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October 2012 Archive

Rebel Regiment Takes First Ever AA State Championship
web posted October 31, 2012
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond High School Rebel Regiment is the 2012 SCBDA AA State Champions. They received a Superior rating for their performance Saturday, Oct 27 at Spring Valley High School in Columbia and then took the title. The AA contest consisted of 16 Schools from all across the state. The show, entitled “Double Agent,” was performed again on Saturday. The Rebel Regiment won their first ever state title in school history.
Edgefield Daily

Hilltop Horror Final Night Tonight
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web posted October 31, 2012

JOHNSTON – The Hilltop Horror is open tonight for Halloween thrill seekers.
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Hospital Renovations and Dedication of Nicholson-Turner Wing
By Anne Waits
web posted October 31, 2012

EDGEFIELD – "Warm, inviting, comfortable, a place you really don't mind being" - definitely not the way people usually describe a hospital room but exactly the way many have described the newly renovated rooms at Edgefield County Hospital, said hospital CEO Pat Robinson. The rooms were part of the main focus at the Dedication of the Nicholson-Turner Wing and the 40th Anniversary Open House held at Edgefield County Hospital Sunday afternoon. An overflow crowd attended.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Oct. 31 - Nov. 6
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web reposted October 31, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including Smoked Ham Butt Portions at $1.28 a pound, Center cut boneless Pork Loins at $1.98 a pound, and Fresh Frozen Turkeys for $1.28 a pound plus many more in store savings storewide.
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Letter: Mims Courts Voters in School Board Dist. 3
web posted October 31, 2012
Dear Editor,
My name is Monica Mims. I have been a resident of Edgefield County for over 35 years. I am a wife and a PROUD mother of four children; three of which attend Edgefield County Schools. I'm very active in my community. I'm a determined, strong woman who wants to use my first-hand knowledge to better the education of ALL students in District 3 and Edgefield County as a whole.
Edgefield Daily

Playoff Brackets Top Sports Page with Rebels on the March
By Tim Crane
web posted October 31, 2012

SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels (9-1) will host Hilton Head Island (5-5) in round one of the AAA Playoffs this Friday night at 7:30. If they win they will host the winner of Marlboro County-Georgetown in round two. Official brackets have been released and will stay atop our Sports Section throughout the Playoff Schedule.
Edgefield Daily

Merriwether's Travis Grose named a South Carolina Entrepreneur of the Year
web posted October 31, 2012
MERRIWETHER – Congratulations to Travis Grose from Merriwether Middle School. Travis Grose, a 7th grader at Merriwether Middle, has been named a South Carolina Entrepreneur of the Year! This honor was announced September 10th by YEScarolina. He is one of 10 students, statewide that received this honor.
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Elementary: Calling All Veterans
web posted October 31, 2012
PSA-JOHNSTON – Johnston Elementary School invites all veterans to participate in our Veteran’s Day celebration on Friday, November, 9, 2012. Veterans will be treated to a light breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by a parade at 8:00 a.m. The program will be held in the gym immediately following the parade. Thank you for your service to our country. We look forward to seeing you on November 9th.

County Closings for Veterans Day
web posted October 31, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The following Edgefield County Offices will be closed Monday, November 12, 2012 in observance of Veterans Day.
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Gov. Nikki Haley, SLED Chief Mark Keel update taxpayers on DOR information security breach
web posted October 30, 2012
COLUMBIA – Governor Nikki Haley, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel and South Carolina Department of Revenue (DOR) Director Jim Etter provided reporters with an update on the S.C. DOR information security breach and discussed consumer safety solutions available to South Carolinians during a Statehouse press conference on Monday. S.C. DOR announced on October 26, 2012 that approximately 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers had been exposed in a cyber attack.
Edgefield Daily

Thieves Target Merriwether Home
web posted October 30, 2012
MERRIWETHER – A Cheves Creek woman arrived at the family home around 10:30 Sunday morning to find the front door of the home kicked in and called 911 to report the burglary. An Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy arrived minutes later and cleared the home finding no one inside. After items were determined stolen an investigator was called to process the scene for evidence.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Daily Sheriff's Race Poll: Dobey 68% - Parkman 27%
web posted October 30, 2012
COUNTY – In an unscientific poll conducted by Edgefield Daily last week, current Sheriff Adell Dobey showed a commanding lead over former Magistrate Davis Parkman by 41 points when the poll closed with over 500 respondents.
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Johnston Home Found Burglarized Sunday
web posted October 30, 2012
JOHNSTON – A Glover Circle woman returned home Sunday morning after spending the night at her daughter's home to discover she had been burglarized and called 911. The woman did not enter the home and waited on a Sheriff's Deputy to arrive and clear the home. No one was found inside. After it was discovered two flat screen TV's were taken an investigator was called to collect evidence.
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Sports: Strom Thurmond stats for Week 10
By Tim Crane
web posted October 30, 2012

SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels completed their ten game regular season in exciting fashion on both sides of the ball. Offensively averaging 400 yards and 46 points per game, while holding opponents to 200 yards and 11 points per game.  Last week during Senior Night Montel Webb was the offensive player of the game and Kenyatta Dunbar (team leader in tackles) was the defensive player of the game.
Edgefield Daily

Keep Halloween Safe
web posted October 30, 2012
COUNTY –  It is time for Halloween and Edgefield Daily 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. Johnston will be observing the holiday from 6-8 pm for children 12 and under. Below are safety tips and tips to keep Halloween from becoming a nightmare due to fire, something few think about this time of year.
Edgefield Daily

Strategic Planning Update Meeting Nov. 1
web posted October 30, 2012
PSA - EDGEFIELD – Do you want to have a voice in the County’s future? You can! All citizens are invited to a meeting on November 1, 2012 at 6:00PM in the County Council Chambers at 225 Jeter Street, we will be having a Strategic Planning Update Meeting. 
Edgefield Daily

Child Struck by Car Flown to Trauma Center
web posted October 29, 2012
JOHNSTON – A small child, said to be between 1 and 2 years-old, was struck by a motorist Sunday afternoon on Aiken Avenue and suffered head injuries. After Johnston Police arrived on the scene a call went out to have EMS contacted to place a helicopter en route due to the child's injuries. Johnston Police Chief said after clearing the call that he did not expect any charges to be filed in the case and labeled it as an "unfortunate incident".
Edgefield Daily

William Smith to Hold Final District 1 Town Hall Meetings Monday and Tuesday
web posted October 29, 2012
EDGEFIELD – William Smith will hold his final two Town Hall meetings on Monday and Tueaday of this week.  Mondays Town Hall will be at the County Council Chambers in downtown Edgefield beginning at 6:30 pm. Tuesdays meeting is at the Chamber of Commerce in downtown Johnston also at 6:30 pm. Mr. Smith wants to give his constituents the opportunity to meet him, understand his campaign message and goals, and to ask him questions or voice their concerns.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Oct. 24 - Oct. 30
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web reposted October 29, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including Top Sirloin Steaks at $3.58 a pound, Country Style Ribs at $1.78 a pound, and lettuce 4 for $5 plus many more in store savings storewide.
Edgefield Daily


14 Strom Thurmond FFA Students Travel to National FFA Convention in Indianapolis
web posted October 29, 2012
COUNTY – The Strom Thurmond FFA traveled to Indianapolis, IN this week to compete in 3 National Competitions in the areas of: Forestry, Agronomy, and Extemporaneous Public Speaking. These state winning students include: Allie Jhant, Colton Kirkland, Logan Pollock, Kevin Smith, Jimmy Foley, Karson Barrett, Robbie Guess, Morgan Spaulding, Andrew Wilhelm, Diana Palma, Leigh Northrop, Jennifer Rutland, Ben Rohr, and Cody Borden.
Edgefield Daily

Concealed Weapons Class Accepting Applications for November 3 Training
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web posted October 29, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, November 3, 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.
Edgefield Daily

Rebel Regiment Takes State Championship
web posted October 27, 2012     7:30 pm
JOHNSTON – The Rebel Regiment won the State Championship at Spring at Valley High School on Saturday.
Developing...

S.C. Department of Revenue Hacked, Will Provide Credit Monitoring and Identity Theft Protection to Taxpayers
web posted October 27, 2012
STATE – The South Carolina Department of Revenue announced Friday that approximately 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers have been exposed in a cyber attack. Of the credit cards, the vast majority are protected by strong encryption deemed sufficient under the demanding credit card industry standards to protect the data and cardholders. Approximately 16,000 are unencrypted.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Man Jailed after Assaulting Officers
web posted October 27, 2012
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield man is behind bars on multiple felony charges after throwing a cement block through the windshield of a woman's car visiting a friend on Mims Street Thursday night. Donnie Allen Clark, 24, fled the scene and then fought officers trying to arrest him when he was located near the intersection of Beaverdam and Norris Streets. And things went downhill from there.
Edgefield Daily

CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack
web posted October 27, 2012
NATION – Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. consulate and subsequent attack several hours later on the annex itself was denied by the CIA chain of command -- who also told the CIA operators twice to "stand down" rather than help the ambassador's team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11.
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Opinion: Happy 29th Anniversary to My Lovely Bride
A Column by the Editor
web posted October 27, 2012

COLUMN – It was a September day in 1977 that I will never forget. As I walked the old commons area at Strom Thurmond there was a new face on the campus. School had already started a week or so before, and there before me was the most beautiful young woman I ever laid eyes upon. It was my future bride. So overtaken by her beauty and not even knowing her name, I walked up to her and told her I was going to marry her. She thought I was nuts, but six years later we were wed.
Edgefield Daily

Rebels Region Champs! Dismantle Mustangs in 42-0 Shut out
By Tim Crane
web posted October 26, 2012

SPORTS – For the eighth time in the last nine seasons the Strom Thurmond Rebels are region champions.  This win also gives Rebel head coach Lee Sawyer a school record eight region titles, surpassing Keith McAlister (seven).  The Rebels (9-1) proved dominant on both sides of the ball, routing the resurgent Mustangs (4-6) with big plays while the Blue Steel defense secured its’ first shutout of the season.
Edgefield Daily

One Man Flown to Trauma Center, two others injured in Collisions: One Head-On
web posted October 26, 2012
JOHNSTON – One man was seriously injured after side-swiping a woman's car and then colliding head on into an SCE&G service truck on Highway 23 around 2:30 Thursday afternoon. The crash scene blocked all traffic for nearly an hour as rescue personnel used the Jaws of Life to free the drivers of two of the cars involved. One of the cars involved was earlier reported as having a possible drunk driver heading towards Johnston from Ward minutes prior to the collisions.
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NOTICE: Edgefield Daily to Close this Weekend: Regular Updates Return Tuesday
web posted October 25, 2012
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily will be closed from Saturday through Sunday which will limit updates through Monday morning. Breaking news will still be available during the closing. Full reporting will resume on Tuesday. We apologize for the disruption in publication during this time. Obituaries, Wandering Minds, and Breaking news will still be available during this time.

Fair Price Food Center Specials Oct. 24 - Oct. 30
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web reposted October 26, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including Top Sirloin Steaks at $3.58 a pound, Country Style Ribs at $1.78 a pound, and lettuce 4 for $5 plus many more in store savings storewide.
Edgefield Daily


Mustangs Outlast Eagles 34-30
By Tim Crane
web posted October 26, 2012

SPORTS – The Merriwether Mustangs scored the game winning touchdown with one minute remaining in the fourth quarter to pull out a four point victory over the cross county rival JET Eagles. This action packed game saw six lead changes, some big time plays from future Rebel stars and a female kicker that could split the uprights from 40 yards. 
Edgefield Daily

Smith to Hold District 1 Town Hall Drop In at the Discovery Center Saturday
web posted October 26, 2012
EDGEFIELD – William Smith will hold a drop in, meet and greet, at the Discovery Center tomorrow from 10:00 am- noon. Mr. Smith wants to give his constituents the opportunity to meet him, understand his campaign message and goals, and to ask him questions or voice their concerns. Again, this is a drop in. Refreshments will be served.
Edgefield Daily

Duncan Statement on New Evidence Regarding the Benghazi Attacks
web posted October 26, 2012
NATIONAL – South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan released the following statement on the Administration’s mishandling of the Benghazi attacks. "Evidence from newly obtained e-mails confirms that the White House knew within two hours that the assault on US diplomats in Benghazi was a sophisticated act of terrorism and not a violent demonstration in response to a YouTube video as previously claimed," Rep. Duncan said.
Edgefield Daily

Found Dog: Merriwether - FOUND 10.29.12
web posted October 25, 2012
MERRIWETHER – Found: Tan and white cocker spaniel, very healthy and very friendly. Located in the Merriweather community on 10/23/12.

Fire and Possible Burglary reported at Merriwether Home
web posted October 25, 2012
MERRIWETHER – A Scenic Drive woman contacted the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday afternoon about her dog being missing around 4 pm. She told the responding deputy that her live-in boyfriend of seven years had recently moved out and may have taken the dog. He had been at her home earlier wanting to reunite and she refused and he left "very angry". Hours later, a fire was reported at her home at 1:30 am Wednesday morning, she was not at home at the time.
Edgefield Daily

Sports Preview: Midland Valley at Strom Thurmond, Region Title at Stake/Senior Night
By Tim Crane
web posted October 25, 2012

SPORTS – Just a few weeks ago, at the start of region play not many would have imagined this game would have region title implications.  After all Midland Valley came into region play 1-4 with their lone win against 1A Baptist Hill and it appeared they were headed for their second consecutive 1-9 season.But Midland Valley turned things around winning four of their last five games.
Edgefield Daily

Burglary, Grand Larceny and Vandalism Reported at Sprouse Road Home
web posted October 25, 2012
WESTSIDE – The owner of a Sprouse Road home called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office Tuesday afternoon after receiving a call from a friend watching over the property while he is living in Tennessee stating that the home had been vandalized. Deputies arrived on the scene and found much more than vandalism.
Edgefield Daily

Hilltop Horror: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid!
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web posted October 25, 2012

JOHNSTON – The Hilltop Horror is welcoming thrill seekers who have the courage enter their doors and dare to make their way through twenty different "scare rooms", each with a different theme. If you don't make it through the entire haunted house you have to ring the "Bell of Shame" located at the entrance, and the bell has been ringing since the Hilltop Horror opened on October 5. "We'll be open until the last person is scared," Will Lott, one of the organizers said. The horrifying guided tour takes about 20 minutes to complete.
Edgefield Daily

Estate Auction Saturday, October 27
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web posted October 25, 2012

RIDGE SPRING – We are selling the personal property estate of the late Mrs. Helen Rutland Kneece on Saturday, October 27, at 9:30 am. This will be an excellent sale with many pieces of nice furniture, elegant glassware, vintage collectibles, many primitives, tools, and household items. The sale will be held at her home located at 1025 West Main St., Ridge Spring, S.C. 29129. Preview day of sale from 8:00 am til sale time. Please visit our website at www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

Community honors legacy, remembers 102-year-old Dr. W.G. Watson
web posted October 25, 2012
AUGUSTA / TRENTON – Many in the community are mourning the loss of Dr. W.G. Watson. He was 102 years old. Dr. Watson was in the hospital after a fall at his home this weekend. He died Wednesday morning, and now, thousands are looking back on his legacy. It's a legacy few can even hold a candle to.
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Edgefield and Saluda FFA Join Forces to Sponsor "The Encounter"
web posted October 25, 2012
PSA-JOHNSTON – The Edgefield and Saluda County Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) are sponsoring an event titled "The Encounter" on Sunday, October 28th 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Johnston Elementary School Gym located at 514 Lee Street, Johnston, SC. Join Herb and Danielle Moon for music and testimony. This event is FREE for students, parents and all community members. Bring a blanket to sit on. Concessions will be available for drinks. Don't miss this amazing event!

Senator says a national medal should mirror medal for S.C.’s fallen
web posted October 25, 2012
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Medal of Valor – a newly established decoration for South Carolinians who have lost their lives while serving in or deploying to a combat zone – was signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley at Anderson's National Guard armory on August 21, 2012. And less than two months since the signing, one of the lead legislators championing the bill is suggesting the merit of a parallel decoration, nationally.
Edgefield Daily

Sports: Hammond Set to Top 1,000 Yards Rushing
By Tim Crane
web posted October 24, 2012

SPORTS – Shrine Bowl running back Darius Hammond enters the regular season finale needing only 15 yards to amass 1000 rushing yards on the season. Hammond is averaging 8.9 yards per carry so there is a good chance it won't take him long to reach this milestone. He has 2,787 career rushing yards, just 213 shy of 3,000 yard mark. As a cohesive offensive unit the Rebels are grinding out 402 yards and 46 points per game. The Blue Steel defense is only allowing 13 points and 199 yards per game.
Edgefield Daily

South Carolina recognized among top states for doing business in Area Development survey
web posted October 24, 2012
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina has been named among the top states for key site selection criteria, according to Area Development magazine’s recent survey of highly respected site consultants who work with a nationwide client base. South Carolina ranked second overall meeting key location requirements, according to the magazine’s survey.
Edgefield Daily

Annual JET vs Merriwether Middle School Game Tonight
By Tim Crane
web posted October 24, 2012

SPORTS – The annual JET vs Merriwether Middle School football game is scheduled for Wednesday October 24th at 7pm.  It will be played at Strom Thurmond High School, admission is $5.00 and concessions will be open.  Come on out to get a look at the future Friday night stars.

Trenton Flyers Annual Candy Drop Saturday
web posted October 24, 2012
TRENTON – Get ready for the annual Trenton Flyers Candy Drop.  Kids and the young at heart are invited to join the Trenton Flyers Association Saturday October 27th at the Edgefield County Airport, Yonce Field in Trenton, for a special Halloween treat. Planes will be on display at 11:30 a.m. and candy will drop from the sky at 12:00 Noon for the children (12 and under). Rain or shine the candy will flow.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Oct. 24 - Oct. 30
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web reposted October 24, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including Top Sirloin Steaks at $3.58 a pound, Country Style Ribs at $1.78 a pound, and lettuce 4 for $5 plus many more in store savings storewide.
Edgefield Daily


Religion - God's Money and You Part 11: Debt Pt. 2
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted October 24, 2012

RELIGION – We looked at the Bible’s view of debt last week. Scripture indicates that we should never undertake debt without prayerful consideration and good reasons. Before we get into any form of debt, it is suggested by Randy Alcorn that we should ask the following questions: 
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Middle school students gear up for S.C. Bar Middle School Mock Trial Competition
web posted October 24, 2012
COUNTY – Six middle schools from the Piedmont region will compete in the S.C. Bar Regional Middle School Mock Trial Competition on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Greenville County Courthouse located at 305 E. North St. in Greenville. Participating schools include Banks Trail, Greenville Middle Academy, Johnston Edgefield Trenton (JET), Merriwether, Springfield and Sullivan.
Edgefield Daily

Next ‘Coffee with the Chairman’ Set for October 30 in Edgefield
web posted October 24, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The next Coffee with the Chairman will be held at 10 Governors in Edgefield, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 30. Edgefield County Council Chairman Dean Campbell said he is holding these Coffee meeting times about every other month to listen to citizens and be available for discussion on topics of interest.
Edgefield Daily

Rebel Regiment Takes AA Lower State Championship
web posted October 23, 2012
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond High School Rebel Regiment is the 2012 SCBDA AA Lower State Champions. They received a Superior rating for their performance Saturday, Oct 20, at West Ashley High School in Charleston. The AA Division consisted of 15 Schools from all across our great state. The show is entitled “Double Agent.” The Regiment will compete in the State Championship this Saturday.  Show time is 2:45 at Spring Valley High School in Columbia. The contest starts at 10:45 and Awards are at 4:00.
Edgefield Daily

Full Ballot of 2012 General Elections
web posted October 23, 2012
COUNTY – At the request of the Edgefield County Voter Registration Office, Edgefield Daily is providing a copy of everyone that will appear on the ballot from the presidential race on down. Write in candidates mentioned in our report on Monday will not be included in this listing.
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Estate Auction Saturday, October 27
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web posted October 23, 2012

RIDGE SPRING – We are selling the personal property estate of the late Mrs. Helen Rutland Kneece on Saturday, October 27, at 9:30 am. This will be an excellent sale with many pieces of nice furniture, elegant glassware, vintage collectibles, many primitives, tools, and household items. The sale will be held at her home located at 1025 West Main St., Ridge Spring, S.C. 29129. Preview day of sale from 8:00 am til sale time. Please visit our website at www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

Property Line Dispute Leads to Shooting of Dog
web posted October 23, 2012
WESTSIDE – A Garrett Road man and his son were marking their property line with surveyors tape Saturday afternoon when they were confronted by a neighbor. The neighbor stated the man and his son was on his property not their own. At one point the neighbor's Chow "became very aggressive" and charged the man's 6-year-old son, causing him to pull a pistol and shoot the dog six times to protect his son. The dog died from the wounds.
Edgefield Daily

The Devil in Petticoats
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web reposted October 23, 2012

EDGEFIELD – This spirited drama takes place in 1810 and portrays Edgefield’s legendary Becky Cotton who murdered her husband with an ax.This play depicts all the drama and color of Old Edgefield with a lively mixture of humor and wickedness.
for tickets call Discovery Center, (803) 637-3833 playing Oct 18-21 & Oct.25-28

Thieves Lose Trailer after Caught in the Act
web posted October 23, 2012
MERRIWETHER – Two men who were attempting to steal one or more golf carts from the yard of an Amelia Drive home just before 5 am Friday morning. The homeowner was awakened by the noise as was a neighbor and they confronted the two men, described only as black males, who jumped into the truck to flee the scene - losing the trailer hooked to the truck and leaving it behind.
Edgefield Daily

$1,000 in Yard Tools Stolen on Springhaven Drive
web posted October 23, 2012
MERRIWETHER – A Springhaven Drive man called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office on Sunday afternoon after discovering several items missing from the family's garage. The person or persons when into the unsecured garage to steal the items, though no time frame was given in incident reports released on Monday.
Edgefield Daily

Area Residents Join Operation Christmas Child Efforts during National Collection Week
web posted October 23, 2012
COUNTY – While most people in the U.S. are preparing for holiday activities, Aiken, Edgefield and surrounding area volunteers with Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind—are filling shoe box gifts with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children overseas. This year-round project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan's Purse, headed by Franklin Graham, is ramping up as local businesses, churches, schools and community groups prepare to collect 11,000 gift-filled shoe boxes during National Collection Week.
Edgefield Daily

Lost Dog: Edgefield
web posted October 23, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Lost Dog: Whitby is a miniature Schnauzer who disappeared on Sunday, October 21st from Country Club Road. He's 12 years old, has collar with both an ID with his address and a rabies tag from Johnston Animal Hospital. Please contact Janet or Tal at 803-637-5531, 315-3161 or tarboxje@bellsouth.net. Click on picture for larger view.

Elections Just 16 Days Away: County Candidates and Offices Listed
web posted October 22, 2012
COUNTY – With the 2012 General Elections just 16 days away, Edgefield Daily is providing a sample of those whose names will appear, or are running as write-in candidates, in local elections. This list is "in county" elections only. Write-in candidates' names will not be listed on the ballot. You will have to choose the "write in" option when reaching the ballot listing corresponding to the district as you vote.
Edgefield Daily


Statewide Constitutional Amendment and Explanation for General Election - November 6, 2012
web posted October 22, 2012
STATE – There will be one question on the ballot in the General Election to alter the state's constitution to allow the Governor and the Lt. Governor to run on the same ticket, not individually. Under current restrictions, each is elected separately and elected in their respective races. Below is the question and the explanations of yes and no votes.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Sheriff's Office Ranks Among Highest in Solving Crimes and Crime Prevention
web posted October 22, 2012
EDGEFIELD – According to information complied by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) comparing all 46 counties in South Carolina in several different areas of crime, Edgefield County was rated consistently as having one of the lowest crime rates in South Carolina. The formula that was used for the rankings is as follows:
Edgefield Daily

William Smith Town Hall Meeting Tonight at McKendree Family Life Center
web posted October 22, 2012
COUNTY – William Smith will hold a joint Town Hall meeting for the General Election tonight, Monday October 22nd at McKendree Family Life Center on the northside.  The meeting begins at 7:30 pm. This meeting will be different from the rest of his Town Hall meetings as other candidates have been invited, including Smith’s opponent, Mr. Norman Dorn and other various offices.  You do not want to miss this.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Oct. 18 - Oct. 23
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web reposted October 22, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including Top Sirloin Steaks at $3.98 a pound and whole Boston Pork Butts at $1.28 a pound plus many more in store savings storewide.
Edgefield Daily


Merriwether Community Coalition Meeting Tonight: Education and the Importance and Impact on Our Community
web posted October 22, 2012
MERRIWETHER – The Merriwether Community Coalition will host a panel discussion at their next meeting. Monday October 22nd at 6:30 pm at the Merriwether Elementary School cafeteria. The purpose of this meeting is to inform citizens about issues that affect our community. Education has always been an important factor whether we have children in the educational system, are seeking higher education, retraining, continuing education or simply live and work in the community.
Edgefield Daily

Concealed Weapons Class Accepting Applications for November 3 Training
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web posted October 22, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, November 3, 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.
Edgefield Daily

Thurmond Topples Gilbert 58-14
By Tim Crane
web posted October 20, 2012

SPORTS – After giving up 195 yards and 14 points in the first half the Blue Steel defense went into beast mode for the final 24 minutes of play, allowing a total of 30 yards and no points to the Gilbert Indians in the second half.  Bringing a little pressure and adjusting to man coverage was enough to stifle Gilbert quarterback Nick Spires into getting only two first downs and going three and out on four of five second half possessions.  
Edgefield Daily

Officer Assaulted at Edgefield Hospital by Patient
web posted October 20, 2012
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy that transported a man to the Edgefield County Hospital Thursday on an "order of detention" from the Probate Court became enraged and began yelling and cursing hospital staff. After repeated verbal orders by the deputy to stop yell and sit down the man told the deputy he would kill him. Not long afterwards a scuffle broke out and additional officers were called to assist the deputy.
Edgefield Daily

One Injured in Rear End Collision in Edgefield
web posted October 20, 2012
EDGEFIELD – One woman was injured in a rear-end collision at the intersection of Augusta Road and the Bypass Friday just after noon. The crash blocked all traffic on Augusta Road as emergency crews worked to immobilize the driver of the read car and fire fighters were using oil-dry to contain oil and other fluids streaming from the heavily damaged car. 
Edgefield Daily

Estate Auction Saturday, October 27
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web posted October 20, 2012

RIDGE SPRING – We are selling the personal property estate of the late Mrs. Helen Rutland Kneece on Saturday, October 27, at 9:30 am. This will be an excellent sale with many pieces of nice furniture, elegant glassware, vintage collectibles, many primitives, tools, and household items. The sale will be held at her home located at 1025 West Main St., Ridge Spring, S.C. 29129. Preview day of sale from 8:00 am til sale time. Please visit our website at www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

Football Friday Night: Rebels Head to Gilbert
web posted October 12, 2012
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will travel to Gilbert tonight. Kick off is at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game or you are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here. Edgefield Daily will have Sports Editor Tim Crane's report on the game for Saturday.

Ryan's Dream Center Burglarized: Citizen Provides Tip
web posted October 19, 2012
TRENTON – Ryan's Dream Center on the 3300 block of Highway 19 near Trenton was targeted in a burglary with over $5,000 of home accessories, appliances and furniture stolen. The owner arrived and called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office to report the crime. The persons forced their way into the building through a rear doorway.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Oct. 18 - Oct. 23
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web reposted October 19, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including Top Sirloin Steaks at $3.98 a pound and whole Boston Pork Butts at $1.28 a pound plus many more in store savings storewide.
Edgefield Daily


Sports: Thurmond vs Gilbert Preview
By Tim Crane
web posted October 19, 2012

SPORTS – The 7-1 Rebels will take their unblemished region record to Gilbert Friday night looking to knock off the Indians for a fifth consecutive year. Coming off a very impressive 42-7 win over previously unbeaten and # 3 ranked Swansea, Thurmond must stay focused and come out ready because Gilbert will have upset on their minds.
Edgefield Daily

JET Middle School Students get Hands On Gardening Lessons
web posted October 19, 2012
JOHNSTON – Mrs. Arthur’s classes at JET Middle School are learning about plants and plant life through hands on gardening. These students have an area where they plant crops, take care of them and harvest them. A few of her students are pictured here with Mrs. Arthur tending to their cool weather crops.
Edgefield Daily

Time for a Public Financial Code of Conduct in SC
By S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom
web posted October 19, 2012

COLUMBIA – For many hardworking South Carolinians focused on doing the right thing every day, the embezzlement of public funds might seem to rarely occur in the Palmetto State – you know, one of those crimes limited to corrupt, big-city politics.
However, the exact opposite is true.
Edgefield Daily

Gov. Nikki Haley announces S.C. Commission on Ethics Reform
web posted October 19, 2012
COLUMBIA – Governor Nikki Haley today established by executive order the South Carolina Commission on Ethics Reform, an independent eleven-member panel co-chaired by former South Carolina Attorneys General Henry McMaster and Travis Medlock, to comprehensively review, update and strengthen state ethics and open records laws.
Edgefield Daily

Advertiser Report of "Voting Machine" being Available at the Center False
web posted October 18, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Daily began receiving calls and emails about rumors that Edgefield County Councilman Norman Dorn would make a "voting machine" available to voters at the Democrat Party Headquarters at the Community Center on Macedonia Street in Edgefield earlier this week. Then on Wednesday a listing in the Edgefield Advertiser continued spreading misinformation when it echoed the same in a "Here&There" listing in their Wednesday edition.
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Man Flown to Trauma Center after Collision
web posted October 18, 2012
JOHNSTON – A 57-year-old Johnston man driving a tractor with a bush hog on Edisto Street was struck from behind by a Chevrolet Suburban as the tractor was attempting to make a left turn on to Mobley Street around 3 pm. The man was thrown from the tractor during the collision and was trapped between the two vehicles with his legs pinned underneath the tractor.
Edgefield Daily

Estate Auction Saturday, October 27
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web posted October 18, 2012

RIDGE SPRING – We are selling the personal property estate of the late Mrs. Helen Rutland Kneece on Saturday, October 27, at 9:30 am. This will be an excellent sale with many pieces of nice furniture, elegant glassware, vintage collectibles, many primitives, tools, and household items. The sale will be held at her home located at 1025 West Main St., Ridge Spring, S.C. 29129. Preview day of sale from 8:00 am til sale time. Please visit our website at www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

Cardinal Drive Home Targeted Twice in One Day
web posted October 18, 2012
COUNTY LINE – A Cardinal Drive man called the Sheriff's Office after waking up and discovering that someone had stolen the battery out of his SUV sometime overnight. A deputy responded and noted that the SUV was locked when the man went to bed and when he went out to leave. Later in the day the couple called back, this time reporting a burglary after the man left for about a three hour period that afternoon.
Edgefield Daily

Hilltop Horror: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid!
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web posted October 18, 2012

JOHNSTON – The Hilltop Horror is welcoming thrill seekers who have the courage enter their doors and dare to make their way through twenty different "scare rooms", each with a different theme. If you don't make it through the entire haunted house you have to ring the "Bell of Shame" located at the entrance, and the bell has been ringing since the Hilltop Horror opened on October 5. "We'll be open until the last person is scared," Will Lott, one of the organizers said. The horrifying guided tour takes about 20 minutes to complete.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County GOP to Hold Meeting in Merriwether Oct. 23
web posted October 18, 2012
MERRIWETHER – The Edgefield County Republican Party is having its last meeting before Election Day. We will hear a few words from Representative Bill Hixon and Senator Shane Massey. Please join us at 7pm on October 23rd at the Merriwether Fire Station,1879 W Martintown Rd. Remember, our headquarters at 116 Courthouse Square on the Edgefield Town Square has signs from our local candidates as well as bumper stickers and yard signs from the Romney/Ryan campaign. 
Edgefield Daily

Threats to Assassinate Romney Explode After Debate
Warning: Vulgar quotes included in linked report
web posted October 18, 2012
Despite numerous media outlets attempting to downplay the issue, Twitter exploded last night following the debate with new threats from Obama supporters to assassinate Mitt Romney if he defeats Obama in the presidential race. As we reported yesterday, in addition to threats by Obama supporters to riot if Romney wins, innumerable Twitter users are also making direct death threats against Romney
InfoWars.com

Edgefield Home Robbed of Guns, Electronics
web posted October 17, 2012
EDGEFIELD – A Youngblood Road man called the Sheriff's Office after arriving home Monday afternoon around 5:30 and finding his home had been targeted by burglars. In addition to stealing a flat screen TV, the person or persons also made off with a gun safe filled with guns.
Edgefield Daily

Religion - God's Money and You Part 10: Debt
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted October 17, 2012

RELIGION – Last week we solved the problem of poverty in America and this week we solve the debt crisis! We are pretty good are we not! Now as we talk about debt, we are speaking to just about everyone, me included. The question for us is how should we view debt? Is debt a problem? Is debt indicative of a deeper spiritual problem?
Edgefield Daily

Same Day Mammogram Results Help Ease Women’s Worries
web posted October 17, 2012
AUGUSTA – Mammograms continue to be the most effective method for detecting breast cancer in women.  Doctors Hospital has recently implemented measures to inform women about mammogram results within 24 hours of the screening. The results have been resoundingly positive; in most cases patients can put their minds at ease by receiving a favorable result faster.
Edgefield Daily

Reporters Preparing to Cover Debate By Drinking Free Beer
web posted October 17, 2012
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Some of the reporters covering tonight’s presidential debate at Hofstra University in Long Island may be F.W.I.–filing while intoxicated. Anheuser-Busch is apparently a sponsor of tonight’s rhetorical battle and the beer company has set up a “hospitality tent” outside the media filing center where reporters are being treated to free food, brews and souvenir glasses.
Politicker.com

Vinny's Pizzeria Burglarized
web posted October 16, 2012
MERRIWETHER – Workers arriving at Vinny's Pizzeria on West Martintown Road Monday afternoon found the main door shattered and called 911 to report the burglary around 2:30 pm. Investigators and the Edgefield County Sheriff's Crime Scene Unit arrived to secure the scene and collect as much evidence as possible. The only thing reported missing were two flat screen TV's that sat above the rear bar area.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Man Hits Aiken County's Most Wanted List
web posted October 16, 2012
COUNTY – An Edgefield County man has topped the Aiken County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted list after being charged with burglary in the first degree and grand larceny stemming from a burglary in Aiken County. According to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office officers should use caution when approaching 21-year old Joshua Alexander Bush.
Edgefield Daily

Sports: Rebel Stats and Wins Keep Growing
By Tim Crane
web posted October 16, 2012

SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Fighting Rebels continue to rack up yards, points and wins as the season progresses. The statistics for the first eight games have been released showing the strength of the Rebel team.
Edgefield Daily

Shots Fired into Walker Road Home
web posted October 16, 2012
EDGEFIELD – A Walker Road woman called the Sheriff's Office Saturday morning after discovering someone had fired at least one bullet into the home while she was away for a few hours Friday night. She did not discover the damage until around 10 am Saturday. A nearby family member reported seeing headlights in the driveway and hearing "gunshots" around 8 pm, but did not notify law enforcement.
Edgefield Daily

Estate Auction Saturday, October 27
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web posted October 16, 2012

RIDGE SPRING – We are selling the personal property estate of the late Mrs. Helen Rutland Kneece on Saturday, October 27, at 9:30 am. This will be an excellent sale with many pieces of nice furniture, elegant glassware, vintage collectibles, many primitives, tools, and household items. The sale will be held at her home located at 1025 West Main St., Ridge Spring, S. C. 29129.  Preview day of sale from 8:00 am til sale time. Please visit our website at www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

Edgefield Xtreme Majors Defeat Legends 4-1
By John Brown
web posted October 16, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Behind a two hit performance from pitchers William Prince, Michael Feagin and Jikeal Brown, the Edgefield Xtreme Majors notched a 4-1 victory over a young Legends team in Aiken Wednesday night. William Prince would get the start on the hill and work two innings, giving up 2 hits, while walking one and striking out six.
Edgefield Daily

The Devil in Petticoats
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web reposted October 16, 2012

EDGEFIELD – This spirited drama takes place in 1810 and portrays Edgefield’s legendary Becky Cotton who murdered her husband with an ax.This play depicts all the drama and color of Old Edgefield with a lively mixture of humor and wickedness.
for tickets call Discovery Center, (803) 637-3833 playing Oct 18-21 & Oct.25-28

Edgefield County Council Chairman’s October Update
By Dean Campbell
web posted October 16, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County has had two industrial announcements this year by companies that have been in the county for many years, US Fibers and Bondex. Bondex, the most recent announcement, has been in Edgefield County since 1997. (US Fibers announced their expansion earlier this year.) Bondex plans to invest $ 6.4 million and create 13 new full time jobs. We are very proud of our existing industrial companies, and we know that 85 percent of all new capital investment and job announcements come from these existing companies.
Edgefield Daily

Adopt-A-Highway Moves from SCDOT to PalmettoPride
web posted October 16, 2012
STATE – The SC Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and PalmettoPride announce a new partnership with the statewide litter cleanup program Adopt-A-Highway. Beginning on October 15, 2012, PalmettoPride will assume management of the successful program of more than 2,500 local volunteer groups.
Edgefield Daily

District 1 County Council Candidate William Smith to Hold Town Hall Meeting Tuesday
web posted October 15, 2012
COUNTY – William Smith will hold his first Town Hall meeting for the General Election this Tuesday, October 16th at Macedonia Community Center. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm. Mr. Smith wants to give his constituents the opportunity to meet him, understand his campaign message and goals, and to ask him questions or voice their concerns.
Edgefield Daily

United Way of Edgefield County Supports Programs That Help Local Citizens
web posted October 15, 2012
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.
Edgefield Daily

Merriwether Community Coalition Meeting: Education and the Importance and Impact on Our Community
web posted October 15, 2012
MERRIWETHER – The Merriwether Community Coalition will host a panel discussion at their next meeting. Monday October 22nd at 6:30 pm at the Merriwether Elementary School cafeteria. The purpose of this meeting is to inform citizens about issues that affect our community. Education has always been an important factor whether we have children in the educational system, are seeking higher education, retraining, continuing education or simply live and work in the community.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Oct. 10 - Oct. 16
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web reposted October 15, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including Jumbo Split Chicken Breasts at .98 a pound and pork spareribs at $1.98 a pound plus many more in store savings storewide.
Edgefield Daily


Dr. Gordineer awarded with MCG’s Outstanding Clinical Teaching Award
web posted October 15, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Dr. Elizabeth Gordineer has been awarded with MCG’s Outstanding Clinical Teaching award. Dr. Gordineer has been a physician in Edgefield since 1995. She currently is the Medical Director for Peach Tree Medical Center.  Over the past couple of years Dr. Gordineer has allowed PA students to come under her wing to show them family medicine in a rural setting.
Edgefield Daily

Concealed Weapons Class Accepting Applications for November 3 Training
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web posted October 15, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Palmetto State Training LLC is offering a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, November 3, 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.
Edgefield Daily

Wear it Pink Day and a Breast Cancer walk October 15
web posted October 15, 2012
PSA - JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Career Center HOSA chapter is sponsoring a Wear it Pink Day and a Breast Cancer walk October 15, 2012. The walk will start at 3:30pm in front of the Strom Thurmond Career Center. Everyone in the community is
invited to participate. All donations will be given directly to Georgia Health Sciences University Cancer Research Center in Augusta, Georgia. Please join us in this fight against cancer.

12th Annual Blessing of the Animals this Saturday
web posted October 15, 2012
TRENTON – The Episcopal Church of the Ridge will host the 12th Annual Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, October 21st at 3 p.m. in the churchyard of Our Savior in Trenton (off of Hwy 121 on Church St.) Bring your pet on a leash or in a carrier.  Refreshments will be served to the congregation and their pets. The offering will be donated to our local food bank for help purchasing pet food. Rain or shine.

Rebels Tame Swansea 42-7, Sawyer Captures 100th Win
By Tim Crane / Photo Bill Hart
web posted October 13, 2012

SPORTS – It was prepped as the state’s premiere game this week and was living up to all the hype until 11:29 to play in the 2nd quarter with a score of 7-7 after a Swansea touchdown. That’s when Rebel Shrine Bowl running back Darius Hammond took a handoff and went to his left side behind linemen Montell Webb and Salathian Simpkins, then burst up the field for a 57 yard touchdown run, depleting all momentum Swansea had just gained when they tied the game on the previous play from scrimmage.
Edgefield Daily

The Journey of a Winner; Sawyer gets 100th Career Victory, Ties McAlister at STHS with 91
By Tim Crane / Photo Bill Hart
web posted October 13, 2012

SPORTS – Lee Sawyer, a product of Saluda High, began his coaching career at Batesburg-Leesville Middle School in the early 1980’s. Gary Smallen, then head coach at Batesburg-Leesville High hired Sawyer straight out of college. After two years Sawyer made the transition to high school coaching as an assistant under legendary coach Keith McAlister at Strom Thurmond. This came after a few friends playing on their Tidwell Jeweler’s softball team mentioned to Lee, he’d be a good fit as a Rebel and after a phone call from Sawyer’s father to Keith McAlister.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Teen Facing Multiple Felony Charges for Burglary
web posted October 13, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police have arrested an Edgefield teen again on charges of burglary and larceny solving a number of cases recently. Shamall Mendaz Dugar, 17, was already out on a Personal Recognizance bond (no cash bond posted) from a burglary in December of last year at the time of his arrest. He is now being held on a total of $14,260 in Surety bonds.
Edgefield Daily

Burglars Target Trenton Home, Steal Weapons Only
web posted October 13, 2012
TRENTON – A Tennessee Walker Lane man called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office after arriving home and finding a total of six shotguns and rifles along with three scopes valued at a total of $3,200. The homeowner also showed deputies a hat in the driveway that did not belong to him.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Xtreme Minors Defeat Gilbert 8-5
By John Brown
web posted October 13, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Behind the strong pitching of Tracen Maroney, the Edgefield Xtreme Minors notched a big win Thursday night in Batesburg. Head Coach, Jason Mims would start Maroney on the hill and get two solid innings of work from the young right-hander. On the night, Maroney would face 8 batters, striking out 6 while allowing only one hit and one base on balls.
Edgefield Daily

Fox Creek Student Caught Stealing Purse
web posted October 13, 2012
MERRIWETHER – Another pep rally has been marred at a local school, this time at Fox Creek Charter High School on October 5, though the theft was not reported until a week later. When an Edgefield County Sheriff's deputy arrived at the school administrators were able to provide video footage showing the student picking up the Coach purse and then leaving the area.
Edgefield Daily

Two Women Robbed at Gunpoint Wednesday night
web posted October 12, 2012
MERRIWETHER – Two women called 911 after they were approached by two men and robbed at gunpoint while sitting in a car in the driveway of a Royal Place home just after 10 pm Wednesday. The armed men demanded the women's pocketbooks and the keys to the car. One woman gave up her pocketbook to the second robber before the driver sped away to escape. The men were seen jumping into a dark colored vehicle and fled towards North Augusta.
Edgefield Daily

Football Friday Night: Rebels Head to Swansea
web posted October 12, 2012
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will travel to Swansea tonight. Kick off is at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game or you are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here. Edgefield Daily will have Sports Editor Tim Crane's report on the game for Saturday.

Graniteville Man Arrested after Armed Confrontation at Edgefield Business
web posted October 12, 2012
EDGEFIELD – A Graniteville man is behind bars after pointing a gun at an Edgefield business owner who had repossessed his car and threatened to kill the businessman on Wednesday afternoon. Jalen Devaughn Simpkins, 19, was arrested near the scene on Jeter Street and the pistol recovered from Simpkins was found to be stolen out of Aiken County, adding to the charges.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Oct. 10 - Oct. 16
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web reposted October 12, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including Jumbo Split Chicken Breasts at .98 a pound and pork spareribs at $1.98 a pound plus many more in store savings storewide.
Edgefield Daily

Man Accused in Beating of Johnston Woman Surrenders
web posted October 12, 2012
EDGEFIELD – A Ridge Spring man wanted in connection to the brutal beating of a Johnston woman on October 2 turned himself in at the Edgefield County Detention Center on Tuesday. Gregory William Hallback, 37, was booked on charges of assault and battery in the second degree and malicious injury to personal property and later released on a total of $5,000 in Surety bonds.
Edgefield Daily

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis Announces Savings of $67 Million from New Bond Refinance for State Infrastructure Bank
web posted October 12, 2012
COLUMBIA – State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announces the state has reached agreement to refinance $425 million of State Infrastructure Bank revenue bonds.  Refinancing will save taxpayers approximately $67 million. The interest rate was lowered while not changing the final repayment date.
Edgefield Daily.com

Merriwether Property Target of Most Recent Burglary
web posted October 11, 2012
MERRIWETHER – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office was called to a reported burglary on the 2500 block of Martintown Road on Tuesday that saw nearly $6,000 worth of property stolen, including two guns.
Edgefield Daily

Premiere Showdown: Rebels Travel to Undefeated Swansea
By Tim Crane
web posted October 11, 2012

SPORTS – If you don’t like standing, get there early. This is the premiere game in the state Friday night. Two top ten teams, head coaches that were assistants at the opposing school, two of the top defenses in the state, two wide open offenses, three Shrine Bowl players, and quite possibly a region title on the line.
Edgefield Daily

Hilltop Horror: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid!
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web posted October 11, 2012

JOHNSTON – The Hilltop Horror is welcoming thrill seekers who have the courage enter their doors and dare to make their way through twenty different "scare rooms", each with a different theme. If you don't make it through the entire haunted house you have to ring the "Bell of Shame" located at the entrance, and the bell has been ringing since the Hilltop Horror opened on October 5. "We'll be open until the last person is scared," Will Lott, one of the organizers said. The horrifying guided tour takes about 20 minutes to complete.
Edgefield Daily

Federal Court upholds SC voter ID law
web posted October 11, 2012
WASHINGTON DC – The South Carolina Voter ID law has been upheld by the Federal Courts on Wednesday, however; the law cannot take effect until next year, the court ruled. The law, requiring voters to present a photo ID in order to vote, was ruled constitutional by the three presiding Appeals Court Judges in Washington. The US Justice Department at the direction of Attorney General Eric Holder blocked the implementation of the law after it was passed in 2011 and Gov. Haley and the state filed to appeal the decision.
Edgefield Daily

School Board Focus on SAT Scores, Challanged on Technology
By Anne Waits
web posted October 11, 2012

JOHNSTON – The regularly scheduled Edgefield County School Board meeting Tuesday night focused primarily on SAT scores, extension of a Youth Employment Services Grant and the first reading of Policy JH-Student Attendance, Absences and Excuses. During the public comments portion of the meeting, Jim Jackson, a concerned citizen, gave a brief presentation on the importance of technology in the schools.
Edgefield Daily

Two Rebels Make Shrine Bowl
By Tim Crane
web posted October 11, 2012

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond linebacker Aaron Cook and runningback Darrius Hammond have been selected to participate in the 76th Annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolina’s. This only the third time in school history two players have been selected in the same year.
Edgefield Daily

Religion - God's Money and You Part 9: Poverty
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted October 11, 2012

RELIGION – We have election coming up and the economy is one of the chief issues. Each party has a different view on how best to ignite the economy and help the poor of our nation. Now I am not very political anymore, I am not saying that we should not be well informed on the issues or that we should not vote, but that sometimes we can place too much hope in an elected official and forget that our ultimate hope lies in Christ. But aside from that, the question of how to best care for the poor is an important question. One that Christians cannot ignore.
Edgefield Daily

V.C. Summer Nuclear Station Starts Refueling Outage
web posted October 11, 2012
JENKINSVILLE, S.C. – South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), principal subsidiary of SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG), will take Unit 1 at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station offline Oct. 12 to begin a scheduled refueling outage. The outage, which follows an 18-month operating cycle, is the 20th for V.C. Summer since the station began commercial operation in 1984.
Edgefield Daily


School District Supports Criminal Charges of Disruptive Students at Pep Rally
web posted October 10, 2012
JOHNSTON – At least seven students have been charged or referred to the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) in complaint form following a fight following last Friday night's Homecoming Pep Rally. As the students were moving to the busses a fight broke out between two set of students. As the four began fighting three others taunted them and then obstructed Principal Jill Jett and Asst. Principal Louis Scott from breaking up the fight.
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Town Council Addresses Assorted Issues
By Anne Waits
web posted October 10, 2012

JOHNSTON – In the regularly scheduled Johnston Town Council meeting Monday night, few new items were addressed but ongoing discussions were held on several old items of business. During the public comments section of the meeting, Lucky Davis spoke to Council about the large cedar tree in front of Johnston Elementary School. Davis said the tree was obstructing the view and she would like to see it moved somewhere else. She was informed that the Town was already aware of the matter and had plans to use the tree to decorate elsewhere.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County GOP Opens HQ on Town Square
web posted October 10, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Republican Party is pleased to announce the opening of its headquarters at 116 Courthouse Square on the Edgefield Town Square.  We will have signs from our local candidates as well as Romney/Ryan gear such as bumper stickers and yard signs.
Edgefield Daily

Columbia Road Home Robbed of over $20,000 in Jewelry and Electronics
web posted October 10, 2012
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield woman arrived home from work Monday afternoon to find her back door kicked in and called the Sheriff's Office. Deputies arrived minutes later and cleared the home and found no one inside. After the owner entered the home was the totality of the burglary realized.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Oct. 10 - Oct. 16
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web reposted October 10, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including Jumbo Split Chicken Breasts at .98 a pound and pork spareribs at $1.98 a pound plus many more in store savings storewide.
Edgefield Daily

Burglars Strike within 30 Minute Window
web posted October 10, 2012
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield woman called the Sheriff's Office to report making a short trip to town only to arrive at their Meeting Street home to find the back door kicked in and their house burglarized Monday morning. The woman said she left the home around 11:15 am and returned at 11:45 am to discover the theft.
Edgefield Daily

Three Vehicle Thefts Reported over Weekend
web posted October 9, 2012
COUNTY – Stolen vehicles seemed to be a hot item this past weekend with a collectable Mercedes Benz among three vehicles stolen between Friday and Sunday. The Benz was the first to be reported stolen on Friday afternoon by a Merriwether man on Stephens Road.
Edgefield Daily

Allie Jhant Crowned Miss Homecoming 2012
web posted October 9, 2012
JOHNSTON – The wait is over. The 2012 Strom Thurmond Homecoming Queen was announced and crowned at the Homecoming game Friday night against Airport. Crowned as queen was Allie Jhant who was escorted by her father Philip Jhant. 1st runner-up, Shanae Marshall was escorted by her father Keati Buchanal. There was a tie for second runner-up.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Daily Seeks Election Workers
web reposted October 9, 2012
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily is currently seeking at least 8 people to work a one hour shift, or less, at selected election precincts for the November 6 elections. Details of the jobs will be provided to perspective applicants. Average pay per position is $25 for the one hour commitment.
Edgefield Daily

Rebels Rack Up Points and Yards in Week 7 Stats
By Tim Crane
web posted October 9, 2012

SPORTS – The Rebels continue to rack up the points and offensive yards, while the Blue Steel defense is totally dominating the field. The week 7 stats are now available below.
Edgefield Daily

The Devil in Petticoats
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted October 9, 2012

EDGEFIELD – This spirited drama takes place in 1810 and portrays Edgefield’s legendary Becky Cotton who murdered her husband with an ax.This play depicts all the drama and color of Old Edgefield with a lively mixture of humor and wickedness.
for tickets call Discovery Center, (803) 637-3833 playing Oct 18-21 & Oct.25-28

Fights Disrupt Rebel Pep Rally
web posted October 9, 2012
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Homecoming Pep Rally was marred by a fight that broke out during the event that led to at least one arrest. Details of the situation have still not been released by the School District or the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office. According to registered booking reports, no student appeared in the listings leading us to suspect the arrest or arrests to be juvenile offenders.
Edgefield Daily

The Strom Thurmond FFA Still has Fall Plants for Sale
web posted October 9, 2012
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond FFA still has fall plants for sale to help decorate your yard or home for the fall. All plants are available between 8 am and 3 pm at the greenhouse located just behind the football stadium.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Theatre Company Seeks Cast Members
web posted October 9, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Theatre Company will hold auditions for its Christmas production, "Christmas Belles" by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. The show will be presented in December at the theatre, 405 Main Street in Edgefield. The play is directed by Tony Baughman
Edgefield Daily

Trenton Man Accused of Child Molestation Arrested Again in Georgia
web posted October 8, 2012
CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA – Nikki Ray Smith, 31, formerly a self-proclaimed martial arts "master" who was arrested in July of 2007 for sexual assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct in the first degree against a young girl in Edgefield County has been arrested again, this time in Canton Georgia on far more serious charges on September 28.
Edgefield Daily

Local Law Enforcement Members attend Support One Fundraiser
web posted October 8, 2012
AIKEN – Edgefield County Law Officer Association members Michael Ford, Robert Velasco (NAPS), Jimmy Florida (ECSO), Josh Corley (JPD), and Chris Chavous attended the Support One Pancake Breakfast on October 6. Support One founders Michael Ford and Chris Chavous held the fundraiser at Fatz cafe in Aiken. Support One donated a $200 Wal-Mart gift card to the Edgefield County Law Officer's Association.
Edgefield Daily

Opinion - Smith: "Ask Yourself These Questions" in Dist. 1 Race
web posted October 8, 2012
Dear Editor,
Over the last ten months, my campaign team and I have been spreading the message throughout District 1 that the voices of so many go unheard.  Our main mission in seeking office is to restore the voice of ALL people throughout the district.  We are gaining ground every day and with your help, we will take back our district. 
Edgefield Daily

Is Your Pet Protected?
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web posted October 8, 2012

EDGEFIELD – In Edgefield County there have been three reported cases of rabies this year and over 100 across the state. If you own a dog, cat or ferret you are required to have them vaccinated against rabies. The Edgefield Veterinarian Clinic is offering vaccinations for $6 for the month of October.
Edgefield Daily

Lost Dog - FOUND
web posted October 8, 2012
Lost Dog- In the Sweetwater- Republican Rd. area. Black Male long-haired Akita mix with white chest. He weighs 55 lbs. and has a red collar. He is very shy and will not come to you. Please call [removed].

Manhunt for Man Wanted for Attempted Murder in Johnston Friday
web posted October 6, 2012
JOHNSTON – All eyes were on Johnston Friday afternoon after a man wanted for attempted murder was spotted near downtown. Johnston Police and Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies converged on the area in hopes of locating 24-year-old Ricky Martin Jr. who has five warrants for attempted murder hanging over his head resulting from an incident at John's Club on Saturday, September 29, around 1:30 am.
Edgefield Daily

Rebels Ground Airport 41-6
By Tim Crane
web posted October 6, 2012

SPORTS –It was Homecoming in Johnston and the Strom Thurmond Rebels did what they were supposed to do on the festive night, grounding Airport 41-6 with a lethal defense that allowed just 45 yards and four first downs until the 4th quarter when the starting core came out. 
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United Way of Edgefield County Supports Programs That Help Others
web posted October 6, 2012
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.
Edgefield Daily

Man charged after allegedly touching girl inappropriately at Aiken Walmart
web posted October 6, 2012
AIKEN – A 44-year-old Aiken man turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday for allegedly touching a 10-year-old girl inappropriately at the Walmart on Whiskey Road in July. David Dean Nowak was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. He was placed in the Aiken County detention center under $50,000 bond.
Aiken Standard

County EMA offers Weather Spotter Class
web posted October 6, 2012
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with the National Weather Service out of Columbia will be presenting a Weather Spotter Class on October 18, 2012 at 6:00 PM. The class will be held at the EMS Building at 35 Star Road, Edgefield. Please call Sandy at 637-2123 to register for the class.

FaceBooked - Teens Charged after Video Posted Online
web posted October 5, 2012
COUNTY – A mother of a Strom Thurmond student called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday after the discovery of her son being assaulted during school in a video uploaded to FaceBook. In the video, one teen, who is filming the assault, says "Here it is" twice before the second teen punches the unsuspecting victim in the back of the head while he was performing an assignment.
Edgefield Daily

Football Friday Night: Rebels Host Airport
web reposted October 5, 2012
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will play host to Brookland Cayce tonight. Kick off is at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game or you are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here. Edgefield Daily will have Sports Editor Tim Crane's report on the game for Saturday.

Fair Price Food Center Specials Oct. 1 - Oct. 7
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web reposted October 5, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including chicken leg quarters at $0.58 a pound and boneless pork sirloin chops at $1.78 a pound and many more savings storewide.
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Guest Column: Success of  Mount Vintage Plantation Home Owner's Association
By Linda Vola
web posted October 5, 2012

GUEST COLUMN – Mount Vintage Plantation is a vibrant Community, only 20 minutes from downtown Augusta. In the recent past it suffered from the bickering and legal battles of it's two developers, who dragged down the beautiful Community with it.  When two children fight and get mean it can be ugly. In this case the Community, it's grounds and it's reputation suffered.
Edgefield Daily

Domestic Violence Walk
web posted October 5, 2012
PSA - COUNTY – October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join us as we join others in the 6th Annual Mayor's Walk Against Domestic Violence. The walk will take place on Saturday, October 13th at Finlay Park (930 Laurel Street) in Columbia, SC. This walk is FREE to the public and will begin at 9am sharp. Men, women, boys, and girls are encouraged to come out and be the voice of people against domestic violence. To register with our team, please contact Gladys Mason at 803-384-0310.

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Contributes $25,000 to Local Red Cross
web posted October 5, 2012
AIKEN – Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) has strengthened the American Red Cross, Aiken Area Chapter’s ability to respond to disasters in Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell and Edgefield counties.  SRNS made a $25,000 donation to sponsor a new disaster relief vehicle that the Aiken Area Chapter relies upon in order to immediately respond to families that are in need following a home fire or other local disaster.
Edgefield Daily

The State Guard – Much More Than a Military Fraternity
By Richard Eckstrom
web posted October 5, 2012

STATE – In today’s uncertain economy, lots of college students are anxious about finding good jobs in their chosen career fields. That seems to have become a fact of life today even for the approximately 2,300 cadets enrolled at South Carolina’s prestigious military college, The Citadel.
Edgefield Daily

Ridge Spring Man Sought after Brutal Attack on Johnston Woman
web posted October 4, 2012
JOHNSTON – Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a disturbance on the 400 block of Old Plank Road just after 11 pm Tuesday night that led to multiple incident locations and a brutal beating of a Johnston woman that includes her attacker allegedly running her off the road to continue the attack after she fled the initial attack. Edgefield County and Saluda County Deputies searched the area in an effort to locate the suspect to no avail.
Edgefield Daily

Sports Preview: Homecoming, Airport Visits Thurmond
By Tim Crane
web posted October 4, 2012

SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels (5-1) will host the Airport Eagle (3-3) Friday night for Homecoming. This is the second region game of the season. Airport is 0-1 in region play after losing to Swansea 22-0 last week. The Eagle’s average 20 points on offense and give up 20 points per game on defense. Offensively they will show a lot of formations ranging from the power I to the spread.
Edgefield Daily

Merriwether Fire Department Open House this Saturday
web posted October 4, 2012
MERRIWETHER – If you are looking for something to do this weekend in Merriwether, there is fun, food, and tours at the Merriwether Fire Department's Annual Open House this Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm - rain or shine. The growingly popular event allows residents to meet the volunteer firefighters, inspect equipment, and there are a number of activities and give-aways planned for children of all ages. Come out to support these fine men and women who serve the community 24/7.

Edgefield Daily Seeks Election Workers
web posted October 4, 2012
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily is currently seeking at least 8 people to work a one hour shift, or less, at selected election precincts for the November 6 elections. Details of the jobs will be provided to perspective applicants. Average pay per position is $25 for the one hour commitment.
Edgefield Daily

They're Back… Hilltop Horror Opens Friday
web posted October 4, 2012
JOHNSTON – After taking a year off, the organizers of the Hilltop Horror House are back at work and will be open for business every weekend in October. In 2010 the group, mostly law enforcement officers, started the haunted house to raise money for a fellow officer's daughter injured in a tragic car crash. Little did they know that it would be one of the most sought out haunted houses in the CSRA. This year they have returned with a new charity, and an even more frightening adventure for thrill seekers.
Edgefield Daily

Green Berets to converge on South Carolina in 2014
web posted October 4, 2012
COLUMBIA – The U.S. Army Special Forces Association’s national convention will be held in S.C., June 9 – June 15, 2014. And Columbia and Charleston will serve as dual-destination cities for the annual celebration
Edgefiueld Daily

Property Taxes to See Slight Drop, Rearden Honored as Oldest African-American in US
web posted October 3, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council meeting Tuesday night saw a number of split votes and one agenda item voted down. Among the positives was a Resolution in honor of Ms. Mamie Rearden, a lifelong resident of Edgefield County, who recently celebrated her 114th birthday and news that property taxes may be a little lower this year.
Edgefield Daily

Brothers Plea Guilty to Robbery
web posted October 3, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Three brothers charged in connection to an ambush armed robbery of a Trenton store owner in July of 2008 have plead guilty following the guilty plead of Edward Fargo McKenzie on Monday. McKenzie's sentencing was deferred until a later date.
Edgefield Daily

A Look Around AAA Lower State this Week
By Tim Crane
web posted October 3, 2012

SPORTS – It’s hard to believe we’ve crossed the midway point of the regular season, but time flies when you have fun. Teams are beginning to fall into place and things are starting to shape up with just one week of region play down and four remaining.  Hartsville continues to lead all of AAA in scoring by averaging 50 points per outing through their first six games. Strom Thurmond is second in the low state, racking up nearly 46 points per game.  Swansea leads the entire class in defense, allowing a mere 40 points in their first six games with two shutouts.
Edgefield Daily


Fair Price Food Center Specials Oct. 1 - Oct. 7
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web reposted October 3, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including chicken leg quarters at $0.58 a pound and boneless pork sirloin chops at $1.78 a pound and many more savings storewide.
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Religion - God's Money and You Part 8: Testing God
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted October 3, 2012

RELIGION – So we are moving along in our series on money. I pray your money is honoring God more than it was and you are experiencing the joy of using money the way that God intended. One question that I get pretty frequently is “How much should I give?” This question can take two forms: a sincere form that just wants to make sure they are giving enough and the other form that wants to make sure they are not giving too much.
Edgefield Daily

Woman Reports theft of Jewelry, Silver Coins, Silver Certificates
web posted October 3, 2012
EDGEFIELD – A North Augusta woman called the Sheriff's Office to report approximately $5,000 in jewelry and silver missing from a storage unit she rents in Edgefield. The 68-year-old woman told the deputy she first discovered the theft two weeks ago.
Edgefield Daily

County, School District Mourns Passing of Student
web posted October 1, 2012   7:50 pm
COUNTY – Strom Thurmond High School students were mourning the loss of one of their own after the sudden death of 15-year-old Tyler Wayne Morgan after he was discovered unconscious and unresponsive on the floor of his bedroom floor on Sunday. He was pronounced dead at his home a short time later. Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett said the cause of death in undetermined at this time.
Edgefield Daily

Armed Robber Admits Guilt in Robberies, Shootings, and other Crimes
web posted October 2, 2012
EDGEFIELD – A man charged in connection to a myriad of violent crimes plead guilty on Monday before Circuit Court Judge William Keesley to one count of armed robbery and agreed to testify against his fellow defendants in other cases including a shooting that seriously injured a man. Edward Fargo McKenzie, 26, agreed to the terms of the plea and presented testimony before the court for his involvement in a number of crimes. Judge Keesley accepted the pleading, but deferred sentencing until others involved in the cases could have their cases heard.
Edgefield Daily

Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church first Youth Service on the Square Draws Over 140
By Gladys Mason
web posted October 2, 2012

EDGEFIELD – The Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church held their very first Youth Service on the Square at the Edgefield Town Square on Sunday September 29th. The event began with Sunday School Services and continued on into Devotional and Worship Services. Church members and fellow church goers sang hymns and read scriptures. Ironically, the first song was “It’s Going to Rain”.
Edgefield Daily

Trenton Man Arrested after Attempted Stabbing
web posted October 2, 2012
TRENTON – A Trenton man has been arrested and charged with assault and battery in the second degree following an attempted stabbing at a Gardner Road home Sunday night. Howard Allen Maurer, 52, was taken into custody at gunpoint following a 911 call from the victim who fled to a nearby home to report the attack. When Sheriff's Deputies arrived Maurer appeared on the front porch "screaming" and pulled out the 10" hunting knife causing deputies to draw their weapons an order him to drop the knife.
Edgefield Daily

Sports: Hammond and Hammond each break 1000 all-purpose yards just six games into the season
By Tim Crane
web posted October 2, 2012

SPORTS – Rebel shot caller Jauveer Hammond broke 1000 all-purpose yards at Brookland-Cayce last week with an air raid and ground pound clinic against the Bearcats.  Hammond has rushed for 451 yards and seven touchdowns, while throwing for 853 yards and ten scores thus far in his junior season.  Under his guidance, the red hot Rebel offense is averaging nearly 46 points per game.  Jauveer now has 1,304 totals yards.
Edgefield Daily

Second Merriwether Home Targeted for Gun Thefts
web posted October 2, 2012
MERRIWETHER – A second burglary of Merriwether homes has again seen a large number of weapons stolen in the past two weeks, this time topping over $20,000 in value. A Dupriest Circle man called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office after discovering that an estimated $22,000 in vintage guns were discovered stolen from his home on Friday after he returned.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Town Council Gives $2,000 to ECDA for Holiday Advertising
web posted October 2, 2012
EDGEFIELD – In one of the most bland town council meetings recently, the only key issues were a vote to provide the Edgefield Community Development Association (ECDA) $2,000 towards their advertising efforts during the upcoming holiday seasons and a resolution to commit to providing a safe work environment for town employees.
Edgefield Daily

Rebels Open Region Play by Routing Bearcats 56-10
By Tim Crane
web posted September 29, 2012

SPORTS – Region play brings out the best in Lee Sawyer’s teams.  As a testament to that, the Rebels are now 39-2 in region play since he took over in 2004.  Friday night would be no exception as the talent laced Rebel offense racked up nearly 600 yards of offense, of which 419 yards and 42 points came before halftime.
Edgefield Daily

Free Puppy Ad Leads to Report of Scam
web posted October 1, 2012
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether woman reported a possible scam after placing an ad in an area daily newspaper for free puppies. She was contacted by an unknown man asking if she still had the puppies and asked for a photo of them and she complied. The following exchanges between her and the man tipped her that she was being scammed.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Oct. 1 - Oct. 7
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web reposted October 1, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out the specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including chicken leg quarters at $0.58 a pound and boneless pork sirloin chops at $1.78 a pound and many more savings storewide.
Edgefield Daily

William Smith, County Council Candidate for Dist. 1 Announces October Town Hall Meetings
web posted October 1, 2012
EDGEFIELD – County Council Candidate for District 1, William Smith, has set up five 'Town Hall' style meetings before the General Election, similar to the ones he had before the primary. William feels that it is important to invite all of the residents in District 1 and throughout the county, so these citizens have a platform to voice concerns. These meetings are spread throughout the district so that everyone has the opportunity to attend.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Young Farmers Association Elects New Executive Committee
web posted October 1, 2012
JOHNSTON – Jesse Harris of Johnston was named the new president of the Edgefield County Young Farmers Association at their monthly meeting held in the agricultural education building at Strom Thurmond Career Center. 
Edgefield Daily

Lost Dog: Westside
web posted October 1, 2012
WESTSIDE – Missing female bluetick beagle. Georgia Road Westside area. blind and answers to Foo. no collar. FOUND!

Yes we DID build it! - Rally in Columbia
web posted October 1, 2012
COLUMBIA – Columbia, SC will play host to the "Rebuild America Tour" along with sponsor "SCGOP Palmetto Patriots" on Saturday, October 13th @ 4:30pm. The Columbia TEA Party invites everyone to attend.
Edgefield Daily

Why Are Obama and Congress Choosing to Cause a Recession?
web posted October 1, 2012
NATION – President Obama recently said, "The most important lesson I've learned is you can't change Washington from the inside." That's demoralizing to hear when a recession is bearing down on the economy—and it's an inside job.
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