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North Augusta Officer Indicted on Lesser Charge in Shooting of Unarmed Man
web posted September 2, 2014
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield County Grand Jury has indicted North Augusta Public Safety Officer Justin Craven for "misconduct in office" concerning the deadly shooting of 68-year-old Earnest Satterwhite, Sr. on the night of February 9, 2014, following a high speed chase through North Augusta and into Edgefield County where the shooting took place.
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Doctors Massey and Rainsford Continue 50-Years of Service by Edgefield Medical Clinic
By: Anne Waits
web posted September 2, 2014

EDGEFIELD – For 50 years, the Edgefield Medical Clinic has provided quality medical care to the residents of Edgefield County and beyond. Since its beginning in June 1964, when two “hometown boys,” Dr. Wiley “Buddy” Turner (now retired) and (the late) Dr. B.E. “Ned” Nicholson, got together on a Sunday afternoon and decided to start a practice to benefit the citizens of their own community, that care has remained constant.
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web posted September 2, 2014

EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook. Prices good through September 14.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted September 2, 2014
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Closings for Labor Day
web posted September 1, 2014
PSA – The following public offices will be closed today for Labor Day. All offices will reopen on Tuesday for normal business hours.
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Edgefield Daily Closed for Labor Day
web posted September 1, 2014
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily is closed for Labor Day. Most sections have been updated for Monday. Regular reporting and the Crime Blotter will return for Tuesday's Edition. We hope everyone has enjoyed the long weekend with family, friends and loved ones.

Seven Injured in Bus-SUV Collision Friday
web posted August 30, 2014
JOHNSTON – A total of seven people were transported for injuries following a Burton Center bus sticking a Toyota RAV4 broadside at the intersection of McCreight Road and Old Plank Road Friday afternoon. Two of the seven injured were children, one in a car seat sitting at the point of impact in the Toyota. The two adults in the SUV, which was loaded down with boxes of peaches, were also injured.
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Ward Store Target of Armed Robbery
web posted August 30, 2014
WARD – Saluda County Sheriff's Deputies alerted Edgefield County Deputies and Johnston Police to be on the look out for an armed robber that had just fled an armed robbery at the Royal Food Store near the Saluda and Edgefield County line near Johnston. The robbery took place around 9:45 pm Friday and the robber was seen leaving the area in a dark colored Chevy Tahoe, possibly towards Johnston, at a "high rate of speed."
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Aiken Motorcyclist Killed after Loosing Control
web posted August 30, 2014
AIKEN – A 55-year-old Aiken man was pronounced dead on the scene of an early afternoon motorcycle crash on Gun Range Road in Aiken, SC. The single vehicle crash took place just before 1 pm Friday, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said in a release. The driver of the motorcycle has been identified as Willis L. Purvis of Aiken.
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Free S. C. Manufacturing Certification Opportunity Still Available
web posted August 30, 2014
EDGEFIELD – In 2013, the 16 members of the SC Technical College System launched the South Carolina Manufacturing Certification (SCMC) to grow the skilled workforce in their regions. Now, Piedmont Technical College is leading the charge.
The System committed to training 1200 certified production technicians to meet employment needs in manufacturing.
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Manhunt Underway in Johnston
web posted August 29, 2014  8:25 pm
JOHNSTON – A South Carolina Highway Patrolman making a traffic stop on Highway 191 near Johnston Friday afternoon put out a call for assistance and dispatchers were unable make contact with the trooper again after that. Another Trooper, Johnston Police and Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies raced to the scene to aid the officer. While in route, the trooper was able to make contact stating he had one subject running from the scene with a gun towards the intersection with Highway 121.
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County Council Chairman kicks off Veteran Assistance Fundraising Project
web posted August 30, 2014
JOHNSTON – Edgefield County Council Chairman Dean Campbell is kicking off this year’s Chairman’s Community Project to bring money and attention to military veterans. And you can help.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 30, 2014
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STH to Hold Fall Baseball Workouts
web posted August 29, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Strom Thurmond High School will be holding fall baseball work outs starting Monday, Sept 8th. These workouts will be for 7th-12th grade students interested in playing baseball at STHS. We will be having a C team at STHS this year and we will be drawing from the best baseball players from JET and Merriwether middle schools.
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Religion: Who Has Sinned
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted August 29, 2014

RELIGION –  We are going to be looking at sin today. I know, it’s all those Baptist Preachers talk about! But stay with me, we got to look at the bad news before we get to the good news. If there is anything in the Bible that we should universally believe in, it is that man sins and does wrong! We have Good News Clubs starting back in a few weeks and we teach the wonderful children who come that “Sin is anything that we think, say, or do, that displeases God.” Even small children know that they sin.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 29, 2014
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Suspected Burglars Caught After Crashing in Ditch in Getaway
web posted August 28, 2014
COUNTY LINE –  Being able to drive while leaving the scene of your crimes is always something that should be taken into account during the planning process, if you are smart enough to even plan your crimes. Such is the case with two Aiken County men, Martin Glenn Britt, 29, and Ben Wade Baker, 28 who ran off the road and got their blue Chevy Caprice stuck in a ditch not far from two crimes scene they are accused of leaving behind.
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Two Gaston Men Stopped for Reckless Driving now Sought for Burglary
web posted August 28, 2014
TRENTON –  In another case of deputies being in the right place at the right time, an Augusta Road woman called 911 to report someone knocking at her door around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, but she refused to open the door. The woman said the white male dressed in "very dirty clothes" outside the door began yelling profanities and then left the house with another white male in a white SUV and she wanted to make a report.
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South Carolina State Museum Launches First Citizens First Sunday on Sept. 7  - $1 Admission
web posted August 28, 2014
COLUMBIA –  The South Carolina State Museum is proud to announce a generous donation from First Citizens to sponsor First Citizens First Sunday, which will take place the first Sunday of every month starting Sunday, Sept. 7. The donation from First Citizens will allow guests to pay a reduced price of $1 for general admission to the State Museum during First Citizens First Sunday.
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SCDOT’s 511 System can help Labor Day Weekend Travelers “Reach the Beach”
web posted August 28, 2014
STATE –  Labor Day Weekend travelers are reminded to use the South Carolina Department of Transportation's (SCDOT) free 511 Traveler Information System, which provides traffic camera images, travel time estimates and other technological tools to help motorists navigate South Carolina's roadways.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 28, 2014
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Johnston Man Wanted after Car Chase
web posted August 27, 2014
JOHNSTON –  A 20-year-old Johnston man is being sought by Johnston Police after refusing to stop for blue lights and siren when an officer tried to make a traffic stop on Johnson Street around 3 am Saturday morning. The officer noticed the tan Chevy Caprice due to it driving with no headlights. Once the officer got behind the car the driver refused to stop and made several turns trying to elude the officer.
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Edgefield County Hospital Board's Monday Meeting
web posted August 27, 2014
EDGEFIELD –  Attending the Edgefield County Hospital Board meeting Monday evening was a challenge in that board members were in the conference room eating dinner well past the time the meeting was advertised to begin, 6:30 pm. Although board members were well aware members of the public were waiting in the hallway to attend the meeting, no one announced the meeting was about to begin and left the door shut.
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Sports: Players of the Week - Week 0 Stats Released
By Tim Crane
web posted August 27, 2014

SPORTS –  Players of the Week for the Rebels are quarterback Tyree Stidem and linebacker Montrez Coleman. Pictured is Rebel quarterback Tyree Stidem as he gashes thru Aiken's defense on his way to Offensive Player of the Week. Stidem, a dual threat qb, rushed for 65 yards and two touchdowns in addition to throwing for 170 last week. 
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Sports Short: Lady Rebs Win First Volleyball Game 3-0
web posted August 26, 2014
SPORTS –  The Lady Rebels Volleyball team won their season opener by a score of 3-0. The Lady Rebels had great play from a number of players. Hannah-Grace Humphries, Bailey Pedersen, Micheala Griffin and Libby Yonce all had a good night hitting. We played solid defense and the setters both had a good night. This team is coming together and starting to play with the intensity that they know they can achieve. The Rebels took three sets straight, 13-25, 14-25, and 22-25.

Edgefield Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation offers several Mentored Dove Hunts to New Hunters
web posted August 27, 2014
EDGEFIELD –  The Edgefield Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation welcomes new hunter to join us in several Mentored Dove Hunts. These hunts are focused on new hunters and are open to anyone (male or female) 10 and older. Families or individuals are welcome to participate; however, families will be grouped together (additional grouping may be required depending on the size of the family).
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3-Year-old Girl Hit By Golf Cart At Aiken Hospital Dies
By WJBF News6
web posted August 27, 2014

AIKEN –  Police in Aiken are still investigating how a little girl died after she was hit by a golf cart. The 3-year old was struck in the parking lot of Aiken Regional Medical Centers Monday afternoon.
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Stevens Creek hydroelectric plant joins Hydro Hall of Fame
web posted August 27, 2014
COUNTY –  A new addition to the Hydro Hall of Fame is the Stevens Creek hydropower plant in Augusta, Ga area. The 100-year-old hydroelectric power facility was recognized for a century of excellence at this year’s HydroVision International closing awards luncheon and finale in Nashville, Tenn., earlier this month.
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Request for Quotes for County Projects:
Professional Design & Construction Contract Administration – Kneece Building
PAID PUBLIC NOTICE
web posted August 27, 2014

EDGEFIELD –  The County of Edgefield is soliciting qualifications from architectural firms for design and construction contract administration services for the renovations of the Kneece Building located at 206 Penn Street, Edgefield, South Carolina.
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Animal Shelter Design Services & Construction Contract Administration
PAID PUBLIC NOTICE
web posted August 27, 2014

EDGEFIELD –  The County of Edgefield is soliciting qualifications from architectural firms for design and construction administration services for an approximately 2,000 square foot animal shelter facility located on Simmons Road off Highway 25 North.
Sealed qualification packages must be received no later than 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Edgefield County Administration Building, 124 Courthouse Square, Edgefield, SC. 
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 27, 2014
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Fix it Up or Tear it Down: Plantation House Deemed "Dangerous Structure"
web posted August 26, 2014
EDGEFIELD –  It has been well over a decade coming, but after enough complaints by citizens, the Edgefield County Building and Planning Office has been focusing on "dangerous structures" and notifying the owners to basically bring their structures up to code, or tear it down. At the top of that list is the landmark Plantation House on the corner of the town square and Penn Street.
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Banks Drug Store in Ridge Spring Burglarized - Duffle Bags of Drugs Stolen
web posted August 26, 2014
RIDGE SPRING –  The Saluda County Sheriff's Office issued a BOLO (Be On The Lookout) for three men dressed in all black driving a black GMC Yukon that had just robbed the Banks Pharmacy in Ridge Spring just after 1 am Tuesday. A partial plate on the SUV was said to be on a South Carolina tag ending in 314. They were last seen fleeing on Highway 23, possibly towards Batesburg.
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One Call, That's All - DUI, Hit and Run and House Fire
web posted August 26, 2014
EDGEFIELD –  A Slade Road woman called Edgefield Police to the 200 block of Slade Road late Friday night after she saw a dark green van miss the curve on Slade Road, flatten a road sign barely missing a power pole and then tearing up her yard before driving off and leaving the scene. Not long after police arrived on the scene, they went to the home of the possible suspect, 53-year-old Manley Hewit Crawford, of nearby Eastview Road.  
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Edgefield County Names Jim Holly as County Attorney
web posted August 26, 2014
EDGEFIELD –  The selection process is over and Attorney Jim Holly has been named as the Edgefield County Attorney and is already getting to work. Mr. Holly has vast experience serving governmental agencies.
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GreenJackets to Honor ECDYB All Stars
web posted August 26, 2014
SPORTS –  After a summer full of highlights, the Edgefield County "O" Zone All Stars will have one more to add to the list when the team is honored by the Augusta Greenjackets prior to their game on August 30th. Augusta GreenJackets spokesperson, Brian Szatkowski remarked that the Edgefield County team is exactly what was in mind when the "Future Jackets" program was started.
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Edgefield County Hospital Board Meeting Delayed until Wednesday
web posted August 26, 2014
EDGEFIELD –  Our coverage of the Edgefield County Hospital Board meeting has been delayed until Wednesday due to circumstances beyond our control. The report will be placed in our Wednesday edition. We apologize for the delay.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 26, 2014
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H. L. Hunley Exhibit Coming to Edgefield September 26
web posted August 25, 2014
EDGEFIELD –  Historic Edgefield will be the backdrop for the H. L. Hunley Exhibit making its first visit to the county on Friday, September 26, and will be located in the parking lot next to Piedmont Technical College on Main Street from 9am until 5pm. The full size replica of the first submarine to sink an enemy ship will be a once in a lifetime experience for many and will draw people from all over the state, and beyond. The actual sub is still undergoing conservation efforts to preserve it for future generations.
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Northside Woman Reports Night Hunters
web posted August 25, 2014
NORTHSIDE –  An elderly Northside woman living on rural Highway 378 east called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office to report what she believes are hunters in the surrounding forests in the area shooting at night on more than one occasion.
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Gamecock Tickets for Sold Out USC vs Texas A&M
web posted August 25, 2014
CLASSIFIEDS –  You never know what you will find for sale in our Free Classifieds, homes, boats, guns, and yes, football tickets turn up this time of year. Looking for tickets to the sold out USC v Texas A&M game Thursday night? We have them in our Classifieds, first come first serve. Check out all the listings or place your own ad for free.
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Coach Hillary Gets 1st Win, Rebels Overcome Aiken
By Tim Crane
web posted August 23, 2014

SPORTS – It wasn’t the way he drew it up, but a win is a win. “We’ll work on the things we didn’t do right, but I’m glad to get out of here with a win. Aiken is a good team - Coach Neal has done a great job and I can see them having a good season. It just feels real good right now to be leaving with a win. I’m proud of the way my guys overcame adversity,” said Rebel Head Coach Antwuan Hillary, while he was getting mauled by the media following the Rebels 17-10 win over Aiken Friday night at Hagood Stadium.
Edgefield Daily

Vinny's Pizzeria Burglary Suspect in Custody
web posted August 23, 2014
EDGEFIELD –  A man wanted in an October 16, 2012 burglary at Vinny's Pizzeria is now in custody at the Edgefield County Detention Center after serving time in Georgia on an unrelated charge. Corey Leon Frazier, 31, is being held on a $30,000 bond for single charge of burglary in the first degree for his part of the burglary. Fingerprint evidence found at the scene was used to help identify Frazier.
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Stolen Jet Ski Recovered in Hay Field
web posted August 23, 2014
EDGEFIELD –  A property owner arriving at a hay field just south of Miller's Crossroads on Sweetwater Road Friday morning made an unusual discovery. A Yamaha Wave Runner on a trailer with a cover on it backed to the edge of the woods in a back corner of the property. After notifying the Sheriff's Office investigators arrived and found that the jet ski had been stolen out of the City of Aiken back in May.
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10 Dumbest Things to Say to a Cop Contest: First Round of Voting Ends This Weekend
web reposted August 23, 2014
COUNTY –  The first round of voting for the Top 10 Dumbest Things to Say to a Police Officer is now underway and will end this weekend. Get your picks in before the final poll goes out to pick the best of the entries.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 23, 2014
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Burglary Suspect Returned to Edgefield County to Face Charges
web posted August 22, 2014
EDGEFIELD –  A burglary suspect in a February 2013 theft of nearly 50 batteries from the Brewers Scrap Metal facility on Woodyard Road has been returned to Edgefield County to face charges related to the crime. Billy Edward Lariscey, III, 24, has been booked on one count of burglary in the third degree and other pending charges. He is currently serving time in the Georgia Prison system for a conviction of unrelated crimes.
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Football Friday Night: Rebels vs Aiken High - Online Streaming - Video Included
web posted August 22, 2014
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Rebels  (0-0) will travel to Aiken High (0-0) tonight for the season opener. Kick off is at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game or you are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here or if you have high speed internet you can watch the game live during home games. Edgefield Daily will have Sports Editor Tim Crane's report on the game for Saturday. The link will become active for the pre-game show and listen at 6:30 for Sports Editor Tim Crane and WKSX's Tony B in the Tailgate Show.

Burglary Reported at Trenton Home
web posted August 22, 2014
TRENTON –  Burglars made off with nearly $1,000 in property from a Tennessee Walker Lane home Wednesday night. The owner noticed his garage had been entered when he saw a generator missing and began looking around and notice other items missing and called the Sheriff's Office.
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Extension Office Welcomes New Employee
web posted August 22, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Gary Coleman has joined the Clemson Extension Staff as the Area Agent for Livestock and Forages. A native of Saluda County, Gary grew up in Ward, son of Johnny and Gale Martin. He graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal and Veterinary Science. He has won numerous awards and has been featured in several publications such as Clemson World Magazine.
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Edgefield County GOP Invites Democrat Bill Clyburn to Speak at Meeting
web posted August 22, 2014
EDGEFIELD –  The Edgefield County Republican Party has invited Representative William D. "Bill" Clyburn (D) to be the speaker at their next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 26 at the Edgefield County Council chambers.
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Dasha V. Herrin Completes Navy Training
web posted August 22, 2014
JOHNSTON –  Navy Seaman Recruit Dasha V. Herrin, daughter of Bessie J. Herrin of Johnston, S.C., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
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2014 Edgefield County Fall Sports Registration Continues
web posted August 22, 2014
COUNTY –  The Edgefield County’s Youth Football and Cheerleading program and Soccer program will continue sign ups this Saturday, August 23rd. This fall we are offering Youth Football and Cheerleading for ages 6 to12 and youth soccer for ages 4-12. Our Football And cheerleading league will have Football Representatives set up at Bettis Park only  this Saturday (August 23rd) from 9am to noon taking signups.
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Fourteen people exposed to rabies in Anderson County
web posted August 22, 2014
COLUMBIA –  A  total of 14 people in Anderson County have been referred to their health care providers for rabies consultation in association with a case involving a kitten that tested positive for the disease, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported today.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 22, 2014
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Congressman Jeff Duncan Spends Day in Edgefield County - Questioned on National Scandals, Terrorist Threat in Iraq and America
web posted August 21, 2014
EDGEFIELD –  South Carolina Representative Jeff Duncan (R-SC) spent the day in Edgefield County on Wednesday attending a groundbreaking on a million dollar expansion of Carolina CoverTech on Shortcut Road in the morning, spending the rest of his day in Edgefield meeting with constituents and touring the Carolina Moon Distillery and the expansion of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
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Edgefield County Sheriff's Office Seeks Wanted Sex Offender
web posted August 21, 2014
EDGEFIELD –  Edgefield County Sheriff's Chief Investigator Randy Doran said they are looking for a wanted sex offender who has failed to register for a second time. Derwin Danielle Patten, 31, last known address of 1005 Circle Street in Edgefield, has failed to meet the requirements of registration again and is also wanted on a Family Court bench warrant. He was convicted of failing to register on March 16, 2011, making this his second offense and assuring prison time upon conviction.
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Sports Preview: Season Opener, Rebels at Aiken
By Tim Crane
web posted August 21, 2014

SPORTS –  The 2014 Prep football season has arrived and the Strom Thurmond Rebels will renew an old rivalry with Aiken High Friday night under the new leadership of Antwuan Hillary. This promises to be an exciting matchup between two of the CSRA’s most tradition filled programs.
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Park Row Market BBQ Buffet Thursday Night
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web posted August 19, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Park Row Market BBQ Buffet will be on the menu starting at 5 pm until 10 pm Thursday night. Bring the whole family for the All You Can Eat buffet for just $9.95 per person. Click on their banner above for daily specials and Like them on FaceBook. Live entertainment with Kevin Taylor will begin at 7 pm.

Metro Spirit Features Edgefield Daily
web posted August 21, 2014
COUNTY –  The Metro Spirit's Eric Johnson's story on Edgefield Daily is available online and linked below. Before reading the piece there are a couple clarifications that I would like to make on minor parts of the story. We thank them for their interest in Edgefield Daily and our coverage.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 21, 2014
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Ninth Annual Pro Rodeo at the Lazy J Arena this Weekend
Staff Report
web posted August 20, 2014

EDGEFIELD –  Get in your best “western mode” and come on out to the Sandy Oaks Ninth Annual Pro Rodeo at the Lazy J Arena this Friday and Saturday nights, Aug. 22-23. The “Lazy J” is located 10 miles west of Edgefield on Highway 23. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.
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Copper Thieves Burglarize Weaver Road Home
web posted August 20, 2014
JOHNSTON –  A Trenton woman going by to check on a property she is having remodeled arrived to find the back door had been pried open and when she entered wiring was hanging out of the walls and ceilings. That's when she called 911 to report the burglary.
Edgefield Daily

What the Hay?
web posted August 20, 2014
JOHNSTON –  It is that time of year where hay cutting is still well underway. It's hard work, dusty and itchy work, as acre after acre of hay is cut, lined, then bailed. The final phase of harvesting hay is loading the bails left laying in the field to be stored for later use or to be sold. When workers arrived at a field on Rachel Road  to load the bails, many were missing.
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Religion: Where Are We Going
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted August 20, 2014

RELIGION –  We are continuing to work together on memorizing some verses. I hope you did well from last week Psalms 119:11 “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” It laid the foundation for why you should put forth the mental effort to memorize. This week we are working on the first verse of the Old and the first verse of John. Yes, I am asking you to memorize two verses, but Genesis 1:1 is a gimme for most of you.
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10 Dumbest Things to Say to a Cop Contest: First Round of Voting Gets Underway
web reposted August 20, 2014
COUNTY –  The first round of voting for the Top 10 Dumbest Things to Say to a Police Officer is now underway.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials
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web posted August 20, 2014

EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook. Prices good through August 26.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 20, 2014
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Third Northside Church Reports Burglary
web posted August 19, 2014
NORTHSIDE –  The McKendree United Methodist Church on the 500 block of Highway 378 East reported Sunday morning that upon arrival at the church it was discovered their church had also been targeted by burglars. The thieves stole sound equipment and left everything else in place, just as they did at the Pleasant Lane Baptist Church and the Pine Grove Pentecostal Church burglaries discovered on Wednesday, August 13. However, information from the most recent report helps to narrow the timeframe of when the rash of church burglaries may have taken place.
Edgefield Daily

Aiken Man Leads Deputies on Miles Long High Speed Chase
web posted August 19, 2014
MERRIWETHER –  An Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy on patrol early Sunday morning spotted a blue 2006 Dodge Durango heading south of Sweetwater Road and having trouble keeping the vehicle in his lane. The deputy followed the truck as it turned on to Republican Road then Lanham Road and parked in a driveway. The deputy continued his patrol not knowing moments later he would be in a high speed chase with the same driver.
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One Man Injured in Near Head-On Collision on Walker Road Bridge
web posted August 19, 2014
EDGEFIELD –  The driver of a Toyota Camry headed north on Walker Road Monday afternoon was met with the driver of an oncoming Ford Lariat pickup well in his lane. As the two approached on the bridge, the driver of the Toyota got far to his right when he was struck by the truck at the front just in front of the drive's compartment. According to the damage of the vehicles, it appeared the truck went over the driver's area before landing on all four wheels and coming to a stop. The car was pinned to the guardrail and concrete barrier on the side of the bridge.
Edgefield Daily

Rebels Conclude Preseason, Beat Devil Out of Clinton
By Tim Crane
web posted August 19, 2014

SPORTS –  The Strom Thurmond Rebels concluded their preseason schedule by shutting down the powerful Clinton Red Devil run game at the Clinton Jamboree on Friday night, winning 9-0. Strom Thurmond’s Blue Steel defense forced Clinton to three and out on three possessions, had an interception on another possession and only allowed two first downs on the other two possessions.
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Fox Creek Celebrates A Decade Strong
By Nancy Cowart
web posted August 19, 2014

MERRIWETHER –  In the summer of 2004 excited teenagers and anxious parents stood on the walkway of a casino being renovated to create a place for school to take place.  A team of founders hovered close-by to answer questions and to get names and addresses of potential students. By this time a team of teachers had already been hired and most of us were there that day to get pumped for what promised to be a climb uphill. We were part of a ground-breaking event: starting a high school from scratch.
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Park Row Market BBQ Buffet Thursday Night
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web posted August 19, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Park Row Market BBQ Buffet will be on the menu starting at 5 pm until 10 pm Thursday night. Bring the whole family for the All You Can Eat buffet for just $9.95 per person. Click on their banner above for daily specials and Like them on FaceBook. Live entertainment with Kevin Taylor will begin at 7 pm.

Lost Dog: Edgefield
web posted August 19, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Lost: 14 week old Shih Tzu puppy. Missing since Sunday from Hwy 23 near the park. Male, very fluffy brown and white fur, answers to PuLu (Pooh Loo). Please call/text 803-571-2940 if found. He is missed by our family very much.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 19, 2014
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10 Dumbest Things to Say to a Cop Contest: First Round of Voting Gets Underway
web posted August 18, 2014
COUNTY –  The first round of voting for the Top 10 Dumbest Things to Say to a Police Officer is now underway. Below you will find 24 entries that made if through the initial phase, with duplicate entries eliminated by the date the first entry was received. With readers voting, we hope to narrow the list to ten and then submit an actual poll to determine the proper order of the entries to determine the winners. Good luck to all those who entered.
Edgefield Daily

Officer Discovers Marijuana While Helping Owner of Disabled Vehicle
web posted August 18, 2014
JOHNSTON –  It is not uncommon for police officers who are making contact with drivers during a traffic stop, checkpoint or helping the when their car breaks down to find the driver or a passenger with marijuana. It is a lot more common that what you may think these days. But it is the driver and or passenger(s) who determine their fate when the discovery is made. They can cooperate or refuse to cooperate, the latter will always land you in jail.
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US Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-Dist4) to Visit Edgefield County Wednesday, August 20
web posted August 18, 2014
COUNTY –  Rep. Jeff Duncan will be making a number of stops in Edgefield County this coming Wednesday, starting with the groundbreaking for the expansion of operations at Carolina CoverTech on Shortcut Road and later meeting with constituents in Edgefield between Noon and 1 pm. The full itinerary is listed below.
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Attempted Burglary at Tidwell Jewelers - Police Seek Public's Help to ID Crooks
web posted August 16, 2014
JOHNSTON –  Two men, "heavily dressed", in layers of clothes attempted to burglarize Tidwell Jewelers early Friday morning at 2:57 am by throwing a large brick through the glass on one of the front doors causing it to shatter. The men then started kicking out the rest of the glass so they could enter the store and begin filling bags they brought with them to carry their loot. However, when the audible alarm started going off the men looked around and then ran from the scene before police arrived.
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Suspicious Vehicle Turns Out Stolen
web posted August 16, 2014
TRENTON –  The owner of a hunting club on Vann Road called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office Thursday morning after riding by the gate to the property and finding a silver Toyota Rav4 abandoned at the gate and appeared to be stuck.
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Intoxicated Pedestrian Busted for Crack Possession
web posted August 16, 2014
JOHNSTON –  Johnston Police were called to a report of an intoxicated man walking down the middle of Church Street around 8:30 Thursday night. When they arrived they found the man at the intersection of Church and Butler Streets. As they approach the man he fell to the ground in front of the patrol vehicles, but was not injured. His luck went downhill from there.
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Edgefield County Alliance Meeting Tuesday, August 19
web posted August 16, 2014
EDGEFIELD –  The Edgefield County Alliance will hold its next meeting - Tuesday August 19th 8:00 a.m. in the County Council Building. Realizing Tuesday is the first day of school for some students, please join us when the the kids are settled in school. Everyone is invited to share a light refreshment and conversation.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 16, 2014
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Thieves Target Audio Equipment in Church Burglaries
web posted August 15, 2014
NORTHSIDE –  The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office released more information Thursday on the burglaries that took place at Pine Grove and Pleasant Lane Baptist Churches that were discovered Wednesday. The churches, located a short distance from each other in a very rural section of the county, saw similar electronic equipment taken from both locations. It is also likely the two burglaries are connected.
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Steele Named South Carolina Agricultural Educators' 2014 Outstanding Young Member
web posted August 15, 2014
LEXINGTON, KY –  Dr. Darla Steele, Agricultural Educator at Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center in Johnston, S.C., has been selected as the 2014 South Carolina winner of the Outstanding Young Member award given by the National Association of Agricultural Educators. Outstanding Young Member award winners are Agricultural Educators who have been teaching for no more than six years and who have demonstrated significant progress toward establishing a successful Agricultural Education program.
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Aiken Man Arrested at ER after Johnston Woman Passes Note to Cashier at Store
web posted August 15, 2014
AIKEN –  An Aiken man was arrested on an outstanding warrant at the Emergency Room at Aiken Regional Hospital after forcing his way into a Johnston woman's Slide Hill Road apartment and assaulting her late Tuesday night. Breashawn Darrell Epps, 21, of Aiken, was arrested when he and his victims arrived at the ER seeking treatment stemming from the attack.
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Edgefield County School Board Tackles Long Agenda - Home Schooling Issue Addressed
By Anne Waits
web posted August 15, 2014

JOHNSTON –  The Edgefield County School Board met Tuesday night with a number of items on the agenda in the first regularly scheduled meeting of the new school year.
At the beginning of the meeting, Edgefield County School Superintendent Greg Anderson presented School Board members with a two-page Policy and Legal Services Advisory with two pages of samples attached. "This is for your information and to let you know that the decision has been reversed by the Supreme Court as to what can and cannot be done on the agenda," Anderson told them.
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Edgefield Home Destroyed by Fire
web posted August 15, 2014
EDGEFIELD –  Edgefield and Trenton Fire Departments were called to a structure fire Thursday afternoon around 4:30 stating the Bush Lane home was engulfed in flames. The woman inside the home when the fire began was able to get out and remain on the phone with 911 dispatchers as fire crews were responding.
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Edgefield County’s Youth Football, Cheerleading and Soccer Sign-ups Start This Saturday
web posted August 15, 2014
COUNTY – The Edgefield County’s Youth Football, Cheerleading program and Soccer program will begin sign ups this Saturday, August 16th. This fall we are offering Youth Football and Cheerleading for ages 6 to12 and youth soccer for ages 4-12. Our Football and cheerleading league will have Football Representatives set up at various locations around the County this Saturday (August 16th) from 10am to noon taking signups. Locations and more information is listed below.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted August 15, 2014
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Two Churches Targeted by Burglars
web posted August 14, 2014
NORTHSIDE –  Church members arriving early to prepare for Wednesday night services discovered their respective churches, located in the same general vicinity, had been burglarized and called the Sheriff's Office. The first report came in just after 5:30 pm from the Pleasant Lane Baptist Church on Peterson Lane, just off Highway 378. About an hour later dispatch received another call from nearby Pine Grove Baptist Church reporting a side door kicked in and property stolen.
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Construction Begins at Sweetwater Community Center
web posted August 14, 2014
MERRIWETHER –  A week after the Edgefield County Council voted to approve the funding of the historic Sweetwater Community Center workers were already on the project digging footers for an addition for restrooms and piers for the large deck that will stretch across nearly the entire back of the upper level. The county project, spearheaded by Edgefield County Council Vice-chair Genia Blackwell of Merriwether, is the first in the Merriwether and Sweetwater communities and has been nearly two years in the making.
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Burglary Suspect Returned to Edgefield County to Face Charges
web posted August 14, 2014
EDGEFIELD –  One of two burglary suspects that led Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies on a high speed chase through three counties in November of 2013 has been returned to Edgefield County on Tuesday to face felony charges. Daniel Mitchell Campbell, 27, fought extradition from Georgia after serving a prison sentence there after his arrest.
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