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Tidwell Jewelers and Edgefield Daily's 2015 Christmas Giveaway: $750 in Total Prizes
web posted November 30, 2015
COUNTY- 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.
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Man Returns to Residence to Discover Guns and Tools Stolen
web posted November 30, 2015
MERRIWETHER-- A man on Stevens Creek Drive Returned to his home around 7 Monday evening, after being away from his home all day to discover a window in his master bedroom was partially open, and several items were taken.
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Edgefield Kicks Off Christmas With Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
By Anne Waits
web posted November 30, 2015
EDGEFIELD-- The town of Edgefield became officially lit for the holidays Friday night with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Town Square. The ceremony began with the mayor welcoming everyone and offering a prayer that the Lord would keep people safe in the town, in the country and across the world. He also asked that others do so and that they pray for those who are protecting our freedom and safety as well.

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Woman Enters Residence Months Later, and Finds $6,250 Worth of Items Missing
web posted November 30, 2015
MERRIWETHER-- A Merriwether woman, who had moved from her residence in July of this year returned to find several items missing from her home, and personal property damaged.  a total of $6,250 was taken from her residence, excluding the $250 in damages.
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Johnston Gets in the Holiday Spirit With Their Tree Lighting Ceremony
web posted November 30, 2015
JOHNSTON-- Sunday evening, people gathered in the town square of Johnston to get in the Christmas spirit, and watch as Mayor Terrence Culbreath lit the beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the Municipal parking lot. Events kicked off in the town at 3, where children were entertained with games and fun activities.  Men, women, and children of all ages came out to celebrate and get in the Christmas mood.  Everyone seemed to be in high spirits and having a good time.

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Food Lion Recalls Products with Possible E. Coli Contamination
web posted November 30, 2015
COUNTY-- Food Lion has issued a recall of five products that might contain E. coli.
Each of the products potentially include celery. The items impacted include the Food Lion small and large vegetable tray with dip, carrot and celery sticks in water, stuffing mix with pre-cut fresh celery and onions, and Food Lion Stew Mix with pre-cut fresh vegetables. 
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The First Official Thanksgiving Day 1789 Proclamation by George Washington
web posted November 26, 2015
COUNTY-- 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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Attempted Craigslist Robbery Ends with 1 Dead
web posted November 26, 2015
AIKEN-- Twenty- three year old Frank Frazier Jr. of Aiken has been pronounced dead at the scene of a shooting that occurred on Willis Hill road in Aiken, early Wednesday evening. 



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Religion: Alphabet Praise
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted November 26, 2015
RELIGION-- Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for writing this column and the feedback that I get. But this week I ain’t writing! So instead of me trying to convince you that you ought to be thankful or telling you what you should be thankful for, you do it. Write your own column this week! Here’s how it goes down.
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E. coli tied to Costco more dangerous than Chipotle outbreak
web posted November 26, 2015
COUNTY-- The strain of E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad that sickened 19 people in seven states is more likely to be life-threatening than a recent outbreak that closed some Chipotle restaurants.
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How to Show Acts of Kindness (AOK) to the Homeless
web posted November 26, 2015
JOHNSTON--  Did you know that 27% of South Carolina‘s homeless are families, 17% are children, and 14% of the homeless population are Veterans? The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is required to account for homeless individuals nationwide to provide the necessary funding and resources to meet the needs of our homeless population.
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STCTC Agricultural Education Students Ensure Great Field Conditions
web posted November 25, 2015
JOHNSTON-- Turf Management and Sports Turf students at Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center (STCTC) work hard each year to ensure the football is in great shape. “Hands-down it is the best field we play on every year,” stated Doug Painter, STHS Athletic Director. In addition to the maintaining the football field, the Agricultural Education students oversee the practice, softball, baseball and the practice fields. 
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American Red Cross Urges People to Stay Safe When Cooking this Holiday Season
web posted November 25, 2015
COUNTY-- Cooking is the leading cause of home fires in South Carolina. The American Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters a year—one every eight minutes—and most are home fires. Since Friday the Palmetto SC Region of the Red Cross has helped 78 people after home fires. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Red Cross encourages families to prevent kitchen fires by taking some basic safety measures.
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State Museum Kicks Off Holiday Season with Month-Long WinterFest Celebration
web posted November 25, 2015
STATE-- The South Carolina State Museum is officially kicking-off the holiday season with a month-long WinterFest celebration with great shopping events, holiday shows and movies and family-friendly events taking place throughout the month of December.  All holiday activities will be held at the State Museum, located at 301 Gervais St. in Columbia. 

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Shepeard Offers to Wrap Holiday Gifts While Donors Get Their Arms Wrapped
web posted November 25, 2015
AIKEN-- Shepeard Community Blood Center is happy to be the home of some of Santa’s helpers during the Black Friday weekend this year. As an added benefit to donating blood during the hustle and bustle of this holiday season, Shepeard Blood Center is offering free gift wrap to the community at their Aiken & Evans Centers throughout Black Friday weekend.
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Marcus Lattimore Foundation Hosts Leadership Academy in Greenwood, Edgefield Students Attend
web posted November 25, 2015
EDGEFIELD- On Monday, November 23, 2015, the Marcus Lattimore Foundation and the South Carolina State Department of Education hosted the last of four statewide Marcus Lattimore Foundation Leadership Academy events in Greenwood.  Students invited to the program were selected based on academics, discipline and athletic leadership. The event welcomed more than 300 student athletes from schools in Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, and Saluda counties.
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Honesty is the Best Policy: Man Lies to Police, Gets Caught, and Pays the Consequences
web posted November 24, 2015
MERRIWETHER-- Shortly after 1 am on Sunday morning, an officer was doing a routine patrol in the Merriwether area on Shortcut Road, and Foxchase Circle.  The officer observed debris in the roadway, several vehicle parts, a damaged ATT phone box, an SCE&G light pole that was broken and laying on the ground, and damage to a wooden fence at a nearby residence.  However, no driver or vehicle was anywhere near the scene of the accident.
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Crime Blotter Update

web posted November 24, 2015 
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Black Friday 2015 Specials
web posted November 24, 2015
COUNTY-- Have a look at these store opening times and sale ads, if you plan on shopping this Thanksgiving holiday. We have some of the biggest retailers Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales some of which include hot deals this year on televisions, video game systems, toys, movies, cameras and phones. All information has been collected from TheBlackFriday.com.
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Savannah River Remediation Becomes National Cyber Security Champion
web posted November 24, 2015
AIKEN-- Savannah River Remediation (SRR) has joined the ranks of Microsoft, CVS Health, Dell and Verizon in the cyber security sphere. Along with those names, SRR has been recognized as an official 2015 Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). That means SRR will be joining a growing global effort among colleges and universities, businesses, government agencies, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to effectively promote online safety awareness.
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Edgefield County Holiday Closings
web posted November 23, 2015
COUNTY-- In observance of the thanksgiving holiday, several Edgefield County offices will be closed on Thursday November 26, and Friday November 27th. 
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Police say 16 injured after shooting at New Orleans park
web posted November 23, 2015
LOUISIANA-- A dispute between two groups of people in a New Orleans park Sunday escalated into a shooting that injured at least 16 people, police said late Sunday.


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Federal Grant for Charter Schools Awarded to South Carolina
web posted November 23, 2015
STATE-- According to state schools Superintendent Molly Spearman, South Carolina is among just eight states who were awarded a grant from the U.S Department of Education's charter schools program.  A total of 27 states applied for the money.
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SC HELP Helps More Than 10,000 South Carolina Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure
web posted November 23, 2015
STATE-- South Carolina Homeownership and Employment Lending Program (SC HELP), a foreclosure-prevention program initiated to keep responsible homeowners from losing their homes, reports that more than 10,000 South Carolina homeowners have used the program’s funding to avoid preventable foreclosure through October 31, 2015.
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Rebels Run Ends to Newberry 51-28
By: Tim Crane
web posted November 21, 2015
SPORTS-- An outstanding season for the Strom Thurmond Rebels (10-2) and Head Coach Antwaun Hillary came to an end Friday night in Johnston as the Rebels fell to the defending AA Upperstate Champs Newberry (10-2) by a score of 51-28
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Previous Strom Thurmond Teacher Releases Debut Book
web posted November 21, 2015
EDGEFIELD-- Buck Asbill, 76, has published his first book entitled "Ramblin Round."  The book was named after the columns Mr. Asbill would write for the Edgefield Advertiser, from 2002-2013.  The columns ranged with varying topics, but the majority of them were about his thoughts on current events,  he would also entertain readers with stories from his past..  Mr. Asbill felt there was enough seriousness in the world, and he wanted to be different and write on things that were more light- hearted. 
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Piedmont Tech Receives Federal Grant Money for Classes in Edgefield
web posted November 21, 2015
EDGEFIELD-- Piedmont Technical College, Edgefield Adult Education and Strom Thurmond Career Center (STCC) have received nearly $150,000 as part of a Federal Incentive Grant awarded to the SC Department of Employment and Workforce, SC Department of Education and the SC Technical College System.
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Crime Blotter Update
web posted November 21, 2015
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Clarks Hill Dam Appears in Hunger Games Movie
web posted November 21, 2015
CLARKS HILL-  Many have seen the Hunger Games Movies, but not many may know that the Clarks Hill Dam has a part in it.  The dam is featured in the newest hunger games movie, Mockignjay Part 2, but it has also had a role in Catching Fire, and Mockingjay Part 1 as well. 

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Enclosed Utility Trailer Stolen with ATV Inside
web posted November 20, 2015
EDGEFIELD- On Thursday, Nov 19,  the Edgefield Police Department was dispatched to a business on  Buncombe Street where an enclosed Utility Trailer with an ATV inside was stolen. The trailer was parked next to the business and it had a hitch lock that was broken off of the trailer hitch and left on the ground.  The owner had left his shop around 10:00pm on  Wednesday the 18th and noticed it missing the next morning.
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1st Annual Palmetto Classic Youth Sporting Clays Tournament a Success
web posted November 20, 2015
JOHNSTON-- Drawing nearly 200 youth shooters representing over 25 youth shooting teams from across South Carolina, Strom Thurmond CTC Sporting Clays held its inaugural Palmetto Classic Sporting Clays Tournament on November 11th at the Palmetto Shooting Complex in Edgefield.  It was a successful tournament, which raised money for the Strom Thurmond CTC Sporting Clays Team.
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Man Chases Woman With Screwdriver
web posted November 20, 2015
EDGEFIELD- Late Wednesday night, around midnight, a 36 year old female went over to an acquaintances house to hang out.  The woman stated that the male subject was in a bad mood when she arrived at his residence, and the two began to argue about an ex girlfriend of his.
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Life Down South:Tearing Down A School
By Tom Poland
web posted November 20, 2015
LIFE DOWN SOUTH- We all have time machines. We call the ones that take us back in time memories. When I drove by my elementary school in Lincolnton recently, the sight of it being razed took me way back. In a flash, I found myself traveling back to the 1950s. Those buildings wielded a huge influence on me, one that continues to this day. I may forget something trivial that took place a week ago, but I retain clear mental pictures of events that took place when I was six on up to thirteen, the years I spent in those wings now turned to rubble as you can see. Rising from the rubble, I see the faces of teachers and classmates. I see blackboards, desks, and more.
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Hospice Care of South Carolina Named in Modern Magazines "Best Places to Work"
web posted November 20, 2015
STATE-- Hospice Care of South Carolina was named in the "Best Places to Work in Healthcare" by Modern Healthcare magazine.  This is the second consecutive year they have earned this accomplishment.  The list consists of 100 different companies throughout the U.S.


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Burglars Steal TV's and Prescription Pills From Johnston Home
web posted November 19, 2015
JOHNSTON-- Tuesday evening, a Johnston woman returned to her residence only to discover her back door kicked in with glass shattered everywhere, and several items missing out of her home.
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STCTC’s Health Science III Students Shadow and Work with Local Medical Professionals
web posted November 19, 2015
JOHNSTON-- Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center’s (STCTC) Health Science III students started their clinical experiences this week. The students spend time in dentist and doctor’s offices, medical clinics, nursing homes, and hospitals. 



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Preview: Playoffs Round 2 Newberry at Strom Thurmond
By: Tim Crane
web posted November 19, 2015
SPORTS- Strom Thurmond (10-1) hosts Newberry (9-2) in round two of the AA Division I state playoffs this Friday night, with a trip to the Upper State Finals on the line
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Crime Blotter Update
web posted November 19, 2015
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Honduras arrests five Syrians heading to US with fake passports, Rep. Duncan Responds
web posted November 19, 2015
STATE-- Authorities in Honduras say they have arrested five Syrian nationals who were attempting to travel to the United States using stolen Greek passports, according to Reuters. Authorities said there was no apparent indication the Syrians were among suspects linked to last week's attacks in Paris,
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Edgefield Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade!
web posted November 18, 2015
EDGEFIELD-- Friday November 27th Join Mayor Ken Durham for the annual tradition of lighting the town for the holiday season.  Gather around the tree with family, friends, and a warm cup of hot chocolate, and enjoy the splendor of the lighting; as Christmas carols will be led by a local choir.
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Strom Thurmond CTC FFA Environmental/Natural Resource Team Competes at National Competition
web posted November 18, 2015
JOHNSTON-- The Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center FFA Environmental/Natural Resource team finished bronze in the National Environmental/Natural Resource Career Development Event (CDE) held in Louisville, KY on October 28-29th, 2015.

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Crime Blotter Update

web posted November 18, 2015
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Edgefield County Holiday Closings
web posted November 18, 2015
COUNTY-- In observance of the thanksgiving holiday, several Edgefield County offices will be closed on Thursday November 26, and Friday November 27th. 
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Strom Thurmond CTC Programs Collaborate for Local Elementary School
web posted November 18, 2015
JOHNSTON-- The Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center’s (STCTC) Welding Technology & Agricultural students recently teamed up to help Douglas Elementary School by designing and fabricating decorative benches for their upper elementary playground in Trenton, SC. “The benches are beautiful and heavy duty. They will be around for many years for the teachers and students to enjoy,” said Dr. Darla Steele, FFA Advisor and Agricultural Education Teacher.
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High Speed Chase Leads to Arrest
web posted November 17, 2015
EDGEFIELD-- While on patrol, an officer noticed a silver Lexus LS430 four door with a Graves Auto tag on the back of it.  The vehicle approached a stop light that was turning yellow, the vehicle began to speed off and then made an abrupt stop when the driver noticed the officer behind him through his mirrors.  Due to suspicious activity, the deputy continued to follow the vehicle.
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Haley Asks Not to Resettle Syrian Refugees in South Carolina
web posted November 17, 2015
STATE-- In a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Governor Haley voiced some concerns she had for Syrian refugees resettling in the Palmetto state. After the terrorist attacks in Paris which left 129 people dead, and more than 350 injured, reports began to surface that at least one of the attackers entered France by claiming to be a Syrian refugee trying to escape Syria.

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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials
web posted November 17, 2015
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EDGEFIELD-- The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Strom Thurmond Football Statistics  Play-offs Round 1
By Tim Crane
web posted November 17, 2015
SPORTS-- Deandre Ryan and Malik Nicholson picked up Player of the Week Nominations and the Rebel stats continue to climb as they enter round two of the AA playoffs
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Duncan: Syrian refugee program endangers Americans
web posted November 17, 2015
STATE- Today Congressman Jeff Duncan released the following statement concerning the violent attacks by Islamic extremists in Paris and Lebanon.
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Agenda for Special Called Edgefield County Council Meeting
web posted November 17, 2015
COUNTY-- The Edgefield County Council will be holding a special called meeting tonight at 5 in the County Council Chambers.  The agenda for the meeting is listed here.  The meeting is set to conduct interviews for a new county administrator.  The council will be going into executive session. 
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Shooting in Mill Creek
web posted November 16, 2015
MERRIWETHER-- I have received several emails asking about a shooting that occurred in Mill Creek on Tuesday night.  Although I have made several attempts, I still have not been able to obtain a report on the details of the shooting.  However, I will share with everyone the minimal information that I do have.
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Sumner Signs with Mars Hill
By Tim Crane
web posted November 16, 2015
SPORTS- Standout Strom Thurmond Rebel baseball player Padgett Sumner signed his letter of intent to play baseball with Mars Hill College (NC) last week.  Sumner, who has been on the Varsity Rebel baseball team since his eighth grade year, had little trouble deciding to play for the Lions. 


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Johnston Hosts Christmas Program and Tree Lighting on November 29
web posted November 16, 2015
JOHNSTON- A community-wide Christmas Holiday kickoff will be held in Johnston the Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 29, 3-6 p.m., in downtown Johnston.
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Edgefield County Gets a New Trailer That Shakes, Thunders, and Smokes.
web posted November 14, 2015
EDGEFIELD-  Edgefield County has taken delivery of a new fire safety, severe weather, and earthquake preparedness trailer that will help the community better prepare and respond to emergencies and disasters.
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The Real Rebels, Strom Thurmond Dominates Mid Carolina 45-13
By Tim Crane
web posted November 14, 2015
SPORTS- The playoffs couldn’t have opened any better for the Strom Thurmond Rebels.  A quick three and out forced by the Blue Steel defense provided Strom Thurmond the ball at Mid Carolina’s 45 yard line.  Two plays later Chad Gilchrist trotted into the endzone on an 11 yard touchdown run set up by a 34 yard Deandre Ryan reception.  Lawson Reel’s point after put the home team up 7-0 with 10:10 to go in the opening quarter. 
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Paris Terror Attacks, Deadliest Day Since WWII
web posted November 14, 2015
PARIS- As Paris residents and  tourists were enjoying the city nightlife Friday evening, their pleasurable night soon turned to fright and horror as terrorists came storming through, strapped down with AK-47's, and bombs strapped to them.


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Beautique Opening in Edgefield Square
web posted November 14, 2015
EDGEFIELD- Beautique is a full service salon that specializes in cuts, shampoo, condition, style, color, relaxers, highlights, braids, and much more! They will be opening their salon in the Town Square and will be open Wednesdays- Saturdays from 9-6.
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Update: Officer Involved Shooting in Aiken, SC
web posted November 13, 2015
AIKEN- We have been given new information on the officer involved shooting that took place Wednesday night in Aiken.  Aiken County Coroner has released the autopsy results for 57 year old Brian Gavin. 
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Trenton Woman Wanted After Drugs Found in Babies System
web posted November 13, 2015
TRENTON- Aiken County Sheriff's Office is looking for a Trenton woman, Stephanie Decosta, 32,  whose newborn tested positive for drugs on October 2.




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Edgefield County School District Honor Roll 1st Nine Weeks 2015-2016 School Year
web posted November 13, 2015
COUNTY- The Edgefield County School District Honor Roll 1st Nine Weeks has been released. Each school is listed below. Congratulations to these students for their hard work.
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Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center’s Outstanding Students Named for the 1st Nine Weeks
web posted November 13, 2015
JOHNSTON- The Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center’s (STCTC) faculty selected the outstanding students in each program for the first nine weeks. “These kids are motivated and are preparing themselves for the world of work. Any student who is selected exemplifies academic achievement as well as leadership skills.” declared Michelle Smith, Business Management Administration teacher
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Crime Blotter Update
web posted November 13, 2015
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Officer Involved Shooting in Aiken, SC
web posted November 12, 2015
AIKEN- An officer involved shooting took place Wednesday night at 1304 Pine Drive NW in Aiken, South Carolina. 57 year old Brian Gavin was pronounced dead at his home at 9:40 PM.
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Edgefield County Alliance Meeting
web posted November 12, 2015
COUNTY- Infrastructure is important to citizens in our County for quality of life as well as for economic development.  Water and sewer are a major part of that infrastructure.   The next meeting of the Edgefield County Alliance will be Tuesday, November 17th at 8:00 a.m. in the County Council Chambers at the corner of Jeter and Railroad in Edgefield.
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Preview: Round 1 of the Playoffs
By Tim Crane
web posted November 12, 2015
SPORTS-  Region II Champion Strom Thurmond (9-1) hosts Mid Carolina (4-6) in round one of the AA Division I state playoffs this Friday night, a battle of the Rebels.
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Edgefield Extreme 10U and 12U Baseball League
web posted November 12, 2015
EDGEFIELD- The Edgefield Extreme 12U baseball team registered a win Wednesday night during first round play of the North Augusta Recreational League Tournament by defeating the North Augusta Spartans 11 - 4.  Levi Taylor would pick up the win on the hill, turning in 3 solid innings.  On the night, the 12 year old would allow only 2 hits, while striking out 4 and walking 2
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Religion: Six Billion Dollars
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted November 12, 2015
RELIGION- Imagine this: you wake up tomorrow morning and look at your bank balance on your cell phone and see six billion dollars! That happened a few weeks back as there was a mistake made by a Deutsche Bank employee that meant a client received a massive surprise. According to a Financial Times report, a junior employee of the massive German bank accidentally transferred $6 billion into one client’s personal account in June. Deutsche Bank discovered the error a day later and managed to recover the money before the client could make a withdrawal or transfer. Six billion came and left in one fell swoop!
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Old Edgefield Grill
web posted November 12, 2015
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EDGEFIELD- As we get near to the holidays, please help us when possible by making reservations. We really are excited about serving you and want to make this year the best! From family gatherings, times with friends, or a dessert or party tray, check with us to make it happen.  For dinner this week we have Grilled Swordfish (limited). For lunch we have Cube Steak Hoagie. Soup is Black Bean! Our Chef will be doing a charitable event for Helping Hands / Aiken Friday for dinner. To replace her we have a World Class Chef from Yorkshire England.  I wasn't supposed to say anything about him. He feels rusty. This chef is so talented I felt a need to share.
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Man Caught with Drugs Arrested in Pharmacy Parking Lot web posted November 12, 2015
EDGEFIELD- Late last Monday evenings officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Banks Pharmacy, which was closed for business at the time, in reference to a suspicious person and vehicle parked in front of the store.  When the officer arrived he noticed a white in color Ford Explorer.  The windows were fogged and the deputy couldn't make out how many people were inside the vehicle.
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Strom Thurmond FFA Attends National FFA Convention in Kentucky
web posted November 12, 2015
JOHNSTON- The 2015 National FFA Convention & Expo began its third year of its three-year run in Louisville, Kentucky on October 27th, 2015. More than 65,000 FFA members from throughout the United States attended this year’s convention and expo that went through October 31st. The Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center (STCTC) FFA Association was among this group in Louisville, KY. There were eighteen FFA members representing the Strom Thurmond chapter as well as their advisors. 
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Veterans Day 2015
web posted November 11, 2015
COUNTY- Today is the observance of Veterans Day. Ninety-seven years ago on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month the Armistice between the Allied Forces and Germany was signed ending the hostilities of the Great War, later referred to as World War l in 1918. Over 21 million lives were lost with almost 10 million military deaths and millions in civilian casualties. It was said, at the time, to be the war to end all wars. Today we honor all those who served and continue to serve in our military forces
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Johnston Town Council November 2015
web posted November 11, 2015
By Anne Waits
JOHNSTON- In a brief meeting Monday night, Johnston Town Council was updated on a number of items and discussed several more, but presented no business to be voted upon at this time.
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Strom Thurmond Baseball Youth Hitting Clinic
web posted November 11, 2015
JOHNSTON- The Strom Thurmond Baseball coaching staff is excited to announce that they will be hosting a Youth Hitting Clinic this Sunday. The clinic will be for  ages 6-12 and is for baseball players of all ability levels.
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Get Your High School Diploma
web posted November 11, 2015
COUNTY-  Were you denied a High School Diploma because of the Exit Exam between 1990 and 2014? Act 155 eliminated the exit examination (BSAP/HSAP) as a requirement for receiving a high school diploma.
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Future Scholar 529 Program Earns Bronze Rating
web posted November 11, 2015
STATE- South Carolina’s Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan is once again receiving accolades for delivering excellence and value to its customers and the state of South Carolina. South Carolina’s Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan earned a Bronze rating by Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials
web posted November 11, 2015
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EDGEFIELD-  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Aiken Technical College Recognized as a ‘2016 Military Friendly School’
web posted November 11, 2015
AIKEN-  Aiken Technical College (ATC) has been recognized for the fifth consecutive year as a “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media.
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Don't forget the following Edgefield County Offices will be CLOSED on Wednesday November 11th, 2015 for Veterans Day.
Auditor, Building Department, Courthouse, County Administration and Archives,
Magistrate, Recreation, Veterans Affairs, and Voter Registration

Trenton Man Reports $7500 Worth of Damage to Vehicle
web posted November 10, 2015
TRENTON- Saturday evening, officers were dispatched to Airport Road in Trenton, in reference to a vandalism on a 1993 Red Honda Prelude.
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Johnston Farmer's & Artist's Market
web posted November 10, 2015
JOHNSTON- The Johnston Farmer's and Artist's Market will be held on Thursdays from 4 - 6 p.m. in front of the Library/Warehouse building on Calhoun Street.  There will be a market on November 12th and 19th.
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SRR Veteran Cooperative Program Sees Successful First Year
web posted November 10, 2015
AIKEN- One year, seven veterans, and a number of recognitions under its belt, Savannah River Remediation’s Veteran Cooperative Program is still going strong, just as Veterans Day approaches. The Veteran Cooperative Program, which began in October 2014, is designed to aid veterans transitioning into full-time employment with mentoring, training, and allowing college credit toward a degree while working at Savannah River Remediation (SRR)
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Man Arrested During Morning Traffic Stop
web posted November 10, 2015
JOHNSTON- Saturday morning, A Johnston officer was traveling down Lee Street, when he noticed a gray Chevy Lumina speeding.  The driver of the vehicle was going 55 on the 35 mph roadway.
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SC Democratic Caucus Leadership to Introduce $500 Million Bond Bill
web posted November 10, 2015
STATE- The South Carolina Senate Democratic Caucus leadership, Minority Leader Nikki Setzler and Assistant Minority Leader John Matthews, announced its plan to pre-file a $500 Million bond bill for replacement, reconstruction or structural repairs to state-owned roads (including bridges and state maintained dams) critically damaged as a result of the historic flood of 2015 in South Carolina.
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Clemson University Seeking Nominations for Outstanding Agricultural Alumni
web posted November 10, 2015
STATE- Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences and the board of directors of the Agricultural Alumni Organization are seeking nominations of outstanding alumni for three significant awards including the Professional Achievement Award, the Distinguished Service Award and the Young Alumni Award.
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Crime Blotter Update
web posted November 10, 2015
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Edgefield Distillery listed number 8 on Drink Micro's, 10 Best Distilleries in South Carolina. 
web posted November 9, 2015
EDGEFIELD- Drink Micro offers insights on the best Micro-Breweries, and Micro Distilleries, based all over the world.  In an article written on October 24,  Edgefield's Carolina Moon Distillery took the 8th spot on the list.
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Thieves Steal 3 Medications, and Cash from Johnston Woman
web posted November 9, 2015
JOHNSTON- Thursday evening, Officers were called out to a home in Johnston, in reference to a woman  reporting a break in, and theft.
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Veterans Day Celebrations
web posted November 9, 2015
JOHNSTON-   Wednesday November 11th is Veterans Day -If you are a veteran or you just want to honor their sacrifices, join in the celebration at the Strom Thurmond High School Stadium, Wednesday November 11th at 9:20 am.
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Aiken Area Opens Collection Sites for the World’s Largest Christmas Project
web posted November 9, 2015
AIKEN- This month, six locations in the Aiken area will serve as collection sites for Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual Samaritan’s Purse project is a favorite of many Aiken area residents, families, churches and groups who spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with a “Wow!” item—like a doll or soccer ball—other fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.
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Edgefield County Legislative Delegation
web posted November 7, 2015
By April Tomkinson
COUNTY- Thursday evening, November 5th, Senator Shane Massey (Chairman, District 25), Representative William “Bill” Clyburn (House District 82), and Representative William M.”Bill” Hixon (House District 83) met at the Edgefield County Council Chambers for the Edgefield County Legislative Delegation Meeting. The legislators heard information on updates, concerns, ongoing projects, and requests. 
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Rep. Duncan: Obama picks China over America
web posted November 7, 2015
STATE-  Yesterday, President Obama made the announcement to reject the Keystone XL pipeline application from energy company TransCanada. Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement criticizing the Administration’s decision.
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New Holland Man Killed Friday Morning Driving a Tractor
web posted November 6, 2015
AIKEN- Friday morning 68 year old George W. Kirkland was test driving a John Deere tractor he had been working on earlier.  Mr. Kirkland was driiving North on New Holland Road when the tractor was struck from behind by a 2010 box truck driven by Tramell Wagner, 21 of West Columbia.
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South Carolina's Historic Flood Uncovers Artifacts
web posted November 6, 2015
STATE- After last months historic floods in Columbia, people have been reporting findings of dugout canoes, old barges, and even the fossilized remains of a mammoth, after the flood waters exposed the sites by eroding the riverbanks.
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Car Stolen from C.S.R.A Auto Sales