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Armed Robbery Turns to Manhunt
web posted December 29, 2017
JOHNSTON – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office was called in to assist the Johnston Police Department with an armed robbery at the Caper House.
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Top Stories in 2017
web posted December , 2017
COUNTY –  As the year comes to an end, we wanted to take a brief moment, and reflect on the top stories that took place throughout this year.
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Edgefield County: Reflecting on 2017, Focusing on 2018
By Dean Campbell
Edgefield County Council Chairman

web posted December 29, 2017
PRESS RELEASE – Now that 2017 is in the rearview mirror, I wanted to give you a brief update on what Edgefield County achieved this year.
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Job Opportunity: Utility Meter Reader
web posted December 27, 2017
MONETTA – The town of Monetta is currently seeking a self-motivated individual to read water meters.
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Think Before You Chunk
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted December 27, 2017
GARDENING – Christmas time, that joyous time of year that you decorate your home, wrap presents, cook delicious meals, and purchase a Christmas tree.
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Dec 27 - Jan 2
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web posted December 27, 2017
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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Obituary: “Sara” Robertson Powell
web posted December 27, 2017
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Carolina Moon Distillery Recognized for New Brand
web posted December 22, 2017
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                                                          moon
                                                          distilleryPRESS RELEASE – The International Association of Business Communicators’ South Carolina Chapter honored Carolina Moon Distillery’s new brand on Nov. 2 with an Award of Excellence for Marketing Communication, the highest statewide award in the category.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Hours
web posted December 22, 2017
EDGEFIELD – Please note the amended holiday hours for the Edgefield Butcher Shop.
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County Closings
web posted December 22, 2017
COUNTY – The following Edgefield County Offices will be closed on December 22, and 25 in observance of Christmas, and Monday, January 1st, in observance of New Year's Day.
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Burglar Busted Red-Handed
web posted December 20, 2017
TRENTON – According to a report filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office, a burglar was apprehended at a residence on Jacob Mckie Road.
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Suspicious Activity on Martintown Road
web posted December 20, 2017
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether woman called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Department to report an unknown white male and white female who knocked on her door and posed as police officers.
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Obituary: Mrs. Vicky Taylor Sharpe

web posted December 20, 2017
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Edgefield Troop 30 Celebrates Eagle Scouts and Wood Badge
web posted December 18, 2017
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                                                          troop 30EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Scouts Troop 30 held an Eagle Scouts Ceremony Saturday December 16, 2017 at the NWTF Shooting Complex.
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Will The Real Poinsettia Please Stand Up
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted December 18, 2017
poinsettiaGARDENING – The Poinsettia is a traditional holiday plant that everyone, everywhere throughout the world, is familiar with. I wanted to share a few tips on how to care for your "traditional" Poinsettia, and give you a little history lesson on how South Carolina actually plays a huge roll in this holiday plant's claim to festive fame!

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Home Under Construction Robbed
web posted December 15, 2017
MERRIWETHER – A new home under construction in Sweetwater Landing was robbed Tuesday, December 12th.
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Corporal Eric Chapman Honored by Law Enforcement During Funeral
web posted December 14, 2017
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                                                          chapmanJOHNSTON –  Corporal Eric Chapman's funeral was held yesterday, December 13, 2017.  He was recognized by law enforcement officials in both South Carolina and Georgia.
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South Carolina Farm Bureau Convention
web posted December 14, 2017
PRESS RELEASE – Nearly 1,000 Farm Bureau members from across the state gathered not just to prepare for the year ahead, but also to celebrate accomplishments of volunteers and progress made in the General Assembly.
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Obituary:
Debra Robinson Quarles
web posted December 14, 2017
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Santa's Mini Craft Show A Success
web posted December 13, 2017
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                                                          showMERRIWETHER – The hostess of this past weekend's, Santa's Mini Craft Show, Amanda Whatley Owen, reported that the show was such a great success, that it will become an annual event.
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Columbia Wilbert Vault Co. Donates Vault for Corporal Chapman
web posted December 13, 2017
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                                                          companyPRESS RELEASE – Columbia Wilbert Vault Co., a local woman-owned business founded in 1940, is proud to donate the burial vault for Johnston officer Corporal James Eric Chapman who died in the line of duty on Friday, December 9, 2017.
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The Story About Rudolph
Submitted by a Reader - For Adults
web posted December 13, 2017
COUNTY – A man named Bob May, depressed and broken hearted, stared out his drafty apartment window into the chilling December night. His 4-year-old daughter Barbara sat on his lap quietly sobbing. Bob's wife, Evelyn, was dying of cancer. Little Barbara couldn't understand why her mommy could never come home. Barbara looked up into her dad's eyes and asked, "Why isn't Mommy just like everybody else's Mommy?"
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Dec 13 - Dec 23
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted December 13, 2017
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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Merriwether Fire Department Holds Christmas Banquet
web posted December 12, 2017
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                                                          departmentMERRIWETHER – The Merriwether Fire Department held it's Annual Christmas Banquet Monday night at Sweetwater Baptist Church's Family Life Center.
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Explosives Found in Old Barn
web posted December 12, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  After purchasing some new property, an Edgefiled man found explosives in an old barn. 
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Merriwether Man Attacked During Home Burglary
web posted December 11, 2017
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether man was attacked at his home, while working on his truck, by four individuals.
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Gardening - Reader Questions

By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted December 11, 2017
GARDENING – A few weeks ago I received a few questions that I would love to take the time to answer.  First, a reader asked about planting a "Christmas-like tree" in her yard that could be used not only to decorate for Christmas but also as a screen or part of the landscape.  Another reader was concerned about the timing of the leaves dropping as well as the amount of the leaves dropping from the sycamore tree. Edgefield Daily

T.V, Gaming System, Knives, and More Stolen from Trenton Home
web posted December 11, 2017
TRENTON – Nearly $2,500 worth of items were stolen from a Trenton home last week. Edgefield Daily

Obituary: James W. “Jimmy” Gilchrist, Sr.

web posted December 11, 2017
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Obituary: James Eric Chapman
web posted December 10, 2017
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Fatal Accident Claims the Life of a Johnston Police Officer
web posted December 9, 2017
JOHNSTON – The South Carolina Highway patrol is continuing to investigate an accident that claimed the life of a Johnston Police Officer.
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Santa's Mini Craft Show Set For December 9th
web posted December 7, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  There will be coffee, hot cocoa, hot cocoa with peppermint oils, and apple cider for sale at Santa's Mini Craft Show on December 9th, from 11 am to 4 pm at the Meriwether Community Center located at 1879  W. Martintown Road in North Augusta.  The event will be held rain or shine.  There will be some heaters running to chase away the cold as you shop for some unique handcrafted items. Edgefield Daily

Obituary: Mr. C. Raymond Parkman
web posted December 7, 2017
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Harmony UMC – Christmas Cantata

web posted December 7, 2017
EDGEFIELD – Come hear the sounds of Christmas by the Harmony UMC Choir plus special quests of Choir Director Karlton Timmerman, on Sunday, December 10th at 3:00 PM.  It will be a wonderful experience to behold!

Sumner Law Firm Ribbon Cutting

web posted December 7, 2017
EDGEFIELD – Please join the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting at  Sumner Law Firm, 300 Main Street, Edgefield, SC on Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 11:00 AM.

Wounded Warrior Project® will join American Forest Management and the National Wild Turkey Federation at two-day event in South Carolina
web posted December 5, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  American Forest Management announces they will be hosting events in partnership with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) to benefit soldiers from the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) on December 5 and 6, 2017.
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Obituary: Edgar “Nuddy” Prince
web posted December 4, 2017
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Santa's Mini Craft Show Set For December 9th

web posted December 4, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  Be prepared for a day of festive family fun on December 9th, from 11 am to 4 pm.  Santa's Mini Craft Show will be at the Meriwether Community Center located at 1879  W. Martintown Road North Augusta SC 29860.  The event will be held rain or shine.
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Indoor Plants - Keeping Your Roomies Happy
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted December 4, 2017

GARDENING – Indoor house plants can be so much fun!  Your collection can include many different types from orchids to a mini indoor herb garden in your kitchen window.  You can own almost any plant you wish.  Today, we'll cover some very general tips that apply to many tropical-type indoor plants.
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44th Annual Edgefield Christmas Parade
web posted December 1, 2017
EDGEFIELD – Celebrate the Season!   Come to the Edgefield Town Square Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 to enjoy Christmas music, dancing and train rides beginning at 1:00 pm.
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STCTC FFA Students Compete and Explore in Indianapolis
web posted December 1, 2017
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                                                          IndianapolisINDIANAPOLIS – The 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo was held in Indianapolis, IN on October 24-28th. The Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center (STCTC) FFA Association was amongst this group in Indianapolis.
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One Call Leads To Another, And Another
web posted December 1, 2017
WESTSIDE – The Edgefield County Sheriffs Office received a call Monday, at 12:51 pm, regarding a family quarrel, and possible assault.
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Stolen Vehicle Recovered
web posted December 1, 2017
EDGEFIELD – A deputy met with a Lexington man at the Law Enforcement Center on Monday, in reference to the location of his stolen vehicle. 
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The Only Supermoon We'll See in 2017 is Coming This Weekend — Here's How to See it
BUSINESS INSIDER – The year's only visible supermoon (or perigee-syzygy, if you prefer the technical term) happens on December 3, meaning the moon, which traces an elliptical orbit around the Earth, will come as close to us as it gets. At that point, it may appear a little bigger and brighter than usual.
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