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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
Edgefield Daily

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.
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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.
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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.
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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
STHS
                                                          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
mms
                                                          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
web posted January 26, 2017
JOHNSTON –  Brooklyn Johnson, a junior majoring in early childhood education, from Johnston, SC, was among 2,253 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the Fall 2016 Dean's List.
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Press Release: Edgefield County Reports Record Growth
web posted January 24, 2017
COUNTY –  In 2016 Edgefield County realized the largest residential and commercial growth since 2007 and the second largest growth in 15 years.
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Inmate Found With Contraband
web posted January 24, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  After having reason to believe an inmate had a weapon in their cell, deputies assisted with a search.
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STHS Boys Varsity Basketball falls to Brookland-Cayce 69-44
web posted January 24 , 2017
SPORTS –  The Strom Thurmond Varsity Rebel Boys traveled to Brookland Cayce on Friday, January 20, 2017.
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Crime Blotter Update
web posted January 24, 2017
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Jan 24- Jan 30
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted January 24, 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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Obituary: Mrs. Jean Crouch
web posted January 24, 2017
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Former Principal Charged in Child in Child Sex Abuse Case
web posted January 23, 2017
christopher
                                                          clancyJOHNSTON –  A former Strom Thurmond principal was charged in North Carolina Thursday, due to his involvement in numerous incidents involving children. 
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Suspects Facing Prison Time After Large Drug Bust
web posted January 23, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  Two sentenced in drug bust that occurred in December 2015.
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Upstate South Carolina to Count Homeless Neighbors
web posted January 23, 2017
PRESS RELEASE –  Beginning on January 25 and continuing through January 31, the Upstate Continuum of Care – a local consortium of housing agencies, service providers, and governmental units committed to ending homelessness in the Upstate of South Carolina – will conduct a census of individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness.
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J-E-T Students Compete in School-wide Spelling Bee
web posted January , 2017
JET
                                                          Spelling BeeJOHNSTON –  Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton (J-E-T) Middle School held its annual spelling bee on Monday, December 12.  Edgefield Daily


 

Piedmont Tech Awarded Grant for New Job Readiness Program
web posted January 23, 2017
PRESS RELEASE –  Piedmont Technical College has received the State Workforce Development Board’s (SWDB) Apprenticeships for Priority Populations Grant which will help cover tuition costs for the first two steps of the college’s new “Ready to Work” program.
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Inauguration Day
web posted January 20 , 2017
NATION –  Inauguration Day is today. President-Elect, Donald Trump will take the oath of office today at noon.
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Local Drug Treatment Agency Seeks Community Feeback
web posted January 20, 2017
GREENWOOD –  Cornerstone is seeking input from area residents regarding community issues surrounding alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, other drugs and related topics.
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Cumbee Center Hosts Training: “Enhancing Prevention and Changing the Culture”
web posted January 20, 2017
PRESS RELEASE –  Cumbee Center is hosting another Sexual Assault training February 10, 2017 at the National Wild Turkey Federation in Edgefield, SC.
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STHS Boys Basketball Beats Pelion 63-52
web posted January 20 , 2017
SPORTS –  The Strom Thurmond Varsity Rebel Boys played Pelion High School on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
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Obituary: Mrs. Patsy Rienzo
web posted January 20 , 2017
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Release: USFibers expanding Edgefield County manufacturing facility
web posted January 18, 2017
COUNTY –  USFibers, a manufacturer of recycled polyester fiber, today announced plans to expand its current operations in Edgefield County. The company intends to create more than 20 jobs to accommodate its continued growth and expand its product offerings.
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Edgefield County Young Farmers Informational Night
web posted January 18, 2017
JOHNSTON –  Do you miss being in FFA Or 4-H?  Want to learn more about agriculture? Like hands-on activities and want to join a local organization? If you answered YES to any of the questions above, come join an informative meeting about how you can become a part of the 2017 Edgefield County Young Farmer Chapter.
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Stolen Vehicle Recovered in Edgefield
web posted January 18, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  A vehicle reported stolen out of Aiken County was located in Edgefield Friday morning.
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STHS Boys Varsity Basketball Play Gilbert and N. Augusta
web posted January 18, 2017
SPORTS –   The STHS Boys varsity basketball played Gilbert and North Augusta this past weekend.
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Release: Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Accepting Applications
web posted January 17, 2017
johnston
                                                          peach blossom
                                                          accepting
                                                          applicationJOHNSTON –  The Johnston Peach Blossom Festival is now taking applications for individuals, organizations and businesses interested in being a part of the historic 34th annual event. 
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Jan 17- Jan 23
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted January 17, 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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Obituary: Jon William Prince
web posted January 17, 2017
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J-E-T Students Care about Food Waste
web posted January 13, 2017
JOHNSTON –  Eighth grade students in Miss Bryant’s class at Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton (J-E-T) Middle School read an article about the problems with food waste in America and the world. While thousands of pounds of food are being wasted, there are people starving. The students were given the task of creating a public service announcement to raise awareness about this problem and suggest possible solutions.
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Press Release: $5.4 Million investment will help to expand world-class genetic diagnostic laboratory testing in Greenwood
web posted January 13, 2017
GREENWOOD –  Greenwood, S.C., continues to increase its role and competitiveness as an international provider of genetic services with the commitment of more than $5.4 million from the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) to expand and enhance molecular and metabolomic testing.
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Double Wide Home Vandalized and Destroyed
web posted January 13, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  After being vacant for nearly a month, a double wide trailer was reported vandalized and destroyed beyond repair.
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STHS Standout Teacher Winner of Golden Apple Award
web posted January 12, 2017
Denise
                                                          JacksonJOHNSTON –  Strom Thurmond High School history teacher, Denise Jackson, is a winner of the Golden Apple Award by WJBF-TV Channel 6 News. Teachers who “Believe in the true spirit of teaching by making classrooms a fun and safe place of learning,” are eligible for nomination of this award. 
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Fourth Border Bowl Game Set for Saturday
web posted January 12, 2017
COUNTY –  The Border Bowl, which is the high school football all-star game for the CSRA, will be held this upcoming Saturday.
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Unfinished Home Burglarized
web posted January 12, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  A man building a home in Merriwether, notices $940 worth of tools stolen from the unfinished residence.
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Release: Edgefield County Forestry Association Scholarship Opportunity
web posted January 12 , 2017
COUNTY –  The Edgefield County Forestry Association is pleased to announce it will offer a scholarship this year worth $1000.00 to a deserving student from Edgefield County.
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Crime Blotter
web posted January 10, 2017
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County Holiday Closings
web posted January 12 , 2017
COUNTY –  In Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Several Edgefield County Offices will be closed.  They are listed below.
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Edgefield County School District celebrates School Board Recognition Month
web posted January 11, 2017
COUNTY –  Edgefield County School District will join school districts throughout the state and nation to celebrate School Board Recognition Month in January. More than 600 locally-elected and appointed school board members throughout the state will be recognized by schools and communities for their service and dedication to public education. 
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Job Fair at McCormick Correctional Institution
web posted January 11, 2017
RELEASE –  The South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) is hosting a job fair at McCormick Correctional Institution (MCI) on Friday, January 13, 2017. The fair will take place from 9am-1pm.
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Money Missing from Teacher's Purse
web posted January 11, 2017
TRENTON –  A teacher at Douglas Elementary School found that $220 in cash was missing from her purse while she had been working.
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STHS Boys Basketball Defeats Swansea
web posted January 11 , 2017
SPORTS –  The Strom Thurmond Boys Varsity Basketball team gained another win last night against Swansea High School 68 - 49.
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Robber Leaves Evidence Behind
web posted January 10, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  Robbers came to a home off Woodlawn Road, but left behind evidence while at the residence.
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STHS Boys Varsity Basketball Beats Edisto
web posted January 10, 2017
SPORTS –  The Rebels traveled to Edisto High School on Friday, January 6.
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Jan 10- Jan 16
ADVERTISEMENT
web posted January 10, 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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Crime Blotter
web posted January 10, 2017
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Suit Up…There’s Life in a LIFEjacket
web posted January 9 , 2017
JOHNSTON –  Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center’s (STCTC) DECA Chapter is working on a public relations project entitled “Suit Up…There’s Life in a LIFEjacket.”
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Edgefield Town Council January 2017 Meeting
By Anne Waits
web posted January 9, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  In the first meeting of the new year held Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, the Edgefield Town Council received its annual audit review, and spent a large portion of the time with talk centering around the Community Development Block Grant Streetscape Project.
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Shooting Death of Graniteville Man Being Investigated
web posted January 9 , 2017
AIKEN –  A shooting death is being investigated by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, and  Coroner's Office.
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Convenience Centers’ Delayed Opening
web posted January 6, 2017
PSA –  Edgefield County in preparation for the winter weather expected tonight and tomorrow is announcing a delay in opening for all the Convenience Centers in the county for Saturday January 7, 2017.  All the Convenience Centers in the county will open at 1:00 p.m. Saturday. 

Release: Winter Weather Begins in South Carolina/ State of Emergency
web posted January 6, 2017
STATE –  Governor Nikki Haley has declared a State of Emergency to mobilize additional state resources and the National Guard should they be needed in response to the impending hazardous weather.  
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Obituary: Karol Denise Keller,
web posted January 6, 2017
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Edgefield County Council January 2017 Meeting Re-Cap
By April Thomkinson
web posted January 5, 2017
COUNTY –  Edgefield County Council met for the first time of the new year on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in the County Council Chambers.  Andrew Marine, County Attorney, facilitated the swearing in of council members.  Election of the chair and vice chair positions was also facilitated by Andrew Marine. 
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Welding, Automotive and Certified Nursing Assistant Training Opportunities Available at STCTC
web posted January 5, 2017
JOHNSTON –  Welding, Automotive and Certified Nursing Assistant certification and credential classes are available at STCTC (Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center) beginning Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
Edgefield Daily

Chevrolet Malibu Stolen from Edgefield Home
web posted January 5, 2017
EDGEFIELD –  After returning home from work, a friend of the victim called to inform him that his 1979 Chevrolet Malibu was missing from the yard.
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You Won't Believe Where this Woman Stored Her Pills...
web posted January 5, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  After an altercation with her family, a Merriwether woman was arrested, and transported to the hospital where they recovered 4 pills.
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Fox Creek New Student and 8th Grade Expo Announced
web posted January 5, 2017
MERRIWETHER –  Fox Creek High School will hold its annual New Student Orientation and 8th Grade Expo on Tuesday, January 24 at 6 pm in the Fox Creek gymnasium. 
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SCDOT Prepares for Winter Weather
web posted January 5, 2017
RELEASE –  Snowflakes could be possible for Edgefield County this upcoming Saturday, January 6.  The SCDOT is making preparations in the case snow flurries hit the ground. 
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Boil Water Advisory
web posted January 3, 2016
MERRIWETHER –  Parts of Edgefield County are under a boil water advisory after a line break on Martintown Road.
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Obituary: Connie Holmes Reynolds
web posted January 3, 2017
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Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Weekly Specials: Jan 3- Jan 9
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web posted January 3, 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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UPDATE: House on Martintown Total Loss
web posted December 29, 2016
WESTSIDE –  Firefighters from both Westside and Merriwether responded to an early morning house fire on