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Mountain Biker Attacked, Shot At on Stevens Creek
web posted July 27, 2014 - 6:20 pm
MCCORMICK – A mountain biker riding on the FATS trails in the Merriwether area on Saturday decided to end his ride by going down to Stevens Creek. On the trip back to his car three men in "full camouflage" reportedly stretched a rope across the trail causing the rider to be thrown from his bike around 9 pm. The three men then attacked the downed rider and attempted a sexual assault before the man was able to fight them off and run from the scene. At least one of the men is said to have then fired a shot at the victim as he ran away.
Edgefield Daily

Burglars Ransack Home, Outbuildings, RV During Theft
web posted July 28, 2014
JOHNSTON – A family member arriving at their property on the 1500 block of Mt. Calvary Road Thursday morning found the home, outbuildings and two RV's parked outside broken into. A very short time after arriving the man called 911 around 8:30 am to report the crime. An investigator responded to the scene to process the home, buildings and RV's for evidence and was able to recover fingerprints.
Edgefield Daily

Two Traffic Stops Result in Five Drug Arrests
web posted July 28, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Five people have been arrested following two separate traffic stops on Friday and Saturday nights in Edgefield. The first took place just after 10 pm on Friday after an Edgefield Police Officer spotted a dark colored Jeep 4-door traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver turned off of Bauskett Street into a gravel lot, then onto Jeter Street and then ran the stop sign while turning back onto Bauskett Street and fled at a high rate of speed.
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STHS Athletic Booster Club Applications Available: Deadline is This Week to Join
web posted July 28, 2014
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond High School Booster Club applications for season tickets, preferred seating, parking passes and much more are available now. All applications have to be turned in by August 3, 2014. Don't wait until it's too late to support the Fighting Rebels this year - join now. To download the application click here. (.PDF file format).

SC Receives 350 Children Caught at US Border
web posted July 28, 2014
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS/AP) - New federal data show at least 350 children caught at the U.S. border this year have been sent to stay with relatives or other sponsors in South Carolina.
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Win Up to $100 for Dumbest Thing to Say to a Police Officer - Last Week to Enter!
web reposted July 28, 2014
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily is currently taking entries for a contest to find the Top Ten Dumbest Things to Say to a Police Officer that will be published next month. One-liner's or short responses between an officer and a civilian are best suited, although all entries will be reviewed. Entries will be later placed in a poll to be voted on by readers with the #1 entry winning $100 and second and third place winning $50 and $25 respectively. Examples and rules below.
Edgefield Daily

Class Of 2014 Makes History at Strom Thurmond High School
web posted July 26, 2014
JOHNSTON – It is now official. Although it was one of the smallest senior classes in recent times, the class of 2014 at Strom Thurmond High School shattered all previous records in the amount of money that was awarded to members of this class in scholarships. The total amount of $4,022,280 broke all previous records at the school and more than doubled the amount that was awarded last year.
Edgefield Daily

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 26, 2014
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Caller Witnesses Crash of Suspected DUI Driver
web posted July 25, 2014
EDGEFIELD – A caller to Edgefield County 911 Dispatchers was following a suspected drunk driver on Highway 25 north just before 5 pm Thursday and passing on information that was passed on to deputies trying to intercept the car. As the driver crossed the Turkey Creek bridge he swerved into the concrete railing of the bridge and kept driving south, running cars off the road.
Edgefield Daily

Strom Thurmond Names New Head Baseball Coach
web posted July 25, 2014
SPORTS – The Edgefield County School District has announced the hiring of Mack Hite to be the new head baseball coach at Strom Thurmond High School. Coach Hite replaces Coach Christopher Zylstra who left at the end of this school year to be an assistant baseball coach and teacher at South Aiken High School.
Edgefield Daily

Laurel Heights Liquor Larceny
web posted July 25, 2014
TRENTON – The owner of a "community family property" in Laurel Heights called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office Wednesday afternoon to report someone drinking all of the liquor in an obviously well stocked liquor cabinet. When the deputy arrived he noted 16 assorted empty liquor bottles on the kitchen cabinet.
Edgefield Daily

GLEAMNS to Hold Public Meeting on Rep from Edgefield County
web posted July 25, 2014
TRENTON – GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission will hold a "Public Meeting" Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Edgefield Head Start Center, located at 141 S. E. Diggs Road, Trenton, SC. Time 5:30pm. The purpose of this meeting is to elect a representative from Edgefield County to serve on GLEAMNS' Board of Commissioners.
Edgefield Daily

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 25, 2014
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SRR Zero Injuries Gives $1,000 to the United Way of Edgefield County
web posted July 24, 2014
AIKEN – Savannah River Remediation (SRR) employee Paul Baynham (right) and Daren Baynham (left) present a $1,000 check to Dean Campbell, Chairman of the Edgefield County United Way, as part of SRR’s Zero Injuries campaign. The Zero Injuries campaign means that when SRR employees work two months without any injuries that result in days away from work, the company presents a $1,000 check to a local charity selected by the employees.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Clemson Extension News - "Critters"
By Nanette Hughes
web posted July 24, 2014

COUNTY – ‘What in the world ate all the peas? And look at the flowers, the tops are just gone!’ ‘Oh no, the trash can is turned over and what happen to all the cat food?’  ‘Wow the yard is sure spongey, and what those little tunnels? What could be causing that?’ ‘Oh goodness, has something died under the house?’  ‘Is that a tree down by the pond dam?’ Whether you live in Town or out in the County from time to time you will have a ‘critter’ encounter.
Edgefield Daily

Pinnacle Training Academy, More Than Just a CWP
By Anne Waits
web posted July 24, 2014

EDGEFIELD – When Mike Lipscomb founded Pinnacle Training Academy in Edgefield County two years ago, he did so with a dual purpose in mind: to provide knowledgeable instruction on the responsibility of firearm use, ownership and storage; and to provide a safe range where people could go and practice using different aspects of shooting. "I felt there was a real need in the county for these things," he said.
Edgefield Daily

Religion: Hand Caught In The Gumball Machine
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted July 24, 2014

RELIGION – As a young boy, I was always enthralled by the gumball prize machines. You know the ones where you put your 50 cent in and get a prize. They always had cool watches or glow balls on the front of the machine and after you put your money in you had to wait and see which awesome prize would come out! Except the prizes that came out were usually less than cool, which meant that as a child I would beg for more money in hopes of getting a better prize the second time. 
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Park Row Market BBQ Buffet Tonight
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web posted July 24, 2014

EDGEFIELD – The Park Row Market BBQ Buffet will be on the menu starting at 5 pm until 10 pm Thursday night. Bring the whole family for the All You Can Eat buffet for just $9.95 per person. Click on their banner above for daily specials and Like them on FaceBook. Live entertainment with Kevin Taylor will begin at 7 pm. Available now: Park Row T-shirts in all colors--S-M-L-XL for $12.00

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 24, 2014
Edgefield Daily

Sex Offender Arrested for Failure to Register
web posted July 23, 2014
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield County man convicted of a lewd act on a minor in October of 2006 has been arrested again, this time for failing to register as a sex offender. Joshua Lamar Smith, 28, of 20 Petal Place, was taken into custody on Monday afternoon. His last verification date by the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office was in December of 2013.
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Man Charged in Alleged Attack of Teen's Mother
web posted July 23, 2014
JOHNSTON – The man at the center of a disturbance that led to a woman's teenage son and another woman being arrested for allegedly protecting her from being choked has been charged in the incident, interim Johnston Police Chief Lamaz Robinson said Tuesday. Lester Merriweather, 54, of Addison Street in Johnston, was charged with assault and battery in the third degree, but was not booked into custody due to his injuries.
Edgefield Daily

Saluda County's Hannah Herlong receives 4-H Top Award
web posted July 23, 2014
SALUDA – Senior 4-H members from across South Carolina gathered at Clemson University recently for the 2014 State 4-H Congress. Participants learned about the importance of community involvement, cultural diversity and service to others during the four-day event, and Presidential Tray recipients, National Congress Delegates and other awards were announced during the congress awards banquet.
Edgefield Daily

ATM Giveth, ATM Taketh Away
web posted July 23, 2014
JOHNSTON – A Johnston woman on her way to Church on Sunday morning stopped by her bank to take out $120 for her tithes from the ATM outside the bank. After inserting her card and PIN the machine dispensed the $120, then retracted the money back into the machine and she called Johnston Police.
Edgefield Daily

Presenting Mr. and Mrs. Morris Pridgen
web posted July 23, 2014
BEAUFORT SC – Morris Pridgen, of Edgefield, and Crystal Chaplin, of St. Helena Island, SC, were joined in Holy matrimony at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Beaufort SC on Saturday, July 12, 2014. The bride is the daughter of James and Lottie Chaplin from St. Helena Island,SC. The groom is the son of Benjamin and Kathy Pridgen, of Edgefield. The couple will reside in North Charleston to begin their new life together.
Edgefield Daily

Man Solves Mower Theft Before Reporting It
web posted July 23, 2014
JOHNSTON – A Monument Drive man discovered his black and red lawn mower missing and decided to talk to some of his neighbors to see if any of them had seen the mower or who may have taken it from his yard. Just a few doors down a neighbor stated the mower was in her back yard. After confirming it was his he called the Sheriff's Office Monday afternoon to report the theft.
Edgefield Daily

Intoxicated Driver Arrested for Parking in What He Thought Was his Driveway
web posted July 23, 2014
MERRIWETHER – A Murphy Village man was arrested early Monday morning after his grey Toyota truck was reported blocking both lanes of traffic on Stevens Road at the intersection of Shortcut Road. When an Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy arrived on the scene the driver, Ronald Lee Duplisea Jr., 50, was found sleeping in the driver's seat.
Edgefield Daily

Lost Dogs: Brunson Area - FOUND
web posted July 23, 2014
WESTSIDE – LOST: Missing boxer (on the left) along with a white terrier and a black and brown mix. Missing since yesterday morning from 672 Plum Branch Rd at Brunson's Crossing. [Contact info removed - Found] Click on photo for a larger view.


Merriwether: Found Dog
web posted July 23, 2014
MERRIWETHER – FOUND: A young, light brown dog was found Sunday, July 20th on Thurmond Road in the Clarks Hill/ Merriwether area. Please contact 706.339.4139 or 803.279.9560 if this is your dog! Click on Photo for larger view.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 23, 2014
Edgefield Daily

Arrest Made in Attempted Rape Investigation
web posted July 22, 2014
JOHNSTON – An arrest has been made in an investigation of an alleged rape of a 64-year-old Johnston woman back in February. Bruce Russell Smith, 49, was taken into custody and has been charged with assault and battery in the second degree in connection to the 3 am attack. As Edgefield Daily reported, the woman claimed Smith struck her in the face knocking her out for a few moments and when she awoke in a ditch Smith was trying to rape her.
Edgefield Daily

Trenton Man Arrested for Hitting Little Girls with Rocks
web posted July 22, 2014
TRENTON – A Briarwood Road woman called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office Saturday night to report her brother injuring her two small girls, hitting them with rocks resulting in injuries to both. Frederick Lamont Culbreath, 32, of the same address, was arrested on the scene and transported to the Detention Center for booking on assault charges.
Edgefield Daily

Lost Dogs: Key Road / Red Hill Area
web posted July 22, 2014
WESTSIDE – LOST: Missing from Key Road, Red Hill area, on the westside of Edgefield County - a female yellow Lab wearing red collar with 7-week old black puppy. Last seen Sunday morning July 20th. If you have seen these dogs please call 803-645-4270.

Deputy Seizes Puppies from Owners' Yard Due to Conditions
web posted July 22, 2014
TRENTON – A Trenton woman called the Sheriff's Office to report two puppies being abused and kept in unacceptable conditions. The woman told a deputy that she had witnessed the owners, "kick slap and drop" the small puppies and wanted the deputy to check on the dogs to make sure they were okay.
Edgefield Daily

Teen Arrested for Defending Mother During Attack
web posted July 22, 2014
JOHNSTON – A 15-year-old Johnston teen was arrested after witnessing his mother being choked by a 54-year-old man at the family home late Thursday night. The teen ran up to the man and hit him in the head with a brick, also hitting his arm, to get the man off of his mother. Another woman, identified as Felisha Bletcher, 37, was also arrested for allegedly attacking the man.
Edgefield Daily

South Carolina State Museum Opens a One-of-a-Kind Facility with a Planetarium, Observatory and 4D Theater in Columbia
web posted July 22, 2014
COLUMBIA – The South Carolina State Museum is about to be brighter than ever as it opens a one-of-a-kind facility on Saturday, Aug. 16 in the state’s capital offering the only observatory of its kind in the nation, one of the largest planetariums in the Southeast and the only permanent 4D theater in the state. For the first time in the nation, all three of these innovative elements, plus a multidisciplinary museum focusing on art, history, natural history and science/technology, will be housed under one roof.
Edgefield Daily

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 22, 2014
Edgefield Daily

Win Up to $100 for Dumbest Thing to Say to a Police Officer
web posted July 21, 2014
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily is currently taking entries for a contest to find the Top Ten Dumbest Things to Say to a Police Officer that will be published next month. One-liner's or short responses between an officer and a civilian are best suited, although all entries will be reviewed. Entries will be later placed in a poll to be voted on by readers with the #1 entry winning $100 and second and third place winning $50 and $25 respectively. Examples and rules below.
Edgefield Daily

Obama's Bubble: I said it, Therefore it is True - Regardless of the Facts
A Column by the Editor
web posted July 21, 2014

COLUMN – Barack Obama has recently been voted the worst president since WWll, other polls show a large majority believe he is incapable of "leading" and another poll shows even more find him dishonest. Late last week White House spokesman Josh Earnest actually said that Obama's Aid, Trade and Foreign Policy has, "substantially improved the tranquility of the global community". And they got rid of Jay Carney because he had lost all credibility repeating Obama's lies?
Edgefield Daily

Park Row Market BBQ Buffet Thursday
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web posted July 21, 2014

EDGEFIELD – The Park Row Market BBQ Buffet will be on the menu starting at 5 pm until 10 pm Thursday night. Bring the whole family for the All You Can Eat buffet for just $9.95 per person. Click on their banner above for daily specials and Like them on FaceBook. Live entertainment will begin at 7 pm. Available now: Park Row T-shirts in all colors--S-M-L-XL for $12.00

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Bust
web posted July 19, 2014
TRENTON – A South Carolina Highway Patrolman conducting a traffic stop on Highway 191 near Airport Road Thursday afternoon noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the car when he made contact with the driver to explain the reason for the traffic stop. The trooper then called for the assistance of an Edgefield County Sheriff's K-9 unit that was nearby. In the end, 27-year-old Calvin Walker Holmes Jr. was found to be in possession on over 30 grams of marijuana.
Edgefield Daily

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 19, 2014
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Dixie Youth Named King Dixon Sportsmanship Award Winners
web posted July 18, 2014
SPORTS – The accolades continue to arrive for the 2014 Edgefield County "O" Zone All Stars. Shortly after noon Thursday, Manager Fish Herrin was contacted by South Carolina Dixie Youth with word the team had been selected as the King Dixon Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2014 "O" Zone State Tournament. "This is a tremendous honor" said Herrin "One that goes to the heart of Dixie Youth Baseball and what we try and teach each of our players." 
Edgefield Daily

Son Charged with Assault for Defending Mother During Attack
web posted July 18, 2014
EDGEFIELD – An 18-year-old Edgefield teen was charged with assault and battery in the third degree when he came to the aid of his mother who was being attacked by his father late Wednesday night. Even though the father and son were both charged in the incident, we are withholding their identities to protect the victim, and the son, in order to report the incident.
Edgefield Daily

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 18, 2014
Edgefield Daily

Trenton Man Arrested in Assault of Aiken Woman
web posted July 17, 2014
EDGEFIELD – An arrest has been made in the investigation into an Aiken woman's claim that she was attacked by a Trenton man after refusing to have sex with him following watching a movie together on the night of Saturday, July 12. Reginald Bernard Hammond, 36, was taken into custody on Wednesday morning and is charged with assault and battery in the second degree, according to jail records.
Edgefield Daily

One Dead in Head-on Collision in Aiken
web posted July 17, 2014
AIKEN – A 70-year-old Aiken woman was pronounced dead Wednesday morning at Aiken Regional Medical Centers after being involved in a two car head-on collision. Mrs. Sharon Harding died of injuries sustained in the collision on the 2200 block of Whiskey Rd. in Aiken at approximately 8:05 a.m. Darryl M. Ables, Chief Deputy Coroner, said in a release.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Dixie Youth Eliminated in State Tourney after Loss to Lexington
web posted July 17, 2014
SPORTS – Edgefield County was eliminated from the South Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball State Tournament Tuesday night after losing to Lexington 6-4 in heartbreaking fashion.
Edgefield Daily

Sen. Marco Rubio to Keynote US Rep. Jeff Duncan’s 4th Annual Faith and Freedom BBQ
web posted July 17, 2014
ANDERSON SC – South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan announced Wednesday that Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will be the keynote speaker at his annual Faith & Freedom BBQ held on August 25th at the Anderson Civic Center. Duncan, a two-term Congressman from Laurens is holding the event for the fourth year. Previous speakers have included Senators Jim DeMint, Tim Scott, Rand Paul, and former SCGOP Chairman Chad Connelly.
Edgefield Daily

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 17, 2014
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Man Caught in Bed with 13-Year-Old Arrested
web posted July 16, 2014
JOHNSTON – A Johnston man has been arrested and is being held at the Edgefield County Detention Center after a 13-year-old girl's mother called police after finding him hiding in the girl's closet around 5:30 Monday morning. The 20-year-old man claimed to be 16 when caught. Richard Dequincy Broadwater, 20, has been charged with criminal sexual conduct in the third degree with a minor.
Edgefield Daily

Another Bear Sighting in Edgefield
web posted July 16, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police responded to a call of another bear sighting in the town, the second in just over a week, and in the same vicinity. Police got the call just before 6:30 Monday morning saying the bear was in the vicinity of Coral and Gary Streets and Augusta Road. The caller did not state if the bear was full grown or one of the two young bears spotted last week nearby.
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Dog Owner Arrested after Complaints
web posted July 16, 2014
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police have arrested a Edisto Street man after several complaints about his German Sheppard being overly aggressive, charging at and chasing children and even biting a 19-year-old woman as she jogged by the man's house. Leon Joseph Auger, 53, was arrested after yet another complaint on Saturday, July 12, and the dog was seized by police.
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Town Council Meeting Draws Crowd
By Anne Waits
web posted July 16, 2014

JOHNSTON – The Johnston Town Council saw an overflow of guests at Monday night's regularly scheduled meeting. Council members Tyra Miller and Frank Nicholson were absent. Following the Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance, Mayor Terrence Culbreath called the meeting to order. The swearing-in of New Ward I Council member, George Attaway, by Town attorney Jennifer Sumner followed. This was followed by the presentation of a plaque to former Johnston police chief, Chris Aston. He was commended for his loyal service from 2006 to 2014.
Edgefield Daily

Lost Dog: Black Lab Lost in Merriwether - FOUND Dead
web posted July 16, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Lost female Black Lab in the Woodlawn Road area. She is wearing an orange collar and answers to Mae Mae. If you have seen her please call [Removed] No photo available. UPDATE: The owner found the dog Wednesday and it had been hit by a car and died.

Edgefield County Dixie Youth Advance in State Tournament
web posted July 16, 2014
SPORTS – They said it wouldn't happen again, at least not anytime soon.  "They" have been proven wrong by a group of 11 and 12 year baseball players who refuse to leave Hartsville without a fight. Monday night, Edgefield County defeated Greenwood Florence 2-0, setting up another elimination game against perennial power Lexington, in a contest scheduled for 5:30 Tuesday afternoon.
Edgefield Daily

Religion: The Maginot Line
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted July 16, 2014

RELIGION – I read a great book a few weeks back about the Gold Medal Olympic Rowing team that competed in the 1936 Olympics in Germany. Realizing my WWII history is not as good as it should be, I was fascinated by a story about the French I have never heard. It was about the Maginot Line between France and Germany. From 1929 to 1938 the French built a huge line of defensive fortifications along their border with Germany under the direction of French war minister Andrι Maginot.
Edgefield Daily

Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials
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web posted July 16, 2014

EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook. Prices good through July 22.
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Letter to the Editor: Women in Unity Thankful for Donation from LPGA Event
web posted July 16, 2014
Dear Editor,
Women in Unity wishes to express our gratitude to the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation and the Greenwood County Community Foundation for selecting our organization as a beneficiary of the Women's Health Charity Classic.
Edgefield Daily

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 16, 2014
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Medlock Steps Down as County Attorney
web posted July 15, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County attorney Michael Medlock has resigned as the attorney of record for the county last week in a letter to County Administrator Lynn Strom. Medlock was hired for the position in May of 2009 after former county attorney John "Buzzy" Byrd retired the month before. The search for a new county attorney is already underway, Administrator Strom said Monday.
Edgefield Daily

Aiken Woman Reports Assault over Sex Refusal
web posted July 15, 2014
TRENTON – A Trenton man is being sought following an Aiken woman reporting she was attacked by her on-and-off-again boyfriend late Saturday night. The woman said they watched a movie together and when it was over she told him that she had to go home so she could go to church the next morning. When she refused to have sex the man attacked her.
Edgefield Daily

Landlord Reports Strange Man Inside Vacant Rental Home
web posted July 15, 2014
COUNTY – An Aiken woman checking on rental property she owns in Edgefield County called the Sheriff's Office after riding by the vacant property and seeing a car in the driveway. When she went to investigate she saw a man sitting in a chair inside the home and made the report.
Edgefield Daily

ECDYB All Stars Advance at State
web posted July 15, 2014
SPORTS – For 4 innings Sunday afternoon it appeared that Edgefield County would be eliminated from the South Carolina "O" Zone State Tournament. Trailing Bishopville 3-1 and down to the teams final 6 outs, it would take a command pitching performance from Michael Feagin and some incredible defensive plays from both KJ Butler and Kevin Ortega to keep the team in Hartsville for another day. 
Edgefield Daily

SCE&G Offers Tips for Managing Summer Energy Costs
web posted July 15, 2014
COUNTY – Summer weather is heating up, but staying cool doesn’t have to drive up energy costs. Homeowners can take some simple steps to manage their power bills this summer.
Edgefield Daily

Burglars Steal Wheelchair, Boat Trailer
web posted July 15, 2014
TRENTON – Two North Augusta men called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office Sunday after arriving at the vacation home of one of the men to report items missing. The men, who are brothers, first discovered that an electric wheelchair belonging to one of the brothers was missing from the basement.
Edgefield Daily

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 15, 2014
Edgefield Daily

ECDYB All Stars Drop First Game to Midland
web posted July 14, 2014
SPORTS – Edgefield County lost their first game of the 2014 South Carolina Dixie Youth "O" Zone Tournament on Saturday to Midland, 6-5. 12 year old, Michael Feagin would get the start for ECDYB and hold Midland scoreless in the top half of the first inning. Defensive plays from Hunter Corley at second base, KJ Butler at shortstop and Feagin himself showed that ECDYB was picking up right where they had left off at the District Tournament level.
Edgefield Daily

Anticipation Grows for Edgefield's 1st Annual Cruise-In on the Square
Staff Report
web reposted July 14, 2014

EDGEFIELD – Calling all antique and classic car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts!! The Town of Edgefield and the Edgefield Community Development Association, along with local dealerships and merchants, will sponsor the first-ever Cruise-in on the Edgefield Town Square on Saturday, July 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. Owners wanting to show off their vehicles are invited to come and meet other car owners and club members, talk shop talk and exchange ideas, and show support for the various clubs and sponsors of the event.
Edgefield Daily

Red Cross Issues Safety Tips for Summer Heat
web posted July 14, 2014
COUNTY – American Red Cross reminds everyone of the steps they should take to stay safe as summer temperatures rise in South Carolina. “In recent years there have been more deaths related to the heat than to all other weather events,” said Louise Welch Williams, regional chief executive officer, American Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region. “There are steps people can take to stay safe and beat the heat.”
Edgefield Daily

Corley Wins SCDYB "O" Zone Home Run Derby
web posted July 12, 2014 -  7:10 PM
SPORTS – 12 year old Hunter Corley captured the 2014 Home Run Derby contest during the opening day of the SCDYB "O" Zone State Tournament in Hartsville.  Competing against power hitters from around the state, Corley managed to hit three home runs out of the field at Bylery Park, which has a 220' fence. Corley plays for the Edgefield County "O" Zone All Star team and is the son of Ty and Lacey Corley of Edgefield.

Scammers Tie Up Phone Lines of County Government
web posted July 12, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Scammers began tying up the main phone lines of the Edgefield County Administration Office on Wednesday with the calls continuing into Thursday. The name used for the point of contact was an employee of the Voter's Registration Office, which is listed on the county website. On Wednesday, an estimated 200 calls or more persisted for hours tying up several of the incoming lines of the Administration Office, but also spread to Elected Officials.
Edgefield Daily

NOTICE: Edgefield Zoning Board of Appeals Public Hearing
web posted July 12, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Town of Edgefield Zoning Board of Appeals (ZOBA) will consider a request from Edgefield County EMA, 304 Gray Street, for a variance from Section 42.39, Table 1, concerning the installation of a communication tower. The ZOBA will meet on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Edgefield Town Hall, 400 Main Street, Edgefield SC.  Interested parties are welcome to attend. Please use rear entrance.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 12, 2014
Edgefield Daily

Stray Bullets Hit Homes, Vehicle, During Wednesday Night Shootout
web posted July 11, 2014
EDGEFIELD – A shootout on Eastview Road Wednesday night came closer to injuring small children inside a nearby home than inflicting injuries to those doing the shooting. Nearly 20 shell casing were found scattered at the scene and two slugs were recovered inside one of the five homes struck by stray bullets. Inside one of the homes was a grandmother with her grandchildren when the shootout took place.
Edgefield Daily

"Blunt Force Trauma" Cause of Death in Wallace Investigation
web posted July 11, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett said Thursday that Gregory Wallace died on July 3 from "blunt force trauma" to the head following three months in a coma after being found unconscious and unresponsive at his Currytown Road home on March 30. The "manner of death", however; has not been ruled on at this time. "I just signed the death certificate today," Burnett said.
Edgefield Daily

Hoffmann Announces Candidacy for the Edgefield County School District Board of Trustees
web posted July 11, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Former school board member, Chris Hoffmann, has announced his candidacy to again run for a seat on the Edgefield County School Board. Hoffmann will be running for a seat to represent what has been designated as District 6. No person presently represents this area as it has just been created under the re-districting of the seven member school board passed by the legislature earlier this year.
Edgefield Daily

SCDOT Produces Video on County's 445 Days Without a Fatality
web posted July 11, 2014
COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has produced and released a near five minute video honoring Edgefield County for having zero traffic fatalities in 2013, and actually going an additional 80 days into 2014 for 445 days total, without a death on county roads.
Edgefield Daily

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 11, 2014
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Robinson Tapped as Interim Police Chief
web posted July 10, 2014
JOHNSTON – Town of Johnston officials have appointed Lieutenant Lamaz Robinson as the Interim Police Chief for the Johnston Police Department effective July 9, 2014. Robinson currently serves as the Lieutenant of the Johnston Police Department and was sworn in as Interim Chief on July 9, 2014 at 4:00p.m. 
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Deputies, Police Respond to "Shots Fired" Call on Eastview Road
web posted July 10, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies and Edgefield Police responded to several 911 calls of a large group of people gathered at 20 Eastview Road and shots being fired by at least one of the black males on the scene. Before officers could arrive at least three vehicles were reported leaving the location with some of those involved.
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Edward Jones Investments Hosting Career Seminar in Edgefield
web posted July 10, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Edward Jones Investments is interested in opening an office in Edgefied County in the immediate future. We will be hosting a career seminar at the Edgefield County Library on July 10, 2014 at 6:30pm. Chuck Foster, a Financial Advisor from one of the Aiken, SC offices along with several members of the Edward Jones recruiting team will be on hand to answer questions about the firm, benefits and hiring requirements. Individuals interested in learning about the opportunity are invited to come and visit us.
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Park Row Market BBQ Buffet Tonight
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web posted July 10, 2014

EDGEFIELD – The Park Row Market BBQ Buffet will be on the menu starting at 5 until 10 pm Thursday night. Bring the whole family for the All You Can Eat buffet for just $8.95 per person. Click on their banner above for daily specials and Like them on FaceBook. Live entertainment with Dennis & Mitzi will begin at 7 pm. We now have Park Row T-shirts in all colors--S-M-L-XL for  $12.00

Aiken Technical College Launches Two Fully Online Associate Degree Programs
web posted July 10, 2014
AIKEN – Aiken Technical College will launch its first two fully online degree programs this fall, making it possible and convenient for students near and far to earn an associate’s degree entirely online, without having to attend classes in-person.
ATC will offer an online Associate of Arts degree and an Associate of Applied Science: Major in Network Systems Management degree.
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South Carolina Forestry Commission Now Taking Orders for Seedlings
web posted July 10, 2014
TRENTON – The South Carolina Forestry Commission is now taking orders for seedlings for the winter planting season. The complete catalog and a printable order form can be found online at http://trees.sc.gov/nur.htm. Our new edition features enhanced product descriptions and new artwork depicting our selections' seasonal appearances in drawings by Texas artist Robert O'Brien.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 10, 2014
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Edgefield Man Arrested on Rape Charge
web posted July 9, 2014
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield man was taken into custody Tuesday morning and has been charged with criminal sexual conduct in the first degree for the alleged rape of a young Edgefield woman around 2 am on June 29 at a home in Edgefield. The woman, who was visiting a friend, said 26-year-old Kenneth Demetrius Rowe came into the bedroom where she was sleeping and began asking for sex and she refused numerous times. Then things turned violent.
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Attaway Wins Johnston Ward 1 Council Seat
web posted July 9, 2014
JOHNSTON – George Attaway walked away a big winner in the special election held Tuesday to replace newly elected Mayor Terrence Culbreath's former seat on the Johnston Town Council. In the three-way race, Attaway made off with nearly 66% of the vote.
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Car Stolen from Edgefield County Car Dealer
web posted July 9, 2014
COUNTY LINE – Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies were called to CSRA Auto Sales located at 1535 Edgefield Road (Hwy 25 south) Monday with a report of a car being stolen from the lot over the weekend. The car, a cream colored 2000 Ford Crown Victoria with a police interceptor motor, was missing from the lot when the owner arrived. Video shows the car on the lot on July 5 at 8:30 pm.
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Tompkins Library Receives $750 Grant at Edgefield Town Council Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted July 9, 2014

EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Town Council conducted several items of business in a short regularly-scheduled meeting Monday night. Following the Invocation and Call to Order, Council adopted the minutes for June 2, 2014 and the financial report for June 2014.
A public hearing was held to hear written or oral comments concerning the Comprehensive Plan review as recommended to Council per the Planning and Zoning Commission.
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Neighbor Provides Deputies with Tag Number of Burglary Suspect
web posted July 9, 2014
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether man returned to his Timothy Crossing home to find his gray and red Honda push mower missing from his garage and called to report the theft. Fortunately, his neighbor was observant and was able to provide deputies with not only a description of the suspect, but the tag number and make and model of the car he was driving. 
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Pastor Howle: Generosity
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted July 9, 2014

RELIGION – I read this week about a strange envelope of 854 dollars in cash that the Louisiana Baptist Convention received a few weeks after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coastal states. Money poured in from everywhere to assist in the clean up and life sustaining operations of the area. But this odd offering came from a group of twenty men in Sumatra, Indonesia. Why would these men send money?
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Burglars Steal Motorcycles from Morgan Bussey Road Home Business
web posted July 9, 2014
NORTHSIDE – Two roommates that run a dirt track for motorcycles and carts closed their track and went on vacation on June 29 only to return on Monday and found that someone had entered a building and stole two motorcycles, one chained to the building inside.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials
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web posted July 9, 2014

EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook. Prices good through July 15.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 9, 2014
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Children Report Home Invasion
web posted July 8, 2014
NORTHSIDE – McCormick and Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a home on White Dansby Road for a home invasion that took place while a teen and her two younger siblings were inside around 5 am Saturday morning. One of the children stated they heard a loud knock on the back door and then the sound of glass breaking. The next thing they knew a black male dressed in all black entered the home.
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Rainbow Falls Woman Discovers Burglary, Worker Reports Possible Suspect Info
web posted July 8, 2014
COUNTY LINE – A Rainbow Falls Road woman called 911 after arriving home Sunday evening and finding her front door forced open. The deputy cleared the home and found no one inside, however; over $2,000 in jewelry was stolen in addition to two collectable coins. While deputies were on the scene, a witness walked up to provide information on possible suspects.
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Ambulance Driver Arrested on Outstanding Warrant
web posted July 8, 2014
JOHNSTON – The driver of an EMS unit owned by Capitol City Ambulance of North Augusta was arrested in Johnston following a traffic stop on July 2, around 9:30 pm. The Johnston Police Officer stopped the EMS unit for an unknown traffic violation and requested the usual license, registration and insurance information. Upon running the driver's information it was found he was wanted out of Aiken County and was arrested.
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Stolen Wrecker Found in Aiken County
web posted July 8, 2014
EDGEFIELD – A wrecker stolen from the tow yard of Pendarvis Chevrolet early Saturday morning has been found and returned to the owner Monday. Aiken County Sheriff Deputies found the wrecker abandoned on Hampton Circle in Belvedere Monday morning and notified the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office.
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Park Row Market BBQ Buffet Thursday Night
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web posted July 8, 2014

EDGEFIELD – The Park Row Market BBQ Buffet will be on the menu starting at 5 until 10 pm Thursday night. Bring the whole family for the All You Can Eat buffet for just $8.95 per person. Click on their banner above for daily specials and Like them on FaceBook. Live entertainment with Dennis & Mitzi will begin at 7 pm. We now have Park Row T-shirts in all colors--S-M-L-XL for  $12.00

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 8, 2014
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Bears Sighted in Edgefield Sunday
web posted July 7, 2014  File Photo
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police responded to a call of two baby bears being spotted in the bottom land near the trestle Sunday evening around 8 pm. The woman reported her children ran inside to tell her about the bears, but she would not let them back outside and called police.
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Tow Truck Stolen Early Saturday Morning
web posted July 7, 2014
EDGEFIELD – A rollback tow truck was stolen from the tow yard of Pendarvis Chevrolet early Saturday morning around 4:30 am. It was discovered missing when the driver went to get the wrecker in order to respond to a call around 9 am and the Sheriff's Office was notified. The lock to the gate was missing and there was no damage to the fencing, according to information provided.
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Sports: ECDYB "O" Zone Headed to Hartsville
web posted July 7, 2014
SPORTS – After recently capturing the 2014 District 3, "O" Zone title, Edgefield County now travels to Hartsville for the South Carolina Dixie Youth State Tournament, beginning July 11th.  The team joins 11 other District Champions from around the state as they vie for the right to represent South Carolina at the Dixie Youth World Series.
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Anticipation Grows for Edgefield's 1st Annual Cruise-In on the Square
Staff Report
web posted July 7, 2014

EDGEFIELD – Calling all antique and classic car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts!! The Town of Edgefield and the Edgefield Community Development Association, along with local dealerships and merchants, will sponsor the first-ever Cruise-in on the Edgefield Town Square on Saturday, July 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. Owners wanting to show off their vehicles are invited to come and meet other car owners and club members, talk shop talk and exchange ideas, and show support for the various clubs and sponsors of the event.
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Guns Reported Stolen from Northside Home
web posted July 7, 2014
NORTHSIDE – A Lawrence Lane man called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office after discovering two guns missing from the home on Thursday afternoon. Nothing else was reported stolen and there did not appear to be any forced entry into the home.
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Daily Crime Blotter
Last Week's Blotter updated to include arrests through Saturday morning. This week's blotter will begin on Tuesday.
web posted July 7, 2014

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Merriwether Man Dies after 3 Months in Coma following Alleged Beating
web posted July 4, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Gregory Wallace, 43, who was found unconscious and unresponsive on the morning of Sunday, March 30, has died. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Poteet Funeral Home on Peach Orchard Road in Augusta. Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett said his office was notified of the death Thursday morning and that an autopsy has been completed, but no ruling on the cause of death is available at this writing. "We're just going to have to wait and see," Burnett said.
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The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776
web posted July 4, 2014
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update: Why hold County Council Meetings?
By Dean Campbell
web posted July 4, 2014

COUNTY –  Have you ever really thought about why County Council (or any other public body) has public meetings? The answer is obvious … and maybe not so obvious. The obvious answer: We spend your hard-earned money that you pay as taxes. You have a chance to see what we do, give us your input, and see if we listen. If we don’t listen to you, and/or perform poorly as a government, most often you elect someone else to the position.
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Edgefield Daily Closing for 4th of July
web posted July 4, 2014
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily will be closed on July 4 for Independence Day. There will be no Headlines news, other than breaking news, for Saturday, July 5. Obituaries, Wandering Minds comments and other sections will be updated daily. Full reporting will return for Monday, July 7. Have a happy and safe 4th of July.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 4, 2014
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Greg Wallace Passes Wednesday Night
web posted July 3, 2014 - 4:30 pm
MERRIWETHER – Gregory Wallace, 43, who was found viciously beaten and unresponsive on the morning of Sunday, March 30, died Wednesday night. No funeral arrangements were available at this time. Friends of Wallace have been posting condolences on his Facebook page. Sheriff's Chief Investigator Randy Doran said the investigation into the case continues. No cause of death has been officially released at this time.

Merriwether Man Remains Unresponsive 3 Months After Beating
web posted July 3, 2014
MERRIWETHER – It has been just over three months since Gregory Wallace was found unconscious and unresponsive on the floor of his Currytown Road home on the morning of Sunday, March 30, and was rushed to the Trauma Center in Augusta undergoing surgery for a critical head injury, among others. On Wednesday, the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Wallace's injuries were the result of a beating, but the suspect remains unknown.
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Those Arrested in Warrant Sweep Identified
web posted July 3, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The eleven people taken into custody during a warrant sweep Tuesday night have been identified by the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office. Each is listed below and the charge they were booked into custody with. Although the sweep did not capture all those sought, some of those missed have called and have agreed to turn themselves in at the Detention Center.
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Get Ready for 4th of July, Edgefield Daily's Cooking Section Can Help
web posted July 3, 2014
COUNTY – Making plans for your 4th of July cookout? Visit the Country Cooking Section to get over 750 recipes from cold drinks to main courses and sauces. Pick your meat, make your list, and head to the Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop to get the freshest meat in the county and all the "fixins" - including homemade hash by the quart!
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SRS Deer Hunt Registration Begins
web posted July 3, 2014
AIKEN – More than 600 hunters are expected to participate in the annual SRS Deer Hunt Program from Nov. 1-Dec. 6, 2014 at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS). For the general public, six hunts will be held on Saturdays, beginning Nov. 1, and ending on Dec. 6.  A hunt for wounded warriors and mobility-impaired hunters will be scheduled in October.
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Hands down Obama is the worst president since WWII
web posted July 3, 2014
NATION – Poll after poll has charted President Obama’s dipping approval rating in recent months, but Wednesday brought perhaps the cruelest cut to date: A new Quinnipiac University survey found that voters rate Mr. Obama as the country’s worst president since World War II.
Washington Times

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 3, 2014
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Warrant Sweep Nets 11 Arrests
web posted July 2, 2014
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office conducted a warrant sweep across the county Tuesday afternoon and into the evening netting a total of 11 arrests. The sweep began around 6 pm Tuesday and concluded around 10 pm.
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County Honors Former Rep. Butler Derrick Jr. at Council Meeting
web posted July 2, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council took a moment to pause the council meeting in order for members of council to sign and present the late Butler Carson Derrick Jr.'s wife with a just passed resolution honoring his "Outstanding Life" of public service. The framed resolution was presented to his wife, Beverly, accompanied by Derrick's brother Thomas. Following the presentation, council moved on to cover a short and rather mundane agenda.
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1st Annual Youth Football Day Kicks Off with a Bang
By Tim Crane
web posted July 2, 2014

SPORTS – Over 50 rising 3rd thru 6th grade Edgefield County boys showed up at Strom Thurmond High School on Tuesday morning to participate in the 1st Annual Youth Football day, hosted by new Rebel Head Coach Antwaun Hillary. “This was a great day, it was a huge success. 52 kids showed up and got to participate in drills, formations and learn some of the ways we do things at the high school level."
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Meg’s House Provides Domestic Violence 101 Training for Women in Unity
web posted July 2, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Meg’s House executive director, Alice Hodges provided training on June 29, 2014 to Women in Unity in an effort to respond to the needs of victims of domestic violence. Women in Unity CEO, Essie B. Nicolson asked Hodges to come and provide the training because there are women in Edgefield county who often contact members of Women in Unity for assistance. 
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Park Row offers BBQ by the Pound for 4th of July
web posted July 2, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Park Row Market will have BBQ by the pound for sale until Thursday July 3 at 3 pm. Also available for your 4th of July celebration is chicken, egg & tuna salads and pimento cheese. They will reopen on Monday, July 7 for regular business hours. Click on their banner above for daily specials and contact information.

The Jo-Nathan Foundation to host the 2014 Speed, Agility, and Character camp
web posted July 2, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Jo-Nathan Foundation will host the 2014 Speed, Agility, and Character camp on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 8:00am-1:00pm at the Edgefield County Soccer Complex. The camp will be led by 2013 Nike Track and Field Coach of the year, Coach Lawrence Johnson. This particular award is given to the most outstanding coach in the nation in track and field each year.
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County Closings for July 4th
web posted July 2, 2014
COUNTY – All Edgefield County government offices will be closed on Friday July 4 for the holiday. County Convenience Centers will also close and will reopen on Saturday for normal operational hours.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 2, 2014
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Adult, Two Juveniles Burglarize Coastal Station
web posted July 1, 2014
JOHNSTON – One man and at least one 16-year-old have been arrested following a burglary to the Coastal Station on Lee Street last Wednesday night. When a Johnston Police Officer arrived to an alarm call he found the front glass door shattered and the lights on inside the business and called for back up. A short time later a deputy arrived and they cleared the building finding no one inside. Additional units began sealing off a perimeter around the area to apprehend those responsible.
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"Habitual Offender" Facing Multiple Charges
web posted July 1, 2014
MERRIWETHER – A North Augusta man is in jail facing multiple charges including being a "habitual offender" after an Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy spotted a white Chevrolet Cavalier speeding on Martintown Road early Monday morning. Before the deputy could make a traffic stop, the driver made a "quick right turn" onto Woodlawn Road and then stopped in the middle of the road shortly after 2 am.
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Log Dog: Sweetwater Road - Cedar Creek Area FOUND!
web posted July 1, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Lost Dog: We have lost our pet Duke! If you see him please call us at FOUND!. Sweetwater Road at Cedar Creek is where he was last seen. Orange collar with tiger paws on it. Thanks for your help!
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Burglars Steal TV's, Guns, Hunting Equipment
web posted July 1, 2014
COUNTY – Edgefield County Sheriff's Investigators were called to the scene of a burglary on Double Creek Road Saturday afternoon. When the owner arrived he discover a kitchen window busted out and several items missing. Investigators were able to retrieve fingerprints while processing the scene for evidence.
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Been Shootin Squirrels Since the 1950's
web posted July 1, 2014
JOHNSTON – A Johnston woman called police to complain about finding a dead squirrel on her porch Sunday morning. When the officer arrived she told him that a neighbor living behind her has been shooting the squirrels and she is tired of finding dead squirrels on her property. The officer went to the next street and met with the 78-year-old man who admitted everything.
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Summer Safety Tips: Hot Weather Activities Put People At Risk for Injury
web posted July 1, 2014
AUGUSTA – With children home for the summer, and a celebration of independence on tap, the risk of getting burned or injured rises like the temperature. At the top of the risk list is summer bonfires, said Dr. Fred Mullins, President of Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc. & Medical Director of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga, the largest Burn Center in the United States.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 1, 2014
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