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A Protective Eye on Private Property By Senator Shane Massey

A Protective Eye on Private Property By Senator Shane Massey

News broke last Wednesday afternoon that Kinder Morgan had donated $50,000 to Strom Thurmond High School’s athletics department. And soon thereafter, I began receiving emails, text messages, and phone calls…

Letter to the Editor: Regarding Kinder Morgan at STHS

Redo. This is an opportunity for redemption I offer my students when they perform poorly on a test because I believe in second chances. Last Wednesday afternoon, the students of…

“I was a Stranger, and you took me in.” by Robert Scott

It is not very often that our Edgefield County Council is asked to weigh in on foreign policy. It happened last week. As the regular meeting concluded on January 5th,…

Religion and our American Founding Fathers by Robert Scott

There has been a lot of talk lately about the prospect of denying Syrian refugees entry to the United States, but only if they are Muslim. Christians would be allowed…

The Second Amendment and the Terrorist Watch List

by Robert Scott As we head into the political year 2016, we are certain to hear about many subjects; here are two of them. One will be called (depending on…

Letters to the Editor

Poetry Floats My Boat Dear Editor: I’m so very pleased and proud that the “Poetry Floats My Boat” float in the Edgefield Christmas Parade was given first place as Most…

Defeating Islamophobia

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – In Paris, radical Islamic terrorists, almost all of them born and raised in Europe, killed 128 innocent people just under a month ago. The…

Political Meetings

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – I attended two political meetings here locally over the past few days: the Edgefield County Delegation meeting held each November in Council Chambers, and…

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…

Roads, Bridges, and Dams

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – All of us send heart-felt condolences to those suffering after “The 1,000-Year Flood.” Accurate or not, that phrase describes the profound damage to people…

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