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Billion dollar discrimination lawsuit could be dismissed
web posted September 30, 2009
EDGEFIELD – William Singletary, who has filed a $1 billion lawsuit against defendants including the Edgefield Police Department, Edgefield Mayor Ken Durham, the Town of Edgefield, and the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, is close to having his case dismissed according to court documents made available on Tuesday. Mr. Singletary stated again earlier this week his main goal in the lawsuit is to see all the officials named resign and was upbeat after receiving the filings. “The fact they didn’t dismiss it (the lawsuit) is good news,” Singletary said.
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Mother calls police accusing town councilman of making threats to teens
web posted September 30, 2009
JOHNSTON – A Johnston Town Councilman was the center of a complaint filed over the weekend accusing him of cursing and making threats towards three teens between the ages of 15 and 17 years of age. The mother of one of the teens filed the complaint Saturday afternoon and told police it has happened before.
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County Council meeting tonight to choose finalists for Administrator’s job
web posted September 30, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council will hold a special called meeting tonight and then enter into an executive session to narrow the field of eighteen candidates for the County Administrator job down to three. Unfortunately, the only member of the county council with Human Resource and vast Administrative experience will not be attending the meeting.
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Sheriff’s website paying off
web posted September 30, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Although the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office website has been released one week ago it is already making an impact. “We’ve had several turn themselves in,” Cpl. Sonny Reel said Tuesday, adding that some saw their names listed in the online warrant list and others learned through friends who informed them they were wanted. The list dropped from 420 wanted persons to 408 even after adding over a half dozen new names this week.
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Where are they now: Brooker Strom
By Tim Crane
web posted September 30, 2009
SPORTS – EdgefieldDaily.com’s Sport's Editor Tim Crane continues his “Where are they now” series of former Strom Thurmond Football standouts as they leave the life of sports and make their way in the private sector. This week Tim Crane focused on Brooker Strom, a 1978 graduate, who now lives in Columbia and works as a Computer Engineer for Intel.
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Town of Edgefield to Host Community Celebration and Idea Exchange
web posted September 30, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Join the Town of Edgefield and become a piece of the puzzle!  On Tuesday, October 20th, Mayor Ken Durham and the Town Council invite you to join them for a chance to celebrate the successes of Edgefield while sharing your hopes for the community. The evening will take place at the Old Kendall Mill from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. 
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STH Class of 1990 raising funds for 20th Reunion
web posted September 30, 2009
COUNTY – The Strom Thurmond Class of 1990 is currently planning a 20-year reunion tentatively scheduled for June 11, 12, and 13 of 2010.  We are planning a fund-raiser for October 17, 2009, where we will be selling dinners for $7 a plate. The dinner will include chicken off the grill, green beans, mac&cheese, a roll and a desert. The central location will be at Big Rod's barbershop off highway 25; however we can deliver the dinners to you. For more information please contact Rodney Tillman at 803-663-0079 or Twila (Presley) Lesayth at 803-215-3805.

Greenwood launches photography event that showcases the world
web posted September 30, 2009
GREENWOOD – They’ve photographed familiar places and far-away lands, celebrities and indigenous people. Their works have appeared in international exhibits, major magazines and books. Four world-class photographers will share their images and ideas as Greenwood launches a new celebration this fall. Click646 is a photographic collective that will take place Oct. 16 and 17, 2009 at venues throughout Uptown Greenwood.
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Historic transport delayed a week
web posted September 29, 2009
COUNTY – The massive generator’s scheduled arrival in the Johnston area has been delayed for at least a week. Pete Poore, Communications Director for the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), said Monday that the transport is currently parked on Highway 118 in Aiken County. “It won’t be moving again until October 6,” Mr. Poore said.
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EMT Basic class registrations now open
web posted September 29, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Emergency Medical Service will be offering an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic class starting October 20. The class will run through March of 2010 and will be taught at the EMS Station on Star Road.
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Yeldell Player of the Week
By Tim Crane
web posted September 29, 2009
SPORTS – Sophomore quarterback Raleigh Yeldell (#7) is EdgefieldDaily's Player of the Week due to his standout performance against Silver Bluff. Yeldell took over the game with his physical play and brought his team back from a 12 point deficit to win 28-12.
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AmeriCorps Members Take Oath of Service
web posted September 29, 2009
JOHNSTON – Representative William Clyburn issued the Oath of Service to Strom Thurmond High School students who have become members of the Edgefield County School District AmeriCorps at the September 22 Edgefield County Board of Trustees meeting. The newly formed local AmeriCorps organization will focus on tutoring students at the elementary level in all county elementary schools and will work on community service projects.
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Fox Creek High School’s Improvement Council Mentor Program Aimed at Helping Teens
web posted September 29, 2009
MERRIWETHER – the School Improvement Council (SIC) for Fox Creek High School is launching the school’s Mentor Program for the 2009-2010 school year. The program is community-based (as opposed to campus-based) and will pair one volunteer adult mentor to one struggling teen. Since the program is not limited to a school campus, the mentor volunteers must undergo a very thorough background check and orientation, with continuing support throughout the school year.
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Sports: Around Region III This Week
By Tim Crane
web posted September 29, 2009
SPORTS – The real football season has arrived this week; region play.  All teams have a clean slate to work from and what they did thus far (good or bad) doesn’t mean anything.  The top four teams from each region will make the playoffs in AA football.  Forty eight teams will be competing for thirty two playoff spots, starting this Friday night.
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Obama's Health-scare Plan
A Column by the Editor
web posted September 29, 2009
COLUMN – While the Congressional Democrats try to shove Obama’s takeover of the entire healthcare and medical insurance industries down our throats, it is unquestionable that Obama is lying to the American people. Obama brazenly lied about doctors taking out the tonsils of children to make money, not because it was needed. Yes, he claimed “doctors” were committing malpractice on a daily basis. Let’s be honest, Obama does not care about healthcare (or health-scare as it should be called), he and liberal Democrats just want the ultimate power over everyone’s entire lives.
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EdgefieldDaily.com Tops 2 million hits for September
web posted September 28, 2009

North Martintown Road home target of recent burglary Sunday
web posted September 28, 2009
WESTSIDE – A North Martintown Road couple arrived home around 2:30 Sunday afternoon to find the door to their home “kicked in” and backed out and went to a neighbor’s home to call 911. At the time of the call they were unsure if someone was still inside the home.
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Mammoth move hindered by more delays
web posted September 28, 2009
JOHNSTON – The massive generator that is scheduled to enter into Edgefield County and pass through downtown Johnston has been delayed further. At the current time the convoy in the move is still located somewhere in Aiken County. Details were sketchy over the weekend. The move could make its way towards Edgefield on Monday on Highway 191, but that is unconfirmed at this time. EdgefieldDaily.com is in contact with local officials and will bring readers the most up-to-date information as it becomes available.
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Sports: Rebels Put a Leash on the Dogs, Win 28-12
By Tim Crane
web posted September 28, 2009
SPORTS – The third quarter separated the men from the boys.  Bluff kicker Kyle Mckie booted the kickoff through the endzone to pin ST deep at the 20 with the Rebels trailing 12-7.  The Rebel offense marched 80 yards in 12 plays for the lead changing touchdown, capped off by a one yard touchdown run from Nick Williamson out of the wildcat formation.  Northrop delivered the PAT and the Rebels were up 14-12 with 6:30 remaining in the third quarter.
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United Way of Edgefield County Supports Programs That Help Others
web posted September 28, 2009
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.
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Google Calendar – Part 3 (Sync with Outlook)
By James Wise
web posted September 28, 2009
TECH TIPS – Today, we’ll wrap up our look at Google Calendar with some helpful information for anyone who  uses the calendar in Microsoft Outlook. You can synchronize Google Calendar and Outlook to avoid having to enter information more than once. Today’s column covers two options for doing this. The first option is to use Google’s own (and free) Google Calendar Sync. For people wanting more powerful options, we’ll talk about another option called gSyncit.
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Governor Sanford Signs Mass Transit Executive Order
web posted September 28, 2009
COLUMBIA – Gov. Mark Sanford signed Executive Order 2009-13 Friday, establishing the South Carolina Interagency Transportation Coordination Council, which will promote interagency cooperation and statewide coordination to cut costs and eliminate waste in current transportation programs.
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Rebels win over Silver Bluff 28-12
web posted September 26, 2009
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Rebels advanced to 3-2 with a resounding win over Silver Bluff Friday night after a slow start that had the Rebels behind 12-0 at the half. That lead did not last long as the Rebels defense shut down Silver Bluff in the second half as the offense tacked on 28 unanswered points to win the game 28-12.  The last touchdown came on a 40 yard, 3-play drive that started on the 40-yard line with just over 3 minutes left in the game. Tim Crane will have his report on the game available on Monday.

Edgefield man arrested after striking officer
web posted September 26, 2009
EDGEFIELD – If you want to go to jail police will always be happy to oblige, which 49-year-old Edward Platt Redman found out Thursday night after leaving a local restaurant hitting and flipping tables over in front of Edgefield Police Officers. Of course, punching a police officer in the face will always help to expedite the trip.
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Arrival of massive transport delayed further
web posted September 26, 2009
JOHNSTON – The massive generator being transported to North Carolina that was expected to enter Edgefield County on Highway 191 and then depart on Highway 121 has been delayed further. According to sources, the move will not enter the Johnston area until Sunday at earliest and could be as late as Monday. We will have more information on the transport as it becomes available.

Kneece refuses to release estimates to public, members of county council
A Column by the Editor
web posted September 26, 2009
COLUMN – I suppose I live in a very strange world, one where laws, rules, and words have meaning. Words such as those spoken by Edgefield County Chairman Monroe Kneece on Monday when he said in front of Interim Administrator Barbara Stark and me, “we have nothing to hide,” when the report of the costs of the building project and the Calliham property was received. The first thing that happened was a litany of excuses refusing to release the figures all week. Chairman Kneece is even refusing to share the work product with other members of the county council.
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Lost Dog
web posted September 26, 2009
MERRIWETHER – Lost Collie/German Shephard mix, gold, black, and tan, answers to the mae "Trixie". Last seen in the Merriwether area. Dog has a pink collar. She is said to be very shy. Please call (803) 819-0410 or cell 474-5531 or cell 474-5530

Thurmond student injured in single car crash
web posted September 25, 2009
MERRIWETHER – A Trenton teen was rushed to MCG following a single car crash on Stephens Road Thursday afternoon. The first report of the crash stated there were no injuries, but shortly after a nearby First Responder arrived on the scene the call for an ambulance went out after the 16-year-old girl began complaining of a head injury and at one point lost consciousness.
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Calliham remodel cost estimates still not released
web posted September 25, 2009
COUNTY – EdgefieldDaily.com has continued our pursuit of the release of public information surrounding the proposals presented to the Edgefield County Council for the remodeling of the Calliham property and the new construction of a new office building on Railroad Avenue to no avail. Interim County Administrator Barbara Stark asked that she be given an additional day before releasing the work product produced and voted on by the Edgefield County Council earlier this year.
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Mammoth move delayed: Arrival in Johnston expected Late Friday or early Saturday
web posted September 25, 2009
JOHNSTON – The move of the mammoth sized generator that will be entering Edgefield County on Highway 191 is running behind schedule, according to reports. If the slowed progress continues the transport crew will not make it to the intersection of Highways 191 and 121 until Saturday.
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Football Friday Night Live Online
web posted September 25, 2009
SPORTS – Rebel Football is well underway, and if you can’t get to the game you can follow the action live on the internet. 92.7 FM and Strom Thurmond High School have joined together again this year to provide live streaming audio broadcasts for dial up and broadband internet users. Tonight the Rebels hostSilver Bluff with kick-off at 7:30 pm. To listen in just click Rebel Football Dial up or Rebel Football Broadband (DSL or Cable) Pregame show kicks off at 6 pm. For just $3 tailgaters can get a burger, chips, and drink in the back parking lot of the stadium.

Vending machines stolen from Johnston Car Wash
web posted September 25, 2009
JOHNSTON – An unknown subject pulled into a stall at the Johnston Car Wash and before leaving stole two vending machines attached to the business. The only description of the car available at the initial report was a dark colored “compact”. As it turns out, the cost of the vending machines far exceeded the amount of money taken in the theft.
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Alewine Elected to State Board for Respiratory Care
web posted September 25, 2009
GREENWOOD – Jerry Alewine, dean of Health Sciences at Piedmont Technical College, has been elected to serve on the board of the South Carolina Society of Respiratory Care. SCSRC is a chartered affiliate of the American Association for Respiratory Care and is recognized as an official extension of that organization.
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One killed in head-on collision
web posted September 23, 2009
TRENTON – 49-year-old James Matthew Regina, of Belvedere, became the first fatality this year on Edgefield County Roads Wednesday afternoon after slamming head on into a logging tractor-trailer truck on Highway 25 just south of Trenton. The crash closed Highway 25 for several hours as emergency personnel worked for almost two hours to extricate his body from the minivan.
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History making 1.8 million pound generator to enter Edgefield County Friday
web posted September 24, 2009
JOHNSTON – A massive move is taking place that will enter Edgefield County on Friday, stay overnight, then depart on Saturday. And when we say massive, we mean 1.8 million pounds of generator on a trailer 28 feet wide and 300 feet long reaching a height of 22 feet. If you think an 18-wheeler is big, think about a 576-wheeler.
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EdgefieldDaily.com Editor subpoenaed in lawsuit involving Town of Johnston and Former Police Chief
web posted September 24, 2009
JOHNSTON – A lawsuit filed by former Police Chief Lelex “Butch” Easler is making its way through the court system with a flurry of fifteen subpoenas being served this week. Former Johnston Police Chief Lelex “Butch” Easler filed the lawsuit naming the Town of Johnston, Johnston Town Councilman Thomas “Tommy” Burton, Edgefield County Sheriff Adell Dobey, and the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office as defendants.
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Edgefield Medical Clinic hosts Flu clinic this Saturday
web posted September 24, 2009
PSA- EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Medical Clinic is having a Flu clinic this Saturday, Sept 26, from 9am to 12pm. No wait time. Flu shots are $20 each. Additional Flu Clinics will be announced at a later date.

Sports Preview:  Silver Bluff at Strom Thurmond
By Tim Crane
web posted September 24, 2009
JOHNSTON – Silver Bluff (3-1) will make their way to Strom Thurmond (2-2) this Friday night for the last pre-region showdown of the year and the CSRA game of the week.  Last week the Bulldogs were stunned by their former assistant coach Rick Knight as Midland Valley scored in the fourth quarter and held on for a one point victory.
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Rep. Nikki Haley tops GOP hopefulls in first debate in Governor's race
web posted September 24, 2009
NEWBERRY – The first debate of the Republican candidates for Governor took place Tuesday night at the Newberry Opera House and was sponsored by WIS-TV and the Newberry and Laurens Republican Party. The sold out debate featured Republican candidates Andre Bauer, Henry McMaster, Nikki Haley, Gresham Barrett, and Larry Grooms. The debate was broadcast live online by WIS-TV 10 and a poll conducted of those watching picked Rep. Nikki Haley as the winner with 44% of the votes between the five candidates.
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Simple Techniques Can Help Patients Take Control of Pain Issues
web posted September 24, 2009
AIKEN – When you’re struggling with chronic pain, sometimes it feels like your life is out of your control. But you can take that control back. “Pain is a tough symptom, particularly chronic pain, and many patients feel their only recourse is chemical interventions,” said Dr. John Nicholson, Medical Director of the Aiken Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, part of Walton Rehabilitation Health System.
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Sheriff’s Office launches website today complete with 36 pages of wanted individuals
web posted September 23, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Sheriff Adell Dobey announced Tuesday the launching of the Sheriff’s Office official website that will be “an information hub for the community as well as a tool for fighting crime.” Included in the information available on the website is a Most Wanted list as well as a 36-page “active warrant list” that is updated at least once a week.
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Fifth suspect in 2008 armed robbery now in custody
web posted September 23, 2009
EDGEFIELD – A fifth suspect in a July 28, 2008 armed robbery in Trenton is now in custody after being arrested in Aiken County Tuesday night. Gregory Cornelius Madison, 21, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for armed robbery and transferred to Edgefield County a short time later.
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Atkinson wins Regional Star Farmer Award
web posted September 23, 2009
CLEMSON – The Thurmond FFA Chapter participated in the State FFA Convention this year at Clemson University. Joining the students were advisors Dan Henderson and Darla Steele. During Thursday’s afternoon business session, Sam Atkinson, Jason Henderson & Cory Cartrett received their State FFA Degree.
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Tim Crane’s “Where are they now?”
By Tim Crane
web posted September 23, 2009
SPORTS – EdgefieldDaily.com’s Sport's Editor Tim Crane is offering a “Where are they now” series of former Strom Thurmond Football standouts as they leave the life of sports and make their way in the private sector. This week Tim Crane focused on Darrin Jefferson, a 1984 graduate, who now lives in Austin Texas and works as a Financial Advisor.
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Sports: Around Region III This Week
By Tim Crane
web posted September 23, 2009
SPORTS – All teams will wrap up the pre region schedule this week and will begin the “real season” next week.  Saluda is the only region team with a losing record in region three.  Thru the first four games, ST leads the region in points scored per game (30) and Mid Carolina leads in points allowed per game (12). 
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The numbers are in: Calliham’s vs. New Building
web posted September 22, 2009
COUNTY – The proposed cost of remodeling the Calliham property versus building a new building has been received on Monday, according to Edgefield County Council Chairman Monroe Kneece. The complete summary, accompanying specifications, and plans have not arrived. Chairman Kneece stated the county council would be discussing the estimates at the October 6 meeting. The initial estimates were not provided Monday; however Chairman Kneece said, “I don’t like the numbers”.
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Search for County Administrator continues
web posted September 22, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The search for a new county administrator continues with another executive session meeting being called for September 30, where county council members will narrow their list of applicants to three finalists.
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County Schools Joins United Way Effort in Edgefield County
web posted September 22, 2009
COUNTY – The United Way of Edgefield County and the schools in the Edgefield County School District are joining forces to benefit all. The local United Way is offering a $500 incentive grant to the Edgefield County School that raises the most money per capita for the local United Way. Last year, Johnston Elementary School won the incentive grant.
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Player of the Week: Demarkus Smith
By Tim Crane
web posted September 22, 2009
SPORTS – EdgefieldDaily.com's Player of the Week is Demarkus Smith (#3) senior wide receiver/kick returner. Smith had two punt returns for a combined 81 yards. One was a 51 yard touchdown run and the other was a 30 yard return which set the Rebel offense up at the South Aiken 12 yard line for the game's final score. 
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Live After 5 Concert & Cruise-in This Saturday in Uptown Greenwood
web posted September 22, 2009
GREENWOOD – This Saturday, September 26th, The Uptown Greenwood Development Corporation and the Rock ‘N Roll Cruisers car club will team up again for a Live After 5 and “Cruise-in” featuring a special tribute to veterans.
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U.S. charges Obama fund-raiser in $290 million fraud
web posted September 22, 2009
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hassan Nemazee, a fund-raiser for Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, has been indicted for defrauding Bank of America, HSBC and Citigroup Inc out of more than $290 million in loan proceeds, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday.
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Enter your loved ones in our monthly Cake Give-away for Birthdays or Anniversaries
web posted September 21, 2009
WEBNEWS – The month of October is fast approaching and we are only a week away from drawing our October winner of the monthly cake give-away. Entering is easy. Just send in your birthday or anniversary wish for your loved one and they are automatically entered into the drawing. Please be sure to include the date of the birthday or anniversary in your submission.
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Rebels Don’t Let Thoroughbreds Out of the Gate in 35-0 Shutout
By Tim Crane
web posted September 21, 2009
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond’s Blue Steel defense made the play of the night with time running down in the third quarter to put the game out of reach 21-0.  After holding the Rebels for two consecutive three and out’s in the second half, South Aiken converted a fourth down to move the chains and it looked as if the momentum was swinging in the Thoroughbreds favor.
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Former local family says Aloha from Oahu
web posted September 21, 2009
HAWAII – Former Edgefield residents David and DeAnne Seigler contacted EdgefieldDaily.com to say Aloha from Oahu near Honolulu and share some of the wonderful sites they have seen since moving their family to Hawaii about six months ago. “Hawaii is Beautiful, I will admit,” DeAnne wrote in one of several emails. ”The bird, fish and flower varieties are amazing.” The Seigler family moved to Hawaii after David joined the military and was stationed at the Tripler Medical Center.
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Vintage Victors for a Cure Golf tournament a sucess
web posted September 21, 2009
MERRIWETHER – The Vintage Victors for a Cure Golf tournament held on Sept. 17th,
was a huge success thanks to the generosity of the 108 participants and the Mt. Vintage Plantation community. Twelve thousand dollars was raised for the Breast Cancer Prevention Coalition and all proceeds go directly to Breast Cancer research at MCG.
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4th Annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo Draws Near
web posted September 21, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The time for Edgefield County’s only Professional sporting event to take place is drawing near. The 4th Annual Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo will be held at the Lazy J Arena on Friday October 30 and Saturday October 31. Sandy and Wesley Quarles host the event at their ranch just outside Edgefield on Highway 23 west that draws some of the top rodeo talent in the nation. There will be a special Trick or Treat set of activities for the children on Halloween night.
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Wise Tech Tips: Google Calendar – Part 2 (Sharing)
By James Wise
web posted September 21, 2009
TECH TIPS – In my previous column, I talked about using Google Calendar to keep up with your events and events of interest to you like sporting events. Today, we’ll talk about how you can share your calendar. Sharing your calendar is a great way for other people to keep up with you or events of common interest like school or church events.
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NewsBusters
web posted September 21, 2009
NEWSBUSTERS – Jodi Miller gives her most recent humorous update on recent news by NewsBusters. Webcast by the Media Research Center and NewsBusters. Brought to you by EdgefieldDaily.com and presented for your viewing pleasure.
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The Left Coast
By Carl Langley
web posted September 21, 2009
GUEST COLUMN – Just when you think it can't get any crazier out on America's West Coast, along comes the tale of Phillip Paul. Paul, a state inmate now on the lam, has been judged by judicial authorities in the state of Washington as mentally deranged and criminally inclined.
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Autumn: a great time for family activity
By Megan Lott
web posted September 21, 2009
GUEST ARTICLE – Pumpkins. Red and yellow leaves. Cooler weather. In other words, autumn. On September 22, fall will officially be upon us. For most Americans, fall is a great time of year; however, many people enjoy the season, but feel they don’t quite get enough out of it. Most children are bummed about returning to school, and for the adults, the beautiful days of autumn can sometimes let us down. The little secret in the fall though, is that there are actually numerous things to enjoy about the season, if we care to search for it.
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Miss and Master Halloween Dream and Scare Contest to Be Held
web posted September 21, 2009
RIDGE SPRING – On October 11 the first ever Miss and Master Halloween Dream and Scare Contest will be held at the Palmetto Dance Academy Grand Ballroom with registration beginning at 2 pm, pageant beginning at 3pm. The contest will feature two categories which will be sure to excite both the pageant participant as well as those looking to showcase their most original Halloween costumes.
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Rebels Shutout South Aiken 35-0
web posted September 19, 2009
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels shut out South Aiken in a wet and rainy football game  Friday night. Getting off to a slow start in the first half, the Rebels pulled out to a 14-0 lead at the half after missing a field goal attempt in the final seconds that would have increased the lead. In the second half the Rebel defense held South Aiken to no points while the team tacked on an additional 21 points in the second half. Tim Crane will have a full recap of the game for Monday.

Drug raid nets 7 arrests
web posted September 19, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office and Narcotics Investigators conducted a raid on a home just off Highway 378 east near the Edgefield County line Thursday afternoon that resulted in seven arrests and the operation continued on into the night across county lines. According to the Sheriff’s Narcotic Division, the raid and ensuing arrests were all part of a planned operation.
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Rollover crash slows traffic, driver walks away uninjured
web posted September 19, 2009
BETTIS ACADEMY – A mid-day single vehicle crash slowed traffic on Highway 25 just before noon as Sheriff’s Deputies, EMS, and the County Line and Merriwether Fire Departments were called to the scene with reports the driver was entrapped in the overturned truck.
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Driving under suspension? Tip, don’t do it with an open beer at 92 MPH
web posted September 19, 2009
HERE’S YOUR CARD – A Trenton man is the latest to be nominated for a Here’s Your Card award after he was stopped for a traffic violation Thursday evening. Not only was he driving under suspension, reports state, he was doing it with open containers of beer and at 92 miles per hour. Surely nothing that would draw the interest of a patrolling road deputy.
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Post game gathering leads to report of fight
web posted September 19, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Shortly after Strom Thurmond sealed its 35-0 shutout of South Aiken, a crowd of fifty or more teens gathered at the McDonalds and 911 dispatchers began receiving calls of a fight involving a number of the group. Edgefield Sheriff’s Deputies and Edgefield Police responded to the scene.
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Sanford Issues Executive Order Moving BabyNet to First Steps
web posted September 19, 2009
COLUMBIA – Governor Mark Sanford has issued an Executive Order placing the federally funded BabyNet program under the control of South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness. Until now the program has been overseen by the Department of Health and Environmental Control, although S.C. First Steps is the state's only program devoted solely to meeting the needs of infants and toddlers with developmental challenges.
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Football Friday Night Live Online
web posted September 18, 2009
SPORTS – Rebel Football is well underway, and if you can’t get to the game you can follow the action live on the internet. 92.7 FM and Strom Thurmond High School have joined together again this year to provide live streaming audio broadcasts for dial up and broadband internet users. Tonight the Rebels host to South Aiken with kick-off at 7:30 pm. To listen in just click Rebel Football Dial up or Rebel Football Broadband (DSL or Cable) Pregame show kicks off at 6 pm.

NEW!
The Strom Thurmond Tailgate Hour
web posted September 18, 2009
JOHNSTON – Hamburgers, chips and ice cold drinks will be on sale in the back parking lot of STHS from 6pm-7pm before home games for the remainder of the season.  Come out, bring a chair, grab a fresh (hand pattied) grilled hamburger and have some fun before the Rebels take the field. Strom Thurmond merchandise will be on sale and the 92.7fm Tailgate Show will be broadcasting live.  All proceeds go to the Booster Club to support Strom Thurmond Athletics.

Governor Sanford Announces Broadband Advisory Committee
web posted September 18, 2009
COLUMBIA – Governor Mark Sanford announced a new advisory committee charged with helping prioritize applications for federal broadband infrastructure stimulus funds. Under this year's federal stimulus act, public and private groups across the state can apply for broadband grants from a national $7.2 billion pool that are then forwarded to the Governor's Office for prioritization.
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Living Estate Auction Saturday, September 19
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web posted September 18, 2009
JOHNSTON – We are selling the personal property of Jim and Pat Mohorn of Johnston, S. C. with some additions.  They are selling their home in Johnston and have moved to North Carolina to be closer to family. The Mohorns have been in Edgefield County for many years and operated an antique shop in town for a number of years after he retired as band director at Strom Thurmond High School. The sale will be held at the home located at 204 Calhoun St., Johnston, SC.  Look for signs. Viewing day of sale from 8:00 AM until sale time. Concessions will be provided. Please visit our website http://www.murrellsauctioncompany.com  for details, terms, and pictures.  Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747.  803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.

PDA Golf Classic a Huge Success
web posted September 18, 2009
RIDGE SPRING – The Palmetto Dance Academy and Fine Arts Center held its fourth annual golf classic on September 12. Tee off for the four man teams was at 10am and the weather could not have been more perfect. For the third year in a row the winning trophies went to the team of Mark Rosier, Jeremy Scoggins, Rhett Parkman, Jeremy Courtney. The team won a cash prize and bragging rights for another whole year.
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Focus on Role of Rehab During Rehab Awareness Week
web posted September 18, 2009
GUEST EDITORIAL – Most people, at some point in their lives, may worry briefly about being in a car accident. Most, however, don’t worry about what might happen after that accident and how their lives could be changed. Paul Harvey said it best. It’s what we in the rehabilitation world call, “The rest of the story.”
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2009 Miss Harvest Festival Pageant seeking contestants
web posted September 18, 2009
RIDGE SPRING – The 2009 Miss Harvest Festival Pageant will be held at 10 am Saturday, October 17, 2009, at the Ridge Spring Civic Center. Applications for contestants from age’s infant to twenty years are still open. Winners will be featured in the Harvest Festival parade on October 24 to represent the community. The Miss Harvest Festival Queen will receive a $500 scholarship.
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Lost Dog
web posted September 18, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Missing family pet: Male brindle and white pitbull is missing from Pickens street and the owners would really like your help trying to find him. A reward is offered for his safe return. Anyone finding the dog is asked to call 803-384-0367. Click on the picture for a larger view.

Jackson, Kemp sue School District, Crenshaw, and Bibbs
web posted September 17, 2009
EDGEFIELD – A lawsuit brought by two watchdogs of the Edgefield County School District and School Board was quietly filed on Tuesday in order to force The Edgefield County School District, Board of Education, Superintendent Mary Crenshaw PhD., and School Board member James Bibbs to hand over a wide assortment of records. The seven page Summons and Complaint was filed by Donald Jackson, of Merriwether, and Charles Kemp, of Edgefield, and seeks the records as well as costs and unspecified damages.
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Foreclosed Mt. Vintage property to be sold Oct. 2
web posted September 17, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The public sale of foreclosed property at Mt. Vintage has been announced again, this time with a date of Friday, October 2, 2009, at 11 am on the Edgefield County Courthouse steps. The original sale date of September 8 was postponed on the day of the sale and the property is currently being re-advertised.
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Sports Preview: South Aiken at Strom Thurmond
By Tim Crane
web posted September 17, 2009
SPORTS – The South Aiken Thoroughbreds (0-3) will ride into Johnston looking for their first win this Friday night.  Don’t let their record fool you.  The Tbreds are a good ball team that had the misfortune of facing three very good football teams early in the season; Silver Bluff, North Augusta and Aiken High. Their three opponents are a combined 8-1, with Aiken’s sole loss coming at the hands of Silver Bluff in five overtimes.
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Freshwater Coast Discovery Center to Celebrate Five Years
web posted September 17, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Freshwater Coast Discovery Center will host a “Heritage Harvest” event on Tuesday, October 13 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The event will showcase the heritage of the area and celebrate the five year anniversary of the Discovery Center. State Senator Shane Massey will speak on the development of heritage tourism in the area, the achievements of the past five years and the challenges for the future.
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Youth invited to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day at NWTF
web posted September 17, 2009
EDGEFIELD – All youth ages 5 to 17 and their parents are invited to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by attending a fun-filled JAKES event sponsored by the Edgefield local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
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PTC Welcomes Professional Seminar Leader & Brain Health Expert
web posted September 17, 2009
GREENWOOD – Americans spent $225 million last year on software and subscriptions to Web sites to improve brain power. It is no secret that a sharper mind and better memory can improve one’s marketability in the work force. With the current condition of our economy and an increase in job competition, marketability is becoming more and more important. Piedmont Technical College is committed to providing courses that will be helpful during this time.
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Hiring process of County Administrator underway
web posted September 16, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The time period for applications for the new Edgefield County Administrator closed on Friday, September 11, with a total of 18 applying for the position according to interim administrator Barbara Stark on Monday. Edgefield County Council members received a list of five previously screened applicants on Tuesday and a complete list will be presented later this week.
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Student arrested at school for Aiken County burglary
web posted September 16, 2009
JOHNSTON – The investigation into a burglary in Aiken County on Sunday has led to the arrest of a Strom Thurmond High School student on Tuesday. Danarius Montrell Garrett, 18, was taken into custody at the high school by a Resource Officer after it was learned there were warrants for his arrest. He was transported to the Edgefield County Detention Center where he was booked and held for the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.
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Player of the Week: Alex Clark
By Tim Crane
web posted September 16, 2009
SPORTS – Senior outside linebacker and defensive lineman Alex Clark, #57, earned Edgefield Daily’s Standout Performance of the Week honors for his defensive play versus North Augusta.
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Living Estate Auction Saturday, September 19
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web posted September 16, 2009
JOHNSTON – We are selling the personal property of Jim and Pat Mohorn of Johnston, S. C. with some additions.  They are selling their home in Johnston and have moved to North Carolina to be closer to family. The Mohorns have been in Edgefield County for many years and operated an antique shop in town for a number of years after he retired as band director at Strom Thurmond High School. The sale will be held at the home located at 204 Calhoun St., Johnston, SC.  Look for signs. Viewing day of sale from 8:00 AM until sale time. Concessions will be provided. Please visit our website http://www.murrellsauctioncompany.com  for details, terms, and pictures.  Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747.  803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.

Sheriff’s Office investigates recent larceny, burglary, and arson cases
web posted September 16, 2009
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating three recent crimes including a burglary, larceny, and arson since Saturday. In all around $7,000 in property was either stolen or damaged.
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Sweetwater Baptist and National Federation for the Blind sponsor movie
web posted September 16, 2009
MERRIWETHER – Five & Two Pictures along with local sponsors Sweetwater Baptist Church and the North Augusta Chapter of the National Federation for the Blind is proud to announce the upcoming release of a very special film entitled "The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry" on September 18, 2009 at the Augusta Regal 20 and Evans Cinemas. A portion of proceeds from the movie will go to benefit the disabled blind in the CSRA.
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Crime Prevention Tips: Protect Your Vehicle
By Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston
web posted September 16, 2009
JOHNSTON – A vehicle is stolen every 25 seconds, will yours be next? Over one million vehicles - cars, trucks, vans, buses, motorcycles, bicycles, boats, and trailers-– are stolen each year. Vehicle theft is the number one property crime in the United States, with only 6.4 percent of the vehicles recovered.
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Opinion: Former 1979 State Runner-up Player recounts historic run of Rebel Football
web posted September 16, 2009
OPINION – Our STHS football season began with a group of coaches and players that were determined to win. A fan base of students, band members, teachers, young and old  from Edgefield County that filled the stands at home or away. Our first week of practice was at the school. We practiced at seven in the morning, showered, ate in the lunch room, napped on cots in the gym, studied schemes in a class room, had our afternoon practice and then went home.
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Women’s Only Dove Hunt in Trenton announced for next week
web posted September 16, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The National Wild Turkey Federation's Women in the Outdoors/Hunting with a Hero Dove Hunt will take place Sept. 23, 2009, in Trenton, S.C. The registration deadline is Sept. 18. This ladies-only event will include a dove hunt on South Carolina Forestry Commission land followed by dinner and a silent auction at the Federation's Wild Turkey Center in Edgefield, S.C.
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Board of Education Gives Superintendent Positive Evaluation
web posted September 16, 2009
COUNTY – Edgefield County School District Superintendent, Dr. Mary Rice-Crenshaw received a positive evaluation from the Board of Education following her performance evaluation. Dr. Crenshaw was evaluated using both an evaluation survey developed and completed by the board of education along with discussion among board members.
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Three bills being considered would put departments under governor's oversight
web posted September 16, 2009
COLUMBIA – This fall, a panel of a senators will evaluate ways for South Carolina to better administer health care services, a significant undertaking that could change the way five state agencies operate.
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$10,000 in Hospitality tax revenues requested for Johnston Peach Blossom Festival
web posted September 15, 2009
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Town Council held their September meeting Monday night with a simple agenda with three approvals of two resolutions and the use of the Municipal Parking lot. The content of the meeting was far more involved than the agenda outlined, sprinkled with a dash of tension amongst some of the town leaders.
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Vandals pelting cars with rocks on Sweetwater Road
web posted September 15, 2009
MERRIWETHER – Drivers along Sweetwater Road late at night this weekend reported multiple instances of someone throwing rocks at their cars causing at least $700 in damage to windows of passing vehicles. The first instance did not give deputies much to go on, but as the acts continued details were able to confine the area to the 300 block of Sweetwater Road.
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Gresham Barrett asks Pres. Obama to end "witch hunt" on Rep. Wilson
web posted September 15, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman J. Gresham Barrett (SC, 03) sent a letter to President Obama on Monday regarding efforts by congressional Democrats to censure Congressman Joe Wilson. The full text of the letter has been released and is included below.
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Repo man victim of hit and run during repossession
web posted September 15, 2009
BETTIS ACADEMY – The repossession of a car appears to have gone awry late Monday night when a company worker was injured when the owner of the car apparently jumped into the 1992 Cadillac they were there to retrieve and fled the scene, striking one of the workers. Edgefield County EMS, County Line First Responders, and Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the scene just after midnight.
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Workshop On Understanding Poverty Held
web posted September 15, 2009
JOHNSTON – Teachers, parent educators and coaches with the Peach Literacy Grant Program attended a workshop on understanding poverty with presenter Sue Nell DeHart recently. The workshop addressed the issue of how poverty impacts learning, work habits and decision making and is based on the book A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D., a leading US expert on the mindset of poverty, middle class and wealth.
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Edgefield American Legion “Steak Cookout” Fundraiser this Saturday
web posted September 15, 2009
PSA - EDGEFIELD – The American Legion of Edgefield would like to invite you to the second annual steak cookout fundraiser on Saturday, September the 19th, from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Penn Street Legion Hut. Your Take Out Order will include a Steak cooked to order with Potato, Coleslaw, and a Roll. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased from any Legion Member or any of these fine businesses: Crouch Hardware, Pendarvis Chevy, Fairway Ford and NAPA Auto Supply of Edgefield.

September “Superintendent’s Chat and Share Time” next week
web posted September 15, 2009
JOHNSTON – Dr. Mary R. Crenshaw will hold the September “Superintendent’s Chat and Share” evening on September 22, 2009. The event will be held in the District Office Conference room beginning at 5:45 and concluding at 6:45.
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Edgefield Youth on Championship team
web posted September 15, 2009
AUGUSTA – Carolina Explosion, of Aiken, goes 4-0 in the Peach Belt Border Bash Sept 12-13 at Diamond Lakes Recreation Park in Augusta, Ga.  The team won 18-3, 9-5, 8-0, and 13-10, in the 11U-12U bracket, to win the championship of the USSSA (United States Specialty Sports Association) sponsored tournament.
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SC Heritage Corridor offering Ambassadors Tour to Greenwood’s own citizens
web posted September 15, 2009
GREENWOOD – In an effort to further educate Greenwood’s residents about its attractions and cultural arts areas, the SC National Heritage Corridor will be hosting its second annual Ambassadors Tour on Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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Local couple part of 1 to 2 million attending D.C. Tea Party
web posted September 14, 2009
WASHINGTON DC – As the Washington DC Tea Party got underway on Saturday, the crowds grew and consumed the streets and common areas around the Capitol. Estimates on the crowd size varied greatly anywhere between hundreds of thousands to as many as 2 million people who marched to show their displeasure with Washington and spending that is out of control. “I truly believe that we are watching history being made as Americans wake up and remember the ideals and fundamentals that made America great,” David Hair said after returning from the trip.
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Armed and Dangerous: Search continues for wanted men web posted September 14, 2009
COUNTY – Local authorities are still searching for two men wanted in connection to separate shooting incidents recently in Edgefield and Johnston. Edward Fargo McKenzie, 24, and Christopher Dale Jones, 34, both of Johnston, are wanted for assault and battery with the intent to kill and are considered “armed and dangerous”.
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Jacket’s Throw Big Plays Over Thurmond with 27-16
By Tim Crane
web posted September 14, 2009
SPORTS – Coming into the game Strom Thurmond head coach Lee Sawyer knew his defense couldn’t allow big plays if the Rebels would have a chance.  A task that proved to be easier said than done.  The Jackets found weaknesses in Strom Thurmond’s secondary and went after them, completing 10 passes for 245 yards on just 14 attempts.
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Wounded Vets, NWTF, Forestry Commission, Hunting with a Hero Dove Hunt a success
web posted September 14, 2009
TRENTON – The South Carolina Forestry Commission teamed up with Hunting with a Hero, The National Wild Turkey Federation and the Turkey Federation’s “Wheelin’ Sportsmen” group Wednesday at the Taylor Nursery in Trenton. These organizations recruited wounded veterans, active duty soldiers from Ft. Gordon who’ve recently seen combat, and local physically-challenged hunters for a great and productive day of dove hunting. Nineteen shooters showed up for the hunt.
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Tech Tips: Online Calendars – Part 1 (Sign-up and Use)
By James Wise
web posted September 14, 2009
WISE TECH TIPS – Computerized Calendars are great way to keep up with your events. Many of these calendars can also be shared over the Internet for use by your business associates, friends, and family. Today we’ll start a multi-part series on one free Calendar application, Google Calendar. This series will cover basic use, sharing, and synchronization with Microsoft Outlook.
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Wilson to Obama: “You Lie!” – Rude, but right
A column by the Editor
web posted September 14, 2009
COLUMN – “You Lie!” is what South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson shouted out during President Obama’s speech to a joint session of the Congress last week. The media attention was staggering including the typical absurd call from the leftists that because Wilson is from South Carolina he must be a racist. Was Rep. Wilson’s outburst after Obama said illegal aliens would not be covered in the new takeover of healthcare rude? Yes, but it was also right.
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Living Estate Auction Saturday, September 19
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web posted September 14, 2009
JOHNSTON – We are selling the personal property of Jim and Pat Mohorn of Johnston, S. C. with some additions.  They are selling their home in Johnston and have moved to North Carolina to be closer to family. The Mohorns have been in Edgefield County for many years and operated an antique shop in town for a number of years after he retired as band director at Strom Thurmond High School. The sale will be held at the home located at 204 Calhoun St., Johnston, SC.  Look for signs. Viewing day of sale from 8:00 AM until sale time. Concessions will be provided. Please visit our website http://www.murrellsauctioncompany.com  for details, terms, and pictures.  Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747.  803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.

NEW! The Strom Thurmond Tailgate Hour
web posted September 14, 2009
JOHNSTON – Hamburgers, chips and ice cold drinks will be on sale in the back parking lot of STHS from 6pm-7pm before home games for the remainder of the season.  Come out, bring a chair, grab a fresh (hand pattied) grilled hamburger and have some fun before the Rebels take the field. Strom Thurmond merchandise will be on sale and the 92.7fm Tailgate Show will be broadcasting live.  All proceeds go to the Booster Club to support Strom Thurmond Athletics.

Edgefield County Public Library Seeks Duct Tape Donations
web posted September 14, 2009
EDGEFIELD – As a part of our Teen Read Week activities at the Edgefield County Public Library, we will be hosting a Duct Tape Fashion event for teens and “tweens”. If you are interested in helping with this event, all we need is your left over duct tape. Please drop your duct tape off at our service desk. We accept grey but we are in love with the colored variety. If you would like to see examples of what we will be doing or color variety, please visit http://www.ducktapeclub.com

Rebels fall to 1-2 with 27-16 loss to NA
web posted September 12, 2009
NORTH AUGUSTA – The Strom Thurmond Rebels fall to 1-2 on the season after a disappointing loss to the North Augusta Yellow Jackets by a score of 27-16 Friday night. The Rebels opened the game with an impressive long march down the field to put 7 points on the board within the first 1:06 of the game. North Augusta answered back and took the lead to 21-7 at the half and never looked back. A strong defensive stand in the second half was not enough for the Rebels to overcome the deficit. EdgefieldDaily.com’s Tim Crane will have a full report on Monday.

National Wild Turkey Federation Opens Museum to Public on Saturdays
web posted September 12, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The National Wild Turkey Federation's Winchester Museum is now open to the public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Admission to the museum is free for NWTF members; $5 for adult non-members, and includes a souvenir token that is redeemable for a $5 discount on purchases in NWTF's Turkey Shoppe or Turkey Shoppe on Main in downtown Edgefield. Admission for children 17 and under, non-members cost $2. All admissions include four tokens to the Laser Shot hunting simulation game.
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Living Estate Auction Saturday, September 19
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web posted September 12, 2009
JOHNSTON – We are selling the personal property of Jim and Pat Mohorn of Johnston, S. C. with some additions.  They are selling their home in Johnston and have moved to North Carolina to be closer to family. The Mohorns have been in Edgefield County for many years and operated an antique shop in town for a number of years after he retired as band director at Strom Thurmond High School. The sale will be held at the home located at 204 Calhoun St., Johnston, SC.  Look for signs. Viewing day of sale from 8:00 AM until sale time. Concessions will be provided. Please visit our website http://www.murrellsauctioncompany.com  for details, terms, and pictures.  Jerry O. Murrell, SCAL 2747.  803-637-5640 or 803-480-0801.

New Program Gains Experienced Instructor, STH’s Hugh Bland
web posted September 12, 2009
SALUDA – Hugh Bland spent 33 years of his life teaching agriculture to high school students in Edgefield at Strom Thurmond High School and in Aiken County. But, rather than retiring, Bland has taken on a new challenge. He is the instructor for the new diversified agriculture program at the Piedmont Technical College Saluda County Center. “I’m excited about this program and about being here,” Bland said. “This is what I like to do and I think it’s going to be a good challenge.”
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Edgefield and Saluda County Flu Clinics
web posted September 12, 2009
COUNTY – DHEC Region 1 will offer flu shots for $25. For those who meet the criteria for a Pneumonia and/or Tetanus shot, there will be no additional charge. Please bring your Medicare and Medicaid cards and other supplemental cards to make sure your plan covers the vaccine. Cash or check (made to DHEC) will be accepted. Flu shots will be offered to anyone ages six months and older. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.
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Lakeside Baptist Church, Special Service to Honor Emergency Service Workers, Sept.13
web posted September 12, 2009
PSA – Lakeside Baptist Church, Clearwater SC, will have a special 911 service for all CSRA  law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMS personnel at 0930 am on September 13, 2009. The church will pay special tribute to Lt. Michael Frank and Chief Johnnie Hamilton who both died since our last service.
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Letter: Jane Dyer laments on lack of leadership and civility
web posted September 12, 2009
Editor,
I am embarrassed and offended by Mr. Wilson’s behavior, not because I am a Democrat, but because I am an American and a South Carolinian.  When our elected officials are so crudely partisan and seek only political advantage instead of dealing with an issue as important and serious as providing affordable and effective health care for our people, it is time to change those officials.
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Never Forget
web posted September 11, 2009
NATION – Eight years ago today America was attacked by Islamic Terrorists lead by Osama bin Laden. Though the pictures of that day are rarely seen in the national media while the liberal Democrats peruse their campaign to have America surrender the war, EdgefieldDaily.com has no problem reminding our readers why we are at war.
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Johnston Police seek “armed and dangerous” suspect (Photo)
web posted September 11, 2009
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Police Department is seeking Christopher Dale Jones, 34, of Johnston, in connection to a shooting incident in late August. Johnston Investigator Lamaz Robinson said Jones should be considered armed and dangerous. Jones is wanted for assault and battery with the intent to kill and other weapons charges relating to the shooting.
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“Conditional zoning” discussion main focus of County Planning meeting
web posted September 11, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Planning Commission’s only agenda item at Thursday night’s meeting was trying to find a way to zone property with certain conditions, possibly narrower than those presently in the zoning ordinance. “The two requests we’ve had in the past were rezoning land. The big issue is, once it’s rezoned that person’s allowed to do what ever they want to do under that zoning classification,” Zoning Administrator Guy Mueller said. The property used as an example is the much debated Haggler property in Merriwether.
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Letter to the Editor: Wondering Foolishly!
web posted September 11, 2009
Dear Editor,
I am foolishly, wondering, if Mr. Jackson, should read his own letter to the Editor more carefully. Mr. Jackson's letter was defending "Wandering Minds", and the right of the people to express their opinions.  Yet the citizens that have expressed an opinion that differed with the Editor and his friends, were called obnoxious, ill informed, uninformed, mealy mouthed individuals, that act as puppets.
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Football Friday Night Live Online
web posted September 11, 2009
SPORTS – It’s that time of the year, Rebel Football, and if you can’t get to the game you can follow the action live on the internet. 92.7 FM and Strom Thurmond High School have joined together again this year to provide live streaming audio broadcasts for dial up and broadband internet users. Tonight the Rebels travel to North Augusta with kick-off at 7:30 pm. To listen in just click Rebel Football Dial up or Rebel Football Broadband (DSL or Cable) 

4-H Pullet Chain Selling Layers in Edgefield
web posted September 11, 2009
By: Stephen Pohlman
COUNTY – The Edgefield, McCormick, and Aiken County 4-H Pullet Chain Project is quickly coming to an end.  These children have worked hard at raising their birds (Barred Rock or Golden Comets) as part of the project and on September 26, 2009 the participants will be partaking in a Show and Auction.
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Farm Festivals Bring in Fall Harvest Season
web posted September 11, 2009
AIKEN – Find your perfect pumpkin, holiday tree or get lost in a corn maze this fall during the annual “Falling for Farms” series of weekend festivals. From September to December, the Heritage Corridor Farmer’s Association (HCFA) sponsors this series of events to provide a fun, educational and family-oriented experiences to visitors and residents of South Carolina.
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Sale of foreclosed Mt. Vintage property rescheduled for October
web posted September 10, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Clerk of Court Shirley Newby said Wednesday that the announcement that was to be made on the Courthouse steps concerning the public auction on the foreclosed property at Mt. Vintage was never properly made. “I take the blame for that,” Mrs. Newby said. The foreclosure sale is scheduled to be advertised again for three consecutive weeks with a possible auction date in October.
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Edgefield Town Council welcomes new business owner at meeting
web posted September 10, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council welcomed Gail Mercer, owner of the new “Mercy Me!” shop on Main Street, as the visitor of the month Wednesday night at their monthly meeting. Ms. Mercer spoke about the new business and the citizens of Edgefield prior to the council moving on to other items including a new police car.
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Edgefield Mayor Proclaims Constitution Day and Week
web posted September 10, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Mayor Ken Durham signed a Proclamation in recognition of Constitution Day and Week just prior to the Town Council meeting Wednesday night. The Proclamation sets September 17 as Constitution Day and the week of September 17 through 23 and Constitution Week. September 17 is the 222nd anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution.
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Johnston Community Calendar Changes Hands
web posted September 10, 2009
JOHNSTON – The Johnston American Legion Post 154 has decided to hand the Johnston Birthday Calendar project over to the Johnston Development Corporation to handle from now on. The Johnston American Legion Post 154 has kept this wonderful project going for 56 years and now the Johnston Development Corporation hopes to do as good of a job updating and delivering the Johnston Birthday Community Calendar as the Legion did for so many years.
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Letter to the Editor: "Wandering Minds and Wondering Fools"
web posted September 10, 2009
Dear Editor,
Recently there has been a call for us to consider allowing the Wandering Minds section of the Edgefielddaily.com to be shut down. Some of the reasons for this request are that it hurts the county, or it allows others to see our dirty laundry being aired in public, or that it stifles growth because the outsiders looking in may not like what they see.  Such a pity some see with blinders.
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Local Academic Honor Students Recognized
web posted September 10, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2009 spring semester have earned inclusion on the President’s List. To be named to the list, students must be full-time and earn a term GPA of 4.00. Students will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the college president.
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Lakeside Baptist Church Special Service to Honor Emergency Service Workers, Sept.13
web posted September 10, 2009
CLEARWATER – Lakeside Baptist Church, Clearwater SC, will have a special 911 service for all CSRA  law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMS personnel at 0930 am on September 13, 2009. The church will pay special tribute to Lt. Michael Frank and Chief Johnnie Hamilton who both died since our last service.
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Gov. Sanford Names New Appointments to USC Board of Trustees
web posted September 10, 2009
COLUMBIA – Governor Mark Sanford named Rock Hill attorney Leah B. Moody, and Lancaster businessman Chauncey K. "Greg" Gregory to the University of South Carolina (USC) Board of Trustees on Wednesday. "Leah and Greg bring a wealth of enthusiasm and solid ideas to this board," Gov. Sanford said. "For their contributions to the state over the years, and for the continued leadership and insight they'll offer in this new public role, I'd thank them both for their willingness to serve."
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Edgefield woman charged in alleged molestation case
web posted September 9, 2009
EDGEFIELD – A 28-year-old Edgefield woman has been arrested and charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 16. Jennifer Robin Kennedy was arrested Friday by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office in an alleged and ongoing series of improper acts between her and a 14-year-old. Chief Investigator Randy Doran said Kennedy is charged with a single count of criminal sexual conduct but the investigation is ongoing. She is the fifth suspect charged this summer in unrelated cases.
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Public auction of foreclosed Mt. Vintage property cancelled
web posted September 9, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The scheduled sale of the foreclosed MV Development property at Mt. Vintage set for Tuesday was cancelled according to County Attorney Michael Medlock. As the advertised 11 o’clock hour arrived several people began to gather at the Edgefield County Courthouse steps to either bid or witness the sale when Mr. Medlock announced that the foreclosure sale of the property would not take place. “I was told by the Clerk of Court it was cancelled,” Medlock said.
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Sweetwater Baptist and National Federation for the Blind sponsor movie
web posted September 9, 2009
MERRIWETHER – Five & Two Pictures along with local sponsors Sweetwater Baptist Church and the North Augusta Chapter of the National Federation for the Blind is proud to announce the upcoming release of a very special film entitled "The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry" on September 18, 2009 at the Augusta Regal 20 and Evans Cinemas. A portion of proceeds from the movie will go to benefit the disabled blind in the CSRA.
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Weekend thefts total nearly $8,000
web posted September 9, 2009
COUNTY – Two thefts since Friday account for almost $8,000 in stolen property taken from Johnston and the Merriwether area. A Johnston couple returned from a trip to the beach on Saturday to discover over $5,000 in goods stolen from their home. A Merriwether business reported over $2,300 in lawn equipment missing on Friday. Since June there have been nearly 40 larceny cases reported and over a dozen burglaries. 
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Johnston Police Chief Aston offers more tips on preventing crime
web posted September 9, 2009
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston says his Department can still see a small increase in property crimes and wishes to continue advising citizens how to protect themselves, their homes and their property. In a continuing series, Chief Aston is offering citizens advice on protecting themselves and their property from crime.
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Sports Preview: Rebels Face Major Test at North Augusta
By Tim Crane
web posted September 9, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will take their 1-1 record to North Augusta, 2-0, for the CSRA game of the week. This season the Jackets are one of the teams to beat in the CSRA and in 4A South Carolina. Five players from the Jacket’s roster have already received offers to play at the next level. North Augusta has a high scoring offense that has scored at will on the ground and through the air thus far this season.
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Digging Into Literacy
web posted September 9, 2009
TRENTON – Students at Douglas Elementary held a special kick-off program to begin their Accelerated Reader Program for the school year. “Digging Into Literacy” is the theme for the reading program at the local school and the atmosphere is complete with beach umbrella’s, tropical flowers and lots of sand buckets and shovels found in the hallways and classrooms.
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Todd Johns Selected For National Constitution Day Observance
web posted September 9, 2009
JOHNSTON – Todd Johns, a senior at Strom Thurmond High School has been selected to represent the school at the State National Constitution Day Observance in Columbia on September 18, 2009. Mr. Johns will participate in the James Otis Lecture Series sponsored by the South Carolina American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
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Sports: Around Region III This Week
By Tim Crane
web posted September 8, 2009
SPORTS – Gilbert is the only region team that is undefeated so far this year.  No region team has a losing record. Through the first two games, Strom Thurmond leads the region in points scored per game (35) and Gilbert leads in points allowed per game (6.5).  Batesburg-Leesville has scored the least (33) and given up the most (45).  Newberry, Mid Carolina and Thurmond have all posted one shutout thus far.
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Capture Screen Images and Screen Videos
By James Wise
web posted September 8, 2009
TECH TIPS – Taking a picture of your computer screen or creating a video of something you do on your computer can be a great tool for documentation/demos or support requests. There are many different options available for this depending on your particular needs. These options range from built in features like a simple press of the “Print Screen” button on your keyboard to free or paid software for general capture tasks all the way up to advanced screen video recording/editing software for complex demos or eLearning. Today, we’ll cover some of the options available at each of these levels including some nice free software.
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Wheels of Thunder Coming to PTC
web posted September 8, 2009
GREENWOOD – Piedmont Technical College, in association with several area car clubs, will be sponsoring the first annual Wheels of Thunder Supershow Saturday, September 12 in the multi-purpose and automotive technology parking lots at the Lex Walters Campus in Greenwood. The show is open to the public with five categories: cars, motorcycles, trucks, antique tractors and race cars.
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Edgefield County Alliance Notice
web posted September 8, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Alliance monthly meeting will be held on Monday morning, September 14, 2009 at 7:30 a.m. at Piedmont Technical College, Edgefield campus.  Light refreshments will be served. A small donation  of $3 is requested to cover the cost. A presentation will be made by representatives of the J.W. Yonce farms on agriculture in Edgefield County, with particular reference to the peach industry. 
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Dakota Miller Scholarship Will Give Two Students Free Dance Classes for One Year
web posted September 8, 2009
BATESBURG – Two lucky students will be the recipients of  full year all expenses paid  scholarships to Music and Dance Academy, due to the generosity of benefactor Chandra Padgett. Mrs. Padgett was the aunt and  godmother of Dakota Miller of Ninety Six, who was killed in a car wreck on August 11, 2007. Dakota was 11 years old at the time of his tragic death and was just learning to play guitar.
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Find a great addition to your Labor Cookout in the Country Cooking Section
web posted September 6, 2009
WEBNEWS – EdgefieldDaily.com hopes everyone enjoys having Labor Day off and if you need some last minute ideas for your traditional cookout, the Country Cooking Section is loaded with everything from appetizers to main dishes on or off the grill. Packed with nearly 700 recipes, sauces, punches, and desert ideas there is something for everyone. Feel free to send in your favorite dish to share with others. 
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Search continues for suspected shooter (Photo)
web posted September 7, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield and Johnston Police are still seeking Edward Fargo McKenzie, 24, of Johnston in connection to two shooting incidents last month that left one man seriously injured. McKenzie is described as a black male standing 5’ 6” tall and weighing around 200 pounds. He may have cut his hair and shaved a mustache and goatee in an effort to avoid being recognized. Police have labeled McKenzie as armed and dangerous.
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Counterfeit $10 Bills Continue to Surface
web posted September 7, 2009
COUNTY – Retailers, businesses, and citizens should pay special attention for counterfeit $10 bills that are now circulating around Edgefield County now reaching the Merriwether and North Augusta area. The bills first surfaced last week at Winn’s Grocery on Highway 378 in the northern part of the county. Montrell Tramaine Wideman, 23, was later taken into custody for forgery. Inv. Randy Doran said Wideman had three more counterfeit bills at the time of his arrest. This weekend a man called the Sheriff’s Office to report getting one of the fake bills in change at Sportsman’s Corner in Merriwether.
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Currytown Road curve claims another victim in single car crash (Photos)
web posted September 7, 2009
MERRIWETHER – A notorious curve on Currytown Road has claimed another victim, this one early Monday morning as a Georgia man was traveling south on Currytown Road as he entered the curve near the 500 block and lost control of his Chevy Lumina and overturned on the northbound side of the road.
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Stolen car recovered, driver escapes arrest after foot chase
web posted September 7, 2009
JOHNSTON – A late night car chase Saturday ended with all too familiar scenario of the driver jumping from the car and running from the scene with police chasing behind. A Johnston Police Officer attempted to make a traffic stop when the driver took off and turned off Highway 121 onto Wren Drive, which is a dead end and left the suspect no way to flee accept on foot. The car turned out to be stolen and was recovered at the scene.
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STH 1979 Football Team members sought for reunion at Rebles Sept 18 home game
web reposted September 7, 2009
To the 1979 Strom Thurmond Football Team
As the head football, coach at Strom Thurmond, I try to instill, in my players the same principles that you were taught in 1979. I was an assistant to Coach McAlister in, the mid 80’s so I feel obligated to make sure those principles are still taught. I try to draw from the history of our program in my talks to the players. I would like for your 1979 team to be recognized for the 30 year anniversary of the upper state championship and this will be Friday, September 18 at our home game vs. South Aiken.
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Strom Thurmond FFA attends Cherry Grove Leadership Camp
web posted September 7, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Strom Thurmond FFA took a trip to Cherry Grove FFA Leadership Camp August 4-7.  Mrs. Darla Steele, FFA Advisor took Garrett Dorn, Elizabeth Holmes, Julia Miller & Kinsley Reeves on this trip.  While there, they participated in many events as well as learned leadership skills and gathered ideas to bring back to the chapter to help improve the Thurmond FFA Chapter. 
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Complaint filed alleging misuse of public funds
web posted September 4, 2009
COUNTY – A formal complaint has been filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office for misuse of public funds by County Administrator John Pettigrew after documents obtained through Freedom of Information Requests showed Mr. Pettigrew confirming he authorized the use of the Edgefield County Road Maintenance Department workers to transport bleachers from the Bettis Park area to the Northside Park for a private function. Documents show that not only Administrator Pettigrew knew and approved the actions, but County Recreation Director Nick Wates also knew.
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Turkey Shop officially opens today
web posted September 4, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Turkey Shop held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon with local dignitaries, business leaders, and officials from the National Wild Turkey Federation present. George Thornton, NWTF Chief Executive Officer, thanked everyone for attending the ceremony and for the many people who were instrumental in getting The Turkey Shop ready to open. “Two weeks ago there was noting but boxes here,” Thornton said. The Grand Opening celebration will continue today and Saturday with live bands and activities on the town square.
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Senate Majority Leader Appoints Majority Whip to Head Restructuring Subcommittee
web posted September 4, 2009
COLUMBIA – South Carolina Senate Majority Leader and Medical Affairs Committee Chairman Harvey Peeler (R-Cherokee) announced Thursday his plan to move three big restructuring bills aimed at improving the efficiency of state government. Senator Peeler has appointed Senate Majority Whip Danny Verdin (R-Laurens) to chair a subcommittee examining restructuring of five health agencies.
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Letter: Presidential address to students accepted as standard practice
web posted September 4, 2009
Dear Editor,
For well over 50 years now politicians have been using public schools for photo opportunities, both Republican and Democrat.  In addition, in the last 20 years those opportunities have moved from still photographs to video or taped sessions that we've been able to see on the news. Let's not forget that on the fateful morning of September 11, President Bush was sitting in a Florida classroom reading to school children. I sincerely doubt he was speaking to them about health care or the political climate of the day. As a teenager, I often remember seeing President Reagen speaking to school children. President Clinton also took advantage of the publicity on several occasions during his 8 years in office. 
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County Courthouse security goes Hi-Tech
web posted September 3, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Security at the Edgefield County Courthouse is going Hi-Tech with an x-ray machine to search pocketbooks, backpacks, and briefcases. The new $17,000 machine was put into use this week and takes all the guesswork out of searching personal items Clerk of Court Shirley Newby said. “I think it’s great, it definitely improves our level of security.”
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Larcenies continue to increase
web posted September 3, 2009
COUNTY – Just one week after Edgefield County Sheriff Adell Dobey put out a call for citizens to be aware of the increase in thefts from property, the totals on the amount stolen and the number of cases continues to increase. Being aware of your property and strange vehicles or activity at neighboring property is the fastest way to bring the thefts to an end. In the last few days over $4,000 worth of property has been damaged or stolen.
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Wheelin' Sportsmen Dove Hunting Event to Offer a Day of Fun
web posted September 3, 2009
TRENTON – The National Wild Turkey Federation's Wheelin' Sportsmen program, the South Carolina Forestry Commission (based in Columbia, S.C.) and their project partners will host a special dove hunt for hunters with disabilities in Trenton, S.C  on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Partners also include the Hunting with a Hero organization, Ridge Farmers Mutual (based in Ridge Spring, S.C.) and the Johnston, S.C., Southern States Cooperative Inc.
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PDA’s First Event of Year for Juvenile Diabetes a Success
web posted September 3, 2009
RIDGE SPRING – The Palmetto Dance Academy held its first event of the year to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. The studio has supported the foundation since 2003 and has gained over $5000 in support of research and education on juvenile diabetes since that time.
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57% Would Like to Replace Entire Congress
web posted September 3, 2009
NATION – If they could vote to keep or replace the entire Congress, just 25% of voters nationwide would keep the current batch of legislators. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% would vote to replace the entire Congress and start all over again. Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure how they would vote.
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EdgefieldDaily.com sets all-time records for readership and hits in August
web posted September 2, 2009
WEBNEWS – EdgefieldDaily.com has broken all time records in August with almost 1.8 million hits recorded last month. The daily average has now risen to almost 58,000 hits per day. As of Monday - 1,796,322 hits were registered for the month of August from 22,189 individual computers accessing EdgefieldDaily.com. Thank you for making EdgefieldDaily.com the #1 source for local news.

Pettigrew steps down, Stark takes helm until new administrator hired
web posted September 2, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Administrator John Pettigrew has decided to step down this Friday rather than stay on until a new administrator can be hired. Pettigrew spoke at the end of Tuesday night’s county council meetings thanking the members of the council for the opportunity he had to serve them and the people of Edgefield County.
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Bar owner says he will challenge new ordinance on closing hours
web posted September 2, 2009
EDGEFIELD – Ron Cales, owner of Woody’s Bar and Grill, made an impassioned plea to the Edgefield County Council to rethink the recently passed ordinance setting opening and closing times of all on premise alcohol sales at local establishments. Mr. Cales appeared before the council last month as well requesting to be “grandfathered”, a move that would have made his bar exempt from enforcement of the law. 
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Gov. Sanford Commends GE Aviation Announcement, South Carolina's Emergence as Aerospace Hub
web posted September 2, 2009
COLUMBIA – Gov. Sanford applauded General Electric (GE) Aviation's decision to expand in South Carolina, and also noted several recent developments in the state's rapidly emerging aerospace industry.
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County Council makes progress on several county matters in short meeting
web posted September 2, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council held their September meeting Tuesday night with Vice-chairman Willie Bright being absent and a short agenda which allowed the meeting to end in less than an hour, a pleasant surprise to most members. “I’m not used to going home this early,” Chairman Kneece said after the meeting concluded.
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Raleigh Yeldell:  Player of the Week
web posted September 2, 2009
SPORTS – Raleigh Yeldell secured Player of the Week honors for his efforts during Thurmond’s 49-0 win over Ridge Spring Monetta, last week. Yeldell, a sophomore quarterback, went 10-16 with 93 passing yards and no interceptions.
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Lost Dog - German Short-Haired Pointer
web posted September 2, 2009
MERRIWETHER – LOST: white and liver colored-patched and ticked-5 months old-big for age named Little Man. Last seen: Cannon Mill Subdivision off Martintown Road 5 miles from I-20 toward Edgefield near Sportsman Corner Reward will be given-no questions asked contact: Ricky Powell 803-819-0773 Children's Pet-He is already deeply missed! Click on picture for larger view.

Investigation of Recreation Funds underway, use of Road Maintance fees called into question
web posted September 1, 2009
COUNTY – EdgefieldDaily.com has confirmed that an investigation into the Edgefield County recreation department revenues associated with the concession stand at Bettis Park is underway. The investigation was launched after Sheriff Adell Dobey received an anonymous letter two weeks ago asking his Office to investigate in order to, “prove no wrong doing of breech of trust, fraud, and embezzlement.”
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Three charged in separate shoplifting cases as reports increase in number
web posted September 1, 2009
COUNTY – It seems larcenies from citizens' properties are not the only thing on the rise, in the last few days Edgefield and Johnston Police have worked or made an arrest in five shoplifting reports. At least three people have been charged in association to the cases including a store employee who did nothing as a man walked out with five cases of beer without paying during multiple trips inside the store.
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Johnston Police Chief offers tips on reporting crime
By Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston
web posted September 1, 2009
JOHNSTON – As everyone knows by now that we are in times of a great economy stress. Due to the stress we are having higher Property crimes. With this in mind I would like to ask the citizens for help and also give you several tips about Reporting A Crime.
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Sports: Around Region III This Week
By Tim Crane
web posted September 1, 2009
SPORTS – Gilbert and Mid Carolina lead the region with one win and no losses.  Strom Thurmond sits in third place at 1-1. Newberry, Saluda and Batesburg-Leesville will be looking to get into the win column this week. 
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Letter to the Editor: Writer seeks STH 1979 Football Team members for reunion
web posted September 1, 2009
Dear Editor: To the 1979 Strom Thurmond Football Team
As the head football, coach at Strom Thurmond, I try to instill, in my players the same principles that you were taught in 1979. I was an assistant to Coach McAlister in, the mid 80’s so I feel obligated to make sure those principles are still taught. I try to draw from the history of our program in my talks to the players.
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Wise Tech Tips: Keep up with Software License Keys
By James Wise
web posted September 1, 2009
WISE TECH TIPS – Let’s say that one day you find yourself having to re-install everything on your PC. You have a backup of all your data, you have copies of all the software you need to install, and you’re ready to go. Suddenly one of the programs you’re installing asks for a license key and it won’t install without it!!! No problem because you’ve got all your keys thanks to proper planning and a free software program called LicenseCrawler.
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Edgefield Bulldogs seeking cheerleaders
web posted September 1, 2009
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Bulldog Cheerleading squad is looking for 9, 10, 11 & 12 year olds!  No prior cheering experience necessary. Join us Tuesday, Sept. 1st at the Edgefield Town Gym at 6:00pm. For more information call Deana Sumner at 637-5377.




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