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January 2010 Archive

Winter weather could dip into tri-county area
web posted January 30, 2010
COUNTY – Sleet, freezing rain and ice is expected to have minor accumulations Saturday morning in the tri-county area of McCormick, Edgefield, and Saluda. A winter storm warning is in effect to counties just to the north and some forecasts place the icy conditions just north of I-20. Almost all forecasts predict some ice falling in the tri-county area before turning to rain after sunrise.

Holmes Pond Road may reopen soon as repairs to dam get underway
web posted January 29, 2010
JOHNSTON – It has been nearly a year since Holmes Pond Road was closed after a dam began to give way causing the collapse of sections on either side of the roadway in March of last year. In the time since, things have gone from bad to worse and no repairs have been made to date. That is about to change, a spokesman for Layman’s Nursery, who wished not to be named, said Thursday when we surveyed the site together.
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County and town leaders gather at Intergovernmental Meeting
web posted January 29, 2010
JOHNSTON – Local officials and elected representatives gathered together Thursday evening in Johnston for the annual Edgefield County Intergovernmental Meeting hosted by the Edgefield County Council. Chairman Monroe Kneece was unable to attend the meeting due to recent surgery so Vice-chairman Willie Bright stepped in as host.
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New search engine give users anonymity on the web
web posted January 29, 2010
WEBNEWS – A new and unique search provider has launched a secure way to search and surf the web. Startpage is different from such engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing, which collects and maintains personal information from users that use the sites. Not so with Startpage. The new search engine collects no personal data of its users and can even let users browse the internet anonymously.
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Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball registrations continue
web posted January 29 2010
COUNTY – Registration for Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball is getting underway and will continue for every Saturday through February 13. The cost for registration is $45 for Dixie Youth, $50 for Dixie Boys, and $45 for Softball. Registration forms are also available on the internet and can be mailed.
EdgefieldDaily.com

PTC Students Travel to State House for Lottery Assistance
web posted January 29, 2010
COLUMBIA – A group of students and staff from Piedmont Technical College joined nearly 300 SC Technical College System students at the State House Tuesday to show their support for the Lottery Tuition Assistance (LTA) program. Speakers included Dr. Barry Russell, System president; Rep. Phil Owens, R-Pickens, chair, Education and Public Works Committee; and Zack Pitts, an LTA recipient and student at Spartanburg Community College.
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FAFSA Workshop at Strom Thurmond High School
web posted January 29, 2010
COUNTY – A workshop is planned to help seniors and their parents fill out the FAFSA on Thursday, February 18 at Strom Thurmond High School in the library.  Assistance will be provided by personnel from local colleges’ financial aid offices any time between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
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Lost / Found Pets
web posted January 29, 2010
EDGEFIELD – A brown and white male dog has been found by a family on Meeting Street Road in Edgefield on Tuesday. The male dog has a collar, flea collar, but no tags. To identify and claim the dog please call 803-480-0921 or 803-637-4949

- Could you please help my cat find his way home. He went missing on 1/24/10 and his name is Lucky.  He is a big black male cat with a white spot on his chest.  Please call 637-3865 with any information. Thank you for your help.

State of the Union Address 2010
web posted January 28, 2010
WASHINTON DC – Madame Speaker, Vice President Biden, Members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Our Constitution declares that from time to time, the President shall give to Congress information about the state of our union. For two hundred and twenty years, our leaders have fulfilled this duty. They have done so during periods of prosperity and tranquility. And they have done so in the midst of war and depression; at moments of great strife and great struggle.
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Road and Bridge Closing Notice
web posted January 28, 2010
JOHNSTON – Construction to replace the bridge on Route S-19-18 (Weaver Rd.), just past Bland Baptist Rd, near Johnston, SC will begin on February 3, 2010. The bridge will be closed to all traffic for the entire time of the project. 
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Estate Auction Date Change: Saturday, February 6
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted January 28, 2010
EDGEFIELD – We are selling the real and personal property estate of the late Mr. James E. Himley of Edgefield, S.C. The sale will be held at his home located at 128 Stonehenge Circle, Edgefield, S.C. 29824 on February 6 beginning at 9:30 am. There are many very nice tools, prints, astronomy pieces (telescopes, etc), furniture, and glassware. Please visit our website www.murrellsauctioncompany.com  for details, terms, and pictures. Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747. 803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.

Family thankful for sympathy
web posted January 28, 2010
Dear Editor,
The family of James R. Brodie would like to thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy.
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Lost Dogs
web posted January 28, 2010
 
- Lost from New Market Rd. area Trenton (Van Rd and Rainsford Rd area), Beagle, multi-colored with white tip on tail. Answers to the name of “Spot”. Missing since late Tuesday. Please call 803-270-8419 if found.

 - Lost: We are missing our female bloodhound puppy, she has been missing since Sunday morning Jan.24th. She is five months old, red in color with a white area on her upper chest. She has an orange collar with a plate on it with our name, address and telephone numbers. If found/seen please call 803-640-8865 or 803-640-6871, please leave message.

Parkdale Mills Announces Expansion in Edgefield County web posted January 27, 2010
COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Commerce, Edgefield County and the Economic Development Partnership announced Tuesday that Parkdale Mills will expand its manufacturing plant in Edgefield County. The $3 million investment is expected to generate 16 new jobs.
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Church suffers $16,000 loss in theft
web posted January 27, 2010
TRENTON – The Young Piney Grove Baptist Church suffered a $16,000 loss over the weekend when thieves made off with two heating and air conditioning units from outside the church. Though no specific time could be determined in the theft, it is believed to have occurred between Sunday, January 17 and Monday morning of this week.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Religion: Prayerful Bible Reading
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted January 27, 2010
RELIGION – Prayer, everybody speaks so highly of it, but no one really does it that much. I have read the average churchgoer prays less than four minutes a day. I myself am not a natural when it comes to prayer.  But I am going to share with you what has impacted my spiritual life immensely in the past few years. That is reading the Bible prayerfully. I have grown up always thinking of prayer and Bible study as separate disciplines. But the fact is, they are integrally related. Prayer is an essential key to effective Bible study.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Aiken dignitary to speak at Edgefield Alliance gathering
web posted January 27, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The monthly meeting of the Edgefield County Alliance will be held Monday February 1, 2010 at Piedmont Technical College Edgefield Campus 7:30 am.  Everyone is  welcome to attend as we come together to share ideas and information to help move Edgefield County forward in positive ways. 
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Don’t Forget About Stroke During American Heart Month
By Dr. Fredrick Phillips
web posted January 27, 2010
COUNTY – Cardiovascular disease is just a fancy way to say heart disease, right? Wrong. The term cardiovascular disease actually describes diseases and conditions that affect not just your heart but also your blood vessels. During American Heart Month, it’s important that the public increases their awareness both of heart attack as well as other cardiovascular diseases like stroke.
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Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball registrations continue
web posted January 27 2010
COUNTY – Registration for Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball is getting underway starting this and will continue for every Saturday through February 13. The cost for registration is $45 for Dixie Youth, $50 for Dixie Boys, and $45 for Softball. Registration forms are also available on the internet and can be mailed.
EdgefieldDaily.com

County Soccer League to kick off sign-ups this week
web reposted January 27, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Soccer League will be holding sign-ups for the season on January 30 and February 6 from 10 am until 12 noon. The sign-ups will be held at the Edgefield Soccer Complex at the corner of Mims Street and Augusta Road (located behind the trestle). Cost of registration is $40. Additional information and online registration forms should be made available shortly. For more information contact Nick Wates at 803-637-2621 or email recreation@edgefieldcounty.sc.gov

Lost Dog
web posted January 27, 2010
MERRIWETHER – A beautiful fawn & white female Boxer, last seen on 1-24-10 near the 100 block of Murrah Rd. She goes by the name Angel. Please contact (803) 257-2778 with any info that might help us bring our Angel home.

Civil and Criminal issues of Animal Protection Ordinance could affect enforcement
web posted January 26, 2010
COUNTY – An Animal Protection Ordinance being pushed by a local animal advocacy organizer and County Councilman Rodney Ashcraft has been completed, according to County Attorney Michael Medlock on Monday. “It’s in (Ashcraft’s) hands now,” Mr. Medlock said. At this time it is unknown if it will be placed on the agenda for the February 2 meeting of the County Council.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Local Haiti Relief Group grows in numbers
web posted January 26, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Time is running out to join the local disaster relief team that will be departing next month for Haiti. Michael Medlock, who is heading up the team, said ten people have confirmed to go and three more are “likely” to join. The team is asked not to exceed twenty members. The deadline for confirming the trip is this Wednesday, January 27.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Stolen truck recovered Sunday morning
web posted January 26, 2010
COUNTY LINE – A Macedonia Road man called the Sheriff’s dispatch Sunday morning to report what he thought was an abandoned vehicle parked in the edge of a wood line in a vacant lot near his home. A deputy arrived and observed no one around the vehicle, which appeared to have no damage. It later turned out to be reported stolen from Richmond County.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Wise Tech Tips: Save Money by Automatically Shutting Down your Computer
By James Wise
web posted January 26, 2010
TECH TIPS – If you’re like me, there are times you forget to turn your computer off and it just sits there running and costing you money on your power bill. While I can’t help you remember to turn it off, today’s tech tip covers how to shutdown your computer automatically.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Edgefield Library to offer special “Bat Story Time”
web posted January 26, 2010
EDGEFIELD – With all the attention the Edgefield Library has received since our report on a colony of bats making the library their home, the library is holding a special “Bat Story Time” on Tuesday, February 2, at 10:30 am. A movie will also be shown for those interested. Hopefully the bats will not be attending the reading or the movie.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Edgefield County School District Adequate Yearly Progress Reported
web posted January 25, 2010
COUNTY – The Edgefield County School District has received 2009 data on Adequate Yearly Progress in compliance with the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Two schools, Douglas Elementary and W. E. Parker Elementary met all of their objectives, which gave them the status of having met Adequate Yearly Progress.
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NEW! Lesson Plans: An Introduction
By: Ben Dawson
web posted January 25, 2010
COLUMNIST – EdgefieldDaily.com has another columnist - one writing for teachers. Who is the author; what qualifies one to write to or for educators?  All I can tell you is I have spent a lifetime (since I was 5) in a classroom. Yes, I figure I have written more than 30,000 lesson plans in my career, and I have a lot to say. I hope to encourage, inspire, even enrage teachers so they will know there is someone who understands (the general populous has no idea) all we go through every day (and into the night) of our lives.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Loves A Parade
web posted January 25, 2010
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival is now taking applications for individuals, organizations or businesses interested in being a part of the Festival’s parade. The Festival will be held May 1, 2010, in Johnston, known as the Peach Capital of the World.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Estate Auction Saturday, January 30
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted January 25, 2010
EDGEFIELD – We are selling the real and personal property estate of the late Mr. James E. Himley of Edgefield, S.C. The sale will be held at his home located at 128 Stonehenge Circle, Edgefield, S.C. 29824 on January 30 beginning at 9:30 am. There are many very nice tools, prints, astronomy pieces (telescopes, etc), furniture, and glassware. Please visit our website www.murrellsauctioncompany.com  for details, terms, and pictures. Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747. 803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.

STH Student Wins Regional Poetry Out Loud Contest
web posted January 25, 2010
COLUMBIA – Strom Thurmond High School freshman, Kynnedi McManus has won the regional Poetry Out Loud, a national recitation contest. The event was held at the Sumter Little Theater with fourteen students representing the Midland region. She recited “Sympathy” by Paul Dunbar and “I AM” by John Clare. Students are judged on physical appearance, voice and articulation, dramatization, level of difficulty, evidence of understanding, accuracy and overall performance.
EdgefieldDaily.com

It’s time for Edgefield County to leap, not crawl, into the new decade: Part 2
A Column by the Editor
web posted January 25, 2010
COLUMN – As I pointed out in the first part of this series, Edgefield County has opportunities to make great strides for its citizens as we draw near to the next decade. Although a widely unpopular move by the county council to purchase the Calliham building has tentatively been set to move forward, seizing an opportunity should not be missed. When given lemons, make lemonade. For this column I will focus on the Magistrates Office.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Correction
web posted January 23, 2010
WEBNEWS – A Here's Your Card article was mistakenly mislinked in the January 18 edition. The link has been corrected and may also be found here. We apologize for the error.

Frisco store owner uses name of Jesus to stop robber
web posted January 25, 2010
Marian Chadwick used the heftiest weapons she could find when a man tried to rob her Frisco shop Monday night – her finger and the power of God. And they worked.
The Dallas Morning News

Educational Columnist Joins EdgefieldDaily.com
web posted January 23, 2010
WEBNEWS – EdgefieldDaily.com will be featuring a new columnist that focuses on the aspects of education that will be beneficial to parents, teachers, and school administrators. The first introductory “Lesson Plans” column will be featured on Monday.

Merriwether home robbed for the second time since December
web posted January 23, 2010
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether couple called to report a burglary to their Sweetwater Court home Friday, the second at the home in just over a month. After leaving the home around 10 am, the man returned shortly after noon to discover the home being burglarized and called the Sheriff’s Office.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Novel H1N1 vaccine available at no charge to South Carolinians
web posted January 23, 2010
COUNTY – The Novel H1N1 vaccine is available at no charge to all South Carolinians who want to receive it, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported.
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STH students rank 4th in Statewide Congressional Hearing Competition
web posted January 23, 2010
COLUMBIA – Recently, twelve seniors enrolled in Strom Thurmond High School's political science dual enrollment course (PSC 201) offered through Piedmont Technical College competed in Columbia in the statewide "We the People" Congressional Hearing competition sponsored by the South Carolina Bar.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Rep. Haley gets standing ovation during visit to Edgefield County
web posted January 22, 2010
JOHNSTON – State Representative Nikki Haley attended the first meeting of the Edgefield County Republican Women Thursday night and in short order set the bar high for her Republican challengers for Governor. She laid out her conservative beliefs and based them on sound fiscal policy, accountability, and most of all transparency. By the time she was finished the room erupted in a standing ovation.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Edgefield County Republican Women’s group one step closer to reality
web posted January 22, 2010
JOHNSTON – The fledgling Edgefield County Republican Women held their first public meeting Thursday night to lay the groundwork for gaining a charter to make the group a force in local politics. Mary Allison Pettigrew welcomed attendees with an impassioned speech about the shape of the political situation in not only Edgefield County, the state, but also the nation stating to the present national leadership in America, “where you want to take us is not where we are going, and we are letting you know.”
EdgefieldDaily.com

Cold and rain does not hinder burglary reports
web posted January 22, 2010
COUNTY – Though the cold weather and rain may have dampened the spirits of most residents, two area women discovered their homes the target of burglaries Thursday morning. The first report was received by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office of a man inside the home on Eastview Road and the second came within the hour of a woman being awakened from her sleep of someone inside her home.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Citizens Invited to Join Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Committee
web posted January 22, 2010
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Development Corporation, a non-profit volunteer organization, is expanding its Peach Blossom Festival by adding a Committee that will steer the Festival. The formation of this Committee is the opportunity for any citizen to join in the preparations and work for this year’s Festival.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Dyer Announces bid for 3rd Congressional District Seat
web posted January 22, 2010
STATE – Jane Dyer announced today that she is running for the open 3rd District Congressional seat. Dyer, a Democrat from Easley, is embarking on her second campaign for the post. Dyer is running because the 3rd District needs leadership, committed to economic recovery.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Voters’ wrath sends a message to the Democrats
By Columnist Carl Langley
web posted January 22, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Martha Coakley said one of her biggest concerns after winning the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts would be dealing with the weekly commute to Washington as she tries to balance public service with her housewifely duties. Well, the good news is she doesn’t have to worry about that anymore after being routed by Republican senatorial candidate Scott Brown in the special election to fill the seat once held by Ted Kennedy.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Change in Test Causes Spike in School AYP Scores
SCRG Submitted Article
web posted January 22, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Officials have released details of this year's public school rankings and parents are in for a surprise. While Adequate Yearly Progress (or "AYP") scores for elementary and middle schools across South Carolina have risen slightly, higher levels of student achievement are not the cause.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Bat problem could be expensive to solve
web posted January 21, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Library is full of books, information, computers and bats. Bats? Yes, bats, and according to local officials there are lots of them. “One professional said we could be looking at between 50 and 100,” Building and Planning Director Mike Reed said. What species of bats is not known for sure, “I’ve had one say they’re brown bats and another that they’re Mexican Free-Tail bats.” No matter what type of bats are there, getting them out is not going to be cheap.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Gov. Sanford's 2010 State of the State Address
web posted January 21, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Gov. Mark Sanford gave his final State of the State address to a joint gathering of the State Legislature Wednesday night. Below is a transcript of the address.
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Edgefield County Republican Women to hold first meeting tonight
web posted January 21, 2010
JOHNSTON – The public is invited to attend the first meeting of the Edgefield County Republican Women, tonight at the Pine Ridge Country Club. Speakers for the evening will be Nikki Haley, SC GOP candidate for Governor and  Dr. Ann Hancock, President, Greenwood Republican Women.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Letters to the Editor
- Animal Welfare Ordinance "past due"
- Johnston Mayor, Town Council thanks citizens for patience
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South Carolina Photo Contest
web posted January 21, 2010
PSA – The South Carolina Department of Commerce is sponsoring its 5th annual photography contest showcasing rural South Carolina. Photos are limited to rural areas and should not feature individuals. The deadline for entries is February 15, 2010.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Greenwood to host Leadership SC group January 27-29
web posted January 21, 2010
GREENWOOD – For the third year in a row, Greenwood, SC will host the Leadership South Carolina group January 27-29, 2010 for its Social Issues and Health session.  The group, made up of executives from across the state are will be attending the session as part of the eight month program.
EdgefieldDaily.com

New Edgefield County Administrator to make it official today
web posted January 20, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Newly hired County Administrator Alton Brown is expected to arrive in Edgefield today to sign his contract and begin his position as the next County Administrator on February first. Brown and his wife are expected to be in the county throughout the rest of the week making arrangements of their relocation following his acceptance of the job.
EdgefieldDaily.com

The Boston Tea Party of 2010: Brown wins decisive victory in Massachusetts
web posted January 20, 2010
NATION – A reoccurrence of the Boston Tea Party were re-enacted Tuesday night as the “bluest of blue states”, Massachusetts, voted to place Republican Scott Brown in the seat held for decades by the “liberal lion” Sen. Ted Kennedy by a 5 point margin in a state that Democrats out number Republicans 3 to 1. A move that many pundits say is a “shot heard ‘round the world” and a crushing defeat to the Obama administration and the Democrat controlled Congress.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Religion: Reading the Bible without meditating on it is like trying to eat without swallowing
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted January 20, 2010
RELIGION – Here is your next step in learning to read your Bible. You must be patient! Wow, I know you are glad to hear that. We love patience don’t we? We like instant messaging, instant coffee, quick grits, live updates, and next day shipping!  So it should be no surprise that if we decide to open our Bibles, we expect to see results instantly and effortlessly. So then, if we don't hit the jackpot in short order, we're frustrated very quickly and close the Bible.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Cheatham unveils prospects of growth for Edgefield
web posted January 20, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Alliance met Monday January 11th.  Andrew Cheatham, an Edgefield native and a senior in the renowned Landscape Architecture program at Clemson University discussed the need for a long-range redevelopment and revitalization project for the Town of Edgefield. His proposal has already gone through his advisors and gained approval. Mr. Cheatham has chosen, as his senior project, to design such a plan for his hometown.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Police reports show good and bad news
web posted January 20, 2010
COUNTY – Two events in the past two days had far different outcomes, according to police reports. In one case a Merriwether woman discovered her credit card being used to purchase $3,000 worth of merchandise over the internet and the second being advised her lost pocketbook containing a “substantial” amount of money and credit cards was recovered unscathed.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Westside couple returns home to discover theft
web posted January 20, 2010
MERRIWETHER – A Westside couple arrived home this weekend to discover their $2,500 gas powered E-Z-GO Workhorse ATV missing. The couple left their home on the 300 block of West Martintown Road on Thursday and returned Saturday to discover the theft.
EdgefieldDaily.com

County Soccer League to kick off sign-ups next week
web posted January 20, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Soccer League will be holding sign-ups for the season on January 30 and February 6 from 10 am until 12 noon. The sign-ups will be held at the Edgefield Soccer Complex at the corner of Mims Street and Augusta Road (located behind the trestle). Cost of registration is $40. Additional information and online registration forms should be made available shortly. For more information contact Nick Wates at 803-637-2621 or email recreation@edgefieldcounty.sc.gov

Medlock heads up Disaster Team for Haiti
web posted January 19, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Michael Medlock, an Edgefield resident and the Edgefield County Attorney, is heading up a disaster relief trip to Haiti after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake a week ago destroyed Port-au-Prince and outlying areas. “We will be working in a town called Jacmel,” Mr. Medlock said, which is about 26 miles to the south of Port-au-Prince and only 13 miles from the epicenter of the earthquake.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Nikki Haley expected to speak at Edgefield County Republican Women’s planning dinner Thursday
web reposted January 19, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Women across Edgefield County gathered at the American Legion Hut on December 7th, 2009 to rally for increased participation in the political process. Women interested in becoming more involved in local, state, and national politics gathered to show their concern regarding government issues. They will be meeting again this Thursday with Gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley expected to speak.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Couple thanks rescuers in Friday collision
web posted January 19, 2010
COUNTY – "My wife and I were the couple trapped in our van after a collision with two other vehicles, on highway 25 Friday evening.  We would like to take this time to thank everyone who had a part in saving us, the Firefighters, Police, Sheriff dept, EMS, passers by and a special thanks to Pastor Judy Layman for all she did for us.  We are out of the hospital and are at home now mending.  All of your readers should know that it was a miracle that we lived and we give thanks to God."

Edgefield Police Officer uninjured in crash
web reposted January 19, 2010
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield Police Officer was uninjured after losing control of his police cruiser Saturday night on the Highway 25 Bypass after trying to avoid a deer. The patrol car careened off the southbound lane, down a short embankment, and came to rest in some shrubbery. “That’s pretty much it,” Edgefield Police Chief Ronnie Carter said.
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Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball registrations begin this week
web posted January 19, 2010
COUNTY – Registration for Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball is getting underway starting this weekend and will continue for every Saturday from January 23 through February 13. The cost for registration is $45 for Dixie Youth, $50 for Dixie Boys, and $45 for Softball. Registration forms are also available on the internet and can be mailed.
EdgefieldDaily.com

“Child Find” Clinic to be held in Johnston
web posted January 19, 2010
JOHNSTON – All Children deserve a chance to reach their full potential. Some children are born with conditions that can interfere with their growth, development, and learning. Fortunately, many problems can be minimized or overcome if help is sought early. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 04) any child ages 3-21 who are residents of Edgefield County may be screened and/or evaluated for possible challenges or disabilities that may affect learning.
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Parent Conference Days January 21 And 22
web posted January 19, 2010
COUNTY – The Edgefield County School District will hold Parent Conference Days on January 21 and 22. Parents are encouraged to visit their student’s teachers and receive their student’s report cards.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Dr. Martin Luther King - "I Have A Dream"
 web posted January 18, 2010
NATION – The complete text and video of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech given Aug. 28, 1963 on the Washington Mall.
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Closings for Martin Luther King Day
web reposted January 18, 2010
COUNTY – The following offices will be closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18.
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Strom Thurmond High School Announces Students of the Month
web posted January 18, 2010
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond High School is proud to recognize the November and December Students of the Month. These students are selected by teachers for displaying outstanding leadership and citizenship characteristics.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Here’s Your Card: Hey ya’ll, watch this!
web posted January 18, 2010
HERE’S YOUR CARD – An Edgefield man and woman were arrested Friday evening after a theft at Sportsman’s Corner in Merriwether. Before the weekend was over, the woman was arrested again on Sunday night after an additional charge was filed against her for intimidating a witness. To make matters worse, this is the couple’s second appearance in the Here’s Your Card nominations.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Strom Thurmond High School on Honor Roll of Riley School Improvement Award
web posted January 18, 2010
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond High School is one of eleven schools from across the state of South Carolina to be named to the Dick and Tunky Riley School Improvement Award program. The local high school is the only high school in the state to receive this honor roll status. Strom Thurmond High School’s School Improvement Council will now prepare their Level Two portfolios for submission to the South Carolina School Improvement Council.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Three vehicle collision blocks traffic Friday afternoon
web posted January 16, 2010
COUNTY LINE – Three people where injured in a three vehicle collision on Highway 25 south Friday just before 4 pm. The driver and a passenger in a Ford van had to be extricated from the vehicle before being immobilized for transport to MCG Trauma Center in Augusta. The driver of a second vehicle, a Jeep Cherokee, was also transported for treatment of injuries. The third driver was uninjured.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Cooks honored for 10 years on School Board
web posted January 16, 2010
JOHNSTON – Mrs. Sallie Cooks, Edgefield County Board of Trustees Chairwoman, has been recognized by the South Carolina Board Association (SCSBA) for ten years of school board service.    She was presented with a ten year service pen and a certificate by Dr. Mary R. Crenshaw at the January 12 board meeting.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Letter to the Editor: Writer defends Economic Committee, Chairman
web posted January 16, 2010
Dear Editor:
I read with amazement your attack on Edgefield County’s economic development efforts.  As always you seem intent on discrediting everyone and everything in Edgefield County.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Columbia man arrested for Allendale murder
web posted January 16, 2010
ALLENDALE – The Couth Carolina Law Enforcement Division announced the arrest of a Columbia man on Wednesday for a murder that took place in Allendale County two and a half years ago. According to arrest document released, 23-year-old Anthony A. Sanders, of Wynn Way, Columbia was taken into custody and booked into the Allendale Detention Center.
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Aiken Center for the Arts to Celebrate 11th Annual Antiques Show and Sale
web posted January 16, 2010
AIKEN – Aiken will once again become a regional fine art and antiques destination when the 11th annual Antiques in the Heart of Aiken comes to the Aiken Center for the Arts from February 4 - February 7, 2010. Proceeds from Antiques in the Heart of Aiken benefit the Aiken Center for the Arts, which is celebrating its 36th anniversary as a major art resource for the area. Offering a variety of visual and performing art classes, free exhibits, children’s summer art camps and special events, the Center is dedicated to furthering arts in the community.
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South Carolina Senate Republicans stand up against federal takeovers
web posted January 15, 2010
COLUMBIA – In a surprise move Wednesday, Senate Republicans introduced an amendment to the sovereignty resolution that makes it state policy that the Attorney General will challenge the federal government takeover of the health care system based on the 9th and 10th Amendments of the US Constitution. Sen. Shane Massey said it originally started last year, “basically in response to what a lot of us considered to be the Federal Government pushing, or ramming, stuff down our throats.”
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Fiery crash sends one to MCG
web posted January 15, 2010
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether man was taken to MCG after a single car crash on Briggs Road just after 10 pm Thursday night. Initial reports stated the driver was still inside the overturned car and it was on fire. Merriwether Firefighters, First Responders, and EMS arrived on the scene within minutes to find the driver standing outside the car with a fire burning in the engine compartment.
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Town places retired police car out for bids
web posted January 15, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Town of Edgefield Is taking bids on a decommissioned police car through sealed bid. Bids will be accepted until January 28 at 4 pm at the Edgefield Town Hall. The former police car is a 2001 Chevrolet Impala with 89,000 miles, Edgefield Police Chief Ronnie Carter said.
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MTU Detroit Diesel Inc. Plans to Establish a New Manufacturing Facility in Aiken County
web posted January 15, 2010
AIKEN – The South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership today announced that MTU Detroit Diesel Inc. is planning to establish the company's new manufacturing facility in Aiken County.  MTU Detroit Diesel Inc., a subsidiary of the German-based and stock market listed Tognum Group, anticipates that its expansion project will require a $45 million investment and the creation of 250 new jobs.
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Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball registrations begin next week
web posted January 15, 2010
COUNTY – Registration for Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball is getting underway starting next weekend and will continue for every Saturday from January 23 through February 13. The cost for registration is $45 for Dixie Youth, $50 for Dixie Boys, and $45 for Softball. Registration forms are also available on the internet and can be mailed in.
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Save the Date: Downtown Choc-Around on Thursday, February 4th
web posted January 15, 2010
EDGEFIELD – It’s the return of one of the Edgefield Community Development Association’s most successful downtown events – the “Downtown Choc-Around” will be held on Thursday, February 4th from 4 pm – 8 pm. 
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SC Schools Given “D” for Student Achievement
web posted January 15, 2010
STATE – According to the South Carolinians for Responsible Government, weary parents in South Carolina were given more bad news about their public schools this week. Education Week, a national school watchdog, issued its annual “Quality Counts” report card on which South Carolina earned a “D” for student achievement.
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Nikki Haley expected to speak at Edgefield County Republican Women’s planning dinner
web posted January 14, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Women across Edgefield County gathered at the American Legion Hut on December 7th, 2009 to rally for increased participation in the political process. Women interested in becoming more involved in local, state, and national politics gathered to show their concern regarding government issues. They will be meeting again next Thursday with Gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley expected to speak.
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County Council Vice-chair mourns loss of mother
web posted January 14, 2010
TRENTON – Edgefield County Council Vice-chairman Willie Bright and family is mourning the loss of his mother, Realor Dubose Bright, who passed away Tuesday. Funeral arrangements were not complete Wednesday afternoon. G. L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 614 West Avenue, North Augusta, S.C. (803) 279-0026, is in charge of arrangements. Arrangements will be published by 11 am today. Family and friends may call the home of Councilman Bright.

Merriwether home burglarized Wednesday
web posted January 14, 2010
MERRIWETHER – A Hidden Circle Road resident arrive home Wednesday to find the home ransacked and burglarized. Deputies and Investigators were dispatched to the home shortly before 7 pm.
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Quick action averts house fire
web posted January 14, 2010
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield home was spared from suffering any major damage Wednesday when a fire broke out under the home from a dryer vent. Edgefield Firefighters arrived on the scene around 4 pm after the homeowner called to report smoke coming out of an inside wall.
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Greenwood to host South Carolina City and County Management Association 2010 Winter Meeting
web posted January 14, 2010
GREENWOOD – Greenwood has been selected to host the state’s city and county managers for its 2010 Annual Winter Meeting January 21 – 23.  The meeting will take place in numerous venues in the area and will also feature tours highlighting long term master planning as well as award winning results of collaboration and innovation in Greenwood County.
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Blood donations needed
web posted January 14, 2010
AUGUSTA – The Shepeard Community Blood Center has issued a call for blood donations of Type O blood as inventories have dropped to a one-day supply. Type O Positive Blood is needed every day because more people have Type O Positive than any other blood type. Type O Negative is needed because O Negative can be given to any patient. O Negative is sometimes called the universal donor. Through January 31st all donors are automatically entered for a chance to win a $1,000 Visa Gift Card.
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MySpace messages to 13-year-old land Murphy Village man in jail
web posted January 13, 2010
MURPHY VILLAGE – A 23-year-old Murphy Village man has been arrested and charged with criminal solicitation of a minor via messages posted on the young girls MySpace page, official reports state. Thomas Michael Sherlock was arrested last Wednesday following a two week investigation into the case.
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Woman returns home to discover burglary
web posted January 13, 2010
COUNTY LINE – A Square Circle Ranch Road woman returned to her home just before 1 pm Tuesday afternoon to find the home burglarized and immediately backed out of the home and called 911. A Sheriff’s Deputy and Investigators arrived a short time later and began listing the stolen items and processing evidence found at the scene.
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Learn About Honeybees at Short Course
web posted January 13, 2010
GREENWOOD – An “Introduction to Beekeeping” short course will be presented by the Lakelands Beekeepers Association and Clemson Extension Service at the Greenwood County Extension Office in Greenwood. Veteran beekeepers, beginners, and prospective beekeepers should benefit from attending. The course is designed primarily for hobby beekeepers.
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Religion: You Must Learn To Read
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted January 13, 2010
RELIGION – "It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom." Horace Greeley.
“Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ.” St. Jerome, Roman Catholic church father. Now I know me writing to you about learning to read seems a bit silly, after all you are reading this.
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It is time for Edgefield County to leap, not crawl, into the new decade: Part 1
A Column by the Editor
web posted January 13, 2010
COLUMN – It is a New Year, that wonderful time of year when people shed the old and look towards the new. A time when their lives, minds, and goals are recalculated and resolutions to better one’s life are on the front burner. A renewal of the inner spirit in all of us. That is something I think our county is awakening to this year and it would be a tragedy to see that not bring forth great changes our county so desperately needs. Some of those changes have already been made.
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Ambulance collides with logging truck
web posted January 12, 2010
NORTHSIDE – A Greenwood County ambulance team and the driver of a tractor-trailer logging truck all escaped injury after the ambulance collided with the logging truck. The collision took place on Highway 378 west shortly before 4 pm Monday in front of Winn’s Grocery. The remnants of the wreck blocked both lanes of traffic for nearly two hours.
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Johnston Town Council meeting: election books open for filing for three positions
web posted January 12, 2010
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Town Council kicked off their first meeting of the year with no items for discussion on the agenda resulting in a short, but informative meeting. The meting consisted of a report from Mayor Willie Campbell on town matters and the announcement of the elections of two town council seats and mayor that will be held in April. Current School Board member Andy Livingston has announced his intentions to file in the mayor’s race.
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Aiken man remains in custody after struggle with Edgefield Police
web posted January 12, 2010
EDGEFIELD – An Aiken man remains in custody following an altercation during an arrest on Friday evening in Edgefield. David Paul Stuard lll, 22, is currently being held and awaiting a bond hearing after resisting arrest after a traffic stop in Edgefield. His passenger was also taken into custody for outstanding warrants without incident, reports state.
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Woman claims burglary associated with fire
web posted January 12, 2010
MERRIWETHER – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a fire and a burglary at an apartment in the Brookstone Apartment complex on Murrah Road Extension Sunday evening. The initial 911 call from the resident came in stating there was a fire in the apartment around 8:36 pm and then the caller hung up the phone. The Merriwether Fire Department was then dispatched to the scene.
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Here’s Your Card: Don’t claim to be someone who has warrants for their arrest
web posted January 12, 2010
MURPHY VILLAGE – An Edgefield County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol came across a broken down vehicle on Highway 25 near Amelia Drive Sunday afternoon that was blocking a lane of traffic. Another deputy arrived and the driver and deputies pushed the car out of the roadway and car troubles became the least of the driver’s problems.
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WJBF viewers contribute over $4,000 for Toys for Tots
web posted January 12, 2010
AUGUSTA – The Christmas spirit was spilling over with WJBF New Channel 6 (Augusta, GA) viewers contributing more than $4,000 during the 2009 United States’ Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign. Over 7,000 children had a brighter Christmas thanks to viewers donations at various toy drives throughout the region, as well as at participating school collections.
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15” of snow falls at Edgefield home this weekend
web posted January 11, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The much anticipated chance of snow for Edgefield County came and went this past weekend with many disappointed children, except at one Edgefield family’s home. Though no one else had snow falling, “We did,” Ronnie Carter of Edgefield said adding that in some locations it was as deep as 15”.
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Wise Tech Tips
Communicate for free over the Internet with Skype
By James Wise
web posted January 11, 2010
TECH TIPS – We live in a time where there are countless ways to communicate with one another. While it sometimes seems we have too many ways to be contacted, I think there are still opportunities to improve. Today’s Tech Tip covers a free, simple, and very useful computer program many of you may know about already called Skype. Skype allows for free computer to computer calls (with audio and video) and instant messaging (i.e. text based “chatting”). It’s also a low cost option for making international phone calls to regular phones.
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Palmetto State Training offers Concealed Weapon Permit class in Edgefield
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted January 11, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday January 16th 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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Letter to the Editor
Residents thank principal, teacher, students for visit
web posted January 11, 2010
A heartfelt 'thank you' from two Edgefield County residents to Ms. Alison Churm (Principal) and Ms. Trina Snyder and her 4th Grade Class 4C students at Belvedere Elementary School for their pre-Christmas visit to National Health Care-North Augusta.
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Court records cause confusion in Byrd case
web posted January 9, 2010
EDGEFIELD – It appears inaccurate court records have caused confusion in the recent case involving John Byrd, whose case was handled earlier this week. Edgefield Police Chief Ronnie Carter stated on Friday that the charge for discharging a firearm while intoxicated (disorderly conduct) was dismissed in a plea agreement, a situation he was unaware of at the time of the initial report. However, official court records still show Byrd was found “not guilty” at a “bench trial”. During a plea agreement there is no trail and charges not prosecuted are dismissed, according to the Clerk of Court’s Office.
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Schools are in, thefts return
web posted January 9, 2010
COUNTY – Now that school is back in session after the holidays, burglaries and thefts are back in reports from law enforcement. A Handy Lane home in Johnston was found burglarized on Thursday morning when a window was found open and the screen laying in the yard. Johnston Police arrived on the scene a few minutes later and met with the brother of the homeowner. At least $800 worth of property had been removed from the home.
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Letter to the Editor: Writer refutes Americans “selfish, self-centered, and immature brats” claim
web posted January 9, 2010
Dear Editor,
RE: Writer Says Americans “selfish, self-centered, and immature brats”
Americans have done more for the rest of the world than any other country in the world! We came to the defense of the free world in World War l, World War ll, and the following wars as well. We provide more (and more generous) aid to countries around the world when they suffer catastrophic events. We unselfishly provide food for most of the world.
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Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Accepting Applications
web posted January 9, 2010
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival is now taking applications for individuals, organizations or businesses interested in being a part of the historic 27th annual event. The Festival will be held May 1, 2010, in Johnston, known as the Peach Capital of the World.
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Why Government Spending Does Not Stimulate Economic Growth: Answering the Critics
web posted January 9, 2010
WASHINGTON – Despite decades of repeated failure, President Obama and Congress continue to promote the myth that government can spend its way out of recession. Heritage Foundation economic policy expert Brian Riedl dispels the stimulus myth, lays out the evidence that government spending does not end recessions--and presents the evidence for what does end recessions. Hint: It's not another "stimulus package."
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Morning fire leaves family of 3 homeless
web posted January 8, 2010
COUNTY LINE – A Winding Road woman was able to escape the family home Thursday morning after it was engulfed in flames as she slept. The wife, a nurse in Augusta, arrived at home earlier in the morning and went to bed after working night shift and was awakened by the sound of fire alarms installed in the home. A nearby sheriff’s deputy arrived moments after the call to report fire and smoke showing.
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Gov. Sanford Unveils 2010-11 Executive Budget
web posted January 8, 2010
COLUMBIA – Gov. Mark Sanford released the seventh Executive Budget of his Administration - a balanced, activity-based $5.84 billion spending plan for Fiscal Year 2010-11 on Thursday that prioritizes spending in yet another tough budget year, begins to address the roughly $1 billion in federal stimulus dollars that will evaporate the following year, offers $255 million in cost savings, and endeavors to protect core government functions such as education, public safety, economic development, natural resources and health care.
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FACT SHEET: 2010-2011 Executive Budget
web posted January 8, 2010
COLUMBIA – The following is a Fact Sheet provided by the Governor's Office in relation to the Executive Budget.
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Letter to the Editor
Writer says Americans: "selfish, self-centered, and immature brats"
web posted January 8, 2010
Dear Editor:
Do you ever get the feeling that we, Americans of The United States, are some of the most selfish, self-centered, and immature brats that ever lived ?  I am not claiming to be guilt-free, but look at our national situation as a whole.
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Aiken Regional Offers New Surgical Procedure
web posted January 8, 2010
AIKEN – Obesity has become a life threatening health concern among many Americans today.  As one of the leading health care providers in the CSRA Aiken Regional Medical Centers has added Bariatric Surgery specifically Laparoscopic Gastric Band Surgery, to our list of surgical procedures. 
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Main Entrance at Self Regional Healthcare to Change for Eight Weeks
web posted January 8, 2010
GREENWOOD – Construction of a new cancer center along with a renovation of the hospital’s front lobby will require the temporary closing of Self Regional Healthcare’s main entrance for an eight-week period beginning Jan. 11.
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Fire damages apartment building
web posted January 7, 2010
JOHNSTON – A structure fire at the Edisto Plaza Apartments on Wednesday brought Johnston and Edgefield Fire Departments to the scene as heavy smoke was showing as the first emergency personnel arrived just after 5 pm. Fortunately all of the residents were able to escape uninjured from the one story building at the complex after the fire broke out.
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Byrd found not guilty of shooting incident in Edgefield
web posted January 7, 2010
EDGEFIELD – John Byrd, 32, arrested and charged with DUI, speeding, and disorderly conduct for discharging a firearm in the town limits after a shooting incident in downtown Edgefield last month was found guilty of the DUI, but not guilty on other charges on Tuesday, court records show.
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Columbia woman rushed to MCG after single car crash
web posted January 7, 2010
TRENTON – A West Columbia woman was rushed to MCG after a single car crash on Highway 19 and Red Bud Lane Wednesday afternoon. According to a witness, the woman had been driving erratically, running people off the road and reached speeds nearing 100 mph before losing control.
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Holcomb says new animal protection ordinance needed
web posted January 7, 2010
COUNTY – Denise Holcomb, of All God’s Creatures, spoke Tuesday night at the Edgefield County Council as a “concerned citizen of this county and on behalf of the animals that have no voice.” She spoke in support of an ordinance proposal by District 2 County Councilman Rodney Ashcraft which would impose quicker enforcement of animal welfare and abuse. During her presentation she provided pictures for the council to view as she discussed aspects she felt needed to be included in the ordinance.
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Lost Dog
web posted January 7, 2010
MERRIWETHER – Missing puppy in Martintown Rd/Deer Springs area, Sandy Brown Chow puppy with black nose and blue collar, answers to "Buster". Please help him find his way home. Call 803-279-8690 or 803-634-3958.

Rebels have “All-State” punter in Rhoden
web posted January 7, 2010
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will be gearing up for next year’s football season before you know it, and one thing they can count on is the return of Cullen Rhoden as punter. Rhoden was recently named as a First All-State player for 2009 by The State newspaper. As a sophomore, Rhoden averaged 41.3 yards a punt with 42 punts on the year.
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Relay For Life Kick Off Birthday Bash
web posted January 7, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Relay for Life Kick Off, celebrating Less Cancer, More Birthdays, will be held Friday Jan. 15, 2010 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at the Edgefield Town Gym. The public is invited to attend.

Gunsmithing Students Participate in Skeet Shoot
web posted January 7, 2010
GREENWOOD – The first year gunsmithing class from Piedmont Technical College recently honed their skills at the Upper Savannah Shooters Association (USSA) skeet range. Located near Callison in Greenwood County, the USSA is a private organization whose members enjoy all types of competitive and sport shooting.
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Snow still possible for Thursday night and Friday morning
web posted January 6, 2010
County – Varying weather reports are still contrasting the possibility of snowfall Thursday night and early Friday morning. Though no serious accumulations are expected, the chance of snow could become a reality. Edgefield County sits on the snow line according to AccuWeather.com. Bitter cold temperatures will be in place on Sunday as a secondary weather system slides into our area.
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County Council rescinds “illegal vote” and hears of $2.48 million tax appeal loss
web posted January 6, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council kicked off the New Year with the elections of chairman and vice-chairman at their first meeting of the year Tuesday night with Monroe Kneece and Willie Bright retaining the respective positions. Chairman Kneece stated he was thankful for the confidence placed in him by members of the council. However, matters of revenue losses and having to rescind a vote for legal issues overshadowed the meeting.
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Man arrested in Mays Way burglary, others remain unknown
web posted January 6, 2010
EDGEFIELD – At least one man suspected to be involved in a December 7 burglary at a home on Mays Way is in custody in Richmond County and is facing charges in Edgefield County. Jason Slater, 29, has been arrested and remains in custody Richmond County. According to information available, he is facing charges of burglary and auto theft from Edgefield County.
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Religion: Do I Have To Read My Bible Every day?
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted January 6, 20
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RELIGION – I have written in the front of almost every Bible I own a quote from Augustine that says "This book will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from this book." Think about that for a moment. The claim is that reading the Bible and seeking to live out the principles and wisdom contained inside will keep you from sin. I know from my own life that a dusty Bibles always leads to dirty living.
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Cheatham to address Edgefield Alliance on redevelopment and revitalization project Monday
web posted January 6, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Andrew Cheatham, an Edgefield native and a senior in the renowned Landscape Architecture program at Clemson University, will address the January meeting of the Edgefield County Alliance at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, January 11, 2010 at Piedmont Tech Edgefield campus. In his presentation he will discuss the need for a long-range redevelopment and revitalization project for the Town of Edgefield.
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Edgefield County Recreation Department Basketball registrations now open
web posted January 6, 2010
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Recreation Department Basketball registrations for Basketball will open on Thursday, January 7 and will be repeated on Monday, January 11th and Tuesday January 12th.
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Edgefield Town Council holds first meeting of new year
web posted January 5, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council started the New Year off with their first meeting Monday night with Drew Cheatham as visitor of the month. Mr. Cheatham, a senior at Clemson University, discussed his taking on a long range redevelopment and revitalization plan for the future growth of the town as a senior project requirement that was suggested to him by Edgefield Mayor Ken Durham.
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Notice to Johnston Residents
web posted January 5, 2010
PSA - JOHNSTON – In addition to leaves vacuumed up, the Town of Johnston will temporarily allow leaves in black bags to be placed beside the curb for pickup.

Edgefield Police Offer Reward for Graveyard Vandals
web posted January 5, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Police Department announced on Monday that they were offering a $200 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for a rash of vandalism at the Willow Brook Cemetery on Church Street. Vandals struck the cemetery breaking some headstones and toppling others.
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Victims and suspect go to jail after New Years Eve incident
web posted January 5, 2010
JOHNSTON – Four Johnston residents got to ring the New Year in being booked at the Edgefield County Detention Center after an Edisto Street woman called Johnston Police to report a man throwing a chair through the window in her door around 8:25 New Years Eve. By the time the initial investigation ended, the victim was arrested along with her two friends and the man throwing the chair into the window.
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Bootleg liquor and no license lands two in jail
web posted January 5, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police made two arrests after an officer spotted a man he knew did not have a drivers license driving on Main Street just before 11 pm on Saturday. After following the car a short distance the officer conducted a traffic stop on Simpkins Street and the driver ignored commands to stop the vehicle as he was backing up and then moving forward before running into a ditch and then almost hitting a house as he pulled into the driveway.
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Adult Education Classes to be offered at Fox Creek Charter School
PSA web posted January 5, 2010
MERRIWETHER – Registration for high school diploma, GED, and computer classes will be held at the Fox Creek Charter High School on Tuesday, January 26. The time for registration will be 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.  Classes are scheduled to begin February 1, 2010, at the Fox Creek site. For more information contact the Edgefield County Adult Education office at 803-275-1788.

Lost Dog: Reward Offered
web posted January 5, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Lost: tri-color basset hound lost dec.31 on Addison Street in Edgefield. Beloved kids pet. Reward offered. Please call 803-637-6628, 803-480-2113 or 803-480-0443 if found.

Frigid temperatures cover area, possible snow?
web posted January 4, 2010
COUNTY – Global-warming alarmists will be hard pressed to sell anyone on the theory for the next two weeks as temperatures across the nation drop between 15 and 20 degrees below normal. The massive artic flow of bitter cold air has already entered the area and, according to Senior Meteorologist John Kocet of AccuWeather.com and Rich Rogers with WAGT 26 Weather, it is going to hang around for a couple of weeks as temperatures continue to fall.
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Edgefield teen charged in purse snatching, second teen sought
web posted January 4, 2010
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield teen has been arrested and charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle, purse snatching, and larceny in connection to an incident on Woodland Avenue two weeks ago. Maurice Davis, 17, of Gary Street was arrested New Years Eve and booked into custody. A second teen is still being sought.
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No DUI arrests in county during holiday weekend
web posted January 4, 2010
COUNTY – The Crime Blotter has been updated one day earlier this week and includes arrests made in Aiken County. Though Edgefield County did not see any arrests for DUI over the New Year holiday, Aiken County did charge at least one local resident for enjoying the holidays a bit too much.
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Palmetto State Training offers Concealed Weapon Permit class in Edgefield
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted January 4, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday January 16th 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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Handicap Parking Placards to have photo starting today
web posted January 4, 2010
COLUMBIA – Starting this week, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing handicapped parking placards with the photo of the person it was issued. The DMV is implementing the new placards as a way to deter abuse of handicap parking placards and parking spaces.
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Disable Automatic Reboots Following Updates
By James Wise
web posted January 4, 2010
Tech Tips – Have you ever stepped away from your computer with a bunch of programs opened only to come back to it and find out it had restarted after installing Windows updates? If so, today’s tip can prevent this often annoying behavior.
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President makes “Top 10 Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” list by Judicial Watch
web posted January 4, 2010
WASHINGTON DC – President Obama made the “Top 10 Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians,” for 2009. Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT), head the Senate Banking Committee, topped the list at No. 1 followed by Senator John Ensign (R-NV) at No. 2. President Obama appears in the list at No. 7.
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