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Embattled Officer Accused of Threats, Stalking and Harassment in Complaint
web posted June 30, 2014
EDGEFIELD – A Johnston Police Officer that was relieved of duty on Sunday, June 22, is now being accused of making threats, harassment, and even breaking into the home of the mother of his child. The woman said the couple split up weeks ago and he has placed her in fear for her and her child's life.
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ECDYB AAA Team Defeats Orangeburg
By John Brown
web posted June 30, 2014

SPORTS –  After capturing the District 3, AAA Championship two weeks ago, Edgefield County began the South Carolina Dixie Youth State Tournament with a 10-2 win over Orangeburg.  Being held in Florence, the State Tournament brings together the 12 best teams from around South Carolina, in order to crown an eventual Champion. 
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Edgefield Cruise-In on the Square
web posted June 30, 2014
EDGEFIELD – On July 19th Edgefield will host the first annual Cruise In on the Square.  A Cruise In is a group of car enthusiasts gathering at a designated location to park and show off their cars, talk car talk, and visit with other car buffs; the common interest being classic vehicles, cars, trucks, or motorcycles.  This is a free event.
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July Fourth gas prices to be highest since 2008
web posted June 30, 2014
he recent spike in gas prices will make the July 4 holiday weekend the most expensive for drivers since 2008. According to USA Today, prices will average $3.68 a gallon for regular-grade gas, up 17 cents from last year. That is still below the record price of $4.11 at the pump just after July 4, 2008.
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Dogs Seized from Trenton Home for Second Time this Month
web posted June 28, 2014
TRENTON – For the second time since June 11, three dogs have been seized from a Sparrow Lane home due to complains of continuous barking and abhorrent living conditions for the dogs. As Edgefield Daily reported on June 13, the dogs were seized by a Sheriff's Deputy investigating a noise complaint and found the dogs chained to trees and only green water covered in dead bugs to drink.
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Trenton Man Arrested after Trying to Outrun Deputy
web posted June 28, 2014
TRENTON – An Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy on patrol on Highway 25 near the county Industrial Park Thursday evening spotted a motorcyclist heading north, topping the hill at 94 mph and turned around in order to make a traffic stop with blue lights and siren running. The driver had other plans and increased his speed and began passing traffic on double yellow lines to evade the deputy.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted June 28, 2014
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Officer Relieved of Duty - Badge, Gun Taken
web posted June 27, 2014
JOHNSTON – An on duty Johnston Police Officer was relieved of his duties Sunday night, June 22, after reaching out to an Edgefield County Sheriff's Shift Sergeant around 8 or 8:30 pm. After a brief conversation, the officer was asked to turn over his badge and gun and was relieved of his duties. Another Sheriff's Deputy was called in to finish the officer's shift, Johnston Mayor Terrance Culbreath said Thursday.
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Blood Drives in Edgefield Today
web posted June 27, 2014
EDGEFIELD – We are in need of all blood types, we need everyone to remember, the need for blood never takes a vacation! The Shepeard blood mobile will be at Edgefield County Hospital on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM then we will move over to the Bi-Lo, and set up there from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

SCE&G Warns Customers of Potential Scams
web posted June 27, 2014
STATE – South Carolina Electric & Gas is urging business and residential customers to be aware of scam artists posing as SCE&G employees. Numerous customers have reported instances of individuals portraying themselves as SCE&G employees over the phone and warning them that they're late on their utility bill or that they might need a new meter. The scammer then says that their service will be cut off if they don't pay immediately, instructs the customer to purchase a prepaid debit card and tells them to call back with the numbers on the card.
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Rumors Squashed: Sheriff's Office not Taking Control of Johnston PD
web posted June 27, 2014
JOHNSTON – With the Johnston Police Department seeing several setbacks over the past month, including the resignation of 8-year veteran Chief Chris Aston on June 9, rumors of the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office taking over command and control of the department began to circulate around the town and county. The force was already short-staffed, then one officer quit, the Chief resigned, and the event that saw another officer relieved of duty on Sunday only seemed to fuel the rumors.
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House Passes Legislation to Create Jobs and Combat High Fuel Prices Under Obama
web posted June 27, 2014
Washington, DC – The House of Representatives passed H.R. 4899, the Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act, legislation to combat the high fuel prices under Obama by expanding domestic energy production and cutting red tape. The bill would unleash potential economic activity currently constrained by the Administration’s energy priorities by directing the Secretary of Interior to develop a new 5-year oil and gas leasing program with emphasis placed on areas with the greatest energy potential. The bill passed the House by a vote of 229 – 185.
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Utah Concealed Firearms Permit Offered
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web posted June 27, 2014

COUNTY – Would you like to carry your concealed weapon in Georgia? By obtaining the Utah Concealed Firearms Permit, individuals will substantially increase the number of states that they will be authorized to carry a concealed weapon. The Utah Concealed Firearms Permit does include Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, and many other states.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted June 27, 2014
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Man Breaks in Home, Attacks Sleeping Woman
web posted June 26, 2014
COUNTY LINE – Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a Fox Terrace home around 2 am Wednesday with a report that a man had broken into the home and was attacking the 26-year-old woman in her bed. The woman yelled for one of her children to call 911 while the attack underway, which scared the man causing him to run out of the house.
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Edgefield County Crowned District 3 Champs
web posted June 26, 2014
SPORTS – In 2006, 2007 and 2008 it was Johnston Dixie Youth winning the District 3 Majors Championship, while in 2012 and 2013 it was Edgefield Dixie Youth capturing the crown,  Tonight, Edgefield County brought home a 6th District Championship in 9 years. The 2014 title is the first to be captured by the merged programs, something that had been speculated on and talked about for several years, but was finally implemented this past spring. 
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Park Row Market BBQ Buffet Tonight
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web posted June 26, 2014

EDGEFIELD – The Park Row Market BBQ Buffet will be on the menu starting at 5 pm - until Thursday night. Bring the whole family for the All You Can Eat buffet for just $8.95 per person. Click on their banner above for daily specials and Like them on FaceBook. Live entertainment with Edgefield's own Brooker Strom will begin at 7 pm. We now have Park Row T-shirts in all colors--S-M-L-XL for  $12.00

Fox Creek High School Summer Information
web posted June 26, 2014
PSA – The office is open Monday –Thursday.  The office is closed for lunch from 11:30-1:00. The school is closed on Friday. New and returning students are encouraged to register by July 14.  Cost of registration is $75.00.  Registration packets are available from the school office or on the school website.
Edgefield Daily

Free Classifieds Has it All
web posted June 26, 2014
Looking for great deals at yard sales? A new black or yellow AKC Lab puppy? A car, truck, or home items? The Edgefield Daily Classifieds has it all. New listings posted regularly. Buy, Sell or Trade for Free!
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted June 26, 2014
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Governor Haley Introduces The South Carolina Chef Ambassador Program: Local Chef Included
web posted June 25, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley today joined South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers and South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT) Director Duane Parrish to introduce the South Carolina Chef Ambassador Program.
Edgefield Daily

Probate Judge Thanks Supporters for Primary Win
web posted June 25, 2014
Dear Editor,
We would like to thank all those who took the time to cast their vote and everyone who worked so diligently to make this campaign a success.
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Recycling industry brings $13 billion boost to SC economy
web posted June 25, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The recycling industry in South Carolina brings a $13 billion boost to the state's economy annually - double the estimated impact of recycling in 2006 - according to a new report released Tuesday.
Edgefield Daily

Religion: How We Treat One Another
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted June 25, 2014

RELIGION – I was preaching this past Sunday on the book of Obadiah.  Probably everyone’s favorite book! This little book deals with the nation of Edom (Israel’s neighbors and descendants from Esau, Jacob’s brother) gloating and heaping abuse on God’s people when they were conquered by the Babylonians in 586 BC. The Edomites were awful! They would catch God’s people as they ran away for their lives, rob them blind and carry them back to the Babylonians. They rejoiced at the down fall of their neighbor.
Edgefield Daily

Utah Concealed Firearms Permit Offered
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web posted June 25, 2014

COUNTY – Would you like to carry your concealed weapon in Georgia? By obtaining the Utah Concealed Firearms Permit, individuals will substantially increase the number of states that they will be authorized to carry a concealed weapon. The Utah Concealed Firearms Permit does include Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, and many other states.
Edgefield Daily

Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials
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web posted June 25, 2014

EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook. Prices good through July 3.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted June 25, 2014
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Single Car Crash Ends in Arrest
web posted June 24, 2014
WESTIDE – Edgefield County EMS, Westside and Merriwether Firefighters and Sheriff's Deputies were called to a single vehicle crash on Highway 23 around 3 pm Monday with reports the driver was trapped inside the overturned vehicle. When the first emergency crews arrived they found the overturned Ford F150 Crew Cab XLT on its roof, but no driver was inside. Family members on the scene identified the driver and said he was currently having an ongoing dispute with his wife and was making phone calls to her but refusing to give his location.
Edgefield Daily

Gun, Electronics Stolen from Stephens Road Home
web posted June 24, 2014
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether woman called the Sheriff's Office to report finding her home on the 1500 block of Stephens Road broken into Saturday after she was gone for just over an hour. The woman told a responding deputy that she left her house to go to the doctor and returned and found a back window broken out and called 911. Once inside the home the woman named off several items that were missing, including a black 9 mm Springfield pistol.
Edgefield Daily

Thurmond FFA Farm Business Management Team Heads to National Finals for Second Year in a Row
web posted June 24, 2014
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond FFA Chapter was named the State Champion Team at the annual South Carolina FFA Farm Business Management Career Development Event held at Clemson University on June 12, 2014 as part of the 87th annual South Carolina FFA State Convention. Members of the first place team included: Bailey Pedersen (Second Place Highest Individual), Brittany Hutchins, Lucky Bailey, and Hunter Herrin.
Edgefield Daily

Lost Hiker Found at Lick Fork Lake
web posted June 24, 2014
WESTSIDE – A 66-year-old man went for a walk on one of the trails at Lick Fork Lake Sunday morning and never returned when promised, prompting a call for help in locating him. Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies along with Westside and Merriwether Firefighters responded to the area to join in the search.
Edgefield Daily

Sports: Edgefield County O Zone All Stars Roll
web posted June 24, 2014
SPORTS – Close, so close in fact that the ECDYB "O" Zone coaching staff has now started "warning" their charges of the pitfalls of looking ahead; however, you can't really blame this group of 11 and 12 year old players from both Johnston Dixie Youth and Edgefield Dixie Youth, merged together for the first time. Over the course of the first three games of the District 3 Tournament, the team has outscored its opponents 33-4, and look to be on their way to claiming Edgefield County's 6th District Title in nine years.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted June 24, 2014
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Obituaries Archived
web posted June 23, 2014
COUNTY – All obituaries for 2012 - 2013 have been archived and can be found at the top of the Obituary Section.

Thousands Converge on Trenton for 44th Ridge Peach Festival
web posted June 23, 2014
TRENTON – With sunny skies and a gentle breeze Saturday morning, the population of Trenton increased to between 12,000 and 15,000 as visitors from across the two-state area started piling into the small town with one of the best known festivals in the CSRA and beyond. After morning concerts in the park, the annual parade made its way along Wise Street and then through the town square with several dignitaries and entrants ranging from antique cars and tractors to floats and entries to make you smile.
Edgefield Daily

Copper Thieves Target Cell Tower
web posted June 23, 2014
EDGEFIELD – A worker for ATG Communications arrived at a tower site on the 2300 block of Highway 25 north Thursday to discover thieves had cut their way through a tall fence surrounding the tower and making off with at least $500 in copper wiring and tubing.
Edgefield Daily

Helicopter Called for Woman with Head Injury
web posted June 23, 2014
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield woman was found unconscious and unresponsive due to a wound to her head at her home on the 600 block of Wigfall Street early Sunday morning. With no Edgefield County EMS units available, a McCormick County EMS unit arrived and called for the patient to be airlifted due to the severity of the injury.
Edgefield Daily

Utah Concealed Firearms Permit Offered
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web posted June 23, 2014

COUNTY – Would you like to carry your concealed weapon in Georgia? By obtaining the Utah Concealed Firearms Permit, individuals will substantially increase the number of states that they will be authorized to carry a concealed weapon. The Utah Concealed Firearms Permit does include Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, and many other states.
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Home Burglarized
web posted June 23, 2014
JOHNSTON – A Walker Street man called Johnston Police after arriving home and finding a side door partially open and pry marks surrounding the door knob and dead bolt lock. An officer arrived a short time later and met with the homeowner who stated he had just changed the locks the day before the burglary.
Edgefield Daily

ECDYB O-Zone All Stars Down Abbeville
web posted June 23, 2014
SPORTS – With an almost identical score from their first day win over MId Carolina on Friday, ECDYB's "O" Zone All Star team defeated Abbeville 11-1 during day two of the District 3 Tournament at Ridge Spring.  Dalton Williams would get the start on the hill for Edgefield County and turn in 3 innings of work, resulting in 1 hit, 2 walks, 1 strike out and no runs allowed.  The 11 year old right-hander was in control from the first pitch, retiring Abbeville in order in the top half of the 1st inning.
Edgefield Daily

No Headlines for Saturday
web posted June 21, 2014
COUNTY – Due to the Editor traveling on Friday and arriving late, there are no updates for Saturday. Saturday reports will be folded into our Monday edition. We apologize for the delay.

Congress to EPA: Reverse Proposed Carbon Emissions Regulation
web posted June 20, 2014
Washington, DC –84 Members of Congress signed onto a letter drafted by Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) asking the EPA to rescind newly proposed carbon regulations, citing the high costs to American families and damaging economic impacts of the misguided regulation.
Edgefield Daily

Aiken Man Killed in One Car Crash
web posted June 20, 2014
AIKEN – A 26 year old Aiken resident was pronounced dead Thursday morning at the scene of a one vehicle crash. Mr. Gerald Quattlebaum Jr. was identified as the unrestrained driver and sole occupant of a 2002 Nissan Altima. 
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Strom Thurmond FFA Attends 87th Annual South Carolina FFA Convention
web posted June 20, 2014
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center FFA Association took home many of South Carolina’s top FFA honors this past week at the 87th Annual South Carolina FFA Convention.  The convention was held on the campus of Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina June 11-13, 2014. There were seventeen FFA members representing the Strom Thurmond chapter as well as their advisers Darla Steele and Jeremy Brooks.
Edgefield Daily

Movie on the Square Friday Night Featuring "Up"
web posted June 20, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Community Development Association and Hitchcock Healthcare are excited to present the 1st movie on the Square of 2014.  Come join us for a free showing of the movie "Up" Friday, June 20th.  The movie will start at sundown, but you can join us on the Edgefield Town Square starting at 7 pm.  This movie is free to the public and great family fun!  Bring your chairs and your blankets and enjoy a wonderful family fun night!  Hitchcock Healthcare is sponsoring this movie.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted June 20, 2014
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Suspicious Vehicle Stop Yields Two Arrests
web posted June 19, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Sheriff's deputies conducting a traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle early Wednesday found marijuana and paraphernalia inside, leading to the arrests of a pair of Edgefield County teenagers.
Edgefield Daily

Gov. Haley, South Carolina Celebrate Over 50,000 New Jobs Since January 2011
web posted June 19, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley and state business leaders today responded to the news that South Carolina has announced over 50,000 new jobs since 2011. This benchmark was reached on the same week the governor joined state officials and company representatives from Giti Tire, The Lash Group, and LPL Financial for three economic development announcements that combined for a record-setting 7,100 new jobs and $800 million in capital investment. A total of 56,239 new jobs have been announced across the state since 2011.
Edgefield Daily

Jacob Bass Named MVP of South 3A/2A Team at North-South Allstar Game
web posted June 19, 2014
SPORTS – Former Strom Thurmond standout Jacob Bass was named MVP of the South 3A/2A team after an outstanding performance last weekend at the North-South Allstar Baseball games in Myrtle Beach at the Cal Ripken Experience. On Friday night, Bass’s team beat the 3A/2A North team by a score of 9-2 and on Saturday morning they beat the 4A/1A South team, winning the two day event. 
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted June 19, 2014
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Edgefield Man Arrested for Animal Cruelty, Dogs Removed
web posted June 18, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Police helping a resident to search for a lost dog last week stumbled instead upon four Pit Bull dogs being kept in deplorable conditions at and around a home on the 400 block of Mims Street, leading to the arrest of Shunquez Marquez Lee, 21.
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Edgefield Teen Shot in Batesburg-Leesville incident
web posted June 18, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Police responded to the Edgefield County Hospital's emergency room and reports of a teenager who had been shot.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials
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web posted June 18, 2014

EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook. Prices good through June 24.
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Man says thieves picked plum trees clean
web posted June 18, 2014
JOHNSTON – Edgefield County Sheriff's deputies responded to the 300 block of Holmes Pond Road on Monday after a resident there stated his plum trees had been picked clean during the night.
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Religion: Sparrows For Jesus
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted June 18, 2014

RELIGION – I have publicly chronicled my former near polarizing fear of hummingbirds. But through much prayer and confidence in Christ, I am overcoming it now. One of the things that I enjoy looking at is aviaries. They have one at the Trinity Nursing Home and at Parker Elementary. They are just full of noisy and brightly colored birds. I have also enjoyed going to visit the Raptor Exhibit at Georgia Southern University.  It is full of large, dangerous, and carnivorous birds! But do you know what was absent from the Raptor exhibit? Sparrows. 
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted June 18, 2014
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TranTech re-opens Edgefield facility
web posted June 17, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Earlier this afternoon TranTech Radiator Products re-opened their Edgefield manufacturing facility and was able to resume normal manufacturing activities. The plant re-opened after employees and vendor partners were able to replace/repair all damaged equipment in the Edgefield facility and thorough tests were completed to ensure employee safety.
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ATV stolen from Martintown Road home
web posted June 17, 2014
MERRIWETHER – An Edgefield County resident in the 3100 block of Martintown Road reported to Edgefield County Sheriff's deputies Friday that his 2011 green Honda TRX250 ATV was missing and presumed stolen.
Edgefield Daily

Governor Nikki Haley Announces 7,100 New Jobs, $800 Million In Capital Investment
web posted June 17, 2014
COLUMBIA – Governor Nikki Haley today joined elected officials, economic development professionals and company representatives to announce plans for three businesses to establish facilities in South Carolina, creating 7,100 new jobs and investing $800 million in their respective projects. The three separate announcements combine to mark the most jobs announced in a single day in South Carolina’s history.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted June 17, 2014
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Augusta Man Charged with Arson, False Report of Felony
web posted June 16, 2014
EDGEFIELD – A 24-year-Augusta man turned himself in at the Edgefield County Detention Center Friday to face felony charges for a false report of a carjacking, kidnapping and armed robbery Monday morning, June 9. A few hours later Merriwether Firefighters called to a brush fire discovered the man’s car completely burned in a wooded area.
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Stinger Earns Eagle Scout Honors
web posted June 16, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Eagle Scout W. Cole Stinger, son of Mr .Bill and Marie Holson Stinger, received the Boy Scouts highest award of Eagle Scout at an Eagle Court of Honor conducted by Troop 1128 at Andrew Chapel Methodist Church, Vienna, Virginia, June 8th 2014. Cole started scouting with Cub Scout Den 5  in McLean, VA before crossing over to Boy Scouts in 2007.
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Edgefield NWTF Chapter 14th Annual Luau, Thursday June 19, doors open at 6 pm
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web posted June 16, 2014

EDGEFIELD – Join us for a night of fun with games, giveaways and auctions of guns and other exclusive items. All proceeds support the NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative. Tickets available at Turkey Shoppe on Main on the Edgefield square or by calling 803-637-3106.
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Movie on the Square Friday Night Featuring "Up"
web posted June 13, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Community Development Association and Hitchcock Healthcare are excited to present the 1st movie on the Square of 2014.  Come join us for a free showing of the movie "Up" Friday, June 20th.  The movie will start at sundown, but you can join us on the Edgefield Town Square starting at 7 pm.  This movie is free to the public and great family fun!  Bring your chairs and your blankets and enjoy a wonderful family fun night!  Hitchcock Healthcare is sponsoring this movie.

Edgefield Daily will be Closed for June 14, 15
web posted June 13, 2014
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily will have no updates for Saturday, June 14 and Sunday June 15. Full reporting and updates will return in our Monday, June 16, edition as normal. Any major breaking news report will be published if needed during the weekend.

Three Dogs Seized Due to Conditions
web posted June 13, 2014
TRENTON – An Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy responded to complaints dogs barking loudly Wednesday morning and when he arrived at the home of the dogs' owners the condition of the dogs and their situation prompted the deputy to seize the dogs.
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School Board Holds Final Meeting of School Year
web posted June 13, 2014
JOHNSTON – A highlight of the Edgefield County School Board meeting Tuesday night was the decision to hire Dr. Robert B. Ross of Spartanburg as the new principal of Strom Thurmond High School. Following the Board's decision at the recommendation of administration, Ross and his family were introduced to the Board and those in attendance. Dr. Ross holds a bachelor of science degree from Clemson University; a master of education and an education specialist degree from Converse College; and a doctorate in leadership in education administration from Capella University.
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Edgefield NWTF Chapter 14th Annual Luau, Thursday June 19, doors open at 6 pm
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web posted June 13, 2014

EDGEFIELD – Join us for a night of fun with games, giveaways and auctions of guns and other exclusive items. All proceeds support the NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative. Tickets available at Turkey Shoppe on Main on the Edgefield square or by calling 803-637-3106.
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Merriwether Home Broken into, HVAC Unit Stolen
web posted June 13, 2014
MERRIWETHER – A Florida couple checking on rental property they own on Hickory Drive discovered the vacant home had been the target of thieves Wednesday. When they arrived they found a side door with the window cracked and a large portion of glass was broken out of the back door allowing them to gain access to the house.
Edgefield Daily

$21,000 in Cash Stolen from Safe
web posted June 13, 2014
TRENTON – A Waters Edge Drive woman called the Sheriff's Office after discovering at least $21,000 missing from a safe in her bedroom. No forced entry was reported at the home.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted June 13, 2014
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Edgefield Woman Interrupts Burglar
web posted June 12, 2014
EDGEFIELD – A Meeting Street Road woman arrived home after being alerted her alarm was going off shortly before noon Wednesday. When she arrived she found the back door had been pried on and called 911. As other family members arrived she found a back window that had been broken out and then spotted the burglar and confronted him and he ran towards Parkman Street then through a field on the other side of the road.
Edgefield Daily

Dr. Robert B. Ross Named New Principal at Strom Thurmond High School
web posted June 12, 2014
JOHNSTON – At the regular meeting Tuesday night, The Edgefield County School Board voted unanimously to hire Dr. Robert B. Ross as the new principal for Strom Thurmond High School. Dr. Ross will replace outgoing Principal Jill Jett who recently notified the school board that she had accepted the job of principal at South Aiken High School. Dr. Ross is currently an Assistant Principal at Chapman High School in Spartanburg, S.C. He is married to Marsha and the couple has two children, namely, Madolyn and Wyatt. Dr. Ross has indicated that he will move his family to this area as soon as possible.
Edgefield Daily

Copper Thieves Destroy Building, Appliances to Steal Copper Piping
web posted June 12, 2014
EDGEFIELD – A worker checking on buildings used to house farm hands on Country Club Road found one of the buildings decimated inside and called the Sheriff's Office. The thefts started outside the building and then the back door was kicked open and that's when the real damage took place.
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Police Chief Resignation Tops Discussion at Town Council Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted June 12, 2014

JOHNSTON – The big news at the Johnston Town Council meeting Monday night was the resignation of Police Chief Chris Aston. Mayor Terrence Culbreath said he had met with Aston earlier in the day and Aston's resignation would take effect July 9, 2014. He allowed Aston to break the news to Council.
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Crim Announces for Johnston Town Council
web posted June 12, 2014
JOHNSTON – To the Voters of Johnston’s District #1: I am Eleanor Priest Crim, and I am announcing my candidacy for the Johnston Town Council. I have lived in Johnston since I was five years old, and I have been a resident of what is now District #1 since 1955.
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Opinion: Norman Dorn - Don't Go Away Angry, Just Go Away
A Column by the Editor
web posted June 12, 2014

COLUMN – It was a perfect storm in local politics Tuesday that saw a dream of mine come true, District 1 County Councilman Norman Dorn being rejected in massive form by voters. It was not just Democrat voters who have finally grown weary of his racial insinuations (sometimes outright claims), obstructionism, antagonistic and caustic attacks on his fellow council members, to say enough is enough, but also Republicans who crossed over party lines to hand a resounding victory to Albert Talbert.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted June 12, 2014
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Trantech Issues Statement on Explosion
web posted June 11, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Trantech President Greg Horton issued the following statement on Tuesday following the explosion at the facility on Monday.
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Dorn Dumped by Voters in 3-Way Race: Talbert Takes Seat Outright
web posted June 11, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Long term District 1 Edgefield County Councilman Norman Dorn, locked in a three-way primary battle that most expected to go to a run-off, was booted out of office when challenger Albert Talbert took nearly 60% of the votes Tuesday. No run-off needed. Dorn garnered only 26% of the vote.
Edgefield Daily

Two Fox Creek Students Arrested After Tuesday Morning Burglary
web posted June 11, 2014
MERRIWETHER – A Cheves Creek couple called 911 to report a burglary in progress Tuesday morning after the husband noticed a truck pull up on neighboring property he owns. He went to investigate and saw two young white males in a double car carport trying to remove the battery out of his bass boat. He yelled at the teens who fled the scene in a black truck, but not before he was able to write down the tag number.
Edgefield Daily

Car-Jacking Victim Admits Claim was False
web posted June 11, 2014
EDGEFIELD – An Augusta Georgia man who claimed he was carjacked by a man dressed in all black, black gloves and a black mask and held at gunpoint reportedly said it was made up. His car was found burned off Republican Road Monday afternoon, several hours after he reported the alleged carjacking, armed robbery and kidnapping. During an interview with investigators Tuesday the man was said to have admitted it was all staged.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted June 11, 2014
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Live Local Election Results Tonight: Final results
web posted June 10, 2014
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily will have live-time local election results below as the June 10 Primary polls close at 7 pm. This page will become active at 7 pm and will conclude when all precincts have reported. Readers may have to refresh or reload the page to see the latest results.
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Chris Aston Resigns as Johnston Police Chief
web posted June 10, 2014
JOHNSTON – In a surprise move, Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston tendered his resignation effective July 9 on Monday morning. The last day on duty will be one day shy of Aston's 8th anniversary of being hired for the job on July 10, 2006. Aston said he and his family has contemplated his retiring for some time. "I just think I want to try something different," Aston said.
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Two Critically Injured in Explosion at Trantech in Edgefield
web posted June 10, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Two electricians working to install a transformer box were critically injured when the piece of equipment made contact with live contact points above and exploded around 9 am. The work was being performed inside the large facility. One of the injured men sustained 3rd degree burns over 80 to 90% of his body. The second received 3rd degree burns on at least 40% of his body. Both were rushed to the Joseph M. Stills Burn Center in Augusta and were in critical condition, according to officials.
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Car-jacking Victim's Car Found after Report of Brush Fire
web posted June 10, 2014
MERRIWETHER – An Augusta, Georgia man called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office to report he was car-jacked on Highway 25 near Murphy Village around 5:30 Monday morning. The driver said he saw a man walking and pulled over to offer a ride. The suspect was said to be dressed in all black, wearing black gloves and a black mask.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted June 10, 2014
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Picture ID Required to Vote on Tuesday
web posted June 9, 2014
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Voter Registration Office is reminding all voters that a picture ID will be required in order to cast a ballot in primaries on Tuesday. The only acceptable IDs are; South Carolina drivers license, South Carolina DMV ID card, Voter registration card with photo, Federal Military ID or United States Passport.

Edgefield Daily Makes Rare Candidate Endorsements
A Column by the Editor
web posted June 9, 2014

COLUMN – As a general rule, Edgefield Daily does not endorse candidates unless the race is state-wide, congressional or national. However, with every rule there is an exception, and there are three key races that demand special attention.
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Things to Know About Primary Voting
web reposted June 9, 2014
COUNTY – By Tuesday most voters will have made up their minds on who they will be voting for in the upcoming Democrat and Republican Primaries. Because voters in South Carolina are not required to register by party, voters are free to choose which primary they wish to vote in on June 10. A misnomer is that if you vote in the Democrat primary you will be required to vote Democrat in the General Election. That is completely false.
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Johnston Man Charged in Attempted Murder
web posted June 7, 2014
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police and Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies raced to the scene of a man with a gun pointed at a woman's head, and pulling the trigger. The woman, who was on the phone with 911 dispatchers, said the gun misfired at least twice before the man began hitting her in the head with the butt of the gun.
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Thursday Night Burglaries Possibly Linked
web posted June 7, 2014
TRENTON – Two burglaries reported early Friday morning may be connected, both taking place overnight and a short distance from each other. The person or persons responsible targeted property on Whitlock Road and another on Highway 25 sometime between midnight and early Friday morning.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted June 7, 2014
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STH Graduation Ceremony Live-Streaming at 7 pm
web posted June 6, 2014
COUNTY – The Strom Thurmond High School Graduation Ceremony will be streamed live on Friday, June 6, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Two separate links will be available to view the graduation ceremony. Click either link to view the ceremony
http://www.justin.tv/edgefieldcountyschools
mms://www.edgefield.k12.sc.us/STHSGC2  (Editor's choice)

D-Day: 06:30 June 6, 1944
web posted June 6, 2014
NATION – Today marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most dramatic battles in history, the landing on Normandy. Nearly 10,000 Allied forces were killed or missing during the invasion. The victory by "America's Greatest Generation" began the downfall of Nazi Germany and ultimately the end of World Ward ll.
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Trenton Home Burglarized
web posted June 6, 2014
TRENTON – A Trenton man arrived at this Highway 19 home Wednesday afternoon to find his home had been burglarized while he visited his daughter for a few hours. The man told a responding deputy that he left home just after noon and arrived back around 4:30 and first noted his 40" flat screen TV missing from the living room.
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2014 ECDYB Machine Pitch All Stars Announced
web posted June 6, 2014
SPORTS – EDYB President, Jonathan Harling and JDYB President, James "Fish" Herrin are happy to announce the members of the 2014 Machine Pitch All Star team.  The team is made up of 7 and 8 year old players from around Edgefield County who play for either Edgefield Dixie Youth or Johnston Dixie Youth. Players were selected to the team through voting by the head coaches.
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Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update
By Dean Campbell
web posted June 6, 2014

COUNTY –  Economic Development, Working on the big and the small. To try to help find ways to recruit, nurture and grow small businesses in Edgefield County, a Subcommittee of the Edgefield County Economic Development Committee has begun meeting to focus on that topic. The Economic Development Committee is an advisory group to the County Council, and its members are appointed by Council.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted June 6, 2014
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Hamp Holmes lll Takes over at Forestry Commission’s Taylor Nursery
web posted June 5, 2014
TRENTON – Hamp Holmes III is the new manager of the SC Forestry Commission’s Taylor Nursery near Trenton, SC. Hamp is a lifelong resident of Trenton and he came to Taylor Nursery after 14 years of working in commercial nursery production, most recently with Costa Farms. Hamp began his career in the nursery industry at Taylor Nursery in 1995 as an equipment operator.
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Woman Reports Crack Cocaine Theft
web posted June 5, 2014
BETTIS ACADEMY – A 45-year-old Bettis Academy Extension woman called to have a deputy respond to suspicious activity and a theft. When the deputy arrived the woman stated that she had a 57-year-old Trenton man and a few other people in her house and that the Trenton man had stolen $40 worth of crack cocaine off of her kitchen table.
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Edgefield Mayor's Notice of More Checkpoints Has a Bite
web posted June 5, 2014
EDGEFIELD – A letter to the Editor by Edgefield Mayor Ken Durham informing citizens of the town, and the county, that the Edgefield Police Department will be conducting additional safety checkpoints around the town in the summer months has a bit of a bite to it in reality. For most people it is just an inconvenience, but for a growing number it leads to a trip to jail.
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Driver and Passenger of ATV Arrested on Augusta Road
web posted June 5, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Midnight, when traffic is slow, might seem like a good time to take a stolen ATV out for a ride on Augusta Road in Edgefield as you approach Main Street taking your buddy back to his sister's house on Mims Street. Throw in one having drugs and the other an outstanding warrant, what could possibly go wrong?
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Strom Thurmond Football Youth Camp
web posted June 5, 2014
COUNTY – Strom Thurmond Head Football Coach Antwaun Hillary will be leading a Football Youth Camp for rising 3rd - 6th grade boys that attend Edgefield County Schools.  The camp, whose mission is to teach the fundamentals of football to the local youth, will be held on Tuesday July 1st 8:30am-1:00pm.  Activities include speakers, games and football basics. Lunch and tee shirts will be provided to all that participate. Best of all, it is FREE! Forms (linked below) must be filled out and turned in to the STHS front office no later than 5pm on June 12th if you wish to have your child participate.
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Park Row Market BBQ Buffet Tonight
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web posted June 5, 2014

EDGEFIELD – The Park Row Market BBQ Buffet will be on the menu starting at 5 pm - until Thursday night. Bring the whole family for the All You Can Eat buffet for just $8.95 per person. Click on their banner above for daily specials and Like them on FaceBook. Live entertainment will begin at 7 pm.

Religion: God's Love for You
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted June 5, 2014

RELIGION – How do you think God feels about you today?  This is a huge a question. It affects how you approach Him and know Him. I must confess there are days when I can’t stand myself. I know there are days when it seems my wife and kids ain’t so wild about me either. So it only follows that God must barely be able to stand me as well. I have spent a bunch of my life feeling like God is not really happy with me.
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NOTICE: Replacement of Airplane Hangar Roof at the Edgefield County Airport RFP # 07-18-2014
web posted June 5, 2014
PUBLIC NOTICE – The County of Edgefield is accepting bids for replacing the roof on the Airplane Hangar at the Edgefield County Airport. Sealed proposal packages must be received no later than 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Edgefield County Administration Building, 124 Courthouse Square, Edgefield, SC.
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NOTICE: Edgefield County FY 2014-2015 GO Budget
web posted June 5, 2014
PUBLIC NOTICE – The Edgefield County FY 2014-2015 General Operating Budget was adopted by the Edgefield County Council at the Regular Council meeting held on June 3, 2014.  A copy will be available on July 1, 2014 for public viewing at the County Administration Building, 124 Courthouse Square, Edgefield and on the Edgefield County website, http://www.edgefieldcounty.sc.gov/Pages/Home.aspx.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted June 5, 2014
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County Council Gives Final Approval on $8.9M Budget, Hears of "Controversy" at ECH
web posted June 4, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council held their June meeting Tuesday evening with the county budget receiving final passage on a 4-1 vote with Councilman Dorn opposing. There was a final amendment to increase the budget by roughly $10,000 due to a HHS requirement for an increase in services costs. Councilman Dorn voted for the amendment to the budget and then voted against the budget.
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Murphy Village Home Gutted by Morning Fire
web posted June 4, 2014
MERRIWETHER – The Merriwether Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire around 11 am Tuesday from a neighbor stating the home was on fire and they did not know if anyone was inside. Firefighters arrived minutes later and reported a "working fire" and began fighting the blaze.
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Edgefield Mayor Advises of Increase in Safety Checkpoints this Summer
web posted June 4, 2014
Dear Edgefield:
I hope you have enjoyed your spring and have exciting plans for the upcoming summer. I just wanted to make you aware in advance that Edgefield Police Department will be conducting a series of random check points in town throughout the summer months. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause; however, we feel strongly these checks are a useful tool in maintaining the safety of our town.
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Stolen Truck Recovered, One Arrested, One Sought
web posted June 4, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Dispatchers were called regarding a white truck driving recklessly on Thurmond and Woodlawn Roads Tuesday morning. Deputies began searching the area and later found the truck parked at Sportsman's Corner and took one man who claimed to be a passenger into custody. A second man, believed to be the driver was seen running out of the back door of the store and into the nearby woods.
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Edgefield Town Council Seeks New Fire Truck, Tackles Other Issues
By Anne Waits
web posted June 4, 2014

EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council covered a large number of items in a short period of time at Monday night's regular meeting. Following the adoption of the minutes for May 5, 2014 and adoption of the financial report for May 2014, Council heard a request from Women in Unity to use the Town Gym on Saturday, July 26, 2014 as a rain location for the annual Youth Rally. It was approved unanimously.
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Two Neighbors Hit by Same Thief?
web posted June 4, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the 100 block of Eagle Road Sunday afternoon after a woman woke up and noticed a truck missing from the driveway. On Monday deputies and investigators were back on Eagle Road, but this time due to a burglary at the next door neighbor's house that occurred about the same time.
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Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center’s Heath Science Program
By: Teresa Lilly and Diana Wintrow
web posted June 4, 2014

JOHNSTON – Healthcare is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the United States. The healthcare industry has grown at a time when other industries have struggled. Twenty-eight percent of all new jobs created between 2008 and 2018 will be in the healthcare industry. This estimates roughly to 3.2 million healthcare positions nationwide. Listed below are several of the fastest growing health service career jobs and their salaries.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted June 4, 2014
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Second Youngblood Road Home Burglarized in Four Days
web posted June 3, 2014
EDGEFIELD – For the second time in a span of four days a home on Youngblood Road has been burglarized. A man returning home from work Friday afternoon arrived to find the back door to his house open and called 911. He remained outside until deputies arrived and cleared the home, finding no one inside.
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Driver, Passengers Run from Crashed SUV Fleeing Checkpoint
web posted June 3, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police and the SC Highway Patrol were conducting a safety checkpoint late Friday night when a Cadillac Escalade turned onto Glover Street Extension, stopped and then backed up and "took off". Officers gave chase but lost sight of the vehicle and were searching in the area when dispatch received a 911 call of the SUV crashing on Glover Street and the three black males jumped out and ran.
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Probationer Arrested with Illegal Pistol
web posted June 3, 2014
JOHNSTON – Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man on probation for assault and battery in the second degree with illegal possession of a pistol, moreover, the serial number to the gun had been "scratched off". The discovery came after a car that Gary Cortrell White, 26, was a passenger in stopped at a checkpoint at the intersection of Lanier and Bland Baptist Roads early Sunday morning.
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Edgefield Scouts Shine at Court of Honor and Bridging over Ceremonies
web posted June 3, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Scouts held their 2014 Court of Honor and Bridging over Ceremonies Saturday May 31. The Troop awarded Ranks and Merit badges earned during the year with the Boy Scouts earning a total of 18 Ranks and 53 Merit Badges for the year. Troop 30 has participated in numerous community events over the past 11 months.
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Dixie Youth O-Zone All Stars Announced
web posted June 3, 2014
SPORTS – For the first time, Edgefield Dixie Youth and Johnston Dixie Youth will field one All Star team to compete in the O Zone Division.  Made up of 11 and 12 year old players from around the county, ECDYB will head into uncharted waters when they participate in the District 3 Tournament in Ridge Spring/Monetta on June 20.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted June 3, 2014
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No Arrest in Home Invasion, Shooting
web posted June 2, 2014
JOHNSTON – It has been just over three weeks since a 22-year-old Johnston man was shot in a home invasion the night of May 6 around 10:30 pm, but no arrest has been made as of this weekend. "We have some possible suspects," Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston said, but not enough evidence to make an arrest in the case. Chief Aston said the victim is cooperating but is giving limited details.
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Things to Know About Primary Voting
web posted June 2, 2014
COUNTY – A week from now most voters will have made up their minds on who they will be voting for in the upcoming Democrat and Republican Primaries. Because voters in South Carolina are not required to register by party, voters are free to choose which primary they wish to vote in on June 10. A misnomer is that if you vote in the Democrat primary you will be required to vote Democrat in the General Election. That is completely false.
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Wise Tech Tips Returns after 4 Years: Activity and Walking Tracking with Endomondo
By James Wise
web posted June 2, 2014

TECH TIPS – My apologies for the years that have passed since my last article. We had another child and work has been very busy. I’ll work on writing more in the future.
Today, I wanted to offer a tech tip related to a new passion of mine, walking. Last year, I decided to make some changes and lose some weight. I changed my diet and starting walking regularly and I’m proud to say that I’ve reached my goal weight now.
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SCE&G Urges Customers to Prepare for Hurricane Season
web posted June 2, 2014
COUNTY – With Sunday marking the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, SCE&G is reminding its customers to prepare now for the possibility of a hurricane impacting South Carolina. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts anywhere from eight to 13 named tropical storms will form in the Atlantic Ocean between June 1 and Nov. 30. The forecast calls for three to six of those storms to become major hurricanes.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Renovation of Sweetwater Community Center RFP # 06-20-2014
web posted June 2, 2014
NOTICE – The County of Edgefield is accepting proposals for the Renovations of the Sweetwater Community Center located at 296 Sweetwater Road, Edgefield, South Carolina.
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88.3 WAFJ presents “The Queen of Clean”, comedienne Chonda Pierce June 20
web posted June 2, 2014
GROVETOWN GA – Armed with an abundance of unpretentious Southern charm and laser sharp wit, Chonda Pierce (www.Chonda.org) has been entertaining audiences from coast to coast for more than a decade. An in-demand stand up comic, television hostess and author, Pierce has parlayed her gift for storytelling into a multi-faceted career.
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