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Heros from the Past
web posted February 28, 2018
022818JOHNSTON –  How many African Americans do you know from Edgefield County that made an impact on our community, state or nation?  Few of us do. However, it was the intention of Strom Thurmond High School principal, Josh Black, to get the student body find out.
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Edgefield County Young Famer Pork BBQ Sandwich Fundraiser to be Held as Part of the 6th Annual Ag Day 3/10
web posted February 28, 2018
022818BBQJOHNSTON - The Edgefield County Young Farmer Association is holding a Pork BBQ sandwich fundraiser on Saturday March 10, 2018 at Strom Thurmond High School beginning at 11:00AM and serving until 3:00 p.m. or while supplies last.
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Classifieds; Home For Sale
web posted February 28, 2018
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Crime Blotter Updated
web posted February 28, 2018
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Foundation Plants - Setting The Stage For A Grand Performance
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted February 27, 2018
GARDENING –  A new home is a fresh canvas for new plants.  Or maybe, yours is an established home and you have some new ideas.  Either way foundation plants are the key to starting your landscape design.
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Feb 27 - March 5
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web posted February 27, 2018
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer..
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J-E-T Math Counts Team Measures Up
web posted February 26, 2018
022618JETJOHNSTON –  The Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton (J-E-T) Middle School Math Counts team competed on Saturday, February 10 at Aiken Technical College and came in fifth place out of the fifteen competing schools.
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FBLA Students Bring Home Numerous Awards at Region Competition
web posted February 26, 2018
JOHNSTON – Eight FBLA members from Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center traveled to Westbrook High School in Blythewood on Saturday, January 27th, to attend the District II FBLA Leadership Conference and Competitive Events.
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Harlem Superstars Visit MMS!

web posted February 26, 2018
022618MMSMERRIWETHER –  Merriwether Middle School hosted the Harlem Superstars on Friday the second of February in the school gym. The superstars are a group of talented basketball players whose main mission is to entertain kids and their families through the game of exciting show time basketball.
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Obituary: Frances P. Smith

web posted February 26, 2018
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Man Discovers His Handgun Missing When Responding To Noise Outside Home
web posted February 24, 2018
JOHNSTON –  On February 18th, a homeowner living just off of Sweetwater Road contacted the Edgefield County Sheriff's Department about a missing handgun.
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School District Responds To Policy Questions After Recent Incident
web posted February 24, 2018
MERRIWETHER –  Two Merriwether Middle School students were involved in an altercation on a school bus Tuesday afternoon.  The incident got further out of hand when one of the boys followed the other off the bus at his stop.  The pursuer returned to the bus when the other boy retreived, what was thought to be, a gun from his home.
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Obituary: Bruce Charles Rienzo
web posted February 24, 2018
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Obituary: Mrs. Mae Cook Rice
web posted February 24, 2018
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JES is 100 Days Smarter
web posted February 23, 2018
022318JES100JOHNSTON –  Johnston Elementary students are 100 days smarter and their teachers are 80 days away from the end of another successful school year.
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Obituary: Mrs. Marsha Susan Christie

web posted February 23, 2018
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Cumbee Center Announces 2018 Writing Contest
web posted February 23, 2018
EDGEFIELD –  Due to the recent attention brought to sexual assault and harassment issues, our goal is to present students with the opportunity to use their voices to empower survivors.
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Crimeblotter Updated
web posted February 23, 2018
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School District Registration Openings Announced for ’18-’19 Academic Year

web posted February 22, 2018
JOHNSTON –  Registration for the 2018-2019 school year for Kindergarten (5K) and Child Development (4K) will be held at all 4 Elementary schools on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
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New In The Classifieds; Land For Sale
web posted February 22, 2018
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Letter to the Editor: Thoughts on SCE&G from an Employee
web posted February 22, 2018
Dear Editor,
Every morning I get up and put on the same blue uniform that was worn by some of the men that I have respected most in my life, men whose names are still remembered throughout the community even though they are no longer with us. I take their legacy to work with me on a daily basis and the sense of pride I feel at honoring their memory is only surpassed by the pride I feel seeing my son now also wearing the uniform.
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Entries Being Accepted for Vendors for the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival
web posted February 20, 2018
PRESS RELEASE –  The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival is now accepting applications for those who sell arts and crafts and for food vendors for the 35th Festival, which will be held May 5, 2018.
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Feb 20 - Feb 26
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web posted February 20, 2018
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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New Job Listing in Classifieds
web posted February 20, 2018
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Plant Barber Shop Interviews
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted February 19, 2018
GARDENING –  Just like people, plants have preferences in their looks, and what style suits them the best.  Just for fun, I thought it would be interesting to "interview" a few plants and ask them what styles they prefer.  Here is what they had to say.:
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Obituary: Grace Wilson Pearson
web posted February 19, 2018
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JES Littlest Groundhogs See Their Shadows
web posted February 16, 2018
021618jesJOHNSTON –  Groundhog Day at Johnston Elementary found 30 Child Development students celebrating and enjoying groundhog related activities. Groundhog Day, is a popular tradition celebrated in the United States and Canada on February 2.
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Edgefield County School District Honor Roll 2nd Nine Weeks 2017-2018 School Year
web posted February 16, 2018
COUNTY –  Congratulations to all of our hard-working students.
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Edgefield County Young Farmers Attend Conference
web posted February 15, 2018
Edgefield
                                                          County Young
                                                          Famrers Attend
                                                          ConferencePRESS RELEASE –  armers Corey Harmon and Samuel Adkinson were amoing the more than 300 young farmers and ranchers from across the state who traveled to Greenville, SC, to network, become better leaders in their communities and learn how to overcome challenges within the agriculture industry.


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Suspected Burglar Busted On Highway 25
web posted February 15, 2018
TRENTON –  According to a report from the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office, dated February 10th, a suspected burglar was nabbed at the scene of the heist on Highway 25, near Drifter's Bar and Grill.
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Cumbee Center Host 2018 Conference 
web posted February 15, 2018
PRESS RELEASE –  Cumbee Center along with the Child Advocacy Center is hosting a Sexual Assault training on April 20, 2018 at the North Augusta Municipal Building in North Augusta, SC.
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Mission Solar Energy Modules Featured in South Carolina Elementary School Solar Farm
web posted February 14, 2018
021418ecsdSAN ANTONIO, TX – The Edgefield County School District is now the proud owner of a 515kW solar farm that sits on the campus of Parker Elementary in Edgefield, South Carolina.
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MMS Band Students in SC All State and All Region Bands
web posted February 14, 2018
021418mmsMERRIWETHER – Thousands of students from all over South Carolina auditioned for the SC All State and All Region bands. These talented students auditioned on their instruments to compete for an opportunity to perform in these prestigious ensembles.
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Top Strom Thurmond Career and Technology (STCTC) Students Inducted to NTHS
web posted February 14, 2018
021418stctcJOHNSTON –  STCTC’s top students were inducted in the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). “The induction ceremony was very sincere and speical,” said Sarah Kemp, parent of Bradley and Johnathan Kemp.
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Feb 13 - Feb 19

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web posted February 13, 2018
EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Merriwether Middle School Spelling Bee
web posted February 13, 2018
021318spellingbeeMERRIWETHER –  MMS held the annual Scripps Howard Spelling Bee on Wednesday the 17th of January with three winners from each grade level. The participants were, Brantson Kulp, Caleb Cook and Joshua Cook.
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New Post On Wandering Minds
web posted February 13, 2018
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Patriot's Smokehouse To Open Thursday

web posted February 13, 2018
MERRIWETHER –  Patriot's Smokehouse will officially open to the public Thursday, February 15th at 11:00am.  The restaurant is located at next to Sportsman's Corner.
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DES Students learn about Dr. King
web posted February 13, 2018
021318trentonTRENTON – Students in Ms. Amanda Streu’s class at Douglas Elementary School learned a valuable lesson about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through science.
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Obituary; Sean P. Carter
web posted February 12, 2018
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Dean Campbell To Run For Re-Election For Edgefield County Council
web posted February 12, 2018
Dean
                                                          CampbellJOHNSTON –  Edgefield County Council District 3 Representative Dean Campbell today announced he will seek re-election to Edgefield County Council, saying he wants to continue the work of enhancing the County’s vitality and growth.
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Cupid On the Cheap

By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted February 12, 2018

GARDENING – Valentine's Day, the day where people express their love for their significant others, as well as their family and friends.  It is also the day that the most flowers are sold compared to any other day of the year.  The problem is, that it's the season where the flower prices are the highest compared to any other time. I have always been a budget-type person, always asking myself, what look or effect can I get at a fraction the cost?
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New Job Posting in Classified
web posted February 12, 2018
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Obituary: Mrs. Virginia Boeckel Ouzts
web posted February 12, 2018
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Missionaries to Speak at Johnston Presbyterian
web posted February 12, 2018
JOHNSTON –  This Sunday, February 18 at 9:45 a.m., the Johnston Presbyterian Church will have a missionary family to come and speak about their mission.  Doug and Amy Nunziato (and their children Analise and Nate) are with MATA (Mission Aviation Training Academy) in Washington State.
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Obituary: Melideen M. Edwards

web posted February 10, 2018
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Obituary: Mr. William C. “Bill” Moody, Jr.

web posted February 10, 2018
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Learning, Building and Saving at STCTC
web posted February 9, 2018
learning
                                                          building and
                                                          saving at
                                                          stctcJOHNSTON –  “You gotta burn ‘em to learn ‘em,” is Strom Thurmond Career and Technical Center’s welding instructor, Bill Cheatham’s motto.  An industry professional before coming to STCTC, Mr. Cheatham, affectionately called “Mr. Bill” by his students, is shaping them into real welders.
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Dads and Daughters Dance the Night Away at MES
web posted February 9, 2018
MERRIWETHER –  Over 300 dads and daughters danced the night away at Merriwether Elementary School (MES) last Friday night at the Snowflake Ball.
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Updated Crime Blotter
web posted February 9, 2018
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A Love of Books Beyond Compare – Talley Donates 3,500 Books to ECSD
web posted February 8, 2018
020818BooksTRENTON – Joan Talley loves children’s books. In the past year, Joan has dug through refrigerator size bins full of donated books at Salvation Army stores. She purchases the books, cleans and repairs them and writes the reading level inside the cover.


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Obituary: Harcourt “Butch” Bull, III
web posted February 8, 2018
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Pistol Stolen From Merriwether Vehicle
web posted February 7, 2018
MERRIWETHER –  A .380 automatic pistol was among the items taken when unknown subject(s) broke into a man's truck in Cannon Mill last week.  According to an Edgefield County Sheriff's Department report, a book bag, a Yeti bag, and a pair of Costa sunglasses were also taken from the truck.
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Salute to Blackwell as Whatley Assumes Role as Editor
web posted February 6, 2018
MERRIWETHER –  As the New Year gets underway, I would like to take a moment to share some changes that will be happening with Edgefield Daily.  Mr. David Whatley started working with Edgefield Daily and taking on the responsibility of all operations as of January 1st, 2018.
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Feb 6 - Feb 12
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web posted February 6, 2018
EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Edgefield Camellia Club Will Hold Camellia Tea

web posted February 6, 2018
EDGEFIELD –  The Camellia Tea, sponsored by the Edgefield Camellia Club, will be held Thursday, Feb. 15, at Magnolia Dale in downtown Edgefield from 3 to 5 p.m.
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Parade Entries, Entertainers Wanted for the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival
web posted February 5, 2018
JOHNSTON –  The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival wants you!  The Festival is now taking applications for individuals, organizations and businesses interested in being a part of the Festival’s parade.
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Cayce Train Wreck Worst in SC Since Graniteville
web posted February 5, 2018
THE STATE –  An Amtrak passenger train traveling at more than 50 mph ran off a main track Sunday in Lexington County, smashed into a parked train and killed two people in what’s considered one of the worst railroad accidents in recent South Carolina history.
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Sowing Seeds and Reaching Out To a Reader With Ailing Leyland Cypresses
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted February 5, 2018

GARDENING –   With spring approaching, now is the time to start sowing the seeds for your summer garden.  There are so many different things out there to help accommodate seed growing.  I want to share a few with you, as well as a few of my favorite veggie and herb seeds planting processes.
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Obituary: Mattie “Ruth” Wilkie Russell
web posted February 5, 2018
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Obituary; Hunter Ashton Ussery
web posted February 5, 2018
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Pickleball Program Now In Edgefield
web posted February 5, 2018
EDGEFIELD –  The Edgefield Town Gym recently started a new pickleball program for adults.  The schedule for drop-in pickleball is Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m.  Beginners are welcome.  Equipment is provided at the gym.  There is no charge.
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Duncan Statement on Gowdy Announcement
web posted February 1, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement after Congressman Trey Gowdy (SC-04) announced he would not seek reelection:
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Updated Crime Blotter
web posted February 1, 2018
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Duncan Reacts to President Trump’s State of the Union Address to Congress
web posted February 1, 2018
WAHINGTON, D.C. -  Congressman Jeff Duncan released the following statement after President Trump delivered a powerful and unifying State of the Union address to Congress:
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Hope For The Warriors Promotes Karen Lee To Vice President of Advancement

web posted February 1, 2018
karen
                                                          leeEDGEFIELD - After just five months with the organization, Karen Lee has been promoted to vice president of advancement of Hope For The Warriors.
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