Impact of Sequestration

Dear Editor: As a two-time cancer survivor, March 1 looms greatly on my mind.  Under sequestration, across-the-board cuts to nearly all government agencies, prevention, public health and funding for cancer research and other medical research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) would be cut.  If the Budget Sequestration is not turned off, the […]

UPLIFT: An Invitation to Join

Are you a mom or grandmother with a child who has special needs or special health impairments? If so, you are invited to join the launch of UPLIFT. UPLIFT is a faith-based group, supported by Edgefield First Baptist Church for moms and grandmothers who have preschool and school-aged children with differences such as ADHD, Autism […]

Third Annual Oyster Roast & New Chili Cook Off

Dear Editor: The Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce is planning to host our Third Annual Oyster Roast on March 9th in downtown Edgefield, SC.  This year we are planning on adding a Chili Cook-Off to the festivities.   Oyster Roast/Chili Cook Off profits will support our “Fill-A-Bus” Back to School Supply Drive in memory of our […]

Spread Tax Revenue From Power Plants Across Counties

Dear Editor: In Saturday’s Augusta Chronicle there was a front-page article which noted that Georgia Power’s tax bill in Burke County had substantially increased due to the increasing value of the nuclear power plant there.  The article further noted that Plant Vogtle now accounts for 67% of that county’s tax digest!  The citizens of Burke […]

A Great Asset in Edgefield

Dear Editor: I would like your readers to know we have a great asset in Edgefield.  Please allow me to share my story with the readership.  I have a concrete driveway and parking area.  It was painted black and had begun to crack and peel.  A local contractor, who will remain unnamed, assured me he […]

Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update

February 1, 2013 –  Animal Shelter Update Coming At our upcoming February 5 County Council meeting, Administrator Lynn Strom will be giving the Council an update on the proposed Animal Shelter. As you may remember, a year or so ago the County Council agreed that we could save money and provide a better service to […]

The Role of Hunter in the Debate about Firearm Control

Sportsmen were the original conservationists and remain the driving force in conservation today. By purchasing hunting and fishing licenses, paying a voluntarily imposed excise tax on all firearms, ammunition and other sporting equipment (Pittman–Robertson Act and Dingell-Johnson Act), and supporting conservation organizations, sportsmen pay for 80 percent or more of conservation efforts in this country. […]

Positive Examples

Dear Editor: Recently, as I was having lunch at Pine Ridge, I looked across the room to see six ladies enjoying the fellowship of a day out together.  As I thought about them, I realized that collectively they represent over 500 years of life here in Edgefield County.  Whether as a teacher, town leader or provider of summer […]

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