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June 2008 Archive

No suspect named one week after murder, victim’s son still in custody (Photo)
web posted June 30, 2008
EDGEFIELD – One full week after the June 22 murder of 60-year-old Raymond Merriweather, of Courtney Road Trenton, Sheriff’s Investigators are still waiting to file formal charges in the case. Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Randy Doran said last week that blood and fingerprint evidence was still being processed in the case and results are not expected until this week. A “person of interest” is in custody but, “until I can put him in the house, we’re going to wait to charge him,” Inv. Doran said last week.
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REWARD: Police seek escaped prisoner (Photo)
web posted June 30, 2008
FLORENCE – Officials at the Palmer Prerelease Center are seeking the whereabouts of Rayshawn James, 28, after escaping from custody at the prerelease center around 5:30 Saturday afternoon. The facility is a minimum-security facility in Florence SC. A reward for information for Mr. James’ capture is being offered.
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July Birthday-Anniversary cake winner announced
web posted June 30, 2008
WEBNEWS – The July cake winner chosen from the Birthday and Anniversary Announcement Section is “Brookie Bear”. The announcement, chosen at random, reads for July 11 – “Happy 8th birthday Brookie Bear! We love you!! Mommy, Daddy, Kayla and Emma”. The parents of “Brookie Bear” need to contact EdgefieldDaily.com by email or calling in order to claim the free cake. Details will be provided. We are currently accepting July, August, and September wishes. Send in your loved one’s special date and automatically enter them in the monthly give away.

Dickie Scruggs is Heading for Jail
By: Carl Langley
web posted June 30, 2008
GUEST COLUMN – The good news is Mississippi trial lawyer Richard (Dickie) Scruggs is going to jail. The bad news is that his jail sentence isn’t long enough, considering the damage he did to the American court system. Scruggs, who piled up hundreds of millions of dollars while winning lawsuits against the tobacco, asbestos and insurance industries, will be looking at life from behind prison walls after pleading guilty to trying to bribe a Mississippi trial court judge.
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Get ready for the 4th of July with local fireworks
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web posted June 30, 2008
COUNTY – Save money, gas and time this 4th of July.  Buy your fireworks locally.  Two locations to serve you - 811 Calhoun Street in Johnston (beside Morris Plumbing), and Apple Square Shopping Center in Edgefield. Wide selection at the cheapest prices. Buy 1 get 1 free offers or a free hat or T-shirt with a $150.00 purchase. Come look for yourself. Open June 24-26 at 4:00 daily, June 27-July 2 at 1:00 daily, July 3-5 at 9:00 am until. Please use caution with fireworks due to dry conditions and use only under adult supervision.

Special called meeting of Johnston Town Council set for today
web posted June 30, 2008
JOHNSTON – A Special Called meeting of the Johnston Town Council will be held today, Monday, June 30 at 5:30 pm for the purpose of conducting interviews for the Town Administrator. The meeting will be convened and the Mayor and Council will go into executive session for the interviews.

Country Cooking Section a great guide to July 4 Cookouts
web posted June 30, 2008
WEBNEWS – Get ready for your July 4 cookout with the EdgefieldDaily.com Country Cooking Section. Filled with almost 700 local favorites there are several in every category to make your celebration the best. With many recipes for different types of Bar-B-Q, ribs, meats, slaws, sauces, baked beans, vegetables on the grill, home made ice cream, punches and more you are sure to find something just right for your cookout. Over a dozen new recipes have been added in the last week. Send in your favorites to share.
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Sex OK at 9 - marriage at 1, says Saudi Islamic cleric -  'Muhammad is model we follow”
web posted June 30, 2008
OFF THE WALL – 'Muhammad is model we follow. He took 'Aisha to be his wife when she was 6' Age, or lack thereof, is no hindrance to marriage under Islam, according to Ahmad Al-Mu'bi, an officiant for marriages from Saudi Arabia who says sex at 9 is fine. According to a video of the Saudi official recorded and translated by MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute, Al-Mu'bi has confirmed that marriage contracts are appropriate for girls as young as age 1.
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ILLEGAL ALIENS OF A THIRD KIND?: UFOs said to invade NT town
web posted June 30, 2008
A SMALL Territory community is still reeling with shock after four UFOs descended on their Outback homes. Families spent hours in fear as what appeared to be three spaceships hovered in the distance with another just metres above their houses.
The drama at Marlinja, population 112 and 730km south of Darwin, began at 8pm on Sunday.
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Accused car thief in custody
web posted June 28, 2008
EDGEFIELD – A man accused of stealing a car from the Edgefield Dialysis Center on Main Street June 4 is now in custody at the Edgefield County Detention Center. After working his way through charges of DUI and open container in Aiken County, Edgefield Police transported Isaac Sheffield Jr., 46, of Eastview Road back to Edgefield on Friday to face a felony theft charge for stealing the vehicle.
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Break-ins and burglaries
web posted June 28, 2008
COUNTY – Edgefield and Johnston Police as well as the Sheriff’s Office are working several break-ins and burglaries this week. The most recent in the Town of Edgefield when a Beaverdam Street man was awoken Thursday night to the sound of a loud crashing sound just after 11 pm. When the owner went to investigate one man ran out of the house and the second engaged the owner in conversation before fleeing.
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Special called meeting of Johnston Town Council set for Monday
web posted June 28, 2008
JOHNSTON – A Special Called meeting of the Johnston Town Council will be held Monday, June 30 at 5:30 pm for the purpose of conducting interviews for the Town Administrator. The meeting will be convened and the Mayor and Council will go into executive session for the interviews.

Here’s Your Card
web posted June 28, 2008
HERE’S YOUR CARD – An Edgefield teen called the Sheriff’s Office to report another teen harassing him Thursday afternoon. When a deputy arrived the teen said another teen drove by his house and “flipped him off” so he returned the gesture and a confrontation ensued. The teen said there was no physical altercation but he was tired of the harassment and threats from the other teen. The basis of the problem was stolen drugs the victim stated.
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Butterfly release draws crowd of all ages (Photos)
web posted June 27, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Children and adults gathered at the Edgefield Library on Thursday to watch the release of butterflies that were hatched as part of a summer reading project. The children were provided an extra treat before the release with local children’s books author Penny Hunt reading her latest book, “The little white squirrel’s secret”. Dozens of children sat on the floor as Hunt read.
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Lightning strikes Merriwether Fire Station
web posted June 27, 2008
MERRIWETHER – As thunderstorms moved through the area Thursday night, Merriwether Firefighters were called to a building struck by lightning - their main station on Martintown Road. Firefighters responded to the report of the smell of smoke and inspected the building and found no fire. Though the lightning was a bit unwelcome, the much needed rains were well received.

Only 5 of 9 on Supreme Court support Constitutional Right
A Column by the Editor
web posted June 27, 2008
COLUMN – Many people are celebrating the Supreme Court ruling on the second amendment on Thursday morning saying the right to bear arms is an individual right reserved by the people. I did not need the nine robed jurists to explain that to me, it is in the Constitution. The whole thing scared me for many reasons. First being since when does the Supreme Court start ruling on whether any portion of the Bill of Rights is constitutional? Their job it to make sure the legislation passed in Congress is constitutional, not the other way around.
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Get ready for the 4th with local fireworks
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web posted June 27, 2008
COUNTY – Save money, gas and time this 4th of July.  Buy your fireworks locally.  Two locations to serve you - 811 Calhoun Street in Johnston (beside Morris Plumbing), and Apple Square Shopping Center in Edgefield.  Wide selection at the cheapest prices.   Buy 1 get 1 free offers or a free hat or T-shirt with a $150.00 purchase.  Come look for yourself. Open June 24-26 at 4:00 daily, June 27-July 2 at 1:00 daily, July 3-5 at 9:00 am until. Please use caution with fireworks due to dry conditions and use only under adult supervision.

Investigators searching for missing $50,000 diamond
web posted June 27, 2008
MERRIWETHER – Edgefield County Sheriff’s Investigators are looking into the theft of a diamond ring and a “dinner” ring that occurred recently. Missing rings are nothing new for law enforcement, it happens all the time. However, very rarely is a single ring worth $50,000.
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“Birthing a Community- Fairfield County Midwives” exhibition to open July 10
web posted June 27, 2008
PSA - FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The Birthing a Community is an exhibition on the history of midwifery in Fairfield County. It covers midwifery from slavery to modern trends in prenatal care and birthing in the county. The exhibition offers a brief tribute to more than thirty midwives including Mrs. Verola Maple. Mrs. Maple is the last of a generation of midwives still living in the county today.
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Barack Obama - birth certificate faked? Questions of citizenship raised
web posted June 27, 2008
WEBNEWS – The "birth certificate" claimed by the Barack Obama campaign is not certified as authentic and appears to be a photoshopped fake. The image, purporting to come from the Hawaii Department of Health, has been the subject of intense skepticism in the blogosphere in the past two weeks. But now the senior spokesman of that Department has confirmed to Israel Insider what are the required features of a certified birth document -- features that Obama's purported "birth certificate" clearly lack.
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Historic Johnston Mural to be repainted – no suspects in gang tagging (Photo)
web posted June 26, 2008
JOHNSTON – The historic mural at the municipal parking lot is now covered with several tarps to block the view of the gang related paintings, otherwise known as “tagging” that were left after a June 5 vandalism across the town. Johnston Police are no closer today to identifying the culprits but they remain on alert for signs of gang members. “We know what to look for as far as clothing worn by the gang,” Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston said.
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Estate Auction Saturday, June 28, 2008
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web reposted June 26, 2008
AIKEN – We are selling the personal property estate of the late Mrs. Arretta Brumit of Aiken, S. C.  The sale will be held at her home located at 1403 Alpine Drive, Aiken, SC 29803 (just off Pine Log Road) at 9 am. There are many, many beautiful pieces to be sold–all in good, clean condition, ready for your home or shop.  We will have a special preview on Friday, June 27th from 3:00 pm til 5:00 pm.  Also, viewing day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time.  Look for signs.  Bring a chair and enjoy the day!!!  YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS SALE!!!  Visit our website for detailed information, terms, and pictures. Call 803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.  Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747.

Third strike leads repeat drug offender to 13 years in prison
web posted June 26, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Quincy Roosevelt Jennings had his day in court this week to face two drug charges that stemmed from his arrest on February 20, 2006. Jennings was charged with two counts of trafficking or possessing cocaine, third or more offense, making it very unlikely he would be getting out of prison anytime soon.
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NOTICE: Town of Johnston bans fireworks due to lack of rain
web posted June 26, 2008
JOHNSTON – The Town of Johnston has issued a notice that fireworks are not allowed to be used within the town limits until further notice. Due to the extremely dry conditions and possibility of fires residents are to be aware of the ban and seek out safe locations in the county if they plan to celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks. County residents should be aware of the dry conditions and take the necessary precautions before igniting fireworks and be prepared to extinguish any small fires.

Butterfly Release moved up to today at Edgefield Library
web posted June 26, 2008
PSA- The Butterfly Release at the Edgefield County Public Library will be held on today, Thursday, June, 26, 2008 at 4PM. Rather than the advertised July 3 date. Other reading and event dates are as follows.
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Two women suffer dog bites in past week
web posted June 26, 2008
COUNTY – A Merriwether woman and a Johnston woman are recovering from being bitten by a dog while walking down the street in their respective neighborhoods. On Tuesday the Merriwether woman was walking along the 300 block of Mill Creek Drive when a dog ran out from a residence and into the roadway and bit her on her hip and buttocks area. She was able to get away from the dog and returned to her nearby home and called 911.
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Live After 5 Concert & Rock ‘N Roll Cruisers Cruise-in Saturday, June 28th in Uptown Greenwood
web posted June 26, 2008
GREENWOOD – The Uptown Greenwood Development Corporation (UGDC) and the Rock ‘N Roll Cruisers car club have teamed up again for a weekend edition of Live After 5 and “Cruise-in” to be held this Saturday, June 28th, at the Uptown Fountain Parking Lot. The concert will feature Elvis impersonator Jason Sikes. Beginning at 6:00 PM, visitors can check out the classic automobiles of the Rock ‘N Roll Cruisers Car Club. “Elvis” will take the stage at 7:00 PM.
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Card game leads to weapons charge
web posted June 25, 2008
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police arrested 30-year-old Kelvin Bernard Braxton, of Holmes Pond Road, Johnston, Sunday evening after an argument during a card game ended with Braxton accused of pulling out a .45 caliber pistol and pointing it at the victim with children and other adults present. He fled the scene before police arrived.
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Hall sentence will not be reviewed
web posted June 25, 2008
COLUMBIA – Despite an uproar over the two-year sentence of home detention for former law officer and court bailiff Dwight Hall in the killing of Gregory Jones in 2006, a spokesman for the SC Attorney General’s office said Tuesday they will not be seeking a motion to reconsider the sentence. "That discussion has been withdrawn," said Mark Plowden of the Attorney General's office.
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NWTF, community morns passing of Sam Crouch Sr. (Photo)
web posted June 25, 2008
EDGEFIELD – National Wild Turkey Federation pioneer Sam Crouch, Sr. of Edgefield, S.C., passed away last Friday. Crouch was an NWTF Life Member and had a long and distinguished history with the Federation. He was 85. Mr. Crouch played a major role in the decision to relocate the NWTF, founded in March of 1973, from Fredericksburg, Va. to Edgefield in June of 1973. He was instrumental in organizing the Edgefield Chapter, which was the first NWTF chapter in S.C., and in 1974, became the first President of the South Carolina State Chapter.
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Fox Creek sponsors Cheerleading Clinic in North Augusta
web posted June 25, 2008
PSA - NORTH AUGUSTA – A Cheerleading Clinic sponsored by Fox Creek High School Varsity Cheerleaders is planned for Saturday, June 28, 2008, from 9am to 5pm at the Riverview Park Activity Center building in North Augusta. The fee for the clinic is $30. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch and drink. Some of the activities will be learning stunts, cheers, chants, dances and jumps. Participants will receive a free T-shirt. This is a fundraiser to help with cheerleading needs at Fox Creek. Sign up at Riverview Park in advance or on the day of the clinic. For more information or questions please call Pat Carpenter at 803-279-6313.

No suspect named in Sunday’s murder (Photo)
web posted June 24, 2008
TRENTON – Day two of the investigation into Sunday’s murder of 60-year-old Raymond Merriweather is making progress Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Randy Doran said Monday. Evidence was still being collected at the home at 166 Courtney Road throughout the day and Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett said the cause of death was, “a gunshot wound to the head,” adding that Mr. Merriweather suffered “contusions and lacerations to the facial area.” Inv. Doran said they were still searching for the murder weapon, “we recovered one gun but it’s not the murder weapon," adding that there is one gun missing from the house and, "that’s the one we’re trying to locate.” 
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July Birthday - Anniversary Cake winner to be announced Monday - enter your family member or friend today
web posted June 24, 2008
WEBNEWS - EdgefieldDaily.com's July winner of a Birthday or Anniversary cake will be announced on Monday June 30. Send in your announcement and automatically enter them for a custom cake from Jari's Bakery in Edgefield compliments of EdgefieldDaily.com. Winner must be a resident of Edgefield County.
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Strom Thurmond Class of 1988 planning 20 year reunion
web posted June 24, 2008
PSA - The STHS Class of 1988 is planning its 20th class reunion for September 26th & 27th. All classmates are encouraged to attend the next planning meeting on Sunday, July 13 at the Pizza Hut in Edgefield at 6 p.m. For more information, please contact Calvin Smith at 803-645-4612 or email customlawn@bellsouth.net.

Country Cooking and Classifieds updated
web posted June 24, 2008
WEBNEWS - EdgefieldDaily.com's Country Cooking and Classified Sections have several new additions. Send in your recipes or post your items for sale for free!

Letter to the Editor: Writer wants owner of "Sweet Old Mare" punished
web posted June 24, 2008
Dear Editor,
Responding to the letter, I know who this horse was, a girl here at work took a picture of it on her cell phone, and showed me several months ago, I called animal control, along with other people calling for me.  I also found out this person who owned the horse was not charged with anything.  I am very upset and something should be done to the owner.
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Letter to the Editor: SCRG Condemns "illegal Political Campaigning" by SC Superintendent Jim Rex
web posted June 24, 2008
Dear Editor,
Just one day before polls opened for last Tuesday’s political primary elections, Superintendent Jim Rex sent out an illegal email from his campaign account to his supporters, advocating the defeat of a long list of candidates Rex identified as supporters of school choice reforms.
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Edgefield County Schools Final Honor Rolls released
web posted June 24, 2008
COUNTY – The Edgefield County School District released the final Honor Rolls for all Edgefield County District Schools for the 2007-2008 school year. EdgefieldDaily.com salutes these students for their achievements towards excellence throughout the year.
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Murder investigation continues (Photo)
web posted June 23, 2008
TRENTON – Edgefield County's first murder in 2008 was discovered when a Courtney Road woman came home and found her husband dead Sunday afternoon. The report of the murder came in just after 3 pm. Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett said he was uncertain how  60-year-old Raymond Merriweather was killed, “I don’t know if he was shot or beaten. We’ll know more after the autopsy,” which is scheduled for 8:30 am Monday.
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Firebird on fire (Photo)
web posted June 23, 2008
COUNTY LINE – The County Line Fire Department answered their second call of a reported fire Saturday afternoon when a neighbor called 911 to report a car on fire and said the fire was spreading towards the mobile home at 127 Arrowhead Lake Road. When the first firefighters arrived on the scene they reported “heavy smoke showing” behind the home.
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Main Street energy policy
By US Rep. Gresham Barrett
web posted June 23, 2008
GUEST ARTICLE – It doesn't take a nuclear scientist to figure out the biggest issue affecting Main Street today is gas prices. The skyrocketing cost of oil is impacting every aspect of our daily lives. From the time you get up in the morning to the time you go to sleep, Americans are paying for 30 years of no energy policy. And the cost is high.
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OPINION: The injustice of justice
web posted June 23, 2008
OPINION – Was justice served last Tuesday morning at the Edgefield County Courthouse? The murder charge for the killing of 54-year-old Gregory Jones in November of 2006 was handed down to Ollie Dwight Hall, who plead guilty to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter. Mr. Hall, a former law enforcement officer in Edgefield County and a Court Bailiff at the time of the killing, will not see one day in the state prison system.
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All Star Tournaments this weekend - Schedules included
web posted June 23, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Recreation Department will be hosting two All Star Tournaments this coming weekend that will kickoff on Friday, June 27 and run through Sunday. June 29. A Monday game may be needed depending on the outcome of the tournament games. The tournament will be held at the Edgefield Dixie Youth ball fields.
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Estate Auction Saturday, June 28, 2008
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web posted June 23, 2008
AIKEN – We are selling the personal property estate of the late Mrs. Arretta Brumit of Aiken, S. C.  The sale will be held at her home located at 1403 Alpine Drive, Aiken, SC 29803 (just off Pine Log Road) at 9 am. There are many, many beautiful pieces to be sold–all in good, clean condition, ready for your home or shop.  We will have a special preview on Friday, June 27th from 3:00 pm til 5:00 pm.  Also, viewing day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time.  Look for signs.  Bring a chair and enjoy the day!!!  YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS SALE!!!  Visit our website for detailed information, terms, and pictures. Call 803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.  Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747.

NWTF's Dr. James Earl Kennamer Honored as Mississippi State University 2008 Alumni Fellow
web posted June 23, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The National Wild Turkey Federation's Dr. James Earl Kennamer was recently selected as the recipient of the 2008 Alumni Fellow for the College of Forest Resources at Mississippi State University.
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USDA State Technical Committee Meeting July 10th
web posted June 23, 2008
PSA - COLUMBIA – The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will conduct a State Technical Committee (STC) meeting on Thursday, July 10, 2008, at the Farm Bureau Building in Cayce, SC, at 724 Knox Abbott Drive. 
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Trenton man found murdered Sunday afternoon
web posted Sunday 6:45 PM June 22, 2008
TRENTON – Edgefield County suffered its first murder in 2008 when a Courtney Road woman came home and found her husband dead, Cpl. Robbie Harter with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday afternoon. The report of the murder came in just after 3 pm and Sheriff’s Deputies began converging on the scene.
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Terry Litke to Attend Science P.L.U.S. Institute
web posted June 20, 2008
MERRIWETHER – Roper Mountain Science Center, a facility of Greenville County Schools, is pleased to announce that Terry Litke, who teaches at Merriwether Elementary School, has been selected to attend the Science P.L.U.S. Institute during the summer of 2008. The Institute, funded by a South Carolina Education Improvement Act (EIA) grant, gives intensive training in science teaching methods and activities to public school science teachers from throughout the State of South Carolina. The Institute emphasizes the Center’s belief that all students deserve a good science education.
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Students enjoy Arts Camp Extravaganza (Photo)
web posted June 20, 2008
JOHNSTON – Johnston Elementary School has had an exciting week with students attending the first Arts Camp Extravaganza, ACE. Activities for the children centered on the finale show titled “Disco Cindy” which was a 1970’s Cinderella Disco performance. The students were instructed all areas of theatre production.
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Ex-Police officer sentenced to two years house arrest in shooting death of Johnston man (Photo)
web posted June 18, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Longtime Edgefield County law enforcement officer and former courtroom bailiff Ollie Dwight Hall, 60, charged with murder in the death of Gregory Jones in the fall of 2006, will not see the inside of a prison cell.
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Sheriff to crack down on E911 address markings
web posted June 18, 2008
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office issued a reminder to county residents who are not in compliance with county ordinance no. 90-287, which involves the proper posting of E-911 addresses on homes and businesses. It is extremely important that emergency personnel be able to locate an address quickly in times of crisis. The requirements of the ordinance are easy to comply with.
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Letter to the Editor: The Sweet Old Mare
web posted June 18, 2008
LETTER TO THE EDITOR – She had a long way to go but her heart and spirit were strong.  Even being in extreme pain, due to lack of proper hoof care, she valiantly hobbled her way to the awaiting horse trailer that would take her to a place that would give her all the care that she needs and deserves.  She is extremely underweight and flies biting her legs until they bleed.
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Court Bailiff will not serve jail time in murder case
web posted June 17, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Ollie Dwight Hall, 59, of McCreight Street, Johnston, who was charged with the murder of Gregory Jones in November of 2006, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter. Hall was sentenced to ten years but the ten years was suspended to two years and five years of probation. Hall will be allowed to serve his two years under house arrest. A complete report will be available in Wednesday's edition.

Thompson resigns top post at STH
web posted June 17, 2008
JOHNSTON – EdgefieldDaily.com has learned that Strom Thurmond High School Principal Greg Thompson has submitted his resignation effective July 1, 2008. The letter, said to have been submitted to the School District and School Board members on Monday, made Thompson's intentions known.
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Administrator Pettigrew: No report will be filed in Dorn controversy
web posted June 17, 2008
EDGEFIELD – After allegations of an inappropriate statement reportedly made to an Edgefield County employee by current County Councilman Norman Dorn surfaced on Friday, county officials stated Monday that the employee in question never intended that a formal complaint ever be filed in the matter.
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Editor's Column: Hear no evil, see no evil
A Column by the Editor
web posted June 17, 2008
COLUMN – Edgefield County Administrator John Pettigrew said Monday afternoon that there would be no report forthcoming as a result of a county employee informing several other employees, including Clerk to the County Council Barbara Stark, that District 1 County Councilman Norman Dorn allegedly said that if he found out a county employee voted against him they would lose their Christmas bonus. Pettigrew said he has spoken with the employee and that, “(the employee) did not wish to pursue the matter.”
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County Line man arrested on animal cruelty charge
web posted June 17, 2008
COUNTY LINE – A county line man wanted on a charge of animal cruelty from last September was apprehended on Thursday by investigators with the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office. Thomas Reed Scott, 41, was arrested nine months after a complainant contacted the sheriff's office about the reportedly deplorable condition of several dogs in the man's yard on Rainbow Falls Road.
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Trenton man arrested for lewd act on a minor
web posted June 16, 2008
TRENTON - An 18-year-old Trenton man, Cameron Grob, of Paces Creek Road, was arrested Thursday by Edgefield County Sheriff's deputies and charged with a lewd act on a child under the age of 16 after a young girl claimed the man touched her inappropriately before attempting to do so a second time.
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Democrats Show Their Lack of Common Sense
By: Carl Langley
web posted June 16, 2008
GUEST COLUMN – It’s bad enough that the liberal Democrats now have Americans by the throat in both House and Senate, but it’s worse when you consider the fact that their numbers likely will be increased after the November elections. Playing to the fears of the American people, rightfully so when you consider the dismal performance of George W. Bush as president, the Democrats are putting themselves in position to wreck what is left of the economy.
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Bettis Academy man wanted on two counts of attempted murder in custody (Photo)
web posted June 15, 2008
COUNTY – A Nicholson Road man is behind bars facing several charges including attempted murder. David Eugene Rosier, 40, of Nicholson Road had outstanding warrants for assault and battery with the intent to kill in addition, possession of a pistol by a convicted felon and malicious injury to personal property. He was arrested Saturday in Aiken County and then transferred to the Edgefield County Detention Center.
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County Councilman Norman Dorn at center of possible voter intimidation claim by county employee
County Administrator claims no action taken because nothing can be done about elected officials actions
web posted June 13, 2008
COUNTY - Unsubstantiated claims of statements reportedly made by District One County Councilman Norman Dorn to a county employee, namely that if he found out a county employee voted against him in the upcoming primary he would see that their Christmas bonus would be withheld, were confirmed Thursday evening by Edgefield County Administrator John Pettigrew when he said an employee has made the claim.
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Edgefield man arrested in scrap metal theft
web posted June 13, 2008
TRENTON – As the price of scrap metal continues to rise so does the number of thefts. Recently reports have included the theft of $800 worth of radiators from a business on the 1200 block of Augusta Road near Trenton this week to a case that found an Edgefield man being arrested in a case that has been worked for a month. Eddie McKelvin, 52, of Eastview Road in Edgefield was arrested on Tuesday on three counts of grand larceny and booked into the Edgefield County Detention Center.
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Daily Headlines will continue during vacation schedule
web posted June 13, 2008
WEBNEWS – EdgefieldDaily.com will continue to place local stories during the vacation schedule, though the number of reports will be greatly reduced. There will be no updates to EdgefieldDaily.com on Saturday, June 14, but daily updates will begin again for Monday. Below is the complete schedule of sections that will be updated on a daily basis during the vacation schedule.
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Faust thanks voters, opponent for support
web posted June 13, 2008
NORTHSIDE – I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the citizens that took part in the Republican Primary on June 10th. The support you have shown me gives me the confidence I need to continue on until November 4th when the real business at hand will take place. The District 1 race will be a good one to watch and the citizens of District 1 will have an opportunity to be part of the process once again. I would like to thank Mrs. Cockrell for her endorsement this week and for the hard work she has done for the District 1 race. I want Mrs. Cockrell to know she was a friend of mine when this thing started and she is still a friend. Thank you again for your support and make plans to vote on November 4th in the general election. - Trace Faust, Republican Nominee for the District 1 general election.

Auditors: SC Education Dept Wastes Thousands on Personal Cell Phones
web posted June 13, 2008
STATE – In June, South Carolina’s Legislative Audit Council (LAC) released a report on the use of cell phones by state agencies and their employees. The LAC identifies widespread waste and abuse ranging from poorly crafted procurement policies to outright fraud.
VFSC.org

Ten Governor's Cafe open for Father's Day
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web posted June 13, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The Ten Governor's Cafe will be open on Sunday, June 15 for Father's Day. A full buffet will be available giving Mom a break on cooking for the occasion begining at 11 am.

Johnston Police make arrests in Ford Dealership burglary - "no leads" story a ruse (Photos)
web posted June 12, 2008
JOHNSTON – A plan conceived by Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston, the Sheriff’s Office, SLED, and with the participation by local media, paid off on Wednesday just after noon when a sting operation netted the arrest of Cedric Culbreath, 22, of Walker Street in Johnston for his participation in the burglary of Jim Satcher Ford early Tuesday morning. Johnston Police Chief Aston asked local media to put out a story claiming they had no leads in the case to help them set up the sting operation.
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Hispanic males suspect in ring of counterfeit check cashing scheme - over $13,000 lost by businesses
web posted June 12, 2008
COUNTY – Edgefield County Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Randy Doran said a rash of forged checks being passed by Hispanic males recently had run into the theft of over $13,000 for some local businesses. “We want to get the word out to area businesses so they can be aware,” Inv. Doran said. In addition to all of the counterfeit checks being passed by Hispanic males they are all bearing the same company name, Defender Services, from Columbia.
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Possible tornado downs trees, power lines, and closes Martintown Road for hours (Photos)
web posted June 12, 2008
MERRIWETHER – Merriwether Firefighters and Sheriff’s Deputies were busy Wednesday evening when a report of several trees and power lines were down along Martintown Road around 7 pm. A small but very powerful storm passed over the area and one man said he saw a tornado touch down just north of Deersprings Road.
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Edgefield County woman sent to MCG after Sweetwater Road crash (Photos)
web posted June 12, 2008
MERRIWETHER – Merriwether Fire Fighters, EMS, and Sheriff’s Deputies were summoned to a single car crash on Sweetwater Road just before 8 pm Wednesday with a report of the woman driver being trapped in the vehicle. When Merriwether First Responders arrived they quickly began accessing the woman’s injuries and began using the Jaws of Life to extricate her from the car.
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Cockrell endorses Faust, thanks voters for support
web posted June 12, 2008
EDGEFIELD – I would like to thank everyone that supported me in my bid in the Republican primary for the District 1 County Council.  Words cannot express my appreciation for the support and votes of confidence.  It isn’t my time to serve on the county council but we have a great Republican candidate that needs our support in November.  Please vote in November for a change in representation for District 1 on the council.  Trace Faust has my support in November and I’m asking my supporters to make his bid a successful one.  Again I appreciate your support and words of encouragement. Thank you so much. Jeanette Cockrell  

Casalina Road woman held on arson charge
web posted June 12, 2008
COUNTYLINE – A Casalina Drive woman is in jail after setting fire to her boyfriend’s mother’s home and calling her boyfriend to tell him what she had done. At first he did not believe her and went to the home on the 1700 block of Edgefield Road only to find the house full of smoke and called 911.
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Trenton woman injured in rollover crash on Hyw 121 (Photo)
web posted June 12, 2008
TRENTON – A Trenton woman was taken to the Edgefield County Hospital with non-serious injures after an all too familiar report of a single car wreck on Highway 121 just south of Bouknight’s Crossroads. The report to dispatchers was of an overturned car on the southbound lane and the woman driver was injured. Sheriff’s Deputies and Trenton Firemen arrived a short time later along with EMS and a State Trooper.
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Ashcraft, Blackwell upset incumbents - third seat still up for grabs
web posted June 11, 2008
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Courthouse was abuzz Tuesday night as the returns from the hotly contested primary were read one by one. A historic four of the five county council seats saw long-term incumbents fighting to retain their seats. When the final votes were read, Rodney Ashcraft and Genia Blackwell upset incumbents Everett Kitchens and Joel Hudson in Districts 2 and 5 respectively.
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Johnston suffers another major crime, authorities left without leads (Photos)
web posted June 11, 2008
JOHNSTON – Johnston was the scene of another major crime early Tuesday morning when two black males broke out the front door of the Jim Satcher Ford Dealership just before 1 am and made off with a cash register, keys to almost three dozen new and used cars, and a brand new Ford F150 truck. From there the bandits made their way to Monk’s BP on Lee Street and rammed the door in an apparent, but unsuccessful, attempt to break into the store.
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Greg Anderson takes landslide victory over Aiken challenger for Democrat nomination
web posted June 11, 2008
COUNTY – Edgefield County Attorney Greg Anderson took a landslide victory over Travis Johnson of Aiken in the District 25 Democrat Primary on Tuesday assuring that two Edgefield County residents will be vying for the seat this fall.
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Found Hunting Dog
web posted June 11, 2008
Found on outskirts of Johnston a hunting dog. Call to identify. 803-480-2229.

June 10 Primary Election Results
web posted June 10, 2008
WEBNEWS – Below is the live time  primary election results page. This page will not become "live" until after 7 pm and all polls are closed. Results posted will change throughout the vote counting process so please refresh or reload the page often to get the most up to date information.
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Republican candidates make final appearance before election
web posted June 10, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Republican Party held their quarterly meeting Monday night with all local Republican candidates in attendance to speak to the party members once more before Tuesday’s primary elections. State Sen. Shane Massey, who is seeking re-election in November, was the first to speak admitting he was grateful he did not have to face a primary election, “I just did it a few months ago so I know what you’re going through.”
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Merriwether man shoots at gators trying to attack family members
web posted June 10, 2008
MERRIWETHER – Animal calls are nothing new to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, but a call that came in Friday evening drew special attention. The Merriwether man reported that he was forced to shoot at one of two alligators as it tried to attack his two nieces as they were fishing from his dock on Stevens Creek.
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Johnston Police Chief Aston issues strong warning to gang members at Town Council meeting
web posted June 10, 2008
JOHNSTON – Police Chief Chris Aston issued a stern warning during Monday's Council meeting to the perpetrators of last week's widespread graffiti attack on the town - move along or face justice. Calling the damage to property, which included the town's historic mural, a "black eye" Chief Aston promised to deal those responsible a double-dose if they chose to remain in the area.
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Johnston Police launch investigation into another child molestation case
web posted June 10, 2008
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police are investigating yet another child molestation case, this time involving a young girl between 11 and 13 years of age. Authorities were notified of the allegations late Saturday night and Johnston Police and Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the call.
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Dublin man makes unexpected visit to Historic Edgefield Town Square (Photos)
web posted June 10, 2008
EDGEFIELD – John Stevens' first-ever trip to Edgefield was a memorable one for all the wrong reasons. Adding to the problem was the fact that he couldn't remember why he was even here. The elderly man from Dublin, Georgia, crashed his blue Z-71 Chevrolet truck through a light pole on the Courthouse Square late Monday, sometime around 10:30 p.m., just missing a fire hydrant.
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Governor: Three Key Laws Passed, but Spending, Structure Unaddressed
web posted June 10, 2008
COLUMBIA – Governor Mark Sanford offered his take on the closing of the 2008 legislative session on Monday, pointing to both its successes with three key pieces of legislation - and its deficiency in leaving unresolved larger issues of unconstitutional deficit spending and restructuring.
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Fire consumes SUV Saturday (Photos)
web posted June 9, 2008
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether woman traveling on Deep Step Road around 3:45 Saturday afternoon found her Chevrolet Blazer “acting up” so she pulled to the side of the road. It was then she noticed black smoke coming from underneath the truck and realized it was on fire. Passerby’s stopped to aid the young woman and Merriwether and Clarks Hill Fire Departments were summoned to the scene.
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Design of Live Time Election Results Page changed
web posted June 9, 2008
WEBNEWS – EdgefieldDaily.com will have our live time election coverage again on Tuesday beginning at the close of polls at 7 pm. Due to the number of local races involved and the number of candidates the returns page format will be changed. Below is a portion of how the returns will be listed.
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"Hi, I'm your veteran county councilman and I need your vote"
A reposting of a Column by the Editor
web reposted June 9, 2008
COLUMN – I have to wonder what it must be like to run as an incumbent in this year’s hotly contested county council races.  “Hi, I’m (insert any sitting councilman’s name) and I need your vote.” I wondered how a taxpayer might respond and I believe any informed citizen would engage in the following exchange. 
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Letter to the Editor: Writer Congratulates the graduating Class of 2008
web posted June 9, 2008
Dear Editor,
Congratulations to the graduating Class of 2008!  Since early May through the mid-June, graduates will have the good fortune (some would say misfortune) of receiving a lot of advice and hearing even more speeches.  I would love to be able to tell graduates the secrets to financial success, marital bliss and wisdom beyond belief, but let’s be realistic – most of the graduates wouldn’t hear it or read it if it were made available.  I simply would like to leave every graduate with this poem.  Parents please help by reading it to your K-4 & K-5 graduates.
EdgefieldDaily.com

SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2007
Submitted by : Carl Langley
web posted June 9, 2008
GUEST COLUMN – The author of this compilations of senarios, SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2007, is unknown.
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Threat of world Aids pandemic among heterosexuals is over, report admits
web posted June 9, 2008
By Jeremy Laurance
A quarter of a century after the outbreak of Aids, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has accepted that the threat of a global heterosexual pandemic has disappeared. In the first official admission that the universal prevention strategy promoted by the major Aids organisations may have been misdirected, Kevin de Cock, the head of the WHO's department of HIV/Aids said there will be no generalised epidemic of Aids in the heterosexual population outside Africa.
The Independent

Israeli minister says alternatives to attack on Iran running out
web posted June 9, 2008
INTERNATIONAL - An Israeli deputy prime minister on Friday warned that Iran would face attack if it pursues what he said was its nuclear weapons programme. "If Iran continues its nuclear weapons programme, we will attack it," said Shaul Mofaz, who is also transportation minister.
Breitbart.com

Upgrades and vacation schedule announced
web posted June 6, 2008
WEBNEWS – EdgefieldDaily.com will be undergoing our annual upgrade to our servers and vacation schedule that will begin on June 13 and run through June 20. The Wandering Minds, Crime Blotter, Letters to the Editor, and other sections will be updated daily. Daily news reports will be limited to major breaking news and press releases only during the week.

Hispanic gang “tags” Johnston, famous mural (Photos)
web posted June 6, 2008
JOHNSTON – A Hispanic gang made their presence known in Johnston Thursday morning by spray-painting gang symbols around the town and across the mural at the municipal parking lot on Calhoun Street. Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston said he does not believe that the gang members are from the Johnston area, he feels they came in from Aiken County. No official estimate for the damages and cleanup were available but Chief Aston said it would run into the thousands of dollars.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Peach Tree 23 Yard Sale Saturday
web posted June 6, 2008
PSA – The Peach Tree 23 multi-county Yard Sale will be held Saturday. Visit our Free Classified Section to get locations of advertised sales. The Edgefield Community Development Association will also be sponsoring their bi-monthly Farmers Market on the Edgefield Town Square on Saturday until noon.

Northside man loses everything in Thursday night fire (Photos)
web posted June 6, 2008
NORTHSIDE – The Northside and Edgefield Fire Departments were called to an early evening fire at 548 Gilchrist Road at 7:23 pm Thursday. When the first firefighters arrived on the scene they found the doublewide mobile home completely engulfed in flames and had a report that the owner may still be inside the residence.
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Five represent Edgefield County at Palmetto Girls State (Photo)
web posted June 6, 2008
COUNTY – Five young ladies from Edgefield County are on their way to the 62nd Annual Palmetto Girls State at Columbia College sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. The event will be held on June 8 through June 14.
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Gov. Sanford: State Budget is “Unconstitutional”
web posted June 6, 2008
COLUMBIA – Governor Mark Sanford said Thursday that the General Assembly may have broken the law in passing a budget they knew to be out of balance - and therefore unconstitutional - and that doing so could open the state up to a legal challenge. In budget hearings earlier this year, the Education and Corrections departments both told the legislature that next year's budget would force them to run a deficit, to the tune of $28 million.
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Suspected thief busy as a bee
web posted June 6, 2008
TRENTON – Someone has been busy as a bee, quite literally, when a Plumb Brach woman called the Sheriff’s Office to report over $1,400 worth of honey stolen from property on Vann Road.
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Edgefield man charged with felony assault after fight with teen
web posted June 6, 2008
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield man has been arrested and a 16-year-old teen is being petitioned to family court after a fight at the Woodland Apartments Wednesday afternoon. Edgefield Police and Sheriff’s Deputies responded the fight in progress call to find the man and the teen, “cussing and carrying on”. When the officer exited the patrol car the man said, “you mother (expletive) police are to blame for this,” reports stated.
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Lost Dog
web posted June 6, 2008
Lost black male lab in the Mckendree Church, Long Cane Roa, and Highway 378 area Phone 803-480-2579

Citizens' tip leads to arrest of suspected car thief
web posted June 5, 2008
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield man is in jail after two citizens spotted him stealing a car and notified the owner Wednesday morning. Isaac Sheffield Jr., 46, of Eastview Road is currently being held by North Augusta Police for DUI and open container charges and will be brought back to Edgefield to face a grand larceny charge for the car theft.
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Neighbor foils theft, three arrested
web posted June 5, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Wednesday seemed to be the day for citizens to foil crime. After two women reported a car theft in Downtown Edgefield that resulted in the arrest of the alleged thief, a Promiseland Road resident called the Sheriff’s Office to report two women and a man stealing a basketball goal from a neighbor’s yard.
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Gov. Sanford Signs Immigration Reform Bill
web posted June 5, 2008
COLUMBIA – Governor Mark Sanford signed H.4400 on Wednesday, giving South Carolina some of the toughest laws in the country in cracking down on illegal immigration by requiring, among other things, that jails verify the legal status of everyone booked into custody. District 25 Sen. Shane Massey (R-Edgefield) said he supported the bill saying the state “had to act” because of the failure of the Federal Government to control immigration.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Aiken County investigates third murder this year
web posted June 5, 2008
AIKEN – The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office and Coroner’s Office are investigating the death of 21-year old Mark Finklin who was found shot to death in a Ford Crown Victoria near New Ellenton on Brach Court. Mr. Finklin was found by Aiken County road crews who arrived in the area to begin working Wednesday morning.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Merriwether Fire Department fights fire at fertilizer company (Photos)
web posted June 4, 2008
MERRIWETHER – The Merriwether Fire Department responded to a call of a structure fire just after 11 pm Tuesday night at the TruGreen Chem Lawn fertilizer company on Shortcut Road. When the first Deputy arrived at the scene he reported heavy smoke coming from one of the storage buildings used to house fertilizer and company trucks. Due to the possible mixture of diesel fuel and fertilizer deputies were told to back away from the location and evacuate a nearby company of its employees.
EdgefieldDaily.com

County gives final passage of budget
web posted June 4, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council gave final approval of the 2008-2009 fiscal year budget Tuesday night, containing almost nine million dollars in General Fund expenditures, with a unanimous vote and no discussion. No other ordinances were on the agenda so Chairman Monroe Kneece directed the county council’s attention to a few items listed under new business.
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Edgefield County Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Budget
web posted June 4, 2008
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Council gave final approval to the Fiscal Year 2008-2009 budget Tuesday night. EdgefieldDaily.com has compiled the entire budget for review. Each budget is listed separately and divided by expenses and revenues.
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Merriwether Fire Department adds three fulltime Firefighters
web posted June 4, 2008
MERRIWETHER – The Merriwether Fire Department has added three fulltime paid Firemen to the Department that will be available weekdays from 8 am until 4:30 pm. County Administrator John Pettigrew made the announcement at the County Council meeting Tuesday night. “This will add another level of protection,” Pettigrew said adding that the Merriwether Fire Department has been working on implementing the plan for years.
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Thornton Named as New National Wild Turkey Federation CEO (Photo)
web posted June 4, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Agribusiness leader, George C. Thornton, was named chief executive officer for the National Wild Turkey Federation June 2, 2008 and will begin his duties immediately. Thornton is well known throughout the agribusiness community most recently as president and chief executive officer of Agriliance, LLC, a leading agricultural input distributor in North America providing retailers and producers with crop nutrients, crop protection products, seed and equipment.
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Edgefield woman reports restaurant bank deposit stolen from under her mattress
web posted June 4, 2008
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield woman called the Sheriff’s Office to report the theft of over $2,000 in cash and over $200 in a check stolen from a deposit bag she had hidden under her mattress. The money, reports indicated, was a deposit for the local restaurant where the woman worked.
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Bettis Academy man sought on attempted murder charges
web posted June 3, 2008
BETTIS ACADEMY – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to locate a Nicholson Road man for the attempted murder of two Johnston men Saturday night. Sheriff’s Investigator Jimmy Smith said Monday that they have two warrants for the arrest of David Eugene Rosier, 40, of Nicholson Road for assault and battery with the intent to kill in addition to warrants for possession of a pistol by a convicted felon and malicious injury to personal property.
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Possible smoking ban at county outdoor recreation facilities revealed at Edgefield Town Council meeting
web posted June 3, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council gave final reading to the budget for the next fiscal year Monday night, which included no town property taxes for residents again this year, and an interesting tid-bit was disclosed by Edgefield Mayor Ken Durham. Edgefield County sent a letter to the local towns regarding a smoking ban at outdoor recreational facilities countywide. Evidently the Edgefield County Council is looking to local governments first, and the people last, as no mention of the proposed ban has been made public.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Change machine bandit in custody, one still sought (Photos)
web posted June 3, 2008
JOHNSTON – One of two men coined as the “Change Machine Bandits”, no pun intended, has been arrested by Johnston Police, Chief Chris Aston said Monday. Edward Dewayne Doyle, 38, of Richland County, one of the two men police say was captured on video in January at a Lee Street carwash in Johnston which had been possibly previously targeted by the pair has been arrested. “We got a call he was picked up in Manning (SC),” Chief Aston said.
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Edgefield Town Council passes final balanced budget, address annexation and other issues
web posted June 3, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council held their June meeting giving final passage of a balanced budget with no property taxes again this year, discussed placing brackets to advertise upcoming events in the town on Main Street, and added a petition requesting annexation into the town by two property owners.
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Southern Eagles "Kid's Day" event a success (Photo)
web posted June 3, 2008
EDGEFIELD - Over the last two years, the men and women of the Southern Eagles Motorcycle Club of Edgefield have developed a solid reputation as an organization dedicated to the betterment of the community. Through its own Relay for Life and Toys for Tots campaigns (100-percent of funds raised remain within the Edgefield County community), the club has shown its committment to area residents in need. But it doesn't take much to get club president Kelvin Thomas, Sr., thinking about ways to do more.
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Governor Sanford Thanks House Members for Support on Vetoes in North Augusta
web posted June 3, 2008
NORTH AUGUSTA – Governor Mark Sanford visited small businesses in Greer and North Augusta Monday, where he joined with House members to thank them for their support so far in sustaining his first three budget vetoes and asked House and Senate members for their continued support during the veto process. 
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Arrest made in Edgefield man being allegedly drugged and robbed after internet chat with convict
web posted June 3, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police Chief Ronnie Carter said Monday that an arrest has been made in a case that involved an Edgefield man that paid for a bus ticket for a San Diego, California woman just released from the California Prison system he met on the internet to come to Edgefield that resulted in over $13,000 worth of goods and the man’s car being stolen. 49-year-old Catherine Brosemer, of Imperial Avenue in San Diego, Calf. was arrested by the California Parole Division late last week.
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Welding Students receive awards (Photos)
web posted June 3, 2008
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Career Center Welding Department held their year-end awards program on May 22. After a month long competition students in Welding I and Welding II were honored for their academic and skilled excellence in the area of welding. Welding I students were required to complete 16 different welding processes in order to quality. The different processes include the welding processes of mig, tig, stick, brazing, oxy-acetylene cutting, oxy-fuel welding and a written test.  The Welding II students had to complete written test, design by sketches, fabricate and assemble a cooker made by specifications given to them.
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Letters to the Editor
web posted June 3, 2008
County Council District 1 candidate Jackson touts qualifications for office

Writer slams Sen. Massey on Cigarette Tax Vote

EdgefieldDaily.com Opinions

4-H20 Pontoon Classroom, Water Quality Camp being offered by Clemson Extension
web posted June 3, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Clemson Extension in Edgefield County is offering a 4-H2O Pontoon Classroom for youths, age 9-13, July 8-11.  The program will take place on the US Forest Service’s Lick Fork Lake as well as Clarks Hill Reservoir.  4-H2O is a fun, four-day camp in which participants learn and explore their local watershed. 
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Saturday crash sends two to MCG (Photo)
web posted June 2, 2008
COUNTY LINE – A Saturday morning collision on Highway 25 sent two drivers to MCG for treatment of injuries they received in the crash. Edgefield County Deputies, EMS, County Line First Responders, and the SC Highway Patrol arrived on the scene shortly after 11 am to find both drivers still sitting inside their respective vehicles.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Edgefield County Senior Center Open for Business (Photo)
web posted June 2, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Senior Citizens Council hosted an open house and dedication ceremony for the new Edgefield Senior Center Complex on Sunday. The ceremony was attended by local officials, USDA Rural Development and the public. The Edgefield Senior Center Complex was built on a 20.42 acre site purchased from the Edgefield School District- This site is located at 15 Center Springs Road, which is adjacent to W.E. Parker Elementary School.
EdgefieldDaily.com

W.E. Parker Child Development Students Receive Special Flag (Photo)
web posted June 2, 2008
EDGEFIELD – This Child Development Class from W.E. Parker received a very special US Flag from soldiers in Iraq. The flag is signed by the soldiers who sent a message to the young students letting them know how very much they appreciated all the cards, drawings, and words of support that the students had been sending to them. The soldiers also sent them some extra good news, and that news was “We Are Coming Home!”
EdgefieldDaily.com

Governor to Discuss Budget Vetoes in North Augusta
web posted June 2, 2008
NORTH AUGUSTA –  Gov. Mark Sanford will be joined by local legislators during a visit to North Augusta today, where he will discuss his recent budget vetoes and their importance when it comes to sustainable spending.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Congratulations New Millennium Club and 1200’s and Up Club Members (Photos)
web posted June 2, 2008
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond announced the names of students who have been named to the two clubs for their outstanding achievement from the last reporting on SAT and ACT test results. For the junior students returning as seniors next year, they have worked hard to see that they excel and reach their goal of higher educational opportunities. Along with students inducted into the Millennium Club, a new group emerges that consists of students who have been inducted into the 1200’s and Up Club. These students are commended for their determination to reach even higher for outstanding academic achievement.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Off The Wall: Teen blames DUI on kiss of drunk boyfriend
web posted June 2, 2008
They say a lover's kiss can be intoxicating. Gianna Vigliotti, who was pulled over by police as she swerved in and out of her lane on Northern Boulevard in Manhasset Friday night, said that's exactly what happened to her, according to court documents.
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