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Verse for the Day: Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."


Moonshine Still Seized from School District Employee's Home
web posted April 21, 2015
JOHNSTON – Five days have passed since an Edgefield County School District employee had a moonshine still seized from his home by the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office and there has been no arrest by the Sheriff's Office, no disciplinary action by the School District and no incident report released in the case. A text to Sheriff's Captain Chris Wash on Sunday as to what charges, if any, were being filed in the case, has not been answered.
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Woman Reports Break-In, Cat Doused With Acid
web posted April 21, 2015
MERRIWETHER – Edgefield County Deputies were called to a home on Twin Oaks Drive Friday evening after the owner arrived and found she was unable to get inside using her front door. She then went to a side door and found it was open. Upon entering the home she found someone had been inside and placed a metal object against the front door blocking anyone from being able to enter.
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STCTC’s Automotive Program Host First Annual Car Show April 25
web posted April 21, 2015
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center’s Automotive Technology students are hosting their first Car Show on April 25, 2015. “My students are working hard to plan a great event,” said Nick Lorimer, STCTC Automotive Technology teacher. The show will recognize the top autos in ten categories.
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Woman Reports Theft of Mower Before Victim Knew it was Stolen
web posted April 21, 2015
JOHNSTON – An Addison Street woman that allowed an Edgefield man to cut her grass on Thursday called the owner of the lawn mower on Saturday to ask when she intended on coming to get the mower from her house. The owner of the mower then checked and found her mower missing and called the Sheriff's Office to report the theft.
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Report of Multiple Break-Ins of Shed Filed on Tanglewood Drive
web posted April 21, 2015
TRENTON – An Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy was called to a home on the 100 block of Tanglewood Drive Friday afternoon for the home to be placed for additional property checks following a series of break-ins of a shed located behind the house. When the deputy arrived the woman told the deputy that every time she puts a new lock on the door to the shed someone cuts them off.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted April 21, 2015
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Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested
web posted April 20, 2015
JOHNSTON – A man wanted in connection to an armed robbery at 1 Dove Street at the apartments has been captured and is currently being held at the Edgefield County Detention Center on felony charges. Craig ONeal Hill, 27, has been charged with armed robbery and possession of weapon during commission of a violent crime.
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Storms Wreak Havoc Across County Sunday Afternoon
web posted April 20, 2015
COUNTY – Strong storms that moved across the county Sunday afternoon packed heavy rains, lighting, strong winds and included a Tornado Warning for Edgefield and Johnston after the National Weather Service spotted rotation in one of the storms around 4pm. The aftermath kept emergency personnel, power crews, SCDOT, and others busy into the early evening.
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Frances Quarles Retires after 27 Years as Town Clerk
By Anne Waits
web posted April 20, 2015

JOHNSTON – When it comes to the workplace, Frances Quarles has a simple philosophy. “I like to use a watch to explain,” she said recently while seated in the Johnston Town Council Chambers where she has spent so much of her time. “I don’t like to be the outside of the watch (the hands, the face, and so forth). I prefer to be the inside—the unseen part that makes things work.” Many would say that as Town clerk/treasurer, that is exactly what she has been for the past 27 years.
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More Fake IRS Returns, Scams Reported
web posted April 20, 2015
COUNTY – Whether it is scammers trying to get your money or filing a fake tax return to get a return they do not deserve, the reports continue to come in to the Sheriff's Office in the past week. This time there are more scammers seeking your info than those filing fake returns, but all are using the IRS or the government as cover.
Edgefield Daily

Sports: Johnson Receives Basketball Scholarship to Southern Union State
web posted April 20, 2015
SPORTS – Daquarius Johnson, a senior at Strom Thurmond High School, has accepted a scholarship offer to play basketball at Southern Union State Community College in Wadley, Alabama. Daquarius is considered to have played a major role in leading the men's basketball team to the final four in the playoffs for the first time in school history.
Edgefield Daily

Sports: Lady Rebels #2 in Region after Win over Batesburg-Leesville
web posted April 20, 2015
SPORTS – With rain threatening all day long Friday, Strom Thurmond athletic director, Doug Painter, made the call to swap the JV and varsity game times. Brianna Walden got the call to the mound again, giving up only four hits and striking out six.
Edgefield Daily

Stay Back, Stay Way Back
web posted April 20, 2015
EDGEFIELD – There are things that make you shake your head and say, "what were they thinking," and others that make you wonder if they were thinking at all. A reader submitted this photo about a week or so when they spotted this van loaded with what appears to be about a dozen ladders or more atop a work van. It was shared with a few friends and their reactions were quick and some rather funny. So it was decided to share it with readers to get your reactions.
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Singers, Dancers Headline Entertainment at Johnston Peach Blossom Festival
web posted April 20, 2015
JOHNSTON – The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival entertainment for the day is now set, with a variety of performers headlining the May 2 event. The day’s entertainment begins after the 10 a.m. parade. At 10:30 a.m., Johnston Mayor Terrence Culbreath will give the welcome. From 10:35-11 a.m. is a performance by the Johnston Elementary School Chorus.
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Burckhalter Gets Added Felony Charge
web posted April 18, 2015
EDGEFIELD – As Edgefield Daily reported, James Edward Burckhalter learned a lesson in a dispute over water with his neighbor early Thursday morning when he was charged with a simple misdemeanor of disorderly conduct for arguing with deputies while intoxicated. Evidently his learning curve has a bigger bend than he was given credit for when his actions while in custody at the Detention Center has seen him being charged with a serious felony.
Edgefield Daily

Local Tire Dealer Defrauded out of over $2,000 and Six Expensive Tires
web posted April 18, 2015
JOHNSTON – A Johnston tire dealer reported Thursday that he had a customer call to price tractor-trailer tires in late March. The man claimed to own a trucking company and needed to purchase tires for a truck, presumably in the area at the time. After pricing the tires he purchased four tires for a total of $1,411 and paid for them with a credit card. A few hours later the man called back and purchased two addition tire at a cost of $737.60.
Edgefield Daily

Organizations and Businesses Invited To Apply For AED Grant
web posted April 18, 2015
GREENWOOD – The Self Regional Heart and Vascular Center is launching a community-based Automatic External Defibrillator, or AED, grant program. The program’s goal is to increase awareness of what to do in a cardiac emergency, train more people on how to perform hands-only CPR and to equip various facilities with AEDs in case of an emergency.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted April 18, 2015
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School Bus Crashes, Parents Say They Were Not Notified
web posted April 17, 2015
JOHNSTON – An Edgefield County School District bus driver lost control of her bus and crashed into the ditch on Long Cane Road near Simpkins Road Thursday morning. According to the Sheriff's Office the ambulance called to the scene was cancelled before it arrived due to no injuries reported. The School District also reported no injuries. However, parents of some students are angry saying they were never notified of the crash and one was reporting their child was injured.
Edgefield Daily

24th Annual Jimmy Shay Memorial Youth Fishing Rodeo May 16
web posted April 17, 2015
COUNTY – The Jimmy Shay Memorial Youth Fishing Rodeo will be held Saturday, May 16, at Lick Fork Lake Recreation Area from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The rodeo theme is “Get Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs”. Children 12 years and under will be allowed to fish with bait and tackle furnished. Lunch will be served at no cost to children and their families.
Edgefield Daily

Woman Reports Pens Damaged, Chickens Killed
web posted April 17, 2015
MERRIWETHER – A Hickory Drive woman called the Sheriff's Office Wednesday to report all of her chickens being killed and her pens damaged from a dog or dogs getting into the pens. She discovered the dead chickens when she arrived home around 4pm. She reported this is not the first time she's filed a report and nothing was being done to resolve the issue.
Edgefield Daily

Water Dispute Lands Man in Jail
web posted April 17, 2015
NORTHSIDE – A Cold Springs Road man learned a hard lesson late Wednesday night. If your neighbor allows you to use their well as a source for your water, complaining is not a good idea. Complaining while intoxicated is a worse idea. Complaining while intoxicated with deputies around will get you arrested.
Edgefield Daily

Life Down South: Portraits Of Georgialina
By Tom Poland
web posted April 17, 2015

LIFE DOWN SOUTH – With good reason, I now refer to the two-state region I travel and write about so much as “Georgialina.” It’s a region that runs from the northeast corner of Georgia and the wild Chattooga down to Athens and over to Lincoln County, Georgia, down Savannah way and across all of South Carolina.
Edgefield Daily

Theft of Cash from Motel Room Reported
web posted April 17, 2015
TRENTON – A woman staying at the Crossroads Motel called the Sheriff's Office to report cash being taken from her purse while she was away from the room during the day.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted April 17, 2015
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Palmetto Pipeline Project Continues, Surveying Underway
web posted April 16, 2015
COUNTY – The proposed pipeline project that will dissect the western part of the county is continuing with the company actively surveying the proposed route it will take through the county. Palmetto Products Pipe Line LLC, a Kinder Morgan Company, believes at this time there will be 105 landowners that will be affected and each property owner will be contacted by the company once the route is determined.
Edgefield Daily

Pastor Phillip Howle Heading Home
web posted April 16, 2015
COUNTY – Pastor Phillip Howle is headed home after wrapping up his mission trip on Wednesday by leading a conference on church governance from the book of Titus for about 300 people from 200 different churches, he said in an email to Edgefield Daily. With the exception of a report last week from his iPhone, Pastor Howle has spent most of his time "somewhere" in Asia "off the grid", with no access to the internet.
Edgefield Daily

A "Berry" Good Time in Merriwether
web posted April 16, 2015
MERRIWETHER – It’s a “berry” good day in the neighborhood, if the neighborhood is Merriwether and you are on Briggs Road turning into Gurosik’s Berry Plantation at 345 Briggs Road, just off Martintown Road in Merriwether. Edgefield Daily.com was taken for a tour of the plantation and facilities by owner Clyde Gurosik and his wife Marilyn, and a very impressive tour it was.
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Sports: Rebels Advance to 7-1 in Region Play with Win over Saluda
VNN Report
web posted April 16, 2015

SPORTS – The Rebels varsity baseball team defeated Saluda Tuesday night with a score of 7-2 to advance their standing in the Region. The win moves the Rebels to 15-3 overall and 7-1 in Region Play. Most of the scoring took place in the 3rd inning where the Rebels were able to put 4 runs on the scoreboard.
Edgefield Daily

Sports: Lady Rebels Pull Off Big Win over Saluda
VNN Report
web posted April 16, 2015

SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Lady Rebels pulled out another big win Tuesday against Saluda. With Wise out sick, Coach Pace called on seventh grader, Brianna Walden, to lead from the mound. Walden started strong facing only eleven batters in the first three innings and striking out three.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Theater Co. Presents "Here on the Flight Path" Opening April 17
Paid Advertisement
web posted April 16, 2015

EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Theater Company's next production, Here on the Flight Path, a romantic comedy, will open on April 17. Show dates are April 17-19 and April 24-26. Tickets are on sale now. Call 803-336-8726 to reserve your tickets. Visit them on FaceBook here.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted April 16, 2015
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No Arrests in Shaken Baby Case, Investigation Continues
web posted April 15, 2015
JOHNSTON – It has been five months since an 18-month-old baby was taken to the Trauma Center at GRU in Augusta and was placed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with permanent and severe disabilities from being shaken so badly. The brain injuries were said, at the time of the incident, to show recent as well as older injuries.
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Town Council Prepares for Festival, Budget, Town Clerk to Retire
By Anne Waits
web posted April 15, 2015

JOHNSTON – Looking ahead to the Peach Blossom Festival, the Johnston Town Council passed two related items at their regularly scheduled Council meeting on Monday night. Each year, the mayor and Town Council members ask that the citizens join in to help make Johnston as presentable as possible for visitors who will be in town for the festival.
Edgefield Daily

Youth Sporting Clay Open to be held in Edgefield April 18
web posted April 15, 2015
EDGEFIELD – The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is pleased to announce the First Annual DNR Youth Sporting Clay Open will be held at the Palmetto Shooting Sports Complex in Edgefield on Saturday, April 18. With about 450 youth shooters competing, the First Annual Youth Sporting Clay Open event is available to all school and club teams. DNR along with their many sponsors will be giving away over $23,000 in scholarships, guns, and trophies at this event.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted April 15, 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 April 21. All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! Check out our Saturday Only Sale below!
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Edgefield Town Square the Place to be This Saturday
web posted April 15, 2015
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield Town Square will be teeming with activity this weekend with the 1st Annual Edgefield Bluegrass Festival starting at 1 pm and a host of other activities planned to take place as well starting at 11 am. A Wild West style "shootout" is planned at 2:30 pm.
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Solar Power Equipment Stolen from Edgefield Home
web posted April 15, 2015
EDGEFIELD – A Glanton Drive man reported an 1800 watt solar power kit and controller was stolen from his front porch Monday before he ever had an opportunity to use it.
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State Museum Hosts Happy Hubble 25 on Friday, April 24
web posted April 15, 2015
COLUMBIA – Join the South Carolina State Museum at Happy Hubble 25, a family-friendly event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope from 5 – 10 p.m. on Friday, April 24. Tickets to the event will be offered at a special discounted price of $5 per person (free for museum members), and the first 200 guests will receive a free astronomy poster.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted April 15, 2015
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Hospital Board Hires New Interim CEO at ECH
web posted April 14, 2015
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Hospital Board hired a new Interim CEO for the Edgefield County Hospital at a special called meeting Monday night. The following is a release from Board Chairwoman Connie Sutton.
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Neighbor Photographs Possible Burglar, Scared to Be Seen Talking to Deputies
web posted April 13, 2015
COUNTY LINE – A Home on the 1500 block of Edgefield Road (Highway 25) was found burglarized and a neighbor may have snapped pictures of the man responsible climbing out of a window at the home. However, when a deputy went to speak to the neighbor he or she refused to be seen talking to law enforcement and wanted to remain anonymous.
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Police Investigating Missing Bank Deposit
web posted April 14, 2015
JOHNSTON – Johnston Police were called to the Dollar General store on Lee Street by the manager after a bank deposit of nearly $5,000 was discovered missing. The deposit went missing sometime between March 27 and the time it was reported missing when the area manager was trying to reconcile several deposits.
Edgefield Daily

Road Closing for Bridge Replacement on Garrett Road
web reposted April 14, 2015
MERRIWETHER – The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announced Wednesday afternoon that a portion of Garret Road will be closed as they begin the replacement of the bridge over Horn Creek starting on Monday, April 27. Through traffic will end access beginning at that time.
Edgefield Daily

PTC to Showcase Programs and Facilities for Area Residents
web posted April 14, 2015
GREENWOOD – Area residents will soon have an opportunity to preview Piedmont Technical College’s various program offerings during an open house event on April 16, from 2-6 p.m., on the Lex Walters Campus in Greenwood. The public is invited to visit the campus and learn more about the college through hands-on demonstrations and face-to-face discussions with program faculty.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Theater Co. Presents "Here on the Flight Path" Opening April 17
Paid Advertisement
web posted April 14, 2015

EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Theater Company's next production, Here on the Flight Path, a romantic comedy, will open on April 17. Show dates are April 17-19 and April 24-26. Tickets are on sale now. Call 803-336-8726 to reserve your tickets. Visit them on FaceBook here.

The Lennon Sisters Celebrate 50th Anniversary in Newberry
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web posted April 14, 2015

EDGEFIELD – A triumphant return to Newberry: The Lennon Sisters are an American Institution, first introduced to the country by Lawrence Welk. Now America’s sweethearts are celebrating their 50th anniversary at The Newberry Opera House, Thursday, April 16th at 3 and 8 pm.
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NOTICE: Edgefield County Council Meeting and Public Hearing FY 14-15
Public Notice
web posted April 14, 2015

EDGEFIELD – Pursuant to South Carolina Code Section 6-1-80, Edgefield County Council will hold a public hearing and second reading on Ordinance No. 14-15-691, “An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 13-14-679, the General Operating Budget and Ancillary Budgets for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-2015, to Provide for Revised Revenues and Appropriations effective on July 1, 2014” at its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 6:00 p.m., in the County Council Chambers, 225 Jeter Street, Edgefield, South Carolina. 
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NOTICE: Edgefield County Council Meeting and Public Hearing FY 15-16
Public Notice
web posted April 14, 2015

EDGEFIELD – The following is a Public Notice of the County Council Meeting, Public Hearing, Millage, Budget, and General fund FY 15-16:
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted April 14, 2015
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Fallen Tree at Root of Train Derailment - Exclusive Arial View
web posted April 13, 2015
TRENTON – A tree that had fallen across the railroad tracks is said to be responsible for the derailment of 31 cars of a 82 rail car Norfork Southern train near Trenton Friday night. The two locomotives struck the tree causing them and the first 31 rail cars to leave the tracks with at least two of the rail cars spilling their cargo. Norfolk Southern's Director of Corporate Communications Rick Harris said one of those cars contained ammonium nitrate, which is used in the production of fertilizer and can be an irritant, but was not hazardous.
Edgefield Daily

Two Airlifted from Single Car Crash
web posted April 13, 2015
NORTHSIDE – Two people were flown to the Trauma Center following a single car crash Saturday night on Sleepy Creek Road near Prince Circle just before 9 pm. When Northside First Responders arrived on the scene they reported the vehicle was overturned and sitting partially atop a guardrail.
Edgefield Daily

Sports: Rebels Improve to 14-3 with Non-Region Win Over Greenwood Saturday
VNN Report
web posted April 13, 2015

SPORTS – The Rebels varsity baseball team picked up another non region victory Saturday evening defeating Greenwood 4-2 in Greenwood. The win moves the Rebels to 14-3 over-all and remaining 6-1 in Region play. The Rebels scored one run early, but the bats fell silent until the 7th inning when the Rebels were able to score 3 more runs to secure the win.
Edgefield Daily

Sheriff's Office Still Seeks Wanted Sex Offender
web posted April 13, 2015
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office is looking for a sex offender who has failed to register his current location, again. Alexander Morgan lll, 48, is a black male standing 5' 8" and weighs 130 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. His last known address is 104 Tanglewood Drive in Trenton, according to paperwork he signed with the Sheriff's Office. A warrant for his arrest has been issued.
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Registration for Savannah River Site’s First Ultimate Fishing Challenge Begins
web posted April 13, 2015
AIKEN – The U.S. Forest Service-Savannah River is seeking wounded veterans and mobility-impaired individuals to participate in Savannah River Site’s First Ultimate Fishing Challenge scheduled for May 9, 2015, at Savannah River Site’s L-Lake from 5:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. “Besides the annual turkey and deer hunts, the fishing challenge offers another avenue for wounded veterans and mobility-impaired individuals to enjoy the outdoors,” said DeVela Clark, forest manager of the U.S. Forest Service-Savannah River.
Edgefield Daily

Tech Professor: Robots
By George Craig
web posted April 13, 2015

TECH PROFESSOR – Robot: Any programmable machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically. That is just one of many definitions of robot. Robots are becoming more and more ingrained in our everyday lives. Manufacturing, Warehousing, Construction, Medical and soon the home are all places robots have been and will be starting now.
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Great Sponsors Support the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival
web posted April 13, 2015
JOHNSTON – Festivals are fun for everyone, but great sponsors make it possible. The sponsors of the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival, which will be held May 2, 2015, make it possible to keep the Festival free or low-cost for patrons. In addition, it helps raise additional money that can be used to reinvest in the Johnston area.
Edgefield Daily

Train Derails Near Trenton - Cars Reported Leaking
web posted April 11, 2015
TRENTON – The Trenton Fire Department, Sheriff's Deputies and Edgefield County EMA is on the scene of a train derailment behind a home on Salters Pond Road between Trenton and Johnston. Firefighters report some of the cars "are leaking", however; what the leaking cars is carrying is unknown. Currently residents on Salters Pond Road, Bantam Lane and Egghouse Road are being evacuated to Mt. Calvary Church.
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Edgefield Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Stabbing
web posted April 11, 2015
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office and Edgefield Police were called to the Edgefield County Hospital Emergency Room around 1 pm Friday after a man arrived with a stab wound to his side that punctured his left lung. He was stabilized and then rushed to the Trauma Center at GRU as investigators with the Sheriff's Office began their investigation. It did not take them long before they arrested Aladdin Latravious Harris, 21, and charged him with attempted murder.
Edgefield Daily

Sports: Rebels Get Another Region Win Topping Crescent 2-0
VNN Report
web posted April 11, 2015

SPORTS – The Rebels baseball team picked up another region win on the road Friday night with a 2-0 victory over Crescent. The win moves the Rebels to 13-3 overall and 6-1 in the Region.
Edgefield Daily

County Tax Filers Discover Fake Returns Filed, ID Thefts
web posted April 11, 2015
EDGEFIELD – As April 15 closes in on all taxpayers, the number of reports being filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office of tax fraud and identity theft continues to grow in number. The greatest number have been on Federal returns.
Edgefield Daily

Vandals Cause Thousands of Dollars in Damages to Cars
web posted April 11, 2015
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether woman called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office to report their cars had been vandalized, causing at least $6,000 in damage.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Theater Co. Presents "Here on the Flight Path" Opening April 17
Paid Advertisement
web posted April 11, 2015

EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Theater Company's next production, Here on the Flight Path, a romantic comedy, will open on April 17. Show dates are April 17-19 and April 24-26. Tickets are on sale now. Call 803-336-8726 to reserve your tickets. Visit them on FaceBook here.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted April 11, 2015
Edgefield Daily

One Dead in Early Morning Crash
web posted April 10, 2015
NORTH AUGUSTA – An early morning traffic crash has resulted in one death. The crash happened at approximately 4:15 am this morning on Cherokee Drive near Sunfest Drive in North Augusta SC. The male driver of a 1988 Ford F150 truck was traveling east on Cherokee Drive when he left the roadway and struck a tree causing the vehicle to catch fire, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.
Edgefield Daily

Craven Granted Bond, Released
web posted April 10, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Former North Augusta police officer Justin Craven, who was arrested on Tuesday on a felony charge of discharging a firearm into a vehicle while occupied in the shooting death of Earnest Satterwhite, was released on bond on Wednesday. He was granted a $20,000 personal recognizance and was later released from the Edgefield County Detention Center. No court date has been set at this time. He has also been charged with misconduct in office in relation to the shooting.
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One Injured in Motorcycle Crash
web posted April 10, 2015
EDGEFIELD – A man traveling northbound on Augusta Road just south of Edgefield was injured after he lost control of his Suzuki Boulevard motorcycle and was thrown off the southbound shoulder of the busy highway. With traffic in front, behind and oncoming he was fortunate other drivers were able to avoid striking him or his motorcycle when the crash took place around 2:30 pm. Other drivers stopped to help the inured man until EMS could arrive on the scene.
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Man Reports Dogs Tearing Up His Car
web posted April 10, 2015
MERRIWETHER – There have been a number of animal calls recently, all of them dogs attacking livestock, another dog, even biting a woman on the leg. However, a call to the Sheriff's Office from a Millcreek Drive man is a new one in the news.
Edgefield Daily

Life Down South: Remembering The Family Farm
By Tom Poland
web posted April 10, 2015

LIFE DOWN SOUTH – From 1935 until today, the number of small farms in our country has dropped from six million to two million. A way of family life entire disappears as small family farms succumb to change. Regardless of the reasons, the result is denying many children today to store away a harvest of great memories. Gathering eggs, picking tomatoes, getting up the cows, fishing for bream with a cane pole. Those and more. Fortunately, I remember my family farm.
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Notice Of Public Hearings Prior To Final Action By The County Council Of Edgefield County To Adopt Ordinances
web posted April 10, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Pursuant to South Carolina Code Section 4-9-140, notice is hereby given by the County Council of Edgefield County (the “County Council”) that public hearings for the below-referenced Ordinances will be held at the Council Chambers of the County Council, 225 Jeter Street, Edgefield, SC 29824, at 6:00 p.m. on May 5, 2015 in conjunction with a regularly scheduled meeting of the County Council.
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ATC to Hold Express Admission Days for Summer and Fall Semesters
web posted April 10, 2015
AIKEN – Becoming a student at Aiken Technical College has never been easier than a one-day Express Admission event. The College will hold two, day-long events for prospective students to complete all the necessary steps to enroll as a student at ATC, which includes admission to the College, placement testing, financial aid, academic advising, course registration, and additional opportunities for questions and counsel.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted April 10, 2015
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Edgefield Man Wanted for Sexual Assault of Young Girl
web posted April 9, 2015
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield man wanted for criminal sexual conduct in the third degree involving a young girl between the ages of 9 and 12 years of age inclusive is currently in custody in Augusta after telling Edgefield Police Chief Ronnie Carter that he would not be taken alive. Matthew Henry Ceasar, 25, was taken into custody on Wednesday by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office on a probation violation charge there.
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Rolling Hills Home Burglarized Again, One Charged
web posted April 9, 2015
TRENTON – An Aiken woman is currently being held at the Edgefield County Detention Center after the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office was called on Tuesday about another burglary at the home of a recently deceased woman. This time over $14,000 worth of property was discovered missing including several guns and at least $10,000 worth of jewelry.
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Pastor Howle: Three Days Vacation In Asia
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted April 9, 2015

RELIGION – I spent today teaching hermeneutics to a group Asian Christians, these were not pastors but just regular members of the church. You may be wondering what in the world is hermeneutics? Don't worry, it is not something you need an antibiotic to clear up. Biblical hermeneutics is the science of properly interpreting the various types of literature found in the Bible. For example, a psalm should be interpreted differently from a prophecy. A proverb should be understood and applied differently from a epistle of Paul.
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Road Closing for Bridge Replacement on Garrett Road
web posted April 9, 2015
MERRIWETHER – The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announced Wednesday afternoon that a portion of Garret Road will be closed as they begin the replacement of the bridge over Horn Creek starting on Monday, April 27. Through traffic will end access beginning at that time.
Edgefield Daily

Sports: Lady Rebels Top Abbeville 9-7
VNN Report
web posted April 9, 2015

SPORTS – The Lady Rebels kept playing through the entire game despite being down for most of it and came back to beat Abbeville 9-7 Tuesday night. Despite a slow start on the mound, Madelyn Wise threw a complete game and got the win.
Edgefield Daily

Fox exposes one person to rabies in Greenwood County
web posted April 9, 2015
GREENWOOD – One person has been advised to consult a health care provider after being exposed to rabies in the Troy area of Greenwood County by a fox that tested positive for the disease, the Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Wednesday.
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Edgefield County Theater Co. Presents "Here on the Flight Path" Opening April 17
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web posted April 7, 2015

EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Theater Company's next production, Here on the Flight Path, a romantic comedy, will open on April 17. Show dates are April 17-19 and April 24-26. Tickets are on sale now. Call 803-336-8726 to reserve your tickets. Visit them on FaceBook here.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted April 9, 2015
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North Augusta Officer Charged with Felony for Satterwhite Shooting
web posted April 8, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Former North Augusta Police Officer Justin Gregory Craven, 25, was arrested Tuesday morning and has been charged with discharging a firearm into a vehicle while occupied in the deadly shooting of Earnest Satterwhite Sr. in February of 2014. Craven has already been indicted for misconduct in office by a public official by an Edgefield County grand jury in September of last year.
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County Council Gives First Reading Approval of Budget
web posted April 8, 2015
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Council gave the first reading of the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget ordinance approval which includes a 1% pay increase for county employees and creation of a new position, that of a county planner and a much needed third crew for County EMS. The vote to approve was unanimous.
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Family Reports Burglary at Deceased Woman's Home
web posted April 8, 2015
TRENTON – Family members checking on property of a recently deceased family member on Rolling Hills Court discovered a window broken out of a back door and items missing from inside the home and called the Sheriff's Office Monday afternoon. The owner passed away on April 5.
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Edgefield Town Council Receives Draft Budget at Monday Night's Meeting
web posted April 8, 2015
EDGEFIELD – At the regular meeting of Edgefield Town Council Monday night, the items addressed centered around requests to use the Town Square and other Town property, either to hold events or to advertise; a Fair Housing Resolution; and a draft budget for the Town for fiscal year 2015-16. Council first approved the minutes for March 2, 2015 and the financial report for March, 2015.
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Woman Reports Bite by Pit Bull
web posted April 8, 2015
JOHNSTON – An Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy was called to respond to the Edgefield County Hospital emergency room after an Edgefield woman showed up to be treated for a dog bite. The woman reported she went to see her aunt at her home on the 700 block of Highway 121 and when she went to get out of her car a grey Pit Bull she had never seen before bit her on her left thigh and hamstring causing lacerations to both locations.
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Sports: Rebels Take 4-2 Win over Abbeville
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web posted April 8, 2015

SPORTS – The Rebels varsity baseball team picked up another big region win over Abbeville Tuesday night. The Rebels took the game with a score of 4-2. The Rebels are now 12-3 (5-1 Region). The team continues to improve with each passing game.
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Kaliandra Turner Crowned Miss Peach Blossom 2015
web posted April 8, 2015
JOHNSTON – Kaliandra Turner, a Senior at Fox Creek High School, was named Miss Peach Blossom 2015 at the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Beauty Pageant that was held on March 28. She will receive a $500 scholarship in addition to her crown and trophy. Other winners in the afternoon division were Rachel Simpkins, Kayla Hall, Carson Bracket, Turner, Grayson Brackett, Kaylee Black and Whitney Davis.
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Vandals Target Mailboxes, Steal Mail
web posted April 8, 2015
COUNTY LINE – A Fox Terrace Drive man called the Sheriff's Office Monday morning after discovering someone had damaged his mailbox and finding a package that had been mailed to him had been opened and the contents stolen. He found the box several yards away from his mailbox and said it was supposed to contain an Otter Box for his iPhone.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials - Special Two Day Sale Friday and Saturday
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web posted April 8, 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 April 14. All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! Don't miss our two day sale on Friday and Saturday - check out the specials below.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted April 8, 2015
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Family of Unarmed Man Shot after Chase Settles for $1.1 Million
web posted April 7, 2015
EDGEFIELD – The family of 68-year-old Earnest Satterwhite Sr., who was shot and killed following a chase that ended with Satterwhite parking in his driveway on Rose Drive in Edgefield County, has settled a lawsuit against Edgefield County, the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office and the North Augusta Public Safety (NAPS) for $1.195 million. Satterwhite was shot by NAPS Officer Justin Craven as he sat in the driver's seat of his car.
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Woman Claims Assault Left Brother "Brain Dead"
web posted April 7, 2015
TRENTON – An Augusta woman called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office to report her 66-year-old brother being in the hospital "brain dead" as a result of an assault that took place at his Winding Road home in Trenton in late March. The woman claims her brother was hit in the back of the head with a shovel by another Winding Road man resulting in his current condition.
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Williams Sentenced to Two Years for Resisting Arrest, Shoplifting
web posted April 7, 2015
EDGEFIELD – A Johnston man was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to resisting arrest and shoplifting stemming from his arrest in late January where he was tazed in order to be taken into custody. Lester Williams, 57, is well known to law enforcement with a long criminal history of mostly minor crimes.
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Merriwether Man Reports Theft of Tools
web posted April 7, 2015
MERRIWETHER – A Martintown Road man called the Sheriff's Office to report nearly $1,000 in tools taken from his home sometime Thursday night. He discovered the theft when he arrived home from work on Friday afternoon.
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Edgefield County Theater Co. Presents "Here on the Flight Path" Opening April 17
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web posted April 7, 2015

EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Theater Company's next production, Here on the Flight Path, a romantic comedy, will open on April 17. Show dates are April 17-19 and April 24-26. Tickets are on sale now. Call 803-336-8726 to reserve your tickets. Visit them on FaceBook here.

NOTICE: Request for Proposals Janitorial & Cleaning Services Term Contract
web posted April 7, 2015
NOTICE – The County of Edgefield is soliciting proposals from local qualified firms for Janitorial & Cleaning Services for a term contract of one year beginning on July 1, 2015 with the option to renew.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted April 7, 2015
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Edgefield County Businessman Honored by Governor, Department of Commerce
web posted April 6, 2015
COLUMBIA – As part of the annual Industry Appreciation Week, the South Carolina Department of Commerce on Thursday announced the 2015 Ambassadors for Economic Development. Recognized for their exceptional efforts to bolster community and economic development activities in South Carolina, the ambassadors were honored in a ceremony held on Thursday, April 2, at the Governor's Mansion Complex. Rian True of Edgefield County, president of Carolina Covertech, was recognized as one of the Ambassadors.
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Car Show Added to This Year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival
web posted April 6, 2015
JOHNSTON – A new car show, featuring classic cars, has been added to this year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival. The Car Show will be held May 2, the same day as the popular Festival. The cars will be shown in Johnston from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. next to the downtown area, where the Festival is held, in the Grace Deliverance Parking Lot (next to the Post Office).
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Tech Professor - Let the Web Browser Battle Begin Part 2: The race for second
By George Craig
web posted April 6, 2015

TECH PROFESSOR – Last week we touched on two of the most popular web browsers IE and Chrome. This week we will look at some other browsers. Safari, Firefox and Opera round out the top 5.  Again there are so many out there that I could spend the next few years covering them but we don’t have that much time. That said let us start with Safari.
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State Farmers Market Welcomes Back Touch A Truck Event This Weekend
web posted April 6, 2015
COLUMIBA – The Junior League of Columbia is hosting their sixth annual Touch A Truck event at the State Farmers Market on Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Certified SC Sheds will exhibit a variety of heavy machinery and big rigs for kids and adults to enjoy.
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3-Year-Old Drowns in Family Pool
web posted April 4, 2015
AIKEN – A 3 year old Aiken boy was pronounced dead at Aiken Regional Medical Center Saturday evening at 9:09 pm. The child has been identified as 3-year-old Michael Melton Jr. of Aiken SC. The child was visiting his aunt on Woodland Dr. when the drowning occurred at approximately 7:00 pm, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.
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Woman Attacked by Vandals During Vehicle Break-In
web posted April 4, 2015
EDGEFIELD – A Burton Drive woman called the Sheriff's Office around 5:30 Thursday afternoon after hearing a commotion outside and found two black males inside a friend's truck parked on her property. She went outside to confront the men while carrying a shovel and one of the men took the shovel from her and hit her with it and the other cut her finger with a knife he was holding before fleeing the scene.
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Man Claims to be His Brother to Avoid Arrest, Drug Charge Follows
web posted April 4, 2015
MERRIWETHER – Edgefield County Deputies conducting a safety check-point at the intersection of Stephens and Shortcut Roads late Thursday night had a woman pull up and checked her drivers license, insurance and registration when one of the deputies noticed her passenger and called him by name. "No, that's my brother," the man reportedly said. However, the deputy told the man his brother had just come through the check-point and that there was a warrant for his arrest.
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Bath Woman Killed in Head-On Collision
web posted April 4, 2015
AIKEN – A 75 year Bath woman was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at the Shock Trauma Department at Georgia Regents University in Augusta Friday afternoon, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said. The woman has been identified as Betty Cain of Bath SC. Ms. Cain was driving south in her 2012 Nissan on Highway 421 near Harrison Caver Park when she was struck head on by another vehicle.
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Westside Firefighters Battle Large Forest Fire
web posted April 4, 2015
WESTSIDE – The Westside Fire Department was called to a brush fire on Turkey Road Friday evening around 7 pm that was reported to be near the Turkey Road Shooting Range. Firefighters located the fire and began spreading out trying to contain the fire but made slow progress.
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Edgefield County Theater Co. Presents "Here on the Flight Path" Opening April 17
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web posted April 4, 2015

EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Theater Company's next production, Here on the Flight Path, a romantic comedy, will open on April 17. Show dates are April 17-19 and April 24-26. Tickets are on sale now. Call 803-336-8726 to reserve your tickets. Visit them on FaceBook here.

Sports: Rebels Soccer Dominates Bamberg-Ehrhardt in 8-2 Win
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web posted April 4, 2015

SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond boys varsity soccer team won their second game in a row with a dominating performance against Bamberg-Ehrhardt. It was a strong showing for the team with four players sharing in the scoring.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted April 4, 2015
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FaceBook Aids Capture of Burglar?
web posted April 3, 2015
COUNTY LINE – A Wind Road man called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office after discovering someone had been in his home and stolen his .45 caliber Taurus pistol. However, the man did not report the theft of the gun right away due to talking with friends who said that a particular suspect had been using FaceBook to try to sell or trade the gun with someone in Augusta.
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Pit Bull Attacks Woman's Dog While Walking
web posted April 3, 2015
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether woman was walking her black Labrador Wednesday evening along Hickory Drive when a brown and white Pit Bull belonging to another resident on the street came out and began attacking her dog. The woman reported she began hitting the Pit Bull with a shovel trying to get it off her dog but it was not until another neighbor came out and hit the dog with a pipe that the attack ended and the Pit Bull simply walked back to its home.
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Evans Man Found with Drugs During Booking at Jail
web posted April 3, 2015
EDGEFIELD – North Augusta police notified the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office they had arrested an Evans man who had outstanding Magistrate Court bench warrants out of Edgefield County. A Sheriff's Deputy was sent to meet with North Augusta police who turned the man, David Allen Isbell, 21, over to be transported to the Edgefield County Detention Center.
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Traffic Stop Ends in Arrest of Wanted Man, Drug Charge Follows
web posted April 3, 2015
COUNTY LINE – An Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy on routine patrol ran the tag on a car as it turned off away from him and headed down Highway 25. A short time later dispatch radioed back that the registered owner of the car had an outstanding warrant in Edgefield County. After a short search, the deputy was able to locate the car again and made a traffic stop on Casalina Drive.
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Salters, A Whistle Stop Kind Of Place
By Tom Poland
web posted April 3, 2015

LIFE DOWN SOUTH – Unincorporated, a big word with small implications. If a town is unincorporated, it’s small and Salters, South Carolina is diminutive. Tucked away in forests off a back road, it’s the kind of place you go to for a reason. I went to see a glorious remnant of the past. I write “glorious” because there’s something dignified and magnificent about Salters.
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Notice: Closings for Good Friday, Easter
web posted March 30, 2015
NOTICE – All Edgefield County Offices will be Closed Friday, April 03, 2015 in observance of Good Friday. All County Convenience Centers will be closed Sunday, April 05, 2015 in observance of Easter.

Farmer's Market Returns to Edgefield Town Square
web posted April 3, 2015
EDGEFIELD – The popular Farmer's Market will be returning to the Edgefield Town Square this Saturday from 9 am until 1 pm. Items for sale will include baked goods, flowers and vegetable plants ready for planting in your garden and a host of other items. Get there early to get the best items first.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted April 3, 2015
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Edgefield Police Raid Active Meth Lab, Three Charged
web posted April 2, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police, acting on tips and information received from sources, executed a search warrant just before 1 am at a home located at 410 Penn Street. After making entry into the home they discovered the three occupants, one of which was "cooking" the methamphetamine at the time. Police removed everyone from the house and were almost overcome by the heavy fumes produced during cooking the process.
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Milwaukee Woman Busted Trying to Smuggle Drugs into Federal Prison
web posted April 2, 2015
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police were called to the Federal Correction Institute (FCI) following a guard finding marijuana on a Milwaukee woman there to see an inmate. When the officer arrived he was told they believed the woman had more drugs in her car. After a search of the car was conducted police recovered nearly two ounces of marijuana in the trunk.
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Theft Victim follows Suspect Until Arrested
web posted April 2, 2015
TRENTON – A Trenton man saw a man stealing radiators and other items from his property on Highway 19 and as the suspect left he headed towards Aiken. The victim got into his vehicle and began following the suspect while calling the Aiken County Sheriff's Office to report the suspect coming into their county. A deputy was able to stop the suspect and then notified the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office of the theft.
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