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Verse for the Day:   Ephesians 2:20  "For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago."


Edgefield County Hospital Board of Trustees Meeting – Hospital Gets Facelift
By: April Tomkinson
web posted June 30, 2016
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                                                          hospitalCOUNTY –  The Edgefield County Hospital (ECH) Board of Trustees (BOT) met Monday night, June 27, 2016, for the regularly scheduled monthly meeting. They met in the newly renovated conference room at Edgefield County Hospital. Not only has the conference room been renovated with new privacy granting sliding doors and a classy new wooden floor, but the outside of the hospital got a facelift thanks to a new eye catching awning.  Edgefield Daily

Crime Blotter Update
web posted June 30, 2016
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STCTC Agriculture Graduate Named State Champion in FFA Job Interview Contest
web posted June 30, 2016
JOHNSTON –  Bailey Pedersen, a recent graduate at Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center competed in the State FFA Job Interview Career Development Event at the 89th State FFA Convention in Clemson, SC. She received the top honor and will be competing in the National Job Interview in Indianapolis, IN in October. 
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Release: Financial Aid Workshops Will Help Students Prepare for College
web posted June 30, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Piedmont Technical College will continue hosting a series of financial aid workshops designed to help college bound students understand the options that are available to them to make college more affordable.
Edgefield Daily

Release: Fox Creek's Nicholas “Neko” Williams Selected for 2016 POWER SHOWCASE World Classic
web posted June 30, 2016
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                                                          williamsMERRIWETHER –  The 11th Annual World POWER SHOWCASE is being held in Miami at Marlins Park on December 27th to the 31st. The event features the most prolific amateur players from around the world and provides the perfect center-stage opportunity in which to demonstrate their skill-sets in front of baseball’s top evaluators during a live world-wide broadcast. 
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Press Release: Called Meeting
web posted June 29, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  The Edgefield County Council will hold a called meeting to discuss annexation, by the City of North Augusta, and development in the Merriwether area of Edgefield County.
Edgefield Daily

Arthur Northrop Named South Carolina CTE Administrator of the Year
web posted June 29, 2016
JOHNSTON –  The Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center (STCTC) is being led by the state’s top CTE administrator and it could not have happened at a better time. 
Edgefield Daily




Two Golf Carts Go Missing Near Same Location
web posted June 29, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  Two golf carts have been reported stolen on the same day, both carts were taken less than a mile from each other.
Edgefield Daily

Thurmond FFA Farm Business Management Team Headed to National Finals
web posted June 29, 2016
JOHNSTON –  The Strom Thurmond CTC FFA Chapter was named the State Champion Team at the South Carolina FFA Farm Business Management Career Development Event held at Clemson University on June 9, 2016 as part of the 89th Annual South Carolina FFA State Convention. 
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Guest Column: Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta seeking candidates for House No. 18
By: Marlene Fernandes, Family Support HFHNA Chair
web posted June 29, 2016
GUEST COLUMN –  A young lady and her two children ages 2 and 4, referred to by a co-worker, visited our previous Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta house. Liking what she saw, she diligently filled out the required paperwork and anxiously waited to be notified if she had been selected as the homeowner of house No. 17.
Edgefield Daily

Release: Rep. Jeff Duncan Praises Transparent Investigation On Benghazi
web posted June 29, 2016
STATE –  Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) released the following statement with regards to the release of the Benghazi Report:
Edgefield Daily

Armed Robbery
web posted June 28, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  After giving a man a ride towards his home, a woman was threatened by the man with a kitchen knife.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted June 28, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
Edgefield Daily

ECDYB O Zone All Stars Advance to Championship
By: A Sports Fan
web posted June 28, 2016
SPORTS –  For the sixth year in a row the Edgefield County Dixie Youth 12U All Stars will play for the District 3 Championship on Tuesday night in Abbeville. For Manager Scott Mims, this was exactly where he envisioned his team being prior to the start of tournament play last Friday.
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Writer Encourages Readers to Vote for Rick Hubbard
By: Steven A. Smith
web posted June 27, 2016
OPINION –  The following articles, images, and links, are provided by a reader, who would like to voice his opinion, and encourage you to vote for Rick Hubbard for Solicitor.  The reader has compiled several items to show readers why he believes Candice Lively, Hubbard's opponent is a bad fit, and why Hubbard deserves the job. 
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ECDYB O Zone All Stars Defeat Saluda 12-1
By: A Sports Fan
web posted June 27, 2016
SPORTS –  The Edgefield County Dixie Youth, O Zone All Stars would unleash a 13 hit attack, which featured 3 home runs against Saluda, during the first round of play at the District 3 Tournament on Friday in Abbeville.
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ECDYB O Zone All Stars Still Alive
By: A Sports Fan
web posted June 27, 2016
SPORTS –  For many of the ECDYB All Stars, Saturday afternoons 16-0 loss to Clinton was the worst of their baseball careers. "We knew that Clinton was good going into this tournament" said Manager Scott Mims "but sometimes in baseball you just run into a buzz saw, and that's exactly what we ran into."
Edgefield Daily

County Office Closings
web posted June 27, 2016
COUNTY –  Due to the Upcoming July 4th Holiday, the following county offices will be closed on Monday July 4th. 
Edgefield Daily

Down South: A Legend Lost In Time, The Smokehouse
By Tom Poland
web posted June 24, 2016
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                                                          polandDOWN SOUTH –  From it “came the sweetest smoke a man was ever to smell.” The late Harry Crews wrote that as he recalled his Uncle Alton’s smokehouse deep in South Georgia, down Bacon County way. 
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Morning Robbery on Town Square
web posted June 24, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  A robbery that happened yesterday morning in the Edgefield town square, has resulted in the capture of three juveniles.
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Verna Cromley Forrest
web posted June 24, 2016
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Press Release: Local Schools Earn Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards
web posted June 23, 2016
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                                                          awrdsCOUNTY –   The South Carolina Department of Education released the winners of the Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards for 2014–2015. 
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Trailer Stolen From Fox Creek High School
web posted June 23, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  A trailer filled with equipment worth $50,000 was stolen from Fox Creek last Friday.
Edgefield Daily

Obituary: Mr. Raymond B. Duford, Jr.
web posted June 23, 2016
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Attention STHS Rebels Fans
web posted June 23, 2016
SPORTS –  It’s almost “Time For Some Rebels Football” and here is a reminder about the Athletic Booster Club.
Edgefield Daily

House Fire Claims the Life of Elderly Man
web posted June 23, 2016
NORTH AUGUSTA –  69 year old Leotis Sullivan Sr. has been identified as the victim in a deadly house fire that took place last night in North Augusta.
Edgefield Daily

Man Charged With Domestic Violence After Firing Weapon at Wife
web posted June 22, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  A woman contacted police Sunday evening, after her husband shot a firearm towards her while she was in bed. 
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Edgefield County Dixie Youth Baseball 12U All Stars Begin Play Friday
By A Sports Patron
web posted June 22, 2016
COUNTY –  The Edgefield County Dixie Youth, 12U All Stars open District 3 play this Friday, when they square off against Saluda in a 2:00 game in Abbeville. Over the past three weeks the team has practiced almost daily and has participated in 4 scrimmage games against some very elite, local travel ball teams.
Edgefield Daily

Man Speeds Off From Police During Safety Check
web posted June 22, 2016
TRENTON –  At a safety check point last week, Edgefield County deputies could smell a marijuana like odor coming from a vehicle that had stopped.  When the officer tried to confront the man about the smell, he became "irate" and speed off.  
Edgefield Daily

Press Release: Grants awarded to improve 14 South Carolina communities
web posted June 22, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Fourteen communities from across South Carolina are slated to benefit from public improvement projects supported by nearly $8.9 million in funds from the latest round of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Edgefield Daily

Graduation Announcement:
web posted June 21, 2016
COUNTY –  It is the esteemed pleasure of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stevens, owners of Stevens Monuments, to announce the graduation of their daughter, Dr. Shanta Latrice Chester. 
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: June 21- June 26
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted June 21, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
Edgefield Daily

Park Row Market BBQ Buffet Thursday Night
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted June 21, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Park Row will be having their BBQ Buffet this Thursday, June 23.
The buffet will be an all you can eat BBQ buffet.  They will begin serving food at 5:30.
Entertainment will start at 7 and will be provided by the popular singer, Carey Murdock! Click on their banner above for daily specials and Like them on FaceBook.

STHS Youth Football Camp
web posted June 21, 2016
JOHNSTON –  The annual STHS Rebels Youth Football Camp will be held on Friday, July 1st
Edgefield Daily

Press Release: Piedmont Tech and Strom Thurmond Sign Agreement for Automotive Program
web posted June 20, 2016
PRESS RELEASE –  Piedmont Technical College and Strom Thurmond Career Center recently signed an agreement that will enhance the transfer of students from the career center to PTC and provide a seamless transition for students to enter the automotive technology program
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Golf Tournament
web posted June 20, 2016
COUNTY –  The Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Golf Tournament will take place Friday, June 24th, at the Pine Ridge Club.  Registration will be held at 5:30 pm.
Edgefield Daily

Johnston Town Council June Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted June 20, 2016
JOHNSTON –  Johnston Town Council met Monday night, adopting on second reading Ordinance No. 2016-02,FY2016-2017 Budget, along with the passage of several other items of business. Mayor Terrance Culbreath remarked that the budget was still the same except for the Police Department raises.
Edgefield Daily

Support of for the Runoff Election for Rick Hubbard for Solicitor
web posted June 20, 2016
Dear Editor,
I was disappointed to see that my friend Rick Hubbard did not win outright this week, but he is in a runoff because he only fell 45 votes short in a race with three candidates and we all need to continue our support for Rick.
Edgefield Daily

Dog Found
web posted June 20, 2016
COUNTY –  Dog Found:  A sweet male Basset Hound, found in the Horn Creek West area.  Call-803-336-8829. 





Kevin Beck Responds to Mr. Pettigrew's Letter to the Editor
web posted June 11, 2016
Dear Editor,
Thanks for the opportunity to respond to the letter submitted by Mr. Pettigrew yesterday. In my letter, I don’t recall saying anything negative about Mr. Pettigrew, but given his response, I fear that I may have ruffled a feather or two, which was not at all my intention. 
Edgefield Daily


Notice:  Edgefield Daily will be closed next week.  If you have anything you would like to have posted before next week please send it to us before 10 tonight.  Remember to go out and vote Tuesday! Best of luck to our candidates!


2016 NWTF Outdoor Adventure Camps
web posted June 10, 2016
nwtfEDGEFIELD –  The National Wild Turkey Federation is co-hosting six Summer Mini Camps, with one of their community  partners, CHOICES-LTD.  The objective of the camps is to expose pre-teens in Edgefield County to the wide range of outdoor activities, and programs offered through the NWTF's Heritage Education Center. 
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Pettigrew Responds to Letter from Kevin Beck
web posted June 10, 2016
Dear Editor
I appreciate the opportunity to comment on the letter submitted by attorney Kevin Beck in support of incumbent Shane Massey. 
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Press Release: The Cumbee Center presents a two-part fundraising event!
web posted June 10, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  The 1st Annual Homegrown Festival celebrates everything local by bringing communities together for a full day of music, food and fun. The Big Red Barn 187 Chime Bell Church Road, Aiken, South Carolina.
Edgefield Daily

Movie on the Square Tonight
web posted June 10, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Soul surfer will be showing tonight at dusk.  Beginning at 6pm there will be inflatable for the kids, free popcorn, cotton candy, drinks, and much, much more!  Bring chairs and come out for a great evening.

GoFundMe Page Setup for Family Who Lost Father in Home Invasion
web posted June 10, 2016
COUNTY –  A GoFundMe page has been set up for the father of three boys who lost his life in a home invasion on June 7th.
Edgefield Daily

The End Of The Line
By Tom Poland
web posted June 10, 2016
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                                                          of the lineLIFE DOWN SOUTH –  After 88 photos, after a stretch that ran from August 2014 until June 2016, Photo Of The Week is no more. For almost two years we’ve shared images and stories of people, clouds, orchards, lighthouses, mountains, storms, rivers, and more. We hope they brightened your day. 
Edgefield Daily



STCTC Sporting Clays Member, to Compete in 4-H Shooting Sports National Championship 
web posted June 9, 2016
JOHNSTON –  Spencer Moore, a member of the Strom Thurmond CTC Sporting Clays Team will aim for top honors at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championship in June.  Moore will join two other South Carolina youth shooters to make up the South Carolina team competing at the national event in Grand Island Nebraska June 26 – July 1, 2016. 
Edgefield Daily


Johnston Farmer’s & Artist’s Market
web posted June 9, 2016
JOHNSTON –  The 1st market of the 2016 season will be held Thursday, June 9th from 4-6 pm.
Edgefield Daily

Letter to the Editor:  Writer Voices Support for Shane Massey
web posted June 9, 2016
Dear Editor,
I just wanted to take a moment to voice my support for Shane Massey, as well as highlight and commend the courage Shane displayed when he was one of only two senators to oppose the ‘election’ of Sen. Hugh Leatherman as the president pro tempore of the S.C. Senate in June of 2014. I feel compelled to write this because, in my opinion, it is something that has been largely overlooked and under appreciated by far too many people in South Carolina, particularly those of us in the 25th district.  Edgefield daily 

Edgefield County Law Officers Association Donates to the Local FFA Chapter
web posted June 9, 2016
JOHNSTON –  The Edgefield County Law Officers Association presented a $200 donation to the Strom Thurmond FFA Chapter at the Annual Fishing Rodeo on Saturday, May 14th to help support their trip to the State FFA Convention in Clemson this summer. 
Edgefield Daily




Press Release: 46th Annual Ridge Peach Festival Saturday, June 18th
web posted June 9, 2016
TRENTON –  On the third Saturday of June since 1971, the quaint southern town of Trenton has served as host to one of the longest running festivals in South Carolina, the Ridge Peach Festival. The Trenton Community Development Association, along with the townspeople, are preparing to welcome thousands of people to the 46th annual festival on Saturday, June 18th.
Edgefield Daily

STCTC Selects Top Students for Fourth Nine-Weeks
web posted June 8, 2016
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                                                          schoolJOHNSTON –  STCTC teachers selected their top students for the fourth nine weeks. “It is always a tough decision to recognize just one student. So many of them are excellent students and they work so hard,” explained Lisa Nichols, Sports Medicine teacher. Courses at STCTC provide students the opportunities to apply the information they learn in practical real-world scenarios. 
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Crime Blotter Update
web posted June 8, 2016
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June Edgefield Town Council Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted June 8, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Following the adoption of the May minutes and financial report, the Edgefield Town Council, Monday night adopted on second reading Ordinance No. 2016-03, FY 2016-2017 Budget and approved a request from Mayor Ken Durham to research and obtain engineering services to study traffic sidewalks around the Town Square. 
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Obituary: Katherine L. (Kathy) Johns
web posted June 8, 2016
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Homicide on Wire Road
web posted June 8, 2016
AIKEN –  49 year old Nicky Cockrell was found in his home on the 500 block of Wire Road.  Cockrell's family found the body around 11:30 Tuesday morning.
Edgefield Daily

Strom Thurmond FFA Turfgrass Team Places 2nd at State Competition  
web posted June 8, 2016
stctsJOHNSTON –  The Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center FFA Turfgrass team took second place honors in the State Turfgrass Career Development Event (CDE) held at Piedmont Technical College in Saluda, South Carolina on Saturday, May 14th. 
Edgefield Daily 


Father and Son Home Run Derby
web posted June 7, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Participants will get a chance to swing for the fences at the Father and Son Home Run Derby fundraiser held Saturday July 23rd at the Edgefield Dixie Youth Baseball Park.
Edgefield Daily

Stolen Dog
web posted June 7, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  This 5 month old black and white boxer was stolen from a vehicle at Sportsman's Corner on Sunday.  He is AKC registered and answers to the name Achillis. If you have any information on the dog and its whereabouts please contact the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office at 803-637-5337



Breakfast and Lunch this Summer
web posted June 7, 2016
COUNTY –  All children 18 and under can come eat at no cost from June 6- July 21 at the following locations.
Edgefield Daily

Press Release: Curtis Loftis, SC State Treasurer Endorses John Pettigrew For Senate District 25
web posted June 7, 2016
PRESS RELEASE –  Hi, I’m your state Treasurer, Curtis Loftis. As you know, I work hard to protect your money and that’s a job that is getting more and more difficult every day. I need help, especially in the state Senate.
Edgefield Daily


Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: June 7- June 13
web posted June 7, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
Edgefield Daily

Letter to the Editor:  Writer Offers Support for Pettigrew
web posted June 6, 2016
Dear Editor,
John Pettigrew is an authentic leader who is passionate about the needs of the citizens of Edgefield County and South Carolina. He is a man with great integrity and character who is a good neighbor and takes initiative to be informed about current affairs and get involved in community development and growth.
Edgefield Daily

Press Release: Johnston Farmers & Artist Market
web posted June 6, 2016
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                                                          farmers
                                                          marketJOHNSTON –  This year's market will kick-off on Thursday, June 9th @ 4:00 PM. Stop by the market on Calhoun Street in Johnston in front of the Library/Warehouse Building...near the mural... You'll find seasonal fruits and vegetables, baked goods, Artist's Paintings and much more...
Edgefield Daily


Letter to the Editor: Writer Offers Support for Rick Hubbard
web posted June 6, 2016
Dear Editor,
By way of introduction, I grew up in Edgefield and retired as an Assistant Director with SLED while serving in the National Guard units in or supporting all of the counties in the 11th Circuit. I have known Rick Hubbard for over 20 years and I have watched his skills and career grow over those years. Rick has developed into a great prosecutor and a great administrator at the solicitor’s office. 
Edgefield Daily


Obituary: John Sayle (Jack) Lewis
web posted June 6, 2016
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Obituary: MGYSGT Francis William Mormile
web posted June 6, 2016
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Aiken Coin Club to Host Free Coin & Currency Identification Day
web posted June 6, 2016
AIKEN –   The Stephen James Central Savannah River Area Coin Club of Aiken SC is hosting a free Coin & Currency Identification Day at the Aiken County Library on Saturday June 11th from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Edgefield Daily

Live Stream of Strom Thurmond's Graduation This Afternoon
web posted June 3, 2016
JOHNSTON –  The 2016 Strom Thurmond High School Grauation Ceremony will be taking place tonight at 7pm.  The Ceremony will also be streamed live on the Edgefield County School District YouTube channel.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield County Dixie Youth Minor League All Stars Announced
web posted June 3, 2016
COUNTY –  Nick Wates of the Edgefield County Recreation Department has announced the 2016 Edgefield County Dixie Youth Minor League All Stars. The team will begin tournament play at Upper Abbeville on June 24. The team is made up of 9 and 10 year old's who live in Edgefield County.
Edgefield Daily

Utility Trailer Stolen In Merriwether
web posted June 3, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  After leaving his home for a few hours, a Merriwether man called officers to his home after discovering his utility trailer had been stolen.
Edgefield Daily

Building Materials Missing From Job Site
web posted June 3, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  Nearly $2500 worth of building materials have gone missing from two job sites on Naussa Pass in the Merriwether community.
Edgefield Daily

Looking Down On A Legend
By Tom Poland
web posted June 3, 2016
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                                                          southLIFE DOWN SOUTH –  A glimpse leads you to believe these are sweetgrass baskets. No. They’re made from pine straw and kudzu. People appreciate pine straw as mulch. As for kudzu, it’s a legend, but that doesn’t stop people from belittling it because kudzu will cover anything in its path. 
Edgefield Daily



Press Release: Financial Aid Workshops Coming to Help Prepare Students
web posted June 3, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  Piedmont Technical College will be hosting a series of financial aid workshops designed to help college bound students understand the options that are available to them to make college more affordable.
Edgefield Daily

SCE&G Urges Customers to Prepare for 2016 Hurricane Season
web posted June 2, 2016
PRESS RELEASE –  Today marks the beginning of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, and SCE&G encourages customers to take time now to understand hurricane risks, get prepared, make a plan and stay informed.
Edgefield Daily

The 2016 O Zone All Stars
Written By A Sports Patron
web posted June 2, 2016
SPORTS –  The 2016 ECDYB, O Zone All Stars will be seeking a 5th straight trip to the South Carolina Dixie Youth State Tournament when District 3 play begins on June 24 in Abbeville. The O Zone team is made up of 11 and 12 year old's from around Edgefield County and it appears that once again the team will be very competitive.
Edgefield Daily

Obituary: Rachel Martin Smith
web posted June 2, 2016
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Clarification of Wandering Minds Post From Edgefield County Hospital's CEO
web posted June 1, 2016
COUNTY –  The CEO of Edgefield County Hospital has reached out to us this morning in reference to the wandering minds post that was sent in.  Any misunderstanding is explained in better detail here.
Edgefield Daily

Fox Creek Holds Spring Concert
web posted June 1, 2016
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                                                          CreekMERRIWETHER –  The Fox Creek High School Music Department held its Annual Spring Concert Tuesday, May 17 at Sweetwater Baptist Church, North Augusta, SC. 
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Attempted Break- In at the Adult Learning Center
web posted June 1, 2016
JOHNSTON –  The director of the Adult Learning Center in Johnston flagged down an Officer with the Edgefield Sheriffs Office after discovering the schools property had been damaged.
Edgefield Daily

Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: May 31- June 6
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted June 1, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  The Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop's weekly specials have been released below. Click on their banner above and "Like" them on FaceBook.  All meats are Fresh - Never Frozen! We are Edgefield’s only Certified Angus Beef retailer.
Edgefield Daily

PSA: Republican Party Meeting
web posted May 31, 2016
PSA –  The Edgefield County Republican Party would like to invite its members to its meeting on June 2nd.
Edgefield Daily

Fox Creek Freshman Experience
web posted May 31, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  This summer Fox Creek High School will be hosting a Freshman Experience. The opportunity will run Tuesday, June 7th – Thursday, June 9th from 9-11:30.
Edgefield Daily

NOTICE: Public Notice on County Budget
web posted May 31, 2016
COUNTY –  Edgefield County Council will hold third reading of the FY 2016-2017 General Operating Budget at its regular meeting Tuesday, June 7, 2016.  The meeting will be held at 6:00 P.M. in the County Council Chambers at 225 Jeter Street, Edgefield, South Carolina.

Memorial Day: All Gave Some, Some Gave All
web posted May 30, 2016
COUNTY –  With America honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country today, Edgefield Daily asked several local veterans; What does Memorial Day mean to you? Their words are striking and selfless - as you would expect. The steel crosses are lined in the town square of Edgefield. 

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Fox Creek High School 2016 Graduation
web posted May 30, 2016
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                                                          2016
                                                          graduationMERRIWETHER –  Aiken Tech hosted the 2016 Commencement ceremony for Fox Creek High School on May 2016.  104 graduates walked across the stage Thursday night. 
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Obituary: Theo Proctor McCary
web posted May 30, 2016
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Solar Meltdown
By Tom Poland
web posted May 27, 2016
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                                                          southLIFE DOWN SOUTH –  The sea, a laughing gull, a cloud bank, and the sun. Four elements that, artfully composed, create a classic scene brimming with energy. It could also be a blast from the past: the testing of a nuclear bomb over Bikini Atoll. But no, the sun rises over the Atlantic. Its churning, boiling photosphere emerges from a sea, which seems to clutch the incandescence, letting go with great reluctance. 
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Early Morning Collision Involving Horses Leaves One Dead
web posted May 27, 2016
NORTH AUGUSTA –  Chequita Snow Burgess, 30, of Orangeburg, was killed early Thursday morning in a motorcycle crash on I-20.
Edgefield Daily

Trump reaches magic number of delegates to clinch nomination
web posted May 27, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) –  Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president.
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Wills, Estates & Probate Workshop June 2 in Edgefield
web posted May 27, 2016
EDGEFIELD – The South Carolina Bar Association is providing free legal workshops which offer valuable  information to seniors and their caregivers, including one in Edgefield, Thursday, June 2.
Edgefield Daily

Edgefield Memorial Day Event
web posted May 26, 2016
COUNTY –  There will be a Memorial Day event in honor of “those who have given ALL” on Monday 30th of May starting at 10 O’clock AM. The location is the Edgefield Town Square.  Let us pay honor and respect to those men and women.

Strom Thurmond CTC Agriculture Student Competes in Public Speaking Contest
web posted May 26, 2016
JOHNSTON –  Gracie Herrin of STCTC’s FFA recently competed in the region extemporaneous public speaking competition at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies in Chapin, SC.
Edgefield Daily




American Red Cross Offers Water Safety Tips, Swim App and Training
web posted May 26, 2016
PRESS RELEASE  — Before heading out to the pool, lake, beach or waterpark this summer, people should make sure everyone knows how to swim and how to be safe when they are in, on or around the water.
Edgefield Daily

Athletics, Technology and Sports Medicine Work Together to Protect Players
web posted May 25, 2016
JOHNSTON –  STCTC’s Sports Medicine students are learning to use high-tech helmets to monitor potential concussion injuries of players. The helmets have sensors that measure impact.
Edgefield Daily




Woman Finds Shell Casings and Bullet Holes in Nearby Home
web posted May 25, 2016
EDGEFIELD –  After reporting hearing gunshots the night before, a resident on Hayes Drive called officers back out to her home when she found shell casings on her property the next morning. 
Edgefield Daily

Filmmaker Asks Portland University Students if They Would Support Hamas
web posted May 25, 2016
COUNTY –  Have you seen this video?  Filmaker Ami Horowitz went to Portland State University to ask students if they would help raise money for Hamas to "destroy Israel." If you thought these students would say no, you may be in for a surprise.
Edgefield Daily

4 Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Students Awarded Aiken Master Gardener Scholarship
web posted May 25, 2016
JOHNSTON –  Four members of STCTC’s FFA Chapter, received scholarships from the Aiken Master Gardener Association. Mr. Alvin  Bey, one of the members of the Aiken Master Gardener Association made the presentations at the Annual FFA Banquet held at Strom Thurmond. Bailey Pedersen and Hunter Herrin both received $1000 scholarships. Austin Hall and Geddings Jhant both received $500 scholarships.
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Obituary: Mr. Carl D. (C.D.) Padgett
web posted May 25, 2016
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Bridge Replacement in Edgefield/ McCormick Counties
web posted May 24, 2016
PSA –  The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and Palmetto Infrastructure Group, Inc. of Greenville will be replacing the bridge over Steven Creek on Garrett Road (S-19-143/S-33-88) located in both Edgefield and McCormick counties.
Edgefield Daily

Strom Thurmond students to attend Washington Youth Tour
web posted May 24, 2016
JOHNSTON –  Seven local students were chosen for the annual Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington D.C. 
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Crime Blotter Update
web posted May 24, 2016
Edgefield Daily

SRNS Presents $75,000 in SRNS Mini Grants to CSRA Teachers
web posted May 24, 2016