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Verse for the Day:
James 4:7-8 "Submit to God.  Resist the devil and he will flee from you.  Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.  Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded."

Strom Thurmond High School Varsity Baseball beats Brookland-Cayce High School 9-3
web posted April 21, 2018
SPORTS - Rebels win their final game of the Region Schedule over Brookland Cayce 9-3. Smith, Childress, and Ortega all threw for the Rebels.
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STHS Varsity Track Teams Perform Well at Ninety-Six
web posted April 21, 2018
SPORTS - The Strom Thurmond Boys Varsity Track team finished 3rd overall with 88 points.The Lady Rebels also had a good outing, placing 6th, with 43 points.
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Strom Thurmond High School Varsity Softball beats Brookland-Cayce High School 1-0
web posted April 21, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Strom Thurmond scored the only run Brianna Walden and a timely defense would need in the first inning on the way to a Region V-AAA victory over Brookland-Cayce on Thursday.
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Obituary: W. Tandy Bailey
web posted April 21, 2018
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Strom Thurmond High School Boys Varsity Soccer falls to Fox Creek High School 3-2
web posted April 21, 2018
SPORTS - In a hard fought game between local rivals, the Strom Thurmond Rebels lost to Fox Creek in overtime by the score of 3-2.
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Singers, Bands Headline the Entertainment at This Year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival
web posted April 20, 2018
042018JohnstonJOHNSTON - The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival entertainment for the day is now set, with a variety of performers headlining the May 5 event.
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Obituary; Rev. J. Brantley Bryan
web posted April 20, 2018
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Meg’s House Shelter for Abused Women and Children Provided Training for 12 Agencies from 6 Counties
web posted April 20, 2018
042018Meg'sEDGEFIELD - On April 18, 2018, Meg’s House Shelter for Abused Women and Children hosted and provided training on “Trauma Informed Care” and “Safety Planning” to service providers from twelve agencies in the upstate.
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Brush Fire In Trenton
By Anthony Crane
web posted April 19, 2018
041918BrushTRENTON - A Rosebud Lane resident was awakened by her children Wednesday when they saw smoke and flames near their home.
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Rebels Varsity Baseball Clinches Region V AAA Championship
web posted April 19, 2018
SPORTS- The Strom Thurmond Rebels defeated Pelion 15-6 on Tuesday night to clinch the Region V AAA Championship. The Region title is the Rebels 4th in school history and the 2nd in 3 years.
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Strom Thurmond High School Varsity Softball Shuts Out Pelion High School 8-0
web posted April 19, 2018
SPORTS - Brianna Walden didn't allow a single Pelion Panther to score as Strom Thurmond won the Region V-AAA match-up 8-0 on Tuesday. Walden allowed just one hit over seven innings, striking out 11 and walking zero.
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Gilbert Comes Out On Top In Soccer Match
web posted April 19, 2018
SPORTS - The trip to Gilbert didn't fair to well with the Rebel soccer teams.
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Thurmond Burnett Awarded The Order of The Palmetto
web posted April 18, 2018
041818Thurmond
STATE- According to the South Carolina Coroner's website, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster presented former Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett with the state's highest civilian honor, The Order Of The Palmetto in his office at the State House Tuesday morning.
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Riverfront Area Team Calls On Volunteers To Spread Joy To Children In Need Overseas
web posted April 18, 2018
NORTH AUGUSTA - During National Volunteer Week (April 15 – 21), Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, and Edgefield county residents have an opportunity to join a local volunteer team making a difference in children’s lives around the world in Jesus’ Name.
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Strom Thurmond High School Varsity Softball Beats Fox Creek High School 7-0
web posted April 18, 2018
SPORTS - Brianna Walden didn't allow a single run against Fox Creek, throwing a complete game shutout and leading Strom Thurmond to a 7-0 victory on Monday.
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Attempted Murder And Strong Armed Robbery In Trenton
web posted April 17, 2018
TRENTON - A man visiting his girlfriend on Padgett Road in Trenton, was shot and robbed Saturday night. 
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Man Accidentally Shoots Himself In The Leg
web posted April 17, 2018
MERRIWETHER - A Hayes Drive man accidentally shot himself in his left leg, above the knee, Saturday evening.  A deputy responded to the incident location to find the victim using his belt as a tourniquet. 
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Rebel Without a Trace
web posted April 17, 2018
MERRIWETHER - A Clarks Hill woman summoned deputies Saturday afternoon to report an illegal entry into her home, and the theft of a Canon "ESO Rebel" camera, along with several lenses. 
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: April 17 - April 23
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web posted April 17, 2018
EDGEFIELD-  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Edgefield County Republican Party Invites Public to Meet State Candidates
web posted April 17, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The Edgefield County Republican Party would like to invite all Republican Primary Voters to their meeting at 7pm on April 24, 2018 at the County Council Chambers located at 225 Jeter Street in Edgefield (behind the Courthouse).
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Strom Thurmond High School Girls Varsity Track finishes 2nd place at Batesburg-Leesville High School
web posted April 17, 2018
SPORTS - The Strom Thurmond High School Girls Varsity Track team finished 2nd in this event at Batesburg-Leesville, with a team total of 60 points.
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Strom Thurmond High School Boys Varsity Track finishes 1st place at Batesburg-Leesville High School
web posted April 17, 2018
SPORTS - The Strom Thurmaond High School Boys Varsity Track team finished the event at Batesburg-Leesville in first place with a team score of 88 points.
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STHS Tops Gilbert In Varsity Baseball
web posted April 16, 2018
SPORTS - The Strom Thurmond Rebels defeated Gilbert on Friday night in dramatic fashion.
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STHS Boys Varsity Soccer beat Swansea High School 3-1
web posted April 16, 2018
SPORTS - The Rebels brought their region record to 3-3 with a convincing 3-1 win over Swansea High School.
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Followup; Grand Larceny On Sweetwater Road
web posted April 16, 2018
MERRIWETHER - In following up on a story originally published on April 11th, it was learned that the Dodge truck that was reported to be in Aiken County, was recovered that day.
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Updated Crime Blotter
web posted April 16, 2018
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Obituary; Mrs. Lois Wilson Berry
web posted April 16, 2018
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STHS Band Booster Club Announces Yard Sale
web posted April 14, 2018
JOHNSTON - STHS State Champion Rebel Regiment Marching Band will host a community wide yard sale event in the parking lot on June 2, 2018.
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Letter To The Editor; Reader Laments About Condition of Highway 23
web posted April 14, 2018
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Leadership South Carolina Invests In Rural Community Initiative
web posted April 14, 2018
JOHNSTON - Johnston SC Community Park Selected as Annual Class Project.  Leadership South Carolina believes the best way to positively impact the state is through education and awareness of the most pressing challenges facing the state. The Leadership South Carolina Class of 2018 selected the Johnston Park Partnership as their community investment project.
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New Post In Wandering Minds
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D.W. Daniel Student Wins The "Tori", Will Play National Event

web posted April 13, 2018
041318toriSTATE -  A couple of years ago, looking for a way to celebrate her work and accomplishments, the South Carolina Chess Association named an award after Edgefield County native, Tori Whatley.  The Hannah "Tori" Whatley G.R.I.T. Award is the only state-level award that is named after a player.
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Updated Crime Blotter
web posted April 13, 2018
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The Fruits of Our Labor
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted April 13, 2018
GARDENING -  Spring Fever is approaching fast, if it has not already hit you.  Besides the blooming trees, and flowering shrubs it is time to start planting your fruit trees.  To me, nothing says summer better than fresh, home grown fruit.
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Thurmond Falls to Swansea in Varsity Softball

web posted April 13, 2018
SPORTS- The base paths were crowded Tuesday evening for both offenses in a high-scoring game where Swansea came out on top against Strom Thurmond, 10-7.
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Varsity Baseball; Thurmond Defeats Swansea
web posted April 12, 2018
SPORTS - The Strom Thurmond Rebels went on the road and defeated Swansea Tuesday night in a game that had huge implications for the race for the Region V AAA title.
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Fox Creek High School Announces Dates For End-Of-Year Activites
web posted April 12, 2018
MERRIWETHER - Fox Creek High School has announced the dates of several of their end of the year activities.  See the schedule below.
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Second Generation Rural Carrier Retires
web posted April 11, 2018
041118saludaSALUDA - J. Robert Herlong, Jr. retired from the Saluda Post Office and Route #1 on Friday, March 30, 2018.
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Grand Larceny On Sweetwater Road
web posted April 11, 2018
MERRIWETHER -  A landscaping business on Sweetwater Road was the victim in a grand larceny that took place early Monday morning.  Some $50,000 dollars worth of items were taken or damaged.
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Duncan Applauds Designation of Opportunity Zones
web posted April 11, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Duncan (SC-03) applauds the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s designation of “Opportunity Zones” in the Third Congressional District as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
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Crime Blotter Update
web posted April 11, 2018
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: April 10 - April 16
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web posted April 10, 2018
EDGEFIELD-  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Obituary; Patricia Ann Mills Feagin
web posted April 10, 2018
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SCDOT Advisory; Bridge Replacement
web posted April 10, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Edgefield Daily has received the following SCDOT Advisory concerning the replacement of the bridges on McKendree Drive and Old Plank Road.
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Saluda Deputy Dies Responding To Call
web posted April 9, 2018
SALUDA - Saluda County is reeling over the loss of one of it's police officers in the line of duty Friday morning.  Corporal Dale Hallman, 29, described as a "great guy" by his fellow officers, lost his life while responding to a crime scene, according to a report by WLTX in Columbia.
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Chamber Sponsors Night of Games as Lead-in Event to the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival
web posted April 7, 2018
040718johnstonJOHNSTON - Citizens can participate in a Peach Blossom Festival tradition in Johnston that leads into the Festival: A Night of Games sponsored by the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce.
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County Will Hold Second Reading and Public Hearing On Budget
web posted April 7, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Edgefield County Council will hold second reading and a public hearing on Ordinance No. 17-18-739.
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DES Teacher Receives Grant
web posted April 6, 2018
040618DESTRENTON - Mrs. Burton, who teaches third grade at Douglas Elementary School, was recently chosen as the recipient of the “Reflex Educator Grant.”   Mrs. Burton applied for the grant in February and was excited when she received the news that she had won.

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Dirt Bike Swiped From Plum Branch Road
web posted April 6, 2018
EDGEFIELD - A Plum Branch Road man called police Monday, April 2nd to report that someone had taken his Kawasaki dirt bike from the back of his truck.
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Notice Of Public Hearing

web posted April 6, 2018
EDGEFIELD - NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING PRIOR TO FINAL ACTION BY THE COUNTY COUNCIL OF EDGEFIELD COUNTY TO ENTER INTO ORDINANCES.
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Edgefield Butcher Shop; One Day Sale on April 7th
web posted April 5, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The Edgefield Butcher Shop will hold a one day sale.  Delectable Delights will be on hand selling side dishes!
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: April 3 - April 9
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted April 5, 2018
EDGEFIELD-  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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New Employment Opportunity in The Classifieds
web posted April 5, 2018
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New Wandering Minds Post
web posted April 5, 2018
With the town elections of Edgefield and Johnston behind us, what positive changes do you think the elected officials ought to pursue?
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A New Brand On The Way For Edgefield County
web posted April 5, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Edgefield County- Edgefield County has contracted with the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor (SCNHC) team to develop a first-of-a-kind branding package for the county.
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Unofficial Election Results
web posted April 3, 2018
COUNTY - Here are the unofficial results for Edgefield and Johnston elections.
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Fun Kid's Projects While Enjoying Spring Break
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted April 2, 2018
GARDENING - Spring Break for me as a child was always a fun time to be outside in the yard exploring, and playing.  I always loved playing in my little garden on the side of the house planting daffodils. keeping the weeds out, and turning the soil to keep it fresh.  While you may have your own little helpers in the yard this week here are three fun garden activities to try, you may even enjoy doing them yourself.
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Merriwether Fire Department Clean Up Day A Huge Success
web posted April 2, 2018
MERRIWETHER - Councilman Scott Cooper and Councilman Art Biggs were in attendance as the Merriwether Fire Department hosted their annual Community Clean Up Day on Saturday, March 31st.
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FBLA Students Are Successful at State Competition
web posted March 31, 2018
033118FBLAJOHNSTON - On March 15th, eight FBLA members traveled to North Charleston for the FBLA State Leadership Conference and Competition.  Over 1,100 members and advisers were present for the conference.
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County Council Meeting April 3rd
web posted March 31, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The Edgefield County Council will meet on April 3, 2018.  The meeting will start at 6:00 PM in the County Council Chambers.
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Classifieds: Hospice Volunteers Needed
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Johnston to Hold First Community Concert in the Park
web posted March , 2018
Johnstons
                                                        first concert in
                                                        the parkPRESS RELEASE - The Johnston Development Corporation (JDC) is sponsoring three springtime Community Concerts in the Park in Johnston, the first starting on Friday, April 6.
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Merriwether Fire Department Annual Community Cleanup
web posted March 30, 2018
MERRIWETHER - Everyone is invited and challenged to participate at the Merriwether Fire Department annual community cleanup.
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Obituary: Queen Collins Miller
web posted March 30, 2018
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Mastering Your Spring Planters
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted March 29, 2018
GARDENING -  This week so many folks around our area are focusing on cleaning their home, and preparing for guests to arrive.  They will be enjoying another wonderful spring break watching golf and hosting festivities at their home.....or they may be packing for Florida for the week.  If you are one of those who enjoy accommodating guests and hosting gatherings, then this is for you!
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Notice to the Public – Request for Community Input
web posted March 29, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Edgefield County Schools receives funding from the following federal programs: Title I, Title II Teacher Quality, and Title III English Language Acquisition. The District agrees to comply with Title VIII Section 9501 by inviting private schools to participate in each program.
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Planning Commission Public Hearing Notice
web posted March 29, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Planning Commission Public Hearing Notice:  Regarding the zoning of unzoned property at Mt. Vintage and Shaw Estates.
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Pleasant Lane Baptist Church Will Hold Sunrise Service
web posted March 28, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Pleasant Lane Baptist Church, 12 Peterson Lane, Edgefield S.C. will be having a Sunrise Service on April 1, 2018 @6:00 am. Our Guest Speaker will be Minister Emanuel Gilchrist of Rosa Spring Baptist Church, Johnston S.C.
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Obituary: Chuck Carlton Lacey
web posted March 28, 2018
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Updated Crime Blotter
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J-E-T Seventh Graders Get Hands-on in Science Class
web posted March 27, 2018
032718JETJOHNSTON - Mr. Donald Barnhart’s seventh grade students at Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton (J-E-T) Middle School have been learning about the different systems of the human body. In each of the classes, students were divided into groups and assigned a different system to study.


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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: March 27 - April 2
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted March 27, 2018
EDGEFIELD-  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Students Partake in National Walkout
web posted March 26, 2018
032618STHSJOHNSTON - In a show of solidarity, students at Strom Thurmond High School walked out of their classrooms peacefully into the cafetorium, the designated gathering area, to join the rest of our nation in an effort to defeat the gun violence rampant in our schools and residential areas.
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Obituary: Ola L. Jolly
web posted March 26, 2018
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Obituary: David C. Padgett
web posted March 26, 2018
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6th Annual Agriculture Day Spreads Community Awareness For Agriculture
web posted March 24, 2018
032418stctcJOHNSTON - The Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center Agriculture Department along with the Edgefield County Young Farmer Association held the 6th Annual Edgefield County Agriculture Day on Saturday March 10, 2018 on the campus of Strom Thurmond High School with an estimated 1200 in attendance.
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Merriwether Fire Department Annual Community Cleanup
web posted March 24, 2018
MERRIWETHER - Everyone is invited and challenged to participate at the Merriwether Fire Department annual community cleanup.
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Classified Update: Rental In Edgefield
web posted March 24, 2018
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Strom Thurmond CTC Sporting Clays Team Claims State Championship
web posted March 24, 2018
032418stctc1JOHNSTON - Congratulations to the following Strom Thurmond CTC Sporting Clays team members for being named the 2018 South Carolina DNR Scholastic Clay Target Program State Skeet Shooting Champions.
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MMS Hosts Guest Engineers
web posted March 23, 2018
032318MMSMERRIWETHER - Merriwether Middle School hosted a Savannah River Site engineer, Ms. Bell, to show the students the variety of jobs that an engineer can hold. In the process, the students were able to participate in activities in science and technology that would peak their interest in this exciting field.

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DES Students of the Month
web posted March 23, 2018
032318DESTRENTON - Each month teachers at Douglas Elementary School select one student from their class who exhibits great qualities and leadership skills in the classroom. These students are rewarded with a certificate and a special treat.
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Items Taken From Storage Building
web posted March 23, 2018
MERRIWETHER - On Tuesday, a resident of "The Oaks" subdivision noticed that his storage building had been broken into, and called police.
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Duncan Opposes Irresponsible Omnibus Spending Bill
web posted March 23, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement regarding the Omnibus spending bill that passed the House the Representatives today:
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Test Drive Piedmont Tech and Walk Away with a Certification ― For Free
web posted March 23, 2018
GREENWOOD -  There’s nothing like that first time you ease into the seat of a new car and grasp the steering wheel. How does it fit? How does it feel? Like purchasing a car, entering higher education can be a significant investment. It would be imprudent not to try it out before buying. Right?
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Johnston Elementary School’s Got Talent
web posted March 22, 2018
032218JESJOHNSTON -  Each Friday, Mrs. Naidu’s music students in grades 2-5 are given the opportunity to share their talents with their classmates.  During the last 15 minutes of the last class of the week, students have a chance to showcase a musical performance that is either prepared or impromptu.  It may be a solo or a group effort.
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Edgefield County Holiday Office Hours - Voter Registration and Elections Open Until Noon on March 30th

web posted March 22, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The following Edgefield County Offices will be closed Friday, March 30, 2018, in observance of Good Friday.  Voter Registration and Elections office will be open Friday, March 30, 2018 from 8:00am-12:00 noon.  Last day for Candidate filing.
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Leadership South Carolina Announces Rural Community Investment
web posted March 22, 2018
JOHNSTON -  Leadership South Carolina believes the best way to positively impact the state is through education and awareness of the most pressing challenges facing the state. The Leadership South Carolina Class of 2018 selected the Johnston Park Partnership as their community investment project.
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Classifieds; Check Out The Upcoming Yard Sale
web posted March 22, 2018
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Crime Blotter Update
web posted March 21, 2018
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: March 20 - March 26
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted March 20, 2018
EDGEFIELD-  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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American Red Cross Reminds South Carolinians to Stay Weather Aware
web posted March 20, 2018
North Charleston, S.C., March 19  – With less than one day until the start of spring, severe weather is already threatening South Carolina.
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County Office Holiday Closings
web posted March 20, 2018
The following Edgefield County Offices will be closed Friday, March 30, 2018, in observance of Good Friday.
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Classifieds;  One updated Listing and More Clean Up
web posted March 20, 2018
We've been cleaning up some old ads and have updated an existing ad.  Let us know if we can list something for you!
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Two Favorites Are Back! Fishing Tournament and Cruise In Are A Part of the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival
web posted March 19, 2018
031918fishJOHNSTON - Two favorites – the Bass Fishing Tournament and Cruise In – are back this year at the Johnston, SC, Peach Blossom Festival, May 5, 2018.
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The Florist Shouldn't Be The Happiest Person At Your Wedding
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted March 19, 2018
GARDENING -  Spring, when the flowers bloom so does love and wedding season.  Are you, a family member, or close friend, planning a wedding?  Anyone who has dealt with the cost of a wedding knows how expensive they can become, especially the flowers.
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A New Brand On The Way For Edgefield County

web posted March 19, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Edgefield County has contracted with the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor (SCNHC) team to develop a first-of-a-kind branding package for the county.
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Updated Crime Blotter
web posted March 19, 2018
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Obituary; Allen P. Sharpe
web posted March 19, 2018
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Obituary; Joanne B. Gilstrap
web posted March 19, 2018
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Edgefield County Earns Major Honor
web posted March 17, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Edgefield County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for it comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
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The Dr. Is Turning 100
web posted March 17, 2018
ANNOUNCEMENT -  A retired V.A doctor, who has recently joined his son in Johnston, S.C is turning 100! and the family would like to invite you to celebrate!
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Obituary: Sara Elizabeth Cushing
web posted March 17, 2018
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Obituary:  Jerry Jerome Riggs
web posted March 17, 2018
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WEP Emphasizes Read Across America
web posted March 16, 2018
031618WEPEDGEFIELD -  W. E. Parker Elementary School held several events to bring emphasis to reading during Read Across America Week.  Two of the events were Real Men Read Day and a visit from the Augusta Green Jackets’ mascot, Auggie.
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DES Book Challenge
web posted March 16, 2018
031618DESTRENTON - Students in Mrs. Mark’s and Ms. Streu's classrooms at Douglas Elementary School kicked off the 100th day of school with an exciting challenge! They challenged themselves to read 100 books during the day.
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New Post in The Wandering Minds
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STHS Student Makes MMA Team USA
web posted March 15, 2018
031518DorothyGodwinJOHNSTON -  After being bullied, it was suggested to a student to take some self-defense classes.  Well, that was four years ago and hours of practice for Dorothy Godwin, a senior at Strom Thurmond High School and one of the very few female Mixed Martial Artists.
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Pair Of Larcenies In Church Parking Lot

web posted March 15, 2018
MERRIWETHER -  According to an Edgefield County Sherriff's Office report, a woman called the Sherriff's Department after discovering her car had been broken into while she was in a church meeting.
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Rep. Jeff Duncan Statement on the STOP School Violence Act
web posted March 15, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Today, Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement regarding the passage of the STOP School Violence Act of 2018.
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J-E-T Receives $20,000 Grant to Implement Innovative Computer Science Curriculum by Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
web posted March 15, 2018
031518JETJOHNSTON -  Edgefield County students at J-E-T Middle School will soon have access to computer science courses that will give them an advantage in their education and future careers.
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Dr. Maddox To Transfer To Lexington After Next Year
web posted March 15, 2018
JOHNSTON -  Dr. Robert Maddox has informed the Edgefield County School District Board of Trustees that when he completes his current term as Superintendent on June 30, 2019, he intends to accept the superintendency in Lexington County School District Four.
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: March 13 - March 19
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted March 14, 2018
EDGEFIELD-  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Do You Have The Four-Leaf Clover?
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted March 14, 2018
GARDENING -   When we see Shamrock Plants, most of us think of St. Patrick's Day and Ireland.  Although, this plant didn't originate in Ireland, it is now a plant that represents the country.  The Shamrock originated out of South America, and was used in Ireland as a symbolic piece to help bring Christianity to the population.
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Woman Loses Purse Then Gets It Back Minus The Cash
web posted March 14, 2018
EDGEFIELD -  According to a report on file at the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office, an Edgefield woman had her money stolen by an unknown person, after losing her purse at McDonald's.
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Sherry Holmes - Candidate for Edgefield Town Council
web posted March 13, 2018
Sherry
                                                        HolmesEDGEFIELD -  In this announcement I am asking for your vote to be our community’s representative on the Edgefield Town Council, Ward I.  Edgefield has the potential to grow and prosper and if elected to Town Council, I intend to do anything I can to help our Town reach its fullest potential.
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Large Quantity of Drugs Removed From Johnston's Streets In Pair Of Busts
web posted March 13, 2018
JOHNSTON -  Two different busts this past week, have removed a substantial amount of drugs from Johnston.
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Strom Thurmond Places In
Track Meet

web posted March 13, 2018
JOHNSTON-  Congratulations are in order for Strom Thurmond's Girls Varsity Track Team and Boys Varsity Track Team.  Both teams placed in a meet at Ridge View High School on Wednesday, March 7th.
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Updated Crime Blotter
web posted March 13, 2018
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Edgefield County School District Band Students Selected for the 2018 South Carolina Band Directors Association Region 2 Honor Band Clinic
web posted March 12, 2018
031218stbandJOHNSTON - Sixteen band students at Strom Thurmond High School were recently selected to participate in the 2018 South Carolina Band Directors Association Region 2 Honor Band Clinic at Lexington High School.
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Edgefield County Accepting Bids For Animal Shelter
web posted March 12, 2018
COUNTY-  BID NUMBER: 3105.1701
BID ITEM: Edgefield County Animal Shelter
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MMS Scores High in Testing Data
web posted March 12, 2018
031218MMSMERRIWETHER -  Merriwether Middle School students have been working hard over the last 3 years to show how much growth they have achieved in their learning over the course of the school years.
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Obituary: Jo Ann Gunter Roper

web posted March 12, 2018
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Obituary: Blandena T. Wall

web posted March 12, 2018
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Obituary: Mrs. Sally H. White

web posted March 12, 2018
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New Posts In Wandering Minds
web posted March 12, 2018
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Merriwether Man Beaten By Three Attackers
web posted March 9, 2018
MERRIWETHER-  A resident of "The Oaks" subdivision was beaten at his home on March 7th, according to an Edgefield County Sheriff's Department report.
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PSA: Edgefield County Republican Party Invites Republican Primary Voters To Meeting
web posted March 9, 2018
COUNTY-  The Edgefield County Republican Party would like to invite all Republican Primary Voters to our meeting at 7pm on March 27, 2018 at the County Council Chambers located at 225 Jeter Street in Edgefield (behind the Courthouse).
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County Council Meeting of March 6th
web posted March 9, 2018
COUNTY-   Picking up with new new business, the Council approved the appointment of Joseph Mosley to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
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Pickleball Alters Schedule
web posted March 9, 2018
COUNTY-  The schedule for drop-in pickleball has changed.  The Edgefield Town Gym now has open play for pickleball on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m.
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Vehicle And Medication Missing From Martintown Road Home
web posted March 9, 2018
MERRIWETHER - According to a report from the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office, an officer was dispatched to a Martintown Road home on March 4th in reference to a missing vehicle and some missing medication.
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New In Classifieds; Land For Sale
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Obituary: Harold Lee Johnson
web posted March 8, 2018
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Edgefield Cub Scouts Hold Pine Wood Derby
web posted March 8, 2018
030818EDGEFIELD - The Edgefield Cub Scouts held their annual Pine Wood Derby race Tuesday March 6.
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Sweetwater Baptist Church Will Hold 12th Annual Wild Game Supper
web posted March 8, 2018
MERRIWETHER -  Join us at the Sweetwater Baptist Church on March 10, 2018 for our 12th Annual Sweetwater Baptist Church Wild Game Supper. This year’s guest speaker is Mr. David Blanton of REALTREE.
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Ladies Seek Support In Fighting Cancer
web posted March 8, 2018
COUNTY-  Sharen Fay and Lynn Rearden have joined a Relay Team for Aiken County (Relay is April 27th) 6:00 PM until 12:00 Midnight – @ USC-Aiken.
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New Post On Wandering Minds
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STCTC Selects Outstanding Students for the Second Nine Weeks

web posted March 7, 2018
030718JOHNSTON-  Eleven Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center students were recognized for academic achievement and outstanding performance. “The teachers in each of our programs select these students based on their performances in the classroom, but as importantly they look at the kids’ attitudes and character,” explained Connie Shannon, Career Guidance Counselor.
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Scott Cooper Announces Bid For Re-election

web posted March 7, 2018
MERRIWETHER -  It has been a privilege serving the residents of Edgefield County on Edgefield County Council since January 2017, having been elected in November 2016 to serve the Merriwether District, District 5.  I am pleased to announce I am running for re-election.
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: March 6 - March 12
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web posted March 6, 2018
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Edgefield County Republican Party Will Hold Meeting

web posted March 6, 2018
COUNTY -  The Edgefield County Republican Party would like to invite all Republican Primary Voters to our meeting on March 27, 2018 at the County Council Chambers located at 225 Jeter Street in Edgefield (behind the Courthouse).
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UPDATE: Fatal Crash on Martintown Road
web posted March 6, 2018
MERRIWETHER-  We have some updated information about the fatal crash that took place on Martintown Road Friday afternoon.
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Richard (Rick) Deese Announces Candidacy For Mayor Of Johnston
web posted March 5, 2018
030518JOHNSTON -  Richard (Rick) Deese has announced his candidacy for Mayor of Johnston with the following press release.
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Classifieds: New Listing Under Auto Parts And Accessories
We are continuing to scrub and update our classifieds.  Let us know if we can list something for you.

Color Your Garden, Color Your Life
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted March 5, 2018
GARDENING -  Last week we touched on a few different types of foundation plants and their many benefits.  To me, that is the hard part.  Now that we've broken up those long construction lines with our foundation plants, we are going to look at filling in around those plants.
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Obituary: Lois W. Keesley
web posted March 5, 2018
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Fatal Accident on Martintown Road
web posted March 2, 2018
MERRIWETHER-  A single car accident claimed the life of one individual earlier this afternoon.
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Queen Quet Visits MMS for African American History Month
web posted March 2, 2018
030218MMSMERRIWETHER - Merriwether Middle School celebrated African American History Month with Queen Quet. MMS highlighted African Americans from South Carolina who have made contributions to our nation's and our state's history.
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Edgefield Daily Welcomes Our Newest Advertiser, Patriots' Smokehouse
web posted March 2, 2018
COUNTY- Edgefield Daily welcomes Patriots' Smokehouse as our newest advertiser. Click on their ad just to the right of this and see their Facebook page.  Be sure to give them a like!  Come dine on fantastic smoked meats, homemade sides, desserts and much more in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. They are open Thursday- Sunday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM, ans Thursday- Saturday  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  They can be reached by phone at 803.613.6221.  Click here to see their specials for this weekend.
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Honor Roll Students Not Previously Recognized
web posted March 2, 2018
JOHNSTON - The school staff accidentally omitted a few names of some very special students who made the AB Honor Roll at Johnston Elementary School.  The school and the Edgefield Daily are very proud of our students and want to make sure that they are recognized.
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Happenings At Harmony United Methodist Church
web posted March 2, 2018
JOHNSTON- Harmony United Methodist Church has a a couple of noteworthy events planned in March.  The church is located at 98 Bouknight Road, in Johnston.
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New Event: Johnston to Hold Community Concerts in the Park
web posted March 1, 2018
JOHNSTON - The Johnston Development Corporation (JDC) is sponsoring three springtime Community Concerts in the Park in Johnston on the first Friday of April, May, and June.
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Piedmont Technical College’s Ag Students Visit SC State House
web posted March 1, 2018
COLUMBIA - Students from Piedmont Technical College’s Diversified Agriculture Program visited the SC State House in Columbia on Feb. 21, 2018, to participate in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) State Legislators Appreciation Day.
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6th Annual STCTC Ag Dept. Silent Auction to Benefit Ag. Scholarships

web posted March 1, 2018
030118JOHNSTON - On Saturday March 10, 2018 join the local community for an amazing day of fun, food, and friends – all to support student scholarships.
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Edgefield County Planning Commission To Have Work Session Thursday, March 8
web posted March 1, 2018
EDGEFIELD- The Edgefield County Planning Commission will only be having a Work Session Thursday, March 8 at 5:00pm at the County Chambers. There will not be a regular meeting.

Obituary: Mrs. Laura M. Cuthbertson
web posted March 1, 2018
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Obituary: Mr. Benjamin Samuel Rushton
web posted March 1, 2018
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Heros from the Past
web posted February 28, 2018
022818JOHNSTON –  How many African Americans do you know from Edgefield County that made an impact on our community, state or nation?  Few of us do. However, it was the intention of Strom Thurmond High School principal, Josh Black, to get the student body find out.
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Edgefield County Young Famer Pork BBQ Sandwich Fundraiser to be Held as Part of the 6th Annual Ag Day 3/10
web posted February 28, 2018
022818BBQJOHNSTON - The Edgefield County Young Farmer Association is holding a Pork BBQ sandwich fundraiser on Saturday March 10, 2018 at Strom Thurmond High School beginning at 11:00AM and serving until 3:00 p.m. or while supplies last.
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Classifieds; Home For Sale
web posted February 28, 2018
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Crime Blotter Updated
web posted February 28, 2018
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Foundation Plants - Setting The Stage For A Grand Performance
By Amanda Whatley Owen
web posted February 27, 2018
GARDENING –  A new home is a fresh canvas for new plants.  Or maybe, yours is an established home and you have some new ideas.  Either way foundation plants are the key to starting your landscape design.
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Feb 27 - March 5
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted February 27, 2018
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer..
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J-E-T Math Counts Team Measures Up
web posted February 26, 2018
022618JETJOHNSTON –  The Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton (J-E-T) Middle School Math Counts team competed on Saturday, February 10 at Aiken Technical College and came in fifth place out of the fifteen competing schools.
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FBLA Students Bring Home Numerous Awards at Region Competition
web posted February 26, 2018
JOHNSTON – Eight FBLA members from Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center traveled to Westbrook High School in Blythewood on Saturday, January 27th, to attend the District II FBLA Leadership Conference and Competitive Events.
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Harlem Superstars Visit MMS!

web posted February 26, 2018
022618MMSMERRIWETHER –  Merriwether Middle School hosted the Harlem Superstars on Friday the second of February in the school gym. The superstars are a group of talented basketball players whose main mission is to entertain kids and their families through the game of exciting show time basketball.
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Obituary: Frances P. Smith

web posted February 26, 2018
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Man Discovers His Handgun Missing When Responding To Noise Outside Home
web posted February 24, 2018
JOHNSTON –  On February 18th, a homeowner living just off of Sweetwater Road contacted the Edgefield County Sheriff's Department about a missing handgun.
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School District Responds To Policy Questions After Recent Incident
web posted February 24, 2018
MERRIWETHER –  Two Merriwether Middle School students were involved in an altercation on a school bus Tuesday afternoon.  The incident got further out of hand when one of the boys followed the other off the bus at his stop.  The pursuer returned to the bus when the other boy retreived, what was thought to be, a gun from his home.
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Obituary: Bruce Charles Rienzo
web posted February 24, 2018
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Obituary: Mrs. Mae Cook Rice
web posted February 24, 2018
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JES is 100 Days Smarter
web posted February 23, 2018
022318JES100JOHNSTON –  Johnston Elementary students are 100 days smarter and their teachers are 80 days away from the end of another successful school year.
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Obituary: Mrs. Marsha Susan Christie

web posted February 23, 2018
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Cumbee Center Announces 2018 Writing Contest
web posted February 23, 2018
EDGEFIELD –  Due to the recent attention brought to sexual assault and harassment issues, our goal is to present students with the opportunity to use their voices to empower survivors.
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Crimeblotter Updated
web posted February 23, 2018
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School District Registration Openings Announced for ’18-’19 Academic Year

web posted February 22, 2018
JOHNSTON –  Registration for the 2018-2019 school year for Kindergarten (5K) and Child Development (4K) will be held at all 4 Elementary schools on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
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New In The Classifieds; Land For Sale
web posted February 22, 2018
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Letter to the Editor: Thoughts on SCE&G from an Employee
web posted February 22, 2018
Dear Editor,
Every morning I get up and put on the same blue uniform that was worn by some of the men that I have respected most in my life, men whose names are still remembered throughout the community even though they are no longer with us. I take their legacy to work with me on a daily basis and the sense of pride I feel at honoring their memory is only surpassed by the pride I feel seeing my son now also wearing the uniform.
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Entries Being Accepted for Vendors for the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival
web posted February 20, 2018
PRESS RELEASE –  The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival is now accepting applications for those who sell arts and crafts and for food vendors for the 35th Festival, which will be held May 5, 2018.
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Feb 20 - Feb 26
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted February 20, 2018
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified