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Shooting Victim to be Laid to Rest Tuesday
web posted January 31, 2011
TRENTON - A Trenton man shot and killed Saturday night will be laid to rest on Tuesday. Don Robert Boyd, 26, leaves behind two children. Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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MMS Homecoming Queen and Court
web posted January 31, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Merriwether Middle School held their 2010-2011 Homecoming Event on January 20th. Haley Ryans was crowned Homecoming Queen. She is shown with the homecoming court left to right: 3rd Runner Up (tie): Amanda Horton; 1st Runner Up: Halle McPherson; 2010 Homecoming Queen: Kernisha Pixley; 2011 Homecoming Queen: Haley Ryans; 2nd Runner Up: Tori St.Clair; and 3rd Runner Up (tie): Madison South.
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Sabrina Shutters Crowned District Spelling Bee Champion
web posted January 31, 2011
JOHNSTON – Sabrina Shutters, an 8th grade student at Merriwether Middle School has been crowned the 2010-2011 Edgefield County School District Spelling Bee Champion. The winning words for Miss Shutters were thespian and whisperer.
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Women In Unity Annual Banquet Feb. 26
web posted January 31, 2011
PSA - The Women In Unity Annual February Banquet will be held on February, 26, at 6 pm at the Antioch Baptist Church on Hwy 23 west, Edgefield, SC. Tickets are available through WIU members or by calling 637-2010 or, 480-1128, or 480-2862. Tickets are $20.

Murder Victim Identified as Trenton Man
web posted January 30, 2011 : 1:21 pm
TRENTON – A Trenton man shot in the chest late Saturday night has been identified as Don Robert Boyd, 26, of the 1100 block of Augusta Road near Trenton. An Autopsy was conducted in Newberry Sunday morning. Already in custody is 47-year-old Tammy Renee Boatwright who is being charged with his murder.
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Woman Charged in Trenton Murder
web posted January 30, 2011 ;  2:50 am
TRENTON – One man is dead after a shooting on the 1100 block of Augusta Road just before midnight Saturday following a dispute. Details of the shooting are vague at this time. The Edgefield County Coroner's Office was called to the scene around midnight and a woman has been taken into custody pending a warrant for murder.
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New North Tower Enhances Radio Coverage for Emergency Services
web posted January 29, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The new county transmission tower for emergency services is now online and performing far better than anticipated, EMA Director Mike Casey said Friday.  "I'm very pleased with what we've gotten so far in coverage." The tower, standing 360 feet tall, a full 75 feet taller than the former tower, has given radio coverage for all emergency services in places formerly known a "dead zones".
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Edgefield Trestle Raised Friday With No Detours
web posted January 29, 2011
EDGEFIELD – With little fanfare, and little attention, the raising of the Edgefield Trestle got underway Friday and was being done without having to detour traffic. Workers have been on the site for over two months working on raising the walking trail leading up to both sides of the trestle in preparation of the raising of the trestle itself. The original plan was to detour traffic last Wednesday for 12 hours, but that changed and the decision was made to raise it using jacks.
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Merriwether Middle Band Students Earn Region and All-State Recognition
web posted January 29, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Several Merriwether Middle School students distinguished themselves at he auditions for Region and All-State Band during the month of January.  On January 8, at an audition held at Saluda High School, Merriwether Middle students Madison South, Morgan Bookstaver and Cale Hoffmann placed high enough in Region 2 to be allowed to audition for the SC All-State Band.
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Historic Edgefield’s Downtown Choc-Around Thursday, February 10th
web posted January 29, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Join us for the 5th Annual Downtown Choc-Around in historic downtown Edgefield on Thursday, February 10th from 4 to 8:00 pm. Pick up your passport from any participating merchant, and shop historic Edgefield as you sample the decadent chocolate treats featured in each shop.
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PTC Students Travel to State House for Lottery Assistance
web posted January 29, 2011
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. Darrel W. Staat, System president; Sen. John Courson, R-Richland, chairman, Senate Education Committee; Rep. Phil Owens, R-Pickens, chair, Education and Public Works Committee; and Leon Rogers, an LTA recipient and student at Florence-Darlington Technical College.
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Fourth Burglary Suspect in Custody: Search Called Off
web posted January 28, 2011
NORTHSIDE – A four hour manhunt for burglary suspects came to an end just after 10 pm Thursday evening when the final suspect was contacted by cell phone and agreed to surrender. Once he emerged from the wood line with his hands in the air, as instructed, he was taken into custody and ended the manhunt.
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SC House Passes Voter ID Bill to Cast Ballots in Elections
web posted January 28, 2011
COLUMBIA – The South Carolina State House passed a bill on Thursday to require all voters to present a photo ID in order to cast a ballot in elections. The measure passed with a 29 vote surplus of votes, according to Karen Floyd, Chairman of the SC GOP.
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Trenton Home Reports Burglary Wednesday
web posted January 28, 2011
TRENTON – A home on the 200 block of Gardner Road was found to be the scene of another burglary this week when a woman checking on the home around noon Wednesday found the front door "kicked in". She called 911 to report the burglary sending a deputy and an investigator to the scene.
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School Board Member Claims $400,000 in Wasted Spending on Board Members
web posted January 28, 2011
Dear Editor,
In 1999 the Edgefield County School Board of Trustees agreed to give themselves a generous pay raise: $300 a month plus $100 per meeting attended. Since that action the Trustees have removed well over $400,000 from the school district coffers for themselves.
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Interrupted Burglary Leads to Manhunt: 3 Arrested, 1 Sought
web posted January 27, 2011 - 8:59 pm
NORTHSIDE – Three people are in custody and a fourth was being sought in a manhunt that began Thursday afternoon just before 5 pm. A man on Highway 378 East checking on his son's home on adjacent property discovered two men in the process of burglarizing the home and called 911. Before deputies could arrive, the two men exited the home and the father ordered them to stop. When they didn't he fired a shot into the air. The men fled into the woods and the manhunt began.
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Jackson vs Herrin: School Board Run-off Election April 5
web posted January 27, 2011
JOHNSTON – The long awaited District 1 School Board run-off election has been set for April 5, Voter Registration Director Trisha Butler said Wednesday. However, that date is tentative because the date has to get the approval of the Justice Department. "I sent the request for the date in last week," Mrs. Butler said.
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Woman Interrupts Burglary in Progress
web posted January 27, 2011
JOHNSTON – A Johnston woman going to check on her aunt's apartment interrupted a burglary in progress Tuesday morning. Two men had kicked in the door and were on their way out of the apartment with a TV when they were met by the woman's niece.
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Alive at 25 Instructor Reminds Parents of Required Class
web posted January 27, 2011
COUNTY – At the beginning of the 2010/2011 school year, the STHS Principal made 
it a requirement for all student drivers to take the Alive at 25 defensive driving course by Feb. 1, 2011. As of today numerous class dates have been canceled due to lack of registration, including this Saturday, Jan. 29th. Two more class dates have been scheduled for February to assist in everyone getting the course.
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Remebering Mary Charles Sowell
web posted January 27, 2011
JOHNSTON – Mary Charles Sowell was a special and unique lady, one who affected many young people’s lives, one who loved the outdoors and loved animals, and who lived life to the fullest even in the face of danger. On these points, most who knew her can agree. Sowell, 76, died tragically in a four-wheeler accident on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. She was a retired school teacher in the Edgefield County School System, a member of Providence Baptist Church, a friend to many and an important part of the community.
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Matt Holmes Earns All American
web posted January 27, 2011
PITTSBURG, Kan. - A trio of Newberry College Wolves have been named to the Don Hansen's Football Gazette Division II All-America Teams, as announced by the publication today. Safety Ron Parker earned first team honors while center Matt Holmes and wide receiver David Pressley were named to the third team.
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Congressman Duncan Responds to State of the Union Address
web posted January 27, 2011
Washington, DC – On Tuesday evening a long standing American ritual was continued, the Presidential Address known as the State of the Union.  There was a lot of media attention this year placed on some Republicans and Democrats who chose to ignore custom and sit together bipartisanly in the House Chamber rather than be seated by party. When asked about his seating arrangements for the evening Congressman Duncan replied, “when the federal government is 14 trillion dollars in debt, there are more important things to worry about than who you’re sitting with at the State of the Union.”
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Aiken Regional Medical Centers Raising the Bar with Latest Technology
web posted January 27, 2011
AIKEN – Aiken Regional Medical Centers strives to provide the best quality care for our patients and to do so we realize that keeping up with the latest technology is very important.  With the addition of James Dillon, MD, Neurosurgeon, in February 2010 ARMC felt the importance to accommodate his services by providing some of the best equipment.
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Public's Help Sought in Tuesday Burglary
web posted January 26, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office is seeking help in identifying two people who broke into the Kents Korner store on Columbia Road around 4 am Tuesday morning. There is a possibility the same two people could be responsible for a burglary at the Trenton Car Wash near the Pine House Crossroads the same morning.  Surveillance video shows the pair drive up in a light color or white small pickup and then use a sledge hammer to break out the glass door at the store.
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Merriwether PTO Collecting Donations for Student Killed
web posted January 26, 2011
MERRIWETHER – The Merriwether Elementary PTO is collecting funds to offset the cost of the funeral for the tragic loss of one of their students. 9-year-old Kristen Lee Dutten, a 4th grader at MES, was killed on Saturday after being mauled by a family dog. Her funeral is scheduled today at the Posey Funeral Home at 3 pm.
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School Board wrestles over meeting schedule, Fox Creek's "outstanding bills"
By Meagan Lott
web posted January 26, 2011

JOHNSTON – Edgefield County School Board met for a rescheduled meeting Tuesday night, January 25 due to the previous ice and snow on January 11. The Mock Trials of Merriwether Middle School and JET Middle School were recognized for their recent successes in the Regional Middle School Division Competition in November. Numerous awards were given to the students in Mock Trial, including Best Attorney and Best Witness.
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Two Burglaries Reported in Merriwether Area this week
web posted January 26, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Two burglaries were reported in the Merriwether area on Monday. The first was on the 500 block of Briggs Road where two guns were stolen and the second on Johnson Circle discovered later in the day.
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Religion: Freaky P and the Third Commandment
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted January 26, 2011

RELIGION – This week we are going to be looking at the Third Commandment, not taking the Lord’s name in vain. It is found in Exodus 20:7. You know names matter. I was called through out most of high school, college, and even seminary, Freaky P. This was a football nickname given to me by another player was known as Freaky T. It stuck, so much so, that I have a sliver bookmark with “Pastor Freaky” given to me by a kind family at Antioch after they discovered this crazy nickname. Somehow I think I will regret telling this to the whole town.
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County Council Vice-chair Blackwell Encourages Women to Get Involved in Politics
web posted January 25, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Republican Women of Edgefield County held their first meeting of the new year, and their first meeting since obtaining their state and national charters last month, Monday evening at the Tompkins Library. Mary Allison Pettigrew opened the meeting and passed around the official charter and stated they were the 24th group to be chartered in the state. After a brief overview she introduced County Council Vice-chairwoman Genia Blackwell, the guest speaker for the night.
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Names of Six of Eight Charged in Meth Lab Bust Released
web posted January 25, 2011
MERRIWETHER – The names of six of the eight people arrested in the discovery of an active meth lab at a Merriwether home on Thursday of last week were released on Monday. All eight have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and six remain in custody at the Edgefield County Detention Center as of Monday night.
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Sheriff's Deputy Apprehends North Augusta Burglary Suspect
web posted January 25, 2011
MURPHY VILLAGE – Shortly after North Augusta Police issued a BOLO (be on the lookout) for a burglary suspect after the crime took place Friday night, an Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy spotted a truck matching the description traveling northbound on Highway 25 near Murphy Village.
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Letter: Family Thanks Community for Support after Pre-Christmas Fire
web posted January 25, 2011
Dear Editor,
My family and I would like to offer our sincere appreciation and thanks to the residents of Aiken, Edgefield, McCormick and Saluda counties for the love, compassion and generosity shown to us when our home burned on December 6th, 2010. Through you, God has richly blessed us when the darkest hour was upon us. God's grace protected all nine of us at 2:15 in the morning when the fire swept through our home and burned it to the ground.
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Blood Drives Come to Edgefield Next Week
web posted January 25, 2011
EDGEFIELD – With the Shepeard Blood Center being in critical need of blood donations, two blood drives are being held in Edgefield County next week. Due to the recent winter weather, the number of those donating blood dropped drastically, though patients needing blood "spiked".
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MES Student Killed by Family Dog
web posted January 24, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether Elementary student was killed by a family pet on Saturday at a family home in Modoc Shores in McCormick County. According to Edgefield County Deputy Coroner David Burnett, the 9-year-old 4th grader was a student at Merriwether Elementary School.
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Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Loves A Parade
web posted January 24, 2011
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 7, 2011, in Johnston, known as the Peach Capital of the World. 
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County Council Vice-chairwoman Guest speaker at Republican Women's Meeting Tonight
web posted January 24, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Republican Women will be holding their first meeting of 2011 at the Tompkins Library tonight at 6:30 pm. The guest speaker will be Edgefield County Council Vice-chairwoman Genia Blackwell speaking on the topic of "Women in Politics". Admission is free and the general pubic is invited to attend.

Edgefield and Johnston Police Awarded Prizes for DUI Enforcement
web posted January 24, 2011
COLUMBIA – Eight law enforcement agencies around the state were presented with new police vehicles Friday to use in their DUI enforcement efforts. Two local agencies also were awarded with equipment for their participation in the ongoing effort to curb intoxicated drivers.
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Letter to the Editor: Thank you note from the family of Wilson Lee Strom Jr.
web posted January 24, 2011
Dear Editor,
The family of Wilson Lee Strom Jr. would like to thank the Edgefield community for their acts of kindness shown to his family during the unexpected death of Wilson.  The article’s written in Edgefield Daily.com, The Edgefield Advertiser, and The Citizen News, reaffirmed the impact of the loss our son, brother, and friend.  Wilson will live on in our memories.
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County Recreation Sign-ups Continue for Soccer: Softball and Dixie Youth Underway
web posted January 24, 2011
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Recreation Department spring Soccer Signups continue this Saturday while our Baseball and Girls Softball League registrations get underway this weekend.  Our County Baseball Leagues and Girls Softball start this Saturday.  Edgefield County: Dixie Youth Baseball, Dixie Boys Baseball and Dixie Girls Softball will conduct Signups on Saturdays: January 29th, February 5th, 12th and 19th.  We will be at the following locations from 10am to 12 noon on those dates. 
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Urgent Need For All Blood Types: Less Than A One Day Supply Available
web posted January 22, 2011
AUGUSTA – There is an urgent and immediate need for blood donors with all blood types.  Patient need has increased significantly in the past few days and the supply has not kept pace.  Today six shelves stand empty in the refrigerator that usually holds up to 1008 units of blood daily at Shepeard Community Blood Center.  The meager supply is just one third of what is needed to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply for our community.
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Eight Charged in Meth Lab Bust Remain Unnamed
web posted January 22, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Eight people arrested Thursday night when an active meth lab was discovered on Murrah Forest Drive remain in custody on Friday. However, due to the ongoing investigation, their names have been asked to be withheld at this time.
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Postmaster advises on "water testing" bottles left on mailboxes
web posted January 22, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The following is a message from Mandy Pennington, Postmaster, Edgefield Post Office. Thursday, many Edgefield residents received a small plastic bag containing a small plastic bottle with instructions concerning a water sample test for Environmental Progress, Inc. These samples were left hanging on mailbox flags and inside mailboxes.
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Roll call voting rules change just a start
web posted January 22, 2011
COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Senate passed a rules change that mandates a roll call vote on every bill in the chamber that has the force of law and every section of the state budget. However, that was just the start of the total effort Senate Republicans are making to opening up state government.
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Well-being check leads to active meth lab discovery
web posted January 21, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A well-being check on a 5-year-old child led to the discovery of a working meth lab at a home on the 900 block of Murrah Forest Drive. Deputies arrived at the home shortly after 7:00 Thursday evening and alerted Sheriff Adell Dobey of the find. Narcotics Investigators and the Crime Scene Unit arrived a short time later to dismantle the lab.
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"Peachiest of Edgefield County" Winners
web posted January 21, 2011
COUNTY – The
results are in for the 2010 Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce "Peachiest of Edgefield County". The winners were announced at a banquet in Johnston Thursday night.
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Budget Friendly School Choice Bill Introduced
web posted January 21, 2011
COLUMBIA – Lawmakers in both the South Carolina Senate and House introduced comprehensive School Choice legislation today, designed to seat every student in the classroom best suited for their unique learning needs. The tax credit based proposal was carefully crafted to engage parents in their children's' education while saving local school districts and the state General Fund money.
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FCA  Announces PGA Star as Banquet Speaker
web posted January 21, 2011
AIKEN – The Palmetto region of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes announced Thursday PGA standout Jonathan Byrd will be the featured speaker at this year’s fundraising banquet in Aiken. Byrd, a five-time PGA tour winner and former rookie of the year, set the golf world abuzz in October with a breath-taking hole-in-one victory during a three-way playoff at the season-ending Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital Open in Las Vegas.  
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Water sample bottle not official request
web posted January 21, 2011
COUNTY – Residents may find a plastic bag attached to your mailboxes containing a small bottle and instructions on collecting a water sample. The notice has in bold letters "Don't Throw Away". Be advised that you can throw the entire contents away. Though the contents try to look like an official government request, it is not. It is from a private company, Environmental Progress, that is soliciting business from you. You are free to complete the request if you desire.


Lost and Found
web posted January 21, 2011
Lost and Found – Lost Black wallet, Wednesday Jan.19 in downtown area of Edgefield. If found please call (817) 874-8493.

Found: Small black and brown dog on Red Oak Grove Road. Call 803-637-4608 to claim. Click here for a photo of the dog.

Soccer League signups start this Saturday
web reposted January 21, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Recreation Department is starting our Spring Soccer League signups this Saturday.  We will be on site at the Edgefield Soccer Complex On Saturday's: January 22nd, 29th and February 5th.  We will be there from 10am to noon each Saturday.  Girls and boys within the ages of 4 to 14 are eligible to signup.  The cost of Registration is $40 dollars.  If you are unable to make those dates you can also signup at the Edgefield County Recreation Office Monday-Friday form 8:30am to 5:00pm.  Also you can download the registration form from here and mail it in to Edgefield County Recreation: 400 Church St. Box 5, Edgefield, SC 29824. The Last day to sign up is February 8th. If you have any questions please contact Nick Wates at (803) 637-2621.

GUILTY! Three sentenced in Hayes Drive Shooting Death and Burglary
web posted January 20, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Three men charged in a armed burglary of a Hayes Drive home in early August of last year that left their co-conspirator Theodore Campbell, 26, dead, plead guilty to reduced charges on Wednesday. Daniel Wayne Reynolds, 26, John David Kiplinger, 19, and James Lee Weaver, 17, were sentenced to a total of 11 years each behind bars for their part in the crime.
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Rural Churches targeted for second day in a row for thefts
web posted January 20, 2011
WESTSIDE – For the second day in a row, thieves have struck churches in the Westside area of the county making off with the entire commercial heating and air conditioning units. On Tuesday morning church members at Republican Baptist Church on Republican Road found two units removed. On Wednesday afternoon church members at Jeter Baptist Church on Jeter Road reported someone had stolen their HVAC unit.
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Duncan Champions Repeal of ObamaCare: Dem Calls Republicans Nazis
"Civil discourse" claim short lived for Liberal Democrats

web posted January 20, 2011

WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Jeff Duncan, who played an active role in the repeal effort this week, applauded the passage of legislation intended to eliminate the health care reform bill commonly referred to as “ObamaCare.” As the lone freshmen representative at yesterday’s “Repeal ObamaCare” press conference held outside the Capitol, Duncan stated “As a citizen, I didn’t want ObamaCare and now as a Congressman I look forward to repealing this very unconstitutional piece of legislation and replacing it with something that’s better.”
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Discovery of Body leads to Murder Investigation
web posted January 20, 2011
AIKEN – The body discovered in Bath on Tuesday has been confirmed as that of Ronnie Cheatham Jr., 25, of Warrenville who was reported missing in early December by a friend. Autopsy reports made available on Wednesday confirmed Cheatham was shot multiple times and his death is being classified as a murder.
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Edgefield County Alliance meeting delayed until Jan. 24 due to snow
web posted January 20, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The  Edgefield County Alliance will hold its next meeting. Monday, January 24th, 7:30 a.m. at Piedmont Technical College, Edgefield Campus. Breakfast will be served. A small donation $3- $5 to help cover the cost is requested. Usually set for the first Monday of each month, the holidays delayed the meeting.
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Coach Morris inducted in to the North Augusta Sports Hall of Fame
web posted January 20, 2011
COUNTY – Hubert Morris was born in Olar, South Carolina, attended Olar High School, Newberry College and received his Masters Degree from Appalachian State University. He held his first coaching position in Blackville as the girls basketball coach and spent the next 51 years in the coaching ranks and as a History and Physical Education teacher.
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Senate Passes Budget Reform: Push transparency in first full week
web posted January 20, 2011
COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Senate is on a roll this week, passing monumental rules changes two days in a row that provide unprecedented transparency in the state legislature. The Senate gave approval on Wednesday to a new rule requiring any appropriations bill to be available for public scrutiny for three days prior to a Senate vote. Known as the “72-Hour Rule,” the rule advances government transparency by giving the public and media adequate time to evaluate bills before they become law. 
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Church seeks relative of Internment Family member
web posted January 20, 2011
PSA – Looking for any living relative of Ned Norman born 1890 in the Merriwether - Clarks Hill area: Ned Norman born 1890. Mother: Mary and Father: Henry. Children: Adline, Wade, James, John, Lewis, Ceasar, Francis, and Albert. Other Relatives include: Lewis, John Norman Jr, Ceasar and Andrew If you have any information please contact: Pine Grove Baptist Church at 803-593-0803 or Pastor: David Mathews at 706-832-0469.

Edgefield Woman Oldest African-American in US
web posted January 19, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Humorists have long joked that Edgefield has some secret ingredient in its water, having produced so many centenarians. Now, the county has a record-setting supercentenarian. Last week, following the passing of a 113-year-old Louisiana woman named Mississippi Winn, Edgefield native Mamie Rearden became the oldest African-American in the country. She is 112.
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Johnston man charged in hit and run
web posted January 19, 2011
JOHNSTON – A Johnston man has been arrested and charged with DUI, hit & run, and assault and battery in the first degree after hitting a 27-year-old Trenton woman on Old Plank Road around 2 am Sunday. A passerby spotted the woman lying on the side of the road and stopped to render aid while calling 911 for help. The woman told deputies the man that struck her with his truck was trying to kill her. Located at the scene was a broken headlight lens that broke when the woman was struck.
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Garrett Road man spots thieves in the act
web posted January 19, 2011
WESTSIDE – A Garrett Road man spotted two men driving a John Deere Gator ATV on Garrett Road around 10:30 Tuesday morning that looked familiar, and for good reason, it was his. The man turned around to follow the ATV when they turned into a long driveway, jumped from the ATV, and took off running into a wooded area. Sheriff's Deputies converged on the area and set up a perimeter and began searching for the two men.
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Johnston man arrested in stabbing
web posted January 19, 2011
JOHNSTON – A 52-year-old Johnston man was arrested early Tuesday morning following a stabbing at the Ridge Road Apartments. James Robertson was taken into custody at the scene shortly after police arrived on the scene after being alerted to a  1:15 am 911 call received by the Saluda County Sheriff's Office.
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Detours to be placed at Trestle tonight
web posted January 19, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Due to the ongoing construction around the railroad trestle below Slade Lake, the section of Augusta Road between Columbia Road and Bauskett Street is scheduled (unless weather intervenes) to be closed starting tonight between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Officials with Republic Contracting, Co. which is handling the raising of the trestle are asking residents to be patient and look for marked detour routes.
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Second Commandment: Destroying Idols
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted January 19, 2011

RELIGION – We continue in our study of the Ten Commandments this week with the second. Take a moment and read it above. Well, I’ll never forget the time I spent in Thailand. We were told not to order “fragrant meat” (supposedly dog). I was also told there was a reason why all the Thai ladies keep telling me how good looking I was (I thought it was because they had good taste). 
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Engagement: Lacey - Reese
web posted January 19, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Mr. and Mrs. Scott Bowser and Mr. Pete Lacey of North Augusta announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Brittany Leigh Lacey, to Mr. Michael William Reese Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Reese Sr. of Evans.
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Soccer League signups start this Saturday
web posted January 19, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Recreation Department is starting our Spring Soccer League signups this Saturday.  We will be on site at the Edgefield Soccer Complex On Saturday's: January 22nd, 29th and February 5th.  We will be there from 10am to noon each Saturday.  Girls and boys within the ages of 4 to 14 are eligible to signup.  The cost of Registration is $40 dollars.  If you are unable to make those dates you can also signup at the Edgefield County Recreation Office Monday-Friday form 8:30am to 5:00pm.  Also you can download the registration form from here and mail it in to Edgefield County Recreation: 400 Church St. Box 5, Edgefield, SC 29824. The Last day to sign up is February 8th. If you have any questions please contact Nick Wates at (803) 637-2621.

Body discovered identified as missing man
web posted January 19, 2011
AIKEN – A body discovered near Anthony Drive in Bath on Tuesday has been tentatively identified as a missing Warrenville man, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said in a release. Ronnie Cheatham, 25, was reported missing in early December by a friend.
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Resources available to workers with exposure to radiation
web posted January 19, 2011
PSA – Compensation and medical benefits are available for covered illnesses related to exposure and radiation, beryllium, silica and toxic substances through the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program. Over $420 million has been paid to eligible Savannah River Site workers or their survivors through this program.
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New County Leaders Tour Law Enforcement Center with Sheriff
web posted January 18, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Sheriff Adell Dobey took the county's new Chair and Vice-chair of the County Council on a tour of the Law Enforcement Center, Detention Center, and 911 dispatch operations on Monday. Chairman Dean Campbell said he was grateful for the orientation as the county council's newest member and Chairman. Vice-chairwoman Genia Blackwell said it was informative since she had never toured the jail during her previous term in office.
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Mayor Livingston opens Johnston Town Council meeting with grim news on funding
By Megan Lott
web posted January 18, 2011

JOHNSTON – Johnston Town Council met Monday, January 17, in a rescheduled meeting due to the previous ice and snow storm last week. Mayor Livingston opened the meeting with some depressing news. He stated he had received information that the Town of Johnston should not count on money from Columbia [the state] this year. He said he hoped this would change, but the money that may be cut is a ‘huge chunk’ of the budget.
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SCANA, SCE&G pay more than $142 million in property taxes to South Carolina counties
web posted January 18, 2011
CAYCE – SCANA Corp. and its subsidiaries, including South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, paid more than $142 million in property taxes in South Carolina in 2010. “These dollars have an important impact in the communities we serve, helping to support vital public services, including schools, police and fire,” said SCANA spokesperson Eric Boomhower.
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Lost Dog: Reward Offered
web posted January 18, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Small male dog (8 lbs.) ,cinnamon color with collar lost in south Edgefield County around Delaughter Drive. Reward: Call 803 341 8150.


Martin Luther King: "I have a dream"
web posted January 17, 2011
NATION – Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech given Aug. 28, 1963 on the Washington Mall.
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Retired Teacher's Death Ruled Accidental
web posted January 17, 2011
JOHNSTON - The death of a beloved retired teacher on Friday has been officially ruled accidental, Edgefield County Deputy Coroner David Burnett said Sunday. Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies, Johnston Police, and SLED aided in the all night search for 76-year-old Mary Sowell after she did not return from riding on a 4-wheeler Friday afternoon. A special dog team was called in from Spartanburg early in the morning Saturday in an effort to locate her.
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Closings for MLK Day
web posted January 17, 2011
COUNTY - All Edgefield County government Offices will be closed today for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Edgefield, Johnston, and Trenton Town Halls will also be closed. Edgefield County Schools will be closed.

Smorgasbord: “A Taste of Edgefield County”
web reposted January 17, 2011
JOHNSTON – It’s time for “The Taste of Edgefield County” sponsored by the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce; Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at the American Legion Post, Edisto Street, Johnston, SC.  6:00 to 6:30 is social time; 6:45 until is food and presentations.
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SC Card Check Sponsors Comment On Federal Lawsuit
web posted January 17, 2011
COLUMBIA – Proving again that they’re completely out-of-touch with America’s voting population, the federal government announced Friday its intention to sue South Carolina for passing a constitutional amendment defending voters’ right to a secret ballot in union elections. The National Labor Relations Board claims that the South Carolina “card check” amendment is in violation of the federal National Labor Relations Act. The amendment overwhelmingly passed on the November general election ballot.
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Johnston woman killed in 4-wheeler crash
web posted January 15, 2011
JOHNSON – An all night search for a missing Johnston woman ended Saturday morning after Sheriff's Deputies located the woman's body around 9:30 am. Edgefield County Sheriff Adell Dobey said the woman was found in a wooded area behind her Clarks Road home. Deputy Coroner David Burnett identified the woman as 76-year-old Mary C. Sowell. An autopsy has been scheduled for Sunday morning in Newberry.
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SCE&G Customers Set New Record for Winter Peak Demand
web posted January 15, 2011
COLUMBIA – The recent cold temperatures have prompted many SCE&G customers to turn up the heat, setting a new winter peak record for use. During the 8 a.m. hour Friday, customers used 4,872 megawatts (MW) of electricity, breaking the previous 4,720 MW record set on Jan. 11, 2010.
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County Council Vice-chairwoman Blackwell to Speak on "Women in Politics" at Republican Women meeting
web posted January 15, 2011
COUNTY – The Republican Women of Edgefield County will hold the first meeting of the new year on January 24th at 6:30pm. The meeting will be at the Thompkins Library and Welcome Center located
at 104 Courthouse Square, Edgefield. Guest speaker will be County Council Vice-Chairwoman Genia Blackwell of Merriwether. She will be discussing the topic of "Women in Politics". The meeting is open to all women who are interested in becoming more educated about politics and the issues they face, as well as helping the Republican Party. Bring a friend as the membership drive continues in 2011.

Monday Closings for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
web posted January 15, 2011
COUNTY – Edgefield County government offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The town halls of Edgefield, Johnston and Trenton will also be closed. Tuesday is the last day to pay your county taxes without a tax penalty.

Miss Statesman pageant this Saturday
web posted January 14, 2011
PSA - The annual Miss Statesman pageant will be held at Strom Thurmond High School this Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $8.00 or in the front office on Friday for $7.00

Notice: Delayed School Openings
web posted January 14, 2011
Notice: Edgefield County Public Schools will be operating on a delay again Friday. Students will be on a 2-hour delay while employees and staff will be reporting on a 1-hour delay.

Ice continues to cause problems
web posted January 14, 2011
EDGEFIELD - The snow and ice that fell in this week's winter storm remains to be a problem across the county and in the towns. Though temperatures have risen during the day to the mid to high 30's on Wednesday and Thursday, some roads remain icy and the Town of Edgefield had extra workers trying to remove ice from the sidewalks in front of businesses. "It's hard as a rock," Edgefield Mayor Ken Durham said Thursday. "The only way to get rid of it, really, is to let it melt."
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Edgefield Trestle raising to close Augusta Road 12 hours next week
web posted January 14, 2011
EDGEFIELD - The work on raising the trestle in Edgefield is drawing nearer to being a reality next week. Work on giving the Rail Trail a slow rise leading up to both sides of the trestle has been ongoing for the past two months. If all goes according to plan, the actual raising of the trestle itself will take place on Wednesday of next week. Walter Deierlein of Republican Contracting of Columbia, who will undertake the actual raising of the main trestle, said all traffic will be detoured for a twelve hour period overnight while the work is underway.
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Notice: School Delays
web posted January 13, 2011
COUNTY - All Edgefield County Schools will be operating on a 2-hour delay for students and a 1-hour delay for employees for Thursday. Wardlaw Academy will be on a 2-hour delay for students, staff and employees due at 9:30 am. McCormick County Schools on a 2-hour delay.

Owner arrives to find home ablaze
web posted January 13, 2011
COUNTY LINE – A Community Road man arrived home to find fire trucks in his yard and very little of the home still standing as a fire ravaged the structure. The fire was reported by a nearby resident who saw the smoke and walked through a small patch of woods to find smoke billowing from the home and fire coming out of a front window. County Line and Merriwether Firefighters arrived a short time later and brought the fire under control, but not before the home was gutted.
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Former Edgefield County Jailer arrested for second time
web posted January 13, 2011
JOHNSTON – A former Edgefield County Detention Center Jailer found himself on the other side of the bars he guarded again after being arrested for criminal domestic violence for a second time after police were called to the family home in Johnston on New Years night. Steven Christopher Turner, 26, was taken into custody after an investigation at the scene and has been charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.
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ATC Creates Education Scholarship In Memory of Former Student
web posted January 13, 2011
AIKEN – Aiken Technical College mourns the loss of a former ATC associate of arts student, Katie Scott, who died Dec. 30 in an automobile accident at age 22. In memoriam and with help from the Scott family, the ATC Foundation has formed the Katie Scott Memorial Education Scholarship.
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Haley to nominate Kitzman, recommend Adams for Budget and Control Board posts
web posted January 13, 2011
COLUMBIA – Governor-elect Nikki Haley announced on Friday her intention to nominate Eleanor Kitzman to be the next Executive Director and her recommendation of Marcia Adams as the next chief of staff of the South Carolina Budget and Control Board. The governor-elect announced her intention following the resignations of Budget and Control Board Executive Director Frank Fusco and chief of staff Eddie Gunn and also announced that the Board will meet on Thursday, January 13.
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Lost Dog: Merriwether
web posted January 13, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Lost Male Blue Tick Mix. Lost in Delaughter Dr./Steven's Creek Boat Ramp Area.  He has a collar and a tag.  Please call Felicia if found (803) 279-7362.

Urgent Need For All Blood Types: Over 100 Donations Lost Due To Weather
web posted January 12, 2011
PSA – While the inclement weather stopped many faithful volunteer blood donors from donating with Shepeard Community Blood Center these past few days, it did not stop the need for blood donations to help critically ill patients in our local hospitals. Yesterday’s closings due to the winter storm meant that over 100 people were not able to keep their commitment to save local lives by donating with Shepeard. Seventeen local hospitals and the burn center depend on your blood donation with Shepeard. 
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Smorgasbord: “A Taste of Edgefield County”
web posted January 12, 2011
JOHNSTON – It’s time for “The Taste of Edgefield County” sponsored by the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce; Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at the American Legion Post, Edisto Street, Johnston, SC.  6:00 to 6:30 is social time; 6:45 until is food and presentations.
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Religion: A Big Mac and The Big Ten
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted January 12, 2011

RELIGION – I challenged you last week to work on memorizing the 10 Commandments. See if you can name all of them now. I found a survey conducted by Kelton Research of 1,000 Americans who were asked questions regarding the Ten Commandments and the ingredients in a Big Mac, McDonald’s burger. About 80 percent of the survey group could correctly identify the main ingredient in the burger, ‘two beef patties’ but less than 60 percent recalled the commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill.’
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Nominate your loved one for the title of “Edgefield County’s Steel Magnolia”
web posted January 12, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Theatre Company invites area residents to nominate their mothers, aunts, cousins, sisters and wives for the title of “Edgefield County’s Steel Magnolia.” According to Southern tradition, a “steel magnolia” is known for her beauty, grace and charm as well as her resourcefulness and inner strength.
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Elvis Bussey Recognized in R.O.S.E. Ceremony
web posted January 12, 2011
JOHNSTON – Mr. Elvis Bussey was recognized as a new member of the R.O.S.E (Recognizing Outstanding Support of Education) program. He was nominated for this recognition by many people who have seen Mr. Bussey volunteer for the support of the students at Strom Thurmond High School. Mr. Bussey is a loyal and dedicated support of the Strom Thurmond High School Marching Regiment.
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The beauty of our local wildlife
web posted January 12, 2011
WESTSIDE –  A Barred Owl was spotted sitting at the edge of a field Tuesday afternoon and the chance to shoot a few pictures of the magnificent creature was too much to pass up. The bird of prey seemed unfazed by my presence as he sat just feet away as the photos were taken. Flying off a short time later he took perch in a nearby tree, keeping his attention focused on the snow covered field.
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R.O.S.E. Recognition Of TSI Supports Held At Board Meeting
web posted January 12, 2011
JOHNSTON – The Edgefield County School Board held a R.O.S.E. Ceremony at their December 14th meeting. The R.O.S.E. Award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond in support of educational activities and students. Recognized in the ceremony were, Mr. Elvis Bussey– STHS Marching Band supporter; Senator Shane Massey, Richard Pendarvis, John Pettigrew, Greg Anderson, Dr. Sharon Keesley, Mr. Bettis Rainsford, Jr., Mrs. Chere Edwards and Mr. Ken Hartkopf - all Thurmond Statesmen Institute supporters.
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Dem Congressman who called for GOP Gov. to be put against a wall and shot now pleads for civility
web posted January 12, 2011
OP-ED – Ex-Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa., pens an op-ed in the New York Times today about the proper political response to this weekend's tragedy. I wholeheartedly support the former Congressman (Kanjorski lost his seat in November) when he argues that, following this weekend's shooting, Congressman need to remain open and accessible to the public. However, Kanjorski is rather hypocritical when he climbs up on his soapbox.
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Gov. Sanford Declares State of Emergency
web posted January 10, 2011
COLUMBIA – In view of hazardous weather conditions across the state, Gov. Mark Sanford issued a State of Emergency in all 46 counties on Monday afternoon, effective immediately.
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Snow and Ice cause hazardous driving conditions, wrecks: Problems continue today
web posted January 11, 2011
COUNTY –  Winter weather held its grip on Edgefield County on Monday with snow and ice creating hazardous conditions leading to a number of crashes. A tractor-trailer jack-knifed on Highway 25 at Bettis Academy Road around noon blocking all lanes of traffic for around two hours. One of the fuel tanks was ruptured leading to a spill of diesel fuel that had to be contained. The bad news is things are not going to get better until temperatures rise above freezing sometime Tuesday.
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Enjoying the snow: Readers submit pictures of their "Snow Day"
web posted January 11, 2011
COUNTY –  Though emergency personnel were busy handling calls throughout the day Monday, those who stayed home enjoyed the day building snowmen, sledding, or just enjoying a day off with a warm cup of hot chocolate looking at the white landscape. Several readers sent in photos of their "snow day", which can be found below.
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Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Gears Up for 2011 Festival
web posted January 11, 2011
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival is now taking applications for individuals, organizations or businesses interested in being a part of the historic 28th annual event. The Festival will be held May 7, 2011, in Johnston, known as the Peach Capital of the World. 
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Found Dog
web posted January 11, 2011
JOHNSTON – Black Lab, totolly black female. Very friendly. Found in the gerneral area of Mt Calvary Lutheran Church. Call 803 532 4301 or 803 445 2817.

Duncan Comments on Security and District Plans in Wake of Recent Shooting
web posted January 11, 2011
WASHINGTON DC - Third Congressional Republican Representative Jeff Duncan issued a statement on Monday concerning the shootings at a Town Hall meeting by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in Arizona this weekend. Rep. Duncan also said the incident would not hinder his commitment to stay in tough with the residents of the district or holding similar gatherings. His first thoughts were for Rep. Giffords and her family. “My family’s thoughts and prayers continue to be with Congresswoman Giffords and all who were impacted by this senseless and deplorable act.”
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Double fatality in Aiken County Saturday night
web posted January 10, 2011
AIKEN - Two women are dead following a head-on collision in Aiken County Saturday night. Brenda Adams, 47, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash and her rear seat passenger, 54 year old Sheila Roberts, was pronounced dead a short time later at the Medical College of Georgia. Both were from Aiken. Two others were taken to MCG for treatment of unspecified injuries, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.
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LEGO Project Held at Merriwether Middle
web posted January 10, 2011
MERRIWETHER - An exciting and promising hands-on learning adventure was held at Merriwether Middle School with students enrolled in class of Introduction to Engineering.  Ms. Latina Rivers, instructor of the engineering class contacted Michigan Learning Group in reference to an on-site field trip; which means the field trip comes to the school.
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Winter Weather Takes Aim on Edgefield County
web posted January 8, 2011
COUNTY - Winter weather is forecast for Edgefield County that could produce 4 to 6 inches of snow and then turn over to ice during the day Monday. Edgefield County EMA Director Mike Casey said winter weather watches will most likely be issued over the weekend, "and the warnings will be coming shortly after." Driving conditions could become hazardous during the peak hours of the snow event and more so with freezing rain falling Monday on top of snow.
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Strom Thurmond High School Students of the Month
web posted January 8, 2011
JOHNSTON - Strom Thurmond High school is proud to recognize the November and December Students of the Month.  These students were selected by teachers to receive this honor for displaying outstanding leadership and citizenship characteristics.
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Armed and Dangerous: Police Seek Wanted Armed Robber
web posted January 7, 2011
COUNTY – Georgia law enforcement has issued a "be on the look-out" (BOLO) for a suspected armed robber that may be in Edgefield County. Javarice Broadwater, 25, is wanted on warrants for two armed robberies in McDuffie County, Georgia, on Monday and Tuesday of this week. He is also suspected to have been involved in an armed robbery in Wrens, Georgia, on Thursday night.
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Winter weather could return Sunday night and Monday
web posted January 7, 2011
COUNTY - Depending on the weather forecaster, there is a pretty fair chance of more winter weather coming to Edgefield County on Sunday or Monday. Cold temperatures will roll into the area over the weekend with the high on Sunday topping out at an average high of 41 degrees with cloudy skies with an overnight low of 27. There is a 60% chance of precipitation in the late afternoon turning into a "wintry mix" as night falls.
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Gov. Sanford Outlines Ideas on Tax Reform
web posted January 7, 2011
COLUMBIA – In light of widespread agreement across South Carolina that the state's tax code stands in need of comprehensive reform, Gov. Mark Sanford today joined officials from the Department of Commerce in putting forward the outgoing administration's tax reform proposals. In recent years, South Carolina's tax system has evolved into a complex system in which some areas are exempted or taxed at very low rates, while others are taxed at excessively high rates.
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Puppy and Dog Obedience Training Offered in Edgefield
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web posted January 7, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Good Manners training for you and your dog will be held in Edgefield for 6 consecutive Tuesdays beginning January 11, 2011.  Puppy Class will be held from 4:30 - 5:30 pm for Puppies that are between 10 and 20 weeks old and have proof of 2 sets of puppy shots. Dog obedience training for dogs over 5 months old will be held from 6 – 7 pm on the same dates as puppy class, and proof of rabies vaccination is required. These are good manners classes that help you to build a relationship with your dog.
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Lost dogs
web posted January 7, 2011
BETTIS ACADEMY – Lost Dogs: Nicholson Rd area off Bettis Academy Rd. One Black Male Lab (Jake) and One Black and White Female Puppy (Bailey) If seen please call Kristen at 803-292-2620, pictures are below.
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No Headlines for Thursday
web posted January 6, 2011
WEBNEWS - Edgefield Daily will be partially closed with limited updates through Saturday due to a death in the family on Wednesday. Comments in the Wandering Minds will be updated daily the rest of the week. Breaking news stories will be published as needed. The Classifieds will be updated over the weekend. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Campbell and Blackwell elected to ledership roles in 2011 County Council
By Meagan Lott
web posted January 5, 2011

EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Council started their 2011 year off with a tense meeting Tuesday night. The meeting began with all council members taking the Oath of Office, followed by elections for chairman and vice-chairman. Mr. Dean Campbell was elected Chairman of Council with Council members Dorn and Bright voting along with Campbell to gain the leadership position and Mrs. Genia Blackwell elected to hold the Vice-Chairman position. Councilmember Willie Bright promptly stood up and gave his seat to Mr. Campbell, although Mr. Campbell offered to remain in his original seat for the rest of the meeting.
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Jackson Wins Appeal: Will Face Herrin in School Board Run-Off Election
web posted January 5, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Nathaniel Jackson was the benefactor of a five page ruling handed down on December 29, 2010, and received by the Clerk of Court's Office in Edgefield on Tuesday. Circuit Court Judge Knox McMahon overturned the Edgefield County Elections Commission ruling that Mr. Jackson was not a resident of claimed Railroad Avenue home in Johnston and removed him as a qualified elector. Jackson will be on the run-off ballot with William Herrin who took the second highest number of votes in the three way November election. When the election takes place is an unanswered question.
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Edgefield "Pool Room" to remain closed for the week
web posted January 5, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Billiard Parlor will be closed until Monday, January 10, due to the death of owner Wilson Strom. Family members expressed their gratitude for the many loyal customers over the years and for their understanding during the trying times due to the untimely death of Mr. Strom. A white wreath has been placed on the door until the reopening.

Gov. Sanford Unveils 2011-12 Executive Budget
web posted January 5, 2011
STATE – Gov. Mark Sanford today released the eighth and final Executive Budget of his Administration - a balanced, activity-based $5.38 billion spending plan for Fiscal Year 2011-12 that prioritizes spending in yet another tough budget year, addresses the billion dollar budget shortfall left by now-extinct federal stimulus dollars, offers $265 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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Religion: The 10
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted January 5, 2011

RELIGION – I am not very good at turning a wrench. I am however cheap. Once when a radiator burst on the car my wife drove, so I figured I would give it a shot. I bought a Chilton’s manual and followed the directions, got the part, busted my knuckles, spent a few hours and got the job done. I got the job done, all because I followed the directions. I also follow the directions and get the oil changed every 3,000 miles and buy tires whenever my tires turn in “Maypops."
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Hospice Care of South Carolina Seeks Volunteers in Edgefield County
web posted January 5, 2011
COUNTY – Have 1 extra hour a week?  Love to bake, take care of pets, or spend time talking with someone? Become a volunteer and make a difference in the life of hospice patient and family!
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Jackson Wins Appeal: Will Be in Run-off
web posted January 4, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Nathaniel Jackson will be in the run-off election according to a ruling handed down by Judge Knox McMahon on Tuesday. Jackson had appealed the Edgefield County Election Commission's ruling that he was not a resident of Johnston and therefore unable to run for office. More on this story in Wednesday's edition.

James "Jimmy" Satcher Dies: Community Leader Will Be Missed By All
web posted January 4, 2011
JOHNSTON – Graveside Funeral Services for James (Jimmy) Heber Satcher, Jr., age 76, will be held at Mt of Olives Cemetery Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 11 am. He was owner of Jim Satcher Motors, Inc. and was involved in many organizations including the Gamecock Club, Ridge Fishing Club, a member of Kadosh Masonic Lodge #154, the Board at First Citizens Bank, the Board at Johnston United Methodist Church where he was a member, and also Board Member of Southeast Advertising for Chrysler Motor Co.
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Fatality victims identified as North Augusta men
web posted January 4, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett released the names of the two men killed in a late night crash on Gregory Lake Road Sunday night. Ryan Craven, 26, and Ryan McNeal, 23, were both killed instantly in the single car crash. The cause of death was massive body trauma. "We don't know who was driving," Burnett said. Neither of the men were wearing seatbelts according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
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Two arrested during burglary of Manor House after tip
web posted January 4, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Dispatch received a call around 4:30 Monday afternoon that a suspicious vehicle was parked behind the former nursing home Manor House on Highway 25 north. When Sheriff's Deputies arrived it was believed the person or persons were still inside of the building and called for additional help, including the Edgefield Police Department, to cover every exit on the building before going inside.
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Edgefield holds first meeting of 2011
By Megan Lott
web posted January 4, 2011

EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council held their first meeting of 2011 Monday night. The meeting was interrupted with a fire call from a structure fire on Bauskett St., but all business was attended to before adjournment. The meeting began with a unanimous vote to pass the 2011-2012 Legislative Agenda Resolution. The resolution supports the Municipal Association’s statewide legislative agenda. The Association states its primary principals for the cities and towns of South Carolina are to “promote economic growth, enhance a positive quality of life, and encourage local accountability and fiscal responsibility.”
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Hey Big Spender: Obama, Dems Set Record Debt Level Spending
A Column by the Editor
web posted January 4, 2011

COLUMN – Hailed as the "most productive Congress in history" by national media, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reed, and President Obama has piled on more Debt than the first 100 Congresses combined. $3.22 Trillion to be exact, adding $10,429.64 of debt for every man, woman, and child counted in the 2010 Census. The debt each owes now has grown to $44,886.57. And they wanted to add more after being kicked out of control during the lame duck session and failed.
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Aiken Regional Medical Centers: Teaming Up For Fitness
web posted January 4, 2011
AIKEN – Did you know that South Carolina ranks tenth in the nation for childhood obesity?  Aiken Regional Medical Centers has noticed a need for a weight management program for kids and we are excited to announce our Teaming Up For Fitness (TUFF) program.
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New Republican Congress Applauded for Instituting Top Idea in the “Contract from America”
web posted January 4, 2011
HOUSTON, TEXAS – The Contract from America Foundation today applauds soon-to-be House Speaker John Boehner and the new Congress for listening to the American people and requiring that each bill introduced identify the specific provision of the Constitution that gives Congress authority to do what the bill does.  This idea was the top vote-getter (82% support) in the Contract from America.
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Two killed in Sunday night crash in Merriwether
web posted January 3, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Two men were killed in a single car crash Sunday night after the driver lost control of a white 2002 Lexus on Gregory Lake Road just before midnight. According to 911 dispatchers, the initial call of the crash was received at 11:48 pm stating both occupants of the car were deceased. Edgefield County EMS and the Merriwether Fire Department responded to the scene as well as Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies and North Augusta Pubic Safety, blocking all traffic on the roadway.
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Edgefield "Pool Room" owner passes New Years Day
web posted January 1, 2011 - 7:45 PM
EDGEFIELD - Wilson Strom Jr., 55, owner of the Edgefield Billiard Parlor, died Saturday afternoon of natural causes while taking a nap at a gathering of the family. Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 - 8 pm at the funeral home. Services will be held at 11 am Thursday.
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Top Ten Stories of 2010
web posted January 3, 2011
COUNTY – Below is collection of the top stories of 2010 compiled by readership statistics, importance to the county, and historical significance. In the past year long-time County Council Chairman Monroe Kneece retired, Republicans take first ever control of county council after November elections, the county misses a white Christmas by just 12 hours, and much more.
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Puppy and Dog Obedience Training Offered in Edgefield
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web posted December 27, 2010

EDGEFIELD – Good Manners training for you and your dog will be held in Edgefield for 6 consecutive Tuesdays beginning January 11, 2011.  Puppy Class will be held from 4:30 - 5:30 pm for Puppies that are between 10 and 20 weeks old and have proof of 2 sets of puppy shots. Dog obedience training for dogs over 5 months old will be held from 6 – 7 pm on the same dates as puppy class, and proof of rabies vaccination is required. These are good manners classes that help you to build a relationship with your dog.
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County Death Toll at 7 for 2010
web posted January 3, 2011
COUNTY – Though 2010 was a deadly year on Edgefield County roads with five fatalities, it was not the worst on record by Edgefield Daily. In 2008 seven people lost their lives on county roads. Only one murder was recorded in 2010, although another man was killed during a home invasion after being shot by one of the occupants in the home.
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Concealed Weapons Class to be held January 8
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web posted December 23, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, January 8, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm in Edgefield, S.C. Cost of the class is $100.00 per person. Classroom material, fingerprint cards, fingerprinting, target and CWP training certificate will be provided.
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SeniorNet to hold Open House and Registration for computer training for seniors age 50+
web posted January 3, 2011
AIKEN – SeniorNet, where seniors teach seniors how to use computers, will hold its Open House from 9:00 a.m. until noon on Monday, January 10, 2011, at the McGrath SeniorNet Learning Center on the University of South Carolina at Aiken (USCA) campus. The Open House will be held at the Learning Center, which is located between the tennis courts and softball field on the campus. The public is invited. At the Open House, you can enroll for a SeniorNet course, tour the classroom, or volunteer to instruct or coach a course.
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