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November 2010 Archives

Man jailed after sending threatening text messages to police officer
web posted November 30, 2010
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield man has been arrested after sending threats to an Edgefield Police officer using text messages, pictures, and vulgar song lyrics. Brandon Todd Wilson, 18, was arrested on Saturday and remained behind bars at the Edgefield County Detention Center until being released on bond Monday.
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Congressman-Elect Jeff Duncan Announces Top Hires
web posted November 30, 2010
CLINTON – Congressman-Elect Jeff Duncan has named Greenwood businessman and Laurens County resident Lance Williams to serve as his Chief of Staff. Williams, who holds an undergraduate degree from Clemson and a MBA from Brenau University is no stranger to the complexities of managing a Congressional Office.
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More unlocked cars targeted in Merriwether
web posted November 30, 2010
MERRIWETHER – Three more vehicles were found with items stolen from inside over the Thanksgiving holiday in the Merriwether area. On Thursday morning the Sheriff’s Office received the calls as the owners went out to the respective cars to discover someone making off with property left inside. All three of the cars were left unlocked the night before, reports state.
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Edgefield Christmas Parade this Sunday
web posted November 30, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Christmas Parade will be held Sunday, December 5, at 4 pm on Main Street. Activities will be held following the parade ending.


Thieves target home for metal theft, cut wiring, copper tubing
web posted November 30, 2010
JOHNSTON – An unoccupied home was found burglarized when the owner went to check on the property. The house, which was stated in reports not to be locked, saw an estimated $4,000 in property stolen and damage done.
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Edgefield Christmas Tour of Homes
web posted November 30, 2010
EDGEFIELD
The historic town of Edgefield will once again be the site of a Christmas Tour of Homes on December 11. This popular annual event has become an anticipated community celebration offering visitors a chance to view historic homes in the Edgefield area decorated for the holiday season. 
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Merriwether home robbed over Thanksgiving
web posted November 29, 2010
MERRIWETHER – Another Merriwether home has been burglarized, this time over the Thanksgiving holiday. A Woodlawn Road family returned home on Friday to discover the back door to the home had been forced open and the home ransacked.
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Concealed Weapons Class to be held December 4
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web posted November 29, 2010

EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, December 4, 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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North Augusta’s Trojan Horse: The Invasion of Merriwether
web posted November 29, 2010
COLUMN – The City of North Augusta is moving forward on their Trojan Horse in the disguise of a multi-million dollar recreational facility smack dab in the middle of the Merriwether Community.  Most Merriwether residents have heard of the plan but very few know the size and invasive scope of the project to the rural and quiet community. That is about to change.
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Father and Daughter Combine Efforts in Chess Match
web posted November 29, 2010
MERRIWETHER – Merriwether Maverick’s Chess Coach David Whatley, competed last week at the Governor’s School of Science and Mathematics November Open in Hartsville, S.C.  It marked the first time that he, and his daughter Tori, officially competed in a tournament together.  Despite being the underdog in each of his five rounds, Coach Whatley came away with two wins.
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Hospice Care of South Carolina Moves to New Location in Edgefield
web posted November 29, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Hospice Care of South Carolina has moved their Edgefield location. Hospice Care of South Carolina recently began operations in their new location at 211 Norris Street. They were previously located at 510 Augusta Road, Edgefield. The new office is in the Historic District of the Town of Edgefield and is in the building formerly occupied by the Edgefield Planning and Development. The phone number to the office will remain the same 803-637-1901.
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Estate Sale – Saturday, December 4
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web posted November 29, 2010
WAGNER – We are selling the personal property estate of the late Mrs. Mabel Garvin Crawford of Wagener, S.C. The sale will be held on December 4 starting at 9:30 am at her home located at 6533 Wagener Road, (Highway 302) Wagener, S.C.  29164. Mrs. Crawford was an interesting person, having served in the U.S. Navy Waves as a code breaker during World War II, and collected many beautiful things over her lifetime. This will be an excellent sale with something for everyone. Located on the Aiken side of Wagener about 1 mile from Wagener. Look for signs. Viewing day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time. Please visit our website www.murrellsauctioncompany.com  for details, terms, and pictures. Bring a chair and enjoy the day! Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747. 803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.

Headlines Return Monday
web posted November 27, 2010

The first official Thanksgiving Day
web posted November 25, 2010
NATION – Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor -- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.
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Closings for Thanksgiving
web posted November 25, 2010
COUNTY – All Edgefield County government office will be closed today and Friday as will the local Town Halls. The US Postal Service will be closed Thursday but will reopen for business on Friday.

Aiken County man killed in collision
web posted November 25, 2010
AIKEN – An 83 year old Perry SC man died from the injuries he sustained in a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 389 and Poole Rd in Perry. The collision happened at 6:10 pm on November 23, 2010. Mr.Jim D. Williams of Perry was pronounced dead at Palmetto Richland Memorial in Columbia shortly after he arrived. Mr. Williams was the driver of a 1977 Chevrolet pick up that was struck by an 18-wheeler.
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Edgefield Christmas Tree Lighting Friday
web posted November 25, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Town of Edgefield will hold their annual Christmas Tree Lighting Friday at 5:30 pm. There will be music and festivities.

Two Johnston Teens Arrested for Burglary
web posted November 24, 2010
JOHNSTON – Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a burglary in progress at a closed business Monday afternoon on the 1100 block of Highway 191 in Johnston. The caller stated he observed two males breaking into the business by forcing a door open and when he pulled into the parking lot the two fled the scene and were seen running to a nearby home.
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Edgefield Daily Thanksgiving Closings Announced
web posted November 24, 2010
WEBNEWS – Edgefield Daily will be closed on Friday and Saturday for Thanksgiving, however; we will have breaking news reports available during the holiday weekend. We hope everyone enjoys the fellowship of family and friends as we all gather together to give thanks to God for His blessings on our nation.

Missing Child Prompts Massive Search
web posted November 24, 2010
MERRIWETHER –The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Bloodhound Team was called to Merriwether for the second time this week, but this time to locate a missing child from a Salty Dog Lane home. The 12-year-old was found missing around 5 pm Tuesday. The hours long search resulted in the child finally being located around 9:45 pm to the relief of all involved.
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Johnston Man Trashed Ticket Worth $200,000
web posted November 24, 2010
COLUMBIA – Carson Minick almost threw away $200,000. The Johnston man scratched a Right on the Money instant ticket, decided he didn’t win and tossed the ticket down in his truck’s floor board. “It was trash,” he confessed.  “But I thought I’d better take one more look.”
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Santa to Visit Johnston Tree Lighting on Monday
web posted November 24, 2010
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Development Corporation will continue the tradition of opening the Christmas season with the tree lighting ceremony on Monday, November 29 at 6pm in the municipal parking lot. Christmas music will be in the air and students from Johnston Elementary School will sing and help light the Town’s Christmas lights.
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Two Thankful Young Ladies
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted November 24, 2010

RELIGION – No one likes someone who brags, especially at Thanksgiving.  So I try not to brag much, but it is hard when you are as good looking as I am (haha). But, there are occasions where bragging is acceptable. Paul says in Galatians 6:14 “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ…” Paul had done much in his life, but the only thing worth boasting about was what Jesus did for the world when he died on the cross and rose from the dead 2,000 years ago. So today I am going to brag about what Jesus is doing in the lives of two young ladies who attend Antioch Baptist church where I am the Pastor.
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New Coach, New Rules has Fox Creek Seeking to match Record Setting Season
web posted November 24, 2010
MERRIWETHER – A new S.C. High School League rule change that allows varsity baseball programs to participate in three weeks of preseason practice in the fall could not have come at a better time for the Fox Creek Predators.
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South Carolina Tissue LLC Announces New Facility in Barnwell County
web posted November 24, 2010
COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Commerce, the Barnwell County Economic Development Commission and the SouthernCarolina Alliance announced Tuesday that South Carolina Tissue (SCT) will locate its new production facility in nearby Barnwell County. The $140 million investment is expected to generate 200 new jobs over the next five years.
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Greenwood Hospital Earns S.C. Governor’s Quality Award
web posted November 24, 2010
GREENWOOD
Self Regional Healthcare has received the state’s highest award for quality, earning the South Carolina Governor’s Quality Award. The award recognizes organizations for their progress toward achieving the standards for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which is the only formal recognition of performance excellence given by the President of the United States to both public and private organizations.
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Neighbor spotting man breaking into car leads to manhunt
web posted November 23, 2010
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether man walking out of his home around 4 am Monday spotted someone breaking into his neighbor’s car on Copeland Circle. He yelled at the man, who then fled the scene, and lead to a three hour manhunt in the Merriwether area and the discovery of a stolen car from Columbia County. A number of vehicle thefts and thefts from vehicles have plagued the area recently.
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Merriwether woman reports threats, shooting incident
web posted November 23, 2010
MERRIWETHER – A West Five Notch Road woman called the Sheriff’s Office to report receiving several threats from a man over the weekend that culminated in the man shooting at the woman early Sunday morning as she stood in her yard just after midnight.
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Westside home burglarized
web posted November 23, 2010
WESTSIDE – A burglary to a Westside home was reported on Saturday after the Highway 23 West man returned to his home and found items stolen from inside and outside the home including 1,400 DVD’s, lawn mowers, tool boxes and other property.
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STHS Culture Of Excellence Award Winners Announced
web posted November 23, 2010
JOHNSTON – English Department Chair Marianne Beja, at left, joins Principal Matthew Schilit, right to congratulate Susie Ball, center, who has been announced as the October Culture of Excellence Award winner for Strom Thurmond High School. Ms. Ball is an English Instructor and is very active with the Poetry Aloud Program at the high school.
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PTC Pottery Students Host Fifth Annual Christmas Show and Sale
web posted November 23, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Need to do some early holiday shopping? Why not purchase some creative and handmade crafts from local students. Piedmont Technical College pottery students will host their fifth annual Clayworks Christmas Show and Sale. The exhibit and sale will feature work designed and made by students enrolled in the Professional Clay certificate program at the college’s Center for Creative Economies.
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Driver trapped partially ejected in Sunday morning crash
web posted November 22, 2010
MERRIWETHER – Two men were seriously injured in a single vehicle crash early Sunday morning that left the driver partially ejected through the driver’s side window and pinned by the overturned pickup. Meriwether Firefighters deployed their Extraction Unit and quickly began trying to free the trapped man.
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School Board District 1 Run-off delayed again
Originally reported Saturday
web posted November 20, 2010

EDGEFIELD – The ongoing legal battle over disqualified District 1 School Board candidate Nathaniel Jackson has delayed a run-off election well into next month after Edgefield County Attorney Michael Medlock said Friday an appeal date has been set for December 7.
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Johnston Police recover shell casings at scene of reported shooting Sunday night
web posted November 22, 2010
JOHNSTON – An anonymous caller reported an argument taking place at the Hill Top in Johnston around 10:45 Sunday night which led to gunshots being fired as one party fled the area. The caller gave very limited information and by the time Johnston Police arrived on the scene no one was found at the location. However, several shell casing were found at the scene.
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Cornerstone moving to more visible and convenient location in December
web posted November 22, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Cornerstone, the Greenwood-Edgefield-McCormick-Abbeville Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, is moving. Cornerstone will begin operations on Monday, December 6 in its new building at 603 Augusta Road in Edgefield. Along with a new location, they will also have a new phone number: 803-637-9336.
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Letter to the Editor: Central’s Play-by-Play announcer praises Rebels “class" during play-off
web posted November 22, 2010
Dear Editor,
My name is Carnell Walker and I am the play-by-play announcer for Eagles Radio 107.3 and I would like to congratulate Strom Thurmond on their very   classy football program. The fans there are the most gracious of any we have ever encountered in our travels and they were very classy in defeat as they are in victory.
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Found Dog: Garrett Road
web posted November 22, 2010
WESTSIDE – Found Dog: The pictured dog was found wandering up at a home on the 200 block of Garrett Road on Friday, Nov. 19. The owner can contact 637-6610 to claim. The dog appears well fed and has a collar.

Outgoing School Board Members Recognized
web posted November 22, 2010
JOHNSTON – The Edgefield County Board of Trustees recognized out going Board of Trustees members, Mrs. Mary Alice Jackson and Mrs. Viola Jackson at the November 16 meeting. Mrs. Mary Alice Jackson served for eight years as a board member and Mrs. Viola Jackson served for four years.
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Sports: Central Ends Thurmond’s Season With Another 5 Point Win; 35-30
By Tim Crane
web posted November 20, 2010

SPORTS – The Eagle’s came into Johnston undefeated and they left that way after a high scoring bout with the Rebels. The Blue Steel defense could not contain Central’s dual threat quarterback Jowan Henderson or slow down tailback Mardu Smith.   Pageland made a living with big plays on 3rd and 4th downs to oust the Rebels from the playoffs for the third consecutive season, while racking up 265 rushing yards, 88 passing yards and the most points Thurmond has allowed all season.
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Johnston to “Light Up Christmas”
web posted November 20, 2010
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Development Corporation will once again usher in the Christmas season with its annual Tree Lighting celebration on Monday, November 29 at 6 pm in the municipal parking lot. In case of inclement weather, the activities will be moved inside to the adjacent warehouse.
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Another stolen vehicle recovered on Stevens Road
web posted November 20, 2010
MERRIWETHER – Another vehicle stolen from the Merriwether area was recovered on Stevens Road Friday afternoon. The most recent recovery was that of a Ford Explorer stolen from a home on Holly Circle sometime early Monday morning. A number of stolen vehicles have been recovered in the same area on Stevens Road in the recent past.
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Merriwether Elementary Third Graders Receive Energy Saving Learning Kits from Aiken Electric Cooperative
web posted November 20, 2010
MERRIWETHER – Aiken Electric Cooperative is dedicated to promoting energy efficiency to area students. As part of their commitment to community, energy saving learning kits were delivered to eight elementary schools serviced by the cooperative, in addition to delivering kits to Merriwether Elementary School.
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ATM stolen from local business
web posted November 19, 2010
TRENTON – The owner of Stevie T’s at 2358 Edgefield Road called the Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday morning after an employee arrived and found the side doors to the business were open and the ATM machine was gone.
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STH Football Live Online: Play-Off Round 3
web posted November 19, 2010
SPORTS – Rebel Play-Off Football is online if you can’t get to the game. WKSX 92.7 FM and Strom Thurmond High School have joined together again this year to provide live streaming audio broadcasts for dial up and broadband internet users. Tonight the Rebels (10-2) host undefeated Pageland Central (12-0) with kick-off at 7:30 pm (EST). To follow the action via the web click here. Tailgating in the back parking lot begins at 7 pm.

Teacher Of The Year Portrait Unveiled
web posted November 19, 2010
JOHNSTON – The Edgefield County Board of Trustees held a special program to recognize the School Teachers of the Year and Edgefield County School District Teacher of Year at their November 16 meeting. This special program was held as a part of the celebration of American Education Week. The theme for this year’s celebration is Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility.
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New Welding Design Created
web posted November 19, 2010
JOHNSTON –Trey Caines, a second year welding student at Strom Thurmond Career Center has created a new garden trellis design for welding students to use as one of their projects. Trey used the logo from his football helmet to make the ST Rebels template. The welding department will make the garden trellis for sell. Each trellis is $25.00.
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International Honor Society Welcomes 29 ATC Students
web posted November 19, 2010
AIKEN – Aiken Technical College honored 29 students for their academic achievement Nov. 17 as they were inducted into the fall 2010 class of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, an international group of high-achieving community college students. Some students are from the Ridge Spring and Monetta areas.
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Barnes sentenced to Death for Murder and Kidnapping
Edgefield Daily only local news agency following the trial
web posted November 18, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Steven Louis Barnes was given the sentence of death as the ringleader in the premeditated murder and kidnapping of 16-year-old Samuel Sturrup Jr., of Augusta, on Sept. 3, of 2001 in Edgefield County. Five other defendants still face trial in the case. Solicitor Donnie Myers, who spearheaded the prosecution, stated “nobody wins in a death penalty trial,” but with Barnes, “It was the right sentence for this guy because he is a bad one.”
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Round 3 Playoffs: Pageland Central (12-0) at Strom Thurmond (10-2)
By Tim Crane
web posted November 18, 2010

SPORTS – The undefeated Central Eagles (12-0) will put their perfect season on the line when they take on Thurmond (10-2) Friday night in the semifinals of the AA playoffs. Central has defeated Thurmond the past two seasons by five points then went on to destroy their fourth round opponent by an average margin of 31 points, on the way to the state championship game. But Dillon has been their nemesis as the Wildcats defeated the Eagles in 2008 and 2009, by 1 point each game, to claim the AA crown. Central is the #1 seed from Region IV and Thurmond is the #1 seed from Region III.   
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Diabetics & Nutrition Teaching Session at ECH Today
web posted November 18, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Hospital will be offering a Diabetics & Nutrition Teaching Session offered by Aiken Regional today at 3 pm in the Edgefield County Hospital’s Employee Dining area. The informative presentation will cover the “A, B, C’s of Diabetes”. There is no charge to the public. Snacks and Door prizes will be available. For more information please contact Leslie Seigler at 803-637-1151.

Matt Holmes of Johnston named to All-South Atlantic Conference football teams
web posted November 18, 2010
SPORTS – Five Newberry College Wolves have been named to the 2010 All-South Atlantic Conference football teams as announced by the conference office today. Offensive lineman Matt Holmes, defensive back Ron Parker and wide receiver David Pressley were named to the first team, while defensive lineman Arterio Arnold and linebacker Apollo Stretch were named to the second team.
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Barnes Gets Death for Kidnapping and Murder
web posted November 17, 2010 4:45 pm
Steven Louis Barnes has been given the death penalty by the same jury that convicted him of kidnapping and murdering 16-year-old Samuel Sturrup Jr. in an execution type killing on Sept. 3, 2001. We will have more on this breaking news story tomorrow.

Covar named as new School Board Chair, Wates and Clark tapped for leadership positions
By Megan Lott
web posted November 17, 2010

JOHNSTON – Edgefield County School Board met Tuesday night, November 16 to swear in the newly elected members Dr. Carroll Wates and Ms. Bridget Clark. The board then elected officers; Brad Covar will serve as the board’s chairman, with Dr. Wates as vice-chairman and Clark as secretary. Before the new board members took their seats, former board members Mrs. Viola Jackson and Mrs. Mary Alice Jackson were recognized with a plaque.
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Second vehicle stolen from Merriwether this week
web posted November 17, 2010
MERRIWETHER – A second vehicle has been reported stolen from the Merriwether area this week and both from the same vicinity. A Holly Circle woman reported that when she went out Monday morning her white/pearl colored 2005 Ford Explorer was gone. Also left inside the SUV overnight was over $1,700 in cash.
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Fox Terrace home burglarized Monday
web posted November 17, 2010
COUNTY LINE – A Fox Terrace Road woman moving from one home to another in the same subdivision reported coming back to find her primary home burglarized. She told the Sheriff’s Deputy she left the home around 2 pm on Monday and returned around 5 pm to find a window pane in the back door broken out allowing the person or persons to enter the home.
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Religion: Huge Mess Up
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted November 17, 2010

RELIGION – I have worked a ton of odd jobs in my life. My first was hauling hot and dirty mulch in the afternoon with my dad. We used his truck, his gas, and he helped with the work, but gave me all the money. Thanks dad! I was a short lived color blind electrician’s helper (think about it and you’ll realize why that career was doomed to fail.). I have bussed tables, washed dishes, cooked, and served in restaurants. I worked in discount fashion while in college (the color blindness was also a factor here).
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State Report Cards Received for Elementary and Middle Schools
web posted November 17, 2010
COUNTY – The State Department of Education released Elementary and Middle School 2010 School Report Cards on November 12. Overall, the district showed improvement and a maintaining of achievement. No schools in the district were rated at-risk.
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Trinity Community Church Taking Bids for Historical Pews
web posted November 17, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Rev. Carl D. Jackson looks at the pews which he sat on when he was a small boy attending Trinity A.M.E. Church, which is now Trinity Community Church of Edgefield. Not only did Rev. Jackson grow up in Trinity Church but after being called into the ministry, he pastored Trinity Church from 1991 to 1995. He is still dedicated, working with the new pastor, Eddie J. Woods and the members of Trinity Community Church to restore the inside of their historical church which dates back to the late 1800s.
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Letter to the Editor: Edgefield Mayor Highlights Holiday events in town
web posted November 17, 2010
Dear Editor,
There will be Snow, Shopping, Hot Chocolate, Christmas Tree Lighting, Parade, & Santa! The Holidays are just around the corner. Our Town will be beautifully decorated again this year and we have ten or more events scheduled.
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Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society Meeting hears presentation by Dr. Marvin L. Cann
web posted November 17, 2010
EDGEFIELD – About 40 people turned out Sunday afternoon to hear Dr. Marvin L. Cann, professor emeritus of Lander University and adjunct professor of history at Spartanburg Methodist College, speak to the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society on the Moore family of Walnut Grove Plantation in Spartanburg County.
Cann holds degrees from Furman University, Ohio University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Man critically injured after being ejected in singe car crash
web posted November 16, 2010
MERRIWETHER – A one car crash on Currytown Road Monday afternoon sent one man to the MCG Trauma Unit in Augusta after he was ejected from the car he was driving as it rolled a number of times and struck a tree. When First Responders arrived on the scene the man was found laying on his back in critical condition.
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Pit Bull attacks, injures horse
web posted November 16, 2010
BETTIS ACADEMY – A Nicholson Road man called the Sheriff’s Office to report a neighbor’s pit bull attacking a horse in his pasture Friday morning. The man told Animal Control he shot near the dog during the attack to scare it away, and fired additional shots as it ran away. None of the shots struck the black pit bull with white on its chest.
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Opinion: County poised to wipe out one third of county reserves in one year
A Column by the Editor
web posted November 16, 2010

COLUMN – The vote of the County Council to purchase a new network system and computers for the entire county government campus without competitive bids should come under closer scrutiny. With a final total price tag of over $160,000 of taxpayer money, it seems the entire meeting was contrived as no mention of a vote to make a purchase was listed on the agenda of the special called meeting.
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Truck stolen Sunday found wrecked on Monday
web posted November 16, 2010
MERRIWETHER – A Murrah Road man awoke Sunday morning to find his 2008 Nissan Titan truck missing from the driveway and reported it stolen. The man told a responding deputy that he believes the truck was locked, but there may have been a spare key and two guns inside the truck.
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Found Dog: Westside Area
web posted November 16, 2010
WESTSIDE – Found: Yorkshire Terrier, female, near Westside Fire Department on Highway 23. Call 803-292-5525 to identify and claim.

Counterfeit $50 bill turns up in Edgefield
web posted November 16, 2010
EDGEFIELD – An elderly Edgefield woman paying her power bill Friday morning was told one fifty dollar bill was believed to be counterfeit and the Sheriff’s Office was notified and the bill confiscated. The woman, listed as being in her “80’s”, stated she had just cashed her Social Security check at an Edgefield bank and then came to pay her bill.
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First Nine Weeks Honor Rolls Released
web posted November 16, 2010
COUNTY – The
First Nine Weeks Honor Rolls have been released by the Edgefield County School District. Edgefield Daily congratulates the students who have achieved  the honors listed.
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Death Penalty Phase of Murder Trial Begins Today
web posted November 15, 2010
EDGEFIELD – With the guilt of the kidnapping and murder trial of Steven Louis Barnes resolved; the jury will be considering arguments to see if Barnes will be given the death penalty starting today. Barnes, who has a long history of criminal charges and a number of convictions as well as serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole, will have his fate determined by the same jury that convicted him of kidnapping and murdering 16-year-old Samuel Sturrup Jr. in an execution type killing.
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CORRECTION: School Board Members to be sworn in at November 16 meeting
web posted November 15, 2010
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily inadvertently stated that two new school board members Carroll Wates and Bridget Clark would take their oath of office on November 23. That was incorrect. Both members will be sworn into office on November 16.

Christmas Gala Planned for Dec. 4 at Magnolia Dale
web posted November 15, 2010
EDGEFIELD – As in years past, the Edgefield County Historical Society is planning a community event for the holidays. The organization will sponsor a “Winter Wonderland’ Christmas Gala on Saturday, December 4, from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Gala location will be at Magnolia Dale House Museum at the corner of Bacon and Norris streets in Edgefield.
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Here’s Your Card: Teen defecates in front of Police Car during traffic stop
web posted November 15, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Just when you think you have heard it all, along comes teenagers to prove you wrong. An Edgefield Police Officer on patrol spotted a car driving along Augusta Road at 1:43 am Sunday with only one headlight. A traffic stop ensued to advise the driver of the faulty equipment. Before the traffic stop was finished, one of the passengers ended up dropping his pants and defecated next to the front of the patrol car.
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Educators Support Cumbee Center
web posted November 15, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Key women educators of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Phi Chapter, continue to support the efforts of the Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons.  At the chapter’s November 13th meeting, members donated Christmas stockings with all the goodies. The stockings will be given to the children who find themselves at Cumbee’s emergency shelter over the holidays. 
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Rebel Stats grow as team advances in quest for State Title
By Tim Crane
web posted November 15, 2010

SPORTS – The current season statistics for the Strom Thurmond Rebels has been released. The Rebels continue their march towards another state championship as they rack up an impressive records during the season.
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Barnes Guilty of Murder and Kidnapping
web posted November 13, 2010 : 6:15 pm
EDGEFIELD – Steven Louis Barnes is guilty of murder and kidnapping, so said a jury of seven men and five women Saturday afternoon after about four hours of deliberations. The trial, which started on Thursday afternoon, ended after closing arguments were heard Saturday morning and brought about explicit details of the Barnes’ planned kidnapping and murder of 16-year-old Samuel Sturrup Jr. of Augusta on September 3, 2001.
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Testimony Ends in Death Penalty Murder Trial: Closing Arguments Set for Today
web posted November 13, 2010
EDGEFIELD – After just a day and a half of testimony in the murder trial of Steven Louis Barnes, in which he is facing the death penalty if convicted, the prosecution and defense rested Friday afternoon with closing arguments scheduled to be heard Saturday morning. Barnes’ legal team did not call any witnesses to the stand and then rested their defense. By all estimations, the jury should begin deliberations Saturday afternoon.
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Aiken County Identifies Skeletal Remains
web posted November 13, 2010
AIKEN – Skeletal remains discovered on October 23 near Highway 19 and Union Baptist Church by a utility working marking electrical and cable lines has been identified. Aiken County authorities have identified the remains to be those of 39-year-old Jasper Dashun Jefferson III of Aiken. The Aiken County Coroner’s Office stated in a release Friday that the cause of death remains unknown at this time.
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Rebels Advance to Third Round Finals with 38-14 win over Mid Carolina
By Tim Crane
web posted November 13, 2010

SPORTS – With 2:54 minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter and Thurmond leading 17-14 after Mid Carolina had just driven 65 yards in 10 plays for a touchdown, Hykeem Brooks returned the ensuing MC kickoff 32 yards, setting the Rebel offense up at the 40 yard line. The Strom Thurmond Rebels would then put together a statement drive that went 60 yards in seven plays, ending with sophomore Darrius Hammond bursting thru the left side of the line for an 11 yard touchdown run into the scoreboard endzone.
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Landlord accused of having tenant's car sold for scrap for back rent
web posted November 13, 2010
TRENTON – A Johnston woman called the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office to report a man towing her car to a Trenton scrap metal yard Wednesday afternoon. The man accused of towing the vehicle stated the owner of the rental property gave him permission to tow the woman’s car. She states she gave no one permission to tow the car, incident reports state.
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Healthcare Students Showcase Skills at ATC Fair
web posted November 13, 2010
AIKEN – Aiken Technical College healthcare students demonstrate their skills at the ATC Campus and Community Health Fair Wednesday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the ATC Gymnasium (900 Building). Free snacks and beverages will be provided.
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STH Football Live Online: Play-Off Round 2
web posted November 12, 2010
SPORTS – Rebel Play-Off Football is online if you can’t get to the game. WKSX 92.7 FM and Strom Thurmond High School have joined together again this year to provide live streaming audio broadcasts for dial up and broadband internet users. Tonight the Rebels host Mid Carolina with kick-off at 7:30 pm (EST). To follow the action via the web click here. Tailgating in the back parking lot begins at 7 pm.

Death Penalty Murder Trial Underway in Edgefield
web posted November 12, 2010
EDGEFIELD – A murder trail got underway in Edgefield on Thursday afternoon after nearly a week of jury selection. Steven Louis Barnes is facing the death penalty if convicted in the murder of 16-year-old Samuel James Sturrup Jr. of Augusta on September 3, 2001. Sturrup’s body was discovered in late November of the same year after a man reported his dog bringing a skull to his home, which lead to a massive two day search before the body was discovered.
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SCDOT Public Hearing on Project
web posted November 12, 2010
EDGEFILED – A Public Hearing will be held in Edgefield on a Bridge Replacement Project at Highway US 25 at Turkey Creek. The hearing will be November 18, 2010, from 5 to 7 pm at the Piedmont Tech Edgefield Auditorium. For more information call: 803-737-2085

Sshhh! Girls Only! - Girl Scout Recruitment Fair
web posted November 12, 2010
MERRIWETHER – Four Girl Scouts from North Augusta Troop 5083 are hosting a Girl Scout recruitment fair at Merriwether Middle School on Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 1 - 4 pm. The girls, Ashley Milton, Courtnie Coon, Madison South, and Olivia Bernard, all MMS students, are organizing the fair for their Silver Award project.
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Uptown Greenwood Plans Fun for All with Holiday Open House this Weekend
web posted November 12, 2010
GREENWOOD – Uptown Greenwood will be filled with local sounds and festivities Saturday, November 13th and Sunday, November 14th as many events are planned to kick off the holiday season and allow folks to get a jump start on their holiday shopping.  Uptown is partnering with numerous agencies and merchants to put together a mixture of cherished Uptown holiday traditions with an infusion of exciting new activities.
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Veterans Day: In honor of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice
web posted November 11, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Veterans Affairs Office has placed their annual crosses honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the defense of the United States of America during World War l, World War ll, Korea, and Viet Nam on the Town Square in Edgefield for Veterans Day. In respect of their service and sacrifice EdgefieldDaily.com lists each by name for recognition.
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Embattled school board candidate Nathaniel Jackson asks for Jury Trial for recent arrest
web posted November 11, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Embattled school board candidate Nathaniel Jackson was to have his day in Magistrate Court on Wednesday for his arrest for driving under suspension third offense. Chief Magistrate Brenda Carpenter presided over the trail and advised Mr. Jackson of his rights, including his availability to a jury trial. “I want a jury trail,” Mr. Jackson said.
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Preview: AA Playoffs Round II; Mid Carolina (10-1) at Strom Thurmond (9-2)
By Tim Crane
web posted November 11, 2010

SPORTS – It will be Rebels vs Rebels this Friday, when Mid Carolina (10-1) comes to Johnston to take on Strom Thurmond (9-2).  A contrast in offensive styles will be on display as Mid Carolina lines up in the Double Wing and Thurmond operates from the Spread. 
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Regulators AAU World Series Champions
web posted November 11, 2010
MERRIWETHER – The Regulators, a local area 12U girls Fast-pitch softball team played in the AAU Top Gun World Series Tournament this past weekend in Concord, NC with 50 teams in the 12U division. Teams that participated in this event were from NC, VA, WV and SC. The Regulator’s went undefeated in Bracket play to capture the Championship against the Charlotte Cobras.
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Burglary, attempted car theft reported at Westside home
web posted November 11, 2010
WESTSIDE – A burglary was reported Tuesday afternoon at a home on the 300 block of Highway 378. Not only did the person or persons break into the home, they also broke into a van at the home and tried to steal it as well. The attempt to steal the vehicle was unsuccessful, according to an incident report.
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County Councilwoman suffers death in family
web posted November 11, 2010
AUGUSTA – Edgefield County Councilwoman Genia Blackwell’s aunt, Naomi James, 80, of Grovetown, died Wednesday morning around 3:30 am following a tragic collision Friday afternoon. Mrs. James remained in critical condition after arriving at the MCG Trauma Unit on Friday until her death on Wednesday. Funeral arrangements have not been made available at this time.

SCGOP Chairman Karen Floyd will not seek re-election to top post
web posted November 11, 2010
STATE – South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Karen Floyd announced Wednesday that she will not seek a second term as state Party Chairman. Floyd, 48, of Spartanburg, won the Chairmanship by acclamation in May of 2009. She will serve out the rest of her term, which ends in May of next year at the state convention. Floyd said that she has accomplished the goals she set forth during her original campaign for Chairmanship, and is now ready to pass the reins to the next Chairman.
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County Council approves Computer and Networking equipment purchase Tuesday afternoon without bids
web posted November 10, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council voted to approve a lease-purchase agreement for over $150,000 in new computers, servers, and computer networking equipment from EDTS at a called meeting Tuesday afternoon. However, the vote seems to be questionable since there were no other competitive bids presented for the equipment or labor and the price tag was never mentioned during the meeting.
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Johnston receives positive 2009-10 audit
web posted November 10, 2010
JOHNSTON – In a sign that the financially hard-hit town of Johnston is beginning to recover from the downtrodden economy of recent memory, council members were treated on Monday to good fiscal news in a clean audit report.
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County Office Closings for Veterans Day
web posted November 10, 2010
EDGEFIELD – All Edgefield County Government Offices will be closed Thursday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Offices will reopen for business on Friday.

Religion: Anger in Life
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted November 10, 2010

RELIGION – I’ll tell you with all the stuff in our world going on it is hard to keep a smile on your face. I mean it seems people are angry all the time. Now, I am not saying don’t care about things, don’t stand up for things that matter, I’m just saying living your life angry all the time is no way to live. Up front, right now, I want you to take a second and think what good has come from your anger lately?
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Trinity Mission Health and Rehab Celebrates 30 years
web posted November 10, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Trinity Mission Health and Rehab celebrated their thirtieth birthday on November 6, 2010. There were games for children, wonderful music, and delicious food at the celebration. Calvin Henderson provided the oldies music for all of the residents, guests and employees at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab.
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Veterans Day presentation and Fireworks Thursday at STH
web posted November 10, 2010
JOHNSTON – The public is invited to attend a Veterans Day celebration and remembrance Thursday evening at the Strom Thurmond Football Stadium beginning at 6 pm. There is not cost for the program. Fireworks will follow the presentation. Come out and support our past and present veterans who protect and defend America.

Financial Aid Night at STHS
web posted November 10, 2010
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond High School will host a Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, November 30th at 6:30 p.m. A representative from South Carolina Student Loan Corporation will be on hand to speak with seniors and their parents. Representatives will also be available to answer any questions about FAFSA and other financial aid issues. Please plan on attending this important event.

Diabetics & Nutrition Teaching Session at ECH Nov. 18
web posted November 10, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Hospital will be offering a Diabetics & Nutrition Teaching Session offered by Aiken Regional on November 18th at 3 pm in the Edgefield County Hospital’s Employee Dining area. The informative presentation will cover the “A, B, C’s of Diabetes”. There is no charge to the public. Snacks and Door prizes will be available. For more information please contact Leslie Seigler at 803-637-1151.

School Board Run-Off Delayed after Court Order
web posted November 9, 2010
EDGEFIELD – A Temporary Restraining Order signed Monday morning by Circuit Court Judge Knox McMahon has delayed the run-off election for School Board District 1 for the time being. The five page order was made available on Monday and specifically states that the order shall be in force for ten days, and could be extended to twenty days, or until a hearing could be held for an injunction order.
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Teen arrested in Hayes Drive shooting death charged as adult
web posted November 9, 2010
EDGEFIELD – A 16-year-old Johnston teen arrested along with seven others in the July 30 home invasion and subsequent shooting death of Theodore “TC” Campbell, has now been identified. James Lee Weaver, now 17, of Johnston was booked into the Edgefield County Detention Center on Wednesday.
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Notice: County Council to hold Called Meeting Today
web posted November 9, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council will be holding a special called meeting this afternoon at 4:30 at the County Council Chambers to discuss appointments to the Grievance Committee to hear a challenge by a terminated county employee and Internet Technology for county offices. The meeting is open to the public.

Paper carrier reports sex fiend in Johnston
web posted November 9, 2010
JOHNSTON – A newspaper carrier “bagging her newspapers” for her route at 3:57 am Sunday morning called 911 after a man entered the laundry mat at 534 Calhoun Street and stood in front of her performing a sex act. The woman told police she was, “very scared and would not move or say anything,” and just began to cry before the man left.
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Letter to the Editor:
Wates thanks voters for election to School Board
web posted November 9, 2010
Dear Edgefield County District 5 School Board Voters,
I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank you for believing in me enough to get out and cast your vote for me for the School Board Seat Five.
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Opinion: Jackson should step aside, stop embarrassing Edgefield County
A Column by the Editor
web posted November 9, 2010

COLUMN – The seemingly unending saga over whether or not Nathaniel Jackson is a resident of Edgefield County, much less a viable candidate for the District 1 School Board seat, should end now. Jackson should give up his indefensible challenge that he lives in the county and crawl back under the rock from which he came.
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Election Commission ruling places School Board run-off in question
web posted November 8, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The ongoing legal wrangling surrounding the race for School Board District 1 and its outcome is continuing. A problem that could become very costly to the county as ballots for the scheduled November 16 run-off are supposed to begin to be printed and voting machines programmed this week - and no one is certain who the candidates will be. At the center of the controversy is candidate Nathaniel Jackson, a convicted drug dealer, who had been ruled to be ineligible to hold office although he garnered nearly 47% of the votes after being taken off the ballot.
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Two injured in Sunday morning collision
web posted November 8, 2010
MERRIWETHER – A two car collision Sunday morning on Gregory Lake Road sent two people to the hospital and a third to seek medical help on their own. The driver of a Honda Pilot was southbound on Gregory Lake Road when the driver of a Toyota Camry exited out of The Woods subdivision into the path of the Honda.
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Letters to the Editor:
- Whitfield seeks support in School Board Dist. 1 Run-Off
- Campbell Thanks Voters for Election Victory
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Rebel Stats: March towards State Title still alive
By Tim Crane
web posted November 8, 2010

SPORTS – The season statistics for the Rebels march towards another state championship is now available including those from the first round play-off game between Strom Thurmond and Lee Central. The Rebels average over 32 points a game and over 335 yards as they dominate their opponents and retain home field advantage in round two of the play-offs.
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Johnston Elementary: Calling All Veterans
web posted November 8, 2010
JOHNSTON – Johnston Elementary School would like to invite you to participate in our Veteran’s Day Parade. If you would like to participate, please be at the school by 7:45 am on Thursday, November 11th. Students will be in the office to lead you to the library (the starting point of the parade). Immediately following the parade will be our Veteran’s Day Program. Thank for your service to our country.  We look forward to seeing you on November 11th.

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
web posted November 8, 2010
GREENWOOD – In recognition of National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, November 7-13, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is asking the citizens of Greenwood to take a closer look at the valuable role their animal shelter plays in enhancing the quality of life in their community.
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Daylight Savings Time: Set Clocks Back Tonight
web posted November 6, 2010
PSA – Daylight Savings Time is tonight and you should set your clocks back one hour before retiring.

Rebels Romp With 55-14 Win: Advance To Round 2 of Play-Offs
By Tim Crane
web posted November 6, 2010

SPORTS – Round one of the AA playoffs proved to be a cold, rainy night in which the Rebels warmed up in the 2nd quarter and continued to pour the heat on during a 55-14 demolition of Lee Central. The Stallions initially looked as if they were going to make this a competitive contest. Three penalties, including a roughing the punter foul helped move them inside Thurmond’s three yard line on the game’s opening possession.
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Time to Plant Your Pansies
web posted November 6, 2010
JOHNSTON –Temperatures are dropping so that means it is time to pull up those summer flowers and plant your pansies. The Thurmond FFA has a variety of pansy colors to choose from and they come in different sizes and configurations.
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Tragic crash limits Saturday publication
web posted November 6, 2010
See notice in the Wandering Minds Section of reader comments.

Election Commission grants Jackson appeal of disqualification ruling
web posted November 5, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Disqualified School Board candidate Nathaniel Jackson was granted a hearing by the Edgefield County Elections Commission on Thursday afternoon addressing his claim that a letter requesting documents and a recording of the hearing constituted an appeal of the ruling. The commission heard sworn testimony for just over twenty minutes before going into executive session to deliberate.
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Voter Fraud complaint filed with state over Nathaniel Jackson candidacy - names School Board and County Council members, School Superintendent
web posted November 5, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Daily has obtained a copy of a letter requesting a voter fraud investigation against Nathaniel Jackson, School Board members Sallie Cooks, James Bibs, and former Board member Mary Alice Jackson, as well as School Superintendent Mary Crenshaw and Edgefield County Council members Willie Bright and Norman Dorn.
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STH Football Live Online: Play-Off Round 1
web posted November 5, 2010
SPORTS – Rebel Football is online if you can’t get to the game. WKSX 92.7 FM and Strom Thurmond High School have joined together again this year to provide live streaming audio broadcasts for dial up and broadband internet users. Tonight the Rebels host Lee Central with kick-off at 7:30 pm (EST). To follow the action via the web click here. Tailgating in the back parking lot begins at 7 pm.

Letter to the Editor: Clark thanks voters for election victory
web posted November 5, 2010
Dear Voters,
The election is over; no more phone calls or knocks on your door asking for your vote. I am very appreciative of the confidence shown in me to serve as your school board representative. The real work begins now – serving our children, employees, and the public.
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Going Bowling; Octavius “Tater” Brown to Shrine Bowl
By Tim Crane
web posted November 5, 2010

SPORTS – For the first time since 2005, the Strom Thurmond Rebels will be represented at the North Carolina vs South Carolina Shrine Bowl. Octavius Brown (6’0” 267lbs), a nearly unstoppable nose guard on Thurmond’s famous Blue Steel Defense, was named to the 74th Shrine Bowl game.
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Husqvarna North America Announces Expanded Investment in Orangeburg County
web posted November 5, 2010
COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Commerce, Orangeburg County and the Central SC Alliance today announced that Husqvarna North America, a producer of lawn mowers, chainsaws and other lawn and garden equipment, will expand its operations in Orangeburg County. The company expects to invest $105 million in the plant over the next 13 years.
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Jackson said to be fighting removal from ballot with NAACP help
web posted November 4, 2010
EDGEFIELD – According to information obtained on Wednesday, ousted School Board candidate Nathaniel Jackson plans to fight his being removed as a candidate for office - even though he did not file an appeal in the required ten days following the County Election Commission finding he was not a resident and “elector” for office on October 21. Jackson took the majority of votes for the seat, but a run-off is scheduled between the remaining two viable candidates after Jackson was confirmed to be removed from the ballot.
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Neighbor helps Edgefield Police arrest suspected thief in the act
web posted November 4, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police responded to a call of a possible burglar at a home of a neighbor on Holmes Street shortly before midnight Monday stating he watched the man take two ladders and place them in the woods behind another home. When the first officer arrived he found the man standing in the shrubbery in the side of the yard and the man refused to show his hands, prompting the office to hold the man at gunpoint and calling for back-up.
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Singletary files claims of intentional drugging by medical staff and threats by Chief Magistrate
web posted November 4, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The never ending saga surrounding William “the Billion Dollar Man” Singletary continues with his complaints now expanding to cover not only law enforcement but now medical professionals who he alleged “attempted to do him bodily harm” that could result in his death and another report claiming Chief Magistrate Brenda Carpenter threatened him and made racially charged statements.
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Playoffs Round 1: Lee Central at Strom Thurmond
By Tim Crane
web posted November 4, 2010

SPORTS – The regular season has come to a close and once again the Rebels (8-2) find themselves as a number one seed entering the playoffs. This is the fifth time in the last six seasons that Thurmond has won a region title and entered the playoffs heavily favored in the first round. They will host the Stallions of Lee Central High (Bishopville).
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Religion: Asleep in Church
By: Pastor Philip Howle
web posted November 4, 2010

RELIGION – I want to talk about a radically underappreciated hero of the Bible. His name is Eutychus. He is a patron saint of the sleepy in church. Acts 20 records his story. It happened at the First Baptist Church of Troas, just kidding. But it was in Troas. Here was the situation.  The congregants had worked a full day but came together in the evening for a common meal and the celebration of the death of Jesus in Communion.  It was a larger gathering than usual, because the Apostle Paul was preaching for one night only.
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Merriwether woman reports burglary, stolen gun
web posted November 4, 2010
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether woman called the Sheriff’s Office to report a burglary of her Creekstone Drive home Tuesday afternoon. A Sheriff’s deputy responded to the home and met with the woman who stated the home had been rummaged through and several items including a pistol were taken.
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Douglas Elementary Hosts Blood Drive next week
web posted November 4, 2010
TRENTON – Douglas Elementary School is hosting a blood drive with Shepeard Community Blood Center, and invites you to help save 3 local lives by donating blood every 56 days next week.
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Control of County Council and School Board Shifts to Conservatives
web posted November 3, 2010
COUNTY – A wave of conservative and Tea Party voters made their presence known in local elections handing control of the County Council over to a Republican majority for the first time in two decades in spite of three districts drawn to favor Democrats. Republican Dean Campbell was shown to hold a considerable vote lead over Democrat challenger Frank Nicholson lll. In addition was the swing in control of the School Board races with Nathaniel Jackson being disqualified and Viola Jackson being soundly defeated by Carroll Wates.
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Democrat majority approves ordinances and questionable minutes as they lose majority control
web posted November 3, 2010
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council met Tuesday, November 2, for their monthly meeting, even as county residents placed their vote for council members handing Republicans a majority on the council. County Council Republican members Rodney Ashcraft and Genia Blackwell were absent from the meeting.
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Fifth Annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo
web posted November 3, 2010
EDGEFIELD – To some people it might have been just another rodeo. But to Sandy Quarles, promoter of the Fifth Annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo, it was a smashing success! For one thing, it didn’t rain as it has done every year since she and her husband Wesley started the Edgefield County rodeo several years ago.
“It was beautiful weather and we had big crowds both nights,” she said of the event held last weekend at the Lazy J Arena, 10 miles west of Edgefield.
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Edgefield Daily Elections: Final Results
web posted November 3, 2010
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily will provide our exclusive Live Updates on Election Returns for local contested races as the results are read into the official record at the Edgefield County Courthouse. This page will be activated at 7 pm and will remain live until all results are reported. You must reload or refresh the page each time you visit in order to receive the updates as they are made available.
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Nathaniel Jackson Removed from Ballot: Will not be seated
web posted November 3, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Nathaniel Jackson has been kicked off the ballot and cannot and will not serve even if elected, according to a letter released by County Attorney Michael Medlock. “The State Election Commission has, as of today (Nov. 2, 2010), removed Mr. Jackson as an elector thus rendering him ineligible to hold the District 1 School Board Seat even if he receives a majority of the votes,” the letter stated in part.
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Rebel Golf Cart Claimed
web posted November 3, 2010
JOHNSTON – Eddie Reece, winner of the Strom Thurmond High EZ Go Golf Cart, made his way to Johnston Tuesday evening to collect his prize.  Mr.  Reece, Aiken resident, purchased three tickets ($5 worth) from Penny Fell while at work. “I purchased the tickets two months ago and forgot all about it.  When I arrived to work Monday, a co worker asked what was I going to do with another vehicle.  I ask him what he was talking about and he explained I had won the golf cart.  It really surprised me. 
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Edgefield County Hospital Food Festival
web posted November 3, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Hospital Auxiliary Is hosting their Annual Fall Food Festival Friday, November 19th. Hospital Conference Room 10am-2pm unless sold out before the Public is Welcomed! *There will also be drawings for hams, turkeys, and gift baskets- if you are interested in purchasing tickets please see an Auxiliary Member or come to the hospital.For more information contact Bonnie Moore at 637-0613

Aiken Regional Medical Centers Expands Imaging Services
web posted November 3, 2010
AIKEN – Aiken Regional Medical Centers is proud to announce the opening of our latest facility, Southside Imaging Center.  The center is located at 430 Society Hill Drive in the Village at Woodside. 
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Domestic dispute leads to arson arrest
web posted November 2, 2010
COUNTY LINE – Edgefield County Sheriff’s Investigators have made an arrest in a fire that destroyed a Bogus Hill home Sunday night. William Dean Hendley, 27, was taken into custody Monday morning and is awaiting a formal charge of arson in the third degree in his alleged connection to the fire. A Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to Hendley’s home due to a report of a disturbance between him and his wife at 10:17 Sunday night.
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Aiken man charged in June armed robbery
web posted November 2, 2010
EDGEFIELD – One suspect has been arrested in connection to a June 30 armed robbery of the Pit Stop on the 1500 block of Edgefield Road. Danta Shbir-James Glover, 18, of Sweetgum Lane in Aiken, has been charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime. He is currently being held at the Edgefield County Detention Center. A second suspect is still being sought.
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Sports: Around the Region This Week
By Tim Crane
web posted November 2, 2010

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond looked strong with a 31-0 shutout of Batesburg in the region title matchup. This earned the Rebels 1st place in Region III, three home playoff games and their 22nd region title. Gilbert slid into the playoffs on their 2nd victory of the season with a 34-24 win over Eau Claire. Columbia ended Keenan’s year with a Thursday night 35-6 victory.
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High School Exit Exam Scores above State Average
web posted November 2, 2010
JOHNSTON – Edgefield County School District students improved on the South Carolina High School Exit Exam on the first try, and are above the state average score. At Strom Thurmond High School, 80.8 percent of students passed both sections of the exam which is an improvement from the 77.4 percent posted last year.
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“Math On The Move” Program Seeks Volunteers
web posted November 2, 2010
JOHNSTON – The “Math on the Move” program needs your help. The program needs the assistance of the community in order to successfully help many students with their daily math skills. The school is asking for volunteers to come to the school to enrich the academic success of a student. The goal of “Math on the Move” is to help students become proficient in using their daily math skills.
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Aiken Regional Hosts 10th Annual Dining With Diabetes
web posted November 2, 2010
AIKEN – November is National Diabetes Month and it’s time to raise awareness of the importance of taking a stand and controlling the disease.  The American Diabetes Association reported that in 2007 23.6 million children and adults were living with diabetes in the United States. Luckily, it’s a disease that is treatable and sometimes curable but not without the proper lifestyle and treatment. 
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Election Day Closing Notice for Piedmont Tech
web posted November 2, 2010
EDGEFIELD – Piedmont Technical College will be closed to the public on Election Day on Tuesday, November 2. There will be no classes. We will resume our normal operating schedule on Wednesday, November 3. This applies to the campus in Greenwood as well as our locations in Abbeville, Edgefield, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda.

Edgefield Daily's Live Elections Returns page Online Tomorrow
web posted November 1, 2010
WEBNEWS – Edgefield Daily will again launch our exclusive Live Elections Returns page for the November 2 General Elections on Tuesday. Edgefield Daily is the only local news outlet able to bring you the unofficial returns live as they are read into the record at the Edgefield County Courthouse on Election Night.
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Rebels Take 22nd Region Crown in 31-0 Shutout
By Tim Crane
web posted November 1, 2010

SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels are Region Champs for the 22nd time in school history, nearly averaging one title for every two years of football. Impressive? Yes. But even more impressive is the fashion in which they took this crown over a very good Batesburg-Leesville team.
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Election 2010: Sample Ballot for Nov. 2 Election
web reposted November 1, 2010
COUNTY - The sample ballot contains all races and candidates for office. It also includes four Constitutional Amendment questions along with explanations of each. Be advised that not all local candidates will be on your official ballot on Election Day.
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Sheriff’s Arson Investigator called to mobile home fire
web posted November 1, 2010
COUNY LINE – An Edgefield County Sheriff’s Deputy on patrol spotted a mobile home on fire shortly before 11 pm Sunday night just off of Highway 25 south, just behind the J&L Food Mart on Augusta Road. The call brought County Line and Merriwether firefighters to the scene as well as one of the Sheriff’s Arson Investigators.
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Rebel Regiment takes highest rankings ever in State Band Competition
Submitted: web posted November 1, 2010
COLUMBIA – The Strom Thurmond High School Rebel Regiment finished third in the 2A State Band Competition that was held Saturday, October 30, at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, SC.  In recognition of this accomplishment, all the band members received a bronze medal. The Rebel Regiment received a score of 88.20, just two points behind first place Pendleton High School with a score of 90.4.
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Strom Thurmond Rebels JV On Top at Close of Season
web posted November 1, 2010
JOHNSTON – Congratulations all around to the STHS Junior Varsity Rebels for an excellent season of exciting football after defeating Batesburg- Leesville Thursday night 22 - 6 on a rain soaked field. The Junior Rebel offense averaged 30 points per game while the defense stood strong allowing an average of only 8 points per game.
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