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Writer Says GOP Must Lead on Constitution and Conservative Principals
web posted November 19, 2014

Beck Thanks Supporters During Elections
web posted November 7, 2014

Ole Edgefield Butcher Shop Thanks Customers on 1st Anniversary
web posted November 1, 2014

Writer Supports Fair Tax
web posted September 29, 2014

Women in Unity Thankful for Donation from LPGA Event
web posted July 16, 2014

Probate Judge Thanks Supporters for Primary Win
web posted June 25, 2014

"Employees" Submit Letter Supporting Clary as CEO at ECH
web posted June 5, 2014

Edgefield Mayor Advises of Increase in Safety Checkpoints this Summer
web posted June 4, 2014

Writer Supports Peeler for Re-Election
web posted May 15, 2014

Mayor Takes Issue with One Sentence of Report with 684 Word Retort
web posted April 3, 2014

Democrat Regrets Voting for Obama
web posted March 21, 2014

Writer Says Eliminate the IRS
web posted March 13, 2014

Writer Thanks Firefighters, Laments on Lack of Shelters
web posted February 18, 2014

Merriwether Fire Chief Thanks Those Answering the Call to Ice Storm
web posted February 17, 2014

Writer Chides Litigants in MVFD Suit
web posted February 17, 2014

Writer Looks at Political History for Black History Month
web posted February 6, 2014

Writer Takes Different View on Recent Editor's Column
web posted January 30, 2014

Edgefield Mayor Seeks Public Input on 1% Sales Tax Projects
web posted January 27, 2014

Log Creek Timber Thanks Local Fire Departments for Quick Action
web posted January 15, 2014

FairTax Kills the Golden IRS Goose
web posted December 16, 2013

Writer Urges Voters to Go to the Polls
web posted November 29, 2013

Veteran Writes on Local Veterans Day Festivities
web posted November 18, 2013

Family Reacts to Not Guilty Verdict in Murder Trial
web posted November 12, 2013

Strom Thurmond Athletic Booster Club thanks Sponsors
web posted October 16, 2013

Letter: State Rights could promote passage of HR:25 The Fair Tax Bill
web posted September 30, 2013

Letter: FairTax Ends Economic Shell Game
web posted September 23, 2013

Writer Opposes Proposed 1% Sales Tax
web posted September 20, 2013

Dorn Continues to Lack Leadership for District 1
web posted September 9, 2013

Guest Opinion: Cap – or Better Yet, Eliminate – School Fees
web posted September 2, 2013

Guest Column: "Churches Changing Communities" Doing God's Work
web posted August 8, 2013

Letter: Senate to hold "secret meetings" on Tax Code Changes and Backroom Deals
web posted July 29, 2013

Letter: Montessori, School-Choice, and Early-Childhood Education Eliminated by the District
web posted June 5, 2013

Letter: Why we don't want to simplify the Income Tax code?
web posted June 3, 2013

Wage Reduction vs. Change Tax System
web posted May 24, 2013

Guest Column: Forgiveness
web posted May 22, 2013

Writer Says Troops Overlooked Due to Scandals
web posted May 20, 2013

Letter: Fair Tax HR25 Ends Power Peddling in Congress
web posted May 3, 2013

Op-Ed The Boston Bombings – What If It Happened Here?
web posted April 30, 2013

Letter: Property Owner Praises County Administrator for "Job well done"
web posted April 23, 2013

Op-Ed: Making the Case for the Fair Tax
web posted April 2, 2013

Op-Ed: Survey Says Readers Value Community Newspapers
web posted March 28, 2013

Letter: Writer Wary of Ammo Shortages
web posted March 25, 2013

Op-Ed: Why You Can’t Read Half the State Budget
web posted March 18, 2013

Letter: The Income Tax – An Open Door to Corruption
web posted March 14, 2013

The Importance of Care Options in South Carolina
web posted March 7, 2013

Letter: Sen. Massey Responds to Critics
web posted March 6, 2013

Letter: Nash Family Thanks Comminuty for Transplant Fundraiser
web posted March 1, 2013

Letter: Which would you choose?
web reposted February 26, 2013

Letter: "Fair Tax" Would Strengthen America
web posted February 15, 2013

Op-Ed: Upstate Deer Baiting Bill on Fast Track to Becoming Law
web posted February 2, 2013

Writer Says SC Not Telling Truth on Credit Monitoring after Hacking
web posted January 29, 2013

Writer Supports Fair Tax Solution
web posted January 18, 2013

Government Without Representation
By: Glenn F. McConnell, SC Lieutenant Governor
web posted January 16, 2013


Obama Supporter says Inauguration a Waste of Money
web posted January 15, 2013

Former Candidate says it's "Time for Councilman Dorn to Lead"
web posted January 9, 2013

Dog Owners Thank Edgefield Daily for Return of Family Pet
web posted January 1, 2013

Writer says Fair Tax needs to be passed
web posted December 27, 2012

County Council Vice-chair Thanks Emergency Responders During Thursday Storms
web posted December 22, 2012

Guest Op-Ed: Senate Rules Impede Reform
web posted December 20, 2012

Guest Op- Ed: Commonsense Needed to Avoid Fiscal Cliff
web posted December 13, 2012

Johnston Development Corp Thanks Supporters and Community for Tree Lighting
web posted December 5, 2012

Christmas Parade Chairman Thanks Community for Support
web posted December 4, 2012

Edgefield County Veteran Affairs Office Thanks Community for Support
web posted November 23, 2012

Edgefield Mayor Invites Residents to Tree Lighting
web posted November 20, 2012

Writer Blames Obama Victory on "Termites"
web posted November 16, 2012

Writer Counters "Hannah" Letter with Free condoms, birth control, and more
web posted November 15, 2012

Guest Opinion: 16-Year-Old's Reaction to President Obama's Reelection More Mature than News Anchors
web posted November 9, 2012

County Council Candidate for Dist 1 says Voters have "Two completely different paths"
web posted November 6, 2012

Mims Courts Voters in School Board Dist. 3
web posted October 31, 2012

Smith: "Ask Yourself These Questions" in Dist. 1 Race
web posted October 8, 2012

Guest Column: Success of  Mount Vintage Plantation Home Owner's Association
web reposted October 5, 2012

Prescott States Reasons for County Council Seat 1 Race
web posted September 28, 2012

Smith: Dorn At War with the County Council
web posted September 10 2012

Relay For Life Thanks Citizens and Sponsors for Support
web posted September 5, 2012

Getting Past Generational Issues Is Important for District 1 to Move Forward
web posted August 13, 2012

Writer Expresses Gratitude for Community Support of Dixie Youth Team
web posted August 2, 2012

Guest Opinion - Rhetoric vs. Reality: Did the debate over budget vetoes really matter?
web posted July 30, 2012

Writer Rails Against Government and Private Sector Pay
web posted July 16, 2012

Family Seeks Prayers and Donations for Cancer Patient
web posted June 4, 2012

Smith May Withdraw, Run as Independent Due to Filing Controversy
web posted May 10, 2012

EXPANDing American Energy Independence
web posted April 20, 2012

Women in Unity Thanks Those Delivering Pizzas at After School Program
web posted April 18, 2012

Thanks Community for Support of Steak Supper and Bake Sale
web posted April 16, 2012

Pettigrew Asks Supports to Refrain from "Throwing Mud" in Senate Race
web posted April 4, 2012

Cub Scouts Pack 30 Gives Update, Seeks Donations for Trip
web posted March 20, 2012

Families Thank Community for Support
web posted March 19, 2012

Writer "Vehemently" disagrees with comment on Election Commission
web posted March 15, 2012

Writer Fears PTC Will Close Pottery Program in Edgefield
web posted March 13, 2012

Smith responds to Councilman Dorn announcement of running for reelection
web posted March 5, 2012

Writer Objects to UN Directive in Local Planning
web posted February 7, 2012

Westside Assistant Chief Supports Improving Protection and Services to Community
web posted January 30, 2011

Newt 2012 County Co-chairs Thank Edgefield County for Victory
web posted January 25, 2012

Writer Decries Wasteful Spending
web posted January 24, 2012

Writer Defends Letter Criticizing Gingrich
web posted January 20, 2012

Nam Veteran Defends Gingrich, Asks for Support
web posted January 16, 2012

Writer Supports Ron Paul for President
web posted January 11, 2012

Veteran Decries Gingrich's Non-military Service
web posted January 10, 2012

Writer complains of "Vulgar" Rap "Music" Blasting from Driver's Vehicle at Store
web posted December 22, 2011

Writer Seeks Troops Home, End of Bigotry, Healthcare for All for Christmas
web posted December 19, 2011

Writer says Bachmann Is the Consistent Conservative America Needs
web posted December 14, 2011

Let US farmers continue to feed Americans!
web posted December 12, 2011

Former Teacher Praises Former Student
web posted December 5, 2011

Writer Senses Nation Becoming "too democratic and mob-like"
web posted November 14, 2011

Family Offers Thanks for Outpouring of Support in Loss of Son in Crash
web posted November 2, 2011

Merriwether Fire Chief Praises Firefighters at Trenton Fire
web posted October 22, 2011

Writer Supports Left-Wing Protesters
web posted October 17, 2011

Writer Seeks Help for Animal Shelter
web posted October 11, 2011

Superintendent Situation "Boils" Reader's Blood
web posted October 10, 2011

Columbia TEA Party Chair Resigns to Endorse Gingrich for President
web posted September 15, 2011

Writer Claims Defense Budget Should Be Cut, End Wars
web posted September 6, 2011

Writer Offers Solutions for National Problems
web posted August 15, 2011

Op-Ed: Rep. Jeff Duncan Gives Congressional Update On Credit Downgrade
web posted August 13, 2011

Editorial: Release Findings of Taxpayer Funded Internal School District Investigation
web posted August 11, 2011

Residents Unhappy With Progress on Red Oak Grove Bridge
web posted July 25, 2011

Writer Seeks "Leader" in Fight Against Assessor's Increased Property Values
web posted July 21, 2011

Homeowner Challenges Reassessment Values
web posted July 18, 2011

Guest Opinion: Low spending, low taxes? Don’t be fooled
web posted July 9, 2011

Standardized Test Cheating in Edgefield, can it happen here?
web posted July 8, 2011

Business Owner Expresses Concern over Lack of Parking in Edgefield
web posted July 7, 2011

A Parable for Responsible Budgeting
web posted May 25, 2011

Editorial: Obama Picking the Wrong Side, Again
web posted May 23, 2011

Breast Cancer Survivor Decries Removal of Treatment Drug
web posted May 20, 2011

Family and Organizers of "Team Brody" Fundraiser Thanks Supporters
web posted May 7, 2011

Columbia TEA Party Supports Disapproval for Amazon Tax Deal
web posted April 29, 2011

State Treasurer: America’s Ratings Warning is "A Wake-Up Call For South Carolina"
web posted April 28, 2011

Guardian ad Litem Program Seeks Volunteers
web posted April 27, 2011

Editorial: Never Giving Up Saves a Life
web posted April 20, 2011

Is America A Christain Nation?
web posted April 12, 2011

Rep Duncan: Government Spending and the looming shutdown
web posted April 7, 2011

Volunteer Guardian ad Litems Sought
web posted April 1, 2011

Congressman Duncan's Comments on Redistricting
web posted March 30, 2011

State Treasurer: The Perfect Time to Open a 529 Future Scholar Account
web posted March 18, 2011

Johnston Mayor Praises Officers for Quick Action in Recent Crimes
web posted February 22, 2011

SC Treasurer Loftis: True Transparency Requires More Than Lip Service
web posted February 19, 2011

Guest Opinion: Back Row View to State Government’s Spending Problems
By Senators Vincent Sheheen and Shane Massey
web posted February 11, 2011


Rainsford claims report "Inaccurate" and "Biased"
web posted February 4, 2011

School Board Member Claims $400,000 in Wasted Spending on Board Members
web posted January 28, 2011

Family Thanks Community for Support after Pre-Christmas Fire
web posted January 25, 2011

Thank you note from the family of Wilson Lee Strom Jr.
web posted January 24, 2011

Rainsford Responds to Delinquent Taxes, Resigns as ECDC Chairman
web posted December 14, 2010

pend Your Heart for Christmas
web posted December 9, 2010

Johnston Development Corporation thanks all involved in Christmas Tree Lighting Success
web posted December 3, 2010

Writer offers suggestions for national debt reduction
web posted December 3, 2010

Central’s Play-by-Play announcer praises Rebels “class" during play-off
web posted November 22, 2010

Edgefield Mayor Highlights Holiday events in town
web posted November 17, 2010

Wates thanks voters for election to School Board
web posted November 9, 2010

Whitfield seeks support in School Board Dist. 1 Run-Off Election
web posted November 8, 2010

Campbell thanks voters for election victory
web posted November 8, 2010

Clark thanks voters for election victory
web posted November 5, 2010

Tea Party Backs Duncan for Congress
web posted October 22, 2010

District 5- It is all on you!
web posted October 21, 2010

Duncan Knows Private Sector
web posted October 21, 2010

Writer supports Duncan: Tired of “Washington nonsense”
web posted October 21, 2010

Writers voice support Campbell for County Council
web posted October 20, 2010

Writer supports Duncan for Congress
web posted October 15, 2010

Writer endorses Campbell for County Council
web posted October 13, 2010

A Voice for Cancer Patients in Washington, D.C
web posted October 13, 2010

Local Relay for Life tops $70,000 in donations: 2011 Kick-Off next week
web posted October 12, 2010

School Board Dist 5 Candidate Wates States Qualifications
web posted October 7, 2010

Writer Supports Campbell for County Council
web posted October 7, 2010

Revered Educator endorses Clark and Wates for School Board
web posted October 6, 2010

School Board Candidate States Qualifications for Office
web posted September 29, 2010

Writer offers reward for stolen trailer
web posted September 23, 2010

Writer speaks out for Special Education needs
web posted September 16, 2010

Jail Report publisher responds to Editor's Opinion
web posted September 3, 2010

School Board candidate says "Students before politics in Edgefield County"
web posted August 19, 2010

Chess Coach thanks supporters
web posted August 5, 2010

County Councilman derides coverage of meeting by print media and accusations made
web posted July 13, 2010

Magistrate Davis Parkman offers Open Letter
web posted June 16, 2010

Writer: What happened to openness?
web posted June 10, 2010

Writer says Grimaud right for US Congress
web posted June 7, 2010

Writer "excited" to support Baldwin for House
web posted June 7, 2010

Editorial: Duncan: A clear choice for Congress
web posted June 4, 2010

Writer adds to letters of support for Baldwin in SC House 83 race
web posted June 4, 2010

"A Public Response to Very Public Reprimands"
web posted June 3, 2010

Writer seeks Guardian ad Litem volunteers
web posted June 2, 2010

Dea Baldwin supporter encourages teachers, students, and youth to vote
web posted June 1, 2010

Writer sees both sides of "50-cent" visit
web posted May 31, 2010

Writer asks others to support Baldwin for House 83 Seat
web posted May 29, 2010

Writer Supports Dea Baldwin for House District 83
web posted May 25, 2010

Writer supports Dea Baldwin for SC House
web posted May 20, 2010

Editorial: Haley: The right choice for South Carolina Governor
web posted May 17, 2010

Writer supports Scott Mims for County Council
web posted May 17, 2010

Op-Ed: Despite Cuts School Spending Still Rising
web posted April 29, 2010

Guest Column- Public Education: Is it what the Founders intended?
web posted April 28, 2010

Editorial: “Tax day” for some is “Christmas in the summer” for others
web posted April 15, 2010

School Board hopeful makes his case for candidacy
web posted April 14, 2010

Johnston Food Bank thanks supporters
web posted April 12, 2010

Writer says Pottery Program not “Just Playing in the Mud”
web posted April 6, 2010

Writer makes the case for “Political Human Sacrifice”
web posted March 25, 2010

Gov. Sanford urges citizens to get involved in Healthcare debate
web posted March 18, 2010

ECDA thanks Edgefield and Edgefield County councils for support
web posted March 16, 2010

Writer: KKK are "terrorists" - "Nazis"
web posted March 13, 2010

Writer supports statue for "Father of Edgefield"
web posted March 10, 2010

Family member responds to Letter on Hilliard conviction
web posted February 23, 2010

Guest Column: Dean Campbell, I will run for County Council as a Republican
web posted February 22, 2010

Writer: Hilliard sentence "wrong"
web posted February 19, 2010

"Liberal" writer cries foul on "obesity" claims
web posted February 10 2010

Family thankful for sympathy
web posted January 28, 2010

Writer says Animal Welfare Ordinance "past due"
web posted January 21, 2010

Johnston Mayor, Town Council thanks citizens for patience
web posted January 21, 2010

Writer defends Economic Committee, Chairman
web posted January 16, 2010

Residents thank principal, teacher, students for visit
web posted January 11, 2010

Writer refutes Americans “selfish, self-centered, and immature brats” claim
web posted January 9, 2010

Writer says Americans: "selfish, self-centered, and immature brats"
web posted January 8, 2010

Sarah's Santas organizer thanks citizens for participation
web posted December 30, 2009

Editorial: Rep. Nikki Haley: The Real Deal
web posted December 18, 2009

Writer supports withdrawal of troops, health care takeover
web posted December 18, 2009

Writer asks: Is there any comparison of Lincoln and Obama?
web posted December 16, 2009

Guest Opinion:
President Obama’s Double-minded Policy on Afghanistan
web posted December 9, 2009

Writer says immorality should be punished
web posted December 5, 2009

Edgefield Mayor touts town's Christmas Spirit
web posted November 25, 2009

Writer bemoans “ultra-rich”: supports healthcare takeover
web posted November 23, 2009

Writer thanks those who supported fundraiser for Brody Johnson
web posted November 18, 2009

Editorial: Obama bows, again!
web posted November 16, 2009

Veterans Deserve Our Best
web posted November 5, 2009

Writer thanks supporters of AGC's Car Show
web posted November 5, 2009

Deputies drive too fast
web posted October 15, 2009

Edgefield Mayor invites public to express "positive" and "proactive" comments at forum
web posted October 14, 2009

Focus on Role of Rehab During Rehab Awareness Week
September 17, 2009

Former 1979 State Runner-up Player recounts historic run of Rebel Football
September 16, 2009

Jane Dyer laments lack of leadership and civility
September 12, 2009

Wondering Foolishly!
September 11, 2009

Wandering Minds and Wondering Fools
September 10, 2009

Presidential address to students accepted as standard practice
September 4, 2009

Writer seeks STH 1979 Football Team members for reunion
September 1, 2009

Sinking SAT Scores demand real reforms
August 26, 2009

"Fill A Bus" school drive organizers thank participants
August 25, 2009

Writer: Thank you Obama, Kneece, and the Edgefield County School Board/District
August 19, 2009

Editorial: Obamacare: HR 3200 - What it really says and what it really will do
August 17, 2009

Writer angered over opinion column
August 15, 2009

Gov. Sanford challenges media reports on travel
August 14, 2009

County mourns senseless killings of brothers
August 7, 2009

County Council member voices support for food drive
July 28, 2009

Congressional candidate takes Sen. Graham to task on Supreme Court vote
July 25, 2009

Editorial: Ignorance is not an excuse, or an explanation
July 22, 2009

Gov. Sanford: "God can make good of our respective wrongs"
July 20, 2009

Editorial: VP Biden: “We have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt”
July 17, 2009

Writer expresses concession sales problems from personal experience
July 16, 2009

Writer calls for Govenor's resignation
July 16, 2009

Writer: It is time school board members and administrators are held accountable
July 9, 2009

3rd Congressional District candidate opines on Gov. Sanford
July 7, 2009

Writer: Gov. Sanford should resign
July 4, 2009

Congressman J. Gresham Barrett: Energy Bill will raise costs and kill jobs
June 27, 2009

Iran, A Look Back
June 24, 2009

Johnston Mayor distances himself from financial woes of town finances
June 23, 2009

Writer clarifies points in earlier letter
June 3, 2009

Organizers say Petition signers names to be held in confidence
June 1, 2009

Journalist proclaims liberal bias in media
May 30, 2009

Writer says sale of Girl Scout Camp Cofitachiqui "disgraceful"
May 28, 2009

Singletary explains billion dollar lawsuit, names additional defendants
May 27, 2009

Parent complains of inaction of school officials
May 23, 2009

Writer claims School Board in "Collusion with School District to Play Race Card", Accuse Concerned Citizens of Bigotry
May 22, 2009

Peach Blossom Festival Chair thanks supporters
May 8, 2009

Writer thanks Dixie Youth Baseball and County for parent poll
May 5, 2009

Editorial: County Budget, Public Hearing in disarray
May 4, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Rep. Barrett stands against "Hate Cime Bill"
May 1, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Chamber of Commerce applauds response of "Key Ingredients" display
April 8, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Piedmont Tech President refutes claims of funding dollars
April 8, 2009

Guest Opinion
A stimulus option for South Carolina
April 7, 2009

Writer offers "shot in the arm" suggestion for Edgefield retail business ideas
April 6, 2009

Guest Opinion
Democratic Budget Fails to Reflect the Common Sense Values That Americans Use Every Day
April 3, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Bringing fiscal accountability to Government
April 2, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Mayor thanks Heritage Corridor for tours
April 1, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Writer supports taxpayer funds for Tompkins Library
April 1, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Writer supports funding for Piedmont Tech
March 31, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Writer supports funding for Tompkins Library
March 31, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Rep. Barrett: Practice what you preach
March 30, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Author says historical value of Tompkins Library deserves funding
March 27, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Writer contends funds for "operational expenses" of county government should be ignored to support Tompkins Library
March 27, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Writer rails against cigarette tax increase
March 25, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Writer suggests funding solutions to county baseball program
March 19, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Writer thanks those making Shamrock Run a success
March 18, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Writer Calls for Edgefield County’s School Superintendent’s Resignation
March 11, 2009

Guest Column
“Queens Raise Kings”
March 11, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Consumers Union invited to Washington DC to Lobby for the Infection Bill
March 9, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Writer claims School District and Sheriff's Office ignoring threats to student
March 6, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Writer praises MV Security, EMS, and Merriwether FD in medical emergency
March 5, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Takes School Board and Superintendent to task for economic impact
March 5, 2009

Letter to the editor
Writer offers "heart warming story"
March 4, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Writer express thankfulness for outpouring of support
March 3, 2009

Guest Column

Op-Ed: By Sen. Massey - Are We Looking for a Note in the Bottle?
February 25, 2009


Young World: “Men To Boys”
February 23, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Rep. Barrett speaks to voters after "stimulus" bill signing
February 18, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Soccer Coach expresses thankfulness to citizens during fundraiser
February 12, 2009

Letter to the Editor

Mt. Vintage resident and worker praises development
February 11, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Mt. Vintage resident counters Opinion Column
February 9, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Writer wants more "positive" comments about Edgefield County
January 27, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Former county employee rails against former county administrator
January 23, 2009

Time is now to seize opportunities for state
January 21, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Rainsford: EdgefieldDaily.com Editor "racist", a fake, and "un-Christian"
January 16, 2009

Ryberg: Bill wants Obese Employees to pay more for Insurance
January 14, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Writer says "Stop the poison" of the Wandering Minds
January 12, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Rainsford writes to "set the record straight"
January 9, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Writer seeks to unite Fox Creek, Strom Thurmond students, parents and supporters
January 2, 2009

A New Year, A New President, A New Era
January 2, 2009

Guest Opinion - Gov. Mark Sanford
Two conditions should precede loan request
December 24, 2008

Letter to the Editor
"Sarah's Santa" thanks those who made rummage sale a success
December 11, 2008

Letter to the Editor
EDC Chairman Rainsford defends petition
December 10, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Johnston Development Board Project Chairman offers thanks
December 6, 2008

Open Letter
Gov. Sanford’s letter to Pres-elect Obama
December 4, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Edgefield Mayor highlights Christmas activities
December 3, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Recreation Director responds to request of recreation expenditures
November 26, 2008

Letter to the Editor
“And a Child Shall Lead Them”
November 24, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Parent expresses concern of ref's actions
November 21, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Bailout for States the Wrong Idea
November 18, 2008

Editorial
Edgefield should close “The Center”
November 17, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Outgoing School Board member: "Proud of this County and Proud of my Service"
November 13, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Writer takes issue with "Spread the Wealth Around" column
November 11, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Faust thanks voters, says a run in 2010 has "a ring to it"
November 8, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Writer excited about Massey re-election
November 6, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Edgefield warns: Speeders Beware
November 5, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Edgefield Mayor touts upcoming events
November 5, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Sister says Faust ready to lead
November 3, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Writer offers 'solutions' to America's woes
November 3, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Writer says: "Don’t Make a Chitty Decision"
November 3, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Writer claims, "A Chitty Memory"
October 28, 2008

Editorial
Obama, America’s Odinga: Blood is thicker than Politics
October 27, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Collier offers "Peace of Mind" in School Board race
October 27, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Hoffmann has "unquestioned integrity and unwavering commitment" for School Board
October 24, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Writer says Anderson will be a "Statesman"
October 24, 2008

Editorial
Security for your private records questionable in county courthouse
October 20, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Palmetto Family Alliance Director calls attacks on Massey "a horrible distortion"
October 16, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Four more years
for Shane
October 15, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Sen. Hutto: Massey Sides with ACLU against the Lord's Prayer
October 14, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Sen. Shane Massey - Keeping Promises
October 10, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Barrett wants us to pay three times over
October 2, 2008

Guest Column
Rep. Barrett on the Bailout: Treat the Disease, Not Just the Symptoms
September 29, 2008

Letter to the Editor
South Carolina CECAC Recommendations Costly, Do Nothing for Climate
September 26, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Edgefield Fuel explains gas pricing
September 17, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Writer questions - Gresham Barrett for governor?
September 4, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Writer supports Democrat Dyer as "independent" in Congressional race
September 2, 2008

Guest Editorial
“Reflect the Summer Sun”
September 1, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Obama speech spectacular? "Not so much!"
August 30, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Attention Must Be Paid
August 28, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Writer wants "changes for the better" in education
August 25, 2008

Making state government open for you
By: SC Sen. Shane Massey
August 20, 2008

Jane Dyer, US Congressional candidate counters Drill Now campaign
August 18, 2008

Letter to the Editor:
Writer expresses "A Teacher's Heart"
August 16, 2008

Sen. Massey explains vote on Lord's Prayer
By: SC Sen. Shane Massey
July 23, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Congressman Barrett offers solutions for energy problems
July 17, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Sen. Jim Demint encourages domestic drilling of oil
July 2, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Choosing Independence
July 2, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Writer wants owner of "Sweet Old Mare" punished
June 24, 2008

Letter to the Editor
SCRG Condemns "illegal Political Campaigning" by SC Superintendent Jim Rex
June 24, 2008

Editorial
The injustice of justice
June 23, 2008

Letter to the Editor
The Sweet Old Mare
June 18, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Writer Congratulates the graduating Class of 2008
June 9, 2008

Letter to the Editor
County Council District 1 candidate Jackson touts qualifications for office
June 3, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Writer slams Sen. Massey on Cigarette Tax Vote
June 3, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Merriwether County Council candidate lays out qualifications, plans for change
May 27, 2008

Letter to the Editor
County Council candidate clarifies claims in local media report
May 23, 2008

Guest Article
Sen. Massey: The cigarette tax: A lesson in failing to plan for the future
May 21, 2008

Letter to the Editor
National Safe Boating Week underway
May 19, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Lodge leader thanks community for support of Family Matters Conference
May 8, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Writer seeks support group for Autism in Edgefield County
May 7, 2008

Letter to the Editor
District 1 Candidate makes case for candidacy
April 29, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Manufacturing’s Continued Relevance in South Carolina
April 12, 2008

EMA Director Responds to Guest Editorial

EMA Director offers update on County Communication Systems
April 3, 2008


Guest Editorial: By Bob Ramsey
Edgefield  County  Budget  Process  For  FY 2008-2009
April 1, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Editor's note: Below is an exact reproduction of Johnston Town Councilman Tommy Burton's Letter to the Editor as sent to the local papers. The inaccurate "quotes" are attributed to Mr. Burton and are not reflective of the actual posts published in the Wandering Minds Section.

Johnston Town Councilman Tommy Burton's Unedited Letter to the Editor
February 28, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Writer seeks to save American Legion Post
February 27, 2008

Flat Tax One Key to Competitiveness
February 20, 2008

Writer takes mud boggers defense to task
February 11, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Writer claims electoral college should be removed
February 11, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Writer defends mud boggers
February 7, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Open Letter from Edgefield Mayor; Seeks input on redesign of Town Square
January 30, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Sen. Massey: "Our Work Begins in Columbia"
January 22, 2008

Editorial
McCain a "front-runner" with 67% of Republicans voting against him?
January 21, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Sen. DeMint stresses importance of Saturday’s Primary
January 18, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Rex Should Focus On Job - Not Politics
January 18, 2008

Editorial
Is building purchase "lose-lose" for county taxpayers?
January 16, 2008

Editorial
Washington D.C. says citizens have no right to own guns
January 5, 2008

Letter to the Editor
Superintendent praises School Board
January 5, 2008

Editorial
Sticking it to smokers is not the answer
December 20, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Edgefield Mayor Durham thanks citizens for participation in Christmas Decoration Contest
December 19, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Johnston Town Councilman thanks Sheriff, Deputies
December 19, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Johnston Development Board thanks supporters
December 8, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Open Letter from Edgefield Mayor Ken Durham
November 19, 2007

Editorial
Rep. Clyburn should concede Senate race
November 12, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Shedding light on the SCRG and Shane Massey
November 9, 2007

Letter to the Editor
School Choice Opponents Grasping At Straws
November 9, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Edgefield resident disputes quote by Augusta Chronicle report on murder - suicide
November 5, 2007

Letter to the Editor
US Sen. Jim Demint seeks citizens’ support in “100,000 Strong for Earmark Reform”
November 3, 2007

Letter to the editor
DREAMS President thanks public for support
November 1, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Edgefield County Recreation Director seeks help with Youth Basketball League
October 31, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Jubilee gave “a great opportunity” for others to discover the history of Oakley Park, writer says
October 30, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Writer offers contradictions to UDC President's claims
October 27, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Writer says Massey has the “right kind of experience” for Senate
October 27, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Writer says Massey "man for the job" in Senate race
October 24, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Writer disputes desecration of "hallowed grounds" at Oakley Park
October 18, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Writer supports School Board member Brad Covar's observations
October 18, 2007

Editorial
There are none so blind as those who will not see
October 17, 2007

Letter to the Editor
UDC member says "Scalawags" responsible for desecration of "hallowed grounds"
October 11, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Former Fireman takes County Line Chief to task
October 8, 2007

Editorial
Hixon should apologize for "classless" letter
September 24, 2007

Letter to the Editor: Gov. Sanford weighs in
Educating Voters Key to Needed Changes
September 20, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Edgefield Mayor touts coming events
September 19, 2007

Editorial
"Intestinal fortitude" is not all it is cracked up to be
September 13, 2007

Editorial
Baby killer takes coward's way out
August 30, 2007

Editorial
Will unresponsive candidates make unresponsive electors?
August 27, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Chamber thanks businesses and individuals for school supply drive
August 20, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Writer questions school fees
August 20, 2007

Editorial
County Recreation consumes more than it provides
August 16, 2007

Editorial
Parents are first line of defense in child safety
July 16, 2006

Letter to the Editor
“Conservative” Court ruling will cripple the free market
July 2, 2007

Editorial
Paul Martin should have been fired, not transferred
June 25, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Writer seeks study on need of additional deputies
June 2, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce Director thanks community for support on ETV Day
May 28, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Writer: It’s Important to Know Where Our Legislators Stand on Illegal Alien Amnesty
May 22, 2007

Editorial
Cutting wants to provide for needs
May 14, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Writer takes on smoking ban and private property rights
April 30, 2007


Letter to the Editor
EMA Director defends emergency plans in bomb threats
April 13, 2007

Letter to the Editor:
Business owner takes aim at trucking company for fiery crash
April 13, 2007

Guest Opinion: SC Gov. Mark Sanford
Senate has opportunity to improve budget
April 11, 2007

Letter to the Editor
Writer praises Edgefield County Hospital
April 6, 2007

Editorial:
Johnston residents suffer with division of town council over walking trail
March 19, 2007

Editorial:
There is more blame to go around in Cooper abuse case
March 2, 2007

Letter to the Editor:
Writer defends Mayor Campbell
February 19, 2007

Editorial:
America is in dire need of a leader in Presidential race
February 12, 2007

Letter to the Editor:
Writer gives history of Confederate Battle Flag
January 24, 2007

Letter to the Editor:
Athletic Director thanks Edgefield Medical Clinic
January 19, 2007

Letter to the Editor:
Professor counters columnist's claims
January 16, 2007

Letter to the Editor:
Edgefield Mayor expresses thankfulness
January 9, 2007

Editorial:
Peace comes through victory, not surrender
January 8, 2007

Letter to the Editor:
Reader takes columnist to task, "your opinion is for the birds"
January 3, 2007

Guest Column:
Jimmy Carter, friend or foe
December 11, 2006

Editorial:
Johnston leaders questioned over letter
December 8, 2006

Letter to the Editor:
Senior thanks community for support
November 30, 2006

Letter to the Editor:
Writer has message for "gang of five"
November 21, 2006

Letter to the Editor:
Writer claims Editorial holds "abundance of ignorance"
November 15, 2006

Editorial:
Win for Dems loss for America
November 13, 2006

Letter to the Editor:
STH Band spotlighted for achievements
November 9, 2006

Letter to the Editor:
Edgefield Mayor supports "Shop Edgefield First"
November 8, 2006

Letter to the Editor:
Writer offer's County Council options in tax debate
November 6, 2006

Editorial:
Democrats dishonest on Fair Tax ads
November 2, 2006

Letter to the Editor:
"Benign neglect, studied indifference or willful ignorance?"
November 1, 2006

 Letter to the Editor:
Writer "amazed" at question of Pettigrew's qualifications
October 30, 2006

Editorial:

Bad things happen when good men do nothing
October 26, 2006

Letter to the Editor:
Mayor thanks volunteers, attendees, for Heritage Jubilee
October 24, 2006

Letter to the Editor:
Mount Vintage Developer offers views on residential growth and column
October 19, 2006

Letter to the Editor:
Mount Vintage resident wants county council member out of office
October 7, 2006

Letter to the Editor:
I received the new tax assessment and I am perplexed.
October 4, 2006

School Board member living the "suite" life
September 25, 2006

Sen Graham supports "terrorist bill of rights"
September 18, 2006

County Officials need a refresher course on rules and laws of meetings
September 8, 2006

Letter to the Editor
Ridge Spring Police Chief speaks out on ordinance
August 21, 2006

Letter to the Editor
Ridge Spring residents oppose ending police protection
August 17, 2006

County Councilman Kitchens oversteps his authority
August 15, 2006

Letter to the Editor: Family expresses thankfulness
August 7, 2006

Reining in illegal aliens in Edgefield County
July 31, 2006

Politics and the County Administrator should come to an end
July 10, 2006

Who is running this county?
June 16, 2006

Letter to Editor: Writer thanks community for support
June 8, 2006

Letter to Editor: Writer supports Judge Peeler
June 6, 2006

Congress gets a taste of Liberty and does not like it
June 5, 2006

Fox Creek digging a deeper hole
May 17, 2006

If school work is to be done at home, why not home school?
May 8, 2006

Letter to the Editor: How quickly we forget the lessons of the past
May 3, 2006

Mr. President; Secure our borders
May 1, 2006

County Council; Proper law enforcement for county not worth $8
April 19, 2006

Ex-Fox Creek Board Member speaks out
"I am very worried about many aspects of our 'boards' rulings and decisions."
April 13, 2006

Letter to the Editor: The county is certainly in need of a blood transfusion
April 4, 2006

Letter to the Editor: Just my thoughts on the School Board in Edgefield County
April 1, 2006

Opinion: High times at Fox Creek High
March 31, 2006

Opinion: Budget woes and foes
March 30, 2006

Letter to the Editor: President Bush should secure borders
March 29, 2006

Letter to the Editor: Writer is "blessed to have Dean Campbell as our Mayor"
March 16, 2006

Letter to the Editor: Writer claims: Edgefield Endangered
March 16, 2006

Letter to the Editor: Writer supports Mayor Campbell for re-election
March 14, 2006

Letter to the Editor: Female writer ponders Roe v Wade for men
March 13, 2006

County government, Here's your card!
March 8, 2006

Why double pay the administrator?
February 28, 2006

Is the Town of Merriwether inevitable?
February 20, 2006

Writer offers apology for Letter to Editor
February 10, 2006

Town of Johnston needs ordinance for all night nightclubs
February 8, 2006

Letter to the Editor
Writer has concerns for school safety
February 1, 2006

School safety comes first
January 30, 2006

Dropping names
January 27, 2006

Letter to the Editor
"What does it take to have speed limits enforced?"
January1 7, 2006

A blessing in disguise
January 7, 2006

When is too many not enough?
January 5, 2006

Letter to the Editor:
Planning Commissioner unhappy with internet auction
December 21, 2005

Hybrids and higher taxes
December 9, 2005

Supporting the terrorists
December 8, 2005

Crime on the rise
December 5, 2005

Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor:
I appreciate very much you allowing me this forum to respond to some remarks made against me in recent weeks.
December 1, 2005

A selfless Christmas gift
November 30, 2005

Merry CHRISTmas
November 28, 2005

Why be politically Correct?
November 21, 2005

Freedom of Information does not apply to Edgefield County Government
November 16, 2005

STH Football producing more shinning stars
November 9, 2005

A lesson in French
November 8, 2005

President Bush gets second chance to get it wrong
October 31, 2005

Is Harriet Miers right for the Supreme Court?
October 18, 2005

Letter to the Editor
Writer assures readers Pendarvis Chevrolet was not target of letter
October 15, 2005

Is majority rule the American way?
October 14, 2005

Letter to the Editor

Questions towing practices and charges

Letter to the Editor

Resident takes issue with letter writer

Letter to the Editor
School Board hopeful says, "It is time to do something"

When “Unity” is a bad thing
October 3, 2005

Higher gas prices are up to you
September 22, 2005

Judge Williams blew it
September 16, 2005

Where oh where is Jim Oliver tonight?
September 15, 2005

Those who do not know history do not know where they are
September 14, 2005

Apples, oranges, and fuzzy math
September 7, 2005

Marion Key: More questions than answers
September 3, 2005

The elite doesn't understand the South
Matt Towery: TownHall.com

Letter to the Editor: Reader draws the line on the football field

Imagine, a State Championship game at Strom Thurmond
August 29, 2005

Liberal media in quicksand
August 25, 2005

Are you ready for some football?
August 20, 2005

“PUD’s” and what they are not telling you
August 17, 2005

How to solve a problem: Solve it
August 13, 2005

Hidden taxes tax the mind, and wallet

August 8. 2005

Find the terrorists, but do not look for them
August 2, 2005

Does Ray Walker Trucking really care?
July 30, 2005

Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor,
In the interest of balance and fairness, I request that you please print
the following letter in your next publication
July 30, 2005

Back to school
July 25, 2005

Some people just do not know when to quit
July 22, 2005

Integrity lost
July 18, 2005

When the chips are down, true colors are shown
July 16, 2005

Rolling back the clock
July 11, 2005

Are we powerless over illegal immigration in Edgefield County?
July 7, 2005

Letter to the Editor:
Activist explains actions on chicken farm
July 6, 2005

The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth please
July 2, 2005

Chief Magistrate Judge Davis Parkman Obliges Freedom of Information Request
June 29, 2005

Here we go again
June 25, 2005

This land is our land, it is not your land
June 24, 2005

School Board needs to get in line
June 15, 2005

Has California gone mad?
June 14, 2005

Do as we say do, not as we do
June 11, 2005

Veteran Judge could take lessons from rookie Clerk of Court
June 9, 2005

Letter to the Editor:
Mother expresses pride in daughter
June 8, 2005

Koran "Abuse"?
June 7, 2005

Duplicity in action
June 7, 2005

Who is out of touch? Not Norman Dorn
June 4, 2005

A Stark Reality
June 1, 2005

“It’s none of your business,” (James Bibbs) “The hell it ain’t,” (Brad Covar)
May 26, 2005

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. sells out South Carolina
May 24, 2005

Why does the national media hate America?
May 21, 2005

Controlling Illegal aliens with trespassing charges

May 16, 2005

Child killers and public executions
May 11, 2005

A problem in believing Solicitor Donnie Myers
May 7, 2005

What happens when everyone is correct in their position?
May 6, 2005

Lacy needs to get a clue
May 4, 2005

County and Town run from failing legal challenges
May 3, 2005

An End To An Expensive Wild Goose Chase
April 29, 2005 (removed, will be reposted in full at a later date)

The Wizard
April 16, 2005

Should CSRA women be sent to find Osama bin Laden?
April 12, 2005

A Tax by any other name is still a Tax
April 6, 2005

Dividing and conquering?
March 30, 2005

The Real Put Parents in Charge Act
March 15, 2005

Is Zoning Right For Sweetwater?

March 2, 2005


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