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 […]

How the Delegations Stands on the Confederate Flag – Updated

June 25, 2015 – Sen. Shane Massey’s statement on the Confederate Flag, disseminated through Facebook and Twitter late Tuesday (June 23) afternoon, set many to wondering how the whole delegation that represents Edgefield County, and some of the surrounding areas, were positioning themselves on the Confederate Flag that flies on the Confederate monument on the […]

Candidates Make Stop in Johnston

Candidates Make Stop in Johnston

Two Democratic candidates running in the General Election made their way to Edgefield County and Johnston on Friday, October 31, a few days before the November 4 election. They are Bakari Sellers, running for Lieutenant Governor of S.C. and Barbara Jo Mullis running for Congress, District III. They came to expound on issues and to […]

Kevin Beck, Libertarian, Offers For Probate Judge

Kevin Beck, Libertarian, Offers For Probate Judge

In a brief interview, offered to all candidates by this newspaper, Kevin Beck (Libertarian) gave reasons for running for Probate Judge in this county as well as what he would like to do if he should win in the November election. Kevin is an attorney practicing in Langley, South Carolina, and whose family resides in […]

Molly Spearman, State-Wide Candidate, to Speak in Edgefield [Update – Cancelled]

Molly Spearman, State-Wide Candidate, to Speak in Edgefield [Update – Cancelled]

10/17/14 – This event has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.  — Molly Spearman, a native of Saluda County and candidate for S. C. Superintendent of Education, will be in Edgefield on Monday, October 20, at 6:30 p.m., to speak.  The event will be held at Piedmont Technical College Community Conference Center at 506 Main Street. […]

Candidates Lining Up for Election, Nov. 4

Candidates Lining Up for Election, Nov. 4

As the political fervor grows with statewide candidates making their rounds – even to Edgefield – folks are making their commitments to their preferred candidates. It is time to look at the list of those we will be choosing from and to review the list of our leaders in County Government – provided by our […]