gordon left his motorcycle on Woodlawn Road.  When he returned it was no longer there.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Dec 19- Dec 24
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web posted December 19, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  We at the Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop want to wish each and everyone a very Merry Christmas.Our hours this week are Monday through Friday 9-7 Saturday Christmas eve 9-4 and will be closed Monday12-26-16 and will reopen 12-27-16. 
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And The Winners of the Christmas Giveaway Are…
web posted December 16, 2016
JOHNSTON –   The winners of the Tidwell Jewelers - Edgefield Daily 2016 Christmas Giveaway were drawn just after 2pm at Tidwell Jewelers' Johnston location. Edgefield Daily would like to thank Danny and Linda Tidwell for their continued support for the annual giveaway, which would not be possible without them. We would also like to thank the several hundreds of readers who entered this year.
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Suspect Arrested in Connection to Fatal Structure Fire
web posted December 16, 2016
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                                                          thomasEDGEFIELD –  A suspect has been arrested in connection with the deaths of Charles and Andrea Deas.
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Edgefield County Requests Bids for Motor Grader
web posted December 16, 2016
COUNTY –  Edgefield County is requesting bids to buy a motor grader.  Please price with the purchase of one (1) motor grader with trade-in.
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Writer Responds to Previous Electoral College Letter
web posted December 15, 2016
Dear Editor:
I read with interest Mr. Joe Bialek's letter concerning the Electoral College. Mr. Bialek's solution to his problem with the function of the Electoral College is nothing more than having the popular vote decide the election. 
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Park Row Market BBQ Buffet Thursday Night
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web posted December 15, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Park Row will be having their BBQ Buffet this Thursday, December 15.
The buffet will be an all you can eat BBQ buffet.  They will begin serving at 6 pm.
Entertainment will start at 7 and will be provided by Bogie. Click on their banner above for daily specials and Like them on FaceBook

Strom Thurmond Beats Evans High School
web posted December 15, 2016
SPORTS –  The Strom Thurmond Varsity Boys traveled to Evans High School on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.
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Merriwether Fire Department Christmas Party
web posted December 13, 2016
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                                                          Christmas
                                                          partyMERRIWETHER –  Last night, the Merriwether Fire Department held their annual Christmas Banquet with approximately 100 in attendance. 
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Intoxicated Man Breaks Into Home With Knife
web posted December 14, 2016
COUNTY –  Officers were called to a Merriwether home, after reports that a man with a knife broke a door open, and injured two people.
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Home Fire Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating & Entertaining
web posted December 14, 2016
PRESS RELEASE –  Holidays are a time for joy and celebration in South Carolina. A time when families come together, candles are light, homes are decorated, and feasts are prepared. Unfortunately it is also a time when there is an increased risk for fires.
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Obituary: Effie Moore McDowell
web posted December 13, 2016
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Johnston United Methodist Women and STCTC’s AWS Work Together
web posted December 13, 2016
JOHNSTON –  STCTC’s (Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center) AWS (American Welding Society) joined forces with Johnston United Methodist Women to produce a bench in memory of Mathew Argo. 
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Park Row Market BBQ Buffet Thursday Night
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web posted December 13, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Park Row will be having their BBQ Buffet this Thursday, December 15.
The buffet will be an all you can eat BBQ buffet.  They will begin serving at 6 pm.
Entertainment will start at 7 and will be provided by Bogie. Click on their banner above for daily specials and Like them on FaceBook.

Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Dec 12- Dec 17
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web posted December 13, 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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Missing Pets
web posted December 12, 2016
missing
                                                          petsEDGEFIELD –  Have you seen these pets? Their family is looking for any information on their whereabouts. 
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National Honor Society at Fox Creek
web posted December 12, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  The Predator Chapter of the National Honor Society 2016-2017 held its induction ceremony on Tuesday, October 18, in their NEW gymnasium.
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STHS Boys Varsity Basketball Defeat 73-58
web posted December 12, 2016
SPORTS –  The Strom Thurmond Varsity Boys exploded on the court Thursday night at JET Middle School where they played Saluda.
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Outstanding Scholars Inducted into STHS Beta Club
web posted December 9, 2016
outstanding
                                                          scholars
                                                          inducted into
                                                          sths beta
                                                          clubJOHNSTON –  Strom Thurmond High School recently inducted 38 new members into its Senior Beta Club, a national honor society distinguished by service to the community. 
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Email Scam Targeting Amazon Shoppers
web posted December 9, 2016
NATION –  Customers from Amazon are reporting a new email scam that is aiming to gain access to the customer’s personal information.
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Sarah's Santa needs your yard sale items...
web posted December 9, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Proceeds to Sarah’s Santa goes to provide Christmas for children who otherwise, would have nothing under the Christmas tree.
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Obituary: John Richard Williams
web posted December 9, 2016
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Edgefield County Council Meeting – Good Days Gone By
By April Thomkinson
web posted December 8, 2016
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                                                          council
                                                          december 2016COUNTY –  Tuesday evening, December 6, 2016, Edgefield County Council met in the Council Chambers for what was the last meeting with current council members. 
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Strom Thurmond High School Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball Beat Airport High School
web posted December 8, 2016
JOHNSTON –  The boys and girls varsity basketball team took on Airport High School on Tuesday, December 6. Both teams came ready to compete, and defeated Airport.
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Geddes Wins MES Spelling Bee
web posted December 8, 2016
merriwether
                                                          spelling beeMERRIWETHER –  Merriwether Elementary recently held its annual Fifth Grade Spelling Bee. Each fifth grade homeroom held three spelling bees prior to the Fifth Grade Spelling Bee. The three winners from the five, fifth grade homerooms advanced to the school wide bee. 


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Christmas for Kids
web posted December 8, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  The Edgefield Community Development Association will be hosting Christmas for Kids this weekend on the square.
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Breaking
: Gas Leak
web posted December 7, 2016
MCCORMICK –  A gas leak has been reported in McCormick county. 
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Pearl Harbor, "A Day that will live in Infamy"
web posted December 7, 2016
NATION –  Today marks the 75th anniversary on the attacks on Pearl Harbor, a day that is unforgettable to the American people.
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Edgefield Town Council December Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted December 7, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Edgefield Town Council met briefly Monday night for the last regularly scheduled meeting of the year. Several items of business were on the agenda.
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Jackie’s Sport’s Apparel and More Opens in Johnston
web posted December 7, 2016
JOHNSTON –  Just in time for the Christmas season, Jackie’s Sport's Apparel and More opened their doors to the public, Saturday December 3rd.
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Christmas Under the Stars Hosted by Grace UMC
web posted December 7, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  Grace UMC will be hosting "Christmas Under the Stars" at The Way property (corner of Sweetwater and Randall Rd) on Saturday, December 17, from 4-7 pm. This is a community gathering for the entire North Augusta/ Sweetwater/ Fox Creek/ and Mount Vintage community.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Specials Dec 6 - Dec 16
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted December 6, 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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Santa and Mrs. Claus to Visit McCormick County Library
web posted December 6, 2016
MCCORMICK – Looking for a place to take the kids to see Santa? Look no further! Santa will be in McCormick on Saturday, December 10, from 1-4pm.  See the press release below for more information.
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Parkdale Mill Closes in Edgefield County
web posted December 5, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Will Williams, President and CEO, Economic Development Partnership, stated Parkdale Mills Plant #20 on Rabbit Trail Road announced to their employees on the morning of Nov 15 that they would be closing the plant right before Thanksgiving.
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Edgefield’s 43rd Annual Christmas Parade
web posted December 5, 2016
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                                                          christmas
                                                          paradeCOUNTY –  Edgefield held their annual Christmas parade Sunday afternoon.  A day full of rain brought few to the sidewalk streets, as most attendees watched from their vehicles, as the floats made their way down Main Street. 
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Coins, Firearms, and More Stolen from Edgefield Home
web posted December 5, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  After returning home from work, an Edgefield man noticed his backed door had been pried open, and over $4,000 worth of items had been stolen.
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Third Suspect in Sportsman’s Robbery Arrested
web posted December 1, 2016
rashawan
                                                          hairstonMERRIWETHER –  The third suspect involved in the armed robbery at Sportsman’s Corner on November 11th has been arrested. 
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Attention Edgefield County Veterans, VFW Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary
web posted December 1, 2016
COUNTY –  The following is a public service announcement regarding the Christmas parade this Sunday.
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Rebel Merchandise on Sale
web posted December 1, 2016
JOHNSTON –  Mark your calendars: December 12th & 13th there will be REDUCED PRICES on STHS merchandise.
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Obituary: Mary Louise Hammond 
web posted December 1, 2016
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