STCTC Creates Employment & Education Opportunities for County’s Youth

 – By Arthur Northrop –  The average cost of in-state college tuition and room and board is $73,572 and the average student debt for a four year degree is$26,500. (Forbes)   U.S. News and World Report recently published the “Top 100” jobs in America. Ninety-eight percent of the jobs listed require education or certification past a […]

Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update

April 7, 2014 Council works on $9 million budget At last week’s meeting, County Council took up first reading of the $9 million annual budget. We have worked to trim the budget, find money-saving alternatives to some work, fit in needed work, and saved money along the way. Let’s look at some specifics that might […]

Political Apathy

I am one of those people that actually enjoys watching the news.  My favorite program is Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor hosted by Bill O’Reilly.  One of the segments on O’Reilly’s show is called Waters’ World and is hosted by Jesse Waters.  During this portion of the show, Waters goes out so some heavily populated […]

How Lasting is Your Good Name?

Opinion – By Dr. Edward Mims Mobley – “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Those were the words Shakespeare gave Juliette to reassure Romeo that his having the Montague name, a family hated by her Capulet kin, did not lessen her love for […]

Ban Texting While Driving

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: South Carolina is in desperate need of a statewide ban on texting while driving. The state Senate is historically where these bills have stalled, even after they were passed in the House. Today’s Senate should be showing leadership and concern for constituents’ safety on the roads while restoring public […]

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

OPINION  – By G. Miller Thompson – Last week on Saint Patrick’s Day, I was running some errands in the mall.  When I got to the counter to check out my purchases, the cashier asked me if I was about to head downtown (in Augusta) to celebrate St. Patty’s Day.  She was just trying to […]

Disposal of Debris From the Recent Ice Storm

A call to one of the Advertiser writers in the lower part of the county, to ask if some information could be printed for everyone, resulted in this short article that should provide information for those concerned about the debris left behind from the storm – what to do with it since it isn’t being […]

Misguided Priorities

In a January poll by the Pew Research Center, Americans were asked to choose from a list of policy issues which single issue should be Washington’s top priority.  The top six policy priorities, according to the poll, were:  strengthening the nation’s economy (80%), improving the job situation (74%), defending the country from terrorism (73%), improving […]

CPAC 2014: Taking Back America

OPINION  – By G. Miller Thompson – Last weekend I had the privilege of joining thousands of Americans at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.  CPAC is the conservative’s paradise.  The conference lasted from Thursday morning to Saturday evening and the main stage hosted every big name conservative you can think […]

Together Edgefield Achieves More

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: Last year Edgefield established a community based group called “TEAM,” Together Edgefield Achieves More, to formulate and implement economic development projects.  Our two major goals are to: Build a strong and stable economic base through the attraction of jobs, investment and develop a diverse mix of business. Enhance the […]

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