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Commemorating Selma and the Edmund Pettus Bridge

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – Anyone paying attention this spring knows that 2015 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Those who…

The Purrfect Season

– By Kenneth Kaltz – With the regular season coming to a close in NCAA basketball, one team is chasing a feat no other team has accomplished since the 1976…

Immigration and Homeland Security Funding

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – This past week the biggest political news story was the battle between Republicans and Democrats in Washington over funding the Department of Homeland Security…

Clemson University, Winthrop University, and Tillman Hall

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – Our County, Edgefield, really is the heart of South Carolina, with Ten Governors and roots reaching back to colonial days. Many of our ten…

Want to Offer B&B to NWTF Visitors? Beth Thornton Tells Us How

Dear Editor: The NWTF has stirred up interest, speculation, rumor, concern, and excitement with its new initiatives, the Palmetto Shooting Center and the Hunting Heritage Outdoor Education Center. I’ve been…

State Funding for Public Universities – Academics and Football

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – There were two interesting developments this week in our annual Legislative Session. They were reported on two different days, and certainly were not meant…

The Loudest Hole in Golf

– By Kenneth Kaltz – The golf world has been mocked for decades for being too slow, too boring, and mostly, too quiet. Young people turn their noses up to…

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;…