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Edgefield County Council Chairman’s State of the County Report

January 2, 2015 This special edition of the Edgefield County Chairman’s Update is a State of the County report. I committed to you that I would continue to communicate the…

Urban Black Youth and the Police

Opinion  – Robert Scott – “All the world’s a stage,” Shakespeare writes, “And all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man…

I Support Our First Responders

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – In the aftermath of the attacks on September 11, 2001, thousands of brave men and women fled into the chaos of smoke, debris,…

Religion, Politics, and Torture

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – Although very few of us have actually read through the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA interrogations (and I certainly have not), I’ll bet…

A Lesson from America’s CEOs

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – The title “Chief Executive Officer” carries with it a sense of prominence and perhaps intimidation. These individuals often live in large houses in…

Amend Our Constitution

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – There have been several discussions lately, about the perceived need to call for a Constitutional Convention to amend the U.S. Constitution. Many have focused…

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…