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March 2011 Archives

Liberty Springs Baptist Victim of Copper Theft: Second Time in Two Days
web posted March 31, 2011
NORTHSIDE – For the second day in a row, the Liberty Springs Baptist Church on Walker Road has fallen victim to copper and thieves. Two HVAC units were reported stolen Tuesday evening and when a member checked on the church Wednesday evening another unit had been taken.
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Suspended Officer Cleared in Criminal Complaint
web posted March 31, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police Chief Ronnie Carter said Wednesday that the criminal investigation by SLED concerning one of his officers, who has remained unnamed, has been concluded and that no charges are going to be filed. "They (SLED) said that it's going to be a civil matter," Chief Carter said.
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Two Injured in Head-on Collision: Driver Flees Scene
web posted March 31, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Two men were injured in a head-on collision Wednesday afternoon on Highway 23 when the driver of a suspected stolen Chevrolet Tahoe tried to turn on Hunters Run and crashed into the Nissan Maxima. The driver of the Tahoe jumped from the running SUV and fled running down Hunters Run. The driver was said to be a white male with long hair. No other description was given.
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Suspect Runs from Traffic Stop
web posted March 31, 2011
NORTHSIDE – An Edgefield County Sheriff's Investigator took notice of a truck loaded with scrap metal on Highway 378 and ran the license plate Tuesday morning. When the tag came back to another car the investigator turned around to make a traffic stop. The driver turned on Gilchrest Road and when the traffic stop was initiated the driver stopped and jumped from the truck and ran.
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Sheriff's Office Addresses Domestic Animal Laws
web posted March 31, 2011
COUNTY – Due to a recent increase in the number of citizen complaints the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office is reminding citizens of the following laws concerning domestic animals. The statues have been paraphrased for space.
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Edgefield County Republican Convention April 12
web posted March 31, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Republican Party 2011 County Convention will be held on April 12th at 7pm in the Edgefield County Council Chambers on Jeter Street . Officers for a 2 year term and state delegates to the State Convention are to be elected. For additional information contact the County Republican Chairman Ralph McFarland or Secretary/Treasurer, Melanie Gibson.

Religion - Whose Father: The Lord's Prayer Part 2
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted March 31, 2011

RELIGION – This is our second week studying the Lord ’s Prayer, and we now come to one of the most crucial questions we can ever ask. This question and answer determines everything about who we are in life: Who is God? The way you answer matters more than any other question you will ever answer.
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State’s Exports Increase by More Than 23 Percent
web posted March 31, 2011
COLUMBIA – Gov. Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the State Ports Authority today announced the state’s 2010 exports totaled more than $20.3 billion in goods sold to 192 countries around the world, representing a 23.22 percent increase over 2009 totals. In 2010, South Carolina’s 23.22 percent export growth ranked it 17th in the U.S.
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Tax Day TEA Party Rally in Columbia
web posted March 31, 2011
COLUMBIA – The Columbia TEA Party will be sponsoring a rally on April 18th on the north steps of the state capital building in Columbia, South Carolina from 12:00 to 2:00 pm to target out of control federal, state, and local spending. Everyone should be concerned with how our taxes are being spent.
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Fifth Church Targeted in Copper Theft
web posted March 30, 2011
NORTHSIDE – Liberty Springs Baptist Church can be added to the list of rural churches hit by copper thefts since late January on Tuesday evening after a church member reported two HVAC units at the church had been stolen. An Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy was dispatched to the call and an Investigator arrived a short time later to process the scene for evidence.
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Edgefield County Man May Receive Life Imprisonment in Drug Case
web posted March 30, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Willie Anthony Moton, 34, of Edgefield County, pled guilty before United States District Judge Henry F. Floyd in Spartanburg to conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute a quantity of cocaine and 50 grams or more of crack cocaine. Under the agreement, Moton is facing life in prison.
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Congressman Duncan's Comments on Redistricting
By: US Rep. Jeff Duncan
web posted March 30, 2011

OPINION – I really wanted to be with you in person tonight, but with votes scheduled for this evening, I knew you would want me to remain in Washington doing what you sent me there to do; fighting against runaway government spending, repealing ObamaCare, and returning our nation to the Constitution.
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April Cake Winner Announced
web posted March 30, 2011
COUNTY
The April Cake winner for the Birthday-Anniversary cake give-away is for "Bianca" with the following entry for April 5: "wishing  a Happy 25th Birthday to Bianca "Tina" Brunson love Aunt Glo and Aunt Deb!" Bianca or those sending in her entry must contact Edgefield Daily within the next three days to claim the cake. Our contact information can be found here.

School District Fine Arts Festival Thursday
web posted March 30, 2011
JOHNSTON – The Edgefield County School District 24th Annual Fine Arts Festival will be held on March 31st beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Johnston Edgefield Trenton Middle School Gym.
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Landlord Charged with Disorderly Conduct
web posted March 30, 2011
TRENTON – Additional information in the case of a landlord coming to his renter's home with a shotgun and making threats has been released. Steve Wayne Oliveri, 48, of Woodyard Road was arrested at his home shortly after the incident Monday night and has been charged initially with disorderly conduct. A shotgun was also seized pending a court disposition of the case.
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Republican Women of Edgefield County to Host Iraq War Veteran as Speaker
web posted March 30, 2011
PSA – The Republican Women of Edgefield County will hold the next meeting Monday, April 18th at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held at the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce, located on 416 Calhoun Street, downtown Johnston.  Refreshments will be served at 6:30pm and the meeting will begin at 7:00pm.  Guest speaker will be Lt. Col. Larry Peeples of the SC National Guard, speaking on the Iraq War – Up Close and Personal.  RWEC Members and their guest are invited to attend.  If you have any questions you can email ecrepublicanwomen@gmail.com or call 803-480-9365.

Sen. Massey to Discuss Census at Alliance Meeting
web posted March 29, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Senator Shane Massey will be discussing the 2010 census results and its impact at the next Edgefield County Alliance meeting. What is the importance of the census?  This information is used by government organizations (federal, state and local), non-profit organizations and anyone involved in a planning process.  The data provides demographic information and helps identify changing needs of the citizens.
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Landlord Reported Making Threats with Shotgun
web posted March 29, 2011
TRENTON – Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a home on the 600 block of Woodyard Road Monday afternoon with a report that a landlord went to a rental property with a shotgun making threats. According to available information, one of the renters fired a shot into the air from their own gun to "scare him off".
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Aiken County New Warrants Include Three from Edgefield County
web posted March 29, 2011
AIKEN – The Aiken County Sheriff's Office new warrant list includes three Edgefield County residents. The warrant list was released on Monday. Barry Carpenter of Sweetwater Court and Joshua Swindell of Cheves Creek Court, both in Merriwether, and Leon Broadwater Jr. of Ridge Road in Johnston were included.
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FFA Annual Plant Sale this Friday
web posted March 29, 2011
JOHNSTON – Need to replant that flowerbed or spruce up the yard with some color this spring? Getting ready to plant the garden? The Strom Thurmond Career Center FFA has just what you need at their Annual Plant Sale scheduled for Friday, April 1, from 8 am until 8 pm in the Greenhouse behind the football field.
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Merriwether Third Graders Present SC History Play
web posted March 29, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Merriwether Elementary Third Grade students presented “Close Encounters of the South Carolina History Kind” on March 24, 2011.  Mr. Wayne Marchant, Principal and third grader Grace Seawright welcomed students and guests to the performance. Kate Barrett and Colby Welsh with teacher Mrs. Janice Bass opened the show by playing the characters of students and their teacher from another future time.
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The Passing of a Media Icon: Carl E. Langley Jr.
Sept. 27, 1932 - March 25, 2011
web posted March 28, 2011

AIKEN – It is with heavy heart that we bring you news of the passing of Carl Langley, a cherished columnist and good friend. Carl passed away on Friday at his home after an extended and brave battle with cancer. He was 78. He had a distinguished career as an editor, reporter, columnist, and author. Carl joined Edgefield Daily as a columnist in December of 2006 and continued his writing until May of 2010.
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Merriwether Home Destroyed by Fire
web posted March 28, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A late night fire destroyed a home on Murrah Road Saturday. A Merriwether fireman on his way home from clearing downed trees during the evening storms spotted the home on fire and radioed dispatch to summon other firefighters. The home was fully engulfed in flames when it was discovered. The Merriwether Fire Department arrived on the scene within minutes and began battling the blaze.
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Edgefield Daily Announces Carl Langley Scholarship
web posted March 28, 2011
COUNTY – In honor of columnist Carl E. Langley Jr., Edgefield Daily announces a $500 Carl Langley Journalism Scholarship available to a graduating senior at Strom Thurmond High School or Fox Creek Charter School prior to graduation starting this year. The recipient will have to submit a column, article, or opinion on any local issue in order to qualify.
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Junior Scholars Recognized By School Board
web posted March 28, 2011
COUNTY – The 2011 Edgefield County School District Junior Scholars were recognized in the “Spotlight Program” at the March 22, 2011 Board of Trustees meeting. Dr. Mary R. Crenshaw, Superintendent stated “It was indeed and honor to recognizes these middle school students who have shown outstanding academic achievement at their school level and we will continue to watch them excel as they enter high school next year.”
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Winners Announced for State Superintendent’s Writing Program
web posted March 28, 2011
COLUMBIA – Dr. Mary R. Crenshaw, Superintendent Edgefield County Schools, is proud to announce that Mr. Weston Whitfield of Johnston Elementary School and Miss Olivia Bernard of Merriwether Middle School are the winners of the State Superintendent’s Writing Awards Program for the 2010-2011 school year.
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FFA Festival of Flowers and Alumni Fundraiser
web posted March 28, 2011
RIDGE SPRING – Saturday, April 2, will be a busy day for the Agriculture Department at Ridge Spring-Monetta High School.This Saturday, the FFA will host its Spring Festival of Flowers. From 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., the FFA will display and sell their Greenhouse Flowers. For the past 3 months, horticulture students have been growing impatiens, coleus, and marigolds. Plants are also for sale during the week.
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Racing Bikes Crash on Deep Step Road
web posted March 26, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Spring is here and the racing bikes have returned to the Merriwether area along the popular raceways of Woodlawn and Deep Step Roads. Along with their return are the crashes that follow as with two riders Friday afternoon. A group of three riders on racing bikes heading west on Deep Step Road found one losing control in a series of sharp curves causing a second rider to lose control of his motorcycle and both smashed into the guardrail.
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Two More Burglaries Reported
web posted March 26, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Two more burglaries in the southern Edgefield County area were reported on Thursday with thousands of dollars in property reported stolen. The first report came from a resident on Community Road Thursday morning stating a door left unlocked allowed the person or persons responsible access to the home.
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Strom Thurmond FFA Takes Third at State Floriculture Contest
web posted March 26, 2011
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond FFA Floriculture team took third place honors in the State Floriculture Career Development Event (CDE) held at Spartanburg Community College on March 19. The team consisted of Julia Miller, Kinsley Reeves, Tiffany Meisinger, and Sierra Wright.
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County Council Chairman: "Painful" Budget Year Ahead
web posted March 25, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council held their first budget workshop of the upcoming fiscal year 2011-12 budget. Chairman Dean Campbell opened the public work session with the hard revenue shortfalls the county is facing saying, "It's going to be a painful budget." Chairman Campbell said to pass an identical budget as the current fiscal year, without any additions, would put the county almost a half million in the red.
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Trenton Woman Has Vehicle Stolen for Second Time in Two Weeks
web posted March 25, 2011
TRENTON – Less than two week after reporting a van stolen from her yard, a Trenton woman called the Sheriff's Office on Wednesday to report someone stole her 1992 Buick Roadmaster valued at $2,500. The woman told the deputy that the car was in running condition at the time it was stolen.
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Merriwether Mathcounts Team Attends State Level Competition
web posted March 25, 2011
MERRIWETHER – The Merriwether Mathcounts Team participated in the State Mathcounts competition held on March 12th at Coastal Carolina University. The local team finished 9th in the state overall which was a big improvement as the team had placed in the 13th position on two prior state competition.
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Tools, Welder, and Trailer Stolen from Meeting Street Warehouse
web posted March 25, 2011
EDGEFIELD – A  burglary was discovered at a the Turkey Creek Kilns on the 1200 block of Meeting Street in Edgefield Wednesday afternoon after the owner arrived around 4 pm and noticed chain-link fencing torn down and items missing from inside a warehouse.
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First Annual Miss JET Pageant Names Queens
web posted March 25, 2011
JOHNSTON – The first annual Miss JET pageant was held on Saturday, March 19 at 3pm. Twenty-five girls from the sixth, seventh and eighth grades competed for the title of Miss JET. A winner was also chosen from each grade, and Miss Soaring Eagle was awarded to the girl that received the most sponsor donations.
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Morgan Stanley to Donate 1.2 Million to Japanese Red Cross Society
web posted March 25, 2011
NEW YORK – Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) announced today that it will donate $1.2 million to the Japanese Red Cross Society to assist with recovery efforts throughout the country.
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Wanted Man Arrested for Warrant and Drugs at Checkpoint
web posted March 24, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A wanted man was arrested during a safety checkpoint conducted by Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies at the intersection of Five Notch Road and Murrah Road just before midnight Tuesday. After finding the driver was wanted on an outstanding warrant, a search following the arrest found several baggies containing drugs on the driver and within the car.
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Teen Struck by Car While Reading Book in Field
web posted March 24, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A 17-year-old girl laying in the grass reading a book was hit by a car driven by a family member that was turning around in order to leave a residence on the 1400 block of Stevens Road around 4:40 Tuesday afternoon. The car backed over the teens legs before the woman realized what had taken place.
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April Cake Winner to be Announced Next Week: Enter Now
web reposted March 24, 2011
COUNTY – Enter your loved one or special friend in our April Birthday or Anniversary Cake Give-Away before time runs out. The April winner will be drawn and announced on March 30, so time to enter is limited. Entering is easy. Simply send in your birthday or anniversary wish to be listed in our Birthday/Anniversary page and they are automatically entered into our drawing. The winner will receive a custom cake by Carolina Cakes of Edgefield.
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$2,400 in Truck Rims Stolen from Trenton Home
web posted March 24, 2011
TRENTON – A Watson Road man called the Sheriff's Office to report a burglary at a home Tuesday afternoon when he discovered that a shed and a storage trailer had been broken into and property stolen. The actual home, located on the 1100 block of Watson Road, was not entered.
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Trinity Mission Relay for Life Hamburger and Hotdog Sale Today
web posted March 24, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Trinity Mission Health and Rehab will be having a Hamburger/Hotdog sale on today from 10:30am-2pm to help raise money for “ Relay for Life “. Hamburger with baked beans, chips, canned drink and desert for just $6 or a Hotdog combo with sides for just $5. Get a hamburger and hotdog combo and sides for $8. To place an order call 803-637-5312. Come on out and help support a great cause.

Budget Work Session and Called Meeting of County Council Tonight
web reposted March 24, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council will be holding a called meeting for a second reading of the Flood Insurance Ordinance followed by a work session of the county council on the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year budget tonight. The meeting will get underway at 6 pm at the County Council chambers located at the corner of Jeter Street and Railroad Avenue. The public is invited to attend. No votes will be taken at the work session.

Piedmont Tech Hosts Annual Employers’ Day in Greenwood
web posted March 24, 2011
GREENWOOD – More than 250 Piedmont Technical College students and alumni recently took advantage of the college’s annual employers’ day. Representatives from over 30 businesses, industries and service agencies were on hand to offer information about current and future job opportunities.
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Earn Engineering College Credits in High School
web posted March 24, 2011
AIKEN – Aiken County high school students can earn a year’s worth of college credit while attending high school. To find out how, students interested in science, technology, engineering or math are invited to an information session about Aiken Technical College’s Pre-Engineering Academy on Tuesday, March 29, at 5:30 p.m. in the ATC Amphitheater (Room 701).
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Trenton Man Charged in Molestation Investigation
web posted March 23, 2011
COUNTY – A 43-year-old Brightharp Road man has been arrested and charged with criminal sexual conduct in the first degree as a result of an ongoing investigation into a child molestation. Richard Rauschert was taken into custody Monday night and is being held without bond at the Edgefield County Detention Center.
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"Boots" Bandy Remembered
web posted March 23, 2011
JOHNSTON – One of the most successful girls’ basketball coaches ever, a top-notch guidance counselor, a first-class neighbor and friend, and a faithful church worker and servant of the Lord. This his how people described Harriet Elizabeth “Boots” Bandy, of Johnston, who passed away Sunday after a fairly lengthy battle with cancer. A memorial service was held yesterday at 3:30 p.m. at Johnston First Baptist Church, where Bandy attended. She was buried at Overbrook Cemetery in McCormick.
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Copper Thefts Continue: Sheriff's Office Offers Advice
web posted March 23, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Another home was found to have been targeted by copper thieves on Tuesday after the owner reported finding the HVAC unit dismantled and the copper tubing stolen. The estimated damage left behind was stated at $2,500. The growing number of copper thefts in just as aggravating for the Sheriff's Office as it is for the victims.
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Budget Work Session and Called Meeting of County Council Thursday
web posted March 23, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council will be holding a called meeting for a second reading of the Flood Insurance Ordinance followed by a work session of the county council on the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year budget Thursday, March 24, 2011. The meeting will get underway at 6 pm at the County Council chambers located at the corner of Jeter Street and Railroad Avenue. The public is invited to attend. No votes will be taken at the work session.

McKenzie Talbert Presented With State Championship Ring
web posted March 23, 2011
JOHNSTON – If there is anything more satisfying than the accomplishment of a host of goals for local golf standout McKenzie Talbert it is running through the list a second time. And it’s a pretty prestigious list, as she is the two-time Carolinas Golf Association (S.C. and N.C) Player of the Year and two-time winner of the SCJGA Beth Daniels Player of the Year award and now the back-to back S.C. Women’s Coaches Association Player of the Year and back-to-back Class 3-A Player of the Year.
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17 Roads With Resurfacing or Repairs by SCDOT
web posted March 23, 2011
COUNTY – The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is currently working, or soon to be working, on seventeen roads and two bridges in the county doing resurfacing or other repairs. While the work is underway, readers should be advised that traffic may be slowed through the work areas.
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Religion: Simple, The Lord's Prayer
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted March 23, 2011

RELIGION – We have completed our study of the Ten Commandments and now we are going to turn our attention to the Lord’s Prayer. Growing up in the Baptist church, I did not really learn the Lord’s Prayer.  We never recited it as a part of service and I was never asked to memorize it. I knew it was in the Bible, but it was not until I was playing High School football in Greenwood, that I ever recited the Lord’s Prayer with a group of people. Everyone seemed to know it, expect me; even dudes who I knew had never even been to church and could not even recite the alphabet! What was wrong?
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Edgefield Dixie Youth Baseball Opening Day Saturday: Honors US Military
web posted March 23, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Dixie Youth Baseball will celebrate "Opening Day" this Saturday, March 26 at the Edgefield Baseball Complex with "Jamboree 2011."  Bring the family for a full day of fun, fellowship, food and baseball. Games are slated to begin at 10:30 with Opening Ceremonies taking place at 11:30 am.
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Melissa Nicholson Elected Vice President of State Reading Council
web posted March 23, 2011
COUNTY – Melissa Nicholson from Douglas Elementary was elected to be the Vice President for the state reading council (SCIRA). She will serve as Vice President in 2011-2012, President- Elect in 2012-2013, and then as President in 2013-2014. Over the next three years, Melissa will work hard with the executive board to help plan events that will support literacy throughout the state of South Carolina.
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Another Church Targeted in Copper Theft: Damages Near $45,000 in Costs
web posted March 22, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A fourth area church has been targeted this year for copper theft when a member of the Young Macedonia Church arrived on Friday evening to find all of the HVAC units stolen. The units were last seen at the Wednesday night services and it is unknown exactly when they were stolen.
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Columbia TEA Party Chairman Speaks to EC Republican Women
web posted March 22, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Republican Women of Edgefield County held their March meeting Monday night at the Edgefield County Council Chambers with guest speaker Allen Olson, Chairman of the Columbia TEA Party. Mr. Olson thanked everyone for the opportunity to speak with the group and stated always considered himself a Republican until TARP (Toxic Asset Relief Program) was passed in 2009. "I no longer consider myself a Republican," Olson said, due to the support the program received by those in the Republican party.
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Edgefield County Republican Women Unveil New Logo, Encourages Attendance at Party Elections Next Month and School Board Run-Off
web posted March 22, 2011
EDGEFIELD – At the Monday night meeting of the Edgefield County Republican Women, an official logo of the group was unveiled. After months of trying to decide on one, the group turned to Lynn Huston, a graphic artist, to come up with the final choice. After submitting six designs taken from suggestions and submission from others in the group, the final product was approved.
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Edgefield County School District One of 23 Out of 87 in State To Receive Excellent Rating in Growth Index
web posted March 22, 2011
COUNTY – The South Carolina State Department of Education released high school and district report card ratings on March 17.  The Edgefield County School District, Strom Thurmond High School and Fox Creek High School made significant levels of improvement for the reporting period.  Strom Thurmond Career Center again posted an Excellent in Absolute Rating and Growth Rating.  The District received elementary reports in the fall of 2010.
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Weekend Metal Thefts Top $5,000 at Residences
web posted March 22, 2011
COUNTY – As the thefts of HVAC units at area churches continue, so does the thefts of metal and copper from residences. Over the past weekend, two homes reported items stolen at a loss of an estimated $5,700.
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Locals Recognized at SCIRA Conference
web posted March 22, 2011
COUNTY – Laurie Prince from JET Middle School, Gaye Holmes from W.E. Parker, and Terry Yonce from Johnston Elementary were recently honored at this year's SCIRA Conference in Myrtle Beach. Mrs. Prince received an award for being Edgefield County's Secondary Distinguished Teacher of Reading; Mrs. Holmes received an award for being Edgefield County's Distinguished Principal, and Mrs. Yonce received an award for being Edgefield County's Elementary Distinguished Teacher of Reading.
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Found and Lost Dogs
web posted March 22, 2011
COUNTY – Lost: Came home with a new 2 pound male Chihuahua and he got away from me before I could get him inside. Brown & grayish colored hair. Lost in the Walker Road/Walker Loop area. Please if anyone finds him contact 803 637 6490.
Found: Jack Russell markings with bright green collar. Found off Woodward Lake Rd. (Graniteville/Trenton area) 803-646-3703.

Seven Departments Receive Extrication Training at Merriwether Training Center
web posted March 21, 2011
MERRIWETHER – The Merriwether Fire Department held an extrication training class this past weekend with over 50 firefighters and EMS personnel attending from departments of the Westside, Edgefield, Belvedere, North Augusta, Jackson, and Merriwether fire stations. The classroom and field training took place on Saturday and Sunday. "It's all about the people we serve," Merriwether Fire Chief Joey Smith told the class.
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Cause of Structure Fire Under Investigation
web posted March 21, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A structure fire that broke out just after 9:30 Saturday night on the 100 block of Pin Oak Drive left a mobile home completely razed and questions being raised over how the fire started. When 911 dispatchers got the call neighbors said flames were already coming out of the windows.
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Man Falls Off Moving Car, Flown to MCG
web posted March 19, 2011 - 6:41 pm
SALUDA – Edgefield County EMS and Sheriff's Deputies were called to Old Chappell Ferry Road Saturday afternoon with a report of a person falling off of a car going down the road, leaving him with a severe head injury. Saluda County EMS transported the man to the Edgefield County Hospital where he was transferred to a LifeMed helicopter and rushed to the MCG Trauma Center.
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Concealed Weapons Class to be held March 26
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web reposted March 21, 2011

EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, March 26, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm in Edgefield, S.C. Cost of the class is $100.00 per person. Classroom material, fingerprint cards, fingerprinting, target and CWP training certificate will be provided.
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Columbia TEA Party Chairman to Speak at Republican Women of Edgefield County Meeting Tonight
web reposted March 21, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Mr. Allen Olson, Chairman of the Columbia Tea Party, will be the Speaker at the March meeting of the Republican Women of Edgefield County. Mr. Olson will speak about the Tea (Taxed Enough Already) Party in S.C. He states that the Columbia Tea Party is non-partisan and does not endorse candidates. The public is invited to attend.
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Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update
By Dean Campbell
web posted March 21, 2011

COUNTY – All members of the Edgefield County Council, along with administrative staff, held a planning and goal-setting session on March 4. Our outside facilitators were from the Upper Savannah Council of Governments. They told us it is the first goal-setting session for Edgefield County Council in their collective memory.
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Great Sponsors are at the heart of the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival
web posted March 21, 2011
JOHNSTON – Let’s face it: Festivals are fun. That’s no different at the Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival, which will be held May 7, 2011. But underlying all those good times are sponsors who make it possible to keep the Festival free or low-cost for patrons. In addition, it helps raise additional money that can be used to help the Johnston area.
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Local FFA Members Participate in State FFA Pageant
web posted March 21, 2011
BATESBURG – The Miss South Carolina FFA Pageant was held Friday evening, March 4, 2011, at 7:00 PM, in the Batesburg-Leesville High School Fine Arts Center, Batesburg-Leesville, SC. Twenty-four contestants were judged on their response to interviews and on evening wear. Four Runner-ups were recognized and presented an award.
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Jackson Square in North Augusta will host an Art Exhibition by “The Five”
web posted March 21, 2011
NORTH AUGUSTA – Jackson Square in downtown North Augusta will host an Art Exhibition by “The Five” in the space next to The Men’s Refinery (336 Georgia Avenue – Suite 107) on Friday, March 25th and Saturday, March 26th.  The opening reception in conjunction with The 2011 Yellow Jessamine Festival’s Meet the Artists will be Friday evening, March 25th from 5-8 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
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Armed Burglary Suspect Arrested after Vehicle and Foot Chase
web posted March 19, 2011
TRENTON – A suspect in the recent burglary of a Trenton business is now in custody after he was spotted loading up his personal items in a van on Harris Street Friday around 3 pm. When 19-year-old James Van Deese noticed a Sheriff's Investigator approaching he jumped in the van and sped away with the investigator right behind him.
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Local HOSA Students Attend Leadership Conference
web posted March 19, 2011
CHARLESTON – The 33rd Annual South Carolina HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) state Leadership Conference was held in Charleston March 9-11. Local Strom Thurmond Career Students attending the event were Haley Locklair, Brook Thomas, Mariel Hernandez, Alexis Fay and Rodolfo Pineda. After the awards were handed out, two students will be attending National competition in June.
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Hospice Care of South Carolina Celebrated Certified Nurses Day Today By Honoring Staff Board Certified Nurses
web posted March 19, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Hospice Care of South Carolina is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19th by honoring its board certified nurses for Hospice and Palliative Care. The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care:
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JET Middle School Sponsors Community Outreach and Information Day
web posted March 19, 2011
JOHNSTON – You are cordially invited to JET Middle School on March 25th at 9:00 a.m. to participate in their first annual Community Outreach and Information Day. During this time, the school will share with you the abundant opportunities that exist for the students at JET, including the gifted and advanced program and the arts and athletic programs.
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Greenwood Looking Forward to Hosting Masters Patrons
web posted March 19, 2011
GREENWOOD – Ask any hotelier or restaurateur in Greenwood about “Masters Week”, and they will quickly respond with excitement that their businesses truly benefit from the many visitors who frequent the area as they head towards Augusta, GA for the world-renowned PGA golf tournament at beautiful Augusta National Golf Club.
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Edgefield Police Officer Suspended Due to Investigation
web posted March 18, 2011
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield Police Officer has been suspended from duty due to an investigation by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). Edgefield Police Chief Ronnie Carter confirmed the suspension, though he refused to release the name of the officer due to it being a personnel issue.
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Three Cars Vandalized Tuesday Night
web posted March 18, 2011
COUNTY – In what at this time appears to be unrelated incidents, three county residents awoke Wednesday morning to find tires slashed or scrapes along the vehicle totaling nearly $2,000 in damage. All three calls were received between 6:30 and 9:00 am by the Sheriff's Office.
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Republicans Call for Expanded American Energy Production to Create Jobs, Curb Rising Gasoline Prices
Untapped Resources "Largest in the World"
web posted March 18, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday, the House Natural Resources Committee held an oversight hearing on how to harness American resources to create jobs and address rising gasoline prices.  The Committee heard from several energy experts who discussed America’s vast energy reserves on federal lands.
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Found Dog: Edgefield
web posted March 18, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Found Dog on Bauskett St male jack Russell, white body brown head.  Contact All Gods Creatures 803-279-1613

The Perfect Time to Open a 529 Future Scholar Account
By Curtis Loftis
South Carolina State Treasurer

web posted March 18, 2011

OPINION – Tax filing time is almost here which means you’re probably sifting through records and receipts, completing the forms and writing the checks that come with tax season.  The good news is that you can save money and do well by your loved ones and perhaps find a little happiness hidden away in those IRS forms.
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Bikers Hit the Road for Babies
web posted March 18, 2011
GREENWOOD – In Greenwood on April 2nd, die-hard bikers and weekend warriors will ride together to raise urgently needed funds to help every baby be born healthy. Lake Greenwood Motorcycle Ride for the Babies will start at Bi-Lo on Bypass 72 NE  in Greenwood from 9AM until 11AM. Last bike in at 3PM at The Dock Bar and Grill on Lake Greenwood. This Lake Greenwood Motorcycle Ride for the Babies Poker Run is being put on by MonaMcKinney.
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Spring Bonanza in Downtown McCormick April 16
web posted March 18, 2011
MCCORMICK – McCormick's Spring Bonanza is always bringing something new to you. Starting with tethered hot air balloon rides from 8-10 am and 4-6 pm weather permitting on highway 378W, 3 miles west of the town of McCormick, SC this in and of itself puts the festival above the rest, excuse the play on words. A first time for this festival is a boat show on Main Street.
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Investigators Arrest Two in Car and Metal Thefts
web posted March 17, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Sheriff's Investigators have arrested two men after a report of cars being stolen from a home on Highway 25 south on Monday. Michael Jones and Jason Ward Duncan, both 29, were taken into custody Wednesday morning near the scene of the thefts. Both are being charged with the thefts and burglary in the third degree.
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New Author Has Ties to Edgefield County
web posted March 17, 2011
COUNTY – Edgefield County is becoming widely known for producing a number of writers with published books to their credit. We can add one more to the list. Jason Cormier, a 1995 graduate of Strom Thurmond High School, has published his first book titled "Soul for Sale: My Journey Through The Wilderness."
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Roll call voting legislation passes Senate
web posted March 17, 2011
COLUMBIA – Wednesday evening, the Senate passed H. 3004, a state law requiring roll call voting. It’s part of a three-part process in which the Senate institutes a rule change, approves the new law and passes a resolution that will allow voters to give their OK to a constitutional amendment. Constitutional questions stopped a law before, but Sen. Larry Martin said this session’s bill works fine.
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Rep. Duncan vows to vote against any Short-Term Continuing Resolution
web posted March 17, 2011
WASHINGTON DC – Freshman Congressman Jeff Duncan announced this week that he will vote against any short-term continuing resolution to fund the government for the rest of this fiscal year, citing his commitment to significantly reducing government spending and lowering the national debt. A continuing resolution for funding is required because the last Democrat controlled Congress failed to propose and pass a budget.
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Birthday Cake Winner Thanks Edgefield Daily
web posted March 17, 2011
COUNTY – Our March Birthday cake winner, Justin Robinson, sent a thank you note to Edgefield Daily and posed for a picture with his cake supplied by Carolina Cakes in Edgefield. Justin is shown holding his basketball themed cake. The emailed thank you note read: "Thank you Edgefield Daily News for selecting me for the March Birthday Cake Winner." Be sure to send in your birthday or anniversary wish to have your loved one entered into our April drawing.
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Miss JET Pageant Set for March 19
web posted March 17, 2011
JOHNSTON – Johnston Edgefield Trenton Middle School will hold a Miss JET Pageant on March 19th beginning at 3:00 p.m. The school will crown a queen representing Miss 6th Grade, Miss 7th Grade and Miss 8th Grade and a Miss JET. A Miss School Spirit and Miss Soaring Eagle will also be crowned. Ticket price is $5.00 for 6 and up. The public is invited to attend this first Miss JET Pageant.

Benefit for St. Jude Children’s research Hospital “Event for Life”
web posted March 17, 2011
BATESBURG – Participants will Saddle Up for St. Jude at an event starting at 9 am Saturday, April 2, at 620 Holder Rd, Batesburg, SC. Highland Farm is organizing the trail ride, Ride and Tie, Festival, and Cowboy Church, which will raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. 
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Burglary Suspects Arrested
web posted March 16, 2011
NORTHSIDE – A Friday burglary of a home on the 1000 block of Highway 378 East has led to multiple arrests and one man being held at the Edgefield County Detention Center on a first degree burglary charge. Jimmie Markese Holloway, 22, was booked into custody after his arrest in Saluda County in connection to the crime.
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Sewer Line Work to Cause "Inconveniences" to Residents in Johnston
By Megan Lott
web posted March 16, 2011

JOHNSTON – Johnston residents were told to expect inconveniences in the next month at the Johnston Town Council Monday night. Workers will be changing sewer pipelines on Johnson St, Walker St., Bland Ave., and other roads. The pipes are to be expanded from six inches to eight inches at no cost to the town and are expected to last longer than the original piping.
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Columbia TEA Party Chairman to Speak at Republican Women of Edgefield County Meeting March 21
web posted March 16, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Mr. Allen Olson, Chairman of the Columbia Tea Party, will be the Speaker at the March meeting of the Republican Women of Edgefield County. Mr. Olson will speak about the Tea (Taxed Enough Already) Party in S.C. He states that the Columbia Tea Party is non-partisan and does not endorse candidates. The public is invited to attend.
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Hospice Care Holds Open House and Ribbon Cutting
web posted March 16, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Hospice Care of South Carolina has a new home in Edgefield. The organization, which has had offices in the county for about six years, recently relocated from Augusta Road to newer, more expansive offices at 211-A Norris Street.
A ribbon cutting and open house were held last Thursday to show off their new offices and to allow the community to become better acquainted with the services they have to offer.
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Religion: Breaking Them All - The 10th Commandment
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted March 16, 2011

RELIGION –
A few years back I was reading “True Spirituality” by Francis Schaeffer. In it he made the point about the importance and the power of the 10th commandment. I have to be honest, of all the “Big Ten” I forget about the 10th commandment “not to covet” the most. I don’t worry about breaking it. One reason is that it is the only internal commandment; all the others are external in nature. Schaeffer argues that we break it before we break any of the other. This got me thinking, the tenth does deal directly with contentedness.
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“Dream It Do It” Community Night Canceled
web posted March 15, 2011
JOHNSTON – The “Dream !t Do !t” event originally set for this Thursday, March 17th at 6:00 pm at the Strom Thurmond High School Cafeteria has been canceled. A new date will be announced when available. The announcement published has been removed.

Feature: Medical Malady Finds Edgefield County Residents With Common Ground
By Megan Lott
web posted March 16, 2011

EDGEFIELD – For those of you who are parents of babies, you know how frightening it is when your child faces a medical issue. I am the mother of a seven month old boy named Jacob who was born five weeks early. Although we were blessed that Jacob only spent a week in the NICU with minor problems that were only temporarily, we now face a more permanent problem that wasn’t discovered until down the road. Jacob suffers from torticollis, a condition in which one side of his neck has weak muscles.
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JET Middle School Honors Student by Raising Money for the American Heart Association
web posted March 16, 2011
JOHNSTON – JET Middle School celebrated Heart Health Month during the month of February by raising money for the American Heart Association. In the end, $1,100 was given to this worthwhile organization. A JET seventh grader was undergoing heart surgery during the fundraiser.
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Public Education Partners features Ridge Spring Monetta High School Geometry Program for March
web posted March 16, 2011
RIDGE SPRING – Geometry teacher Angie Abney of Ridge Spring Monetta High School would like to pilot a Geometry Program that allows students to construct geometric figures, helping them learn how to apply mathematical ideas. By creating three dimensional objects, students will better understand why some structures hold and others collapse.
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Strom Thurmond Mock Trial Team Runner-Up in 2011 State Competition
web posted March 15, 2011
COLUMBIA – Strom Thurmond High School Mock Trial Team defeated Ft. Mill (2008 Champions), Johnsonville (2010 2nd runner-up), Bob Jones (2010 Champions) and Wando (2010 1st runner up) losing only to North Myrtle Beach in the finals of the 2011 South Carolina Mock Trial Competition to claim the 1st runner-up title.
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Complete List of Winners in Shamrock Run Available
web posted March 15, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The official results are in and the winners for every age category in the 5th Annual Shamrock Run are now available. As reported yesterday, Robert Boland, 15, Jacob Bass, 16, and Dustin Stewart, 16, took the top three honors respectively.
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Merriwether Man Charged With DUI on 4-Wheeler
web posted March 15, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A Sheriff's Deputy on routine patrol spotted a man riding a black Polaris 4-wheeler on Big Oak Drive Sunday morning around 1:47 am and initiated a traffic stop. Once the deputy approached the driver he noted a "strong smell of alcohol" emanating from the man.
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Workshop to Help Farmers with Planning Future of their Farm
web posted March 15, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Do you own a farm, forest or rural property? Is your goal to keep the property in production and/or in your family?  Do you feel unprepared to address the issues needed to achieve this goal?  If so, please attend the Upper Savannah Land Trust Farm Succession Workshop on April 7, 2011 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
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Here's Your Card: No Signs Saying "No Pot Smoking"
web posted March 15, 2011
HERE'S YOUR CARD – Johnston Police doing a walk-through at the Johnston Armory Saturday night during a party led to an Aiken man being seen smoking a cigar believed to be laced with marijuana. When an officer spotted the man he threw the cigar down behind him and carried on his conversation with the cigar still burning.
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Notice: Legislators to Visit With Board of Trustees
web posted March 15, 2011
JOHNSTON – Senator Shane Massey, Representative Bill Clyburn and Representative Bill Hixon will be guests of the Edgefield County Board of Trustees on March 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to share information on important legislative issues and budget matters. The meeting will be held in the conference room of the District Office. Following the meeting with the legislators, the regular school board meeting will be held, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

ECH Book Fair Tomorrow
web posted March 15, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring a Book Fair on
Wednesday, March 16th from 10:00am until 5:00pm in the Edgefield County
Hospital Lobby.  Everyone is welcome-  there will be something for all ages.

Local Teens Dominate Shamrock Run Taking First Four Spots
web posted March 14, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The 5th Annual Shamrock Run attracted hundreds to Edgefield on Saturday in what founder and organizer Kerry Klein said "was the best year ever." Ms. Klein said, "The weather was great. It was perfect. Everyone had a great time." The top four finishers in the race surprisingly were between 15 and 16 years of age. Robert Boland, 15, came in first with a time of 13 m 25 s. Jacob Bass, 15, came in second with a time of 13 m 48 s with third place winner Dustin Stewart finishing one second later.
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ETV Host to Guide Stevens Creek Hike
web posted March 14, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Join a hike in the Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve in Clarks Hill, SC featuring Patrick McMillan, host of ETV nature program Expeditions, as our guide. McMillan will take us on a hike and explain the importance and rarity of Stevens Creek and associated plant and animal communities. This spring outing is sponsored by the Upper Savannah Land Trust to help people learn more about the natural resources around them and special properties that are in our area.
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Opinion: County Administrator Brown Seems Clueless on Job Description
A Column by the Editor
web posted March 14, 2011

COLUMN – Edgefield County Administrator Alton Brown must have suffered some sort of amnesia when it comes to performing his job and what that job entails since last year at budget time. In an email sent to every elected official and county department head last week, Brown now claims he has no clue what to do. That is odd since the county council worked out a budget schedule the first of the year that was make public in early February.
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Chairman's Edgefield County Newsletter Coming March 21
web posted March 14, 2011
COUNTY – The next Edgefield County Update, a newsletter that discusses County government business, will be issued March 21, 2011, and posted on the Edgefield County Government website. In addition, it will be emailed to those who want to receive it.
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Aiken Regional Medical Centers and Edgefield County Hospital to Host Medical Information Event
web posted March 14, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Aiken Regional Medical Centers and the Edgefield County Hospital have partnered to keep our communities healthy.  January marked the second year for the partnership.
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Concealed Weapons Class to be held March 26
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web reposted March 14, 2011

EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, March 26, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm in Edgefield, S.C. Cost of the class is $100.00 per person. Classroom material, fingerprint cards, fingerprinting, target and CWP training certificate will be provided.
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STHS Students of The Month (Photo Included)
web posted March 14, 2011
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond High School is proud to recognize the February 2011 Students of the Month. These students are selected by teachers for displaying outstanding leadership and citizenship characteristics.
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Juilliard Students Visit STHS
web posted March 14, 2011
JOHNSTON – Students from the Julliard Drama Division presented a program at Strom Thurmond High School last Thursday. The students were sponsored by the Aiken Julliard organization in an outreach program for the New York based school. These students visiting Strom Thurmond are from different cities across the United States and one is from Scotland.
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Move Clocks Up One Hour Tonight
web posted March 12, 2011
COUNTY – Daylight Savings Time takes place tonight. Remember to move your clocks forward one hour before retiring for the night.

Fourth Church Targeted in HVAC Theft
web posted March 12, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A fourth church has been targeted for theft of heating and air-conditioning units, and is the second in the past two weeks. The Macedonia Baptist Church on Macedonia Road is the most recent church to fall victim to thieves when a church member arrived Friday morning and found two HVAC units missing.
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Second Courtney Road Home Burglarized in Two Days
web posted March 12, 2011
TRENTON – A second home on Courtney Road in two days has been burglarized. A woman on the 200 block of Courtney Road called the Sheriff's Office after waking just before 6 am Thursday to discover someone had been in their home while she was asleep.
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Senate Moves Transparency Bill Forward
web posted March 12, 2011
COLUMBIA – South Carolina Senate Republicans paved the way this week for a statutory law requiring roll call voting on all bills that pass the General Assembly.  The bill, H.3004, sets in permanent law a mandate that legislators have accountable, transparent votes on each and every bill that makes its way through the Senate and House of Representatives.
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Merriwether Middle Teacher Selected To Attend Science P.L.U.S Institute
web posted March 12, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Roper Mountain Science Center, a facility of Greenville County Schools, is pleased to announce that Rewa Milton, a 6th grade Life Science educator at Merriwether Middle School has been selected to attend the Science P.L.U.S. Institute during the summer of 2011. The Institute, 100% funded by a South Carolina Improvement Act (EIA) grant, gives intensive training in science teaching methods and activities to public school science teachers from throughout the State of South Carolina. The Institute emphasizes the Center’s belief that all students deserve a good science education.
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Alive At 25 Classes at STHS
web posted March 12, 2011
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond High School took the initiative to partner with the National Safety Council’s Alive at 25 program to offer a focused class on safe driving for students. Statistics show that automobile crashes are the number one killer of 15-24 year old drivers.  The Alive At 25 program is a survival course developed by the National Safety Council that is aimed at preventing this number one killer of teens.
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Planning Commission elects leadership, addresses new subdivision and rehashes roads in Birch Pointe
web posted March 11, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Planning Commission took up a number of issues Thursday night including a new proposed subdivision on Shortcut Road, the unresolved issues of roads in Birch Pointe, the reworking of the Flood Ordinance that was rejected by the state, and the election of officers for the commission.
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Trenton Home Discovered Burglarized Wednesday
web posted March 11, 2011
TRENTON – A Courtney Road home was discovered burglarized Wednesday afternoon when the husband arrived and found a window open and items missing from the home shortly after 2 pm and called to report the crime. Sheriff's Investigators arrived a short time later and began processing the scene for evidence and collecting information on the property stolen, believed to be close to $2,000 in value.
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Money Returned to Elderly Woman after Reported Swindle
web posted March 11, 2011
COUNTY LINE – A Brightharp Road woman who returned to her home Tuesday only to be confronted by a man wanting to get paid for work she never requested was repaid her $900 by the owner of the company, a follow-up report provided Thursday showed.
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State Senate passes illegal immigration bill in late night session
web posted March 11, 2011
COLUMBIA – After midnight session Wednesday night, the Senate passed S. 20, the illegal immigration bill sponsored by Sen. Larry Grooms and co-sponsored by a number of colleagues, including Sen. Ronnie Cromer who is the author of another immigration bill, S. 111. The first part of Grooms’ bill states that if a law enforcement officer has a reasonable suspicion that a person stopped, detained or in custody is an illegal immigrant, that officer or his agency must verify the person’s residency status.
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Rep. Duncan Defends Constitution during Radicalization Hearing
web posted March 11, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC – Freshman Congressman Jeff Duncan was a leading voice in today’s radicalization hearings held by the House Committee on Homeland Security. The committee hearings were the first of hopefully many that will focus on the threat of Islamic extremism in the United States and around the world.
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Charges Filed in Shooting
web posted March 10, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Three of the four men arrested shortly after the shooting on Dover Street in Johnston on Tuesday have been formally charged with felonies. A fourth man arrested has been released without being charged in connection to the shooting and faced only a traffic offence.
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Elderly Woman Targeted in Reported Swindle after Husband's Death
web posted March 10, 2011
COUNTY LINE – A 76-year-old Brightharp Road woman reported being the target of a swindle after arriving at her home Tuesday afternoon and finding her driveway covered in "dirt and rock" and a man waiting on her demanding payment of $900 for "the work".  The woman told the Sheriff's Deputy that she had not requested any work be preformed but paid the man after he entered her house behind her without permission and she became afraid.
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First Annual Edgefield County Relay for Life Beauty Pageant April 2nd
web posted March 10, 2011
COUNTY – The first annual Edgefield County Relay for Life beauty pageant will be held on Saturday, April 2 at W.E. Parker Elementary School at 10:00 and 3:00. All of the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
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JET Middle School Students Are “Soaring” in the Eagle Academy
web posted March 10, 2011
JOHNSTON – The Eagle Leadership and Achievement Academy is composed of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders who excel in the classroom and show leadership through their behavior and academic achievements. The program was one of the primary initiatives that Mr. Hampton envisioned for JET Middle School upon becoming principal in 2009. According to Mr. Hampton, “My goal for the Eagle Academy was to give gifted students in Edgefield County an experience in education that would rival other academically gifted programs in the state.”
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Accused Shooters in Custody
web posted March 9, 2011
JOHNSTON – Two men are being held after an exchange of gunfire Tuesday afternoon at the Dove Street Apartments in Johnston with at least a half dozen shots being exchanged at the complex. Though no formal charges have been filed at this time, Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston said charges could range between attempted murder, a convicted felon in possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
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Shoot-out on Dove Street Tuesday: Four In Custody
web posted March 8, 2011 - 4:03 pm
JOHNSTON – A midday shooting has left four people arrested and one of the guns involved being recovered, Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston said. "Right now the investigation is in its early stages, but we do have both shooters in custody." Sammy Lee Smith, 21, and Leric Merriweather, 18, of Bettis Academy are being held as the suspected shooters.
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50TH Anniversary Celebration of Strom Thurmond
web posted March 9, 2011
COUNTY – The weekend of May 6 and 7 will be a special time for students, alumni, present and past administration and staff, as well as citizens of Edgefield County to take part in activities commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Strom Thurmond High School. This weekend of celebration invites graduating classes of the local high school to gather for reunions and to make plans to attend the events planned at the high school.
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Three Injured in Near Head-on Collision
web posted March 9, 2011
JOHNSTON – Three people were injured in a near head-on collision Tuesday afternoon when a driver swerved into the southbound lane striking a southbound car and landing in the parking lot of the South Carolina Electric and Gas parking lot. The collision, which took place around 2 pm on Lee Street, blocked all traffic at times as the injured were removed from the vehicles and loaded into ambulances. At least two of the injured were transported to MCG in Augusta.
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School Board Hears Concerns of Sports with Charter and Home School Students
By Meagan Lott
web posted March 9, 2011

JOHNSTON – The Edgefield County School Board met Tuesday night, March 8, to discuss issues with the local high schools. Jerome Singleton, from the South Carolina High School League was on hand to give the board some information and answer questions. One of the items concerned middle school students who currently play sports at the high school level.
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Thurmond Grad Helping to Lead NC Team in College Finals
web posted March 9, 2011
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Kotie Kimble is living a dream, and in it he is dancing. But he’s hardly doing so alone. He has plenty of company – the entire men’s basketball team at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. Kimble, a 2003 graduate of Strom Thurmond High School and former manager with the Rebels basketball team, took his love of the game to Coastal Carolina in Conway, S.C. where he served two Chanticleer head coaches as an undergraduate assistant. And Kimble nearly danced with them in 2006, but the Chants fell short.
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Religion: Ninth Commandment: Love The Truth
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted March 9, 2011

RELIGION – I am thirty, but in the last 12 years of my life since high school, things have changed a lot! I never used the internet until I got to college. There was no such thing as facebook, myspace, easy to build blogs, or twitter. Sure there was gossip and lies told about others frequently. I mention these things because there is an awful trend of cyber-bullying.
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World War II Traveling Truck at Strom Thurmond High School
web posted March 9, 2011
JOHNSTON – A World War II Traveling Trunk from the Upcountry History Museum has been scheduled to arrive at Strom Thurmond High School on March 14.  This exhibit will be at the local school until March 25.
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FFA Members Attend Legislators Appreciation Day
web posted March 9, 2011
COLUMBIA – The Strom Thurmond FFA officers attended the SC FFA-sponsored State Legislators Appreciation Ceremony in Columbia February 23, 2011. The students accompanied by Mrs. Darla Steele, agricultural education instructor and FFA advisor at STCC, along with Mr. Willie Green, STCC Director, began the day by visiting with State Representatives Bill Clyburn & Bill Hixon to thank them for their support of Agricultural Education. They were accompanied to the House of Representatives while in session by Mr. Hixon and Mr. Clyburn.
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Teens Suspected in Shooting of Cow
web posted March 9, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Sheriff's Deputies were called after a local farmer on Woodlawn Road reported that one of his father's cows had been shot and killed in a pasture for no reason Monday morning. According to witnesses interviewed by the Sheriff's Office, a number of teens were seen parked at a church near the pasture and running into the woods nearby the night before. On Monday night a report of vehicles matching the same description were reported speeding along the roadway. When deputies arrived they were unable to locate the vehicles.
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It's Official: School Board Dist 1 Election Set for April 5
web posted March 8, 2011
JOHNSTON – The Edgefield County Voter Registration and Election Office has received U. S. Department of Justice Clearance for the School Board District 1 Runoff Election. The Election will be held on April 5, 2011. The voting precincts will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
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Edgefield Town Council addresses zoning, annexation, new taxes and officer promotions
web posted March 8, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council held their March meeting Tuesday evening including three public hearings and a presentation by Scott Slatton, Field Service Manager with the Municipal Association, on the uses and processes of hospitality taxes. Following an executive session, the council voted on promotions for two police officers and the hiring of a part time officer.
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Weekend Burglary, Larceny, and Copper Theft Reported in Trenton
web posted March 8, 2011
TRENTON – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office was busy over the weekend with reports of burglaries and thefts in and around the Trenton area. Over $3,100 in property was reported stolen from the three locations.
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Concealed Weapons Class to be held March 26
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web posted March 8, 2011

EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, March 26, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm in Edgefield, S.C. Cost of the class is $100.00 per person. Classroom material, fingerprint cards, fingerprinting, target and CWP training certificate will be provided.
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Strom Thurmond’s Tori Whatley Captures State Title
web posted March 8, 2011
COLUMBIA – Playing in the toughest state championship tournament in recent years, Strom Thurmond freshman Tori Whatley, is again, the South Carolina Female Scholastic Chess Champion. This marks the third time that she has held the title, and paves the way for her to return to Lubbock, Texas to represent the Palmetto State in the Susan Polgar Girls Invitational Chess Tournament. Each year, about 3000 girls compete for one of the 52 invitations to represent their state (Texas and California get two) at the Polgar tournament.
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Sports: Fox Creek's Williams Receives College Offers
web posted March 8, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Marty Williams, who shines as an option quarterback for Fox Creek High School in Merriwether, picked up his first offer on Friday from Arkansas. "That wasn't that big because it wasn't face to face," Williams told Tigerillustrated.com Saturday afternoon. "But it's a big SEC school." Official offer No. 2 was delivered in person from head coach Dabo Swinney on Saturday as part of Clemson's Junior Day. "He brought me into his office with my recruiting coach (defensive backs coach Charlie Harbison) and we talked about football," Williams said.
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$10,000 Tires and Rims Stolen in Break-in
web posted March 8, 2011
JOHNSTON – An early morning burglary on Sunday of a Sandra Drive home left the homeowner reporting $10,000 worth of tires and rims stolen from inside the home. The couple told Johnston Police that they retuned home after being called by a neighbor stating their home had just been burglarized. When they arrived they found the back door open and a window broken.
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STHS Mock Trial Team in State Competition March 12
web posted March 8, 2011
COLUMBIA – The Strom Thurmond High School Mock Trial Team won all three rounds of the Upper State qualifying round to advance them to State Competition to be held this Saturday March 12 at the Matthew Perry Judicial Center in Columbia.  The local team faced Wren, Christ Church Episcopal and Bob Jones in the advancement rounds. The STHS team took top scores from eight of the nine judges present for the event.
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Flim Flam Reported in Edgefield
web posted March 8, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Though Edgefield Daily has reported countless times that anyone calling, sending mail or email stating they have large sums of money for you and all you have to do is pay a "small fee" or "processing fee" in order to receive the money it is a scam. However, in spite of those many warnings some still fall prey to thieves whose only objective is to take your money and leave you embarrassed. Worst of all, there is very little if anything law enforcement can do to prosecute the criminals.
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Six Years and Counting: Edgefield Daily Celebrates Anniversary
web posted March 7, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Though it seems like only yesterday Edgefield Daily appeared on the scene as the only county media publication based in Merriwether, the growth and readership has surpassed all expectations of the company's founder. In addition to being based in Merriwether, not Edgefield, Edgefield Daily is the county's first and only daily news provider with nearly ten times the readership of the local weekly's.
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Fox Creek Allowing Student Accused in Shooting to Remain in School Draws Concerns
web posted March 7, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A second teen charged in a shooting last May that left another teen shot in the back is causing some parents to question why the Fox Creek student remains at the charter school. Several parents contacted Edgefield Daily over the past three weeks worried. Jeff Britt Sr. is taking his concerns to the school's Board of Directors later this month. "I just want to make sure they are consistent," in handing out punishment. The Fox Creek School Board has refused to comment on the situation.
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Edgefield Town Council Holds Public Hearings on Horses and Hospitality Taxes Tonight
web posted March 7, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council will be holding Public Hearings on three upcoming ordinances this evening at their monthly meetings. One is on setback requirements for having horses and shelters and the other two concerning a new hospitality taxes to be levied on restaurants and motels and hotels. Edgefield Mayor Ken Durham said they are interested in hearing the comments from residents and business owners. "I've already talked to some (business owners) and have heard both positive and negatives."
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Baucom Battles Fiercely For Merriwether Mavericks Scholastic Chess
web posted March 7, 2011
COLUMBIA – Gregory Baucom battled some of the best competition in the state at the South Carolina Scholastic Chess Championships which were held on Saturday in Columbia. Nearly one hundred and forty K-12 chess players converged on the capitol in what Coach David Whatley of the Merriwether Mavericks described as the most competitive state-level event in recent years. “Not only has the game attracted more players, the skill of those players is leaps and bounds past what it was just five years ago.”
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MES Students Raises Over $1,100 in “Pennies for Patients”
web posted March 7, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Students at Merriwether Elementary have once again shown their compassion for others. During their “Pennies for Patients” campaign, students brought in loose change to donate. Over a very short two week period, students at MES raised over $1,100 to contribute to this worthy cause. 
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County Altered FEMA Flood Ordinance Rejected By State: Residents Left Uninsured
web posted March 5, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council was forced to hold a called meeting Friday morning in order to restart the process of passing a required ordinance that would allow county citizens access to FEMA insurance for flood protection. Due to the changes made by Administrator Alton Brown, and passed by council last month, the ordinance was rejected by the state and those with flood insurance were no longer covered.
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Strom Thurmond High School Sponsors “March Into Reading” Book Drive
web posted March 5, 2011
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond High School educators recently developed a program called Rebel Recon, to address individual student’s needs. To maintain the tradition of excellence, the program will launch a “March into Reading” book drive to promote life long learning through a school-wide sustained silent reading time for all students.
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Scrap Metal Company Targeted Again for Theft
web posted March 4, 2011
TRENTON – With metal and copper thefts rising along with the prices, metal thieves turned to a target rich location to steal copper. A scrap metal recycling company. Sheriff Deputies were called to Brewer Scrap Metal on Woodyard Road in Trenton Wednesday afternoon when the owner discovered approximately 2,000 pounds of radiators missing.
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Sen. Campbell introduces bill to repeal point-of-sale tax
web posted March 4, 2011
COLUMBIA – The fight against the unfair point-of-sale tax is moving in the right direction with the introduction of a bill in the Senate to repeal the tax. The lead sponsor of the legislation is Sen. Paul Campbell, who is joined by Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler. It effectively eliminates point-of-sale and puts South Carolina back on the right track. In the House, Rep. Jim Merrill submitted a companion bill, H. 3713.
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St. Patrick’s Day – Oyster Roast
web posted March 4, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce and The National Wild Turkey Federation cordially invite you to attend a very special Saint Patrick’s Day Oyster Roast, Thursday, March 17th, 2011 at 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM at the Turkey Federation Pavilion.
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Edgefield County Alliance meeting Monday
web posted March 4, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Alliance will hold a meeting  Monday, March 7th  at 7:30 at Piedmont Tech in Edgefield as usual.  This will be a  working session led by Ashley Rose  to discuss the Visioning process as a first step in the development of a strategic plan for Edgefield County.  Everyone is invited  to attend and provide input as we work together to move Edgefield County  forward in positive ways. Breakfast will be served so please RSVP to Linda Anderson at 803-279-4138 or johnnyfanderson@bellsouth.net  so we can prepare properly.

SCRG Foundation Releases Video Featuring U.S. Senator Jim DeMint
web posted March 4, 2011
COLUMBIA – US Senator DeMint (R-South Carolina) serves as narrator in a video documentary on school choice released this week by South Carolinians for Responsible Government Foundation. Throughout the film, DeMint voices his strong belief in providing parents with real choices in education.
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Hospice Care of South Carolina Celebrates National Social Work Month in March 2011
web posted March 4, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Social Workers change futures. The Social Work Month 2011 theme promotes the role of social worker as positive change agent.  There are 640,000 professional social workers in the United States who have dedicated their careers to either helping people transform their lives, or improving environments that make such progress possible.
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Fire Victim Identified as 23-Year-Old Edgefield Man
web posted March 3, 2011
NORTHSIDE – Edgefield County Deputy Coroner David Burnett said Wednesday 23-year-old Alexander Brunson, of Jimmy Road, died in the fire that broke out in his single-wide mobile home just before 1 am Wednesday. Results from an autopsy were not available Wednesday afternoon. "I haven't received anything official  back (from the medical examiner) yet," Burnett said.
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Strom Thurmond High School advances to state mock trial competition
web posted March 3, 2011
COLUMBIA – Strom Thurmond High School has advanced to the S.C. Bar State High School Mock Trial Competition March 11-12 at the Matthew J. Perry Jr. Federal Courthouse located at 901 Richland St. in Columbia.
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100 Percent of ATC Nursing Students Pass National Licensing Test
web posted March 3, 2011
AIKEN – All of ATC’s recent practical nursing graduates passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN), certifying them to work as licensed practical nurses.
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Opinion: Administrator's Childish Antics are Getting Old
A Column by the Editor
web posted March 3, 2011

COLUMN – It is painfully obvious that Edgefield County Administrator Alton Brown must be trying to get fired or is trying to get the county sued, or both. He has created a very hostile work environment for elected officials, of whom he serves. Disrespecting your bosses is childish and Brown repeatedly sees how far he can push the envelope. It is the same way with small young immature children. They will test the limits of their parents at an early age. However, Brown is neither small nor young but he has immature down pat.
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One Killed in House Fire on Jimmy Road
web posted March 2, 2011
NORTHSIDE – A reported fire has resulted in a body being discovered in a home on the 200 block of Jimmy Road just before 1 am Wednesday morning. Northside and Saluda County Firefighters responded to the scene that was reported to be fully involved when the first units arrived on the scene. Shortly after 2 am the call was made to summon the Edgefield County Coroner to the scene with the discovery of the body.
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March County Council Meeting Gets Controversial
web posted March 2, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council held their March meeting Tuesday night that became tense at times. The council meeting saw Sheriff Dobey being funded for a new patrol car, several appointments to county commissions and boards, a dispute and executive session over possible copyright infringement by the county, and funding for a sheriff's deputy to be paid to provide security during county council meetings.
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Cattle Truck Crash Blocks Highway Traffic
web posted March 2, 2011
JOHNSTON – A mid-morning crash involving a tractor-trailer hauling cattle on Highway 121 just outside of Johnston left the highway blocked and saw detours erected to divert traffic from the scene for hours. The tractor-trailer overturned injuring some of the cattle in the trailer and brought the Johnston Fire Department to the scene due to fuel spilling from the truck involved in the crash.
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Driver Flees Scene after Crash
web posted March 2, 2011
EDGEFILED – A single car crash Tuesday left police searching for a driver that fled the scene after crashing a Cadillac on Youngblood Road. According to Edgefield Police, the 16-year-old driver and a passenger were traveling west on Youngblood Road from Augusta Road when the driver lost control of the car and slammed into a tree before leaving the scene.
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Pastor's Life Of Crime: Eight Commandment
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted March 2, 2011

RELIGION – Let me start with a confession, I used to lead a life of crime. Seriously. When I was in the third grade, my dad would take me to school and we would stop by a donut shop beside a Bi-Lo grocery store in Greenwood most mornings. Now, as a portly third grader a fried apple fritter made me very happy (and still does)! But one particular morning I got my apple fritter and more.
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Edgefield Teen Charged as Adult in Attempted Rape
web posted March 1, 2011
EDGEFIELD – A 17-year-old Edgefield teen has been booked into the Edgefield County Detention Center and remains in custody with no bond for a criminal sexual conduct in the first degree charge. Jarrell Marquin Chiles was taken into custody on the evening of November 3, of 2010, after deputies were called with a report of a sexual assault. Chiles has been housed at the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) in Columbia until he turned 17 just over a week ago.
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Aiken Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash
web posted March 1, 2011
AIKEN – An Aiken man has been killed in a motorcycle crash on Interstate l-20 near mile marker 7 at approximately 6:32 pm Monday evening, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said. 64-year-old Joseph Williams, of Aiken, SC, was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Nick Clark: State Champion!
web posted March 1, 2011
JOHNSTON – Nick Clark, a Strom Thurmond High School junior, has captured the State Wrestling Title in the A – AA 171 lb. weight class. The State Championship competition was held at the Anderson Civic Center. Nick defeated an opponent from Bamberg-Ehrhardt.  His overall record for the season was 24/2 with his two defeats coming from opponents in other divisions than the A – AA area. He won the Upper State A – AA Championship the weekend of February 17 and 18.
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Merriwether Middle School MathCounts Team To Compete In State Event
web posted March 1, 2011
MERRIWETHER – The Merriwether Middle School MathCounts Team placed 2nd in the region competition held at Aiken Technical College on February 12th.  They have been invited to participate in the state competition at coastal Carolina University on March 12th.  Besides the team awards, individual members were recognized for their achievements.
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Third Rural Church Targeted for Theft
web posted March 1, 2011
BETTIS ACADEMY – Another area rural church has been targeted by those stealing copper and metal leaving $11,000 in damages behind. Friday evening the County Line Fire Department and Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a possible fire at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church around 5 pm after dispatch received a call from the alarm company. A short time later they were informed that a church member arrived and discovered that someone had stolen the heating and air conditioning units from the church.
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Johnston Man Arrested After Breaking Into Family Dollar
web posted March 1, 2011
JOHNSTON – The Edgefield County 911 Dispatchers received a call just after 3 am Sunday morning reporting that a man was breaking out the window of the Family Dollar Store on Lee Street in Johnston. Officers arrived on the scene and found the broken plate glass window near one of the registers and entered the building to see if they could find a possible suspect. Not long afterwards, a witness arrived and told police she witnessed the crime as well as providing a description of the man.
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Lost Dog: Merriwether
web posted March 1, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Lost: Boston Terrier wearing red collar. Special Family pet. If found please call 803-349-6891. Woodlawn Road area.

Stolen Gas Tanker Truck Recovered in Johnston
web posted March 1, 2011
JOHNSTON – A woman returning to her Waterworks Road home Friday  evening found a large gas tanker truck parked in her driveway and called the Sheriff's Office to have to removed. Shortly after deputies arrived it was discovered the tanker had been stolen from Aiken County.
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