Spirit Week at Strom Thurmond High School

Dear Editor, Parents, and Students: I want to address the concerns about charging students to attend pep rallies.  First and foremost we are proud of our football team and want to make sure we show them our total support at all times. Next week is Spirit Week for us and we were trying to balance […]

Shocked at Slap on the Wrist

Dear Editor: What a shock to learn that the magistrate had only given Callie Abel a slap on the wrist for  “running” a sickening, horrible puppy mill! She was forced to LEAVE Aiken County for having the same kind of operation so she just moved from one county to another.  After the raid & hours of […]

Applause for Shut Down of Puppy Mill

Dear Editor: I, like so many fellow animal lovers, was very happy to learn of the “shut down” of the puppy mill located here in Edgefield County. Our very capable Sheriff and his staff worked hand in hand with the United States Humane Society to make this happen and everyone deserves our congratulations and thanks. […]

Youth Empowerment Center Board Extends Thanks

Dear Edgefield Advertiser Newspaper, On behalf of the Edgefield County Youth Empowerment Center Board of Directors, I want to extend a heart-felt thank you for your support with our 1st Annual Golf Tournament. We deemed it successful! Although 2012 continued to be very challenging due to the ongoing problems in the economy, but thanks to […]

At War with Edgefield County Council?

Back in April, I penned a letter to Mr. Dorn welcoming him officially to the election and campaign season, as he had just officially filed to run to seek another term.  I shared with him that I felt it would be an amazing experience to seek office and an honor to be part of the […]

Relay for Life Thanks Edgefield County

On behalf of the entire Relay for Life Committee, we would like to thank all of our Corporate Sponsors, Teams, Survivors, and volunteers of Edgefield County for a successful Relay year.  The Edgefield County Relay for Life year ended August 31st with a total of $67,109 in the fight against cancer.  $2,000 over goal!!!! Our […]

A Solution in Search of a Problem

Dear Editor, Edgefield County is trying to pass into law a solution for a problem that does not exist, nor is it reasonably expected to exist. The proposed Highway Overlay District (HOD), Does nothing to improve the County, Infringes on the rights of property owners to legally use their property as they see fit, and […]

Getting Past Generational Issues Is Important for District 1

Dear Editor, As many would agree, the petition process that some candidates across the state had to take part in was unnecessary. However, this process did allow my campaign members to meet many residents across the district. I had constituents throughout the county who wanted to sign my petition, but had to be turned away […]

Controversy Over Sign in Resident’s Yard

Dear Editor, I am writing to tell you just how far a candidate will go to get a simple little sign of his opponent’s moved.  I was in the local pharmacy in Johnston on Saturday, July 28th checking out at the counter and Davis Parkman walked up to me and said, “I need to talk […]

Suggested Resolution to the Ballot Snafu

Dear Editor: As I have been following the snafu that has engulfed the SC 2012 elections, I believe that a fundamental change should be made in the election process.  It is unrealistic and unreasonable to expect party officials in our 46 counties to be well-versed in all the laws that govern our election process – […]