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October 2011 Archives

One in Custody After Edgefield Man Shot in Face Sunday Night
web posted October 31, 2011
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield man was shot in the face Sunday night at his apartment just after 10 pm and called 911 sending Edgefield Police and Sheriff's Deputies racing to the scene at the home converted to apartments on the 400 block of Jeter Street. Police began setting up a perimeter in an effort to capture the shooter believed to be fleeing the scene on foot with two other accomplices.
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Johnston Trick or Treating from 6 until 8:30 Tonight
web posted October 31, 2011
JOHNSTON – The Town of Johnston will be observing Trick or Treat on Monday, October 31, 2011, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. The Police Department and Johnston Development Board are giving out Halloween bags to some of the Johnston Elementary school children at the school. The Town of Edgefield did not respond to request of their observing Trick or Treaters.

Rebels Remain Perfect: 10-0
By Tim Crane
web posted October 29, 2011

SPORTS – Regular season mission accomplished. The record scoring Rowdy Rebels capped off a perfect 10-0 regular season with a rout of Batesburg Leesville in the Panther Pit, becoming only the eighth team in Thurmond history to finish a regular season without a loss. Although seven prior teams finished the regular season unbeaten, none of them averaged 47 points per game like the 2011 Rebels.
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Playoff Brackets Now Available: Undefeated Rebels Take a Week Off
By Tim Crane
web posted October 31, 2011

SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Fighting Rebels will get a week off as the #2 seed in the Upper State play-offs for the run to their hopes of another State Title. The Rebels will play the winner of the #7 Keenan match-up against #10 Broome on Nov. 4. The Rebels will host the winner at Strom Thurmond with home field advantage and a undefeated record. A link to the Playoff Brackets can be found at the top of the Sports Section and will be updated weekly.
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Estate Auction Saturday, November 12
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web posted October 31, 2011

TRENTON – We are selling the living personal property estate of Mrs. Isabell Riley. Additionally, we will be offering the homeplace located at 403 W. Wise St., Trenton, S. C. 29847. Mrs. Riley collected and dealt in antiques and collectibles for many years and this will be an excellent sale with many pieces of antique furniture, elegant glassware, pottery, railroad memorabilia, collectibles, tools, and household items. The sale will be held at her home. Preview day of sale from 8:00 am til 9:30 am sale time. Please visit our website at www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

Next ‘Coffee with the Chairman’ Set for November 8 in Trenton
web posted October 31, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The next Coffee with the Chairman will be in Trenton at Billy’s Superstore, Hwy. 25 and Hwy. 121, 6:15-7:15 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, near the coffee machines. Edgefield County Council Chairman Dean Campbell said he is holding this Coffee time every other month to listen to citizens and be available for discussion on topics of interest.
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School Distict's Office of Exceptional Children to Hold Child Find
web posted October 31, 2011
COUNTY – The Office of Exceptional Children with Edgefield County School District will be conducting a Child Find on Monday, October 31, 2011, from 9:00am – 3:00pm at the District Office. 
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"Pool Room" to Celebrate 50 Year Anniversary
web posted October 31, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Family of Wilson Lee Strom, Sr. and the staff of the Edgefield Billiard Parlor, invite you, our customers, to celebrate with us our 50th year in business on November 5th, 2011. Special Hours of Operation are 9:00 am to 11:00 pm. T-Shirts will be on sale to benefit the Edgefield First Baptist Church RA program in memory of Wilson Lee Strom, Jr.

Spring VIP Opens at Piedmont Tech Following Record Fall
web posted October 31, 2011
GREENWOOD – After a record-setting fall enrollment, officials at PTC are looking forward to a good turnout this spring as the VIP registration period draws near. Registration for the spring term begins November 1 and runs through November 30. Students who register during this period become “VIPs” and receive their first choice of classes and a $25 registration fee waiver.
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Lost Dog: Edgefield
web posted October 29, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Lost: yellow lab, Winston, went missing from our home off Gray Street in Edgefield Friday evening around 5:30. He is eight years old, extremely friendly, weighs around 110 pounds. Offering a cash reward to anyone who brings him back home. Call 803-479-1795.

Sheriff Dobey Warns of Phone Scam Using SC Sheriff's Association's Name
web posted October 28, 2011
COUNTY – Edgefield County Sheriff Adell Dobey has issued a warning of fraudulent phone solicitations using the SC Sheriff's Association as a way to get citizens to send them money. Sheriff Dobey said, "The South Carolina Sheriff's Association never uses telemarketing to raise funds," and warns citizens who get the calls to hang up immediately.
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Talbert Three-Peats at 3A State Golf Tournament
By Tim Crane
web posted October 28, 2011

SPORTS – McKenzie Talbert, golfing phenom from Edgefield County, won her third consecutive 3A Individual State Title at Quail Creek Golf Course in Conway S.C. on October 24th&25th. Talbert finished the two day tournament with a 1 over par score of 145 after shooting 72 and 73. Two years ago she set the course record by firing a four under par 68 and then broke her own record last year with a 67, finishing at -6 for the two day tournament in 2010.
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JV Rebels Rout Batesburg, Finish Season Undefeated
By Tim crane
web posted October 28, 2011

SPORTS – The young Rebels completed a perfect 9-0 season with blowout 35-7 win over rival Batesburg Leesville. After holding Batesburg out of the endzone, the offense took the field for the first time and marched 90 yards, scoring on a 7 yard Deleonta Bates run.  Cole Fell, little brother to former Rebel standout Ren Fell, split the uprights giving Strom a 7-0 lead with 3:17 in the opening quarter.
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Football Friday Night - STH vs Batesburg-Leesville
web posted October 28, 2011
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will travel to Batesburg-Leesville tonight seeking to continue their undefeated season and improve to 10-0 for a perfect season. Kick off at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game or are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here. Edgefield Daily will have Tim Crane's report on the game on Saturday morning.

Don’t Let Halloween Turn Into A Nightmare
web posted October 28, 2011
PSA – This year, more than 40 million children across the country will be out trick-or-treating, and with that comes increased risk of accidents, especially those involving burns. Halloween is the fifth highest day of the year for candle fires according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  More than 1,000 house fires are reported during this time, nearly half of which were started from candles.
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Prescribed Burning Certification Class Offered By Forestry Commission
web posted October 28, 2011
COLUMBIA – Land managers who conduct outdoor burning can reduce their liability by becoming Certified Prescribed Fire Managers.  The South Carolina Forestry Commission has scheduled one final training session for this fall on December 3, 2011 in Columbia and is conducted by Forestry Commission personnel, the one-day course teaches you how to plan prescribed burns to comply with state air quality regulations.
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Felony Warrants Served In Attempted Carjacking
web posted October 27, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Felony warrants were issued and served on Toebert Robinson, 21, for the attempted carjacking Tuesday at the Edgefield CVS Pharmacy and the ensuing high speed chase. Though Robinson is facing a slew of charges stemming from the incident, only two are felonies. Edgefield County Sheriff's Chief Investigator Randy Doran said Wednesday that Robinson is being held on a total of $30,000 in bonds.
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Milliken's Johnston Plant Receives 2011 AME Manufacturing Excellence Award
web posted October 27, 2011
ROLLING MEADOWS, IL – The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is pleased to announce Milliken & Company’s Johnston Plant as a 2011 recipient of its Manufacturing Excellence Award. Milliken is an innovation leader in specialty chemicals, performance materials and floor covering. The company’s Johnston Plant, located in Johnston, SC, is one of seven facilities to receive the award.
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County Council Agenda Packed with New Business for November
web posted October 27, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council released their agenda for the Tuesday night meeting with several new items including appointing Assistant County Administrator / Finance Director Lynn Strom to the Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority Board as the alternate for Chairman Dean Campbell, presentation of Stand-by Policy for EMS at sporting events, presentation of annual external audit report for FY 10-11, and a Resolution to support a lawsuit against the SC Elections Commission placing the cost of the Presidential Preference Primary on the counties.
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Rebels Travel to Batesburg Looking to Finish Perfect Regular Season
By Tim Crane
web posted October 27, 2011

SPORTS – The Fighting Rebels will take the highway 23 ride to Batesburg Friday looking to finish the regular season with a 10-0 record.  They are currently 9-0, on a record scoring pace of 46 points per game and could become just the eighth team in school history to finish the regular season without a loss by beating Batesburg this week.
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JET Middle Schools Prevails in Showdown over Merriwether
By Tim Crane
web posted October 27, 2011

SPORTS – The JET Eagles finished the season with a thrilling 40-22 win over Merriwether Wednesday night.  Sanchez Singleton put the Eagles on the board by going 51 yards to pay dirt on his first touch of the evening. Keeley Marchant cut the lead 6-3 when she connected a field goal with 5:57 to play in the first quarter for the Mustangs.
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Fox Creek Volleyball Team Defeats Abbeville 3-0 in Second Round of Playoffs
By Julie Williams
web posted October 27, 2011

MERRIWETHER – The Lady Predators dominated  Abbeville 26-24, 25-11,25-19  in Wednesday night's playoff game to advance to the state quarterfinals. On Monday night Fox Creek will face the winner of Wednesday's North Central-Christ Church match as they seek to make school history by earning a first time ever appearance in the state semifinals.
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SC Highway Patrol Says "Safety First" on Halloween
web posted October 27, 2011
COUNTY – Lance Cpl. Scot Edgeworth of the South Carolina Highway Patrol says Halloween is fast approaching and drivers should expect more pedestrians walking in or around the roadway. Children, as well as parents, should be aware of the dangers associated with walking close to the roadway.
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Newberry Opera House Guild Annual Oyster Roast
web posted October 27, 2011
NEWBERRY – There is beginning to be a nip in the air and that means it is time for the Annual Newberry Opera House Guild Oyster Roast. The roast will again be featuring the nationally renown Bowen’s Island Oysters from Robert Barber and will be held on Sunday, Novemebr 6 from 5 pm until 8 pm.
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High Speed Chase Follows Possible Carjacking
web posted October 26, 2011
EDGEFIELD – A woman exiting the CVS Pharmacy in Apple Square just before 2 pm was accosted by a strange man when she unlocked her SUV and the man exited his car and jumped inside of hers. The woman began screaming and when other shoppers heard her pleas for help they came to her aid and the man jumped out of the SUV and got into his car and sped away. One witness was following behind while on the phone with 911 dispatchers giving them updates on his location.
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County Council Approves Redistricting Maps, Dorn Vows to Sue - Again
web posted October 26, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council passed the final version of the redistricting map for county council districts on a 3-2 vote along racial lines. In a meeting that had Councilman Norman Dorn dominating the discussion with rants, often times rambling and incoherent, about past racial issues and vowing to sue against any map passed while disrespecting just about everyone present at one time or another.
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Convicted Drug Trafficker Accuses School Board of "Racism" Over Crenshaw Firing
By Melody Boylston
web posted October 26, 2011

JOHNSTON – As the Edgefield County School Board begins the process of reaccreditation, Acting Superintendent Dr. Carol Linderman asked Mr. Billy Floyd, Director of AdvancED for South Carolina-District Accreditation to address the School board about the process and importance of accreditation. But hat did not distract members of the local NAACP confronting the board over claims of discrimination over the firing of Dr. Crenshaw as Superintendent.
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Religion: Appreciate Your Pastor
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted October 26, 2011

RELIGION – October is pastor appreciation month. It does not make many calendars and pastors feel a little awkward proclaiming it from the pulpit “This is my month, so honor me!”  So, I will do it for them. This month has a few days left so show your pastor some love and appreciation or at least bring them some leftover Halloween candy!
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Sports: Rebels on Record Setting Track
By Tim Crane
web posted October 26, 2011

SPORTS – The Rebels are on record pace offensively, averaging 46 points per game and have scored 416 total points thus far. The most points scored in a season by a Strom Thurmond team is 510 by the 1996 squad that averaged 36 points per game.  This has been a season of records for the Rebels and they still have a lot of football left to play as they march towards their ultimate goal of a state championship.
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Sports: Middle School Showdown
By Tim Crane
web posted October 26, 2011

SPORTS – Edgefield County's Middle School Showdown will be held Wednesday Night 5:30 at Strom Thurmond High School when the Merriweather Mustangs take on the JET Eagles in the season finale battle. The Mustangs are 4-3 overall with two of those losses coming in overtime.  They will be led by head coach Damein Bowman.
The Eagles are 6-1 after suffering their first defeat of the season last week to Batesburg.  Vick Love will be leading the Eagles as head coach. Come out and support our future Friday night stars!

6th Annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo comes to Edgefield County this weekend
web posted October 25, 2011
EDGEFIELD – It is time for Edgefield County’s only Professional sporting event to take place this weekend with the 6th Annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo held at the Lazy J Arena on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29. Sandy and Wesley Quarles host the event at their ranch just outside Edgefield on Highway 23 west and draws some of the top rodeo talent in the nation.
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Owner Solves Case of Multiple Car Thefts
web posted October 25, 2011
TRENTON – Car thefts have taken an up tick recently as scrap metal prices continue to climb. That was the case this weekend after a Williams Drive property owner called to report finding a wrecker at this property on Sunday just after noon. The man told a responding deputy the wrecker matches a description given in earlier thefts of cars from his property.
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Aiken Man Killed After Crashing Stolen ATV
web posted October 25, 2011
AIKEN – An Aiken County man is dead following an ATV crash on Sunday. 29-year-old Chad Anthony, of Aiken, was found unconscious after striking a tree near a Gregory Road home where he and some friends were riding the 4-wheelers, including the Yamaha Raptor Anthony was driving.
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Nothside Man Spots Scrap Metal Thieves
web posted October 25, 2011
NORTHSIDE – A man called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office Saturday morning to report someone breaking into a shed at his old home place, walking distance from his current home on Sandrock Road. The man told the deputy that dark colored truck was pulling a black trailer, "loaded down with scrap metal".
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Players of the Past: Arthur Jenkins
By Tim Crane
web posted October 25, 2011

SPORTS – Tim Crane features Arthur Jenkins as the focus of his "Players of the Past" columns this week. Jenkins attended Strom Thurmond from 1979-1983 and played under coach Keith McAlister.
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Lost Dog: Johnston Area - FOUND!
web posted October 25, 2011
JOHNSTON – Lost Dog: Our family dog has been lost since last Wed. October the 19th. It is a brown and white boxer, four months and around 40 pounds, and answers to Sadie. It has aged since the picture. It was lost in the Beech Creek Road area outside of Johnston, if found or seen please call 803-480-3744.
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Hospital Auxiliary is hosting Uniform Sale Today
web posted October 25, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a Uniform Sale Tuesday, October 25th and Wednesday, October 26 in the hospital employee dining area and conference room.  Tuesday will be from 9:00am until 5:30pm and Wednesday from 6:45am-2pm.  The public is welcomed.
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Aiken Regional Dancing for United Way
web posted October 25, 2011
AIKEN – Each year the Ambassador class at Aiken Regional Medical Centers raises the bar and goal for the United Way Campaign.  This year in order to raise $30,000 the creativity has been on the rise. 
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Trenton Flyers Annual Candy Drop Saturday
web posted October 24, 2011
EDGEFIELD – It is that time of year again when kids and the young at heart are invited to join the Trenton Flyers Association for their special annual Halloween treat.  This Saturday Oct. 29th at the Edgefield County Airport, Yonce Field in Trenton planes will be on display and candy will drop from the sky at 12:00 noon for the children (12 and under).  Rain or shine the candy will flow.
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Johnston Man Killed in One Car Crash 
web posted October 22, 2011  UPDATED: 4:10 pm
JOHNSTON – A 25-year-old Johnston man is dead following a single car crash at the intersection of Highway 121 and Boughknight Road Saturday morning. The first emergency personnel on the scene reported debris was scattered all around the scene for about 35 yards. An AirMed helicopter was called to the scene and then turned back when EMS realized the driver was deceased despite their efforts to save him.
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County Council to Hold Final Vote on Redistricting Tuesday
web posted October 24, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council will be holding a called meeting on Tuesday, October 25, at 6 pm to take a final vote on the redistricting map for county council districts. The meeting will convene at 6 pm for the vote and adjourn following the vote. No other business is listed on the agenda. The last available map can be viewed here.

Region Champs! Rebels Scalp Indians 77-6
By Tim Crane
web posted October 22, 2011
SPORTS – For the seventh time in eight years the Strom Thurmond Rebels are regions champs. It was a Senior Night to remember as the state’s #2 ranked Rebels came out firing on all cylinders and blew Gilbert away in record fashion scoring the most points in school history. Not only did the offense light it up but the defense blanketed Gilbert. Of the Indian’s 12 possessions the Blue Steel defense forced seven 3 and outs and two turnovers.
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Johnston Woman Killed in Collision Friday Morning
web posted October 22, 2011
AIKEN – A Johnston woman was killed in a two car crash on Highway 19 near the Edgefield and Aiken County line Friday morning. 70 year old Dora Jones of Johnston was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries received in the collision, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said. The collision took place at 11:29 am after another vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign at Springfield Church Rd, striking Jones' Chevy Blazer on the driver's side, causing it to roll several times.
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Trenton BBQ Gutted in Midday Fire
web posted October 22, 2011
TRENTON – Firefighters from Three departments were called to a working structure fire at the Trenton B-B-Q on Highway 25 Friday around 2:15 pm. Trenton and Edgefield trucks arrived first shutting down all traffic on the busy highway for over an hour. The County Line Fire Department also responded as firefighters tried to bring the fire under control. The fire broke out in the large smoker, the cook said. "When I opened it up there was fire everywhere," he said, adding that it had already spread up the vent pipe overhead.
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Merriwether Fire Chief Praises Firefighters at Trenton Fire
web posted October 22, 2011
Dear Editor,
I was in Edgefield today for a meeting and the Trenton and Edgefield Fire Departments were dispatched to a structure fire at Trenton BBQ. The meeting had ended so I decided to ride in with them to check out the situation. It was my first hand look at seeing how the other county departments operate that early into a fire. Kudos' go out to all three depts. (Trenton, Edgefield and County Line) sent to the fire for their ability to tame the beast.
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Senate Majority Leader Calls on DHEC to Speed Up Ban on Synthetic Drugs
web posted October 22, 2011
COLUMBIA – Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler again called on DHEC to take action to ban bath salts and spice in South Carolina by issuing emergency regulations. Both spice, a synthetic marijuana, and bath salts, being used as synthetic cocaine, mimic the effects of illegal drugs.
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Football Friday Night - STH vs Gilbert
web posted October 14, 2011
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will host Gilbert tonight seeking to continue their undefeated season and improve to 9-0. Kick off at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game or are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here. Edgefield Daily will have Tim Crane's report on the game on Saturday morning.

Neighbor Witnesses Tractor Theft
web posted October 21, 2011
COUNTY LINE – A Square Circle Ranch Road man called the Sheriff's Office Wednesday afternoon after being advised by a friend a tractor on his property was missing around 4 pm. The owner was out of town and met with deputies about two hours later. During the initial investigation a witness was found who said he unknowingly saw the men steal the tractor.
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2011 South Carolina Ultimate Adventure Deer Hunt
web posted October 21, 2011
COUTY – The heavily populated deer woods surrounding Edgefield and Saluda Counties in South Carolina will be filled with approximately 50 disabled hunters November18-19 2011. Many of these hunters will be anxiously waiting to fill their tags while others are hoping to get a glimpse of their first whitetail. This group of hunters will be participating in the First Annual 2011 South Carolina “Ultimate Adventure Deer Hunt”.
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Estate Auction Saturday, October 22
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted October 21, 2011

EDGEFIELD – We are selling the personal property estate of the late George W. Holtzlander. The sale will be held at his homeplace located at 205 Pine Knoll Ln., Edgefield, S. C. 29824. This will be a good sale with many pieces of fine antique furniture, elegant glassware, pottery, collectibles and tools–Hitchcock chairs, chests, work tables, hall tables, Waterford crystal, sterling silver, Troy-bilt tiller, Toro lawnmower, much more.  Preview day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time. Please visit our website www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

Truck Stolen in Merriwether Recovered in Aiken County
web posted October 20, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A truck reported stolen Tuesday morning from a Big Oak Drive home has been located in Aiken County. The owner called the Sheriff's Office Tuesday morning reporting that when he woke up and went outside the truck was gone. It was last seen around 8 pm the previous night.
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Posted Address Numbers Aids in Emergency Situations, And It's The Law
web posted October 20, 2011
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office and EMS would like to make it easier for emergency responders to find and access your home in the unfortunate event of an emergency.  We have had several incidents where the emergency responders could not respond in a timely manner because addresses were not posted clearly and the emergency responders couldn’t find the location of the emergency.
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Region Title on Line: Unbeaten Rebels Host Gilbert - Senior Night
By Tim Crane
web posted October 20, 2011

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond will put their unblemished 8-0 record on the line Friday night when the 3-5 Gilbert Indians come to Johnston.  A win would give Thurmond its 7th region title in the previous eight seasons, but more importantly the Rebels would earn a first round bye in the playoffs. Under the new system in 2A, all region champs get a first round bye this season.
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Edgefield Downtown Shop-Around Today
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web posted October 20, 2011

EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Community Development Association is sponsoring the fall Downtown Shop-around Thursday, October, 20th from 4:00 until 8:00 PM.  Local merchants open their doors and roll out the red carpet for shoppers to peruse fall merchandise. Local artisans will be showing their works with many being available for purchase.
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Fox Creek Predators are Region IV A Volleyball Champions
web posted October 20, 2011
MERRIWETHER – The Predators Varsity Volleyball team defeated the Trojans in the first match of a double header 25-11 and 25-17. The Predators then finished their undefeated region play by winning the second match 25-14 and 25-12. Fox Creek is now 21-4 on the season and 16-0 in region play.
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Breast Cancer Walk Monday at STCC
web posted October 20, 2011
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Career Center HOSA will be sponsoring a Breast Cancer walk on Monday, October 24th at 3:30pm in front of the Career Center. The community is invited! Wear all the pink you can and donations will be greatly appreciated. All donations will go to the Breast Cancer Research Center in Augusta, Georgia. 

Edgefield Xtreme Wins Again
By John Brown
web posted October 20, 2011

AIKEN – On a night better suited for football than baseball, the Edgefield Xtreme would notch win number six of the CSRA Fall League season Wednesday night with a 8-4 victory over the Aiken Revenge. Edgefield would start the scoring in the top half of the first inning when Hunter Cadiere would single with two outs and quickly steal two bases to arrive at 3rd.
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PTC Academic Honor Students Recognized
web posted October 20, 2011
GREENWOOD – Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2011 summer term have earned inclusion on the President’s List. To be named to the list, students must be full-time and earn a term GPA of 4.00. Students will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the college president.
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Driver Leaves Scene of Crash
web posted October 19, 2011
WESTSIDE – Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies and Highway Patrol were called to a one car crash on Martintown Road Tuesday around 3:30 pm. When they arrived a few minutes later they found the car, but no driver. Due to obvious evidence of the driver hitting his head very hard in the crash, dispatch was asked to notify the hospitals in case he was to be dropped off for treatment of a head wound.
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Burglar Makes Off With Canned Goods, Military Gear
web posted October 19, 2011
TRENTON – A Trenton man called the Sheriff's Office Monday afternoon after finding one of his properties broken into on Cowboy Way, off Windy Ridge Road. The man told dispatchers that when he arrived he found front door to the mobile home had been forced open and his belongings rummaged through.
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County Council to Hold Final Vote on Redistricting Tuesday
web posted October 19, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council will be holding a called meeting on Tuesday, October 25, at 6 pm to take a final vote on the redistricting map for county council districts. The meeting will convene at 6 pm for the vote and adjourn following the vote. No other business is listed on the agenda. The final map can be viewed here.

Businessman Harvey Smith Holmes Sr. Remembered
By Anne Waits
web posted October 19, 2011

JOHNSTON – Former Johnston, Saluda and Aiken business owner Harvey Smith Holmes Sr., well-known figure in the Johnston community, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011. He was 88. Although Mr. Holmes lived just over the line in Saluda County, he was a native of Edgefield County and had been an active businessman and community member in both counties for years. His funeral was held Monday, Oct. 10, at 11 a.m. at Saluda Baptist Church and he is buried in Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery in Johnston.
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Estate Auction Saturday, October 22
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted October 19, 2011

EDGEFIELD – We are selling the personal property estate of the late George W. Holtzlander. The sale will be held at his homeplace located at 205 Pine Knoll Ln., Edgefield, S. C. 29824. This will be a good sale with many pieces of fine antique furniture, elegant glassware, pottery, collectibles and tools–Hitchcock chairs, chests, work tables, hall tables, Waterford crystal, sterling silver, Troy-bilt tiller, Toro lawnmower, much more.  Preview day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time. Please visit our website www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

Religion - Miserable Marriage 11: Keep Your Vows
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted October 19, 2011

RELIGION – We need new wedding vows. I have done a good many weddings and I allow the couple much freedom in their vows. I will not allow anything unbiblical or plain stupid in a service I conduct. But most couples settle on something like the following. “I, ______, take you ______, to be my wedded wife. To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, I pledge to you my faithfulness.” This is a good vow. It seems to promise martial faithfulness.
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The Edgefield County Theatre Company Presents:
“Dearly Departed “
web posted October 19, 2011
EDGEFIELD – “Dearly Departed “ is a comedy and not since “Steel Magnolias” has a more colorful and Dysfunctional group of Southern eccentrics gathered below the Mason Dixon line. Tickets on sale now call (803) 637-3833 for info. Plays are performing on October 21 and 22 at 8pm and Oct 23 at 3pm. The second weekend will be October 28 and 29 at 8 pm.

JET Middle School’s Sixth Grade Academy Students Show Off Creative Talents
web posted October 19, 2011
JOHNSTON – Each quarter, JET’s Eagle Academy students are required to complete a project for one their academic subjects. For the first nine weeks, Mrs. Natalie Watson’s sixth grade science classes proudly displayed their talents by choosing an animal, building a 3-D model of the animal, creating a power point presentation and answering various questions about the animal such as its scientific name, natural habitat, defense mechanisms and survival skills.
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"Pool Room" to Celebrate 50 Year Anniversary
web posted October 19, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Billiard Parlor, otherwise known as "the Pool Room", will be celebrating their 50th anniversary on Saturday, November 5th from 9 am until 11 pm. The business has remained in the Strom family for the entire 50 years of being in business. The Strom family hopes customers and others come to share in the celebration.

Edgefield Xtreme Keeps Winning: Captures Second Seed in Upcoming CSRA League Tournament
By John Brown
web posted October 19, 2011

SPORTS – Jared Bass continued his assault on opposing pitchers Monday night, going 2 for 2 at the plate as the Edgefield Xtreme captured the second seed in the upcoming CSRA League Tournament slated to begin next week in Aiken. In addition to his two base hits, Bass would steal 4 bases while scoring 2 runs for Edgefield. As if that wasn't enough, Bass would also start on the mound and pitch 2 innings. On the night the 12 year old would face 12 batters, allowing 2 hits and 1 run while walking 1 and striking out 3.
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Two Weekend Shooting Incidents Believed Related
web posted October 18, 2011
JOHNSTON - EDGEFIELD – An altercation at a Johnston bar ended with a shooting incident and led to another in Edgefield early Sunday morning. 911 Dispatchers received the first call about the altercation at John's Club just after 2 am. Johnston Police arrived on the scene and while there shots were fired. As they were dealing with that incident, someone called just after 3 am Sunday to report that two black males were seen exiting a white car and firing a number of shots from a pistol around a home and then jumped into a white car driven by a female and fled the scene in Edgefield.
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Linds Pond Circle Home Burglarized
web posted October 18, 2011
BETTIS ACADEMY – A Linds Pond Circle woman called the Sheriff's Office to report finding her home burglarized Sunday night. The woman told deputies she left her home around 11:30 Saturday morning and discovered the burglary when she returned late Sunday night.
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Edgefield Downtown Shop-Around Oct. 20
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web posted October 18, 2011

EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Community Development Association is sponsoring the fall Downtown Shop-around Thursday, October, 20th from 4:00 until 8:00 PM.  Local merchants open their doors and roll out the red carpet for shoppers to peruse fall merchandise. Local artisans will be showing their works with many being available for purchase.
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Edgefield County Veterans Affairs Officer Applicants Sought
web posted October 18, 2011
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Legislative Delegation is seeking persons who are interested in serving Edgefield County as the County Veterans Affairs Officer (CVAO).  The CVAO assists veterans and their dependents in determining eligibility for benefits, organizes events honoring veterans, and works with local veterans organizations to best serve Edgefield County’s veterans.
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Rebels on a Roll: Strom Thurmond Football Statistics  Week 8
By Tim Crane
web posted October 18, 2011

SPORTS – Tim Crane has completed his compilation of statistics for week 8 of the Rebel Football season and things are looking up for the Rebels. The offense is on record pace, scoring nearly 43 points and racking up 375 yards each time they take the field. The defense is just as tough; 2 shutouts and holding opponents to less than 9 points per game.
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Community Input Sought Tonight for Interim School Superintendent
web posted October 18, 2011
COUNTY – Three Edgefield County School Board members will be holding Community Meetings on Tuesday, October 18, at 7 p.m. to get the public's input on the qualifications of an interim superintendent of the school district.
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Merriwether Firefighter Invents Remote Rescue Systems
web posted October 17, 2011
MERRIWETHER – It has been said for centuries that necessity is the mother of invention, and no one knows that to be true more than members of the Merriwether Fire Department. With the growing popularity of mountain biking and the Forks Area Trail System (FATS) being located on Woodlawn Road, countless times the Merriwether Fire Department has been called to rescue injured riders in the steep and rough terrain on very narrow trails.
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Holmes Crowned 2011 Homecoming Queen at STH
web posted October 17, 2011
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond crowned their homecoming queen and court at half-time of the blow-out win over Eu Claire Friday night. Homecoming Queen Toni Holmes is shown flanked by 2nd runner-up Caroline Parton (left) and 1st runner-up Kensley Reeves. Toni Holmes was sponsored by Devontel Mathis. Caroline Parton was sponsored by Shaq Dobbs and Kinsley Reeves was sponsored by Javoris Gray.
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United Way of Edgefield County Supports Programs That Help Local Citizens
web posted October 17, 2011
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.
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Retired Deputy Killed in Motorcycle Crash
web posted October 17, 2011
AIKEN – A retired Aiken County Deputy Sheriff was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday morning. Ernest (Butterbean) Bussell, 64, was pronounced dead at the scene of a single vehicle crash on Bettis Academy Road in Aiken County, Coroner Tim Carlton said.
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Estate Auction Saturday, October 22
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web posted October 17, 2011

EDGEFIELD – We are selling the personal property estate of the late George W. Holtzlander. The sale will be held at his homeplace located at 205 Pine Knoll Ln., Edgefield, S. C. 29824. This will be a good sale with many pieces of fine antique furniture, elegant glassware, pottery, collectibles and tools–Hitchcock chairs, chests, work tables, hall tables, Waterford crystal, sterling silver, Troy-bilt tiller, Toro lawnmower, much more.  Preview day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time. Please visit our website www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

Letter to the Editor: Writer Supports Left-Wing Protesters
web posted October 17, 2011
Dear Editor:
I have been watching the news coverage of the protests against Wall Street.  As I listen to the points the protesters are trying to make, I am reminded of the old saying, “Figures don’t lie, but liars figure !”. I am also reminded of the saying, “Those who don’t learn from history; are doomed to repeat it!”
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Homecoming: Rebels Pluck Shamrocks in 48-0 Shutout
By Tim Crane
web posted October 15, 2011

SPORTS – A homecoming game couldn’t have been scripted and played out any better in Hollywood than was Strom Thurmond’s annihilation of Eau Claire on the festive Friday night. Darrius Hammond, making his homecoming return, scored three times on his first six carries of the night. The Blue Steel defense held Eau Claire to negative yards and no first downs on their six possessions and the Rebels scored every time they had the ball except their last possession when time expired to end the first half.
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Hit and Run Driver Facing Multiple Felonies
web posted October 15, 2011
JOHNSTON – Bail Bondsmen looking for a wanted man turned around to follow a vehicle they suspected to be driven by their man on Aiken Avenue in Johnston Friday night just before 10 pm. The driver of the car sped off at a high rate of speed and tried to make a sharp turn on to Johnson Street where he slammed into two parked cars and ran from the scene. After Johnston Police arrived on the scene it was found the car the man was driving was stolen.
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Football Friday Night - STH vs Eau Claire
web posted October 14, 2011
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will host Eau Claire tonight seeking to continue their undefeated season during a Homecoming game. Kick off at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game or are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here. Edgefield Daily will have Tim Crane's report on the game on Saturday morning.

Storms Cause Havoc Across County
web posted October 14, 2011
COUNTY – A strong storm front crossed over the county Thursday evening with high winds, lightening, and heavy rain leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Thankfully there were no reports of damage to homes, according to EMA Director Mike Casey. "Right now there's a lot of power outages, so we could get reports once the lights come back on."
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Edgefield Downtown Shop-Around Oct. 20
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web posted October 14, 2011

EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Community Development Association is sponsoring the fall Downtown Shop-around Thursday, October, 20th from 4:00 until 8:00 PM.  Local merchants open their doors and roll out the red carpet for shoppers to peruse fall merchandise.  Local artisans will be showing their works with many being available for purchase.
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Piedmont Tech Begins OnDECK Program in Edgefield
web posted October 14, 2011
EDGEFIELD – High school students in Edgefield will now have another path to help them begin their college education early. Piedmont Tech began offering OnDECK courses at the Edgefield County Center this fall for students at Strom Thurmond High School. “We are very excited to be able to offer this unique opportunity to students in the Edgefield County area,” said Shelby Dominick, director of dual enrollment. 
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Estate Auction Saturday, October 22
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web posted October 14, 2011

EDGEFIELD – We are selling the personal property estate of the late George W. Holtzlander. The sale will be held at his homeplace located at 205 Pine Knoll Ln., Edgefield, S. C. 29824. This will be a good sale with many pieces of fine antique furniture, elegant glassware, pottery, collectibles and tools–Hitchcock chairs, chests, work tables, hall tables, Waterford crystal, sterling silver, Troy-bilt tiller, Toro lawnmower, much more.  Preview day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time. Please visit our website www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

Satcher Ford and STH Senior Hosting Food Drives
By Bill Hart
web posted October 14, 2011

JOHNSTON – Beginning Monday October 17th, Jim Satcher Motors will start collecting can foods and non-perishable items in the truck bed of a Ford Ranger in their Johnston showroom. Stop in and say hi, grab a cup of free coffee and drop off your items. The drive will continue till the truck bed if full. Those bringing 20 items or more, the dealership is offering a free soap/rinse/dry car wash on the spot. There is plenty of need in the Johnston, Edgefield, Trenton area. Please reach out to our communities as the holiday season is rapidly approaching. Lavon Coleman is also sponsoring a Food Drive at the STHS Homecoming game October 14, 2011. This project is through the Thurmond Statesman Institute please bring canned goods non-perishable items for Lighthouse Fellowship Church "You can make a difference"

Rev. Hooper Guilty of Attempted Rape
web posted October 13, 2011
EDGEFIELD – It took a jury less than half an hour to convict Rev. James Robert "JR" Hooper of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature that stemmed from an attempted rape of a woman in March of 2007. The victim, who rented a home from Hooper, told police at the time and again in court that he came into her room while she was sleeping and attacked her after pulling the covers off the bed exposing her partially nude body.
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Race Not an Issue in Crenshaw Firing: BOE Chairman Holds Press Conference
web posted October 13, 2011
JOHNSTON – With Rev. Griffin, President of the Edgefield County NAACP, and his followers claiming School District Superintendent Mary Crenshaw's dismissal was because of her race, BOE Chairman Brad Covar held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to release the findings of her evaluation and listed reasons for termination. Race was not among them.
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Jeter Baptist Struck by HVAC Thieves for Second Time This Year
web posted October 13, 2011
WESTSIDE – The Jeter Baptist Church has fallen victim to copper thieves for the second time this year when a church member reported two HVAC units being stolen Tuesday evening. This marks the eighth time a rural church has been targeted this year with total damages in all thefts topping out over $100,000 in damages.
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Sports Preview: Homecoming, Rebels Host Eau Claire
By Tim Crane
web posted October 13, 2011

SPORTS – The high scoring, undefeated Rebels are now 7-0 on the season and averaging 42 points per game on offense.  They are coming off a big win last week in which they showed great focus in a game they was supposed to win and avoided any thoughts of a letdown by manhandling Keenan 55-6.  That same attitude will be needed this week as winless Eau Claire comes to town for Homecoming.
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Parenting Workshop Offered to Local Residents
web posted October 13, 2011
JOHNSTON – A free parenting workshop will be offered on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. at the Johnston Learning Center, 117 Cardinal Drive Johnston. This workshop is designed for parents with young children and will focus on improving your child’s self-help skills to encourage independence and promote school readiness.
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Commerce and Agriculture Departments Focus on Agribusiness
web posted October 13, 2011
COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Commerce and the South Carolina Department of Agriculture today announced that the agencies have partnered to create a new agribusiness project manager position. The position and the partnership were solidified with a memorandum of understanding recently signed by Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers and Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
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School Superintendent Crenshaw Fired on 5-2 vote
By Melody W. Boylston
web posted October 12, 2011
JOHNSTON – Nearly 250 people filled the cafeteria of JET Middle School Tuesday evening in what was expected to be a resignation or terminated scenario for School Superintendent Mary Crenshaw. The latter was found to be the reality of the meeting. Edgefield County School Board Chairman, Brad Covar moved the Executive Session as the first order of business which resulted in no decision made.
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Edgefield Beverage Center holds Grand Opening
web posted October 12, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Beverage Center, a new upscale adult beverage outlet, held its grand opening on Tuesday morning with members of the owners' family and community leaders on hand to mark the occasion. Chamber of Commerce's Donna Livingston was also there to welcome the business to Edgefield County.
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U.M.C. 5th Annual Bake Sale a Success
By Ginny Wall
web posted October 12, 2011

EDGEFIELD – McKendree U.M.C. held their 5th Annual Bake Sale at the Heritage Jubilee Saturday, Oct 8th. As always the ladies had a wonderful variety of homemade baked goods available along with hot Krispy Kreme doughnuts, face painting and free treats for the kids. In conjunction they also held a Cake Contest for local cake artists and the theme was "What Autumn Means To Me".
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Estate Auction Saturday, October 22
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web posted October 12, 2011

EDGEFIELD – We are selling the personal property estate of the late George W. Holtzlander. The sale will be held at his homeplace located at 205 Pine Knoll Ln., Edgefield, S. C. 29824. This will be a good sale with many pieces of fine antique furniture, elegant glassware, pottery, collectibles and tools–Hitchcock chairs, chests, work tables, hall tables, Waterford crystal, sterling silver, Troy-bilt tiller, Toro lawnmower, much more.  Preview day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time. Please visit our website www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

Miserable Marriage #10 - 100 Things For Wives
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted October 12, 2011

RELIGION – Genesis 2:20-23 …But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him.  (21)  So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.  (22)  And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.  (23)  Then the man said, "This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man."
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NOTICE: School Board Changes Location of Tonight's Meeting
web posted October 11, 2011
JOHNSTON – The Edgefield County Board of Trustees announced Monday evening that the location of tonight's meeting has been changed. The 7 pm meeting will be held at JET Middle School, 1095 Columbia Road, next to Strom Thurmond. The public is invited to attend.

Garrett Town Road Home Burglarized Sunday
web posted October 11, 2011
COUNTY LINE – A Garrett Town Road man called the Sheriff's Office to report returning home from work on Sunday and finding his house broken into. Reports did not indicate how entry was made into the home.
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Crash Claims Life of Williston Man
web posted October 11, 2011
AIKEN – A 20-year-old Williston man has died following a fatal single car crash on Weeks Road Monday night. Aiken County Coroner said Darius Hightower of Williston died from multiple body trauma after being partially ejected from the car he was driving.
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Strom Thurmond Football Statistics for Week 7
By Tim Crane
web posted October 11, 2011

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond Football Statistics for Week 7
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Hospice Care of South Carolina Recognizes National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
web posted October 11, 2011
EDGEFIELD – October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). Since the program began in 1985, mammography rates have more than doubled for women age 50 and older and breast cancer deaths have declined.
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Kneece's Liquor Store Burglarized
web posted October 11, 2011
JOHNSTON – Former County Council Chairman Monroe Kneece arrived at the family liquor store last week to find one of the large windows in the front of the store broken out and a brick found inside the Railroad Avenue business and called police.
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Letter to the Editor: Writer Seeks Help for Animal Shelter
web posted October 11, 2011
Dear Editor,
How many folks in Edgefield County know where they send their abandoned dogs and cats? I understand that there are many, many terrific independent Rescue Groups out there to help find homes for animals. Some newcomers, may not be aware of the aversion to spaying and neutering that exists in this area and other parts of the south. It continues to cause a huge population of abandoned dogs and cats in SC.
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Lost Dog - Edgefield Area : Update - FOUND
web posted October 11, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Lost basset hound, answers to the name Otis and is a 3-year-old male basset hound wearing an orange collar. Last seen Thursday Oct. 6. Hunters Run area. If any information call Chris (803) 275-7198 or 637-9724. Click on picture for a larger view.

PTC’s Second Award-winning Cobra Could Be Yours
web posted October 11, 2011
GREENWOOD – The Piedmont Technical College Foundation is providing the opportunity for one lucky person to drive off in a 1965 Cobra Replica. The Foundation is offering up to 500 tickets for a $100 donation per ticket for the purpose of a drawing to select one winner to win the second student-built Cobra.
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11th Annual Blessing of the Animals this Sunday
web posted October 11, 2011
TRENTON – The 11th Annual Blessing of the Animals, hosted by the Episcopal Church of the Ridge, will be Sunday afternoon, October 16th at 3 p.m. at Our Savior Episcopal Church, Trenton, SC. Your pets must be on leashes or in crates and you are welcome to come on horse back. Treats will be served for the creatures and owners.  This year's plate offering will be donated for pet food at our local Harvest Food Bank.  Please join us at the back of our Savior which is located off of Highway 121 on Church Street in Trenton.  Rain or shine!

NOTICE: County Council Reschedules "Field Trip" to BOE Meeting
web posted October 10, 2011
NOTICE – Edgefield County Council Chairman Dean Campbell announced Sunday evening that the planned "field trip" for the county council set for Tuesday night has been postponed. "The ECSB Chairman and I will discuss a new date to meet, and I will inform everyone of the new date when it is decided. I apologize for any inconvenience," Campbell said.

Rebels Rout Raiders 55-6
By Tim Crane
web posted October 8, 2011

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond continued their dominance and outstanding play on both sides of the ball with a 55-6 beat down of Keenan Friday night. The Blue Steel defense forced five turnovers on the night and the quick strike Rebel offense scored eight different times, of which five drives were in five plays or less.
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Opinion: Superintendent Situation "Boils" Reader's Blood
web posted October 10, 2011
Dear Editor,
I just read the article on the special called school board meeting. I hust have to say the things going on make my blood boil. I dont see this as a race issue and certainly dont see any reason for the naacp to intrude. If Dr. Crenshaw is truly doing an abysmal job as I have heard repeatedly from several teachers then the school board is well within the law to consider action against her.
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Concealed Weapons Class Accepting Applications for October 15 Training
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web posted October 10, 2011

EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, October 15, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm in Edgefield, S.C. Cost of the class is $100.00 per person. Classroom material, fingerprint cards, fingerprinting, target and CWP training certificate will be provided.
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JV Rebels Shutout Keenan 28-0, Still Undefeated
By Tim Crane
web posted October 10, 2011

SPORTS – The young Rebels improved to 6-0 on the season with a 28-0 shutout over Keenan Thursday night. Travonte Watkins scored twice, Deleonta Bates scored once and Isreal Talbert broke off a 35 yard run which set up a Terrell Rhynes 10 yard touchdown run. Terrance Graham grabbed an interception with 1:48 to play in the 3rd quarter to stop a potential Keenan score and assure a Rebel shutout.
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United Way of Edgefield County Supports Programs That Help Others
web posted October 10, 2011
EDGEFIELD – 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.
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Estate Auction Saturday, October 22
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web posted October 10, 2011

EDGEFIELD – We are selling the personal property estate of the late George W. Holtzlander. The sale will be held at his homeplace located at 205 Pine Knoll Ln., Edgefield, S. C. 29824. This will be a good sale with many pieces of fine antique furniture, elegant glassware, pottery, collectibles and tools–Hitchcock chairs, chests, work tables, hall tables, Waterford crystal, sterling silver, Troy-bilt tiller, Toro lawnmower, much more.  Preview day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time. Please visit our website www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

The Edgefield County Theatre Company Presents:
“Dearly Departed “
web posted October 10, 2011
EDGEFIELD – “Dearly Departed “ is a comedy and not since “Steel Magnolias” has a more colorful and Dysfunctional group of Southern eccentrics gathered below the Mason Dixon line. Tickets on sale now call (803) 637-3833 for info. Plays on the last two weekends in October

Edgefield Man Arrested for 1st Degree Burglary in Theft of Phone
web posted October 8, 2011
TRENTON – An Edgefield man was arrested after forcing his way into a Trenton woman's home and allegedly stealing her telephone late Wednesday night. The woman told Sheriff's Deputies that she was standing on the porch of her Skyview Drive home just before 11 pm when the man, whom she did know, approached her and made a "sexual comment".
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Man Arrested after Eluding Deputies
web posted October 8, 2011
TRENTON – An Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy on patrol spotted a burgundy Cadillac run the stop sign as it entered Highway 19 from Greenhouse Road around 8 pm Thursday. When the deputy tried to initiate a traffic stop the driver refused to stop and a chase ensued with speeds reaching at least 90 mph.
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Columbia Woman Dies in Crash Returning from Funeral of Relative
web posted October 8, 2011
AIKEN – A one vehicle crash on Interstate 20 near mile marker 36 has claimed the life of 88 year old Nell Barr of West Columbia SC. The single vehicle crash occurred around 2:26 Thursday afternoon. Four others were injured in the crash, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said, after a tire bow-out as the family was traveling back to Columbia after attending a funeral for a relative in Aiken.
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County Releases Final Map on Redistricting
web posted October 7, 2011
COUNTY – The map approved at Tuesday night's county council meeting was released on Thursday and it appears the county went a long way to get back to where they started. The latest map, the fifth to be released so far, is strikingly familiar to the first. It places the majority of the Town of Edgefield in County Councilman Norman Dorn's district and a majority of Johnston in Chairman Dean Campbell's district.
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NAACP Swamps Edgefield County BOE Meeting Supporting Superintendent Crenshaw
web posted October 7, 2011
COUNTY – Edgefield County members of the local NAACP converged on the Edgefield County School District office building at a called meeting Thursday night reviewing Superintendent Dr. Mary Crenshaw's performance leading the school district with rumors of an impending firing soon to come. Some prayed, some sang hymns, but the outcome seemed obvious to them.
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Crash Shuts Down Edgefield Town Square Thursday
web posted October 7, 2011
EDGEFIELD – An elderly Johnston couple ended up shutting off all traffic on the south end of town square Thursday after trying to back out of a handicap parking space in front of the Wells Fargo Bank. The 80-something year old driver told Edgefield Police her foot got caught between the brake and the gas peddle sending her car over a flower bed, taking out a cast iron light pole and then crashing into barriers protecting a transformer.
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MEG’s House Receives $20,000 as Part of $3 Million Nationwide Grant From The Mary Kay Foundation To Combat Domestic Violence
web posted October 7, 2011
GREENWOOD – MEG’s House has been chosen to receive a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation as part of the organization’s annual $3 million national domestic violence grant program. MEG’s House is one of 150 domestic violence organizations participating in the program. The grant will be used to pay shelter utilities, purchase food, and to provide clients transportation to medical and social services agency appointments.
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County Council Chairman's Update: Council Districts Redrawn; Final Approval Scheduled October 25
web posted October 7, 2011
EDGEFIELD – County Council is in the home stretch of redrawing its districts. At our October 4 meeting, we had a public hearing to receive and consider public comments on this map before we moved forward. After the public input session, we made some additional modifications to the district lines, and those should be posted on the County’s website by today or early next week. We plan to give final approval to a map at a called meeting on October 25.
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Missing Man's Body Found in Stevens Creek
web posted October 5, 2011 - 4:45 pm
MERRIWETHER – The body of a 56-year-old Harlem man was recovered from Stevens Creek Wednesday after the man was reported missing since Thursday of last week. Sheriff's Deputies were called to the boat landing on Woodlawn Road Tuesday night after fellow fishermen reported the man's truck having been parked at the landing for several days with the window's down and the keys in the ignition. His brother, a Merriwether resident, told deputies his brother would often camp nearby and fish for days.
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Sports Preview: Rebels Travel to Keenan
By Tim Crane
web posted October 6, 2011

SPORTS – The undefeated Rebels will travel to Columbia Friday for a battle with a much improved Keenan squad at Bolden Stadium. Keenan started the year out strong with two blowout wins but dropped three in a row when they faced Swansea, Airport and Sumter. The Raiders got back on track last week with a win over rival Eau Claire and avenged last season’s loss to the Shamrocks.
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Scrap Metal Thefts Reported
web posted October 6, 2011
COUNTY – Two thefts involving scrap metal were reported this week with thousands of dollars worth of property missing. The number of thefts had tapered off recently but seem to be making a comeback.
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Concealed Weapons Class Accepting Applications for October 15 Training
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web posted October 6, 2011

EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, October 15, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm in Edgefield, S.C. Cost of the class is $100.00 per person. Classroom material, fingerprint cards, fingerprinting, target and CWP training certificate will be provided.
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Fatal Crash Claims Life of Police Chief's Daughter
web posted October 6, 2011
AIKEN – A single vehicle crash on Highway 39 near Salley SC has claimed the life of a 20 year old Salley woman at approximately 5:50 pm Wednesday afternoon. Lisa M. Bledsoe, daughter of Police Chief J D Bledsoe of Salley, was killed after loosing control of her 1995 Ford Escort, left the roadway, and crashed causing the car to burst into flames.
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SCE&G Promotes Energy Efficiency as Part of Energy Awareness Month
web posted October 6, 2011
COLUMBIA SC – October is Energy Awareness Month, and as the temperature cools, SCE&G is reminding customers of its EnergyWise® programs that include a number of rebates and incentives to help customers save money and be more energy wise.
“Saving energy is easier than ever before, thanks to the tools and resources available through our EnergyWise® programs,” said Felicia Rhue Howard, director of SCE&G’s Demand Side Management.
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Silent Witness Ceremony Honored 2010 Victims of Fatal Domestic Violence
web posted October 6, 2011
COLUMBIA – Attorney General Alan Wilson led participants through the annual Silent Witness Domestic Violence ceremony that was held today on the south steps of the State House in Columbia. The ceremony marked the first week of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During the solemn ceremony, Attorney General Wilson called the names of thirty-four women and ten men from across the state who lost their lives as the result of domestic violence in the previous year.
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Alleged Neglect at Edgefield Federal Prison
web posted October 6, 2011
It has been a year of destruction and disillusionment, an unexpected time of revelation, an advanced education in the culture of corruption and the extraordinarily damaged mindset of the employees of Edgefield Federal Prison and, generally, throughout the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
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County Council Holds Millage Rate at Current Levels
web posted October 5, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council held an extended meeting Tuesday night with most people leaving as the to hour mark came and went. Public comments at the beginning of the meeting brought four different speakers to the podium to urge the county council to vote against raising the millage rate.
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Redistricting Continues: Mayors Continue Push for Single Rep
web posted October 5, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The ongoing, and often times beleaguered, redrawing of the county council district lines continued Tuesday night at the County Council Chambers. Edgefield and Johnston Mayors Ken Durham and Andy Livingston attended to continue their push that each town have a single county council member representing each of the municipalities rather than two, or in Edgefield's case currently, four.
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Sports Brief: JV Rebels Remain Undefeated, Host Keenan Thursday Night
By Tim Crane
web posted October 5, 2011

SPORTS – The young Rebels improved to 5-0 on the season with a 13-6 victory over Columbia last week. Travonte Watkins had a ten yard touchdown run and Jackson Ammons blocked a punt, scooped it, and returned it for the other Rebel score.
The Jayvee Rebels will host Keenan this Thursday at 7pm. Come out and support the future gridiron stars.

Miserable Marriage 9: 17 Things For Men
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted October 5, 2011

RELIGION – I am hoping that many marriages are improving and on the mend due to the time and prayer that you all have been putting into them over the past few weeks. We are continuing this week to look at the responsibilities of a Christian husband. I am going to spend more time on men, because I am one and because if a man follows God passionately, then his bride and children will almost always follow him.
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Edgefield County Theatre Company auditions this weekend for Christmas production "Fruitcakes"
web posted October 5, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Theatre Company will hold auditions this weekend for its Christmas production, "Fruitcakes," a Southern comedy by Charleston playwright Julian Wiles. Auditions will be held Sunday, October 9 at 3 p.m. and Monday, October 10 at 7 p.m. at the William Miller Bouknight Theatre, 405 Main Street in Edgefield.
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Mayor Durham "Tired" of Empty Promises from Northland Cable
web posted October 4, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council held their October meeting Monday evening with Northland Cable topping the discussion, especially as to when the long promised high definition programs would be available. Henry Cary, of Northland Cable, opened his comments to the town council stating he had, "no concrete news as to when", the HDTV would be available. He touted several new services available including high speed internet and others. However, once he finished he was met with comments far more pointed than in the past.
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Edgefield Police Arrest Suspected Drug Dealer after Crash
web posted October 4, 2011
EDGEFIELD – While on normal patrol, an Edgefield Police Officer reported hearing what sounded like a car crashing in the area of Highland Avenue just before 11 pm on Sunday. After a second officer arrived they saw a gray Lexus driving backwards on Gray Street that crashed into the ditch. As the officer's approached, the driver ran into the nearby woods with the officer's giving chase.
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A Dozen Storage Sheds Found Burglarized in Trenton
web posted October 4, 2011
TRENTON – Workers at the Trenton Self Storage arrived Monday morning to discover that at least a dozen storage units had been burglarized sometime over the weekend. After a deputy arrived an investigator was dispatched to process the scene. Video surveillance revealed a white van entering the gated area matched that of a van recorded in other burglaries in August.
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Park Row Market Celebrates 5th Anniversary
web posted October 4, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Park Row Market will be holding a special event on Thursday, October 5, to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the popular restaurant. There will be free T-shirts (while supplies last) live entertainment by Wayne Capps, and a Bar-B-Que Buffet all starting at 6 pm. Manager Becky Roberts invites everyone to come out and help them celebrate.

Trenton Woman Reports Attempted Fraud by Fake Payday Loan Company
web posted October 4, 2011
TRENTON – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office was notified by a Trenton woman Friday that she was receiving phone calls at home and work from a person claiming to represent a fictitious law firm representing a "Cash Corp." and was hired to settle a $480 debt collection for the company. The man told the woman if she did not pay the debt she would be arrested. Lucky for her she did not comply and notified the Sheriff's Office. It was all a scam.
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Timber Fraud Suspect Apprehended in Ga, Charged in SC
web posted October 4, 2011
COLUMBIA – Investigators with the South Carolina Forestry Commission have charged a timber harvester with failing to pay a landowner for the wood removed from his property. The case involved law enforcement personnel in two states, South Carolina and Georgia. The Commission expects the number of victims in this case to rise and is asking that anyone who has done business with James Lafayette Weldon, Jr. to come forward.
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Vice-Chair Blackwell Balks at County Council Considering Tax Rate Increase
web posted October 3, 2011
COUNTY – Edgefield County Council Vice-chairwoman Genia Blackwell released her copy of the County Council agenda over the weekend after learning that an unpublicized vote to increase the millage rate was up for discussion Tuesday night and nothing has been released to the media to inform county residents. "If there is a discussion about increasing taxes, the public has a right to know before it is ever discussed," Blackwell said.
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GOP Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich in Columbia Tuesday
web posted October 3, 2011
COLUMBIA – The Columbia TEA Party is sponsoring a screening of Gingrich's "A City on a Hill" followed by Newt Gingrich and his wife having a book and DVD signing. The event is scheduled for October 4, from 6 until 8 pm.
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United Way of Edgefield County Uses New Method for Funding Agencies
web posted October 3, 2011
COUNTY – To ensure donated money is going to help Edgefield County citizens, the United Way of Edgefield County Board is instituting a new method of funding agencies. The local United Way will begin funding specific programs within agencies, instead of funding the agencies operating budgets.
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Concealed Weapons Class Accepting Applications for October 15 Training
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web posted October 3, 2011

EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, October 15, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm in Edgefield, S.C. Cost of the class is $100.00 per person. Classroom material, fingerprint cards, fingerprinting, target and CWP training certificate will be provided.
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‘Chat with the Chairman’ Set for Thursday, October 6, in Edgefield
web posted October 3, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The next “Chat with the Chairman,” an evening meeting where citizens can discuss issues with the Edgefield County Council Chairman, will be held Thursday, October 6, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Edgefield Town Hall.
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ECH Auxiliary $5 Jewelry Sale Thursday
web posted October 3, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Hospital Auxiliary will be holding their $5.00 Jewelry Sale this Thursday, October 6th from 8am-5pm and Friday, October 7th from 7am-4pm. The Jewelry Show will be held in the Edgefield County Hospital Lobby and Conference Room. Cash, Checks, Credit Cards welcome.

Raw Sewage Leak Evacuates Courthouse Basement Offices
web posted October 1, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The historic Edgefield County Courthouse has been dealing with ongoing plumbing issues that began to ratchet up this week. "Brown water" was reported spilling out on Wednesday, by Thursday every bathroom in the courthouse was out of service, and on Friday the basement of the courthouse had to be evacuated as raw sewage covered the floor of the former Voter Registration Office and flowed out into the hallway next to the Tax Assessor's Office. All the while a very important trial is expected to get underway on Monday.
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Thurmond Remains Undefeated: Topples Columbia 49-20
By Tim Crane
web posted October 1, 2011

SPORTS – Entering the first game of region play for their last season in 2A and facing possibly their toughest test of the season, the Rebels continued their payback tour of 2011 for the second week in a row.  This time the victim was highly touted Columbia, who handed the Rebels a region loss last season and looks to be a front runner for the division two state crown this year.
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