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October 2008 Archive


Strom Thurmond - Gilbert Game Tonight
web posted October 31, 2008
SPORTS – The final game of regular season play will be at Strom Thurmond High School Friday night at 7:30. The Halloween game could give the Rebels a treat of being perfect for the year with a 10-0 record if they can work their magic once again. Those outside the Edgefield County area can listen to the game from the webcast linked below. The score will be posted online shortly after the game ends.
Strom Thurmond/92.7FM

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween
web posted October 31, 2008
COUNTY – It is Halloween and EdgefieldDaily.com reminds everyone to watch out for children out trick or treating. Edgefield is observing trick or treating between the hours of 6-8:30 pm for children 12 and under The Town Hall will be open for trick or treats as well. Johnston will be observing the holiday from 6-8 pm for children 12 and under. A Halloween Carnival will be held at the Trenton Gym from 6:30-8:30 pm. Tips for trick or treating are below.
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Sample ballot for Nov. 4 Election
web reposted October 31, 2008
COUNTY – Below is a representation of the items and those seeking election as listed on the ballot in the November 4 General Election for Edgefield County. The listing is not a reproduction of the actual ballot, but is taken from the actual sample ballot provided by the Edgefield County Election Office. The listing is to inform voters of the content of the ballot. 
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Collier, Hoffman reach out to voters
web posted October 31, 2008
COUNTY – Two Edgefield County School Board candidates, Chris Hoffmann and Kenneth Collier, have issued their reasons for election on Tuesday. Each is listed below and tell in their own words why they feel they are the best choice for the school board.
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Community Development Expert Speaks in Johnston (Photo)
web posted October 31, 2008
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Development Corporation, a non-profit volunteer organization that has helped the Town of Johnston grow in many ways for over 20 years, heard from a S.C. expert about planning and development opportunities available to the Town. Walter Harris, Director of the Innovation Center of the Institute for Economic and Community Development of Clemson University, told the Johnston Development Corporation last week that planning, then growing, are proven strategies.
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"Four Million Steps"
Contributed by Tony Mercier
web posted October 31, 2008
GUEST ARTICLE – On Wednesday I was heading to lunch in Edgefield. As I was going down Hwy 25 I noticed a man in Edgefield running with a cart, and a sign that said four million steps. I admit though curious I kept driving wondering what this guy was doing. After my lunch that lasted over an hour I headed back toward North Augusta to my place of business, North Augusta Rock-n-Turf, I noticed this guy again fixing to pass my destination. I pulled over on the side of the road so that when he approached I could speak with him and satisfy my curiosity.
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ERA hosts Gingerbread House Contest
web posted October 31, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Regional Arts (ERA) is pleased to announce a Holiday Gingerbread House Contest open to all residents of the area. This is an opportunity for the whole family to participate in a creative venture. The more fanciful the better.
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Students Re-Enact the Constitutional Convention (Photo)
web posted October 31, 2008
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond students in Ms. Denise Jackson's history classes held a simulation of the Constitutional Convention project this past week. Each student was assigned a role of character of the delegates from the Constitutional Convention of 1787. 
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“Starbooks” Coffeehouse returns to Edgefield Library
web posted October 31, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Back by popular demand. The second “Starbooks” Coffeehouse will be presented by the Friends of the Library on Tuesday, November 18 from 6-8 PM at the Edgefield County Public Library on Courthouse Square. The March “Starbooks” event drew a crowd of 30 patrons for live Karaoke and refreshments.The Friends expect a larger crowd this time, as the weather turns cool. 
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NWTF Promotes Four Conservation Programs Staff Members
web posted October 31, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Four national staff members of the National Wild Turkey Federation's Conservation Programs department were promoted earlier this week by the NWTF's Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs James Earl Kennamer, Ph.D.
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The Art Association of Ridge Spring thanks attendees
web posted October 31, 2008
PSA - RIDGE SPRING – The Art Association of Ridge Spring (AARS) thanks all who attended the First Annual Fine Art Show held at the Ridge Spring Civic Center Saturday, October 25. Anyone interested in supporting the arts in the Ridge area is welcome to join the group. You may contact Joanne Crouch at 685-5577 for details. 
The next AARS event will be Sunday, November 9, 12:30 to 4:00 PM in the AARS Building behind the Ridge Spring Civic Center. This event is held in conjunction with the Shops of Ridge Spring Open House. Please make plans to attend and see what AARS is all about.

Thieves abscond with $36,000 in equipment
web posted October 30, 2008
MERRIWETHER – Monday morning brought the discovery of at least $36,000 in farm equipment from a location off Sweetwater Road. It is believed the tractor and other associated equipment went missing between Saturday night and Monday afternoon.
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Public Auction Saturday, November 1
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted October 27, 2008
We are selling furniture, fixtures and equipment belonging to Mr. and Mrs. John Gerrard which was used in their business–Moore Lambert Lighting located in Johnston, S. C.   The company manufactured lighting fixtures for commercial businesses.  The sale will be held at 2 Hilltop Dr., Johnston, S. C. 29832. Look for signs. Viewing day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time.   Bring your trucks and trailers! Please visit our website http://www.murrellsauctioncompany.com  for details, terms, and pictures.  Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747.  803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.

Strom Thurmond Career Center FFA Receives Emblem in Environmental/Natural Resources Award
web posted October 30, 2008
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Career Center FFA Envirothon Team won a silver emblem of award at the 81st National FFA Convention held October 20-24 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The National FFA Organization awarded the medal to the local Strom Thurmond Career Center Team representing the State FFA Association Environmental/Natural Resources Team. As sponsors, Smithfield Foods and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service provided funds for plaques, medals and scholarships for winning teams and high scoring individuals.
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SPORTS:
- Preview: Gilbert vs Strom Thurmond
   Complete with "Coach's Corner" and "Players to Watch"
- STH 10-0 Teams and Halloween, Rebels get "tricks"
   and "treats"
- Games of interest - Week 10
- Scores of Interest - Week 9
By Tim Crane
web posted October 30, 2008
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Rebel Regiment places highest ever in State
Submitted Article
web posted October 30, 2008
COUNTY – The STHS Rebel Regiment Marching Band traveled to Batesburg-Leesville High School to compete in South Carolina High School State Marching Band
Competition on Saturday, October 25, 2008. The Rebel Regiment competed in the 2A division along with eleven other high school bands from South Carolina that had qualified to compete in the State Competition. 
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Three Students Earn AP Scholar Awards
web posted October 30, 2008
COUNTY – Three Edgefield County students have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. Erin Armstrong and Catlin Jebens from Strom Thurmond High School and Nicholas Jenkins from Fox Creek High School qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher.
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Turkey Federation Welcomes Area Residents to Moonlight Delight Festival
web posted October 30, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The National Wild Turkey Federation invites you and your family to join us for the sixth annual Moonlight Delight Festival on Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Wild Turkey Center in Edgefield, S.C., from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. This free event is geared toward getting families together to have fun and learn about wildlife species that are nocturnal or most active at night. “We’re going to answer a lot of different questions kids ask most often when they visit the NWTF, and we’re going to do it in a really creative way after dark,” says Stephanie Drennan, NWTF’s interpretive programs coordinator.
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Natural Gas Exploration Study Committee on Right Track - Architect of Virginia Energy Plan Voices Support
web posted October 30, 2008
MERRIWETHER – The South Carolina Natural Gas Exploration Study Committee is moving in the right direction, according to testimony given in Tuesday’s meeting. Virginia State Senator Frank Wagner, developer of the Virginia Energy Plan, told committee members they are on the right track to understanding “the South Carolina way” to offshore drilling.
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History’s Lessons Are Being Ignored
By Carl Langley
web posted October 30, 2008
GUEST COLUMN – During my sophomore year at the University of South Carolina ages ago I had the good fortune of landing in a political science class taught by the dean of the PS department Dr. Raymond Sherrill. He was one of the greatest teachers I ever had.
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Governor, NAACP Call for Reconsideration of DNA Bill
web posted October 30, 2008
COLUMBIA – Governor Mark Sanford and S.C. NAACP President Dr. Lonnie Randolph called on the S.C. General Assembly to reconsider its veto override of a new bill that mandates DNA storage in a national database upon arrest without the benefit of a trial on Tuesday "At its most basic level, this bill represents an erosion of one of our most basic rights as American citizens - innocent until proven guilty," Gov. Sanford said.
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Edgefield County Alliance meeting Monday
web posted October 30, 2008
PSA – The next Edgefield County Alliance meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 3, 2008 at 7:30 a.m.  This meeting will be held at Piedmont Tech, Edgefield campus.  Fred Humes, a resident of Edgefield County and Director of the Aiken County/Edgefield County Economic Development Partnership will be the speaker for this event.  The Alliance offers opportunities to learn more about areas and events which shape our community.  Join us as we move our County forward in positive ways.
Light refreshments will be served.  A donation of $3.00 is suggested to cover the cost.  Everyone interested in our County is invited to attend.  Bring a friend, your enthusiasm, and ideas to share.

Get your November Birthday and Anniversary wishes in this week
web posted October 28, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Get your November Birthday and Anniversary wishes in this week to have your loved ones automatically entered in our monthly cake give-away.  The winner will be drawn on October 31.
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Months long undercover investigations result in drug arrests
web posted October 28, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office and Johnston Police have made two arrests after months of undercover drug operations in Johnston. According to information provided by the Sheriff’s Narcotics Division, the investigations date back as far as early April and culminated in the arrests over the past few days. Dexter Ramon Smith, 23, and Cordera Michael Moore 21, both of Johnston, are facing multiple drug charges between the two.
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Anti-Gang “RAGE” Task Force Targets Edgefield-Aiken Area
web posted October 28, 2008
COLUMBIA – United States Attorney W. Walter Wilkins stated Monday that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive (ATF) has joined with local authorities in the Aiken area to form the Regional Anti-Gang Enforcement (RAGE Unit). The joint enforcement task force includes the ATF, the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO), the Aiken Department of Public Safety (ADPS), the North Augusta Department of Public Safety (NAPDS), and the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO).
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Trenton Flyers Annual Halloween Candy Drop this Saturday
web posted October 28, 2008
TRENTON – Put on those costumes one more time. Kids and the young at heart are invited to join the Trenton Flyers Association Saturday Nov. 1st at the Edgefield County Airport, Yonce Field in Trenton, for a special Halloween treat. Planes will be on display and candy will drop from the sky at 4:00 for the children. Rain or shine the candy will flow.
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Phyllis Brousseau honored at opening of Edgefield Regional Arts Opening (Photo)
 web posted October 28, 2008
EDGEFIELD – It is clear that it's the blood of the artist which moves the Brousseau family. The matriarch of that family - painter Phyllis Brousseau - was honored on Thursday, October 23, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. as an exhibit of 16 of her paintings ("A Tribute to Phyllis") served as the centerpiece of the Edgefield Regional Arts' opening reception at the location of the former Rocky Shop.
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Edgefield Bulldog Cheerleaders visit Trinity Mission (Photo)
 web posted October 28, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Bulldog Cheerleader 6, 7 & 8 year olds visited Trinity Mission Health and Rehabilition on October 26, 2008. The girls entertained many of Trinity's residents with cheers they perform on game nights. Coaches Deana Sumner and Angi Harter not only encourage team work, good sportsmanship and self discipline but also try to instill a sense of community service to their cheerleaders.
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Letter to the Editor: Writer claims, "A Chitty Memory"
web posted October 28, 2008
Dear Editor,
Up until a couple of weeks ago it was noticed there weren’t any Scott Chitty campaign signs. That was thought to be quite odd. Then it hit.  Maybe Chitty was intuitive enough to see that his re-election to the Edgefield County School Board was not going to happen. Could he really be that smart? Guess not. If he were, Chitty would have done for the people, and not himself or the Bishops. 
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Happy 25th Anniversary
web posted October 28, 2008
EDITOR – Thirty-one years ago I saw 15-year-old Genia Adams on her first day of school at Strom Thurmond High. To say I was awestruck would be an understatement. I could not take my eyes off her and approached to introduce myself to this angel on Earth. However, the only words that would come out of my mouth were, “I’m going to marry you.” To this day she will tell you she thought I was crazy, and over the years I admit I have given her several reasons to believe that to be true. Yet, six years later, on October 28, 1983, she made me the luckiest man in the world when she allowed me to take her hand and heart in marriage.
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EdgefieldDaily.com announces rare one day closing
web posted October 27, 2008
WEBNEWS – Updates for Wednesday, October 29, will not be made this week. EdgefieldDaily.com will be closed on Tuesday, October 28, for the 25th wedding anniversary of EdgefieldDaily.com’s founder. Regular daily reports will return on the morning of Thursday, October 30, from all staff, contributors, and writers who make EdgefieldDaily.com possible.

3rd Annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo thrills crowds (Photos)
web posted October 27, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Though the opening was delayed by inclement weather Friday, the Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo kicked off Saturday to a large crowd and the excitement continued through Sunday. The county’s only professional sport featured some of the nation’s top rodeo competitors as well as local participants and the weekend weather could not have been better.
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Citizens Invited to Join Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Committee
web posted October 27, 2008
PSA - JOHNSTON – The Johnston Development Corporation, a non-profit volunteer organization, is expanding its Peach Blossom Festival by adding a new Committee that will steer the Festival. The formation of this Committee is the opportunity for any citizen to join in the preparations and work for next year’s Festival.
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United Way of Edgefield County Supports Programs That Help Local Citizens
web posted October 27, 2008
COUNTY – The United Way of Edgefield County knows how important it is to help those local citizens with special needs, from youth to senior citizens. The United Way supports many endeavors in the county, and tries to assist those programs that help citizens with many special needs.“People with handicaps, abused children and abused women are among the people we should all do what we can to help,” said 2008 Campaign Chairman Dean Campbell.  “I’m proud that the United Way helps organizations that support these groups of people, as well as many others.”
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Region Preview: Week 10 - Final Week of Regular Season Play
By Tim Crane
web posted October 27, 2008
Sports – The Strom Thurmond Rebels won the Region Crown last week, but there is a lot football to be played in region three.  Halloween will be full of treats or tricks because every region three team is still alive with playoff hopes.  Five teams are left to fight over the last 3 playoff spots.
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Volume of Submissions Dictates Changes in First Annual Christmas Card Contest
web posted October 27, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The First Annual South Carolina Student Christmas Card Design Contest, with the theme “Christmas in South Carolina,” is being sponsored by Edgefield Regional Arts (ERA), with an entry deadline of October 31st. The contest is open to any student in the state of South Carolina, whether home schooled or attending public or private school.
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Letter to the Editor: Collier offers "Peace of Mind" in School Board race
web posted October 27, 2008
Dear Editor,
Vote for Kenneth Collier in District Six. I have taught in Edgefield County for twenty eight years, and I love our children. They are our future and deserve the “best” that we can offer them. About fifteen years ago, I met Mr. Kenneth Collier. He is honest, trustworthy, and has experience on the board. Our school board is the ultimate, most important part of our community, and it greatly affects all of our children.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Editorial - Obama, America’s Odinga: Blood is thicker than Politics
web posted October 27, 2008
OPINION – The bias of the American “main stream media” is no longer a question, it has become a fact with the Democrat Party selecting the most liberal, socialist, unqualified and questionable candidate in the history of the United States of America to run for president with their support. The national media has vetted “Joe the plumber” far deeper than the Democrat nominee, Barack Obama, who has far more questionable ties to radicals, terrorists, and the violent takeover of the Kenyan government by his cousin, Raila Odinga, head of the Orange Democtrat Movement. The aftermath of the election erupted into ethic cleansing following his defeat in 2007 by Kenyan President Kibaki.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Public Auction Saturday, November 1
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted October 27, 2008
We are selling furniture, fixtures and equipment belonging to Mr. and Mrs. John Gerrard which was used in their business–Moore Lambert Lighting located in Johnston, S. C.   The company manufactured lighting fixtures for commercial businesses.  The sale will be held at 2 Hilltop Dr., Johnston, S. C. 29832. Look for signs. Viewing day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time.   Bring your trucks and trailers! Please visit our website http://www.murrellsauctioncompany.com  for details, terms, and pictures.  Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747.  803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.

Governor Sanford: Senate Misses Chance to Improve Budget
web posted October 27, 2008
COLUMBIA – Governor Mark Sanford issued the following statement on the Senate's passage of its targeted budget cut plan last week. "While we're pleased that the Senate stuck with the overall approach we called for in making targeted cuts, we're disappointed that they didn't take this opportunity to address some real flaws in this spending plan," Gov. Sanford said.
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Rain, high winds, create havoc for emergency crews (Photos)
 web posted October 25, 2008
COUNTY – As the rains came down Friday, so did dozens of trees and power lines creating havoc for county law enforcement, fire departments, and power crews. The first reports began coming in around noon of trees in the roadways and by 3 pm it was evident things were only going to get worse as the day progressed.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Thurmond Blanks Newberry 31-0, Wins Region
By Tim Crane
web posted October 25, 2008
SPORTS – Talk about one quarter setting a tone for the entire game. The Rebels came out of the gate with fire and determination on both sides of the ball and never allowed the Bulldogs a fighting chance.  Newberry’s first three possessions resulted in three, 3 and outs, while the Rebel offense scored touchdown’s on their first three possessions.  The Rebels led 21-0 by the end of the first quarter and were well on their way to securing the region crown.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Public Works Employees Thanked (Photos)
Contributed by Shaun C. Worley
web posted October 25, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Probably less than five percent of the population could tell you who handles maintenance for Edgefield County and maybe half that number would know the person to call if there was a problem. This is not completely unexpected, but it is a shame that this group of dedicated County Employees aren’t recognized for the good they do for everyone.
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Big Media Has Betrayed Honest Journalism
By Carl Langley
web posted October 25, 2008
GUEST COLUMN – I received an e-mail a couple of days ago from a retired newspaperman I had the joy of working with years ago. Ken Boswell was a fine reporter but he gave up the business to take a job with a county government in Georgia. In his e-mail to me he expressed the depression that has overtaken him during the current presidential race, the quadrennial political struggle is an American hallmark, but now a contest in which Ken’s believes our once proud profession has lost its soul.
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NOTICE:
Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo postpones Friday opening - Moves to Saturday and Sunday
web posted October 24, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Due to inclement weather, the Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo has postponed Friday's opening. The rodeo will instead be held Saturday, October 25, starting at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 26 at 2:30 pm. Tickets - $12 in advance and $15 at the gate for adults and $5 for children ages 6-11 - are available at Crouch Hardware (Edgefield Square), SRP (Edgefield Branch), CarQuest (McCormick), Jim Satcher, Inc. (Johnston), Country Boy (North Augusta) and Southern Rentals & Sales (Aiken).

Rebles Capture Conference Title (Photo)
Remain undefeated after 31-0 romp of Newberry
web posted October 23, 2008
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels have improved to 9-0 remaining undefeated in a rare Thursday night game. The Rebels dominated the Bulldogs the entire game after jumping out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and scoring a field goal in the second half for a 31-0 lead where the game remained until the end. The win also propels the Rebels as Conference Champions. A full report will follow.

Rebel Regiment gets “Special Delivery” of support Thursday (Photo)
web posted October 24, 2008
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Rebel Regiment was hard at practice Thursday afternoon preparing for their trip to the Marching Band State Finals on Saturday. As Band Director Van Clark critiqued the practice as they rehearsed the show, he called them all to the fence for an announcement. He explained to the band members that there were a lot of people wishing them well in the competition and they were sending them a special delivery of support. It was then he directed their attention to a small plane that was approaching the football field from the south.
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Two arrested in late night assault in Edgefield
web posted October 24, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police were called to an assault on Beaverdam Street around 11 pm that has resulted in two arrests and the victim being taken to the Edgefield County Hospital Emergency Room. The two arrested were being held on possible assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature charges that could include the use of a weapon according to early reports.
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Aiken woman killed in “tragic” accident
web posted October 24, 2008
AIKEN – A 42-year-old mother was killed after being run over by her 13-year-old son in what Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton called a “tragic event.” Paula Philips of East Pine Log Road was pronounced dead at the family home around 4:15 pm Thursday Coroner Carlton said.
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Senate Approves Targeted Budget Reductions of $488 Million
web posted October 24, 2008
COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Senate passed a $488 million budget reduction plan on Thursday. The plan, which calls for a seven percent reduction in the state budget, is an aggressive move that lawmakers hope will prevent further reductions in the current budget year.
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Letters to the Editor
- Writer says Anderson will be a "Statesman"
- Hoffmann has "unquestioned integrity and unwavering commitment" for School Board
web posted October 24, 2008
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NRA-PVF Endorses Gresham Barrett
web posted October 24, 2008
WESTMINSTER, SC – U.S. Congressman Gresham Barrett has received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in South Carolina’s third congressional district.
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Strom Thurmond - Newberry Game Tonight
web posted October 23, 2008
SPORTS – Due to expected severe weather forecast for Friday, the Strom Thurmond - Newberry football game will be played tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 pm at Newberry. The JV game for tonight at Strom Thurmond has been canceled. Webcast link below.
Strom Thurmond/92.7FM

Deputies miss night hunter, find wounded deer
web posted October 23, 2008
MERRIWETHER – A Sweetwater Road woman called the Sheriff’s Office to report the sound of gunfire around 10 pm Tuesday night. When the woman went outside to see where the shot came from she noticed an unknown individual in a field with a light and suspected night hunting. As it turned out, the elderly woman was correct.
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Shane Massey Joined by Religious and State Leaders to Disavow Anderson’s “Attack Ad”
web posted October 23, 2008
AIKEN – During an Aiken press conference on Wednesday, State Senator Shane Massey strongly disavowed recent attacks by Greg Anderson as "dishonest and deceptive". Joining Senator Massey was his wife Blair, his three-week old daughter Carter, his mother Linda, his home pastor Tim Thompson, Joe Mack of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, Oran Smith of the Palmetto Family Alliance, State Senator Larry Martin of Pickens County, and State Senator Chip Campsen of Charleston County.
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Governor Sanford says Budget Headed in Right Direction, but "Needs Work"
web posted October 23, 2008
STATE – Governor Mark Sanford said Wednesday the budget plan passed by the House, and set to be taken up by the Senate this week is, "Considering the self-inflicted budget situation that we've found ourselves in after four years of chronic overspending, we think the House put forward a plan that meets the goal of protecting core services to the extent possible, and making the cuts real rather than just on paper," Gov. Sanford said.
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STHS Rebel Regiment Marching Band To Compete In State Competition
web posted October 23, 2008
COUNTY – The Strom Thurmond High School Rebel Regiment Marching Band placed 4th place in the Lower State Band competition last Saturday at West Ashley High School in Charleston, SC. which qualifieds them to compete in the State Marching
Band Finals.
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Edgefield NWTF Chapter Hosts Fund Raising Banquet for Wild Turkey Conservation
web posted October 23, 2008
EDGEFIELD –  Food, fun, fellowship and fundraising are set as the main events at the annual Hunting Heritage Super Fund banquet, hosted by the Edgefield Local Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Edgefield Gym.
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Home theft leads to larceny, shoplifting charges
web posted October 23, 2008
MERRIWETHER – An Aiken County woman is in custody after allegedly stealing almost $700 worth of goods from a Merriwether home and also is being charged for shoplifting at a local convenience store. The Merriwether woman called the Sheriff’s Office to report that a woman and her boyfriend were at her home and the homeowner claimed she caught the woman going through her jewelry box. After telling the two to leave she discovered several items missing and alerted authorities.
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Suspicious “carpet cleaners” identified
web posted October 23, 2008
JOHNSTON – Reports of a suspicious van with a white female approaching area residents claiming to offer a free one room carpet cleaning was reported again on Wednesday, this time in the Pine Ridge Country Club area. Identical to earlier reports, the woman tells the homeowner that she just left a neighbor’s home performing the same service as a means to get the homeowner to allow her and her associate into the home. Residents that called their neighbors learned that they refused to allow the woman into their home prompting calls to the Sheriff’s Office.
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Sports: A Brief History of High Scoring and Stout Defense by the Rebels
By Tim Crane
web posted October 23, 2008
SPORTS – On Friday night Strom Thurmond racked up 535 yards and 64 points while holding Saluda to a measly 33 yards and 0 points. This spectacular display of offense and defense, prompted me to inquire, into the history books, in search of other Rebel teams that have scored 60 + points.  During my search of knowledge, I discovered some other interesting numbers, as well.
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Off the Wall: Police- Suspect Steals Cash, Leaves Thumb
web posted October 23, 2008
WASHINGTON -- A man was ordered to be held without bail after police tied him to a recent armed robbery. But at least he has his thumb back. Police said Bryan Perez, 22, and an accomplice made off with hundreds of dollars in cash in an Oct. 11 raid at an alleged brothel in Washington's Columbia Heights neighborhood. According to charging documents, one of the victims took control of Perez's silver machete during a struggle and hacked off his right thumb.
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Send in your November birthday and anniversary wishes
web posted October 22, 2008
WEBNEWS – Send in your November birthday and anniversary wishes now to be entered into the November cake give-away.

Homeowner uninjured in attempted home invasion, shooting
web posted October 22, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police are still investigating an attempted home invasion on Mims Street Monday night that pitted the homeowner against two masked men trying to break into the man's home. One of the two armed men then reached around the partially opened door with his pistol and fired two rounds while the other man is heard saying “kill him, kill him”. Fortunately neither shot hit the homeowner, who was shaken but uninjured in the incident.
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Armed homeowner prevents home invasion
web posted October 22, 2008
COUNTY LINE – A Jacob McKie Road woman called the Sheriff’s Officer to report someone trying to break into her home around 3 pm Tuesday. As deputies raced to the scene more information came in saying the man trying to get in was a black male, around 6’ 2”, wearing a stripped shirt and carrying a large stick.
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Sports Preview: 
By Tim Crane
 web posted October 22, 2008
-Strom Thurmond at Newberry: Region crown at stake
-Games of Interest Around the State Week 9
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Turkey truck taken
web posted October 22, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Another vehicle theft was reported Tuesday afternoon, this time by The Wild Turkey Federation. A deputy and an investigator arrived a short time later and determined the truck was a silver 1997 Ford F150 pickup with no tailgate bearing the SC tag number WT3.  The truck had been missing for most of the day, early information available showed, but was not reported until early afternoon. The truck had been spotted several times during the day, some of those sightings by deputies before the reported theft.
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Big Changes Ahead for Heritage Corridor Discovery Centers
web posted October 22, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Visitors can cross the railroad track or take a virtual bike tour, and soon be able to walk into a new realm of art at the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor Discovery Centers.
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Obama 'admits' Kenyan birth?
web posted October 22, 2008
Pennsylvania Democrat Philip J. Berg, who filed a lawsuit demanding Sen. Barack Obama present proof of his American citizenship, now says that by failing to respond Obama has legally "admitted" to the lawsuit's accusations, including the charge that the Democratic candidate was born in Mombosa, Kenya.
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Opening Reception for Edgefield Regional Arts (ERA) memorial exhibition tomorrow
web posted October 22, 2008
EDGEFIELD – An Opening Reception for Edgefield Regional Arts (ERA) memorial exhibition of the work of ERA member Phyllis Brousseau will be held on Thursday, October 23, from 5-8 PM at he Rocky Shop in downtown Edgefield.   Twenty Brousseau paintings will be on display and for sale.  Refreshments will be served.  The exhibition will remain on display, and work by all ERA artists will be for sale, throughout the holiday season during the Rocky Shop/ERA regular business hours: Thursday-Saturday 11AM- 6PM; Christmas week Monday-Wednesday 11AM- 6PM.  

Arts Council and Uptown Greenwood to Partner on Gingerbread House Competition
web posted October 22, 2008
GREENWOOD – Uptown Greenwood Development Corporation and the Arts Council of Greenwood County will host its second annual Gingerbread House competition during Holiday Open House festivities November 15th and 16th.
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Citizens Seeking Excellence in Education hold school board candidate forum (Photos)
web posted October 21, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Citizens Seeking Excellence in Education (SEE) held a candidate forum Monday night with school board candidates seeking election in November. The forum was held at the Conference Room at the National Wild Turkey Federation and four of the six candidates involved in challenged races were able to attend. The event was well attended with at least thirty seated around the room listening as the candidates told about themselves and then the audience asked questions in a candid format.
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Sheriff’s Investigators charge another in July armed robbery
web posted October 21, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office charged 23-year-old Edward Fargo McKenzie Thursday for his alleged participation in an armed robbery of a Trenton man in late July. Four of the six accused in the crime have now been taken into custody or identified and additional arrests are said to be pending.
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Senate Overrides Veto of DNA Database Bill
web posted October 21, 2008
COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Senate returned to session Monday to address over $550 million in necessary budget reductions. Prior to receiving the proposed budget reductions from the House of Representatives, the Senate went to work by overriding the Governor’s veto (39-0) of a DNA bill (S.429), which will give law enforcement
another tool in the fight against violent crime.
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Dorn to Compete In National Competition
web posted October 21, 2008
MERRIWETHER – H.Garrett Dorn, a Junior at Strom Thurmond High School in Johnston, S.C. will compete in New York City Oct. 22nd - 24th in a national youth entrepreneurship competition. Sponsored by Oppenheimer Funds and The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2008 seeks to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit in the youth of America.
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Vehicle thefts abound over the weekend
web posted October 21, 2008
COUNTY – Vehicle thefts seemed to be on the rise in the last few days with at least four vehicles stolen and at least one attempted theft. Although some of the vehicles have been stolen without the keys, some owners left the keys in the vehicle and the doors unlocked. Fortunately law enforcement has been able to recover two of the vehicles in a short period of time. So far this month there have been above a dozen vehicle thefts.
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Tit for Tat: Senate candidates fire back at each other:
web posted October 21, 2008
Shane Massey Responds to "Ridiculous Attack Ad by Greg Anderson"
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Anderson Campaign "Releases Television Ad"
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Johnston home burglarized in broad daylight
web posted October 21, 2008
JOHNSTON – A Johnston man was at work Friday afternoon when he was contacted by a family member stating his front door was open. When the man returned to his Lakeview Drive home he found the front door kicked in and called police.
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Here’s  Your Card: I’m not me
web posted October 21, 2008
HERE’S YOUR CARD – A Johnston Street woman and her mother were being talked to regarding placing items on the side of the roadway in violation of a Town of Johnston Ordinance. It was then one of the officers recognized the woman and knew there were outstanding warrants for her arrest. When one of the officers asked her name she gave a fictitious name. The question was repeated several times and the woman refused to admit her identity. Finally the mother told the officers her real name and the woman began walking to the back of the yard and gave another subject something out of her pocket and then tried to leave.
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Rebels Rout Saluda 64-0 to remain undefeated
By Tim Crane
web posted October 20, 2008
SPORTS – The liquid sunshine was steady throughout the night, but it wasn’t enough precipitation to drown out the fireworks that Coach Lee Sawyer brought to the show. Saluda received the opening kickoff and it only took two plays for Tra’ves Bush to sniff out an interception from the Tiger offense.  The Rebel offense took the field and moved 38 yards in 7 plays before Javon Brown called his own number from 12 yards out to put Thurmond on the scoreboard, with 8:37 to go in the 1st quarter.  The Rebels missed the point after attempt because of a high snap and wet ball leaving the Rebels a 6-0 lead.
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Vandalism exposes lack of security at county courthouse (Photos)
web posted October 20, 2008
EDGEFIELD – A broken window at the Edgefield County Courthouse brought Edgefield Police and other county officials to the courthouse Sunday morning to assure that there was no break-in to the building. According to Edgefield Police someone notified Chief Magistrate Davis Parkman of the broken window at a street level office on Jeter Street early Sunday morning and he alerted law enforcement. When officer’s arrived they found several panes of the window broken out and a rock the size of a football lying amongst the broken shards of glass.
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Opinion: Security for your private records questionable in county courthouse
web posted October 20, 2008
OPINION – There have been many incidents that raised the specter that the Edgefield County Council has their priorities out of whack for quite some time. Placing the county recreation as a millage rate securing almost a half a million dollars that largely goes unaccounted for each year while ignoring basic services such as additional law enforcement officers, EMS, and the expansion of infrastructure such as the extension of water lines to name a few.  However, a simple vandalism at the Edgefield County Courthouse Sunday has revealed that our most vital records are left unprotected as a result of a lack of funding due to the priorities of the county council.
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Pro rodeo holds first annual parade (Photos)
web posted October 20, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo put on their first parade to mark the opening of the county’s only professional sport Saturday. Main Street in Edgefield saw riders, wagons, a bull rider, and other rodeo participants joining together to draw attention to next week’s activities.
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Citizens Seeking Excellence in Education to hold meeting with school board candidates tonight
web posted October 20, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Citizens Seeking Excellence in Education (SEE) is a volunteer group dedicated to keeping citizens informed of the important issues impacting the quality of education in Edgefield County. Their goal is to provide a forum for sharing information in an effort to improve education for the students of Edgefield County schools.
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Trenton Flyers in the Sky over Augusta
web posted October 20, 2008
AUGUSTA – The Trenton Flyers and Edgefield County Airport at Trenton, SC were in the spotlight this past weekend. The Trenton Flyers and Trenton Remote Control Flyers were well represented at the Augusta Boshears Memorial Air Show.  For the 11th year in a row, the Flyers were invited to participate in the Airshow with static displays of aircraft. The past few years the RC Flyers demonstrated their skills.  Aircraft on display included ultralight, light sport, gyrocopters, general aviation and remote control planes. This group is considered one of the main attractions and is well known throughout the southeast.
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What a dollar buys when you give to the United Way of Edgefield County (Photo)
 web posted October 20, 2008
COUNTY – What does a dollar buy these days, especially in these turbulent economic times? The agencies supported by the United Way of Edgefield County can stretch a dollar a long way.  Here are three examples to demonstrate what your donation can do.  All four agencies are supported by the United Way of Edgefield County.
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Citizens Invited to Join Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Committee
web posted October 20, 2008
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Development Corporation, a non-profit volunteer organization, is expanding its Peach Blossom Festival by adding a new Committee that will steer the Festival. The formation of this Committee is the opportunity for any citizen to join in the preparations and work for next year’s Festival.
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Sports: Around the Region - Week 8
By Tim Crane
web posted October 20, 2008
SPORTS – We are past the halfway mark of Region III play and there are many more questions than answers. There are 4 teams tied at 1-2 in region play, with just 2 games remaining.  Two of the four tied, will not make the playoffs. Strom Thurmond is the only team that has yet to suffer a defeat in region play.  The Rebels can win the region this week if they beat Newberry and Batesburg-Leesville beats Mid Carolina. So, ST fans….pull for the ST Rebels and B-L Panthers this week.
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Governor Sanford comments on Budget Plans
web posted October 20, 2008
STATE – Governor Mark Sanford said Friday plans being worked on by the House and Senate to cover a nearly $500 million budget hole, "at first glance, the House and Senate seem to have heeded our calls for real and targeted budget cuts. Though we're continuing to review the specifics of their plans, we're pleased with the approach they have taken and look forward to providing substantive feedback on those plans sooner rather than later."
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Strom Thurmond 64 - Saluda 0: Rebels move to 8-0
By Tim Crane
web posted October 18, 2008
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels routed the Saluda Tigers 64-0 to remain undefeated for the season as did Wardlaw Academy with their 36-6 defeat of Patrick Henry. Both teams are now 8-0 and undefeated in Region play. Charter High School Fox Creek dropped another game to move to 2-6 for the season after being shut out by Blackville-Hilda 42-0. Scores across the state are below. Next up for the Rebels: Newberry. A full report on the game will be published Monday.
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Booker crowned Strom Thurmond Homecoming Queen (Photo)
 web posted October 18, 2008
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Rebels were not the only winners Friday night, Simone Booker was crowned Homecoming Queen and Paige Eubank captured First runner up at the halftime ceremony.
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Check out the Yard Sales for today
web posted October 18, 2008
WEBNEWS – Check out the Yard Sales listed in the Classifieds Section. List your yard sale for free.

State Budget Solution Steers Clear of Tax Increase
web posted October 18, 2008
COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Senate Finance Committee met Friday to begin the process of reducing the 2008-09 state budget by almost $620 million. The 9.5 percent proposed reductions go beyond the $550 million necessary to bring the budget in balance; however, lawmakers hope that by taking a strong approach now, additional reductions will not be necessary.  The current proposal avoids the possibility of raising taxes and maintains the funding priorities established during the original budget process with minimal impact to K-12 education and healthcare.
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Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo Parade Saturday 2 pm
web posted October 17, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo will be holding their Parade in Edgefield on Saturday  at 2 pm. Come out and enjoy the western style parade with entries that are sure to please all. The rodeo will be held on October 24 and 25 with tickets on sale now. For more information call 803-637-5369 or 803-480-0045.

Merriwether neighbors report suspicious activity (Photo)
web posted October 17, 2008
MERRIWETHER – Two Merriwether women called the Sheriff’s Office to report a suspicious van and person that was approaching homes and telling the people she was there to clear their carpet for free. One woman on Woodlawn Road, a widow, said the white woman knocked on her door and made the offer but she refused to let the woman in. The suspicious woman then asked if she knew her neighbor and gave the neighbor’s name saying she had just come from her home after cleaning her carpet. The widow still refused and the woman left. It turned out the neighbor was not even at home at the time and never heard of the woman.
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Thurmond “Express bus” bill questioned
web posted October 17, 2008
MERIWETHER – A newly added bus route that was created to transport students to Strom Thurmond from the Merriwether area on a non-stop ride has come under fire lately from both sides. Merriwether School Board member Scott Chitty voted to approve the bus but has gone on to calling it a “money-losing” situation. But parents became concerned when they were sent a letter stating that they would have to pay a fee for their children to ride the bus to school.
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Edgefield County Citizens Seeking Excellence in Education to hold meeting with school board candidates
web posted October 17, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Citizens Seeking Excellence in Education (SEE) is a volunteer group dedicated to keeping citizens informed of the important issues impacting the quality of education in Edgefield County. Our goal is to provide a forum for sharing information in an effort to improve education for the students of Edgefield County schools.
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Natural Gas Exploration Focus of Joint Legislative Committee
web posted October 16, 2008
COLUMBIA – Members of a joint legislative and private sector committee held a foundational meeting Thursday to begin the process of understanding how the use of natural gas can positively impact the future of South Carolina and the growing need for additional energy sources. Members of the Natural Gas Exploration Feasibility Study
Committee heard from several experts including the state Energy Office, Department of Health and Environmental Control, and the U.S. Mineral Management Services concerning exploration of natural gas in South Carolina.
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SPORTS: Games of interest for week 8 of High School Football
By Tim Crane
web posted October 17, 2008
SPORTS – Games of interest for week 8 of High School Football.
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SPORTS: Strom Thurmond - Saluda game available on live Webcast tonight
web posted October 17, 2008
WEBNEWS – The Strom Thurmond - Saluda Football game will be available online beginning at 7:30 EST. A full recap of the game will be available Monday by EdgefieldDaily.com's Sports. The score will be posted online within 3-5 minutes of the game ending. The webcast is made available by the Edgefield County School District and 92.7 FM and promoted by EdgefieldDaily.com. Scores across the state will be listed in a Saturday afternoon update.
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Estate Auction, Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 9:30 AM
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted October 13, 2008
EDGEFIELD – We are selling the real and personal property estate of  the late Mr. Nolan A. Herndon of Edgefield, S. C. with some additions. Mr. Herndon was well known as one of "Doolittle's Raiders" and was held in Russia for 13 months after his plane landed there following the raid on Japan during WWII. The sale will be held at his home located at 234 Pickens St., Edgefield S. C.  29824. Look for signs! Viewing day of sale from 8:00 am til sale time. Bring a chair and enjoy the day. Please visit our website http://www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for details and terms. Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747. Call 803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.

125th Anniversary of the Johnston Presbyterian Church (Photo)
web posted October 17, 2008
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Presbyterian Church will be celebrating their 125th anniversary on Sunday October 19, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. and the church is inviting everyone to join them for this joyful event. "We will have past members and ministers included in the program along with a concert performed by one of our former pianist, Mr. Scott Kimmel.  One of the former ministers, Rev. Bob Todd, will give the message. Reverend Paul Volpitto, our current minister, will give the opening prayer and Reverend Marion Clark, another former minister, will lead the closing prayer.  Ms. Bonnie Welder will portray a living history of our church," the announcment said.
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Sammie Finds a Home
By Carl Langley
web posted October 17, 2008
GUEST COLUMN – A few weeks back I was walking to my car in the parking lot at this newspaper when a black dog struggled to her feet. She had been resting in the shade of an oak tree in the center of the parking lot.
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Co-op Office targeted again for copper theft
web posted October 16, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The Aiken Electric Cooperative Office on Bauskett Street, Edgefield, was targeted for the second time this month for copper theft. When workers arrived and the gated compound where service truck are kept they discovered several spools of copper wire missing and notified the Sheriff’s Office.
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Deputies called to runaway truck (Photos)
 web posted October 16, 2008
JOHNSTON – Sheriff’s Deputies received a rather unique call Wednesday afternoon about a truck driving around the Recycling Center on Highway 23 near Strom Thurmond – without a driver. Sure enough, when deputies arrived they found a white Ford F150 going in a circle in reverse with the attendant and the truck’s owner watching.
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Strom Thurmond graduation rate climbs to 81%, Fox Creek fails to graduate a third of students
web posted October 16, 2008
COUNTY – The South Carolina Department of Education released the Adequate Yearly Progress reports for South Carolina Schools on Wednesday and Fox Creek Charter High School was the only county school listed that met AYP goals. However, a closer examination of the numbers has raised questions. Though Fox Creek met 9 of 9 goals, Strom Thurmond met 19 goals of the 21 set therefore giving it a failing grade even though it exceeded far beyond the tested results of the two schools. Strom Thurmond boasts a graduation rate of 81.3% while Fox Creek fails to graduate over one third of its students, according to the report.
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Rebel Regiment Marching Band Going To Lower State Band Competition Saturday
web posted October 16, 2008
COUNTY – The STHS Rebel Regiment will travel to West Ashley High School in Charleston, SC this Saturday October 18, 2008 to compete in the Lower State Band Competition. The band will be competing against many other 2A school bands in
South Carolina. Only 6 top place bands will move on to the State Final Competition the following week in Batesburg on October 25, 2008.
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Woman discovers 2008 Towncar stolen
web posted October 16, 2008
MERRIWETHER – A Stephens Road woman called the Sheriff’s Office to report her 2008 Lincoln Towncar stolen. When deputies arrived the woman said she has a suspect in mind. After taking all the information a BOLO (be on the lookout) was issued and the car was placed on the National Crime Information Center to alert other agencies.
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Letter to the Editor: Palmetto Family Alliance Director calls attacks on Massey "a horrible distortion"
web posted October 16, 2008
To the Editor:
An overwhelming majority of South Carolina voters are alarmed about special interest groups working to purge religion and values from every forum of public life. Fortunately, we have steady leadership from champions like State Senator Shane Massey who make it their top priority to protect the values we all share.
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State releases high school, district and state AYP ratings under No Child Left Behind
web posted October 16, 2008
COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Department of Education released the 2008 results under the federal No Child Left Behind Act for high schools, districts and the state as a whole on Wednesday.  High school ratings had been delayed because of computational errors, and district and state ratings were delayed as well because high school data were key factors in the larger groups.
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All God’s Creatures 3rd Annual Golf Tournament
web reposted October 16, 2008
COUNTY – The Third Annual All God’s Creatures Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, October 24 at the Persimmon Hill Golf Club in Saluda. Those registering to play will be eligible for a drawing for week’s vacation in Hilton Head.
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Breaking Land or Altering Wetlands? Be Careful; You Can Lose USDA Program Benefits
web posted October 16, 2008
COUNTY – South Carolina farmers are urged to talk with conservation officials before draining any wet areas or bringing new land into production.  State Conservationist Niles Glasgow with the South Carolina USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) says farmers are under tremendous economic pressure to produce crops.
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Get Clued into Edgefield Edgefield’s Downtown Shop-Around
web posted October 16, 2008
PSA - EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Community Development Association (ECDA) is proud to bring our community and our customers another fun-filled evening. We invite everyone to come out and participate in the Autumn Downtown Shop-Around on Thursday, October 16, 2008 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm for your chance to win the merchants surprise “mystery” basket.  Sorry folks – this time there is no peaking at the merchant basket.  This time you’ll have to play our game and try to win to see what’s inside!  As always you’ll want to pick up your passport from any participating Edgefield merchant and get your passport stamped, but this time around you’ll have to get “Clued into Edgefield!”
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Governor, Comptroller, Legislators Call for Conservative Reforms
web posted October 16, 2008
COLUMBIA – Governor Mark Sanford embarked on a two-day, ten-city tour today with Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Policy Council President Ashley Landess and legislators to call for conservative reforms aimed at increasing accountability in state government. The group highlighted the need for reforming the way the state spends, the way government is structured, and increasing government transparency. The need for reform has never been more evident, as the state faces a $400 million shortfall due to overspending when state revenues were growing faster than the economy and made worse by an inefficient and unaccountable government structure.
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The Rebel Regiment Fruit Sale
web posted October 16, 2008
COUNTY – The Rebel Regiment is selling fruit to raise money for the band's expences. Please show your support and purchase some fruit from a band
member or call Becky Turner at 803-637-0093 by November 6, 2008. All fruit orders will be delivered on Dec.4 or 5.

Deadly crash closes highway for hours (Photos)
 web posted October 15, 2008
TRENTON – A tragic three-car collision early Tuesday morning resulted in the death of 65-year-old Jimmy Pridmore, of Ninety Six, and left two other drivers with minor injuries. The crash occurred just before 6:30 am on Highway 19 about a half a mile from the Pine House Intersection. According to reports, Mr. Pridmore was traveling north on Highway 19 approaching the intersection when his Chrysler Seabring drifted over into the southbound lane and struck an oncoming SUV.
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Democrat Jane Dyer stops in Edgefield on her “30 towns in 30 days” campaign (Photo)
web posted October 15, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Democrat candidate for the 3rd Congressional District seat Jane Dyer was in Edgefield and Johnston on Tuesday in two of her stops to travel to “30 towns in 30 days” during the campaign. Mrs. Dyer is challenging incumbent Republican Gresham Barrett for the seat. “It’s going great,” Mrs. Dyer said, “we’re meeting lots of great people. We go to the towns and walk around the square and introduce our self and let them know there is a better alternative out there.” Due to the busy campaign schedule the interview went right into the issues and Dyer’s positions.
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Johnston Police Department awarded checkpoint trailer
web posted October 15, 2008
JOHNSTON – Police Chief Chris Aston reported to members of Town Council during Monday's monthly meeting that his department had been awarded a checkpoint trailer and accompanying equipment from various state and federal sources including the Department of Public Safety and the Law Enforcement Network. The trailer will assist officers in setting up checkpoints more quickly and efficiently. Equipment will include cones, reflective vests and signs.
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Sample ballot for Nov. 4 Election
web posted October 15, 2008
COUNTY – Below is a representation of the items and those seeking election as listed on the ballot in the November 4 General Election for Edgefield County. The listing is not a reproduction of the actual ballot, but is taken from the actual sample ballot provided by the Edgefield County Election Office. The listing is to inform voters of the content of the actual ballot. 
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Strom Thurmond Students build items for sale (Photos)
 web posted October 15, 2008
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Career Center is offering the products of their learning efforts for sale to raise funds for additional projects. Among the projects are the popular garden trellis and a utility building built by the Building Construction Class at the Career Center.
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Letter to the Editor: Four more years for Shane
web posted October 15, 2008
Dear Editor,
State Senator Shane Massey has been a breath of fresh air for the people in Aiken, Edgefield, McCormick, and Saluda Counties. The first reason is because he’s authentic.  The real deal.  A true servant of the people of District 25.  He loves the law and believes it can be a tool for making peoples’ lives better.  There’s another reason to be excited about his leadership.  Shane’s committed to being accessible.  He’s literally only a phone call away.  He enjoys helping his constituents find solutions to the problems that plague their every day lives.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Estate Auction, Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 9:30 AM
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted October 15, 2008
EDGEFIELD – We are selling the real and personal property estate of  the late Mr. Nolan A. Herndon of Edgefield, S. C. with some additions. Mr. Herndon was well known as one of "Doolittle's Raiders" and was held in Russia for 13 months after his plane landed there following the raid on Japan during WWII. The sale will be held at his home located at 234 Pickens St., Edgefield S. C.  29824. Look for signs! Viewing day of sale from 8:00 am til sale time. Bring a chair and enjoy the day. Please visit our website http://www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for details and terms. Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747. Call 803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.

“Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat”
web posted October 15, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Join the Edgefield Community Development Association in its “Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat” food drive program to benefit the Johnston Food Bank.  Bring your canned goods and other non-perishable food items to the drop off locations set up at the Heritage Corridor’s Discovery Center on Main Street in Edgefield and at the Edgefield County’s Chamber of Commerce office located on Calhoun Street in Johnston. The food drive will begin on October 31st and continue through Thanksgiving.
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Sports - Saluda at Strom Thurmond: A Rivalry Renewed
By Tim Crane
web posted October 15, 2008
SPORTS – The Tigers of Saluda High (4-3) (1-1) will make the trip to Johnston, for a battle with the Rebels of Strom Thurmond (7-0) (2-0), this Friday night. Neither team can afford a region loss at this point in the season.  Saluda is coming off a disappointing loss to Mid Carolina (20-14) and Strom Thurmond will come into the game from an impressive thumping of Batesburg-Leesville (37-12).  
EdgefieldDaily.com

Governor, Other Conservatives to Tour State to Build Support for Reform
web posted October 15, 2008
STATE – Governor Mark Sanford will be hitting the road with Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Policy Council President Ashley Landess, and conservative legislators from many corners of South Carolina to talk about the need for commonsense, conservative reforms in the coming legislative session.
EdgefieldDaily.com

One dead in three-car crash 
web posted October 14, 2008
TRENTON – A three-car collision has left one man dead and two people injured early Tuesday morning on Highway 19 near Trenton. The crash closed all traffic on the highway as the South Carolina Highway Patrol began their investigation into the death. According to information available, the deceased man is from Greenwood County. His identity is being withheld until the notification of family members. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, which occurred around 6:30 am. Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett pronounced the man dead on the scene. The two other drivers, a man and a woman, were injured and one was transported to an area hospital for treatment. This marks the sixth death on Edgefield County roads this year.
Developing…

Accused Regions Bank Robber arrested
web posted October 14, 2008
EDGEFIELD – An arrest has been made in the July 28 armed robbery of the Regions Bank in Edgefield according to Edgefield Police. Tracy Barnes lll, 40, was arrested in Blackville on eight counts of armed bank robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a bank robbery. Edgefield Police Chief Ronnie Carter said Monday that the FBI is in charge of the investigation, “but we knew this was coming a while back and just couldn’t say anything.”
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Voting begins in Edgefield County
web posted October 14, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The Voter’s Registration Office was busy on Monday as in-person absentee voting began for the upcoming General election on November 4. Elections Director Trish Butler and other election workers were checking each of the 77 voter machines that will be spread across the 12 precincts. “Once we’ve checked them and cleared the machines to zero, we seal them and the tag isn’t removed until it is set up on Election Day,” Mrs. Butler said. Voting machines are set up in the Voter Registration Office for early absentee voting between the hours of 8:30 am until 5 pm Monday through Friday for the next three weeks.
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17-year-old charged with stabbing of Marine recruit
web posted October 14, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office has charged 17-year-old Kyle Alexander Redd, of Fleetwood Drive in North Augusta, with assault and battery with the intent to kill and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime for the alleged stabbing of a Marine recruit at a send off party earlier this month. Mr. Redd was taken into custody on Sunday and is being held on a total of $80,000 in bonds, jail officials said Monday.
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High speed chase ends with driver charged with DUI and auto theft
web posted October 14, 2008
JOHNSTON – A high-speed pursuit involved the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Sheriff’s Deputies, and the Johnston Police Department as a man suspected of driving under the influence in a Dodge pick-up refused to stop for a state trooper Monday night around 10 pm. Sheriff’s Deputies were first alerted to the chase when the trooper tried to make a traffic stop and the man refused to pull over and accelerated as they traveled down Ridge View Road near Johnston.
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North Augusta C.C. hit again
web posted October 14, 2008
MERRIWETHER – For the sixth time in just tow months the North Augusta Country Club has been the site of yet another theft of golf carts. Unlike the five other cases, there was no vandalism involved in the thefts this time. On Friday night all the golf carts were accounted for and locked in a fenced area as normal. When workers arrived on Saturday morning two golf carts were missing.
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Johnston Police arrest man for “gang symbols” painted on roadway
web posted October 14, 2008
JOHNSTON – Gang tagging was reported again in Johnston on Edisto Street. A resident called to report seeing a black male wearing a red shirt spray-painting something in the street around 8 pm Thursday night. By the time the officer arrived the young man was gone but the officer found the word “Blood”, a common street gang name, and “several other symbols consistent with gang symbols” painted in the road with black paint.
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Sports: This week Around the Region
By Tim Crane
web posted October 14, 2008
SPORTS – With just two weeks of region play in the books, Region III has shown why it is considered one of the strongest regions in the state of South Carolina. Five of the six teams have already earned a region victory, four of the six teams have a winning record, and the region is still wide open for any team to win. Strom Thurmond is the only team that has yet to suffer a defeat in region play. Batesburg-Leesville is the only team that has not scored a region victory, thus far. Newberry is the only region team that has given up more points than they have scored.
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Letter to the Editor: Sen. Hutto claims Sen. Massey Sides with ACLU against the Lord's Prayer
web posted October 14, 2008
Dear Editor,
I recently read with interest the convoluted explanation that Sen. Shane Massey wrote attempting to justify why he voted against displaying the Lord's Prayer in public schools and other government buildings.  Rather than simply admitting that he in fact voted against the posting of the Lord's Prayer together with other historic documents, he gives a tortured interpretation of his decision. 
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Somebody stole my ride
web posted October 14, 2008
HERE’S YOUR CARD – A Sheriff’s Deputy was called to a home on Marigold Street in Edgefield with a man reporting his vehicle being stolen. The man stated he drove to a friends house the night before and when he woke up the next day it was gone. The vehicle in question was a white 4-horsepower riding mower.
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STCC Soil Team Wins Regional Competition (Photo)
web posted October 14, 2008
NEWBERRY – The Strom Thurmond Career Center Soil Team competed in regional competition on October 7 in Newberry, SC. The team (pictured left) includes members Ryan Burns, Christian Speight, Dustin Lalonde and Gaurang Patel took top honors from a field of 10 teams. Ryan Burns was the 2nd individual high scorer and Christian Speight was 4th individual high scorer out of the field of 40 students.
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School Improvement Council Members Attend Training (Photo)
 web posted October 14, 2008
TRENTON – School Improvement Council members from across the district attended a training session last Tuesday evening at Douglas Elementary.  Mrs. Diane Jumper, from the South Carolina School Improvement Council state office presented “The Basics for Effective School Improvement Councils”.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Rebels Reset Panthers Home Win Streak (Photo)
By Tim Crane
web posted October 13, 2008
SPORTS – The 3rd quarter separated the men from the boys. Ren Fell opened the second half with a touchback, the Blue Steel defense held for a three and out, and the Rebel offense marched 51 yards, in seven plays and four minutes, behind a very game offensive line, to pull Strom Thurmond away, 20-6. The Rebel defense only allowed the Panthers 17 yards, on three possessions, and no points in the 3rd  quarter. They also forced a high snap on a Panther punt that resulted in the Rebels taking over at the Panther 17 yard line. That would produce three more points for the Rebel offense. 
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United Way of Edgefield County Supports Programs That Help Others (Photo)
web posted October 13, 2008
COUNTY – The United Way of Edgefield County understands how important it is to help those in need. The local United Way supports many endeavors in the county, but almost everyone can agree that helping others in need is some of the most important work a person or group can do. “Helping citizens who experience a tragedy and meeting the needs of senior citizen are important focuses of the United Way,” said 2008 Campaign Chairman Dean Campbell.
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Gunfire erupts at another Edgefield party
web posted October 13, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Another party erupted with gunfire in Edgefield Saturday night. A gathering on Eastview Road had already been the scene of a disturbance earlier in the night when, for the second time in a week, shots rang out prompting calls to 911 around 10 pm. Last week a party at the “Center” on Macedonia Street erupted in gunfire. Fortunately no one was injured in either shooting but as the situations become more prevalent, that could change.
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Estate Auction, Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 9:30 AM
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted October 13, 2008
EDGEFIELD – We are selling the real and personal property estate of  the late Mr. Nolan A. Herndon of Edgefield, S. C. with some additions. Mr. Herndon was well known as one of "Doolittle's Raiders" and was held in Russia for 13 months after his plane landed there following the raid on Japan during WWII. The sale will be held at his home located at 234 Pickens St., Edgefield S. C.  29824. Look for signs! Viewing day of sale from 8:00 am til sale time. Bring a chair and enjoy the day. Please visit our website http://www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for details and terms. Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747. Call 803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.

“Tax the rich, Give to the poor” (Photo)
 A Column by the Editor
web posted October 13, 2008
COLUMN – It seems at least one student at Merriwether Elementary sees Democrat Presidential candidate Barrack Obama’s platform for what it is, a plank in the steps to communism. The poster, displayed in the main hallway of the school on Saturday, encouraged people to vote for Obama to “Tax the rich, Give to the poor”.
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Merriwether Elementary Fall Carnival (Photos)
 web posted October 13, 2008
MERRIWETHER – Merriwether Elementary held its annual fall carnival Saturday with fun, games, activities, and basket raffle. The Merriwether Fire Department brought the county’s only ladder truck which was a big hit with the children, many posing for pictures on the fire truck. The carnival ran from 10 am through 2 pm with a majority of the crowd remaining for the entire event.
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Edgefield appreciation luncheon held Friday (Photo)
web posted October 13, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The Town of Edgefield fed all town employees and volunteers Friday with fried chicken and all the “fixins”. Edgefield Mayor Ken Durham spoke briefly commending the town employees for their hard work. “You are the ones that get the job done,” he said.
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Scores Around the State - Week 7
By: Tim Crane
web posted October 11, 2008
SPORTS – Edgefield County High Schools were all winners Friday night with Strom Thurmond and Wardlaw Academy remaining perfect on the season advancing to 7-0 and Fox Creek picking up their second win for the year to advane to 2-5.
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125th Anniversary of the Johnston Presbyterian Church (Photo)
web posted October 11, 2008
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Presbyterian Church will be celebrating their 125th anniversary on Sunday October 19, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. and the church is inviting everyone to join them for this joyful event. "We will have past members and ministers included in the program along with a concert performed by one of our former pianist, Mr. Scott Kimmel.  One of the former ministers, Rev. Bob Todd, will give the message. Reverend Paul Volpitto, our current minister, will give the opening prayer and Reverend Marion Clark, another former minister, will lead the closing prayer.  Ms. Bonnie Welder will portray a living history of our church," the announcment said.
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Public invited to review proposed instructional materials and textbooks
web posted October 11, 2008
STATE – The public is invited to review textbooks and instructional materials that have been proposed for use in South Carolina’s public schools. The materials will be recommended to the State Board of Education for adoption on Dec. 10 by the Instructional Materials Review Panels appointed by the Board. The materials are in the following subject areas and the nearest Edgefield County locations are Newberry College and USC-Aiken.
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Here’s Your Card: How to get the attention of a Deputy Sheriff
web posted October 11, 2008
JOHNSTON – A Johnston man has earned his place as a recipient of the infamous “Here’s Your Card” nomination Thursday night. It all started as Johnston Police requested help from Edgefield County Deputies for a large crowd that seemed to be getting out of hand on Sandra Drive. As the Deputy drove down Edisto Street a man allegedly threw a beer can at the passing patrol car as he cursed the deputy.
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Rebels Rule: Strom Thurmond 37-Batesburg-Leesville 12
Rebels remain undefeated; 7-0 for season (2-0 Region)
web posted October 10, 2008
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Rebels remain perfect this year after the offense and defense were hitting on all cylinders. The game was full of fumbles, turnovers, penalties, and surprises with the Rebels taking advantage at every turn. A full report on the game will follow on Monday.

SPORTS: Strom Thurmond - Batesburg-Leesville game available on live Webcast tonight
web posted October 10, 2008
WEBNEWS – The Strom Thurmond - Batesburg-Leesville Football game will be available online beginning at 7:30 EST. A full recap of the game will be available Monday by EdgefieldDaily.com's Sports. The score will be posted online within 3-5 minutes of the game ending. The webcast is made available by the Edgefield County School District and 92.7 FM and promoted by EdgefieldDaily.com.
Strom Thurmond/92.7FM


Rep. Barrett hears concerns, issues from county voters (Photos)
web posted October 10, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Rep. Gresham Barrett (R-SC) was in Edgefield on Thursday visiting the first ever Republican Party Headquarters opened in the county and was met by about two dozen supporters in the non-advertised appearance. It did not take long for supporters to bring up the lack of “key issues” that seemed to be missing in the presidential debates. Among the issues important to them were abortion, gun control, immigration, and others. “Why don’t we see these raised in the debates,” one supporter asked.
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Ordinary people rise to extraordinary effort to save teen’s life
web posted October 10, 2008
COUNTY – As a rule EdgefieldDaily.com does not report on suicides or suicide attempts unless they occur in the public. However, due to the heroic efforts involved in this incident we felt the story should be shared. The location and other identifying aspects, including ages, are purposely left out to protect the identity of the victim. Around 10 pm Wednesday night 911 dispatchers received a frantic call of a young man being found with a power cord around his neck, not breathing, unresponsive, with no pulse in what appeared to be a suicide.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Whitman Talks Energy with Senate Committee Members
web posted October 10, 2008
COLUMBIA – Christine Todd Whitman, co-chair of CASEnergy Coalition, spoke with two members of the South Carolina Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee about the future of nuclear energy and the positive impact a strong move toward nuclear energy would have on the U.S. economy.  The informal meeting came on the heels of a series of statewide meetings sponsored by the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, which allowed citizens to provide comments on the
future of energy and water policy in South Carolina.
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Edgefield man victim of razor blade attack
web posted October 10, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police are looking for a man accused of an assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature Wednesday evening after two Edgefield men got into an argument that led to a fight. During the fight one of the men pulled out a razor and tried to slash the other. The other man raised his arm in an attempt to fend off the attack and was cut deeply on his left arm.
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SCDPS issues call for zero traffic-related deaths on ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day’
web posted October 10, 2008
PSA – The SC Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) is asking the public to join law enforcement officials and highway safety advocates on Friday, October 10, in observing the national “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” by making a special commitment to reducing traffic deaths to zero and eliminating risky driving behaviors.
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Crash closes westbound I-20 for nine hours, one fatality
web posted October 10, 2008
AIKEN – A major collision on Interstate I-20 blocked traffic for over nine hours and resulted in one fatality Wednesday night at mile marker 6 Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said. Jose Hector Gonzales-Hernandez, 31, of North Charleston SC was pronounced dead at the scene after the 1998 International refrigerated box truck carrying produce he was driving eastbound towards Columbia lost control for an unknown reason and jumped the retainer wires and entered the westbound lane.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Letter to the Editor
Sen. Shane Massey - "Keeping Promises"
web posted October 10, 2008
Dear Editor,
When running for office, a lot of politicians make big blanket promises. Shane Massey has made good on his promises by fighting the good ole' boys and shaking things up in Columbia.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Aiken Electric Cooperative invitation to bid on surplus items
PAID ADVERTISMENT
web posted October 10 2008
COUNTY – The Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc. has announced the auction of surplus equipment ranging from trucks to tractors. Below is a list of items and conditions of sale.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Heritage Hoe-Down 2008 to Take Place October 14th
web Reposted October 10, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Region 2, the Freshwater Coast Region, of the SC National Heritage Corridor will hold its 2nd annual Heritage Hoedown fundraising event on Tuesday, October 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the National Wild Turkey Federation Museum in Edgefield, SC.  The evening will feature live music by the Trentopia String Band, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction.  Tickets to the event are $20.00.
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Congressman Barrett in Edgefield today
web posted October 9, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Congressman Gresham Barrett is expected to be in Edgefield today at the GOP Headquarters on the Edgefield Town Square around 10 am.

Free Screening for Kidney Disease today
web posted October 9, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina will bring a free community health screening from 3 -7 p.m. at the Daystar Christian Center, located at 739 Augusta Rd. in Edgefield. 
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Wardlaw mourns death of teen
web posted October 9, 2008
JOHNSTON – As the news of the death of 18-year-old Alisa Rose McCarty in a violent crash on Tuesday afternoon, the news was mourned heavily at Wardlaw Academy where Ms. McCarty graduated with honors last May. According to an email received on Wednesday night, Wardlaw may be closing the school so teachers and students can attend the funeral on Friday at 11 am. The obituary is available here. Ms. McCarty is survived by her parents and a younger brother.
 
“Pro Kids Show” comes to Parker
web posted October 9, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Nationally acclaimed Scott Humston’s “Pro Kids Show” will be arriving at W. E. Parker Elementary next week. Humston’s program is a live action motivational program that has grown from his 20 years of success in elementary schools across the nation. He has also been a featured performer at the White House.
EdgefieldDaily.com

SC faces $420 million shortfall
web posted October 9, 2008
COLUMBIA – With the state Board of Economic Advisor’s decision to cut state revenues by six percent, a budget shortfall of $420 million will have to be resolved with budget cuts Governor Mark Sanford said Wednesday. "Let's be clear - the situation we're in with these cuts was predictable, preventable and guaranteed based on the run-up in spending over the past four years, because you can't grow government faster than the economy and not have it catch up with you."
EdgefieldDaily.com

Taxes increased for county property owners
web posted October 8, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The new millage rate for county property taxes was released at the Edgefield County Council meeting Tuesday night, and in the end your property taxes will be going up a minimum of 2.5 mills, or $10 on a $100,000 home or $45 for secondary homes or commercial property. The total millage rate increased 7.5 mills with 5 mills being offset by tax credit from the state for school operations for primary residences.
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Community Education group to hold School Board candidate forum
web posted October 8, 2008
COUNTY – Edgefield County Citizens Seeking Excellence in Education is a volunteer group dedicated to keeping citizens informed of the important issues impacting the quality of education in Edgefield County. Our goal is to provide a forum for sharing information in an effort to improve education for the students of Edgefield County schools.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Local Coon Hunt clubs combine forces Saturday to aid one of their own
web posted October 8, 2008
COUNTY – The Red Hill Houndsmen Association and the Tri-County Coon Hunters Association sponsored a benefit night hunt for Mr. Doyle Cook, a longtime member of the Red Hill club who had been stricken with terminal cancer. Proceeds from the hunt - which came to nearly $1,000 following an auction of numerous items, food sales for the evening and the hunt itself - were donated to help defray the enormous cost surrounding Mr. Cook's medical treatment. Mr. Cook died early Monday evening.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Campaign signs go missing or destroyed in Merriwether political race - again
web posted October 8, 2008
MERRIWETHER – It seems ugly politics has reared it head again in the Merriwether area and this time with School Board candidate Chris Hoffmann who says he has seen an increase of campaign signs being destroyed or stolen recently. “Just this week I would put the number of signs at over a half dozen,” Hoffmann said. Some of the signs that were not taken were found to have been “run over” with tire marks clearly left on the signs.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Drop-In announced for Sumner joining Anderson and Anderson Law Firm
PAID ANNOUNCEMENT
web posted October 8, 2008
MERRIWETHER – Please join us for a Drop-In to welcome Jennifer Padgett Sumner as a law partner with Greg W. Anderson, Wednesday, October 8, 2008 from 4:30 until 7:00 pm at 217 Folk Street (next to Crouch Hardware) Edgefield, South Carolina.

Winners Crowned at NWTF Still Target World Championships
web posted October 8, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Bluebird skies and southern hospitality greeted almost 50 of the world's best still target shooters as they gathered at the Wild Turkey Center in Edgefield Oct. 3 to Oct. 4 for a weekend of closely matched but friendly competition during the World Wild Turkey Still Target Championships.
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USC-Aiken student dies in collision
web posted October 8, 2008
AIKEN – An 18-year-old USC-Aiken student has become the 26th to die on Aiken County Roads this year. Alisa Rose McCarty of Monetta, South Carolina, was traveling east on Croft Mill Road, when she failed to yield the right of way at the intersection of Croft Mill and Highway 19 and was struck by a tractor-trailer truck resulting in her death.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Aiken Electric Cooperative invitation to bid on surplus items
PAID ADVERTISMENT
web posted October 8, 2008
COUNTY – The Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc. has announced the auction of surplus equipment ranging from trucks to tractors. Below is a list of items and conditions of sale.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Sports:
By: Tim Crane
web posted October 8, 2008
-Preview: Strom Thurmond at Batesburg-Leesville
-This week around the Region
-Games of Interest Around the State Week 7
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Edgefield Regional Arts to sponsor  retrospective art exhibit of Phyllis Brousseau
web posted October 8, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Regional Arts (ERA) is pleased to announce that it will sponsor a retrospective art exhibit of the work of ERA member, Phyllis Brousseau (1918-2008), who died at the age of 90 on June 25th.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Springfield Elementary School to hold 4th annual School Carnival
web posted October 8, 2008
GREENWOOD – The PTO of Springfield Elementary School, located at 1608 Florida Avenue in Greenwood, SC will hold it's 4th annual School Carnival on Friday, October 10th from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. on the school's grounds. A major fundraiser for the elementary school, which is home to over 550 students. The carnival is open to the public and there is no charge for admission.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Johnston Police Chief nabs one of two robbers moments after robbery (Exclusive photos)
web posted October 7, 2008
JOHNSTON – A daring broad daylight robber went badly in Johnston after two men entered the Evergreen Store on Calhoun Street around 3 pm Monday and grabbed a display case of gold necklaces and other items and tried to make a quick get-away on foot. The owner of the store chased the men as they crossed the main street and the railroad tracks drawing the attention of a Johnston Police Officer that joined in the chase.
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Daycare run leaves house in flames (Photos)
 web posted October 7, 2008
JOHNSTON – A short trip to pick up a child from day care ended up with the family home becoming engulfed in flames around 1:30 Monday afternoon for a Parker Street family. A neighbor called 911 to report the home at 374 Parker Street on fire bringing Johnston Firefighters and Police to the scene. Firefighters reported “smoke showing” as they neared the scene.
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Send off for soon to be Marine ends in stabbing
web posted October 7, 2008
MERRIWETHER – A gathering of friends seeing off one of their own as he was to leave for basic training in the Marines on Saturday night ended when a group of teens arrived and began a fight that lead to the enlistee being stabbed in the chest before the group of unwanted teens fled the scene.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Rodeo, Christmas Parades, and other events get nod from town council
web posted October 7, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council held their October meeting with a long list of items on the agenda but ran through them at a rapid pace. After the formalities were disposed of Mayor Ken Durham opened a public hearing on the annexation of the La Fogata restaurant into the Town of Edgefield. Mayor Durham asked for comments for or against the annexation and received none. Afterwards the second and final vote for the annexation was approved.
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Professional Basketball Player Speaks at JET (Photo)
web posted October 7, 2008
JOHNSTON – Allison Feaster of the Indiana Fever Women’s Professional Basketball Team delivered a motivation speech to Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton Middle School students last week. Her strong message of “Seize the Day” was relayed to the students through words of encouragement to take advantage of every opportunity before you. “You must believe in and deliver a good day to day work ethic, and it will pay off in the long run”, Mrs. Feaster stated.
EdgefieldDaily.com

ACORN ruled the day and ruined us all
By: Carl Langley
web posted October 7, 2008
GUEST COLUMN – If the situation was not so deplorable, the incompetents standing before the cameras looking like deer caught in the headlights would be laughable. But this was deadly serious business and our professional politicians were doing what they have always done best - blame everything on the opposition.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Rebel Regiment "Superior"
Reader Submitted Article
web posted October 7, 2008
JOHNSTON – The Rebel Regiment competed on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 at the 7th Annual White Knoll Silver Invitational Band Competition held in Lexington, SC. The Rebel Regiment won the Class 3A Division  with a Superior rating of  93.8 and placed second overall . The band also received Caption Awards for Highest General Effect and Best Color Guard. 
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Get "Clued" into Edgefield’s Downtown Shop-Around
web posted October 7, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Community Development Association (ECDA) is proud to bring our community and our customers another fun-filled evening. We invite everyone to come out and participate in the Autumn Downtown Shop-Around on Thursday, October 16, 2008 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm for your chance to win the merchants surprise “mystery” basket.  Sorry folks – this time there is no peaking at the merchant basket. This time you’ll have to play our game and try to win to see what’s inside.
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Edgefield County Warriors USSSA travel team seeks players
web posted October 7, 2008
PSA--COUNTY – The Edgefield County Warriors USSSA travel team is looking
for 3 to 4 baseball players, ages 13, 14 and 15 years old (cannot turn 15 before May 1). Majority of our practices will be on Saturday and / or Sunday for three to fours
hours. Majority of the tournaments (Aiken, North Augusta, Augusta, Evans & Lexington) we will compete in will be on the weekends (Saturday & Sunday) and they normally start at 8 or 9 AM.
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8th Annual Blessing of the Animals
web posted October 7, 2008
PSA--TRENTON – On Sunday afternoon, October 12th at 3 pm, the blessing of the animals will be held to celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi and to express our gratitude both to the animals in our care and to God for the gift of animals.
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More recipes added to Country Cooking Section – More items in Classifieds
web posted October 6, 2008
WEBNEWS – More recipes have been added to the Country Cooking Section, now with almost 700 local favorites listed. Send in yours and add to Edgefield Country’s largest collection of the tastiest dishes around. Don’t forget to check out Edgefield County’s only Free Classifieds too. Buy sell, or trade at no cost to you.

Rebels romp with 28-6 win over Mid Carolina - Remain Undefeated (Photo)
By: Tim Crane
web posted October 6, 2008
JOHNSTON – With just under five minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter, Strom Thurmond, leading 7-0 and facing a three and out, decides to fake a punt by direct snapping to Tra’ves Bush. Bush rushes 34 yards down to the Mid Carolina 22.  Three plays later Maurice Brown would score from three yards out to move Thurmond ahead 14-0 and give them all the momentum needed to pull away.
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Heritage Jubilee sees larger crowds this year (Photos)
 web posted October 6, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The Heritage Jubilee held this weekend was a success with a larger crowd attending this year. Attendees on Friday and Saturday were treated to live entertainment from several bands, crafters, vendors, and countless exhibits including the car show on Saturday. The third bar-b-que cook-off provided great food for those attending on Saturday. JT’s BBQ, of Summerville took first place in the cook-off followed by Wade’s BBQ of Clarks Hill in second and Edgefield’s own Mike Ellis’ team called Swine B Fine in third.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Gunfire erupts at party
web posted October 6, 2008
EDGEFIELD – As the Friday night events at the Heritage Festival were coming to an end, partygoers on Macedonia Street found gunfire erupting at the “Center” bringing Edgefield Police and Sheriff’s Deputies racing to the scene around 11:55 pm. Two men were said to have gotten into an argument when one man pulled a pistol and began firing at the other.
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The sky is the limit at the Edgefield County Airport (Photos)
web posted October 6, 2008
TRENTON – Edgefield County Council Chairman Monroe Kneece, county council unopposed candidates Genia Blackwell and Rodney Ashcraft, as well as District 1 candidate Trace Faust were among the many that gathered at the Edgefield County Airport in Trenton to see first hand the great work the Trenton Flyers have been doing at the county airport. Local reporters were also invited to attend and enjoy the flights around the county offered by various pilots.
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Aiken Electric Cooperative invitation to bid on surplus items
PAID ADVERTISMENT
web posted October 6, 2008
COUNTY – The Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc. has announced the auction of surplus equipment ranging from trucks to tractors. Below is a list of items and conditions of sale.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Arrest made in August meth lab discovery
web posted October 6, 2008
WESTSIDE – Edgefield County Sheriff’s Narcotics Investigators have made an arrest in the second meth lab discovered in early August. The lab was found in a shed on Jennings Road after receiving an anonymous tip. William Larry Evans Jr., 34, was arrested and charged with manufacturing and distribution of meth.
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Crash sends one to MCG (Photos)
web posted October 6, 2008
MERRIWETHER – Merriwether Firefighters, EMS, Sheriff’s Deputies, and the Highway Patrol were called to a two-car collision on Murrah Road Saturday just before 7 pm. A Merriwether man traveling south on Murrah Road lost control of his Toyota sedan and left the northbound lane striking a Jeep Liberty that was parked in a cleared area at Copeland Circle with a For Sale sign in the windshield.
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RNC to File FEC Complaint on Obama Fundraising Practices - Claims internet fraud, documented illegal foreign donors
web posted October 6, 2008
A lawyer for the Republican National Committee today said the party will ask the Federal Election Commission to look into the source of thousands of small-dollar contributions to the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama.The RNC is alleging that the Obama campaign was so hungry for donations it "looked the other way" as contributions piled up from suspicious, and possibly even illegal foreign donors.
Washington Post.com

Militant black youths march to "Alpha-Omega" chant for Obama
web posted October 6, 2008
A chant to the Alpha and the Omega, a common quote from the Bible referring to God, is now being used by a militant black youth group to support Democrat Barrack Obama who has been promoted as a "messiah" in many news reports. The youths look towards the heavens while speaking of Obama, as if he is a deity.
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Obama to call McCain 'erratic in crisis'
web posted October 6, 2008
Branding his opponent as “erratic in a crisis,” Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is preempting plans by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to portray him as having sinister connections to controversial Chicagoans. Obama officials call it political jujitsu – turning the attacks back on the attacker.McCain officials had said early in the weekend that they plan to begin advertising after Tuesday’s debate that will tie Obama to convicted money launderer Tony Rezko and former Weathermen radical William Ayers.
Politico.com

Strom Thurmond Rebels remain undefeated with 28-6 win over Mid Carolina
web posted October 4, 2008
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels dominated the second half of a defensive game, coming back after leading just 7-0 at the half to outscore the Mid Carolina Rebels 21-6 in the second half and close out the game with a 28-6 win. Strom Thurmond advances to 6-0 for the season (1-0 in Region play) and Mid Carolina drops to 2-4 (0-1 Region).  A full recap of the game will be posted by Monday as well as scores across the state. 

Unscheduled maintenance delays Saturday updates
web posted October 4, 2008
WEBNEWS – Due to an unexpected internal maintenance, updates for Saturday have been delayed. We apologize for the inconvenience. The Wandering Minds has been partially updated as well as the Obiuaries, Classifieds, and other Sections that were completed by 10:45 pm. The interruption should last from 11 pm Friday until 9 pm Saturday. All areas of EdgefieldDaily.com will still be available during this time.

SPORTS: Strom Thurmond - Mid Carolina game available on live Webcast tonight
web posted October 3, 2008
WEBNEWS – The Strom Thurmond - Mid Carolina Football game will be available online beginning at 7:30 EST. A full recap of the game will be available Monday by EdgefieldDaily.com's Sports. The score will be posted online within 3-5 minutes of the game ending. The webcast is made available by the Edgefield County School District and 92.7 FM.
Strom Thurmond/92.7FM

Rep. Barrett to change bailout vote
web posted October 3, 2008
WASHINGTON DC – Gresham Barrett, 3rd Congressional District Representative, voted down the $700 billion bailout plan earlier this week in favor of free markets, has changed his position now that the cost of the plan grew to $850 billion dollars. $150 billion of the Senate bill has been classified as “pork” added to buy votes in the US House. The bailout has a new snazzier name too; politicians are now calling it a “rescue bill”.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Pit bull attacks continue
web posted October 3, 2008
JOHNSTON – Another pit bull attack was reported Wednesday evening when a Holmes Pond Road woman found a pit bull and another unidentified dog attacking goats in her pasture.  The woman was able to run the dogs off, but not before several of the goats were injured, one that “could not get up” due to the injuries received in the attack.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Sen. Shane Massey Town Hall Meeting in Merriwether Oct. 6
web posted October 3, 2008
MERRIWETHER – Sen. Shane Massey will be holding another of his Town Hall Meetings in Merriwether on Monday, October 6, at the Merriwether Middle School from 6 until 8 pm. The public is invited to attend. A meeting will be held in Johnston on October 27 at the Johnston Elementary School, also from 6 until 8 pm. A full listing of meetings can be found at Sen. Massey’s website.

Scrap metal thieves ask owner to help load car parts in theft
web posted October 3, 2008
MERRIWETHER – A Trenton man arrived at a location on Stephens Road Wednesday afternoon and discovered two men loading up car parts into a burgundy Ford Ranger extended cab pick-up truck. The men asked the owner if he would help them load up a car axle into the truck.
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Elliott Powell October Cake Winner
web posted October 3, 2008
WEBNEWS – The Cake Winner for October has been drawn. The winning entry was, "I would like to wish my husband of 42 years Elliott Powell a Happy Anniversary on October 19th. Love, Donna." For Mr. Powell, and in this case Mrs. Powell also, to claim the Anniversary Cake at Jari's Bakery they need to contact EdgefieldDaily.com below. We are currently accepting November birthday and anniversary wishes that will automatically be entered into our monthly drawing so send in your wishes now.
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Edgefield County Hospital Selects HMS to Provide Information Technology Infrastructure
web posted October 3, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Healthcare Management Systems, Inc.® (HMS) announced today that it was selected by Edgefield County Hospital (ECH) to supply a full system of integrated clinical and financial software. For ECH, a 25-bed critical access facility in Edgefield, S.C., their new HMS system will include advanced clinical solutions and will get them closer to an electronic health record (EHR) for their patients.
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SC Senate Majority Leader Calls for Roll Call Voting
web posted October 3, 2008
COLUMBIA – South Carolina Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler said Thursday there is definite changes needed on roll call voting legislation. “There’s an old hymn we sing in church that goes ‘when the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.’  That’s the tune I’ll be singing next session and I’ll be passing song sheets around the Senate Republican Caucus so that my colleagues can sing with me.
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Sheriff's Office charges three in Trenton armed robbery
web posted October 2, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office has made two arrests in the July armed robbery of a Trenton man and a third suspect is being held in Aiken County on unrelated charges. Two other suspects remained unnamed at this time and another, a juvenile, is known but not yet charged. Arrested so far in the case are 17-year-old Cory Devon Madison and his 18-year-old brother Torrey Madison, both of Trenton. Edward McKenzie is currently being held in Aiken County and will be facing charges upon his release.
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Need help? Call 2-1-1, Call Center now available in Edgefield County (Photo)
 web posted October 2, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Need to know where to find help with just about anything? 2-1-1 can help and through a joint effort of the Edgefield County United Way and the Aiken County Call Center, Edgefield residents are just three numbers away from a wealth of information available and it is as easy as dialing 2-1-1 from any landline or cell phone in Edgefield County.
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Westside teen sent to MCG after single vehicle crash (Photos)
web posted October 2, 2008
WESTSIDE – A Westside teenager was rushed to the MCG Trauma Unit after a single vehicle crash on Highway 283 early Thursday morning. When 911 dispatchers were first alerted to the crash just after 1 am there were reports of four people injured. Due to the severity of the crash an AirMed helicopter was summoned to the scene as rescuers searched the surrounding wooded area for additional casualties from the crash.
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Sen. Massey adds to supporters with birth of first child
web posted October 2, 2008
COUNTY – District 25 State Senator Shane Massey grew his base of supporters on Tuesday afternoon with the birth their first child, Carter Elizabeth Massey. Sen. Massey said Wednesday that his wife Blair and their daughter returned to the family home in Edgefield earlier in the day. “Everyone is doing fine,” Sen. Massey said.
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Edgefield man stabbed in altercation at Woodland Apartments
web posted October 2, 2008
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police and Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a disturbance at the Woodland Apartments on Woodland Avenue in Edgefield Wednesday afternoon that left one man suffering from a stab wound to the chest just after 5 pm.
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Ridge Spring Harvest Festival beauty pageant set for October 18
web posted October 2, 2008
RIDGE SPRING – The Ridge Spring Harvest Festival beauty pageant will be held Sat, Oct 18 from 1 pm until 6 pm at the Ridge Spring Civic Center. An application and info sheet are available in the Happenings Section. For more information, contact Janice Cleveland at 803-275-3241.

Aiken Electric Cooperative target of yet another copper theft
web posted October 2, 2008
EDGEFIELD – For the third time in weeks the Aiken County Cooperative has found itself the target of a copper theft in Edgefield County in addition to several other reported thefts in Aiken County. Though copper thefts have largely been reported at electrical substations the most recent theft took place at the Edgefield main office in Edgefield.
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Edgefield 4-H Pullet Chain Selling Layers
By: Stephen Pohlma -  Clemson Extension Edgefield County
web posted October 2, 2008
COUNTY – The Edgefield 4-H Pullet Chain Project is quickly coming to an end.  These children have worked hard at raising their birds (Black Sex Linked or Golden Comets) as part of the project and on November 8, 2008 the participants will be partaking in a Show and Auction.  Each participant has one bird that they have trained for the showmanship portion of the show.  They also have a pen of 5 birds that they must sell during the auction of this event. 
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How the US Senate voted on Socialistic Bailout of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae
web posted October 2, 2008
NATION – Below is the result of the US Senate vote to try to pass the widely unpopular bail out of the government run Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac institutions after years of “cooked books” by Democrat leaders causing the banking giants to fail for faulty loans to unqualified buyers. Liberal Republican Senator Lindsey Graham voted yes while conservative Republican Sen. Jim DeMint voted no on the proposed plan that added previously rejected amendments by the US House.
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Opinion: Barrett wants us to pay three times over
web posted October 2, 2008
Dear Editor,
We know the situation:  we feel it every day. The failed policies of Bush and Barrett sent American jobs overseas and built a housing boom on the shoulders of individual debt. The mortgage bust sent the dollar reeling; the cost of oil skyrocketed.  People pull up to the pumps and pay more than $4.00 per gallon.  Food prices put everyone in shock.  People are paying even more for this crisis with personal credit card debt and excessive mortgage debt. 
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Secret, Foreign Money Floods Into Obama Campaign
web posted October 2, 2008
NATION –  More than half of the whopping $426.9 million Barack Obama has raised has come from small donors whose names the Obama campaign won't disclose. And questions have arisen about millions more in foreign donations the Obama campaign has received that apparently have not been vetted as legitimate.
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Governor: Legislature Must Set a Deadline for Dealing with Cuts
web posted October 1, 2008
COLUMBIA – Governor Mark Sanford said Tuesday it is essential for the legislature to set a deadline before the election for dealing with budget cuts, and as part of ongoing conversations with legislators has invited them and their staffs to his upcoming budget hearings in order to begin formulating a plan for cuts.
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Pit bull attacks truck
web posted October 1, 2008
TRENTON – Another pit bull attack has been reported, although this one is a bit different in that it was not farm animals or a neighbor’s dog being the victim but rather a truck. A Padgett Road man returning home from work was driving down his driveway when a pit bull charged his truck around 6:40 Monday evening.
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National Women in the Outdoors Event Full of Surprises for More Than 300 Women
web posted October 1, 2008
EDGEFIELD – The National Wild Turkey Federation's three-day event celebrating the NWTF's 10-year anniversary of its Women in the Outdoors outreach program proved to be full of surprises for more than 300 women in attendance. Women from across the country as well as Canada gathered at the Wild Turkey Center in Edgefield, S.C., Sept. 25 to Sept. 28, 2008, to Learn, Laugh and Lighten Up - the theme of this year's national event.
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County Schools Join United Way of Edgefield County
web posted October 1, 2008
COUNTY – The United Way of Edgefield County and the schools in the Edgefield County School District are joining forces to benefit all. The local United Way is offering a $500 incentive grant to the Edgefield County School that raises the most money per capita for the local United Way.  The grant is made possible by AT&T, Campaign Incentive Sponsor for the 2008 Campaign.  Last year, Johnston Elementary School won the incentive grant.
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Barnwell County man 25th to die on Aiken County Roads this year
web posted October 1, 2008
AIKEN – A 23-year-old Barnwell County man was killed in a single vehicle crash Tuesday morning raising the death toll on Aiken County Roads to 25 for the year. Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said Roger K. Dunbar, of Snelling, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet pick up truck on Old Barnwell Road around 8:30 when he lost control and hit a utility pole. The truck caught fire at the time of the crash.
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STHS Students Take Leadership Positions (Photos)
 web posted October 1, 2008
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond High School held a Student Government Installation Ceremony on September 22, 2008 at the local high school. Attorney Greg Anderson, a former graduate of STHS was the key note speaker. Principal Matthew Schilit and Student Government sponsor, Ms. Denise Jackson recognized the new slate of officers and issued the oath of office to each candidate. Parents and guests were present for the ceremony.
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FBLA Officers Take Oath of Office (Photo)
web posted October 1, 2008
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Career Center Future Business Leaders of America held the 2008-2009 Officer Installation Ceremony on Monday, Setpember 22. 
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Sports
Preview: Mid Carolina vs Strom Thurmond
By Time Crane
web posted October 1, 2008
SPORTS – The Mid Carolina Rebels (2-3) will travel to Johnston on Friday night to take on the undefeated Strom Thurmond Rebels (5-0).  This will be the Region III opener for both teams. This game is only one week shy of the 39th anniversary of their last meeting; it has been quite some time since these two teams have played. 
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Edgefield County Warriors USSSA travel team seeks players
web posted October 1, 2008
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Warriors USSSA travel team is looking for several dedicated and quality players, ages 13, 14 and 15 years old. The majority of the practices will be on Saturdays and, or Sundays for three to fours hours. The majority of the tournaments we will compete in will be on the weekends and they normally start at 8 or 9 AM.
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Wardlaw J.V. Gets 2nd Win after Defeating Cambridge Academy
By Daniel Wooten
web posted October 1, 2008
JOHNSTON – On Thursday, September 25th, the Wardlaw Academy’s J.V. football team faced Cambridge Academy at Wardlaw.  Wardlaw won the game 26 – 8.  Reed Moseley led the J.V. Patriots in both rushing and receiving.  Moseley had 21 carries for 170 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns.  Receiving he had 2 catches for 56 yards and 1 touchdown.
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Lost and Found Pets
web posted October 1, 2008
LOST YORKIE male DOG! Last seen around 5:00pm Sep 28th Sunday night around Meriwether elementary school Springhaven Drive. Please call 803-278-5600 with any info Please help we miss our baby! His collar was off he is brown /black with gray mixer.





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