At War with Edgefield County Council?

Back in April, I penned a letter to Mr. Dorn welcoming him officially to the election and campaign season, as he had just officially filed to run to seek another term.  I shared with him that I felt it would be an amazing experience to seek office and an honor to be part of the […]

Relay for Life Thanks Edgefield County

On behalf of the entire Relay for Life Committee, we would like to thank all of our Corporate Sponsors, Teams, Survivors, and volunteers of Edgefield County for a successful Relay year.  The Edgefield County Relay for Life year ended August 31st with a total of $67,109 in the fight against cancer.  $2,000 over goal!!!! Our […]

A Solution in Search of a Problem

Dear Editor, Edgefield County is trying to pass into law a solution for a problem that does not exist, nor is it reasonably expected to exist. The proposed Highway Overlay District (HOD), Does nothing to improve the County, Infringes on the rights of property owners to legally use their property as they see fit, and […]

Getting Past Generational Issues Is Important for District 1

Dear Editor, As many would agree, the petition process that some candidates across the state had to take part in was unnecessary. However, this process did allow my campaign members to meet many residents across the district. I had constituents throughout the county who wanted to sign my petition, but had to be turned away […]

Controversy Over Sign in Resident’s Yard

Dear Editor, I am writing to tell you just how far a candidate will go to get a simple little sign of his opponent’s moved.  I was in the local pharmacy in Johnston on Saturday, July 28th checking out at the counter and Davis Parkman walked up to me and said, “I need to talk […]

Suggested Resolution to the Ballot Snafu

Dear Editor: As I have been following the snafu that has engulfed the SC 2012 elections, I believe that a fundamental change should be made in the election process.  It is unrealistic and unreasonable to expect party officials in our 46 counties to be well-versed in all the laws that govern our election process – […]

Thanks – Family and Friends Fun Filled Night

I would like to rave about the downtown drive-in on the square on Friday June 8. I took my 2 boys and met my sister, her husband and daughter there. We brought our lawn chairs and visited for about an hour before the movie. We enjoyed free snow cones, popcorn and drinks during our visit. […]

Pettigrew Readdresses Ballot Controversy

As you have probably heard, last week’s ruling by the SC Supreme Court has kicked many other challenger candidates off the election ballot this year, bringing the total removed statewide to around 300. As in their previous ruling, no incumbents were removed, and most will now run unopposed. Here in Edgefield County, candidates William Smith, […]

Smith Announces Possible New Direction for Campaign

As many of you know, I may eventually run as a petition candidate.  I fall into that “gray” area with others who are certified by their party but still may not follow the direct ruling of the Supreme Court.  I am now starting to take signatures for a petition run and will work at this […]

Pettigrew Addresses Ballot Controversy

Dear Editor: Over the past few weeks, many have asked me what was going on with the Senate election and what was the ballot controversy all about? I appreciate your interest and concern and in the next few paragraphs I will explain as best I can. On May 2, 2012, the SC Supreme Court ruled […]