Diversity: Is it Only Skin Deep?

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – On Monday we celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. I am a fan of Dr. King. His public life and work in the Civil Rights Movement are inspirational. Dr. King epitomized the greatness of our country. He recognized the horrific injustice in race relations during his […]

Let’s Keep Our Town Beautiful!

Guest Editorial – By Bettis Rainsford – A decade ago the Town of Edgefield undertook its Main Street streetscape project in which the unsightly power lines on Main Street were put underground and trees planted. This project, which cost over a half million dollars, created a spectacular entrance into our town. The vista from the […]

Like Sheep to the Slaughter

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – In a speech to army officers on March 15, 1783, George Washington told the men that if the freedom of speech were taken away then “dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the slaughter.” Centuries have passed but Washington’s words hold the same truth today […]

“Truth, Justice, and the American Way.”

Opinion – By Dr. Mims Mobley –  It doesn’t seem like it has been 37 years since the late Christopher Reeve, starring as the superhero with red cape billowing, flew across theater screens in the first of four Superman movies; it was the blockbuster movie of 1978. One scene I vividly recall was just after […]

College Football, Tuition, and Taxpayer Dollars

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – I ran across an interesting article the other day about a retiring Congressman from Virginia – Rep. Jim Moran, Jr., D-Va. His father, Jim Moran, Sr., was a professional football player for Boston in the 1930s, and the congressman played at the college level in the 1960s. As his […]

Edgefield County Council Chairman’s State of the County Report

January 2, 2015 This special edition of the Edgefield County Chairman’s Update is a State of the County report. I committed to you that I would continue to communicate the County’s activities. This report, just like my other monthly newsletters, is designed to bring information directly to you. First, nothing the County does is possible […]

Urban Black Youth and the Police

Opinion  – Robert Scott – “All the world’s a stage,” Shakespeare writes, “And all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.” In my own life, and in particular between my leaving Edgefield County at age 17 and returning home forty […]

I Support Our First Responders

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – In the aftermath of the attacks on September 11, 2001, thousands of brave men and women fled into the chaos of smoke, debris, and carnage. Some of these responders wore the uniform of New York Police and Fire Departments; others were good Samaritans. Without the heroic response by […]

Religion, Politics, and Torture

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – Although very few of us have actually read through the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA interrogations (and I certainly have not), I’ll bet that every reader of The Edgefield Advertiser has read about it, or heard about it on the news. Most of us have an opinion one […]

A Lesson from America’s CEOs

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – The title “Chief Executive Officer” carries with it a sense of prominence and perhaps intimidation. These individuals often live in large houses in prestigious neighborhoods and they enjoy the finer things of life. America’s CEOs are an integral part of society. Without businesses and corporations to employ Americans, […]

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