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September 2011 Archive

Football Friday Night - STH vs Columbia
web posted September 30, 2011
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will host Columbia tonight seeking to build on their historic 400th all-time win last week. Kick off at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game or are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here. Edgefield Daily will have Tim Crane's report on the game on Saturday morning.

Edgefield Man Breaks into Home, Attacks Woman
web posted September 30, 2011
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield man is behind bars and facing a felony charge after breaking into a Walnut Street woman's home and attacking her Thursday morning. 911 dispatchers got the call at 11:42 am after the man had left the scene and a nearby Edgefield Police Officer spotted the man riding a bicycle on Brooks Street and took him into investigative custody and returned him to the scene.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Vandals Strike Fuel Supply Tanks
web posted September 30, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A worker called the Sheriff's Office Wednesday morning to report someone vandalizing several gas holding tanks at a distribution center on Sweetwater Road. The area is commonly referred to as the "tank farm" where several key fuel distributors are located.
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FFA Holds Fall Plant Sale Saturday
web posted September 30, 2011
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond FFA will be holding their annual Fall Plant Sale on Saturday featuring all the favorites for homeowners looking to spruce up their flower beds for the fall season. Plus it is a great way to support your local school and the Future Farmers of America (FFA). The students work hard producing their crops and you will not find a better deal on bedding plants anywhere.
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Estate Auction Saturday, October 1, 2011
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted September 30, 2011

AIKEN – We are selling the real and personal property estate of the late Inice E. New. The sale will be held at 9:30 am at her home place located at 475 Wrights Mill Rd., Aiken, S. C. 29801. This will be a good sale with many pieces of furniture, glassware, and collectibles.  Included in the sale is the home place consisting of 1850+/- square feet home and 2.08+/- acres. Call 803-480-0801 for appointment to view real estate. Preview day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time. Please visit our website www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

Ridge Spring Miss Harvest Festival Beauty Pageant seeks Contestants
web posted September 30, 2011
RIDGE SPRING – The Ridge Spring Miss Harvest Festival beauty pageant will be held on Saturday, October 15 at Ridge Spring Civic Center at 10:00 and 6:00. Young ladies between the ages of birth and 20 years of age are invited to compete.
The deadline for applications is Wed., October 5.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Three Car Crash Injures Two
web posted September 29, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A three vehicle crash sent two people to area hospitals Thursday morning and blocked two northbound lanes of Highway 25 around 8 am. The collision took place as a Merriwether teen was crossing from the median from Shortcut Road trying to enter Trailside Drive and was struck by a northbound car.
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"Washed" Counterfeit $20 Bills Turn Up in Johnston
web posted September 29, 2011
JOHNSTON – A number of counterfeit $20 bills have turned up in Johnston recently, but the counterfeiters are using actual bills to print the fake bills. This way when the bills are marked with a special pen the bills show up as real. However, they are actually $5 bills that have been "washed out" and then reprinted as $20 bills. Some similar bills have turned up around the CSRA reprinted as $100 bills.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Sports Preview: Region III Showdown, Rebels Host Columbia
By Tim Crane
web posted September 29, 2011

SPORTS – After last week’s spectacular demolition of Silver Bluff, the Rebels will be looking to distribute some more payback to Columbia this Friday. Last season the Capital’s handed Thurmond their second consecutive loss of the season which was only Lee Sawyer’s second region loss in seven years.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Merriwether Home Found Burglarized Wednesday Morning
web posted September 29, 2011
MERRIWETHER – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office was called to a Sweetwater Court home Wednesday morning after a family member was alerted by a neighbor that the front door to the home have been kicked in. Deputies arrived and cleared the home and found no one inside. The owner is currently hospitalized but deputies met with a nearby family member at the scene.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Gas Prices Falling: Local Gas Survey
web posted September 29, 2011
COUNTY – Gas prices are falling, although faster in some areas of the county than others. According to Bill Hart's observations, prices vary as much as 22 cents per gallon depending on where you buy your gas. That can equate to around $4 a fill-up or more. The lowest reported gas prices were at Dodge's and Kent's Korner in Edgefield at $2.97 a gallon. In Merriwether, residents are paying about ten cents more for a gallon of gas than the rest of the county.
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Homeowners Thankful for County Firefighters after Early Morning Fire
web posted September 28, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Ron and Tammy Ennis were thankful of the job local firefighters did to save what they could of their Horns Creek West home, including being able to rescue family pictures kept in a plastic container upstairs. After firefighters learned many of the photos also contained those of a deceased child they made sure to retrieve them from the burning house.
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5th Grader Leads Deputies on Man-Hunt around MMS
web posted September 28, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A fifth-grade student at Merriwether Middle School decided to run off rather than attend classes, leading to Sheriff's Deputies, Investigators, an off duty deputy, school officials and volunteers spending the next 2 hours searching for the boy. Shortly after the student ran off the first time a teacher was able to catch him, but he reportedly took off running into a wooded area across the street from the school.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Herman Cain Tops GOP in Polls
web posted September 28, 2011
NATION – Former CEO and Businessman Herman Cain is getting the much needed traction against the well funded establishment candidates for President among the GOP contenders. After trouncing his fellow Republican contenders in the Florida Straw Poll by double digits, he now leads the most recent Zogby Poll with double digits over the so-called "front-runners".
EdgefieldDaily.com

Estate Auction Saturday, October 1, 2011
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted September 28, 2011

AIKEN – We are selling the real and personal property estate of the late Inice E. New. The sale will be held at 9:30 am at her home place located at 475 Wrights Mill Rd., Aiken, S. C. 29801. This will be a good sale with many pieces of furniture, glassware, and collectibles.  Included in the sale is the home place consisting of 1850+/- square feet home and 2.08+/- acres. Call 803-480-0801 for appointment to view real estate. Preview day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time. Please visit our website www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

Religion - Miserable Marriage 8: Lazy Husbands and Lead Balloon Prayers
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted September 28, 2011

RELIGION – As we have talked about marriage, my guess that many wives have printed out some of these articles or told their husbands to read them, only then to find their husbands on Wandering Minds instead of the religion section. Sadly, most of the time women care more about the health of the marriage than the man does. But, husbands, right now you must answer the question how is you marriage?
EdgefieldDaily.com

Week 5 Strom Thurmond Stats
By Tim Crane
web posted September 28, 2011

SPORTS – The weekly stats for the Fighting Rebels is now available from Tim Crane. The Rebels remain undefeated and and continues to rack up impressive numbers on both sides of the line. This week we are trying out a new format in presentation. Let us know how you like, or dislike, the new format.
EdgefieldDaily.com

MES Fall Carnival October 15
web posted September 28, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Merriwether Elementary PTO Fall Carnival on Oct 15, 2011 from 10am - 2pm. Those attending may purchase an all-day hand stamp for $10.00. There will be a raffle (tickets are $1.00 each) with first prize being a 2008 refurbished golf cart.  We will also be raffling off several gift baskets. Vendor spaces are available for $25.00 if anyone is interested in promoting their business. You may contact us by email: merriwetherpto@yahoo.com or by phone 803-279-9993 if you have any questions.

Edgefield County Alliance to Meet Oct. 3
web posted September 28, 2011
EDGEFIELD – On Monday, October 3rd, 2011, the Edgefield County Alliance will host its monthly meeting at 7:30 am at Piedmont Technical College, Edgefield Campus.  Everyone interested in learning about plans and issues which affect Edgefield County is invited to attend.  Breakfast will be served.  A small donation of $3 - $5 is suggested to help cover the cost. 
EdgefieldDaily.com

Lost Dog: Edgefield - Found 9/29/11
web posted September 28, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Lost family pet in Edgefield town limits. White female Shih Tsu. Answers to the name Hali.  Contact 637- 3838, or 480-2285. Click picture for a larger view.

Horns Creek West Home Destroyed by Fire
web posted September 27, 2011
EDGEFIELD – An early morning fire destroyed a Horns Creek West home that brought six of the county's seven fire departments racing to the scene. The initial call came in reporting that the home at 110 Horns Creek West was on fire just before 6 am. Shortly thereafter Edgefield firefighters called for mutual aid to help battle the blaze.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Woman Reports Over $8,000 in Missing Jewelry
web posted September 27, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A Pin Oak Drive woman reported discovering over $8,000 in jewelry missing from her home.  The assorted jewelry was kept in a "lockbox" disguised as a Bible. It is believed the jewelry was stolen sometime around September 22 and there has been no break-in or evidence of forced entry.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Edgefield County Hospital Giving Flu Shots to Senior Citizens
web posted September 27, 2011
PSA - EDGEFIELD / JOHNSTON – The Edgefield County Hospital will be giving flu shots to seniors on Wednesday, October 12th at the Chamber of Commerce in Johnston and again on Thursday, October 13th at the Edgefield County Hospital Front Lobby from 9 am until Noon.

Man Found Bleeding While Riding 4-Wheeler Flown to MCG
web posted September 27, 2011
JOHNSTON – A 30-year-old Johnston man was flown to the MCG Trauma Center late Saturday night after someone reported a suspicious man on a 4-wheeler bleeding heavily from his mouth or face. A Sheriff's Deputy began searching Mile Bridge Way, the last place the man was spotted, and was "flagged down" by the bleeding man on Old Plank Road. The deputy immediately called for EMS to respond to the scene.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Counterfeit Money Turns up in Edgefield
web posted September 27, 2011
EDGEFIELD – A worker at the Subway in Apple Square called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office Saturday to report a clerk taking a fake $20 from a customer paying for his meal. The man passing off the bill had already left the restaurant after paying for the meal and it being discovered as fake.
EdgefieldDaily.com

ObamaCare Heads to Supreme Court
web posted September 27, 2011
WASHINGTON DC – The Obama administration chose not to ask the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to re-hear a pivotal health reform case Monday, signaling that it’s going to ask the Supreme Court to decide whether President Barack Obama’s health reform law is constitutional.
Politico

Saluda Man Dies after Crash North of Edgefield
web posted September 26, 2011
EDGEFIELD – A Saluda man injured in a single vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Highway 378 has died. Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett said Wedeman Anthony Turner, 42, of Shaw Road, Saluda, was pronounced dead at MCG at 10:12 am Saturday. Coroner Burnett said Mr. Turner died from a severe head trauma, among other injuries.
EdgefieldDaily.com

2-Year-Old Injured after Falling Through Grandstand at STH
web posted September 26, 2011
JOHNSTON – A two-year-old child was injured after falling through the gaps between the bleachers on the home side of the field during Friday night's game between Strom Thurmond and Silver Bluff. According to witness accounts, the young girl fell from the upper portion of the stands and suffered multiple injuries.
EdgefieldDaily.com

County Council Hosts "Steering Committee" for Strategic Plan
web posted September 26, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County and town leaders met on Thursday night along with representatives from the school board, fire departments, religious sector and other citizens to discuss the implementation of a steering committee to create a strategic plan for Edgefield County.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Estate Auction Saturday, October 1, 2011
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted September 26, 2011

AIKEN – We are selling the real and personal property estate of the late Inice E. New. The sale will be held at 9:30 am at her home place located at 475 Wrights Mill Rd., Aiken, S. C. 29801. This will be a good sale with many pieces of furniture, glassware, and collectibles.  Included in the sale is the home place consisting of 1850+/- square feet home and 2.08+/- acres. Call 803-480-0801 for appointment to view real estate. Preview day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time. Please visit our website www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

County Schools Join United Way of Edgefield County
web posted September 26, 2011
COUNTY – The United Way of Edgefield County and the public 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, W.E. Parker Elementary School won the incentive grant.
EdgefieldDaily.com

400th Win! Rebels Rout Silver Bluff 52-7
By Tim Crane / Photos Bill Hart
web posted September 24, 2011

SPORTS – This is something that started 51 years ago under coaching legend Bettis Herlong and was accomplished by his Cousin and former player Lee Sawyer.  The rich tradition that is Strom Thurmond football just got a little richer on Friday night as the Fighting Rebels secured their 400th win in school history in spectacular fashion over Class 2A rival and powerhouse Silver Bluff, routing the Bulldogs 52-7.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Pedestrian Killed, Driver Stabbed at Scene
web posted September 24, 2011
EUREKA – A 48 year old Kileen TX soldier was pronounced dead on arrival at Aiken Regional Medical Center after being struck by a Ford F-350 pick up truck on Highway 19 north near Eureka SC. The collision happened around 8:09 pm on Friday. According to witness' SFC Maurice J. Collier, who is stationed at Ft. Hood TX was attending a motorcycle rally at 2613 Edgefield Highway and was apparently directing traffic and was standing near the entrance to that property when he was struck by the truck.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Fire Alarm Evacuates Courthouse
web posted September 24, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County employees and court officials got a bit of a scare Friday around 2 pm when they were forced to evacuate the Courthouse due to a fire alarm. All workers were out of the building as the Edgefield Fire Department arrived blocking off part of the town square. According to reports, the alarm was triggered somewhere in the Clerk of Court's Office.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Trenton Man Charged in Eureka Burglary
web posted September 24, 2011
TRENTON – A Trenton man was taken into custody on felony warrants after a traffic stop by an Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy. Hullit Brandon Boyd, 19, of Courtney Road, was arrested and turned over to Aiken County Deputies a short time later.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Motorcyclist Crashes on Stephens Road
web posted September 24, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A man suffered road rash, scraps, cuts and bruises after losing control of his Kawasaki racing bike in a series of sharp curve near Ann Street around 3 pm. Merriwether First Responders, EMS, and Sheriff's Deputies blocked off traffic as the injured driver was being treated.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Driver Airlifted from Roll-Over Crash
web posted September 24, 2011
NORTHSIDE – The driver of a truck was trapped inside after losing control and rolling the vehicle before landing upright. Northside Firefighters and EMS worked together to free the man from the wreckage for about half an hour. Sheriff's Deputies and firefighters shut down all traffic on Highways 378 and 25 at the intersection to use it as a landing zone for the helicopter.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Chris Christie Reconsidering 2012 Run, Will Decide in Days
web posted September 24, 2011
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is reconsidering his decision not to enter the 2012 presidential race — and he says he will let top Republican donors know within days about his plans, Newsmax has learned.
Newsmax

Traffic Fatalities on the Rise, Locally and Statewide
web posted September 23, 2011
STATE – Traffic fatalities have increased this year on both the local and state level. As of August 31, the preliminary death toll on South Carolina’s highways for 2011 stands at 532 with 70 deaths occurring in the month of August. In Edgefield County there have been a total of 7 fatalities on local roadways, up from 5 deaths in all of 2010, and ties for the deadliest year with 2008, which also saw 7 deaths.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Two Thurmond Students Arrested at School this Week
web posted September 23, 2011
JOHNSTON – Two 17-year-old Strom Thurmond students have been arrested at school for separate and unrelated instances. Quantavious Demtrius Key and Jamesha Makayla Byrd were arrested on Monday and Wednesday respectively.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Football Friday Night - STH vs Silver Bluff
web posted September 23, 2011
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will host Silver Bluff Friday night seeking their historic 400th all-time win with kick off at 7:30 pm. If you cannot make it to the game or are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here. Edgefield Daily will have Tim Crane's report on the game on Saturday morning.

Car Reported Stolen Following Driver Fleeing Motorcycle Crash
web posted September 23, 2011
TRENTON – An Edgefield man called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office to report a car being stolen from his auto repair company in Trenton on Wednesday morning. The 1991 Ford Escort station wagon was used to retrieve parts during the course of business. It was discovered missing around 5:30 am. The owner gave deputies the name of a suspect who he said was involved in a crash nearby and left the scene, possibly using the stolen car to escape.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Bringing the Budget Numbers Down to Size
web posted September 23, 2011
The Gainesville Tea Party seems to have the right idea: They take some of our key economic numbers — how much money the U.S. government brings in, how much it spends, and how much brave politicians are “cutting” to bring those numbers into balance — and simply lop off eight zeros (i.e., divide by 100 million) to make those numbers something that American families can relate to.
National Review Online

2K Walk for St. Jude Hospital Saturday
web posted September 23, 2011
PSA - BETTIS ACADEMY – A Walk-A-Thon will be held at Bettis Park on Saturday, September 24, starting at 8 am. The 2K walk is to raise funds for the St. Jude Children Research Hospital. For more information contact Ernestine Newsome at 803-270-1804 or Jozell Dobey at 803-502-4237.

Congressman Duncan Announces District Events
web posted September 23, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jeff Duncan has announced a number of listening sessions for the upcoming district work week starting on Monday, September 26. Once again, there are no appearances scheduled in Edgefield County.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Volunteers Needed For Head Start Board
web posted September 23, 2011
COUNTY – GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission (Head Start Program) is seeking volunteers who have experience working with low-income families to serve on our Policy Council. The Policy Council is composed of parents and community representatives who participate in making decisions for the Head Start Program.
EdgefieldDaily.com

PTC Announces Call for Crafters for 2011 Foothills Skills & Crafts Show
web posted September 23, 2011
GREENWOOD – After almost a decade, the Foothills Skills and Crafts Show is returning to Greenwood. The event, hosted by Piedmont Technical College’s Continuing Education Division, will take place December 3 in the Multipurpose Building on the college’s Greenwood campus.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Bridgestone Americas Announces New Facility, Expansion in Aiken County - 850 New Jobs
web posted September 22, 2011
COLUMBIA – During an event Wednesday attended by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, Bridgestone Americas, Inc., a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, announced the construction of a new 1.5 million-square-foot off-road radial tire (ORR) manufacturing facility on a greenfield site in Aiken County. Bridgestone Americas also announced an additional 474,000-square-foot expansion of the existing passenger (PSR) and light truck (LTR) tire plant in Aiken County.
EdgefieldDaily.com


Preview: 2A Showdown, Rebels Host Silver Bluff
By Tim Crane
web posted September 22, 2011

SPORTS – The Fighting Rebels of Strom Thurmond return home for a showdown with Silver Bluff, who has become their biggest rival of the last few years.  Last season is still fresh in the minds of Strom Thurmond players and fans. Thurmond led 21-3 with under 3 minutes to play in the 3rd quarter when a floodgate of penalties, turnovers and bad fortune opened on the Rebels.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Trenton Feeling the "Pinch" from Census and Reassessment Numbers
By: Melody Whitlock Boylston
web posted September 22, 2011

TRENTON – Property Reassessments and Delinquent Property Taxes were the topic of discussion as the Trenton Town Council convened last Wednesday evening. With the approval of the August minutes and financials, Mayor Helen Summer asked Town Administrator Al Harvey to give a brief report on the figures.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Relay for Life Kick-Off
web posted September 22, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Relay for Life will recognize and appreciate the 2010-2011 Corporate Sponsors and Relay Teams and celebrate the upcoming 2011-2012 Relay for Life with a Kick-Off for their 10th Relay year on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Strom Thurmond High School Cafeteria. This represents a decade of fighting for a cure for cancer in Edgefield County.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Players of the Past: Mike Peeler
By Tim Crane
web posted September 22, 2011

SPORTS – Tim Crane continues finding and interviewing past players of Strom Thurmond Football over the past 50 years. Today he highlights Mike Peeler who played varsity ball for Thurmond in 1965 and 1966.
EdgefieldDaily.com


Opinion - Hey Obama: You're Still Lying!
A Column By the Editor
web posted September 22, 2011

COLUMN – The media has never let anyone forget about Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) yelling out "You lie!" at Obama's State of the Union address. It turns out Wilson was right and the "main stream media" tries its dead best to make sure no one remembers that. Now we have Obama touting a "jobs bill" that is filled with new taxes and new spending ranting 18 times during the speech to "pass this bill" (when there was no bill to pass).
EdgefieldDaily.com

Peeler Urges DHEC And SLED To Issue Emergency Regulations
web posted September 22, 2011
Gaffney, SC  – SC Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler has contacted both DHEC and SLED to urge that they issue emergency regulations prohibiting the sale of spice and bath salts. Both spice, a synthetic marijuana, and bath salts, being used as synthetic cocaine, mimic the effects of illegal drugs.
EdgefieldDaily.com

First Mike King Paramedic Scholarship Winner Announced
web posted September 22, 2011
AIKEN – In memory of a fallen paramedic, a new paramedic is training to carry the torch thanks to a new scholarship: Aiken Technical College student Kimberly Grissom has been named the first recipient of the Mike King Memorial Paramedic Scholarship.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Region Standings and Outlook for This Week
By Tim Crane
web posted September 21, 2011

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond dominated the Thoroughbreds to earn their 399th win of all time.  Rebels got it rolling with a 73 yard touchdown run by Malcolm Watkins. The game was never in doubt after Strom’s opening score. The Blue Steel defense is tops in region three, only allowing 9 points per game.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Edgefield Xtreme Continues Winning Ways
By John Brown
web posted September 21, 2011

AIKEN – The Edgefield Xtreme defeated the Aiken Revenge Monday night 7-4 behind Hunter Cadiere's offensive show. On the night Cadiere would go 2 for 2 at the plate and score 2 runs to help move the Xtreme to 2 wins and 1 loss on the season.  Michael Feagin would get the start on the mound for Edgefield and turn in 2 innings of work.  Feagin would face 9 batters, giving up 3 hits while allowing 2 runs.
EdgefieldDaily.com


Family Thanks Community for Compassion
web posted September 21, 2011
EDGEFIELD – We sincerely appreciate your kind expression of sympathy in our great loss. The outpouring of kindness and support brought our family great comfort and symbolized what a remarkable woman she was and will forever continue to be. Our family will find healing in God’s tender love and embrace, and in knowing how much others remembered and cared. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.
The Friar Family

Miserable Marriage 7: What Is Love?
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted September 21, 2011

RELIGION – Now, I have said before that love is more than a feeling (to quote the great Rock Band Boston!). I agree with this. Feelings come and go, they are fickle. And despite some often ill advice, you can’t trust your feelings or heart. Jeremiah 17:9  says "The human heart is most deceitful and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?” So, since love has to be more than a feeling, then what is love?
EdgefieldDaily.com

Find It in the Classifieds
web posted September 21, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Looking for Yard Sales? Tickets to the USC-Vandy Game? Homes for sell or rent? Buy or sell your car or truck for free. It's all in the Classifieds
Classifieds

Man Arrested, Drugs and Cash Seized after Short Chase
web posted September 20, 2011
EDGEFIELD – A 21-year-old Edgefield man was arrested after refusing to stop for an Edgefield Police officer Sunday afternoon after a short car chase. Ryan Colby "Mook" Morgan was taken into custody after he finally stopped and was blocked in by another officer. Police also seized nearly an ounce of marijuana and $275 in cash.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Strom Thurmond Football Statistics Week 4
By Tim Crane
web posted September 20, 2011

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond continues to show dominance on both sides of the ball after Friday's win over South Aiken. Tim Crane takes a look at the Strom Thurmond Football Statistics for Week 4
EdgefieldDaily.com

Lost Dog: Reward
web posted September 20, 2011
COLLIERS – LOST:18 year-old female black lab mix with white on chest and stomach, on Garrett Road near Horn Creek area (Collier Community). Answers to Maggie. Was wearing a red collar with name and rabies vaccination tag.  Needs medication daily.  Call 803 637-4613. REWARD!

Rebels Ride Out of Thoroughbred Country with Big Win
By Tim Crane
web posted September 17, 2011

SPORTS – Facing the largest school on the schedule and a sure nemesis throughout its history, Strom Thurmond got off the buses in South Aiken ready to make a statement.  A win over a good 4A South Aiken team would have given the Rebels a lot of confidence going into next week’s showdown with fellow class 2A power Silver Bluff. Especially considering Silver Bluff beat South Aiken last week 15-12.  But what the Rebels got was a dominating performance on both sides of the ball that sent a message to the remaining schedule: This Strom Thurmond team is for real.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Deputies Locate Lost Hunter
web posted September 19, 2011
WESTSIDE – A hunter over 60 years of age called 911 after he became lost after walking on public lands around Lick Fork Lake Friday afternoon for hours. Deputies responded to the area in an effort to locate the man's truck that was left on a Forestry Road somewhere off of Prescott Road. The call came in around 5 pm with the man stating he was diabetic and had been walking for around 3 hours.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Notice: County Council Called Meeting for Thursday
web posted September 19, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council will hold a called meeting at 6:00 pm, Thursday, September 22, 2011, at Piedmont Technical College, 506 Main Street, Edgefield. County Council will be attending a county wide strategic plan process.  No votes are expected to be taken.

Hospital Auxiliary hosting “Books Are Fun” fundraiser
web posted September 19, 2011
PSA- EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a “Books Are Fun” fundraiser in the hospital lobby on Tuesday, September 20th from 10:00am until 5:00pm. There will be books and many other items for sale.The public is welcomed!

Pittsburgh and Syracuse to Join ACC
web posted September 19, 2011
SPORTS – On Monday, the much-discussed, oft-lamented fate of the Big 12 hangs in the balance in board rooms in Norman, Okla., and Austin, Texas, the latest stage in an ongoing melodrama that's ensnared lawyers, lobbyists, politicians and at least five major conferences in its tangled web over the last month. By contrast, the ACC makes the whole sordid business of conference realignment look effortless: With almost no advance warning, the conference has officially announced the additions of longtime Big East members Pittsburgh and Syracuse, swelling its ranks to 14 schools and leaving the Big East scrambling for its life as a major football conference — again — with only seven schools remaining in the fold. 
Rivals.com

SC Tree Planters Have Two More Weeks to Get “First Pick” of Forestry Commission Seedlings
web posted September 17, 2011
COLUMBIA – Annual seedling sales have been brisk in anticipation of tree planting season, which traditionally begins on Dec.1st. The Forestry Commission remains a key provider of forest tree seedlings to those South Carolinians aiming to reforest their lands.  But beginning October 1st, our seedling sales will open up to out-of-state buyers.
EdgefieldDaily.com

Edgefield Xtreme posts first victory of CSRA Fall League
By John Brown
web posted September 17, 2011

SPORTS – Behind a ''no hit'' pitching performance from Will Mottel, Hunter Cadiere and Michael Feagin, the Edgefield Xtreme posted their first victory of the young CSRA Fall League season with a 7-3 win over the Aiken Indians. Mottel would get the start and face 9 batters over 2 innings of work, striking out 5 and walking 2.
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Three Charged With Night Hunting
web posted September 16, 2011
TRENTON – Three men have been arrested after night hunting in a rural area near Trenton Wednesday. A Rainsford Road woman reported the men after hearing them fire 10 to 15 shots from a pickup truck in front of her home with the headlights out around 10 pm. The truck was then seen heading towards Vann Road. A deputy responding to the call spotted a vehicle matching the description, which "accelerated at a high rate of speed" as the deputy turned around and he lost sight of the truck.
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Football Friday Night - STH vs South Aiken
web posted September 16, 2011
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will travel to South Aiken seeking their 399th all-time win with kick off at 7:30 pm. If you cannot make it to the game or are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here. Edgefield Daily will have Tim Crane's report on the game on Saturday morning.

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Elderly Woman Crashes into High Voltage Transformer
web posted September 16, 2011
EDGEFIELD – An Elderly Edgefield woman was uninjured following a frightening mishap as she arrived at the Discovery Center on Main Street Thursday afternoon. As she was trying to park she mistakenly hit the accelerator rather than the brake sending the Ford Taurus over the curb and crashing into a high voltage transformer.
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Pilot Reports Laser Aimed at Cockpit
web posted September 16, 2011
BETTIS ACADEMY – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office was notified by Aiken County and Air Traffic Control that a pilot flying over Edgefield County near the Aiken County line reported a "steady green laser" being aimed at the plane as he flew over the area at 4,500 feet around 10:30 pm Wednesday.
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Sports: Thurmond’s Jayvee Beats South Aiken 13-6
By Tim Crane
web posted September 16, 2011

SPORTS – The young Rebels improved to 3-0 on the season with a 13-6 victory over the South Aiken Thoroughbreds Thursday evening in Johnston. Deleonta Bates scored Thurmond’s first touchdown and Cole Fell converted the point after moving the Rebels out front 7-0 with 5:09 to play in the 1st quarter.
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Guardian ad Litem Program Honors Founder Cass Elias McCarter
web posted September 16, 2011
COLUMBIA – In 1984, a young woman from Columbia, South Carolina worked tirelessly in establishing the first state funded volunteer program for child advocacy. Cass Elias McCarter had a vision of protecting South Carolina’s children. Through perseverance and hard work, she secured a grant to start a volunteer Guardian ad Litem program. With the help of only one assistant, she began to transform her vision into a volunteer force that would eventually blanket the state
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Congressman Duncan Votes to Protect SC Jobs
web posted September 16, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC – South Carolina Freshman Congressman Jeff Duncan applauds passage of H.R. 2587, the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act that ends funding for the NLRB’s lawsuit against Boeing from locating in South Carolina.
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Man Arrested During Tuesday's Manhunt
web posted September 15, 2011
TRENTON – It turns out that Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies did make an arrest during the back to back manhunts on Tuesday around the state prison, but it wasn't the man they were looking for. While the Bloodhound Team was tracking on Highway 19 deputies stopped traffic, until Juan Carlos Deleaon came along and decided he would pass the stopped traffic on double yellow lines.
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Preview: Rested Rebels Travel to South Aiken
By Tim Crane
web posted September 15, 2011

SPORTS – After having last week off, the 3-0 Rebels are rested and ready for a showdown with South Aiken Friday night.  A victory will not come easy due to this Thoroughbred team being much improved over the last three that faced the Rebels, of which Thurmond outscored those 112-7. 
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4-H’ers Poultry Show and Auction in Edgefield Sept. 24
web posted September 15, 2011
EDGEFIELD – 4-H’ers participating in the pullet chain project have been working hard and caring for their birds since they were a day old. Now the time has come for them to show off all of their hard work by participating in the poultry show. During the show, participants will take part in a showmanship judging class with one of the birds that they have been working with.
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Columbia TEA Party Chair Resigns to Endorse Gingrich for President
web posted September 15, 2011
Dear Editor,
First and foremost, this is not an endorsement by the Columbia Tea Party. (Tuesday), I have decided to resign my post as Chairman so that I can personally endorse Speaker Gingrich for President of the United States.
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Found Dog
web posted September 15, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Male Husky mix. Tan fur. Has a flea collar but no other ID. Very friendly. Found near Edgefield First Baptist Church. To claim, email or call Edgefield Daily and we will forward your information. Person wishes to remain anonymous.

Couple Seeks Criminal Charges Against Teacher at School Board Meeting
web posted September 14, 2011
JOHNSTON – Vicky and Bill Bradhurst addressed the Edgefield County School Board Tuesday night concerning issues surrounding their son, who is permanently disabled and under the Homebound Education program. Mrs. Bradhurst presented the board with a copy of a picture of their son to be passed around by the members, "so you know who we are talking about." Mrs. Bradhurst stated she wanted answers after she and her husband discovered the teacher was signing their names to hours of instruction their son never received and wanted a criminal investigation launched.
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Sheriff’s Deputies in Two Manhunts at State Prison Tuesday
web posted September 14, 2011
TRENTON – Edgefield County Sheriff’s Deputies as well as their Bloodhound Team were called to the State Prison on Greenhouse Road after a guard spotted an unknown man attempting to throw something over the back fence. The man was described as a light-skinned black male with short dreads, shorts, and a golf shirt and was last seen entering the woods near the railroad tracks.
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Johnston business has license suspended by Council for repeat violations
web posted September 14, 2011
JOHNSTON – While members of Johnston Town Council were all too happy to hear about the three new businesses joining the town “family” at least one other local business got a decent spanking on Monday in the form of a suspended business license.
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Public Hearing on County Council District Maps Oct. 4
web posted September 14, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Council will hold a Public Hearing at its regular meeting Tuesday, October 4, 2011, for the purpose of receiving written and/or oral comments from the public on Ordinance No. 11-12-648 establishing new lines for the County Council districts.
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Edgefield County Forms Strategic Plan Comittee
web posted September 14, 2011
EDGEFIELD – What will life look like in Edgefield County in 2015, 2020 and beyond? Will the County have more economic development and better jobs, more shopping, safer neighborhoods, increased tourism, and better schools? Those questions and others are on the table as Edgefield County begins a significant effort to better plan for its future, according to Edgefield County Council Chairman Dean Campbell.
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65 STH Seniors Sworn into AmeriCorps by Sen. Massey
(Photo included in report)
web posted September 14, 2011

JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond AmeriCorps members took their oaths at Tuesday night's School Board meeting. State Senator Shane Massey administered the oath to the students followed by he and State Rep. Bill Clyburn presented each with their pin and certificate. This is the third year the program has been available and has 65 students enrolled. "We have a waiting list," of students wanting to participate Superintendent Mary Crenshaw said.
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Miserable Marriage 6: Please Forgive
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted September 14, 2011

RELIGION – This is a big week for us in our Miserable Marriage series. We are looking at an absolutely crucial component of a healthy God honoring marriage: forgiveness. Now, we all love to be forgiven. A while back I was driving in my car hurriedly to do the good Lord’s work at the hospital, when a faithful officer of the law took notice of my haste. I heard the sound of the siren and saw the lights flashing. This officer administered his duty by pulling me over.
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Brooks Named Regions Top Agricultural Educator
web posted September 14, 2011
GRANITEVILLE – Midland Valley High School faculty member Jeremy Brooks, has been named the South Carolina Lower State Region Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher for 2011 by the South Carolina Association of Agricultural Educators. Brooks was selected for this prestigious award at the fall meeting of the SCAAE and is now in competition to be named the Outstanding Agricultural Educator for the state of South Carolina.
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STH FCA Attends "Rally in the Valley"
web posted September 13, 2011
CLEMSON – The Clemson area Fellowship of Christian Athletes Adult Chapter and the Clemson University FCA College Huddle hosted the 2011 Rally in the Valley in Little John Coliseum Saturday. The rally featured several guests speakers including Wendy Willis Rausch, former Clemson student and Miss South Carolina 1988, and Clemson basketball player, Bryan Narcisse, from North Augusta.
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Attempted Burglary in Carr Estates
web posted September 13, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A Copeland Circle man arrived at his home Friday night and discovered that someone had attempted to break into his home sometime before his arrival and call the Sheriff's Office. After a deputy arrived he reported it was obvious someone had removed the screen and tried to pry open the window.
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Drive to Prison, Go to Jail
web posted September 13, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a report of a possible intoxicated driver parked on the prison grounds early Sunday morning. After seeing the silver Mustang pull into the parking lot a guard went to check on the driver and smelled alcohol. He called dispatchers at 6:34 am, according to a report filed.
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Former Rebel Standouts Hillary and Bush, Still Standing Out in College
By Tim Crane
web posted September 13, 2011

SPORTS – Tra’ves Bush, 2009 graduate and former linebacker for the Rebels, now safety for the Navy Midshipmen had a 49 yard interception returned for a touchdown against Western Kentucky on Saturday. Navy won 40-14 and improved to 2-0 on the season. The 5”10 192lb Bush is now a junior at Navy and will make his way back to South Carolina this week as the Midshipmen travel to Columbia to battle the Gamecocks.
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County Mourns Passing of Sandra Friar
web posted September 11, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Sadness spread as news of the passing on Sunday of much beloved Sandra Friar began reaching the county. Sandra was a very special lady and served the Edgefield County School District as Information Officer with 28 years of service. In addition she was Director of the District's AmeriCorp program and very involved with the teachers, administrators, and students throughout the school district and it showed in her work over the years. "She'll be impossible to replace," School Board Chairman Brad Covar said Sunday afternoon.
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Readers Remember 9/11 Attacks
web posted September 12, 2011
COUNTY – Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed over 3,000 in New York, Washington D.C. and Flight 93, whose passengers overpowered the highjackers and crashed in Pennsylvania, averting a possible attack on the White House or the Capitol. It was a day that shocked the nation and brought a renewed resolve of the people of this great country. It is a day burned into the minds of every American and readers provided some of their memories of that day.
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Sports: Region Standings and Outlook for This Week
By Tim Crane
web posted September 12, 2011

SPORTS – It was a horrendous week for Region III 2A football with no wins being recorded for the conference.  Thurmond, Columbia and Keenan have winning records while Batesburg, Gilbert and Eau Claire are a combined 0-10 to this point.  The big boys of the region will be back on the field this week as Thurmond and Columbia have now completed their bye weeks for the season.
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Two Die in Crashes in Aiken County Over Weekend
web posted September 12, 2011
AIKEN – Two people have been killed in single vehicle crashes over the weekend in Aiken County, according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in one crash while speed was cited in another. This brings the total number of fatalities on Aiken County roads to 15 for this year.
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‘Give Heat’ Project Receiving Donations
web posted September 12, 2011
COUNTY – Many citizens and groups have been contributing to Edgefield County’s “Give Heat” project, aimed at helping low-income residents who don’t have enough money to pay their utility bills, especially when cold weather arrives, according to Dean Campbell, Edgefield County Council Chairman.
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FFA 3rd Annual Ag. Field Day a Success
web posted September 12, 2011
JOHNSTON – Friday night the Strom Thurmond FFA held it's 3rd Annual Cow Drop/Ag. Field Day. This was a free event to the community. The night consisted of games such as tug-o-war, cornhole, ladder golf, life size tic-tac-toe, horseshoes, sack races, mini tractor races, face painting, many animals, archery, horse rides, boiled p-nuts and drinks, music and of course lots of family fun!
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Local Artists Featured in Martinez
web posted September 12, 2011
MARTINEZ – Paintings by Judy Adamick, of Ward, and Anne Rauton Smith, of Johnston, will be on exhibit at Inner Bean Cafe from September 15th through October 25th.  The coffee shop and cafe is located at 139 Davis Rd., Martinez, Ga. Join them for the opening reception on September 15th between 7-9 p.m. or visit the cafe for delicious coffees, pastries, salads, and sandwiches while viewing the Gallery highlighting new artwork by Anne and Judy. The cafe is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m.- 9 p.m. and on Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

County Council Releases New Redistricting Map
web posted September 9, 2011
COUNTY – The most recent proposed map for new county council districts has been released. In what was believed to be a map that split the Town of Edgefield between Councilmen Norman Dorn and Willie Bright now shows it split between Councilmen Dorn, Bright, Rodney Ashcraft, and Dean Campbell. This is the fourth map released so far in the process.
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Congressman Jeff Duncan Issues Statement on President Obama’s Joint Address to Congress
web posted September 9, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC – South Carolina Freshman Congressman Jeff Duncan issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s Joint Address to Congress. "In August, the President pleaded with Congress to raise taxes to pay down the debt.  Now a month later, the President’s still demanding that we raise taxes, but this time it’s to pay for more government spending."
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Lady Rebs Volleyball Team off to 4-0 Start
web posted September 9, 2011
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond High School Varsity Volleyball Team 2011 is continuing their winning ways. The Lady Rebels have had a successful start with 4 straight wins and no losses. The team posed for a picture taken at Saluda High School Gym after the latest Rebel win. Included is the season schedule and sports fans and students are encouraged to attend the games.
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Strom Thurmond Jayvee Beats Ridge Spring Monetta, 2-0 on Season
By Tim Crane
web posted September 9, 2011

SPORTS – Thurmond quarterback Tyree Stidem scored to put the Rebels on the board 6-0 early in the first quarter. This touchdown was set up by an interception. The Trojans came back to take an 8-6 lead early in the 2nd quarter. The lead changed again when Kendall Hill grabbed a Ridge Spring pass and took it 60 yards for a touchdown. This put Thurmond back on top 12-8 with 6:32 to play in the first half.
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Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update
web posted September 9, 2011
COUNTY – Edgefield County Council Chairman Dean Campbell has released his most recent "Chairman's Update" and covers the current Redistricting Debate, new industry prospect still being hopeful, and a wide range of other topics.
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Ag. Field Day Today
web posted September 9, 2011
JOHNSTON - PSA – Free event sponsored by the Thurmond FFA 6:30-8:30 pm at J.E.T. Middle School Field - Johnston, SC. Food, Fun, Games, Music, Animals & More! Bring your family & friends of all Ages for a great southern night!

SCDOT Gives Funding Update in Weekly Report
web posted September 9, 2011
COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has begun publishing a weekly update for the media and the public concerning the agency’s financial situation and other important matters. This is an effort to clarify information that has been circulating in public venues that may have been distorted or confusing.
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Lost and Found Pets
web posted September 9, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield area has reported three lost or found dogs in the past two days. Please take a look at the photos and descriptions of these pets in an effort to find their respective owners. A reward has been offered for one of the dogs. The pet may not be yours, but you may know who the owner is and can aid in their safe return home.
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Federal Authorities Probe Possible Terror Threat Around 9/11 Anniversary
web posted September 9, 2011
WASHINGTON –  Federal authorities have come across what they believe may be a credible threat to the U.S. homeland surrounding the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, several sources tell Fox News.
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Town of Edgefield Continues Push for One County Councilman
web posted September 8, 2011
EDGEFIELD – In a brief meeting of the Edgefield Town Council Wednesday night, which saw a few requests approved and a rundown of upcoming events and projects, Mayor Ken Durham spent almost half the meeting discussing his comments at the Edgefield County Council called meeting last week to discuss preliminary redistricting maps. The consensus of the town council members is to continue to push for a single representative for the town.
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Local Girl Scout Hosts Cancer Fundraiser and Awareness Fair in Merriwether
web reposted September 8, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Nikki Jackson, of Girl Scout Troop 5083, is hosting a fair called Kick-Off Event for Aunt Tammy’s Dream Foundation at Sweetwater Baptist Church on September 10, 2011 from 11 am to 3 pm. At the event, Nikki will host booths for local cancer societies and hospitals with information about cancer and its treatment. The fair will have games, a moonwalk, and snacks for family fun. Please join Nikki in her effort to fight cancer.
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Rebel Stats Week 2: Players of the Week
By Tim Crane
web posted September 8, 2011

SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels take a week off after a great three weeks of football.  Offensively the Rebels are averaging 381 yards and 35 points per game.  Defensively the Blue Steel Boys are only allowing opponents 188 yards and 8 points per game.
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"Cars" Featured at Saturday's Downtown Drive-In on Town Square
web posted September 8, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Community Development Association invites everyone to the 4th Annual Downtown Drive-in movie night on the Square in historic Edgefield on Saturday September 10, 2011.  Bring your family, your neighbors, and your friends and gather around the Edgefield Square for the showing of “Cars.”
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Cub Scouts Registration Tonight at MES
web posted September 8, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Pack 601 will have registration at Merriwether Elementary School tonight from 6pm - 7pm. This is for any boy 1st - 5th grade. For more information call 803-336-8052.

Gilley Hired as Clerk to Council
web posted September 7, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council has a new Clerk as of Tuesday night. After going into executive session for the interviews around 4:30, they emerged just before 6 pm and voted to hire Jennifer Gilley for the position. She is currently working in the Tax Assessors Office as an appraiser. "I'm very excited to be given this opportunity," Ms. Gilley said. "I am looking forward to working with the council and the Administration."
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Redistricting Draws Near 4 Hour Meeting
web posted September 7, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council held a nearly four hour long meeting Tuesday night that started out very productive with most business being passed on unanimous votes. That continued until it came to the redistricting maps and things ground to a halt with Councilman Norman Dorn once again giving his threats of challenging any map the council passes with the Justice Department.
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Miserable Marriage 5: A Marriage Triangle
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted September 7, 2011

RELIGION – Last week I told you that you are the problem in your marriage. This week it gets better. The real issue in your marriage is that you don’t love and worship Jesus the way you should. Now, before you go thinking, this is getting rough here, let me explain. During the first lesson I asked you what was your vision for your marriage. The answer to this question matters.
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100 Motors Stolen from Storage Building
web posted September 7, 2011
JOHNSTON – A Johnston man called the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office after arriving at storage building on his property and found approximately 100 electric motors missing from three rooms in the building over to weekend. It is believed the motors were stolen for the copper wire they contained.
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Stolen Golf Cart Recovered
web posted September 7, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Sheriff’s investigators recovered a golf cart stolen over the weekend not far from the Columbia Road home where it was taken along with a 4-wheeler. Investigators were informed by the owner that the trailer that was reported stolen was actually borrowed by a family member. The 4-wheeler is still missing.
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SENIORNET to Hold Open House: Registration for computer classes for seniors age 50+
web posted September 7, 2011
AIKEN – SeniorNet will hold its Open House from 9:00 a.m. until noon on Monday, September12, 2011, at the McGrath SeniorNet Learning Center on the University of South Carolina at Aiken (USCA) campus. The Open House will be held at the Learning Center, which is located between the tennis courts and softball field on the campus. The public is invited. At the Open House, you can enroll for a SeniorNet course, tour the classroom and learn about the many courses and workshops offered, or volunteer to instruct or coach a course.
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Edgefield Daily Sets All-Time Hits Record
web posted September 6, 2011
WEBNEWS – Thanks to our loyal readers, Edgefield Daily ended the month of August with a record total of 3.98 million hits for the month with a readership of 29,356 accounting for 128,476 hits a day.

Family Vacation Ruined by Thefts at Home
web posted September 6, 2011
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield man on vacation with his family said he received two phone calls asking if his golf cart was for sale, which he told the men no. The next day a neighbor called and said his golf cart was missing along with other items. He drove back from vacation after the call on Sunday and notified the Sheriff's Office to report the crime at the Columbia Road home.
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Laundry Truck Demolished in One Vehicle Crash
web posted September 6, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The driver of a large delivery truck lost control while driving northbound on Highway 25 just outside of Edgefield and crashed into several trees, uprooting some. The truck came to rest on its side with the cargo box completely destroyed and the cargo of laundry scattered around the scene. A driver that was following the truck stopped and helped the injured driver out of the overturned truck through the passenger door due to the smell of leaking fuel.
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Sports: Region Standings and Outlook for this Week
By Tim Crane
web posted September 6, 2011

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond and Columbia continued to win in dominant fashion.  The Rebels flex their muscles on both sides of the ball in the shutout win over Saluda, showing why they are deserving of the high rankings in the state polls.Keenan shut out their second opponent in as many games.Gilbert, Batesburg and Eau Claire still haven’t found the win column.The Panthers were down 35-14 to Mid Carolina and fought back to make a game of it before losing by 7. The Indians jumped out to a 7-0 lead but found themselves down 35-7 at half against White Knoll. Eau Claire wasn’t in the game after the boot met the leather following the coin toss as Flora led 35-0 by the end of the 1st quarter. 
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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
web posted September 6, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Hospital will be offering FREE PSA Screening Tests for the month of September to all men age 50 and older, and to men age 40 – 50 that have a family history of prostate cancer.
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Metal Thieves Target Former Popular Restaurant
web posted September 6, 2011
JOHNSTON – The owner of the building that housed the former Wade's Southern Suppers on Walker Road called the Sheriff's Office Sunday afternoon reporting that someone was attempting to steal the HVAC unit from the building. The man told dispatchers that he believed the people trying to steal the unit was scared off from the noise of his 4-wheeler coming towards the building.
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Opinion: Writer Claims Defense Budget Should Be Cut, End Wars
web posted September 6, 2011
Dear Editor:
I am truly sure that most Americans are sick and tired of hearing about The National Debt and how the very bureaucrats and politicians that put us into this situation are going to repair it !  If the final plan is to balance the budget on the backs of the elderly and the disabled; who are getting their rightful Social Security Disability; then I must say that the over-bloated budget of The Defense Dept. needs to sacrifice as well!
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Rebels Trample Tigers 35-0
By Tim Crane
web posted September 3, 2011

SPORTS – After a less than stellar second half last week against Lucy Laney, the Strom Thurmond Rebels traveled to Saluda with something to prove, and they did just that. The Rebels unleashed a flurry of offensive firepower and a hefty dose of lights out Blue Steel defense in their 35-0 win over rival Saluda, with 21 points coming in the second half.  The Blue Steel defense only allowed the potent Saluda offense five first downs and 82 total yards of offense on the night.
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County Releases Two New Maps for Council Districts
web posted September 5, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council has released the two new maps under consideration drawing the new county council district lines. Both new proposals make remarkable changes over the first presented to county council last week with the exception of Merriwether District 5. In both maps, the Town of Edgefield is cut into half into two different council districts. Copies of the maps are included and can be zoomed to street level.
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Next ‘Coffee with the Chairman’ Set for September 16 in Northside Park
web posted September 5, 2011
NORTHSIDE – The next Coffee with the Chairman will be held Thursday, September 16, 6:20 a.m. to 7:10 a.m., Northside Park, located off Walker Road. Edgefield County Council Chairman Dean Campbell said he is holding this Coffee time every other month to listen to citizens and be available for discussion on topics of interest.
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Edgefield County Alliance Meeting Moved to Monday Sept. 12 due to Holiday
web posted September 5, 2011
EDGEFIELD – On Monday, September 12th , 2011, the Edgefield County Alliance will host its monthly meeting at 7:30 am at Piedmont Technical College, Edgefield Campus.  Everyone interested in learning about plans and issues which affect Edgefield County is invited to attend.  Breakfast will be served.  A small donation of $3 - $5 is suggested to help cover the cost.  The speaker for this meeting will be Mr. Larry Byers, devoted equestrian and Co-Chair of the Conservation, Open Space and Integrated Trails Committee of the Aiken Chamber of Commerce Equine Support Group.
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Closings for Labor Day
web posted September 5, 2011
COUNTY – All Edgefield County government offices will be closed today for Labor Day and will resume regular hours on Tuesday. The Town Halls for Edgefield, Johnston, and Trenton will be closed as well.

Lost Dog: Reward : FOUND!
web posted September 5, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Lost Dog: Golden Retriever, answers to the name Roxy. Last seen on McKendree Drive, Edgefield, on Saturday, September 3. Reward. If seen or found please call: (removed) Click on picture for larger view.

Edgefield Man Charged in Gun Incident
web posted September 3, 2011
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield man has been arrested after allegedly fighting with a man at a barbershop and then putting a pistol to the man's head and threatening to kill him Thursday evening. Several witnesses fled the scene when the suspect pulled the gun and "racked" a round before making the threat. Kordell Holmes, 22, of W. A. Reel Drive, Edgefield, fled the scene in a white 2011 Dodge Charger but was located by police a short distance away and was taken into custody.
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Duncan rated most conservative House lawmaker
web posted September 3, 2011
Laurens, SC – Freshman Congressman Jeff Duncan and US Senator Jim DeMint have been named the most conservative House and Senate members in America according to a scorecard produced by the prominent grassroots conservative organization, Heritage Action for America. “We are tough graders and we don’t apologize for it,” Heritage Action’s CEO Michael A. Needham said.
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County Council Could Hire New Clerk Tuesday Afternoon
web posted September 2, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council announced Thursday they will be conducting interviews of the four finalists selected for the position of Clerk to Council on Tuesday afternoon prior to their regular meeting. According to the agenda distributed Thursday, the county council may vote to hire for the position following the interviews.
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Driver Crashes Into Parking Lot
web posted September 2, 2011
EDGEFIELD – Most of the time when a report of a wreck in a parking lot goes out to Deputies it is a simple matter. A "fender bender" at worst and a "scratch and dent" at best. When a Edgefield County Deputy arrived on the scene of the parking lot crash in the U-Ride on Augusta Road around 2:30 Thursday he reported both vehicles suffering major damage and called for Highway Patrol to respond.
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Football Friday Night - Rivalry: STH vs Saluda
web posted September 2, 2011
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will travel to Saluda tonight seeking their 398th win with kick off at 7:30 pm. If you cannot make it to the game and are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here. Edgefield Daily will have Tim Crane's report on the game on Saturday.

Sheriff's Office Auctioning Seized Cars Online
web posted September 2, 2011
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office has placed six cars seized during criminal investigations and convictions up for sale on GovDeals.com. The online sale went live on Thursday and runs through September 22.
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Car, TV, Blank Check Reported Stolen
web posted September 2, 2011
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether woman awoke to find her silver 2010 Toyota Corolla missing from her driveway Wednesday morning along with a flat screen television and a check from her checkbook from inside the home. A suspect was found to have cashed the forged check later in the day in Aiken County. Deputies are searching for the car which has a license plate bearing 2590 AB and has been placed on NCIC nationwide.
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Strom Thurmond Jayvee Opens Season with 41-21 win Over Saluda
By Tim Crane
web posted September 2, 2011

SPORTS – Saluda returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown but the Strom returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown and the game was tied 7-7.  By halftime the Rebels had dug in and led 34-7. 
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Burglary, HVAC Theft Thwarted
web posted September 1, 2011
COUNTY LINE – A Deputy doing a regular patrol check found an incomplete crime scene Tuesday night around 11:30 at the J&L Country Market on Edgefield Road. The deputy reported that there were heavy pry marks on the south door and there was an attempt to steal the HVAC unit.
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Preview: Rebels to Invade Saluda County for Showdown With Tigers
By Tim Crane
web posted September 1, 2011

SPORTS – For a rivalry game that has been pretty one sided over the years, this game could potentially be one of the more competitive matchups in recent memory.   It’s Thurmond’s Lee Sawyer (Saluda graduate) vs Saluda’s Doug Painter (Thurmond graduate) in a battle that crosses friends and families annually.
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DUI Blitz Focus of Statewide Labor Day Initiative: Sober or Slammer!
web posted September 1, 2011
COLUMBIA – In the weeks prior to Labor Day, state and local law enforcement agencies will intensify their efforts to crack down on drunk driving and reduce DUI-related traffic deaths in South Carolina.
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Burglars Strike Two Northside Homes, Take Nothing
web posted September 1, 2011
NORTHSIDE – Two homes along Highway 378 East were found with doors kicked in when the owners arrive home Tuesday afternoon. The first report came in around 1:30 pm on the 300 block and the second at 3:30 pm on the 500 block.
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Moneta’s Crim Attends National Agriscience Teacher Academy Hosted by DuPont
web posted September 1, 2011
WILMINGTON, Del. – Timothy Michael Crim, Agriscience Instructor at Ridge Spring-Monetta, SC, high school was one of 20 of the finest agriscience teachers in the U.S. to be  selected from 18 states to attend the 9th annual National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA) at DuPont’s Chesapeake Farms.
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Fox Creek "Miracle" Player
web posted September 1, 2011
MERRIWETHER – Do you believe in miracles??? C.J. Williams does...and so do his football teammates at Fox Creek Charter High School. Last Friday, the Predators' star running back was diagnosed with cancer...Hodgkins Lymphoma.
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