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Hope for the Holidays

Dear Editor, This year in South Carolina it is estimated that 27,260 people will be diagnosed with cancer. For them, the cuts to cancer research that took place as a…

Meriwether or Merriwether? Curryton or Curry Town?

 – By Vernon Miller – In recent years there has been a trend to spell “Meriwether” with double R’s. This erroneous way of spelling Meriwether does not give the prominent…

Profiles in Politics: Nancy Mace

– By G. Miller Thompson – Part four in the series of Profiles in Politics features Charleston native and 2014 US Senate hopeful Nancy Mace.  Mace’s campaign website describes the…

Doing More to Prevent Domestic Violence

– By Connie Stillinger – On October 29, 2013 Bryan Sweatt entered the home of his former girlfriend in Greenwood county, S.C. and shot her, their infant child and three…

It’s On Us

 OPINION – By G. Miller Thompson – “The hour is late, and the need is urgent.  The eternal destiny of many souls—and the future of our great nation—are at stake. …

A Diamond in the Rough

 – By G. Miller Thompson – America’s youth have an extremely twisted and warped perspective of what constitutes a hero.  We live in a society in which pop music stars…

Home Rule – Flow Control

 – By Margaret C. Pope – On March 7, 1973, the Home Rule Amendments to the South Carolina Constitution became effective, and with such passage, local government devolved from the…

Humane Treatment of Animals in Edgefield County

Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update November 1, 2013 In this month’s update, I want to provide information on the upcoming discussion on an animal shelter and an ordinance on spay…

A Message of Caution from the Edgefield Co. Probate Court

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: It has come to the Court’s attention that a scam may be circulating under the guise that it is associated with the Probate Court.…

Profiles in Politics: Senator Lindsey Graham

– By G. Miller Thompson – On October 22, United States Senator Lindsey Graham sat down with me to discuss his time in Washington and make the case for his…