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Psalm 115:14-15 "May the Lord give you increase more and mo
45th Annual Edgefield Christmas Par
Verse of the Day: 2 Corinthians 12:9 "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."



STCTC Selects Outstanding Students for First Nine Weeks
web posted December 15, 2018
121518STCTCJOHNSTON - Twelve Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center students were recognized for academic achievement and outstanding performance.
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American Red Cross Assisting Family in Trenton after Home Fire
web posted December 15, 2018
TRENTON - American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Rolling Hills Drive, was damaged by a fire Thursday afternoon.
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Obituary: Miller “Millie” Elaine Birt
web posted December 15, 2018
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Obituary: Thelma Dorothy Finley Sellers
web posted December 15, 2018
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Annual Christmas Dessert Theater
web posted December 14, 2018
121418MMSMERRIWETHER - Merriwether Middle School’s annual Christmas Dessert Theater took place on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. This annual event takes place twice a year, once in the winter and once in the spring.
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JES Recognizes Excellence in Writing
web posted December 14, 2018
121418JESJOHNSTON - As part of the reading plan for the Read to Succeed requirement, Johnston Elementary is recognizing its best writers each month this school year.
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Next Door Homes Burglarized in Trenton
web posted December 14, 2018
TRENTON - Two homes next door to each other on Rolling Hills Court were burglarized Tuesday.
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Annual Christmas Banquet Held For Merriwether Volunteer Fire Department
web posted December 13, 2018

MERRIWETHER - The Merriwether Volunteer Fire Department held their annual Christmas Banquet at Sweetwater Baptist Church on Tuesday, December 11th.
Edgefield Daily



Pre-Sale Cooked Boston Butts To Benefit Jessica and Jason Doolittle
web posted December 13, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Tickets are available now for the Jessica and Jason Doolittle Benefit being held Saturday, December 15th.  Reserve your cooked Boston Butt by calling Sharon Davis at 803-480-0218.
Edgefield Daily


STHS Athletic Booster Club Will Open Rebel Rags Store for Your Holiday Shopping
web posted December 13, 2018
JOHNSTON - The Rebel Rags store at the STHS Stadium will be open on Saturday, December 15th, from 10AM - 3PM for those Rebel fans on your gift list.  They will have special sales on some merchandise, and will have some new items for you to choose from as well.
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Duncan Releases Statement on the Farm Bill
web posted December 13, 2018
NATION -  Today, Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement on the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill.
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J-E-T Middle School’s Boys’ Basketball Team Wins First Tournament of the Season
web posted December 12, 2018
121218JETSPORTS -  Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton Middle School (J-E-T) Eagle girls’ and boys’ basketball teams traveled to Ninety Six, South Carolina to participate in the Tip Off Tournament at Edgewood Middle School last week.
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Reminder: Second Annual, Santa's Craft Show This Saturday
web posted December 12, 2018
MERRIWETHER -  On December 15th, from 10 am to 3 pm. the Santa Craft Show will be held at the Merriwether Community Center located at 1879  W. Martintown Road North Augusta S.C. 29860.  The event will be held rain or shine.
Edgefield Daily


Wandering Minds: Writer Questions Editor's Commitment
web posted December 12, 2018
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Strom Thurmond High School Boys Varsity Basketball Beat Fox Creek High School 71-48
web posted December 12, 2018
SPORTS - The Strom Thurmond Varsity Rebel Boys played Fox Creek High School on Friday, December 7th at Strom Thurmond High School.
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Dec 11 - Dec 17
web posted December 11, 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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County Office Holiday Closings
web posted December 11, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The following Edgefield County Offices will be closed on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, December 24, 25, and 26th, in observance of Christmas.
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Obituary: Irene Caughman Wise
web posted December 11, 2018
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Obituary: Terry Ray Graham
web posted December 11, 2018
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Merriwether Middle School Educator Named Golden Apple Teacher
web posted December 10, 2018
121018MMSMERRIWETHER - Jennifer Bussey, the eighth grade English I teacher at Merriwether Middle School was awarded the Golden Apple Award.
Edgefield Daily


Christmas Shopping at STHS
web posted December 10, 2018
121018STHSJOHNSTON - It looks like the elves at Strom Thurmond High are extremely busy at work creating handcrafted pieces for the Christmas shop open now.
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Obituary: John Thomas Reynolds, Jr.
web posted December 10, 2018
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Anniversary of the "Day of Infamy" Speech
web posted December 8, 2018
NATION -  Seventy-seven years ago today, President Franklin Roosevelt gave his famous "Day of Infamy' speech, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  The attack drew the United States into World War II, and the "greatest generation" would spend the next four years, fighting on two fronts, to defend the freedoms we enjoy today.
Edgefield Daily


Trenton Man Dies In Crash On Ridge Road
by Anthony Crane

web posted December 8, 2018

COUNTY - A single vehicle accident on Ridge Road at the Edgefield/Aiken county line claimed the life of a Trenton man last night.
Edgefield Daily



Red Cross Prepares for Winter Weather, Urges Residents to do the Same
web posted December 8, 2018
PSA - South Carolina may get a dose of winter weather this weekend, even before the season officially begins. This weather is expected to impact the entire state in the form of snow, sleet or heavy rain.
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Obituary: William Earl Moates, Jr.
web posted December 8, 2018
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A Very Merriwether Tree Lighting - A Very Huge Success
web posted December 7, 2018
120718MCC4MERRIWETHER - The Merriwether Tree Lighting took place Thursday evening amid cheers from a sizable crowd gathered to be a part of the first-ever event.  The beautiful tree is located at the Merriwether Fire Station and Community Center.
Edgefield Daily


Strom Thurmond HS Intern Terminated Following Arrest
web posted December 7, 2018
JOHNSTON - A Liberty University student was participating in an internship in the guidance department at Strom Thurmond High School during the Fall semester of the ’18-’19 academic year. The intern was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Greenwood County on Friday, November 30, 2018.
Edgefield Daily


Strom Thurmond High School Boys Varsity Basketball beat Batesburg-Leesville High School 57-54
web posted December 7, 2018
SPORTS - The Strom Thurmond Varsity Rebel Boys played Batesburg-Leesville on Wednesday, December 5th @ STHS. As play began, the Rebels took control and seemed to dominate the court in the first half. The teams went into the half with Thurmond leading by 10.
Edgefield Daily


Notice of Public Hearing
web posted December 7, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Ordinance 17-18-756 is titled as follows: "An Ordinance rezoning certain property located at Tax Parcel Number 106-00-00-041 and 106-00-00-067 from Residential Development (RD) to Limited Commercial (LC)."  This ordinance will rezone property at the property owner's request, if passed.
Edgefield Daily


Fire Consumes Home On Murphy Street
by Anthony Crane

web posted December 6, 2018

120618fireMERRIWETHER - A structure fire was reported at 90 Murphy Street Wednesday morning.  Chief Joie Smith said that the home had no power connected to it and that the home was unoccupied. Edgefield Daily


Obituary: Sara Powell Bryan
web posted December 6, 2018
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Douglas Elementary Teacher Receives Golden Apple Teacher Award
web posted December 6, 2018
120618DESTRENTON -Douglas Elementary School teacher Nicole Mance recently received the Golden Apple Teacher Award from WJBF Channel 6. Edgefield Daily




Burn Victim Undergoes Surgery - Efforts Launched To Assist Family
web posted December 5, 2018
MERRIWETHER - Mr. Jimmy Delaughter, the burn victim from yesterday's fire that completely destroyed his home, underwent surgery today at Doctor's Hospital.  Mr. Delaughter received 2nd and 3rd degree burns in the blaze that also claimed two family pets.
Edgefield Daily


Choices Ltd Hosting Winter Gala To Fund Scholarships
web posted December 5, 2018
NORTH AUGUSTA - Choices Ltd., a 501 c3 non-profit organization, will host a Winter Scholarship Gala fundraiser on Saturday December 29th, 2018 from 6pm - 10pm.   The formal/professional attire affair will be held at the North Augusta Municipal Building on 100 Georgia Avenue.
Edgefield Daily


House Fire Sends Homeowner To Hospital
web posted December 4, 2018
MERRIWETHER - A Delaughter Drive man is in the Burn Unit at Doctor's Hospital after a fire completely destroyed his home Monday afternoon. Mr. Jimmy Delaughter suffered, what was described as, serious burns in the fire.
Edgefield Daily


Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Dec 4 - Dec 10
web posted December 4, 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.
Edgefield Daily

South Carolina Winter Weather Preparedness Week
web posted December 4, 2018
COLUMBIA - Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed the week of December 2 through December 8, 2018, as South Carolina Winter Weather Preparedness Week.
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45th Annual Edgefield Christmas Parade

web posted December 3, 2018
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EDGEFIELD - Could it have been the cheerfulness of the townsfolk, or the dazzling beauty of this year's Grand Marshall, Ms. Jackie Simpkins, that kept the rain at bay for the duration of the 45th Annual Edgefield Christmas Parade on Sunday?  Either way, the people gathered along the parade route were treated to a spectacular display of holiday cheer as 90 entries rolled past in celebration of the Christmas season.
Edgefield Daily


A Very Merriwether Christmas Tree Lighting Moved to Thursday, December 6th
web posted December 1, 2018
MERRIWETHER - Due to the inclimate weather expected Saturday, organizers have moved the Merriwether Tree lighting to Thursday, December 6th.  The event will take place that evening from 5:00pm until 7:00pm.
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45th Annual Edgefield Christmas ParadeMES Makes Colonial History Come Alive
web posted December 1, 2018
120118MESMERRIWETHER - Fourth grade students at Merriwether Elementary had history come alive as they participated in Colonial Day. Teachers dressed the part and students were encouraged to as well.
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Johnston 2019 Community Calendars Now on Sale
web posted December 1, 2018
JOHNSTON - The Johnston Development Corporation’s annual Community Calendar is now on sale.
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Strom Thurmond Varsity Basketball Defeats South Aiken 60-53
web posted December 1, 2018
SPORTS - The Strom Thurmond Varsity Rebel Boys traveled to South Aiken High School on Tuesday, November 27th.  The Rebels won the game 60 - 53.
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Making Thanksgiving Happen
web posted November 30, 2018
113018STHSNJROTCJOHNSTON - This November, the STHS NJROTC cadets have diligently collected and stocked canned food for their canned food drive. An annual event, non-perishable food donations as well as financial support from cadets, students and teachers at Strom Thurmond High School were accepted.
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Body of Infant Found, Mother Charged
web posted November 30, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Vernita LaShawn Jones, 25, of Clewiston, Florida had been staying in  Johnston, SC with her 6-month old son, Anthony Frost.  Over the weekend, police had received a tip that a woman had dumped a baby's body in a dumpster.
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Second Annual Santa Craft Show Coming December 15th
web posted November 29, 2018
MERRIWETHER -  Be prepared for a day of festive family fun on December 15th, from 10 am to 3 pm.  The Santa Craft Show will be held at the Merriwether Community Center located at 1879  W. Martintown Road North Augusta S.C. 29860.  The event will be held rain or shine.
Edgefield Daily


Johnston Child Dead - Police Searching For Body
web posted November 29, 2018
JOHNSTON - A toddler is dead and the child's mother is in custody as the community waits for answers in the case.  WRDW Channel 12 reported earlier that the mother smothered the baby and placed him in a dumpster.  At last check, the police were at the landfill in an attempt to locate the child's body.
Edgefield Daily

Old Edgefield Butcher Shop Hosting Benefit
web posted November 29, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The Old Edgefield Butcher Shop will be hosting a BBQ and Bake sale on Saturday, December 1st, from 11:00 AM until they've sold out.
Edgefield Daily

Local 4/H Beef Club Finds Success
web posted November 29, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Aiken/Edgefield County 4/H Beef Club recently wrapped up the first show season at the Western Carolina State Fair.  Throughout the duration of the show season, youth participants, Aiden Ashworth and Caroline Bryant, gained valuable life skills such as responsibility through feeding, grooming, and daily care of their show animal.
Edgefield Daily


Burglars Strike Edgefield Beverage Center
web posted November 28, 2018
EDGEFIELD - Burglars struck Saturday at the Edgefield Beverage Center in Apple Square Plaza, destroying a glass window and making off with over $2000.00 worth of merchandise.
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Edgefield Christmas Parade Sunday at 3PM
EDGEFIELD - The Town of Edgefield hopes that you will join them Sunday for
The 45th Annual Edgefield Christmas Parade which begins at 3:00 pm.
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Obituary: Susan Kannapel Misner
web posted November 28, 2018
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Classifieds: Land For Sale (Reduced)
web posted November 28, 2018
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Nov 27 - Dec 4
web posted November 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.
Edgefield Daily

Merriwether Tree Lighting Just Around The Corner
web posted November 27, 2018
MERRIWETHER - The Merriwether Community Coalition and the Merriwether Fire Department extend a hearty invitation for you to attend the first Merriwether Tree Lighting, which will take place on December 1st at the Merriwether Fire Department at 1879 West Martintown Road.  The event will be conducted from 4pm - 6pm.
Edgefield Daily


STCTC FFA Students Selling Fresh Cut Christmas Wreaths
web posted November 26, 2018
112618FFAJOHNSTON - The Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center (STCTC) FFA students are selling Fresh Cut Christmas Wreaths once again this year.  You can place your order anytime now through December 11, 2018.
Edgefield Daily


Mary Elizabeth Watkins Timmerman
web posted November 26, 2018
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Wandering Minds: New Post
web posted November 26, 2018
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J-E-T Middle School’s Mock Trial Team Prepares For State Competition
web posted November 24, 2018
112418JETJOHNSTON - Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton Middle School’s (J-E-T) mock trial team competed in their region competition Saturday, November, 10th. Out of twelve teams in their region, J-E-T’s team placed in the top three which guarantees them a spot for state competition in Columbia on November, 30th and December 1, 2018.
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Obituary: Cleveland “Cleve” Watson, Jr.
web posted November 24, 2018
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Happy Thanksgiving From Edgefield Daily
web posted November 22, 2018
MERRIWETHER - We at Edgefield Daily want to wish everyone the happiest of Thanksgivings.  We are thankful for our loyal readers and our sponsors who help us bring you the news.  As we ready ourselves for friends and family to join us at the table, I began to think about the origin of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Edgefield Daily

SRNS Contributes Over $1.2M to Local United Way Agencies
web posted November 21, 2018112118SRS
AIKEN - Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) employees gave back to the surrounding communities through another successful United Way campaign, raising over $1.2 million, which includes employee campaign and corporate match. The SRNS campaign committee invited the participating United Way agencies to a celebration at Newberry Hall in Aiken, S.C., on Nov. 14.
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United Way of Edgefield County Receives SRS Donation
web posted November 21, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The United Way of Edgefield County Campaign received $40,579 from the employees of Savannah River Remediation and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, both prime contractors at the Savannah River Site.
Edgefield Daily


Honoring Our Golden Apple Teacher
web posted November 21, 2018
112118MMSMERRIWETHER - Jennifer Bussey, the eighth grade English I teacher at Merriwether Middle School was awarded the Golden Apple Award.
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Thanksgiving is Here; Red Cross Issues Safety Tips
web posted November 21, 2018
PSA - Millions of people have taken to the roads, skies and kitchens as Thanksgiving quickly approaches. Because this holiday is a peak time for congested travel and home cooking fires, the Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross asks everyone to follow the steps below to help stay safe this holiday.
Edgefield Daily


Probate Court - Notice of Closing
web posted November 19, 2018
EDGEFIELD - The Probate Court office will be closed on Thursday, November 29th, 2018, per the order dated May 17, 2018 issued by the Supreme Court of South Carolina, for training and implementation of Act No. 87 of 2017.
Edgefield Daily

House Fire Claims the Life of Local Man
web posted November 17, 2018
COUNTY LINE - A Friday morning house fire at 104 Eagle Road in North Augusta, claimed the life of Virgil Burkhalter, 58.  According to Edgefield County Coroner, David Burnett, Mr. Burkhalter died of smoke inhalation.
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Classifieds: Yard Sale in Edgefield on November 23rd & 24th
web posted November 17, 2018
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Strom Thurmond Football Season Ends
web posted November 17, 2018
SPORTS - The Red Devils of Wade Hampton came to Johnston last night to face the Strom Thurmond Rebels in 2nd round of the state AAA playoffs.  Both teams were well prepared and capable of winning, but in the end, penalties and miscues would decide the victor.
Edgefield Daily

Obituary: William L. "Bill" Weger
web posted November 17, 2018
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Merriwether Will Hold First Tree Lighting December 1st
web posted November 15, 2018
MERRIWETHER - Twas the glorious month of Christmas and all of the Merriwether Community were excited about it's first tree lighting event.
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Johnston Hosts Christmas Program and Tree Lighting on November 25
web posted November 15, 2018
JOHNSTON - A community-wide Christmas Holiday kickoff will be held in Johnston the Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 25, 4-6 p.m., in downtown Johnston.
Edgefield Daily


Wandering Minds: Writer Believes Children Put At Risk
web posted November 15, 2018
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Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Nov 13 - Nov 24
web posted November 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.
Edgefield Daily

Wandering Minds: Writer Questions If Justice Was Served
web posted November 14, 2018
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American Red Cross Assisting Family in Aiken after Home Fire
web posted November 14, 2018
AIKEN - American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose Home, located on Brian Patch Ln was damaged by a fire this afternoon. The Aiken Public Safety Fire Department responded to the blaze.
Edgefield Daily


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.
Edgefield Daily


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.
Edgefield Daily

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.
Edgefield Daily


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.
Edgefield Daily

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.
Edgefield Daily


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.
Edgefield Daily

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.
Edgefield Daily

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.
Edgefield Daily


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.
Edgefield Daily

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.
Edgefield Daily


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.
Edgefield Daily

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.
Edgefield Daily

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.
Edgefield Daily

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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