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Edgefield SC Winter Red Tag Sale
web posted January 31, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  The Edgefield Community Development Association (ECDA) (non profit) will be sponsoring a Winter Red Tag Sale in Edgefield this weekend.
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Lost Dog
web posted January 31, 2017
COUNTY –  Tri color mixed female Jack Russel and Beagle lost near Sheppard Drive and Columbia Hwy.  Lucy is senior who is losing her sight and possible her hearing.  She is wearing a pink collar.  If you see her call Francis Allred at 773-370-8480.  She is friendly, but is not fond of cats.

Free Ask-A-Lawyer web chats next week
web posted January 31 , 2017
RELEASE –  The SC Bar Ask-A-Lawyer program, which coordinates volunteer lawyers in a regional effort to assist the public with its legal questions, will host statewide web chats next week on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 5-7:30 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 9, from 4-6 p.m.
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South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan releases statement on President Trump's executive order
web posted January 31, 2017
STATE –  South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan (R) issued this statement on President Trump's executive order:
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Jan 31- Feb 6
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web posted January 31, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Lamb Named Mid-State SC Young Farmer Agribusinessman of Year
web posted January 30 , 2017
mid state
                                                          farmer of the
                                                          yearEDGEFIELD –  Edgar Lamb of Edgefield, SC, has been named the Mid-State SC Agribusinessman of the Year by the SC Young Farmer and Agribusiness Association.
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Merriwether Home Vandalized
web posted January 30, 2017
MERRIWETHER – A home on Fox Terrace Drive was reported to have $2,000 worth of damage
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Edgefield County School District (ECSD) Prepares for AdvancED Accreditation Visit
web posted January 30 , 2017
COUNTY –  Edgefield County School District’s AdvancED accreditation visit is scheduled for February 5th through the 7th. AdvancED provides a comprehensive program of evaluation and external review of school districts around the world.
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Local Athletes Receive Awards
web posted January 30, 2017
sths
                                                          athletesSPORTS –  Three STHS varsity football players were named to the Augusta Chronicle/ Augusta Sports Council South Carolina All-Area 1st team.
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Student Found Unresponsive After Fight at School
web posted January 27 , 2017
JOHNSTON –  After a fight occurring at Strom Thurmond High School, one student ran off, and one was left unresponsive.
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Traffic Stop Leads to the Arrest of Two
web posted January 27, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  After making a traffic stop for a suspended license, deputies arrested a man for drug charges, and more.
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Burglary on Murrah Road
web posted January 27, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  Nearly $5,000 worth of items stolen from a Murrah Road residence.
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SCDOT Introduces “Project Viewer” For the Public 
web posted January 27 , 2017
PRESS RELEASE –  The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has taken another step to make the agency transparent and accountable, while at the same time providing a user-friendly and convenient way for the public to view the progress of highway and bridge projects.
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STHS Players Build Memories at SC-GA Border Bowl IV
web posted January 26 , 2017
STHS
                                                          borderbowlJOHNSTON –  Team South Carolina was victorious 22–20, Saturday, January 14, at the 4th Annual SC-GA Border Bowl, sponsored by WJBF, Channel 6. 
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Johnston Woman Shoots Towards Neighbor's Home
web posted January 26 , 2017
JOHNSTON –  Upon hearing gunshots outside their home, a Johnston couple walked outside and noticed their dog injured, and a bullet hole in their home.
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STHS Boys Varsity Basketball falls to Saluda High School 63-50
web posted January 26, 2017
SPORTS –  The Strom Thurmond Varsity Rebel Boys traveled to Saluda High School on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. This game was originally scheduled for December 15, 2016 but had to be postponed until a later date.
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MMS Puts the Spotlight on Junior Scholar Students
web posted January 26, 2017
mms
                                                          junior
                                                          scholarsMERRIWETHER –  Merriwether Middle School (MES) is proud to honor this year’s Scholar Students. 
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Brooklyn Johnson makes the Dean's List at Coastal Carolina University
web posted January 26, 2017
JOHNSTON –  Brooklyn Johnson, a junior majoring in early childhood education, from Johnston, SC, was among 2,253 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the Fall 2016 Dean's List.
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Press Release: Edgefield County Reports Record Growth
web posted January 24, 2017
COUNTY –  In 2016 Edgefield County realized the largest residential and commercial growth since 2007 and the second largest growth in 15 years.
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Inmate Found With Contraband
web posted January 24, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  After having reason to believe an inmate had a weapon in their cell, deputies assisted with a search.
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STHS Boys Varsity Basketball falls to Brookland-Cayce 69-44
web posted January 24 , 2017
SPORTS –  The Strom Thurmond Varsity Rebel Boys traveled to Brookland Cayce on Friday, January 20, 2017.
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Crime Blotter Update
web posted January 24, 2017
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Jan 24- Jan 30
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted January 24, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Obituary: Mrs. Jean Crouch
web posted January 24, 2017
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Former Principal Charged in Child in Child Sex Abuse Case
web posted January 23, 2017
christopher
                                                          clancyJOHNSTON –  A former Strom Thurmond principal was charged in North Carolina Thursday, due to his involvement in numerous incidents involving children. 
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Suspects Facing Prison Time After Large Drug Bust
web posted January 23, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  Two sentenced in drug bust that occurred in December 2015.
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Upstate South Carolina to Count Homeless Neighbors
web posted January 23, 2017
PRESS RELEASE –  Beginning on January 25 and continuing through January 31, the Upstate Continuum of Care – a local consortium of housing agencies, service providers, and governmental units committed to ending homelessness in the Upstate of South Carolina – will conduct a census of individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness.
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J-E-T Students Compete in School-wide Spelling Bee
web posted January , 2017
JET
                                                          Spelling BeeJOHNSTON –  Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton (J-E-T) Middle School held its annual spelling bee on Monday, December 12.  Edgefield Daily


 

Piedmont Tech Awarded Grant for New Job Readiness Program
web posted January 23, 2017
PRESS RELEASE –  Piedmont Technical College has received the State Workforce Development Board’s (SWDB) Apprenticeships for Priority Populations Grant which will help cover tuition costs for the first two steps of the college’s new “Ready to Work” program.
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Inauguration Day
web posted January 20 , 2017
NATION –  Inauguration Day is today. President-Elect, Donald Trump will take the oath of office today at noon.
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Local Drug Treatment Agency Seeks Community Feeback
web posted January 20, 2017
GREENWOOD –  Cornerstone is seeking input from area residents regarding community issues surrounding alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, other drugs and related topics.
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Cumbee Center Hosts Training: “Enhancing Prevention and Changing the Culture”
web posted January 20, 2017
PRESS RELEASE –  Cumbee Center is hosting another Sexual Assault training February 10, 2017 at the National Wild Turkey Federation in Edgefield, SC.
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STHS Boys Basketball Beats Pelion 63-52
web posted January 20 , 2017
SPORTS –  The Strom Thurmond Varsity Rebel Boys played Pelion High School on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
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Obituary: Mrs. Patsy Rienzo
web posted January 20 , 2017
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Release: USFibers expanding Edgefield County manufacturing facility
web posted January 18, 2017
COUNTY –  USFibers, a manufacturer of recycled polyester fiber, today announced plans to expand its current operations in Edgefield County. The company intends to create more than 20 jobs to accommodate its continued growth and expand its product offerings.
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Edgefield County Young Farmers Informational Night
web posted January 18, 2017
JOHNSTON –  Do you miss being in FFA Or 4-H?  Want to learn more about agriculture? Like hands-on activities and want to join a local organization? If you answered YES to any of the questions above, come join an informative meeting about how you can become a part of the 2017 Edgefield County Young Farmer Chapter.
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Stolen Vehicle Recovered in Edgefield
web posted January 18, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  A vehicle reported stolen out of Aiken County was located in Edgefield Friday morning.
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STHS Boys Varsity Basketball Play Gilbert and N. Augusta
web posted January 18, 2017
SPORTS –   The STHS Boys varsity basketball played Gilbert and North Augusta this past weekend.
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Release: Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Accepting Applications
web posted January 17, 2017
johnston
                                                          peach blossom
                                                          accepting
                                                          applicationJOHNSTON –  The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival is now taking applications for individuals, organizations and businesses interested in being a part of the historic 34th annual event. 
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Jan 17- Jan 23
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted January 17, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Obituary: Jon William Prince
web posted January 17, 2017
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J-E-T Students Care about Food Waste
web posted January 13, 2017
JOHNSTON –  Eighth grade students in Miss Bryant’s class at Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton (J-E-T) Middle School read an article about the problems with food waste in America and the world. While thousands of pounds of food are being wasted, there are people starving. The students were given the task of creating a public service announcement to raise awareness about this problem and suggest possible solutions.
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Press Release: $5.4 Million investment will help to expand world-class genetic diagnostic laboratory testing in Greenwood
web posted January 13, 2017
GREENWOOD –  Greenwood, S.C., continues to increase its role and competitiveness as an international provider of genetic services with the commitment of more than $5.4 million from the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) to expand and enhance molecular and metabolomic testing.
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Double Wide Home Vandalized and Destroyed
web posted January 13, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  After being vacant for nearly a month, a double wide trailer was reported vandalized and destroyed beyond repair.
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STHS Standout Teacher Winner of Golden Apple Award
web posted January 12, 2017
Denise
                                                          JacksonJOHNSTON –  Strom Thurmond High School history teacher, Denise Jackson, is a winner of the Golden Apple Award by WJBF-TV Channel 6 News. Teachers who “Believe in the true spirit of teaching by making classrooms a fun and safe place of learning,” are eligible for nomination of this award. 
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Fourth Border Bowl Game Set for Saturday
web posted January 12, 2017
COUNTY –  The Border Bowl, which is the high school football all-star game for the CSRA, will be held this upcoming Saturday.
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Unfinished Home Burglarized
web posted January 12, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  A man building a home in Merriwether, notices $940 worth of tools stolen from the unfinished residence.
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Release: Edgefield County Forestry Association Scholarship Opportunity
web posted January 12 , 2017
COUNTY –  The Edgefield County Forestry Association is pleased to announce it will offer a scholarship this year worth $1000.00 to a deserving student from Edgefield County.
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Crime Blotter
web posted January 10, 2017
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County Holiday Closings
web posted January 12 , 2017
COUNTY –  In Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Several Edgefield County Offices will be closed.  They are listed below.
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Edgefield County School District celebrates School Board Recognition Month
web posted January 11, 2017
COUNTY –  Edgefield County School District will join school districts throughout the state and nation to celebrate School Board Recognition Month in January. More than 600 locally-elected and appointed school board members throughout the state will be recognized by schools and communities for their service and dedication to public education. 
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Job Fair at McCormick Correctional Institution
web posted January 11, 2017
RELEASE –  The South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) is hosting a job fair at McCormick Correctional Institution (MCI) on Friday, January 13, 2017. The fair will take place from 9am-1pm.
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Money Missing from Teacher's Purse
web posted January 11, 2017
TRENTON –  A teacher at Douglas Elementary School found that $220 in cash was missing from her purse while she had been working.
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STHS Boys Basketball Defeats Swansea
web posted January 11 , 2017
SPORTS –  The Strom Thurmond Boys Varsity Basketball team gained another win last night against Swansea High School 68 - 49.
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Robber Leaves Evidence Behind
web posted January 10, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  Robbers came to a home off Woodlawn Road, but left behind evidence while at the residence.
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STHS Boys Varsity Basketball Beats Edisto
web posted January 10, 2017
SPORTS –  The Rebels traveled to Edisto High School on Friday, January 6.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Jan 10- Jan 16
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted January 10, 2017
EDGEFIELD –   The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Crime Blotter
web posted January 10, 2017
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Suit Up…There’s Life in a LIFEjacket
web posted January 9 , 2017
JOHNSTON –  Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center’s (STCTC) DECA Chapter is working on a public relations project entitled “Suit Up…There’s Life in a LIFEjacket.”
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Edgefield Town Council January 2017 Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted January 9, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  In the first meeting of the new year held Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, the Edgefield Town Council received its annual audit review, and spent a large portion of the time with talk centering around the Community Development Block Grant Streetscape Project.
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Shooting Death of Graniteville Man Being Investigated
web posted January 9 , 2017
AIKEN –  A shooting death is being investigated by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, and  Coroner's Office.
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Convenience Centers’ Delayed Opening
web posted January 6, 2017
PSA –  Edgefield County in preparation for the winter weather expected tonight and tomorrow is announcing a delay in opening for all the Convenience Centers in the county for Saturday January 7, 2017.  All the Convenience Centers in the county will open at 1:00 p.m. Saturday. 

Release: Winter Weather Begins in South Carolina/ State of Emergency
web posted January 6, 2017
STATE –  Governor Nikki Haley has declared a State of Emergency to mobilize additional state resources and the National Guard should they be needed in response to the impending hazardous weather.  
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Obituary: Karol Denise Keller,
web posted January 6, 2017
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Edgefield County Council January 2017 Meeting Re-Cap
By April Thomkinson
web posted January 5, 2017
COUNTY –  Edgefield County Council met for the first time of the new year on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in the County Council Chambers.  Andrew Marine, County Attorney, facilitated the swearing in of council members.  Election of the chair and vice chair positions was also facilitated by Andrew Marine. 
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Welding, Automotive and Certified Nursing Assistant Training Opportunities Available at STCTC
web posted January 5, 2017
JOHNSTON –  Welding, Automotive and Certified Nursing Assistant certification and credential classes are available at STCTC (Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center) beginning Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
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Chevrolet Malibu Stolen from Edgefield Home
web posted January 5, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  After returning home from work, a friend of the victim called to inform him that his 1979 Chevrolet Malibu was missing from the yard.
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You Won't Believe Where this Woman Stored Her Pills...
web posted January 5, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  After an altercation with her family, a Merriwether woman was arrested, and transported to the hospital where they recovered 4 pills.
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Fox Creek New Student and 8th Grade Expo Announced
web posted January 5, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  Fox Creek High School will hold its annual New Student Orientation and 8th Grade Expo on Tuesday, January 24 at 6 pm in the Fox Creek gymnasium. 
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SCDOT Prepares for Winter Weather
web posted January 5, 2017
RELEASE –  Snowflakes could be possible for Edgefield County this upcoming Saturday, January 6.  The SCDOT is making preparations in the case snow flurries hit the ground. 
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Boil Water Advisory
web posted January 3, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  Parts of Edgefield County are under a boil water advisory after a line break on Martintown Road.
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Obituary: Connie Holmes Reynolds
web posted January 3, 2017
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Jan 3- Jan 9
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted January 3, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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