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Edgefield Daily.com Archives
2005


June

Sawyer Alley Restaurant opens in Johnston
web posted June 30, 2005
Sawyer Alley, located on the corner of Mims and Calhoun Street in downtown Johnston, opened its doors for business June 15. The owner, Betsy Watson, said this is her first experience in the restaurant business but the plan took a lot of hard work which she and family members would all pitch in on. So far it is paying off. Mrs. Watson said last Friday night the number of customers were double the expectations. A good problem to have.
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The Edgefield Daily.com Scavenger Hunt Begins Tomorrow
web posted June 30, 2005
Edgefield Daily.com announces a chance to win an Edgefield Daily.com Weekend Get-A-Way in a North Carolina Mountain Resort including either a round of golf at the private Sapphire Valley Golf Club or dinner for two at the nearby renowned mica’s Restaurant. Other prizes will be announced later.
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Edgefield Daily.com raises the ire of some officials
web posted June 30, 2005
Edgefield Daily.com has received calls and e-mails that certain individuals in our county government are not very pleased with some of the information Edgefield Daily.com presents. That is understandable since those in public office often like to shield themselves from public attention for actions they take in public office.
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Forth Subject Convicted in Edgefield Armed Robbery

web posted June 29, 2005
 Rodney Bucket, 22, of Barkwood Drive in Greenwood plead guilty to robbery charges in the March 9, 2004 armed robbery of Mr. Cortez Gilchrist and received a nine year sentence with credit for time served in General Sessions Court last week. According to police reports Mr. Gilchrist was walking down Jeter St in Edgefield when a car stopped and four men jumped out with weapons and ordered Mr. Gilchrist to the ground.
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Arsonist gets 12 years for Johnston fire
web posted June 29, 2005
Brent Allen Aiken, 20, last reported residence of the 900 block of Croft Avenue in Aiken was found guilty on June 17, 2005 of first- degree arson charges for the fire that destroyed an old cotton gin owned by Larry Satcher Sr. on Thanksgiving Day in 2004 in Johnston.
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Blurb: Fox Creek Board of Directors rescind dismissal of Gratop

web posted June 29, 2005
Inside sources at Fox Creek High School say at least two teachers were approached to take over as principle, a man and a woman, both of which are said to have declined the offer. One source stated Fox Creek had to fill the position before the review by the Edgefield County School Board so the Fox Creek BOD rescinded the removal of Mr. Gratop. It has not been confirmed if Mr. Gratop will agree to retake the position as principle. Fox Creek High School is on probation for several violations to its charter.
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Johnston man robbed of $19,000 cash

web posted June 28, 2005
A Johnston man was robbed yesterday of over $19,000 in cash that he kept in a plastic bag hidden behind a water heater. According to information gathered by Edgefield Daily.com the man’s part-time live-in girlfriend, who is said to be much younger than he, asked for ride to a location and while the man went to get his keys and wallet she allegedly took the money.
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Your tax dollars at work
 web posted June 28, 2005
We just wondered why it took three men with hedge trimmers to trim a few shrubs as three men with rakes and one with a shovel waited for enough to fall to clean up. Of course, do not forget two men to watch the other seven consume your tax dollars.
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Large tree blocks highway, causes accident

web posted June 27, 2005
A large tree fell across Highways 283, or Plum Branch Road, around 9:00 pm as storms moved through the area blocking both lanes of traffic. Edgefield County Deputies were called to the scene as well as SC Highway Patrol and the South Carolina DOT.
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Michael Curry Basketball Camp returns to Edgefield County
web posted June 27, 2005
Professional Basketball Player Michael Curry will bring his basketball camp back to Edgefield County again this year. Curry, the Captain of the Toronto Raptors, enjoys spending time with local youths during the off season.
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Edgefield County Council inserts new ordinances in special called meeting

web posted June 25, 2005
At the special called meeting of the county council to hold a third reading of an ordinance protecting vested rights of property council added, without notice, two new ordinances directed solely at taking vested rights away from a particular businessman.
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Youths get introduced to history

web posted June 24, 2005
Anna Friar, of the South Carolina Heritage Corridor Association, brought several children (ages 7 to 12) on one of the many field trips they offer to encourage children to get involved in the history of their area. “So far this week we have been to Abbeville on Monday, Greenwood on Tuesday, McCormick on Wednesday, and today in Edgefield,” she said. Edgefield Daily.com

Deadly car crash ruled suicide
web posted June 24, 2005
A deadly crash on Highway 25 Sunday night has been ruled a suicide by Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett.
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Upgrades Completed

web posted June 24, 2005
Edgefield Daily.com has completed our upgrade period. We would like to thank our many readers for continuing to visit our site and reading past articles during this time. We saw a growth of readership even while no updates were being provided. For that we thank our readers who have passed our location on to others.
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Businessman says accusations overblown

web posted June 17, 2005
Mr. Cato said the concerns of run off and environmental impact are over exaggerated. “This is a dry farm,” he said, “we bring the chickens in as chicks and keep them for just eight weeks,” before they are shipped out and the houses are sanitized during a two week period after shipping.
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Edgefield Daily.com thanks readers and explains upgrades
web posted June 17, 2005
Since we are doing the upgrades “in-house”, doing them later would freeze the site for as long as two weeks and that was unacceptable. We thank everyone for their patience during this time. We expect to be unable to update for five days. All content presently on the site will still be available to our readers during this time.
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Trenton residents hold meeting with county officials

web posted June 16, 2005
The purpose of the meeting was for residents of the Trenton Lakes and Courtney Road area to become informed on how they can prevent a large chicken farm from being constructed on nearby property which they claim will have “disastrous” effects on the bordering neighborhoods which we reported on previously. The effects, they claim, go as far as affecting such large reaching areas as the entire Edisto River Basin areas that begin in Edgefield County.
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School Board June Meeting

web posted June 15, 2005
The Edgefield County School Board held their regular meeting Tuesday night, June 14. The meeting began at 6:30 pm as scheduled and after invocation and the pledge the board went into a two hour executive session.
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Two Johnston men charged in animal abuse case

web posted June 14, 2005
Two Johnston men have been arrested and charged with ill treatment of animals after two pit bulls were observed having logging chains and weights attached to the collars of the two dogs. Robert Brandon Knight, 22 of Railroad St. and Stepfon Andjuan Bush, 22 of Edisto St Johnston were taken into custody on Friday, June 10, 2005.
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Johnston June Council Meeting
web posted June 14, 2005
The Town of Johnston held its regular monthly meeting tonight, Monday June 13 and after the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance Mayor Dean Campbell went into the required public hearing on the Ordinance providing for the Establishment of Vested Rights Right to Develop property.
Edgefield Daily.com


Book Series: The Puzzle
;
Part 4 in Series: Birds of a feather flock together
As the old saying goes, birds of a feather flock together. But for various reasons our flock is made up of a strange group of birds. Let’s take a look at the local birds and how they fit into our puzzle.
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Trenton Welcomes 100 new jobs

web posted June 13, 2005
At the regular monthly meeting of the Trenton Town Council Ed Roach of Chicago, Illinois, said the purchase of the former Carlyle plant in Trenton had been filed and announced that he and a partner were merging companies and locating in Trenton.
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Accident closes Sweetwater Road for nine hours

web posted June 11, 2005
Around 1:30 am Friday morning a tractor trailer truck hauling books lost control and ran into an embankment on Sweetwater Road about a half mile above Moore Road. Responders to the scene stated the truck was traveling too fast and tried to negotiate the curve which resulted in the load shifting causing him to lose control.
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Citizens differ over new seat belt law
web posted June 11, 2005
 South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford allowed the new seat belt law to take effect without his signature yesterday, June 9. The new law allows officers to pull over drivers who are not buckled up and issue a citation for a fine of $25 with a maximum of $50 per stop if multiple occupants are also unbelted.
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Edgefield County Planning Commission holds monthly meeting: Trenton residents say, No! to chicken farm

web posted June 10, 2005
“They are going to put in four huge barns,” in addition to a 750 ton manure pit that would be cleaned out once a year Horne said. In addition to the smell her concern turned towards other environmental concerns, “the ammonia output will be enormous,” she said, “It will kill the water,” as well as other wildlife and there were “endangered species” on the properties as well “wetlands” she said. Also a concern was the fact everyone in the area were on wells and what effects the ammonia would have on the water supply.
Edgefield Daily.com

Smoke but no fire
web posted June 10, 2005
Around 8:30 am Thursday a report of smoke filling a house was reported to dispatchers and the Merriwether Volunteer Fire Department responded. The house, located on the 100 block of Creekstone Dr. in Merriwether, was searched yet no fire was found despite the heavy smoke.
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Johnston Firemen called to brush fire
web posted June 10, 2005
Johnston Firemen were called to a brush fire at 1296 Columbia Road, across from Wardlaw Academy, Thursday afternoon. Firemen arrived on the scene of the fire, which was a wheat field, in minutes and quickly extinguished the fire. The cause of the fire is not known at this time. Johnston fire crews were back at the station in about an hour.


Trenton Town Council June Meeting
web posted June 9, 2005
The Town of Trenton held their regular scheduled meeting tonight, June 8, 2005 at the Trenton Town Hall. Absent from the meeting was Councilman Bobby Turner.
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Detention Center enacts lockdown

web posted June 8, 2005
Details are sketchy at this point but it is known there was a lockdown of the Edgefield County Detention Center tonight, June 7. Due to the late hour officials were not available for comment but officers were called from the road patrol to assist detention officers with the problem.

County Council June Meeting
web posted June 8, 2005
 The Edgefield County Council held its regular monthly meeting tonight, June 7, 2005 at 6:00 pm. After the call to order the Rev. Williams gave the invocation which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
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Two local men charged in auto theft

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Department has arrested two Edgefield County men and charged them with grand larceny in connection to a stolen vehicle. “The two were found by Richmond Deputies trying to take the (custom) rims off the car behind Regency Mall,” Investigator Randy Doran said.
Edgefield Daily.com


Employee finds large amount of cash and turns it in
So often these days we read of the bad things that happen in our area, violence, murder, thefts and the like and we never get to see the good side of people. However, sometimes one of those “feel good” stories come along we just can’t ignore.
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Edgefield Daily.com announces upgrades to website

web posted June 6, 2005
Due to the tremendous amount of interest in Edgefield Daily.com’s website, upgrades are being considered and negotiated for a friendlier site and up to date Webcasts for local and regional news including updated video and audio feeds to users of Edgefield Daily.com.
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Won’t take no for an answer
Saundra Curry, who has rallied for a red light at the intersection of Bettis Academy Road and Highway 25 refuses to take no for an answer. As Edgefield Daily.com reported, Curry has made every effort possible to get the attention of county and state officials in regard to the number of traffic accidents at the intersection she calls one of Edgefield County’s “deadlies
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Deal in the works for Carlisle Plant in Trenton

web posted June 4, 2005
Though final arrangements have not been made, lawyers have been working to finalize a purchase of the Carlisle Plant in Trenton Edgefield Daily.com has learned. Falling from the tax roles in 2004 the town lost between $25,000 and $28,000 a year in revenues according to Edgefield County Auditor Bill Gilcrest and Trenton Town Councilman Keith Sexton.
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Chief Magistrate Davis Parkman unwilling to produce public records
web posted June 4, 2005
Edgefield Daily.com approached Chief Magistrate Davis Parkman and asked for weekly updates on convictions and dismissals of charges filed in Magistrate Court and was refused. Unbeknownst to Judge Parkman, Edgefield Daily.com had already interviewed the staff of the Magistrate Court who said it was “easy”  to produce a print off of the resolutions of matters before the court. “We print off a report once a month for SLED, we could run it just as easy for the week,” one employee told Edgefield Daily.com.
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Flood Warning
issued for the county

web posted June 3, 2005
 The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Edgefield County through the next two days. Heavy rains have saturated the ground and water levels in area creeks and rivers have continued to rise.
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4th Annual Gospel Explosion to be held in Bettis Academy
web posted June 3, 2005
The 4th annual Gospel Explosion will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2005 in a small field at the intersection of Highway 25 and Bettis Academy Road. Saundra Curry, the event’s founder and coordinator said this year’s event will be the biggest so far with entertainment provided by the Melodic Voices of Aiken, The McKie Family, Mama and the whiners, James "Bo" Gardner and many more.
Edgefield Daily.com


Johnston Town Council Invites Public to Upcoming Meeting

web posted June 3, 2005
 In an effort to continue to improve communications between Town government and citizens, the Johnston Town Council is inviting citizens to its next meeting, which will be held this Monday, June 13, 6:30 p.m., at Town Hall.
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Urban Outfitters holds ribbon cutting ceremony
web posted June 2, 2005
It is official, Urban Outfitters held its ribbon cutting ceremony today, June 1, to mark the beginning, “of a long relationship with Edgefield County,” Richard Hayne, Chairman of the Board of Urban Outfitters said adding coming to an area and leaving, “is not the way we do business.”
Edgefield Daily.com

Practical joke not funny to local law enforcement
web posted June 2, 2005
While standing in line Mr. Hixon took a deposit slip and wrote a note to, “put all the money into a bag,” on the back Investigator Doran said. Investigators said he was joking around with young woman who told Mr. Hixon to stop and throw the note away. However, rather than throwing the note in the trash, Hixon left the note on the customer table where it was found by the next customer.
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Sheriff’s Department to make arrest in gun thefts

web posted June 1, 2005
The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Department is preparing charges on a 15 year old Fox Creek High School student in a month old robbery case of guns stolen from a Merriwether residence on April 25, 2005. Investigator Chris Ashton said a total of nine guns were stolen from a Roper Court residence in Currytown Station, a Merriwether subdivision, in April and they suspected the juvenile from the beginning, “We were pretty sure it was him but couldn’t prove it,” until a break in the case in the last week. Investigator Ashton said three rifles, one rifle/shotgun combination, two shotguns, and three handguns have been recovered.
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Trenton completes town square
web posted June 1, 2005
The Town of Trenton has finished the beautification project of the town square with a few minor finishing touches being done today, May 31. The centerpiece of the square, the cannon, has been returned to its prominent place in the square which now is surrounded by pathways and benches.
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The Puzzle, Part 3 in Series: Putting the Puzzle together
web posted June 1, 2005
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