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Happy Halloween: Ghosts, Goblins and Scary Places
web posted October 31, 2013
COUNTY – Halloween is here and there will no doubt be a rush of those seeking to be scared rather than trick-or-treating around Edgefield County tonight. Among those "scary places" will be Horns Creek Baptist Church and Crybaby Bridge. True, reports of very strange happenings, and even photos, would draw any thrill seeker to these and other locations. But beware, there is a lot more than ghosts and goblins lurking about.
Edgefield Daily

Preview: Rebels Travel to Midland Valley, Region Title on Line
By Tim Crane
web posted October 31, 2013

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond (8-1) travels to Midland Valley (6-3) for a battle that will determine the final region standings. It’s cut and dry for Strom Thurmond; win and they are region champs which secures at least two home playoff games.
Edgefield Daily

DUI Traffic Stop ends with Felony Drug Charges
web posted October 31, 2013
EDGEFIELD – A 32-year-old Edgefield woman stopped for suspicion of DUI ended up with felony drug charges. Jennifer R. Spicer was stopped by a State Trooper at the intersection of Crest Road and Center Springs Road. After the trooper discovered possible drugs in the car an Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy was called to assist.
Edgefield Daily

Home Under Construction Burglarized
web posted October 31, 2013
JOHNSTON – A Saluda County man called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office after arriving at his home under construction on the 500 block of Old Chappell Ferry Road and finding uninstalled fixtures and other construction materials missing from inside the home.
Edgefield Daily


Prime Rib at Park Row Market Tonight
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web posted October 31, 2013

EDGEFIELD – Park Row Market will be featuring Prime Rib, baked potato and salad for just $15.99 tonight. Seating is first come first serve, so get there early. Beverages are extra. Their famous slow cooked BBQ will be featured for next Thursday night's buffet. Click on their banner above for daily specials.

Daily Booking Report
web posted October 31, 2013
Edgefield Daily

Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Grand Opening Friday, Nov. 1
web posted October 30, 2013
EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Grand Opening Friday, Nov. 1. Come to your friendly hometown butcher to get your fresh cut meat to order! Come to our Ribbon cutting ceremony Friday November 1st at 8:30 am. 715 Augusta Rd. in friendly Edgefield, SC. Call (803) 336-4665 Ask for Robert or Eric. hours will be Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 8-4, Closed Sundays. See this week's Grand opening Specials below.
Edgefield Daily

Rebels Outrun Gilbert 42-23, Showdown Looms This Week
By Tim Crane
web posted October 30, 2013

SPORTS – Even with a slew of players not dressed due to injuries, the Strom Thurmond Rebels managed to pound out 392 rushing yards on 46 carries, outlasting the visiting pass happy Gilbert Indians on Senior Night by a final score of 42-23. This win sets up a final week showdown at Midland Valley for the Region V title.
Edgefield Daily

Notice Of Public Meeting: Redevelopment Plan For The (Town of ) Edgefield Tax Increment Financing District (TIF)
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web posted October 30, 2013

EDGEFIELD – Notice is hereby given that a public meeting will be held by the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Edgefield, South Carolina in Council Chambers, 400 Main Street, Edgefield South Carolina, at 5:30 p.m. on November 4, 2013. At the public meeting the Town will present a potential TIF Redevelopment Plan for the Town of Edgefield. A copy of the plan is available for review at the offices of the Town Clerk at the Town Hall, 400 Main Street, Edgefield, South Carolina during normal business hours.
Edgefield Daily

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Questions/Answers
web posted October 30, 2013
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Town Administrator Roger LeDuc has announced the Town of Edgefield will be resubmitting their request for a TIF project for the town. The following is a Q & A of how a TIF works and how it can affect local taxes.
Edgefield Daily

Religion: Airplane Repo
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted October 30, 2013

RELIGION – My sons and I had a great time at the Trenton Flyers candy drop this past Saturday. As I walked around looking at the planes, my mind began to think about one of my new favorite TV shows. A few weeks back I got hooked on “Airplane Repo.” It is supposedly true, but probably worked up stories of men who repossess airplanes for a living. The men track the airplanes and the pilots.They concoct big schemes to get to the planes and then they do quick safety check and take off, usually by the skin of their teeth.
Edgefield Daily

Strom Thurmond High School Bass Fishing Club off to Good Start: Needs More Supporters
web posted October 30, 2013
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond High School is piloting a new Bass Fishing Club through the South Carolina Department of Natural Resource.  The South Carolina DNR has partnered with The Bass Federation and B.A.S.S. to bring Youth Fishing Clubs to South Carolina High Schools.  Ten anglers from this newly formed fishing club at Strom Thurmond High School participated in its first fall fishing tournament at Clarks Hill Lake on Saturday, October 19th.
Edgefield Daily

United Way of Edgefield County Supports Programs That Help Others
web posted October 30, 2013
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

Missing Cat: Penn St. - Edgefield
web posted October 30, 2013
EDGEFIELD – Missing cat, his name is Felix.  Felix is a large long haired cat mainly white, but has some gray on him.  Felix is de clawed, fixed and chipped and most likely scared and missing his home.  Felix is on special medication and needs to come back home.  Felix was last seen on Saturday, October 28 in the Penn St. area in Edgefield.  Anyone with any information, please contact Lisa at 706-825-6895. His family misses him terribly and wants him to come back home

Football Friday Night: Rebels vs Gilbert Online Streaming
web posted October 25, 2013
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will host Gilbert tonight to enter the fourth game in region play, which is also Thurmond's Senior Night. 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. The link will become active for the pre-game show and listen at 6:30 for Sports Editor Tim Crane and WKSX's Tony B in the Tailgate Show.

Streaming Video of Live Rebel Football Action Tests Scheduled to be Conducted Tonight
web posted October 25, 2013
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will be featured in a test of live streaming video of the game from the above linked page. Additional links for the streaming are said to be placed on the page prior to the game if active. Testing was underway on Thursday. The audio links will remain as usual. Be advised, the streaming video is just a test feature and may or may not include audio.

Wilderness Trail Home Found Burglarized
web posted October 25, 2013
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether woman arrived at their Wilderness Trail home around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon and found the front door kicked in and at least $10,000 in property stolen. The woman told the responding Sheriff's deputy that she left that morning for work around 7:50 am and everything was fine. The Edgefield County Sheriff's crime scene investigator arrived on the scene to process for evidence.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Theater Company Presents Leonard Todd’s "Sunny Day"
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted October 25, 2013

EDGEFIELD – Sunny Day is a joyous and moving exploration of the lives of five Edgefield travelers, who meet by chance in a lonely bus station one night in 1963. Before the night is over, they will sing, dance, perhaps even fall in love. In the words of the station’s ticket master, who is also master of ceremonies for the evening: "You will love this show!"
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Daily Announces Weekend Closure Oct. 26-28
web posted October 25, 2013
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily will be closed from updates including Saturday, October 26, through Monday, October 28, with no updates planned at this time. Full reports will return on Tuesday, October 29. This is an unavoidable shutdown and will take place over the noted weekend to minimize delay in news reports, sports, and reader comments. Any major breaking news will be placed during this time. We thank our readers in advance for your indulgence.

Johnston Warehouse Burglary results in Copper Thefts
web posted October 25, 2013
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police were called to a warehouse on Bland Avenue Tuesday afternoon after the owner arrived and found the building had been broken into by unknown persons. The owner stated he had last been at the building the day prior and everything was in order.
Edgefield Daily

Daily Booking Report
web posted October 25, 2013
Edgefield Daily

Preview: Rebels Host Gilbert for Senior Night
By Tim Crane
web posted October 24, 2013

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond (7-1) will host its last regular season home game this Friday when the Gilbert Indians (4-4) make the trip to Johnston for week four of region play. It is also senior night for 18 Rebels. “Each year Senior Night has always been special to the seniors because they know it’s their last regular season home game and they want to come out and have a good showing,” Coach Lee Sawyer stated.
Edgefield Daily

Westside Home Burglarized
web posted October 24, 2013
WESTSIDE – A Westside woman arrived at the family's home on the 1500 block of Highway 23 west after work to find the front door open and things missing from inside. Shortly after a Sheriff's Deputy arrived and surveyed the scene a call for an investigator respond to process the scene.
Edgefield Daily

Winds Spread Brush Fire in National Forest: Arson Suspected
web posted October 24, 2013
MERRIWETHER – Report of heavy smoke on Deep Step Road Wednesday afternoon just before 4 pm sent Merriwether Firefighters to the area. When the first units discovered the fire off forestry road 661, it had spread into McCormick County. Within the hour, a total of five fire departments responded to try to control the fast spreading fire during the windy conditions.
Edgefield Daily

Lady Predators Capture 7th Region Title in Volleyball
web posted October 24, 2013
SPORTS – The Lady Predators of Fox Creek High School completed their sweep of Region 4 - 1A with Tuesday night’s win over HKT, bringing home their 7th region title in the program’s 9 year history. While the Predators had a perfect season in region play they are currently 20-5 for the season with their last regular season game Thursday night at home against a formidable, senior laden Branchville squad. State play-offs begin Monday October 28 at home for the Predators.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Theater Company Opens Auditions for William Inge's Comedy "Bus Stop"
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web posted October 24, 2013

EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Theater Company will be holding auditions for eight actors/actresses for their January performances of William Inge's comedy "Bus Stop" starting on January 17, 2014. Auditions will take place on October 28 and 29 and include parts for 5 men and 3 women.
Edgefield Daily


Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest, Drug Investigation
web posted October 24, 2013
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy observed a red Ford Mustang going 75 in a 55 MPH zone on Augusta Road and turned around and conducted a traffic stop at Lloyd Road. When the deputy approached the driver to advise him of why he was being stopped, the deputy saw a rifle in the passenger seat next to the driver.
Edgefield Daily

Westside Fire Department Turkey Shoot this Saturday
web posted October 24, 2013
WESTSIDE – The Westside Fire Department will be hosting a turkey shoot at the main station at the intersection of Martintown Road and Highway 23 on Saturday October 26th at 7 pm. Come join us for fun and fellowship.

Millions of Americans Are Losing Their Health Plans Because of Obamacare
web posted October 24, 2013
NATION – While the Affordable Care Act was making its way through Congress in 2009 and 2010, President Obama famously promised the American people over and over again that if you like your health plan, you can keep it... But the president's promise is turning out to be false for millions of Americans who have had their health insurance policies canceled because they don't meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
Weekly Standard

Daily Booking Report
web posted October 24, 2013
Edgefield Daily

Gov. Nikki Haley, Department of Juvenile Justice Celebrate Job Readiness Training Center
web posted October 23, 2013
COLUMBIA – Governor Nikki Haley today joined Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Director Margaret Barber and Commerce Secretary Robert Hitt in opening the agency’s new and innovative DJJ’s Job Readiness Training Center (JRTC). The opening ceremony and ribbon cutting were held at the facility, 1600 Shivers Road (at Broad River Road intersection).
Edgefield Daily

2014 Young Filmmakers Competition Now Accepting Entries
web posted October 23, 2013
COUNTY – The S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, Trident Technical College and the S.C. Film Commission announced that the 2014 Young Filmmakers Competition is now accepting entries. All high school students in grades 9-12 who are residents of South Carolina are eligible to enter the short-film competition, including public, private and home school students.
Edgefield Daily

Religion: My Pierced Ear
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted October 23, 2013

RELIGION – Styles and fashion come and go. I got into fashion for a brief bit when I worked at a clothing store in college. I thought I was pretty hot stuff; I was all about wearing a dress shirt with a t-shirt over the dress shirt. It is a great look; you should try rocking it sometime. I had my hair sort of spiky, and I used a scented hair wax. (The wax from my hair would melt on my head and something that looked like Crisco would run down my forehead).
Edgefield Daily

One Third of America - 90,609,000: Americans Not in Labor Force Climbs to Another Record
web posted October 23, 2013
(CNSNews.com) - The number of Americans who are 16 years or older and who have decided not to participate in the nation's labor force has climbed to a record 90,609,000 in September, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
CNSNews

Daily Booking Report
web posted October 23, 2013
Edgefield Daily

Shooting at Johnston Bar under Investigation
web posted October 22, 2013
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police and Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the new club Studio 21 on 254 Lee Street with a fight in progress and several "shots fired" early Friday morning. When officers arrived they found a crowd of people and later found several shell casings in the parking lot where the shooting was said to have taken place. No one was injured during the shooting, according to a report released Monday.
Edgefield Daily

Mexican Worker Killed in Construction Accident in Aiken
web posted October 22, 2013
AIKEN – A worker for BK Construction of New Ellenton SC was killed after an accident at the AGY Plant in Aiken. The deceased is identified as Jorge S. Rodriguez, of Vera Cruz Province, Mexico.
Edgefield Daily

Gun incident ends with no charges
web posted October 22, 2013
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police and Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a call of a man pulling a loaded gun on another man on the 400 block of Bauskett Street Friday morning. When officers arrived at the scene they met with the victim who was outside of the residence who explained the other man pulled the gun and pointed it at him.
Edgefield Daily

Rebel Regiment named SCBDA Lower State 2A Runner Up: Advance to State Finals
web posted October 22, 2013
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Rebel Regiment competed in the SCBDA 2A Lower State Prelims Saturday at West Ashley High School in Charleston SC. The Rebel Regiment was named the SCBDA Lower State 2A Runner Up with Swansea being named the Champion. The two bands were separated by 0.15 points. The Rebel Regiment will compete in the SCBDA 2A State Finals this Saturday at Spring Valley High School. Performance time is 9:00.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Theatre Company Presents Leonard Todd’s "Sunny Day"
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted October 22, 2013

EDGEFIELD – Sunny Day is a joyous and moving exploration of the lives of five Edgefield travelers, who meet by chance in a lonely bus station one night in 1963. Before the night is over, they will sing, dance, perhaps even fall in love. In the words of the station’s ticket master, who is also master of ceremonies for the evening: "You will love this show!"
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Elementary Seeks Veterans for Veteran's Day Program and Parade
web posted October 22, 2013
JOHNSTON – Johnston Elementary School invites all veterans to participate in our Veteran’s Day celebration on Friday, November, 8, 2013. 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 8th.

South Carolina Residents to Benefit from Joint Home Weatherization Projects
web posted October 22, 2013
COLUMBIA – As part of National Energy Awareness Month, South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G) and its employees have kicked-off a week-long “Home Weatherization Blitz” during which three South Carolina homes will be weatherized to help make them more energy efficient and comfortable places to live.
Edgefield Daily

Notice Of A Public Hearing Prior To Final Action By The County Council Of Edgefield County
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web posted October 22, 2013

EDGEFIELD – Notice is hereby given by the County Council of Edgefield County (the “County Council”) that a public hearing for the proposed location of the Animal Shelter Site on Shop Road will be held at the Council Chambers of the County Council, 225 Jeter Street, Edgefield, SC 29824, at 6:00 p.m. on November 5, 2013 in conjunction with a regularly scheduled meeting of the County Council.
Edgefield Daily

Daily Booking Report
web posted October 22, 2013
Edgefield Daily

Local Middle school students gear up for S.C. Bar Mock Trial Competition
web posted October 21, 2013
COLUMBIA – Six middle schools from the Piedmont region will compete in the S.C. Bar Regional Middle School Mock Trial Competition on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Greenville County Courthouse located at 305 E. North St. in Greenville. Two of the six are from Edgefield County.
Edgefield Daily

Ithaca Gun Company Chooses Horry County for Southeast Expansion
web posted October 21, 2013
COLUMBIA – Ithaca Gun Company, an Ohio-based firearms manufacturer, has announced their decision to expand their manufacturing operations to the Myrtle Beach area. The $6.7 million investment will create 120 new, high-skilled jobs, to include machine operators, gunsmiths, engineers and assemblers.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Theater Company Opens Auditions for William Inge's Comedy "Bus Stop"
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted October 21, 2013

EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Theater Company will be holding auditions for eight actors/actresses for their January performances of William Inge's comedy "Bus Stop" starting on January 17, 2014. Auditions will take place on October 28 and 29 and include parts for 5 men and 3 women.
Edgefield Daily

Sen. Massey Town Hall Meeting Thursday
web posted October 21, 2013
PSA – Senator Shane Massey will hold a town hall meeting on Thursday, October 24, at the Edgefield County Council Chambers, 6:00-7:30 p.m.  Senator Massey will provide an update on the 2013 session of the General Assembly, look ahead to the 2014 session, and answer questions.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Notice Of A Public Hearing Prior To Final Action By The County Council Of Edgefield County
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted October 21, 2013

EDGEFIELD – Notice is hereby given by the County Council of Edgefield County (the “County Council”) that a public hearing for the proposed location of the Animal Shelter Site on Shop Road will be held at the Council Chambers of the County Council, 225 Jeter Street, Edgefield, SC 29824, at 6:00 p.m. on November 5, 2013 in conjunction with a regularly scheduled meeting of the County Council.
Edgefield Daily

Rebels Tame Tigers 44-21
By Tim Crane
web posted October 19, 2013

SPORTS – The visiting Tigers had thoughts of spoiling Strom Thurmond’s Homecoming when they jumped out 7-0 by way of a Travis Loadholt 12 yard touchdown run with 6:55 to play in the 1st quarter. But Swansea’s upset attempt was short lived as the Rebels ran off five unanswered scoring drives, going up 26-7 by halftime.
Edgefield Daily

Westside Fire Department Turkey Shoot Today
web posted October 19, 2013
WESTSIDE – The Westside Fire Department will be  hosting a turkey shoot at our main station at the intersection of Martintown Road and Highway 23 on Saturday October 19th at 7 pm. Come join us for fun and fellowship.

Daily Booking Report
web posted October 19, 2013
Edgefield Daily

Football Friday Night: Rebels vs Swansea Online Streaming
web posted October 18, 2013
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will host Swansea tonight to enter the third game in region play, which is also Thurmond's Homecoming Game. Both teams are undefeated in Region play. 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. The link will become active for the pre-game show and listen at 6:30 for Sports Editor Tim Crane and WKSX's Tony B in the Tailgate Show.

Multi-County Search Underway for Greenwood Murder Suspects
web posted October 18, 2013
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Dispatch released a BOLO (be on the lookout) for two possible murder suspects believed to be involved in a Greenwood County murder that took place around 6 pm Thursday.
Edgefield Daily

Al Sharpton to Claim Strom Thurmond Kinship?
A Column by the Editor
web posted October 18, 2013

COLUMN – Is "Rev" Al Sharpton about to come out and claim being a blood relative of Edgefield's Favorite Son, long time Senator Strom Thurmond? According to a phone call received from none other than MSNBC on Thursday, that is exactly what they described. When the producer called she "beat around the bush" about what all the questions were about until I forced the question and she said they were doing a "life story" on Sharpton and he was related to Strom Thurmond.
Edgefield Daily

Strom Thurmond FFA Fall Plant Sale
web posted October 18, 2013
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond FFA would like to thank the community for their wonderful response to the fall mums Sale! MUMS ARE NOW SOLD OUT! However, the kids have worked hard and are now in swing with pansies, snapdragons and ornamental kale to fill your fall/winter annual plant needs.
Edgefield Daily

Daily Booking Report
web posted October 18, 2013
Edgefield Daily

SC Supreme Court Overturns Barnes' Death Penalty, New Trial Expected
web posted October 17, 2013
COLUMBIA SC – Steven Louis Barnes, who was given the sentence of death as the ringleader in the premeditated murder and kidnapping of 16-year-old Samuel Sturrup Jr., of Augusta, on Sept. 3, of 2001 in Edgefield County, has seen his 2010 death penalty overturned by the SC Supreme Court on Thursday. The high court ruled on a 3-2 decision that Barnes should have been allowed to act as his own attorney.
Edgefield Daily

Preview: Rebels Host Swansea, Region V Showdown (Homecoming)
By Tim Crane
web posted October 17, 2013

EDGEFIELD – Only two teams remain undefeated in Region V play and they will meet this Friday.  Strom Thurmond (6-1, 2-0) versus Swansea (5-2, 2-0) has all the makings of a football Friday night showdown. The Rebels lead the region in defense, allowing 16 points per game. The Tigers lead the region in offense by scoring 36 points per game.  Winner controls their own destiny for a region crown and a #1 playoff seeding, while the loser will need some help in the final two games. To top it off, this is also Homecoming.
Edgefield Daily

Booster Club Donates $15,500 to Sports Programs
web posted October 17, 2013
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Athletic Booster Club presented Principal Jill Jett with a check for $15,500.00 before the home football game on October 4. The funds were donated to every sport represented by the school, except football. (The Booster Club supports the football team through the donations of meal sponsors who provide funding to feed the team before their games each week.)
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Theatre Company Presents Leonard Todd’s "Sunny Day"
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted October 17, 2013

EDGEFIELD – Sunny Day is a joyous and moving exploration of the lives of five Edgefield travelers, who meet by chance in a lonely bus station one night in 1963. Before the night is over, they will sing, dance, perhaps even fall in love. In the words of the station’s ticket master, who is also master of ceremonies for the evening: "You will love this show!"
Edgefield Daily

Trenton Flyers Annual Candy Drop October 26
web posted October 17, 2013
TRENTON – Get ready for the annual Trenton Flyers Candy Drop. Kids (to 12 years of age) and the young at heart are invited to join the Trenton Flyers Association Saturday, October 26th, 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. Costumes or not join the fun.
Edgefield Daily

SC's Southern Accent Voted Most Attractive in Nation
web posted October 17, 2013
STATE – When it comes to meeting that special someone, many factors come together to make that perfect match. Physical attraction, common interests and a shared sense of humor are all regularly cited as important qualities in the perfect mate, but what about an attractive accent? That's where South Carolina shined.
Edgefield Daily

Daily Booking Report
web posted October 17, 2013
Edgefield Daily

Two Days, Two Stolen Cars
web posted October 16, 2013
COUNTY LINE – In two days there have been reports of stolen cars just a few miles apart along Highway 25 south area. The first was reported on Sunday on Edgefield Road (Hwy 25) and a second was reported on Monday on nearby Garrett Town Road. It is unknown if the two thefts are related, however, a neighbor did speak with a man that stole the car on Sunday and was able to write down a tag number that he provided to the victim.
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Town Council Meeting Covers Variety of Issues
By Anne Waits
web posted October 16, 2013

JOHNSTON – The Johnston Town Council met Monday night in regular session, taking action on several items and continuing discussions on others. One old item of business was the Generator Evaluation/Purchase process. Edgefield County Emergency Preparedness Director Mike Casey was on hand to give an update from his report on the situation. At last month's meeting, Casey brought to Council's attention some State surplus generators handled by SC-ETV that the Town could get a good price on.
Edgefield Daily

Review: Big Stevens Creek Pastor Tommy Meador's New Book on Prayer
By Phillip Howle
web posted October 16, 2013
RELIGION – One of the greatest blessings in my life is to have friends. Not the 835 Facebook friends, although that is not to say that the encouragement that I receive and the encouragement I try to give through social media is not real. It is just that I have a handful of people who I talk to regularly and I care for deeply and visa versa.  Many people don’t have this, especially many pastors.
Edgefield Daily

Westside Fire Department Turkey Shoot this Saturday
web posted October 16, 2013
WESTSIDE – The Westside Fire Department will be  hosting a turkey shoot at our main station at the intersection of Martintown Road and Highway 23 on Saturday October 19th at 7 pm. Come join us for fun and fellowship.

Strom Thurmond Athletic Booster Club thanks Sponsors
web posted October 16, 2013
Dear Editor,
The Strom Thurmond Athletic Booster Club would like to thank all of our banner sponsors for the 2013-2014 school year.
Edgefield Daily

US Army defines Christian ministry as 'domestic hate group'
web posted October 16, 2013
NATION – Several dozen U.S. Army active duty and reserve troops were told last week that the American Family Association, a well-respected Christian ministry, should be classified as a domestic hate group because the group advocates for traditional family values.The briefing was held at Camp Shelby in Mississippi and listed the AFA alongside domestic hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam.
FoxNews

Deputies and Police Respond to Fight with Shots Fired Sunday Morning
web posted October 15, 2013
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies and Edgefield Police rushed to a fight with shots fired at the "Thirty and Up Club" on the 1200 block of Highway 23 West early Sunday morning. When deputies arrived on the scene they found a large crowd standing outside the building, ranging from age under 21 up to those in their 60's, many who were intoxicated.
Edgefield Daily

Sports: Strom Thurmond Football Statistics  Week 7
By Tim Crane
web posted October 15, 2013

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond improved to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in region play after a 39-7 victory over Airport last week. The Rebels are now averaging 31 points per game offensively while only allowing 16 to their opponents. Sophomore running back Chad Gilchrist won the offensive player of the week nomination for his 152 yards on 14 carries and three touchdowns, while senior Terrance Grim took the defensive nomination for his two interceptions and 1.5 tackles.
Edgefield Daily

Thieves Steal $8,000 in Property from Key Road Home
web posted October 15, 2013
WESTSIDE – Two metal shed doors were found bent open and over $8,000 in property taken from a home on the 500 block of Key Road Friday morning. When a Sheriff's Deputy arrived the victim began listing the stolen items and pointing out the damage to the shed doors. Due to the amount of stolen property, an investigator was called to process the scene for evidence.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Theater Company Opens Auditions for William Inge's Comedy "Bus Stop"
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted October 15, 2013

EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Theater Company will be holding auditions for eight actors/actresses for their January performances of William Inge's comedy "Bus Stop" starting on January 17, 2014. Auditions will take place on October 28 and 29 and include parts for 5 men and 3 women.
Edgefield Daily

ObamaCare Roll-Out Leads to Report of Scam
web posted October 15, 2013
COUNTY LINE – A Mount Zion Road woman called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office Friday evening to report a possible scam by a caller trying to sign up the woman's daughter for a loan by ObamaCare for $19,000. Fortunately, the woman's daughter did not provide the caller with any personal information.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Daily Announces Weekend Closure Oct. 26-28
web posted October 15, 2013
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily will be closed from Saturday, October 26, through Monday, October 28, with no updates planned at this time. Full reports will return on Tuesday, October 29. This is an unavoidable shutdown and will take place over the noted weekend to minimize delay in news reports, sports, and reader comments. Any major breaking news will be placed during this time. We thank our readers in advance for your indulgence.

Daily Booking Report
web posted October 15, 2013
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United Way of Edgefield County Supports Programs That Help Local Citizens
web posted October 14, 2013
COUNTY – The United Way supports many endeavors in the county, and tries to assist those programs that help citizens with many special needs. The local United Way contributes money to MEG’s Shelter for Abused Women, Cumbee Center for Abused Persons, Edgefield County Churches Helping Others and Helping Hands.  In addition, contributions also support Women in Unity, Edgefield County First Steps and the Johnston Food Bank.
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Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center's HOSA Installs Officers
web posted October 14, 2013
JOHNSTON – On September 16th,the Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center's HOSA (Health Occupational Students of America) club, held their very first meeting of the year with 30 members present. At this meeting, these students were inducted into their officer positions. Chelsea Taylor and Shelby Calliham, two other officers were absent from the meeting. Advisors for the club are Teresa Lilly and Diana Wintrow, Health Science instructors.
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Rebels Ground Airport 39-7
By Tim Crane
web posted October 12, 2013

SPORTS – Airport (1-6) came into their seventh game of the season looking for a change of luck after starting 1-5 and having many close calls in their five defeats.  Change occurred but it wasn’t what the Eagles envisioned as AAA top five ranked Strom Thurmond (6-1) gave the Eagles their worst defeat of the season with a 39-7 final score.
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Collision Injures Two, Stalls Rush Hour Traffic
web posted October 12, 2013
MERRIWETHER – A serious collision on the 1400 block of Edgefield Road (Hwy 25 S) Friday at 5 pm resulted in the closing of one of the northbound lanes while one of the injured had to be extricated from the vehicle. According to witnesses, the woman driving the silver SUV pulled out from a driveway trying to cross the highway and was struck broadside by a southbound Nissan SUV.
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Burglars Steal ATV
web posted October 12, 2013
JOHNSTON – A Bantam Lane woman called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office Thursday afternoon to report the family's ATV had been stolen from the carport on the home. It was last seen around 10 the day prior. In addition to being under the carport it was also covered with a tarp.
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Daily Booking Report
web posted October 12, 2013
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Football Friday Night: Rebels vs Airport Online Streaming
web posted October 11, 2013
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will land in Airport tonight to enter the second game in region play. 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. The link will become active for the pre-game show and listen at 6:30 for Sports Editor Tim Crane and WKSX's Tony B in the Tailgate Show.

Hunting Lodges Burglarized
web posted October 11, 2013
NORTHSIDE – Two of Five Hunting Lodges were discovered burglarized on Wednesday afternoon on Mayson Drive and a Sheriff's Investigator was supplied with information on at least two of the suspects responsible.
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Former Rebel Standout Sees Sexual Assault Charges Dropped by Naval Academy
web posted October 11, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md – Former Rebel football standout Tra'ves Bush has been cleared of charges following an Article 32 hearing on whether he, and two other Midshipmen, would be tried for the charges and Court Marshaled. Bush, it was determined, would not face trial, according to a report by the Star Tribune on Thursday.
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Dog Obedience Training Offered in Edgefield
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web posted October 11, 2013

EDGEFIELD – Good Manners training for you and your dog will be held in Edgefield for 6 consecutive Wednesdays beginning October 16, 2013. The classes consist of Basic Obedience training for dogs over 5 months old. Proof of rabies vaccination is required.
These are good manners classes that help you to build a relationship with your dog. 
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Breast Cancer awareness walk hosted by HOSA Monday
web posted October 11, 2013
JOHNSTON – The Breast Cancer awareness walk hosted by HOSA is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite  as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness in steps we can take to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer society lead the fight against this disease. We encourage everyone to wear pink and join us in our walk to extinguish cancer on Monday, October 14th at 3:30 pm. We will be meeting at the Career Center and providing refreshments for our supporters. Remember, every step you take is personal, and together we are making strides to get closer to our goal to end breast cancer.

Daily Booking Report
web posted October 11, 2013
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DNA Leads Police to Arrest of Burglary Suspect
web posted October 10, 2013
JOHNSTON – A burglary to the office of the Park Avenue Apartments in late February left investigators with very little evidence to work with. A shoe print on a desk and fresh blood on the wall between a door jamb and a light switch where most of the thefts took place. Johnston police requested the Edgefield County Sheriff's crime scene investigator to process the scene for evidence and, though no fingerprints were recovered, the drop of blood sent to SLED turned up a DNA match a little over a week ago.
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Sports Preview: Rebels Travel to Airport
By Tim Crane
web posted October 10, 2013

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond (5-1) travels to Airport (1-5) for week two of region play.  Although Airport has only one victory they’ve been in each game thus far. After winning their first game the Eagles dropped three in a row by a touchdown or less. “Airport isn’t your typical 1-5 team and could easily be 4-2 right now. They are actually pretty good and due for a breakout game anytime. We have to be prepared and not let that breakout game happen against us this week” Lee Sawyer stated.
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Anderson Gets Favorable Review at BOE Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted October 10, 2013

JOHNSTON – The Edgefield County School Board met Tuesday night in regular session, with a superintendent evaluation work session prior to the Board meeting in executive session. During the regular meeting, the Board voted to give Superintendent Greg Anderson a favorable yearly evaluation, with the motion being made by Board member Bridget Clark. Two members, William Herrin and James Bibbs, abstained from voting due to their absence during the workshop evaluation.
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Representative Clyburn presents Johnte’ Grim With South Carolina Legislative Manual
web posted October 10, 2013
JOHNSTON – Johnte’ Grim, a sophomore at the Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center was recently a participant in the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus’ 7th Annual Youth Legislative Conference. Johnte’ was selected to attend the conference after his essay detailing the top technology platform or gadget in 10 years was selected by the Career and Technology Center staff. Johnte’ joined sophomores and juniors from high schools and career centers from across South Carolina to spend the day learning about the legislative process.
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Fox Creek High School Sr. girl’s tennis team Players Honored at Last Home Game
web posted October 10, 2013
MERRIWETHER – Fox Creek High School girl’s tennis team played their last home game Monday, October 7. The three senior tennis players, Kaylee Bryant, Savannah Jones, and Morgan Manly, were recognized in a short ceremony before the match against Batesburg-Leesville began. They were presented with flowers and a gift and posed for pictures with teammates, family, and friends.
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Miss South Carolina contestant promotes child advocacy
web posted October 10, 2013
COLUMBIA – A Miss South Carolina contestant has chosen to promote the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program as her platform during her bid for the state’s highest pageant title. Donna Tillis (left), reigning Miss Walterboro, has a passion for advocating for abused and neglected children. As a volunteer Guardian ad Litem (GAL), Tillis has been trained to be the voice of a child in court.
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Daily Booking Report
web posted October 10, 2013
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NWTF Presents Huge Expansion at Edgefield Town Council Meeting, Gets Land Donation from Town
By Anne Waits
web posted October 9, 2013

EDGEFIELD – The Town of Edgefield voted Monday night to donate two parcels of land to the National Wild Turkey Federation for road frontage for the Federation's upcoming expansion. NWTF CEO George Thornton was on hand to explain the expansion and need for the land donation. He said he first wanted to dispel any rumors.
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Fire Reported at Federal Prison Tuesday Night
web posted October 9, 2013
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Fire Department was called to the Federal Prison on Gary Hill Road in Edgefield Tuesday night just after 9 pm with a report of a fire in the laundry area. When the first firefighter arrived he reported "heavy smoke showing" and several fire trucks were sent to the scene. Prison officials cleared the area and made it available to the firefighters as they arrived.
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Business Owner Discounts Alarm Call, Arrives to Discover Burglary
web posted October 9, 2013
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office was notified of the activation of a burglary alarm at a business on the 1500 block of Edgefield Road (Hwy 25 south) around midnight Monday and dispatched a deputy to respond. Meanwhile the alarm company contacted the owner who told the alarm company it was probably a false alarm and to disregard. The Deputy was also told to disregard.
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Dog Obedience Training Offered in Edgefield
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web posted October 9, 2013

EDGEFIELD – Good Manners training for you and your dog will be held in Edgefield for 6 consecutive Wednesdays beginning October 16, 2013. The classes consist of Basic Obedience training for dogs over 5 months old. Proof of rabies vaccination is required.
These are good manners classes that help you to build a relationship with your dog. 
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Fox Terrace Drive Stolen Mail Found Under Home
web posted October 9, 2013
COUNTY LINE – A property owner checking on a Fox Terrace Drive home found a large pile of mail that had been stolen from a large number of residents along Fox Terrace Drive located underneath the back porch and called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office to report the find. An incident report released on Tuesday listed the mail thefts taking place between September 1 and October 7, when the pile of mail was discovered.
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Fox Creek JV Football Plays First Home Field Game
web posted October 9, 2013
SPORTS – Fox Creek High School’s JV football team played their fourth regular season game Thursday night, October 3, against Northside Christian School. This was the first JV football game played on campus at FCHS. Coached by Kenneth Griffin, Fox Creek put up forty-six points against their non-scoring opponent. With great execution and great team work, the players showed up and showed out.
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Daily Booking Report
web posted October 9, 2013
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Colgate-Palmolive Company Establishing New Facility In Greenwood County
web posted October 8, 2013
GREENWOOD – Colgate-Palmolive Company is investing $196 million to establish a new production facility in an existing 525,000 square foot building in Greenwood County. The plant is expected to begin operations in 2014 and will generate 300 new jobs.
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Strom Thurmond Football Statistics Week 6
By Tim Crane
web posted October 8, 2013

SPORTS – After a convincing 42-13 rout to open region play the Rebels improved in many statistical categories. Strom Thurmond's offense is now averaging nearly 30 points and 403 yards per game while the defense is giving up 278 yards and 18 points per game. A pair of juniors, wide receiver Tyree Stidem and linebacker Montrez Coleman, were named players of the week for their efforts against Brookland Cayce.
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Religion: Hitting It Big
By Pastor Phillip Howell
web posted October 8, 2013

RELIGION – I am not a lottery player. The odds just seem too far-fetched for me to even care. I can, however, understand the rational of those who play the lottery. I mean you pay a few bucks and you have the thrill of wondering will your life be forever changed by hitting it big. Most players only experience the lows of the loss of a few bucks (a few bucks that adds to a bunch of wasted money after awhile) and never have the thrill of hitting it big.
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13th Annual Blessing of The Animals this Sunday
web posted October 8, 2013
TRENTON – The 13th Annual Blessing of The Animals, hosted by the Episcopal Church of the Ridge, will be Sunday afternoon, October 13th at 3 p.m. at Our Savior Episcopal Church, Trenton, S.C.  The blessing gives us a chance to celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi and to express our gratitude both to the animals in our care and to God for the gift of animals.
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Strom Thurmond FFA Fall Plant Sale
web posted October 8, 2013
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond FFA would like to thank the community for their wonderful response to the fall mums Sale! MUMS ARE NOW SOLD OUT! However, the kids have worked hard and are now in swing with pansies, snapdragons and ornamental kale to fill your fall/winter annual plant needs.
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Notice Of A Public Hearing Prior To Final Action By The County Council Of Edgefield County
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web posted October 8, 2013

EDGEFIELD – Notice is hereby given by the County Council of Edgefield County (the “County Council”) that a public hearing for the proposed location of the Animal Shelter Site on Shop Road will be held at the Council Chambers of the County Council, 225 Jeter Street, Edgefield, SC 29824, at 6:00 p.m. on November 5, 2013 in conjunction with a regularly scheduled meeting of the County Council.
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SC State Senator Katrina Shealy to Visit Edgefield Tuesday, November 5
web posted October 8, 2013
EDGEFIELD – Republican Women of Edgefield County (RWEC) will be hosting their Annual Membership Drive on November 5th at Edgefield Town Hall.  Senator Katrina Shealy will be the featured speaker and refreshments will be served to members and guests.
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Daily Booking Report
web posted October 8, 2013
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Opinion: Start All of ObamaCare Now
A column by the editor
web posted October 7, 2013

COLUMN – With all the gridlock in Washington DC and the government shutdown due to President Obama and Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid refusing to enter negotiations and offer compromises, I say fully fund - and FULLY implement - ObamaCare now. "But, you are a hard-core conservative, why give in to the Democrats and Obama when we're winning the fight?," you may ask. The simple answer is, I'm not, it would do the exact opposite of what the Democrats and Obama want - force them to own the train-wreck that is ObamaCare all alone.
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Strom Thurmond High School JV Volleyball maintains winning season with a record of 6-2-1
web posted October 7, 2013
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebel JV Volleyball team opened their season on September 4, 2013. The first game was on the Rebel court against the Silver Bluff Bulldogs.  After a first set lead, the Rebels battled in the next two sets but were unable to recover the win.  Final score was 1st set:  25-12, 2nd set: 23-25, 3rd set: 13-25.  The JV Lady Rebels traveled to Newberry on September 5, 2013 and after a first set loss, the Lady Rebels were able to secure the win with the final score 1st set: 18-25,  2nd set: 25-18 3rd set: 15-8.
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Dog Obedience Training Offered in Edgefield
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted October 7, 2013

EDGEFIELD – Good Manners training for you and your dog will be held in Edgefield for 6 consecutive Wednesdays beginning October 16, 2013. The classes consist of Basic Obedience training for dogs over 5 months old. Proof of rabies vaccination is required.
These are good manners classes that help you to build a relationship with your dog. 
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Whole Hog Competition at the Heritage Jubilee Festival sees Local Champ
web posted October 7, 2013
EDGEFIELD – Eleven teams competed in the Whole Hog Competition at the Heritage Jubilee Festival in Edgefield. This year a local team walks away with the First Place! Backwoods Bar-B-Que, Gene and Tesa Culbertson from Trenton, takes First; Waylon’s Wickedly Good Q, Waylon Walker from Augusta, GA, takes Second; Southern Accent BBQ, Jeff and Jenny Yonce from Edgefield, takes Third; Buckwheat’s BBQ, Dewayne Jones from Aiken, takes Fourth; Blowin Smoke, Ley Morris from Columbia, takes Fifth.
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Downtown Drive-In Movie on the Edgefield Square Saturday, October 12
web posted October 7, 2013
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Community Development Association along with our special sponsor, Dr. Bagshaw his staff from Edgefield Veterinary Clinic, invites everyone to our Downtown Drive-in movie night on the Square in historic Edgefield on Saturday, October 12, 2013 as part of the Fall Harvest Festival celebration.
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Watch Video of Gov. Haley at JET Middle School
web posted October 7, 2013
JOHNSTON – As Edgefield Daily reported on Gov. Nikki Haley's appearance at JET Middle School to talk about bullying last week, the Governor's Office has produced a video of the entire event that is available for viewing.
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Bid Number 10-24-2013 for County of Edgefield: Re-Roofing the Courtroom Area and Front Porch Portion of Courthouse
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web posted October 7, 2013

EDGEFIELD – The County of Edgefield is accepting bids for the re-roofing of the Courtroom area (approximately 3300 s.f. area) and front porch portion (approximately 325 s.f. area) of the Edgefield County Courthouse located at 129 Courthouse Square, Edgefield, South Carolina.
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Trenton Man Returns from Work to Discover Burglary
web posted October 5, 2013
TRENTON – A Woodyard Road man arrived home from work Thursday afternoon to discover his front door had been forced open and several items missing including electronic and firearms. Shortly after a Sheriff's Deputy arrived an Investigator was called to process the scene for evidence.
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Rebels Rampage Way into Region Play, Destroy Bearcats 42-13
By Tim Crane
web posted October 5, 2013

SPORTS – If this was the best shot AAA Region V had to take the crown away from Strom Thurmond (5-1) before the Rebels re enter AA next season, region five will have their hands full over the next four weeks. The much anticipated showdown for the opening week of region play began to fizzle early in the 2nd quarter as Strom Thurmond jumped out to a 21-7 lead, scoring on their first three possessions and eventually blowing out previously unbeaten Brookland Cayce (5-1).
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The Mike Frost Band at the Purple Fence Tonight
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web posted October 5, 2013

EDGEFIELD – Mike Frost Band, with bass guitarist Mike Frost and saxophonist Lauren Meccia, will perform original compositions and covers of classics at the Purple Fence in downtown Edgefield, Saturday, October 5th from 7-10pm. Elements of danceable funk, classic rock and R&B, an approach to jazz standards and modern ballads laced with undeniable verve and performed with soulful spirit, is what you will enjoy.
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Daily Booking Report
web posted October 5, 2013
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Football Friday Night: Rebels vs Brookland Cayce Online Streaming
web posted October 4, 2013
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will play host to Brookland Cayce tonight to open region play. Kick off is at 7:30 pm (EST). If you