Will Things Ever Get Better in the Middle East?

Opinion – By Dr. Mims Mobley – Hamas Muslims and Israelis have been hurling ordnance at each other again, and in Syria and Iraq, fanatical Muslims of ISIS are a threat to the lives of all, even other Muslims, who do not convert to their radical views regarding Islam. It’s not new. Some 2000 years before […]

Islam Is Not Our Enemy

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – Like so many Americans, I was appalled by the reports of the beheading of an American journalist, James Foley, at the hands of the self-styled “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” (ISIS). Like so many Americans, my immediate reaction was, we have to get those guys. What we want […]

Big Government, Liberty, and Freedom

Opinion – By Robert Scott – When I first started writing these OpEds for The Edgefield Advertiser, I was thinking that there was only so much one could say and too soon the columns would become repetitive. But like many of you, I read a lot of newspapers (some online), listen willingly or not to […]

Protecting South Carolina’s Veterans

Opinion  – By Senator Tim Scott – COLUMBIA, SC — The brave men and women who have worn our nation’s uniform deserve our honor and our kept promises. South Carolina’s 400,000 veterans rely on the services provided by the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston […]

Republicans and Democrats Can Work Together

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – The meeting last Saturday (August 9th), with the Edgefield County Democratic Party hosting our Republican Senator Shane Massey, really worked out well. The meeting was open to all residents regardless of political party, and both Mr. Massey and the party chairman, Johnston’s Mayor Terrence Culbreath, agreed about many things, […]


Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – As you may have seen advertised last week, the Edgefield County Democratic Party hosted Senator Shane Massey, a Republican, at their Saturday morning gathering. Attending the meeting were several of Edgefield’s most active Democrats and even a few members of the County’s Republican Party. Most in the room […]

Working Women and the Uneven Playing Field

Opinion – By Robert Scott – A few weeks ago I wrote about the Hobby Lobby decision, and whether women employees, their (usually male) employers, or the government should have decision making authority as to what constitutes minimum legal health insurance coverage. Perhaps a metaphor to put that into perspective: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program […]

Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update

August 7, 2014 Balancing County Work and Your Tax Dollars You should always watch how governmental entities spend your tax dollars. And one of the largest expenses for any public or private entity is usually labor costs. As you know, the more employees you have, the more you pay in wages and benefits. There is […]

Profiles in Politics: Representative Jeff Duncan

– By G. Miller Thompson – Representing South Carolina’s Third Congressional District (including Edgefield County) is Laurens native Jeff Duncan. I was able to interview the Congressman by phone Friday afternoon and here are his thoughts on issues at home and abroad. First, the Congressman and I discussed some issues from abroad. Mr. Duncan is […]

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