The Crisis at the Border

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – News broke recently that 350 illegal immigrant children have been received in South Carolina.  These children have come to live with relatives and other sponsors while they wait for their day in immigration court (this is a process that can take many months).  The fact that these children […]

The American Thing to Do

OPINION  – By Robert Scott – One of the many political email lists I seem to find myself on these days is written by Robert Reich, the former Labor Secretary under Bill Clinton and current Professor of Public Policy at the University of California. I don’t always agree with Dr. Reich, but occasionally he seems […]

Run Ben Run!

OPINION  – By G. Miller Thompson – While we all are awaiting an important midterm election this coming November, we must not forget about the magnitude of the 2016 presidential election cycle. President Obama has 919 days left in the White House and then the American people will choose his replacement. Many names are being […]

Who Should be Allowed to Vote?

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – One of my favorite politicians is John Lewis, the 1960’s Civil Rights activist-turned-Congressman from Georgia. Unlike many politicians half his age, he is active on Facebook and on Twitter. A recent “tweet” from the week just past: “Democracy is an act. It requires participation, organization, and dedication to the […]

War on Women Exposed

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – Brace yourselves. I am probably about to step on some toes and injure some pride. Ladies and gentlemen, the Left is at it again and I am calling them out. President Obama has repeatedly called the tragedy in Benghazi, the Operation Fast and Furious fiasco, the shameful situation […]

Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update

July 3, 2014 Why hold County Council Meetings? Have you ever really thought about why County Council (or any other public body) has public meetings? The answer is obvious … and maybe not so obvious. The obvious answer: We spend your hard-earned money that you pay as taxes. You have a chance to see what […]

Who Wants to Raise South Carolina Taxes?

Opinion  – By  Robert Scott – Nobody wants to raise taxes; at least nobody who pays taxes wants to raise taxes. That’s what we are all led to believe, but is it true? Any politician running for office on a platform that says, “If you elect me, I pledge to raise your taxes” doesn’t stand […]

The IRS and You & Monday’s SCOTUS Rulings

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – The IRS and You Comedians recently have been having quite the time over the current situation with the Internal Revenue Service.  My favorite comes from Jay Leno:  “The latest scandal in Washington, of course, is raising questions about the IRS.  You know, I have a question.  Why is […]

“I was a stranger, and you took me in.”

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – We have an immigration problem in our country and in our state. What should we do to solve it? One of the first things that our politicians want to talk about is whose fault it is. It’s the fault of Democrats in the Senate for passing an Immigration Reform […]

Thanks for Making the Peach Festival a Success

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, The board members of the Trenton Community Development Association thank the many people who helped make the Ridge Peach Festival possible this year.  We are in the process of updating our sponsor list on our webpage, so please check that out soon at  Also, last week, an article […]

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