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Four Vehicle Accident on Augusta Road
web posted March 30, 2017
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                                                          vehicle
                                                          accidentEDGEFIELD–  A four vehicle crash happened yesterday afternoon in front of the No.1 China in Edgefield.
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Break in on Copeland Circle
web posted March 30, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  Over $1,000 worth of items were taken from a home on Copeland circle, after suspects busted out a window to gain entry.
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County of Edgefield accepting Bids for Re-roofing Dispatch Center
web posted March 30, 2017
COUNTY –  The County of Edgefield is accepting bids for reroofing the Dispatch Center located at the Edgefield County Law Enforcement Center, 200 Railroad Street, Edgefield S C.
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J-E-T Receives Foundation Grant
web posted March 30, 2017
J.E.TJOHNSTON –  Create! Communicate! Collaborate! is the title of a grant designed by Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton (J-E-T) Middle School master teacher Carolyn Gilchrist.
The purpose of her project is to engage sixth grade students in a problem-based learning environment by creating a digital-rich classroom.
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Press Release: Sexual Assault Awareness Month
web posted March 29, 2017
COUNTY –   Sexual assault is a public health issue affecting women, children, men, and entire communities. Nearly 1 in 5 women will experience rape or attempted rape in their lifetimes, and 1 in 10 children will be the victim of sexual assault.
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Subjects Vandalize Trenton Home and Steal Boat
web posted March 29, 2017
TRENTON –  A man who has a weekend home in Trenton, went to visit his residence and noticed his home was vandalized, and his jon boat was missing.
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Books Are Fun: Book and Gift Fair
web posted March 29, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  Edgefield County Hospital will be hosting a book and gift fair Monday, April 10.
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STHS Varsity Softball beat Pelion High School 9-1
web posted March 29, 2017
SPORTS –  Strom Thurmond grabbed an early lead on its way to a 9-1 victory over Pelion on Tuesday. Strom Thurmond scored on a walk and a single by Truett Taylor in the second inning.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Mar 28- April 4
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web posted March 29, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Listen Up, MES Second Graders!
web posted March 27, 2017
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                                                          mes second
                                                          gradersMERRIWETHER –  The second grade students in Janice Bass’ class have been listening to books on CD all year thanks to a grant that was funded by the Foundation for Public Schools in Edgefield County.
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Edgefield County Council to Read Budget
web posted March 27, 2017
COUNTY –  Edgefield County Council will hold first reading of the FY 2017-2018 General Operating Budget at its regular meeting Tuesday April 4, 2017.  The meeting will be held at 6:00 P.M. in the County Council Chambers at 225 Jeter Street.

Under the Big Top at WEP
web posted March 27, 2017
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                                                          big top at
                                                          wepEDGEFIELD –  Jennifer Rice, W. E. Parker teacher, was awarded a Foundation grant. The name of her grant is “Under the Big Top”.
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STHS Softball and Baseball Team Win Against Gilbert and Pelion
web posted March 27, 2017
SPORTS –  The Girls softball team played Gilbert, and the boys baseball team played Pelion. Both teams successfully defeated their opponent.
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Merriwether Middle School Clean Up Day
web posted March 24, 2017
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                                                          middle clean
                                                          up dayMERRIWETHER –  Merriwether Middle School (MMS) Beta Club students spent their Saturday helping with the latest clean up effort on the campus of MMS.
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Belk’s “Charity Day Sale” Benefits Local Drug Treatment Agency
web posted March 24, 2017
PRESS RELEASE –  Spring showers often bring proms, weddings, babies, and other blessings. Did you know that it can also bring a great excuse for new clothes and accessories. On April 29, you can shop Belk for great deals and benefit local charities at the same time.
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STHS Varsity Softball beat Midland Valley High School 8-7
web posted March 24, 2017
SPORTS –  Rebel Head Softball Coach Kelly McIlvried was in the 8th grade the last time Strom Thurmond beat Midland Valley in softball.
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Guess Named SC Miss FFA Queen
web posted March 22, 2017
sths ffa
                                                          pageantJOHNSTON –  The Miss South Carolina FFA Pageant was held Friday evening, March 10, 2017, at 7:00 PM, in the Batesburg-Leesville High School Fine Arts Center, Batesburg-Leesville, SC.
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Merriwether Clean-Up Day
web posted March 22, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  The Merriwether Clean Up Day, hosted by the Merriwether Fire Department, is set for this Saturday.
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Two STHS Athletes Named Region Player of the Year
web posted March 21, 2017
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                                                          player of the
                                                          year sthsJOHNSTON –  Strom Thurmond High School (STHS) is proud to offer students many avenues to hone and perfect their athletic talents. In August, with the opening of school, begins earnest competition in volleyball, cross country, swimming, cheerleading, and football. These athletes were honored at a recent banquet for Fall sports.
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Deputy Sheriff, Dispatch, and Jail Positions Available

web posted March 21, 2017
COUNTY –  The Edgefield County Detention Center is currently accepting applications for Dispatch/Jail positions. The Sheriff's Office has an immediate opening for Deputy Sheriff.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Mar 21- Mar 27
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web posted March 21, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Rural Health Conversation
web posted March 21, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  The Edgefield County Hospital, and the South Carolina Office of Rural Health are inviting you to join your friends and neighbors to give feedback on how to improve the health of our state's rural communities for the SC Rural Health Action Plan.
Edgefield Daily

The Jo-Nathan Foundation Prepares for 2017 Fundraising Weekend
web posted March 21, 2017
PRESS RELEASE –  The Jo-Nathan Foundation is gearing up for their annual fundraising weekend.
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Johnston's Hidden Gem: Keliance Eastwind
web posted March 20, 2017
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                                                          eastwindJOHNSTON –  If you have ever traveled down Johnston Highway, you may have noticed a castle off the side of the road.  That place is called Keliance Eastwind, and we were invited to see what it was all about. 
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Dixie Youth to Celebrate Opening Day
web posted March 20, 2017
COUNTY –  Edgefield County Dixie Youth will hold Opening Day ceremonies on Saturday, March 25 at the baseball complex in Edgefield.
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J-E-T Middle School Honors Students at Junior Beta Club Induction Ceremony
web posted March 20, 2017
JOHNSTON –  Johnston-Edgefield-Middle (J-E-T) Middle School inducted more than seventy members from sixth, seventh, and eighth grades into its revived National Junior Beta Club on Tuesday, February 28, in the school’s gymnasium. 
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Historical Society to Hold Meeting: World War I to be the Subject
web posted March 20, 2017
PSA –  The Edgefield County Historical Society will hold its Spring Meeting next Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Edgefield.  The subject of the meeting will be Edgefield County’s participation in World War I
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Obituary: Mrs. Betty Ann Butler
web posted March 17, 2017
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Obituary: Brett Douglas Godfrey
web posted March 17, 2017
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Strom Thurmond's Mock Trial Team Wins State Competition
web posted March 16, 2017
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                                                          trialJOHNSTON –  Strom Thurmond High School competed in the 35th annual SC Bar State Mock Trial Competition March 10-11, where they took home first place..
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Edgefield County School District Offers On-line Student Registration
web posted March 16, 2017
RELEASE –  Completing school registration for students in Edgefield County School District is about to become much easier for parents and guardians with internet access.
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Proof of Residence Process Changes for Edgefield County School District
web posted March 16, 2017
COUNTY –  Families and guardians of Edgefield County School District students will provide proof of residence annually beginning with 2017-2018 academic year during registration.
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PSA: Edgefield County Republican Party Invites Members to Precinct Reorganization
web posted March 16, 2017
PSA –  We want to invite all members of the Edgefield County Republican Party to the precinct reorganization Wednesday March 22nd. 
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2nd Annual Cosmic Fun- Night Golf Tournament
web posted March 14, 2017
cosmic
                                                          fun night golf
                                                          tournamentEDGEFIELD –  The Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their second annual Cosmic Fun- Night Golf Tournament. 
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Driver Rolls Car Trying to Avoid Deer
web posted March 14, 2017
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                                                          road accidentMERRIWETHER –  Briggs Road is known for the sharp curve in the road.  This weekend there was yet another car accident on Briggs Road. 
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Mar 14- Mar 20
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web posted March 14, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Council Woman Betty Butler Passes at 66
web posted March 13, 2017
Mrs.
                                                          betty ButlerCOUNTY –  Edgefield Daily has learned that council woman Betty Butler passed away Sunday afternoon.
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Inmate Charged With Possession of Meth
web posted March 13, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  An inmate at the Edgefield County Detention Center attempted to bring drugs inside the jail.
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Notice of a Public Hearing Prior To Final Action by The County Council of Edgefield County To Enter Into An Ordinance
PAID PUBLIC NOTICE
web posted March 13, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  Notice is hereby given by the County Council of Edgefield County (the "County Council") that a public hearing for the below-referenced Ordinances will be held at the Council Chambers of the County Council,
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STHS Varsity Baseball Beats Ninety-Six
web posted March 13, 2017
SPORTS –  Friday night, the Rebels played at Ninety Six, where the picked up another win.
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Couple shares story after they were tied up, interrogated
web posted March 10, 2017
(WRDW/WAGT) -- The Saluda County Sheriff's Office says two people, a husband and wife, were separated, tied up and interrogated at their home off Johnston Highway.
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Statewide Red Flag Alert: Outdoor burning discouraged because of weather conditions, elevated fire risk
web posted March 10, 2017
STATE –   The South Carolina Forestry Commission is issuing a statewide Red Flag Fire Alert, effective at 7 a.m. Friday.
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Edgefield County Veterans Affairs Office Seeing More Veterans
web posted March 10, 2017
PRESS RELEASE –  Last year the Edgefield County Veterans Affairs Office provided assistance to Veterans and their families that resulted in 1500 encounters by way of claims, interviews, consultations, special inquiries, education, training, and other constituent contacts. This is a 49% increase from the previous year.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Town Council March 2017 Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted March 10, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  Edgefield Town Council met Monday might, March 6, for the regularly scheduled meeting, with a number of items on the agenda. Mayor Pro Tem Robert Rodgers presided in the absence if Mayor Ken Durham.
Edgefield Daily

Release: Strom Thurmond High School to host March for Babies event on March 31st
web posted March 10, 2017
JOHNSTON –  On March 31st at Strom Thurmond High school, students, teachers, and administration from Strom Thurmond High School CTC-FBLA will join together in their annual March for Babies walk—a fundraising event to help give more babies a fighting chance.
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STHS Varsity Baseball Beats Saluda
web posted March 10, 2017
SPORTS –  Wednesday night, the Rebels took on Saluda High School, where they picked up a win 11-0.
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Another Scam Hits Merriwether Elderly
web posted March 8, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  In what seems to be a trend, another elderly Merriwether woman was scammed $4,000.
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Man Reports Burglary, Gets Arrested
web posted March 8, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  After reporting a burglary at his home, officers arrive to the scene, and end up arresting the man.
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Attention All Strom Thurmond Alumni!
web posted March 8, 2017
PSA –  If you are a graduate of Strom Thurmond High School, there is a travel opportunity available for you!
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Merriwether Woman Scammed, and Burglarized
web posted March 7, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  A 62 year old Merriwether Woman was robbed by a young woman who knocked on her door asking for help. 
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Mar 7- Mar 13
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web posted March 7, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Stolen Trailer Recovered in Edgefield
web posted March 6, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  After receiving a call from the Saluda Sheriff's Department, the Edgefield County Sheriff's department helped in recovering a stolen trailer.
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Edgefield County Hospital Jewelry Sale Rescheduled
web posted March 6, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  The Edgefield County Hospital has rescheduled their $5 jewelry sale to March 23rd and 24th.  The sale will be hosted in the lobby of the Edgefield County Hospital.
Edgefield Daily

The North Augusta Camellia Show
web posted March 6, 2017
NORTH AUGUSTA –  The 12th annual North Augusta Camellia Show will be held on March 11, 2017 at the Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta.
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Guns and Ammunition Stolen From Camper
web posted March 3, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  After spray painting cameras, an unknown person went inside a home camper on Mill Creek Drive, where they stole over $4,000 worth of items.
Edgefield Daily

Community Yard Sale Fundraiser at Merriwether Middle
web posted March 3, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  Merriwether Middle School will be hosting a community yard sale next week.  Come shop, sell or do both. 
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STHS Varsity Baseball Beat South Aiken
web posted March 3, 2017
SPORTS –  The Rebels varsity baseball team started the 2017 season with a win over South Aiken High School.
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Johnston Peach Blossom Pageant
web posted March 1, 2017
JOHNSTON –  The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Beauty Pageant will be held on Saturday, April 15 at 10:00 and 2:00 at the Johnston Elementary Gym.
Edgefield Daily

Rebels Softball Beats South Aiken
web posted March 1, 2017
SPORTS –  Strom Thurmond got timely hitting and clutch pitching, helping the Rebels defeat South Aiken 6-5 on Tuesday.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Feb 28- Mar 6
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted March 1 , 2017
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
Edgefield Daily

Congressman Jeff Duncan Responds to President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress
web posted March 1 , 2017
RELEASE –  Congressman Jeff Duncan released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress:
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Crime Blotter Update
web posted March 1 , 2017
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