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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: July 26- Aug 1
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web posted July 29, 2016
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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Park Row Market BBQ Buffet Thursday Night
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web posted July 27, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Park Row will be having their BBQ Buffet this Thursday, July 27.
The buffet will be an all you can eat BBQ buffet.  They will begin serving food at 6.
Entertainment will start at 7 and will be provided by Michael Hitchcock! Click on their banner above for daily specials and Like them on FaceBook.

STCTC Features Recent Graduate
web posted July 27, 2016
JOHNSTON –  Julia Miller Cox, STHS Class of ’11 recently spoke to STCTC’s (Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center) Agricultural Education Adult Education Program – Edgefield County Young Farmers about her new job placement with Clemson Extension. 
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CSRA College Night Celebrates Years of Service to Area Students on September 15
web posted July 27, 2016
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                                                          nightPRESS RELEASE –  High school students will have an opportunity to meet recruiters from more than 130 colleges and universities and win scholarships totaling approximately $13,000 at CSRA College Night.
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UPDATE:Chandler to Face 60 Years Behind Bars
web posted July 26, 2016
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                                                          chandlerJOHNSTON –  New information regarding the sentencing of Chandler Edwards has been released.
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Gunshots Fired During Party
web posted July 26, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  Officers were called out to Trailside Drive after a firearm was shot during a party that was being held at a Merriwether home.
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Edgefield County Schools 2016-2017 Registration Dates
web posted July 26, 2016
COUNTY –  Check here for a  list of  registration dates and times for all schools located in the Edgefield County School District.
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Multiple Mailbox Vandalism's Reported
web posted July 26, 2016
COUNTY –  Several police reports were filed last week throughout Edgefield County, after several people noticed their mailboxes were destroyed.
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North Augusta Renegades Cooperstown Bound
By: A Sports Fan
web posted July 26, 2016
North
                                                          Augusta
                                                          RenegadesSPORTS –  After 4 years and more than 200 games, the North Augusta Renegades baseball experience will come to a culmination after taking part in the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational Tournament in Cooperstown, New York. 
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Press Release: Local and National Shortage of Blood
web posted July 25, 2016
COUNTY –  There is less than a 1 day supply of some blood types and less than a 3 day supply of others for local patients in need.
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Joyful Jubilee Program this Sunday
web posted July 25, 2016
TRENTON –  The Ryan's Dream Center Ministry will be hosting a Joyful, Jubilee Sunday Program.
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Obituary: Mr. Lee Roy Gunter
web posted July 25, 2016
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Obituary: William “Bill” Durham
web posted July 25, 2016
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Release: Cumbee Center School Supply Drive
web posted July 22, 2016
PRESS RELEASE –  Help CAAP collect supplies for schools! You can help children in school by giving them the tools they need to succeed.
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Preschool Openings
web posted July 22, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  God's Little Angels Preschool has openings for 2K, 3K, and 4K classes.
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ECDYB Minors Eliminated from State Tournament
By: A Sports Fan
web posted July 21, 2016
SPORTS –  The quest for a South Carolina Dixie Youth State Championship ended in Union Monday night, with the Edgefield County Minor League All Stars falling to Hartsville Northern 9-2. 
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Community Wide Family and Friends School Supply Giveaway
web posted July 21, 2016
COUNTY –  New Life Outreach Ministry will be hosting a school supply giveaway, July 30th.
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Man Becomes Combative with Law Enforcement After Shooting Himself
web posted July 19, 2016
JOHNSTON –  A Johnston man shot himself in the neck., and after police responded to the scene to help, the man became combative with the officers.
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Press Release: STCTC Auctions Home
web posted July 19, 2016
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                                                          Auctions HomeJOHNSTON –  STCTC is taking sealed bids for the home students built in front of the school. “It’s exciting to see this project get to the final stage but I can’t wait to get started on the next one,” said Lewis Burt, Building Construction teacher. Students participating in the construction process are developing skills that prepare them for the work-place. 
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Dog Attack Leaves One Pet Dead
web posted July 19, 2016
TRENTON –  A vicious attack on one Trenton woman's pet, leaves one dog dead, and another still at large.
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Break-In on Edgefield Road
web posted July 19, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  After being away from his home for nearly 2 weeks, a Merriwether man informed police nearly $2,500 worth of items were taken from his home.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: July 19-25
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web posted July 19, 2016
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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South Carolina Science Academy Names Murph Director of Innovation
web posted July 18, 2016
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                                                          murphPRESS RELEASE –  The South Carolina Science Academy Board of Trustees is proud to announce Dr. Tim Murph as the school’s new Director of Instructional and Operational Innovation. The Board unanimously approved Dr. Murph at its recent Board of Trustees meeting. 
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ECDYB Minors Defeat Midland Valley 13-11
By: A Sports Fan
web posted July 18, 2016
SPORTS –  If you would have told Manager Bucky Faust that his pitchers would walk 16 Midland Valley batters during the opening round of play at the South Carolina Dixie Youth Tournament on Saturday AND still win, he probably would have looked at you as if you'd lost your mind.
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Communites United Presents: Community Youth Explosion
web posted July 18, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  The Community Youth Explosion will take place Saturday July 30 from 10am- 2pm, on the Edgefield Soccer Field.
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Obituary: Jean Timmerman Boyd
web posted July 18, 2016
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Thoughts on Annexation Meeting
By: Scott Cooper
web posted July 15, 2016
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                                                          cooperGUEST COLUMN –  I am grateful the leadership of Edgefield County Council organized the special called County Council meeting on Tuesday July 12th to discuss the legal issues of North Augusta annexing portions of Merriwether, the southern part of Edgefield County and the legal process of Merriwether Incorporating as an option for the citizens to block such annexation.
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Johnston Town Council: July Meeting
By: Anne Waits
web posted June 2, 2016
JOHNSTON –  Johnston Town Council came together Monday night in a brief but positive July meeting, with much of the talk centered around town improvements.
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Trump Chooses Running Mate
web posted July 15, 2016
NATION –  Mike Pence has been asked by Donald Trump to be his running mate.  ABC news states that the Indian governor has accepted.  The official announcement will come Today at 11 a.m. in New York City. 
ABC News

Vulgar Vandals
web posted July 15, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office responded to a call in due to a vandalism that caused $2500 worth of damage to a vehicle.
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Shed and Car Lost In Fire
web posted July 15, 2016
COUNTY LINE –  Merriwether and County Line fire departments responded to a fire that broke out on Edgefield Road, near the county line. 
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Release: Cumbee Center Introduces Youth Violence Prevention Curriculum©
web posted July 15, 2016
PRESS RELEASE –  In a world where violence is unavoidable, The Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons is working to change social norms.
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ECDYB Success Brings League Growth
By: A Sports Fan
web posted July 15, 2016
SPORTS –  Edgefield County Dixie Youth isn't alone. For the vast majority of small town baseball leagues, the number of players participating has dropped over the last several years. And while most experts are torn over the exact reasons for the lower numbers, Edgefield County Dixie Youth appears to have stopped the decline, partly due to increased interest from the Merriwether area
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Called County Council Meeting: Discussion of Annexation and Development in the Merriwether Area
web posted July 13, 2016
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                                                          merriwetherCOUNTY –  Nearly 500 people filled the Sweetwater Baptist Church Family Life Center last night, as the community gathered to discuss annexation and development within Merriwether. 
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PSA: Free Children's Camp Hosted by Edgefield Baptist Association
web posted July 13, 2016
PSA –  The Edgefield Baptist Association is hosting FREE children's camps next week July 18th-22nd.  This camp is Free to all K5 thru Rising 6th graders. 
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Release: Nation’s Top Plantation Brokerage Expands into South Carolina Market
web posted July 13, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Jon Kohler & Associates is thrilled to announce its expansion into South Carolina with the hiring of CJ Brown, a native of historic Edgefield County, SC.
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Edgefield Cruise- In On the Square
web posted July 12, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  After last year’s huge success attracting over 175 classic cars, this coming Saturday July 16th,  Edgefield will host the third annual Cruise-In on the Square from 4 to 7 p.m. This is a free event, rain or shine.
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Two Cars Reported Stolen From Same Home
web posted July 12, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  After filing a police report of a stolen vehicle, officers were called back moments later to the same home, in reference to a second car being stolen.
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Notice of A Public Hearing Prior to Final Action By The County Council of Edgefield County to Enter Into Ordinances.
web posted July 12, 2016
PUBLIC NOTICE –  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 of the County Council, 225 Jeter Street, Edgefield, SC 29824, at 6:00 p.m. on August 2, 2016 in conjunction with a regularly scheduled meeting of the County Council.
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Press Release: Merriwether Called Meeting/ Agenda
web posted July 11, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  The Edgefield County Council will hold a called meeting to discuss annexation, by the City of North Augusta, and development in the Merriwether area of Edgefield County.
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ECDYB Minors Prepare for State Tournament
By: A Sports Fan
web posted July 11, 2016
SPORTS –  Bucky Faust, Tillman Sauls and Manny Felton are about to take a Edgefield County Minor League All Star team where no other has gone before. The South Carolina Dixie Youth State Tournament.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: July 12-18
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web posted July 11, 2016
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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News Release: Six Red Cross Tips to Stay Safe When Temps Soar
web posted July 8, 2016
COUNTY –  Dangerously hot weather is predicted across South Carolina this weekend and the American Red Cross wants to remind people that there are steps they should take to stay safe when the temperatures rise.
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Obituary: Nancy Gallman Dixon
web posted July 8, 2016
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Lightening Strike Injuries Four
web posted July 7, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Four people were taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after being struck by lightening.
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Pre-view: Dave Day in Edgefield 2016
By: Anne Waits
web posted July 7, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  “Dave Day”-- a new two-day, two-town event—will be held in Edgefield this Saturday, July 9.
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Obituary: Thelma Olivia Powell Rodgers
web posted July 7, 2016
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Release: Instant Admission Day
web posted July 7, 2016
COUNTY –  Piedmont Technical College is taking Instant Admission Day on the road.
Instant Admission Days have provided students the opportunity to complete most, if not all, of the requirements for enrollment. During the month of July, these opportunities are being made available to students in Edgefield, McCormick and Newberry counties as well as Greenwood.
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Crime Blotter Update
web posted July 7, 2016
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Class of ’66 Awards STCTC Welding Technology Student Scholarship
web posted July 6, 2016
JOHNSTON –  Bobby Burton and Roger Timpson, STHS Class of ’66, presented Elisha Israel a five hundred dollar scholarship. “I’m proud of Elisha. He won first place in the welding completion this year due to his focus and hard work,” said Bill Cheatham, STCTC (Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center) Welding Technology teacher. 
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Release: SRS Employees Hit a “Home Run” for Local United Way Agencies
web posted July 6, 2016
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                                                          united wayAIKEN –  Savannah River Site (SRS) employees and members of the community competed in the 12th annual SRS Softball Tournament, a tradition that benefits the United Way and draws hundreds of volunteers, players and spectators. 
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Mark Your Calendars for Fall Registration at Fox Creek 2016-17
web posted July 6, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  Registration for the 2016-17 school year will take place on the following dates:
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Clinton 'extremely careless' about emails, but bureau will not advise criminal charges
web posted July 6, 2016
NATION –  FBI Director James Comey announced Tuesday that despite evidence Hillary Clinton was “extremely careless” in her handling of classified emails on a private server, the bureau will not recommend to the Department of Justice that criminal charges be brought against the former secretary of state.
Fox News

Strom Thurmond CTC FFA Attends 89th Annual South Carolina FFA Convention
web posted July 5, 2016
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                                                          thurmond FFAJOHNSTON –  The Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center FFA Association took home many of South Carolina’s top FFA honors this past week at the 89th Annual South Carolina FFA Convention. 
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Weekend Motorcycle Accident on Martintown Road
web posted July 5, 2016
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                                                          motocycle
                                                          accident on
                                                          Martintown
                                                          roadMERRIWETHER –  Saturday afternoon, emergency crews responded to an accident involving a car and a motorcycle, just below Spring Haven Drive. 
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted July 5, 2016
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. 
Edgefield Daily
 

ECDYB Minors Capture District 3 Championship
By: A Sports Fan
web posted July 5, 2016
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                                                          county dixie
                                                          youth
                                                          baseballSPORTS –  For the first time in Edgefield County history a 10U, Dixie Youth All Star team is headed to the State Tournament. "Only once prior has this age group captured the District Title" remarked Edgefield County Recreation Director, NIck Wates "and that was before Dixie Youth had a State Tournament for this age group." The talented team now heads to Union, South Carolina for a first round contest against the eventual District 6 Champion on July 16th. 
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