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Verse for the Day:    Ephesians 5:1-2: "Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."


Greg Anderson Announces Retirement
web posted July 31, 2015
JOHNSTON – School Board Chairman Brad Covar sent the following press release at 11 pm Thursday night. Greg Anderson, who has provided many years of distinguished service to the Edgefield County School District, first as District attorney for 30 years and for the past three years as Superintendent, has informed the Board he will be retiring December 31, 2015, due to health reasons.
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Three Juveniles Lost on FATS Trails Thursday Night
web posted July 31, 2015
MERRIWETHER – Three juveniles were able to call 911 to report being lost on the FATS trails Thursday night shortly before 9 pm. That brought Sheriff's Deputies, the Bloodhound Team and the Merriwether Fire Department to the scene. It was reported the three were two 13-year-olds and a 10-year-old.
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Sea Pro Boats Returns With Manufacturing Facility In Newberry County
web posted July 31, 2015
NEWBERRY –  Sea Pro Boats, a renowned brand in the boating industry, is returning to the market with ‘The Next Wave’ – an all new line of bay boats and center console offshore fishing boats. The company is investing $5.5 million in a new Newberry County manufacturing facility, generating 238 new jobs in Whitmire, S.C.
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Edgefield County Council to hold Called Meeting
web posted July 31, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Council will be holding a special called meeting on Monday, August 03, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the County Council Chambers located at 225 Jeter Street, Edgefield. This is to interview candidates for the position of County Administrator. The interviews will be conducted in Executive Session.

Life Down South: The Northwest Corner
By Tom Poland
web posted July 31, 2015

LIFE DOWN SOUTH – It’s hot and it’s dry. While the beach grabs a lot of summer headlines the cool, waterfall-rich Northwest Corner pleases many as a destination, especially when the flatlands sizzle. A pleasant drive upstate will take you over 1,000 feet above seal level to much cooler air, not to mention spectacular views. Strike out for the mountains. Here are six other reasons to drive to the Northwest Corner.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 31, 2015
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Attempted Murder, Armed Robbery Arrest Made
web posted July 30, 2015
MERRIWETHER – An arrest has been made in the home invasion that took place on Friday morning, July 24. The investigator working the case has been following up with the victim on a daily basis this whole past week. Michael Anthony Bargeron, 17, was taken into custody late Tuesday afternoon without incident and remains behind bars at the Edgefield County Detention Center. A second suspect has not been arrested at this time.
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Carlos Milanes Appointed Full Time CEO at Edgefield County Hospital
web posted July 30, 2015
EDGEFIELD – At the Edgefield County Hospital Board of Trustees meeting held Monday, July 27, 2015, Carlos Milanes was appointed CEO. Beginning April 20, 2015, Carlos began serving as the Interim CEO for the Edgefield County Hospital. The resulting relationships he has fostered between the community, the Board of Trustees, and hospital employees during the last 90 days has been exceptional. He is a dynamic leader that brings a lot of experience.
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Strom Thurmond Shotgunners Wrap Up Three Day Shooting Sports Clinic
web posted July 30, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Local rising 8th and 9th grade students received instruction this past week in the classroom and on the shotgun range as part of the First Annual Strom Thurmond CTC Sporting Clays Summer Shooting Clinic.
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Shed Burglarized on Par Drive
web posted July 30, 2015
JOHNSTON – The son of an elderly man called the Sheriff's Office on Tuesday to report a burglary to his father's shed after someone pried the door open and stole an air compressor and a gas leaf blower, valued at $400.
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Religion: New Room
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted July 30, 2015

RELIGION – I have had some fun the past few days! We planned our last little family trip of the summer to Helen Georgia. We were going down on Monday to tube and play at a water park and then spend the night in Helen and meet the Youth Group from Antioch the next morning at Tulluah Gorge (One of my favorite places!) But we ran into a big problem! When we got to the hotel, I had mistakenly booked a smoking room.
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Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement August 6
web posted July 30, 2015
GREENWOOD – Piedmont Technical College will be holding two summer commencement exercises on August 6. A special feature of the commencement exercises will be recognition of top graduates from Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda counties.
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Park Row Market BBQ Buffet Tonight: Live Entertainment
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web posted July 30, 2015

EDGEFIELD – The Park Row Market BBQ Buffet will be on the menu starting at 6 pm until 11 pm Thursday night. Bring the whole family for the All You Can Eat buffet for just $9.50 per person, drink extra. Live entertainment with Bogie will begin at 7 pm. Click on their banner above for daily specials and Like them on FaceBook.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 30, 2015
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Tip of Man With Gun at Club 21 Leads to Narcotics Arrest
web posted July 29, 2015
JOHNSTON – While Johnston Police were getting ready to do a "walk through" at Club 21 they were tipped that a man had a gun on him inside the bar. The tip the man's name was Sam and that he had just gotten out of jail for drugs and was wearing red shorts. The man was identified as Samuel Lee Smith, 26, and as the club closed at 1 am they confronted Smith outside.
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Body recovered in Savannah River Identified
web posted July 29, 2015
NORTH AUGUSTA – The body of a white female discovered in the Savannah River Tuesday morning has been identified as 61 year old, Suzanne E. Dyke of North Augusta SC. Ms. Dyke's body was discovered near a boat dock this morning at approximately 8:00 am, near the Hammonds Ferry Subdivision in North Augusta, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said in a late afternoon release Tuesday.
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Hospital Board Covers Broad Range of Topics
web posted July 29, 2015
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Hospital (ECH) Board met on July 27, 2015.  As usual, the meeting was engaging. Carlos Milanes, Edgefield County Hospital CEO, always has a scheduled presentation from a healthcare partner agency or healthcare compliance provider. The presentations offer useful information to Board members on rural hospital survival with the on-going healthcare reform.
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Woman Explains IRS Scammers at Work
web posted July 29, 2015
COUNTY – After getting the "scare" of her life, the woman realized that she was being targeted by scammers using the IRS scam she's read about on Edgefield Daily. The first thing she did was file a report with the Sheriff's Office and then called Edgefield Daily to share her experience so that others will not be a victim.
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Wellness and Weight Loss Class Given
web posted July 29, 2015
EDGEFIELD – On July 22nd twenty people gathered at Bethlehem Baptist Church to attend a wellness and weight loss presentation class given by Dr. Gregory Eaves of Palmetto Wellness and Weight Loss. Dr. Eaves gained an interest in wellness when he noticed that more than 80% of his patients were overweight.
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Old Edgefield Grill Weekend Specials Starting Today
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web posted July 28, 2015

EDGEFIELD – Our Lunch Specials this week include the "Edgefield Burger" and Tomato Bisque to begin the week. Hamburger Steak starting Thursday as well as other specials. This week for dinner we will feature Grilled Swordfish with a Local Peach Salsa, Wild Rice Pilaf, and Steamed Broccoli. We will also have a "Carpet Bagger", which includes a 10oz Pan Roasted Baseball Sirloin with Fried Oysters and a Crawfish Cajun Cream Sauce served with Mashed Potatoes and Charred Brussel Sprouts. Click below for our full menu.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 29, 2015
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Merriwether Woman Gets Sick and Twisted Texts
web posted July 28, 2015
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether woman called the Sheriff's Office on Sunday to report being harassed by a man living on nearby Eagle Road. Someone at church gave him her cell phone number on July 23 and he wasted no time sending her what can only be described as sick and twisted messages about being "sexually frustrated" and that he likes girls between the ages of 7 to 12 years of age.
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Edgefield Daily Welcomes our Newest Advertiser, Edgerley Pest Control
web posted July 28, 2015
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily welcomes Edgerley Pest Control as our newest advertiser. Click on their ad just to the right of this and see the services they are able to provide to you, your family or your company. Remember, It is our advertisers that make Edgefield Daily possible.

Murder Victim's House Targeted for Theft again
web posted July 28, 2015
TRENTON – A family member of Johnny Hydrick, who was murdered in his house on Windy Ridge Road last October, reported on Sunday that he was at the home doing yard work and found that over $5,000 in various items were taken from the yard. This makes the second time someone had entered the property to steal property.
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Elderly Woman Reports Theft of 28 Guns, Other Items
web posted July 28, 2015
EDGEFIELD – An elderly Sleepy Creek Road woman reported that she fell ill shortly after the passing of her husband recently and that family members were coming to her house taking things, but due to her health she was unable to see what they were taking. On Friday she was better and noticed that 28 guns had been taken and contacted the Sheriff's Office.
Edgefield Daily

Driver Complaint Takes Reckless Driver Off the Road
web posted July 28, 2015
TRENTON – A motorist called 911 to report a reckless driver on Highway 25 at Bettis Academy Road around 7 pm Saturday saying the driver was all over the road and appeared to be drunk. The motorist was following behind the vehicle, a black Nissan Sentra 4-door. The caller would feed dispatch information as a deputy tried to get in position to stop the driver.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's Weekly Specials
web posted July 28, 2015
EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook. Prices below are good through August 4. All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Farm Bureau - More Than Auto, Home and Life Insurance
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted July 28, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Your local Farm Bureau Agency Manager Byron Sheppard can do more than give you great rates on your Home, Health and Auto insurance, he can introduce you to a great career where you can be a part of South Carolina's top insurance sales team. Click below for more information.
Edgefield Daily

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 28, 2015
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Saluda County Sheriff's Office Seeks Attempted Murder Suspect; Stolen Car
web posted July 26, 2015
SALUDA – According to the Saluda County Sheriff's Office they were called to the 1500 block of Hollywood School Road at 8:16 Sunday morning and found Christopher Shane Miller, 39, had been assaulted and stabbed several times by an unknown suspect who then fled the scene in Miller's black 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Miller was flown from the scene to Palmetto Health Richland and at this time is in stable condition.
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Suspicious Vehicle Lands Two in Jail on Narcotics Charges
web posted July 27, 2015
EDGEFIELD – A Deputy on patrol around 2:30 am Sunday on Center Springs Road found Ericia Coleman, 30, of Johnston and Albert Nolen Mosley Jr., 31 parked on the side of the road. After finding Coleman with an open container of beer she was placed into custody. A check of her driver's license was also found to be suspended.
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Space Probe Used for Historic Pluto Flyby Fueled by Savannah River Site’s H Canyon
web posted July 27, 2015
AIKEN – Savannah River Site’s (SRS) HB Line and H Canyon facilities processed and produced plutonium (Pu)-238 oxide used to power the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) New Horizons space probe, which just completed a historic flyby, providing NASA with the first-ever close-up views of Pluto.
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Ultra-Light Plane Crashes at Trenton Airport
By Melissa Nickelson
web posted July 25, 2015

TRENTON – Two men crashed their powered parachute ultra-light shortly after take off at the Trenton Airport. According to The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office, the powered parachute was taking off when a gust of wind hit sending the aircraft into the trees around 7:30 pm. One man aboard was taken by ambulance to Aiken Regional with injuries to his leg and arm.
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Home Invasion, Robbery, Burglary all Rolled into One
web posted July 25, 2015
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether man living in a small trailer park at 1424 Edgefield Road right behind the Drifter's Bar heard a knock at his door just before 1 am Friday morning. When he opened the door he was confronted by two black males wearing white tank top shirts and gym shorts. One of the men asked if he could have a cigarette and the next thing he knew he was being assaulted.
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Public's Help Sought in Locating Car
web posted July 25, 2015
COUNTY – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office is looking for the public's help in locating the grey 2015 Dodge Challenger that was a part of the shoot-out at the house on Martintown Road on Friday, July 17, around 2:45 in the morning in which 33 shell casings were found. Any information you can provide is important.
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Minick Granted Bond on Friday
web posted July 25, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Ivan O'Neal Minick had his bond hearing on Friday in Magistrate Court by Magistrate Jay McLaurin. It was our understanding that criminal sexual conduct in the second degree had to be set by a Circuit Court Judge.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 25, 2015
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Accused Child Molester Arrested
web posted July 24, 2015
JOHNSTON – Following a months long investigation an arrest has been made in a criminal sexual conduct with a minor case with the investigation far from over. Ivan O'Neal Minick, 30, of Aiken Avenue, was taken into custody Wednesday at his home without incident and remains in custody at the Edgefield County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing. Pending the outcome of the investigation more charges could be filed.
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Local Graduate Earns Masters in Strategic Studies
web posted July 24, 2015
JOHNSTON – LTC David Mason, Jr. has earned a Master's degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle, Pa. as of July 24, 2015. The 2-year distance learning curriculum of the Army's senior officer school is designed to educated and develop officers of all the U.S. military branches of service, foreign military officers, as well as senior civilian officials of federal agencies, to serve at the strategic level in command and staff positions with the U.S. Armed Forces worldwide.
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Edgefield County Council Held Called Meeting for Administrator Interviews
web posted July 24, 2015
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council held a called meeting Thursday evening to conduct interviews of potential candidates for the new County Administrator. After calling the meeting to order they voted to go into executive session and one by one the candidates had their chance to impress members of council.
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Life Down South: The Short, Sad Life of Snakes
By Tom Poland
web posted July 24, 2015

LIFE DOWN SOUTH – When I was the managing editor of South Carolina Wildlife a lean, tall man staggered into my office one afternoon. He wore a big cowboy hat, fancy boots, and a string tie adorned by a silver and turquoise clasp. He looked like an older version of Josey Wales. He was sun-and liquor-burnt and burning mad.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 24, 2015
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Investigation into Shooting at Merriwether Home Changes into Drug Investigation: Public's Help in Locating Car Sought
web posted July 23, 2015
MERRIWETHER – The investigation of the shooting at a home located at 2551 West Martintown Road has completely shifted gears and now appears to be a drug deal gone bad. The shooting, which took place around 2:45 am Friday, July 17, was not over a car, but drugs. The number of rounds fired could also increase from the reported 33. "That's just the shell casings we could find in the dark," the investigator in charge of the case said Wednesday.
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Edgefield Road Home Scene of Break-In
web posted July 23, 2015
COUNTY LINE – A Florida woman called the Sheriff's Office on Tuesday after finding a back window broken out of the house when she stopped by to check on her deceased Mother's home.
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Woman Reports Suspicious Activity with Internet Gaming
web posted July 23, 2015
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether woman reported that her 14-year-old son has been playing games and talking to someone from another state via his Playstation. She said she had no problems with that, until he told her the person told her son that they saw him playing basketball at Fox Creek School on Tuesday.
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Old Edgefield Grill Weekend Specials Starting Today
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web posted July 23, 2015

EDGEFIELD – For Lunch we have our Roasted Tomato Bisque as our soup du jour. We also have chilled Peach Soup. Heirloom Crostini appetizer as well as our newest burger "The Edgefield Burger" rounding out our lunch special. For Dinner our fresh catch is Amberjack and we have 16 oz T-bones as our extra steak choice this week. Click below for our full menu.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 23, 2015
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Johnston Police Seek 24-Year-Old on Gun Charge
web posted July 22, 2015
JOHNSTON – It seems more and more even a simple dispute has to end in gun play. Now that dispute leaves a 24-year-old with a gun charge hanging over his head. Of course, walking away is an option rarely used.
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Scammers Using Legit Company Names to Get Your Money
web posted July 22, 2015
MERRIWETHER – Once again scammers are targeting the elderly in an effort to get them to provide their personal information and / or money by acting as if they are there to protect you from fraud by other scammers. This is the first time this type of scam has crossed this reporter's desk and it is worth warning others about.
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South Carolina Passes Civics Education Legislation
web posted July 22, 2015
COLUMBIA – This legislative session, the James B. Edwards Civics Education Initiative was unanimously passed by South Carolina General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Nikki Haley. The initiative helps evaluate and measure the effectiveness of current civics and government instruction by requiring all students to take the 100-question U.S. Citizenship Civics Test.
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Religion: Desperate For Help
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted July 22, 2015

RELIGION – It is a good thing that I am a decent preacher or else my family would starve! I have spent all morning on what appeared to be a five minute fix. I googled “how to fix a leaky faucet?” This appeared to be an easy task…but the simple faucet repair did not go so well. So I decided to just change the whole faucet out. I did not like the old thing anyway!
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Car Wanted by Repo Company Reported Stolen
web posted July 22, 2015
JOHNSTON – A 19-year-old Johnston man reported he parked his black 4-door Chevy Impala SS on Edisto Street because it had a flat tire. When he came back the next morning the Impala was gone. The car has a paper tag from "Cannon & Grave" and a two to three inch "lift" on the car. Little did the car thief know, a repo company is also looking for the car.
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LOST DOGS - Johnston Area - DOGS FOUND
web posted July 22, 2015
JOHNSTON – Missing from Berry Farm Rd/Airport Rd/Peach Orchard Rd area: My two dogs, both mastiff/boxer mixes, ran away early morning July 21. They do not have their collars on. Both are very sweet and friendly. Male is an unaltered fawn with white on the chest. Approximately 100-110lbs; answers to Cion. Female is dark brindle with white on the chest. Approximately 75-80lbs; answers to Sirona. They will most likely be together. Please contact me at any time day or night: [Info Removed since FOUND]  Click on photos for larger views.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 22, 2015
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Merriwether Home Sprayed With Dozens of Bullets in Dispute Over Car
web posted July 21, 2015
MERRIWETHER – A Martintown Road woman called 911 after waking to the sound of bullets ricocheting throughout her house just before 3 am on Friday. When the shooting stopped she ran to the other end of the house and got her child and brought her back to her bedroom where they got on the floor. While doing so she saw tail lights leaving the driveway.
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Trenton Home Burglarized over Weekend
web posted July 21, 2015
TRENTON – The owner of a Windy Ridge home called the Sheriff's Office to report that someone had removed the screws to a large shed behind the house had been targeted for theft since he was last on the property last Monday. But he thought a trail cam would help solve the crime, but that hope did not last long.
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Gov. Nikki Haley, Gen. Bob Livingston Announce Increased Security Measures For Guard Facilities
web posted July 21, 2015
COLUMBIA – As a result of the shooting at Chattanooga Armed Forces recruitment centers, Governor Nikki Haley and Major General Bob Livingston, working together with law enforcement including South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel, are undertaking efforts to ensure the safety and security of service members, their families and South Carolina National Guard facilities across the state.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's Weekly Specials
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web posted July 21, 2015

EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook. Prices below are good through July 27. All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer. See our Saturday Only Sale Below!
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Mark Your Calendars: CSRA College Night Celebrates Over 20 Years of Service to Area Students on September 10 - Approximately $12,000 in scholarships to be awarded
web posted July 21, 2015
AUGUSTA – High school students will have an opportunity to meet recruiters from more than 140 colleges and universities and win scholarships totaling approximately $12,000 at CSRA College Night, to be held Thursday, Sept. 10, 5-8:30 p.m., at the James Brown Arena, Augusta, Ga. Admission is free and open to the public. According to SRNS Education Outreach and Talent Management Manager Candice Dermody, College Night provides a valuable resource for area students in the counties of Aiken, Allendale, Barnwell, Bamberg and Edgefield in South Carolina.
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Farm Bureau - More Than Auto, Home and Life Insurance
PAID ADVERTISEMENT
web posted July 21, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Your local Farm Bureau Agency Manager Byron Sheppard can do more than give you great rates on your Home, Health and Auto insurance, he can introduce you to a great career where you can be a part of South Carolina's top insurance sales team. Click below for more information.
Edgefield Daily

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 21, 2015
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Passenger Arrested after others Refused to "Take the Fall"
web posted July 20, 2015
JOHNSTON – A traffic stop for a taillight out landed one in jail because the son of the car's owner wasn't going to take "the fall" for drugs being in the car. Once the officer made the stop, the son of the car's owner asked if he could get out to check the taillight because the car belonged to his mother and he had let someone else drive it.
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Coming Clean on Theft of Jewelry
web posted July 20, 2015
JOHNSTON – While an Edgefield County Sheriff's Investigator was talking with a young man while investigating a crime, the young man decided to come clean about being the one responsible for stealing over $3,000 in jewelry from his mother. As he left the home the investigator told a Johnston Officer standing outside he needed to go inside and take a report.
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REWARD LOST DOG - Merriwether - DOG FOUND!
web posted July 20, 2015
MERRIWETHER – Lost Dog - Luna was lost at 2 pm 7/18/15 off Mill Creek Drive off of Martintown Road near Sportsman's Corner. She is grey with black spots and has a white underside. She is friendly but skittish. If found please contact [Info removed since found]. Click on photo for larger view. A Reward is being offered for her return.

SRNS internship program:  Exceptional opportunities for students and SRS employer
web posted July 20, 2015
AIKEN – Since 2008, on average, over 100 student interns have been employed annually at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site (SRS) to assist SRS contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) with management and operations responsibilities. “We recruit high-value interns with the intent of developing them into future members of the SRNS family,” said Nate Diakun, SRNS Intern Program.
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Speaker Lucas: Flag Has Been Moved - End of Discussions
web posted July 18, 2015
COLUMBIA – Friday, House Speaker Jay Lucas (District 65-Darlington) issued the following statement to reiterate his position surrounding future debate over public monuments and memorials. In light of the recent tragedy, several South Carolina universities and colleges have formally asked or suggested the General Assembly address changes or exceptions to the South Carolina Heritage Act.
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CTC Agriculture Student Carolyn Barrett Guess Named State Runner-up in Job Interview Contest
web posted July 18, 2015
JOHNSTON – Carolyn Barrett Guess, a rising junior at Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center recently competed in the State FFA Job Interview Career Development Event. The purpose of the Job Interview CDE is designed for FFA members to develop, practice and demonstrate skills needed in seeking employment in the agricultural industry. Each part of the event simulates “real world” activities that will be used by real world employers.
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Person Raising "Pet Raccoon" Exposed to Rabies
web posted July 18, 2015
GREENVILLE – One person has been referred to their health care provider for consultation after being exposed to rabies in the Five Forks area of Greenville County by a raccoon that tested positive for the disease, the Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Friday. The exposure occurred on July 14, 2015. The raccoon was a baby being raised in captivity. Its mother had been killed.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 18, 2015
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Strom Thurmond FFA Farm Business Management Team Named State Runner-Up
web posted July 17, 2015
JOHNSTON – The Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center FFA Farm Business Management team competed in the State Farm Business Management Career Development Event (CDE) held at Clemson University on Thursday June 11, 2015 as part of the 88th annual South Carolina FFA State Convention. The team was named State Runner-up for South Carolina.
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Motorcycle Stolen from Jeter Street Home
web posted July 17, 2015
EDGEFIELD – A Jeter Street woman called the Sheriff's Office Wednesday morning after waking out and discovering someone had broken into her carport and made off with her 2000 Kawasaki ZX 1200 motorcycle. She still has both sets of keys to the motorcycle.
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Disturbance Call Results in Drugs and Weapon Charges
web posted July 17, 2015
MERRIWETHER – A Briggs Haven Road man called the Sheriff's Office due to his grandson causing a disturbance at the home and told dispatchers there was a warrant for his arrest. Before deputies could arrive he left the scene and was last seen walking on Briggs Road. When they found him walking he was identified as Dalton Caleb Worthy, 18, and was told to show his hands, which found he was carrying a knife in one of them.
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Bridge Replacement Update for Bridge Replacement Scheduled in Saluda County
web posted July 17, 2015
SALUDA – The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announces a revised start date for the bridge replacement on Double Bridges Road (S-41-26) over Clouds Creek in Saluda County. This bridge is currently posted due to the deterioration of the bridge deck.
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Gun Stolen from Unlocked Car
web posted July 17, 2015
MERRIWETHER – A Tracey Drive man called the Sheriff's Office Wednesday morning after he discovered a .45 caliber pistol was missing from his car around 7:30 am. The man admitted to the responding deputy that he had left the car unlocked the entire weekend.
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Life Down South: NASCAR’s Birthplace
By Tom Poland
web posted July 17, 2015

LIFE DOWN SOUTH – At 289 miles you may not want to see this old lonely track, but if you are a serious NASCAR fan, you owe it to yourself to see the abandoned Occoneechee Speedway in Hillsborough, North Carolina. I visited it July 1, a steamy day threatening rain. The track’s ghostly presence sent me way back to the Sundays when Dad and I followed King Richard on the radio.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 17, 2015
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Atlanta NAACP chapter calls for removal of Confederate Stone Mountain
web posted July 16, 2015
ATLANTA – A sculpture in Georgia larger than a football field – depicting Civil War luminaries Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson – has become the latest target in the push to purge the South of signs of the Confederacy. The Atlanta chapter of the NAACP called Monday for the elimination of all symbols of the Confederacy from Stone Mountain Park, whose marquee attraction is the 90-foot-high, 190-foot-wide sculpture carved deep into the mountain.
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2nd Annual Cruise in on the Town Square Saturday
By Anne Waits
web posted July 16, 2015

EDGEFIELD – Organizers are busy preparing for the 2nd Annual Cruise in on the Town Square in Edgefield this Saturday. Founder Beth Padgett said she will have her 1968 yellow and black Corvette convertible and her 1982 white Corvette, the first and last years of the third generation of Corvettes, at the event. She, like most car enthusiasts, loves showing them off and she is hoping that many others will join her at this free event from 4 to 7 p.m.
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Edgefield County Law Officers Association Donates to the Local FFA Chapter
web posted July 16, 2015
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Law Officers Association presented a $200 donation to the Strom Thurmond FFA Chapter at the Annual Fishing Rodeo to help support their trip to the National FFA Convention in Kentucky this coming fall. The Association, founded in 1989, is made up of present and retired Law Enforcement Officers from local police agencies, SLED, Department of Natural Resource, and Firefighters.
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Strom Thurmond CTC Agriculture Students Excel in Public Speaking Contest
web posted July 16, 2015
JOHNSTON – A group of Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center students recently competed in the region and state public speaking competitions. “Pubic Speaking is an area we do not typically get a large number of students interested in because it is intense and is a challenge for most young people,” Dr. Darla Steele, FFA Advisor and Agricultural Education Teacher.
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Local Garden & Women's Clubs Sponsor Strom Thurmond FFA Students for Camp Wildwood
web posted July 16, 2015
JOHNSTON – Local Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center Students attended Camp Wildwood in Kings Mountain State Park, SC thanks to local garden clubs. Gracie Herrin, Carolyn Barrett Guess and Lindsey Glover all attended the camp as first year students, while Maggie Childress served as a counselor and Leigh Northrop will be attending the third year camp later in July.
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Edgefield Grill Lunch and Dinner Specials
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web posted July 16, 2015

EDGEFIELD – We are offering Local Heirloom Tomato Crostini appetizer at lunch and dinner this week. For lunch our soup is a Black Bean with Local Corn, and we are still featuring what will be a new addition to our regular menu -"The Edgefield Burger" - an 8 oz, cooked to order burger on top of freshly fried green tomatoes topped with our homemade pimento cheese with strips of bacon and a bacon remoulade. Starting Thursday night we have Homemade Turkey Meatball Pasta. Thick 10 oz. Sirloins with daily sides cooked to order and topped with Clemson Blue Cheese and/or Sautéed Vidalia Onions.
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Park Row Market BBQ Buffet Tonight: Live Entertainment
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web posted July 16, 2015

EDGEFIELD – The Park Row Market BBQ Buffet will be on the menu starting at 6 pm until 11 pm Thursday night. Bring the whole family for the All You Can Eat buffet for just $9.50 per person, drink extra. Live entertainment with Bogie will begin at 7 pm. Click on their banner above for daily specials and Like them on FaceBook.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 16, 2015
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Suspicious Vehicle Leads to Drug Charges
web posted July 15, 2015
COUNTY LINE – Edgefield County Dispatchers kept receiving calls of a suspicious vehicle parked across from a home on the 800 block of Coronet Drive with no one around. Then around 9:40 pm Monday deputies were called back and found Marquis Rashad Barley,19, working on the car along with Joshua Lovett, 25, of Saluda. After finding five whitish-brown rocks and a blue pill believed to be oxycodone all packaged for sale Barley claimed "everything" in the car belonged to him and he was taken into custody.
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Trenton Man Falls for Craigslist Hoax
web posted July 15, 2015
TRENTON – A Trenton man reported receiving an alert  over his phone after filling out an application for "Mr. Pawn" which had asked for his personal information as part of the application process. When he checked he found that there were at least seven credit cards opened and a car purchased using his information since this weekend.
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Called meeting with Dr. Ray Brooks President of PTC and Town Addresses Adams Warehouse
By Melissa Nickelson
web posted July 15, 2015

EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Council meeting started with Dr. Ray Brooks President for Piedmont Foundation addressing everyone his appreciation for the ongoing dialogue regarding the Adams Warehouse located behind Piedmont Technical College. Dr. Brooks turn the floor over to Mr. Chad Teague Facilities Management Director for Piedmont Technical College.
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Town of Johnston Presented with First USDA Grant
By Anne Waits
web posted July 15, 2015

JOHNSTON – The Town of Johnston was presented with possibly their first USDA grant in history at the Johnston Town Council meeting Monday night. Judy Capehart, of the Orangeburg office of USDA Rural Development, was on hand to make the presentation.
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Greasy Footprints
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted July 15, 2015

RELIGION – I read this week about some good crime solving work! Detectives in Oklahoma were able to solve a robbery by following a trail of grease spills. Police say Steven McCarthey and William Bitsche stole nearly $4,000 worth of property from a neighbor’s home in Chickasha, Okla., on May 16. When the sun rose, Matthew Kennedy, another neighbor, helped police solve the case when he spotted a grease trail from the burglarized home to the door of a neighboring property.
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web posted July 15, 2015
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Thurmond Road Burglary Reported, Trail Cam Captures Photos of Car - Possible Arrests Made
web posted July 14, 2015
MERRIWETHER – The owner of a shop on Thurmond Road called the Sheriff's Office Saturday morning after discovering a someone entered his shop and made off with nearly $4,000 in tools and other items. Fortunately the owner had a trail cam set up that recorded the car and tag.
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Traffic Stop Results in Drug Arrests, Impound of Vehicle Used in Burglary
web posted July 14, 2015
MERRIWETHER – A deputy on patrol spotted the blue Xterra that was suspected to have been used in a burglary on Saturday and waited on it to leave the parking lot of Sportsman's Corner around 11 pm Sunday and conducted a traffic stop for expired tags. The driver, Amanda Marie Yarolem, 30, was found to be driving under suspension and was taken into custody.
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Burglary Discovered at SCDOT Building
web posted July 14, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Sheriff's deputies were called to the shops on Highway 25 north after a $573 pole saw had been stolen. A key was used to enter the building and then placed in another location.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's Weekly Specials
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web posted July 14, 2015

EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook. Prices below are good through July 20. All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
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Park Row Market BBQ Buffet Thursday Night: Live Entertainment
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web posted July 14, 2015

EDGEFIELD – The Park Row Market BBQ Buffet will be on the menu starting at 6 pm until 11 pm Thursday night. Bring the whole family for the All You Can Eat buffet for just $9.50 per person, drink extra. Live entertainment with Bogie will begin at 7 pm. Click on their banner above for daily specials and Like them on FaceBook.

Soil has a name and don’t call it Dirt!
web posted July 14, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Dirt is what is under your fingernails; soil is what you find under your feet. Think of soil as the earth’s skin with many layers.  Soil is much more than just ‘dirt’, it is the ultimate natural resource for growing plants and crops. Soil provides the basis for foundations for buildings, recreational facilities and is crucial for raising livestock. Let’s examine the characteristics of soil and why it is important to sustain the world population.
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Orientation and Registration at Fox Creek High School
web posted July 14, 2015
NORTH AUGUSTA – Fox Creek High School would like to invite all new students and incoming 9th graders to an orientation and pizza snack on July 28, 2015, from 6-8 pm in the Fox Creek High School Commons. All students who have pre-registered are invited to meet friends and tour the school. Free T Shirts will be available to the first 100 freshmen.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted July 14, 2015
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Correction - Man Airlifted After Jumping from Moving Car
Correction: This story originally reported a woman was airlifted.
web posted July 12, 2015

MERRIWETHER – A man was immobilized and flown to the Trauma Center at Georgia Regents University (GRU) after jumping out of the car he was riding in as it turned off Sweetwater Road and onto Big Oak Drive around 3:30 pm Sunday. Merriwether First Responders were said to have been first on the scene.
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Body Found in Burning Car
web posted July 13, 2015
EUREKA – A vehicle fire in Aiken County SC has yielded the discovery of a body. A forest fire was reported at approximately 10:30 am Sunday by several residents of Lake Shore Dr. in Aiken County. Eureka Fire Department responded to the blaze and discovered a burning vehicle in the woods. After closer inspection of the vehicle it was determined that there was a body in the vehicle, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said in a release.
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Edgefield Daily Introduces New Staff Reporter
web posted July 13, 2015
COUNTY – Edgefield Daily is proud to announce the addition of a new reporter to our staff which will bring a broader range of news coverage available to our readers. Melissa Nickelson, of Edgefield, officially joined our staff over the weekend.
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Treasurer Reclaims $60 Million - Is Any of It Yours?
By Curtis Loftis
web posted July 13, 2015

COLUMBIA – This week the State Treasurer’s Office staff searched for and located two beneficiaries of life insurance policies totaling $325,925. The beneficiaries did not know the policies existed or that the Treasurer’s office had taken steps to retrieve these dormant policies from the large insurance firms in the Northeast. In fact, few people realize that in the last five years we have brought home over $60 million in dormant policies belonging to South Carolinians.
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Palmetto State Conservatives Support Immigration Reform
web posted July 13, 2015
COLUMBIA – Today, a group of conservative business, technology and political leaders announced their newly formed coalition – South Carolinians for Responsible Immigration Reform (SCRIR). The coalition will ensure that immigration reform becomes a major focus of the Republican presidential primary in the Palmetto State.
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web posted July 13, 2015
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Man Airlifted from Single Vehicle Crash
web posted July 11, 2015
EDGEFIELD – A single vehicle crash left the driver injured and being airlifted to the Trauma Center in Augusta Friday morning around 10:30 am. The driver lost control of his car and struck a power pole on Highway 25 just past Moores Drive causing the pole to snap leaving live power lines down and on the car. The crash had both lanes of Highway 25 blocked during the rescue.
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Burglary Reported at Moton Moore Road Home
web posted July 11, 2015
NORTHSIDE – The brother of a hospitalized Northside man called the Sheriff's Office Thursday morning after checking on the house and finding a side door kicked in around 9:30 am. He told dispatchers that he had not been in the house and would wait for a deputy to arrive before entering.
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Herlong & Doran Financial Brings on New Staff Member
web posted July 11, 2015
JOHNSTON – Herlong & Doran Financial Group, LLC is proud to welcome Kinsli Parkman as the newest addition to their staff. Ms. Parkman has taken over the duties as office manager, overseeing Herlong & Doran’s Johnston and Aiken offices. Thomas Herlong, managing partner of Herlong & Doran Financial Group, explains, “We are happy to have Kinsli join our team. She has been an excellent addition.”
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Biker Injured in Motorcycle Crash
web posted July 11, 2015
MERRIWETHER – The rider of a 2009 Triumph 675 was injured after losing control of his motorcycle and taking a spill at the intersection of Woodlawn and Martintown Roads Friday afternoon. EMS arrived within minutes and began treating the injured rider. A second rider that was with him stood the motorcycle up to cheek on damages for the rider.
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web posted July 11, 2015
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Unknown Man Poses as Local Man to Steal Money from Bank Account
web posted July 10, 2015
EDGEFIELD – A Monetta man met with the Sheriff's Office Wednesday after getting a call from his local bank, SRP Federal Credit Union, telling him an unknown man walked in and withdrew $704 from his savings account.
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Things You Should Know to See Removal of Flag
web posted July 10, 2015