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Archives: November 2005


One man shot, two arrested in home robbery in Johnston 
web posted November 30, 2005
JOHNSTON – Two men have been arrested in the late night shooting that took place in Johnston Monday night while one remains at large. Arrested in the home robbery turned shooting was Randy Michael Coleman Jr., 18, of Johnston and a juvenile who was not identified due to his age. The third man is wanted for questioning in connection to the case and he has not been located at this writing..
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Four charged in Sunday shooting 
web posted November 30, 2005
EDGEFIELD – The suspects in the Sunday evening shootout on Highway 25 on November 20, 2005 that left one man shot in the head have been arrested and face various felony charges including South Carolina’s equivalent to attempted murder charges for two of the four men involved.
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Weather to co-operate with Christmas Parade Saturday morning in Edgefield
EDGEFIELD – The weather will co-operate with the Edgefield Christmas Parade Saturday morning as temperatures will hover in the seasonable 40’s as the event kicks off with mainly clear skies. The time of the start of the parade has been changed to 11:00 am to accommodate local football fans heading to the Strom Thurmond State AAA Championship game at Williams Brice Stadium in Columbia at 8:00 pm.
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Away, with the manger!
Novi subdivision tells family to get baby Jesus off lawn; homeowners say Christ belongs in Christmas
The Detroit News

Edgefield Christmas Parade Time Changed
Edgefield National Guard Unit to be honored as Grand Marshall

web posted November 29, 2005
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Community Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2005.  Since fans will be traveling to see the Strom Thurmond High School football team’s appearance Saturday night in the state championship game, the parade will begin at 11:00 am instead of 4:30 pm as originally scheduled. “Hopefully, everyone can come out and enjoy the parade before heading to Columbia for the big game,” said Michael Medlock, parade chairman.
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Christmas light displays sought
web posted November 29, 2005
WEBNEWS – Are you decorating your house for Christmas? Have you seen a house that is decorated that you like? Let us know and we will compile a list of notable homes and, before Christmas, a map to locate grand displays Edgefield County residents have put on for the holiday. Send us pictures of homes if you have them and we will post them for all to see! Please send in all your locations before December 15th so we can post the entire list with the shortest route to see them all. We will begin to list the locations on a special page as they come in. Send in as many as you wish! Mail, fax, or call them in as well.

Man shot during late night attack in Johnston
web posted November 29, 2005
JOHNSTON – A call came in to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office around
11:18 pm Monday night reporting several people outside a home in Johnston with guns. A short time later a report of one man being shot in the leg also came in. Johnston Police Officer Lamaz Robinson arrived on the scene and reported one man had been shot in the head and requested back-up and EMS.
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Crash sends five to Trauma Center (Photo story)
web posted November 29, 2005
SWEETWATER – An evening crash on Highway25 at Square Circle Ranch Road sent five to the MCG Trauma Center. A Ford Ranger XLT was traveling North on Highway 25 when a Toyota Camry LE tried to turn across the two northbound lanes to enter Square Circle Ranch Road. That is when the truck t-boned the Camry in the passenger side door sending both vehicles sliding to the entrance of the side road.
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County settles suit over bonds
web posted November 29, 2005
COUNTY – Edgefield County has settled a lawsuit filed over the vote to support the now defunct Theater Project that was to go in property the Town of Edgefield filed to take possession of from the Mims’ family. The suit was filed over a July 6, 2004 vote by the County Council to support the project after an off agenda request by Developer Bettis Rainsford was inserted. In the vote the county agreed to issue general obligation bonds in the amount of $200,000 to support the project. The suit contended the vote was improper for several reasons.
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Bi-weekly gas survey, Prices average $1.96 for county
web posted November 29, 2005
COUNTY –  Area gas prices continue dropping as the average price of gas dropped another three cents from an average of $1.99 a gallon last report to $1.96 across the county and a total of twenty-one cents in the last week. Prices varied as much as twenty-two cents between retailers. Prices are said to be going to continue dropping as supply continues to exceed the current demand and oil prices remain steady throughout the next 30 days. Sportsman’s Corner in Merriwether took the award for the lowest reported price at $1.87 and Billy’s Superstore in Trenton had the highest price at $2.09. Below is the report of all 17 reporting stations.
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Bomb threat left at Trenton business
web posted November 28, 2005
TRENTON – Wednesday morning brought Edgefield County Deputies to the Trenton Bar-B-Que restaurant on the 5000 block of Edgefield Road. The owners had called police after finding a bomb threat on the answering machine claiming the suspect was going to “blow up” the business.
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Deputy interrupts burglary
web posted November 28, 2005
TRENTON – Edgefield County Sheriff’s Deputy Curtis Burton was doing a property check while on patrol and seemed to have interrupted a burglary. While patrolling the 900 block of Youngblood Road Deputy Burton noticed a garage door that had been pried up and damaged.
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Tractor trailer flips on Hyw 121, sends driver to Trauma Center

web posted November 28, 2005
TRENTON – A tractor-trailer rig traveling south on Highway 121 out of Johnston towards Trenton crashed around 10:00 am when the driver lost control of the truck and flipped the rig into the yards of two homes taking out planted trees and shrubs.
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STH 35 vs Dillion 7; Lower State Champs!
Rebels return to State Championship next week for first time in 10 years

web posted November 25, 2005
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Crash on Columbia Road and Addision Street in Edgefield sees one flown to Trauma Center
web posted November 25, 2005   7:35 PM
Just before 7:00 pm a crash on Columbia Road left one vehicle overturned, reports said, and one person was transported to the Edgefield County Hospital to be flown to the MCG Trauma Center. The reportedly 23 year old male was partially ejected from the car and was unresponsive to EMS workers. The accident closed Columbia Road for a while and interrupted traffic for over two hours as crews worked to clear the accident.
DEVELOPING

Harry G. Bunch Jr. passes away Friday morning
web posted November 25, 2005
Merriwether resident Harry Bunch passed away Friday morning family members told EdgefeildDaily.com. Mr. Harry G. Bunch, Jr., 85, of West Martintown Road, died Friday, November 25, 2005 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 28, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Republican Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Bunch was a native of Edgefield County. He was retired U.S. Postal Services. He was a Veteran of WWII. He was a member of Republican Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Mae Miller Bunch; one son, Joe H. (Sandi) Bunch, North Augusta; one daughter, Kay B. (John) Morris, North Augusta; one brother, J. Wingfield Bunch, Melbourne, Fla.; one sister, Ruth B. Crawford, North Augusta; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Republican Baptist Church, 610 Republican Road, Clarks Hill, 29821. The family is at the home and will receive friends Sunday, November 27, 2005 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home.

America's first Official Thanksgiving declaration
web posted November 24, 2005
Given by President George Washington
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Edgefield County connections come to light about victims of shooting in North Augusta
web posted November 23, 2005
COUNTY – William (Bill) Powell Jr., 61, of North Augusta, was killed in a senseless attack on Tuesday morning outside the North Augusta Huddle House during his daily routine of having coffee with fellow preacher Rev. Earl Carter of Little Horse Creek Baptist Church in Graniteville, who is recovering from his gunshot wounds suffered in the attack. What so many in the county did not know is the connections almost all involved had in Edgefield County.
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Check, credit car theft and fraud on the rise
web posted November 23, 2005
COUNTY – Credit card and check thefts and fraud continue to plague the county as three more reports of either checks in the mail being stolen or credit cards being used to defraud the owners out of money have been reported.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Johnston woman victim of carjacking that left one dead and two injured in N. Augusta
web posted November 23, 2005
JOHNSTON – A Johnston woman was one of the many victims of the Tuesday morning shooting and carjacking at the Huddle House on Edgefield Road at I-20. In the shooting Mr. William Powell, 61 of North Augusta was killed and Rev. Earl Carter, of Graniteville, and Constance Davidson, 59, of Belvedere  were wounded and are being treated at MCG. The man, a white male who was described as being around 5 feet 10 inches with facial hair and a slender build, then preceded to carjack Johnston resident Ida Mae Heath’s car reports said.
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Johnston businessman elected to national council
web posted November 23, 2005
JOHNSTON – Johnston resident Thomas H. Herlong has been elected to New York Life Insurance Company's Agents Advisory Council, a prestigious group of 23 New York Life sales representatives elected by their peers to present agent viewpoints and issues to the Home Office, the company announced today.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Johnston Town Council Invites Public to Upcoming Meeting
web posted November 23, 2005
In an effort to continue to improve communications between Town government and citizens, the Johnston Town Council is inviting citizens to its next meeting, which will be held this Monday, December 12, 6:30 p.m., at the Johnston Town Hall.
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EdgefieldDaily.com's Thanksgiving schedule
web posted November 23, 2005
WEBNEWS – EdgefieldDaily.com will be making fewer updates over the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be an update made for Thanksgiving day on Wednesday night. The rest of the week will be updated on the following days.
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One dead, two wounded in carjacking
web posted November 22, 2005 2:35 pm
NORTH AUGUSTA – An early morning shooting has left one man dead and a woman and a man wounded at the Huddle House parking lot located at the intersection of Highway 25 and I-20 in North Augusta. According to North Augusta Public Safety Director Lee Wetherington the man tried to carkjack the woman at the drive through of the Burger King restaurant and the woman refused to give up her car and drove away. The man opened fire and shot several rounds at the woman striking her in the upper back.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Second fatality from crash reported
web posted November 22, 2005
AUGUSTA, GA – The wreck on Bettis Academy Road and Highway 25 on Sunday November 13 which claimed the life of Thomas Samuel Hair, 40, of Ninety-Six has claimed a second fatality. While family members held the funeral for the younger Mr. Hair on Sunday his father died at the MCG Trauma Center.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Thanksgiving holiday closings
web posted November 22, 2005
PSA - EDGEFIELD – With the Thanksgiving Holiday approaching this Thursday, EdgefieldDaily.com has a list of governmental and school closings.
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Charges pending for Sunday gunfight
web posted November 22, 2005
TRENTON – The Sunday evening shooting that had Edgefield County Deputies and EMS responding to several locations to find their victim has continued to develop more information and arrests are expected soon information from the Sheriff’s Office said. It appears the incident began over crack cocaine.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Bi-weekly gas survey, Prices average below $2.00 for county
web posted November 22, 2005
COUNTY – Area gas prices continue dropping over the last few days as the average price of gas dropped another seven cents from an average of $2.01 a gallon last report to $1.99 across the county and a total of eightteen cents in the last week. Prices varied as much as thirty-one cents between retailers. Prices are said to be going to continue dropping as supply continues to far exceed demand and oil prices continue to hold steady. The new Greg's Gas Plus on Highway 25 in Merriwether took the award for the lowest reported prices yet again at $1.88 and Edgefield's Northside BP topped the price list again at $2.19. Below is the report of all 17 reporting stations.
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Anonymous tip leads officers to drug arrest
web posted November 22, 2005
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police Officer Chase Harley was contacted by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office dispatch stating an unknown caller claimed a black male wearing a grey hooded sweat type jacket covered with a plaid flannel jacket was seen dealing crack cocaine around a local business on the 600 block of Railroad Avenue Friday afternoon around 5:15 pm. Officer Harley and Officer David Willis responded to the location to investigate.
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Peek-a-boo I see you
web posted November 22, 2005
JOHNSTON – Sgt. Robert Velasco of the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was assisting Johnston Police in serving a warrant for the arrest of Nelson Satterwhite for distribution of crack cocaine. Sgt. Velasco was at the rear of the Edisto Plaza Apartment in case Mr. Satterwhite attempted to elude officers at the front.
EdgefieldDaily.com

One man shot in head during gunfight (photo story)
web posted November 21, 2005
TRENTON – Gunfire erupted Sunday evening off Casalina Drive and then again at the Town and Country Store at the corner of Brightharp Road and Highway 25 leaving one man shot in the head. The calls for help continued onward to the new Greg’s Gas Plus at the corner of Sweetwater Road and Highway 25 where the event ended.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Marion Key search continues
web posted November 21, 2005
The search for Marion Key continues in earnest according to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office and the Marion Key family. Mr. Key, who went missing almost five months ago, was last seen leaving his job at the North Augusta Wal-Mart near midnight on July 12, 2005 but never made it home. Edgefield County Sheriff’s Investigator Phil Ireland said the investigation was “actively continuing.” Melba Key, Mr. Key’s wife, said the family had hoped someone would have found something once deer season began, “but so far nothing.”
EdgefieldDaily.com

3rd Round AAA State Playoffs: 
STH 32  Myrtle Beach 14
Next Week: Lower State Finals at STH
; STH vs Dillion
web posted November 18, 2005 9:50 pm

Saturday blurbs:
Another school bus and car involved in wreck
web posted November 19, 2005
An Edgefield County School bus and a car were involved in the thirds accident of the year Friday afternoon around 3:39 pm on Bantam Lane just outside Trenton. No injuries were reported.
DEVELOPING

Single Car accident results in injury and water break
web posted November 19, 2005
A single car accident on Woodyard Road shortly after the Strom Thurmond football game sent a car deep into the woods and left the driver with injuries in addition to a water leak from a busted water meter. Edgefield County Deputies responded to the scene but found no occupants. A short time later the driver showed up with injuries and EMS was called. After they arrived they, in turn, called for Deputies to respond back to the scene due to the injured man. The matter was still ongoing at press time.
DEVELOPING
 
Family loses everything in fire (photo story)
web posted November 18, 2005
MERRIWETHER – An early morning fire destroyed a Merriwether home on the 800 block of Five Notch Road. The Merriwether Fire Department arrived within minutes and extinguished the flames. The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was searching for a blue/green 1995 Escort in association with the fire. The fire, at the time, was ruled “suspicious” and possibly an arson since the home had no power or water.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Stolen check copied, spent, and respent five times for over $1000
web posted November 18, 2005
TRENTON – A Jacob McKie Road resident mailed a check from her mailbox for an insurance payment of a little over $100 that has turned into over $1000 that has been taken from her bank account the woman learned Monday. Someone has supposedly found a way to copy the check and then reproduced it several times and has been writing the checks around the county. To date $1,053 has been written in checks that all have the same check number to at least five businesses.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Johnston man faces second round of charges over pit bulls
web posted November 18, 2005
JOHNSTON – A Johnston man who was found guilty on August 1, 2005 of abusing his two pit bulls has been arrested again, this time for possessing dangerous animals. Stepfon Andjuan Bush, 22, of Edisto St Johnston was arrested November 12 by Johnston Police.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Bi-weekly gas survey, Prices below $1.90 reported
web posted November 18, 2005
COUNTY – Area gas prices cpntinue dropping over the last few days as the average price of gas dropped another five cents from an average of $2.06 a gallon last report to $2.01 across the county and a total of eleven cents this week. Prices varied as much as thirty-one cents between retailers. Prices are said to be going to continue dropping as supply continues to far exceed demand and oil prices continue to hold steady. The new Greg's Gas Plus on Highway 25 in Merriwether took the award for the lowest reported prices yet again at $1.88 and Edgefield's Northside BP topped the price list at $2.19. Below is the report of all 17 reporting stations.
EdgefieldDaily.com

First freeze of the year coming for county
web posted November 17, 2005
COUNTY – The first freeze of the county is coming tonight and residents are advised to take the necessary steps to protect pets, plants, and plumbing. With the long lasting warm weather lingering well into November some might not be ready for a hard freeze like the one expected.
EdgefieldDaily.com

SWAT Team makes drug raid in Johnston
web posted November 17, 2005
JOHNSTON – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team conducted a raid at the Budget Inn Motel on Lee Street last week which resulted in the arrest of two individuals on drug charges. Shortly before 11:00 pm the SWAT Team, along with officers from the Edgefield and Johnston Police Departments, executed a search warrant for the motel room and found marijuana and crack cocaine.
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Clearing the air for Johnston Officer rumored to have illegal weapon
web posted November 17, 2005
JOHNSTON – Reports of a Johnston Police Officer involved in questionable relationship to an illegal gun with no serial number and an arrest in Aiken have been circulating the county. EdgefieldDaily.com looked into the matter and feels it is time to clear the air and the officer’s name.
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It is not the zoning, it is the process!
web posted November 17, 2005
COLUMN – Last week the Edgefield County Planning Commission voted to accept and recommend to the County Council zoning the Lake Trenton and Courtney Road area. The classification was the unstudied and just worded Rural Residential classification. It was passed at the same time.
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"Driving Miss Cotton" opens SCATT Conference in Edgefield (Photo story, Video link included)
web posted November 16, 2005
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Treasurer Arlene Traxler opened the South Carolina Association of Auditors, Treasurers and Tax Collectors (SCATT) Fall Conference Tuesday with a unique “Driving Miss (Becky) Cotton” tour of Edgefield. While chauffeuring Mrs. Traxler pointed out various landmarks and discovers the history of Becky Cotton’s murderous ways with her husbands as well. When her tour ended she tells Becky Cotton, “You can’t marry Strom Thurmond – he’s already dead!”
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Farmer looses $12,000 in livestock over cow shootings
web posted November 16, 2005
COUNTY – As EdgefieldDaily.com reported a man on the 300 block of Key Road called the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office about two cows that had been shot in a pasture over the weekend. According to just released police reports the man last checked on the cows around noon on Saturday. On Sunday he returned to find two of his cows shot dead. Both were said to have calves.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Help! He's trying to kill me... but it's OK
web posted November 16, 2005
MERRIWETHER – A man on the 600 block of Spring Haven Drive called 9-1-1 to report a man with a knife in his home trying to kill him. The man stated the subject entered the house with a beer in one hand and a knife in the other ordering him outside so his son, who was present, would not, “see his dad get killed.” The man called 9-1-1 and ran out the back door, leaving his son behind with the suspect.
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Trenton home "trashed" in burglary
web posted November 16, 2005
TRENTON – A Trenton woman reported a burglary Saturday of the home she and her boyfriend rented and stated “thousands of dollars worth of appliances, tools, and other,” items had been stolen. Edgefield County Sheriff’s Investigator Phil Ireland responded to the location and is investigating the theft.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Identity of veteran killed in crash released
web posted November 15, 2005
BETTIS ACADEMY – The identity of a Desert Strom veteran killed in a crash at the intersection of Bettis Academy Road and Highway 25 Sunday has been released. Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett said Thomas Samuel Hair, 40, of McKenzie Road in Ninety Six, SC died of massive internal injuries at 1:45 pm.
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Johnston Council hires police officer, assistant clerk
web posted November 15, 2005
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Town Council held their regular monthly meeting Monday night. After the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance Mayor Campbell asked for public comments and Paul Winters spoke up and addressed two issues; the non-use of the town’s $4000 mobile radar unit which shows driver’s their speed as they pass it and the Town of Johnston not being listed as a sponsor of the Veteran’s Day Celebration held last week at Strom Thurmond.
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Sheriff's Office issues Identity Theft warning for Edgefield County
web posted November 15, 2005
EDGEFIELD - Recent events have brought to light how easy it is for scam artist to steal your identity and ruin your financial life. Last week, a scam artist contacted senior citizens in Edgefield County trying to get access to their checking account number.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Bi-weekly gas survey
web posted November 15, 2005
COUNTY – Area gas prices dropped over the last few days as the average price of gas dropped another six cents from an average of $2.12 a gallon last report to $2.06 across the county. Prices varied as much as twenty cents between retailers. Prices are said to be going to continue dropping as supply continues to far exceed demand and oil prices continue to drop. The new Greg's Gas Plus on Highway 25 in Merriwether took the award for the lowest reported prices yet again at $1.94 and Edgefield's Shell QP Express and Monk’s Corner, both of Johnston topped the price list at $2.14. Below is the report of all 17 reporting stations.
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Officials, Dignitaries arrive in Edgefield today
web posted November 15, 2005
EDGEFIELD – Dignitaries and county officials from across the state will be descending on Edgefield today as the South Carolina Association of Auditors, Treasurers, and Tax Collectors begin their Fall Conference which begins today and runs through Thursday. “I am very pleased to be hosting the conference in Edgefield County,” SCATT President and Edgefield County Treasurer Arlene Traxler said.
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Veteran killed in crash Sunday afternoon (photo story)
web posted November 14, 2005
BETTIS ACADEMY – A tragic accident claimed the life of a Desert Storm Veteran Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Bettis Academy Road and Highway 25. Emergency crews from the County Line and Merriwether Fire Departments responded to the crash which had at least two people entrapped in the wreckage.
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Two cows found shot off Key Road
WESTSIDE – Though reports are not complete EdgefieldDaily.com was informed a Key Road resident discovered someone had shot two cows in a pasture, both were discovered dead Sunday afternoon.
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USC 30  Florida 22
Clemson 35  Florida St 14
2nd round AAA Playoffs   STH 28 Manning 7

Planning Commission votes to zone
without notification
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Planning Commission threw away all the hard earned credibility of the last five years Thursday night by turning against promises made on how zoning would be handled in Edgefield County. During the regular meeting the commission was discussing the report from the Zoning and PUD committee when Vice Chairman Roger Timpson stated the committee had not met since the last meeting however they had received the map of the area in Lake Trenton that had been requested for zoning.
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Related: The fix is in
A column by the Editor
OPINION
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Arrest made in burglary within
48 hours of crime
MERRIWETHER – Around 8:30 pm Tuesday evening Protect America Alarm Company notified the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office that there was a burglary alarm going off at a Murrah Forrest Drive home in Merriwether. Deputy George Dedmondt responded to the call and found a man driving out of the property. The man presented identification and stated he was a friend of the homeowner and had knocked on the door, then checked it which set off the alarm. His information was taken and he was allowed to leave. As Deputy Dedmondt continued to check the property he found the home had actually been broken into.
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Man arrested after chase and crash of four-wheeler
MERRIWETHER – Edgefield County Sheriff Deputy Al Moore was on patrol on Murrah Road and Mealing Road when he spotted two men on a dirt bike and a four wheeler riding in the roadway. Deputy Moore turned on his siren and blue lights only to have the two men speed off and drive through people’s yards in an effort to escape.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Bi-weekly gas survey
Prices below $2.00 still reported!
COUNTY – Area gas prices remained fairly steady over the last few days as the average price of gas dropped another four cents from an average of $2.16 a gallon last report to $2.12 across the county. Prices varied as much as thirty cents between retailers. Prices are said to be going to continue dropping as supply continues to far exceed demand and oil prices continue to drop. The new Greg's Gas Plus on Highway 25 in Merriwether and Sportsman's Corner took the award for the lowest reported prices yet again at $1.99 and Edgefield's Northside BP topped the price list at $2.29. Below is the report of all 17 reporting stations.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Police report released in Broadwater arrest, three charged
web posted November 10, 2005
JOHNSTON – Three students have been suspended from Strom Thurmond High School with recommendation for expulsion stemming from the arrest of Rebel receiver Justin Broadwater, 18, on Monday. According to the just released Incident Report from the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office two other students where also charged with being minors in possession of alcohol.
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Rumors of woman killed in house fire false Fire Chief says
web posted November 10, 2005
MERRIWETHER – EdgefieldDaily.com has been inundated with questions about a fire over the weekend. The rumors claim a woman on Stephens Road was killed in a horrific fire over the weekend and have spread across the county. The report of a fire Sunday afternoon brought Merriwether firemen racing to the scene as reports said the woman had been burned over 80% of her body and trapped inside the home.
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County Council holds special called meeting
web posted November 10, 2005
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council held a special called meeting Wednesday night with all councilmen attending the short meeting.
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Another STH Football player arrested 

web posted November 8, 2005
EDGEFIELD – A Strom Thurmond High School football player was arrested Monday morning for a lowered charge of disorderly conduct resulting from consuming too much alcohol. Around 9:00 am the student was arrested after “throwing up all over the inside of his car”. Reportedly the student was drinking “homemade” alcohol, or moonshine. Justin Aron Broadwater, 18, a receiver for the Rebels and another student arrived at school intoxicated when the discovery was made.
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Man in wheelchair eludes deputies
web posted November 9, 2005
SWEETWATER – A man in a wheelchair was able to elude Edgefield County Deputies after repeated calls of a man in a wheelchair causing traffic problems on Sweetwater Road. Shortly after 5:30 pm calls began to come into the E911 Dispatchers office of a man who was traveling up and down Sweetwater Road forcing cars to swerve to avoid hitting him.
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Bull stolen from Merriwether home
web posted November 9, 2005
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether woman flagged down a passing Deputy to report the theft of a bull from her property. Early Monday afternoon Sheriff’s Deputy Curtis Morris was passing the 400 block of Mealing Road when he was approached about the theft. The black, white, and brown bull formerly adorned the top of the Bi-Lo store in North Augusta before its closing and was “put out to pasture” on the family’s property in Merriwether. “You really couldn’t see it from the road,” Mrs. Yonce stated.
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Government Closings for Veteran's Day
web posted November 9, 2005
COUNTY – Edgefield County Government has announced the closings for government offices in observance of Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11, 2005. The following offices will be closed:
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Fox Creek student rushed to hospital from possible overdose
web posted November 9, 2005
MERRIWETHER – A Fox Creek High School student was rushed to Doctors Hospital early Tuesday morning after being discovered unconscious on the floor of the girls’ bathroom according to sources. The call went out as a possible overdose.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Sheriff's Office makes arrests in two burglaries
web posted November 8, 2005
MERRIWETHER – A September 25 burglary at Big Stevens Creek Baptist Church in Merriwether has been solved according to Edgefield County Sheriff’s Investigator Phil Ireland. The burglars broke into a storage container in the back parking lot which contained equipment belonging to R. D. Brown Construction and the Big Stevens Creek Baptist Church grounds crews. Thousands of dollars worth of tools and equipment were stolen.
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Bi-weekly gas survey
Prices below $2.00 reported!

web posted November 8, 2005
COUNTY – Area gas prices remained steady over the last few days and the average price of gas dropped another three cents from an average of $2.19 a gallon last report to $2.16 across the county. Prices varied as much as thirty-two cents between retailers. Prices are said to be going to continue dropping over the next few weeks as supply continues to far exceed demand and oil prices continue to drop, down another $1.11 a barrel today. The new Greg's Gas Plus on Highway 25 in Merriwether took the award for the lowest reported prices yet again at $1.97 and Edgefield's Northside BP topped the price list at $2.29 along with Johnston retailers Four Seasons, Shell QP Express, and Smith's SOC station. Below is the report of all 17 reporting stations.
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Town has enough money to run for a year
web posted November 8, 2005
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council held its regular scheduled monthly meeting Monday night. After the prayer Mayor McKie called the meeting to order and ran through the usual passing of previous meeting and the financial report. The first order of business was the audit of the town from McKinley, Cooper & Co. from Greenwood which showed the town had a year’s budget of money in reserves. “You could basically go a year without revenues,” Toni McKinley told the council.
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Police chase ends in foot chase, crash
web posted November 8, 2005
 JOHNSTON – Johnston Police Officer Joseph Mathis was on patrol when he attempted to stop a 1988 red Toyota Corolla for a minor traffic violation. When he turned on his blue lights the car turned onto Brady Street and began picking up speed and trying to evade being stopped. Office Mathis turned on his siren as the car began making a sharp left turn trying to get away.
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Edgefield County Veterans’ Day Celebration Photo story)
web posted November 7, 2005
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Veterans’ Day Celebration was held Saturday night at Strom Thurmond High School. With temperatures hovering in the high sixties and clear skies residents and Veterans were treated to a heartfelt and warm reception. The guest speaker for the evening was Major General James E. Livingston, USMC Retired, and Medal of Honor winner.
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POW/MIA Remembrance Service (photo story)
As presented by Zack Bush
web posted November 7, 2005
COUNTY – Those who have served, and those currently serving in the uniformed services of the United States, are ever mindful that the sweetness of enduring peace has always been tainted by the bitterness of personal sacrifice. We are compelled to never forget that while we enjoy our daily pleasures, there are others who have endured and may still be enduring the agonies of pain, deprivation and imprisonment.
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Fox Creek Fall Carnival held Saturday (photo story)
web posted November 7, 2005
MERRIWETHER – Charter Fox Creek High School held its first annual fall carnival Saturday, November 5, at the Merriwether Elementary School. Those in attendance were treated to an assortment of games, entertainment and activities.
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Edgefield County Veterans Day Celebration

web posted November 4, 2005
The Edgefield County Veterans Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 6:00 pm at the Strom Thurmond Football field. All veterans are asked to attend so they may be honored along with patriotic music, fireworks, and the guest speaker will be Medal of Honor recipient Major General Jim Livingston, USMC Retired. The event is free and the pubic is invited to attend and participate in honoring our veterans. 

Children spared in second wreck involving school bus this year
web posted November 4, 2005
EDGEFIELD – An early morning collision between a car and a school bus had parents, EMS and school officials scrambling. A car ran into the back of a school bus on Highway 23 just outside of the Edgefield Town limits on Thursday morning around 7:20 am.
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Is county employee "Christmas gift" taxable?
web posted November 4, 2005
EDGEFIELD – At Tuesday night’s County Council meeting councilman Everett Kitchens spoke up when the issue of giving Christmas bonuses to county employees came up. He stated that the bonus should be called what it is, “a gift”. In order to please Mr. Kitchens the motion was made to give county employees a “Christmas gift” of $75 for full time employees and $50 for part time employees. Some are now saying that means it is tax free. A gift is free of tax up to $11,000.
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Johnston Council to select temporary councilman
web posted November 4, 2005
JOHNSTON - In an effort to continue to improve communications between Town government and citizens, the Johnston Town Council is inviting citizens to its next meeting, which will be held this Monday, November 14, 6:30 p.m., at Town Hall.
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School bus, car involved in early morning wreck
web posted November 3, 2005
EDGEFIELD –  Reports of a collission between a school bus and a car on Highway 23 West just out of the Edgefield City limits were coming in to the Edgefield County E-911 Centers around 7:20 am Thursday. The school bus did have school children onboard. Earlier reports by first responders said there were no injuries however two ambulances were dispatched to the scene. A second bus was called to transport the children to school.  Another wreck was reported minutes later near Merriwether Elementary at Springhaven Dr. and Murrah Road. A minor rear-end collission with one minor injury. EdgefieldDaily.com will have updates when they are available.

Arrest made in Merriwether "intent to kill"
stabbing
web posted November 3, 2005
MERRIWETHER – An arrest has been made in the stabbing that occurred early Sunday morning at a Biggs Haven Circle home. Edgefield County Sheriff’s Investigator Chris Aston said Daniel Simon Busbee, 45, of Old River Road in Elloree, SC has been charged with assault and battery with intent to kill, a felony.  Mr. Busbee was arrested in Calhoun County and was expected to be transported the Edgefield County today.
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Toys for Tots drop off location announced
web posted November 3, 2005
EDGEFIELD – The South Carolina National Heritage Corridor and the Turkey Creek Tree Farm have joined together with the US Marine Corps Reserves to have a drop off location for the Marines Toys for Tots at the Discovery Center in Edgefield. The Discovery Center is the only drop off location in the county.
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Fire leads to discovery of stolen vehicle in Trenton (photo story)
web posted November 3, 2005
TRENTON – A car fire on Van Road in Trenton on Monday led to the discovery of a stolen car from Lilburn, Ga. A 1992 black Chevrolet Suburban was found fully engulfed in flames when Trenton Firefighters arrived to put out the vehicle fire and the accompanying brush fire.
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Carriee Lane woman victim of home invasion
web posted November 3, 2005
SWEETWATER – A Sweetwater woman called 9-1-1 at 9:00 am Tuesday morning to report that a man was trying to get in the house; she identified the man by name. The woman, who was on the phone with dispatchers said the man had kicked in the front door and was inside the house and then the call was ended. Sheriff’s Deputies were advised of the situation as they continued to the scene.
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Exclusive:
Ken Durham set to run for Mayor (photo story)
web posted November 2, 2005
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Town Councilman Ken Durham told EdgefieldDaily.com Tuesday that he was announcing his candidacy for Mayor of Edgefield. The date to begin filing for the office is December but Mr. Durham stated he wanted to get his candidacy off to an early start.
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County Council November meeting
web posted November 2, 2005
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night and had an extensive agenda which took nearly two hours to cover. After the regular invocation and pledge Chairman Kneece opened up a Public Hearing period for three ordinances dealing with the acquisition of road maintenance equipment, the creation of a industrial/business park for Trenton Plastics, and authorizing a Fee in Lieu of Tax arrangement on behalf of Trenton Plastics.
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Reclassification of Finance Director's Position:
Memorandum from Administrator Adams
web posted November 2, 2005
After twice reviewing thirty-eight applications for the position of Finance Director, and after testing five candidates and interviewing three, I have concluded that none of the candidates has sufficient experience in all areas relevant to the position. Upon reflection, I have come to believe that the scope of responsibilities is simply too broad.
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Edgefield County Sheriff's Office seizes  over $54,000 in cash during raid
web posted November 1, 2005
Edgefield - The Edgefield County Sheriffs Office S.W.A.T. Team executed a search warrant at 31 Sandy Run Road, Trenton, SC on October 23, 2005 for illegal alcohol.
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"Intent to kill" charges sought in Merriwether stabbing
web posted November 1, 2005
MERRIWETHER – As we reported Monday, a Briggs Haven Circle man was stabbed in an attack late Saturday night. The initial information, though correct, was not complete and the attack was much more serious than reported earlier. According to Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Chris Aston the man accused of the stabbing will be facing felony charges of assault and battery with intent to kill.
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Man does not stop for hit and run because he thought the victim "would not care"
web posted November 1, 2005
JOHNSTON – A Johnston woman called the Johnston Police Department to report a hit and run on Lanier Road in Johnston. According to reports the woman stated a man in a white Lincoln passed her van and collided with her door on a bridge.
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County Administrator seeks to "reclassify" new finance director
web posted November 1, 2005
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council released its agenda for the November meeting Monday and one item stood out. Edgefield County Administrator Wayne Adams is requesting the reclassification of the position of the finance director. The present job is held by retiring Margaret Harling. Her position was advertised at a salary of $59,000.
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Bi-weekly gas survey
web posted November 1, 2005
COUNTY – Area gas prices continue to fall over the last few days as the average price of gas dropped another seven cents from an average of $2.31 a gallon last report to $2.24 across the county. A total drop of seventy-seven cents this month from a high average of $3.01 and eighty-five cents from the individual high of $3.09. Prices varied as much as thirthy-one cents between retailers. Prices are said to be going to continue dropping over the next few weeks as supply continues to far exceed demand and oil prices continue to drop. The new Greg's Gas Plus on Highway 25 in Merriwether took the award for the lowest reported prices yet again at $2.08 and Edgefield's Northside BP topped the price list at $2.39. Below is the report of all 17 reporting stations.
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