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January 2014 Archive

Edgefield County Recreation Department Spring Sports
web posted January 31, 2014
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Recreation Department’s Spring Sports is right around the Corner. We are starting signups for our various leagues over the course of the next 2 Saturdays. Below is signup information for each of our leagues. If you have any questions about signups or the league, please give Nick Wates a call at (803) 637-2621.
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1% Sales Tax Meeting Rescheduled
web posted January 31, 2014
COUNTY – The Sales Tax Commission Work Session that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 28, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 6pm in the County Council Chambers.

Statement From Gov. Nikki Haley On December 2013 Unemployment Rate
web posted January 31, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley issued the following statement in response to South Carolina’s unemployment rate declining significantly to 6.6 percent in December from 7.1 percent in November. Marking four straight months of decline, 6.6 percent unemployment is the lowest since June 2008 and the first time South Carolina’s rate has been under the national rate since January 2001.
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Edgefield County Schools Closed Thursday
web posted January 29, 2014
COUNTY – All Edgefield School District Schools will be closed all day Thursday due to inclement weather.

SCDOT Warns of Icy Roadways Thursday Morning
web posted January 30, 2014
COUNTY – Secondary Roads as well as bridges and overpasses will be just as dangerous Thursday morning as they were Tuesday night as melting snow refreezes with a low in the middle teens overnight. Icy conditions are worse than snowy conditions as tires cannot make traction on ice. SCDOT warns that secondary roads are still facing icy conditions. Drivers are advised to drive slow and take precautions.

Edwards Drive Home Found Burglarized
web posted January 30, 2014
MERRIWETHER – An Edwards Drive man called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office after arriving home and finding the front door to the home "kicked in" and the back door left open. The man informed dispatchers he had already been in the home and items were missing. After a deputy and investigator arrived, footprints were found leading away from the crime scene.
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Breakfast is Served at Edgefield County Hospital
web posted January 30, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Starting Monday, February 10th Edgefield County Hospital will serve breakfast to the public Monday-Friday from 6:00am-9:30am. The breakfast menu will include: Hash Browns, French Toast, Sausage, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Grits, Biscuits, Toast, and an Omelet Station with all the fixings.
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Strom Thurmond FFA Ladies in the SC Miss FFA Pageant
web posted January 30, 2014
JOHNSTON – Taylor Cordovano, a member of the Pelion High FFA chapter won the 2014 Miss FFA pageant on January 17 at the Lexington Three Fine Arts Center in Batesburg-Leesville. Forty-five young ladies from FFA chapters across the state competed in the annual event. The top five finalists in the pageant included: first runner up, Tiffany Smith, Pickens County Career and Technology Center; second runner up, Casey Nix, Pendleton High; third runner up, Morgan Spaulding, Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center; and fourth runner up, Bayleah Jackson, Pelion High.
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Letter to the Editor: Writer Takes Different View on Recent Editor's Column
web posted January 30, 2014
Editor,
Let me begin by saying that I'm a registered Republican and have voted straight Republican my entire life.  I suppose I would consider myself a Conservative Republican, however these days I'm not always sure it that's true. While I agree with the vast majority of your recent opinion piece on why Democrats can't be Christians, I feel the need to point out the fact that I would have stopped short of making that bold of a statement.
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Edgefield Dixie Youth Registrations
web posted January 30, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Registration dates for Edgefield Dixie Youth will take place on February 1, 8, and 15, between the hours of 10:00 - 12:00 noon at the baseball complex in Edgefield. The cost is $45 per child during the registration period and $60 per child after February 15. In an effort to keep the registration cost at $45, EDYB will only provide players with a cap and jersey this season.
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Winter Photos: Send in Yours
web posted January 30, 2014
COUNTY – Below are a few of the photos sent in or taken by Edgefield Daily following the snow on Tuesday night and Wednesday. Have a snowman, kids sledding, or just a great view from your yard or travels? Send them in. Share them with our readers as the snow begins to melt away starting today. By the weekend the snow event will be history. 
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Emergency Notices: Road Conditions, Power Outages and other Situations
web posted January 29, 2014
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily will be updating this page during the winter storm event forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday with regular updates by the hour, more as conditions warrant, through Wednesday and possibly Thursday. You may have to refresh or reload the page to receive the latest updates.
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Computer Tracking Device Leads to Location of Suspect
web posted January 29, 2014
COUNTY LINE – A Columbia County Sheriff's investigator contacted the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office to relay that they were tracking a stolen computer that was being used at a home on Casalina Drive, in Edgefield County. The tracking device not only allowed law enforcement to track the location, but also monitor what the user was doing, searching the internet to see if there were any warrants for his arrest.
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Westside, Merriwether Firefighters Called to Structure Fire
web posted January 29, 2014
WESTSIDE – Westside and Merriwether firefighters were called to a structure fire just after 9 pm with a report of a fire in a chimney of a Prescott Road home. As firefighters arrived they directed their attention to the back side of the home. Firefighters were advised to slow response due to dangerous road conditions in the area due to the snow.
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Religion: Words as Swords
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted January 29, 2014

RELIGION – We are studying the Book of Proverbs on Sunday Mornings at Antioch Baptist Church. This past Sunday the message was on words. Proverbs is not short on wisdom concerning our speech. One of my commentaries on the book of Proverbs lists around ninety proverbs counseling us about how to speak. In fact, the book of Proverbs has more to say about our words than anything else it addresses in our lives—more than money, sex, or family.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials
web posted January 29, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.
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Daily Booking Report
web posted January 29, 2014
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Weather Watch Forecast
web posted January 28, 2014
COUNTY – Edgefield County will begin feeling the brunt of the winter weather about mid-morning today and will see accumulations of up to 3 inches during the first 5 hours of the storm. Up to a 1/2 inch of ice and sleet could arrive prior to the snow event. During the latter half of Tuesday accumulations are expected to increase by another 2 inches.
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Closings Due to Winter Storm
web posted January 28, 2014
COUNTY – Below are closings that have already been announced due to the winter storm that will move through our area on Tuesday and Wednesday. We are working on gathering more closings and will post them on this page as they come in. You may need to reload or refresh your browser in order to get the latest information.
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Burglars Steal $10,000 ATV
web posted January 28, 2014
EDGEFIELD – A Log Creek Road man called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office after discovering someone had peeled back the metal on an enclosed shed and made off with a $10,000 green Polaris 800 that was kept inside. After taking the ATV, the metal was pushed back into place and the door to the shed was shut.
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Bad Link to Edgefield Mayor's Letter to the Editor Corrected
web posted January 28, 2014
COUNTY – Due to a bad file association, the letter to the editor by Edgefield Mayor Ken Durham was improperly linked. That has been corrected and the letter is now available. We apologize for the error.
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Public Notice: Professional Auditing Services – Term Contract Bid for Edgefield County
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted January 28, 2014

EDGEFIELD – The County of Edgefield is accepting bids for professional auditing services. Sealed proposal packages must be received no later than 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Edgefield County Administration Building, 124 Courthouse Square, Edgefield, SC.
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SCE&G Offers Winter Weather Safety Tips
web posted January 28, 2014
COUNTY – With winter weather expected to impact much of SCE&G’s service territory this week SCE&G offers the following recommendations to help you and your family stay safe. During a winter storm, ice can cause tree limbs and entire trees to break and fall, sometimes taking power lines and even meter boxes down with them. Always assume any downed power line you see is live and stay away.
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Daily Booking Report
web posted January 28, 2014
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Winter Storm Warning Issued
web posted January 27, 2014
COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Storm Warning Monday afternoon. The warning is in effect from 11 am on Tuesday until 9 am on Wednesday. Expect 2 to 4 inches of snow accumulations and up 1/2" of ice. Driving conditions will be very hazardous. A report from Accuweather.com states the local area could see between 4 to 8 inches of snow accumulations.

Closings Due to Winter Storm
web posted January 27, 2014
COUNTY – Below are closings that have already been announced due to the winter storm that will move through our area on Tuesday and Wednesday. We are working on gathering more closings and will post them on this page as they come in. You may need to reload or refresh your browser in order to get the latest information.
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Winter Storm Forecast for Edgefield County Tuesday and Wednesday
web posted January 27, 2014
COUNTY – With what may be the first and only major winter storm of 2014 for the Edgefield County area, forecasters are calling for between 3 to 6 inches of snow being possible starting Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday. According to AccuWeather.com, Edgefield County lies right in the middle of the heaviest frozen participation Tuesday with a low in the mid-twenties. Snowfall is expected to continue well into Wednesday with a high only reaching the mid 30's.
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Three Killed in Head-on Collision: Victims Identified
web posted January 27, 2014
McCORMICK – Three people were killed Saturday night in a violent head on collision between two pick-up trucks around 8:20 pm on Highway 28 about 7 miles south of Clarks Hill, South Carolina Highway Patrol spokesman Lance Cpl. Keller said in a statement. Both drivers and one passenger were trapped in the wreckage and had to be extricated. Two were pronounced bead on the scene. One driver was flown to the Trauma Center where he died from his injuries.
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Opinion: Why a True Christian Could Never be a Democrat
A Column by the Editor
web posted January 27, 2014

COLUMN – As we enter the sixth year of Obama as president, the radicalization of the Democrat Party has been broad and sweeping and promoted like propaganda by the so-called "Mainstream Media" as their gospel. If you do not agree with the Obama Administration you are a racist, homophobe, right-wing extremist, "bitter-clinger", as Obama said, to the Bible and guns. To them, if you do not agree with their radical views, you are the radical, not them.
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Palmetto State Training Concealed Weapons Class Offered
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted January 27, 2014

EDGEFIELD – Palmetto State Training  will be offering a South Carolina Concealed Weapon Permit class Saturday, February 15th, 9:00am until 5:00pm in Edgefield , S.C. $150.00 per person, we will provide classroom material, fingerprint cards, fingerprinting, target, CWP training certificate, SLED application fee ($50.00 money order) and postage.
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Letter to the Editor: Edgefield Mayor Seeks Public Input on 1% Sales Tax Projects
web posted January 27, 2014
Dear Edgefield:
The next Edgefield Town Council meeting will be Monday, February 3, 2014.  At the February meeting our council will be discussing projects to be submitted for the proposed Edgefield County 1% Capital Sales Tax.  We would like to hear from our citizens.
Edgefield Daily

No Headline News for Saturday
web posted January 25, 2014
COUNTY – There are no headline news reports for today. Any breaking news will be placed over the weekend. Other sections have been updated.

Soldier Returns from Duty to Find All Personal Items Stolen
web posted January 24, 2014
JOHNSTON – A soldier returning from a tour of duty overseas since March of last year came home to find all of her personal belongings stolen, including some military gear. Before leaving for duty, the woman placed all of her personal items in a storage facility in Johnston. When she returned to the business on Tuesday, the storage unit was empty and the lock had been removed and called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office.
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Scrap Metal Thieves Steal Nearly $10K in Vehicle Parts, Scrap Metal
web posted January 24, 2014
COUNTY LINE – A Rainbow Falls Road man called the Sheriff's Office after finding a large amount of vehicle parts missing from the property when he checked the location as a caretaker on Wednesday. The man told the deputy that when he checked the property around Christmas he noticed the house had been broken into and a few things were missing from the vehicles parked in the back, but did not report it because only "minor" things had been taken. That changed on his visit Wednesday.
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Sheriff's Deputies Respond to Man with Knife Call
web posted January 24, 2014
COUNTY LINE – Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies were called to respond to a 911 call of a man chasing family members around with a large knife following a verbal disagreement turned physical. Two of the victims were elderly. After a physical altercation the mother and grandparents were able to get outside the home and get into a car to leave, but the man ran out with a large knife chasing them, even as they left.
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Saluda County Deputies Bust Meth Lab, Seize Nearly 9 Ounces of Methamphetamine While searching for Stolen Scrap Metal
web posted January 24, 2014
SAULDA – Saluda County Sheriff's Deputies working cases of scrap metal thefts stumbled upon a methamphetamine "cook" and took two suspects into custody on Wednesday. According to a Facebook posting by the Sheriff's Office deputies recovered a total of over 250 grams of methamphetamine.
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Daily Booking Report
web posted January 24, 2014
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Former Prison Official Found Not Guilty of Lewd Act on a Minor
web posted January 23, 2014
EDGEFIELD – A former Unit Manager at the Federal Prison in Edgefield that was arrested in April of 2012 on a charge of lewd act upon a minor under the age of 16 had his day in court on Wednesday. Joseph Fred Neal, 53, of Aiken, withstood a one day trial and took the stand in his own defense, against four witnesses, including the young victim, her friend, and the victim's mother testifying against him. Once the trail concluded the jury was out less than an hour and a half before reaching a verdict of not guilty, a shocking blow to the victim and her mother when it was read.
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Johnston Man Arrested for Assault on Deputy
web posted January 23, 2014
JOHNSTON – A 49-year-old Johnston man has been arrested after assaulting an Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy that was responding to a disturbance call on the 70 block of Monument Drive Tuesday evening. Deputies were called to the home with the resident telling 911 operators Michael Stevens was at the home causing problems and had assaulted the 63-year-old resident.
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Merriwether Resident Files Suit Against Volunteer Fire Department and Neighbor
web posted January 23, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Patricia and William Pitka, have filed a law suit claiming damages as a result of the Merriwether Volunteer Fire Department clearing land around the Station 3 on Murrah Road in anticipation of possibly creating a training facility for CSRA Firefighters and emergency responders. The 9-page filing was made Friday, January 17, and demands a jury trial.
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Gov. Haley Delivers State of the State Address Wednesday Night
web posted January 23, 2014
COLUMBIA – Governor Nikki Haley delivered her State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly, state and local leaders, and invited dignitaries on Wednesday evening, focusing on additional tax cuts, both in the tax code eliminating the 6% tax rate and lowering business taxes, as well as trying to fight off pressure from the Federal Government on the state. You can read the entire speech below.
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Daily Booking Report
web posted January 23, 2014
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Merriwether Home Found Burglarized, 6th this month
web posted January 22, 2014
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether woman called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office after returning to the family's Country Lane home and finding window screens in the yard and then a broken window on the back of the house. She waited outside until deputies could arrive and clear the home to make sure no one was inside.
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Scrap Metal Suspects Identified
web posted January 22, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The two suspects arrested for stealing nearly $1,000 in scrap metal from a Trenton property owner have been identified. A deputy originally reported a disabled vehicle, a white truck that had run out of gas. However, in the back of the truck was scrap metal reported stolen a short time earlier.
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Religion: Extreme Measures
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted January 22, 2014

RELIGION – I don’t like the glamorization of Pirates.  I mean they were awful murderous thieves. My boys want to dress up like pirates and I explain to them how awful they were in reality, but thanks to cartoons my boys think they are awesome. Admittedly saying “Ah matey” and wearing an eye patch is pretty fun, but come on they were professional crooks! My boys were to surprised to learn that pirates still exist.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials
web posted January 22, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.
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Edgefield Camellia Club Tea set for February 13
web posted January 22, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Camellia Tea, sponsored by the Edgefield Camellia Club, will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Magnolia Dale in downtown Edgefield from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. This event is open to the public; admission is free. Magnolia Dale is located at the intersection of Norris and Bacon Streets, across the street from the Edgefield United Methodist Church and beyond the Post Office.
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Daily Booking Report
web posted January 22, 2014
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Live Streaming of Edgefield County School District Spelling Bee
web posted January 21, 2014
JOHNSTON – Please click on the link below to view the Edgefield County School District Spelling Bee which will begin at 3 pm today.
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Scrap Metal Theft Suspects Nabbed After Running Out of Gas
web posted January 21, 2014
TRENTON – The owner of a defunct peach stand on Highway 25 near the Industrial Park reported the theft of several pieces of scrap metal Monday afternoon. While Sheriff's Deputies were in route he checked with a local scrap yard to see if the items had been sold. The stolen property had not been sold, however, not long afterwards a deputy on patrol spotted a disabled vehicle on Highway 25 south near Square Circle Ranch Road. Inside the vehicle was the stolen metal.
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Local Race Car Driver Needs Public's Help to win $50,000 Sponsorship
web posted January 21, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Local race car driver Cla Knight needs help from his hometown to win a $50,000 sponsorship for Champion Spark Plugs and become the face of Champion for his 2014 racing season. The way the competition works, each driver had to submit a video of their racing skills and why they deserve to be the next face of Champion Spark Plugs. Now it all relies on the votes.
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Edgefield Police Seek Hit and Run Driver from Parking Lot Incident
web posted January 21, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police are seeking warrants on a 24-year-old Edgefield man after he was identified as the driver of a hit an run collision at an Augusta Road grocery store this weekend. A woman called to report walking out of the store to find her car had been hit and damaged. Two store employees stated they saw the man hit the car and then drive away.
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Outstanding Career and Technology Students Selected for Second Nine Weeks
web posted January 21, 2014
JOHNSTON – The teachers of the Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center (STCTC) selected students for each program who excelled during the second nine weeks. The students were chosen by their teachers based on their academic performance, work ethic and attitudes. “It is great to be recognized for my hard work” said Gabriela Waldo, Business Management Administration student. “What we learn is interesting and I love my teachers and helping people added DeVasha Blacks.
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Commerce looking for photos that embody rural South Carolina
web posted January 21, 2014
COLUMBIA – Have a photo that encapsulates rural life in the Palmetto State? Send it to Commerce and you might be the winner of the 10th annual Amateur Rural Summit Photography Contest. Sponsored by the Small Business and Rural Development Division of the S.C. Department of Commerce, the Rural Summit Photography Contest is part of the annual South Carolina Rural Summit conference, which will be held in Sumter on March 3, 2014.
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Daily Booking Report
web posted January 18, 2014
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Martin Luther King Jr. "I have a dream"
web posted January 20, 2014
NATION – Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech given Aug. 28, 1963 on the Washington Mall.  "I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
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Aiken County Investigates Murder-Suicide of Father and Son
web posted January 20, 2014
NORTH AUGUSTA – Aiken County Sheriff's deputies were called to a home on Woodvine Drive around 10:25 am Sunday after the mother returned home and found her husband and son dead. Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton released the identities as 52-year-old Samuel Hewlett, and his 21-year-old son, Brandon Hewlett. Carlton said it appears an argument escalated into a shooting.
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Two Vehicle Crash Blocks Northbound Lanes of US25, Driver Flees on Foot
web posted January 20, 2014
COUNTY LINE – A Merriwether First Responder reported a two car collision on Highway 25 at Hayes Drive around 5 pm Sunday. As he arrived at the scene to check for injuries, the driver of a pick-up assumed to have caused the crash, took off running down Hayes Drive. Within moments the driver of the second vehicle took off chasing the hit and run driver until he lost sight of him. It was also learned the truck the fleeing driver was in was stolen and had no tag.
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Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Accepting Applications
web posted January 20, 2014
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival is now taking applications for individuals, organizations and businesses interested in being a part of the historic 31st annual event. The Festival will be held May 3, 2014, in Johnston, known as the Peach Capital of the World.
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Park Row Market "Taking a Break" from Thursday Night Specials
web posted January 20, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Park Row Market has announced they will be suspending their Thursday night specials until Thursday, March 13, right after daylight savings time starts. They will re-start with everybody's favorite, the  BBQ Buffet!  "We have lots of pickles, jams, jellies, soups, gumbo, cider, and many other goodies for sale. Come by and have lunch with us - 6 days a week. Soups, salads, and sandwiches, cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, 2 % vanilla ice cream with choice of 4 different syrups!" Click on their banner above for daily specials.

Closings for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
web posted January 20, 2014
COUNTY – The following will be closed today in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: All Edgefield County Government Offices, the US Postal Service, Edgefield County Sheriff's Office (front office only, dispatch and 911 will remain open). Banking and financial institutions. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday morning.

Merriwether Home Burglarized
web posted January 18, 2014
MERRIWETHER – An Edgefield County Sheriff's Investigator was called to a burglary on Cherry Tree Lane Friday afternoon. The victim did not call the Sheriff's Office when the burglary was discovered five days earlier, leaving very little the investigator could process for evidence at the home.
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Reader Shares Bear Photos from Merriwether Area
web posted January 18, 2014
MERRIWETHER – As comments in the Wandering Minds continue to debate the photo of a bear captured on a trail-cam in Edgefield earlier this month, another reader sent in photos of a bear they captured on camera in May or June of last year behind their house off Martintown Road. The location is on the border of the Merriwether and Westside area. We again turned to our wildlife expert who said definitively, "There's no question, that's a bear."
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Daily Booking Report
web posted January 18, 2014
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Autopsies of Two Sisters Confirm One as Natural Causes, Raises Questions on Second
web posted January 17, 2014
EDGEFIELD – More information has been released on two sisters that died 20 hours apart at their parents home on Ridge Road in Johnston. The sisters, Trina Simpkins Felder, 36, and Willette Simpkins Johnson, 49, who died on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, were autopsied on Thursday. Edgefield Daily was earlier supplied with an age of 28 for Mrs. Felder, which was incorrect.
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Jeep Bursts Into Flames After Crash
web posted January 17, 2014
JOHNSTON – A woman driving a Jeer Wrangler on McCrieght Road lost control and left the roadway in a curve near Beech Creek Road Thursday afternoon. The woman was able to exit the vehicle before it caught on fire. When the first emergency personnel arrived on the scene the Jeep was engulfed in flames.
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School Board Covers Many Issues, Mentions Dangers of Trucks on Sweetwater Road
By Anne Waits
web posted January 17, 2014

JOHNSTON – The Edgefield County School Board kicked off its first meeting of the year Tuesday night with two special orders of business presented by Superintendent Greg Anderson. First, in acknowledgment of School Board Appreciation Month/Week, Anderson presented each member with a small gift from all the employees of the district and congratulated them on all the hard work they do.
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Bill To Lift Restaurant Ban On Concealed Weapons Permit Holders Moves Toward The Finish Line
web posted January 17, 2014
COLUMBIA SC – S.308, sponsored by Senators Sean Bennett, Katrina Shealy and others, which allows Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) holders to legally carry firearms in restaurants, moved one step closer to final approval today. An amendment added to the bill also streamlines the CWP renewal process by providing the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) with the necessary tools to perform its duties in a more timely manner.
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Daily Booking Report
web posted January 17, 2014
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Sisters Dying Within 24 Hours at Same Home Prompts Investigation
web posted January 16, 2014
JOHNSTON – Edgefield County EMS and Johnston First Responders were called to a home on the 600 block of Ridge Road Tuesday evening with a report of a 36-year-old woman who just recently had a baby being unconscious and unresponsive. EMS personnel arrived and tried to resuscitate the woman and transported her to the Edgefield County Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. On Wednesday afternoon Dispatch received another 911 call reporting the woman's sister in the same dire condition at the same home.
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Scammers Continue to Target the Elderly
web posted January 16, 2014
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily has reported on countless scams targeting our senior citizens over the years. So far this week, at least two citizens over 70 reported being targeted by possible scammers over the phone. Both reports are people claiming the victim has won a prize or is offering additional Social Security benefits hoping to get personal information or money.
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US Sen. Lindsey Graham to hold Meet and Greet in Edgefield Monday
web posted January 16, 2014
EDGEFIELD – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) will be in Edgefield next Monday hosting a meet and greet. Local residents are invited to attend. The gathering will be at the National Wild Turkey Federation located at 770 Augusta Road, just outside the town limits on Highway 25. The "Meet and Greet" will be from 9 am until 9:30 am. Residents are encouraged to attend and provide Sen. Graham with feedback on his service in the US Senate.

SCANA and its Subsidiaries Including SCE&G Paid Approximately $169 million in Property Taxes to South Carolina Counties in 2013
web posted January 16, 2014
STATE – SCANA Corp. and its subsidiaries, including SCE&G, paid approximately $169 million in property taxes in South Carolina for property assessed in 2013. “These dollars help support schools, police, fire and other critical public services and have a significant impact in the communities we serve,” said SCE&G spokesperson Eric Boomhower.
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Daily Booking Report
web posted January 16, 2014
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General Sessions Court Gets Underway
web posted January 15, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The first two week term of General Sessions Court this year got underway Monday with Circuit Judge William (Bill) Keesley presiding. No trials have been set at this time, however; below are some of those who have plead guilty to felony offenses as of mid-day Tuesday. All have previous convictions.
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Bear Captured on Trail-Cam in Edgefield
web posted January 15, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Reports of black bears in Edgefield County are nothing new. Edgefield Daily has reported on sightings dating back to 2007, and witnessed one first hand in 1999 in Merriwether. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) admit the bears are here, but no one has said how prevalent they are. Most of the reports of bear sightings come from the southern and western side of the county. The latest was in the Town of Edgefield, and a photo purports to prove it.
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1% Sales Tax, Town Projects Top Discussion at Johnston Town Council Meeting
web posted January 15, 2014
JOHNSTON – Johnston Town Council met Monday night for the first time of the year with a number of old items of business and one new item of business on the agenda.
Following the approval of the Dec. 9, 2013, Minutes and the approval of the December 2013 Financial Report, the Streetscape Repair was again discussed. Mayor Andy Livingston informed Council that he had been in touch with Action Landscape and that they are getting ready to start work.
Edgefield Daily

Letter: Log Creek Timber Company Thanks Local Fire Departments for Quick Action
web posted January 15, 2014
Dear Editor:
On the evening of Sunday, the 5th of January 2014, Log Creek Timber Company suffered a fire in our shop facilities. We want to express our most sincere appreciation to the firefighters of the Edgefield, Johnston, and Trenton Fire Departments for their efforts that night. While all fires present a danger to life and property, a fire of this type can be especially dangerous due to the contents of a working shop.
Edgefield Daily

Opinion: How I Could Spend $7.2 million in Sales Tax Revenues
A Column by the Editor
web posted January 15, 2014

COLUMN – I stay amazed that the 1% sales tax commission, composed of political appointees recently, is basically dysfunctional at trying to come up with ways to spend an estimated $7.2 million in potential revenues if voters were to approve the tax. Granted, the tax, spearheaded by Edgefield County Council Chairman Dean Campbell, gives the newly created commission less than three months to come up with projects and hard figures. An impossible task.
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Religion: Friendly Wounds
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted January 15, 2014

RELIGION – A part of my job as pastor that I enjoy is getting to be with people in the hospital. I hate to see church members sick or in pain, but it is a real privilege to be able to bring the presence and peace of God into the lives of the people God has placed in my care. The only problem is that usually in my administration of these duties I tell a lie. Well, maybe not technically.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials
web posted January 15, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.
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Daily Booking Report
web posted January 15, 2014
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Governor Nikki Haley Unveils Executive Budget for FY 2014-15
web posted January 14, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley unveiled her FY 2014-2015 Executive Budget during a Statehouse press conference on Monday. “This year’s budget builds upon the themes that have been at the core of our priorities from the very beginning – creating jobs and improving the business climate, providing a better education for our children, making our state a safer place to live and work, strengthening our infrastructure without raising taxes, and protecting the most vulnerable members of our society,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
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Fire Guts Merriwether Home
web posted January 14, 2014
MERRIWETHER – The Merriwether Fire Department was called to the scene of structure fire on the 700 block of Briggs Road early Saturday morning and found the mobile home fully engulfed when they arrived. Fortunately the owner was not home when the fire broke out in the bedroom around 6 am.
Edgefield Daily

Two Arrested Vandalizing Athletic Field
web posted January 14, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Two men were arrested late Sunday night after an anonymous caller reported a Jeep doing donuts on the athletic field behind Fox Creek Charter High School around 10 pm. When a Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy arrived he found the 1998 2-door Jeep Wrangler still in the field and covered with mud and the driver and passenger with the vehicle. Both men were arrested on the scene.
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Vandals Target Over a Dozen Cars in Murphy Village
web posted January 14, 2014
MURPHY VILLAGE – Murphy Village residents awoke Sunday morning to discover their vehicles being targeted by vandals overnight resulting in busted windows and dents to at least 13 vehicles. After a deputy arrived at the scene of the first resident, it was soon discovered that the damages were widespread in the area and an investigator was called to process the assorted crime scenes. Another resident reported two suspects in his yard looking in his truck around 5:20 am.
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People Not In Labor Force Soars To Record 91.8 Million; Participation Rate Plunges To 1978 Levels
web posted January 14, 2014
NATION – Curious why despite the huge miss in payrolls the unemployment rate tumbled from 7.0% to 6.7%? The reason is because in December the civilian labor force did what it usually does in the New Normal: it dropped from 155.3 million to 154.9 million, which means the labor participation rate just dropped to a fresh 35 year low, hitting levels not seen since 1978, at 62.8% down from 63.0%.
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Daily Booking Report
web posted January 14, 2014
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Edgefield Police Chief Seeks Database on Sweetwater Road Truckers
web posted January 13, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police Chief Ronnie Carter is asking local residents who travel Sweetwater Road on a regular basis to report and document dangerous driving by big rigs, including those hauling gasoline, diesel fuel or ethanol. "What we need is a tag or trailer number, the date and time, and what the infraction is," Chief Carter said. The information will be shared with area law enforcement agencies and the companies operating the fuel transports.
Edgefield Daily

Popular Waterway Closed Due to Heavy Rains, Again
web posted January 13, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Stevens Creek, a popular spot for fishermen and boaters in the Merriwether area, was left unavailable for any activity this weekend as heavy rains sent the already high waters well over the waterway's banks closing boat landings and fishing locations. The fast moving waters made the waterway unable to be navigated in addition to trees being uprooted and being washed downstream creating even more logjams and hazards in the waterway.
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Sports: Rebel Kenyatta Dunbar Shines but South Carolina Falls Short in Border Bowl
By Tim Crane
web posted January 13, 2014

SPORTS – In what is being deemed "The Battle for the Paddle" team South Carolina fell to team Georgia by a score of 24-10 in the first annual Border Bowl. Rebel linebacker and Gardner-Webb commitment Kenyatta Dunbar was nominated as defensive player of the game for South Carolina. Dunbar was in on 14 tackles and had one fumble recovery.
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No Headlines for Saturday
web posted January 10, 2014
COUNTY – Due to no breaking news, there are no headlines reports for Saturday. All other sections have been updated.

Inaugural Border Bowl Set: South Carolina vs Georgia for CSRA Gridiron Supremacy
By Tim Crane
web posted January 10, 2014

SPORTS – We are on the eve of the first ever South Carolina vs Georgia Border Bowl which will feature the best senior football players from the CSRA, representing nearly 30 high schools from the local area. Strom Thurmond will be represented by six players and one Offensive Coordinator who were all selected to participate in what has built into a big game with high expectations, division one talent and good natured ribbing between fans on both sides of the Savannah River.
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Merriwether Woman Finds Home Ransacked
web posted January 10, 2014
MERRIWETHER – A Delaughter Drive woman called the Sheriff's Office Wednesday night after her daughter went by to check on her home and found the front door wide open. The owner returned and stated she left for work just before 2 pm to go to work and forgot to lock the front door before leaving.
Edgefield Daily

Accused Dog-napper Nabbed
web posted January 10, 2014
MERRIWETHER – A Delaughter Drive man called the Sheriff's Office late Monday night to report someone stealing his 4-year-old Huskey valued at $1,250 from his yard. The man told the deputy that a Dock Drive woman approached him earlier stating that the dog needed to be inside due to the cold weather. Just before midnight he heard someone leaving his house and the dog was missing.
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Carriee Lane Woman Reports Fraudulent Loans in Her Name
COUNTY LINE – A Carriee Lane woman called the Sheriff's Office after she was contacted by two different finance companies seeking repayment of loans totaling over $2,700. Loans the woman reports she never applied for and never received any check from the companies. However, both companies reported that both checks made out to her had been cashed.
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Daily Booking Report
web posted January 10, 2014
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1% Sales Tax Committee Holds Public Hearing
web posted January 9, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County 1% Sales Tax Commission held a public hearing Wednesday night to receive public input on possible projects that could be funded by the sales tax if approved by voters. Three of the first four speakers represented non-profits such as the Edgefield Historical Society, Edgefield Civic League and the Edgefield Cemetery Society. It was later clarified that non-governmental non-profits were not eligible for funding.
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Evans Teen Killed in Aiken County Crash
web posted January 9, 2014
AIKEN – An 18-year-old Evans teen was killed in the first fatality in Aiken County on Wednesday around 2 pm, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said in a release. Helen Reid, 18, was pronounced dead on the scene after being ejected from a 2004 Jeep Cherokee driven by Austin Beard of North Augusta after he lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree on Dixie Clay Road at a high rate of speed.
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SCE&G Electric Customers Set New Record for Power Usage
web posted January 9, 2014
STATE – Record cold temperatures across the state yesterday led SCE&G electric customers to set a new record for power usage in a single day, consuming 101,118 megawatt hours of electricity over the 24-hour period. The previous high mark of 98,785 megawatt hours was set Aug. 10, 2007.
Edgefield Daily

Governor Nikki Haley Announces K-12 Education Reform Initiative
web posted January 9, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. – After a year of meetings with 16 different groups of teachers, administrators, business leaders, education stakeholders, and Members of South Carolina’s General Assembly, Governor Nikki Haley today announced her K-12 Education Reform Initiative.
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Daily Booking Report
web posted January 9, 2014
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New Computers, Additional Deputy and Airport Hangers Top Discussion at County Council Meeting
web posted January 8, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council held their first meeting of the New Year Tuesday night with Chairman Dean Campbell and Vice-chair Genia Blackwell being reelected to their respective leadership positions following a vote at the beginning of the meeting. Council also discussed a range of new business from replacing $34,000 worth of computers to a Resolution honoring the late Edgefield County Sheriff's sergeant Elijah Harris, who passed on November 18, 2013.
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Frigid Cold Creates Havoc Across County
web posted January 8, 2014
COUNTY – As temperatures dropped to between 10 and 12 degrees Tuesday night county residents awoke to a range of problems from loss of power due to overloaded power grids to busted water pipes and one woman calling police to help her get out of her home due to her doors being "frozen shut". The school district had nearly a dozen busses that wouldn't start and the Trinity Mission and Rehab Center had to move patients due to a water leak collapsing a portion of the ceiling and flooding a portion of the building.
Edgefield Daily

1% Sales Tax Tops Discussion of Edgefield Council Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted January 8, 2014

EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Town Council began its first meeting of the new year with the induction of new Council member Otis Yeldell, Ward 6. Following the adoption of the Dec. 2, 2013 meeting minutes and the adoption of the December 2013 financial report, Councilman Jasper Lloyd administered the Oath of Office to Yeldell. Most of the meeting was discussing the proposed 1% sales tax.
Edgefield Daily

Religion: Gaze of God
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted January 8, 2014

RELIGION – I love been looking at the faces of people when I preach. The first church I was pastor of during seminary had a wonderful young lady with a very expressive and dramatic face. When I was preaching and she was following me, she would smile affirmingly and make me feel like Charles Stanley. But when she was lost (or I lost her) her face would turn and at she would look at me with apparent disdain and frustration. She said she had little clue that she was doing but her face spoke volumes.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials
web posted January 8, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly specials for January 8 through January 14 include boneless chuck roast for $3.59 a pound and whole NY strip steaks at $4.99 pound.
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Daily Booking Report
web posted January 8, 2014
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Schools on 2-Hour Delay Tuesday and Wednesday
web posted January 6, 2014
COUNTY – Due to the extreme low temperatures, all Edgefield County Schools will delay opening 2 hours on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Also on the delay are Fox Creek Charter High School and Wardlaw Academy.

Carbon monoxide Poisoning Suspected in Death of Truck Driver
web posted January 7, 2014
COUNTY LINE – Edgefield County saw the first death of the year Monday afternoon after deputies were called to the RV Park on Powell Place, just off Highway 25, to do a welfare check on a truck driver that never showed up for work. When deputies pried open the door to the 25-30 foot camper they found the man dead on the floor. The initial cause of death is believed to be from carbon monoxide poisoning from a propane heater found still burning in the camper.
Edgefield Daily

Two Merriwether Homes Burglarized During Same Timeframe
web posted January 7, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Two Merriwether residents reported arriving at their respective homes Friday and finding they had fallen victim to burglars. The first report came Friday morning around 10:20 am when a family in the process of moving found a back door pried open and nearly $3,000 in guns missing.
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Daily Booking Report
web posted January 7, 2014
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Log Creek Timber Co. Fire Brings Three Fire Departments
web posted January 6, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Firefighters were called to a fire at the Log Creek Timber Company on the 800 block of Columbia Road just before 7 pm Sunday. First reports from the scene stated one of the large buildings fully engulfed in flames prompting Johnston and Trenton Fire Departments being called to the scene. Three other fire departments were placed on "standby".
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Hard Freeze Coming - Get Prepared
web posted January 6, 2014
COUNTY – Edgefield County will see some of the coldest temperatures in two years tonight and tomorrow night with lows in the lower teens. Temperatures will drop to 12 degrees with a wind chill of 0 overnight. And things won't look any better for Tuesday with a high still below freezing. Protect your pets, water lines and automobiles in order to avoid major problems.
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County Releases Q&A on 1% Sales Tax and Commission
web posted January 6, 2014
COUNTY – Edgefield County and the 1% Sales Tax Commission has released a frequently asked questions article on the duty of the commission and the possible uses of the proposed 1% special local option sales tax being considered by the county.
Edgefield Daily

Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) are Taking Flight for Agriculture at the SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo
web posted January 6, 2014
FLORENCE, S.C. - Innovations in Agriculture take flight at the 2014 SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo January 16-17 at the Florence Civic Center. Learn how Agricultural Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) can help farmers have greater precision in crop management and irrigation. Universities in both South and North Carolina are currently conducting research on practical applications in agriculture for this technology.
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Mt. Calvary Kangaroo Kids Backpack Ministry receives $5,000 “Matthew 25: Neighbors in Need” Grant
web posted January 6, 2014
JOHNSTON – Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church’s Kangaroo Kids Backpack Ministry, Johnston, SC, recently received a $5,000 “Lutheran Community Matthew 25: Neighbors in Need” grant from the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation. The funding was awarded to Kangaroo Kids Backpack Ministry based on its effectiveness in addressing physical, emotional and /or spiritual needs in the local community such as food, clothing, shelter, fellowship, and care for the sick based on Jesus’ words in Matthew 25: 35-36.
Edgefield Daily

No Charges to be Filed in Murphy Village Stabbing
web posted January 4, 2014
MURPHY VILLAGE – In spite of the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office knowing the identity of the suspect, and even obtained a photo of him holding the large knife just prior to the stabbing, he will not be arrested or charged. Chief Investigator Randy Dorn told Edgefield Daily that the victim refuses to press charges in the case.
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Daily Booking Report
web posted January 4, 2014
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Thief Steals Portion of Guardrail
web posted January 3, 2014
MERRIWETHER – A South Carolina Department of Transportation worker called the Sheriff's Office to report a portion of a guardrail being stolen on Deep Step Road Tuesday afternoon. The missing part was discovered during a routine road inspection.
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Suspicious Vehicle Call Results in Foot Chase, Drug Arrest
web posted January 3, 2014
MURPHY VILLAGE – An Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy was dispatched to the area of Saint Anthony Street due to a report of a suspicious dark colored truck riding slowly in the area and stopping in front of a number of homes around 3 am New Years morning. The deputy, who was nearby, spotted the truck and identified it as a black Dodge as it turned onto Murphy Street.
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Flu Alert: H1N1 Flu Active in Aiken and Surrounding Counties
By Gerald Gordon, MD
web posted January 3, 2014

COUNTY – The H1N1 strain that circulated last year and was responsible for deaths in younger people less than 40, is back again and is in Aiken and the surrounding communities. The current H1N1 virus is the same new strain seen during the last two years and has been associated with greater mortality than most strains of influenza seen in the last 20 years.
Edgefield Daily

Thieves Target Towed Car at Wrecker Yard
web posted January 3, 2014
COUNTY LINE – The owner of Midland Paint and Body Shop called 911 Tuesday evening to report finding four people taking items out of a car that had been removed from an accident scene in Aiken where the owner had been arrested. The man told a responding deputy that when the four spotted him they began to yell profanity at him. When he yelled back that he was calling 911, the four fled the area, but not before he was able to obtain the tag number of the vehicle they were driving.
Edgefield Daily

Property Owner Discovers Theft, Attempted Break-in New Years Eve
web posted January 3, 2014
MERRIWETHER – A Stephens Road property owner arrived to find someone had entered the gate to his property and had made off with $600 in property. He also discovered the person or persons had used a metal pipe to try to break into a shed as well and called the Sheriff's Office.
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Utah Concealed Weapons Permit Offered
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web posted January 3, 2014

COUNTY – Would you like to carry your concealed weapon in Georgia? By obtaining the Utah Concealed Firearms Permit, individuals will substantially increase the number of states that they will be authorized to carry a concealed weapon. Individuals may obtain a Utah Concealed Firearms Permit whether they possess a South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit or not. The Utah Concealed Firearms Permit does include Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, and many other states.
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Daily Booking Report
web posted January 3, 2014
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Top Stories of 2013: The Year in Review
web posted January 2, 2014
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily has compiled a list of the most read news stories for 2013 ranging from murder, plane crashes, finding explosives in the front yard to a teacher's aid arrested for drugs and weapon charges. Even in a year the county saw no fatalities, a driver survives a 100 foot plunge after leaving the roadway, proving miracles do exist. That can also be said of Wesley Spires, a Westside Fireman, who was beaten nearly to death only to survive as well.
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Johnston Mayor Livingston Announces Re-election Bid
web posted January 2, 2014
JOHNSTON – Johnston Mayor Andy Livingston announces that he will seek re-election in the municipal election coming up on April 8, 2014. This election will also include voting for the Wards 2 and 4 seats, now held by Tommy Stone and Tommy Burton, respectively.
Edgefield Daily

Lost Dog: Reward Offered - FOUND!
web posted January 2, 2014
JOHNSTON – A very loved Lhasa Apso mix, Teddy, has been missing since New Years Day in the Downtown Johnston area near McQueen Street and the Triangle restaurant. Teddy is a very friendly pet who is current on all his shots and is wearing an orange Clemson collar. He is terrified of fireworks and other loud noises. If found, or even just seen, please call [Removed - dog found]. Reward offered!  Click on photo for larger view.

Edgefield County Only County in State with Zero Traffic Fatalities in 2013
web posted January 1, 2014
COUNTY – Just two years after reaching a record number of traffic fatalities in the county in 2011, 2013 saw zero traffic fatalities for the year. That honor is made even more special by Edgefield County being the only county in the state without a traffic fatality. "I can't remember the last time we didn't have any," Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett said Tuesday.
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New Year Marks Clean Slate for Edgefield Daily
web posted January 1, 2014
COUNTY – As readers log into Edgefield Daily today they will notice very little content on both the Headlines page and the Wandering Minds. This is on purpose as a formatting problem that occurred on the two sections several months ago increased the file size of the pages making it slow to load on dial-up internet users and some mobile devices. In order to correct the problem, we had to make a clean start for the sections.
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Religion: How To Hate Reading Your Bible in 2014
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted January 1, 2014

RELIGION – New Years is here and it is time for everyone to make their New Year’s Resolutions. There are two resolutions that I make every year. One is to read the Bible through; the other is to lose some weight. Now, I always read the Bible through, but I don’t always lose much weight. Why do I accomplish one and not the other? Because I love reading scripture and I don’t enjoy dieting or diet food. You see the things that we love to do are easy to accomplish.
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Utah Concealed Weapons Permit Offered
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted January 1, 2014

COUNTY – Would you like to carry your concealed weapon in Georgia? By obtaining the Utah Concealed Firearms Permit, individuals will substantially increase the number of states that they will be authorized to carry a concealed weapon. Individuals may obtain a Utah Concealed Firearms Permit whether they possess a South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit or not. The Utah Concealed Firearms Permit does include Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, and many other states.
Edgefield Daily

Bank sues over multi-million-dollar debt secured by SunTrust Building
web posted January 1, 2014
AUGUSTA – The corporate owner of two of the largest buildings in downtown Augusta is being sued by one bank for allegedly defaulting on its multi-million-dollar loan. The federal lawsuit filed on behalf of Wells Fargo names RDC Properties, a real estate investment firm owned mostly by Bettis C. Rainsford of Edgefield, S.C.
Augusta Chronicle

Gov. Nikki Haley, Gov. Scott Walker Place Friendly Wager On South Carolina – Wisconsin Football Game
web posted January 1, 2014
STATE – Confident that the University of South Carolina will win their New Year’s Day matchup with the University of Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl, Governor Nikki Haley has placed a friendly wager with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Gov. Haley has bet some of South Carolina’s famous barbecue and beer that the Gamecocks will win.
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