A Brotherhood of Three

The death of Butler Derrick brings up memories of three friends who formed a relationship at the University of South Carolina into a bond that stayed steady and strong until each departed from this earth. And the world was better for this friendship. The other two in this trio were Ned Nicholson and Robert Norris […]

The PC Police

OPINION   – By G. Miller Thompson – Ronald Reagan once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”  I agree with President Reagan wholeheartedly, but there are two more increasingly terrifying words that may soon win the “most terrifying words” award:  political […]

Nelson Mullins Statement on the Passing of Butler Derrick

“Butler was a friend and colleague of our Firm long before he joined us to help us open the Washington office in 2004,” said Nelson Mullins Managing Partner Jim Lehman. “Butler served the State of South Carolina admirably before becoming one of the most respected Congressmen in Washington. His folksy Southern charm and his understanding […]

Senator Tim Scott Statement on Congressman Butler Derrick’s Passing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement regarding the passing of former South Carolina Congressman Butler Derrick: “Congressman Butler Derrick was a true gentleman, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family tonight. He was strongly committed to the people of the Third District, and South Carolina will always remember his […]

Congressman Clyburn Mourns the Passing of Butler Derrick

COLUMBIA, S.C. – House Assistant Democratic Leader and South Carolina Congressman James E. Clyburn released the following statement on the passing of Butler Derrick, former South Carolina Congressman from the Third Congressional District, today: “Butler and I got to know each other when I worked for Governor West and he was serving in the South Carolina […]

Praise for The Advertiser

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: Out Family enjoys the Advertiser very much. We always enjoy the articles, especially Tiffanni Ireland’s articles on government (state and local).  We are very fortunate to have someone with her expertise informing us of what’s happening.  Also, Rebecca Turner’s recipes.  The older days history of the county is very […]

Profiles in Politics: Attorney General Eric Holder, Part II

OPINION  – By G. Miller Thompson – Last week I wrote about Attorney General Eric Holder’s involvement in American voting rights and in Operation Fast and Furious. Additionally, we took a brief look at the contempt of Congress charge levied against Mr. Holder. This week we will look at one more issue our bold and […]

Profiles in Politics: Attorney General Eric Holder

OPINION  – By G. Miller Thompson – Unfortunately, I was unable to land an interview with the Attorney General, surprise surprise.  There is still plenty of information available to me, however, on the man running the Department of Justice.  So, lets meet Attorney General Holder. I could bore you with the background information, but it […]

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)   U.S. News and World Report recently published the “Top 100” jobs in America. Ninety-eight percent of the jobs listed require education or certification past a […]

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