Remembering D-Day

Remembering D-Day

    Today is the 74th anniversary of D-Day, and I sincerely question how many Americans, especially those under 50, will take time to reflect on the sacrifice of what many refer to as “The Greatest Generation,” as they fought to restore sanity on a continent so far away.   In the years preceding moving […]

Voting and the Upcoming Primaries

Voting and the Upcoming Primaries

  As has been discussed in previous columns, the next opportunity for Edgefield County to vote is in the primary elections on Tuesday, June 12th. That is elections (plural), because South Carolina now has open primaries, and all registered voters are allowed to participate in either party’s primary but not both, regardless of whether they […]

Palliative Care is Part of the Solution to Reducing Opioid Abuse

  It’s clear more needs to be done to address opioid abuse nationwide and I appreciate the action Congress is taking to get this done. An important piece of the solution to reducing this misuse may also lie within a bill that already has widespread, bipartisan support and just needs a final push in order […]

Congress Can Ease Cancer Patients Pain

  While Congress is hard at work to address issues of opioid abuse and misuse nationwide, it’s important they’re also considering patients dealing with pain daily. Congress has an opportunity to both reduce abuse of opioids and help ensure people living with pain have access to the care they need, by passing a popular, bipartisan […]

Money Laundering Made Easier

Money Laundering Made Easier

  By Jay Bender Money laundering had its origins with crime syndicates.  Former SLED chief Robert Stewart said that one of the dangers of South Carolina’s legalization of video poker was that it provided a state-wide network of money laundromats. A video poker operator would report receipts for a poker machine, pay the taxes on […]

Luke Bryan is Coming to Edgefield County!

Luke Bryan is Coming to Edgefield County!

    Every Country Music fan, or after this year, American Idol fan, knows who Luke Bryan is.  Luke Bryan is an award-winning Country Singer who in 2013, received the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Country Music Association Awards “Entertainer of the Year” award — and has sold over 7 million albums and 27 million singles worldwide.   […]

Letter to the Editor

Communication in the Dark   Dear Editor I’ve been a resident of Edgefield County over twenty years.  We live on a paved road, have electricity and basic land line phone service. By the standards of the 1980’s, that’s not bad. What is not good is we are approaching the year 2020, and the technology of […]

Letter to the Editor

Thanks Hospital’s Physical Therapy Department   Dear Editor: I am writing to you to let you know what a great job the Edgefield County Hospital Physical Therapy Department is doing with the patients, I am one of them. The staff there consists of this fine team: Physical therapy staff and title: Brad Swiger- physical therapist, […]

Voter ID Laws – Registration and Voting

Voter ID Laws – Registration and Voting

  The next opportunity for Edgefield County to vote is in the Party Primary Elections on Tuesday, June 12. Since South Carolina has open primaries, all registered voters may choose to participate in whichever party’s primary they want to, so long as they are registered voters. What ID do you need to vote? Current law […]

Open Primary Elections – Registration and Voting

Open Primary Elections – Registration and Voting

  I hope that the readers of The Edgefield Advertiser continue to enjoy the political columns on this page and are thinking about the issues that Scott Cooper and I have been bringing up. Our perspectives are different, which is why the Editor has invited us both to write. One issue we have both written […]