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Thurmond Wins First Conference Game
By David Whatley
web posted September 29, 2017
SPORTS – Jequan Harris watched his team from the sidelines Friday night as Tyrek Williams started at quarterback against the visiting Cougars from Edisto in the season's first conference game.   
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11th Circuit Deputy Solicitor Shawn Graham named Top Prosecutor in the State
web posted September 29, 2017
11th
                                                          circuit deputy
                                                          solicter named
                                                          top prosecuter
                                                          in statePRESS RELEASE – Eleventh Circuit Deputy Solicitor Shawn Graham received the 2017 Ernest F. Hollings Award for Excellence in State Prosecution this week at the South Carolina Solicitors’ Association Annual Conference.
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County Holds Meeting For Public Input
web posted September 29, 2017
PRESS RELEASE – Edgefield County is having a public input session to receive comments for the Edgefield County Strategic Plan on Thursday, October 5th, at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held at the Edgefield Campus of Piedmont Technical College located at 506 Main St. in Edgefield.
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Johnston Pentecostal Bar-b-que
web posted September 29, 2017
ANNOUNCEMENT – The Johnston Pentecostal Holiness Church will have a Bar-b-que chicken plate sale on Sat., September 30th - 11AM until sold out.  The cost is $8 per plate.  The plate consists of 1/2 BBQ Chicken, Cole slaw, potato salad and bread.  Your support is greatly appreciated!

Obituary: David C. Scarborough, Jr.
web posted September 29, 2017
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STHS Selects August Student Athletes of The Month
web posted September 28, 2017
STHS
                                                          August Athlete
                                                          of the MonthJOHNSTON – Beginning this school year, the Strom Thurmond High School (STHS) Athletic Department will feature a male and a female student athlete of the month.
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Edgefield County Recreational Teams To Be Recognized Friday Night
web posted September 28, 2017
SPORTS – Strom Thurmond High School will recognize the Edgefield County Recreational Football Teams and Cheerleaders during Friday night's pregame festivities.
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STCTC Rebel Salon Open for Business October 3rd and 5th
web posted September 27, 2017
rebel
                                                          salonJOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center (STCTC) Rebel Salon will be opening on Tuesday, October 3 & Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 3:30 to 6:00pm. The students are available for hair and nail services during those days and hours.
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Handgun Stolen On Birch Drive
web posted September 27, 2017
MERRIWETHER – After not seeing his handgun for over a week,, a Merriwether man contacted law enforcement to report his gun stolen.
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J-E-T to Restructure Open House
web posted September 27, 2017
jet to
                                                          restructure
                                                          open houseJOHNSTON – Due to inclement weather, Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton (J-E-T) Middle School had to postpone its Open House until October 2. In preparation, the J-E-T staff has been hard at work determining how to make this time as meaningful and worthwhile as possible.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Sep 26 - Oct 2
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 web posted September 26, 2017
EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Obituary: Danny Horton
web posted September 26, 2017
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Obituary: Mr. Harry Graham Reynolds
web posted September 26, 2017
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Obituary: Harold Samuel “Pete” Murrell
web posted September 26, 2017
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Jaquan Harris Injured; Thurmond Falls to North Augusta
By David Whatley
web posted September 22, 2017
SPORTS – There was an exciting and promising start to the Strom Thurmond versus North Augusta football game.  After winning the coin toss and electing to receive, North Augusta threw for an interception on their first play.
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Annual FFA Fall Plant Sale AT STCTC
web posted September 22, 2017
PRESS RELEASE  – Join us for our Annual FFA Plant Sale at Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center! FFA students will be available to help you select fall plants Friday, Oct. 6th (8AM - 6:30PM) or Saturday, Oct. 7th (9AM-12PM) at the FFA Greenhouses (behind the ST football fieldhouse).
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Advance Sale Tickets for STHS VS. N.A Game
web posted September 21, 2017
SPORTS – This Friday, the Strom Thurmond Rebels football team will travel to North Augusta High School to take on the yellow jackets.
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Johnston Town Council September Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted September 21, 2017
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Town Council met Monday night, with an update on the old National Guard Armory restoration and progress on the welcome signs as two of the major items of discussion.
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Edgefield County Hospital Begins Partnering Process with Self Regional Healthcare
web posted September 20, 2017
PRESS RELEASE – The Boards of Self Regional Healthcare (SRH) and Edgefield County Hospital (ECH) announced today that they have signed a non-binding letter of intent that will set the stage for a greatly increased role for Self Regional in delivering healthcare services to Edgefield County.
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Suspects Hit Car with Baseball Bats, 4 Arrested
web posted September 20, 2017
MERRIWETHER – An Edgefield County Deputy had his hands full when he arrived on the scene of an accident involving a white truck and a black truck.  What he found at the scene were several people yelling at an individual sitting in a vehicle in the median of Highway 25. 
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County Schools Join United Way of Edgefield County
web posted September 19, 2017
EDGEFIELD – 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.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Sep 19- Sep 25
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted September 19, 2017
EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Obituary: Jack Donald Quattlebaum
web posted September 19, 2017
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Acoustic Musicians to Form Network in Edgefield County
web posted September 18, 2017
acoustic
                                                          musiciansPRESS RELEASE –  Have you been playing an acoustic instrument for fifty years or do you want to start learning how to play music? (Or anywhere in between) Edgefield County Acoustic (ECA) is your group! Edgefield County Acoustic is family friendly organization whose purpose is to:
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County Accepting Repair Bids
web posted September 18, 2017
PUBLIC NOTICE – The County of Edgefield is accepting bids for repair the Edgefield County EMS headquarter located at 35 Star Rd, Edgefield S C. The bid should include terms of warranty and how long it would take to have any warranty repairs corrected.
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Vikings Overpower Rebels
By David Whatley
web posted September 18, 2017
SPORTS – The Emerald Vikings seemed to be well prepared for the visiting Rebels at Frank Hill Stadium in Greenwood, S.C.  The first half was dominated by a very physical, Viking team that saw Strom Thurmond happy to go to the locker room at half-time, down by only six points. 
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Local Author Visits W.E. Parker
web posted September 15, 2017
WEP
                                                          Author VisitEDGEFIELD – Literacy is a tool that engages, empowers, and enriches one’s life.  W. E. Parker Elementary School hosted local author, Regina Ridgell on Thursday, September 7th in response to the importance of this critical thinking goal.
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Man Reports 20 Laptops Missing
web posted September 15, 2017
MERRIWETHER – A man called the Edgefield County Sherrif's Department to report a break-in at a Sandy Hill Court address.  Among the items missing were twenty laptop computers.
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Students Writing on Desks at Strom Thurmond High School
web posted September 15, 2017
STHS
                                                          Writing On
                                                          DeskJOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond High School students are writing on their desks? According to veteran English Four teacher Lauren Enlow, “It’s all part of an ongoing plan to assess high school student’s progress and check for understanding."
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Hola from Merriwether Elementary School
web posted September 14, 2017
MERRIWETHER – Merriwether Elementary second and third grade students are learning a new language… Spanish!  Spanish Club is an extra-curricular activity offered to second and third grade students and is taught by MES Media Specialist, Emily Hopkins.
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ECH 5$ Jewelry Sale
web posted September 14 , 2017
EDGEFIELD – Experience the frenzy at Edgefield County Hospital's $5 jewelry sale Thursday, October 5th and Friday, October 6th.
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Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Welding Students Taking Orders for Fall & Halloween Decor
web posted September 14, 2017
STCTC
                                                          WeldingJOHNSTON – It's Fall and Halloween Season so time for pumpkins, ghosts and goblins decor! The Strom Thurmond Career and Technology (STCTC) Welding Department's American Welding Society (AWS) organization has started taking orders for metal decor.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Sep 12- Sep 18
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted September 13, 2017
EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Obituary: Jesse L. “Jack” Bailey
web posted September 13, 2017
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Obituary: Mrs. Ida Mae Mims Heath
web posted September 13, 2017
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Edgefield County School Closings
web posted September 11, 2017
COUNTY – Edgefield County School District (ECSD) will be closed Tuesday, September 12, 2017. After meeting with Edgefield County Emergency Management it was determined that damage sustained from high winds including downed trees, power outages, and poor road conditions present a considerable threat to safe travel.
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Readers Remember 9-11 Attacks
web posted September 11, 2017
COUNTY – Today marks the 12th 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 hijackers 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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J-E-T Students Delighted to Find Encouragement in Unexpected Places
web posted September 11, 2017
JET finds
                                                          encouragement
                                                          in unexpected
                                                          placesJOHNSTON – Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton (J-E-T) Middle School has given its girls encouragement and motivation in a creative way and in an unusual location: the girls’ restrooms.
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County Office Closings Due to Weather
web posted September 11, 2017
COUNTY – Due to the threat of severe weather Edgefield County Government Offices will be closed tomorrow. They will reopen Tuesday with regular business hours.

Home Burglarized on New Delaughter Drive 
web posted September 11, 2017
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether woman left her home to drop off her grandson, when she arrived home, she discovered her house had been broken into and valuable items were stolen.
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Edgefield County School Closings and Delays
web posted September 9, 2017
NOTICE – Given the current projected path of Hurricane Irma and the potential for damage from high winds, Edgefield County School District (ECSD) will be closed Monday, September 11, 2017. All school activities including athletics, after-school, and other extracurricular activities are cancelled.
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Rebels Survive 2nd Half Rally by Midland Valley
web posted September 9, 2017
SPORTS – Strom Thurmond (2-0) opened up a 21- 6 lead on Midland Valley in the second quarter only to see it erased by a hungry, (0-2) Mustang team in the fourth quarter.  The game literally came down to the very last play with the Rebels defending a meager 7 point lead. 
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The Johnston Pentecostal Holiness Church Hosts" Law Enforcement Appreciation "
web posted September 9, 2017
PSA – The Johnston Pentecostal Holiness Church invites you to attend  " Law Enforcement Appreciation " Sunday, September 10th at 11 AM. , welcoming, Patrick Cullinan.
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Edgefield County Deputy Nearly Struck By Fleeing Suspect
web posted September 8, 2017
MERRIWETHER – On the morning of September 1st, an ECSD deputy was en route to the address of Eddie Shawn Sherlock, who has an outstanding warrant for assault & battery, and probation violation
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Edgefield Town Council September Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted September 8, 2017
EDGEFIELD – At a meeting of the Edgefield Town Council on Monday night that lasted less than 10 minutes, Council managed to approve the minutes and financial report from last month and adopt three new items. Mayor Pro Tem Robert Rodgers presided in the absence of Mayor Ken Durham.
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Adult Education Registration Starts at Fox Creek High School and Johnston Campus
web posted September 7, 2017
MERRIWETHER – Edgfield County School District’s (ECSD) Adult Education Fox Creek campus registration is on Tuesday, September 19th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Home Invasion and High Speed Chase Leads to 10 Years Incarceration
web posted September 4, 2017
PRESS RELEASE – Da'Vashea L. Rhodes, age 24, has been sentenced to 10 years incarceration for the burglary of a home on Bonham Road in Saluda County. Rhodes forced entry into the home by breaking a lock and a door frame during daylight hours. Rhodes and an accomplice stole flat screen televisions, electronics, and firearms from the residence. The stolen firearms included a shotgun and an assault rifle.
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Obituary: Helen Lorene Berry
web posted September 4, 2017
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Obituary: Lequite Hoover Slate
web posted September 4, 2017
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