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Obituary: Mr. Albert Byron Goss
web posted January 31, 2018
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Flu Widespread Across Most of the U.S.; Red Cross Issues Safety Tips

web posted January 31, 2018
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the number of people seeing their doctor for influenza-like illness is the highest since the pandemic in 2009. According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 46 people have died from the flu in the state.
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Jan 30 - Feb 5
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web posted January 30, 2018
EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Man Sentenced to 30 years for Prison Murder
web posted January 30, 2018

MCCORMICK – Henry Gordon, age 48, was sentenced to 30 years for killing Michael Jones while they both were housed in the McCormick Correctional Institution. Gordon pled guilty to Murder last week and Circuit Court Judge Eugene C. Griffith, Jr., sentenced him.
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Updated Crime Blotter
web posted January 30, 2018
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The Daring Choices - Mulch, Rocks, Or Pinestraw

By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted January 29, 2018

GARDENING – When I was working at The Home Depot one of the more frequent questions I was asked was, "Should I use pine straw, mulch, or rocks in my flower beds?"
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Edgefield County Develops ‘Rapid Response’ Program for Economic Development

web posted January 26, 2018
COUNTY – Edgefield County has unveiled a new incentive in economic development: Providing an answer in two business days to those businesses and industries seeking to create jobs or housing developments.
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The First Tee: More Than a Game
web posted January 26, 2018
NORTH AUGUSTA – The North Augusta Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast series for January, sponsored by Security Federal Bank, will highlight a new joint golf project between The First Tee of Aiken and University of South Carolina Aiken.
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Request For Proposals - Preparation of Comprehensive Land Use and Transportation Plan

web posted January 25, 2018
COUNTY – The County of Edgefield, South Carolina is requesting proposals from qualified firms to prepare a Comprehensive Land Use and Transportation Plan that will comply with §6-29-510 of the South Carolina Code of Laws.
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Obituary; Othello B. Cogburn
web posted January 25, 2018
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Obituary; Betty Whatley Satcher Jones
web posted January 25, 2018
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Eucalyptus in South Carolina?
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted January 23, 2018
GARDENING – Ever wondered what the tallest known flowering plant on earth is? Well, it is the Eucalyptus Plant, and a few, such as the Sliver Drop Eucalyptus plant, will grow right here in South Carolina.
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Duncan Statement on Democrats’ Shameful Shutdown

web posted January 23, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement after Democrats finally caved on their shameful government shutdown:
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Jan 23 - Jan 29
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web posted January 23, 2018
EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Updated Crime Blotter
web posted January 23, 2018
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Chamber of Commerce and Senior Citizens Council Sponsor "Bags of Love"

web posted January 23, 2018
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce along with the Edgefield County Senior Citizens Council, are putting together "Bags of Love".
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Duncan Condemns the Schumer Shutdown

web posted January 22, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan released the following statement after Senate Democrats voted no on legislation to fund the government, which ultimately caused the bill to fail:
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Obituary: Randy Rich Derrick
web posted January 22, 2018
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Obituary: Marcus Corley
web posted January 22, 2018
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Obituary: Francis Donald Allen  Polatty

web posted January 22, 2018
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Stolen Vehicle Located in Merriwether

web posted January 19, 2018
MERRIWETHER – A vehicle stolen from North Augusta was recovered on Woodlawn Road in Merriwether, according to an incident report filed on January 16th at the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office.
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Edgefield County to Hold Annual Intergovernmental Meeting

web posted January 19, 2018
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County’s annual Intergovernmental Meeting will be held at the Edgefield County Senior Citizens Center on January 29. The meeting is held each year so many of the governmental entities can share what they achieved in 2017 and their plans for 2018.
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Obituary: Dorothy Seawright Padgett

web posted January 19, 2018
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Sugar Found in Gas Tank of Vandalized Truck
web posted January 18, 2018
sugar
                                                          found in tank
                                                          of vandalized
                                                          truckEDGEFIELD – On the way to school Wednesday morning, a senior at Strom Thurmond found his truck had been vandalized with thousands of dollars of damage done to it.
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House Fire in Northside
web posted January 18, 2018
NORTHSIDE – While most Edgefield County citizens woke up to snow in their yards Wednesday morning, one Northside family woke up to snow in the yard, and smoke in their house!
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Edgefield County School District School Closings for Thursday, January 18
web posted January 17, 2018
COUNTY – SCDOT has determined it unsafe for buses to travel down county and secondary roads due to the moisture, because of this, the Edgefield County School District has decided to close schools all day Thursday, January 18, for all staff and students.
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Edgefield County Offices On Two Hour Delay
web posted January 17, 2018
Edgefield County offices will have a two hour delay in opening on Thursday, January 18th.  All offices will open at 10:30 AM.

Wednesday Delays and Closings
web posted January 16, 2018

COUNTY – Edgefield County offices will have a two hour delay in opening Wednesday morning. All offices will open at 10:30 AM. All Edgefield County Schools will also be on a two hour delay, for staff and students.  We will update with more closing information as it becomes available.

Greenwood Man Sentenced to 6 Years for
Felony DUI with Great Bodily Injury in McCormick County

web posted January 17, 2018
MCCORMICK – Michael Brooks Stuart, age 29, of Greenwood, was sentenced to 6 years and a $5,100 fine followed by 5 years of probation for causing great bodily injury to the victim, Steven Delaney, while driving under the influence of alcohol.
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Edgefield Medical Center Grand Opening

web posted January 17, 2018
EDGEFIELD – All are invited to attend the grand opening of the new, Edgefield Medical Center which will take place at 2pm Sunday, January 28, at 155 Medical Ridge Plaza Road in Edgefield.
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Jan 16 - Jan 22
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web posted January 17, 2018
EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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SCDOT Pre-Treating Roads And Monitoring Conditions

web posted January 17, 2018
PSA – Winter weather is expected across the upstate and midlands overnight and into tomorrow morning.  Current forecasts call for possible accumulations.   Temperatures and road conditions are being monitored.
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Cancer Care — Caregiving, Support and Resources
web posted January 17, 2018
COUNTY – For millions of people around the world, the suspect lump, mole or nagging cough is more than a health nuisance. These changes in the body are warning signs of cancer.
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Record Month - A Word of Thanks
web posted January 16, 2018
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily is happy to announce that December, 2017 held an all time record month of individual readership according to monthly stats that are gathered at the end of each month.
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Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Accepting Applications
web posted January 15, 2018
Johnston
                                                          Crowd 011518JOHNSTON – The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival is now taking applications for individuals, organizations and businesses interested in being a part of the historic 35th annual event.


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Junk Pile or Treasure Pile…What Do You See
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted January 15, 2018

GARDENING –  With the cold months upon us most gardens are not requiring as much attention now as compared to the rest of the year. As we talked about last week, this is a good time to start your spring prepping of tools, getting your planting station prepared, and lightly cleaning and prepping the garden for the spring plants to come.
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Obituary: Clarence W. “Billy” Dickert
web posted January 15, 2018
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Positive News From Economic Development Partnership

web posted January 15, 2018
COUNTY – Mr Will Williams, President & CEO of Economic Development & Partnership, delivered some promising news to the Edgefield County Council on Tuesday night, January 9, 2018.
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Farmworker Needed
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web posted January 12, 2018
MONROE, NC- Farmworker needed from, 2/20/18-12/1/18, Baucom Co., Monroe, NC.  11 temp jobs. 
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Updated Crime Blotter
web posted January 11, 2018
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Varsity Basketball: Strom Thurmond Falls to Swansea 54-49
web posted January 11, 2018
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Varsity Rebel Boys couldn't seem to get the momentum going in the first quarter of play against Swansea and were outscored by 7 points.
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Notice of Public Hearing Prior to Final Action by The County Council of Edgefield to Enter Into Ordinances
web posted January 11, 2018
COUNTY - Notice is hereby given by the County Council of Edgefield County (the "County Council") that a public hearing for the below-referenced Ordinances will be held at the Council Chambers.
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Grand Opening Ceremony for Peach Tree Medical Center
web posted January 10, 2018
EDGEFIElLD – You are invited to the grand opening of Family Healthcare • Edgefield and Peach Tree Medical Center at their new location on Sunday, January 28th, 2018.
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Planning Commission Not Meeting; Will Have Workshop
web posted January 10, 2018
PSA – The Planning Commission is not having a regular meeting this week, they will be holding a workshop at 5:00pm Thursday Jan 11, 2018.

ATV Stolen From Local Business
web posted January 9, 2018
MERRIWETHER – According to an incident report dated January 4th, an Edgefield County Sheriff's deputy was dispatched to Augusta ATV on Rest Master Lane in response to a stolen ATV.
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County Office Closings For Martin Luther King Jr. Day
web posted January 9, 2018
COUNTY – The following Edgefield County Offices will be closed Monday, January 15th, 2018, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Jan 9 - Jan 15
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted January 9, 2018
EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Arrest Made in Connection to Local Burglaries
web posted January 8, 2018
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office, along with the Edgefield Police Department have arrested a man in connection with the eight business robberies that took place Thursday night.
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Edgefield County Hospital Opens New Medical Center

web posted January 8, 2018
Edgefield
                                                          Medical
                                                          CenterEDGEFIELD – The wait is over for the much-anticipated, new Medical Center, scheduled to open today. 
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Garden Goals And Resolutions; The Spring Checklist
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted January 8, 2018
GARDENING – A fresh new year is upon us.  This is the time of year where goals, and resolutions are always made, but are they made in your garden?  I personally find it super easy to maintain a small checklist, or calendar, for my garden each season.
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Updated Crime Blotter
web posted January 8, 2018
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Break-Ins on the Square
web posted January 5, 2018
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Police are investing eight break ins that took place around the Edgefield Town square last night.
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Obituary: Benjamin David Clark
web posted January 5, 2018
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Found Goat
web posted January 4, 2018
COUNTY – The goat has now been reunited with its family.
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Edgefield County Continues to Grow
By Dean Campbell
Edgefield County Council Chairman

web posted January 4, 2018
COUNTY – Good news: Edgefield County continues to grow! And that helps keep taxes and fees down – County Council hasn’t raised taxes or fees since 2011. Edgefield Daily

Red Cross Jumps into Action as Winter Weather Freezes South Carolina
web posted January 4, 2018
PRESS RELEASE – During what has been a winter weather event not seen in decades, American Red Cross volunteers shifted into high gear to help South Carolina escape from the cold weather.
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Updated Crime Blotter
web posted January 4, 2018
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Obituary: Mary E. Graddick West
web posted January 4, 2018
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In Hot Water Over Water
web posted January 3, 2018
MERRIWETHER - A resident will have to answer for an incident that was brought to the attention of the Edgefield County Sheriffs Department on December 28th, regarding water meters.
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Upstate South Carolina to Count Homeless Neighbors
web posted January 3, 2018
PSA –  Beginning on January 24 and continuing through January 31, the Upstate Continuum of Care (CoC) will conduct a census of individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness..
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American Red Cross Assisting Person in Johnston after Home Fire
web posted January 3, 2018
JOHNSTON –  American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a person whose home, located on Aiken Avenue in Johnston, was damaged by a fire.
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Winter Issues In Your Garden
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted January 2, 2018
GARDENING –  Happy New Year, everyone!  As we move into January and February, South Carolina winters get colder and colder.   We have already experienced several frosty mornings. 
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Obituary: Joann McGee Gillian
web posted January 2, 2018
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Dollar General May Be On The Way To Merriwether
web posted January 2, 2018
MERRIWETHER – Edgefield Daily has confirmed with county leadership, a local project manager, and Dollar General corporate, that the Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based company, was issued a permit by the county on December 18th, Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Jan 2 - Jan 8
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted January 2, 2018
EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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