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June 2007 Archive


No contract approved for Superintendent
web posted June 30, 2007
JOHNSTON – With June coming to a close the Edgefield County School District could find itself without a superintendent of schools. Dr. Sharon Keesely’s contract ends on June 30 as she retires and the School Board has not approved Dr. Frank Roberson’s contract. The board met again on Friday and refused to accept the contract as it was presented.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Governor Thanks Taxpayer Heroes, Calls Senate's Lack Of Deliberations "A Dereliction of Duty"
web posted June 30, 2007
COLUMBIA – Governor Mark Sanford issued the following statement on the House sustaining 15 of 243 items vetoed by the governor, for a total of $1.8 million out of the $167 million vetoed. This means the Legislature saw fit to trim just one-tenth of one percent of the new money coming into Columbia this year.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Trenton resident avoids collision with 600 pound bear
web posted June 29, 2007
TRENTON – Trenton resident Keller Harmon said he received the “scare of my life” while driving on Luke Bridge Road just 2 miles from Highway 191 on Thursday evening. “It was about 7:15 (pm), just before the creek on Luke Bridge Road,” Mr. Keller said, “I encountered the biggest black bear you ever seen in your life.” The bear, which Harmon estimated to be between 500 and 600 pounds, ran across the road. “I had to stop to keep from hitting him.”
EdgefieldDaily.com

Couple returns to home of abandoned pets
web posted June 29, 2007
MERRIWETHER – The couple that is the base of an investigation of animal neglect returned to the home on the 100 block of Pin Oak Drive Thursday afternoon around 6:30. The home was searched with a search warrant on Tuesday and six or the seven animals were captured and taken to a holding facility after they were found to have been left without food or water inside the vacant home for several days.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Renew to face charges in Aiken County
web posted June 29, 2007
NORTH AUGUSTA – Myron Renew, 44, of Sandrock Way in Trenton, has been transferred to the Aiken County Detention Center to face charges with North Augusta Public Safety for alleged criminal sexual contact with a minor under the age of 11. Renew was arrested in Trenton on March 8 on charges of criminal sexual conduct and has been held since then on a $50,000 bond at the Edgefield County Detention Center.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Governor Sanford Issues Budget Vetoes
web posted June 29, 2007
COLUMBIA – Governor Mark Sanford vetoed 243 items from the legislature's spending plan, for a total of $167 million that the governor said would be better spent paying down the state's liabilities, or providing for additional tax relief. The governor today also signed off on $220 million in tax relief that he has pushed for throughout the year, but did line item veto two lines contained in the tax-relief appropriations bill.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Stop Squirming and Then the Big Thumb
By: Dr. Skip Myers
EdgefieldDaily.com Columnist

web posted June 29, 2007
COLUMN – The church has incorporated many wonderful innovations over the last twenty years but none as great as Children’s Church. I don’t consider myself old, yet, but when I was a kid you had to sit through the entire worship service included the “dreaded sermon.” Our pastor was a wonderful man but at the age of five I had no earthly idea what that man was talking about. So I did like most kids around me, I colored the bulletin, flipped through the hymnal, and hoped my mom had packed some Vanilla Wafers for her little boy.
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Several dogs, other pets found abandoned inside Merriwether home with no food or water (Photos)
web posted June 28, 2007
MERRIWETHER – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a concerned neighbor on Pin Oak Drive on Monday that a couple moved last week and left several animals inside the home. A Sheriff’s Deputy arrived a short time later and spoke to neighbors that confirmed the couple was last seen on June 22 and the couple stated they would not be returning. When the deputy went to the home and looked in the window he saw “approximately five dogs” that “appeared bony, sickly, and malnourished”.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Car thefts continue
web posted June 28, 2007
JOHNSTON – Another car has been reported in the Johnston area Tuesday night. The owner told a Sheriff’s Deputy that the car was last seen on Monday night and discovered missing Tuesday night around 9 pm.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Veteran angered over response from Sen. Graham on imigration
web posted June 28, 2007
COUNTY – Local residents, talk radio, and the national attention has peaked again as the US Senate passed a cloture vote on the unpopular “immigration bill” this week. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has taken center stage in national coverage along side of liberal Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy, who also helped craft the bill the President himself called “amnesty”. Sen. Graham, a Republican, has found himself at odds with over 80% of South Carolinians and the nation. One local resident wrote Sen. Graham and was astounded at the “cookie cutter” response he received. “This is laughable,” he said.
EdgefieldDaily.com

6th Annual "Thunder Over Thurmond" set for July 7
web posted June 28, 2007
MCCORMICK – The Lincoln and McCormick Counties invite you to celebrate our country’s independence at the 6th Annual Thunder Over Thurmond Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday July 7th! Join Kicks 99 on location at Savannah Lakes Resort as the skies over Lake Thurmond explode to thunderous applause.  The largest fireworks display on Lake Thurmond will begin at 9:30 PM over the 378 bridge between Lincoln and McCormick Counties.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Turner given four years for second distribution of drugs conviction
web posted June 27, 2007
EDGEFIELD – Travis Leon Turner, 24, was set to face a jury trial for multiple drug charges by at least two law enforcement agencies on Tuesday in General Sessions Court. Turner, whose latest arrest stemmed from a May 2006 license check at the intersection of Highway 25 and 378 where he took off running trying to dispose of over 160 grams of marijuana in his escape.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Thieves take seven vehicles from storage yard
web posted June 27, 2007
JOHNSTON – A Johnston man notified the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office Monday afternoon reporting seven vehicles stolen from a storage location on Bland Baptist Road in Johnston. The theft is believed to have occurred over the past week.
EdgefieldDaily.com

President Bush admits “immigration” bill is amnesty
web posted June 27, 2007
WASHINGTON D.C. – In what White House Officials are calling a “misspeak” by President Bush, the President stated that the immigration bill actually provides amnesty to illegal aliens. “You know, I've heard all the rhetoric -- you've heard it, too -- about how this is amnesty. Amnesty means that you've got to pay a price for having been here illegally, and this bill does that.”
EdgefieldDaily.com

How Senators voted
web posted June 27, 2007
WASHINGTON D.C. – The official vote count of US Senators on the immigration cloture vote.
US Senate
 

Aiken Sheriff's Office seeks suspected shooter
web posted June 27, 2007
AIKEN – Aiken County authorities have identified the suspected shooter in the murder of Najee Preister on Sunday, June 24. Koran M. Sapp (AKA “Little Bit”), 24, is being sought in connection to the shooting and will be charged with murder in the case. Sapp is described as a black male, 5’ 8” tall weighing 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. If you have any information you are asked to call the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-922-9709.

Carolina Defense Company Tests Vehicle Near Edgefield
web posted June 27, 2007
This "Cheetah" was on the prowl. It's the latest vehicles from the Charleston, South Carolina, area company called Force Protection, and this prototype is catching the eyes of the military for possible use in Iraq.
WJBF News 6

All in U.S. Should Speak English, Say Americans
web posted June 27, 2007
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) - The vast majority of people in the United States believe everybody who calls themselves an American citizen should speak the national language, according to a poll by Hart/Newhouse released by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. 89 per cent of respondents support having all immigrants applying for citizenship being required to learn English.
Angus Reid Global Monitor

Woman arrested after driving into man's house
web posted June 26, 2007
EDGEFIELD – An Aiken County woman is being held at the Edgefield County Detention Center on $3,500 bond from a domestic situation gone bad on Sunday morning. Shirley Joanne Cannon, 25, of Old Bell Road, Aiken was arrested after an altercation with the father of her child and driving her car into his house on Outz Road.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Stolen truck found wrecked in Saluda County
web posted June 26, 2007
NORTH SIDE – A Walker Road woman came home from the lake on Sunday morning to find her 2003 Ford F-150 truck missing from her driveway and reported the theft to the Sheriff’s Office. The 63-year-old woman told the deputy that she keeps a spare set of keys in an outdoor cabinet and they, too, were missing.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Sanford Signs Workers' Compensation Reform Bill
web posted June 26, 2007
COLUMBIA – Gov. Mark Sanford joined with business groups from across South Carolina on Monday to sign the workers' compensation reform bill, a measure aimed at curbing recent business insurance cost increases that harm businesses and consumers.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Gov. Sanford to make a stop in North Augusta on three city tour
web posted June 26, 2007
NORTH AUGUSTA – Gov. Mark Sanford will make a stop in North Augusta today to talk about the need to limit government spending and the impact that not doing so will have on the state and its citizens. Last week, the General Assembly completed work on its spending plan for the coming year, a plan that would grow South Carolina's budget by double-digits for the third year in a row - a rate far faster than the rate of growth in average South Carolinians' incomes. Gov. Sanford is currently considering which items to veto in the $7.4 billion spending plan. The Governor will be at the North Augusta Carpet Shop, 210 Georgia Avenue, at 1:30 pm.

NOTICE: Iranian forces cross Iraqi border
web posted June 26, 2007
"It is an extremely alarming development and raises the stakes considerably. In effect, it means we are in a full on war with Iran -- but nobody has officially declared it."
Breitbart.com

Off The Wall - Dog Registered to Vote: It's So Easy!
web posted June 26, 2007
The second time Duncan M. MacDonald sent in an absentee ballot, an election worker in Federal Way, Wash., called to ask about the paw print on the envelope. But it took three ballots before the prosecutor contacted the voting dog's owner. Jane Balogh said she registered the Australian shepherd-terrier mix to vote in protest of a 2005 state voter-registration law that she says makes it too easy for noncitizens to vote.
Off The Wall

Alien Watch: Former Adelanto City Councilwoman faces deportation
web posted June 26, 2007
APPLE VALLEY — Zoila Meyer has been in America since the age of 1. She has been living the American dream; marrying her high school sweetheart, raising their four children, working on a college education and winning a seat for city office.
Her only problem — she isn’t an American — and now faces deportation for illegally voting in the 2004 election.
Victorville Daily Press

EdgefieldDaily.com tops 10,000,000 hits
web posted June 25, 2007
WEBNEWS – EdgefieldDaily.com broke the 10,000,000 hits mark over the weekend.  With thousands of stories read each day by thousands of readers EdgefieldDaily.com continues to grow as Edgefield County’s number one source for daily local news and the undisputed leader in breaking local news. In addition to the June record setting 10,000,000 hits, EdgefieldDaily.com saw May provide the largest readership ever with over 15,000 unique readers for the month. As of Saturday EdgefieldDaily.com has recorded 10,036,056 hits,

Three escape serious injury in roll-over crash (Photos)
web posted June 25, 2007
MERRIWETHER – A one-car crash left the driver and two passengers with minor injuries Saturday afternoon. A 17-year-old North Augusta teen, his stepfather, and a family friend were returning from a shooting range in Edgefield County when the teen ran off the eastbound side of Martintown Road near High point Drive and struck a road sign, causing him to lose control of the Nissan Pathfinder the three were traveling in.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Paul Martin should have been fired, not transferred
web posted June 25, 2007
OPINION – Thursday night the Edgefield County School Board held a special called meeting in order to hear a grievance filed by former Strom Thurmond High School vice-principal Paul Martin regarding his transfer to a teaching position with the same pay as his former position. School Board Chairwoman Sallie Cooks stated that a transfer cannot take place due to a disciplinary measure and that is why Martin’s pay was not cut at the time. Martin’s pay should have been cut completely and he should have been shown the door.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Missing Ohio Mom's Body Found; Boyfriend Charged
web posted June 25, 2007
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A massive search ended in sadness Saturday when authorities announced they found a body believed to be a pregnant woman who vanished from her home a week earlier. A police officer believed to be the father of the unborn child was arrested on two counts of murder. Jessie Davis, 26, who was due to deliver a baby girl on July 3, was reported missing after her mother found Davis' 2-year-old son home alone, bedroom furniture toppled and bleach spilled on the floor.
Breitbart.com

Sen. Barack Obama: Christians "highjacked" faith
web posted June 25, 2007
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Sen. Barack Obama told a church convention Saturday that some right- wing evangelical leaders have exploited and politicized religious beliefs in an effort to sow division. "There was even a time when the Christian Coalition determined that its number one legislative priority was tax cuts for the rich," Obama said. "I don't know what Bible they're reading, but it doesn't jibe with my version."
Breitbart.com

Off The Wall: Two-year-old 'Matilda' becomes youngest ever girl in Mensa
web posted June 25, 2007
Her parents knew Georgia Brown was bright. After all, she could count to ten, recognised her colours and was even starting to dabble with French. But it was only when their bubbly little two-year-old took an IQ test that her towering intellect was confirmed. Georgia has become the youngest female member of Mensa after scoring a genius-rated IQ of 152.
Off The Wall

Two teens "injured" in mock crash at Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Photos)
web posted June 23, 2007
COUNTY LINE – The Mt. Zion Baptist Church capped off their weeklong Vacation Bible School “Rescue Zone” with a mock crash scene with the help of the County Line Fire Department. The staged scene was a car crash of two teens, one trapped inside the car and the other ejected during the crash.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Governor Vetoes "Open Enrollment" Bill
web posted June 23, 2007
COLUMBIA – On Friday Gov. Mark Sanford vetoed the bill referred to by some as an open enrollment bill, saying that the bill would not provide true choice but would actually inhibit it.  Gov. Sanford said the bill would represent a step backwards in the education reform movement because it would create the illusion of reform where none would actually exist.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Man with marijuana tucked behind ear asks cop for directions
web posted June 23, 2007
PORT ST. LUCIE — A 20-year-old ended up in jail Wednesday when the police officer whom he asked for directions noticed a marijuana "blunt" tucked behind his ear, police say. Maurice Stuckey, of Dolton, Ill., was arrested on a charge of marijuana possession.
Off The Wall

School Board upholds transfer of former STH Vice principal Martin (Photos)
web posted June 22, 2007
JOHNSTON – After a grueling five hour meeting the Edgefield County School Board voted 5-2 to affirm the transfer and reassignment of former Strom Thurmond Vice-principle Paul Martin out of his administrative post at the school. Martin, who appealed his transfer asked that his grievance be held in open session, claimed that his transfer was “done for personal reasons” and he intended to prove his claim with documents. One of the contentions by the Administration with Mr. Martin was that he misrepresented his credentials at the time of his application for the job.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Soccer camp announced for county youth
web posted June 22, 2007
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Youth Soccer Association and the Aiken Soccer Club will host soccer camps on June 30th and July 14th. The camp is open to youths between the ages of 8-17 and registration is due by June 29 and July 13 at a cost of $10. More information and an application are available below.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Governor Issues Statement on Tax Relief Plan
web posted June 22, 2007
COLUMBIA – Governor Mark Sanford issued the following statement Thursday on the General Assembly's approval of more than $220 million in tax cuts for the people of South Carolina. "We've said consistently that with $1.5 billion in new money coming into Columbia this year, there was no reason in the world that we couldn't cut both income taxes and grocery taxes, and we're pleased to see that the General Assembly ultimately agreed," Gov. Sanford said.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Rogue Prosecutor Caught in His Own Web
By: Carl Langley
EdgefieldDaily.com Guest Columnist

web posted June 22, 2007
GUEST COLUMN – In the summer of 2006 there was general agreement among anyone with half a brain that Durham County. N.C., prosecutor Mike Nifong’s charges of rape, kidnap and sexual assault against three Duke University lacrosse players eventually would blow up in his face.
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Holmes Receives State Awards at State FFA Convention
 web posted June 22, 2007
COUNTY – Jonathan Holmes, left, received the top State FFA award for the Mid State Region during the annual State FFA Convention held at Clemson University on June 14th. Mr. Holmes was also honored with the Star FFA Award in Agricultural Placement for the Mid State Region. Standing with Mr. Holmes is Hugh Bland, Ag Instructor and FFA Advisor from STCC.

County morns tragic death of teacher
web posted June 21, 2007
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County has lost a great teacher and friend with the untimely death of Jennie Stiner Rodgers, 56, on Monday, June 18. Mrs. Rodgers, a skilled equestrian, left the couples home on Log Creek Road to go horseback riding. When she did not return as anticipated her husband, Tom Rodgers, went looking for her and made the discovery.
EdgefieldDaily.com

One injured in violent crash (Photos)
web posted June 21, 2007
NORTHSIDE – A one-car crash on North Martintown Road sent a Greenwood County man to the hospital Wednesday afternoon. The call came in to 9-1-1 just before 2:30pm reporting that a car had left the roadway and was in a heavily wooded area just across from China Grove Baptist Church. Sheriff’s Deputies and EMS were dispatched to the scene.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Johnston Police arrest one in burglary
web posted June 21, 2007
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police have made an arrest in the burglary of a Johnston business that was discovered Friday morning. Johnston Police responded to the business on the 300 block of Lee Street to be shown where someone had entered the offices sometime during the night and moved some items around and leaving with at least one item.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Gov. Sanford taps Wingate as interim Treasurer
web posted June 21, 2007
COLUMBIA – Gov. Mark Sanford named Columbia attorney Ken Wingate as interim Treasurer to conduct day-to-day operations of the state Treasurer's office on Wednesday. State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel was removed from office after a federal grand jury indicted him on a single charge of distribution of cocaine stemming from an investigation by Charleston Police that began in April of 2005.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Truck blocks traffic on Highway 25 Bypass for over two hours (Photos)
web posted June 21, 2007
EDGEFIELD – A tractor-trailer truck that missed the exit from Highway 25 to the Bypass ended up blocking traffic for over two hours when the rear wheels of the trailer went into a ditch at Gary Road as the driver tried to re-enter the bypass. All southbound traffic was diverted to Sweetwater Road and northbound traffic was diverted to Gary Hill Road.
EdgefieldDaily.com

New Democrat controlled Congress sees all-time low in approval ratings: 86% give thumbs down review
web posted June 21, 2007
WASHINGTON– Just 14% of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in Congress. This 14% Congressional confidence rating is the all-time low for this measure, which Gallup initiated in 1973.  The previous low point for Congress was 18% at several points in the period of time 1991 to 1994.
USA Today

Off The Wall: Students take field trip to Planned Parenthood, official loses job over back-lash
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The YMCA's community outreach director is resigning after an after-school program run by the organization with the Manchester School District ended up taking some middle school students to visit Planned Parenthood.
Off The Wall

Sanford suspends State Treasurer Ravenel 
Governor is empowered to suspend officials indicted on criminal charges for crimes of "moral turpitude"
web posted June 20, 2007
COLUMBIA – Gov. Mark Sanford issued an executive order today immediately suspending state Treasurer Thomas Ravenel following the release of an indictment against the Constitutional officer:
EdgefieldDaily.com

Governor issues request that all flags be lowered to half mast to honor fallen firefighters (Photo)
web posted June 20, 2007
CHARLESTON – Nine firefighters lost their lives on Monday in Charleston fighting a fire at a mattress warehouse and firefighters across the state and the nation morn the loss of those who placed their own lives at risk to save all others. The Merriwether Fire Department placed a sign at the main station Tuesday afternoon in remembrance of those who gave all to save others. EdgefieldDaily.com would also like to honor those who pushed fear aside and entered an area all others would run from.
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Six injured in Trenton crash Monday
web posted June 20, 2007
TRENTON – According to various reports a two-vehicle crash sent six people to area hospitals after a crash at the intersection of Greenhouse Road and Highway 19 in Trenton Monday evening. Two of the injured were airlifted from the scene in critical condition and four others transported by ambulances to the MCG Trauma Unit in Augusta, Ga.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Aiken man charged with furnishing contraband to prisoners at Edgefield Detention Center
web posted June 20, 2007
EDGEFIELD – An Aiken man has been charged by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office for furnishing contraband to an inmate at the Edgefield County Detention Center on June 14. Alonzo Rashad Ingram, 27, of Lawrence Street, Aiken, was taken into custody late Thursday afternoon on a custody order until a warrant could be secured on Friday.
EdgefieldDaily.com

North Augusta's finest at their best (Photo)
A Column by the Editor
web posted June 20, 2007
COLUMN – Well, my vacation is over and to get back into the swing of things I had to respond to a wreck just fifteen minutes after returning home. To top it off, the wreck involved my son. I just want to be sure that everyone knows the wreck involved my son because of the things I will be saying in this column are not going to be well received by certain officials in the North Augusta Public Safety Department. When you read this you will understand why.
EdgefieldDaily.com

The Great Escape to Right Here
By: Dr. Skip Myers
EdgefieldDaily.com Columnist

web posted June 20, 2007
COLUMN – I was talking with a magician years ago who worked for a cruise line and the conversation came around to vacations. I mentioned how difficult it could be as a minister to escape the reach of the needs within the church. He gave me that false sympathetic smile and then told me a story that made me ashamed that I had even opened my mouth.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Upgrades begin midnight Friday
web posted June 15, 2007
WEBNEWS – Our yearly upgrades begin Friday night at midnight. This will be the last update until Wednesday morning. During the next few days all pages of EdgefieldDaily.com will be accessible, though at times they made load slower than normal. Please take the next few days to scan through the archives or browse through the Country Cooking Section.
 
Graduation money stolen in burglary
web posted June 15, 2007
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield woman contacted the Sheriff’s Office after discovering the family home Wednesday afternoon. The woman told deputies that she returned from a camping trip and noticed the screen from a window was removed. Once inside she found the window lock broken and lying on the floor next to a screwdriver and a pry bar.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Johnston Police Chief injured in drug arrest after car chase
web posted June 14, 2007
JOHNSTON – A traffic stop for loud music ended with a car chase, the Johnston Chief of Police injured, and one man going to jail on multiple drug charges. Randall Yelldell, 21, of Courtney Road, Trenton, is currently being held on a custody order at the Edgefield County Detention Center and is facing multiple charges stemming from the event Wednesday morning Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Randy Doran said.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Car-jacker identified by authorities (Photo)
web posted June 14, 2007
AUGUSTA – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office released information stating they have identified the suspect in the carjacking of an Edgefield woman last Thursday. Lucia Bradham, of Edgefield, was at the Top Notch Car Wash on 2841 Washington Rd, Augusta, when she was approached by a white man that engaged her in a conversation. Shortly afterwards he forced his way into Ms. Bradham’s GMC Yukon and fled the scene. Police say video surveillance tapes later showed 31 year-old Gary Lee Murphy, of Wagner, using Ms. Bradham’s charge card to make purchases at the Dillard’s store on Wrightsboro Road.
EdgefieldDaily.com

35 mailboxes vandalized around Edgefield
web posted June 14, 2007
EDGEFIELD – Mailbox vandals have struck again, this time in the county and in the Town of Edgefield. According to police reports at least thirty-five mailboxes were vandalized Tuesday night. The destruction stretched from the 800 block 0f Highway 25 north, along the Bypass, and on to Marigold Street in Edgefield.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Your dollars at work
web posted June 14, 2007
EDGEFIELD – EdgefieldDaily.com is always watching and observed Edgefield County Water and Sewer workers supervising work being done on Norris Street in Edgefield. The sad part was that six people, five of which are pictured, were watching a single worker digging in a hole. When the workers discovered they were being photographed they had a few voiced comments. EdgefieldDaily.com wanted to be sure the public was aware of what the money paid in water bills is being used to support. More of your local government at work. Evidently there were no extra shovels for those watching to lean on during the work process.

Johnston Police seek stolen car
web posted June 14, 2007
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police are looking for a stolen 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass that was reported stolen late Tuesday. The owner of the car told Johnston Police that he returned from a trip out of town to find the car missing from his home on the 60 block of Walker Street.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Sanford nixes Feds "Real ID" in South Carolina
web posted June 14, 2007
GREENVILLE – Gov. Mark Sanford today traveled to Greenville to sign S449, a bill that keeps South Carolina from participating in the costly federal mandate known as the REAL ID Act.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Judge Suing Dry Cleaner Cries Over Pants
web posted June 14, 2007
WASHINGTON— A judge had to leave the courtroom with tears running down his face Tuesday after recalling the lost pair of trousers that led to his $54 million lawsuit against a dry cleaner. Administrative law judge Roy L. Pearson had argued earlier in his opening statement that he is acting in the interest of all city residents against poor business practices. Defense attorneys called his claim "outlandish."
Off The Wall

Mass casualty drill puts emergency personnel to the test (Photos)
web posted June 13, 2007
EDGEFIELD – A mock “mass casualty” event on Tuesday on Star Road was used as a training exercise for several emergency departments. The setting: an escaped convict stole a car and drove into a crowd of people at a festival and then fled the scene. In the wake of the crash were several injured persons as well as some fatalities.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Edgefield County Law Officers Association
honors donors, elects leadership
web posted June 13, 2007
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Law Officers Association held a steak dinner for the sponsors of the Jimmy Shay Memorial Youth Fishing Rodeo on Tuesday night. The fishing rodeo is organized each year by the association in an effort to get area youth interested in activities to help prevent drug use and other illicit activities. “If we save one child we’ve done something,” Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston said adding that it would not be possible without the help of the many sponsors’ contributions.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Governor Sanford Signs Gang Prevention Act
web posted June 13, 2007
COLUMBIA – Governor Mark Sanford signed S.141 Tuesday, a new law aimed at cracking down on criminal gangs in South Carolina by giving law enforcement more tools to prosecute gang activity.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Seller beware: car for sale ad nets $1,500 loss
web posted June 13, 2007
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield man may have been the victim of a scam by a man that responded to an advertisement of a car for sale. According to police reports the two men met and discussed the car and agreed on a selling price of $900. The supposed purchaser said he would send a bank check to pay for the car. Two days later a “bank check” for $2,500 arrived in the mail.
EdgefieldDaily.com

How to display your flag for Flag Day, Thursday, June 14
web posted June 13, 2007
COUNTY – Flag Day is tomorrow, Thursday, June 14 and EdgefieldDaily.com thought providing the rules for displaying the flag properly might be helpful. Show your pride by flying the flag from your home, business, or by wearing a lapel pin.
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Two jailed after bridge built by blind man collapses
web posted June 13, 2007
A Chinese court has jailed two officials after they let a blind contractor build a bridge which collapsed during construction and injured 12 people, the official Xinhua news agency said.
Off The Wall

Disaster trailer adds to county emergency response abilities (Photos)
 web posted June 12, 2007
COUNTY – Edgefield County Emergency Management Director Mike Casey allowed EdgefieldDaily.com to tour the Disaster Response and Forward Command trailer that is being outfitted by the county for response to mass casualty situations or disasters such as a tornado or other similar disaster. “With the contents of the trailer,” EMA Director Casey said, “we can treat between thirty and fifty patients.”
EdgefieldDaily.com

Johnston Mayor explains tax increase, sees need for more funding from county
web posted June 12, 2007
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Town Council held their June meeting Monday night with a short agenda that turned out long on information and a call to hold a special called meeting to discuss the FY 07/08 budget. J. H. “Chip” Satcher spoke during the public comments period and was concerned, “I was informed about – Well, I saw it on EdgefieldDaily(.com) – a tax increase that the citizens of Johnston are facing.” Mr. Satcher asked the town council not to take the “easy way out” and just raise taxes to cover the shortfalls.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Community Emergency Response Team members sought for county
web posted June 12, 2007
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Emergency Management Aministration is seeking individuals that would like to volunteer to become part of the Community Emergency Response Teams for Edgefield County. EMA Director Mike Casey said the volunteers would be the first line of responders in the event of a mass casualty or disaster situation for the EMA Department to treat “walking wounded” and assisting First Responders, EMS, and Fire Departments responding to an event. “The need for CERT came from 9/11,” Mr. Casey said.
EdgefieldDaily.com

STHS Athletic Department to Start Cross Country Team
web posted June 12, 2007
COUNTY – The Strom Thurmond High School Athletic Department will be starting a Girls and Boys Cross Country Team for the 2007 – 2008 school year. These teams are open to all Strom Thurmond High School students and 7th and 8th grade students attending JET or Merriwether Middle Schools.
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Gov. Sanford Signs Coastal Insurance Bill
web posted June 12, 2007
COLUMBIA – Gov. Mark Sanford today traveled to Charleston and Myrtle Beach to sign H. 3820, a market-based coastal insurance reform bill aimed at alleviating insurance costs for coastal homeowners.
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More recipes added to the Country Cooking Section!
web posted June 11, 2007
WEBNEWS – The Country Cooking Section continues to grow with over 400 recipes and more added each week. With main courses, seafood, oriental, vegetables, stews, salads, sauces, dressings, deserts, candies, and many other sections you are sure to find something you can use. Please send in your own favorite recipes to share with readers and help keep EdgefieldDaily.com Edgefield County's largest free online provider of local recipes.
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Deputies respond after man and two children reported missing for six hours in woods
web posted June 11, 2007
NORTHSIDE – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was contacted just before 8 pm Saturday with a report of a man and two small children missing from Lick Fork Lake since 2 pm. The three were said to have left the recreation area on one of the walking trails with no water or other provisions on a day with a heat index of 100 degrees. According to reports they had not been heard from in six hours.
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The Secure Borders and Immigration Act of 2007
A Column by the Editor
web posted June 11, 2007
COLUMN – The amnesty bill is dead, at least for now. It seems liberal politicians like Ted Kennedy, Harry Reid, John McCain, Lindsey Graham and others forgot they represent real people who are sick and tired of the Mexican invasion of the Untied States. I know I will get letters saying, “It is not amnesty it is immigration”. Bull, we already have legal immigration, and it needs to be tightened a bit. This bill was about nothing more than granting amnesty to millions who have illegally crossed our unsecured border with Mexico and taken jobs from actual Americans.
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Too Special for Our Own Good
By Dr. Skip Myers
EdgefieldDaily.com Columnist

web posted June 11, 2007
COLUMN – We live in a specialized society. Everyone seems to know more and more about less and less. Specialized knowledge is not necessarily a bad thing. We certainly want the medical profession to continue to specialize. We see specialization in sports. There are middle relievers, long relievers, and short relievers in baseball. There are three-point specialists in basketball and the guy on the football field that does nothing but punt the ball. It seems the more you specialize the more special you actually are.
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Lieberman: U.S. Should Weigh Iran Attack
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Joseph Lieberman said Sunday the United States should consider a military strike against Iran because of Tehran's involvement in Iraq. "I think we've got to be prepared to take aggressive military action against the Iranians to stop them from killing Americans in Iraq," Lieberman said. "And to me, that would include a strike over the border into Iran, where we have good evidence that they have a base at which they are training these people coming back into Iraq to kill our soldiers."
MyWayNews

Off The Wall: Man Says Home Depot Fired Workers For Catching Thieves
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- A former Home Depot employee said the company fired him and three other workers because they helped police catch several suspected shoplifters in May.Midwest City police said the men helped officers catch suspected shoplifters as they tried to run from a store with lawn equipment.
An internal memo from Home Depot outlines that associates cannot accuse, detain, chase or call the police on any customer for shoplifting.
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Peachtree 23 - Largest yard sale ever to be held today!
web posted June 9, 2007
COUNTY – The Peachtree 23 yard sale will be held today across the county from Johnston to Edgefield. Take time to drive out and find some bargains. Other yard sales are listed in the Classifieds Section for today.

Amnesty bill DOA in Senate
web posted June 9, 2007
WASHINGTON — Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., sat in the back of the Senate wearing the tux he had donned for an evening event where he was the scheduled speaker. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., rubbed fatigue from her eyes.
USA Today

Edgefield woman car-jacked at Augusta car wash
web posted June 8, 2007
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield woman escaped injury in a carjacking that took place midday Thursday at the Top Notch carwash on Washington Road in Richmond County. According to information obtained early in the investigation the woman was at the carwash when a man approached and first initiated a conversation asking for a job at the business. When she informed him she did not work at the business he then made his move to steal the SUV authorities said.
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DSS seeks local foster parents to help local children
web posted June 8, 2007
COUNTY – Foster homes are desperately needed in Edgefield County according to Edgefield County Department of Social Services Program Director Desiree Council. So far this year over 30 children have entered the foster care system in Edgefield County, not counting the most recent cases, “and we have had to place them out of the county because we did not have local foster homes,” Ms. Council said. DSS is looking for more Edgefield County residents to step forward and become foster parents. “We would prefer to keep the children in the county”, Ms. Council said.
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Davis takes "Food Fear Factor" championship (Photos)
web posted June 8, 2007
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Library held their 2007 Food Fear Factor Thursday afternoon with at least a dozen exotic foods awaiting local teens that entered the contest. Natalie Pulley, Edgefield Library Director, and Janet Burgess oversaw the competition as the teens took turns picking bags with the names of foreign countries on them to discover the food they would be sampling.
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Governor Sanford to Senate: Stop Stalling and Ratify Bills
web posted June 8, 2007
COLUMBIA – Governor Mark Sanford today called on the Senate to meet with the House in order to send dozens of bills - including a resolution for continued operation of state government - to the governor's desk.
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Man in wheelchair takes 50 MPH ride down highway stuck to tractor-trailer
web posted June 8, 2007
PAW PAW, Mich. -- A 21-year-old man was taken on a wild ride Wednesday afternoon when the wheelchair he was in became attached to the grille of a semi-truck and was taken four miles down a highway at about 50 mph.
Off The Wall

"Loopholes" found in amnesty bill
web posted June 7, 2007
NATION – With the debate heating up on the amnesty bill in the Senate an amendment to the bill that would require illegal aliens with felony convictions to be deported was voted down by the Democrat majority. It is glaring examples such as this that has Americans angry. Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions said in a release Monday, “I am deeply concerned about the numerous loopholes we have found in this legislation. They are more than technical errors, but rather symptoms of a fundamentally flawed piece of legislation that stands no chance of actually fixing our broken immigration system. Many of the loopholes are indicative of a desire not to have the system work.”
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EdgefieldDaily.com announces new Section to fight crime
web posted June 7, 2007
WEBNEWS – EdgefieldDaily.com announces a new section that will be coming in a few weeks in an effort to help local law enforcement recover items that have been reported stolen or missing. The section is under construction at this time and will not be placed online until after our yearly upgrades.
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Peachtree 23 - Largest yard sale ever, to be held Saturday!
web posted June 7, 2007
COUNTY – As the weekend approaches the towns of Edgefield and Johnston along with residents who live on Highway 23 are preparing for Peachtree 23, the largest yard sale ever held in the area. The promotion is for residents on Highway 23 to hold a yard sale this Saturday, June 9, throughout the day. The yard sales will stretch the entire length of Highway 23 from Batesburg-Leesville to Modoc. If you would like to participate in the gigantic yard sale but do not live on the highway, spaces are available on a first come first serve basis.
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Vandals flatten tires, scratch cars in Johnston
web posted June 7, 2007
JOHNSTON – Vandals have caused at least $500 in damages along Outzs Street and Johnson Street in Johnston Tuesday by punching holes in car tires and in one case keying the side of the car as well. It is believed the vandalism occurred Monday night or early Tuesday morning.
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A Hate Crime is in the Eye of the Beholder
By Carl Langley
EdgefieldDaily.com Guest Columnist

web posted June 7, 2007
COLUMN – In the busy race-baiting worlds inhabited by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton any unkind word spoken by a white person against a person of color is a hate crime, and so are actions that are later found to be false but whose revelations are greeted with silence
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STH Class of 1987 announces 20 year reunion
web posted June 7, 2007
COUNTY – The Strom Thurmond High School Class of 1987, twenty-year reunion banquet will be held on  Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. This event will take place at the Doubletree Hotel located at 2651 Perimeter Parkway in Augusta, Georgia. The Class of 1987 meet and greet will be held between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The Banquet will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by dancing. Class members can download the registration form here.

Off The Wall: Woman faced jail time for "staring" at police dog
web posted June 7, 2007
CHELSEA – A woman facing jail time for "staring" at a police dog had charges against her dropped Monday after an Orange County prosecutor viewed videotape of the alleged crime. Jayna Hutchinson, now of Lebanon, N.H., was scheduled for a jury trial this week on a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals.
Off The Wall

D-Day June 6, 1944 (Photo)
web posted June 6, 2007
WEBNEWS – EdgefieldDaily.com offers a tribute to those who participated in the D-Day invasion at Normandy. Read the prayer given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as Allied troops were invading or listen to the actual audio. "...O Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee; faith in our sons; faith in each other; faith in our united crusade. Let not the keeness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment -- let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose."
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County Council passes 07-08 Budget "as is" - Dorn argues for additional deputies
web posted June 6, 2007
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council held their June meeting Tuesday evening to give the county’s operational budget for fiscal year 2007-08 its final reading. After Chairman Monroe Kneece called the meeting to order, and the council approved previous minutes and reports, the discussion turned toward the pending budget. Before the Chairman could ask for a motion for the final reading Councilman Norman Dorn interjected that he wanted to add two deputies to the budget now.
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Strom Thurmond High School year end Honor Rolls announced
web posted June 6, 2007
COUNTY –  Listed below are the Honor Rolls for Strom Thurmond High School for the fourth nine week grading period. EdgefieldDaily.com congratulates the students that have achieved the recognition.
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Working for a living?
web posted June 6, 2007
EDGEFIELD – EdgefieldDaily.com began getting complaints about the availability of Tax Assessor Kiesha Bryant when taxpayers went to try to get information on their assessment or to meet with her. Some were claiming that Ms. Bryant was gone from the office at least half of the time it was open. The only way to see if readers complaints had any veracity or not was to keep an account of how many days Ms. Bryant was at work in her office.
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Governor Sanford, Speaker Harrell continue call for Income Tax Cut
web posted June 6, 2007
COLUMBIA – Governor Mark Sanford today joined with House Speaker Bobby Harrell and Republican House members to call for cutting the state's top marginal income tax rate this year, using part of South Carolina's record budget windfall.
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Elderly man victim of roadside armed robbery
web posted June 5, 2007
NORTHSIDE – A 62-year-old man was the victim of an armed robbery Monday afternoon around 4 pm when he stopped to fill his radiator with water from Sleepy Creek on Highway 378. While in the process of filling the radiator three men are said to have stopped and a passenger got out and robbed the elderly man of his wallet, watch, and money at knifepoint. The man jumped back into a gold Chevrolet Impala and fled westbound on Highway 378 towards Highway 25.
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Edgefield Town Administrator resigns, Mayor unsure if replacement is needed
web posted June 5, 2007
EDGEFIELD – The Town of Edgefield may, or may not, be in the process of looking for a new Administrator with the announcement Monday night at the town council meeting that Town Administrator Olin Gambrell had submitted his resignation. “My plan there is to first – we’ll (council) meet, we’ll talk amongst us – play it by ear,” Mayor Durham said.
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Sheriff Warns Deputies of Dangers of Job
web posted June 5, 2007
COUNTY – Sheriff Adell Dobey in a recent memo to his road patrol deputies and warns them of the safety precautions they need to take in their everyday job as law enforcement officers of Edgefield County. He set out the statistics of law enforcement officers killed in United States during the year 2006 and the current statistics for 2007. During the year 2006 forty-eight law enforcement officers have been killed nationwide due to criminal actions. Twenty-two officers alone were killed in the southern part of the United States.
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Edgefield passes budget, learns Rail Trail expansion is a "no-go"
web posted June 5, 2007
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council held their June meeting Monday night with a short but intriguing agenda. After the meeting was called to order by Mayor Ken Durham the council passed approval of the minutes of the previous meeting and reports. The Mayor turned the floor over to the “visitor of the month” Mrs. Anna Joyner with the SC Heritage Corridor.
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STH Class of 1987 announces 20 year reunion
web posted June 5, 2007
COUNTY – The Strom Thurmond High School Class of 1987, twenty-year reunion banquet will be held on  Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. This event will take place at the Doubletree Hotel located at 2651 Perimeter Parkway in Augusta, Georgia. The Class of 1987 meet and greet will be held between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The Banquet will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by dancing.
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Grand Jury Indicts Jefferson in Bribery Probe, another Democrat re-elected in spite of criminal investigation
web posted June 5, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., was indicted Monday on federal charges of racketeering, soliciting bribes and money-laundering in a long- running bribery investigation into business deals he tried to broker in Africa.
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Google As Terror Tool? JFK terror plotter directed cohorts to use satellite mapping service
JUNE 4--One of the plotters behind the alleged scheme to explode gas pipelines at John F. Kennedy airport directed his co-conspirators to use Google Earth to obtain detailed aerial photos of the targeted facility. In a federal criminal complaint, an excerpt from which you'll find below, one of the accused, Abdul Kadir, reportedly told cohorts to use the popular satellite software after he determined that surveillance video shot by the men was "not sufficiently detailed for operational purposes."
Off the Wall

Rain at last!
web posted June 4, 2007
COUNTY – Almost four inches of rain fell across Edgefield County over the weekend as the remnants of Tropical Depression Barry pushed through the area bringing relief to area farmers. The rain also helped Edgefield County Water Authority customers who were placed under watering restrictions last week. With the rain came several crashes, two published below, and several trees falling across roads as the storms moved through the area. The old saying, "be careful what you  pray for, you may get it in abundance" held true this weekend. Dry conditions are predicted for the rest of the week with highs in the mid 90's.

Teen escapes violent crash with minor injuries (Photos)
web posted June 4, 2007
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether teen escaped serious injury Saturday afternoon when he lost control of the Chevrolet Colbalt LT he was driving south on Currytown Road, rolling the car several times. A witness also driving on Currytown Road said the teen passed her at a high rate of speed, “I knew I would see him around the curve,” she said.
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"Food Fear Factor" set for Thursday at Edgefield Library
web posted June 4, 2007
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Library will host “Food Fear Factor” on June 7, at 2 pm. Natalie Pulley, Edgefield County Library Manager, said the event is designed to get local teens to taste foods they ordinarily would not try. “They will be required to eat foods that they are not accustomed to, such as caviar,” Pulley said adding that none of the foods will be inedible.
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Fishing trip ends with one expensive fish (Photos)
web posted June 4, 2007
MERRIWETHER – A man returning from fishing overnight at Clarks Hill ended up with one expensive fish. Just before 9 am the man was traveling southbound on Woodlawn Road when he ran off the road on the 300 block and went down a steep embankment before striking a tree and taking out 30 feet of fencing. The Dodge Ram 1500 continued crossing the yard of a home, jumping railroad ties lining the drive, and stopping a short distance away.
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FFA Leadership Changes Hands (Photo)
web posted June 4, 2007
COUNTY – The Strom Thurmond Career Center FFA Chapter held a banquet at the end of May to honor the many students who have represented the school, the county and the state in competitions throughout the year.
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And You Think Rearranging Furniture is Tough
By: Dr. Skip Myers
EdgefieldDaily.com Columnist

web posted June 4, 2007
COLUMN – I have mentioned before the television show, “Dirty Jobs.” Lately I believe there should be a show entitled, “Awful Jobs No Husband Should Ever Have to do Just Because Their Wife Wants a Different Look to the Backyard.” Other than the title being a touch too long I think it has the potential of being a hit.  They could put it on HGTV and run a marathon on Father’s Day. Its weekly time slot could be right after “How HGTV Ruined My Life and Killed My Free Time.”
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Adriana Luna Receives Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
web posted June 4, 2007
COUNTY – Adriana Luna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mario Luna and a 2007 graduate of Strom Thurmond High School, has been selected as the recipient of the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship for this judicial circuit. This federally funded scholarship program provides $1,500 per year for up to four years of study at a postsecondary institution within the United States. Adriana plans to attend Notre Dame on a NJROTC scholarship. In order to be eligible to apply for a Robert C. Byrd Scholarship a student must score a minimum of 1300 on the SAT or 29 on the ACT.

Democrats Hide Pet Projects From Voters
web posted June 4, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - After promising unprecedented openness regarding Congress' pork barrel practices, House Democrats are moving in the opposite direction as they draw up spending bills for the upcoming budget year. Democrats are sidestepping rules approved their first day in power in January to clearly identify "earmarks" - lawmakers' requests for specific projects and contracts for their states.
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'Monster Pig' Not a Wild Hog, But Pet Pig 'Fred'
web posted June 4, 2007
FRUITHURST, Ala. —  The Mystery of the Monster pig appears to have been solved. The 1,051-pound hog, shot and killed by 11-year-old Jamison Stone and the subject of a world-wide Web firestorm over the photo's authenticity, really is... Fred.
Off The Wall

Annual upgrades, maintenance schedule announced
web posted June 2, 2007
WEBNEWS – EdgefieldDaily.com will conduct our annual upgrades, maintenance of servers, and back up of the web site in two weeks. The following dates will not see updates: Saturday, June 16, Monday, June 18, and Tuesday, June 19. During the scheduled maintenance period all pages of the web site will be available for viewing; however, pages may load slower than normal.

Herring finalist in the Archibald Rutledge College Scholarship program (Photo)
web posted June 2, 2007
COUNTY – Matthew Herring, a 2007 graduate of Strom Thurmond High School, has been recognized as a finalist in the Archibald Rutledge College Scholarships program. He was among twenty-five students from across South Carolina gathered at the State Department of Education for the annual fine arts scholarship competition. Names for South Carolina’s first Poet Laureate, Archibald Rutledge, the scholarships recognized outstanding student achievement in creative writing, drama, and visual arts.
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Letter to the Editor: Writer seeks study on need of additional deputies
web posted June 2, 2007
Dear Editor,
Sheriff Dobey requested the addition of 14 deputies for road patrol in the FY 07-08 budget and the County Council has indicated that 4 deputies will be approved contingent upon a grant that will pay a portion of the new deputies' salaries over 3 years with the county paying their full salary from the fourth year on.  The Sheriff justifies the requested dramatic increase in staffing because of the number of calls his department responds to on a daily basis.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Governor, Sen. Ryberg Call for Tax Relief, Responsible Spending
web posted June 2, 2007
COLUMBIA – With negotiations underway between the House and Senate on the state's spending plan, Governor Mark Sanford joined Senator Greg Ryberg Thursday in Aiken to call for budget negotiators to hold the line on state spending so that more money can be returned to the state's taxpayers and put towards the state's liabilities.
EdgefieldDaily.com

NOTICE: "Devil's Pool" owners request clarification
web posted June 2, 2007
WEBNEWS – The property owners of “Devil’s Pool” asked that readers be advised that the location is on private property and is not open to the public. Readers are asked not to visit the area without the consent of the owners.

UNBELIEVABLE!  Al Qaida suspects sue Boeing, with ACLU's help
web posted June 2, 2007
WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit against Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen Dataplan on behalf of three Al Qaida suspects transported by the CIA under the so-called "extraordinary rendition program."
WorldTribune.com

Mike Wallace hugs "Dr. Death" upon release from prison
web posted June 2, 2007
A smiling Kevorkian said the release was "one of the high points of life" as he paused near a white van that was waiting for him. He was accompanied by "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace and wore a blue sweater, striped shirt, striped tie, gray slacks, white socks and black shoes.
Off The Wall

Relay for Life Today at Strom Thurmond Stadium
Relay starts at 7 pm and ends 7 am June 2
web posted June 1, 2007
JOHNSTON – Come out and help raise money for cancer research by supporting the Edgefield County Relay for Life. Stop by to enjoy the presentations, participate in the relay, or just to make a donation.

Four charged with sexual assault on minors after investigations
web posted June 1, 2007
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police have made multiple arrests over the past week stemming from May investigations of criminal sexual conduct with minors. The two female victims, whose cases are unrelated, were ages 13 and 14. Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston released information on the investigations earlier last month.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Relay Riddle Revealed (Photos)
web posted June 1, 2007
WEBNEWS – It is Friday and time to give the answer to the Relay for Life Riddle. EdgefieldDaily.com would like to thank all those who participated in solving the riddle in order to have a $100 donation made to Relay for Life, which starts tonight at 7 pm at Strom Thurmond. Many readers filled my e-mail box with their guesses as to the location of the riddle.
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Currytown Station home burglarized
web posted June 1, 2007
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether couple returned to their home in Currytown Station Thursday morning to discover their home had been burglarized after they left for a couple of hours. They called police as soon as they found their home was forcibly entered. Deputies arrived on the scene and cleared the home and found no one inside.
EdgefieldDaily.com

End of year Honor Rolls announced
web posted June 1, 2007
COUNTY – Below are the Honor Rolls for the last nine weeks for all Edgefield County District Schools with the exception of Strom Thurmond, which is expected at a later date.
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Johnston councilman aids in recovery of stolen truck
web posted June 1, 2007
JOHNSTON – A truck stolen from the parking lot of the Edgefield County Hospital last week was recovered Wednesday after a call by a Johnston Town Councilman. The truck was found parked off a dirt road near Edwards Drive and Councilman Holmes contacted Johnston Police to check it out.
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Republican contributors hold back money over amnesty bill - RNC fires phone solicitors
web posted June 1, 2007
The Republican National Committee, hit by a grass-roots donors' rebellion over President Bush's immigration policy, has fired all 65 of its telephone solicitors, Ralph Z. Hallow will report Friday in The Washington Times... There has been a sharp decline in contributions from RNC phone solicitations, another fired staffer said, reporting that many former donors flatly refuse to give more money to the national party if Mr. Bush and the Senate Republicans insist on supporting what these angry contributors call "amnesty" for illegal aliens.
Washington Times

Off The Wall: Left freaks over student speech
Public School Valedictorian Quotes Scripture, Fuels Debate
web posted June 1, 2007
High school valedictorian Shannon Spaulding never expected her graduation speech to create such debate. But the blond honors student, who graduated at the top of her 383-member class at Wolfson High in Jacksonville, Fla., gave a valedictory speech that some said sounded more like a sermon.
Off the Wall

Legal Notice: NOTICE OF SPECIAL REFEREE SALE
CIVIL ACTION NUMBER 2006-CP-19-117
web posted June 1, 2007
BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Edgefield County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of SunTrust Bank against, Ridge Tractor, Inc., Robert L. Smith, Ronda K. Yonce, GrandSouth Bank, Carolina First Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, BB&T by its Recovery Department and Havird Oil Co., Inc., I, the undersigned, as Special Referee for Edgefield County, will sell on, June 4, 2007, at 11:00 a.m., at the Edgefield County Courthouse in Edgefield, South Carolina, to the highest bidder:
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