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Roads, Bridges, and the Price of Gasoline

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – This column a few months ago addressed how our highway infrastructure is presently funded: almost entirely by the highway fuel tax. Our state highway…

The End.

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – Sixteen months ago, just weeks before my nineteenth birthday, I emailed the editor of the Edgefield Advertiser and asked if she would be…

“Meriwether or Merriwether”

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: This is a belated response to your article “Meriwether or Merriwether” about the town of Meriwether, which I appreciated.  My name is Rebecca Meriwether;…

Freedom of Speech and Political Correctness

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – There have been several articles in the papers recently, about Political Correctness (PC) and Freedom of Speech. Those are two related but distinct concepts;…

Diversity: Is it Only Skin Deep?

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – On Monday we celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. I am a fan of Dr. King. His public life and work…

Let’s Keep Our Town Beautiful!

Guest Editorial – By Bettis Rainsford – A decade ago the Town of Edgefield undertook its Main Street streetscape project in which the unsightly power lines on Main Street were…

Like Sheep to the Slaughter

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – In a speech to army officers on March 15, 1783, George Washington told the men that if the freedom of speech were taken…

“Truth, Justice, and the American Way.”

Opinion – By Dr. Mims Mobley –  It doesn’t seem like it has been 37 years since the late Christopher Reeve, starring as the superhero with red cape billowing, flew…

College Football, Tuition, and Taxpayer Dollars

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – I ran across an interesting article the other day about a retiring Congressman from Virginia – Rep. Jim Moran, Jr., D-Va. His father, Jim…

Edgefield County Council Chairman’s State of the County Report

January 2, 2015 This special edition of the Edgefield County Chairman’s Update is a State of the County report. I committed to you that I would continue to communicate the…