The Importance of Attitude

The Importance of Attitude

This week I want to continue the theme that the laws of life are “non-respecter of person issues.”  Last week I wrote about the Laws of Wealth Creation and Poverty, which I felt was an appropriate follow up to writing about Tax Day for two weeks, both Tax Day 1986 and Tax Day 2016 and […]

Conventions and Polls

Conventions and Polls

Every week appears to be notable for one reason or another, and this past week was no exception. There were at least two reasons to consider the last week in April notable in South Carolina: the state Democratic Party Convention and the release of a new Winthrop Poll. In addition to the predictably rousing keynote […]

Edgefield’s “Dave the Potter” now in SC Hall of Fame

Edgefield’s “Dave the Potter” now in SC Hall of Fame

More than fifty people from the Edgefield area traveled to Charleston on April 27th for a great occasion: the induction of David Drake, widely known as “Dave the Potter,” into the South Carolina Hall of Fame. An extraordinary ceramic artisan that lived in Edgefield during the 19th century, Dave is the organization’s 93rd inductee. Dr. […]

Grand Opening of The Phoenix Factory

Grand Opening of The Phoenix Factory

The Grand Opening of The Phoenix Factory on May 5th was a resounding success.  Over 125 friends, family, and well-wishers gathered for this ambrosial night filled with good food and fellowship. The tables groaned under the weight of so many delicious delicacies that were prepared by some of the most talented cooks in Edgefield County. […]

Surprise Newspaper Announcement Found During Renovation

Surprise Newspaper Announcement Found During Renovation

For carpenters Larry Miller and son Will, finding old newspapers during renovation and remodeling projects is not uncommon.  As Mr. Larry explained to The Advertiser, years ago, people would use the newspapers as insulation.  So, when the pair was working on a recent remodeling project at a home in Trenton, they were not surprised when, […]

Laws of Wealth Creation & Poverty

Laws of Wealth Creation & Poverty

When it comes to economics, while I already knew it to be true, my time in Branch Banking solidified that the laws of wealth creation and poverty are non-respecter of person issues.  I’d like to share three quick stories which highlight that thought process. In the course of running five different branches, in vastly different […]

An Open Convention

An Open Convention

Every four years our country produces the summer spectacle of party political conventions, going through the nominating process that ultimately produces the two major party candidates for President of the United States. Every year from 1856 to the present, one of the two men nominated by the Republican or by the Democratic Party has then […]

Wardlaw Announces New Head of School

Wardlaw Announces New Head of School

A press release below from Wardlaw Academy dated April 22. We are pleased to announce the hiring of Joe Hulsey as our new Head of School, with his start date being July 1st.  Mr. Hulsey was raised in Columbia and comes to us with over twenty years of experience in schools in the Savannah and […]

Fight at Dollar General Leads to Car Chase and Arrest

Fight at Dollar General Leads to Car Chase and Arrest

The Edgefield Police Department was called to the Dollar General on Augusta Road on Sunday, April 24, in response to a fight between two subjects at the business.  However, en route to the location, dispatched notified responding law enforcement that one of the suspects had left the scene.  A deputy with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s […]

Pope Francis and Helping Muslim Refugees

Pope Francis and Helping Muslim Refugees

One ancient Chinese curse, we are told, is “May you live in interesting times.” The Twenty-First Century, though barely one sixth through, is proving to be one of those interesting times. Those of us who enjoy the study of history know that the biggest split in the Muslim world happened in 661 A.D., when Islam’s […]