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PSA: Republican Party Meeting
web posted May 31, 2016
PSA –  The Edgefield County Republican Party would like to invite its members to its meeting on June 2nd.
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Fox Creek Freshman Experience
web posted May 31, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  This summer Fox Creek High School will be hosting a Freshman Experience. The opportunity will run Tuesday, June 7th – Thursday, June 9th from 9-11:30.
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NOTICE: Public Notice on County Budget
web posted May 31, 2016
COUNTY –  Edgefield County Council will hold third reading of the FY 2016-2017 General Operating Budget at its regular meeting Tuesday, June 7, 2016.  The meeting will be held at 6:00 P.M. in the County Council Chambers at 225 Jeter Street, Edgefield, South Carolina.

Memorial Day: All Gave Some, Some Gave All
web posted May 30, 2016
COUNTY –  With America honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country today, Edgefield Daily asked several local veterans; What does Memorial Day mean to you? Their words are striking and selfless - as you would expect. The steel crosses are lined in the town square of Edgefield. 

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Fox Creek High School 2016 Graduation
web posted May 30, 2016
fox creek
                                                          2016
                                                          graduationMERRIWETHER –  Aiken Tech hosted the 2016 Commencement ceremony for Fox Creek High School on May 2016.  104 graduates walked across the stage Thursday night. 
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Obituary: Theo Proctor McCary
web posted May 30, 2016
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Solar Meltdown
By Tom Poland
web posted May 27, 2016
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                                                          southLIFE DOWN SOUTH –  The sea, a laughing gull, a cloud bank, and the sun. Four elements that, artfully composed, create a classic scene brimming with energy. It could also be a blast from the past: the testing of a nuclear bomb over Bikini Atoll. But no, the sun rises over the Atlantic. Its churning, boiling photosphere emerges from a sea, which seems to clutch the incandescence, letting go with great reluctance. 
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Early Morning Collision Involving Horses Leaves One Dead
web posted May 27, 2016
NORTH AUGUSTA –  Chequita Snow Burgess, 30, of Orangeburg, was killed early Thursday morning in a motorcycle crash on I-20.
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Trump reaches magic number of delegates to clinch nomination
web posted May 27, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) –  Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president.
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Wills, Estates & Probate Workshop June 2 in Edgefield
web posted May 27, 2016
EDGEFIELD – The South Carolina Bar Association is providing free legal workshops which offer valuable  information to seniors and their caregivers, including one in Edgefield, Thursday, June 2.
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Edgefield Memorial Day Event
web posted May 26, 2016
COUNTY –  There will be a Memorial Day event in honor of “those who have given ALL” on Monday 30th of May starting at 10 O’clock AM. The location is the Edgefield Town Square.  Let us pay honor and respect to those men and women.

Strom Thurmond CTC Agriculture Student Competes in Public Speaking Contest
web posted May 26, 2016
JOHNSTON –  Gracie Herrin of STCTC’s FFA recently competed in the region extemporaneous public speaking competition at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies in Chapin, SC.
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American Red Cross Offers Water Safety Tips, Swim App and Training
web posted May 26, 2016
PRESS RELEASE  — Before heading out to the pool, lake, beach or waterpark this summer, people should make sure everyone knows how to swim and how to be safe when they are in, on or around the water.
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Athletics, Technology and Sports Medicine Work Together to Protect Players
web posted May 25, 2016
JOHNSTON –  STCTC’s Sports Medicine students are learning to use high-tech helmets to monitor potential concussion injuries of players. The helmets have sensors that measure impact.
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Woman Finds Shell Casings and Bullet Holes in Nearby Home
web posted May 25, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  After reporting hearing gunshots the night before, a resident on Hayes Drive called officers back out to her home when she found shell casings on her property the next morning. 
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Filmmaker Asks Portland University Students if They Would Support Hamas
web posted May 25, 2016
COUNTY –  Have you seen this video?  Filmaker Ami Horowitz went to Portland State University to ask students if they would help raise money for Hamas to "destroy Israel." If you thought these students would say no, you may be in for a surprise.
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4 Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Students Awarded Aiken Master Gardener Scholarship
web posted May 25, 2016
JOHNSTON –  Four members of STCTC’s FFA Chapter, received scholarships from the Aiken Master Gardener Association. Mr. Alvin  Bey, one of the members of the Aiken Master Gardener Association made the presentations at the Annual FFA Banquet held at Strom Thurmond. Bailey Pedersen and Hunter Herrin both received $1000 scholarships. Austin Hall and Geddings Jhant both received $500 scholarships.
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Obituary: Mr. Carl D. (C.D.) Padgett
web posted May 25, 2016
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Bridge Replacement in Edgefield/ McCormick Counties
web posted May 24, 2016
PSA –  The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and Palmetto Infrastructure Group, Inc. of Greenville will be replacing the bridge over Steven Creek on Garrett Road (S-19-143/S-33-88) located in both Edgefield and McCormick counties.
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Strom Thurmond students to attend Washington Youth Tour
web posted May 24, 2016
JOHNSTON –  Seven local students were chosen for the annual Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington D.C. 
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Crime Blotter Update
web posted May 24, 2016
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SRNS Presents $75,000 in SRNS Mini Grants to CSRA Teachers
web posted May 24, 2016
“The project I received a grant for really encourages critical thinking skills and also allows students to work together,” said La’Kendra Garrett, a master teacher at Merriweather Elementary School, Edgefield County, S.C. “And, when you think of society and that a lot of businesses want to know that applicants can problem solve and be able to work well with other people, and this project is designed to do that.”
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Winners Announced for Johnston Peach Blossom Festival’s Bass Fishing Tournament
web posted May 23, 2016
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                                                          peach festival
                                                          fishing
                                                          winnersJOHNSTON –  The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival announced today the winners of the 3rd Annual Bass Fishing Tournament, held as part of the Festival. 
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: May 24- May 30
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web posted May 23, 2016
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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Obituary: Dr. Bessie (“Tina”) Rainsford Yarborough
web posted May 23, 2016
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National & Local Critical Need for O Negative Blood
web posted May 23, 2016
PRESS RELEASE –  Due to the local & national shortage of O Negative blood, Shepeard has reached crisis mode with just 6 units of O Negative blood on hand for patients! To meet this critical shortage, Shepeard Community Blood Center is extending our normal business hours so that O Negative blood donors can come to one of our centers and help by donating.
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WWII Memorial Service
web posted May 20, 2016
TRENTON –  The Trenton Garden Club is honoring the six young men from Trenton that made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. 
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STCTC Students Attend South Carolina Manufacturing Conference and Expo
web posted May 20, 2016
JOHNSTON –  Twelve STCTC (Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center) students recently learned about the opportunities that exist in South Carolina manufacturing. "I had a great experience at the Manufacturing Expo Career Fair,” said Chris Mathis, STHS Senior
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Foundation for Public Schools of Edgefield County Letter to Contributors
web posted May 20, 2016
COUNTY –  The Foundation for Public Schools of Edgefield County is fundraising for the Teacher Vision Grants they give out every spring.
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From Gumball To Rumball
By Tom Poland
web posted May 20, 2016
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                                                          southLIFE DOWN SOUTH –  Encase sugary, chewy, rainbow-colored treats in glass and chrome. Add a slot, handle, and chute. Position at little boy and girl eye level and station by doors to irritate parents. Out comes a quarter. Parents have long endured this ritual. The first gumball machines appeared in 1907. 
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Park Row Market BBQ Buffet Thursday Night
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web posted May 17, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Park Row will be having their BBQ Buffet this Thursday, May 19th.
The buffet will be an all you can eat BBQ buffet.  They will begin serving food at 5:30.
Entertainment will be provided by BOGIE! Click on their banner above for daily specials and Like them on FaceBook.

STCTC Computer Science Students Present Software Projects
web posted May 19, 2016
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                                                          computer
                                                          science
                                                          studentsJOHNSTON –  STCTC’s (Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center) Exploring Computer Science students recently presented the “Apps” (Computer Applications) they created to their classmates. 
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S.C Passes Bill to End Abortions Before 19 Weeks
web posted May 19, 2016
STATE –  South Carolina Legislature passed a bill Tuesday  prohibiting almost all abortions after 19 weeks.  This makes South Carolina the 17th state to pass the ban.
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STHS Athletic Booster Club Applications
web posted May 19, 2016
SPORTS –  It's that time of year again!! Time to join the STHS Athletic Booster Club and/or get your business noticed by purchasing a company Banner.
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STCTC Students Pass Cosmetology State Board Exams
web posted May 18, 2016
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                                                          cosmetology
                                                          studentsJOHNSTON –  Ten STCTC (Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center) seniors traveled to Columbia, SC, on Monday April 11, 2016 to take the four and half hour Practical Exam for their Cosmetology license one hundred percent of the students passed. 
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Obituary: Edna Harmon Ouzts
web posted May 18, 2016
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Kids Korner Announces New Addition to Summer Camp
web posted May 18, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Kids Korner is pleased to announce a new addition to our regular summer camp program. This summer Kids Korner will be offering Reading and Math Skills activities for children that might need extra help during the summer months to stay on grade level.
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Public Notice: Edgefield County Republican Party Meeting
web posted May 18, 2016
COUNTY –  The Edgefield County Republican Party would like to invite its members to our meeting on June 2nd. 
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Woman Becomes Irate: Attacks Husband and Law Enforcement
web posted May 17, 2016
COUNTY LINE –  A man living off Macedonia Road contacted law enforcement after he was assaulted by his wife.  While laying in bed, the man's wife entered his room in an irate manner, and began attacking him.
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Park Row Market BBQ Buffet Thursday Night
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web posted May 17, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Park Row will be having their BBQ Buffet this Thursday, May 19th.
The buffet will be an all you can eat BBQ buffet.  They will begin serving food at 5:30.
Entertainment will be provided by BOGIE! Click on their banner above for daily specials and Like them on FaceBook.

Edgefield County Memorial Day Closings
web posted May 17, 2016
COUNTY –  Monday May 30th is Memorial Day.  in recognition of this Holiday, the following offices will be closed.
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A Beautiful Day For a Fishing Rodeo
web posted May 16, 2016
edgefield
                                                          fishing rodeoEDGEFIELD –  The 25th Annual Jimmy Shay Memorial Youth Fishing Rodeo was held Saturday at Lick Fork Lake Recreation Area with a multitude of children and parents lining the lake in perfect weather conditions, lightly overcast, cool and a gentle breeze to catch fish during the morning hours. 
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$4,500 Worth of Items Stolen From Trenton Home
web posted May 16, 2016
TRENTON –  A Trenton resident found her front door forced open, and over 14 items missing from inside her home. 
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STHS Varsity Baseball Win Over Cheraw 6-2
web posted May 16, 2016
SPORTS –  Friday evening, the Rebels claimed victory over game two and clinched the Upper State Championship.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: May 17- May 23
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web posted May 16, 2016
COUNTY –  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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Edgefield County Relay For Life
web posted May 16, 2016
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                                                          relay for
                                                          lifeJOHNSTON –  The Edgefield County Relay for Life was held Saturday from 2 pm until 11 pm on the Strom Thurmond High School football field.  The theme this year was Purple… the color of a cure. 
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Benenhaley, Florence  Darlington Tech Headed to World Series
By: A Sports Fan
web posted May 16, 2016
SPORTS –  Former Strom Thurmond softball standout, Brooke Benenhaley has certainly made an impact at the collegiate level in only her first season. The freshman Lady Stinger has played almost every position on the field and is now headed to the NJCAA World Series in Clinton, Mississippi.
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Obituary: Marvin Lee Glanton
web posted May 16, 2016
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Johnston Town Council May Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted May 13, 2016
JOHNSTON--  In a longer than usual meeting Monday night, Johnston Town Council conducted a number of items of business, among them the passing on first reading of the FY2016-2017 Budget, the approval of a Body-Worn Camera Policy and the approval of a mysterious acquisition of property.
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FCA Power Camp
web posted May 13, 2016
COUNTY-  Fellowship of Christian Athletes – Power Camp will be held June 6th through 9th
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STHS Varsity Baseball beat Powdersville 
web posted May 13, 2016
SPORTS-  The Rebels went on the road in another elimination game and got a huge win over Powdersville 8-3.
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Obituary: William Matthew Logue
web posted May 13, 2016
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Obituary:John Lee Smith, Jr.
web posted May 13, 2016
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Obituary: Henry DuBose
web posted May 13, 2016
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25th Annual Jimmy Shay Memorial Youth Fishing Rodeo May 14
web posted May 11, 2016
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                                                          shay fishing
                                                          rodeoCOUNTY –  The Jimmy Shay Memorial Youth Fishing Rodeo will be held Saturday, May 14, at Lick Fork Lake Recreation Area from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The rodeo theme is “Get Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs”. Children 12 years and under will be allowed to fish with bait and tackle furnished. Edgefield Daily


Fatal Single Car Crash in Aiken County
web posted May 11, 2016
AIKEN –  Cecelia Worm, 62 of Aiken County was pronounced dead at the scene of a single vehicle collision with a tree on Whiskey Road.
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Vandalism and Car Break in Occurs at Francis Wardlaw Academy
web posted May 11, 2016
JOHNSTON –  Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Calhoun Street in Johnston in regards to a vandalism that had occurred earlier in the day at Wardlaw Academy.
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Man Charged With Unlawful Conduct Towards Child, Disorderly Conduct, and More
web posted May 11, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Edgefield County Police were dispatched to  North Martintown Rd. in regards to a male subject who was highly intoxicated and standing in the roadway with a small child trying to stop traffic by standing in front of cars as whey were passing by.
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Teacher Cadet Provides Stellar Instruction to STCTC Students
web posted May 11, 2016
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                                                          teacher cadetJOHNSTON –  Scott Sherman, a member of Strom Thurmond High Schools Teacher Cadet program recently taught a unit at Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center (STCTC). 
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Crime Blotter Update
web posted May 11, 2016
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Press Release: NWTF Edgefield Luau
web posted May 10, 2016
EDGEFIELD-- Join the Edgefield Chapter of the NWTF at the Palmetto Shooting Complex Pavilion on May 26 for its annual Luau, sponsored by WKSX.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: May 10- May 16
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted May 10, 2016
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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Neighbors Feud Turns Physical On Mothers Day
web posted May 8, 2016
MERRIWETHER-- A physical altercation happened on Ruby Road in Merriwether, after a woman who was upset over a car seat, punched a neighbor who came over in attempts to calm her down.
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Philippi Baptist Church Charity Golf Tournament
web posted May 10, 2016
JOHNSTON-- The Philippi Baptist Church is hosting a charity Golf Tournament Friday May 27th to benefit Johnston native, Tammy Smith.
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Obituary: Edith Sharp Quarles
web posted May 10, 2016
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STHS Varsity Baseball Wins Against Saluda 3-2
web posted May 10, 2016
SPORTS-- The Rebels traveled to Saluda High School last night, where they won the game 3-2.
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Cumbee Center Announces Open House
web posted May 9, 2016
EDGEFIELD-- The Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons, Inc. invites community members to attend their open house this Thursday.
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STCTC TOP Students Selected for Third Nine Weeks
web posted May 9, 2016
JOHNSTON-- Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center’s (STCTC) programs selected the top students for the third nine weeks. “It is difficult for teacher to choose one student because of the number of kids excelling at STCTC,” said Connie Shannon, Career Guidance Counselor.

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Obituary: Lafayette Schumpert Crouch
web posted May 9, 2016
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Obituary: James Thompson Reeves
web posted May 9, 2016
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Obituary: Boyd Lee Stribling
web posted May 9, 2016
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Johnston Peach Blossom Festival On Tap for May 6-7
web posted May 6, 2016
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                                                          peach
                                                          festivalJOHNSTON-- This coming weekend, the Johnston, SC, Peach Blossom Festival will showcase great entertainment, arts and crafts, food concessions, a parade, games for children, a cruise-in, and a family-oriented street dance. The popular Festival is now in its 33rd year. 
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Brooks Recognized as Regional Hunter Education Volunteer Instructor of the Year
web posted May 6, 2016
JOHNSTON-- Jeremy Brooks, agricultural education instructor at the Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center and head coach of the Strom Thurmond CTC Sporting Clays team was named the Region One Hunter Education Volunteer Instructor of the Year by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. 
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Rural Infrastructure Authority Awards Nearly $15 Million in Grants for FY16
web posted May 6, 2016
STATE-- The South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) recently awarded $4.9 million in grants for water, sewer and drainage projects across the state. This brings the total new project awards for the year to $14.5 million in 20 counties.
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STHS Baseball beat Mid-Carolina 2-0
web posted May 6, 2016
SPORTS-- The Rebels boys baseball team won the District Championship with a 2-0 victory over Mid Carolina.
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Beautiful Losers
By Tom Poland
web posted May 6, 2016
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                                                          losers tom
                                                          polandLIFE DOWN SOUTH-- Death can be beautiful. So goes the line in a forgotten novel. Here, we witness the last days of a monarch doomed to topple into the sea, overthrown by lunar tides. 
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Press Release: PTC to Host Annual She’s Somebody’s Hero Featuring Jane Herlong
web posted May 6, 2016
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                                                          herlongGREENWOOD-- Women have always been heroes. They do extraordinary things, but, so often, we think of them as ordinary. They shape the world, trying to make it kinder, softer, more compassionate and a more beautiful place to live. 
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Press Release: Night of Games-  Peach Blossom Festival
web posted May 2, 2016
JOHNSTON-- The Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival will host A Night of Games, Thursday, May 5th .
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STHS Varsity Baseball Defeats Mid-Carolina 10-0
web posted May 2, 2016
SPORTS-- The Strom Thurmond Rebels took on the Mid Carolina Rebels Saturday in the district playoffs, where they defeated Mid Carolina 10-0 in 6 innings.
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Mrs. Doris P. Clayton
web posted May 2, 2016
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Obituary: Mark Thomas
web posted May 2, 2016
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