Response to ‘S.C. and the Death Penalty’

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: Robert Scott’s last narrative on the death penalty was timely. This nation is undergoing a radical change in its national culture. In spite of Biblical teachings and laws that we say are based on its teachings, human emotions lead us to execute/kill in the name of vengeance. Professions that […]

Guns On Campus?

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – One of the current bills under consideration by our state legislature would allow people with “concealed carry” permits to carry weapons onto all of our college campuses. This is Senate Bill S.88, sponsored by Sen. Lee Bright (R-Greenville). If passed, any appropriately licensed “student, employee, or faculty member of […]

South Carolina and the Death Penalty

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – There are two very high-profile capital murder cases in the headlines this week: one in Massachusetts, with the Boston Marathon bomber the defendant, and one here in South Carolina, with a former North Charleston policeman as the defendant. The cases are very different. Each provides us with the opportunity […]

South Carolina’s Religious Freedom Law

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – This past week saw lots of visibility for Indiana, the Hoosier State. Not only was Indianapolis the host site for the NCAA Basketball Tournament’s “Final Four,” but it was also the center of the most recent game in the continuing legislative tournament between two excellent teams: Tradition, and Progress. […]

Friends of the Library

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: As a member of the library staff, I would like to thank the Friends of the Library for their continued support both morally and financially.  Without them, there are projects we could not do.  But in addition to the FOL, I would like to thank the other members of […]

Commemorating Selma and the Edmund Pettus Bridge

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – Anyone paying attention this spring knows that 2015 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Those who watch the evening news have been able to view footage of the original marchers brutally assaulted on “Bloody Sunday,” March 7, 1965, as they crossed […]

The Purrfect Season

– By Kenneth Kaltz – With the regular season coming to a close in NCAA basketball, one team is chasing a feat no other team has accomplished since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers, the perfect season. The Kentucky Wildcats are a perfect 31-0 at the end of their regular season play. With nine more wins they […]

Immigration and Homeland Security Funding

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – This past week the biggest political news story was the battle between Republicans and Democrats in Washington over funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The arguments seem to boil down to this. From Republicans: President Obama has usurped powers reserved for Congress in the United States Constitution, in […]

Clemson University, Winthrop University, and Tillman Hall

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – Our County, Edgefield, really is the heart of South Carolina, with Ten Governors and roots reaching back to colonial days. Many of our ten governors were household names not only in South Carolina but across the nation. One of those was Benjamin Ryan Tillman: planter, politician, Governor, and Senator. […]

Want to Offer B&B to NWTF Visitors? Beth Thornton Tells Us How

Dear Editor: The NWTF has stirred up interest, speculation, rumor, concern, and excitement with its new initiatives, the Palmetto Shooting Center and the Hunting Heritage Outdoor Education Center. I’ve been particularly concerned about lodging for all the people who will be coming here as a result and that led me to do a little research […]

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