Sen. Massey Elected SC Senate Majority Leader

Sen. Massey Elected SC Senate Majority Leader

Edgefield Senator Promises To Shake Things Up In Senate (Columbia, SC) – South Carolina’s Republican state senators today elected Shane Massey (R-Edgefield) as their new GOP caucus leader. Massey, known as a young conservative reformer who often bucks senior leadership, is only the third Republican Majority Leader in 15 years. Upon his election, Massey, 40, […]

Candidates Wishing to Serve Edgefield County

Candidates Wishing to Serve Edgefield County

Filing day ended last week for those wishing to run in this year’s election.  The following is a list, relative to Edgefield County, of offices, candidates, and their associated parties who have filed to run this year.  Incumbents are marked with an (I). U.S. Senate –Bill Bledsoe (Libertarian),Thomas Dixon (Democrat),Bill Bledsoe (Constitution), (I) Tim Scott […]

SC Senator Graham visits NWTF

SC Senator Graham visits NWTF

Senator Lindsay Graham was in Edgefield last week and he sat with NWTF executive staff and learned about the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative, and also got a tour of the Palmetto Shooting Complex where he busted a few clays.

Sen. Massey Given Evening Fundraiser

Sen. Massey Given Evening Fundraiser

Shane Massey spoke to constituents Monday night, March 28, at a “Shane Massey for Senate” fundraiser held at Harwood, home of Susan and Herbert Yarborough on Main Street in Edgefield. Seen in the rocking chair of the accompanying photo is Senator Massey’s son, Truman. Senator Massey answered questions and thanked the hometown crowd for their […]

Pettigrew for Senate

Pettigrew for Senate

John W. Pettigrew, Jr. of Edgefield announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the SC Senate District 25 seat which includes all of Edgefield County and portions of Aiken, Lexington, McCormick and Saluda Counties. Pettigrew is a small businessman and owner of Pettigrew Properties. He has previously been elected to serve as Mayor of […]

Democratic Party Announces New Leadership

Democratic Party Announces New Leadership

The Democratic Party held their County Convention on March 24, 2016, at the County Council Chambers. Elections were held for leadership in the coming year of elections. The new Chairman of the Democratic Party for Edgefield County is James Bibbs, Jr.; First Vice Chair, Robert Scott; 2nd Vice Chair, Debra Barley; Secretary, Saletha Lewis; Treasurer, […]

The Second Amendment and the Terrorist Watch List

by Robert Scott As we head into the political year 2016, we are certain to hear about many subjects; here are two of them. One will be called (depending on who is doing the speaking) either Sensible Gun Control (the speaker is a Liberal), or Second Amendment Rights (Conservative). The other will be called either […]

Santorum Returns to South Carolina

Santorum Returns to South Carolina

Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) will return to South Carolina on Tuesday, June 28th. All events noted below are open to the press.  All times are local. Tuesday, July 28th: 8:00am ET:      Senator Santorum will participate in the Inside Sources and American Sources Energy Policy Summit in Columbia, SC. Location:  […]

Edgefield County Delegation and the Flag Vote

Edgefield County Delegation and the Flag Vote

– By Tiffani Ireland – Only one of the three legislative delegation members from Edgefield County actually cast a vote on the historical decision to remove the Confederate Flag from the State House grounds, July 9, 2015. Representative Bill Clyburn was that one as Rep. Bill Hixon and Senator Shane Massey were not in attendance […]

Mike Huckabee First Presidential Candidate to Visit Edgefield Since 2012

Mike Huckabee First Presidential Candidate to Visit Edgefield Since 2012

An overflow crowd met with the former Arkansas Governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, the first such candidate to visit Edgefield County since Newt Gingrich in 2012. The local Republican Party hosted the event at The Edgefield General Store on Main Street. Guests were standing in line before the appointed hour of 9:00 […]

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