Not a Fan

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – I recently finished reading the book Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman, a preacher in Kentucky.  The book is a bestseller and I strongly recommend reading it if you have not already.  Idleman discusses the differences in being fans and followers in relationship to our walk with Christ.  […]

This Fragile Earth

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – Care for the sick. Feed the hungry. These are two responsibilities all of us have, discussed in this column the past two weeks. In my adult life we have come a long way in another task: to be better stewards of what The Book of Common Prayer calls “this […]

It’s Your Turn

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – The saying “ignorance is bliss” has never made much sense to me. Ignorance is ignorance. Calling it bliss is an excuse that someone came up with because they were tired of caring. When people stop caring, well, ignorance takes over. By succumbing to the lack of interest, we […]

Middle School Baseball

Letter to the Editor: Dear Editor, As you know, both JET and Merriwether do not offer middle school baseball. There are a number of us in Edgefield County that want our children to play middle school baseball, and we would like it to happen next season. There are many reasons why, but primarily we feel […]

Feed the Hungry

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – We are all called on to “Feed the Hungry.” All of us this political season can agree, I’m sure, that we can work together on this. There is a Food Bank in Johnston, the BiLo has a collection point for food, and especially around Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are […]

Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update

Letter to the Editor June 6, 2014 Economic Development – Working on the big and the small To try to help find ways to recruit, nurture and grow small businesses in Edgefield County, a Subcommittee of the Edgefield County Economic Development Committee has begun meeting to focus on that topic. The Economic Development Committee is […]

A Little on the Primary

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – Tuesday, June 10 marks an important day in South Carolina politics. While talking with people across the county, I have noticed how truly confusing our primary process is. So, I want to utilize this week’s article as a means of attempting to clear up any confusion. As we […]

Politics and Religion

Opinion – By Robert M. Scott – As we head into the Primary season, I’m already tired of hearing from candidates about their personal belief system – that they and their family are good, Church-going folk and so I should vote for them. Frankly, I am not particularly interested in which religion they profess, or […]

The Supreme Sacrifice

OPINION  – By G. Miller Thompson – On Monday we celebrated the national holiday of Memorial Day.  This is one of America’s most sacred holidays as we remember the men and women over the course of history that have selflessly put their lives on the line to defend our country and protect the freedoms we […]

A Tribute to Teachers

OPINION  – By G. Miller Thompson – A couple of weeks ago the nation celebrated National Teacher Appreciation Week.  This is the week on which the National Teacher Appreciation Day occurs.  Now, this “national day” thing is getting out of hand.  There is a national day for squirrel appreciation (January 21), strawberries and cream (May […]

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