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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: I am researching my family history and I am hoping to get some help from the Edgefield community.  I initially contacted Tonya Guy at the Old Edgefield District Genealogical…

Pro-Life or Pro-Choice? Where Do We Go From Here?

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – The controversy behind those two choices is not a new one, and it certainly didn’t either begin or end with the Supreme Court’s 7-2…

Why Should We Close Gitmo?

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – As President Obama completes his final two years, several threads are coming together. Two of them are efforts to move “terrorists” presently held at…

Southern Hospitality Had No Meaning

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: Thank you for your kind article in your July 29, 2015 edition chronicling our visit with the Norrises. It started a few years ago…

Coming to Terms with our History

Opinion – By Bettis C. Rainsford, Sr. – The shooting of nine African-Americans in an AME Church in Charleston on June 17, 2015 by a 21 year old Columbia man…

College Tuition, Student Loans, and Sticker Shock Revisited

Opnion  – By Robert Scott – As was the case last summer, I’m writing this week from a meeting of the American Association of University Professors, this time hosted by…

“Campaign Concerns”

Political Cartoon…

Time for a Breather

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – My wife Carol and I attended the quarterly “Convocation Meeting” of all our regional churches from Aiken County to Abbeville County this past Sunday…

Problem With Neighborhood Dogs

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: I just moved out of the County where I lived for 16 years.  Have become weary of constantly having to call animal control about…

The Unfinished Work Remaining in Our Capital

Opinion – By Brian McCracken – I am a white, middle-class South Carolinian male raised and instilled with Republican values, and I support taking down the Confederate flag flying in…

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