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Everyone Needs Compassion

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – In a small mountainous village of El Salvador lives a precious little four-year-old girl.  Even at such a young age, she is expected…

Our (yes, our) Royal Family

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – As both a member of the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society (OEDGS) and a mathematician, I have often thought about how sure we all…

If Not You, Then Who?

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – When I got back to Clemson last month, I was greeted by an email letting students and faculty know they would be required…

We’re Number Two!

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – In this case, that’s better than being number one – but not much. It turns out that the state with the highest per capita…

Congressman Duncan Responds to Letter to the Editor

– By Jeff Duncan – A letter to the editor ran recently in The Edgefield Advertiser challenging my position on energy development. The letter read, “Due to our geological past,…

The Local Government Fund (LGF)

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – What is the LGF, and why should we care? The website of the South Carolina Association of Counties (www.sccounties.org) explains the Local Government Fund,…

Energy Policy

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: Jeff Duncan is touting his energy policy as all-inclusive, but we should follow the money. The United States’ energy policy must be crafted by…

Working Together With our Legislative Delegation

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – The Edgefield County Republicans’ meeting last week was a success! Like the Democrats’ earlier meeting, the Republicans invited a guest speaker from the other…

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…

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…