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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 ……

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…

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…

“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…

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…

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…

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…