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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…

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…

This Fragile Earth

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – Care for the sick. Feed the hungry. These are two responsibilities all of us have, discussed in this column the past two weeks. In…

It’s Your Turn

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – The saying “ignorance is bliss” has never made much sense to me. Ignorance is ignorance. Calling it bliss is an excuse that someone…

Middle School Baseball

Letter to the Editor: Dear Editor, As you know, both JET and Merriwether do not offer middle school baseball. There are a number of us in Edgefield County that want…

Feed the Hungry

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – We are all called on to “Feed the Hungry.” All of us this political season can agree, I’m sure, that we can work together…

Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update

Letter to the Editor June 6, 2014 Economic Development – Working on the big and the small To try to help find ways to recruit, nurture and grow small businesses…

A Little on the Primary

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – Tuesday, June 10 marks an important day in South Carolina politics. While talking with people across the county, I have noticed how truly…

Politics and Religion

Opinion – By Robert M. Scott – As we head into the Primary season, I’m already tired of hearing from candidates about their personal belief system – that they and…

The Supreme Sacrifice

OPINION  – By G. Miller Thompson – On Monday we celebrated the national holiday of Memorial Day.  This is one of America’s most sacred holidays as we remember the men…