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2006
March Archives

Fox Creek school board ignores on campus drug bust, votes to return student to class

Vote conflicts with county's zero tollerance policy of drugs at school, District to question exemption

 web posted March 31, 2006
MERRIWETHER – The Fox Creek school board has shown its disregard for the policies of the Edgefield County School District. As we reported two weeks ago on the drug arrests of two students, it seems that the school board will overlook drug possession and criminal charges for certain individuals, a move that has drawn the ire of the School District and parents.
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Opinion: High times at Fox Creek High
web posted March 31, 2006
OPINION – It seems that the Fox Creek school board has given permission to possessing illegal drugs on campus with a March 21 vote. James Dee Purvines, 17, and an unnamed juvenile were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana at Fox Creek High School on Tuesday March 14. Last Tuesday night that arrest, drugs, and offense were forgiven and Mr. Purvines has been attending classes ever since.
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Man reports assault with gun
web posted March 31, 2006
SWEETWATER – A man called the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office to report another man pulling a gun on him Wednesday afternoon. Deputies responded to the location the victim was to be waiting for them on the corner of Highway 25 and Community Road.
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EdgefieldDaily.com nears one million hits for first quarter!
EdgefieldDaily.com would like to thank our readers for putting us on the path of  almost 1,000,000 hits for the first quarter of the year. With almost 900,000 hits since January we will reach our 2 million mark in the first part of April. We are humbled by the support and pledge to continue to bring the most complete up-to-date reports with investigative exclusives to our readers. If present growth patterns continue we could see over five million hits in 2006. Thank you for your support.

Test Your Firewall Security
web posted March 31, 2006
A simple and easy way to test the effectiveness of your firewall
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Hunting camp burglarized
web posted March 31, 2006
EDGEFIELD – A caretaker of property located on Lewis Lane reported to the Sheriff’s Office that a burglary had taken place. The property is a hunting camp off of Highway 378 and three structures had been broken into.
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Administrator presents County Council with 2006-2007 budget
web posted March 30, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council was presented the budget of the fiscal year 2006-2007 as prepared by Administrator Wayne Adams Wednesday night at the budget work session of the council. The budget, as prepared by Adams, totaled $10,754, 812 with a 4.7% increase over last year. Hardest hit in the budget process were elected officials which Mr. Adams, not the county council, slashed requests made by the elected officers before the budget was even presented to the county council.
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Opinion: Budget woes and foes
web posted March 30, 2006
Since county employees are reporting they are not able to access the opinions, the link has been changed and is now a direct link to the Editorial.
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Funny money turning up around the county
web posted March 30, 2006
COUNTY – Counterfeit money is turning up in the area once again according to reports filed with local authorities. So far this week three cases involving a total of $80 have turned up in Trenton and Johnston.
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S.C. Approves Seeking Death for Pedophiles
web posted March 30, 2006
The state Senate on Tuesday endorsed making repeat child rapists eligible for the death penalty, setting aside arguments the move might be unconstitutional. "What we've got to do today is vote our conviction," said Republican Sen. Larry Martin.
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Johnston Peach Blossom Festival 2006 Schedule of Events
web posted March 30, 2006
JOHNSTON – Johnston Peach Blossom Festival 2006 Schedule of Events
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Johnston Town Council Invites Public to Upcoming Meeting
web posted March 30, 2006
During this meeting, the Council will hold a budget workshop to go over the details of the town’s proposed budget for next year. The Johnston Town Council encourages citizens to attend this or any other Council meeting to speak on topics of interest to them.
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Democratic Party holds convention tonight
web posted March 30, 2006
The Edgefield County Democratic Party will hold its convention tonight at the Edgefield County Council chambers on 225 Jeter Street at 7:00 pm. The election of new officers will be held as well. All interested persons are invited to attend.

Obituary
Daniel W. Sims Jr.
web posted March 30, 2006
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23rd Annual Peach Blossom Festival begins Friday night
web posted March 29, 2006
JOHNSTON – It is time again for Johnston to shine. The 23rd Annual Peach Blossom Festival begins Friday night with a street dance at 8:00 pm with DJ Marion Turner providing the music. Saturday starts with arts and crafts, rides, games, food vendors, and live entertainment. The parade will commence at 11:00 am.
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$50 purse reported stolen, with $25,000 inside
web posted March 29, 2006
MURPHY VILLAGE – A Murphy Village woman reported to the Sheriff’s Office on Monday afternoon that someone stole her $50 purse and made off with $25,000 in cash. The woman told investigators the crime occurred on Friday but she did not report it until Monday hoping to retrieve the money herself.
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County EMS Relay for Life Team: The Weekend Before Easter Celebration
web posted March 29, 2006
COUNTY – The Edgefield County EMS Relay for Life Team will be holding a fundraiser on Saturday, April 8, 2006, from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm at the Merriwether Community Center on Martintown Road (next to the Merriwether Fire Department main station). In addition to fun and games, there will be spaghetti lunches for sale for $5 a plate.
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The Edgefield County WalkAmerica March of Dimes fundraiser Saturday April 8, 2006
web posted March 29, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County WalkAmerica March of Dimes fundraiser will be held Saturday April 8, 2006, “Rain of shine”. WalkAmerica is the March of Dimes’ largest fundraiser and is the oldest and most successful walking event in the country.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Letter to the Editor: Writer says President Bush should secure borders
web posted March 29, 2006
"If President Bush can build nations in the Middle East, he sure could secure our own border if he wanted to."
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Public Notice: County Council holds Budget Work Session
web posted March 29, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council will hold a Work Session on the Fiscal Year 2006-2007 General Operating Budget at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, in the County Council Chambers located at 225 Jeter Street, Edgefield. The public is invited to attend.

Obituary
David C. Steedley
WW II Veteran and Two Purple Hearts Recipient
EdgefieldDaily.com

Clogging to the top (Photo)
web posted March 28, 2006
COLUMBIA – Vonne Doran, daughter of Farrah and Randy Doran, competed at the SCCCS Clogging Stampede on March 18-19 in Columbia SC. Vonne is a 5th grade Honor Roll student at W.E. Parker. Clogging with Rhythm and Class Cloggers out of Augusta, Ga. several first place categories came her team's way.
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An educashun in evi-dense
web posted March 28, 2006
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police were called to a disturbance at the QP Express on Lee Street Saturday afternoon. It seemed a customer pumped $33 in gas but refused to pay claiming he pumped only $9 in gas. The Officer arrived and spoke to the two sides of the matter and tried to settle the dispute.
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Sheriff's Office offers Dunk a Deputy at Peach Blossom Festival Saturday for Relay for Life
web posted March 28, 2006
COUNTY - The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a Dunk a Deputy Booth at the Peach Blossom Festival this Saturday, April 1. Lt. Karen Jaggers said she was finishing the list of Deputies that were going to sit in the booth to raise money for the Relay for Life. We will have more as the list grows. The list will surprise you!

Meaningless Money and Valuable Treasure
By: Dr. Skip Myers
web posted March 27, 2006
EdgefieldDaily.com columnist
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NOTICE: Poll workers training session March 28
web posted March 28, 2006
The MEC for the Town of Edgefield and the Town of Johnston will hold a training session for municipal election poll workers on Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at 2:00 PM at Edgefield Town Hall, 400 Main Street, Edgefield, SC (rear entrance).

No seat belt leads to three charged with drug offenses
web posted March 28, 2006
JOHNSTON – Late Saturday night Johnston Officer Mathis observed a car traveling along Highway 23 and the driver was not wearing a seatbelt so a traffic stop was initiated at the intersection of Highway 23 and Edisto Street. The car did not stop and continued to turn onto Bland Avenue.
EdgefieldDaily.com

$6,000 in goods taken from car
web posted March 28, 2006
JOHNSTON – A Greenwood man called Police to report that someone had broken into his car and stole over $6,000 worth of goods. When Officers arrived at the location on the 2000 block of Lakeview Drive in Johnston the man stated he arrived at the home and walked inside for just a few minutes.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Reminder: Johnston
Peach Blossom Festival Saturday, April 1, 2006
web posted March 27, 2006
Check out a local peach field in full bloom just in time for the festival by following this link. A full look at the day's activities will be posted Wednesday. Click on the picture to the left for a larger view.

Peach Museum holds VIP viewing, Public Grand Opening April 1 (Photos)
web posted March 27, 2006
JOHNSTON – The Edgefield County Peach Museum held a VIP viewing of the displays that will be open to the public on April 1, 2006. The Grand Opening will take place along with the Peach Blossom Festival in Johnston on the same day. With some local dignitaries on hand Mayor Dean Campbell and Donna Livingston, President of the Edgefield Chamber of Commerce, welcomed everyone to the ribbon cutting.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Change your world at your Library!
web posted March 27, 2006
COUNTY Since 1958, National Library Week has celebrated libraries’ place in American society. This year, April 2-8 has been designated as National Library Week and the Edgefield County Library wants you to get involved! The library plays a vital role in connecting people with the resources they need to live, learn and work in the 21st Century. The library is part of the American dream. It is a place for education and self-help. Because it offers free access to all, it brings opportunity to all.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Mama's Truck coming to Trenton, Bettis Academy area Saturday
web posted March 27, 2006
TRENTON – Mama’s Truck will be making a trip to the Trenton area this coming Saturday, April 1, 2006, Pat Wilson said. Mama’s Truck, founded by Pat and Charlie Wilson, will be distributing 5,000 pounds of vegetables and bread to seniors and residents in the Bettis Academy and Trenton area. The give-away location will be at Bettis Academy Park from 9:00 am until 11:00 am before relocating to Edgefield.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Enough is enough, deport the illegal aliens now!
web posted March 27, 2006
A column by the Editor

Kelly Hammond Benefit Golf Tournament raises over $6,000 (Photos)
web posted March 25, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The Kelly Hammond Benefit Golf Tournament was held on Friday with 111 players participating in the event. Sandy Byrd, one of the organizers, said over $6,000 was raised for Bill and Kelly Hammond. Bill Hammond thanked the crowd for their support and the funds raised to help Kelly during her Chemotherapy. “I want to say how much all this means to us, and me, from the bottom of my heart,” he said.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Car reported stolen on Ridge Road
web posted March 25, 2006
JOHNSTON – A Johnston woman told Police she came home after being out with friends and noticed her car in the parking lot in front of her Ridge Road apartment around 11:00 pm Thursday night. When she awoke at 3:45 am she looked out and the car was gone.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Tractor stolen from Water Works Road
web posted March 25, 2006
JOHNSTON – A report of a stolen tractor from property on Water Works Road came in to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office. A Sheriff’s Deputy responded to the call and met with the man overseeing the property for the owner who lives out of town.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Lost Dog: REWARD
web posted March 25, 2006
JOHNSTON – Reward for return of Lost Dog.  Blonde colored golden retriever lost
near Slide Hill Road in Johnston.  Call 275-2772.

Mystery problem continues with county government computers and EdgefieldDaily.com
web posted March 24, 2006
WEBNEWS – A reoccurring problem has surfaced once again regarding computers under the control of the county. EdgefieldDaily.com was made aware Thursday upon arrival at the Courthouse to observe General Sessions Court proceedings that a section of the web site was not accessible to county employees. The reoccurring problem only happens when a story, opinion, column, or INsider tip mentions or involves County Administrator Wayne Adams.
EdgefieldDaily.com

General Assembly tackles issues that strike close to home
web posted March 24, 2006
STATE – The South Carolina General Assembly has addressed several issues important to citizens of our county recently. The first being eminent domain takings that have come to the forefront due to the recent Kelo US Supreme Court case. The vote on amendment to make takings harder for government, H.4502, passed 63 to 54. The constitutional amendment H.4502 sent to the Senate addresses eminent domain and statutory legislation. H.4503 contains both the eminent domain changes and the regulatory takings provisions.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Free food give-a-way to be held Saturday
web posted March 24, 2006
There will be a Free Food distribution on Saturday, March 25 at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The location will be at 722 Augusta Rd, Edgefield SC. (Right across from Hardee's) This give-a-way is sponsored by the New Life in Christ Ministries and will be returning every 4th Saturday of the month.

Fear no evil
web posted March 24, 2006
County employees who could not access our INsider page will find the direct link to the article that was not available due to mysterious problems on the county network on Thursday here.

GUILTY! Rapist given life plus 30 years (Photo)
web posted March 23, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The rape and incest trial of Michael Harris came to an end Wednesday with unanimous verdicts of guilty on charges of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the first degree and incest. The jury deliberated just over an hour before reaching their decision. After polling the jury Judge Williams sentenced Mr. Harris to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
EdgefieldDaily.com


What the jury did not know, but should have
web posted March 23, 2006
COLUMN – For the past two days, my time has been consumed with sitting in on the trial of Michael Jerome Harris, 43, of Trenton SC. I have been waiting on this trial for over a year. He was convicted today, March 22, 2006, of the rape of his own daughter and incest. He was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole, plus 30 years. Most would say justice was done. However, when you learn the full story of Michael Jerome Harris you will see the injustice of our judicial system and the devastating effects it leaves in its path.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Weekly gas survey; Gas continues to climb, now at $2.37 for average price in county
web posted March 23, 2006
COUNTY – Area gas prices continued to rise this week as the average price of gas jumped to $2.37 from an average of
$2.31 last week for a total increase of twenty-four cents in the past two weeks. Prices varied tweleve cents between retailers. Smith's Soc Station in Johnston took the award for the lowest reported price this week at $2.29. Four Seasons and Shell QP Express in Johnston reported the highest price at $2.41 a gallon. Below is the report of all 17 reporting stations.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Obituaries
Izell Dobey Sr.
web posted March 23, 2006
EdgefieldDaily.com

Luke William "Willie" Key Jr.
web posted March 23, 2006
EdgefieldDaily.com

Incest and rape trial underway Tuesday in Edgefield
web posted March 22, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The trial of Michael Harris, who has been charged with criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and incest, got underway Monday at 2:00 pm with Judge James Williams presiding. Mr. Harris has been held since his arrest in September of 2004 stemming from the alleged rape of his own daughter on July 23, 2003 and again during the month of December of 2004.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Herlong makes it official
web posted March 22, 2006
Former Associate Probate Judge Joan Herlong has officially entered the race for Edgefield County Probate Judge. She presented Mr. Sam Crouch Jr., Edgefield County Democratic Party Official, with the filing fee and necessary forms on Tuesday, March 21, 2006.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Edgefield County Even Start Hosts Open House
web posted March 22, 2006
The Edgefield Even Start Family Literacy Program and Department of Lifelong Learning will host a Drop-in Open House, Thursday, May 30, 2006 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  This event will be held at the Johnston Learning Center, 117 Cardinal Street, Johnston, South Carolina.
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Fox Creek High School vandalized over the weekend
web posted March 22, 2006
MERRIWETHER – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of vandalism at Fox Creek High School Monday morning. School officials called to report someone had broken a window in a door among other damage.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Missing Columbia woman spotted in area (Photo)
web posted March 21, 2006
COUNTY – A missing Columbia woman has been spotted in the area and the family is passing out flyers to help locate her. Sherrie E. Stevens, 37, has been missing since February 21, 2006 from Columbia SC. Ms. Stevens is described as white, 5’ 1” tall, weighing about 110 pounds, black hair, and hazel eyes. She has been seen in Currytown, off Ridge Road.
EdgefieldDaily.com


Woman sets house on fire while partner inside (Photos)
web posted March 21, 2006
SWEETWATER – A report of a fire at a home on the 100 block of Macedonia Road came in to 911 Operators just before 5:00 pm Monday. The caller stated her child was in the home and she was going to the home to get him out of the home. When the County Line Fire Department and Sheriff’s Deputies arrived they found a neighbor had extinguished the fire, and the child was a grown man, the caller’s son.
EdgefieldDaily.com

SORBA / IMBA Trail Weekend at FATS March 25, 2006, 9:00am
web posted March 21, 2006
Get your Trail Advocacy Batteries Charged,  Win a Kona Kula Frameset, Rides Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Please join SORBA-CSRA, the IMBA Trail Care Crew, the USFS and SCPRT in celebrating the grand opening of the Forks Area Trail System (FATS).
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WIN ContentWatch!
web posted March 21, 2006
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Rolling fight sends one to jail Monday morning
web posted March 21, 2006
TRENTON – A report of a “rolling fight” came in to Dispatchers just after midnight Monday morning. A Johnston man told the Sheriff’s Deputy that responded to the home of Trenton Police Chief Tanks where the man had driven. The man stated that he went to Edgefield to give his girlfriend and her sister a ride when two men began following them. The man reported the two men were driving a burgundy Monte Carlo.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Another, Here's you card winner!
web posted March 21, 2006
COLUMN – Richard Broadwater, 38, of Pine Log Trail is EdgefieldDaily.com’s latest winner of a Here’s your car report. An Edgefield County Deputy was assisting at the site of a crash on Sunday afternoon around 5:00 pm when Mr. Broadwater, who was a passenger in the car, was told he could leave the scene to go home. He refused, and that set in motion the immortal “Here’s your card” scenario.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Merriwether man has garage burglarized
web posted March 21, 2006
MERRIWETHER – A burglary was reported to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office by a homeowner on the 100 block of Cooper Loop Road. When Deputies arrived, the man told them almost $700 worth of goods were missing.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Man claims three men shooting at him
web posted March 21, 2006
SWEETWATER – A man call the Sheriff’s Office to report three men shooting at him while he was on Fox Terrace Road Saturday afternoon. According to the victim, he stated them three young men and others had been playing basketball all day, smoked some marijuana, and had a bar-b-que.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Fire destroys building and tractor Saturday  (Photos) Video Included!
web posted March 20, 2006
MERRIWETHER – Just after Noon on Saturday, a 911 call reported an outbuilding engulfed in flames. The Merriwether Fire Department arrived on the scene of the Samuels Lane home to find the building near collapse and a farm tractor in front of the building ablaze. A 500-gallon fuel tank was situated just behind the building, which firefighters cooled quickly, and about a quarter of an acre of the woods was burning. The smoke could be seen from Briggs Road.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Government at work? (Photos)
web posted March 20, 2006
COLUMN – Let me state for the record, I am not an engineer. However, I do have at least the normal level of intelligence and at least as much common sense. I can also look at someone, or something, and know enough to say, Here’s your card!
EdgefieldDaily.com

Where Are All the Black Hats
By: Dr. Skip Myers
Edgefielddaily.com columnist
web posted March 20, 2006
Edgefield Daily.com

Crash stalls rush-hour traffic in Edgefield (Photos)
web posted March 18, 2006 EDGEFIELD – A two-vehicle crash stalled rush hour traffic on Augusta Road for almost two hours Friday afternoon. Shortly after 5:00 pm a call came in reporting the crash between the Dodge Durango and a TruGreen ChemLawn truck at the entrance to McDonalds restaurant.
EdgefieldDaily.com

CORRECTION:
web posted March 18, 2006
EdgefieldDaily.com mistakenly attributed one the charges listed in a report on March 16, 2006. The story has been corrected and EdgefieldDaily.com regrets the error. In the story we reported Mr. Spann assaulted the woman in custody, which was correct, however an inference was made he may be charged with an assault on the police officer, which was incorrect. He was charged with interference of an officer.  The woman in custody assaulted the officer.

Guilty: Hamilton ordered to complete demolition by June 30
web posted March 18, 2006
EDGEFIELD – Alex Hamilton, owner of the Old Flour Mill in Johnston, had his day in court on Thursday. The Town of Johnston cited Mr. Hamilton for his non-compliance to a permit to demolish the old mill. Twice in the past year, Mr. Hamilton received extensions to the original permit, which ran for six months each. The old mill is still partially standing and a nuisance many detractors have said.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Motorcyclist crashes brand new Harley
web posted March 18, 2006
EDGEFIELD – A motorcyclist crashed his brand new Harley Davidson on Dead man’s Curve, just outside of Edgefield Friday around 12:30 pm. According to reports, the man lost control of the motorcycle in the curve and went to the ground, throwing the man driving off and into the roadway.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Multiple crashes keep Deputies busy Friday afternoon (Photos)
web posted March 18, 2006
WESTSIDE – A single car crash on Martintown Road slowed traffic for about an hour Friday afternoon when a woman traveling east on Martintown Road said a car pulled out in front of her and she swerved to miss them. When she tried to re-enter the eastbound lane she lost control and went off the right hand shoulder of the road sending her into several pine trees near the road.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Wearin' of the green (Photos)
web posted March 18, 2006
COUNTY - EdgefieldDaily.com captured several people wearing the green for St. Patrick's Day. Below are some of them.
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Bloody man held at gunpoint
web posted March 17, 2006
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a disturbance on Eastview Road Wednesday night around 8:30 pm. When they arrived they found a man laying on the living room floor “bleeding profusely” from his hand. According to police reports, there was blood, “all over the living room floor, walls,” and the man “was covered.”
EdgefieldDaily.com

Driver: "I don't know what happened" (Photos)
web posted March 17, 2006
MERRIWETHER – A call of a single car crash came in to 911 Dispatchers on Currytown Boulevard, in Currytown Station, around 2:30 pm Thursday afternoon. A woman driving in the subdivision left the roadway and struck several trees.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Truck damaged by railroad cross arms
web posted March 17, 2006
TRENTON – Shortly after 1:00 pm Thursday afternoon the Sheriff’s Office was notified of a truck that had been struck by the cross arm of the railroad crossing on Wise Street in Trenton. Trenton Police arrived on the scene and found the man parked next to the tracks with damage to the hood, roof, and windshield of the white Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Edgefield woman attacked in parking lot by unknown man
web posted March 17, 2006
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield woman told Police that she was walking to her car when a man approached her and began hitting her in the face “with a closed fist”. The woman stated she did not know the man but has seen him around town. According to police reports, the man had been knocking on the woman’s door at all hours of the night prior to the incident.
EdgefieldDaily.com

The red-hot power of chillies can kill cancer
web posted March 17, 2006
The substance in chillies that causes the tongue to burn also drives prostate cancer cells to kill themselves, according to research that could pave the way for new treatments.
Telegraph.com

Two students arrested in drug search at Fox Creek High School (Photos)
web posted March 16, 2006 MERRIWETHER – As EdgefieldDaily.com reported yesterday, Edgefield County Sheriff’s Deputies and Narcotics Investigators converged on Fox Creek High School due to reported drugs being found. Within the hour, the school was in a lock down, half a dozen Sheriff’s Deputies were onsite, and the drug dog arrived on the scene. After the search, Deputies arrested two students for possession of marijuana.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Woman halts traffic on Highway 25 south, Deputy assaulted
web posted March 16, 200
MERRIWETHER – Just before 5:00 pm on Tuesday afternoon, an anonymous caller reported a person standing in the roadway blocking traffic on Hwy 25 South at Murphy Village. When deputies arrived at the Intersection of Hwy 25 and Sweetwater Road, they observed a woman in the middle of the intersection yelling and blocking traffic.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Brush fire endangers two homes in Millcreek Subdivision (Photots)
web posted March 16, 2006
MERRIWETHER – Shortly after 3:00 pm Wednesday Merriwether Firefighters were called to the scene of a brush fire on the 200 block of Millcreek Drive. When an Edgefield County Deputy arrived on the scene before the fire department, he called in that the fire was in the “tops of some trees going pretty good,” and “structures were endangered.”
EdgefieldDaily.com

Letters to the Editor:
web posted March 16, 2006
Writer is "blessed to have Dean Campbell as our Mayor"

Writer claims: Edgefield Endangered
Opinions

Sunshine Week Update: It is time for the education to begin for some in our Public School system
web posted March 16, 2006
COLUMN – Edgefield County Deputies and Narcotics Investigators were called to Fox Creek High School on Tuesday for drugs being found at the school. A short time later, I arrived on the scene and spoke with Officers for a quick briefing of the situation at hand. That did not sit well with Ute Aadland, who informed Deputies she was in charge. Funny, the Administrator is Mr. Gratop.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Weekly gas survey; Gas jumps to $2.23
web posted March 16, 2006
COUNTY – Area gas prices continued to rise this week as the average price of gas jumped to $2.31 from an average of
$2.13 last week. Prices varied tweleve cents between retailers. Billy's Superstore in Trenton took the award for the lowest reported price again this week at $2.21. Five stations reported the highest price at $2.35 a gallon. Below is the report of all 17 reporting stations.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Obituary
V. Wyman Livingston Sr.
The State

Narcotics Investigators, Deputies, converge on Fox Creek High School (Photos)
web posted March 15, 2006
MERRIWETHER – Shortly after Noon on Tuesday, Edgefield County Sheriff’s Deputies and Narcotics Investigators were summoned to Fox Creek Charter High School due to a report of drugs. The school was placed on lock down and by 1:40 pm the parking lot was filled with Patrol cars and the K9 Unit.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Two possible attempted burglaries in one day to same home
web posted March 15, 2006
WESTSIDE – A Turkey Creek Road woman reported not one, but two break-ins at her home in one day early Tuesday morning. The woman told the Sheriff’s Deputy that she arrived at the home around noon and noticed someone had attempted to pry open the back door. Nothing appeared to be missing from the home and she assumed no one entered the home and did not report the incident. When the woman left and returned to the home just after midnight she found another attempt was made to enter the home.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Clemson Institute proposes "trade marking" Johnston
web posted March 15, 2006
JOHNSTON – The Clemson Institute for Economic and Community Development gave the Johnston Town Council a presentation of how to better market the Town of Johnston to outside entities and prospective businesses at the Town Council meeting Monday night. During the hour long presentation Ben Boozer ran a power-point presentation showing how they have helped other towns promote themselves.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Woman injured in single car crash (Photos)
web posted March 15, 2006
TRENTON – A Trenton woman was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries she received after losing control of her car and crashed into an embankment around 12:00, noon, Tuesday. According to information obtained at the scene the woman was traveling down a hill on Paces Creek Road toward Trenton when for some reason she left the right hand side of the road before losing control.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Merriwether Middle School host Tiny Trotters
web posted March 15, 2006
The Merriwether Middle School PTO is holding a fundraiser with a basketball game featuring the Tiny Trotters, a spin-off of the Globetrotters, next month on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Merriwether Middle School gym. The PTO has formed a team to play against the Trotters. The cost of admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students, and children under 3 years of age are free. Everyone is invited to attend for fun, laughter, and door prizes.

Woman charged with intent to kill for shooting incident
web posted March 14, 2006
SWEETWATER – As EdgefieldDaly.com reported Monday, a woman was taken into custody as the result of a reported shooting incident. Shavon Iesha Key, 21, was placed into custody and is now being charged with assault and battery with intent to kill, resisting arrest, and for an assault on a Police Officer.
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Driver sent to MCG after crash into tree (Photos)
web posted March 14, 2006
MERRIWETHER – A single car crash sent one man to MCG for treatment of injuries received when the car he was driving struck a small group of trees on Dock Road Monday afternoon. Around 1:15 pm 911 Operators received a call advising them of the crash with injuries and Deputies, EMS, and Merriwether First Responders were called to the scene.
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Johnston Town Council meeting has moment of fiery comments
web posted March 14, 2006
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Town Council held their March meeting Monday night with a full agenda. The meeting began with an hour long presentation by the Clemson Institute for Economic & Community Development offering ways to market the Town of Johnston to outside areas and businesses. The cost of the suggested studies, reports, and design work would cost the town between $17,000 and $29,000. After the presentation, Mayor Campbell got down to the business of the council, which came complete with a moment of terse comments.
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Letter to the Editor: Writer supports Mayor Campbell for re-election
web posted March 14, 2006
Dear Editor,
The Mayor of Johnston, Dean Campbell, is running for re-election on April 4th. Due to his outstanding leadership ability our town has prospered. I am writing this letter to remind the citizens of Johnston of his accomplishments.
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Outdoors: Buster the turkey slayer
web posted March 14, 2006
Opening week of turkey season last season was a disaster to say the least, With that kind of luck you get frustrated pretty quickly. I was bound and determined to get a turkey before the season was out; so much so, that I decided to enlist the help of a local legend, Buster the turkey slayer.
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Gas leak causes evacuation of home
web posted March 14, 2006
MERRIWETHER – A gas leak was reported on Ashwood Drive, just off Springhaven Drive, around 8:30 pm Monday night. Merriwether Firemen arrived on the scene to notice heavy concentrations of natural gas in the area around a home on the 100 block. Firefighters quickly evacuated the home due to a leak in the propane tank next to the home.
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Turkey Federation hosting Luau
web posted March 14, 2006
The Edgefield Chapter of the NWTF will host a luau on June 9th.  There will be dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions, raffles, and an open bar.  This event will be held at the Wild Turkey Center on Augusta Road.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call Amy Bates or Cyndi Murrell at  803-637-3106 or email abates@nwtf.net.

Family Reading Night Thursday at JET Media Center

web posted March 14, 2006
The Beta Club at JET Middle school will be hosting a "Family Reading Night" on
Thursday, March 16th at 7:00p.m. The evening will begin in the JET
Media Center before the children are divided into age groups for
selected readings. The featured reader for the middle school age
group is Cory (CoCo) Hillary. Please come out and bring your children
(of all ages) for this special night.

Multi Family Yard Sale Saturday, March 18th
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Obituaries
Paul J. Gibson Sr.
web posted March 14, 2006
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Gwyen Rodgers
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William Hoyt Sanders
web posted March 14, 2006
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Alean Thurmond
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Catherine Walsh
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MC Watkins
web posted March 14, 2006
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Crash traps one man under SUV for over an hour Sunday morning
web posted March 13, 2006
NORTHSIDE – 911 Operators received a call of an overturned SUV on Jake Brian Road just after 9:00 am Sunday morning. First Responders, Edgefield and Northside Fire Departments, and EMS were called to the scene with a report on one person being entrapped in the vehicle. When the first units arrived, they found a man partially ejected from the truck.
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Man barricaded in home with child gets visit from SWAT Team
web posted March 13, 2006
EDGEFIELD – While on patrol Friday evening, Edgefield Police spotted a blue and white motorcycle driving with a small child sitting in front of the adult with no helmets. When Police turned on the blue lights to stop the motorcycle, the driver took off and left the road, escaping through a section of woods. A search continued throughout the night for the driver, the child, and the motorcycle.
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One teen hurt in overturned car, 3 escape injury due to seat belts (photos)
web posted March 13, 2006
MERRIWETHER – Saturday afternoon a single car crash on Murrah Road sent one teenage girl to the hospital and three other teens uninjured after the car they were in lost control and overturned. The teenage male driver said he swerved to miss a dog and lost control before going into the ditch striking the embankment and sliding some forty yards on its top before coming to rest in front of a home on the 600 block of Murrah Road.
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Mama's Truck feeds hundreds Saturday (photos)
web posted March 13, 2006
EDGEFIELD – Mama’s Truck distributed free vegetables and bread on Saturday as part of the Alpha and Omega Ministry’s monthly efforts to feed the poor in Edgefield County. Pastor Pat Wilson said the scheduled 10:00 am starting time was ignored with nearly 200 people standing in line when they arrived. “We just went ahead and started early,” Pastor Pat said.
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Talking Turkey: NWTF holds turkey calling contest Saturday (photos)
web posted March 13, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The National Wild Turkey Federation held one of its Sanctioned Turkey Calling Contests on Saturday attracting 45 entrants in five divisions from across Georgia and South Carolina. Each caller would step forward and give their renditions of four types of calls, the plain yelp of a hen, the cutting of an excited hen, adult hen assembly call, and the “ki-ki run” call. In the Senior State division, contestants were only from the state of South Carolina. The Senior Open, Senior Friction, and Owl call was for everyone.
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One woman in custody after reported shooting incident
web posted March 13, 2006
SWEETWATER – A call to 911 Operators came in around 3:30 pm Saturday afternoon of a black female in a Beige Cutlass shooting at someone on Square Circle Ranch Road. Edgefield County Deputies raced to the scene arriving a few minutes later.
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Letter to the Editor: Female writer ponders Roe v Wade for men
web posted March 13, 2006
Dear Editor,
While listening to one of the early morning shows I heard about Roe vs. Wade for Men. The jest of the story is that a group of men are fighting the laws that say a man must pay child support for a child that he had no intentions of fathering. Now I know that statement will open the argument of keeping his pants on but as I listened to the story, I find that there may be just cause for men to be protected.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Give Me the Spotlight Every Time
By: Dr. Skip Myers
web posted March 13, 2006
A survey was conducted some time ago and it revealed a rather amazing thing. The question was asked of Americans what they fear the most. You might think people fear things like crime, disease, or economic devastation the most but none of these were at the top of the list. The one thing Americans feared the most was public speaking! Now I’m not sure how they phrased the question for this poll but I find it hard to believe that public speaking topped the list. The question may have been what made them the most nervous. I have seen some people visibly shaking as they attempted to speak in front of a crowd. I guess some of us aren’t smart enough to know what we should fear.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Public Notice: Homestead Exemption applications
web re-posted March 13, 2006
COUNTY – Please be advised that the sign-up for Homestead Exemption is now open and will continue through December 31, 2006. The Exemption is granted to persons who are at least 65 years of age as of December 31, 2005, blind, or 100 percent totally and permanently disabled as of December 31, 2005, and exempts them from paying property taxes on the first $50,000 of the appraised value of their home, if living in the home. Persons who are eligible must file with the County Auditor’s Office.
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The INsider
Fun and games continue
web posted March 13, 2006
The INsider

SWAT Team makes second raid in a week, one held on $70,000 bond 
web posted March 11, 2006
JOHNSTON – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s SWAT Team, along with Johnston Police and other agencies, conducted a drug raid at a Brady Street home late Thursday afternoon. As a result of the search warrant the Sheriff’s Office said Deputies found a quarter of a pound of marijuana, 8 grams of cocaine, 4 grams of crack cocaine, and over $1,500 in cash.
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Two wanted in connection to 2005 burglary, one flees arrest  (photos)
web posted March 11, 2006
BETTIS ACADEMY – A tip called in to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office led to the discovery of a stolen motorcycle Friday morning. Chief Investigator Randy Doran said he went to the Casalina Drive residence to investigate the call. The homeowner told Investigator Doran that the motorcycle was indeed at the home and showed him where it was in the back yard.
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OOPS! Crime Blotter mislabeled link repaired
web posted March 11, 2006
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The Case for Dividends is Growing Stronger
web posted March 11, 2006
Financial Insights 
by Will Davis

Obituaries
John H. "Pete" Corley
web posted March 11, 2006
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Louis Finley
web posted March 11, 2006
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Larry "Boo Boo" Simpkins
web posted March 11, 2006
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Two car crash sends one to hospital (photos)
web posted March 10, 2006
EDGEFIELD – Shortly before 3:00 pm Thursday a report of a wreck with a person entrapped in one of the vehicles came in to 911 Dispatchers. Edgefield Police, Sheriff's Depuities, EMS, and Fire Fighters arrived on the scene to find a woman trapped in a Chrysler New Yorker that was lying on its side.
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Race track takes center stage at planning commission meeting (photos)
web posted March 10, 2006
The issue of a new Drag Strip and Raceway took center stage. First to speak on the issue was Tom Rogers of the Northside Legal Defense Committee. Mr. Rogers said, on behalf of the committee, “we do hereby go on record as being adamantly opposed to the construction of drag strips or round racetracks recently proposed to be built by Mr. Paul Wyatt.”
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Mystery person adds text to zoning classification after vote
web posted March 10, 2006
EDGEFIELD -  During the March meeting of the Edgefield County Planning Commission the Rural Residential zoning classification that was passed by the commission in November was back. The explanation offered by Chairman Fab Burt was the proposed zoning classification needed to be put in the form of an ordinance in order to be forwarded on to the County Council. Commissioner Hudson asked a question that was met with total silence for several moments.
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Forks Area Trail System, better known as FATS Grand Opening Set
web posted March 10, 2006
Forks Area Trail System, better known as FATS was the focus of my attention on Wednesday afternoon.  Bill Victor who designed and is overseer of the building of the FATS trail offered me an advance ride of the newly constructed trail off of Woodlawn Road in Edgefield County.

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2006 Turkey Season for Game Zone 2 / Edgefield County
web posted March 10, 2006

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Weekly gas survey; Gas jumps to $2.23
web posted March 10, 2006
COUNTY – Area gas prices continued to rise this week as the average price of gas jumped to $2.13 from an average of $2.04 last week. Prices varied ten cents between retailers. Billy's Superstore in Trenton took the award for the lowest reported price at $2.13. Five stations reported the highest price at $2.23 a gallon. Below is the report of all 17 reporting stations.
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SWAT Team searches home for drugs, makes arrests
web posted March 9, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, along with Edgefield and Johnston Police Departments, executed a search warrant at an Edgefield residence Tuesday afternoon. During the raid the Sheriff’s Office confiscated a “fairly large amount of drugs” and some cash Cpl. Robbie Harter said.
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Man calls police on himself
web posted March 9, 2006
MCCORMICK – An Ebony Road man called 911 operators and said his aunt and his grandmother “made him mad” and that Deputies needed to come before he “hurts or kills one of them” police reports show.
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Traffic stop results in two arrests
web posted March 9, 2006
JOHNSTON – A traffic stop ended with two arrests for Johnston Police Monday night. While on routine patrol Johnston Police Officer Joseph Mathis observed a driver of a car not wearing their seatbelt and instituted a traffic stop.
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Woman's pocketbook stolen after refusing ride
web posted March 9, 2006
JOHNSTON – A Johnston woman called the Johnston Police Department to report her pocketbook being stolen while walking Railroad Avenue Monday afternoon. The woman told Police that while she was walking down the road two men in a black Blazer pulled along side and offered a ride.
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Coffee and confusion leads to $48 larceny
web posted March 9, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from an Edgefield restaurant Tuesday afternoon due to a reported larceny. According to the complainant, a man came into the restaurant and ordered a cup of coffee. When he went to pay at the checkout counter, he ended up walking out with $48.84.
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Obituary
Larry "Boo Boo" Simpkins
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Edgefield County Council March meeting
Lake Trenton residents threaten to petition to become Aiken County
web posted March 8, 2006
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Council held their March meeting Tuesday evening at the Council Chambers. After the traditional Call to Order, Invocation, and Pledge, the council dispensed with usual approval of minutes and reports. Chairman Kneece took the council into the conflicting agreements between the Town of Johnston and the County over funding the Sheriff’s Office for services during Chief Easler’s suspension.
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Opinion: County government, Here's your card!
web posted March 8, 2006
OPINION – EdgefieldDaily.com received a copy of the County Council agenda on Monday as we do every month. However, this time we noticed something very unusual, an executive session. Granted the council holding an executive session is not unusual, but the way this one was worded and to whom it refers, is.
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Another telephone scam reported to Sheriff's Office
web posted March 8, 2006
MODOC – A Modoc woman called the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office to report a fraud through a “flim flam” over the telephone on Monday. According to the woman, she received a phone call informing her that it was time to refill her prescription. It was time for a refill so the woman was not suspicious at first.
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A Warm Toe on a Cold Floor
Dr. Skip Myers
web posted March 6, 2006
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Chief Magistrate makes "house call"
web posted March 7, 2006
JOHNSTON – A very strange report was received by EdgefieldDaily.com on Monday from the Johnston Police Department. According to the report, dated March 2, 2006, Johnston Police Officers Harley Chase and John Brown were asked by Officer David Willis, who was ending his shift, to “stand by” at a home on the 100 block of Calhoun Street, “to make sure a problem didn’t occur.”
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Tractor trailer and car collide on Highway 25, no injuries (photos)
web posted March 7, 2006
COUNTY – Just after 5:00 pm, Monday, a report of a two-car collision on Highway 25 at Rainbow Falls Road came in to 911 operators. An 18-wheeler dump truck and a Toyota collided as they both traveled north on Highway 25. The Toyota was struck by the front right tire of the truck, which scraped down the left side of the car and then sent the car skidding off the road and through a ditch and up an embankment.
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Fire destroys Edgefield Home Sunday night (photos)
web posted March 7, 2006
EDGEFIELD – A late night fire destroyed a home on Old Stage Road. An unknown caller reported a fire around midnight Sunday at the 215 Old Stage Road location and when Edgefield Firefighters arrived on the scene, they found the home “totally engulfed” in flames. A call for mutual aid went out to the Trenton Fire Department.
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Report of "suspicious person" leads to arrest
web posted March 7, 2006
SWEETWATER – A Hickory Drive woman called the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office to report a suspicious person in their yard around 5:30 am Monday morning. The caller stated a white male was walking around the property and trying to enter the car of the homeowner.
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Edgefield Town Council March meeting
web posted March 7, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council held their March monthly meeting Monday night at the Town Hall with Councilman Otis Yeldell Jr. being absent due to work scheduling conflicts. After the usual Invocation and review of reports, Mayor McKie began addressing short list of agenda items. The first of those agenda items being the observance of “Sunshine Week”, March 12 through 18, 2006.
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Father backs over 2-year-old son in driveway (photos)
Updated for Monday
web posted March 4, 2006
MERRIWETHER – Shortly after 3:00 pm Saturday, a frantic call came in to 911 operators reporting a small child being hit by a car. Once Merriwether rescue personnel arrived on the scene they found a 2-year-old boy with a head wound drifting in and out of consciousness. The small boy was apparently outside unattended when the father backed the car up and ran over the child. It was not clear who was supposed to be watching the child at the time. The father was not aware the child was behind the car witnesses said.
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Here's your card! Edgefield man to receive card for court appearance
web posted March 6, 2006
EDGEFIELD – Under the heading of a recent column, “Here’s your card,” an Edgefield man earned his card, and yet another trip to jail. On Thursday, March 2, Rodney Antonio Stevens, 31 of Highway 378, was scheduled to appear in Magistrate’s Court at 10:00 am for his Feb. 8, arrest for having an open container in his car. His troubles were just beginning.
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Head-on collision sends one woman to MCG (photos)
web posted March 6, 2006
MURPHY VILLAGE – An early afternoon collision sent one woman to MCG and left the drivers of the two vehicles unharmed. Shortly after 1:00 pm Saturday, EMS, Merriwether First Responders, and Firemen were called to the scene of a head-on collision on Kennedy Street.
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Wild Game Supper and Beast Feast draws nearly 600 (photos)
web posted March 6, 2006
MERRIWETHER -  The Sweetwater Baptist Church held their Wild Game Supper and Beast Feast Saturday evening with well over 500 people attending. Pastor Paul Noe welcomed everyone to the supper and after a blessing began sending tables to the serving line to sample a wide assortment of wild game and fish prepared by members of Sweetwater Baptist Church and one lucky winner walking, or driving away, with a new gas powered golf cart.
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Gunfire erupts in Johnston early Sunday morning
web posted March 6, 2006
JOHNSTON – Early Sunday morning reports of a shooting incident came in to 911 operators. Around 12:30 am reports of gunfire coming from a location near the Sertoma Club in Johnston brought Johnston Police and Edgefield County Sheriff’s Deputies racing to the area. What was first thought to be random gunfire turned into much more when it was discovered that the shots were fired at an individual.
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Credit Card fraud said to total over $1,200 including $778 online purchase
web posted March 6, 2006
MERRIWETHER – A Deer Springs Road resident called the Edgefield Sheriff’s Office to report a credit card fraud that had been perpetrated against her. The woman told Deputies she received a call from Abercrombie.com wanting to verify a purchase of $778.45 worth of goods. The woman told the company she made no such purchase nor authorized any purchase. The call lead to a discovery of over a thousand dollars in purchases already made.
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Wandering Minds continues to be top page on EdgefieldDaily.com
web posted March 6, 2006
EdgefieldDaily.com would like to thank all of our readers that contribute to the Wandering Minds Section. For the past 12 months Wandering Minds, an anonymous page of reader comments, has topped the list as the number one Section on EdgefieldDaily.com. We would like to invite our newer readers to visit the Wander Minds Section and offer their own comments. EdgefieldDaily.com is not only the number one source for daily news in Edgefield County, it is the number one source for public opinion as well.
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Off The Wall: Does Cleveland Police Logo Contain Image Of Pig?
CLEVELAND - You see them driving around everywhere, but have you ever taken a closer look at a Cleveland police cruiser? Some people are saying that there's a hidden image in the logo on the side of the car.
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Obituaries
Louis Finley
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Maggie Pixley Frazier
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Virginia Bolin McKie
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Mama's Truck expands into McCormick County
web posted March 3, 2006
COUNTY – Mama’s Truck will be in McCormick this Saturday, March 4, to dispense free vegetables and bread to needy families. Pastor Pat Wilson said the Alpha and Omega ministry is expanding to reach more, “economically pressed communities,” in the area and the expansion will not affect the food give-a-ways in Edgefield and Johnston, which will come next week.
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Teen reports attack in Johnston
web posted March 3, 2006
JOHNSTON – A Johnston teenage girl called Johnston Police around 8:00 pm Wednesday night to report an assault and battery. When Officers arrived, they noticed the teen’s visible injuries and EMS was called to the scene. The 15-year-old girl told police she was standing on the corner of Lanier Road and Sandra Drive when a man walked up, knocked her to the ground, and began hitting her.
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Public Notice: Homestead Exemption
web posted March 3, 2006
COUNTY – Please be advised that the sign-up for Homestead Exemption is now open and will continue through December 31, 2006. The Exemption is granted to persons who are at least 65 years of age as of December 31, 2005, blind, or 100 percent totally and permanently disabled as of December 31, 2005, and exempts them from paying property taxes on the first $50,000 of the appraised value of their home, if living in the home. Persons who are eligible must file with the County Auditor’s Office.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Technology Tips
How can I tell what type of motherboard I have in my PC?
web posted March 3, 2006
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
By: Dr. Skip Myers
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Geography teacher's anti-U.S. diatribe caught on tape
web posted March 3, 2006
A high school teacher caught by a student on audiotape in an anti-U.S. and anti-capitalism diatribe was placed on administrative leave after the recording was made public.
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Obituaries
Macie Howard
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Mary M. Judy
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Talbert R. Pardue
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Car chase ends with crash into house
web posted March 2, 2006
JOHNSTON – A car chase that began in Saluda County ended in Johnston early Wednesday morning around 3:00 am. Saluda County authorities alerted Johnston Police that they were in pursuit of a car that was heading towards Johnston. Once the car entered the Johnston area it turned down Lanier Road where the driver jumped from the vehicle and escaped on foot. The car continued going until it left the road and crashed into a bedroom of a brick home on the 200 block of Lanier Road.
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Kelly Hammond Benefit Golf Tournament March 24
web reposted March 2, 2006
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Fireman’s Association is sponsoring the Kelly Hammond Benefit Golf Tournament on March 24, 2006 at the Pine Ridge Country Club. The benefit is being held to raise funds for Kelly Hammond who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and is currently undergoing treatment.
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Johnston Town Council announces meeting agenda, invites public
web posted March 2, 2006
JOHNSTON – In an effort to continue to improve communications between Town government and citizens, the Johnston Town Council is inviting citizens to its next meeting, which will be held this Monday, March 13, 6:30 p.m., at Town Hall. During this meeting, the Council will hear a presentation from economic development experts about revitalizing downtown Johnston.
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A Column by the Editor: Here's your card!
web posted March 2, 2006
COLUMN – I think I am going to print up some cards that say; “You’re a dummy, Here’s your card!”, and hand them out as I go through my busy schedule each day. Covering the county takes me to just about every corner of the county on a daily basis. It also brings me in contact with a lot of people I would not ordinarily encounter, some for the better, and some who may need a card.
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Stolen truck recovered in Merriwether
web posted March 2, 2006
MERRIWETHER – Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a Merriwether landscaping company in response of a report of a suspicious vehicle park off North Martintown Road. When the Deputy arrived he was taken to the truck which had been parked on the complainant's property for at least two days. The tires of the truck were missing.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Vandals continue to cause property damages
web posted March 2, 2006
COUNTY – Vandalism continues to plague the county and with just three of the reported vandalism cases in the last few days, property owners were left with damages of well over $2,200 collectively. Vandalism is generally a crime of opportunity and often times little or no evidence is left behind.
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EdgefieldDaily.com celebrates its first anniversary  
web posted March 1, 2006
WEBNEWS – EdgefieldDaily.com celebrates our first anniversary today. The past year provided many milestones and 2006 starts with two record setting months in readership, visits, and hits. We would like to take the opportunity to thank our readers for your continued support and word-of-mouth advertising that provides the continued record setting growth. EdgefieldDaily.com is fast approaching half a million hits a month. EdgefieldDaily.com thanks each reader and pledges that we will continue to strive to provide you with the most information and news available to Edgefield County. EdgefieldDaily.com is, and remains, Edgefield County’s number one source for daily news and information.

Technology Tips; Which antivirus protection do you recommend?
web posted March 1, 2006
Ok, ok….so I like free stuff!  Why pay for something when you can get one that works just as good for nothing? Tired of your renewal coming around to quickly?
Your going to love today’s tip!
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More isloated problems with county computers and EdgefieldDaily.com
web posted March 1, 2006
WEBNEWS – A strange anomaly occurred on Tuesday with computer users in the Edgefield County Court House complex trying to access EdgefieldDaily.com. On Tuesday we ran an editorial on the excessive salary paid to Edgefield County Administrator Wayne Adams. The strange thing is the page was not accessible from computers in the Court House offices. Not one or two computers, all of them. When we were made aware of the situation we visited several offices to see if the reports we were receiving were accurate and they were.
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Gas purchase may end up costing $2,000
web posted March 1, 2006
TRENTON – A customer at Billy’s Superstore purchased gas but left with a lot more than gas. On Sunday, a 58 year old Edgefield woman paid for gas that she had pumped into her car, walked out to her car and left. In the end, the gas purchase is estimated to be costing the woman around $2,000.
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The spark is gone, but a fire remains
web posted March 1, 2006
JOHNSTON – The spark that kindled a relationship may have gone out, but it left a fire in its wake. A Johnston woman called police to report all of her clothes on fire in the back yard of her Sherrill Lane home. An Edgefield County Deputy arrived and observed the pile of clothes burning.
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Weekly gas survey; Gas still below $2.00 as prices inch upward
web posted March 1, 2006
COUNTY – Area gas prices began to rise this week as the average price of gas climbed to $2.04 from an average of $2.02 last week. Prices varied as much as seventeen cents between retailers. Billy's Superstore in Trenton along with Greg’s Gas Plus on Highway 25 and Sportsman's Corner in Merriwether took the award for the lowest reported price at $1.99. The Northside BP in Edgefield reported the highest price at $2.16. Below is the report of all 17 reporting stations.
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