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True Leaders

OPINION  – By G. Miller Thompson – Whether it be the line leader from elementary school, student body president, principal of a high school, or president of the United States,…

Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update

February 6, 2014 First, thanks to the many of you who commented on the State of the County report I issued last month. I appreciate the kind notes and words,…

One Reason Why Congress is Dysfunctional

OPINION By Dr. Mims Mobley Our president’s approval rating, on essentially every parameter of what he is supposed to oversee, is at an all-time low as he enters the sixth…

A Whole Lot of Nothing

OPINION  – By G. Miller Thompson –  In last week’s State of the Union address, the President attempted to convey a message of hope.  The speech, however, was tainted by…

The Edgefield Farmers Market

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: I would like to thank the citizens of Edgefield County for their support of the Farmers Market this past year.  There are a number…

A Personal Story from Sen. Tim Scott

When I was growing up, my now 93-year-old grandfather would hold the paper – just right, in plain view – at the breakfast table every day. He looked like an…

State of the Union

OPINION  – By G. Miller Thompson – The United States of America has made a name for itself to the world as a resilient people.  The Union we are so…

United We Stand

OPINION  – By G. Miller Thompson – Have you ever seen Finding Nemo?  If you have not, you should.  Toward the end of the movie, one of the most powerful…

First Steps Thanks Sponsors of Imagination Library Program

“The poet William Butler Yeats said that education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. That is what we are doing with our Imagination…

Invitation to Edgefield Town Council Meeting

Dear Edgefield: The next Edgefield Town Council meeting will be Monday, February 3, 2014.  At the February meeting our council will be discussing projects to be submitted for the proposed…