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STCTC Creates Employment & Education Opportunities for County’s Youth

 – By Arthur Northrop –  The average cost of in-state college tuition and room and board is $73,572 and the average student debt for a four year degree is$26,500. (Forbes)  …

Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update

April 7, 2014 Council works on $9 million budget At last week’s meeting, County Council took up first reading of the $9 million annual budget. We have worked to trim…

Political Apathy

I am one of those people that actually enjoys watching the news.  My favorite program is Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor hosted by Bill O’Reilly.  One of the segments on…

How Lasting is Your Good Name?

Opinion – By Dr. Edward Mims Mobley – “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Those were the words…

Ban Texting While Driving

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: South Carolina is in desperate need of a statewide ban on texting while driving. The state Senate is historically where these bills have stalled,…

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

OPINION  – By G. Miller Thompson – Last week on Saint Patrick’s Day, I was running some errands in the mall.  When I got to the counter to check out…

Disposal of Debris From the Recent Ice Storm

A call to one of the Advertiser writers in the lower part of the county, to ask if some information could be printed for everyone, resulted in this short article…

Misguided Priorities

In a January poll by the Pew Research Center, Americans were asked to choose from a list of policy issues which single issue should be Washington’s top priority.  The top…

CPAC 2014: Taking Back America

OPINION  – By G. Miller Thompson – Last weekend I had the privilege of joining thousands of Americans at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.  CPAC…

Together Edgefield Achieves More

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: Last year Edgefield established a community based group called “TEAM,” Together Edgefield Achieves More, to formulate and implement economic development projects.  Our two major…