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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;…

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…