Off The Wall
On The Record
Dr. Skip Myers
Registered Sex Offenders for Edgefield
E-mail the Editor
PO Box 972
State and Federal
Local Political Parties
Chamber of Commerce
New York Times
New York Post
Los Angeles Times
past articles please visit our Archives
Local Elections Become Volatile
A column by the Editor
web posted October 25, 2010
COLUMN – The most anticipated election in recent
memory is just one week away and voter anger is at an all-time high
with Democrats and Republicans facing the brunt of grassroots efforts
to oust long-time incumbents from the local, state, and national ranks.
Edgefield County is no different with the announcement of a write-in
candidate for County Council and a School Board candidate arrested and
ruled not to be a voter in the county.
In a surprise move supporters of Byron Robinson, who was defeated in
the Democrat primary in June, formed a committee to launch a write-in effort to oust long-time County
Councilman Willie Bright. Is it too little too late? Supporters are
counting on Democrats and Republicans joining together to send new
blood and ideas to the county council.
Byron Robinson has stated he is not connected to the effort but will
serve if elected.
The race for School Board District 1 became interesting when the
Edgefield County Election Commission voted last week 7-0 to rule that
candidate Nathaniel Jackson was not
eligible to be a resident and
candidate in the election after a challenge by Edgefield voter
He will remain on the ballot until
the appeals process has been completed.
Jackson, who was found guilty for his part of a cocaine trafficking
investigation and was sentenced to eight years in federal prison, was arrested by Edgefield Police on Friday
for a driving under suspension third offense. That charge
carries a mandatory jail sentence of between six months and three years
It will be interesting to see if voters in School Board District 1 want
to elect a candidate that may be ejected from office, or at best, will
have to serve at least three months in jail (if convicted) before ever
casting a vote.
More telling is that current District 1 School Board member Mary Alice
Jackson (who dropped out of the race) endorsed Nathaniel Jackson at a
community meeting orchestrated by Edgefield County Councilmen Norman
Dorn and Willie Bright in Bettis Academy that was also attended by
School Board members Sallie Cooks, James Bibbs, and Superintendent Mary
I am glad the school board elections are non-partisan.
After all, we would not want partisan politics to eek into school board
© Copyright 2010 EdgefieldDaily.com All original
material is property of EdgefieldDaily.com and cannot be reproduced,
redistributed without the expressed written permission of Edgefield Daily.com
We still need recipes for Cooking Section
WEBNEWS – Send in your favorite or
favorites. There is no limit to the number of recipes you can send in.
Help create an exchange of local favorites, home cooking,
grilling, sauces, and deserts! Send in your submissions here.