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Verse for the Day  Jeremiah 31:31, 33 "Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah...I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people."



Mobility Impaired Hunters and Wounded Warriors Aim for Success during Annual Deer Hunt at SRS
web posted November 13, 2018
111318SRSAIKEN, S.C. – The opportunity to participate in a deer hunt at the Savannah River Site (SRS) annually lures hunters to the 310-square mile Department of Energy (DOE) complex; however, none appreciate the privilege more than the 40 physically disabled hunters and Wounded Warriors invited for a special two-day deer hunt each fall.
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Melanie English Rejoins Weichert, Realtors® - Pendarvis Company
web posted November 13, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Weichert, Realtors® - Pendarvis Company, located in Edgefield, is proud to announce that Melanie English has joined their team as a licensed real estate agent.
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American Red Cross Assisting Person in Aiken after Home Fire
web posted November 12, 2018
AIKEN - American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a person whose home, located on Pinecrest Street, was damaged by a fire Thursday night. Aiken Public Safety responded to the blaze.
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Rebels Advance
web posted November 10, 2018
SPORTS - The physical differences between the teams was quite noticeable when the Battling Bishops from Bishop England High School made the trip from Charleston to Johnston to take on the hometown Rebels.  The difference would play out on the scoreboard as the beefier, Strom Thurmond team exerted their physical dominance on the gridiron.
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Edgefield Town Square Christmas Tree Lighting
web posted November 10, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Kick the Holiday Season off right with the annual Edgefield Town Square Christmas Tree Lighting on November 23rd.  Festivities start at 6:30 p.m.
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Spooky Story Scores Second
web posted November 9, 2018
110918MMSMERRIWETHER - Merriwether Middle School seventh grader, Kylee Bishop, was selected as a finalist for the Nancy Carson Library ghost story writing contest. Her story entitled "Devil Doll" placed second among hundreds of entries from Edgefield and Aiken County middle schools.
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JES “Weathers” a Visit
web posted November 9, 2018
110918JESJOHNSTON - On Wednesday, October 24, Johnston Elementary 4th graders were treated to a visit by News 12 NBC 26 meteorologist, Riley Hale.
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Aiken Regional Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety
web posted November 9, 2018
AIKEN - Aiken Regional Medical Centers was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Aiken Regional’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.
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Obituary: C. Obie Smith
web posted November 9, 2018
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Notice of Public Hearing Prior to the Final Action by the County Council of Edgefield County to Enter Into Ordinance
web posted November 8, 2018
COUNTY - Notice is hereby given by the County Council of Edgefield County (the "County Council") that a public hearing for the below-referenced Ordinances will be held.
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2018 General Election Results
web posted November 8, 2018
SCVOTES - Check out the 2018 General election official results here.
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Nov 6 - Nov 12
web posted November 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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MES Gets Wacky
web posted November 6, 2018
110618MESMERRIWETHER - Students and teachers had a blast getting wacky with science at Merriwether Elementary School’s annual Wacky Science Night.
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Edgefield County School District Honor Roll 1st Nine Weeks 2018-2019 School Year
web posted November 6, 2018
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Obituary: E. Richard Elgin
web posted November 6, 2018
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McCormick Man Dies In Single Vehicle Accident
web posted November 5, 2018
EDGEFIELD -  A McCormick man was pronounced dead at the scene of a single vehicle accident on Plum Branch Road late Saturday afternoon, after a passing motorist came upon the scene and alerted authorities.
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Wandering Minds: Writer Thinks School Bond Issue Needs More Thought
web posted November 5, 2018
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Obituary: Jewell Clark Edwards
web posted November 5, 2018
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Obituary: Eva Elizabeth Bryant Quarles
web posted November 5, 2018
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Red Cross Reminds Us To Turn Our Clocks Back; Test Your Smoke Alarms
web posted November 3, 2018
PSA -  Daylight saving time ends this Sunday, and the Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross urges everyone to test their smoke alarms when turning back their clocks.
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Taylor & Childress Named Wendy's High School Heisman Winners
web posted November 2, 2018
JOHNSTON - Strom Thurmond High School is proud to announce that Truett Taylor and Jud Childress were chosen as 2018 Wendy’s High School Heisman Winners.
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Busy Council Meeting Set For November 6th - New Website Links For County
web posted November 2, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The Edgefield County Council will hold it's meeting on November 6th, 2018 at 6:00PM at the County Council Chambers.
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Butler Receives 15 Years in Prison For 2013 Slaying
web posted November 1, 2018
110118ButlerEDGEFIELD -  Ashley Renee Butler, a 28 year old woman from Johnston, pled guilty yesterday to Voluntary Manslaughter for the shooting death of her live-in boyfriend, Otis Matthew Key, Jr., age 25.
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Reminder: Edgefield County Legislative Delegation Meeting Slated For Today
web posted November 1, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The Edgefield County Legislative Delegation will be meeting on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Edgefield County Council Chambers located at 225 Jeter Street, in Edgefield.  The meeting is open to the public.  The agenda is shown below.
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Results of Facebook Poll Regarding Council Terms
web posted November 1, 2018
EDGEFIELD - There were 116 participants in our poll regarding the county council terms.  The results were a little over 2.5 to 1 in favor of leaving our county council terms at 2 years.
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Wandering Minds: Writer Makes Point About Council Terms
web posted October 31, 2018
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Edgefield County Sheriff's Office Arrests Man For Murder - Issues Brief Statement
web posted October 30, 2018
103018CurryEDGEFIELD - On Monday morning, the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office released this brief statement regarding a man that they arrested for murder.
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Oct 30 - Nov 5
web posted October 30, 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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Trunk or Treat on The Edgefield Town Square
web posted October 30, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The Trunk or Treat on the Edgefield Town Square will be held on Wednesday, October 31st, from 6:00 p. m. to 8:30 p. m.
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Fall Back - Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend
web posted October 30, 2018
PSA - Daylight Saving Time officially comes to an end this weekend.  At 2:00 AM, Sunday morning, November 4th, 2018, we will roll the clocks back one hour.
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Changing County Council Terms of Office: A Benefit in Our Economic Development
Guest Article by Dean Campbell, Edgefield County Council Chairman
web posted October 29, 2018

EDGEFIELD - Last week, we discussed that the Edgefield County Council has decided to give voters the opportunity to change the terms of County Council seats from 2-year terms to 4-year, staggered terms. It will be on the ballot in next month’s General Election.
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Edgefield County Voters to Determine School District’s Future
web posted October 29, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The taxpayers in Edgefield County have the choice of borrowing $54,670,000 to address the facility needs of the school district in the November 6th midterm elections. The cost to a tax payer that owns a $100,000 home would be approximately $226.00 a year.
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Obituary: Teresa L. "Terri" Smith
web posted October 29, 2018
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Lady Mustangs Play with Class
web posted October 29, 2018
102918MMSMERRIWETHER - The Lady Mustangs Volleyball Team at Merriwether Middle School finished their season Monday night with a record of 10-4.
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J-E-T Middle School Students Hold Second Annual Social Studies Debate
web posted October 29, 2018
102918JETJOHNSTON - Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton Middle School (J-E-T) seventh grade students participated in the second annual social studies debate between Ms. Christy Caldwell’s eighth period boys and Mr. Timothy Williams’ eighth period girls class.
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Edgefield County Legislative Delegation Meeting Slated For November 1st
web posted October 27, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The Edgefield County Legislative Delegation will be meeting on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Edgefield County Council Chambers located at 225 Jeter Street, in Edgefield.  The meeting is open to the public.
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United Way of Edgefield County Awards $500 to Johnston Elementary School
web posted October 27, 2018
JOHNSTON - The United Way of Edgefield County is awarding a $500 check to Johnston Elementary School, which won this year’s United Way School Challenge for the third year in a row.
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Absentee Voting Information
web posted October 27, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The Executive Director of the Edgefield County Registrations & Elections has shared information that you need to know if you wish to cast an absentee ballot.
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Obituary: Doris B. McGee
web posted October 27, 2018
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Obituary: Joseph E. “Jack” Winn, Jr.
web posted October 27, 2018
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A New Brand For Edgefield County
web posted October 26, 2018
102618ECLogoEDGEFIELD - You may see new signs that say EC going up in Edgefield County.
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MES is Full of Wild Cards
web posted October 26, 2018
102618MESMERRIWETHER - Merriwether Elementary School recently completed a book study using the book, The Wild Card. Written by Hope and Wade King, teachers at the Ron Clark Academy; it is filled with concepts and techniques for teachers to teach outside of the box.
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National School Lunch Week at JES
web posted October 26, 2018
102618JESJOHNSTON -  In keeping with the yearly observance, students at Johnston Elementary celebrated National School Lunch Week October 15-19.
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Council Seeks Four Year Terms on Ballot
By: Regenia Blackwell
web posted October 24, 2018
OPINION - Guest Column posted yesterday, 10/22,  written by Chairman Dean Campbell states that the County Council is giving voters the opportunity to change the terms of County Council seats from 2-year terms to 4-year staggered terms.
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Aston Completes Eagle Scout Project - Makes Impact
web posted October 24, 2018
102418AstonJOHNSTON - Schump Aston, an Edgefield Troop 30 Boy Scout has completed his Eagle Project. He decided to help improve the Johnston Food Bank by asking volunteers to help with improvements.
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More Vendors Listed For Patriots' Smokehouse's Pig Jam Coming Saturday
web posted October 24, 2018
MERRIWETHER - The folks at Patriots Smokehouse have released more information about some of the vendors that will be present at Saturday's Pig Jam.  Mark your calendar for October 27th.  It looks like it's going to be a big day.
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Wandering Minds: Views On Council's Lengths of Term and Edgefield County's Logo
web posted October 24, 2018
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Lady Rebels Volleyball Headed For Playoffs
web posted October 24, 2018
SPORTS - The Lady Rebels volleyball team took on Swansea Monday night to fight for second in the region. With a team total of 13 Aces, 29 kills, 38 digs, and 3 blocks, they finish the region 7-3 for second place.
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Oct 23 - Oct 29
web posted October 23, 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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Only Two Comprehensive Plan Meetings Remain
web posted October 23, 2018
COUNTY - Planned growth means we decide, in advance, where we would like to see residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial, recreational, etc.  located.  Edgefield County mostly consists of agricultural, natural resources land all of which contributes to the very rural nature that many of us enjoy and others are seeking as they migrate from other areas.
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Called County Council Meeting October 24th
web posted October 24, 2018
EDGEFIELD - There will be a called county council meeting at the County Council Chambers on October 24th, 2018 at 6:00 PM.  The agenda is posted below.
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You May Be Surprised to Learn About County Council Terms of Office – and Its Impacts
Guest Article by Dean Campbell, Edgefield County Council Chairman
web posted October 22, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The County Council has decided to give voters the opportunity to change the terms of County Council seats from 2-year terms to 4-year, staggered terms.
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Patriots Smokehouse Hosting Music and Crafts Saturday, October 27th
web posted October 22, 2018
MERRIWETHER - Patriots Smokehouse will be hosting music and handcraft vendors at their Martintown Road location on Saturday, October 27th.  Pig Jam will be a great family event that you'll want to put on your calendar.
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Rebels AAA Region 5 Conference Champions
web posted October 20, 2018
SPORTS -   The visiting Panthers won the coin toss and elected to receive the ball in the final regular season game Friday night at Strom Thurmond High School.  Although a long shot, if Pelion could pull off an upset here, and win their next week's game against Gilbert, they could steal the conference championship.  Halfway through the second quarter, it appeared that they could have a chance.
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DES Starts a Book Club
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web posted October 19, 2018

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TRENTON - Douglas Elementary School has formed a book club for its fifth grade girls and its fifth grade boys. The two clubs meet monthly and are facilitated by Shannon Petty, the media specialist.
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Pistol Stolen In Lott Road Burglary
web posted October 19, 2018
JOHNSTON - A Lott Road woman reported that a small pistol had been stolen from her residence last week. The victim described the weapon as being black and brown, but was unable to provide any other information.
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Obituary: Linda W. Hammett
web posted October 19, 2018
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Classifieds: Yard Sale Announced
web posted October 19, 2018
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Linda W. HammettJES GT Travels around the World
web posted October 18, 2018