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Possible Burglary Suspects Identified
web posted October 29, 2014
MERRIWETHER – The two suspects sought in an attempted burglary on Woodlawn Road have been identified, according to the investigator in the case. Their identities have not been released and warrants for their arrests are being sought. It is unknown if a tipster provided the identifications and are eligible for the reward. Edgefield Daily will have more information as it becomes available.

Search Warrant Recovers, Drugs, Guns, Sawed-Off Shotgun, Counterfeit Money
web posted October 30, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police served a search warrant at an apartment on W.A. Reel Drive last week and recovered a long list of illegal items including drugs, a sawed-off shotgun, counterfeit money, and much more. Quayshaun Tyree Patterson, 21, of 180 W. A. Reel Drive Apt. E5 was taken into custody on the scene. One other person at the home was given a ticket for simple possession of marijuana and released.
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New Test Impacts Students’ Futures
web posted October 30, 2014
GUEST ARTICLE – “What’s this test have to do with my life?” is a question regarding standardized tests often asked by students in grades three through twelve in schools everywhere. Strom Thurmond High School juniors are taking WorkKeys (SC mandated) this spring and that test could impact their wages and employment opportunities for years to come.
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Emergency Preparedness Meeting for Merriwether/Sweetwater to be Held October 30
web reposted October 30, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Edgefield County Council Vice-chair Genia Blackwell (R-Merriwether) will be holding a Town Hall Emergency Preparedness meeting on October 30 at the Sweetwater Baptist Church Sanctuary at 6 pm. The meeting will cover the hits and misses by EMA in the Merriwether area during the Ice Storm in February of this year and ways citizens can be better prepared and offer suggestions to county and local officials who will be on hand at the meeting.
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Local Kicker Receives National Attention
web posted October 30, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Michael Almond is a senior at Westminster Schools of Augusta. He previously attended Merriwether elementary and Merriwether middle school. Since the age of 4 he has been a soccer player and began kicking footballs in 7th grade at Merriwether Middle School. Last year he was captain of Westminster’s State Championship soccer team.
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NOTICE: Request for Bid to Repair Cracks and Damage and Paint throughout various areas inside of the Edgefield County Courthouse
web posted October 30, 2014
NOTICE – The County of Edgefield is soliciting bids to repair cracks and damage and paint throughout various areas inside of the Edgefield County Courthouse,129 Courthouse Square Edgefield, SC. This proposal should include materials and labor.
Subject to the conditions and provisions set forth in the attached, sealed bid packages must be received no later than 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the Edgefield County Administration Building, 124 Courthouse Square, Edgefield, SC  29824. Neither late nor faxed proposals will be accepted.
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NOTICE: Request for Bid to Repair & Paint Various Areas of the Edgefield County Auditor’s Office
web posted October 30, 2014
NOTICE – The County of Edgefield is soliciting bids to repair and paint all cracks or damage in the drywall, plaster, molding and trim inside of the Edgefield County Auditor’s Building, 127 Courthouse Square Edgefield, SC, to include upstairs and downstairs, the entryway, the restroom area and the stair case. This proposal should include materials and labor. Paint color and trim color to be chosen by Edgefield County.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted October 30, 2014
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Safety Road Check Nets Arrest of Possible Drug Dealer with Cocaine, Hash and Marijuana
web posted October 29, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield Police conducting a Safety Checkpoint early Tuesday morning at the intersection of Brooks Street and Buncombe Street spotted a dark colored vehicle approaching from the Town Square. When officers approached the car they reported a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car and asked if there were any drugs in the car, to which the driver, Matthew Adams Edwards, 19, of Pine Ridge Road denied.
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Four Charged Trying to Sell Stolen Van at Trenton Scrap Yard
web posted October 29, 2014
TRENTON – Four Johnston men ranging in age between 17 and 21 have been arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle at Brewers Scrap Metal Yard on Wooodyard Road Monday afternoon after an Aiken man reported to workers that the Chevy van they were trying to sell was stolen. The workers stalled the four men until Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies could arrive and investigate the claim.
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MES Assistant Principal Mandy Lowe Recipient of Golden Apple From WJBF
web posted October 29, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Early last Friday morning, the students, teachers and administrators at Merriwether Elementary School were surprised when the anchor of WJBF News, Brad Means, and his entire crew interrupted an assembly to announce that Assistant Principal Mandy Lowe was awarded the prestigious GOLDEN APPLE AWARD. At the time the announcement was made, the members of the student body who were present as well as the faculty erupted in a standing ovation.
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Edgefield County Sheriff Dobey Encourages Citizens join SC Sheriff's Association During Membership Drive
web posted October 29, 2014
COUNTY – Sheriff Adell Dobey of Edgefield County excitedly announced the 2014 Fall Membership Drive for the South Carolina Sheriffs' Association would soon be underway. Sheriff Dobey went on to explain that he is an active member of the South Carolina Sheriffs' Association and invited the citizens of Edgefield County to join the Association as an Honorary Member.
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Religion: Getting What You Deserve
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted October 29, 2014

EDGEFIELD – I got in a little mess with the military police this week at Fort Gordon. I love Craig’s List and I often buy from soldiers who are moving. Most of my gym at home has come from these great guys. I have a rowing machine that came off a nuclear submarine, a weight set that did two tours in Iraq, and several other items as well. I enjoy meeting the young men, talking with them and getting a good deal. This past week I was given directions by a young solider to come to Gate 5 at Fort Gordon as he lived right inside the gate. I did as he instructed.  But I did not have a visitor pass and I could not enter the base by Gate 5.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials
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web posted October 29, 2014

EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook. Prices good through November 4. This Saturday Only - Nov.1st. - Beef Tenderloins  $8.99lb
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Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center Programs Receive Grants
web posted October 29, 2014
JOHNSTON – The Mechanical Contractors Association of South Carolina awarded STCTCT’s Welding Technology and Building Construction programs a grant each to support their on-going mission of preparing students for their futures. “We appreciate Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center’s efforts to teach young people the construction trades,” said Mona Flowers, Managing Director of Mechanical Contractors Association of South Carolina.
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USC - Tenn Football Tickets for Sale
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web posted October 29, 2014

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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted October 29, 2014
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Sheriff's Office Seeks Help in Identifying Possible Burglary Suspects: Victim Offers $500 Cash Reward for ID of One or Both - Suspects Identified!
web posted October 28, 2014
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether man called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office Friday morning to report someone had tampered with the door to his shop and items under the shed had been moved. When he went to check a trail cam he has in front of his shop he found photos of two white males under the shed of his shop looking around and tampering with items. An investigator arrived and retrieved the photos and has released them seeking the public's help in identifying the suspects.
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Edgefield County Senior Citizens Council Providing Exceptional Care to Elderly Since 1975 is Even Better Today
By Anne Waits
web posted October 28, 2014

EDGEFIELD – Services offered by the Edgefield County Senior Citizens Council may be one of Edgefield’s “best kept secrets”—not intentionally, but because people fail to spread the word and elderly people, especially, fail to ask about services available to them. The Senior Citizens Council began in 1975 in the basement of the Plantation House on the Town Square when citizens would meet once a month and bring a covered dish and discuss plans, said Roberta Pugh, who began working at the Senior Center in 1979 and is now retired.
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Man Arrested off Woodlawn Road Identified, Was Wanted and Possible Burglary Investigation Follows
web posted October 28, 2014
MERRIWETHER – A man arrested for trespassing after being held at gunpoint by a homeowner late Sunday night has more possible charges heading his way as the investigation continues. The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Darin Mikel Montgomery, of Rita Avenue in North Augusta. He was originally charged with trespassing, but it was later found that he had a warrant out for his arrest on a probation violation and additional charges could be filed as the investigation of the events on Sunday continues.
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Sports - Week 9 Stats: Rebels slide to 5-4 on the season
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted October 28, 2014

SPORTS – The Rebels slid to 5-4 on the season after an 18-15 loss to Batesburg-Leesville, snapping a six year region title reign for the Rebels. The final regular season game will be this Friday night when Ninety Six visits. A lot is on the line as places 2nd thru 5th are up for grabs in Region II. A victory ensures post season play for the Rebels, while a loss could throw them to 3rd thru 5th pending on the outcome of Abbeville vs Crescent. Get your Halloweening completed early and come out to support the team. 
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Revenge Harassment Reported by Edgefield Woman
web posted October 28, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Taking unclothed photos with your "significant other" during a relationship may seem like a good idea at the time, but more and more often it ends up leading to far bigger problems once the relationship has ended - especially if it ends badly. Such is the case involving an Edgefield woman in her 20's who filed a complaint that her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend started posting her unclothed photos on FaceBook.
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Stephens Road Woman Reports Burglary and Theft of Jewelry Sunday
web posted October 28, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Although Sunday nights are usually thought to be quiet nights for Sheriff's Deputies, nothing could have been further from the truth this past weekend. A Stephens Road woman called 911 to report returning home to find her back door damaged by the person or persons who broke into her home and left with a total of $6,000 in jewelry and damages left behind during the crime.
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Middle School Students Gear Up for SC Bar Mock Trial Competition - Edgefield County Schools Take Two of Six Spots
web posted October 28, 2014
COUNTY – Six middle schools from the Piedmont region will compete in the annual SC Bar Piedmont Regional Middle School Mock Trial Competition Nov. 8 at the Greenville County Courthouse located at 305 E. North St. in Greenville. Participating schools from the Piedmont region include Bob Jones Academy, Fort Mill, Greenville Middle Academy, Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton (JET), Merriwether and Sullivan Middle Schools.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted October 28, 2014
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Homeowner Holds Suspicious Man at Gunpoint, One Arrested
web posted October 27, 2014
MERRIWETHER – A Merriwether woman went to check on suspicious lights behind their home and came across a man parked behind a vacant trailer on the property and when the man got out of his car she told him not to move or she would shoot him as she called 911. Moments later an Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy arrived and took the man into custody after finding burglary tools and possible stolen items inside the car.
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Elections One Week Away - Candidates, Precinct Changes, Voter ID
web posted October 27, 2014
COUNTY – The November 4 Elections will see some changes since those in 2010, including voters having to present a picture identification in order to vote. There has also been changes to the voting Precincts which took effect this June. Below is a list of all precinct changes and local candidates who will be seeking your vote.
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Edgefield County Dancer Makes 2014 All-American Clogging Team
web posted October 27, 2014
SPARTANBURG – Kalei Mariah Bowser was named to the 2014 All-American Clogging Team. The announcements were made at the American Clogging Hall of Fame Championships held in Spartanburg, South Carolina this weekend. An All-American Clogging Team is selected each year through a nominating and selection process in which 24 of our best dancers are chosen. These dancers are showcased at the World Championships each year.
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“Fall" in Love with Horticulture at STCTC
web posted October 27, 2014
JOHNSTON – The Horticulture 2 class at Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center, under the direction of Dr. Darla Steele, recently decorated the front of the career center in celebration of the fall season. Floral design, as part of her curriculum teaches the students to decorate using not only flowers but many other aspects of agriculture, including corn stalks, straw bales, pumpkins and gourds. She also teaches floral design with floriculture crops in arrangements and cut flowers.
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Fox Creek is All A’s
web posted October 27, 2014
COUNTY – The South Carolina Department of Education released district and individual school’s ESEA letter grades last week. ESEA stands for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and is a federal program for accountability within the public education system. The grading system was put in place three years ago and 2012 saw the first grades published. Fox Creek is proud to see that we have achieved an A (94) for the first time since the accountability was put in place.
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Rebels Battle to End, Come Up 3 Points Short to Batesburg Leesville
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted October 25, 2014

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond (5-4, 2-2) did not relinquish a six year region title reign without a fight.  Batesburg-Leesville (7-2, 4-0), a heavy favorite coming into the game, earned the AA Region II title Friday night by escaping Johnston with an 18-15 win in a game that was not decided until the final second ticked off the clock. Two costly first half turnovers for the Rebels, kept the game close going into the 3rd quarter.
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Suspect in Car Chase Identified
web posted October 25, 2014
MERRIWETHER – The driver and passenger of a red Suzuki that led North Augusta police on a chase that ended on Macedonia Road in Edgefield County have been identified. The driver, 43-year-old Gregory Patrick Moody, of Macedonia Road, was taken into custody by North Augusta police at his home where he ended the chase Thursday night.
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Report of Suspicious Persons Leads to Arrest at Boat Landing
web posted October 25, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputies were called to check on suspicious activity and people at the Stevens Creek boat landing on Woodlawn Road around 7:30 Thursday night. When deputies arrived they found three people in a tent camping in the woods next to the boat landing, two women and a man, all showed the same address of a nearby Briggs Road Circle residence.
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State Museum’s Garage Sale Returns on Saturday, Nov. 1
web posted October 25, 2014
COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Museum is cleaning out its prop and exhibit storage areas and is selling a variety of unique items to the public in its Garage Sale on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. – noon (8 – 9 a.m. special members-only preview sale).  Whether you are looking for something to hang on your walls or looking for your next weekend DIY project, the State Museum has the perfect treasure waiting to go in your home, school, office or church.
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Science and Mathematics Governor's School to Host Information Session for Prospective Students
web posted October 25, 2014
COLUMBIA – The Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is hosting an information session for prospective students and their families in Aiken County on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6 p.m., at USC Aiken, Penland Administration Building, Room 106, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted October 25, 2014
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Football Friday Night: Rebels Host Batesburg-Leesville in Region Showdown
web posted October 17, 2014
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels (5-3, 2-1) play host to Batesburg-Leesville (6-2, 3-0) for a region showdown tonight. (Read Time Crane's preview here). Kick off is at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game or you are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here or you can watch the game live during home games. Edgefield Daily will have Sports Editor's Tim Crane's report on the game for Saturday. Go Rebels!

Rash of Car Break-Ins Reported: Officer's Patrol Weapon, Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Prescription Meds and ID's Stolen
web posted October 24, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Beginning on Tuesday and continuing Thursday, residents in and around the Murphy Village area have reported a number of car break-ins with the person or persons stealing debit cards, credit cards, personal documents, prescription drugs and even a shotgun "patrol weapon" issued to an officer that were all left in unlocked cars. The thefts appear to be taking place very late at night and into the early morning hours.
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North Augusta Police Chase Suspects into Edgefield County, Two "Detained"
web posted October 24, 2014
MERRIWETHER – North Augusta Police alerted the Edgefield County Sheriff's Dispatch that they were in pursuit of a wanted man out of Aiken County who was refusing to stop for them and the chase was entering Edgefield County on Highway 25 around 10:28 pm Thursday. Before an Edgefield County Deputy could arrive in the area, the chase turned off Highway 25 northbound and onto the dead end Macedonia Road.
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Stevens Creek Grill Hosts 90th Birthday Party for Local WWll Veteran - Public Invited to Join Celebration
web posted October 24, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Steve Gray, owner of the newly opened Stevens Creek Grill, is hosting a 90th Birthday celebration for WWll Army Command Sergeant Major (Ret.) Fontaine Reese this Saturday beginning at 6 pm. Mr. Gray said, "There's very few of these guys left (WWll veterans) and I love them all and wanted to do something special for Fontaine." The public is invited to attend to show your appreciation for our veterans and enjoy dinner as well with the full menu being available. Stevens Creek Grill is located at 2006 Martintown Road, next door to Sportsman's Corner. Click on their banner above.

Strom Thurmond NJROTC Cadets Take First Place in Drill Meet
web posted October 24, 2014
JOHNSTON – Congratulations to The Strom Thurmond High School Rebel Cadets who took first place overall on Saturday in the drill meet hosted by Greenbrier High School. Fourteen JROTC units competed in the meet, which included military drill events, athletic events, an academic exam, and a postal shoulder-to-shoulder rifle match. Below is a brief overview of the results.
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Trenton Flyers Annual Candy Drop Saturday
web posted October 24, 2014
TRENTON – It is that time again when kids and the young at heart are invited to join the Trenton Flyers Association for their special annual Halloween treat. This Saturday Oct. 25th at the Edgefield County Airport, Yonce Field in Trenton, candy will drop from the sky at 12:00 noon for the children (12 and under).
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United Way of Edgefield County Supports Programs That Help Local Citizens
web posted October 24, 2014
COUNTY – The United Way supports many endeavors in the county, and tries to assist those programs that help citizens with many special needs. The local United Way contributes money to MEG’s Shelter for Abused Women, Cumbee Center for Abused Persons, Edgefield County Churches Helping Others and Helping Hands.  In addition, contributions also support Women in Unity, Edgefield County First Steps and the Johnston Food Bank.
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Westside Fire Department Turkey Shoot This Saturday
web posted October 24, 2014
WESTSIDE – The Westside Fire Department will hold a Turkey Shoot Saturday starting at 7 pm at the main station located at the intersection of Martintown Road and Highway 23. Prizes will vary but will be, "good quality and a generous portion", Asst. Chief Bobby Allen said. Bring your own gun (which must be shared) or just show up and choose a gun for your shoot. Great family fun and fellowship. Shoots will continue for the next five Saturdays.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted October 24, 2014
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School Bus Driver Reports Striking Pedestrian Two Hours Later
web posted October 23, 2014
JOHNSTON – An Edgefield County School District bus driver called Johnston Police to report striking a pedestrian as she made her way to Johnston Elementary for her afternoon route. According to the time listed on the incident report, the driver did not call to file a report until 4:15 pm and the incident time is reported as 2:15 pm.
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Sports Preview: Batesburg-Leesville at Strom Thurmond
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted October 23, 2014

SPORTS – This is just about as big as it can get in region play. Region standings, playoff seeding, and bragging rights between to traditional football powerhouses will be on the line, in front of a packed house on cool October night.
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Murder Investigation Continues, No Arrest Made So Far
web posted October 23, 2014
EDGEFIELD – It has been nearly two weeks since the body of Johnny Hydrick was found on the floor of the den of his Windy Ridge home on Saturday, October 11. According to information provided in the case, Hydrick had been killed on Friday and was not discovered until the next morning. Investigators have been working leads and help from the public has been instrumental in the case, Edgefield County Chief Investigator Randy Doran said Wednesday.
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Edgefield County Hospital Prepares for Ebola
By Brandon Clary
web posted October 23, 2014

EDGEFIELD – To quote the South Carolina Hospital Association, “Every patient counts, and every employee counts.” Edgefield County Hospital is working diligently to train and prepare every employee, from the Emergency Room staff to employees in the Laboratory, to Housekeeping, and to the Dietary staff who may come in contact with an Ebola patient.
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Grades Continue to Improve In Edgefield County School District
web posted October 23, 2014
JOHNSTON – Edgefield County Schools continue to show dramatic signs of improvement as it has reported even more gains on the 2014 Federal Report Card at both the elementary and high school levels for the 2013-2014 school year. Additionally, the school district received confirmation this week that Strom Thurmond High School exceeded expectations on the SAT testing.
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Park Row Market BBQ Buffet Tonight
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web posted October 23, 2014

EDGEFIELD – The Park Row Market BBQ Buffet will be on the menu starting at 6 pm Thursday night. Bring the whole family for the All You Can Eat buffet for just $9.95 per person. Click on their banner above for daily specials and Like them on FaceBook. Live entertainment with Bogie from Aiken will begin at 7 pm.

Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials
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web posted October 23, 2014

EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook. Prices good through October 28. Friday Only Sale - Fresh Family Pack Boneless Chicken Breast just 1.99 lb. Saturday Only Sale - Fresh Green Peanuts .99 lb.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted October 23, 2014
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Trenton House Fire Draws at Least Four Fire Departments
web posted October 22, 2014
TRENTON – A home on Country Way was reported as being fully engulfed in flames after an Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy responded to the report of the fire just after 3 pm Tuesday. Trenton and Edgefield Firefighters arrived on the scene minutes later and quickly called for additional fire departments to respond.
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County Building Inspector Helps STCTC Students
web posted October 22, 2014
JOHNSTON – Wayne Collins, Edgefield County Building Inspector, recently visited Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center students. Mr. Collins is assisting
STCTC Building Construction students by personally conducting each phase of the home the students are constructing. Collins explained, “There are opportunities in the construction industry for young people today.” 
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Local FFA Chapter Attends FFA Day at the SC State Fair
web posted October 22, 2014
COLUMBIA – The Thurmond FFA Chapter attended the annual FFA Day at the SC State Fair in Columbia on Oct. 14th.  Forty-three members from the Thurmond FFA traveled to the State Fair Grounds with advisors Jeremy Brooks and Darla Steele. The students enjoyed free admission to the fair, lunch from the SC Soybean and Pork Boards, and many different exhibits showing the diversity of agriculture field.
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Trick or Treating Hours for Edgefield, Johnston
web posted October 22, 2014
EDGEFIELD / JOHNSTON – Halloween is next Friday, October 31, and the towns of Edgefield and Johnston will observe the holiday with trick or treaters allowed from 6 pm until 8:30 pm Friday. In Edgefield, Mayor Ken Durham will be on the Town Square handing out candy on behalf of the town from 6 pm until 7:30 pm. All children should be accompanied by an adult and should carry a flashlight and/or wear reflective costumes.

Religion: Bored With God
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted October 22, 2014

RELIGION – Bored. I am bored; this may be the most constant refrain that we hear today. This is true not just for the 10 year old hooked to an IPod, but for the adult who spends each and every second of their day and weekend running around looking for the next thrill or excitement. The reality is that we do so much all the time it takes a lot to shrug off boredom and to be thrilled. We find ourselves hyper stimulated and nothing at all brings a thrill to our hearts.
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Edgefield Daily Classifieds Has it All
web posted October 22, 2014
COUNTY – The Edgefield Daily Classifieds has everything you could want from Yard Sales, Homes for sale or rent, Household items, Job Opportunities and so much more. Check them out everyday or place your own ad for FREE!
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted October 22, 2014
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Ruby Cook Berry Passes at 101 Years Old
web posted October 21, 2014
JOHNSTON – Mrs. Ruby Cook Berry, 101 years old, of Johnston, S.C., wife of the late J. Broadus Berry, entered into eternal rest on Sunday October 19, 2014 in Saluda.
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Military Golf Tournament at Pine Ridge Club November 7
By Tim Crane
web posted October 21, 2014

JOHNSTON – Looking for a fun day of golf in the beautiful Autumn weather of early November while being able to support our military members and their families? Well, get a team together and make plans to play in the 3rd Annual Military Care Golf Tournament at Pine Ridge Club on Friday November 7. 
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Johnston Woman "Cuts" Victim over Loud Music
web posted October 21, 2014
JOHNSTON – A 55-year-old Johnston woman got into an short argument over someone playing music too loud at an apartment at 605 Ridge Road around 1:20 am Saturday, which was turned down due to the complaint. However, a short time later the woman came back out with a knife and allegedly cut the other woman several times and then left. When the first officer arrived the 28-year-old victim met him with a bloody towel wrapped around her hand and was bleeding from at least thee deep cuts.
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Sports: As Rebels Improve, So Do Their Stats
By Tim Crane
web posted October 21, 2014

SPORTS – The Rebels have started a new winning streak and look toward a region showdown with Batesburg-Leesville Friday night. Last week wide receiver Jequez Harris took Offensive Player of the Week while linebacker Chandler Talbert earned Defensive Player of the Week. Their efforts contributed to Strom Thurmond's 24-16 win over Saluda as the Rebels jumped back into the region title race. Cole Fell Takes Scoring Lead at 43 points.
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Merriwether Home Burglarized Within an Hour and a Half
web posted October 21, 2014
MERRIWETHER – A Stephens Road woman called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office after arriving back home after being gone for just over an hour and a half Saturday evening and found her front door damaged. She waited outside until deputies arrived and cleared the home and found no one inside.
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Johnston Woman Reports Burglary During Hospital Visit
web posted October 21, 2014
JOHNSTON – A Franklin Road woman left her home on Friday morning to visit with someone at the hospital and when she returned home on Saturday evening she noticed she had been targeted by thieves. The person or persons gained entry into the home by tearing out part of the door frame.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted October 21, 2014
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Emergency Preparedness Meeting for Merriwether/Sweetwater to be Held October 30
web posted October 20, 2014
MERRIWETHER – Edgefield County Council Vice-chair Genia Blackwell (R-Merriwether) will be holding a Town Hall Emergency Preparedness meeting on October 30 at the Sweetwater Baptist Church Sanctuary at 6 pm until. The meeting will cover the hits and misses by EMA in the Merriwether area during the Ice Storm in February of this year and ways citizens can be better prepared and offer suggestions to county and local officials who will be on hand at the meeting.
Edgefield Daily

Trenton Flyers Annual Candy Drop This Saturday
web posted October 20, 2014
TRENTON – It is that time again when kids and the young at heart are invited to join the Trenton Flyers Association for their special annual Halloween treat.  This Saturday Oct. 25th at the Edgefield County Airport, Yonce Field in Trenton, candy will drop from the sky at 12:00 noon for the children (12 and under).
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Republican Women of Edgefield County Hosts Viewing of Educational Debate on Monday
web posted October 18, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Republican Women of Edgefield County ( RWEC) will hold its'
Oct. 20th meeting at 6:30 pm. The meeting place has been moved to The Edgefield Inn, conference room, where the ETV Education Debate can be viewed at 7:00 p.m. Members and the public are invited to come and watch the debate.
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Fox Creek State Swimming Contender
Staff Report
web posted October 20, 2014

SPORTS – On Saturday, October 11, 2014, Hampton Ratcliffe traveled to Columbia, SC to compete in the South Carolina High School 3A State Championship Swim meet. Hampton is a sophomore at Fox Creek High School. This is the first year the school has had a swim team for several years and Hampton was the only swimmer who qualified for the state meet. 
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Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center (STCTC) Offers Students College Duel Credits
web posted October 20, 2014
JOHNSTON – Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center (STCTC) students have the opportunity to earn college credits this year. Duel enrollment allows students to earn a credit needed for high school graduation and have the same class count as a college credit. As college cost steadily increase the opportunity to earn college credits in high school is critical.
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"Momma Always Said, Stupid is as Stupid Does"
web posted October 18, 2014
EDGEFIELD – One of the many famous quotes from Forrest Gump, "Mamma always said stupid is as stupid does," fits Jason Charles Booth, 27, to a tee. Booth, who was in Family Court on Thursday, decided that he would express his true inner thoughts verbally while in court and was ordered removed from the courtroom after telling Judge Robert Newton, "F--- You!" He also wanted to express those same feelings to just about everyone else in the courtroom while he was at it.
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Resilient Rebels Hold Off Saluda, 24-16
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted October 18, 2014

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond (5-3, 2-1) remained in the region title hunt with a 24-16 win over a feisty Saluda (2-6, 0-3) squad Friday night in Saluda. The Rebels looked to be on cruise control after clicking on all cylinders, jumping ahead 24-0 midway thru the 3rd quarter, but two Saluda scores with successful two point conversions followed by a blocked punt put the game in question late in the 4th.
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Edgefield County School Board Praises SAT Scores Rising, New Programs and other Achievements at Tuesday Night's Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted October 18, 2014

JOHNSTON – The Edgefield County School Board met Tuesday night, Oct. 14, addressing a number of issues, among them an elementary alternative classroom which was approved by the Board. One Board member called the new alternative classroom “long overdue.” During the public comments portion of the meeting, a potential program that would utilize a certified therapy dog to promote reading with children was presented by Laura Arthur, a teacher at Merriwether Middle School.
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Republican Women of Edgefield County Meeting Hosts Viewing of Educational Debate on Monday
web posted October 18, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Republican Women of Edgefield County ( RWEC) will hold its'
Oct. 20th meeting at 6:30 pm. The meeting place has been moved to The Edgefield Inn, conference room, where the ETV Education Debate can be viewed at 7:00 p.m. Members and the public are invited to come and watch the debate.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted October 18, 2014
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Pit Bull Attacks Man, Takes Him to The Ground - Owner Blames Victim
web posted October 17, 2014
JOHNSTON – A Johnston man living on the 300 block of Highway 121 was standing in his yard when he noticed his neighbor's brown Pit Bull had gotten out of the fenced area next door and was running around in his yard. All of a sudden the Pit Bull began circling him and out of fear tried to run back inside his house. The Pit Bull closed in quickly and jumped up and bit the man's arm causing him to fall to the ground and also leading to a cut on his other arm. He was able to escape the attack and get inside to call 911.
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Suspicious Wrecker Driver Spotted Again
web posted October 17, 2014
EDGEFIELD – A worker at Urban Outfitters just outside of Trenton on Highway 25 called the Sheriff's Office after security officers informed her a wrecker was attempting to load her car out of the parking lot Tuesday morning. When security officers approached the wrecker driver, described only as a black male, he got in the wrecker and drove away. An investigator working the case placed a BOLO (Be On the Lookout) for the wrecker and its driver fearing the man may be stealing cars.
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Football Friday Night: Rebels Travel to Saluda in Region Play
web posted October 17, 2014
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels (4-3, 1-1) travels to Saluda (2-5, 0-2) for a region showdown. (Read Time Crane's preview here). Kick off is at 7:30 pm (EST). If you cannot make it to the game or you are outside of the listening area of WKSX 92.7 FM you can listen to the game online here or you can watch the game live during home games. Edgefield Daily will have Sports Editor's Tim Crane's report on the game for Saturday. Go Rebels!

Edgefield Man Discovers Social Security Number Being Used by Five Other People
web posted October 17, 2014
EDGEFIELD – An Edgefield man arrived at the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office to report discovering at least five other people using his Social Security number, one as far away as California. The 66-year-old Hispanic man told an investigator he discovered his number being used when he made reapplication to the government subsidized apartment he lives in.
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Old Edgefield Grill Weekend Specials: Surf or Turf
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web posted October 17, 2014

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Utah Concealed Firearms Permit Class this Saturday
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web posted October 17, 2014

EDGEFIELD – Would you like to carry your concealed weapon in Georgia? By obtaining the Utah Concealed Firearms Permit, individuals will substantially increase the number of states that they will be authorized to carry a concealed weapon.
Individuals may obtain a Utah Concealed Firearms Permit whether they possess a South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit or not.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted October 17, 2014
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Social Security, Disability Checks Stolen from Mail
web posted October 16, 2014
JOHNSTON – So far this week, two people have called the Johnston Police to report their Social Security or Disability checks never reaching their mailbox and when they call to inquire they are told the checks were delivered and had been cashed. Only not by those needing the money to get by each month.
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Dog At Large Causes Problems with Neighbors, Charges Officer
web posted October 16, 2014
JOHNSTON – An Addison Street man called Johnston Police to complain about a dog that was in his yard barking at him when he went outside and he wanted something done. When the officer arrived at the home the dog, whose breed was absent from the incident report, was in the road and began barking at the officer as he spoke to the complainant. The man told the officer which house the dog belonged to and as the officer went to get in his patrol car the dog charged him, forcing him to draw his gun, at which time the dog stopped the charge but continued to bark.
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Sports Preview: Backyard Brawl, Rebels to Saluda
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted October 16, 2014

SPORTS – The long lasting and heated rivalry returns Friday night when Strom Thurmond (4-3, 1-1) travels to Saluda (2-5, 0-2) for a region showdown. Both schools have 1st year head coaches; Antwuan Hillary leads the Rebels and Stewart Young is head man for the Tigers. 
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County Council Members Ashcraft, Butler Hold EMA Preparedness Meeting today
web posted October 16, 2014
COUNTY – County Councilwoman Betty Butler and Councilman Rodney Ashcraft will both be holding EMA and Emergency Preparedness meeting in their respective Districts today. The meetings are to inform the public about emergency services during a disaster, such as the Ice Storm in February that paralyzed portions of the county for days and left many without power for over a week. Mrs. Butler's meeting will be at 4 pm at Mount Canaan Baptist Church at the Brightharp Youth Center, 2451 Edgefield Road and Mr. Ashcraft's will be held at 7 pm at the Colliers Community Center (Behind Peace Haven Baptist Church at 3181 Martintown Rd.). Information on the meetings can be found by clicking on the links above.

Daily Crime Blotter
web posted October 16, 2014
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Murder Victim to be Laid to Rest Thursday - Tips Aid Investigation
web posted October 15, 2014
TRENTON – Johnny Freeman Hydrick, 50, of Windy Ridge Road in Trenton, will be laid to rest on Thursday at 2 pm at Napier Funeral Home, Inc., 315 Main St., Graniteville, with internment at Aiken Memorial Park in Aiken. Very few details in Hydrick's death have been released since he was found dead at his home by his brother on Saturday morning. Investigators say they have been making progress in the case and tips from the public are helping.
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Woman Robs Winn's Grocery Tuesday
web posted October 15, 2014
NORTHSIDE – The Edgefield County Sheriff's Dispatch received a 911 call around 12:30 Tuesday from the clerk at Winn's Grocery saying she had just been robbed and the female suspect left the store in a white car heading west on Highway 378 towards McCormick. Sheriff's Deputies converged on the area from different directions in an effort to intercept the robber as she fled.
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Robinson Sworn in as Chief at Johnston Town Council October Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted October 15, 2014

JOHNSTON – The Johnston Town Council welcomed an overflow crowd Monday night for the swearing-in ceremony of newly appointed Police Chief Lamaz Robinson, followed by the regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Rep. Bill Clyburn was among the distinguished guests present. “I’ll try not to make it long and I’ll try not to cry,” said Robinson.
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Edgefield Resident Performs at Ryman Theatre
web posted October 15, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The curtain came down on a musical career Saturday night in Nashville for John Brown Sr.. During his 40 years of work, Brown played drums for Donna Fargo, Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn and countless other country superstars. Born and raised in Richland Parish, Louisiana, Brown moved to Edgefield several years ago in order to be closer to family.
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Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center (STCTC) Receives 27 Honda Engines
web posted October 15, 2014
JOHNSTON – STCTC’s Automotive Technology Program received a donation of 27 Honda GS 190 engines. “My students will get the opportunity to take an engine apart and put it back together. This activity will help my students get comfortable in turning a wrench,” explained Nick Lorimer, STCTC Automotive Technology Center teacher.
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Religion: Customs Trouble
By Pastor Phillip Howle
web posted October 15, 2014

RELIGION – I got a bit of a record with US Customs. When I was in college, I tried to order (smuggle) a Cuban Cigar from Great Britain and have it shipped to my house. Well, the website guaranteed delivery or your money back. I was a young student of legal cigar smoking age at a Baptist college. My only rebellion was smoking cigars with buddies at the tops of mountains when we went hiking. Discussing theology in creation with fine tobacco seemed so sophisticated.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's Weekly Specials
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web posted October 15, 2014

EDGEFIELD – The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook. Prices good through October 21.
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Utah Concealed Firearms Permit Class this Saturday
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web posted October 15, 2014

EDGEFIELD – Would you like to carry your concealed weapon in Georgia? By obtaining the Utah Concealed Firearms Permit, individuals will substantially increase the number of states that they will be authorized to carry a concealed weapon.
Individuals may obtain a Utah Concealed Firearms Permit whether they possess a South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit or not.
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George Fridlender to Speak at Edgefield First Baptist this Sunday
web posted October 15, 2014
EDGEFIELD – George Fridlender was born and raised behind the "Iron Curtain" in the former Soviet Union. His father was persecuted for his Christian faith and spent 17 years in a Siberian concentration camp before being released. George lived through a similar experience when he was arrested by the KGB and sentenced to years in prison. But, like his father, he was delivered from prison, left the oppression behind, and came to the United States.
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SCDOT Launches Streaming Video for 511 Traveler Information System
web posted October 15, 2014
STATE – The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has begun providing online streaming video of traffic as part of its 511 Traveler Information System.
The streaming video from SCDOT's traffic cameras replaces still images that were updated online every few seconds.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted October 15, 2014
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Autopsy Confirms Cause of Death in Trenton Murder
web posted October 14, 2014
EDGEFIELD – Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett said Monday that the initial report from the autopsy of Johnny Hydrick in Greenwood showed he died from "blunt force trauma to the head," Burnett said. When asked if there was more than one blow that caused the death or multiple blows and only one was fatal he said, "Until we get the final report we won't know. Right now all we know is he died from blunt force trauma."
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More ATV's Stolen While Owners Sleep
web posted October 14, 2014
COUNTY LINE – A Linds Pond Circle man called the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office Sunday morning after waking and going outside to notice two of the family's for ATV's had been stolen overnight. The called told the deputy that they went to bed around 11:30 pm Saturday night and awoke at 7:50 am Sunday they were gone. Two other ATV's remained untouched, with the exception that one of the stolen ATV's was locked with a chair to one of the remaining ATV's.
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Sports: Rebels Week 7 Stats Continue Climb
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted October 14, 2014

SPORTS – Week 7 Stats Continue Climb with the Rebels averaging 350.9 yards of total offense per outing. Deion Chinn was named Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts at running back, while defensive back Deandre Ryan was named defensive player of the week. The (4-3 , 1-1) Rebels travel to Saluda Friday night with one of their oldest rivalries.
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News From The Edgefield Clemson Extension Office:  Composting
By: Nanette Hughes
web posted October 14, 2014

EDGEFIELD – You bagged up lawn clippings and placed on the curb for pick up. Hmmm, you think wonder if those could have been used for compost. After making a salad you throw in the trash vegetable peels and wonder if that could have been used for compost. The answer to both of those questions is yes. What is composting?
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Congressman Jeff Duncan to Visit Edgefield County Tonight
web posted October 14, 2014
EDGEFIELD – The Edgefield County Republican Party will be hosting a visit with Congressman Jeff Duncan at the Edgefield County Council Chambers at 225 Jeter Street in Edgefield (behind the Courthouse) on Tuesday, October 14. A social event with refreshments and open conversation will begin at 6:30 pm until the meeting begins at 7 pm.
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Daily Crime Blotter
web posted October 14, 2014
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Details Remain Limited in Murder Investigation - Friends React to News
web posted October 13, 2014