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Verse for the Day:     Psalm 42:11: "Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God."



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web posted September 3, 2015
Edgefield Daily will be closed Thursday, September 3, 2015 because of medical issues.  We will be back up and running soon to bring Edgefield it's most reliable news. 


Edgefield County Hospital – Board of Trustees Meeting
web posted September 2, 2015
EDGEFIELD –  Monday evening, August 31, 2015, the Edgefield County Hospital (ECH) Board of Trustees met in the ECH conference room for the regularly scheduled monthly meeting.  Board member Alva Lewis was unable to attend the meeting. Otherwise, business was conducted as usual.

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An Inexpensive Robbery
web posted September 2, 2015
MERRIWETHER – Monday evening officers were called out to a residence in Merriwether with reports of a burglary.  They were greeted by an elderly man who stated that his home had been broken into and that the unknown subjects had entered his home and moved his flat screen television over one inch from its original position
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Intoxicated Man Reports Vehicle "Stolen"
web posted September 1, 2015
EDGEFIELD –  Sunday night officers responded to a call about a man reporting that his vehicle had been stolen.  When officers arrived to the callers residence, they were greeted by an intoxicated and uncooperative man who claimed that he could not find his car.  The vehicles owner stated at first that his truck was stolen from his home, then later told the officers that it had disappeared at another location.
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Thieves Steal Flat Screen TVS
web posted September 1, 2015
EDGEFIELD –  Friday night, a Merriwether resident entered his home after a long day at work only to realize that not one, but three of his televisions were removed from his home.
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Theft of $50,000 of Silver in Gold Coins
web posted August 31 2015
MERRIWETHER –  A Woodlawn Road called the Sheriff's Office Thursday after he and his wife discovered someone had stolen at least $50,000 in Silver Morgan half dollars and gold coins that were kept in a container at the Woodlawn Road home. The 75-year-old grandfather suspected it was his grandson,21, stealing the coins and selling them for drugs after he was caught with some of the coins.
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Johnston Man Reports Car Theft
web posted August 31, 2015
JOHNSTON –  A Johnston man called the Sheriff's Office on Thursday saying he left home at 7:40 am and when he returned at 2:30 pm his car was gone. He had the car in the front yard for sale.
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Get Your High School Diploma
web posted August 31, 2015
EDGEFIELD –  Were you denied a High School Diploma because of the Exit Exam between 1990 and 2014?
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2015 Edgefield County Fall Sports Registration Information
web posted August 29, 2015
EDGEFIELD –  2015 Edgefield County Fall Sports Registration Information. This fall we are offering Youth Football and Cheerleading for ages 6 to12 and Youth Soccer for ages 4-12. Our Football And cheerleading league will have Football Representatives set up at Strom Thurmond High School Football Field this Saturday, August 29th from 10 am to noon taking signups. The Cost to play football or cheer this fall is $60.
Edgefield Daily

Closed for Saturday
web posted August 29, 2015
COUNTY –  Due to having two major medical procedures Thursday and Friday and then having to have heavy medications both days it left me with no choices. Hopefully I will be able to rest and recover over the weekend.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 29, 2015
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2015 Edgefield County Fall Sports Registration Information
web posted August 28, 2015
COUNTY –  2015 Edgefield County Fall Sports Registration Information. This fall we are offering Youth Football and Cheerleading for ages 6 to12 and Youth Soccer for ages 4-12. Our Football And cheerleading league will have Football Representatives set up at Strom Thurmond High School Football Field this Saturday, August 29th from 10 am to noon taking signups. The Cost to play football or cheer this fall is $60.
Edgefield Daily

Life Down South: The Sport Of Kings
Tom Poland
web posted August 28, 2015

LIFE DOWN SOUTH –  The setting for the sport of kings seemed promising, a meadow edged by woods. Three men, three beagles, and a Harris’s Hawk were afield. We were out to pursue the art of falconry. The beagles and hawk belong to Hansel Hart. He’s a falconer. He named his Harris’s Hawk, Rocky. Robert Clark and I tagged along to include Hansel and his hawk in our book, Reflections of South Carolina, Volume 2.
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OMP Mechtron expanding Midlands operations
web posted August 28, 2015
COLUMBIA – OMP Mechtron, LLC, a manufacturer of mechanical parts and electronic integration, is expanding its existing Midlands operations by establishing a new facility in Lexington County. The company is investing $2.9 million in its new operations, creating 20 new jobs over the next five years.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 28, 2015
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Shots Fired at Passing Motorist
web posted August 27, 2015
TRENTON –  A Trenton man driving north on Highway 25 was getting ready to report a reckless driver around 7 pm and when he pulled up next to the other car he saw the driver was texting. When he yelled at the driver not to text and drive the driver pulled out a pistol and fired at least once at his car and sped away.
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Man Tries to Burn House Down with Owner inside
web posted August 27, 2015
COUNTY LINE – A Jacob McKie Road woman called the Sheriff's Office early Tuesday morning reporting that a man she knows came to her house demanding money. The elderly woman told him she didn't have any money and the said he would kill her and pushed a window air conditioner in causing the window to shatter. Then he began pouring kerosene in the broken window.
Edgefield Daily

Bear Strolling around Edgefield
web posted August 27, 2015
EDGEFIELD –  If you see what you thought was a bear running around town you would be right. He's been spotted from Star Road, Youngblood, Columbia Road and was last spotted near Eastview. DNR has said to stay away from the bear and do not try to feed him. Left alone the bear will go back in the woods and get away from people. There is no need to call 911 to report the bear, they know he is around.


STCTC’s Building Construction Program on the Move
web posted August 27, 2015
JOHNSTON –  The home built by Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center’s Building Construction students was moved on Thursday, August 20, 2015. J. E. Oswalt and Sons began the process on Tuesday morning. “It was a great experience for my students,” explained Mr. Lewis Burt, Building Construction teacher. “We are already working on the next house.”
Edgefield Daily

Congressman Trey Gowdy visits BMW’s South Carolina facility
web posted August 27, 2015
COUNTY – Earlier Tuesday, Fourth District Congressman Trey Gowdy visited BMW’s manufacturing facility in Upstate, South Carolina. Gowdy met with the company’s management team, toured the plant and reviewed BMW’s expansion plans. The company is currently investing $1 Billion to increase production capacity to 450,000 units annually by the end of 2016, making the South Carolina factory the largest plant in BMW’s global production network.
Edgefield Daily

Shaw to expand South Carolina carpet fiber plant
web posted August 27, 2015
COUNTY –  Shaw Industries has announced it is investing at least $45 million in its Lexington County carpet fiber plant for additional capacity for both nylon and polyester production. The investment will create more than 50 new jobs.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 27, 2015
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Intoxicated Woman with a Gun Arrested
web posted August 26, 2015
JOHNSTON – A Merriwether woman has been arrested following an episode at Billy's Exxon where people were calling 911 saying there was an intoxicated woman with a gun banging on the window around 11 pm Saturday. When police got there officers drew their guns and were able to get the gun away from her.
Edgefield Daily

"Vicious" Pit Bull Kills Cat
web posted August 26, 2015
JOHNSTON –  Johnston Police were called to the 700 block of Young Street after the owner of a cat walked outside Tuesday morning around 7 am and found his cat had been attacked and killed. The officer arrived and the owner of the cat had a trail-cam showing the pit bull near where the cat was found.
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Smith Takes Helm of STCTC Automotive Technology Program
web posted August 26, 2015
JOHNSTON –  The Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center (STCTC) would like to announce that Joseph P. Smith, Jr. has joined our teaching staff, as our Automotive Technology Teacher. Smith comes to STCTC with over 20 years of experience in the Automotive Industry. He holds numerous ASE Certifications, including Master Automobile Technician, with L1-Advanced Engine Performance Specialist certification, and the H1 and F1- Alternative Fuel Vehicles certifications.
Edgefield Daily

Religion: What are You Full Of
By Pastor Phillip Howell
web posted August 26, 2015

RELIGION –  I am full! We had baptisms last night at Lick Fork; I had the joy of baptizing my son Cason and two other great young people as well. As special as that was, one of my favorite parts of the evening was my wife’s chocolate no bake oatmeal cookies! I love those things. The texture, the flavor, everything about them is great! The only problem is that I ate so many that I did not really leave room for hot dogs or all the other goodies that other people brought.
Edgefield Daily

Aiken Man Killed Crossing Street
web posted August 26, 2015
AIKEN –  The Aiken County Coroner’s Office along with the Aiken Department of Public Safety is investigating a motor vehicle crash that resulted in the death of an Aiken man Tuesday night.
Edgefield Daily

Sports: Week 0 Rebel stats Released
By Tim Crane
web posted August 26, 2015

SPORTS – The Official Rebel stats from last week's game have been released from the Aiken game. The Rebels are off this week as they prep to host the Silver Bluff Bulldogs on September 4.
Edgefield Daily

Old Edgefield Grill Weekend Specials Starting Today
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web posted August 26, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Our Specials for lunch this week will include a Crab and Blackened Shrimp with Macaroni and Cheese. The "Edgefield Burger" made with Fried Green Tomatoes. We have Haddock and New York Strips for Dinner. For more menu choices see us at our website

Farm Bureau - More Than Auto, Home and Life Insurance
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 26, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Your local Farm Bureau Agency Manager Byron Sheppard can do more than give you great rates on your Home, Health and Auto insurance, he can introduce you to a great career where you can be a part of South Carolina's top insurance sales team. Click below for more information.
Edgefield Daily

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 26, 2015
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Gun Stolen during Burglary

web posted August 25, 2015
TRENTON –  A Dalton Lane man called the Sheriff's Office Sunday after finding his Stoeger 12 gauge semi-automatic camouflaged shotgun missing from inside the home. He did provide a serial number of 520709, which was placed on NCIC.
Edgefield Daily

Scrap Metal Thieves Steal Trailer and Scap
web posted August 25, 2015
JOHNSTON –  A Rachel Road man discovered the theft of a trailer and scrap metal from his property and called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office. The man told the deputy the theft could have taken place sometime between Saturday, August 15, and Saturday, August, 22.
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Strom Thurmond FFA Provides Free Concert on the Baseball Field
web posted August 25, 2015
JOHNSTON –  The Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center’s FFA Chapter is presenting the Blue & Gold Tour featuring FFA alumni and country music star, Doug McCormick. This exciting event will take place Tuesday, September 1 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on the Strom Thurmond High School baseball field (1131 Columbia Road, Johnston, SC).
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's Weekly Specials

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web posted August 25, 2015

EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook. Prices below are good through August 31. All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 25, 2015
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Very Few Details Emerge over Weekend Investigation
web posted August 22, 2015
EDGEFIELD –  Very little information has been learned over the weekend according to Deputy Coroner David Burnett and Edgefield County Sheriff's Captain Chris Wash. According to the results of the autopsy on Saturday, Walter Winn, 77, died from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.
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Fatal Crash in North Augusta
web posted August 22, 2015
NORTH AUGUSTA –  60 year old, Perry A. Allen of Beech Island SC was pronounced dead at the scene of a two vehicle head on collision Sunday afternoon. The crash happened at approximately 4:00 pm on Atomic Rd near Radio Station Rd in North Augusta. Mr. Perry was the driver of a Chevrolet S-10 Truck traveling south on Atomic Rd when a Mercury Mountaineer, traveling north crossed the center line and struck Mr. Perry's vehicle, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.
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Investigators Looking for Driver in Fatal Crash
web posted August 23, 2015
JOHNSTON –  The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office and South Carolina Highway Patrol are looking for help in finding the driver and car used in the fatal crash in Johnston. Witnesses sought to aid in investigation.
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Fatal Hit and Run Victim Identified
web posted August 22, 2015  UPDATED 8/23
JOHNSTON –  The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office was called to a hit and run around 8:30 pm. When the first deputy arrived he reported the man had been struck and radioed for EMS to get there "ASAP" and that a helicopter be placed on stand-by, which EMS had already done. After EMS arrived the man was found to be dead in the roadway.
Edgefield Daily

Rebels Sting Hornets for Opening Victory 20-14
By Tim Crane
web posted August 22, 2015

SPORTS – White jerseys for a home game?  Worked out pretty good for the Rebels (1-0) in the thrilling season opener against Aiken High (0-1) on Friday night in Johnston. Senior middle linebacker Sanchez Singleton recovered an Aiken fumble on the 41 yard line at the 6:44 mark of the 1st quarter. 
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Armed Robbery and Murder at Winns Store
web posted August 21, 2015
NORTHSIDE –  The Edgefield Count Sheriff's Office and EMS were called to Winns Store around 1 pm with a report that the store owner, Walter Winn, had been shot during an armed robbery. When deputies arrived they found the owner on the floor with gunshot wounds to his stomach. EMS began treatment in order to fly him to the trauma center. The chopper was turned away when they began CPR. The owner died while being taken to the Greenwood Hospital by ambulance, the Investigator said.
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ST NJROTC Honored at Halftime
web posted August 22, 2015
JOHNSTON –  On a brisk and unusual cooler mid July 2014, at Clarks Hill National Guard Base, 15 cadets from Strom Thurmond High’s NJROTC Unit came together practicing Regulation Platoon Armed/Unarmed, Exhibition Platoon Armed/Unarmed, and Color Guard for 4 days straight and practicing military drill for 56 hours at drill camp.  Majority of the training was outside however, they also spent some time inside developing a plan to meet their goals. 
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Gov. Nikki Haley On July 2015 Unemployment Rate
web posted August 22, 2015
COLUMBIA – Governor Nikki Haley today issued the following statement regarding the news that South Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.4 percent in July from 6.6 percent in June.
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Life Down South: Black From Tula & The Mortgage Lifter—Part II

By Tom Poland
web posted August 22, 2015

LIFE DOWN SOUTH –  In the early 1930s, Marshall Cletis Byles was going through a tough time in his hometown of Logan, West Virginia. He ran a small repair shop at the bottom of a mountain famous for overheating trucks attempting the long grade up. He got a lot of business from trucks that never made it to the top, thus the moniker “Radiator Charlie.”
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Roper Mountain Science Center Gives Local Teachers Special Training
web posted August 22, 2015
COUNTY –  Roper Mountain Science Center, a facility of Greenville County Schools, is pleased to announce that teachers Debbie Lambert, Aubrie Mayson and Hosea Walker, who teaches at Merriwether Elementary School and Melissa Brown who teaches at Douglas Elementary School attended the Science P.L.U.S. Institute during the summer of 2015.  
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 22, 2015
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NAPA to Open New Store in Johnston
web posted August 21, 2015
JOHNSTON –  The Ridge Parts & Supply LLC acquired the first NAPA Store in September 2013 in Edgefield.  Terri Allen, manager of the Edgefield store, said “it’s with great excitement and anticipation that we open the Johnston location”. Terri said, “William and the rest of the team will continue to serve our loyal customers here at the Edgefield store.”
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Thomas Herlong Selected as Member of the Nautilus Group
web posted August 21, 2015
JOHNSTON –  Thomas Herlong, CLU®, ChFC®, CLTC, has been selected for membership in The Nautilus Group, a service of New York Life.The Nautilus Group is an exclusive planning resource comprised of financial professionals experienced in taxes, law, life insurance, accounting, and charitable giving. 
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Preview Aiken at ST
By Tim Crane
web posted August 21, 2015

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond football is back! The Rebels open with Aiken High this Friday night in Johnston to kick off the 2015 campaign in what has built up to be a thriller. Coming out of a preseason that showed many ups and downs, contributed to numerous starters being injured, the Rebels are mostly healed up and ready to go.
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Annual Revenue Collections Up 7.3 Percent over Previous Fiscal Year
web posted August 21, 2015
COLUMBIA – State Controller Richard Eckstrom announced today that revenue collections for state government’s General Fund increased a robust $472 million, or 7.3 percent, over the previous fiscal year.  Most of that growth came from increased individual income tax receipts ($238 million or 8.1 percent growth) and sales and use tax receipts ($140 million or 5.6 percent growth).
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STCTC’s Health Science Program Celebrates Successful Year
web posted August 21, 2015
COUNTY – What a great year our STCTC Health Science III seniors have had.  One of my favorite quotes comes from Dr. Seuss, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” This sums it up for our 2014-2015 Health Science students. We want to send out a big “thank you” to Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Edgefield County Hospital and the wonderful medical practices in Edgefield for allowing our students from the STCTC to observe and learn as they worked to acquire their clinical hours for their CNA exam.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 21, 2015
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Jamarr Mccain Makes History: Finishes In Second Place In World-Wide Competition
web posted August 20, 2015
COUNTY – Strom Thurmond High School graduate Jamarr McCain made history earlier this summer by finishing second in the world-wide completion in Chicago, Illinois. The competition was sponsored by the Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA) and featured a student who was put in a real life situation applying for a job.
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New Scam Reported
web posted August 20, 2015
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield man almost got caught in a new scam on Tuesday when a woman called and told the 80-year-old man he and his wife had completed a "yellow card" in regard to their Health Care financial help. The man thought his wife may have filled out the "yellow card" so he continued to talk to the woman, but never gave her any information.
Edgefield Daily

Tenth Annual Pro Rodeo at the Lazy J Arena This Weekend
web posted August 20, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Get in your best “western mode” and come on out to the Sandy Oaks Tenth Annual Pro Rodeo at the Lazy J Arena on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21-22. The “Lazy J” is located 10 miles west of Edgefield on Highway 23. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Competitions will include saddle bronc, bareback bronc, calf roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling, team roping, cowgirl break-away roping and bull riding. There will also be a boot scramble for the kids during intermission.

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Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Students Attend FFA Leadership Camp
web posted August 20, 2015
COUNTY – The Strom Thurmond FFA traveled to Cherry Grove FFA Leadership Camp August 4-7, 2015. The group participated in both leadership and physical activities with over 200 FFA members from across South Carolina. The students from Strom Thurmond attending the camp were: Alana Thurmond, Geddings Jhant, Carolyn Barrett Guess, Austin Hall, Andrew Jackson, Hunter Herrin, Gracie Herrin, Bailey Pedersen, Misty Henderson and Scott Sherman.
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Old Edgefield Grill Weekend Specials Starting Today
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web posted August 20, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Come out for this week's Specials - for lunch we have Chicken and Rice Soup followed by Country Fried Steak or Turkey Melts this week. Following Happy Hour We have fresh caught Mahi Mahi and fresh - never frozen Ribeyes - from Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop for Dinner! Click below for our full menu.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 20, 2015
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Meet the 2015-2016 Strom Thurmond CTC FFA Officers
web posted August 19, 2015
JOHNSTON – Ten outstanding Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Students are ready to face the 2015-2016 school year with goals and aspirations of being the best Strom Thurmond FFA Officer team yet. The group will be led by a strong Senior class of students. Alana Thurmond is serving as President. Alana has been an officer for three years and FFA member all four years. She has also been a part of the State Winning Floriculture CDE team and National Farm Business Management team.
Edgefield Daily

Stockpiled Forage
web posted August 19, 2015
COUNTY – One of the oldest pasture management strategies has been that of stockpiling forage or deferment of grazing during late summer-early fall for subsequent use by cattle, after frost occurs. Thus, after frost, cattle may graze these non-active growing forages during late-fall and winter. Although it is obvious, these warm-season perennial grasses do not have active dry matter (DM) production and the quality of the stockpiled grass does not improve with time.
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Religion: Go First
By Phillip Howle
web posted August 19, 2015

RELIGION – We are a lonely disconnected people. When Adam and Eve sinned, distrust and alienation came into the world. This was evidenced by Cain killing his own brother, Abel, over jealousy. Relationships have been hard ever since. Divorce, family drama, workplace conflict, church conflict, political drama, the list of potential relational conflict never ends.
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FOUND DOG:  Found Dog Edgefield
web posted August 19, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Found 8/14 in Edgefield SC young Siberian Husky, please call 803-637-3331 to identify.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 19, 2015
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SRS Has "Security Event" Monday Afternoon
web posted August 18, 2015
AIKEN – At 3:42 SRS reported that there was a "security event" with mechanical and canine security reporting a truck alerted officials that the truck may have been used to have or recently carried explosives. Site barricades were used to close the roads to incoming traffic. There was no indication of a consequence beyond the Savannah River Site boundaries.
Edgefield Daily

Man Steals Car, Refuses to Stop for Blue Lights and Siren
web posted August 18, 2015
MERRIWETHER – While a Sheriff's Deputy was sitting at the red-light at the intersection of Sweetwater Road and Highway 25 on Sunday, he was approach by a man saying someone had just stolen his black Crown Victoria valued at around $3,000.
Edgefield Daily

More Counterfeit Money Turns Up in Edgefield
web posted August 18, 2015
EDGEFIELD – More Counterfeit money has turned up in Edgefield over the weekend according to an incident report released on Monday. At this time the man passing the fake $50 bill remains unknown.
Edgefield Daily

Aiken Tech Radiation Protection Technology Program Fills a Local Need
web posted August 18, 2015
AIKEN – The Savannah River Site (SRS) will have a projected need of more than 162 Radiological Control Inspectors by 2016 and a projected 192 Inspectors by 2017. These Radiological Control Inspectors (RCI) needs are often filled through Aiken Technical College’s (ATC) Radiation Protection Technology program. This program will be called upon for future hires, as well, said Alice Doswell, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) Sr. Vice President, Environmental, Stewardship, Safety and Health
Edgefield Daily

Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's Weekly Specials
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 18, 2015

EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook. Prices below are good through August 24. All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 18, 2015
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88.3 WAFJ Presents the Maximum Marriage event with nationally acclaimed Marriage Expert Joe Beam!
web posted August 17, 2015
NORTH AUGUSTA – 88.3 WAFJ and Queensborough National Bank and Trust will be hosting a marriage enrichment event Saturday, Augusta 29th from 9a-4p.  Maximum Marriage will take place at the Kroc Center, 1833 Broad Street in Augusta. Tickets are just $40 per couple and can be purchased at http://www.wafj.com
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Back to School - What You Need to Know
web posted August 15, 2015
COUNTY – The Edgefield County School's first day of classes for 2015-2016 will be Tuesday, August 18. August 18 will be a full length school day. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Personnel at the schools and district staff will be on hand to answer questions or handle situations not otherwise planned. The school district encourages anyone with questions or concerns to contact a school or the district office at 803-275-4601.
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PUBLIC NOTICE :Notice of a Public Hearing Prior To Final Action By The County Council Of Edgefield County To Enter Into An Ordinance
web posted August 17, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Pursuant to South Carolina Code Section 4-9-140, notice is hereby given by the County Council of Edgefield County (the “County Council”) that a public hearing for the below-referenced Ordinance will be held at the Council Chambers of the County Council, 225 Jeter Street, Edgefield, SC 29824, at 6:00 p.m. on September 1, 2015 in conjunction with a regularly scheduled meeting of the County Council.
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Farm Bureau - More Than Auto, Home and Life Insurance
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted August 17, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Your local Farm Bureau Agency Manager Byron Sheppard can do more than give you great rates on your Home, Health and Auto insurance, he can introduce you to a great career where you can be a part of South Carolina's top insurance sales team. Click below for more information.
Edgefield Daily

Beating the Heat: Cooling Vests to Aid SRR Workers in High Temperatures
web posted August 17, 2015
AIKEN – Savannah River Remediation is taking steps to combat the scorching summer heat for the safety of its workers. Cooling vests have recently been used in non-radiological work environments at the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) to minimize the potential for heat stress injuries. Kerry Layton, SRR Industrial Hygienist, said using these cooling vests is the right thing to do for our coworkers.
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Daily Crime Blotter (Incomplete Until Tuesday)
web posted August 17, 2015
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Tough Love, Grandfather Pushes Burglary Charge
web posted August 15, 2015
TRENTON – In spite of catching his grandson, Samuel Lewis Dillard lll, 28, more than once trying to steal a gas powered Poulan leaf blower and chainsaw and forced him to put them back. Since August 5, Dillard was determined to steal the items. Even a neighbor got in on trying to keep Dillard honest. When the items went missing three weeks ago the grandfather knew exactly where to go looking.
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Back to School - What You Need to Know
web posted August 15, 2015
COUNTY – The Edgefield County School's first day of classes for 2015-2016 will be Tuesday, August 18. August 18 will be a full length school day. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Personnel at the schools and district staff will be on hand to answer questions or handle situations not otherwise planned. The school district encourages anyone with questions or concerns to contact a school or the district office at 803-275-4601.
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Man Reports Stolen Pistol
web posted August 15, 2015
JOHNSTON – A Johnston man called the Sheriff's Office around 4 pm on Wednesday after discovering his black Jimenez .380 semi-automatic pistol was missing from the console of his truck. Unlike a lot of cases, the man did have the serial number to the gun.
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2015 Edgefield County Fall Sports Registration Information
web posted August 15, 2015
SPORTS – The Edgefield County’s Youth Football and Cheerleading program will start its signups this Saturday August 15th. Our Youth Soccer Program will begin signups next Saturday, August 22nd. This fall we are offering Youth Football and Cheerleading for ages 6 to12 and youth soccer for ages 4-12.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 15, 2015
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Notice: Lane Closure Highway 25 North
web posted August 12 - 15, 2015
NORTHSIDE – One lane of traffic will be closed on Highway 25 north at the Log Creek Bridge for the rest of this week. This will be during daytime hours and only while paving is taking place. The company will have flagmen to direct traffic while work is being completed. This notice may stay in place or rotate every other day to remind readers that travel that area.

Grandson Caught Red-Handed Stealing Equipment
web posted August 14, 2015
TRENTON – A Rock Creek Road man called the Sheriff's Office to report his own grandson was captured on a trail cam carrying the leaf blower although he had already been confronted trying to steal the items and was made to put them back.
Edgefield Daily

Farming Equipment Stolen by Cutting Fencing
web posted August 14, 2015
TRENTON – A Trenton woman called the Sheriff's Office after discovering her fence line on Woodyard Road had been cut in three different areas on August 6.She and a worker tried to locate a hey bailer controller to no avail.
Edgefield Daily

Farming Equipment Tops List of Stolen Property
web posted August 14, 2015
JOHNSTON – An Old Plank Road woman reported that while checking on her property when found at on August 12 that someone gained access and made off with a red bush hog, unknown make or model, and had a lot of rust on it. A neighbor reported seeing a black van parked at the gate on the date it went missing on Wednesday.
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Life Down South: Black From Tula and The Mortgage Lifter, Part I
By Tom Poland
web posted August 14, 2015

LIFE DOWN SOUTH – Robert Clark and I were on the road running down, a story about land, a farmhouse, and tomatoes, a story of war, old ways, and survivors. On a hot, humid July morning we abandoned I-20 for Longs Pond Road and after a back road or two arrived at a farmhouse near the Boiling Springs community.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 14, 2015
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LeDuc Announces New Finance Director
web posted August 13, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Interim County Administrator Roger LeDuc announced that the County of Edgefield has hired a new Finance Director, Bruce Cooley. His first day with the County will be Monday August 24,2015. He has fourteen years of experience in county government, five as the finance director and nine years as County Administrator in McCormick and Abbeville Counties. 
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2015 Edgefield County Fall Sports Registration Information
web posted August 13, 2015
SPORTS – The Edgefield County’s Youth Football and Cheerleading program will start its signups this Saturday August 15th. Our Youth Soccer Program will begin signups next Saturday, August 22nd. This fall we are offering Youth Football and Cheerleading for ages 6 to12 and youth soccer for ages 4-12.
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200 Years of South Carolina Clothing Showcased in New State Museum Exhibition
web posted August 13, 2015
COLUMBIA – The South Carolina State Museum is showcasing more than 200 years of South Carolina clothing in the upcoming exhibition Threads: The Story in Our Clothes opening on Saturday, August 22. From lab coats and motoring suits, to formal gowns and wedding coats, to repurposed clothing and handmade work dresses, museum guests will soon be able to experience the diverse stories behind two centuries of clothing articles worn by South Carolinians.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 13, 2015
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Mayor Culbreath elected to the Association of SC Mayors board of directors
web posted August 12, 2015
JOHNSTON – The Association of South Carolina Mayors met on Friday, July 17, at the Municipal Association of South Carolina's Annual Meeting and elected new officers and board members. The Association of SC Mayors was formed in 2011 under the umbrella of the Municipal Association of South Carolina to provide opportunities for South Carolina mayors to more fully engage in advocating for issues that affect cities and towns.
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Luquire Retires after 14 Years at Sheriff's Office
By Melissa Nickelson
web posted August 12, 2015

EDGEFIELD – Mrs. Nancy Luquire with the Edgefield Sheriff’s Office retired on Friday, July 31, 2015, nearly 14 years after starting her job with the Sheriff’s office on April 1st, 2002. Mrs. Luquire worked in the office handling incidents reports and filing the reports with SLED along with her other job duties.
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$43,700 USDA Grant/Loan tops Discussion Again at Johnston Town Council Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted August 12, 2015

JOHNSTON – Ways to disperse the USDA grant received last month headed up the discussion at Johnston Town Council meeting Monday night. USDA Representative Judy Capehart was present at the July meeting to present Council with its first-ever USDA grant/loan combination for equipment purchases. The grant was in the amount of $43,700.
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Religion: Keeping the Rules
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted August 12, 2015

RELIGION – I have one friend who really likes rules. Her son was going to camp and she had to fill out a camp medical form. She did not get the form till the day before we left and she was getting the run around from her son’s doctor’s office on the dates of all of his shots. She was getting all bothered and I told her to just make up some dates. She knew he was vaccinated and it was for a three day camp, not military enlistment.
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Frances Quarles Appointed Administrator for the Town of Johnston
web posted August 12, 2015
JOHNSTON – Mayor Terrence Culbreath announces Frances Quarles has been appointed as Administrator for the Town of Johnston effective immediately. Mrs. Quarles previously served as the Clerk-Treasurer for the town. Quarles will assume her duties as administrator effective immediately. We look forward to her experience, knowledge, and guidance as we move the town forward.

South Carolina National Guard Training at the Savannah River Site
web posted August 12, 2015
AIKEN – The South Carolina National Guard (SCNG) 124th and 125th Engineer Companies, 122nd Engineer Battalion, used the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site (SRS) to conduct an annual training exercise, July 11-24. This exercise produced both labor benefits for SRS, as well as a training opportunity for the SCNG soldiers who completed three projects that included earthmoving, brush clearing and erosion control.
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PUBLIC NOTICE :Notice of a Public Hearing Prior To Final Action By The County Council Of Edgefield County To Enter Into An Ordinance
web posted August 12, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Pursuant to South Carolina Code Section 4-9-140, notice is hereby given by the County Council of Edgefield County (the “County Council”) that a public hearing for the below-referenced Ordinance will be held at the Council Chambers of the County Council, 225 Jeter Street, Edgefield, SC 29824, at 6:00 p.m. on September 1, 2015 in conjunction with a regularly scheduled meeting of the County Council.
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Krauthammer on Clinton email revelations: 'Nothing she says ever is true three weeks later'
web posted August 12, 2015
WASHINGTON – Charles Krauthammer told viewers Tuesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier”  that revelations classified emails were found on Hillary Clinton's private server that she used to conduct business showed that “it’s not only her trustworthiness, it’s the fact that nothing she says ever is true three weeks later.”
On Tuesday, the Intelligence Community Inspector General informed Congress that two of four classified emails found on Clinton's personal server carried a “Top Secret” classification – one of the highest security categorizations.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 12, 2015
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Fox Creek Student Posts about "How to Kill the Annoying People" before School Starts Back
web posted August 11, 2015
MERRIWETHER – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office was contacted about a FaceBook posting after someone went to the "submit a tip" website. In the posting, the 17-year old said it was "time to have my mind thinking of ways on how to kill the annoying people before it (school) starts again."
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Fredrick Turner Captured
web posted August 11, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police caught up with Fredrick Turner,45, late Sunday and he is currently in custody at the Edgefield County Detention Center after leading police on two high speed chases, one reaching speeds of more than 83 mph in a 35 mph zone and then a foot chase after leaving the car near the apartment he stole the car from and losing officers on during a foot chase into the woods behind the Woodland Apartments.
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Edgefield Woman Charged for Drunk Driving, More Charges Pending
web posted August 11, 2015
EDGEFIELD – A 56-year-old Edgefield woman is facing charges by Edgefield Police and the South Carolina Highway Patrol after refusing to stop at a Safety Check Point late Saturday night at the intersection of Crest Road and Pickens Street. When an officer tried to stop the white Chevrolet Impala the driver, Helen Rouse Jones, made a sudden turn into a driveway and almost hit two parked cars.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's Weekly Specials
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web posted August 11, 2015

EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook. Prices below are good through August 17. All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Free Seminar for Parents of Young Athletes
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web posted August 11, 2015

EDGEFIELD – Aiken Regional is offering a free seminar for parents of young athletes on Tuesday August 11th at 6 pm at USC Aiken. Hear guests speaker Vaughan Massie MD, board certified orthopedic surgeon talk about health issues such as heat stroke, concussions, sports injuries, sprains and strains that can happen to young athletes.
Call 1-800-882-7445 to register.

Farm Bureau - More Than Auto, Home and Life Insurance
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web posted August 11, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Your local Farm Bureau Agency Manager Byron Sheppard can do more than give you great rates on your Home, Health and Auto insurance, he can introduce you to a great career where you can be a part of South Carolina's top insurance sales team. Click below for more information.
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Honorees Recognized for their Support of the South Carolina Agriculture Industry
web posted August 11, 2015
WEST COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture held its eighth annual Advocates of the Year Recognition Reception on July 30 to honor two individuals who have shown outstanding commitment to supporting and promoting the state’s agriculture industry.  Senator Nikki G. Setzler and Charles A. Wingard each received the 2015 Advocate of the Year award.
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SCE&G Reminds Residents to Always Call 811 Before Digging
web posted August 11, 2015
COLUMBIA – Every six minutes, an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without calling 811 first. National 811 Day is Tuesday, Aug. 11, and South Carolina Electric & Gas hopes the date on the calendar will serve as a natural reminder for residents to call 811 so that underground utility lines can be marked before digging projects.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 11, 2015
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Tenth Annual Pro Rodeo at the Lazy J Arena Just Two Weeks Away
Staff Reporting
web posted August 10, 2015