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Twelve teams advance to SC Bar State Mock Trial Competition 
web posted November 29, 2016
JET
                                                          middle at
                                                          state mock
                                                          trial
                                                          competitionRELEASE –  Twelve middle school teams throughout the state have advanced to compete in the SC Bar State Middle School Mock Trial Competition on Dec. 2-3 at the Marc H. Westbrook Lexington County Judicial Center, including J.E.T Middle School.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Specials Nov 29 - Dec 5
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted November 29, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Johnston Farmer’s & Artist’s Holiday Market
web posted November 29, 2016
johnston
                                                          farmers
                                                          marketJOHNSTON –  This market will not only have vendors with fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, and baked goods, but gifts to help with your Christmas list. 
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SCE&G Offers Holiday Lighting Safety and Energy Efficiency Tips
web posted November 28, 2016
RELEASE –  More than 86 percent of Americans decorate their homes as part of their winter holiday celebrations, according to a recent consumer survey from ESFI. With much of that beginning shortly after Thanksgiving, SCE&G is offering customers some tips for staying safe and saving energy when decorating this holiday. 
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Obituary: Mrs. Kathaleen Harris Chrisco
web posted November 28, 2016
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Obituary: William “Billy” Williams
web posted November 28, 2016
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Johnston 2017 Community Calendars Now on Sale
web posted November 28, 2016
JOHNSTON –  The Johnston Development Corporation’s annual Community Calendar is now on sale.
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Fox Creek High School Quarter 1 Honor Roll
web posted November 28, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  Below is a list of all the students who made the A and AB Honor Roll for the first nine weeks at Fox Creek High School.
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The First Official Thanksgiving Day 1789 Proclamation by George Washington
web posted November 24, 2016
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.  Edgefield Daily

Two Vehicles Reported Stolen
web posted November 24, 2016
stolen
                                                          vehiclesCOUNTY –  Two vehicles have been reported stolen, on separate occasions in Edgefield County. 
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Johnston Hosts Christmas Program and Tree Lighting on November 27
web posted November 24, 2016
JOHNSTON –  A community-wide Christmas Holiday kickoff will be held in Johnston the Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 27, 3-6 p.m., in downtown Johnston.
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Red Cross Issues Safe Cooking Tips as Thanksgiving Approaches
web posted November 24, 2016
RELEASE –  Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and the Red Cross has 10 tips to keep you safe in the kitchen
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Self Regional/ Edgefield County Hospital Groundbreaking Ceremony
web posted November 22, 2016
edgefild
                                                          county/ self
                                                          regional
                                                          grounbreakingEDGEFIELD –  Sunday, November 20th, Edgefield County Hospital held a ground breaking for a new medical office facility with Self Regional Memorial Hospital. 
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Letter to the Editor: Electoral college
web posted November 22, 2016
Dear Editor,
The framers of the US Constitution created the Electoral College as a result
of a compromise for the presidential election process.  During the debate,
some delegates felt that a direct popular election would lead to the
election of each state’s favorite son and none would emerge with sufficient
popular majority to govern the country. 
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Country Christmas 2016
web posted November 22, 2016
SALUDA –  John and Susan Benett invite you to share the Holiday season at their 11th Country Christmas. 
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Rebel Merchandise on Sale
web posted November 22, 2016
JOHNSTON –  Mark your calendars: December 12th & 13th there will be REDUCED PRICES on STHS merchandise.
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Release: Mobility Impaired Hunters and Wounded Warriors Aim for Success during Annual Deer Hunt at SRS
web posted November 21, 2016
AIKEN –  Thirty-nine physically disabled hunters recently participated in the 16th annual deer hunt for the mobility impaired and seventh annual Wounded Warriors deer hunt held at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS)
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Christmas Tree Lighting In Edgefield
web posted November 21, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Join Mayor Ken Durham for the annual tradition of lighting the town for the holiday season.
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Edgefield’s 43rd Annual Christmas Parade
web posted November 21, 2016
COUNTY –  Come line the streets of Edgefield to catch a glimpse of  Santa Clause at the 43rd Annual Christmas parade.
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STCTC Cosmetology Students Paint Their Way to the Hearts of Local Nursing Home
web posted November 21, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  On Monday, November 7, 2016, The Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center (STCTC) Cosmetology senior class had a wonderful and very inspiring time at NHC Nursing Home in North Augusta.
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Tidwell Jewelers and Edgefield Daily's 2016 Christmas Giveaway Underway: $750 in Total Prizes - Enter Today!
web posted November 18, 2016
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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STCTC’s Top Students Recognized
web posted November 18, 2016
stctc top
                                                          studentsJOHNSTON –  Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center’s (STCTC) staff choose the top students for the first nine weeks. 
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Lieutenant Governor, and Nikki Haley Consider for Trump’s Cabinet
web posted November 18, 2016
STATE –  A member of President-Elect, Donald Trump’s transition team has contacted both Governor Haley, and Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster about positions in the future cabinet.
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Edgefield County Office Closings for Thanksgiving
web posted November 18, 2016
COUNTY –  The following Edgefield County Offices will be closed Thursday and Friday November 24th and 25th in observance of Thanksgiving 
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Senator Shane Massey Visits W. E. Parker
web posted November 17, 2016
shane
                                                          massey visits
                                                          we parkerEDGEFIELD –  W. E. Parker second graders spent some time learning from Senator Shane Massey on Wednesday, November 9th in the library. Senator Massey’s first discussion point was to help the students understand that election day encompassed voting for local, state, and national government officials. 
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Another Merriwether Church Burglarized
web posted November 17, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  Within only a few weeks, two Baptist Church’s in the Merriwether Community have been burglarized.
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Edgefield County School District Honor Rolls
web posted November 17, 2016
COUNTY –  Edgefield County School District Honor Roll 1st Nine Weeks 2016-2017 School Year
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Edgefield County Hospital Auxillary Fundraiser
web posted November 17, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Edgefield County Hospital is holding an Auxillary Fundraiser November 18th.
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STHS AOK Club Shows Acts of Kindness
web posted November 16, 2016
sths acts
                                                          of kidnessJOHNSTON –  Strom Thurmond High School Acts of Kindness club members have decided once again to take part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problem of hunger and homelessness. 
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Johnston Town Council November Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted November 16, 2016
JOHNSTON –  Johnston Town Council held a public hearing Monday at 6:15 p.m. prior to the November meeting. The hearing was for public comments on the rezoning classification for property located on Walker Street (Tax Map #180-12-03-002-000). The request for rezoning was made by the property owner with regard to future plans.
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Bethleham Missionary Baptist Church Burglarized
web posted November 16, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  After forcing their way into the Church’s shed, burglars took off with nearly $2,500 worth of items.
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Phone Scammers Pretend to be Elderly Woman’s Grandson
web posted November 16, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  An 81 year old Merriwether resident was scammed out of $8,500 after speaking to phone scammers that pretended to be her grandson.
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Release: Red Cross Shares Steps to Safely Heat Your Home
web posted November 16, 2016
COUNTY –  The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping, signs many people are turning the heat back on in their homes. The American Red Cross has steps people should follow as they get their homes ready for cooler weather.
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Fresh Cut Christmas Wreaths and More By Local FFA Students at STCTC
web posted November 15, 2016
JOHNSTON –  The local FFA chapter at Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center will be hard at work again this year for its eighth year making fresh cut wreaths for the community. They also sell planter boxes and Christmas arrangements as well. 
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Release: Self Regional/ Edgefield County Hospital Groundbreaking Ceremony
web posted November 15, 2016
PSA –  Self Regional Healthcare and Edgefield County Hospital will host a ground-breaking ceremony, recognizing the start of construction of a new medical office building on the campus of Edgefield County Hospital.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Specials Nov 15 - Nov 21
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted November 15, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Armed Robbery at Sportsman’s Corner
web posted November 15, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  Passenger’s exited a stolen vehicle Friday afternoon, where they robbed Sportsman’s Corner with a pistol.
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Dr. Cook’s Office Hosts Free Fall BBQ
web posted November 15, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Dr. Cook’s Office with the Family Dentistry of Edgefield will be hosting a free fall BBQ Wednesday November 16. 
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Edgefield County Council November Meeting
web posted November 14, 2016
COUNTY –  Edgefield County Council met in the County Council Chambers Tuesday evening, November 1, 2016.  Chairman Campbell called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.  There were no questions or concerns pertaining to minutes from prior meetings nor any regarding the monthly reports.
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Johnston Hosts Christmas Program and Tree Lighting on November 27
web posted November 14 , 2016
JOHNSTON –  A community-wide Christmas Holiday kickoff will be held in Johnston the Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 27, 3-6 p.m., in downtown Johnston.
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Edgefield Town Council November Meeting
web posted November 14 , 2016
EDGEFIELD –  In a brief meeting Monday night, Edgefield Town Council voted to accept the low bid of $12,800 for a new roof on the maintenance building and to adopt Resolution No. 2016-06 regarding a financing agreement for the purpose of procuring the new fire truck, as previously discussed.
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Burglar Leaves Home Owner A Note
web posted November 14, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  After stealing a gun from a resident in Edgefield, the burglar left a note for the home owner pertaining to the stolen item.
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Johnston Man Arrested With Attempted Murder
web posted November 14, 2016
JOHNSTON –  Johnston Police reported to Walker Street, after receiving a call in reference to a shooting, and shots being fired.
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Feagiin, Rodgers, Wates, Power Edgefield County
By: Anonymous Sports Writer
web posted November 14, 2016
SPORTS –  Brandon Feagin and Seth Wates would both go 3 for 3 at the plate, while Ike Rodgers would allow one hit over 4 innings as the Edgefield County 12U baseball team punched their ticket to the championship game with an 11-1 bombing of the North Augusta Jackets, Wednesday night.
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United Way of Edgefield County Receives SRS Donation
web posted November 14, 2016
COUNTY –  The United Way of Edgefield County Campaign received $41,214 from the employees of Savannah River Remediation and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, both prime contractors at the Savannah River Site.
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