Inevitable Taxes

Opinion  – Robert Scott – It was Benjamin Franklin who famously wrote, “In this world, there is nothing certain except death and taxes.” He wrote that in 1789, when our federal government was brand new. Ever since then, in every political year candidates seem to mull over Franklin’s wisdom and try to assuage the inevitability […]

Melvin S. (Perk) Shaffer, Jr.

EDGEFIELD, S.C. – Melvin S. (Perk) Shaffer, Jr., 86, husband of the late Nell Shaffer, died Tuesday November 3, 2015 at Forest View Manor. Graveside services will be held Thursday November 5, 2015 at 2 PM at McKendree United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mr. Shaffer was born in Edgefield County. He was a U. S. Marine veteran and […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Shooting on Five Notch Road A man suffering from a gunshot wound was taken to a Wal-Mart in North Augusta, Tuesday, Nov. 3, where is was later discovered by responding law enforcement that the victim had been shot in Edgefield County. According to a spokesperson with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, is was discovered the victim […]

Ted Barron Freeman

CAMDEN, S.C. – Ted Barron Freeman, 84, of Camden, S.C., died Sunday, November 1, 2015 after a brief battle with cancer. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, and a teacher and mentor to many. Ted was born on September 25, 1931 in Great Falls, S.C., the son of Louise Barron Freeman and […]

Janie Cunningham Ryan

EDGEFIELD, S.C. – Mrs. Janie Cunningham Ryan, widow of Mr. John Ryan, was born in Edgefield County, on November 6,1914, to the late Whitfield and Rose Lee Seigler Cunningham. She joined Mt. Moriah Baptist Church at an early age and served faithfully as a member of the senior choir for 60 years. She was a member […]