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 www.ridgepeachfestival.com.  Also, last week, an article […]

Setting the Stage: The IRS and You

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – We are about to embark upon a two-week journey in which we will take an in-depth look at the IRS.  First, in this article, we will examine the events leading up to the current controversy with the IRS.  Then next week, I intend to offer an analysis of […]

College Tuition, Student Loans, and Sticker Shock

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – I’m writing this week from the annual meeting of the American Association of University Professors in Washington, DC. One of the biggest issues under discussion is one familiar to anybody who is a recent student or the parents of a student: the “sticker shock” caused by sky rocketing college […]

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.  […]

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