Admiration for and Thanks to Fire Departments

Letter to the Editor 14 January 2013 On the evening of Sunday, the 5th of January 2014, Log Creek Timber Company suffered a fire in our shop facilities. We want to express our most sincere appreciation to the firefighters of the Edgefield, Johnston, and Trenton Fire Departments for their efforts that night. While all fires […]

Irish Hospitality

Letter to the Editor It was bitterly cold and dark.  I was lying on my belly in the area between the sidewalk and the front lawn trying to turn off the water valve because an outdoor faucet had burst from the freeze.  A voice behind me asked if I was all right, saying “I’m a […]

Remembrances of Edgefield

Our Readers Write By John C. Feltham, III (Johnny) Infancy My first trip to Edgefield occurred only two weeks after being born in Columbia.  I was taken by ambulance at the request and paid for by grandmother and step grandfather, Grace and Mims Mobley.  Being the first grandchild and first grandson has its advantages.  So, […]

Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update

What’s happening with the 1% Capital Projects Sales Tax? The County Council has appointed a citizen Committee to give the Council a list of projects that could be funded by the proposed 1% capital sales tax. The tax works just like a sales tax, and would add 1 cent to the sales tax of many […]

Restoration of Community Center Coming Soon

For those of us who have been watching and waiting for the progress of the Sweetwater Community Center. The attached sign has now been placed at the Community Center. The statement below is from Genia Blackwell, our Merriwether District Councilman and Vice Chairman of the County Council.  It is due in large part to her efforts on […]

A Ramen Noodle Society

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – Perhaps you have seen the car insurance commercial in which the representative pitches a sale for insurance that even a college student on a “Ramen noodles every night budget” could afford.  As a college student, I have certainly learned that a box of Ramen noodles is a cost […]

Most Courteous and Polite

Guest Editorial – By Kate Lowish – Did any of you catch the little ticker tape news update at the bottom of the TV screen on Good Morning America last week that announced South Carolina has the most courteous and polite people in the nation?  I didn’t have time to sit and watch the program so […]

Remembering Mandela

OPINION  – By G. Miller Thompson – What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.  It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead. ~Nelson Mandela The world joined together in mourning on Thursday after learning of […]

Profiles in Politics: Bill Connor

– By G. Miller Thompson – Orangeburg resident and self proclaimed Tea Party Republican Bill Connor joins this “Profiles” series as he officially announced his campaign for the 2014 GOP Senate nomination.  Connor does not currently hold public office but has served our nation as an officer for the US Army for 23 years.  He […]

A Horn of Plenty

 OPINION – By G. Miller Thompson – Nearly 400 years ago, European colonists in Plymouth and Wampanoag Indians came together at one table to enjoy an “autumn feast” which many today describe as the first Thanksgiving in the colonies.  When considering the mistreatment of the native population by many of the colonists, this first Thanksgiving […]

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