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Rebels Blast Cougars
web posted September 29, 2018
SPORTS -  Fire ants caused a 20 minute delay in Strom Thurmond's convincing win in Cordova, S.C. against the Edisto Cougars in the first game of regional play.
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Colleagues Remember Tommy Stone As Selfless Leader
web posted September 29, 2018
JOHNSTON - Thomas Edward Stone, 62, was laid to rest Friday.  The long-time pharmacist was remembered by his colleagues, and others, for his civic leadership and ready smile.
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Statewide Magazine to Host Ice Cream Social in Edgefield
web posted September 28, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The inaugural issue of a new statewide magazine, The Southern Edge, will launch the first week of October.  To celebrate, an ice cream social will be held at the General Store in Edgefield.  The community is invited to join the staff of The Southern Edge and be a part of  the official launch of the publication.
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Edgefield County EMA Issues Advisory For Luke Bryan Concert
web posted September 28, 2018
MERRIWETHER - On Friday October 5 there will be an increase in traffic on the southern end of Edgefield County and in North Augusta, north of Interstate 20, due to the Luke Bryan Farm Tour.
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New Life Outreach Ministries Announces Fall Festival
web posted September 28, 2018
NORTH AUGUSTA - The New Life Ministries at 616 Edgefield Road in North Augusta has announced that they will be holding a Fall Festival On Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 10 AM until 5 PM.
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Wandering Minds: Parent Puzzled By School Board Decision To Close For Concert
web posted September 28, 2018
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Edgefield County Building and Planning Amends Times For Charrettes
web posted September 28, 2018
EDGEFIELD -The Edgefield County Building and Planning have amended the times for the charrettes announced in our story two days ago.
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Dirt Track Car and Motorcycle Among Items Stolen From Merriwether Home
web posted September 27, 2018
MERRIWETHER - A woman in the midst of moving, arrived at her former Woodlawn Road residence Monday to check the mail, but then discovered that her home had been plundered and many items had been stolen.
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Obituary: Thomas Edward “Tommy” Stone
web posted September 26, 2018
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Gardner Road Home Burglarized
web posted September 26, 2018
MERRIWETHER - A Gardner Road man returned home Sunday to find his home had been burglarized.  The theft occurred in between 11:30 AM and 7:00 PM.
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Edgefield Building & Planning Announces Events
web posted September 26, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The Edgefield Building and Planning Commission wished to make the public aware of a couple of upcoming events.
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Fatal Accident on Long Cane Road
web posted September 25, 2018
JOHNSTON - A fatal accident this morning claimed the life of a 28 year old Edgefield woman.
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Sep 25 - Oct 1
web posted September 25, 2018
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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Johnston Government and Civic Leader, Tommy Stone Passes Away - Details Forthcoming
web posted September 25, 2018
JOHNSTON - Edgefield Daily has learned that Tommy Stone, a Johnston councilman and member of the Johnston Development Corporation has passed away.
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The Story of Becky Cotton Coming To The Bouknight Theatre
web posted September 25, 2018
092518BeckyCottonEDGEFIELD - The Devil In Petticoats-the Story of Becky Cotton will be at the William Bouknight Theatre (The Discovery Center) in downtown Edgefield.  This will be the perfect kickoff for the Halloween Season!
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South Carolina Farm Bureau Establishes SCFB Agricultural Aid Foundation
web posted September 25, 2018
STATE - In the wake of Hurricane Florence, South Carolina farm families and rural communities face estimated damages of $1.228 billion. In response to this tragedy and the tremendous needs of our farmers and rural communities, South Carolina Farm Bureau has established the “SCFB Agricultural Aid Foundation.”
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Classifieds: New Listing Under Furniture & Household Items
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Update:
Edgefield Woman Missing Believed to Be in Danger - Found

web posted September 24, 2018
092318PSAUPDATE - Kerrie Edgerly, the missing 18- year-old Edgefield County woman, was found safe Monday morning, 24 hours after she went missing in a home invasion in Merriwether.
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In Times of Crisis, Heroes Abound
By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller
web posted September 24, 2018
STATE -  While our state was largely spared the kind of Category 5 destruction that Hurricane Florence once threatened to bring our way, many people in the Pee Dee region are still reeling from the storm’s impact.
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Wandering Minds: Writer Question's School District's Decision
web posted September 24, 2018
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Edgefield County Schools will be closed on Friday, October 5
web posted September 22, 2018
COUNTY -  The Edgefield County School district has decided to close schools on October 5th, for the Luke Bryan concert.
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Yellow Jackets Rout Rebels
web posted September 22, 2018
SPORTS - In a hard-fought, physical game, the North Augusta Yellow Jackets defeated the hosting Strom Thurmond Rebels 27-3 Friday night.
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Money Illegally Withdrawn From Bank
web posted September 21, 2018
092118SRP1EDGEFIELD - A North Augusta man contacted the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office Monday, September 17th to report $400 missing from his SRP Federal Credit Union account.
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Obituary: Woodrow Thomas
web posted September 21, 2018
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State Officials Release Initial Damage Assessment Following Hurricane Florence
web posted September 21, 2018
STATE - The Office of the Governor has released its preliminary damage assessment following Hurricane Florence that hit South and North Carolina late last week. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) along with the state Disaster Recovery Office (SCDRO), have provided preliminary financial impact and federal recovery fund estimates in anticipation of actual on-the-ground damage assessments.
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Being Prepared for the Future
web posted September 20, 2018
092018MMSMERRIWETHER - Kim Ray’s students at Merriwether Middle School are learning all about signs in our community. Mrs. Ray chooses to teach her students through various modalities. Edgefield Daily


 

American Red Cross Assisting Family in North Augusta After Home Fire

web posted September 20, 2018
NORTH AUGUSTA -  American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Cary Avenue, was damaged by a fire yesterday afternoon. The Midland Valley Fire Department responded to the blaze.
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W. E. Parker Elementary School Holds Open House
web posted September 20, 2018
092018WEPEDGEFIELD - W. E. Parker Elementary School held Open House on Monday, September 10.
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Fox is Bright Light at Johnston Elementary
web posted September 19, 2018
091918JESJOHNSTON - Marissa Fox, SPED teacher at Johnston Elementary was recently honored as the district wide winner of the Bright Light award.
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Utility Trailer and Zero-Turn Mower Among Items Stolen
web posted September 19, 2018
MCCORMICK - A North Martintown Road man called police Monday afternoon to report a theft of over $5000.00 worth of equipment from his home.
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Grandparents Are Loved at MES
web posted September 19, 2018
091918MESMERRIWETHER - Merriwether Elementary School hosted Grandparents Day on Friday, September 6, 2018. Having over 600 grandparents visit the school showed how important MES is to our community.
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County of Edgefield Accepting Bids for Reroofing the Edgefield County Agriculture Building
web posted September 19, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The County of Edgefield is accepting bids for reroofing the Edgefield County Agriculture Building located at 304 Gray St., Edgefield SC. The entire bid package can be found at; www.edgefieldcounty.sc.gov
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Sep 18 - Sep 24
web posted September 18, 2018
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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Transportation Committee Releases Agenda
web posted September 18, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The Edgefield County Transportation Committee has released it's proposed agenda for the September 20th meeting, to be held at 4:00pm at the Edgefield County Council Chambers.
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Wandering Minds:  Where's the Duck?
web posted September 18, 2018
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STCTC Health Science Students Problem Solve
web posted September 17, 2018
JOHNSTON - The Health Science 3 students at Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center (STCTC) began the school year by participating in a team activity.  The students were placed in teams and given a problem to solve.
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SCDOT Issues Summary
web posted September 16, 2018
STATE - Statewide Summary – SCDOT is responding to impacts from the remnants of Hurricane Florence. Widespread flooding is occurring across the Northeast portion of the state.
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County Schools Join United Way of Edgefield County
web posted September 15, 2018
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.
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Bear Spotted In Currytown Station
web posted September 15, 2018
MERRIWETHER -  A black bear was spotted at a residence in Currytown Station at about 1:00 AM Friday morning.  Captured by the home's security camera, the bear was seen ambling across the front lawn.
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Grandparents Celebrated at W.E. Parker
web posted September 15, 2018
091518WEPEDGEFIELD -  On Friday, September 7th, 2018 the cafeteria at W. E. Parker Elementary School was overflowing with supportive grandparents.
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STCTC Welcomes New Teacher to Agriculture Program
By Anna-Kate Hightower and Truett Taylor
web posted September 15, 2018
JOHNSTON -  Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center (STCTC) enthusiastically welcomes Mr. Jacob Laughlin to their agriculture department.
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ProTeam Offered at Merriwether Middle
web posted September 15, 2018
091518MMSMERRIWETHER -  ProTeam, now offered as a course at Merriwether Middle School, is a curriculum based class outlining leadership opportunities in teaching, mentoring, and coaching.
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J-E-T Middle School Highlights PLTW Gateway to Technology Class
web posted September 15, 2018
JOHNSTON -  Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton Middle School (J-E-T) is changing the way their students look at the world of technology and engineering. Project Lead The Way (PLTW) or Gateway to Technology, allows students throughout the state of South Carolina a chance to experience the world of engineering.
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Rebels Survive Shaky Second Half To Win
web posted September 14, 2018
SPORTS -  Strom Thurmond senior tight end, Robert Whitt caught a 20 yard pass from QB Jequan Harris about halfway through the 1st quarter to draw first blood in Thursday's match-up against the visiting Emerald Vikings. 
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Obituary Change: James Everard Raffield Jr.
web posted September 11, 2018
Services for Mr. James Raffield Jr. have been postponed until Wednesday, September 19 due to weather.
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STHS Booster Club Offers Chartered Bus To Edisto Game
web posted September 14, 2018
JOHNSTON -  The STHS Booster Club will be chartering a bus for the Edisto game on Friday, September 28th, 2018.  If you'd like to join them, the cost is $30.00 per person.
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Two Burglaries Net Over $30K
web posted September 14, 2018
COUNTY - Deputies responded to a burglary that took place on Yonce Road in Johnston.  The caller met with the responding officer this past Saturday to report that the residence had been broken into through the back window.
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Earthquake In McCormick as Hurricane Florence Draws Near

web posted September 14, 2018
MCCORMICK - In a news story published on wistv.com, Tanita Gaither reported that the U.S. Geological Service has recorded an earthquake near the Georgia-South Carolina border Thursday.
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Edgefield County Schools Will Run Half-Day Schedule Friday
web posted September 13, 2018
COUNTY -  In response to the approach of Hurricane Florence and in accordance with
emergency action plans, Edgefield County Schools will run on a half-day
schedule Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
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Edgefield County Convenience Centers Closed This Weekend

web posted September 13, 2018
COUNTY - News comes from the county EMA office that the Edgefield County Convenience Centers will be closed this weekend in anticipation of Hurricane Florence.
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Reminder:
STHS Varsity Football Game Tonight
web posted September 13, 2018
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Edgefield County Hospital Celebrates EVS Week
web posted September 13, 2018
091318EVSTeamEDGEFIELD -  Creating a clean and safe environment is key to hospital services and patient satisfaction.  It is an important role and is more than just cleaning, it’s the first line of defense for infection control.
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JES Puts a “Cap” on Bullying
web posted September 13, 2018
091318JESJOHNSTON - September has been designated Bullying Awareness month in Edgefield County schools.  Bullying Awareness unites communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.
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Updated Crime Blotter
web posted September 13, 2018
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Rebels Push Varsity Football Game Up To Thursday
web posted September 12, 2018
SPORTS -  Due to potential winds and weather change from Hurricane Florence the STHS vs Emerald Game scheduled for Friday 9/14 has been moved to TOMORROW, THURSDAY, 9/13 at 7:30pm!
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STHS Takes First in Ten Governors’ Cup Race
web posted September 12, 2018
STHS Takes
                                      First in Ten Governors’ Cup RaceSPORTS -  Fox Creek High School annually hosts the Edgefield County Championships. This year it was held Tuesday, September 4, and once again, the cross country course proved in rigorous in the 90 plus degree heat.
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SCFB President Urges Farmers to Prepare Ahead of Hurricane Florence
web posted September 12, 2018
STATE -  South Carolina farmers are preparing for the potential impacts Hurricane Florence will have on crops and livestock. The hurricane is expected to make landfall in North Carolina by Friday and will have tropical storm effects well across the mainland of South Carolina.
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MES Says Hola and Guten Tag to Foreign Language Clubs

web posted September 12, 2018
091218MESMERRIWETHER - Merriwether Elementary School is hosting two foreign language clubs after school this year.
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American Red Cross Welcomes Volunteers to Join Team
web posted September 12, 2018
STATE - The Palmetto SC Region of the American Red continues to work closely with its partners in preparation for Hurricane Florence. As shelters begin to open and Florence inches closer, the Red Cross welcomes members of the community to join its team.
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9/11 Memorial to Hold Commemoration Ceremony for 17th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

web posted September 11, 2018
NATION - Today marks the seventeenth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks on our country.  Edgefield Daily hopes that you mark this day with quiet remembrance of the victims and the thought of how our nation changed that day.
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Curtis R. Tuten Celebrates 90th
web posted September 11, 2018
COUNTY - Longtime Edgefield County fixture, Curtis R. Tuten celebrated his 90th birthday Saturday September 8th at Chef Bob's restaurant.
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Obituary: James Everard Raffield Jr.
web posted September 11, 2018
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More Wandering Minds Posts
web posted September 10, 2018
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Sept. 10 - Sept. 17
web posted September 10, 2018
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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New Posts In Wandering Minds
web posted September 10, 2018
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Obituary: Charles Howard Hutto, Jr.
web posted September 10, 2018
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Break-in at Edgefield Medical Billing & Banks Pharmacy
web posted September 8, 2018
EDGEFIELD - A break in occurred at Banks Pharmacy, and the Edgefield Medical Billing Department, where multiple items were taken.
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Rebels Trounce Mustangs In Penalty-Riddled game
web posted September 8, 2018
SPORTS - The Midland Valley Mustangs rolled into Johnston Friday evening hoping to snap their 0-2 start, but those hopes were dashed by the hosting Strom Thurmond team who amassed 27 unanswered points in the first quarter.
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Burglary In Johnston and a Break-In in Edgefield
web posted September 7, 2018
COUNTY -  A Johnston woman called police to her Lott Road home Sunday after discovering someone had entered her residence and taken some items.
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County Transportation Meeting Rescheduled For September 20th
web posted September 7, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The County Transportation Committee has postponed it's meeting until 4:00pm September 20th, 2018.
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Updated Crime Blotter
web posted September 7, 2018
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Notice Of a Public Hearing Prior To Final Action By The County Council Of Edgefield County To Enter Into Ordinances
web posted September 7, 2018
COUNTY - Notice is hereby given by the County Council of Edgefield County 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 Tuesday, October 2, 2018 in conjunction with a regularly scheduled meeting of the County Council.
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The South Carolina Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee To Hold its First Public Hearing
web posted September 6, 2018
STATE - The South Carolina Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children will hold its first public hearing of 2018 at the Greenville County Council Chamber on September 20, 2018, from 5-7:30 P.M.
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Summary of The September 4th County Council Meeting
web posted September 5 , 2018
COUNTY - The county council passed a second reading of an ordinance to sell he property known as the Manor House.
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials:
web posted September 5, 2018
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: Robert Lee “Bobby” McKie
web posted September 5, 2018
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Reminder: Saluda Lions Club to host the Twelfth Annual Saluda County Cup Golf Tournament at Persimmon Hill Golf Club
web posted September 4, 2018
SALUDA - The Saluda County Cup 2018 - The Saluda Lions Club is proud to host the Twelfth Annual Saluda County Cup Golf Tournament at Persimmon Hill Golf Club on September 12, 2018. The Saluda Lions club has been part of the midlands community for 81 years.
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Obituary: Barbara Rook Pulliam
web posted September 4, 2018
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Edgefield County EMS Offering CPR/AED and First Aid Classes
web posted September 4, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Edgefield County EMS is offering CPR/AED and First Aid classes through the American Heart Association.  The cost is $75.00 per student.  Please call 803-637-4098 to schedule.
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