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November 2012 Archive

Rash of Car Break-ins Reported in Merriwether
web posted November 30, 2012
MERRIWETHER – A rash of car break-ins was reported in Merriwether on Wednesday morning with thieves making off with nearly $3,000 in cash and property from the victims. Most of the vehicles targeted were in Currytown Station and another in Birch Point. At this time the cases appear to be related and residents are advised to remove valuables from your vehicle and lock your car doors before your retire for the night. A total of six vehicles were targeted.
Edgefield Daily

Tidwell's Holds Ribbon Cutting at Expanded Johnston Location
web posted November 30, 2012
JOHNSTON – Tidwell Jewelers held a ribbon cutting Thursday afternoon to open the expanded Johnston location that has doubled the size of the popular jewelry and fine gifts store. Owner Danny Tidwell said with the expansion the location is now nearly 5,000 square feet of jewelry, watches, fine china, gifts and more. It also increased the workshop area of the store for in-store repairs or custom creation of a piece designed just for you.
Edgefield Daily

Singing, Snow and Santa at Edgefield Christmas Parade This Sunday
web reposted November 30, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The 39th Annual Edgefield Christmas Parade will be on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Our Grand Marshal this year will be our own, 122nd Engineer Battalion of the Edgefield SCARNG, who is scheduled to deploy in February. Also participating in the parade will be our State AA State Champion STHS Rebel Regiment Band along with Ft Gordon Army Band and T.W. Josey.
Edgefield Daily

American Red Cross Reminds Public to Send Holiday Cards for Heroes by December 7 Deadline
web posted November 30, 2012
COUNTY – The December 7 deadline is fast approaching for people to send holiday greetings to men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces through “Holiday Mail for Heroes,” an American Red Cross program.
Edgefield Daily

Sentors Graham, DeMint defend Haley's resistance to Obama health-care law
web posted November 30, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Gov. Nikki Haley’s resistance to the 2010 federal health-care reform law is strategically helpful for members of Congress working to undo President Barack Obama’s signature first-term accomplishment, South Carolina’s Republican senators said Wednesday.
Greenville Online

Caller Reports Burglary in Progress, Three Arrested
web posted November 29, 2012
JOHNSTON – Three people have been arrested after a woman called 911 to report a burglary in progress at a home on the 1000 block of Calhoun Street in Johnston around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon. Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies and Johnston Police converged on the area after a report that a white male ran from the home and into a wooded area.
Edgefield Daily

Accidental Text Leads to Investigation of Threat to "Fight" or "Stab" Augusta Middle School Student
web posted November 29, 2012
TRENTON – A Trenton resident was accidentally sent a text from a juvenile in Augusta that contained a threat to "fight or stab" a Langford Middle School student in Augusta. The actual content of the text was not listed in a Sheriff's Incident report, however; Richmond County authorities were contacted in the matter.
Edgefield Daily


Medal of Valor Honors S.C. Law Enforcement’s Bravest from Aiken
By Richard Eckstrom
web posted November 29, 2012

AIKEN – It’s something folks might often take for granted, and understandably so. After all, we live in a modern society and pay our taxes, and therefore we fully expect the traffic lights to work and the fire trucks to respond when we need them to.
Edgefield Daily

Local Christmas Tree Farmer Donates over 100 Trees to Military
web posted November 29, 2012
WARD – Wright's Tree Farm, designated as a collection center for Christmas Spirit Foundation, who sends donated Christmas trees to troops here at home and abroad. Stuart Smith and his wife Judy were featured in a televised report loading up 128 trees for the troops on Wednesday.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Police Arrest Two in Recent Burglary
web posted November 28, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Two men have been arrested in connection to a Rosa Street burglary last week. Delonte Lamarus Harris, 19, and Devonte Jacquez Hall, 20, both of Edgefield, have been charged in the November 19 burglary of a Rosa Hill Street home. Edgefield Police were able to obtain fingerprints and other evidence that led them to the two suspects.
Edgefield Daily

SC Supreme Court Rules Prosecutors Should Not Control Court Dockets
web posted November 28, 2012
COLUMBIA – A case stemming from the arrest of three men in a Johnston armed robbery has sent shockwaves through the state when the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that Solicitors controlling the General Sessions Court docket is unconstitutional last Wednesday.
Edgefield Daily

SCE&G Warns Customers of Potential Scams
web posted November 28, 2012
COUNTY – During the holiday season, South Carolina Electric & Gas is urging customers to be aware of scam artists posing as SCE&G employees. A number of customers have reported instances of individuals portraying themselves as SCE&G employees over the phone. In several instances, the individuals are requesting immediate payment of the customer’s SCE&G bill and threatening service disconnection if payment is not made.
Edgefield Daily

Religion: Psalm 23 Part Five
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted November 21, 2012

RELIGION – We continue in our studies this week of Psalm 23 looking at Vs.2. Last week we saw the difference the shepherd’s presence made in the lives of the fold. I have read that “Flocks typically graze throughout the morning. In the afternoon, with their stomachs full and their thirst satisfied from the gentle water of a nearby stream, they take a leisurely nap in the cool shade. And they know that when they awake, everything will still be all right. Nothing is quite as peaceful as this.”
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Nov. 13 - Nov. 28
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web reposted November 28, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including Fresh Frozen Turkey at $1.28 a pound, Fresh Baking Hens for only $0.98 a pound, and Top Round Roast for $2.98 a pound plus many more in store savings storewide.
Edgefield Daily

Area Law Enforcement Officers Trained In Public Safety Checkpoints
web posted November 28, 2012
EDGEFIELD – More than 60 area police officers and sheriff’s deputies were trained earlier this year in conducting public safety checkpoints. The training was sponsored by the Community Action for a Safer Edgefield coalition, a local group seeking to reduce DUI crashes in Edgefield County.
Edgefield Daily

Charleston Blues Singer to Appear in Concert Friday
web posted November 28, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Charleston blues music icon Shrimp City Slim will make a return appearance in Edgefield this Friday, November 30 as part of the “Blues Blues Christmas Party.” Show time is 7 p.m. at the Edgefield Discovery Center, 405 Main Street in Edgefield. Tickets are $10 and may be reserved by calling 803-257-7669 or 803-637-3833.
Edgefield Daily

Trenton Man Makes Aiken County's Most Wanted List
web posted November 27, 2012
TRENTON – Steven Travis McKinnon, 32, of Cardinal Drive, just off Brightharp Road, is wanted by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office on two charges. According to a release by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office on Monday, caution should be used by officers when approaching McKinnon.
Edgefield Daily

Scammers Target Local Computer Users
web posted November 27, 2012
COUNTY – Over the last few months scammers claiming to be from "Windows"  are calling unexpected computer users to claim that their computers are sending out large amounts of spam email and are requesting payment to "fix" the problem that does not exist. When the caller is challenged they resort to vulgar attacks, including calling their intended victim's "Obama n*****s" and "SOB's" among other vile names.
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Man Arrested after Attack in Home Stands at Rebel Football Game
web posted November 27, 2012
JOHNSTON – A Johnston man was arrested during Friday night's football game at Strom Thurmond after he attacked a 50-year-old female relative. Dwight Alan Lott, 22, began the attack around 9:40 pm in the home field stands. A nearby Sheriff's Deputy and an off duty police officer restrained him until additional deputies could respond to their calls for help.
Edgefield Daily

Trenton Man Reports Grand Larceny Theft a Month after the Fact
web posted November 27, 2012
TRENTON – A Watson Road man called the Sheriff's Office to report the theft of an ATV, motorcycles, and other property that he discovered missing on October 20 of last month. He did not give a reason for waiting so long to report the crime.
Edgefield Daily

Jamie Foxx Cheered calling Obama "lord and savior" at BET Awards
web posted November 27, 2012
NATION – Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently called Barack Obama "our lord and savior." This occurred at the previously recorded Soul Train Awards broadcast on BET Sunday, reported NewsBusters. During his "performance" saying it was "like church in here", Foxx said, "First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama. Ya'll stand up."
Edgefield Daily

Singing, Snow and Santa at Edgefield Christmas Parade
web reposted November 27, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The 39th Annual Edgefield Christmas Parade will be on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Our Grand Marshal this year will be our own, 122nd Engineer Battalion of the Edgefield SCARNG, who is scheduled to deploy in February. Also participating in the parade will be our State AA State Champion STHS Rebel Regiment Band along with Ft Gordon Army Band and T.W. Josey.
Edgefield Daily

Gov. Nikki Haley announces application guidelines for S.C. Work Ready Communities Initiative
web posted November 27, 2012
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley today announced that the application and guidelines are now available for counties that want to participate in the South Carolina Work Ready Communities initiative.
Edgefield Daily

Fire Damages County Line Home
web posted November 26, 2012
COUNTY LINE – County Line and Merriwether Fire Departments were dispatched to a house on fire on Fox Terrace Drive Sunday morning just before noon. When firefighters arrived on the scene heavy smoke was billowing out of the eves and vents in the roof. Some sections had fire breaking through to the exterior of the home. An Edgefield County ambulance was also dispatched in case the owner was still inside.
Edgefield Daily

Making Good on a Bet
web posted November 26, 2012
COUNTY – As reported earlier this month, Edgefield Daily founder Roy Blackwell, a hard-core Gamecock fan, and Edgefield Daily's Sports Editor Tim Crane, a hard-core Clemson fan, entered into a bet for the last regular season game between Carolina and Clemson Thanksgiving weekend. With the Gamecocks 27-17 win over the Tigers Saturday night, Tim Crane made good on the bet.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Nov. 13 - Nov. 28
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web reposted November 26, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including Fresh Frozen Turkey at $1.28 a pound, Fresh Baking Hens for only $0.98 a pound, and Top Round Roast for $2.98 a pound plus many more in store savings storewide.
Edgefield Daily

"Christmas Belles" Hits the Stage Next Week
Staff Report
web posted November 26, 2012

EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Theatre Company will present "Christmas Belles" on Dec. 7, 8, 9 and Dec.14, 15, 16--the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit! Play times are 8 p.m. on Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15, and 3 p.m. on Dec. 9 and 16. "Christmas Belles" is a Southern holiday comedy by well-known playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten.
Edgefield Daily

Rebels End Season in Loss to Hartsville 20-10
By Tim Crane
web posted November 24, 2012

SPORTS – The Rebels, down 14-10 with 3:45 to play in the game, started their possession at the 47 yard line after a 24 yard kickoff return from Hykeem Brooks.  Darius Hammond broke off a 23 yard run to give the Rebels a first down at the Hartsville 30. Quarterback Jauveer converted a 4th and 1 from the Rebel 21 yard line, taking it to the Hartsville 15 yard line with under 3:00 to play, but that was as close as the Rebels would get to pulling out the comeback. 
Edgefield Daily

Singing, Snow and Santa at Edgefield Christmas Parade
web reposted November 24, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The 39th Annual Edgefield Christmas Parade will be on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Our Grand Marshal this year will be our own, 122nd Engineer Battalion of the Edgefield SCARNG, who is scheduled to deploy in February. Also participating in the parade will be our State AA State Champion STHS Rebel Regiment Band along with Ft Gordon Army Band and T.W. Josey.
Edgefield Daily

Found Dog: Merriwether
web posted November 24, 2012
MERRIWETHER – Young Female Dog Found in the Currytowne Station Subdivision Area on Thursday morning wearing a black collar. Please call 278-6040 or text 803-634-7401 for more information. Click on photo for larger view.

Johnston Christmas Tree Lighting Nov. 26
web reposted November 24, 2012
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Development Corporation will continue the tradition of opening the Christmas season with the tree lighting ceremony on Monday, November 26 at 6pm in the municipal parking lot.
Edgefield Daily

Football Friday Night: Rebels Host Hartsville for Lower State Championship Tonight
web posted November 23, 2012
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will play host to Hartsville tonight for the Lower State Championship game with the winner moving on to the State Title game. Kick off is at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game, or you are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM, you can listen to the game online here. Edgefield Daily will have Sports Editor Tim Crane's report on the game for Saturday.

Playoff Preview: AAA Lowerstate Title Game, Rebels Host Hartsville
By Tim Crane
web posted November 23, 2012

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond (12-1) finds itself in the semi finals for a second straight season and for the 3rd time since 2005. It’s hard to believe but it has been seven years since the Rebels hosted a semi final matchup. In 2005 the Rebels were led by Coco Hillary, who put on a clinic against Dillon in the AAA Lowerstate Title game which Strom won handily 35-7 before going on to capture their second State Title. This is Thurmond’s first season back in 3A after a four year stint in 2A and although the Rebels are one of the smallest AAA schools, they are just one game away from a state title matchup.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Nov. 13 - Nov. 28
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web posted November 23, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including Fresh Frozen Turkey at $1.28 a pound, Fresh Baking Hens for only $0.98 a pound, and Top Round Roast for $2.98 a pound plus many more in store savings storewide.
Edgefield Daily

Letter to the Editor: Edgefield County Veteran Affairs Office Thanks Community for Support
web posted November 23, 2012
Dear Editor:
The Veterans Day Program Committee would like to thank the businesses, organizations and individuals from the Towns of Edgefield, Johnston and Trenton for sponsoring the Veterans Day Program held Sunday November 11th on the square in Edgefield.  Without your contributions, this event would not have been possible. This program was the work of many hands.  The willingness and participation of a lot of individuals made the event run smoothly.
Edgefield Daily

Pettigrew Election Protest Denied: "No Standing"
web posted November 22, 2012
COLUMBIA – Edgefield Republican John Pettigrew's election protest filed with the South Carolina Elections Commission has been dismissed stating that since Pettigrew was not a candidate in the general election he has "no standing" to file a protest of the election of Sen. Shane Massey (R-Edgefield).
Edgefield Daily

The First Official Thanksgiving Day
web posted November 22, 2012
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.
Edgefield Daily

Thanksgiving Holiday Publishing Schedule
web posted November 22, 2012
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday and will have limited updates during the holiday weekend. Publishing will consist of Breaking News, Sports, Obituaries, and reader comments in the Wandering Minds. We are thankful for all the support our thousands of readers have shown over the years and hope that as we near our 9th year of publication that readership continues to grow. Please enjoy this time with family and friends and give thanks for the blessings God has provided.

Obama’s ‘Constituency Groups’ Checklist Offers No Options for Whites or Men
web posted November 22, 2012
(CNSNews.com) – Fresh off his reelection, President Barack Obama is asking his supporters to complete a survey that asks the people being polled to check off which “constituency groups” they identify with – there are 22 groups listed but not one for “whites” or “men.”
CNSNews

Third Suspect Arrested in Johnston Home Invasion
web posted November 21, 2012
COUNTY – A third suspect in the brutal home invasion and beating of a Johnston man last Friday has been arrested. Vincent Londell Bly, 46, of Johnston was arrested after police received a tip on his whereabouts early in the day Tuesday. Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies in marked and unmarked vehicles set up a perimeter before moving in on the building Bly was said to be working in case he tried to flee when he saw deputies approaching.
Edgefield Daily

Pettigrew Seeks New Election Against Sen. Massey in Complaint
web posted November 21, 2012
COLUMBIA – Republican John Pettigrew has filed a protest against Sen. Shane Massey claiming Sen. Massey did not properly file his paperwork for reelection and is asking for a new election.
Edgefield Daily

Senate Bill rewrite lets Feds read your e-mail without warrants
web posted November 21, 2012
WASHINTON DC – A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans' e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law, CNET has learned.
CNET.com

Edgefield Man Returns Home to Discover Burglary
web posted November 21, 2012
EDGEFIELD – A Rosa Hill Street man arrived home on Monday night and "felt funny" as if "someone had been inside". When he went into his bedroom he felt cold air and noticed someone had pried the window open to gain entry into the house.
Edgefield Daily

Stolen Truck Located in Johnston
web posted November 21, 2012
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield woman called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office after seeing someone driving her husbands black 2007 Ford F-650 on Long Cane Road around 5:30 Monday afternoon. The truck was parked at their home in Edgefield on Ouzts Road and her husband was out of town.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Nov. 13 - Nov. 28
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web posted November 21, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including Fresh Frozen Turkey at $1.28 a pound, Fresh Baking Hens for only $0.98 a pound, and Top Round Roast for $2.98 a pound plus many more in store savings storewide.
Edgefield Daily

Thurmond FFA Fresh Cut Christmas Wreath Sale
web posted November 21, 2012
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond FFA is offering fresh cut Christmas Wreaths and Poinsettias for sale and are accepting orders now. All proceeds benefit the Strom Thurmond FFA. Orders will be taken between now and December 15.
Edgefield Daily

Religion: Psalm 23 Part Four
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted November 21, 2012

RELIGION – I am blessed to be a good sleeper. I get up earlier, work out daily, and try to be productive for God’s kingdom. And I sleep like a champ most every night.  For many people, however, this is not the case. I have some good friends who sleep avoids like me avoiding a nest of rabid hummingbirds!
Edgefield Daily

Lost Dog Edgefield Area
web posted November 21, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Lost Dog: Black Female German Sheppard, last seen in the Whitetail Run / Horn Creek Dr. area. Goes by the name Sadie, if found please call Trey Brock. Phone 803-637-3970. Click on photo for larger view.

Johnston Man Robbed at Gunpoint Monday Afternoon
web posted November 20, 2012
JOHNSTON – A Johnston man walking on Monument Drive near Roland Avenue contacted police after he was confronted by three men in a car around 4 pm Monday. The victim told police the driver pointed a semi-automatic pistol at him and demanded money and he complied with the demand.
Edgefield Daily

Two Charged, One Sought after Johnston Man Beaten During Home Invasion
web posted November 20, 2012
JOHNSTON – Two people have been arrested and a third suspect sought after entering the home of a Calhoun Street man and beating him in an effort to collect a drug debt Friday night just after 10 pm. Nicole Tamika Butler, 26, of Addison Street (Left), and 22-year-old Mario Martin, of the same address, have been arrested in connection to the home invasion and beating of a Johnston man in his home. A third suspect, Vincent Londell Bly, 46, of Sandra Drive is still being sought, Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston said.
Edgefield Daily

Sports: Strom Thurmond Football Statistics - Week 13
By Tim Crane
web posted November 20, 2012

SPORTS – As the Rebels continue to advance in exciting fashion this season, so does their stats. Israel Talbert and Trent Miller were nominated as players of the week for their outstanding performance against Hanahan. Thurmond will host Hartsville in the Class AAA Lowerstate Title Game this Friday at 7:30.
Edgefield Daily

Op-Ed: Edgefield Mayor Invites Residents to Tree Lighting
web posted November 20, 2012
Dear Edgefield,
Mark your calendar for Friday, November 23, 6:00 p.m. for a night of celebration; Singing, Christmas Tree Lighting, Polar Express movie on the town square and the first snow of the season. Come fill the square this year!
Edgefield Daily

Trenton Man Tops Aiken County Most Wanted List
web posted November 20, 2012
TRENTON – Robert Gene Stichert, 45, of Trenton has made his way to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office's Most Wanted list for Family Count bench warrants for two counts totaling $58,000. Stichert's last known address was 169 Sable Lane in Trenton.
Edgefield Daily

Found Dog: Westside
web posted November 20, 2012
WESTSIDE – This dog appears to have been on the street for quite some time.  It needs to be shaved it is matted so badly.  Please contact us if you know where he belongs. Thanks. Call 706-496-0711 or 803-278-3975
Click on picture for a larger view.

Burn Cases Expected to Increase During Thanksgiving Holiday
web posted November 20, 2012
AUGUSTA – While many Thanksgiving traditions include feasting on a turkey complete with all of the trimmings, for the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, it includes an increase in the number of burn patients seen in the unit.
Edgefield Daily

Tidwell Jewelers and Edgefield Daily's 2012 Christmas Giveaway Underway: $750 in Total Prizes - Enter Today!
web posted November 19, 2012
WEBNEWS – Tidwell Jewelers and Edgefield Daily have joined forces again this year to make our annual Christmas Give-Away available. This year's drawing will again have two lucky winners, a grand prize winner ($500) and a runner-up ($250) for a combined total of $750 in prizes. The gift certificates are exclusively for Tidwell Jewelers, providers of men and women's exquisite jewelry, watches, fine china, crystal and more. And entering could not be easier.
Edgefield Daily

Singing, Snow and Santa at Edgefield Christmas Parade
web posted November 19, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The 39th Annual Edgefield Christmas Parade will be on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Our Grand Marshal this year will be our own, 122nd Engineer Battalion of the Edgefield SCARNG, who is scheduled to deploy in February. Also participating in the parade will be our State AA State Champion STHS Rebel Regiment Band along with Ft Gordon Army Band and T.W. Josey.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Nov. 13 - Nov. 28
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted November 19, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including Fresh Frozen Turkey at $1.28 a pound, Fresh Baking Hens for only $0.98 a pound, and Top Round Roast for $2.98 a pound plus many more in store savings storewide.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County School District Honor Roll 1st Nine Weeks 2012-2013 School Year
web posted November 19, 2012
COUNTY – The Edgefield County School District has release the Honor Rolls for County Schools for the first nine weeks. Each school is listed individually below. Edgefield Daily congratulates these students on their academic achievements.
Edgefield Daily

Rebels Advance to Lower State Championship
By Tim Crane
web posted November 17, 2012

SPORTS – The Rebels found themselves in one of the closest contests of the season going into halftime up only 6-3 from two Trent Miller field goals; 23 and 30 yards. The Hawks opened the second half converting a 3rd and 8 from their own twenty yard line on an Anthony Smalls pass to Sammy Richardson that went 80 yards for a touchdown, putting Hanahan up 10-6 with 11:50 to go in the 2nd half.
Edgefield Daily

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest
web posted November 17, 2012
MERRIWETHER – An Edgefield Sheriff's Deputy on routine patrol on Highway 25 Thursday night spotted a white Buick speeding in the southbound lane at 78 mph. The deputy turned around and conducted a traffic stop on the car near Amellia Drive. By the time the traffic stop was over, the driver was under arrest for three charges, including a charge for possession of drugs.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Nov. 13 - Nov. 28
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web posted November 17, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including Fresh Frozen Turkey at $1.28 a pound, Fresh Baking Hens for only $0.98 a pound, and Top Round Roast for $2.98 a pound plus many more in store savings storewide.
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Christmas Tree Lighting Nov. 26
web posted November 17, 2012
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Development Corporation will continue the tradition of opening the Christmas season with the tree lighting ceremony on Monday, November 26 at 6pm in the municipal parking lot.
Edgefield Daily

Football Friday Night: Rebels Travel for Round 3 of Playoffs
web posted November 16, 2012
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will travel to Hanahan tonight in round three of the playoffs. Kick off is at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game or you are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here. Edgefield Daily will have Sports Editor Tim Crane's report on the game for Saturday.

Counterfeit $100 Bills Used in Edgefield
web posted November 16, 2012
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy was dispatched to a call of counterfeit $100 bills being passed at the McDonald's in Edgefield on Wednesday. The bills were passed to cashiers on Saturday, November 10, and a second time on the following Sunday. The suspect was captured on video surveillance footage.
Edgefield Daily

Gov. Nikki Haley to Sebelius: S.C. will not set up a state-based health care exchange
web posted November 16, 2012
COLUMBIA – Governor Nikki Haley sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Thursday ahead of today’s deadline for states to decide if they intend to participate in the health exchange program created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  In the letter, Gov. Haley informed Sec. Sebelius that South Carolina “should not and will not set up a state-based health care exchange.”
Edgefield Daily

Religion: Psalm 23 Part Three
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted November 16, 2012

RELIGION – We looked last week at how powerful it is that the Lord is our shepherd. This week we continue to unpack the 23rd Psalm by looking at the next phrase “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” Christmas is around the corner, black Friday ads are already popping up, some of you are in training to shoulder smash anything that stands in your way of a great deal on flat screen TV.
Edgefield Daily

Opinion: Writer Blames Obama Victory on "Termites"
web posted November 16, 2012
Dear Editor,
Like most right thinking God fearing people I was stunned by the election results.  Surely, I had thought, after four years of miserable failure on almost all fronts, Americans would vote Obama out of office and some semblance of sanity would return to our federal government. This is not to be.
Edgefield Daily

It's a Bet - Carolina v Clemson
web posted November 16, 2012
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily Founder Roy Blackwell, a hard-core Gamecock fan, and Edgefield Daily's Sports Editor Tim Crane, a hard-core Clemson fan, have entered into a bet for the last regular season game between Carolina and Clemson Thanksgiving weekend. No matter who wins, one of us is going to be humiliated.
Edgefield Daily

McKenzie Talbert Signs With Clemson
By Tim Crane     Photo: Bill Hart
web posted November 15, 2012

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond’s McKenzie Talbert was the first player to verbally commit to Clemson’s women's golf program back on September 1, 2011. Now she is one of the first to sign a letter of intent to the Tigers lady golf team which inaugurates in the fall of 2013. On Wednesday in the Strom Thurmond Library, surrounded by family, friends, coaches, administrators and media Talbert signed her intent to play collegiate golf at Clemson University. 
Edgefield Daily

School Board Awards $2,548,916 contract for new Stadium
By Anne Waits
web posted November 15, 2012

JOHNSTON – The Edgefield County School Board meeting, held Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, began with the swearing in of two new board members and ended with the District awarding a $2,548,916 contract to Edcon, Inc. for the construction of the new Stadium Renovation Project.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Nov. 13 - Nov. 28
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web posted November 15, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including Fresh Frozen Turkey at $1.28 a pound, Fresh Baking Hens for only $0.98 a pound, and Top Round Roast for $2.98 a pound plus many more in store savings storewide.
Edgefield Daily


Town of Johnston Gets Clean Audit, 6 months in Reserves
By Anne Waits
web posted November 15, 2012

JOHNSTON – Among an array of items addressed on the agenda Monday night, Johnston Town Council received and approved a clean audit for FY 2011/2012 and voted unanimously to donate $1,000 to the Johnston American Legion toward a roof replacement in view of the fact that the building is used for Town elections.
Edgefield Daily

Preview Playoffs: Round 3 Rebels Travel to Hanahan
By Tim Crane
web posted November 15, 2012

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond (11-1) travels to Charleston for a battle with Hanahan High (11-1) in the semi finals of the AAA lowerstate playoffs. This is the first time in 31 years these two have met on the gridiron.
Edgefield Daily

National Rural Health Day - Celebrating the Power of Rural
web reposted November 15, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Hospital invites you to attend the Celebration of National Rural Health Day. This will be held today,Thursday, November 15th, at Edgefield County Hospital from 9:30am-11:00am. Tony Keck, Director of SCDHHS will be speaking.
Edgefield Daily

Opinion: Writer Counters "Hannah" Letter with Free condoms, birth control, and more
web posted November 15, 2012
May I jump in here and respond to Hannah P. Mosely's opinion letter on November 6, 2012? First of all, for a 16 year old, it was a remarkable and mature opinion. I congratulate her thinking and her faith as a Christian.
Edgefield Daily

State officials announce new Cabinet-wide cyber-security measures
web posted November 15, 2012
COLUMBIA – Governor Nikki Haley, Budget and Control Board Executive Director Marcia Adams, Division of State Information Technology (DSIT) Director Jimmy Earley and State Inspector General Patrick Maley today announced new cyber-security measures to minimize the risk of cyber attacks and data breaches in state government.
Edgefield Daily

Captured: Edgefield County Father and Son Arrested in Aiken Murder
web posted November 14, 2012
AIKEN – The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has captured David Rosier Jr. and Joseph Rosier in connection with the weekend shooting death of 20-year-old Donnie James Davis of Bath on Saturday night. Both suspects were taken into custody and David Rosier Jr. has been charged with murder. The murder charge against Joseph Rosier has been dropped to assault and battery for his part in the fight that took place prior to the shooting.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Sheriff's Office New Patrol Vehicles Go Stealth
web posted November 14, 2012
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office has just received four new police interceptors, but they are not the standard Ford Crown Victoria's. They are low profile Ford Explorers with no light bar and a sleek new look that is not available for the general car buyer. Edgefield Sheriff's Capitan Chris Wash said the lower profile makes the SUV's easier to handle with the more than 300 horsepower six cylinder motors under the hood and special suspension.
Edgefield Daily

JET Middle School Advances to S.C. Bar Middle School Mock Trial State Competition
web posted November 14, 2012
JOHNSTON – Johnston Edgefield Trenton (JET) Middle School has advanced to the S.C. Bar Middle School Mock Trial State Competition Dec. 7-8 at the Marc H. Westbrook Lexington County Judicial Center located at 205 E. Main St. in Lexington.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Business Owners Urge Residents to "Shop Local"
web posted November 14, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Ready or not the holidays are quickly approaching.  Edgefield Merchants launch the Christmas season this weekend with their annual Christmas Open House Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th.  the celebration will last until 8:00 PM Friday and all day Saturday.
Edgefield Daily

County Announces Thanksgiving Day Closings
web posted November 14, 2012
EDGEFIELD - PSA– The Following Edgefield County Offices Will Be Closed Thursday and Friday November 22 and 23, 2012 in Observance of Thanksgiving Day
Edgefield Daily

Notice of a Public Hearing Prior To Final Action By The County Council Of Edgefield County To Enter Into An Ordinance
web posted November 14, 2012
PUBLIC NOTICE – Notice is hereby given by the County Council of Edgefield County (the “County Council”) that a public hearing for the below-referenced Ordinances will be held at the Council Chambers of the County Council, 225 Jeter Street, Edgefield, SC 29824, at 6:00 p.m. on December 4th, 2012 in conjunction with a regularly scheduled meeting of the County Council. 
Edgefield Daily

Trenton Man Arrested for Attack of 64-year-old
web posted November 13, 2012
TRENTON – A 64-year-old Winding Road man called 911 to report being viciously attacked by Wade Lamar Brannon, 42, also of Winding Road, Sunday afternoon. The man told deputies that the two men had a disagreement when Brannon is accused of picking up a stick and a garden hoe and began hitting the elderly man repeatedly causing a number of injuries.
Edgefield Daily

Sports: Strom Thurmond Football Statistics Week 12
By Tim Crane
web posted November 13, 2012

SPORTS – The 2012 scoring machine led by Hammond and Hammond is just 47 points shy of the school record 597 single season points. Jauveer has accounted for 34 touchdowns (17 air and 17 ground) while Darius has 21 rushing and one receiving.  The Blue Steel defense is giving up a meager 12 points and 211 yards per game.  Trent Miller has been a fixture in the kicking game by averaging 35 yards per punt and hitting 75-78 point after attempts.
Edgefield Daily

Collision Snarls Traffic on Garrett Road
web posted November 13, 2012
WESTSIDE – A two vehicle collision on Garret Road snarled traffic for nearly two hours Monday afternoon around 4 pm. The result of the collision left and SUV blocking the eastbound lane in a sharp blind curve and the second vehicle, a small pickup, was about ten yards into the woods with moderate damage. No one was injured.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Nov. 13 - Nov. 28
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted November 13, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including Fresh Frozen Turkey at $1.28 a pound, Fresh Baking Hens for only $0.98 a pound, and Top Round Roast for $2.98 a pound plus many more in store savings storewide.
Edgefield Daily


Johnston Home Burglarized Saturday
web posted November 13, 2012
JOHNSTON – Two Johnston women sharing a Mt. Calvary Road home called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office after retuning to their home and finding nearly $2,000 in property missing from inside.
Edgefield Daily

White House website deluged with secession petitions from 20 states
web posted November 13, 2012
WASHINGTON DC – How would Old Glory look with 30 stars instead of 50? As far-fetched as it may sound, the White House might soon be forced by its own rules to examine the question. On Nov.7, the day after President Barack Obama was re-elected, the White House's website received a petition asking the administration to allow Louisiana to secede. That number has now grown to 20.
The Daily Caller

Tree Lighting to Usher In the Holiday Season in Johnston
web posted November 13, 2012
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Development Corporation will once again sponsor the annual Tree Lighting celebration which officially starts the holiday season in the Peach Capital of the World. This event will be on Monday, November 26, at 6 pm in the municipal parking lot/warehouse.
Edgefield Daily

Wealthy Dump Assets Amid Worries About Going Over 'Cliff'
web posted November 13, 2012
WASHINGTON DC – For many of the wealthy, 2012 is becoming a good year to sell. Fearing an increase in capital gains and dividend taxes, many of the rich are unloading stocks, businesses and homes before the end of the year.
CNBC News

Edgefield County Council Chairman’s November Update
web posted November 13, 2012
COUNTY – Election Results Are In! Like many of you, I’m happy to see this election cycle come to a close! On County Council, here’s who won the seats: District 1: Norman Dorn, District 2: Rodney Ashcraft, District 3: Dean Campbell, District 4: Betty Butler, District 5: Genia Blackwell. I am looking forward to participating in another outstanding year of accomplishment from your County Council!
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Men Sought in Aiken County Murder
web posted November 12, 2012
AIKEN – The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is seeking two Edgefield County men in connection to a murder of a Bath man Saturday night. 20-year-old Donnie James Davis, of Dixie Clay Road, was pronounced dead at a home located at 56 Church Street in Bath after being shot in the face. 45-year-old David Rosier Jr. (left) and 21-year-old Joshua Rosier, both of Nicholson Road in the Bettis Academy area, are being sought and are considered "armed and dangerous". They were last seen driving a 1999 dark blue Ford Explorer with a ladder rack on top of the driver's side of the vehicle.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Government Offices Closed for Veterans Day
web posted November 12, 2012
COUNTY – All Edgefield County Government Offices will be closed Monday for Veterans Day. Offices will re-open on Tuesday, Novemeber 13, for regular business hours.

United Way of Edgefield County Receives SRS Donation
web posted November 12, 2012
COUNTY – The United Way of Edgefield County Campaign received a $42,664 check from the employees of the Savannah River Site. The money comes from SRS employees who designated their money for the Edgefield County United Way campaign. The Savannah River Site is the largest single donor in the local United Way campaign.
Edgefield Daily

Child Find Screening, Friday November 16
web posted November 12, 2012
COUNTY – PSA - The School District of Edgefield County's Office of Exceptional Children will be conducting a Child Find screening on Friday November 16, 2012 from 10:00 am till 2:00pm at the Edgefield County School District Board Room. If you feel your child has a speech, vision, hearing, emotional, physical or learning problem and would like to have him/her evaluated for possible special education services, please call the Office of Exceptional Children (803) 275-4601 ext. 234 for an appointment.

Strom Thurmond Smokes Marlboro County 31-13, Moves to 3rd Round
By Tim Crane   Photo: Bill Hart
web posted November 10, 2012

SPORTS – Facing their toughest opponent since the first game of the year the Rebels did their talking on the field and left no doubt as the Blue Steel defense held visiting Marlboro County to a lonely four first downs in route to a 31-13 win in the 2nd round of the AAA state playoffs. 
Edgefield Daily

National Rural Health Day - Celebrating the Power of Rural
web posted November 10, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Hospital invites you to attend the Celebration of National Rural Health Day. This will be held Thursday, November 15th at Edgefield County Hospital from 9:30am-11:00am. Tony Keck, Director of SCDHHS will be speaking.
Edgefield Daily

Found Hunting Dog : Owner Found 11.12.12
web posted November 10, 2012
WESTSIDE: FOUND – Brindle hunting dog, at intersection of Garrett and Sprouse Roads (Contact info removed)

New Lung STAT Clinic Helps Patients Receive Treatment Faster
web posted November 10, 2012
AUGUSTA – Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, claiming more than one million lives each year.  However, the new Lung STAT Clinic at Doctors Hospital can help save more local lives by delivering faster treatment after diagnosis.
Edgefield Daily

Football Friday Night: Rebels Host Round 2 of Playoffs
web posted November 9, 2012
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will host Marlboro County tonight in round two of the playoffs. Kick off is at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game or you are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here. Edgefield Daily will have Sports Editor Tim Crane's report on the game for Saturday.

Woman Reports Hearing Explosion then Fire
web posted November 9, 2012
EDGEFIELD – A Youngblood Road woman called 911 around 2:30 Thursday afternoon to report hearing an explosion next to house and then looking out to see flames shooting up in the air. The Edgefield Fire Department raced to the scene and extinguished the remaining fire in a cast iron cooker and a burned propane tank located right next to the house.
Edgefield Daily

County Council Tackles Long Agenda Election Night: Accepts Deed of old Cooper's School
By Anne Waits
web posted November 9, 2012

EDGEFIELD – The regularly scheduled Edgefield County Council meeting was held Tuesday night with a quorum of four out of five Council members present. Council member Norman Dorn was absent. Following the call to order and approval of the agenda and last month's meeting minutes, CAST Coordinator Prevention Specialist Allen Easler, with Cornerstone, was supposed to have spoken to Council but did not appear.
Edgefield Daily

Guest Opinion: 16-Year-Old's Reaction to President Obama's Reelection More Mature than News Anchors
By: Hannah P. Mosley
web posted November 9, 2012

GUEST OPINION - I am writing to you today because I feel an enormous burden to do so. As we all know, President Obama was reelected [Tuesday] night. In the past years as I’ve gotten older it has become evident that many of the people I encounter don’t understand why I hold the political views that I do as an African-American. I pray that you will take the time out to read what I want to say.
Edgefield Daily

JET Middle School Seeks Veterans to Honor
web posted November 5, 2012
PSA - JOHNSTON – Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton Middle School cordially invites you to our Veterans’ Day Program  Monday, November 12, 2012 at 9:30am in the J-E-T gymnasium. If you are a veteran that plans to attend, please call Mrs. Debbie Courtney at 803-275-1997 with your name and area of service. We would like to publicly recognize all of the veterans that are in attendance at our program.

Bonnie Ammons named first executive director of Rural Infrastructure Authority
web posted November 9, 2012
COLUMBIA – Bonnie Ammons is the newly appointed executive director of the S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA). The announcement was made by the RIA board during the organization’s board meeting today at the S.C. Department of Commerce.
Edgefield Daily

Stolen Car Recovered in Aiken
web posted November 8, 2012
COUNTY LINE – A Twin Forks Drive man called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office after waking up and finding his car, his key, wallet, and a laptop stolen Tuesday morning. The man told deputies that he had a female spend the night with him and only knew her first name and that she was from Aiken. When he awoke she and his property and car were gone.
Edgefield Daily

Sports - Playoffs: Round 2 Marlboro County at Strom Thurmond
By Tim Crane
web posted November 8, 2012

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond will host Marlboro County in round two of the AAA state playoffs this Friday night. The Rebels are 10-1 on the season and riding a 10 game win streak while the Bulldogs enter with a record of 8-3, having won four in a row. After dropping the first game of the season to Eastern Christian Academy, the Rebels have outscored their opponents 485-95.
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Elementary School PTO Hosts Bingo Night
web posted November 8, 2012
JOHNSTON - PSA – The Johnston Elementary School PTO is hosting another fun-filled Hotdog Supper and Bingo Night on Thursday, November 15.
Edgefield Daily

Religion: Psalm 23 Part Two
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted November 8, 2012

RELIGION – As you read this there is a new President. For some the re-election of President Obama is a cause for joy and others, a source of great stress and concern. This morning as we continue to study the 23rd Psalm both political perspectives are supported. For those who look to the President to fix all the problems, it brings humility. For those who fear his policies will hurt of our nation, this Psalm gives hope.
Edgefield Daily

NOTICE: Veterans Day Event Moved to Town Square
web posted November 8, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Due to unforeseen circumstances the Veterans Day Celebration will be held on Sunday November 11th at 3:00 pm in the Edgefield Town Square instead of Strom Thurmond High School. There will be guest speakers and singers along with Veterans and families members. Please bring a chair and support all the veterans that have served our country. Seats will be provided for the veterans. Veterans will line up at 2:30 pm in front of the Wachovia Bank to march in with the NJROTC.

Data Breach Demonstrates Need to Consolidate State’s Computing Systems
By S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom
web posted November 8, 2012

If it can happen to computer systems maintained by the U.S. Department of Defense, it can happen to anyone’s computer system. That’s not an excuse. But it’s a disturbing fact in today’s increasingly networked “cyber world,” as organizations constantly combat hackers determined to breach any computer safeguard to steal sensitive information.
Edgefield Daily

Sheriff Dobey Wins Landslide Election with 76% of Votes
web posted November 7, 2012
COUNTY – Edgefield County Sheriff Adell Dobey took a landslide victory in his bid for re-election taking all precincts by wide margins for his first ever "official" landslide victory - a "landslide" is considered being elected by 70% of voters. In the past, when challenged, Sheriff Dobey would take upwards of 65% since 2000. This year Dobey took 76% of all votes cast in the election.
Edgefield Daily

Aiken County Man Arrested following Manhunt in Edgefield County Monday
web posted November 7, 2012
COUNTY – An Aiken County man that led Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies on a manhunt on Monday evening is behind bars after his arrest on Tuesday. Edgefield and Aiken County Sheriff's Deputies went to Scott Williams' home on Whaley Pond Road, just inside Aiken County, armed with an arrest warrant and a search warrant. A woman inside the home came out and stated Williams was in the home and was armed, causing Aiken County to have the SWAT Team arrive to the standoff.
Edgefield Daily

Smith Congratulates Dorn on Win: Vows to Run Again
web posted November 7, 2012
EDGEFIELD – County Council candidate William "Bill" Smith issued the following statement conceding the race to Dist. 1 Councilman Norman Dorn. "I want to congratulate Mr. Norman Dorn (D) on his victory tonight".
Edgefield Daily

Full Election Returns
web posted November 7, 2012
COUNTY – Below is the full election returns for all county offices for elections SCVotes.org

Election Central Final Results
web posted November 7, 2012
COUNTY – Final Results of Live Races Covered.
Edgefield Daily

Who will you vote for President?
web posted November 5, 2012
COUNTY – The last poll Edgefield Daily is conducting is on the Presidential race.
Edgefield Daily

Suspect Running from Burglary Leads to Manhunt, More Burglary Discoveries
web posted November 6, 2012
COUNTY LINE – A 911 call of a man seen running from a burglary scene Monday around 4 pm around the 2500 block of Edgefield Road (Hyw 25 south) led to a manhunt that resulted in additional burglaries being discovered during a search and another called in when a nearby homeowner came home from work. The main target of the burglar seemed to be guns.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Oct. 31 - Nov. 6
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted November 6, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including Smoked Ham Butt Portions at $1.28 a pound, Center cut boneless Pork Loins at $1.98 a pound, and Fresh Frozen Turkeys for $1.28 a pound plus many more in store savings storewide.
Edgefield Daily


Cold Springs Road Home Targeted for Burglary
web posted November 6, 2012
WESTSIDE – A Cold Springs Road man arrived at the family home after getting off work Friday afternoon to find the window to a side door broken out and called the Sheriff's Office to report the burglary. Stolen from the home during the day totaled nearly $10,000 in guns, jewelry and cash.
Edgefield Daily

Opinion: County Council Candidate for Dist 1 says Voters have "Two completely different paths"
web posted November 6, 2012
Dear Editor,
Today is the official day where millions of US citizens celebrate in the pageantry and the patriotic duty of voting.  Whether local, statewide, or national races, it is important to express your opinion at the polls and vote.  Get out and VOTE!
Edgefield Daily

Sports: Rebels on Record Setting Pace
By Tim Crane
web posted November 6, 2012

SPORTS – Rebels offense is on record setting pace and the Blue Steel defense is just as strong. Going into round two of the playoffs, the Rebels are solid in every phase. Below are the Week 11 stats as the Rebels continue to win.
Edgefield Daily

NOTICE: Veterans Day Event Moved to Town Square
web posted November 6, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Due to unforeseen circumstances the Veterans Day Celebration will be held on Sunday November 11th at 3:00 pm in the Edgefield Town Square instead of Strom Thurmond High School.  There will be guest speakers and singers along with Veterans and families members. Please bring a chair and support all the veterans that have served our country.  Seats will be provided for the veterans.  Veterans will line up at 2:30 pm in front of Wells Fargo to march in with the NJROTC.

JET Mock Trial Team Heads to State Championship
web posted November 5, 2012
JOHNSTON – JET Middle School Mock Trial team traveled to Greenville, SC this weekend to compete in regional Mock Trial competition. The team competed in 3 rounds throughout the day. JET Middle School's team was one of two teams that were chosen to travel to State Competition. JET Middle School took the Region and will travel to the State Competition on December 7 and 8 in Lexington, SC.
Edgefield Daily

Get Informed: Elections Tuesday
web posted November 5, 2012
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily will once again be hosting our Live Time Voter Results page on Tuesday. We will feature only local county races in the live updates page starting at 7 pm. A list of those candidates can be found here for your information. A full list of those on the printed ballot can be found here; note that the ballot doest not contain write-in candidates seeking office. A link to the Constitutional Amendment on the ballot can be found here with an explanation.

Aiken County suffers two Fatal Collisions over Weekend
web posted November 5, 2012
AIKEN – Aiken County suffered two traffic fatalities over the weekend in separate collisions, according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.
Edgefield Daily

JET Middle School Seeks Veterans to Honor
web posted November 5, 2012
PSA - JOHNSTON – Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton Middle School cordially invites you to our Veterans’ Day Program  Monday, November 12, 2012 at 9:30am in the J-E-T gymnasium. If you are a veteran that plans to attend, please call Mrs. Debbie Courtney at 803-275-1997 with your name and area of service. We would like to publicly recognize all of the veterans that are in attendance at our program.

United Way of Edgefield County Awards $500 to Johnston Elementary School
web posted November 5, 2012
JOHNSTON – The United Way of Edgefield County awarded a $500 check to Johnston Elementary School, which won this year’s United Way School Challenge. The $500 award can be used by the school to benefit students in any way the school deems appropriate.
Edgefield Daily

Rebels Demolish Hilton Head 63-20 in First Round Playoffs
By Jacob Courtney
web posted November 3, 2012

SPORTS – In the opening round of the 3A playoff the Rebels come out firing on all cylinders. The Seahawks came into the game lead by Shrine Bowl quarterback Michael Julian. It didn’t take long for Julian to find out what the Blue Steel Defense is all about.
Edgefield Daily

Who will you vote for President?
web posted November 3, 2012
COUNTY – The last poll Edgefield Daily is conducting is on the Presidential race. Who will you vote for in the election? Remember, you will only be allowed to vote once per IP address. The poll will run through Tuesday.
Edgefield Daily

Reminder: Set Clocks Back 1 Hour before Going to Bed
web posted November 3, 2012
COUNTY – Daylight Savings Time will take place early Sunday morning so readers are reminded to set your clocks back one hour before retiring to bed Saturday night so you will not be late for church on Sunday.

Man Spotted Setting Brush Fires
web posted November 3, 2012
MERRIWETHER – A Columbia County man contacted the Edgefield County 911 Center Friday afternoon to report a brush fire in Edgefield County. He was on the other side of the waterway but could see a man and a white truck. The caller said the man was starting multiple brush fires under the power lines near a gravel road.
Edgefield Daily

Trenton Home Robbed of Appliances, Cabinets
web posted November 3, 2012
TRENTON – A Georgia man with a rental home on Family Circle arrived to check on the property around 5:30 Thursday afternoon only to discover the rear door forced open and the appliances and cabinets in the kitchen all missing. The last time the owner checked the property was on October 19 around 4 pm. The owner found one item not stolen as strange, a non-working microwave.
Edgefield Daily

Football Friday Night: Rebels Head to Playoffs
web posted November 2, 2012
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will host Hilton Head tonight in round one of the playoffs. Kick off is at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game or you are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here. Edgefield Daily will have Sports Editor Tim Crane's report on the game for Saturday.

Former County Attorney John F. "Buzzy" Byrd Arrested for DUI
web posted November 2, 2012
NORTH AUGUSTA – Edgefield County's former County Attorney John F. "Buzzy" Byrd Jr., 71, appears to have been buzzing while driving in North Augusta Halloween night when he was stopped by North Augusta Police around 8:12 pm. After refusing field sobriety tests Byrd was arrested and transported to the Aiken County Detention Center (ACDC) and booked into custody.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Native Nominated for Four Awards in National Gospel Awards Show
web posted November 2, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Miles Draper Mealing, an Edgefield County native, has been nominated for 4 awards in the countries largest independent gospel awards show for 2013. Miles was born and raised in Edgefield, South Carolina, and is a 1997 graduate of Strom Thurmond High School. Miles Mealing is the founder of Miles D. Mealing and Nu'Movement, a local gospel group founded out of Beech Island, SC where most of the members attend New Beginning Ministries. 
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Oct. 31 - Nov. 6
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted November 2, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including Smoked Ham Butt Portions at $1.28 a pound, Center cut boneless Pork Loins at $1.98 a pound, and Fresh Frozen Turkeys for $1.28 a pound plus many more in store savings storewide.
Edgefield Daily


Key Local Races Start to Take Shape
web posted November 2, 2012
COUNTY – A reader poll of three important local elections has shown some surprising results this week. Some were expected, others were not. The races being polled were County Council Districts 1 and 4 as well as School Board District 3. All results are unscientific although readers were only allowed one vote per IP address, removing spouses and other voting age readers to vote in the poll if using the same home computer.
Edgefield Daily

Red Cross urges blood donations in areas unaffected by Hurricane Sandy
web posted November 2, 2012
COUNTY – Hurricane Sandy has forced the cancellation of more than 300 American Red Cross blood drives in 14 states along the East Coast, resulting in a shortfall of more than 9,000 blood and platelet donations already. All eligible donors in unaffected parts of the country are encouraged to roll up a sleeve and give blood or platelets.
Edgefield Daily

Aiken Regional Medical Centers Raising Awareness for Diabetes
web posted November 2, 2012
AIKEN – Aiken Regional Medical Centers knows the importance of keeping ones diabetes under control.  With our Diabetes and Nutrition Teaching Center and Wound Care Institute of Carolina, diabetes is top of mind for our patients and staff. Once diagnosed, diabetes can bring many burdens to the patient, including foot problems.  Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes but with the right treatment those burdens can be lessened.
Edgefield Daily

Take Our Polls of Local Elections
web posted October 31, 2012
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily is conducting three additional polls in local elections over the next few days. The races we are polling on now are County Council Dist. 1 (Norman Dorn, William Smith, and George Prescott) County Council District 4 (Willie Bright, Betty Butler and Helen Garvin) and School Board Dist 3 (James Bibbs and Monica Mims). You will only be allowed to vote once in each of the respective polls.
Edgefield Daily

Governor Haley Updates Citizens on DOR Security Breach: Protection for individuals and businesses available at no charge
web posted November 1, 2012
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Chief Mark Keel and South Carolina Department of Revenue (DOR) Director Jim Etter today briefed reporters during a Statehouse press conference on the S.C. DOR information security breach. They outlined additional safety solutions – including fraud monitoring for businesses from Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp and Experian in addition to extended fraud resolution for individuals and coverage for dependents who are minors from Experian – available to South Carolina taxpayers.
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Building Burglarized for Copper Theft
web posted November 1, 2012
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police were called to a former business on the 300 block of Calhoun Street after the owner discovered a read door had been forced open and wiring cut and stolen. Police arrived and found the read door lock and hasp removed to gain entry into the building.
Edgefield Daily

Playoffs Preview: Round 1 Hilton Head at Strom Thurmond
By Tim Crane
web posted November 1, 2012

SPORTS – The Rebels (9-1) #1 seed from region five will put their nine game win streak on the line Friday night when the Seahawks of Hilton Head Island High come to town.  It has been 20 years since these two programs have met on the gridiron and each have one win in the series.
Edgefield Daily

NOTICE: Veterans Day Event Moved to Town Square
web posted November 1, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Due to unforeseen circumstances the Veterans Day Celebration will be held on Sunday November 11th at 3:00 pm in the Edgefield Town Square instead of Strom Thurmond High School.  There will be guest speakers and singers along with Veterans and families members. Please bring a chair and support all the veterans that have served our country.  Seats will be provided for the veterans.  Veterans will line up at 2:30 pm in front of the Edgefield Advertiser to march in with the NJROTC.

Religion: Psalm 23 part one
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted November 1, 2012

RELIGION – We are done with money and we are moving on to something else that is very familiar to most of you, Psalm 23.  Almost all of you can quote some part of the23rd Psalm. Every time I read the Psalm I think about one of my favorite rap jams of all time “Gangster’s Paradise” by the ever popular Coolio as he rapped back in 1995 “As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I take a look at my life and realize there's notin left, Cause I've been blastin' and laughin so long that, Even my ma'ma thinks that my mind is gone.” As a young man trying to survive in the rough middle class sub-divisions of Greenwood, these words resonated with me. 
Edgefield Daily

Strom Thurmond’s Miller a candidate for High School Heisman
web posted November 1, 2012
JOHNSTON – South Carolina’s finalists for the High School Heisman Award were announced Tuesday and Strom Thurmond football player Trent Miller was among the 20 top scholar-athletes named. Two winners, one male and female, will be announced on Monday to advance to the next phase of the program, as applicants advance to become National Winners.
Aiken Standard





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