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June 2006 Archive



Rabies Clinic Saturday, July 1, in Edgefield
web posted June 30, 2006
COUNTY - A Rabies Clinich will be held at Fred's on Highway 23 in Edgefield Saturday, July 1, 2006, from the hours of  2:30pm until 3:30 pm.
 
Women help nab thief
web posted June 30, 2006
COUNTY – Two women on Macedonia Road, off Highway 25, called the Sheriff’s Officer to report a man taking items from their yards Wednesday morning around noon. When the deputy arrived the women said they each called due to stolen items. The first woman informed the deputy she saw a man taking a shovel from her yard. The second woman stated she came home to find several items missing, including a top to a birdbath, and other items were “toppled over” in the yard.
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Traffic stops result in drug arrests
web posted June 30, 2006
JOHNSTON – Two traffic stops have resulted in the drivers being arrested for possession of marijuana. On Tuesday Johnston Police spotted a car running the stop sign at Addison Street and Bland Avenue around 1:50 am. The officer got behind the man and conducted a traffic stop on Aiken Avenue. As he approached the car, he smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside.
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Women report peeping tom
web posted June 30, 2006
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police were dispatched to a home on Sandra Drive around 1 am Thursday morning for a reported peeping tom. When the officer arrived he was flagged down by two women standing in the street.
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Break-in discovered after trip out-of-town
web posted June 30, 2006
MURPHY VILLAGE – A Murphy Village woman called the Sheriff’s Office to report her daughter’s home being broken into Wednesday morning. The woman claims that when she went to check on the home she discovered the crime.
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Obituaries
Lillian H. Seigler
web posted June 30, 2006

EDGEFIELD

Kenneth Wayne Wedaman
web posted June 30, 2006
JOHNSTON

Woman reports assault with knife and gun
web posted June 29, 2006
JOHNSTON – A Johnston woman approached a Sheriff’s Deputy while he was on a vehicle stop on Dove Street Monday evening. The woman told the deputy a man she gave a ride to assaulted her with a knife and a gun at the intersection of Highway 25 north and a dirt road just outside of Edgefield.
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Employee reports theft from vehicle at work
web posted June 29, 2006
TRENTON – A Graniteville man called the Sheriff’s Office Tuesday around 5:30 am morning to report someone breaking into his truck while it was parked at his job in Trenton. Reported stolen from the truck was a Shell gas card, a Sony Walkman and a Nokia cell phone. The owner said the doors of the truck were locked.
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Tractor theft stopped by owner
web posted June 29, 2006
COUNTY – A man driving along Highway 25 Tuesday afternoon spotted a truck pulling his tractor. The actual owner of the tractor called the Sheriff’s Office after stopping the two men. The men pulled the tractor back to the owner’s business, located near-by. A Sheriff’s Deputy was waiting when the two men pulled in.
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Johnston business burglarized
web posted June 28, 2006
JOHNSTON – A Johnston business was found to be burglarized Monday morning when the owner arrived to open for the day. According to the owner, the person or persons broke out one of the front windows of the business to gain entry. Once inside, a surveillance camera had been pulled down and several file cabinets were gone through.
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Two arrested in break-in
web posted June 28, 2006
MERRIWETHER – A week of drug use ended Sunday with the arrest of a Merriwether man and woman. According to police reports Stephen Shawn Taylor, 27, and Ashley M. Williams, 22, both of the 100 block of Cooper Loop in Merriwether were found at a West Martintown Road home they broke into just after 3:00 am Sunday morning.
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Church vandalized
web posted June 28, 2006
MURPHY VILLAGE – Vandals caused over $1,000 in damage to the St. Edwards Catholic Church in Murphy Village last week. According to police reports someone broke the window by throwing rocks at it. Some of the rocks were found inside the building when the deputy arrived.
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Felony charges filed on mother of dead infant
web posted June 27, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The autopsy on the infant found wrapped in trash bags and placed under the family home at 502 Frances Street was performed Monday in Newberry, but the results provided few answers. The baby’s mother, Tomecca Tandrell Jackson, 22, has been charged with felony destruction or desecration of human remains. Under South Carolina law (16-17-600) Ms. Jackson, if convicted, "must be fined not more than five thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than five years, or both, and must be required to perform not more than five hundred hours of community service"
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Five charged in lynching and robbery
web posted June 27, 2006
JOHNSTON – Five men are in custody, charged with lynching in the second degree and strong-arm robbery that occurred last weekend. According to police reports, Edgefield Police contacted the Johnston Police Department to report a man that had been allegedly been attacked and beaten by a group of men in Johnston then robbed.
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Johnston club to be cited for violation
web posted June 27, 2006
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police made quick use of the new Town Ordinance on the closing of drinking establishments by 2 am when The Shack, located at 502 Railroad Avenue, was told to close its doors after being found open after the regulated time.
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Vandals cause $5,000 in damages to cars at dealership
web posted June 27, 2006
JOHNSTON – Several vehicles at Satcher Ford in Johnston were vandalized causing over $5,000 in damages this past Monday. According to police reports, eight vehicles had been keyed in the sales lot. The incident apparently happened over the previous weekend.
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Investigation results in multiple drug charges on suspected dealer
web posted June 27, 2006
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators closed in on a three-month investigation that resulted in the arrest of Eric Charmont Dozier, 43, of Davis Road in Ridge Spring, SC. Mr. Dozier has been charged with two counts each of distribution of crack cocaine and distribution of crack cocaine within the proximity of a school or park.
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Inmate to receive Here's Your Card recognition
web posted June 27, 2006
EDGEFIELD – Yet another one of Edgefield County’s most intellectual citizens earned his award as a Here’s Your Card recipient from EdgefieldDaily.com. Kenneth Obryant Carroll, 23, of Edgefield, was in custody at the Edgefield County Detention Center when he allegedly made a phone call to the victim of his crime and made threats towards her. Jailers quickly noted the phone number the inmate was calling and terminated the call.
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Obituary
Donna Clark Shibley
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Woman arrested after discovery of dead infant
web posted June 26, 2006
SWEETWATER – The grizzly discovery of a dead newborn infant Saturday afternoon has led to the arrest of a 22-year-old Edgefield County woman. Tomecca Jackson, of 502 Frances Street, was taken into custody and is being held at the Edgefield County Detention Center in relation to the case. According to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the case is still under investigation.
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Johnston names new Police Chief
web posted June 26, 2006
JOHNSTON – The Town of Johnston hired Edgefield County Sheriff’s Investigator David Chris Aston as the new Chief of Police for the Johnston Police Department on Thursday. “Mr. Aston will be an asset to our organization and to the citizens of Johnston,” Mayor Willie Campbell said in a press release issued Friday. “We look forward to his experience, knowledge, and guidance as we move forward with our department and its commitment to our citizens.”
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Leadership Edgefield County learns about county (Photos)
web posted June 26, 2006
JOHNSTON –  Leadership Edgefield County, a group of 12 participants, gathered together once a month, from October until April, to learn about Edgefield County. We began with a retreat held at the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce to determine our personal DISC dimensions of behavior. Leaders from Clemson Extension Service showed us communication skills and explained what leadership is.
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Two Merriwether homes report thefts
web posted June 26, 2006
MERRIWETHER – Two Merriwether residents reported thefts from their homes over the past week with a total of $1,800 in property being taken from the homes. The first call to the Sheriff’s Office came from a resident on the 400 block of Big Oak Drive, just off Sweetwater Road.
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Those Three Little Words We All Want to See
By: Dr. Skip Myers
web posted June 26, 2006
Edgefielddaily.com columnist
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Truck fire "of suspicious origin" (Photos)
web posted June 16, 2006
MERRIWETHER – Just after noon Friday the Merriwether Fire Department was called to a construction company on the 800 block of Five Notch Road for a logging truck that caught fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene a short time later and extinguished the flames, but not before the entire cab of the truck was destroyed.
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Two homes report break-in's Wednesday
web posted June 16, 2006
COUNTY – Two break-ins were reported to police on Wednesday, one in Johnston, and the other in Trenton. A resident on Pacers Creek reported that someone kicked in his front door sometime over the last week and stole items from the home.
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Judge Peeler thanks voters
web posted June 16, 2006
COUNTY – Judge Bobby Peeler issued a release Friday:  I would like to thank the people of Edgefield County for their continued support over the past 16 years and in the June 13, 2006 primaries. I pledge to continue to provide the citizens with the professional and caring service I, and my staff, have provided for the past 16 years.

Stolen truck found by owner
web posted June 16, 2006
MERRIWETHER – A man returning home early Thursday morning spotted a truck that appeared to be similar to one he owns. When the man got to his Murrah Road home, he saw his truck was missing and called the Sheriff’s Office just before 4:00 am. A Sheriff’s Deputy arrived at the location and noticed there was damage to the front of the truck and oil was dripping from the motor.
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Opinion: Who is running this county?
web posted June 16, 2006
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Truck driver gets "Here's your Card"
web posted June 16, 2006
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield man was uninjured in a collision with a tractor-trailer truck on Highway 23 just outside of Edgefield Thursday morning. The tractor-trailer was traveling west on Highway 23 and missed his turn on Star Road. The driver stopped near the bypass and the Edgefield man following him in a Dodge Intrepid also stopped. Suddenly the truck began backing up.
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Probate Staff expresses gratitude
web posted June 16, 2006
EDGEFIELD – We would like to express our sincere appreciation to everyone who worked so hard and showed their support at the polls for Judge Peeler. Thank you for believing as we do, that he has the care, compassion, and experience to best serve the citizens of this county. We, his staff, under his direction, pledge to continue to provide you the dedicated service you deserve now and in the future. Thanks again!

Barbara Brodie
Melanie Derrick
Debra Griffin

High Court Backs Police No-Knock Searches
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that police armed with a warrant can barge into homes and seize evidence even if they don't knock, a huge government victory that was decided by President Bush's new justices.
Associated Press

Friday update will mark upgrades and vacation
web posted June 15, 2006
WEBNEWS – Today if the next to last day of updates for the week as my vacation begins fully on Friday. On behalf of those who make EdgefieldDaily.com possible each day let me say thank you for your support over the last year and a half in making EdgefieldDaily.com so successful.  As we near a half a million hits a month and our readership continues to grow, the upgrades we are making will enhance the options available to our readers.
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Can't we all just get along?
web posted June 15, 2006
JOHNSTON – A Johnston man called the Sheriff’s Office to report being attacked by his girlfriend, who he claimed, cut him with a broken beer bottle and then threw a brick through the window of his residence.
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Weekly Gas Survey: Gas prices continue to rise
web posted June 9, 2006
COUNTY – Area gas prices rose as the average price across the county this week went up to $2.63 a gallon, a ten cent increase from last week. Prices varied twenty-five cents among retailers. The 3-Way Food Store in Johnston took the lowest reported price this week with $2.52 a gallon. Northside BP in Edgefield topped the list at $2.75. Below is the full report of the 17 reporting stations.
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Peeler wins re-election with overwhelming support
web posted June 14, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The hotly contested race for Edgefield County Probate Court Judge came to an end on Tuesday with incumbent Probate Judge Bobby Peeler winning the race with 60% of the vote and challenger Joan Herlong taking 40%. A total of 2556 votes were cast in the race. Reached by phone Tuesday night Judge Peeler said he was pleased with the results and wanted to thank everyone for supporting him over the past 16 years, “I’ll be back at work tomorrow, as always, and will continue to serve the people of Edgefield County to the very best of my ability.”
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Edgefield County Voting Results Republican Primary
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Edgefield County Voting Results Democratic Primary
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Traffic stop results in arrest of three; two with outstanding narcotics warrants
web posted June 14, 2006
JOHNSTON – While on routine patrol a Sheriff’s Deputy spotted a burgundy Ford Taurus on Lakeview Drive and none of the four occupants were wearing seatbelts. When the deputy started to make a traffic stop the car turned into a driveway and the deputy pulled in behind the car. After identifying the occupants it was discovered that two of the four had outstanding narcotics warrants for their arrest.
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Lightning blamed for fire that destroys home (Photos)
web posted June 13, 2006
MERRIWETHER – Merriwether and Belvedere Fire Departments battled a fully involved house fire just after 8:00 pm Monday evening that blocked all traffic on West Five Notch Road for hours. The house, located on the 700 block, was the apparent site of a lightning strike as heavy storms moved through the area. Even with several fire hoses already attacking the blaze, it continued to grow in size and heat for several minutes. The owner was home at the time of the fire but was able to escape uninjured early reports stated.
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Johnston man held on custody order in Saturday stabbing
web posted June 13, 2006
JOHNSTON – An early morning altercation ended with one man being stabbed and another man being sought for assault and battery with intent to kill Saturday. Shortly before 4:00 am an Edgefield man was dropping off a Johnston woman at her apartment on Slide Hill Road. While sitting in his car he heard the woman scream and ran to help. When he entered the breezeway between the apartments he encountered another man and an argument ensued. The Edgefield man said the other man swung at him and he felt a sharp burning sensation as he fell to the ground. It was then he realized he had been stabbed.
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Truck loses axle, causes brush fires (Photos)
web posted June 13, 2006
MERRIWETHER – Just after 2:30 Monday afternoon the Merriwether Fire Department was summoned to a brush fire on Currytown Road near Currytown Station. Firefighters arrived a short time later and extinguished the fires burning and just entering the woods along the roadway. The fires were the result of a Ford F250 pick-up truck that had the axle break lose while pulling a boat.
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Johnston passes budget, hires two reserve officers at council meeting
web posted June 13, 2006
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Town Council held their June meeting Monday night with a very short agenda. After the meeting being called to order Mayor Willie Campbell opened the floor for public comments. Paul Gannon spoke first saying he was the owner of Mr. G’s Restaurant and Bar located next door to the Town Hall. His concern was regarding the town saying he had to remove the park bench located at the front of the establishment.
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Arrests made in car thefts
web posted June 13, 2006
TRENTON – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people for the theft of two vehicles stolen on June 6. As EdgefieldDaily.com reported earlier, the Watson Road woman that she believed a woman and her boyfriend sold the two vehicles to a recovery company that towed the vehicles from her home while she was away.
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True North Church baptizes 40 in Savannah River Sunday (Photos)
web posted June 12, 2006
MERRIWETHER – The True North Church held their annual Dunking in the River Sunday evening at the ranch of Diana Ryans located at the end of Towns Road in Edgefield County. With well over 500 people in attendance the crowds were entertained by the True North Band playing gospel songs of praise while the 40 new members to the church lined up to be baptized in the Savannah River.
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County Line F.D. Open House a success (Photos)
web posted June 12, 2006
SWEETWATER – The County Line Fire Department held their Open House Saturday and organizers said was a big success. With games, a moonwalk, free food, and face painting, parents and children alike enjoyed seeing the inner-workings of the department. Among the attendees were Edgefield County Councilman Willie Bright and County Planning Commissioner Tracy Freeman. Most of the firefighters were available as well as Fire Chief Tim Malcom.
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Free lawn care offered to deployed troops’ families
web posted June 12, 2006
A national nonprofit organization is mobilizing lawn and landscape companies to provide free lawn care for families of service members who deploy to the Middle East.
ArmyTimes.com

Obituaries
Mary Dixon May
web posted June 12, 2006
Trenton

Priscilla Eagle Dean
web posted June 12, 2006
Edgefield

County Line Fire Department Open House Today

web posted June 10, 2006
SWEETWATER – The County Line Fire Department will holding an Open House this Saturday. June 10, from 10 am until 3 pm. The Fire Department is located on the corner of Highway 25 (northbound side) and Sandy Hill Court. There will be Free food, a Moonwalk, face painting, games, and more. The public is invited to attend.

SCVotes visits Edgefield (Photos)
web posted June 10, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The South Carolina Election Commission’s SCVotes.org bus was in Edgefield Friday to assist people with becoming familiar with the new electronic voting machines. Hampton Miller and Lee Bussell Jr. said the turnout was steady with locals stopping by to learn about the new machines, “Some people are a little intimidated at first,” Mr. Miller said, “but we walk them through the process so they understand it.” Mr. Miller said it is as simple as using an ATM.
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Paintball shot at passing car
web posted June 10, 2006
MERRIWETHER – An Aiken couple called the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office to report someone shooting at their car with a paintball gun Friday evening as they traveled down the 200 block of Garrett Road just before 7 pm. The couple said they spent the day at Clarks Hill Lake and were returning back to Aiken when they heard a loud noise and pulled over to see what happened.
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Sen. Tommy Moore presents $40,000 check to Oakley Park (Photo)
web posted June 9, 2006
EDGEFIELD – Gubernatorial candidate Sen. Tommy Moore made a rare appearance in Edgefield at Oakley Park Thursday morning to present a $40,000 check to the Oakley Park Museum. “We are thankful for all you have done for Oakley Park over the years,” Clarice Wise told Sen. Moore after thanking everyone for turning out for the presentation. Receiving this type funding is, “what keeps Oakley Park open for visitors,” Ms. Wise said.
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Chief Magistrate Parkman receives "accolades" in letter to Chief Justice of SC Supreme Court (Photo)
web posted June 9, 2006
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Chief Magistrate Davis Parkman was noted at the County Council meeting on Tuesday night for a letter of accolades from a man that attended court for a traffic violation. The man was so impressed with the professionalism of the court and how his case was handled that he wrote to the Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, Justice Jean Toal.
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NOTICE: Fines for Child Safety Seat violations triple
COUNTY – Public Service Announcement - The cost of not restraining your child in a car safety seat has tripled with a new “Recommended Roadside Bond and CDR Code on Child Restrain Violations” handed down recently from the state. The previous law set the fine at $25. That has now been increased to $150. The child restraint law is now subject to fees and assessments, which includes the 107.5% and the $25 law enforcement funding fee, making the maximum fine $336.25. In a 1983 - 2002 study, South Carolina ranked #1 for traffic fatalities. Of those, 9,515 were speed related. Being restrained is accountable for most survivors of serious collisions.

More cars sold without owner's knowledge
web posted June 9, 2006
TRENTON – A Trenton woman call the Sheriff’s Office to report a car and a truck being taken from her property without permission Tuesday night. The woman told the deputy that an 80’s model Ford Econoline van and an 80’s model Chevrolet truck were taken from her property by a tow company. According to the Watson Road resident, a woman and her boyfriend sold the two vehicles for $150 by claiming they owned them to the recovery company.
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Edgefield County Planning Commission June meeting
web posted June 9, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Planning Commission held their regular monthly meeting Thursday night with a sparse attendance of citizens. After the meeting was called to order and the invocation Chairman Fab Burt and the commission made quick passage of the agenda and the minutes of the previous meeting. The first item on the agenda was a report on the new Nuisance Ordinance now in the process of being formulated.
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Christ now "PG RATED" along with nudity, sex, and violence
web posted June 9, 2006
The Motion Picture Association of America is crystal clear when it describes why its "PG" rating exists _ it's a warning flag.
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Man escapes injury in shooting incident Wednesday morning
web posted June 8, 2006
BETTIS ACADEMY – An early morning report of a shooting incident was received by E-911 operators which sent Edgefield County Deputies responding to a Casalina Drive location. The victim stated that he and a friend were sitting on Casalina Drive when a white Buick rode through the area and began shooting from the vehicle.
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Sheriff's Office makes arrest in Saturday burglary
web posted June 8, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office Investigators made quick work of a burglary that took place on Saturday, June 3 at the Pit Stop game room on Edgefield Road. Early Tuesday morning the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was informed the suspect in the case was at a location of the Edgefield and McCormick County line. The Investigator assigned to the case responded to the location and took Cynthia Yvette Levereh, of the 100 block of Dew Drop Road, McCormick into custody.
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Letter to Editor: Writer thanks community for support during death in family
web posted June 8, 2006
Opinion

Magistrate clarifies costs in Worthless Check Program
web posted June 8, 2006
COUNTY – Edgefield County Magistrate Brenda Carpenter phoned EdgefieldDaily.com to clarify Solicitor Donnie Myers “Worthless Check Program” presentation Tuesday night to the County Council in our report. Solicitor Myers saying the county receives $41 for warrants issued is correct, it was just never stated that the Magistrate’s Office does not charge for the warrant to be issued.
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Local Boy Scout one step closer to prestigious Eagle Scout honor (Photos)
web posted June 8, 2006
EDGEFIELD - Boy Scout Troop 30 of Edgefield, South Carolina is getting close to another one of its scouts reaching the rank of Eagle. Parker Northrop, a rising junior at Strom Thurmond High School recently refurbished the ice-cream stand in the park just in time for the up-coming Trenton Peach Festival. “The job was professional and I’m tickled pink” stated Wayne Carpenter, President of the Peach Festival. The ice-cream stand is a popular attraction at the peach festival each year. “It was in sore need of repair” added Mr. Carpenter.
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STHS Boys and Girls Soccer Camp
web posted June 8, 2006
June 27th - 30th / 5:30 to 7:30
Ages 5 and up
$30 includes T-shirt and FCA Bible
For more info contact Nick Wates 637- 2621 or Arthur
Northrop 275-9366
Happenings Section

Bishop tells County Council Fox Creek is, "really strapped for money"
web posted June 7, 2006
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Council held their regular monthly meeting Tuesday night with a rather short agenda that took two hours to complete. After the usual invocation and Pledge of Allegiance the council make quick work of approving the minutes of the May meeting and work session. The council reviewed several reports, including a letter commending the professional work provided in the Magistrate Court.
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Pit bulls attack and kill pets in Merriwether
web posted June 7, 2006
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether woman called the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office to report that two pit bulls had attacked and killer her cat. She told dispatchers that this is not the first time the dogs have attacked and killed one of her cats. The owner of the pit bulls loaded the two dogs into a SUV and left the residence.
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Solicitor Donnie Myers brings "Worthless Check Program" to Edgefield County (Photo)
web posted June 7, 2006
COUNTY – 11th Circuit Solicitor Donnie Myers gave a presentation to the Edgefield County Council about a program his office is overseeing in Lexington County, the Worthless Check Program. Mr. Myers said, “I’m not asking for money, I’m here to give you money.”
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Stolen truck recovered
web posted June 7, 2006
MURPHY VILLAGE – A stolen truck was recovered earlyTuesday morning after North Carolina authorities contacted the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office requesting they check a location in Murphy Village for the missing truck. Deputies arrived and found the truck on Kennedy Street with the back window broken out and the windshield cracked. The keys were recovered with the vehicle. The truck was towed until the owner can retrieve it.

4-wheeler stolen from Sweetwater home
web posted June 7, 2006
SWEETWATER – A Sweetwater woman call the Sheriff’s Office to report a stolen 4-wheeler from her Dupriest Circle home. The woman reported hearing some banging or noises late Monday night. When she went out to check on things, she noticed the 4-wheeler gone.
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Fiery crash sends two people to hospital (Photos)
web posted June 6, 2006
MERRIWETHER – A fiery crash sent two people to the hospital after a head-on collision at the intersection of Martintown Road and Woodlawn Road in front of Sportsman’s Corner just after 8:00 am Monday. According to information obtained at the scene, a Buick Le Sabre was heading east on Martintown Road when the driver of a Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up truck attempted to make a left turn and was struck head-on. Both vehicles were pushed down and across Martintown Road about thirty yards where the Buick erupted into flames.
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Former Mayor McKie receives recognition for years of service at council meeting (Photos)
web posted June 6, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council held their June meeting Monday night and former Mayor Bob McKie was presented a plaque for his service to the Town of Edgefield as Mayor. Mayor Ken Durham made the presentation. “To Robert “Bob” McKie Jr. Mayor, Town of Edgefield June 1981 – October 1986, May 2002 – May 2006. For his dedication to make Edgefield a better place to live, work, raise a family, and retire” the plaque read. Mayor Durham said that was former Mayor McKie’s motto.
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Letter to Editor
Writer supports re-election of Judge Peeler
web posted June 6, 2006
EdgefieldDaily.com Opinions

Persistently Expanding for More Answers
By: Dr. Skip Myers
web posted June 6, 2006
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Sweetwater business burglarized
web posted June 6, 2006
SWEETWATER – A Sweetwater business was the scene of a grand larceny theft Saturday afternoon. The game room, located on the 1500 block of Edgefield Road, was closed when a service technician arrived to service the coin-operated machines around noon. He called the manager of the business who arrived a short time later.
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Johnston business suffers break-in
web posted June 6, 2006
JOHNSTON – A Johnston business reported a burglary Friday morning to Johnston Police. When officers arrived at the business located on the 400 block of Lee Street the complainant showed them where a window was broken out of a rear door.
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Tip leads to arrest in Merriwether
web posted June 6, 2006
MERRIWETHER – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a possible intoxicated driver on Sweetwater Road Saturday around 11:00 pm. As Deputies searched the road for the driver one noticed the vehicle turning into a residence on Moore Road. The deputy pulled in behind the vehicle. As the man got out and walked towards the patrol car, the deputy noticed the man having trouble walking straight.
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Disturbance, traffic stop leads to drug arrests
web posted June 6, 2006
JOHNSTON – While on routine patrol a Johnston Police Officer was flagged down around 10 pm Friday night and told of a disturbance at the Budget Inn on Highway 121. When the officer arrived at the scene he spoke with the complainant who stated $20 was owed by one of two men present. The officer spoke with the first of the two men and asked if he would allow a search of his person, which the man agreed. During the search, a small amount of marijuana was found on the man.
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$3,500 worth of tires slashed at construction site
web posted June 6, 2006
MERRIWETHER – A worker for a grading company called the Sheriff’s Office to report someone had cut tires on two pieces of equipment Friday morning at a Mount Vintage construction site. According to police reports, five tires on the two pieces of equipment were cut. When the deputy arrived he noticed tire tracks that may have belonged to the person or persons responsible as well as footprints, which were photographed.
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Obituary
Leroy Madison Sr.
web posted June 6, 2006
TRENTON – Mr. Leroy Madison, Sr., 82, of Jacob McKie Rd., entered into rest Sunday, June 4, 2006
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Saturday wreck has Deputies "walk the line" (Photos)
web posted June 5, 2006
MERRIWETHER – A two-car collision on Gregory Lake Road slowed traffic for about an hour Saturday afternoon. Dispatchers received a call reporting the wreck about 6:15 pm reporting there were no injuries involved. Sheriff’s Deputies arrived a short time later to discover the wreck occurred just over the Edgefield and Aiken County line in Aiken County.
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Opinion: Congress gets a taste of Liberty and does not like it
web posted June 5, 2006

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Country Cooking
More added again this week!

web posted June 5, 2006

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Company says $40 per barrel of oil production is possible in Utah
web posted June 5, 2006
VERNAL — A company says it can produce oil from shale mined from Utah within two or three years, at a cost of about $40 per barrel, and that notion has leaders in Washington, D.C., interested in ways to make it happen.
DeseretNews.com

Business Woman of the Year announced (Photos)
web posted June 3, 2006
JOHNSTON – The Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce held their 5th annual Women in Business luncheon at Pine Ridge Country Club Friday. As attendees gathered in the main dining room of the clubhouse, several displays were placed in an adjoining room by Aiken Regional Medical Centers with medical information. Dr. Virginia B. Winburn MD was the guest speaker after lunch was served.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Funnel cloud spotted in Trenton during heavy storms (Photos)
web posted June 3, 2006
TRENTON – Several thunderstorms made their way across the county Friday afternoon bringing much needed rain but also brought heavy rain, high winds, lightning, and a report of a funnel cloud in Trenton around 2:30 pm. Trenton took the brunt of the storms with several trees down and debris scattered across roads and yards. One downed tree blocked Greenhouse Road for about two hours before road crews could remove it.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Theft reported at Merriwether home
web posted June 3, 2006
MERRIWETHER – Thursday a Merriwether couple reported a theft from their boat, which is kept at their home on the 1000 block of Cannon Mill Drive. The family took their boat out for the day on Wednesday and left several items in the boat planning to bring them in later. They forgot and did not think about it until the next day, June 1. When the wife went to retrieve the $3,200 worth of items, they were all missing.
EdgefieldDaily.com

On the beat
web posted June 3, 2006
COUNTY – Contained in this article are just a few of the many calls taken by the Sheriff’s Office in about a twelve-hour period on June 1. Early Thursday morning a man on Casalina Drive called to report vandalism to his home. A man living down the street informed the homeowner a window in the rear of his home was broken. When the Deputy arrived, he found a brick lying on the ground below the broken window.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Extortion virus code gets cracked
web posted June 3, 2006
Do not panic if your data is hidden by virus writers demanding a ransom. Poor programming has allowed anti-virus companies to discover the password to retrieve the hijacked data inside a virus that has claimed at least one UK victim.
BBC News

Woman crashes into Johnston Dollar General
web posted June 2, 2006
JOHNSTON – Workers and shoppers at the Johnston Dollar General store on Lee Street were witness to a woman crashing into the front of the store. No one was injured in the crash. Store manager Cherrill Turner said, “It sure woke us up though."
EdgefieldDaily.com

Traffic stop results in drug arrest
web posted June 2, 2006
JOHNSTON – A Johnston Police Officer on routine patrol on Railroad Avenue observed a truck, “driving all over the road,” and initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of Highway 121. When the officer walked up to the door to speak with the driver, he noticed a “strong odor marijuana coming from inside the vehicle,” according to police reports.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Trenton woman reports possible identity theft
web posted June 2, 2006
TRENTON – A Trenton woman called the Sheriff’s Office to report theft of her identity Wednesday afternoon. When the Deputy arrived at the home on the 1600 block of Edgefield Road the woman said she discovered the use of her Social Security number during a national background check for a job.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Obituary
Willie L. Bishop
web posted June 2, 2006
TRENTON

WARNING! - Virus holds your computer for ransom
web posted June 2, 2006
A new virus that seizes control of personal computer files and demands ransom money from the owner has been unleashed on the internet. Victims of a "ransomware" attack are unable to get access to their hard drives unless they pay off the hackers.
Telegraph

Car theft reported and solved within hours
web posted June 1, 2006
TRENTON – A Trenton woman reported her car stolen from her Briarwood Road home on Sunday, but did not report the theft until Monday morning. The woman told police that she suspected her grandson took the car along with $20 from her purse, where the car keys were also kept.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Gov. Sanford Praises House, Senate Property Tax Compromise
web posted June 1, 2006
COLUMBIA – Gov. Mark Sanford issued the following statement on the property tax agreement reached Thursday by House and Senate conferees that eliminates school operating property taxes for primary residences and provides immediate tax relief to South Carolinians in the form of a grocery tax reduction.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Cyclist hurt in motorcycle crash Wednesday night (Photos)
web posted June 1, 2006
MERRIWETHER – Just after 11:00 pm a report of a motorcycle crash came in to E-911 Dispatchers. The crash occurred just before the intersection of Murrah and Mealing Roads. When Merriwether First Responders arrived, they found no one around the crash site: A short time later authorities learned the rider was taken to University Hospital by a third party.
EdgefieldDaily.com

EdgefieldDaily.com announces schedule for yearly upgrades
web posted June 1, 2006
WEBNEWS – EdgefieldDaily.com announces the schedule for our yearly upgrades and, this year, vacation.
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A column by the Editor: How to support your candidate in letters to the editor
web posted June 1, 2006
COLUMN – With the election process in full swing, many people are sending in letters to the Editor in local papers supporting their candidate. I thought it would be helpful to offer letter writers a few tips on how to support your candidate in the best possible fashion. All too often, I read letters meant to support one candidate when in fact they make their own candidate look bad.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Bay Shore soldier returns winning lottery ticket
web posted June 1, 2006
On a day when military personnel were honored for making personal sacrifices overseas, one soldier's good deed in a Bay Shore convenience store was a big hit here at home.
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