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Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update

– By Dean Campbell – December 5, 2014   Another Measure of Growth: Building Permits Last month, I discussed the millage rate as a measure of growth. This month, I…

Paying for Public Higher Education

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – The Columbia newspaper this week had an article about the cost to taxpayers of college scholarships for needy South Carolinians. The funding goes toward…

Fury Over Ferguson

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – Last week a grand jury in St. Louis County, Missouri did not hand down an indictment in the Michael Brown shooting case from…

We All Give Thanks

Opinon  – By Robert Scott – It’s Thanksgiving week, and it was my turn to be Lector at Trinity Episcopal Church last Sunday. The Lector is the lay person who…

Illegal Immigrants: Here to Stay?

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – You may have heard by now that President Obama is expected to take executive action on immigration reform in the coming days. Threats…

What Do We Want to Pay For?

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – Let’s talk about highways and bridges – what most of us think of, when we think of “infrastructure.” A few months ago this column…

The People Have Spoken

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – “Make no mistake: these policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them.” This line was included in a speech President Obama…

We Can Join Together in Edgefield County

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – This year’s election cycle is finally over, and the results nationwide show a clear shift: in the U.S. Senate, there will now be a…

An Inside Look At How Our County is Growing

Opinion Last month the County Council passed the millage rate for the current tax year. We did not increase the amount you pay in County Government taxes.   That’s the…

A Special Thank You

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: My church, The Episcopal Church of the Ridge (including Edgefield, Trenton and Ridge Spring parishes), has The Harvest Food Bank as one of our…