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June 2011 Archive

Names of Finalists for Asst. Administrator Position Released
web posted June 30, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Administrator Roger LeDuc released the names of the four finalists for the Assistant Administrator / Clerk of Council position Wednesday. One of the names is very familiar, County Finance Director Lynn Strom. The next round of the selection process will be interviews conducted on July 6 starting at 6:30 pm at the County Council chambers.
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Johnston Resident Target of Armed Robbery Wednesday night
web posted June 30, 2011
JOHNSTON – A resident on the 700 block of Edisto Street called 911 to report that three black males, all wearing dark clothing, invaded his house just before 10 pm Wednesday night demanding money or drugs and one of the individuals may have had a gun. Johnston and Edgefield Police, as well as Sheriff's Deputies, converged on the scene and began setting up a perimeter to capture the suspects.
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County Finances to be Made Available Online
web posted June 30, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Administrator Roger LeDuc is working to make the Edgefield County Government "transparent" so that taxpayers can monitor how the county spends their tax dollars, literally. During an interview on Wednesday, LeDuc stated they were in the process of getting the county's website organized so that every check written by the county can be tracked with a click of the mouse.
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Janet Coleman Benefit July 9
web posted June 30, 2011
EDGEFIELD – A benefit will be held Saturday July 9th at the Edgefield Soccer Field.  We will be raising money in honor of Janet who has bravely been fighting cancer. Come show your care and support for David and Janet Coleman and their family during this difficult time. Tickets are being sold by family and friends.
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Wanted Woman to be Charged in Theft of Jewelry
web posted June 30, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Ruby Nell Andrews, 56, who has remained on the Edgefield County Sheriff's Most Wanted list was spotted at a home she shared on Addison Street on Monday. The man told Edgefield Police that Andrews was wearing rubber gloves while she was at the house and believed she stole around $400 in jewelry before she left.
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Make sure July 4th celebrations stay safe
web posted June 30, 2011
PSA – Bombs bursting in air and the rockets’ red glare go great with a side of barbeque and cold drinks, but an exciting 4th of July can quickly turn into a trip to the emergency room for those who forget their fire safety rules.More fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day of the year. In 2006, fireworks were blamed for an estimated 32,600 fires, including 1,700 structure fires.
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County Council Narrows Assistant Administrator Applicants to Four
web posted June 29, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Following an executive session lasting just over an hour, the members of the Edgefield County Council came back to public and announced they had reviewed all 31 résumés during the closed door meeting. The list of final candidates was set at four and will be interviewed at a called meeting next month. Chairman Dean Campbell said their names would be released, "in 24 hours", to give Administrator LeDuc time to contact each, "instead of them reading it in the paper first."
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Gamecocks Capture Back-to-Back National Titles With 5-2 Win Over Florida
web posted June 29, 2011
OMAHA, Neb. -- The South Carolina Gamecocks rode the stellar pitching of Michael Roth to defeat the Florida Gators, 5-2, and sweep the best-of-three College World Series Championship Series Tuesday night at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha in front of an announced crowd of 26,721. The win gave the Gamecocks back-to-back National Championships in Division I College Baseball.
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Edgefield Dixie Youth Minor League All Stars Advance to District 3 Tournament
By J. Brown
web posted June 29, 2011

BATESBURG  – For the second year in a row the Edgefield Dixie Youth Minor League All Stars have qualified to compete in the District 3 Tournament.  The team captured 2nd place in the Sub-District Tournament which was held in Batesburg with wins over Johnston, Batesburg-Leesville and Ridge Springs.  The team finished with a 9-1 victory over the Ridge Spring-Monetta All Stars on Tuesday night.  Once again, Edgefield would use dominating pitching, a stingy defense and offensive power at the plate to secure the win.
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Now Leasing: Crest Vue Townhomes in Edgefield
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web posted June 29, 2011

EDGEFIELD – Crest Vue Townhomes is offering 2 and 3 bedroom townhomes with rents ranging from $385 - $450. A representative will be at the Edgefield Inn conference room on Thursday, June 30th between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to give out applications. Please bring your social security card and a picture ID.  There is also a 25.00 application fee at the time of completion. Please do not contact the Edgefield Inn for information regarding these apartments. Equal Housing Opportunity and Handicap Accessible.

Woman Injured in Single Car Crash
web posted June 29, 2011
NORTHSIDE – An elderly Edgefield woman was injured in a single car crash on Walker Road Tuesday afternoon. The woman told Deputies that as she was driving her eyes closed and she could not open them, causing her to run off the opposite side of the road and hitting an embankment.
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Religion - Big Words 5: Mortification
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted June 29, 2011
RELIGION – “The tiger ate her hand. It slowly proceeded to eat the rest of her arm.”This is what Vikram Chari and his six-year-old son witnessed at the San Francisco Zoo on December 22, 2006, when a Siberian tiger named Tatiana attacked her keeper. I can’t fathom working with dangerous tigers.
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Woman Arrested on Warrant Found with Drugs
web posted June 29, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A Cooper Loop woman ended up being charged with drug possession when an Aiken County Sheriff’s Deputy and an Edgefield County Deputy went to her home to serve an arrest from Aiken County.
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Burger King Offering "Angry Value Meals"?
A Column by the Editor
web posted June 29, 2011

COLUMN – Is a Burger King restaurant in Anderson, South Carolina, offering a special to voters during the continued downward spiral of our economy pushed by the Obama Administration? Or are its employees incapable of the proper spelling of Angus? You be the judge.
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Copper Thieves Strike Again
web posted June 28, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Copper and HVAC thefts continued over the weekend with a report on Friday that a Murrah Forest home was targeted with not only the HVAC unit being stolen, but copper wiring and a hot water heater as well. In similar fashion to nine similar thefts, the home targeted saw the entire HVAC unit cut loose from its foundation and stolen in totality. A process undertaken in thefts from seven churches, a local fire station, and a home under construction on Vann Road.
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Trenton Man Tops Aiken County Sheriff's Most Wanted List
web posted June 28, 2011
AIKEN – A Trenton man has found his way to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted list released on Monday. Cleon Lamont Curry, 36, of Trenton, is wanted on a number of drug warrants. Curry is considered to be dangerous and should not be approached. Among the charges is manufacturing / distribution of Ice, Crank, or Crack Cocaine.
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County Council to Hold Called Meeting on Assistant Administrator Position Tonight
web posted June 28, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council will hold a special called meeting tonight at 6 pm to review applicants for the Assistant Administrator/Clerk to Council at the Edgefield County Council Chambers on Jeter Street. Any decisions made following the meeting will be in public following the executive session placed on the agenda.

Edgefield Minor League All Stars Suffers First Loss
web posted June 28, 2011
BATESBURG – The Edgefield Minor League All Stars suffered their first loss of the Sub-District Tournament Sunday afternoon, falling to Mid Carolina by a score of 6-1. Edgefield pitcher Peyton Smith would run into trouble in the 3rd inning, walking 3 Mid Carolina batters before being relieved by 9 year old Michael Feagin. Feagin would finish out the inning but not before Mid Carolina would push 3 runs across the plate.
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Graniteville Man Killed in Single Car Crash
web posted June 28, 2011
AIKEN – A 36-year-old Graniteville man has been killed following a single vehicle crash Monday afternoon. Joseph Robinson, of Graniteville, was pronounced dead on the scene after crashing his 2000 Chevrolet truck on Addy Road in Aiken County.
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Sixth Grade Orientation Program at JET July 18
web posted June 28, 2011
JOHNSTON – All incoming 6th grade students for JET Middle School are reminded to register for the July 18 Orientation Day. The event will begin at 9 am and conclude at 1 pm. Students will meet sixth grade instructors, tour the school and participate in activities to prepare them for the upcoming school year.

Taking the Law into Your Own Hands Does Not Pay Off
web posted June 28, 2011
TRENTON – A citizen search for a missing truck Friday afternoon ended with three people being jailed and a fourth being sought on multiple charges, including the owner of the missing truck. Just before 4 pm Friday, a Girl Scout Camp Road resident called to report a two car collision near a bridge and the people in the two trucks involved in an active fight. When Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies and Investigators arrived on the scene two of the people involved were still fighting and another had fled the scene and disappeared into the woods.
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Thurmond Teacher Among SSP Top US Math and Science Teachers for 2011 Fellowship
web posted June 28, 2011
JOHNSTON – Society for Science and the Public (SSP) announced today selection of the 2011 class of the SSP Fellowship. Ten teachers will join twenty active fellows from the classes of 2010 and 2009. The 2011 Fellows are from across the United States and were named for their unique plans to reach students in underserved communities and to inspire excellence in independent scientific research.
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Classifieds: Make Us Work for You
web posted June 28, 2011
WEBNEWS – Need a job? Looking for that home for rent or sale? Edgefield Daily's Classifieds provides local readers with access to job listings, property for sale, rent, and just about anything else. Buy, sell, or trade for free in the Edgefield Daily Classifieds.
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Thirty-One Apply for Assistant Administrator Position
web posted June 27, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The deadline for applications to be accepted for the newly created Assistant Administrator / Clerk to Council position passed on Thursday and by Friday county council members were receiving their packets of candidates, 31 in all. Interim County Administrator Roger LeDuc said Friday he was pleased with the number and quality of those applying for the position.
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Edgefield Dixie Youth Minor League All Stars shut out Johnston 7-0 Saturday Night
web posted June 27, 2011
BATESBURG-LEESVILLE – The Edgefield Dixie Youth Minor League All Stars shut out Johnston 7-0 Saturday night behind a no hit performance from William Prince. On the night the 10 year old right- hander would face 25 batters, striking out 13. On defense, Edgefield would play perfect baseball by not comitting a single error. 
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Presidential Canidate Michele Bachmann to speak in downtown Lexington on Wednesday
web posted June 27, 2011
PSA -COLUMBIA – Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann will speak at The Flight Deck, 109-A Old Chapin Road in downtown Lexington on Wednesday, June 29, 12:00-2:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. The visit follows Bachmann's emergence in the field of contenders vying for the 2012 Republican Party's presidential nomination. Billing herself as a Constitutional conservative, Bachmann is known for her outspoken style and alignment with the tea party. In 2010 she formed the Tea Party Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. Bachmann has a strong following, not only among tea party activists, but among conservative Republicans.

ARMC Offers Cutting Edge Treatment to Help Dissolve Deadly Blood Clots Associated with Deep Venous Thrombosis
web posted June 27, 2011
AIKEN – There are an estimated 600,000 new cases of Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) every year in the United States and Aiken Regional Medical Centers can now treat this with some of the latest technology.  It is a major cause of massive Pulmonary Embolism, which results in 60,000 deaths annually.
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Greer Man Killed While Flat Tire Changed by AAA
web posted June 25, 2011
AIKEN – An elderly Greer man was killed while his was being repaired after being disabled Thursday night. Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said 71-year-old Krishna Reddy, of Greer, was struck while standing 30 to 35 off the side of the roadway while his vehicle was being repaired by a service technician called by AAA on the 4000 block of Whiskey Road around 7:55 pm.
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What I Did on My Summer Vacation: "Here Bear"
A Column by the Editor
web posted June 25, 2011

COLUMN – Having arrived back home from my only week of vacation available each year (a working vacation nonetheless) and having to deal with upgrades, a lighting strike that took out the main computer systems, and having to take over control from a remote location while on vacation, there is always a bright spot in any situation. Leave it to our 2-year-old granddaughter to provide that levity.
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Clarifying Concerns about the Merriwether Fire Department’s Proposed Training Area
By Roger LeDuc
web posted June 24, 2011

MERRIWETHER – A few months ago, the Merriwether Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) cleared the property surrounding their Station 3 facility on Murrah Road. The MVFD wants to construct a classroom and build some outside training areas over the next several years.
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Teenager reports lewd text messages from man
web posted June 24, 2011
JOHNSTON – A Johnston teen contacted police earlier this month with a complaint that her mother’s boyfriend was constantly sending her crude text messages of a graphic sexual nature.
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Scrap metal thieves caught in the act
web posted June 24, 2011
JOHNSTON – A pair of local men were arrested Tuesday and charged with simple larceny after attempting to walk off with assorted scrap metal from a local business.
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Religion - Big Words 4: “Imago Dei”
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted June 23, 2011
RELIGION – We got another fancy, fifty cent Latin word this week to look at “Imago Dei.” This translated means the image of God. It specifically relates to the image of God as uniquely found in man.  God created us in His image so that we would glorify Him by rightly representing Him to the world. In other words, the more we resemble God in our lives, the more glory and honor we bring God.
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Letter to Editor: Writer Supports Troop Drawdown
web posted June 24, 2011
Dear Editor:
I watched The President’s Address to The Nation about the planned draw-down of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. I understand that 10,000 troops are to be home by the end of this year, and 33,000 total, will be home by next summer. As a life long U.S. Citizen for over 52 years, I would like to say the following about these two wars and how they relate to our Nation’s history.
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Trail of peaches leads to warning from law enforcement
web posted June 23, 2011
TRENTON – A trail of peaches near a residence on Airport Road led law enforcement officers to the discovery of over 20 baskets of peaches on Monday – valued at around $220 – belonging to a local company. The baskets had been taken from a nearby field.
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Edgefield County man suspect in theft of Coca-Cola trailer, grill
web posted June 23, 2011
COUNTY – Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking for an Edgefield County man in connection with the Tuesday theft of a trailer and grill belonging to Coca-Cola from an area near the Wal-Mart shopping center in North Augusta.
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Edgefield County deputy auditor retiring
web posted June 22, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Deputy Auditor Barbara Langley is retiring from the County with over 15 years of service. Her last official day will be Thursday. A drop-in reception was held from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday in her honor at the Auditor’s Office. Langley started with the County as a tax clerk in 1996 and was appointed deputy auditor by Auditor Bill Gilchrist in 2000.
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Morange Street man in jail after fleeing from police
web posted June 22, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Despite a local man’s strong desire to stay out of jail, his decision to flee from police eventually just landed him there anyway – only with additional charges.
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Edgefield to Host Dixie Youth All-Star Tournament
web posted June 22, 2011
EDGEFIELD _ Edgefield Dixie Youth Baseball is proud to announce they will be the host of the District Three Coach Pitch All-Star Tournament. The double elimination tourney will be played June 24 through June 28 at the Edgefield baseball complex. The Coach Pitch league is comprised of players six, seven and eight years old. The participating all-star teams will be from Laurens, Ridge Spring, Johnston, Batesburg-Leesville, Clinton and Edgefield.
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Johnston man arrested in ‘road rage’ incident Sunday evening
web posted June 21, 2011
JOHNSTON – a Johnston man was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree assault after several witnesses told law enforcement he pistol-whipped a Newberry man with a pistol following an incident of road rage.
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41st Ridge Peach Festival Sees Record Crowds
web posted June 20, 2011  2:15pm
By Ann Waits
TRENTON – The 41st Annual Ridge Peach Festival opened to sunny skies and a solid crowd as visitors from as far away as Ohio traveled to take part in Edgefield County's most popular event. Once again, WJBF News Channel 6 featured the town in its "Your Hometown" broadcast on Friday evening before the festival.
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Electronics taken from Jefferson Lane home
web posted June 21, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A Jefferson Lane resident returned home on Thursday to find around $700 in electronics equipment missing from the residence.
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Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update
web posted June 20, 2011
COUNTY – Edgefield County Council Chairman Dean Campbell has released his latest "Chairman's Update for June. Touching on the budget, other meetings as well as a new industry that is looking to a possible location in the county.
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Edgefield to Host Dixie Youth All-Star Tournament
web posted June 20, 2011
EDGEFIELD _ Edgefield Dixie Youth Baseball is proud to announce they will be the host of the District Three Coach Pitch All-Star Tournament. The double elimination tourney will be played June 24 through June 28 at the Edgefield baseball complex. The Coach Pitch league is comprised of players six, seven and eight years old. The participating all-star teams will be from Laurens, Ridge Spring, Johnston, Batesburg-Leesville, Clinton and Edgefield.
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Fox Creek Teacher Among Grant Winners
web posted June 20, 2011
AIKEN – Four years ago, in honor of the memory of Dr. Nancy Smith-Mann, a grant was established for innovative teachers.  Dr. Mann was a prominent educator in our area. Phi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma awarded the 2011 grants to the following teachers:
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One of Two A. Klauber Scholarship Winners from Edgefield
web posted June 20, 2011
GREENWOOD – Two Piedmont Technical College students were recently awarded the W. A. Klauber Scholarship at the college’s annual scholarship luncheon. One of the two is from Edgefield.
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Edgefield Group to Take Over Pine Ridge Country Club
web posted June 17, 2011
EDGEFIELD – A group of local investors have formed the Fairway One Group LLC and negotiated a buyout of the mortgage of Pine Ridge Country Club that is currently in foreclosure against MV Development. The $1.2 million note is held by Wachovia / Wells Fargo Bank. Fairway One is represented by Edgefield attorney Greg Anderson and paperwork filed for the group assuming the note's ownership was signed by local businessman and School Board Chairman Brad Covar on June 7.
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Seventh Church Targeted for HVAC Thefts
web posted June 17, 2011
COLLIERS – Thefts of HVAC units from rural churches continued when church members arrived at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Gilbert Road Thursday and found four of the five units missing and called 911. Services were held at the church on Sunday indicating the theft took place sometime between Sunday night and Thursday morning.
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Edgefield Daily Undergoing Annual Upgrades Starting Today
web posted June 17, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Edgefield Daily will begin our annual upgrades to our servers and systems beginning at 6 pm Friday and will continue through Sunday. This will not affect access to Edgefield Daily's online content in any way or email services. Due to the work, there will be no updates published for Saturday. We will resume publication for Monday, June 20.

Two Arrested Stealing Scrap Metal
web posted June 17, 2011
JOHNSTON – A Johnston man checking on his workshop Wednesday afternoon interrupted two men who had loaded at least $1,000 worth of scrap metal onto a pickup truck and a trailer. The man blocked the exit with his truck and called the Sheriff's Office dispatch.
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Burglar Has Run of Bad Luck
web posted June 16, 2011
EDGEFIELD – A burglar got a little more than he bargained for when he broke into a storage building behind the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church around 11:20 Wednesday morning. The first was a large sign on the building doors stating there was an alarm system. He ignored that and then broke off the doorknob to open the doors where a tractor, zero-turn riding mower and other equipment was stored.
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Congressman Duncan Asks: “Where’s the Recovery?”
web posted June 15, 2011
WASHINGTON DC – On June 17th of last year, President Obama announced that the country would be experiencing a “recovery summer,” a period of strong economic growth fueled by the massive trillion dollar stimulus package.  That was nearly a year ago during the summer of 2010, which leaves many Americans wondering in the summer of 2011, “where’s the recovery?”
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Burglar Caught on Film
web posted June 16, 2011
MERRIWETHER – The man who was recorded burglarizing the Country Boy Grassing company on Shortcut Road Tuesday afternoon was getting his, perhaps unwanted, fifteen minutes of fame on local television Wednesday afternoon. After Edgefield Daily broke the story, area news media flocked to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office to get footage of the not so bright burglar.
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Strong Storms Cause Havoc Across County
web posted June 16, 2011
COUNTY – A series of very strong storms moved across the county Wednesday evening with strong winds, heavy rain and plenty of lightening. The Nation Weather Service issued a storm warning just 20 minutes earlier just after 8 pm. By 8:30 The Edgefield County 911 center was being flooded with calls of trees blocking roads, severe weather conditions, and a brush fire in Trenton. And then things got worse.
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Dixie Youth Corrects List of Players after One Omitted
web posted June 16, 2011
COUNTY – A report on the Coach Pitch All Star Team published on Wednesday omitted a player that was not listed in the release. Officials with the Edgefield County Dixie Youth Baseball League officials contacted Edgefield Daily on Wednesday to correct a player they inadvertently left off of the roster of those selected for the team. Our original report has been corrected to include the player and we invite readers to review the new list of players.
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Burglar Disables Cameras, But Not Recording of Crime
web posted June 15, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Edgefield County Sheriff Adell Dobey has always suggested businesses, and even homeowners, have video surveillance of their property to help prevent or identify those committing burglaries. A burglary at Country Boy Grassing on Shortcut Road Tuesday afternoon was one such business. The burglar obviously did not understand that destroying the cameras does not erase the video captured during the crime.
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Trenton Peach Festival Just Three Days away
web posted June 15, 2011
TRENTON – The fun begins Friday evening, June 17 at 5 pm when we welcome the WJBF Channel 6 News Crew to the Trenton Town Park as they showcase Trenton and the Ridge Peach Festival in their "Your Hometown" segment prior to Saturday’s festival in the park.
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Star Wars Comes to Edgefield in July
web posted June 15, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Daily will be sponsoring the next Edgefield Community Development Association (ECDA) Movie Night on the Square on Saturday, July 16, with the showing of the original Star Wars which was released in the summer of 1977. Luke Skywalker leaves his home planet, teams up with other rebels, and tries to save Princess Leia from the evil clutches of Darth Vader.
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S.C. Speed Camera Prohibition Passes
web posted June 15, 2011
COLUMBIA – In a 32-0 vote, the South Carolina Senate passed a measure on Tuesday halting the use of video cameras in the enforcement of speed limits. Passage of S.336 came after months of debate in both the House and Senate. The Town of Ridgeland had placed automatic cameras along I-95, issuing thousands of camera-assisted traffic citations in the process.
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Dixie Youth Names All Stars for Coach Pitch Team
web posted June 15, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Dixie Youth Baseball, its Board Members and League President Scott Mims, are happy to announce the 2011 Coach Pitch All-Star team.  The group of 7 and 8 year olds will compete in the District 3 tournament, to be held in Edgefield beginning June 24th.
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Adult Education Graduation Held
web posted June 15, 2011
JOHNSTON – Edgefield-Saluda County Adult Education and Edgefield Family Literacy held a graduation and awards ceremony on Thursday May 26, 2011 in the Strom Thurmond High School Cafeteria.
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Young Writers Recognized
web posted June 15, 2011
JOHNSTON – The Edgefield County Board of Trustees honored the State Superintendent Writing Award winners during the Spotlight Program of a recent board meeting. School winners and the District Eighth and Fifth Grade winners received framed certificates signed by State Superintendent Mick Zais.
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Correction
web posted June 15, 2011
Correction: In a story published on Tuesday, "Traffic Stop Results in 3 Arrests", the names McGee and McKinnon were reversed as to what drugs allegedly belonged to whom. They have been switched to the correct order and there were no other changes to the report. We apologize for the error.

Major League All-Star Team Sets Sights High
web posted June 14, 2011
COUNTY – The Board of Directors of Edgefield Dixie Youth Baseball, along with League President, Scott Mims are pleased to announce the members of this years Major League All-Star team. The team is made up predominately of veteran players who came within one game of reaching the State Tournament last season.
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Merriwether Home Burglarized
web posted June 14, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether man returned from vacation on Sunday to find his Maple Drive home had been burglarized. Forced entry was found to the back door and two bedrooms had been rummaged through. The electric garage door opener had also been tampered with.
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Traffic Stop Results in 3 Arrests
web posted June 14, 2011
MERRIWETHER – An Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy on routine patrol along Stephens Road around 1:40 am Saturday spotted a Chevrolet S-10 pickup driving with only one headlight. The deputy turned around and made a traffic stop on Gardner Road and identified the driver and two passengers while explaining the reason for the stop. Before it was over, all three were arrested after drugs and beer were found inside the truck.
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ATC Launches Correctional Counseling Degree
web posted June 14, 2011
AIKEN – Aiken Technical College launches a new associate’s degree this fall that combines counseling techniques with criminal justice scenarios. Students can now enroll in an associate in applied science degree, majoring in general technology with an emphasis in correction counseling.
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United States Army Signal Corps Band Chosen as Grand Marshal of Peach Festival Parade This Saturday
web posted June 13, 2011
TRENTON – It is with great pleasure that the Trenton Community Development Association and the Ridge Peach Festival bestow the honor of Grand Marshal on the Fort Gordon 434th Army Band. The United States Army Signal Corps Band, also known as the 434th Army Band, is comprised of 40 Soldiers from across the United States and abroad. It was organized at Fort Devens, Mass., as the Fourth Engineer Amphibian Brigade Band on February 1, 1943.
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Live Time Updates to Be Available June 27
web posted June 13, 2011
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily will be undergoing our annual maintenance beginning on Friday, June 17, beginning at 6 pm and will continue through Sunday, June 19, at 6 pm. There will be no updates made for Saturday, June 18 for this reason. In addition to making our services more easily available to our readers, Edgefield Daily will be able to make updates throughout a day's news cycle rather than once a day after our restructuring is completed. This will allow breaking news to be broadcast within minutes of an event taking place.
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41st Ridge Peach Festival Scheduled Events
web posted June 13, 2011
TRENTON – Once again Trenton will be the focus of the entire CSRA with the 41st Ridge Peach Festival getting underway this coming Saturday. The weekend kicks off on Friday with WJBF Channel 6 broadcasting live from the Trenton Park  from 5-7 pm and live entertainment on stage. The full festival starts at 9 am on Saturday with local peaches, crafters, and lots of activities, rides, entertainment and exhibits throughout the day. Below is the list of entertainment for the day.
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Next ‘Chat with the Chairman’ Set for Thursday, June 16, in Johnston
web posted June 13, 2011
JOHNSTON – The next “Chat with the Chairman,” an evening meeting where citizens can discuss issues with the Edgefield County Council Chairman, will be held Thursday, June 16, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce Office, 416 Calhoun St., Johnston.
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Edgefield County Republican Party To Meet Tuesday
web posted June 13, 2011
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Republican Party is having their Quarterly meeting at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 14, at the County Council Chambers. The public is invited to attend.

"Moonlight & Magnolias" Tickets on Sale Now
web posted June 13, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Theatre Company will present "Moonlight & Magnolias," by Ron Hutchinson, a slapstick comedy about the writing the "Gone With The Wind" script. Performances are Friday and Saturday, June 17-18 and June 24-25 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June, 19 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and are available by calling (803) 637-3833.

Five Arrested in Drug Warrant Sweep
web posted June 11, 2011
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office and local law enforcement were involved in a warrant sweep Thursday night that netted at least five arrests and was called off due to dangerous storms that moved across the county during the operation. Simultaneous warrants services were conducted by Sheriff's Deputies along with Johnston and Edgefield Police Departments in the respective towns.
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McManus Promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer
web posted June 11, 2011
COUNTY – Navy Chief Officer Terrance D. McManus, of Edgefield County, has been selected for promotion to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy. McManus, an electronics instructor with 17 years of military service, is assigned to the Center for Surface Combat Systems, Naval Station Norfolk, VA.
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Edgefield County Seeks Assistant County Administrator /Clerk to Council
web posted June 11, 2011
CLASSIFIEDS - Edgefield County is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant County Administrator/Clerk to Council in the Edgefield County Administrator’s office.  Job requirements include assisting the County Administrator in the day to day operation of the County government. Work involves preparation and setting up for County Council meetings and routine to moderately complex administrative, secretarial, and clerical work in support of effective and efficient County operations.
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Strong Thunderstorms Damage Fire Station, Downs Trees and Power Lines
web posted June 10, 2011
COUNTY – Strong thunderstorms moved across the southern portion of the county bringing hail, high winds, lightning, and heavy rain around 9 pm Thursday. Reports of power outages from Stevens Road north to Trailside Drive came in around the time that the County Line Fire Department radioed that high winds were causing damage to the fire station.
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Estate Auction Friday And Saturday, June 10th And 11th
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web reposted June 10, 2011
EDGEFIELD – We have been hired to sell the personal property estate of the late Dr. John R. and Sara Blocker. The sale will be held at their homeplace in Edgefield, S. C. This will be an important sale with many fine pieces of antique furniture, high quality glassware, and collectibles.  Included in the sale is a fine piece of Edgefield pottery: Large Dave Pot, Signed "Lm, September 15, 1857, Dave".  Since there is so much in the home to be sold, there will be a preview on Sunday, June 5th, from 2:00 PM until 5:00 pm. As usual, you may also preview each day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time at 9:30 am each day. Please visit  www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

Planning Commission Holds Short, Uneventful Meeting
web posted June 10, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Planning Commission held their June meeting Thursday night with very little only agenda. Zoning Administrator Guy Mueller gave the commission a rundown of what had taken place the last meeting of the county transportation committee and the work that is underway in order to examine all County roads so they can come up with a long-range plan for prioritizing paving projects.
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Found Dog: Johnston
web posted June 10, 2011
JOHNSTON – Found small female mixed breed dog running down Calhoun Street in Johnston near intersection of Coleman and Wintrow streets. No collar, but is friendly and looking for its home. Call 803-480-2229.

Beja Graduates US Naval Academy: Credits STH & NJROTC
web posted June 9, 2011
COUNTY – James Winston Beja, a 2007 Strom Thurmond High Alumni, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland on May 27, 2011.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in History and was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy.  He will be stationed aboard the U.S.S. Normandy in Norfolk, Virginia.
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Third Burglary Suspect Arrested
web posted June 9, 2011
EDGEFIELD – A third suspect in a May 28 burglary on Hummingbird Road has been taken into custody and charged. Kenneth Mims, 21, was arrested on Tuesday on outstanding warrants including burglary in the first degree. 19-year-old Brandon Dewayne Bearden and 18-year-old Nathalie Kathleen Moreno were arrested early on in the investigation.
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Wanted Man Surrenders
web posted June 9, 2011
EDGEFIELD – A man wanted by Edgefield Police in connection to an attempted theft of motor vehicle parts and scrap metal from Keesely Automotive is now in custody. Terry Mezak Rouse, 25, of Ellis Street in Edgefield, turned himself in Tuesday evening. An earlier attempt to arrest him on June 1 ended in a short manhunt when he ran from officers.
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Clerk to Council Stark to Retire: Interim Administrator LeDuc to stay on into 2012
web posted June 8, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Interim County Administrator Roger LeDuc has offered to stay on as Interim Administrator for another 6 to 9 months, which was met with wide approval by those attending the meeting, one clapping wildly. Earlier in the meeting it was also announced that long time Clerk to Council Barbara Stark has submitted a letter informing the council that she will retire on August 12 after 30 years of service to the county, 14 of those years as Clerk to Council.
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County Gives Approval of Budget and Reorganization of Services
web posted June 8, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council passed the county’s 2011 – 2012 fiscal year budget Tuesday night that included a reduction of over $362,000 in expenditures than the budget proposed by former administrator Alton Brown in April that would have drawn $680,000 of reserves to balance the budget. Under the adopted amended budget, interim administrator Roger LeDuc was able to streamline County operations as well as bringing in new revenue sources without tax increases.
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Estate Auction Friday And Saturday, June 10th And 11th
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web reposted June 8, 2011
EDGEFIELD – We have been hired to sell the personal property estate of the late Dr. John R. and Sara Blocker. The sale will be held at their homeplace in Edgefield, S. C. This will be an important sale with many fine pieces of antique furniture, high quality glassware, and collectibles.  Included in the sale is a fine piece of Edgefield pottery: Large Dave Pot, Signed "Lm, September 15, 1857, Dave".  Since there is so much in the home to be sold, there will be a preview on Sunday, June 5th, from 2:00 PM until 5:00 pm. As usual, you may also preview each day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time at 9:30 am each day. Please visit  www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

Edgefield Police Solve April Burglary
web posted June 8, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police have charged two who they believe are responsible for a burglary to a home on Silver Bell Street that took place between April 9 and April 29 while the owner was in El Salvador.
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Edgefield Woman Returns from Trip to Discover Burglary
web posted June 8, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police were called to a home on Peachtree Street on Sunday after the homeowner arrived and found a side door of the home kicked in and property missing from inside. Officers arrived minutes later and observed the damage to the door. The woman said she had been out of town and returned to discover the burglary.
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Religion - Big Words 3: A Priori
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted June 8, 2011
RELIGION – Our next big word of the week comes from the Latin language and is commonly used in philosophy and theology.  It is “a priori” and means not based on prior study or examination, non-analytical.  So why does this little Latin phrase matter to us? Because our world today is full of people who have simply made their minds up on many things without giving them any real thought or reason.
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Opening Soon: Crest Vue Townhomes
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web posted June 8, 2011

EDGEFIELD – Offering two and three bedroom town homes  with rents ranging from $360 to $450 a month. All homes come with two baths, range, refrigerator, microwave. dishwasher, fully electric and washer/dryer hookups. Beautiful community room will have a computer lab and work-out room. Playground and grills will also be an added bonus. Representatives will be at the Edgefield Inn Conference Room on Thursday, June 9, from 9 am until 4 pm to receive applications. Must have picture identification, social security card, and the charge for the application fee of $25.

Undercover Drug Operation Leads to Arrest
web posted June 8, 2011
EDGEFIELD – An undercover drug investigation has led to the arrest of a suspected drug dealer on Sunday. Nicholas Chad Cockrell, 24, of W. A. Reel Drive in Edgefield was taken into custody and booked on charges of possession with the intent to distribute prescription medication and distribution within the proximity of a school or park.
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Home Destroyed by Fire target of Metal Theft
web posted June 8, 2011
MERRIWETHER – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was called by Stephens Road the Personal Representative of the estate of the owner of a home that burned to the ground on May 13 just days after the owner died. After going to the property it was discovered that several items were stolen as scrap metal.
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More Arrests in Golf Cart Thefts
web posted June 7, 2011
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Sheriff's office has made two more arrests in the theft of $25,000 worth of golf carts from the Layman's Nursery last week. So far a total of four people have been charged. Ramon Ricardo Patten, 21, and Michael David Hunsberger, 25, were the two most recent arrests.
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Edgefield Town Council Passes Budget; Hears About Pottersville Excavation
web posted June 7, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council gave final reading to the town’s fiscal year 2011 – 2012 budget Monday evening. The $1.9 million budget takes effect on July 1. The Town Council also got an update on the excavation of the old and Potters site that dates back between 1820 and 1830. George Calfis, is leading the archaeological survey.
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Opening Soon: Crest Vue Townhomes
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web posted June 7, 2011

EDGEFIELD – Offering two and three bedroom town homes  with rents ranging from $360 to $450 a month. All homes come with two baths, range, refrigerator, microwave. dishwasher, fully electric and washer/dryer hookups. Beautiful community room will have a computer lab and work-out room. Playground and grills will also be an added bonus. Representatives will be at the Edgefield Inn Conference Room on Thursday, June 9, from 9 am until 4 pm to receive applications. Must have picture identification, social security card, and the charge for the application fee of $25.

Burglaries Reported in Bettis Academy Area
web posted June 7, 2011
COUNTY – Two burglaries were reported over the weekend with one reported on Bettis Academy Extension and the second on Casalina Drive. According to available information, neither victim had any idea who could have perpetrated the crimes.
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Tori Whatley Returns to Susan Polgar Invitational to Represent SC
web posted June 7, 2011
MERRIWETHER – What started as a father teaching his daughter how to play chess, just so he’d have someone to play on occasion, has turned into one of the most charming success stories in our area. Glimpsing back to 2004, you would’ve found an eager 8 year-old girl sitting at the dining room table, carefully listening and watching, as her father, who hadn’t played in a number of years, stumbled through how the pieces moved and some basic tactics. What you wouldn’t have seen is a future three-time South Carolina Female Scholastic Champion and the South Carolina Chess Association’s future state scholastic coordinator.
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Edgefield Woman Charged With Assaulting High School Student
web posted June 7, 2011
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield woman was arrested Friday night shortly after the graduation at Strom Thurmond. According to a police report, the 41-year-old Edgefield woman allegedly assaulted a 16-year-old girl at the Pizza Hut on Augusta Road while she stood outside talking with one of her teachers.
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$200K DOE Grant Boosts Energy Education
web posted June 7, 2011
AIKEN – Aiken Technical College will use $200,000 of a recent grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to further develop the College’s leading nuclear programs.
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The Strom Thurmond Class of 2011
web posted June 6, 2011
JOHNSTON – The 50th graduating class of Strom Thurmond walked across the stage to receive their diplomas Friday night with their families and local dignitaries looking on. Nicole Moore, valedictorian, and salutatorian Paloma Bella Luna, were among the group of speakers for the ceremony. Their speeches can be found below along with listings of Honor, Beta, and other Graduates.
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Concealed Weapons Class Accepting Applications for June 11 Training
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web posted June 6, 2011

EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, June 11, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm in Edgefield, S.C. Cost of the class is $100.00 per person. Classroom material, fingerprint cards, fingerprinting, target and CWP training certificate will be provided.
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2011 Minor League All-Star Team Announced
web posted June 6, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Dixie Youth Baseball and League President, Scott Mims are pleased to announce the members of the 2011 Minor League All-Star team.  This year the team will travel to Batesburg-Leesville for the Sub-District Tournament which will begin on June 24th. If successful, the team will then play in the District Tournament which will take place in Saluda beginning July 1. 
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Florida Passes Drug Testing for Welfare Payments
A Column by the Editor
web posted June 6, 2011

COLUMN – Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill making drug testing for welfare recipients a requirement in order to receive payments. The bill also requires that those who apply for welfare must pay for the drug test themselves. If the test comes back clean they are reimbursed for the cost. Republicans said the law was needed because if taxpayers are screened at their place of employment, so should welfare recipients.
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Estate Auction Friday And Saturday, June 10th And 11th
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web reposted June 6, 2011
EDGEFIELD – We have been hired to sell the personal property estate of the late Dr. John R. and Sara Blocker. The sale will be held at their homeplace in Edgefield, S. C. This will be an important sale with many fine pieces of antique furniture, high quality glassware, and collectibles.  Included in the sale is a fine piece of Edgefield pottery: Large Dave Pot, Signed "Lm, September 15, 1857, Dave".  Since there is so much in the home to be sold, there will be a preview on Sunday, June 5th, from 2:00 PM until 5:00 pm. As usual, you may also preview each day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time at 9:30 am each day. Please visit  www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

WIU Summer Program Begins June 13th
web posted June 6, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The activities schedule is being finalized for the Women In Unity Summer Program to be held at the WIU Learning and Development Center on Glover Street in Edgefield.  The Summer Program is divided into two sessions - a 3-week Summer Camp followed by a 3-week Summer Enrichment Program.
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Lost Dog: Johnston Area
web posted June 6, 2011
LOST DOG – Missing female Australian Shepard since May 26 after thunderstorm in Johnston Elementary School area. Answers to the name of Tiggy. Is "pigeon toed" and walks with a limp. Panics during thunderstorms and usually returns home after the rain. Please call 803-634-7720. Click on picture for a larger view.

No Saturday Headlines
web posted June 4, 2011
NOTICE – Edgefield Daily is closed for Saturday, June 4. Publication will resume on Monday, June 6, including the Strom Thurmond Class of 2011 Graduation. We regret the disruption in our regular publication schedule and apologize for any inconvenience. There will be another disruption beginning on Friday, June 17, through Sunday, June 19, with an expected return to publication on June 20, due to our annual upgrade of our servers. This will not affect access to any published material by Edgefield Daily during the process.

Planning Commission Grants "Exception" to Zoning for Proposed Industry
web posted June 3, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Planning Commission voted to approve a zoning "exception" on a parcel of property that is included in a site for the location of an industry considering locating to Edgefield County. The 6-0 vote to approve, with Commissioner Nadine Horne abstaining, now sends the matter to the County Council who will have a final say on what changes will be made to the parcel. The industry, which is being kept secret, will bring much needed jobs and make a multi-million dollar investment in the county's tax base.
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Transportation Committee Discusses County Road Projects
web posted June 3, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Transportation Committee (CTC) held their quarterly meeting Thursday afternoon to introduce County Administrator Roger LeDuc and the new SCDOT county representative Clifton White and discuss current road projects, coming projects, and their budget for the coming year.
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Estate Auction Friday And Saturday, June 10th And 11th
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web reposted June 3, 2011
EDGEFIELD – We have been hired to sell the personal property estate of the late Dr. John R. and Sara Blocker. The sale will be held at their homeplace in Edgefield, S. C. This will be an important sale with many fine pieces of antique furniture, high quality glassware, and collectibles.  Included in the sale is a fine piece of Edgefield pottery: Large Dave Pot, Signed "Lm, September 15, 1857, Dave".  Since there is so much in the home to be sold, there will be a preview on Sunday, June 5th, from 2:00 PM until 5:00 pm. As usual, you may also preview each day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time at 9:30 am each day. Please visit  www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

Warrants Issued for Two Additional Suspects in $25,000 Golf Cart Thefts
web posted June 3, 2011
COUNTY – Sheriff's Investigators and Deputies were out on Thursday seeking to serve warrants for two more individuals suspected as being involved in the theft of $25,000 worth of golf carts from Layman's Nurseries early Wednesday morning. Two men have already been arrested in the case, and it is unknown if more will be charged.
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‘Benji’s Law’ passes Senate on final day
web posted June 3, 2011
COLUMBIA – A bill to ensure the safety of passengers riding on miniature trains in South Carolina passed the Senate unanimously Thursday. Called “Benji’s Law,” it was lead-sponsored and submitted by Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler in response to the tragic train derailment at Cleveland Park in Spartanburg County in March. A six-year-old Cherokee County boy, Benji Easler, died in the accident.
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$25,000 in Golf Carts Stolen from Local Business
web posted June 2, 2011
COUNTY – Thieves made off with $25,000 worth of golf carts from Layman's Nurseries on Highway 25 early Wednesday morning leading to a near five hour search for the carts and those who took them. The carts were discovered missing when workers arrived just before 7 am and the Sheriff's Office was notified. Two men were taken into custody by mid morning.
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Fire Erupts at Edgefield McDonalds
web posted June 2, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Fire Department was called to the McDonalds on Augusta Road around 6:15 Wednesday afternoon after a piece of equipment caught fire. By the time the first firefighters arrived on the scene the fire had been extinguished but was still smoking heavily.
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Eleventh Charged in Hayes Drive Shooting
web posted June 2, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The eleventh person involved in a shooting incident in July of last year that left one man dead has been arrested, Sheriff's Chief Investigator Randy Doran said Wednesday. Zachary David Banks, 23, was transported back to Edgefield County after being apprehended by Richmond County authorities. "He's the last one," Doran said.
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Suspect Sought in Attempted Metal Theft
web posted June 2, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police trying to serve an arrest warrant Wednesday afternoon led to a short manhunt when the subject ran from the home when they arrived to make the arrest. Terry Rouse, 26, of Edgefield, is wanted in connection to the attempted theft of car parts last week at Keesley's Automotive on Augusta Road.
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Religion: Big Words 2 - Coram Deo
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted June 2, 2011
RELIGION – Our next fancy smancy Latin theological phrase is a favorite of mine. I love this phrase because it very succinctly captures the essence of the Christian life. It is “coram Deo.” This phrase literally refers to something that takes place in the presence of, or before the face of, God. To live coram Deo is to live one’s entire life in the presence of God, under the authority of God, to the glory of God. Read that again. Coram Deo is to live one’s entire life in the presence of God, under the authority of God, to the glory of God.
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Aston to Stay on as Chief of Police
web posted June 1, 2011
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston announced Tuesday that he will be staying on as Chief and is withdrawing his resignation. After receiving an onslaught of citizens, business owners, and community leaders encouraging him to stay, Aston said he gave in. "I am going to continue to serve the citizens of Johnston to my best abilities."
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Burglary Investigation Leads to Arrests
web posted June 1, 2011
COUNTY LINE – A Hummingbird Road man called the Sheriff’s Office after arriving at his home Saturday and finding his back door open around 10 am. After entering he discovered his home had been “rambled through” and some guns were missing.
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Tort reform bill receives second reading in SC Senate
web posted June 1, 2011
COLUMBIA – After extensive debate and a process held up by trial lawyers for months, common sense and South Carolina businesses prevailed on Tuesday as the Senate passed a comprehensive tort reform bill, 39-0. It marks a success for Senate Republicans and South Carolina’s business community, for whom tort reform has been a top priority in recent years. Gov. Nikki Haley has stated that the passage of tort reform is a goal for her administration, recently appearing at a tea party news conference and rallying supporters to get the Senate to pass the bill.
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Citizen Discovers Stolen Ski Boat
web posted June 1, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A Sheriff’s Deputy on routine patrol Sunday was flagged down by a man who said he believed he discovered a boat and trailer that may have been stolen. While riding around on Running Creek Drive, he located the boat parked in the woods on a dead end road.
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Estate Auction Friday And Saturday, June 10th And 11th
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web reposted June 1, 2011
EDGEFIELD – We have been hired to sell the personal property estate of the late Dr. John R. and Sara Blocker. The sale will be held at their homeplace in Edgefield, S. C. This will be an important sale with many fine pieces of antique furniture, high quality glassware, and collectibles.  Included in the sale is a fine piece of Edgefield pottery: Large Dave Pot, Signed "Lm, September 15, 1857, Dave".  Since there is so much in the home to be sold, there will be a preview on Sunday, June 5th, from 2:00 PM until 5:00 pm. As usual, you may also preview each day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time at 9:30 am each day. Please visit  www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

Batteries Target of Two Thefts over Weekend
web posted June 1, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Homeowners reported the theft of batteries from their homes over the weekend totaling more than $1,700 in value. The first call came in from a Briggs Road man on Friday evening stating golf cart batteries were taken from a shed in his yard.
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Edgefield Home Target of Copper Theft
web posted June 1, 2011
EDGEFIELD – A Florida man checking on the home of his deceased parents found the Ellis Street home had been targeted by copper thieves. While checking the home the man discovered that the HVAC unit had been dismantled and copper and other parts of the air conditioning unit had been stolen and called police.
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Edgefield County GOP Quarterly Meeting June 14
web reposted June 1, 2011
COUNTY - PSA  The Edgefield County Republican Party is having their Quarterly meeting at 7:00pm on Tuesday June 14 at the County Council Chambers. The public is invited to attend




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