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Verse for the Day: 
Psalms 28:7  "The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him."

No Threat to STHS or STCTC
web posted November 17, 2017
NOTICE – This notice comes from the administration at Strom Thurmond High School: On Friday, November 17, 2017 a posting on a student’s social media account detailing a "Airsoft" battle to take place after school was reported to Strom Thurmond High School’s administration. The administration investigated the report and no weapon was found on campus and there is no threat of a shooting or violence. Additional information if warranted will be provided. 

STCTC’s New Flag Pole is Officially Dedicated
web posted November 17, 2017
stctc new
                                                          flag pole is
                                                          officially
                                                          dedicatedJOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond High School’s NJROTC cadets led local veterans and Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center students in a flag pole dedication ceremony in November 7, 2017.
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Ridge Beekeepers Will Host a Free Beginner Beekeeper’s Class
web posted November 17, 2017
JOHNSTON – The Ridge Beekeepers will be hosting a free class on Monday, Nov. 20th.
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Car Break Ins Resurface Over Veterans Day Weekend
web posted November 11, 2017
COUNTY – After going several weeks without multiple reports of car break ins, Veterans Day weekend brought in over nine separate reports of car break ins, as well as reports of stolen vehicles in the area.
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Obituary; Alvin T. Strickland
web posted November 16, 2017
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Two Strom Thurmond High School Students Named to 2017 All-American Clogging Team
web posted November 15, 2017
STHS
                                                          CloggersJOHNSTON – Abby Nicole Bowser and K.D. Adaire Cromer were named to the 2017 All-American Clogging Team.  The announcements were made at the American Clogging Hall of Fame Championships held in Spartanburg, South Carolina this weekend.
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Input Session for Edgefield County Strategic Plan
web posted November 15, 2017
PSA – Edgefield County is having a public input session to receive comments for the Edgefield County Strategic Plan.
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A Planter For Your Thoughts
web posted November 15, 2017
Giveaway
                                                          PlanterGARDENING – We at Edgefield Daily have been wondering what you think of "Mandy's Friendly Garden", so we've teamed up with columnist, Amanda Whatley Owen, and her business, The Floral Bar, to provide a free planter, worth $25, to a randomly selected reader.  This lovely planter can be sitting on your front porch just in time for those Thanksgiving visitors to enjoy.
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US Fibers Job Opportunity
web posted November 15, 2017
TRENTON – US Fibers is currently hiring for production workers.
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Piedmont Technical College Offering Instant Admission Day for Spring 2018
web posted November 15, 2017
EDGEFIELD – Instant Admission Day will be Wednesday, Nov. 29 for spring classes which begin on Jan. 10. Admissions counselors will be on hand to help students through the entire enrollment process in just one day.   “We wanted to provide students with a one-stop option to complete the enrollment process,” said Renae Frazier, dean of admissions.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Nov 14 - Nov 25
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted November 15, 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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*FOUND* Lost Dog Westside Area
web posted November 13, 2017
WESTSIDE – Bandit has been reunited with her owner.  Thank you to everyone who kept an eye out for this pup.






JES Contributes to United Way
web posted November 13, 2017
JES
                                                          United Way
                                                          Super HerosJOHNSTON – For more than 30 years United Way of Edgefield County has given to the citizens of Edgefield County through the generosity of those who contribute financially.
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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 November 13, 2017
PUBLIC NOTICE – 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 December 5, 2017 in conjunction with a regularly scheduled meeting of the County Council.
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Keeping Your Winter Full of Color
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted November 13, 2017
111317EDGEFIELD –  The past few weeks we have been getting everything in our yards winter-ready.  Now, it's time to have a little creative fun by spicing up our homes with a low-maintenance, winter color pop.  Let me show you how to spice up your garden, patio or porch with new colors and textures that are bound to draw comments from your holiday visitors this season.
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Building Wealth From the Ground Up
Courtesy of: Genia Blackwell
web posted November 13, 2017
GUEST COLUMN – As the next generation of wealth is busy building startups or running projects for major corporations they are also being confronted with new challenges. Explore several ways in which individuals coming into wealth from low- to middle-income backgrounds can take care of their own financial health and find balance.
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Veterans Day
web posted November 11, 2017
COUNTY – We here at Edgefield Daily would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to all who have served this great nation. We are truly grateful for the sacrifices you all have made.  Have a blessed Veterans Day .

STHS Swimmer Lauren Strock Competes at State Level
web posted November 10, 2017
lauren
                                                          strockSPORTS – Strom Thurmond High School has never had a swim team. Not until one ambitious parent, knowing that her child could possibly receive scholarship funding for her years of swimming competitively, took on the challenge.
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Highlights from Edgefield County Council Meeting
web posted November 10, 2017
COUNTY – The Edgefield Council meeting was conducted on Tuesday, November 7th at 6:00pm.
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Johnston Hosts Christmas Program and Tree Lighting on November 26
web posted November 10, 2017
JOHNSTON – A community-wide Christmas Holiday kickoff will be held in Johnston the Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 26, 3-6 p.m., in downtown Johnston.
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44th Annual Christmas Parade
web posted November 10, 2017
COUNTY – Save the date, the 44th annual Christmas parade has been scheduled for Sunday, December 3, 2017.
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Input Session for Edgefield County Strategic Plan
web posted November 10, 2017
PSA – Edgefield County is having a public input session to receive comments for the Edgefield County Strategic Plan.
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Obituary: Carolyn Coleman Andrews
web posted November 10, 2017
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Lady Mustangs - Second Year Region Volleyball Champs
web posted November 9, 2017
Lady
                                                          MustangsSPORTS – The Merriwether Middle School Lady Mustangs finished their volleyball season as Lakelands Region Champs with a record of 10-2 overall and 9-1 in region play. The Lady Mustangs competed each week at a high level, while allowing all thirteen players to compete in multiple matches.
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Councilman Discusses Term Limits for County Boards
web posted November 9, 2017
COUNTY–  Normally appointments and reapportionment to the various county committees are put on the County Council agenda under the consent agenda.  Tuesday night held a reappointment giving a different story with comments from Councilman Scott Cooper, during the Edgefield County Council meeting. 
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Ridge Spring Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Armed Robbery of Saluda County Convenience Store
web posted November 9, 2017
Demarcus
                                                          L. RobinsonPRESS RELEASE– A Saluda County jury has found Demarcus L. Robinson, of Ridge Spring, guilty of Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, and Possession of a Weapon during commission of a Violent Crime. He was sentenced to twenty five (25) years by Circuit Court Judge Robert E. Hood following a trial which ended earlier today. The charges are violent crimes and classified as “no parole” offenses.
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Rebels Cross Country Team Finishes on High Note
web posted November 7, 2017
Cross
                                                          Country Nov
                                                          2017SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebel Cross Country team gave it their all at the Region V AAA Meet on Thursday at Pelion High School. Six high schools participated. Several runners broke their personal records.
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United Way of Edgefield County Receives SRS Donation

web posted November 7, 2017
PSA – The United Way of Edgefield County Campaign received $40,389 from the employees of Savannah River Remediation and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, both prime contractors at the Savannah River Site.
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Chamber of Commerce & Sarah's Santa Seek Donations

web posted November 7, 2017
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Sarah’s Santa is collecting warm items for the month of November.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Nov 7 - Nov 13
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted November 7, 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.
Edgefield Daily

Making Your Soil Rich Without Making You Poor
web posted November 6, 2017

GARDENING – So, right about now, you're thinking, "Hey, I'm not a professional gardener or a farmer…why should I bother testing my soil?" Well, it's simple…results. Besides a little money, you've put in too much time and effort not to achieve the results that you want, so let's not overlook this important detail.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Veterans Day Closings
web posted November 6, 2017
COUNTY – The following is a list of all county offices that will be closed Friday, November 10, 2017, in observance of Veteran's Day.
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Veteran's Day Service at Johnston Pentecostal
web posted November 6, 2017
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Pentecostal Holiness Church will have a special Veterans' Day service on Sunday, November 12 at 11 AM. 
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Strom Thurmond's Season Ends In Dillon
By David Whatley
web posted November 4, 2017
SPORTS – I'm sure many of you know by now that the Strom Thurmond Rebels fell 35-7 to the Dillon Wildcats in the first round of the playoffs. 
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Cocky Comes to JES
web posted November 3, 2017
Cocky At
                                                          JESJOHNSTON – Friday afternoon, October 21, was a fun-filled and exciting time for Child Development-2nd grade students at Johnston Elementary.  Cocky’s Reading Express, an award-winning literacy outreach program from the University of South Carolina, visited with these students and shared their message on the importance of reading.

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Rebel Regiment Wins State
web posted November 3, 2017
rebel
                                                          regiment wins
                                                          stateJOHNSTON – On Saturday October 28, 2017 the Strom Thurmond High School Rebel Regiment competed in the SCBDA's 2A Marching Band Championships on the historic campus of Spring Valley High School.
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Rebel Regiment Wins State
web posted November 3, 2017
JOHNSTON – On Saturday October 28, 2017 the Strom Thurmond High School Rebel Regiment competed in the SCBDA's 2A Marching Band Championships on the historic campus of Spring Valley High School.
Edgefield Daily

Municipal Association of South Carolina announces Grant recipients
web posted November 1, 2017
PRESS RELEASE – Ten cities and towns across the state have received a Hometown Economic Development Grant from the Municipal Association of South Carolina, including Johnston. 
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BBQ Sale for LoriAnne Brazzel Hutto Foundation
web posted November 1, 2017
EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop will be hosting a BBQ chicken plate sale this Saturday for the LoriAnne Brazell Hutto Foundation.
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Local Author Invites Public to Book Signing
web posted November 1, 2017
EDGEFIELD – Saturday, November 11 from 11 AM to 1 PM  at the Edgefield General Store in Edgefield, local author Jane Jenkins Herlong will be signing her new book, "Rhinestones on my Flip-Flops" Come and enjoy Holiday Cheer and refreshments.

Trick or Treat Hours:
Edgefield & Merriwether: 6pm- 8:30 pm
Johnston: 5:30pm - 8pm.
Happy Halloween!

A Story for Halloween:
The Story of Becky Cotton
web posted October 31, 2017
EDGEFIELD – Since Halloween is today, we decided to do a write up on the eerie legend of Becky Cotton. 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?
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Edgefield Dixie Youth Fund Raiser/Skills Competition
web posted October 31, 2017
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Dixie Youth will celebrate its Fall Festival on November 4th at their complex located at 225 Evans Street, 12 Noon - 3:00 pm. Children ages 9-12 will be able to compete in several baseball skills related competitions, including a home run derby/ hitting competition, infield and outfield games, base running and a pitching contest. Cost of registration is $10 per child.
Edgefield Daily


Recipe of the Week: Easy Beef Stew
COOKING – Each week, we will be featuring one of our recipes.  Each recipe will coincide with sales on meat from the Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop. This week we are featuring Easy Beef Stew.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Oct 31 - Nov 6
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted October 31, 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.
Edgefield Daily

Trunk or Treat
web posted October 30, 2017
EDGEFIELD – It's that time of the year again, Trunk or Treat will be hosted by the Town of Edgefield on Halloween night.
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Composting - Striking Pay Dirt
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted October 30, 2017
GARDENING – So the number one question from all beginner gardeners is what exactly is composting and why should I take the time to do it?
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United Way of Edgefield County Awards $500 to Johnston Elementary School
web posted October 30, 2017
PRESS RELEASE – The United Way of Edgefield County is awarding a $500 check to Johnston Elementary School, which won this year’s United Way School Challenge for the second year in a row
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Fourth Quarter Clutch Plays Cinch Win For Rebels
By David Whatley
web posted October 30, 2017
SPORTS – Middle linebacker, Ford Williams, who suffered a broken leg in last week's contest against Pelion, can take pride in the level of play his teammates delivered against the Brookland-Cayce Bearcats. 
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STCTC to Host Annual Palmetto Classic Fundraiser Shoot
web posted October 26, 2017
STCTC
                                                          Sporting Clays
                                                          TeamJOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond CTC Sporting Clays Team is preparing for their 3rd Annual Palmetto Classic Fundraiser Shoot, which will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Palmetto Shooting Complex here in Edgefield.
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Car Break Ins Continue Throughout the County
web posted October 26, 2017
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Department is investigating fifteen newly reported car break-ins in the Trenton and Merriwether areas.
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ECSD’s Support Staff of the Year and Teachers of the Year Recognized
web posted October 26, 2017
EDGEFIELD – ECSD (Edgefield County School District) recognized each school’s top support staff and teacher during a dessert reception on Sunday, October 25th.
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The Johnston Farmer's and Artist's Market Hosting "Christmas in October" Event
web posted October 26, 2017
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Farmer's and Artist's Market will be hosting a "Christmas in October" Event on Thursday, October 26 from 4-6 p.m.  We plan to have many vendors set up to kick off your Christmas shopping.
Edgefield Daily

Middle School Students Prepare for Greenville Regional SC Bar Mock Trial Competition
web posted October 24, 2017
PRESS RELEASE – Ten middle schools will compete in the 17th annual SC Bar Greenville Regional Middle School Mock Trial Competition Nov. 4 at the Greenville County Courthouse, including, J.E.T Middle School.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Oct 24 - Oct 30
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted October 24, 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.
Edgefield Daily


Trenton Flyers Annual Candy Drop
web posted October 23, 2017
TRENTON – While there are tricks and treating or trunk 'n treat events......once again it is time  when kids and the young at heart are invited to join the Trenton Flyers Association for their special annual Halloween treat. 
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The Return of The Fern
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted October 23, 2017
GARDENING – In South Carolina, Boston Ferns proudly hang from many front porches. Sadly, so many people toss them out in the fall thinking that because they have no access to a greenhouse, they cannot keep them year after year. Well, you can!  Not only can you keep them, but you can multiply them too.  Follow along as I show you a few simple steps that work for me.
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Obituary; Mrs. Sandra Quarles Bledsoe
web posted October 23, 2017
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The Johnston Farmer's and Artist's Market Hosting "Christmas in October" Event
web posted October 23, 2017
JOHNSTON – The Johnston Farmer's and Artist's Market will be hosting a "Christmas in October" Event on Thursday, October 26 from 4-6 p.m.  We plan to have many vendors set up to kick off your Christmas shopping.
Edgefield Daily

Team On a Mission; Rebels Obliterate Panthers
By David Whatley
web posted October 21, 2017
SPORTS – Coming into the night, after losing their last two games, Strom Thurmond knew that they had to get back on track…now.  On the road, with their backs against the wall, they had to reach down deep, and deliver a performance that would help pull the team back together.  In a sparsely populated Pelion stadium, they found what they were looking for.
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Obituary: Mrs. Judith Wright Smith
web posted October 21, 2017
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Man from Miami sentenced to 40 years for killing a local Edgefield County resident

web posted October 20, 2017
Montrell
                                                          Deshawn
                                                          TroutmanPRESS RELEASE – Montrell Deshawn Troutman, a 38 year old man from Miami, Florida, was sentenced to 40 years for the killing of Leric Merriweather, which occurred on June 6, 2015, in Edgefield County.
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WEP Supports United Way

web posted October 20, 2017
W.E.
                                                          Parker United
                                                          WayEDGEFIELD – The United Way is an important component of our community that assists many in need.  W. E. Parker Elementary School contributes monetary donations to the United Way each year.  Some faculty and staff make monthly contributions; however, this year the students were asked to get involved.

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Multiple Reports of Car Break Ins Around Merriwether
web posted October 20, 2017
MERRIWETHER– At least seven reports were made to the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office this week in regards to breaking and entering auto.
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Strom Thurmond CTC Sporting Clays Team Starts Competition Season
web posted October 18, 2017
stctc
                                                          cporting clays
                                                          teamSPORTS – Pull!” A bright orange clay disk shoots into the sky followed by a shot audible even through earplugs.  It shatters, falling to the ground indistinguishable from the other fragments already scattered across the field.  These were the sights and sounds this past week as the Strom Thurmond CTC Sporting Clays Team began their 2017 – 2018 shooting season with their two day qualifier.
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New solar project bringing $13 million of capital investment
web posted October 18, 2017
PRESS RELEASE – SolAmerica Energy, a full-service provider of solar energy, is launching a new operation in Edgefield County. This new 10-megawatt (MW) project is expected to bring approximately $13 million of new capital investment.
Edgefield Daily

MMS Celebrates Success with Beta Club Induction
web posted October 18, 2017
MMS Beta
                                                          ClubMERRIWETHER – Merriwether Middle School is proud to be a part of the Beta Club organization. This week 31 eighth grade students were inducted into the Beta Club while their parents looked on with pride.
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Obituary: Mrs. Claudine Kirkland Butler
web posted October 18, 2017
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Mount Vintage Celebrates 1000 Units of  Donated Blood
web posted October 17, 2017
PRESS RELEASE – On Monday October 23, 2017, Mount Vintage will celebrate the donation of 1000 UNITS of life-saving blood from members, family and friends from their community! 1000 units, oh yes, and because 1 unit helps save 3 lives, 3000 lives will have been saved by one community!
Edgefield Daily

Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Oct 17 - Oct 23
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted October 17, 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.
Edgefield Daily

Recipe of the Week:  Roast Tenderloin of Pork W/ Herb Tomato Marinade
web posted October 17, 2017
COOKING – Each Week, we will be featuring one of our recipes.  Each recipe will coincide with sales on meat from the Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop. This week we are featuring Roast Tenderloin of Pork W/ Herb Tomato Marinade.
Edgefield Daily

Obituary: Sara Gable Doolittle
web posted October 17, 2017
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New Feature
: Amanda Whatley Owen Named As Columnist for "Mandy's Friendly Garden"
web posted October 16, 2017
Mandy
                                                          OwenGARDENING – Edgefield Daily is proud to welcome Amanda Whatley Owen in her new, weekly column titled, "Mandy's Friendly Garden".  Not only will it feature tips on caring for your plants, but also how to design planters.  Mandy will also introduce us to new and trendy species, and show us how to incorporate flowers into life events such as birthdays, weddings, and proms. 

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Winterizing Your Garden
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted October 16, 2017
GARDENING – If you are one of the lucky ones who owns a personal greenhouse, or has access to one, there is not much to worry about with your potted plants this winter.  However, for the rest of us, there is a process to go through to winterize our plants, especially ones in containers.
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Edgefield Dixie Youth Fund Raiser/Skills Competition
web posted October 16, 2017
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Dixie Youth will celebrate its Fall Festival on November 4th at their complex located at 225 Evans Street, 12 Noon - 3:00 pm. Children ages 9-12 will be able to compete in several baseball skills related competitions, including a home run derby/ hitting competition, infield and outfield games, base running and a pitching contest. Cost of registration is $10 per child.
Edgefield Daily


Johnston Town Council October 2017 Meeting
By Ann Waits
web posted October 16, 2017

JOHNSTON- Johnston Town Council was able to reach an agreement on accepting a bid for the replacement of the Town’s welcome signs, after a lengthy discussion during its regular meeting Monday night.
Edgefiled Daily

 
Man Sentenced to Life for Murder of 16 Year Old in Edgefield County
web posted October 14, 2017
Steven
                                                          Lewis BarnesPRESS RELEASE – Steven Lewis Barnes, a 38 year old Augusta man, has been found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of 16 year old Samuel Sturrup, which occurred on September 3rd, 2001 in Edgefield County.
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Valiant Effort Falls Short, Gilbert Holds On To Win
By David Whatley
web posted October 14, 2017
SPORTS – Playing an undefeated team, on the road, would seem to be an insurmountable obstacle, but the Strom Thurmond Rebels accepted the challenge, and traveled to Tomahawk stadium to face the Gilbert Indians for the regional contest.  Courageous and determined, the gritty Rebels played valiantly throughout the evening.
Edgefield Daily

Trunk or Treat
web posted October 12, 2017
EDGEFIELD – It's that time of the year again, Trunk or Treat will be hosted by the Town of Edgefield on Halloween night.
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Lady Rebels Volleyball Clinches 2017 Region Champs
web posted October 12, 2017
Lady
                                                          Rebels
                                                          Volleyball
                                                          Clinches 2017
                                                          Region ChampsSPORTS – Strom Thurmond Lady Rebels Varsity Volleyball team continued their success on Saturday at the Augusta Prep Invitational bringing home the Silver Bracket Championship!  The Lady Rebels took wins over host Augusta Prep (25-19 25-18), Curtis Baptist (25-19, 25-21), Evans (25-16, 25-17) and Augusta Prep again in the Silver Bracket Invitational (25-6,25-7).   The Ladies’ only loss was to Grovetown (22-25,22-25).
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The Spirit of J-E-T
web posted October 12, 2017
JET Meet
                                                          Me At The
                                                          PoleJOHNSTON – There is always something going on at Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton (J-E-T) Middle School to unify students and staff and get them involved. One example of this was on Wednesday, September 27, when the J-E-T Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) participated in “See You at the Pole.
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Overturned Vehicle on Spring haven Drive
web posted October 11, 2017
overturned




































                                                          vehicle on
                                                          springhaven
                                                          driveMERRIWETHER – Emergency personnel are on scene of an overturned vehicle on Springhaven Drive.
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State DECA Officers from Strom Thurmond Collect School Supplies for Texas
web posted October 11, 2017
DECA
                                                          Officer
                                                          Collect School
                                                          SuppliesJOHNSTON – Two South Carolina DECA Officers Garrett Elkins and Brandie Field from Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center (STCTC) traveled to Lexington Technology Center with their advisor Mrs. Lisa Skinner on Monday, September 25, 2017 for the South Carolina DECA Advisor/teacher In-service.
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Edgefield County Requests Quotes
web posted October 11, 2017
COUNTY – RFQ Number 11-02-17 - Request for Qualifications Statement for Construction Management Services for the Edgefield County Animal Shelter to be located in Edgefield, South Carolina
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Man Pulls Knife, Slashes Tires
web posted October 11, 2017
EDGEFIELD – A woman driving down Edgefield Road and Bream Oak Road, had her tires slashed by a man with road rage.
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Three Car Collision Shuts Down HWY 25
web posted October 10, 2017
three car
                                                          collision on
                                                          25TRENTON – A three car collision temporarily shut down Highway 25, as emergency personnel worked tirelessly to get everyone to safety.
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Merriwether Fire Department Open House
web posted October 10, 2017
MERRIWETHER – The Merriwether Fire Department will be hosting their Open House this weekend.
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Saluda County Farm to Table and Honey Tasting
web posted October 10, 2017
PRESS RELEASE – The Saluda County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with The Town of Ward, The Town of Ridge Spring, Gables Inn and Gardens, and Clemson Extension to bring you the first annual Saluda County Farm to Table and Honey Tasting Celebration.
Edgefield Daily

Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Oct 10 - Oct 16
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted October 10, 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.
Edgefield Daily

Recipe of the Week: Baked "Fried" Chicken
web posted October 10, 2017
COOKING – Each Week, we will be featuring one of our recipes.  Each recipe will coincide with sales on meat from the Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop. This week we are featuring Baked "Fried" Chicken. 
Edgefield Daily


Playing Mind Games
web posted October 9, 2017
STHS
                                                          ChessJOHNSTON – Ethan Padgett, a junior at Strom Thurmond High School is in a battle with Social Studies teacher, Tom Valois.  There are no weapons, no armies, no physical combat.  This struggle for victory uses only strategy, planning and self-control. It is known as the "game of kings."
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Town of Edgefield Moves Forward on Plans for Slade Lake Fishing Deck and Trail
By Anne Waits
web posted October 9, 2017
EDGEFIELD – The Town of Edgefield moved forward Monday night with plans for the Slade Lake Fishing Deck and Trail.  Following the approval of the Sept. 6, 2017 meeting minutes and September financial report,
Edgefield Daily

United Way of Edgefield County Supports Programs That Help Others
web posted October 9, 2017
PRESS RELEASE – The United Way of Edgefield County understands how important it is to help those in need. And the organization needs your help to continue to assist others.
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Homecoming Game Slips From Thurmond's Grasp In Final Seconds
By David Whatley
web posted October 7, 2017
SPORTS – Football fans witnessed a dramatic Friday night game, played under a harvest moon at Strom Thurmond Stadium.  The visiting Tigers (1-5) from Swansea took the field hungry for a win.  The team which was 0-1 in regional play, sorely needed a good outing to get them back on track.
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Week Starts With Multiple Car Break Ins
web posted October 5, 2017
COUNTY – The beginning of the week saw multiple car break ins throughout the county according to reports filed at the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office.
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MES Students are Word Wizards
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MES Word
                                                          WizardsMERRIWETHER – Wednesday Word Wizards is a new vocabulary initiative that Merriwether Elementary School in conjunction with CommuniGraphics, a local business, is implementing this school year.
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Custom Home Builder Donates $500 to STCTC and Adult Education Program
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Builder
                                                          Donates $500EDGEFIELD – David Watkins, General Manager of America’s Home Place donated $500 to Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center and ECSD’s Adult Education Program. “We want to support the communities where we build quality custom homes on our customers’ land. Edgefield County School District was an easy choice when we were deciding which organization would receive the funds,” explained Watkins.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Oct 3 - Oct 9
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web posted October 3, 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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Recipe of the Week: Smothered Cube Steak with Rice & Sauteed Squash & Zucchini
web posted October 3, 2017
COOKING –  Each Week, we will be featuring one of our recipes.  Each recipe will coincide with sales on meat from the Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop. This week we are featuring smothered cube steak with rice & sauteed squash and zucchini. 
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Obituary: Patrick Wedaman Bledsoe
web posted October 3, 2017
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JES 1st Grade Tours Johnston
web posted October 2, 2017
JES tour
                                                          JohnstonJOHNSTON – Friday, September 8, was a fun filled day for Johnston Elementary 1st graders.  Following Grits with Grands, 40 plus students accompanied by their teachers, Sarah Dampier, Stephanie Fletcher, and Erin Hattman, and chaperone, Kay Campbell toured several of Johnston’s points of interest.  This walking tour followed classroom lessons about “community,” its leaders, and the goods and services a community provides. 
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