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September 2012 Archive

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

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

Burglaries Start to Rise this Week
web posted September 29, 2012
COUNTY – Between Wednesday and Friday at least three burglaries were reported in the southern portion of the county and an attempted burglary in the Johnston area that was thwarted by an observant neighbor.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Police Officer Suspended Without Pay
web posted September 29, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Details are very limited in the circumstances behind an Edgefield Police Department Officer being suspended on Wednesday without pay until at least Monday. Edgefield Police Chief Ronnie Carter confirmed the suspension but would not provide any further information citing it being a "personnel matter".
Edgefield Daily

Hilltop Horror House Seeks Volunteers
web posted September 29, 2012
JOHNSTON – The Hilltop Horror House will be opening next week and the organizers are in need of volunteers to help. This year the profits of the Haunted House will be donated to the Golden Harvest Food Bank and the Eureka Fire Department. To volunteer, or to make a donation, call or text William Lott at 803-292-9571 for more information. Hilltop Horror will open on October 5 and 6 of next week and every weekend for the month starting at 8 pm.

Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion on Obama family last year, perks questioned in new book
web posted September 29, 2012
NATION – Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year, according to the author of a new book on taxpayer-funded presidential perks. In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family.
The Daily Caller

Football Friday Night: Rebels Travel to Brookland Cayce
web posted September 21, 2012
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will travel to Brookland Cayce tonight. Kick off is at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game or you are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here. Edgefield Daily will have Sports Editor Tim Crane's report on the game on Saturday.

STH Pivots: No Charge to Attend Pep Rally
web posted September 28, 2012
JOHNSTON – As news spread that Strom Thurmond High School was going to charge students up to $3 to attend a pep rally, parents, students, and the public began flooding opinions to our comment section, the Wandering Minds, and Edgefield Daily sent the concerns to School Superintendent Greg Anderson. According to an email on Thursday from Anderson, the plan has been revoked and Strom Thurmond Principal Jill Jett issued a press release Thursday afternoon to that effect.
Edgefield Daily

Quick Response Saves Edgefield Home from Fire
web posted September 28, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Quick response from the Edgefield Fire Department was able to save a fire from spreading in a Mims Street home Thursday just after noon. The fire was called in to 911 around 12:30 and Edgefield firefighters were on the scene within minutes. The fire was located in the kitchen and was described as a "stove fire", which was quickly extinguished by the use of a fire extinguisher before a hose could be pulled off the fire truck.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Through Oct. 2
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web reposted September 28, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including assorted pork chops at $1.32 a pound and whole chicken fryers at $1.18 a pound and many more savings storewide.
Edgefield Daily

Sports Preview: Rebels Open Region Play at Brookland Cayce
By Tim Crane
web posted September 28, 2012

SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels (4-1) will travel to Brookland Cayce to take on the Bearcats (1-4) Friday night for what is the opening region game of the season.
Thurmond has one of the highest scoring offenses in the state, averaging 44 points per game through their first five contests. Defensively the Rebels are allowing 15 points per outing. After dropping the opening game, Thurmond has been wreaking havoc, winning four in a row and outscoring their opponents 184-38.
Edgefield Daily

Opinion: Prescott States Reasons for County Council Seat 1 Race
web posted September 28, 2012
Dear Editor,
My name is George Prescott. I am a 47 year old husband of 27 years. A father of three and a grandfather of of two. I have been self employed for 12 years. I am a write in candidate for district 1 county council seat. After giving this decision much thought I decided to run because this district and this county needs change. We need a fresh face with new ideas and new ways to improve our community.
Edgefield Daily

They're Back… Hilltop Horror Returns in October
web reposted September 28, 2012
JOHNSTON – After taking a year off, the organizers of the Hilltop Horror House are back at work and will be open for business every weekend in October. In 2010 the group, mostly law enforcement officers, started the haunted house to raise money for a fellow officer's daughter injured in a tragic car crash. Little did they know that it would be one of the most sought out haunted houses in the CSRA. This year they have returned with a new charity, and an even more frightening adventure for thrill seekers.
Edgefield Daily

FFA Fall Plant Sale This Weekend
web posted September 28, 2012
PSA - JOHNSTON – Mark your calendars for the Fall Plant Sale at Strom Thurmond Career Center. The FFA will have Pansies, Violas, Snapdragons, Dusty Miller, Ornamental Kale, Delphinium & Herb baskets!!  Sept. 29th 8 am-12 pm (Greenhouses behind the ST football field).

Bondex Inc. expanding operations in Edgefield County
web posted September 27, 2012
COUNTY – Bondex Inc., a maker of thermally bonded nonwoven materials, announced Thursday that it will expand its existing operations in Edgefield County. The $6.4 million investment is expected to generate 13 new jobs.
Edgefield Daily

Big Stevens Creek Baptist Host Team Impact Oct. 12-14
web posted September 27, 2012
MERRIWETHER – Big Stevens Creek Baptist Church will be hosting Team Impact October 12-14 at 7:00 each evening. Team Impact, some of the strongest men on the planet, travel around the world motivating young and old alike with their personal stories and inspirational message.
Edgefield Daily

Metal Thieves Strike Cell Tower
web posted September 27, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a cellular phone tower Tuesday morning after a worker discovered several wires and grounding rods had been stripped from the tower site.
Edgefield Daily

Sports: Around the Lowstate AAA Region
By Tim Crane
web posted September 27, 2012

SPORTS – After finishing the pre region schedule, the lowstate looks to be deep and strong with four teams undefeated and six teams enduring only one loss through the first five weeks. The pre region schedule means nothing as the real season starts this week. Every game counts now and could have implications on the playoff seeding. 
Leading the offensive pack is Hartsville. The Red Foxes average nearly 54 points per outing. Defensively, Swansea leads the lower state by only allowing 40 points total in their first five games.
Edgefield Daily

Wrong Way Driver Arrested for DUI
web posted September 27, 2012
COUNTY LINE – Edgefield County Dispatchers began receiving 911 calls just before 11 pm Tuesday night of a vehicle driving on the wrong side of Highway 25 causing dangerous conditions for motorists. A nearby Sheriff's Deputy spotted the car pulled off the southbound lane in the wrong direction with the headlights on, the car running and in gear, with the driver leaning on the driver's window unresponsive.
Edgefield Daily

Youth Sunday Service on the Square Sept. 30
web reposted September 27, 2012
EDGEFIELD – In an effort to reach out to the community and fellowship beyond the walls of our church, the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church cordially invites you to our "Youth Sunday Service on the Square". This event will occur on September 30, 2012 at the Edgefield Town Square.
Edgefield Daily

Democrat George Prescott Confirms Write-In Candidacy for District 1 County Council Seat
web posted September 26, 2012
EDGEFIELD – In a telephone interview Tuesday night, Democrat George Prescott confirmed that he has mounted a write-in challenge to Democrat District 1 County Councilman Norman Dorn in the November elections. "There's nothing that Joe (Norman) Dorn is doing to help the district," Prescott, said. "You can't get anything done when you go to county council meetings and just run your mouth."
Edgefield Daily

Woman Airlifted from Crash Scene in Johnston
web posted September 26, 2012
JOHNSTON – A single car crash on Ridge Road near Long Cane Road resulted in the driver being airlifted to the Trauma Center in Augusta. The crash took place just after 10 pm Tuesday with reports that the car the woman was driving had collided with a tree. Shortly after the first rescue personnel arrived, a helicopter was called to be respond due to the injuries of the female driver.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Through Oct. 2
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web reposted September 26, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including assorted pork chops at $1.32 a pound and whole chicken fryers at $1.18 a pound and many more savings storewide.
Edgefield Daily

Strom Thurmond Football Statistics Week 5
By Tim Crane
web posted September 26, 2012

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond Football Statistics Week 5 have been released. The Rebels keep adding to their already impressive record.
Edgefield Daily

Strom Thurmond FFA Association Tractor Operations Team Takes 1st Place Regional Honors
web posted September 26, 2012
JOHNSTON – Students of the Strom Thurmond Career Center FFA Chapter spent their Thursday evening last week in Chester County South Carolina competing in the South Carolina Mid-State Region Tractor Operations Competition. Not only did the team finish the competition in first place, but senior FFA member Colton Kirkland was able to complete the event as the highest scoring individual.  Kirkland completed the entire course in less than one minutes and twenty five seconds with no deductions resulting in a perfect score. 
Edgefield Daily

Religion: God's Money and You Part 7: Give It Away
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted September 26, 2012

RELIGION – Last week we looked at the very dangerous and often undiagnosed disorder of Affleunza. I told you I was going to offer you a painful, but radically effective treatment option: giving. You read it right. Giving away money and resources has the ability to kill the selfish desire in your life! But sadly most people don’t ever really try this option. Unfortunately, most people do not honor God with their finances and suffer miserably because of it. So how can you honor God with your money?
Edgefield Daily

US Rep. Duncan to Speak at Republican Women of Edgefield County Meeting Oct. 9
web posted September 26, 2012
PSA - EDGEFIELD – The Republican Women of Edgefield County will be holding their next meeting on October 9, at 6:30 pm at the Edgefield Town Hall (lower level). The guest Speaker will be US Rep. Jeff Duncan. The public is invited to attend.

Woman Interrupts Theft, Identifies Suspect
web posted September 25, 2012
COUNTY LINE – A Mount Zion Road woman interrupted a burglar breaking into her car in her carport just after 9 pm Saturday. The man fled the scene on foot and the woman jumped in her car to try to follow him while calling 911. While Sheriff's Deputies were converging on the scene the she located the man on a bicycle on Highway 25 near Jacob McKie Road. The man abandoned the bike and ran into a wooded area. The woman was able to give a full description of the suspect, his clothing, and his name.
Edgefield Daily

Party Ends after Fight Between Neighbors
web posted September 25, 2012
JOHNSTON – A party at a home on Hardy place Road drew a number of complaints for noise Saturday night and ended after reports of a fight in the midst of between 200 and 300 people that brought Edgefield County Sheriff's deputies as well as Edgefield and Johnston Police racing to the scene after reports of weapons being used. A girl also called 911 to report her father had been hit by a bat. After the crowd was dispersed, only three people were charged with assault and battery in the third degree.
Edgefield Daily

Merriwether Middle 2012 PASS Scholars
web posted September 25, 2012
MERRIWETHER – Merriwether Middle is excited to announce the 2012 PASS Scholars.  These students scored Exemplary on every part of the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) test. The South Carolina PASS tests measure how well students have mastered the South Carolina state standards, and report student performance in each subject.
Edgefield Daily

Where is Becky? "The Devil in Petticoats”
web posted September 25, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Becky Cotton made headlines 200 years ago in Edgefield when she murdered her husband with an ax. Becky met her own death in very violent manner when murdered by a family member. Is her soul at rest or does she still haunt the places that were important to her?
Edgefield Daily

Midland Valley "Varmint" Hordes Errant Golf Balls
A Column by the Editor
web posted September 25, 2012

COLUMN – Edgefield Daily's Sports Editor Tim Crane was doing what any other recreational golfer does on the weekend, hitting the links for rest, relaxation, and on some holes frustration. But an errant shot by his golfing partner on the fourth hole sent the ball into the woods for an expected not-to-be-found ball. However, that led to a possible discovery of a Caddy Shack type "varmint" at the Midland Valley Golf Course that is collecting errant golf balls and hording them. Over 60 golf balls were recovered from the varmint's hiding place.
Edgefield Daily

Suspected Puppy Mill Operator Pays $350 Fine, Surrenders Animals
web posted September 24, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The owner of an alleged puppy mill operation near Johnston has plead guilty to seven charges of ill treatment of animals, surrenders custody of the animals taken into custody and paid a paltry fine of $350 to absolve the charges against her. Callie Abel appeared in Magistrate Court on Thursday before Chief Magistrate Brenda Carpenter to enter her pleas.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Through Sept 25
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web reposted September 24, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including whole boneless center cut pork loin and boneless skinless chicken breasts for $1.97 a pound.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County’s Department of Building and Planning is seeking Codes Enforcement Officer/Inspector
web posted September 24, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County’s Department of Building and Planning is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Codes Enforcement Officer/Inspector.  Responsibilities include monitoring and enforcing compliance with IBC Codes, Edgefield County’s planning, zoning ordinances, and land development regulations.
Edgefield Daily

Rebels Take Bite out of Bulldogs, beat Silver Bluff 42-14
By Tim Crane - Photo by Bill Hart
web posted September 22, 2012
SPORTS – If this were a heavyweight fight, it would have been stopped midway through. Strom Thurmond (4-1) landed combinations of Hammond, Brooks and Hammond at will, while the starting core of the Blue Steel defense allowed only 57 yards and two first downs on the evening. Silver Bluff (4-1) was forced to a three and out on seven of their first ten possessions and lost a fumble on the first play of another one of those possessions. 
Edgefield Daily

Myers Brought to Edgefield to Face Charges
web posted September 22, 2012
EDGEFIELD – One of two people wanted by Edgefield Police for housebreaking and possession of stolen goods, among other charges, has been released from the Aiken County Detention Center and arrived in Edgefield Friday afternoon. Nicholas Avery Meyers, 31, is now being held at the Edgefield County Detention Center and is expected to have a bond hearing on Saturday. His accused accomplice, 30-year-old Latasha Lynn McClain, remains in custody in Aiken County.
Edgefield Daily

Reminder: There’s still time to ‘Give Food’
By Dean Campbell
web posted September 22, 2012

COUNTY – Citizens who want to help their neighbors still have time to participate in the Give Food Project. The Project, sponsored by Edgefield County Council Chairman Dean Campbell, is scheduled to end in September.
Edgefield Daily

How Is the Obama Administration Gutting Welfare Reform?
web posted September 22, 2012
NATION – The controversy over the Obama Administration's gutting of welfare reform continues to grow. Two new government reports show the move's illegality and effects on taxpayers.  And Congress has an opportunity to approve or disapprove Health and Human Services' (HHS) rewriting of the 1996 law.
Heritage.org

Industry to Locate Near Trenton - Creating 60 to 70 Jobs
web posted September 20, 2012
TRENTON – Atlanta-based Enova Energy Group said it plans to build a wood pellet processing plant in Edgefield County. The company plans to invest $120 million to $150 million in the project, which will be built on a 94.5-acre site along S.C. 121, between Trenton and Johnston, on the eastern side of the county.
Edgefield Daily

Football Friday Night: Rebels Travel to Silver Bluff
web posted September 21, 2012
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will travel to Silver Bluff tonight. Kick off is at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game or you are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here. Edgefield Daily will have Sports Editor's Tim Crane's report on the game on Saturday.

Fair Price Food Center Specials Through Sept 25
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web reposted September 21, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including whole boneless center cut pork loin and boneless skinless chicken breasts for $1.97 a pound.
Edgefield Daily

Drivers Beware: New Speed Limits on Sweetwater Road
A Column by the Editor
web posted September 21, 2012
COLUMN – After the speed limit was lowered on Sweetwater Road from 55 mph to 50 mph back in 2005, and still lower from just south of Randall Road to 45 mph to the intersection of Highway 25, new signs have been placed lowering it even more of the road with reduced speeds, and without warning.
Edgefield Daily

Estate Auction Saturday, September 22, 2012
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web reposted September 21, 2012

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE – We are selling the personal property estate of the late Mrs. Mary P. Beckham of Batesburg-Leesville, SC. This will be an excellent sale with many pieces of nice Victorian furniture, elegant glassware, sets of china, vintage collectibles, tools, and household items. The sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 at 9:30 am, at her home located at 226 Main St., Batesburg-Leesville, SC, 29070. Preview day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time. Please visit our website at www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

2012 South Carolina Ultimate Adventure Deer Hunt
web posted September 21, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The heavily populated deer woods surrounding Edgefield and Saluda Counties in South Carolina will be filled with approximately 40 disabled hunters October 26th and 27th 2012. Many of these hunters will be anxiously waiting to fill their tags while others are hoping to get a glimpse of their first whitetail. This group of hunters will be participating in the 2nd Annual 2012 South Carolina “Ultimate Adventure Deer Hunt”.
Edgefield Daily

The Washington Examiner: The Obama you don't know
web posted September 21, 2012
WASHINGTON DC – Few if any of his predecessors took the oath of office with higher public hopes for his success than President Obama on Jan. 20, 2009. Millions of Americans hailed his election as an end to partisanship, a renewal of the spirit of compromise and a reinvigoration of the nation's highest ideals at home and abroad.
WashingtonExaminer.com

School Board Called Meeting on Redistricting Held Tuesday
By Anne Waits
web posted September 20, 2012

JOHNSTON – In a called meeting of the Edgefield County School Board Tuesday evening, Bobby Bowers, director of the S.C. Budget and Control Board, Division of Research and Statistics, outlined the criteria and led a discussion on redistricting. No stranger to Edgefield County, Bowers has in the past worked with the county, town and school district on redistricting matters and is past president of the S.C. School Board Association.
Edgefield Daily

Rep. Duncan's Iran Bill Passes US House
web posted September 20, 2012
WASHINGTON DC – South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan achieved a major legislative victory on Wednesday afternoon after one of his bills, the Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act (HR 3783), passed the full House with unanimous support. Duncan’s legislation addresses a growing concern among security experts that Iran is increasing its sphere of influence in Latin America.
Edgefield Daily

Scrap Metal Check Leads to Arrest of Aiken Man
web posted September 20, 2012
TRENTON – An Edgefield County Sheriff's Investigator ran the license plate of a 1989 GMC Jimmy pulling a trailer hauling scrap metal due to the rise in scrap metal thefts. The tag came back to a tag stolen out of Aiken County from an Oldsmobile and the investigator approached the driver at Billy's Super Store in Trenton ending in the arrest of the driver, but not his two passengers.
Edgefield Daily

Sports Showdown: Rebels Travel to Silver Bluff
By Tim Crane
web posted September 20, 2012

SPORTS – The premiere game in the CSRA this Friday night will take place at Petticoat Junction when the Strom Thurmond Rebels (3-1) ranked #8 in AAA, invade Silver Bluff High School for a showdown with Bulldogs ranked #6 in AA. These two local rivals are also ranked 1-2 in the area polls.
Edgefield Daily

Gun, Jewelry Stolen from Trenton Home
web posted September 20, 2012
TRENTON – A Murrelll Road woman called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office Tuesday afternoon after discovering that a pistol and three pieces of jewelry were missing from a safe located in her bedroom. The woman told deputies there was no forced entry into the safe, limiting the number of suspects.
Edgefield Daily

Youth Sunday Service on the Square Sept. 30
web posted September 20, 2012
EDGEFIELD – In an effort to reach out to the community and fellowship beyond the walls of our church, the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church cordially invites you to our "Youth Sunday Service on the Square". This event will occur on September 30, 2012 at the Edgefield Town Square.
Edgefield Daily

FFA Fall Plant Sale Next Weekend
web posted September 20, 2012
PSA - JOHNSTON – Mark your calendars for the Fall Plant Sale at Strom Thurmond Career Center. The FFA will have Pansies, Violas, Snapdragons, Dusty Miller, Ornamental Kale, Delphinium & Herb baskets!!  Sept. 29th 8 am-12 pm (Greenhouses behind the ST football field).

CRS report: number of able-bodied adults on food stamps doubled after Obama suspended work requirement
web posted September 20, 2012
WASHINGTON DC – Obama administration officials have insisted that their decision to grant states waivers to redefine work requirements for welfare recipients would not “gut” the landmark 1996 welfare reform law. But a new report from the Congressional Research Service obtained by the Washington Examiner suggests that the administration’s suspension of a separate welfare work requirement has already helped explode the number of able-bodied Americans on food stamps.
Washington Examiner

Plantation Alliance Donates 6 Acres to Merriwether Fire Department in Mt. Vintage
web posted September 19, 2012
MERRIWETHER – With the growing population of the Merriwether area the Merriwether Fire Department is doing its best to keep up with adding the number of needed fire stations in the district to provide proper coverage, which in turns substantially lowers fire insurance costs to area residents. Plantation Alliance owner Mike Hooker made that expansion a lot cheaper by donating 6 acres of property in Mt. Vintage to the Merriwether Fire Department.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Through Sept 25
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web reposted September 19, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out specials offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including whole boneless center cut pork loin and boneless skinless chicken breasts for $1.97 a pound.
Edgefield Daily

Deputies Search for Burglary Suspect in Trenton
web posted September 19, 2012
TRENTON – Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies and Investigators converged on the area of the Crossroads Motel and Billy's Superstore following a report of a burglary taking place around 10:15 am Monday. According to witnesses, the burglar tried to get into a mobile home but was unsuccessful. The owner then witnessed the man attempt to get into another home nearby and successfully enter a third nearby home.
Edgefield Daily

Estate Auction Saturday, September 22, 2012
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web reposted September 19, 2012

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE – We are selling the personal property estate of the late Mrs. Mary P. Beckham of Batesburg-Leesville, SC. This will be an excellent sale with many pieces of nice Victorian furniture, elegant glassware, sets of china, vintage collectibles, tools, and household items. The sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 at 9:30 am, at her home located at 226 Main St., Batesburg-Leesville, SC, 29070. Preview day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time. Please visit our website at www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

Strom Thurmond Student Arrested
web posted September 19, 2012
JOHNSTON – A 17-year-old Strom Thurmond High School student has been arrested after school officials found three guns and possible marijuana in his vehicle on Monday. The search was conducted at the request of a school official due to an "incident" involving the student at Friday's football game, an incident report stated. There are no indications the student had any nefarious reason for having the gun in his truck and were probably just used for hunting.
Edgefield Daily

Religion - God's Money and You Part 6: Affluenza Outbreak
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted September 19, 2012

RELIGION – Due to modern medicine and science we have vaccinations for many easily spread sicknesses. This is nice; I have enjoyed never suffering from polio or the bubonic plague.  But there is still one disorder that affects many people and can be hurting and even killing them silently for many years: Affluenza. This is a sickness that convinces people that money and material things can make them happy. It will affect 100% of the population at some point in their life. The only known cure is not very popular, but it does work. So let’s learn a little more about this common disorder.
Edgefield Daily

Thieves Net Nearly $60K in Merriwether Burglary
web posted September 18, 2012
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether man returning to his home on the 2200 block of Martintown Road led to the discovery of a burglary that saw an estimated $58,995 in guns, bedding and old silver coins dating back to the 18th century taken during the crime. The man had been away for two days and it is unclear on which day the burglary took place.
Edgefield Daily

Boat, Trailer Stolen from Hospitalized Westside Man
web posted September 18, 2012
WESTSIDE – The neighbor of a Westside man who is currently being treated at the Edgefield County Hospital has been a strong witness in the theft of a fishing boat and trailer stolen from his neighbor's property on September 7, but was not reported stolen until September 14. The witness has been able to identify the two men he says he saw take the boat.
Edgefield Daily

Sports: Strom Thurmond Football Statistics  Week 4
By Tim Crane
web posted September 18, 2012

SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Football Statistics for Week 4 are in and Tim Crane has compiled the following report on the progress of the Rebels march to their next championship.
Edgefield Daily

Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Solid Waste Management Services
Total Cost Report
web posted September 18, 2012
COUNTY –  The total net annual cost for FY 2011-2012 Solid Waste Management Services was $929,110. The per capital results at a population of 26,670 are as follows: Cost per Capita………......$34.84. Contact the County Administration Office at 803-637-4000 if additional information is desired.

Edgefield County GOP Announces Two Meetings
web posted September 18, 2012
PSA - COUNTY – The Edgefield County Republican Party will hold a scheduled meeting at 7 pm this Tuesday night at the Edgefield County Council Chambers. We will be visited by some of the local candidates running for office.
Edgefield Daily

Controlled Burns Shape South Carolina’s Landscape, Future
web posted September 18, 2012
COUNTY –  Registration is now open for the 2012 SC Prescribed Fire Council meeting and landowners who utilize fire (or are considering it) to enhance their property are strongly encouraged to attend on October 4th.
Edgefield Daily

Rep. Jeff Duncan’s Iran Legislation Clears Committee: Heads for House Vote
WASHINGTON DC – South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan’s legislation concerning the Iranian government’s activities in the Western Hemisphere took a major step towards becoming law on Wednesday, when it passed out of the House Foreign Affairs Committee with strong bipartisan support. The legislation, which currently has 73 cosponsors, will now move to the House floor for a vote.
Edgefield Daily

Merriwether Firefighters, Volunteers Breathe New Life into Community Center
web posted September 17, 2012
MERRIWETHER – With the announcement last week of the Cooper Family donating four acres of land surrounding the old "Cooper's School", later used as the Sweetwater Community Center, the Merriwether Fire Department and community volunteers sprang into action cleaning up around the building as well as the interior. Some members from the Westside Fire Department came to pitch in as well. Before they started, the building could barely be seen by the trees that grew up around the building.
Edgefield Daily

Rebels Beat Thoroughbreds 52-7
By Tim Crane
web posted September 15, 2012

SPORTS – South Aiken (0-5), looking for their first win of the season, will have to wait at least another week after a 52-7 pounding at the hands of the red hot Strom Thurmond Rebels (3-1). 
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Through Sept 18
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web reposted September 17, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out the insert offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including T-Bone steaks at $5.98 a pound.
Edgefield Daily

County Schools Join United Way of Edgefield County
web posted September 17, 2012
COUNTY – The United Way of Edgefield County and the public schools in the Edgefield County School District are joining forces again this year 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.
Edgefield Daily

Estate Auction Saturday, September 22, 2012
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web reposted September 17, 2012

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE – We are selling the personal property estate of the late Mrs. Mary P. Beckham of Batesburg-Leesville, SC. This will be an excellent sale with many pieces of nice Victorian furniture, elegant glassware, sets of china, vintage collectibles, tools, and household items. The sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 at 9:30 am, at her home located at 226 Main St., Batesburg-Leesville, SC, 29070. Preview day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time. Please visit our website at www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

Classifieds: Job Openings, USC Tickets and More
web posted September 17, 2012
COUNTY – Be sure to check our Classified Section often for job openings, college football tickets, yard sales and more. Place your ad for free.
Edgefield Daily Classifieds

Rebels Beat Thoroughbreds 52-7
By Tim Crane
web posted September 15, 2012

SPORTS – South Aiken (0-5), looking for their first win of the season, will have to wait at least another week after a 52-7 pounding at the hands of the red hot Strom Thurmond Rebels (3-1). 
Edgefield Daily

Crenshaw's Attorney Responds to Report on Lawsuit
web posted September 15, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Donald Gist, Attorney for former Edgefield County School Superintendent Dr. Mary Rice Crenshaw, contacted Edgefield Daily on Friday wanting to respond to what he said were false assertions by BOE Chairman Brad Covar and Superintendent Greg Anderson in a report published on Thursday.
Edgefield Daily

Report of Broken Glass, Papers, and Child Seat Leads to Stolen Cars - Two Arrests
web posted September 15, 2012
TRENTON – An Edgefield County Sheriff's Investigator was called about a resident finding broken glass, paperwork and a child seat thrown into the woods on James Drive near Woodyard Road on Tuesday. After finding a vehicle registration card among the papers the Chevy Blazer was found to be stolen out of Richmond County, Georgia, but was not present at the location. The next stop was a nearby scrap metal company where the SUV had been sold for scrap and that led to a total of four stolen vehicles being identified and resulted in two arrests on Friday.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Police Credit Edgefield Daily with Finding Crime Victim
web posted September 15, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police notified Edgefield Daily Friday morning that the owner of a stolen titanium wedding band called to claim the ring after reading a recent report of an investigation that started in Edgefield and has spread to cover three counties. The owner met with Edgefield Police Friday to officially claim the ring and provided an incident report filed when it was stolen from their Graniteville home.
Edgefield Daily

US Credit Rating Cut by Egan-Jones ... Again
web posted September 15, 2012
WASHINGTON DC – Ratings firm Egan-Jones cut its credit rating on the U.S. government to "AA-" from "AA," citing its opinion that quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve would hurt the U.S. economy and the country's credit quality.
CNBC.com


Next ‘Chat with the Chairman’ Set for Monday, September 17, in Johnston
web posted September 15, 2012
JOHNSTON – The next “Chat with the Chairman,” an evening meeting where citizens can discuss issues with the Edgefield County Council Chairman, will be held Monday, September 17, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Johnston Town Hall.
Edgefield Daily


Football Friday Night: Rebels Hosts South Aiken
web posted September 14, 2012
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels will play host to South Aiken tonight. Kick off is at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game or you are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here. (Streaming problems encountered last week have been repaired) Edgefield Daily will have Tim Crane's report on the game on Saturday.

Poker Machines Seized at Greg's Gas Plus Location
web posted September 14, 2012
MERRIWETHER – Edgefield County Sheriff's Investigators and SLED Agents have removed ten illegal video poker machines from the Greg's Gas Plus at 1295 West Martintown Road. The machines were seized as well as all cash found inside the machines. According to Investigators, cash payments were being made to those who played the poker machines.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Through Sept 18
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web reposted September 14, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out the insert offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including T-Bone steaks at $5.98 a pound.
Edgefield Daily

Westside Home Burglarized
web posted September 14, 2012
WESTSIDE – A man arrived at his Cold Springs Road home on Wednesday evening to find a kitchen window broken out and the home ransacked and called 911. He advised that had not touched anything in the home. A Sheriff's Deputy arrived and notified an Investigator to respond to process the scene.
Edgefield Daily

Estate Auction Saturday, September 22, 2012
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web reposted September 14, 2012

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE – We are selling the personal property estate of the late Mrs. Mary P. Beckham of Batesburg-Leesville, SC. This will be an excellent sale with many pieces of nice Victorian furniture, elegant glassware, sets of china, vintage collectibles, tools, and household items. The sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 at 9:30 am, at her home located at 226 Main St., Batesburg-Leesville, SC, 29070. Preview day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time. Please visit our website at www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

America 'was warned of embassy attack but did nothing'
web posted September 14, 2012
The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three of his staff were likely to have been the result of a serious and continuing security breach, The Independent can reveal.
The Independent

Some Thurmond FCA Attend "Rally in the Vally" at Clemson
Submitted Article
web posted September 14, 2012

CLEMSON – The Clemson area Fellowship of Christian Athletes Adult Chapter and the Clemson University FCA College hosted the 2012 Rally in the Valley in Little John Coliseum Saturday. The rally featured J Dew who led fun games of which several STHS students were chosen to take part in, and won, and two Clemson University basketball players who gave their amazing testimonies! 
Edgefield Daily

Crenshaw Sues White BOE Members: Claims Racism
web posted September 13, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Former Edgefield County School Superintendent Mary Rice-Crenshaw has filed a lawsuit against the School District and only the white board members for what she claims was a racist conspiracy to take over the school board for the sole purpose of firing her because she is black. In an unusual but bold move, the District and BOE Chairman Brad Covar fired back when asked about the suit.
Edgefield Daily

Catalytic Converters Targeted in Recent Merriwether Thefts
web posted September 13, 2012
MERRIWETHER – Theft of catalytic converters off vehicles in the Merriwether area have increased recently and a witness called to report following two white males driving a white SUV were driving in and out of driveways in the surrounding neighborhoods around Stephens Road Tuesday afternoon. As deputies were responding the witness saw the two men drive up to a Running Creek home and go underneath a vehicle that was later found to have the converter removed.
Edgefield Daily

School Board Address Multiple Issues Tuesday night
By Anne Waits
web posted September 13, 2012

JOHNSTON – Following the usual call to order, invocation and Pledge of Allegiance, the regularly scheduled meeting of the Edgefield County School Board began Tuesday night with an attempt to show a brief presentation entitled, "Remembering 9/11," that had to be delayed until later in the evening due to technical difficulties. The presentation had been shown Tuesday morning at Strom Thurmond High School at 8:46, the time of the terrorist attacks 11 years ago.
Edgefield Daily

Preview: Rebels Host South Aiken
By Tim Crane
web posted September 13, 2012

SPORTS – The Rebels (2-1) play host to South Aiken Friday night at 7:30, coming off a huge win over previously unbeaten Batesburg-Leesville. Looking at South Aiken’s record in addition to having huge games in the following weeks against undefeated and highly ranked Silver Bluff, then starting region play, it would be easy for the Rebels to overlook South Aiken.
Edgefield Daily

Humane Society Releases Video of Puppy Mill Raid in Johnston
web posted September 13, 2012
JOHNSTON – The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), who aided in the raid to shut down a alleged "puppy mill" on Tuesday morning by the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office, has released a video of the recovery of the animals. State Sen. Jake Knox is featured in the video which also shows Edgefield County Sheriff's Investigators helping to recover the dogs.
Edgefield Daily

Sports: Week 3 Stats Released on Rebel's Performance
By Tim Crane
web posted September 13, 2012

JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond Football Statistics Week 3
Edgefield Daily

SCDOT Reports Lowered Fatality Rates in August
web posted September 13, 2012
STATE – The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) reports that records were set in August 2012 for lower numbers of traffic fatalities on the state’s highways.The preliminary data shows that for the first time in 2012 the number of deaths fell below the total for the same time period in 2011.
Edgefield Daily

Puppy Mill Raided, Owner Arrested
web posted September 11 2012  4:00 pm
JOHNSTON – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office conducted a raid Tuesday morning at a puppy mill located at 200 Holmes Pond Road just outside Johnston and took the owner, Callie Abel, 54, into custody on seven counts of ill treatment of animals. More charges are likely, Sheriff Adell Dobey said. "This is an ongoing investigation," he said. Aiding in the raid was the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) out of Washington DC who came with Animal Rescue trailers and dozens of volunteers, staff, and veterinarians. Nearly 300 animals were being seized including nine horses.
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Burglary
web posted September 12 2012
AIKEN – A Johnston man has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars following a guilty plea entered for a burglary caught on film at a Trenton home just inside the Aiken County line. Roger Sentel Culbreath, 27, and his brother Maurice Lorenzo Culbreath, 26, were both charged in the burglary. Roger Culbreath plead guilty to his charges on Tuesday.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Through Sept 18
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web reposted September 12, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out the insert offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including T-Bone steaks at $5.98 a pound.
Edgefield Daily

Religion - God's Money and You: Part Five - Idol Money
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted September 12, 2012

RELIGION – I am not afraid of much. I have written at length before about my Christ-centered fear of the satanic hummingbird. But otherwise, I think I am pretty tough. I did, however, think of another fear I have and that is the fear of being broke. I married a wife who loves to save money, her frugality is so hot!
Edgefield Daily

They're Back… Hilltop Horror Returns in October
web posted September 12, 2012
JOHNSTON – After taking a year off, the organizers of the Hilltop Horror House are back at work and will be open for business every weekend in October. In 2010 the group, mostly law enforcement officers, started the haunted house to raise money for a fellow officer's daughter injured in a tragic car crash. Little did they know that it would be one of the most sought out haunted houses in the CSRA. This year they have returned with a new charity, and an even more frightening adventure for thrill seekers.
Edgefield Daily

Estate Auction Saturday, September 22, 2012
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web reposted September 12, 2012

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE – We are selling the personal property estate of the late Mrs. Mary P. Beckham of Batesburg-Leesville, SC. This will be an excellent sale with many pieces of nice Victorian furniture, elegant glassware, sets of china, vintage collectibles, tools, and household items. The sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 at 9:30 am, at her home located at 226 Main St., Batesburg-Leesville, SC, 29070. Preview day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time. Please visit our website at www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

Edgefield County GOP Announces Meetings
web posted September 12, 2012
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Republican Party is stepping it up now with two meetings before the November 6 election.  We are meeting at the County Council Chambers in Edgefield on the 18th of September at 7pm.  On October 23rd at 7pm we will host the South Carolina GOP Chairman Chad Connelly at the Merriwether Fire Station on Martintown Road.  Please join us as we will be organizing volunteers for the upcoming election.   We invite all to attend and hear about the latest for the GOP in Edgefield County.  For more info please visit: www.edgefieldgop.com

Readers Remember 9-11 Attacks
web posted September 11 2012
COUNTY – Tuesday marks the 11th 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.
Edgefield Daily

Tensions Evident at County Council Meeting
web posted September 11 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council held their rescheduled meeting Monday night in a room that could feel the tension that began from the opening when Chairman Dean Campbell asked for a motion to approve the agenda to get the meeting underway and no motion came. It was only after a much delayed second call for a motion that Councilman Rodney Ashcraft gave the nod and Campbell quickly gave the second and the agenda was approved. That set the tone for the rest of the meeting.
Edgefield Daily

ECH Holds "Books are Fun" Sale Today
web posted September 11 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a “Books Are Fun” fundraiser in the hospital lobby/conference room on Tuesday, September 11th from 10:00am until 5:00pm. There will be books and many other items for sale.
Edgefield Daily

SC Tree Planters Have Three More Weeks to Get “First Pick” of Forestry Commission Seedlings
web posted September 11 2012
COUNTY – Annual seedling sales are underway 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.
Edgefield Daily

Notice: Public Hearings Rescheduled
web reposted September 10, 2012
EDGEFIELD – All Public Hearings scheduled for tonight's Edgefield County Council meeting have been postponed until the regular October meeting due to an error in the public notice that was published by the Edgefield Advertiser with an incorrect meeting date. Notices carried by Edgefield Daily contained the correct date. The County Council meeting will still be held starting at 6 pm (Agenda). Comment periods are still available to the public at the beginning and the end of the meeting.

Charges Continue to Mount for Jailed Couple
web posted September 10 2012
EDGEFIELD – A couple currently being held in Aiken County will see charges added in Aiken County, Edgefield as well as Richmond County in Georgia as the investigation of the break-in of an Edgefield home on Buncombe Street late August. AS property seized during the investigation was being processed a number of the items were found to be stolen, including a man's wedding band, checks, credit card, and store credits issued in other people's names and identifications. 
Edgefield Daily

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web reposted September 10, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out the insert offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including their 10 for $10 specials.
Edgefield Daily

Opinion - Smith: Dorn "At War with the County Council"
web posted September 10 2012
Dear Editor,
Back in April, I penned a letter to Mr. Dorn welcoming him officially to the election and campaign season, as he had just officially filed to run to seek another term.  I shared with him that I felt it would be an amazing experience to seek office and an honor to be part of the pageantry. I had learned through research that at one point, politicians that opposed each other often mingled, shared ideas, and had an open dialogue. This is rare today but something I highly value and a reason I sent a letter.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update
By Dean Campbell
web posted September 10 2012

COUNTY – In August, the County Council began this year’s round of “field trips” to various meetings held by other elected and appointed groups in Edgefield County. It’s a great way to keep each group informed on what’s going on and how we can assist each other.
Edgefield Daily

Estate Auction Saturday, September 22, 2012
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web reposted September 10, 2012

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE – We are selling the personal property estate of the late Mrs. Mary P. Beckham of Batesburg-Leesville, SC. This will be an excellent sale with many pieces of nice Victorian furniture, elegant glassware, sets of china, vintage collectibles, tools, and household items. The sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 at 9:30 am, at her home located at 226 Main St., Batesburg-Leesville, SC, 29070. Preview day of sale from 8:00 am until sale time. Please visit our website at www.murrellsauctioncompany.com for pictures, terms, and other details. Jerry O. Murrell. SCAL 2747; 803-480-0801.

What Does Our Nation's $16,000,000,000,000 Debt Mean for Americans?
web posted September 10 2012
NATION – When he was running for President, Obama condemned George W. Bush for adding $4 trillion to the national debt over eight years, calling it "irresponsible" and "unpatriotic." Now—in less than four years—Obama's Administration has already added almost $6 trillion to the debt. That means he is on track to triple Bush's debt increase over eight years.
The Heritage Foundation

Darrius Hammond Pushes Rebels Past Batesburg 55-14
By Tim Crane - Photo Bill Hart
web posted September 8 2012

SPORTS – If you kick to Darrius Hammond, you pay. Batesburg paid dearly twice in the first half when they punted directly to Hammond as he returned them 62 and 70 yards for touchdowns, igniting the visitor side bench and stands while depleting any expectations the Panthers may have had of pulling the upset.
Edgefield Daily

Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of Drugs and Guns
web posted September 8 2012
COUNTY LINE – An Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy on routine patrol on Highway 25 south near Royal Place in a fully marked patrol car had a driver pass him at an estimated speed of between 65 and 70 mph in a 45 mph zone around 10 pm Thursday night. After pacing the car the deputy made a traffic stop that ended with the discovery of a large amount of drugs and guns, including a sawed off shotgun.
Edgefield Daily

Trenton Home Burglarized
web posted September 8 2012
TRENTON – A Trenton couple in the process of moving returned to their home on the 600 block of Woodyard Road around 6 pm Thursday to find the home burglarized and nearly $9,000 worth of property stolen or damaged.
Edgefield Daily

Gov. Nikki Haley, DMV announce "VETERAN" designation on driver license
web posted September 8 2012
COLUMBIA – Governor Nikki Haley and South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Director Kevin Shwedo, joined by veterans of the United States Armed Forces from across the state, announced Friday the availability of a “VETERAN” designation on driver licenses, identification cards and beginner permits for individuals who served honorably in the United States Armed Forces during an event at DMV Headquarters.
Edgefield Daily

Record 88,921,000 Americans ‘Not in Labor Force’ - 119,000 Fewer Employed in August Than July: "Unemployment Drops" to 8.1%
web posted September 8 2012
(CNSNews.com) - The number of Americans whom the U.S. Department of Labor counted as “not in the civilian labor force” in August hit a record high of 88,921,000.
CNSNews.com

Edgefield County Skunk Tests Positive for Rabies
web posted September 7, 2012
TRENTON – A skunk found in the Trenton area of Edgefield County has tested positive for rabies, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Thursday.
Edgefield Daily

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

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: ECH Offers Free Screenings
web posted September 7, 2012
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.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Through Sept 11
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web posted September 7, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out the insert offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including their 10 for $10 specials.
Edgefield Daily

Mims Holds Fundraiser in School Board Race This Saturday
web posted September 7, 2012
TRENTON – The committee to elect Monica Mims for Edgefield County School Board District 3 will be hosting a "Fish Fry Fundraiser". This event will be held on this Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm at the old Zodiac Building on Hwy 25, Trenton area. Free drink with purchase. The public is invited to come out and support Mims for School Board.

Reminder: Edgefield County Council Meeting Monday, Sept. 10
web reposted September 7, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council will be holding their rescheduled regular meeting Monday, September 10, at 6 pm at the County Council Chambers on Jeter Street. A Public Hearing is also scheduled during the meeting.

Notice of a Public Hearing Prior To Final Action by the County Council of Edgefield County to Enter Into an Ordinance
web reposted September 7, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Notice is hereby given by the County Council of Edgefield County (the “County Council”) that a public hearing for the below-referenced Ordinances will be held at the Council Chambers of the County Council, 225 Jeter Street, Edgefield, SC 29824, at 6:00 p.m. on September 10th, 2012 in conjunction with a regularly scheduled meeting of the County Council. 
Edgefield Daily

Dorn Reports Campaign Signs Being Destroyed
web posted September 6, 2012
EDGEFIELD – District 1 County Councilman Norman Dorn called the Sheriff's Office on Tuesday to report a number of his campaign sings are being vandalized, damaged, and even "thrown in the woods". Dorn noted that his opponent's signs "have not been touched", the report stated.
Edgefield Daily

Boat Stolen from Trenton Home
web posted September 6, 2012
TRENTON – A Trenton man called the Sheriff's Office Tuesday afternoon after arriving home and finding a friend's boat missing from the yard. The man told the deputy that he was last at his Lakeview Road home on Saturday around noon and the boat was still there.
Edgefield Daily

Sports Preview: Thurmond Travels to Batesburg-Leesville
By Tim Crane
web posted September 6, 2012

SPORTS – The Fighting Rebels travel to Batesburg-Leesville this Friday for 48th meeting between the two schools. Thurmond (1-1) is coming off a dominating second half performance over Saluda while the Panthers (2-0) have turned things around under new head coach Dr. Jerry Brown.
Edgefield Daily

Dem Platform: God and Jerusalem Out - Gay Marriage and Tax Funded Abortion In
A Column by the Editor
web posted September 6, 2012

COLUMN – I know Democrats must be thrilled this year. After the Party platform was approved on Tuesday by a vote of the delegates it threw God and Jerusalem out and beefed up its support for gay marriage and on-demand abortions funded by taxpayer dollars. Republicans were quick to pounce on the move and began putting the Democrats and Obama on the defensive. So much so that the party shoved the two back into the platform on Wednesday to the boos, hisses, and jeers of about half of those delegates in attendance.
Edgefield Daily

Celebrating 10 Years - Merriwether Chess Club Starts September 10
web posted September 6, 2012
MERRIWETHER – They’ve come to be known as the “Mavericks”, a shared equestrian themed moniker, for the chess club that is shared by the elementary and middle school. The club will have its first meeting from 5 until 6 PM on September 10th, 2012 at the elementary school cafeteria.  “We can comfortably accommodate around 20 players. Any elementary or middle school student who wants to learn about chess will enjoy the club experience”, says seventh year coach David Whatley.
Edgefield Daily

Cub Scout signups this Saturday
web posted September 6, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Attention parents and boys grades 1-5 - The Edgefield Cub Scouts of Pack 30 need you! Signups will be on Saturday, September 8 2012 from 10 to 11am.
Parents, if you're looking for lots of fun, outdoor activities, and a safe environment family, the Scouts is the place for you.
Edgefield Daily

Prescribed Burning Certification Class Offered By Forestry Commission
web posted September 6, 2012
COLUMBIA – Land managers who conduct outdoor burning can reduce their liability by becoming Certified Prescribed Fire Managers.  The South Carolina Forestry Commission has scheduled three training sessions statewide.
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Woman Arrested for Hit and Run of Pedestrian
web posted September 5, 2012
JOHNSTON – A Johnston woman has been charged for hitting a 22-year-old woman while she walked down Addison Street with her boyfriend late Thursday night. The couple called 911 after the woman was struck by a passing Ford Explorer that failed to stop after the collision. EMS transported the injured woman to Aiken Regional for a possible fractured shoulder and the driver, 25-year-old Ashley Le'Vay Martin, was taken into custody early Friday morning.
Edgefield Daily

Northside Home Hit for $12,800 in Stolen Property
web posted September 5, 2012
NORTHSIDE – Thieves struck a White Dansby Road property stealing nearly $13,000 in property from around the home including a camper, tractor, and much more. The owner, who lives in Georgia, reported the thefts Friday evening after checking on his property.
Edgefield Daily

Fair Price Food Center Specials Through Sept 11
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web posted September 5, 2012

EDGEFIELD – Check out the insert offered by Fair Price Food Center for this week including their 10 for $10 specials.
Edgefield Daily

Observant Deputy Nabs Wanted Football Fan
web posted September 5, 2012
JOHNSTON – One of the Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies providing security at the Strom Thurmond football game Friday night spotted an Edgefield County woman who was wanted out of Aiken County for multiple charges while she attended the game. After confirming the warrants, Rene Satterwhite, 37, was arrested and turned over to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.
Edgefield Daily

God's Money and You: Part Four - Rules For Spending
By Pastor Philip Howle
web posted September 5, 2012

RELIGION –Warning: the following article, if taken seriously, has the potential to seriously ruin your current use of money. Changing the way we use money would be a good thing for the vast majority of us, since we are stewards, entrusted to use money that ultimately belongs to God. Last week we saw how angry we would be if our stock broker took money that we gave him to make us money and instead blew it all on himself. So we are going to keep looking at the implication of how we manage and handle God’s money He has entrusted to us.
Edgefield Daily

Stolen Car from Tennessee Recovered in Merriwether
web posted September 5, 2012
MERRIWETHER – Merriwether School Board member Chris Hoffmann called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office Friday to report a suspicious vehicle parked in a wooded area along Townes Road. Deputies arrived and found the burgundy Pontiac van parked with the driver's window down and the door unlocked.
Edgefield Daily

Letter to the Editor: Relay For Life Thanks Citizens and Sponsors for Support
web posted September 5, 2012
Dear Editor,
On behalf of the entire Relay for Life Committee, we would like to thank all of our Corporate Sponsors, Teams, Survivors, and volunteers of Edgefield County for a successful Relay year. The Edgefield County Relay for Life year ended August 31st with a total of $67,109 in the fight against cancer. $2,000 over goal!
Edgefield Daily

Fall is in the Air: FFA Has Mums for Sale
web posted September 4, 2012
JOHNSTON – The time has come to put out your Fall decor!  If you are looking for Fall mums come on by Strom Thurmond Career Center and support the FFA. Brighten your home while supporting these young future farmers.
Edgefield Daily

Rebel Fotball Stats Week 2
By Tim Crane
web posted September 4, 2012

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond Football Statistics  Week 2
Edgefield Daily Sports

Lieutenant Governor to Embark on "Face of Aging" Tour Throughout State
web posted September 4, 2012
COLUMBIA – On Tuesday, September 4, 2012, Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell will begin a series of visits to Aging facilities throughout South Carolina to assess existing Aging services and gather suggestions on improvements from local seniors, caregivers, and residents.  Each stop is scheduled to include a forum for public input as well as visits to area nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and senior centers.
Edgefield Daily

USC Tickets, Much More in Classifieds
web posted September 4, 2012
COUNTY – Want to head to the USC v ECU game this Saturday, tickets are available. Check out our Classified for these and more.
Edgefield Daily

Man Walks Away from Brutal Crash
web posted September 3, 2012
EDGEFIELD – Around 1 am Saturday 911 dispatchers received calls reporting a brutal crash on Augusta Road near Cooks Produce Market with the car in a mangled mess and wrapped around a tree off the roadway. EMS, Sheriff's Deputies and firefighters were called to the scene due to unknown injuries at the time of the call.
Edgefield Daily

Rebels Tame Tigers in 35-3 Rout
By Tim Crane  Photo: Bill Hart
web posted September 1, 2012

SPORTS – Saluda (2-1), much improved over the previous few years, but still needing a signature win to get over the hump will have to wait at least another week after Friday night’s 35-3 loss to rival Strom Thurmond.  The Rebels moved to 1-1 on the season after a dominating second half which saw the Rebels amass 28 points and 206 yards while holding Saluda to four total yards and no first downs.
Edgefield Daily

Opinion - Obama's America 2016: A Must See Documentary
A Column by the Editor
web posted September 3, 2012

COLUMN – Whether you support Obama or despise his policies, there is one movie you must see before the November elections. Obama's America 2016, Where Will We Be? It is a gripping and informative look into Obama's past and explains what makes him tick. It is a real vetting of a President who was never vetted by the liberal mainstream media before he was elected. As the documentary promotes, "Love him of Hate him, you don't know him". I took the time Sunday afternoon to see for myself to see if the media's reviews were factual or just more liberal spin trying to protect Obama, unsurprisingly it was the later.
Edgefield Daily

Labor Day Closings
web posted September 3, 2012
EDGEFIELD – The Following Edgefield County Offices Will Be Closed Monday September 3, 2012, In Observance of Labor Day
Edgefield Daily

Oldest African-American Woman in U.S. Celebrates Birthday in Edgefield
By WJBF News 6
web posted September 3, 2012

EDGEFIELD – It was a special day for an Edgefield County woman as she celebrates her 114th birthday. Family and friends came together today for a big birthday celebration for Mamie Rearden.
Edgefield Daily

Group says it found 30,000 dead North Carolinians registered to vote
CharlotteObserver.com
web posted September 3, 2012

RALEIGH NC – A Raleigh-based group devoted to reducing the potential for voter fraud presented the N.C. Board of Elections on Friday with a list of nearly 30,000 names of dead people statewide who are still registered to vote. The Voter Integrity Project compiled the list after obtaining death records from the state Department of Public Health from 2002 to March 31 and comparing them to the voter rolls.
Edgefield Daily


“Food for the Sole” 5k Race scheduled for Saturday, September 22nd at Wesley Commons
web posted September 1, 2012
GREENWOOD – In honor of National Active Aging Week, Wesley Commons will be hosting the third annual “Food for the Sole 5k Run” at 8:30am on Saturday, September 22, 2012.  The public is invited to attend this community-wide event benefiting the Wesley Commons’ Resident Support Fund. Last year, over 160 people participated in the inaugural event.   
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