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Verse for the Day:
  1 Peter 3:3-4  "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight."


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Merriwether Middle School Clean Up Day
web posted March 24, 2017
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                                                          middle clean
                                                          up dayMERRIWETHER –  Merriwether Middle School (MMS) Beta Club students spent their Saturday helping with the latest clean up effort on the campus of MMS.
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Belk’s “Charity Day Sale” Benefits Local Drug Treatment Agency
web posted March 24, 2017
PRESS RELEASE –  Spring showers often bring proms, weddings, babies, and other blessings. Did you know that it can also bring a great excuse for new clothes and accessories. On April 29, you can shop Belk for great deals and benefit local charities at the same time.
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STHS Varsity Softball beat Midland Valley High School 8-7
web posted March 24, 2017
SPORTS –  Rebel Head Softball Coach Kelly McIlvried was in the 8th grade the last time Strom Thurmond beat Midland Valley in softball.
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Guess Named SC Miss FFA Queen
web posted March 22, 2017
sths ffa
                                                          pageantJOHNSTON –  The Miss South Carolina FFA Pageant was held Friday evening, March 10, 2017, at 7:00 PM, in the Batesburg-Leesville High School Fine Arts Center, Batesburg-Leesville, SC.
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Merriwether Clean-Up Day
web posted March 22, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  The Merriwether Clean Up Day, hosted by the Merriwether Fire Department, is set for this Saturday.
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Two STHS Athletes Named Region Player of the Year
web posted March 21, 2017
region
                                                          player of the
                                                          year sthsJOHNSTON –  Strom Thurmond High School (STHS) is proud to offer students many avenues to hone and perfect their athletic talents. In August, with the opening of school, begins earnest competition in volleyball, cross country, swimming, cheerleading, and football. These athletes were honored at a recent banquet for Fall sports.
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Deputy Sheriff, Dispatch, and Jail Positions Available

web posted March 21, 2017
COUNTY –  The Edgefield County Detention Center is currently accepting applications for Dispatch/Jail positions. The Sheriff's Office has an immediate opening for Deputy Sheriff.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Mar 21- Mar 27
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web posted March 21, 2017
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.
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Rural Health Conversation
web posted March 21, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  The Edgefield County Hospital, and the South Carolina Office of Rural Health are inviting you to join your friends and neighbors to give feedback on how to improve the health of our state's rural communities for the SC Rural Health Action Plan.
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The Jo-Nathan Foundation Prepares for 2017 Fundraising Weekend
web posted March 21, 2017
PRESS RELEASE –  The Jo-Nathan Foundation is gearing up for their annual fundraising weekend.
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Johnston's Hidden Gem: Keliance Eastwind
web posted March 20, 2017
keliance
                                                          eastwindJOHNSTON –  If you have ever traveled down Johnston Highway, you may have noticed a castle off the side of the road.  That place is called Keliance Eastwind, and we were invited to see what it was all about. 
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Dixie Youth to Celebrate Opening Day
web posted March 20, 2017
COUNTY –  Edgefield County Dixie Youth will hold Opening Day ceremonies on Saturday, March 25 at the baseball complex in Edgefield.
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J-E-T Middle School Honors Students at Junior Beta Club Induction Ceremony
web posted March 20, 2017
JOHNSTON –  Johnston-Edgefield-Middle (J-E-T) Middle School inducted more than seventy members from sixth, seventh, and eighth grades into its revived National Junior Beta Club on Tuesday, February 28, in the school’s gymnasium. 
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Historical Society to Hold Meeting: World War I to be the Subject
web posted March 20, 2017
PSA –  The Edgefield County Historical Society will hold its Spring Meeting next Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Edgefield.  The subject of the meeting will be Edgefield County’s participation in World War I
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Obituary: Mrs. Betty Ann Butler
web posted March 17, 2017
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Obituary: Brett Douglas Godfrey
web posted March 17, 2017
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Strom Thurmond's Mock Trial Team Wins State Competition
web posted March 16, 2017
sths mock
                                                          trialJOHNSTON –  Strom Thurmond High School competed in the 35th annual SC Bar State Mock Trial Competition March 10-11, where they took home first place..
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Edgefield County School District Offers On-line Student Registration
web posted March 16, 2017
RELEASE –  Completing school registration for students in Edgefield County School District is about to become much easier for parents and guardians with internet access.
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Proof of Residence Process Changes for Edgefield County School District
web posted March 16, 2017
COUNTY –  Families and guardians of Edgefield County School District students will provide proof of residence annually beginning with 2017-2018 academic year during registration.
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PSA: Edgefield County Republican Party Invites Members to Precinct Reorganization
web posted March 16, 2017
PSA –  We want to invite all members of the Edgefield County Republican Party to the precinct reorganization Wednesday March 22nd. 
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2nd Annual Cosmic Fun- Night Golf Tournament
web posted March 14, 2017
cosmic
                                                          fun night golf
                                                          tournamentEDGEFIELD –  The Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their second annual Cosmic Fun- Night Golf Tournament. 
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Driver Rolls Car Trying to Avoid Deer
web posted March 14, 2017
briggs
                                                          road accidentMERRIWETHER –  Briggs Road is known for the sharp curve in the road.  This weekend there was yet another car accident on Briggs Road. 
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Mar 14- Mar 20
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web posted March 14, 2017
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.
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Council Woman Betty Butler Passes at 66
web posted March 13, 2017
Mrs.
                                                          betty ButlerCOUNTY –  Edgefield Daily has learned that council woman Betty Butler passed away Sunday afternoon.
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Inmate Charged With Possession of Meth
web posted March 13, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  An inmate at the Edgefield County Detention Center attempted to bring drugs inside the jail.
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Notice of a Public Hearing Prior To Final Action by The County Council of Edgefield County To Enter Into An Ordinance
PAID PUBLIC NOTICE
web posted March 13, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  Notice is hereby given by the County Council of Edgefield County (the "County Council") that a public hearing for the below-referenced Ordinances will be held at the Council Chambers of the County Council,
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STHS Varsity Baseball Beats Ninety-Six
web posted March 13, 2017
SPORTS –  Friday night, the Rebels played at Ninety Six, where the picked up another win.
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Couple shares story after they were tied up, interrogated
web posted March 10, 2017
(WRDW/WAGT) -- The Saluda County Sheriff's Office says two people, a husband and wife, were separated, tied up and interrogated at their home off Johnston Highway.
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Statewide Red Flag Alert: Outdoor burning discouraged because of weather conditions, elevated fire risk
web posted March 10, 2017
STATE –   The South Carolina Forestry Commission is issuing a statewide Red Flag Fire Alert, effective at 7 a.m. Friday.
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Edgefield County Veterans Affairs Office Seeing More Veterans
web posted March 10, 2017
PRESS RELEASE –  Last year the Edgefield County Veterans Affairs Office provided assistance to Veterans and their families that resulted in 1500 encounters by way of claims, interviews, consultations, special inquiries, education, training, and other constituent contacts. This is a 49% increase from the previous year.
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Edgefield Town Council March 2017 Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted March 10, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  Edgefield Town Council met Monday might, March 6, for the regularly scheduled meeting, with a number of items on the agenda. Mayor Pro Tem Robert Rodgers presided in the absence if Mayor Ken Durham.
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Release: Strom Thurmond High School to host March for Babies event on March 31st
web posted March 10, 2017
JOHNSTON –  On March 31st at Strom Thurmond High school, students, teachers, and administration from Strom Thurmond High School CTC-FBLA will join together in their annual March for Babies walk—a fundraising event to help give more babies a fighting chance.
Edgefield Daily

STHS Varsity Baseball Beats Saluda
web posted March 10, 2017
SPORTS –  Wednesday night, the Rebels took on Saluda High School, where they picked up a win 11-0.
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Another Scam Hits Merriwether Elderly
web posted March 8, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  In what seems to be a trend, another elderly Merriwether woman was scammed $4,000.
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Man Reports Burglary, Gets Arrested
web posted March 8, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  After reporting a burglary at his home, officers arrive to the scene, and end up arresting the man.
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Attention All Strom Thurmond Alumni!
web posted March 8, 2017
PSA –  If you are a graduate of Strom Thurmond High School, there is a travel opportunity available for you!
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Merriwether Woman Scammed, and Burglarized
web posted March 7, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  A 62 year old Merriwether Woman was robbed by a young woman who knocked on her door asking for help. 
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Mar 7- Mar 13
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted March 7, 2017
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.
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Stolen Trailer Recovered in Edgefield
web posted March 6, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  After receiving a call from the Saluda Sheriff's Department, the Edgefield County Sheriff's department helped in recovering a stolen trailer.
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Edgefield County Hospital Jewelry Sale Rescheduled
web posted March 6, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  The Edgefield County Hospital has rescheduled their $5 jewelry sale to March 23rd and 24th.  The sale will be hosted in the lobby of the Edgefield County Hospital.
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The North Augusta Camellia Show
web posted March 6, 2017
NORTH AUGUSTA –  The 12th annual North Augusta Camellia Show will be held on March 11, 2017 at the Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta.
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Guns and Ammunition Stolen From Camper
web posted March 3, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  After spray painting cameras, an unknown person went inside a home camper on Mill Creek Drive, where they stole over $4,000 worth of items.
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Community Yard Sale Fundraiser at Merriwether Middle
web posted March 3, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  Merriwether Middle School will be hosting a community yard sale next week.  Come shop, sell or do both. 
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STHS Varsity Baseball Beat South Aiken
web posted March 3, 2017
SPORTS –  The Rebels varsity baseball team started the 2017 season with a win over South Aiken High School.
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Johnston Peach Blossom Pageant
web posted March 1, 2017
JOHNSTON –  The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Beauty Pageant will be held on Saturday, April 15 at 10:00 and 2:00 at the Johnston Elementary Gym.
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Rebels Softball Beats South Aiken
web posted March 1, 2017
SPORTS –  Strom Thurmond got timely hitting and clutch pitching, helping the Rebels defeat South Aiken 6-5 on Tuesday.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Feb 28- Mar 6
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted March 1 , 2017
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.
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Congressman Jeff Duncan Responds to President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress
web posted March 1 , 2017
RELEASE –  Congressman Jeff Duncan released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress:
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Crime Blotter Update
web posted March 1 , 2017
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Johnston Man "Strikes" Child Multiple Times
web posted February 28, 2017
tyler
                                                          jermaine
                                                          stevensJOHNSTON –  A Johnston man is facing charges for assault and battery after becoming aggressive and striking a child multiple times.
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Edgefield County Hospital Board of Trustees Meeting February 2017 Meeting
By April Tomkinson
web posted February 28, 2017
COUNTY –  Monday evening, February 27, 2017, the Edgefield County Hospital Board of Trustees met in the conference room of the hospital.  Shortly after Connie Sutton, Board Chair, called the meeting to order, there was a presentation by the South Carolina Office of Rural Health.
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Obituary: Paul Ronnie Baughcome
web posted February 28, 2017
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Woman Finds Burglar in Her Home
web posted February 28, 2017
TRENTON –  After returning home, a Trenton woman walks inside and discovers an unknown person with a weapon.
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State-Level Award Named For Edgefield County Native
By David Whatley
web posted February 28, 2017
MOUNT PLEASANT –  Lefan Xuan of D.W. Daniel High School in Central, S.C. beamed when presented the South Carolina Chess Association's, Hannah "Tori" Whatley G.R.I.T. Award, at the S. C. Scholastic Chess Championships that were held Saturday, February 25th, in Mount Pleasant, S.C. 
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Fake Money Used to Purchase Phone
web posted February 28, 2017
JOHNSTON –  After making plans to meet in Johnston, a couple from Anderson sold their I-phone to a man who paid them with counterfeit money.
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Weekend Fatal Accident
web posted February 27, 2017
WEST SIDE –  A traffic accident over the weekend has claimed the life of a 61 year old man.
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STHS Weekend Softball Scores
web posted February 27, 2017
SPORTS – STHS Girls Softball falls to Midland Valley and Barnwell in weekend games.
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Johnston Man Fires Weapon at Burglar
web posted February 23, 2017
JOHNSTON –  Upon noticing an intruder breaking into a building, a Johnston man fires his weapon as the burglar attempts to speed off.
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Enclosed Trailer Reported Stolen
web posted February 23, 2017
TRENTON –  An enclosed trailer containing several items inside of it has been reported stolen out of Trenton.
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Entries Being Accepted for Arts and Crafts Vendors, Food Vendors for the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival
web posted February 21, 2017
johnston
                                                          peach blossom
                                                          festivalJOHNSTON –  The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival is now accepting applications for those who sell arts and crafts and for food vendors for the 34th Festival, which will be held May 6, 2017.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Feb 21- Feb 27
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted February 21, 2017
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.
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Truck Stolen at Convenient Store
web posted February 21, 2017
TRENTON –  While at a store in Trenton, a man finds his pick up truck no longer in the parking lot.
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Edgefield County Hospital Jewelry Sale
web posted February 21, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  Edgefield County Hospital will be hosting a $5 jewelry sale on March 8th and 9th in the lobby of the Edgefield County Hospital.
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Edgefield County Hospital Welcomes Dr. George Sich III DPM
web posted February 20, 2017
Dr. SichEDGEFIELD –  Dr. Sich specializes in surgical and nonsurgical treatment of foot disorders and is bringing his surgical expertise to Edgefield County Hospital. 
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Father and Son Go Missing on FATS Trail as Night Falls
web posted February 20, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  As nighttime falls, a father calls law enforcement desperate to find his son on the trails. 
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Merriwether Clean Up Day
web posted February 20, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  Mark your calendars for the Merriwether cleanup day!
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Edgefield County Hospital Welcomes Dr. Robert Brightharp
web posted February 17, 2017
dr.
                                                          Robert
                                                          BrightharpEDGEFIELD –  Edgefield County Hospital invites you to a meet and greet for Edgefield County native, Dr. Brightharp. 
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Press Release: Audit Shows Strong Financial Gains in Edgefield County
web posted February 17, 2017
PRESS RELEASE –  Edgefield County’s most recent independent audit showed that Edgefield County operates well within its budget and has the second highest amount of money in its reserve fund in at least 10 years.
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Release: 4-H Poultry and Garden Projects to Be Offered
web posted February 17, 2017
PRESS RELEASE –  It’s that time of year again, time to sign up for our 2017 Spring 4-H Projects. It may be cool now but Spring will be here before you know it and the days will be getting warmer. With that in mind, you know you want to join the fun of raising chickens, planting a small garden, or both!!
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Tractor Stolen from Work site in Edgefield
web posted February 16, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  A skid steer valued at $60,000, and other attachments worth $900, were last seen at a job site on Moore's Road in Edgefield.
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Johnston Town Council February 2017 Meeting
By Anne Waits
By Anne Waits
web posted February 16, 2017
Johnston
                                                          town council
                                                          february 2017JOHNSTON –  New street signs was the topic of discussion getting the most attention at Monday night’s Town Council meeting. 
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Trailers Stolen in Edgefield and Trenton
web posted February 16, 2017
COUNTY –  A trailer valued over $3,000 went missing from the Trenton area. Two days later, another trailer was reported missing in Edgefield.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Feb 7- Feb 13
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted February 15, 2017
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

5th Annual STCTC Ag Dept. Silent Auction to Benefit Ag. Scholarships
web posted February 13, 2017
JOHNSTON –  On Saturday March 11, 2017 join the local community for an amazing day of fun, food, and friends – all to support student scholarships. 
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Cardiovascular Technology Program Sponsors Community Heart Health Event
web posted February 13, 2017
PRESS RELEASE –  Piedmont Technical College's cardiovascular technology program is joining with Self Regional Healthcare to sponsor a community heart health event.
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STHS Boys Varsity Basketball Falls to Brookland-Cayce 61-49
web posted February 13, 2017
SPORTS –  The Strom Thurmond Varsity Rebel Boys played Brookland Cayce on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at STHS.
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Edgefield Town Council February 2017 Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted February 10, 2017
COUNTY –  Edgefield Town Council met Monday night for its regularly scheduled meeting, with a long list of items on the agenda.
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Notice Of A Public Hearing Prior to Final Action by the County Council of Edgefield County to Enter Into Ordinances
web posted February 10, 2017
COUNTY –  Notice is hereby given by the County Council of Edgefield County (the "County Council") that a public hearing 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 March 7, 2017 in conjunction with a regularly scheduled meeting of the County Council.
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The Carlstar Group invests significantly in Aiken County facility
web posted February 10, 2017
AIKEN –   The Carlstar Group LLC, a global manufacturer of specialty wheels and tires, is investing in its existing facility to expand process and production capacity, which will accommodate the company's continued growth. Carlstar is investing $6.9 million in the project and plans to create 43 new jobs.
Edgefield Daily

Release: SCE&G Warns Customers of Potential Phone Scams
web posted February 10, 2017
PRESS RELEASE –  South Carolina Electric & Gas is urging customers to be aware of the latest phone scams targeting small businesses and residential customers.
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STHS Boys Varsity Basketball Beat Pelion 64-57
web posted February 10, 2017
SPORTS –  The Strom Thurmond Varsity Rebel Boys traveled to Pelion on Tuesday, February 7.
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Johnston Police Find Stolen Firearm During Traffic Stop
web posted February 8, 2017
JOHNSTON –  While conducting a safety checkpoint, Johnston Police discovered a stolen firearm under the driver's seat of a vehicle.
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Obituary: Janice Padgett Whatley
web posted February 8, 2017
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New Restaurant Starts Construction in Edgefield
web posted February 7, 2017
Nonna's
                                                          Italian
                                                          KitchenEDGEFIELD –  A new Italian restaurant is making its way to Main Street. 
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Feb 7- Feb 13
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted February 7, 2017
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.
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Man Runs From Police After Traffic Stop
web posted February 7, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  After patrolling near Highway 25, an officer observed a car driving extremely slow, and plates that belonged to another vehicle. 
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STHS Boys Varsity Basketball beat Gilbert 60-57
web posted February 7, 2017
SPORTS –  The Strom Thurmond Varsity Rebel Boys headed to Gilbert last Friday Friday,
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STHS AOK Club Distributes Care Packages
web posted February 6, 2017
sths acts
                                                          of kindness
                                                          clubJOHNSTON –  The AOK Club, or Acts of Kindness Club, worked diligently to gather donations of money and supplies to provide care packages for the homeless and people in need in Edgefield County. 
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Release: Parade Entries, Entertainers Wanted for the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival
web posted February 6, 2017
JOHNSTON –  The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival wants you!
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$5,000 Worth of Items Stolen from Johnston Home
web posted February 6, 2017
JOHNSTON –  Tires and rims were reported stolen from a home on Long Cane Road.
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J-E-T Fellowship of Christian Athletes Makes “Bags of Love” for Seniors
web posted February 3, 2017
Jet makes
                                                          bags of loveJOHNSTON –  Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton (J-E-T) Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes  (FCA) is helping out the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce and the Edgefield County Senior Citizens Council by putting together “Bags of Love” for senior citizens in the community. 
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Edgefield County Hospital Board of Trustees Meeting January 2017
By April Tomkinson
web posted February 3, 2017
COUNTY –  Monday evening the Edgefield County Hospital (ECH) Board of Trustees (BOT) met at the hospital for the January 2017 BOT meeting.  There were a couple new faces among an otherwise familiar group.
Edgefield Daily

Golf Cart and More Stolen on Long Cane Road
web posted February 3, 2017
JOHNSTON –  A Johnston man told officers someone came on his property, and took several items.
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STHS Boys Varsity Basketball beat Swansea High School 61-38
web posted February 3, 2017
SPORTS –  The Strom Thurmond Varsity Rebel Boys played Swansea High School on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Strom Thurmond High School.
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Top Strom Thurmond Career and Technology (STCTC) Students Inducted to NTHS
web posted February 1, 2017
stctcJOHNSTON –  STCTC’s top students were inducted in the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). “The induction ceremony was perfect,” said Shari Huiet, parent of Ivy Claire Huiet. Seventy students attended the ceremony and received their certificate, tassel, ID card and pin.  The purpose of the NTHS is to ensure technical students are recognized and their community is aware of their talents and abilities.
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Obituary: Carl Emil Merbach Jr.
web posted February 1, 2017
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Strom Thurmond High School Boys Varsity Basketball beat Edisto High School 54-50
web posted February 1, 2017
SPORTS –  The Strom Thurmond Varsity Rebel Boys played Edisto High School on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Strom Thurmond High School.
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Edgefield Dixie Youth
web posted February 1, 2017
COUNTY –  Edgefield Dixie Youth will have open registration February 4th & 11th, 10:00 - Noon at the County Council Chambers, located at 225 Jeter Street in Edgefield. This registration is for children ages 6 - 12 years of age. The cost of registration is $45 per child which includes a cap and jersey. Registrations taken after February 11th will cost $60.00.

Edgefield SC Winter Red Tag Sale
web posted January 31, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  The Edgefield Community Development Association (ECDA) (non profit) will be sponsoring a Winter Red Tag Sale in Edgefield this weekend.
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Lost Dog
web posted January 31, 2017
COUNTY –  Tri color mixed female Jack Russel and Beagle lost near Sheppard Drive and Columbia Hwy.  Lucy is senior who is losing her sight and possible her hearing.  She is wearing a pink collar.  If you see her call Francis Allred at 773-370-8480.  She is friendly, but is not fond of cats.

Free Ask-A-Lawyer web chats next week
web posted January 31 , 2017
RELEASE –  The SC Bar Ask-A-Lawyer program, which coordinates volunteer lawyers in a regional effort to assist the public with its legal questions, will host statewide web chats next week on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 5-7:30 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 9, from 4-6 p.m.
Edgefield Daily

South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan releases statement on President Trump's executive order
web posted January 31, 2017
STATE –  South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan (R) issued this statement on President Trump's executive order:
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Jan 31- Feb 6
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted January 31, 2017
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

Lamb Named Mid-State SC Young Farmer Agribusinessman of Year
web posted January 30 , 2017
mid state
                                                          farmer of the
                                                          yearEDGEFIELD –  Edgar Lamb of Edgefield, SC, has been named the Mid-State SC Agribusinessman of the Year by the SC Young Farmer and Agribusiness Association.
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Merriwether Home Vandalized
web posted January 30, 2017
MERRIWETHER – A home on Fox Terrace Drive was reported to have $2,000 worth of damage
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Edgefield County School District (ECSD) Prepares for AdvancED Accreditation Visit
web posted January 30 , 2017
COUNTY –  Edgefield County School District’s AdvancED accreditation visit is scheduled for February 5th through the 7th. AdvancED provides a comprehensive program of evaluation and external review of school districts around the world.
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Local Athletes Receive Awards
web posted January 30, 2017
sths
                                                          athletesSPORTS –  Three STHS varsity football players were named to the Augusta Chronicle/ Augusta Sports Council South Carolina All-Area 1st team.
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Student Found Unresponsive After Fight at School
web posted January 27 , 2017
JOHNSTON –  After a fight occurring at Strom Thurmond High School, one student ran off, and one was left unresponsive.
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Traffic Stop Leads to the Arrest of Two
web posted January 27, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  After making a traffic stop for a suspended license, deputies arrested a man for drug charges, and more.
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Burglary on Murrah Road
web posted January 27, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  Nearly $5,000 worth of items stolen from a Murrah Road residence.
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SCDOT Introduces “Project Viewer” For the Public 
web posted January 27 , 2017
PRESS RELEASE –  The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has taken another step to make the agency transparent and accountable, while at the same time providing a user-friendly and convenient way for the public to view the progress of highway and bridge projects.
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STHS Players Build Memories at SC-GA Border Bowl IV
web posted January 26 , 2017
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                                                          borderbowlJOHNSTON –  Team South Carolina was victorious 22–20, Saturday, January 14, at the 4th Annual SC-GA Border Bowl, sponsored by WJBF, Channel 6. 
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Johnston Woman Shoots Towards Neighbor's Home
web posted January 26 , 2017
JOHNSTON –  Upon hearing gunshots outside their home, a Johnston couple walked outside and noticed their dog injured, and a bullet hole in their home.
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STHS Boys Varsity Basketball falls to Saluda High School 63-50
web posted January 26, 2017
SPORTS –  The Strom Thurmond Varsity Rebel Boys traveled to Saluda High School on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. This game was originally scheduled for December 15, 2016 but had to be postponed until a later date.
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MMS Puts the Spotlight on Junior Scholar Students
web posted January 26, 2017
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                                                          junior
                                                          scholarsMERRIWETHER –  Merriwether Middle School (MES) is proud to honor this year’s Scholar Students. 
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Brooklyn Johnson makes the Dean's List at Coastal Carolina University