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May 2012 Archive
Allow me to elaborate for the Dems. When
the Repubs are in power it is all their fault. When the Dems are in
power it is still the Repubs fault. Hope that helps. web posted May 31, 2012 To to poster commenting on students being
promoted but not being allowed to play sports. You are confusing
two groups, the SC High School League, which oversees ALL athletic
teams and the school principal. The principal can promote
students but has nothing to do to a students eligibility to play
sports, that rests with the high school league. If schools or
principals violate the High School league rules they face punishment,
i.e. Fox Creek a few years ago when they were stripped of all of their
wins for violating SC High School League rules. SC High School
League has a no pass no play policy. If you want to play
pass, very simple.
I have never heard of a high school principal promoting a
student that has failed. At the elementary and middle school
level it does happen SOMETIMES. Something to think about
though. If a student has been held back at any point, for any
reason, from pre-K to grade 6 they are already a year older than all of
their classmates. If they fail again in middle school they will
be two years older than their classmates. That means you could
have a 16 year old boy in the 8th grade with a 13 or 14 year old
girl. There is a huge difference in size and maturity in that
classroom. As a parent I would have a problem with those dynamics
in my daughters class, so as unpopular as it is, the only solution is
to place them in the next grade. If the student is struggling
academically maybe involvement in career or tech classes at the high
school will interest them and they will excel. I don't have a
solution to this very complex problem, just something to think
about. Maybe alternative school is an option but that is usually
reserved for students who have behavior problems not academic
issues. web posted May 31, 2012 I would just like to say that I am so
happy that they changed the car line at Merriwether Elementary. I take
my child there for speech twice a week and there were numerous
occasions when parents almost ran my children and me over in the past.
The new car line process has been wonderful. I think it has proved to
be very safe and effective. I just want to think everyone for their
hard work in putting it together and I hope that it will continue for
many years to come. web posted May 31, 2012 It has always been RACE, and it will
continue until God Take control of these kind of situations. Yes I am
black, but I will never let White or any other race take control of my
freedom or my family's freedom.
Already been there, & I will not go through this again. True
Example . Both boys graduate from the same college, both was friends,
one was black and one was white.Now this is the part that really pushed
me to the limit. The Year was 2004, & this company had several job
openings. For office positions and maybe 2 for dock work (
Labor). I knew in my heart that my son would be able to get one of the
office positions, because he graduated @ the top of his graduating
class, impeccable resume, dressed nice, excellent background check
& raised very respectfully.
Ok, he got hired, but for a dock position, and the white friend
got hired for one of the office jobs. The friend had got in all
kind of trouble @ college, tickets for no driver's license , speech was
terrible, low grades and had to go to summer school to complete his
college degree. Much more could be said, but I wanted to give everyone
a vivid example.
My son told the company that they could keep that job, and told them
that SLAVERY years, were not in his resume. I told him good for him.
People you have to do the right thing, and speak up for self, do not
let anyone take your freedom away again.
Now tell me, was the firing of Dr. Mary R. Crenshaw not about race ?
Race plays a card in everything you do, read the bible and obtain
knowledge and wisdom. I will always speak up for the right, I am not
afraid. Have a good day.
Editor's note: As a reader stated, Crenshaw may have been hired because
of her race, but she was fired for being in control of a decline in
stats. In other words, she was ineffiencent. web posted May 31, 2012 This is about [removed] but you do not
have to put their name. I have to say I love my 14 week old son, but
what I do NOT love is walking in a restaurant(market) in the town
square, and having the cook come out to say Hello, but instead say's in
front of everyone "WOW you got FAT!!!" and the manager not say a word.
No joke I just gave birth. I guess what I am trying to say is if you
are going to run a business please make sure you do not have
ignorant/rude co-workers. I even called to complain after I left and
nothing was done, I didn't even get an apology. I will not be returning. web posted May 31, 2012 Had a thought about Obama's big push for
amnesty and bringing it in the back door instead of doing it the right
way. Maybe he wants to be sure he is getting amnesty for himself. web posted May 31, 2012 Reposted: Editor's note: If America did
that, there wouldn't be any Democrats left
Wouldn't that include your hero Greg Anderson?
Editor's note: All of my "hero's" are dead. Last time I checked, Mr.
Anderson was still alive. web posted May 31, 2012 This is hilarious, God help us . . . Ordering
the Democrats Have their way. web posted May 31, 2012 Ref: Recent Crimes
At times it seems as though the world is falling apart. We have had
murders, burglaries, thefts, assaults, and the list goes on. When are
we, especially those of us in our community, going to wake up and say
"enough is enough!"? Times have changed for the worst. We have people
getting government assistance that don't want a job if offered to
them...people used to be embarrassed to admit they needed help. We have
kids running the streets late at night...where are the parents and
rules of the house? We go to parties, get intoxicated, get into an
argument, pull a gun or knife, and kill the person who doesn't agree
with our point of view...we no longer teach our children to handle
The only way to change our future is to know where our children
are...know who they associate with...teach them to have thicker
skin...teach them to be responsible for their actions...and instill in
them that the American Dream is still to get an education, buy a house,
get married, have children, and be a productive member of society. It
will not have a chance to get better unless we take a stand. Enough is
Editor's note: If America did that, there wouldn't be any Democrats
left. web posted May 30, 2012 The awards day program at JET was
interesting. It was noticeably unorganized and there were many
kids names left off or many awards that were not given out for whatever
reason. Some even had the wrong year. It was a let down.
It was apparent that this was thrown together at the last minute.
Our kids deserve better than what they were given. web posted May 30, 2012 I want to know why if you go to any of the
merriweather schools and you fail the subjects required to pass to the
next grade you can talk to the principal and get promoted
on to the next grade but the child can't play sports what a
joke. My kids work hard to stay on the honor roll and for what???
Also last year at the elementary school they had a
problem child and passed him just so they could get rid of
him. Greg Anderson needs to look into this. Also the kids I'm
talking about has missed more days in school then [he/she] went and no
one has done anything about it. DSS needs to get involved! Also
is it true that Merchant is being moved to strom Thurmond???
Editor's note: Mr. Merchant has been re-assigned, I have not confirmed
as to where. web posted May 30, 2012 I heard that Mark Meadows was who got
killed. Him and [his wife] was good people. web posted May 30, 2012 I was shocked to hear that somebody got
killed so close to our house. I was told by my next door neighbor about
it and read it here [Edgefield Daily] and still can't believe it.
What's the world coming to? This is a quiet neighborhood. web posted May 30, 2012Mitt Romney:
· After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law
School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar, but never worked as
· As a venture-capitalist, Romney's first major business deal
involved investing in a start-up office supply company with one store
in Massachusetts that sold office supplies. That company, called
Staples, now has over 2,000 stores and employs over 90,000 people.
· Romney or his company Bain Capital (using what became known as
the "Bain Way") would go on to perform the same kinds of business
miracles again and again, with companies like Domino's, Sealy,
Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group,
Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others.
Got your calculators handy? Let's recap.
· Volunteer campaign worker for his dad's gubernatorial campaign
· Unpaid intern in Governor's office 8 years.
· Mormon missionary in Paris 2 years.
· Unpaid bishop and stake president for his church 10 years. No
salary as president of the Olympics 3 years.
· No salary as MA governor 4 years.
· That's a grand total of 28 years of unpaid service to his
country, his community and his church. Why? Because that's the kind of
man Mitt Romney is!
And in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity, almost 19% of
his income....Obama gave 1%
Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013%
This is real character vs....well you know what!
Romney may not be the best representative the Republicans could have
selected. At least I know what religion he is, and that he won't
desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers, or squander my money on
vacations. I know he has the ability to turn this financial
debacle that the "Spending President" has gotten us into. We
didn't know when Obama said he'd give us change, he meant nickels and
dimes, and he would get the big bucks. We won’t like all the
things necessary to recover from this debt, but someone with Romney’s
background can do it. web posted May 30, 2012 You know you live in an Upside-down Land
A Muslim officer crying "Allah Akbar" while shooting up an army
base is considered to have committed "Workplace Violence" while an
American citizen boasting a Ron Paul bumper sticker is classified
as a "Domestic Terrorist". web posted May 30, 2012 Could it be that our "bros" nationwide are
just copying a country music legend without knowing it? Here is
the original saggy pants guy with a funny hat also. Gosh if they
knew that what they are copying would they pull up their pants?.
Nahh not likely.
YouTube web posted May 30, 2012 Who is Coach Brown? Does this person mean
Coach Black? If you are going to criticize someone, at least be smart
enough to know what you are talking about. web posted May 29, 2012 Today a
"President" that we really do not know much about visits the Tomb of
The Unknowns. At least we do know those soldiers were
We know they served their country with honor and bravery. We know
far less about this occupant of OUR White House. web posted May 29, 2012 Ref..Speeding down dirt road arrests..
I support these men, because no one else in the county has taken them
seriously. There are too many people who refuse to obey any laws in
this county. You'll find a lot of these fine citizens wandering the
streets aimlessly, driving their pimp cars up and down the road,
hanging out in front of that former Councilmans Johnston liquor store
or near it, speeding, having babies and sucking off the gov-ment teat.
To preserve the law in Edgefield County, we need at least a 1200 person
Military Police Battalion. Where does that leave those of us who need a
visible law enforcement presense? We have to rely on our own forms of
justice. Sometimes people have just had enough and do what others will
not do. And something needs to be done to prevent speeding down a
private dirt road. Help these men out.
And finally, what are you going to do when Obama uirinates on the 2d
Amendment and sends Law Enforcement to your home to confisicate your
weapons...self protection? Talk about giving the bad people the keys to
the kingdom. BIG QUESTION....Where does Sheriff Dobey stand concerning
preserving Our 2d Amerndment right? Is Sheriff Doeby an Oath Keeper? Or
is Sheriff Dobey an Obama supporter and will help Obama turn our
country into a Dictatorship. You big Sheriff Dobey supporters better
ask him these questions or you may find yourself disarmed and
vulnerable to roaming Obama people. Mr. Parkman also needs to answer
these questions. Many of us see this president as a fake, fraud,
anti-American, Communist and not fit to hold this Office. Many of us
view Obama supporters as same. This country is about to split in half
and it is important to know whether our local law enforcement is going
to be our enemy or friend when Obama makes his power grab as dictator.
Editor's note: I'm all for asking candidates where they stand on
issues. However, I would discourage anyone from taking the law into
their own hands. More than likely they will be the ones going to jail. web posted May 29, 2012 [Name removed] is interested in the
baseball coaching job at Strom Thurmond. Could also coach football if
needed. web posted May 29, 2012 The last thing we need is vigilantes
trying to be cops! How stupid do you have to be to say that you're
gonna bash the cars of speeders and then get arrested for bashing
people you claim are speeding. OMG! You might as well punch a guy in
the face in front of a cop! Moron! web posted May 29, 2012 Re: coach brown .......Will be glad to see
How can you say Coach Brown needs to go? We should try to keep him! We
had a great run at the title this year and would have a better chance
if he stayed for next year. web posted May 28, 2012Re: post being
from Douglas Principal.
Wrong! I was writing as someone who visits and comes in and out
of the school. The comment about treating others the same was a
personal comment about how I feel I treat others the same and the way I
like to be treated. What I meant was that I don't see that in my
coming and going. Seems to be prefences there and others not
working. I also meant that I think color is still playing a part
in hiring just like it was a few years ago, and that that shouldn't
"qualify" you for a job, much less keep your job for you if you aren't
doing a good job.
Seems to me, like the post I read Saturday, that the Teachers are the
reason the kids are successful there, but that they suffer a good bit
as employees. web posted May 28, 2012 RE: "I just wanted to inform you that Greg
Anderson HAS taken over. He is already making "questionable"
decisions without consulting those that will be affected most."
Questionable to who? If you are on the receiving end because you
are a weak leader, you can't teach, you failed to educate our children,
you're lazy, etc., then I guess you could say the decisions being made
are questionable. However, from this perspective, it appears Greg
is taking the bull by the horns and cleaning up a mess that is long
over due. [Heck], I think he needs to use a bigger broom! web posted May 28, 2012 So interesting to see that one of Obama's
campaign leaders is actually a Bain capital type guy. Federico Pena is
a good example of all the things the Obama campaign is going against.
He is guilty off all the attacks they are launching on Governor
Romney. Double standard here? Frankly, I don't see anything wrong
with free enterprise, but to these folks who oppose anyone making
money, this seems like hypocrisy to me. What else is new with the
liberals? All they can do is attack businesses-they sure aren't
supporting businesses and they have no other way to campaign but to
Oh, and to the black folks who are so upset about the past slavery in
this country, I have a question. Are you OK with the fact that you, as
well as the rest of us, are becoming the new slaves in this country
under the policies of this President? How can you vote for someone who
wants to control you, control your personal lives, control your income,
control, control , control ? Do you not see that there are a few
"plantation owners" out there and a lot of slaves in the policies they
are pushing? All you have to do is understand a socialist or communist
system. If you are content to live hand to mouth, then OK, but look a
little closer at what is going on. We have new slave owners trying to
run this country and we are all the new slaves. I thought the blacks
had come further along than that. web posted May 28, 2012 What Are President Obama's Blockbuster
Deep in the cover of night in the town of Abbottabad, Pakistan, a team
of Navy SEALs descended from helicopters, breached the compound of
terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden and brought him to justice. The
story is the stuff that blockbuster movies are made of, but many of the
details are closely guarded secrets. That was until the Obama White
House granted extraordinary access and information to Hollywood
filmmakers for their film about the raid, originally slated to be
released just before the November presidential elections.
. web posted May 28, 2012 Anyone want to bet that Obama will not be
the hero in the movie?
The one thing that was not Bush's fault. :) web posted May 28, 2012 Dear Editor,
I just wanted to inform you that Greg Anderson HAS taken over. He
is already making "questionable" decisions without consulting those
that will be affected most. Contrary to what may be in print, Mr.
Anderson is in charge of Edgefield County School District.
Editor's note: Mr. Anderson does have a say in contracts being
considered, however, he is not the Superintendent until July. web posted May 26, 2012 Re: coach brown
Will be glad to see him go!!!!!! Maybe now sths can get a real baseball
Editor's note: I take it you consider
this to be a failed season? web posted May 26, 2012 It appears the last post came from the
principal and I must agree with her. She DOES treat everyone the
same - BAD! She has NO control over her school, she is
unprofessional, unfriendly and clueless as to how to run a
school. She let the children run the school but she stands up to
the teachers and parents when they express their concerns to her.
That school has suffered tremendously from some great teachers leaving
because of her horrible demeanor towards teachers, staff and
parents. It is imperative that the school board takes a look at
the moral and figure out what better person would be able to come in
and turn things around. Too bad that school will lose plenty more
people because she isn't listening to the people that make the school
as successful as it is - THE TEACHERS. This will affect the most
important people - the children. They too suffer when things are
not right. Children tend to become a product of their
environment. Douglas Elementary needs and enema and it needs to
start with the Principal's office.
Editor's note: I took the comment to be from someone who was comparing
themselves to the administrator, not being the administrator. I could
be wrong. web posted May 26, 2012 No driver's license?
They couldn't fit her name on one.
This is totally ridiculous:
Quejayteavonna Terelentceya Hoguesmajo, 17 -- shoplifting less than
$2,000, no driver's license
Standard web posted May 26, 2012 Edgefield County is a good place to live
and to educate children. As the school year comes to a close, please
remember to pray for all our Edgefield County children: good exam and
final test grades, wisdom in choices they make, safety, time to relax
during the summer, drive to return next school year and work to the
best of their abilities; pray for the administrators and teachers to
find time for reflection on what they did well this school year and
what needs to be adjusted for next school year, for time to relax with
family and friends; for our new superintendent as he makes decisions
that will affect us all and for us to support him in his efforts. web posted May 25, 2012 Heard
that Coach Black is stepping down as head baseball coach to spend more
time with his and his wife's newly adopted little girls, sounds like a
good man to me. May God bless you and your wife. I hope that the
baseball team hires another quality coach to continue what Coach Black
I have been told that Coach Pete Meadows is interested in
the job at
ST. From what I have been told he coached a summer team last year at ST
and was very successful and there are several players that go to him
for one on one training. From what I have read about him on the web he
has been a very successful coach. Sounds like this would be a good
candidate for the job since several players on the team have played for
him or been trained by him.
Just an old mans opinion, but sounds like the right man to continue
building what Coach Black has layed the foundation for. web posted May 25, 2012Re: Douglas
Some of you would be surprised to know who agrees with the post the
other day. I believe I treat everyone the same, and from what I
see coming and going from the school, there are some people in the
building who obviously look like they get preferential treatment.
Sometimes it looks like people are either doing nothing or what I would
think is someone else's job.
Jobs are hard to come by, and even though color has said to have played
a part over the last fews years in hiring practices, that doesn't mean
hire inadequate people based on color, nor does it mean you get to keep
that job you aren't very good at just because of the color of your skin
or your connections.
Kids' educations are at stake and all the tension you feel walking in
the doors to visit, drop of children, talk with teachers, etc. makes me
feel like the posts I see on wandering minds must have some truth to
them. web posted May 25, 2012 I am so relieved to see that someone has
enough courage to inform the public about some of the things that go on
at Douglas Elementary School! It is amazing how the Principal,
Assistant Principal and school nurse treat others. [Removed] would be
heartbroken to see how her former school is actually being run. They
are great at camouflaging in front of others, especially people from
the district office and other persons that only they think are
important! Changes need to happen fast! web posted May 25, 2012 RE:"Democrat Primary
Sees Just Two Candidates"
What is it with DEMONcrats running convicts for election? Cocain
Jackson, Ryan "B", Ed McKintire, Charles Walker, all black and all get
black votes!?! Walker even got elected after being arrested!!!!
Republicans are racist because they don't like Obama but blacks vote
for blacks because they're black and that's OK. Who's the real racists? web posted May 25, 2012RE: [Editor's
note] Obama is the original birther
Editor's note: It is true. web posted May 25, 2012 Amen to the person fussing about the old
guy on the bike! He thinks the town is his playground and he's king.
He's going to end up being a grease spot on the road eventually. He
cuts on and off the sidewalks in traffic, runs stop signs, ignores
redlights. I thought someone on a bike had to obey the same rules as
cars? Wanna bet if I drove the way he does I won't get a ticket? HA!
Think again! web posted May 25, 2012 The year was 1947
Some of you will recall that on July 8, 1947, A little more than 64
years ago, numerous witnesses claim that An Unidentified Flying Object,
(UFO), with five aliens aboard, crashed onto a sheep and mule ranch
just outside Roswell, New Mexico.
This is a well known incident that many say has long been covered-up by
the U.S. Air Force, as well as other Federal Agencies and
However, What you may NOT know is that in the month of April, year
1948, nine months after the historic day, the following people were
Barrack Obama Sr.
Albert A. Gore, Jr.
William J. Clinton
John F. Kerry
Charles E. Schumer
This is the consequence of aliens breeding with sheep and jack-asses. I
truly hope this bit of information clears up a lot of things for you.
It certainly did for me. And now you can stop wondering why they
support the bill to help all Illegal Aliens. web posted May 25, 2012 Things ain't looking too good for
Obummer.......... The NOT Obama Democrats — by Newt Gingrich http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/gingrich-not-obama-movement/2012/05/24/id/440234 web posted May 25, 2012 I really wish the mayor of this town could
start citing hefty fines to these thugs wearing their pants down to
their ankles. Maybe if their wallet was cleaned out repeatedly they
would put a darn belt on. web posted May 24, 2012 The cops need to do something about the
crazy guy that rides his bike in and out of traffic all day long in
Edgefield. He's a menace to everybody and he's gonna get run over. web posted May 24, 2012 Re: Born in Kenya?
Obama's Own 1991 Bio Says Just That.
I see you'll print anything without checking the facts as long as it
boost you "Tea Party" support.
Editor's note: It is Obama's bio, used to promote Obama's books,
cleared for use by Obama. Was he lying then (used until 2007) or is he
lying now? The irony is, Obama was the orginal "birther". web posted May 24, 2012 If this was a TEA Party member hitting a
piñata of Obama's face with a baseball bat the media would be
screaming for an arrest. But this doesn't even make the news. Go Nikki!
Let's boot the union thugs out of SC! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4NjA-zzqMC4 web posted May 24, 2012 Obama uses $90 billion American taxpayer
dollars to bailout GM and the jobs go to China.
What is wrong with that picture?? Watch the video and then answer that
question. How much more of this BS president can we take. He told the
Russians that he would be even more flexible after the election. Why???
Because he won't have to be concerned about another term. Four more
years of this guy will completely destroy our country. web posted May 24, 2012 Clinton and Obama want to take our guns.
http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/2012/05/23/miller-selling-u-s-out-again/?subscriber=1 web posted May 24, 2012 Editor's post:Please keep the
Brazell and Hutto families in your prayers after the tragic collision on Monday afternoon. To send your comments click here,or refer to our contact page for
additional email addresses or contact information. web posted May 23, 2012I am siting on
my front porch on Columbia
Road enjoying the thunder storm, watching the lightening and listen to
the Dixie Youth Baseball Game going on. Some one please tell me
why those kids are playing while we have a LIGHTNING STORM GOING ON. web posted May 23, 2012 I didn't know Lorie (Brazell / Hutto)
that well in school, but she was always happy and friendly. We're
praying for a speedy recovery! They don't call us the "fighting rebels"
for nothing. Keep up the good fight and get well soon! web posted May 23, 2012We miss Sandra Fryer especially awards
night at the high school because she always provided us with nice
pictures. The awards day lack organization from some of the
awards not ready for the kids, notification received by families on the
Saturday, lack quality pictures, etc. I'm not sure what's going
on at the high school but Ms. Jett needs to get it together web posted May 23, 2012 Mr. Anderson, The teachers at JET need
your help. It is obvious that the district office doesnt care because
nothing has been done in over a year. Does the board not hear the
issues? Are they ignoring the complaints and allowing the
teachers and kids to suffer? You have a select few in the
building that keep the school going but I hear we may be losing
Mr. Anderson, Why aren't you helping?
Editor's note: You have to remember, Mr. Anderson does not take over
until July 1. However, he is very involved and is open to being
contacted directly. You can trust that anything you tell him will not
go beyond him or be repeated unless you request. Things are looking up
in the ECSD, give it a little time. web posted May 23, 2012 I just want to say that I have seen
teacher morale at Douglas Elementary at its lowest. I place all of the
blame on Cherya Clark (Principal), Craig Simmons (Assistant Principal)
and the school nurse. I find it appalling how such a wonderful school
has been ruined in just a matter of years!! Teachers are in constant
fear and have no support at ALL!! In fact if you do need assistance,
then you are more than likely out of luck because they are usually
having conferences throughout the school day and you can hear them
laughing behind closed doors. I just find it hard to believe that they
are allowed to behave this way and they are supposed to be role models
in the community!! In fact, they allow the Vice President of the PTO to
be yelled at, in front of students by an employee and nothing was done
about it. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that James Bibbs was there and
did nothing at all!! Needless to say, I do not think PTO will ever want
to work hard serving the school employees food from Shealys again! This
is just the tip of the iceberg. We need things to change ASAP or either
we will lose more teachers due to fear and disappointment. web posted May 23, 2012 Saw this in the news and on youtube.
Sounds like a few teachers I had the past few years before graduating
from ST. Sounds just as ignorant as [names removed]. How do these
people pass the test to become a "teacher"? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vjpWaESn_9g#!
Editor's note: The same way dumb Norman Dorn was able to stand in a
classroom I suppose. That moron can't write a letter, much less teach
or lead on the County Council. Thank God his votes do not matter. The
suspended, with pay of course, and will be back before you
know it indoctrinating the children. web posted May 23, 2012 I would like to express my thoughts on the
lawsuit with All God's Creatures. I agree that Ms. Holcomb did an
outstanding thing by establishing the first animal rescue shelter in
Edgefield county. I knew Ms. Holcomb before she took over Animal
Refuge Keepers. All God's Creatures has been a tremendous asset
to Edgefield county. I have also had several dealings with Ms.
Holcomb since she took over the shelter in North Augusta and in my
opinion she is not the same person. The person that created All
God's Creatures in Edgefield county got greedy when she saw dollar
signs with the over one million dollar trust that was left to
her. When she first established All God's Creatures, she didn't
have access to that money so she set about the work of rescuing animals
and made a good name for herself. She saw dollar signs and just
couldn't resist. The sign in front of All God's Creatures doesn't
even say anything about rescuing animals. The sign advertises her
boarding and grooming business, which is how she is making her profit,
which was never the purpose of Animal Refuge Keepers. web posted May 22, 2012 How can an "award winning" high school
publish a yearbook that is filled with grammatical errors? I feel
so sorry for the parents and seniors who have ad pages. The money
they paid to have something special done for their child that will be
seen by everyone only to be filled with errors in spelling, capitals,
and punctuation. Maybe STHS needs to have someone better educated
to edit their yearbook. Someone said that maybe the parents sent
in the errors like that. Well, two things tell me that's not the
case. First of all, I know several of the people who have ads in
the yearbook and they all are educated and know how to write
sentences. Secondly, look throughout the yearbook and you will
see many other errors. Who does the editing of the
yearbook? Is it students? Is it a teacher or a committee of
teachers? Is it an administrator? I am embarrassed that a
book that costs that much money and time to publish, and even more
money for the parents who chose to design an ad page for their child,
is out there for the public to see. I'm sure someone will
blame it on Jostens. If Jostens is at fault, then every student
at the high school who purchased a yearbook should have their money
refunded. In the very least, an apology letter should be sent out
to the parents of STHS children apologizing for such sloppy work. It is
a sad representation of STHS and the intelligence level of the people
in charge of its publication. web posted May 22, 2012 Sad to say, but it is a common occurrence
for even good people to be tempted by suddenly inheriting or being
given control of a lot of money. Whether Ms Holcomb was a great rescuer
in the past, before being handed over a $1 million facility, has little
bearing on how the $1million was handled. I assume the court case will
focus on the contract, whether it was breached, and whether the funds
were disbursed properly. Whatever the outcome, it is to be hoped that
the trust fund wont be drained by the litigation, and that some funds
will remain to care for the homeless animals (though I gather there are
very few rescued animals currently at the facility). web posted May 22, 2012 Have anyone seen the yearbook for Strom
Thurmond? Terrible!!! Poor picture quality, several student
class pictures missing, incorrect spelling of student names, etc.
I feel so bad for all the students especially the seniors that
purchased this yearbook. web posted May 22, 2012 RE: Is Mark Rodgers, the football
coach at Wardlaw Academy, the brother of Tim Rodgers, Board Member of
Wardlaw Academy??????? Williams, Yonce,
Gossett, Rodgers, Whitlock.....yes, same old same old.........
take a look at the board at wardlaw - what do you see?????? Is
there a board policy????
Are you a contributor to Wardlaw? If not what does it matter to
you? If you are than you already know what's what and should
appreciate these folks. Are you related to or personally know any
of the people that you named? If you are then you know they (the
Board) do this job for no pay and on their own time. We all at
Wardlaw appreciate them and if you don't you don't have enough on your
own plate to be worried about who is related to who. web posted May 22, 2012 Re: school morale
I see the comments about the morale at Parker and JET, but they are not
the only ones. There is definitely one where there are good
teachers are seriously considering looking elsewhere for the same
Teachers work so hard every day for these kids. No one wants to
get up and go to a job they hate, and not because of the kids, but the
adults. Morale has slowly died here and eventually, if not
already, it will catch up in the way the kids are taught and what they
Genuine appreciation, not photo ops and fake smiles, are what we all
need to make it through. This goes without saying at any job.
I do have faith that the new administration can get this district back
on track, and hopefully before too many good losses in the classrooms. web posted May 22, 2012 RE: Guy
This POS should be put in jail and forced to work and give all his
money to provide for his kids and stop taxpayers from supporting his
bastard kids because he's a POS!!!
That's the problem with welfare. The government encourages the stupid
women to have babies from thugs because they just get a bigger check
from us. If they know these are his kids, make the sorry SOB pay up!
This story made me SICK! Stop paying for welfare broodmares!. They
should have cut his [removed] off after the first 5 10 or 15! web posted May 22, 2012 BEAT OBAMA, SAVE THE USA AND OUR FREEDOM.
https://beatobama.us/vote-fraud/dead-voters-underscore-the-need-for-a-national-voter-id-law web posted May 22, 2012 I certainly hope that Mr. Anderson will
consider the importance of lowering the student/teacher ratio in
classes. With the end of the Peach Grant, this would be the perfect
time to put these teachers back in regular classrooms to lower the
ratio. Note, we need help to lower the ratio in regular classrooms. We
hear that these teachers don't want to go back in regular classrooms.
Well, we are so sorry, but that's what is needed to meet the needs of
the students in this district. web posted May 21, 2012 I have been reading with interest the
posts about All God’s Creatures
(AGC) and I would like to weigh in on a few points. I have lived in
Edgefield County all my life and I know that Mrs. Holcomb stepped out
and established on her own AGC, the first animal shelter in Edgefield
County, to rescue animals. I know she has been dedicated to that effort
for many years and has been where most of us would not dare to
trod. She has taken in many, many and dealt with horrendous
hoarding situations in Saluda, Edgefield, and McCormick Counties, while
I know little about the referred to law suit, I have always found
Denise Holcomb to be kind, compassionate, fair and honest, and it
disturbs me that this case through Wandering Minds is receiving some
ill-warranted publicity. Come on people be fair, let the court deal
with the case, but give credit where it is due. AGC has been a
tremendous asset to Edgefield County and that is because of the efforts
of Denise Holcomb. Enough said! web posted May 21, 2012 Let's see what Mr. Anderson has planned
for the district. He wants teachers to be happy and he wants to restore
their eagerness to go to work each day. Is he willing to look at the
leadership of each building principal? Let's start with Mr.
Hampton at JET Middle School. Is he ever on campus? Talk to the
JET teachers and parents about the decisions that he makes. As a
parent, I am embarrassed by what I see at JET under his absence and
poor judgement of leadership.
I have also been very disappointed with the teacher morale at Parker
over the past two years. Parker teachers used to be the happiest
people. They are not anymore and you can feel the sadnesss when you
visit the school. Why is it happening to our good Edgefield schools? web posted May 21, 2012Is Mark Rodgers, the football coach at
Wardlaw Academy, the brother of Tim Rodgers, Board Member of Wardlaw
Academy??????? Williams, Yonce,
Gossett, Rodgers, Whitlock.....yes, same old same old.........
take a look at the board at wardlaw - what do you see?????? Is
there a board policy???? web posted May 21, 2012 The left is sure afraid that the birther
issue will be a big deal in this next election. If you have AOL and you
click on the article about the biography that has come out on Obama,
you get more than you think you will. While you are reading the article
(which says the woman who wrote the booklet got her facts wrong, and
goes on to quote various Republican leaders saying they believe Obama
was born here) you get to listen to Obama at the Correspondents'
Dinner. He is giving a "charming and funny" speech that addresses some
of this issue. It is such blatant propaganda by the Huffington Post. I
have never seen anything quite as disturbing, and I read a lot on
various sites, both conservative and liberal. This story is really
scaring the left-I say bring it on .
How much you want to bet he's gonna vote for Obama? 1,000,000 to 0
odds!!!!!!!!!! Why should I have to support this thug's kids who will
just be wefare thugs? THIS is the problem. And Obama just makes it
posted May 21, 2012 A recent Bloomberg article headlined
“Jobless Rate Falls to 8.1%.”
And the Obama administration was quick to embrace this hairline
improvement as hard evidence that their economic recovery plan is a
But one of my Moneynews colleagues, James Davidson, differs in opinion.
“What a farce. The jobs recovery is a statistical confection
Read more: Jobless
posted May 21, 2012 RE ; Editor's note: Nope: The
$5,027,761,476,484.56 in additional debt that the U.S. government has
taken on during the 39 months that Obama has been president is more
debt than the federal government accumulated in the first 219 years of
the Republic [that would be more than double]. Don't confuse deficit
and debt, a tried and true Democrat tactic for smoke a mirrors.
I am not confusing debt and deficit. I am not confused at
all. The deficit is the annual increase in debt. The debt
is the total accumulation of all current and previous deficits and
You claim here " Obama has doubled the debt he swore to cut in half by
the end of his first term. Maybe you should read a real news site: The
Five Trillion Dollar Man - CNS News"
I simply pointed what your own linked article says. It says
this. "At the close of business on Jan. 20, 2009, the day Obama
was inaugurated, the federal government’s debt was
$10,626,877,048,913.08, according to the U.S. Treasury. By the close of
business on April 16, 2012—as many Americans were working to finalize
their 2011 tax returns to meet an April 17 filing deadline—the debt had
So I asked you how $10Trillion doubles without reaching
$20Trillion. How does that happen?
Editor's note: The "inherited" Bush debt was $4.9 trillion (two wars
and 9/11 in the mix). Obama has added over $5 trillion, that is more
than double. Obama swore he would cut the debt in half by his first
term (a total of $10 trillion to $5 trillion). Instead he increased it
50%, or $5 trillion plus.
Add it up any way you want. It is still double. web
posted May 21, 2012 From an email: For the sake of argument,
let's say Obama was born in Hawaii as he claims. Or if he wasn't, then
his mother was an American citizen which would still make him an
American citizen regardless of where he was born. Let's just take the
citizenship issue off the table. That STILL does not explain why he
lied about his birthplace at least once, which he has done anyway you
look at it. Obama either lied to the literacy agency when he approved
his biography in his book in 1991 about being born in Kenya or he is
either lying about being born in Hawaii in order to run for president.
He simply can't claim to be born in both places. The REAL question is
why the lies? Obviously he did it one time or the other. That's where
he is caught. The REAL ISSUE is his character. Either he was trying to
boost sales of his book in 1991 by claiming to be some international
celebrity author or he was trying to protect his eligibility to run for
president. And where was the media in either case? Why didn't
they bring this up in 2008? I know where the media was. They were too
busy out claiming Sarah Palin said she "could see Russia from her
porch", a statement that was never uttered by Palin but instead by
actress Tina Faye on Saturday Night Live. -- web
posted May 21, 2012 Please read the part about the fact
checker who made a mistake.
Editor's note: My only question is why was this used for 16 years
without Obama correcting the "mistake"? Is this just one of his lies?
Is this the reason he will not release his student loan records? Did he
lie there too? This is not a "mistake". A mistake is corrected within
days, not decades. web
posted May 21, 2012 This is just the first shoe. The law of
the sea treaty which obama will sign next is one more step in the loss
of U.S. sovereignty to the UN.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States reversed policy on Wednesday
and said it would back launching talks on a treaty to regulate arms
sales as long as the talks operated by consensus, a stance critics said
gave every nation a veto.
The decision, announced in a statement released by the U.S. State
Department, overturns the position of former President George W. Bush's
administration, which had opposed such a treaty on the grounds that
national controls were better. web
posted May 21, 2012 The largest tax hike in history is due to
strike the United States on January 1, 2013. Known as "Taxmageddon," it
would impose $494 billion in higher taxes on the American people in the
first year. The tax hikes would be so terrible that Fed Chairman Ben
Bernanke warned Senate Democrats that the country is headed toward a
"fiscal cliff" and that Congress must deal with the impending tax
Editor's note: At this time the current information is the driver
suffered two broken arms, a broken leg, and an array of other injuries.
He is expected to recover from his injuries but remains in serious
posted May 18, 2012 Let me tell
you all something....... Ms.Holcomb does not have a dishonest bone in
her body. And you do not know what you are talking about. All you
know is that a suit has been filed. It is far better for some of
you to remain silent and be thought fools than to speak out and remove
all doubt. Ms. Holcomb has a right to put her house up for
sale. She has never taken one penny of All Gods Creatures money
for personal gain. Every penny donated or made from grooming \ boarding
goes right back into All Gods Creatures to care for the
animals. I am a shocked at the stupidity of people who like
to run with headlines never even knowing the truth. But that is
just the way of the world. Only hearing one side of a situation and
then just run your mouth. When the truth comes out you all will
have egg on your faces and Ms. Holcomb will still be loving and caring
for animals. No one cared about her or talked about her when she
had 20 dogs in her back yard ( where all Gods Creatures began)
you didnt trash her when she housed sick or abused animals in her own
home until she could get them healthy enough for adoption. No one
questioned her when she paid out of her own pocket for medical bills on
a dog dumped at her door. I cant believe after all she has done and
given to Edgefield County that this is what she has to go through just
for the sake of saving animals. Shame on those of you who
continue to spread lies and gossip. web
posted May 18, 2012 re:
wake up people
I heard that this meeting was regarding candidacy paperwork for the GOP
that had to be turned in that day so don't get to lax with the
accusations. That was the day that "second final list" had to be
turned in by high noon. web
posted May 18, 2012 RE - Editor's
note: Please tell me you don't believe that. Obama has doubled the debt
he swore to cut in half by the end of his first term. Maybe you should
read a real news site: The Five Trillion Dollar Man - CNS News
From the article you linked.....At the close of business on Jan. 20,
2009, the day Obama was inaugurated, the federal government’s debt was
Treasury. By the close of business on April 16, 2012—as
many Americans were working to finalize their 2011 tax returns to meet
an April 17 filing deadline—the debt had reached $15,654,638,525,397.64.
How is a number that starts with $10Tillion, manage to "double" without
first reaching $20Trillion? Do you struggle with math?
Editor's note: Nope: The $5,027,761,476,484.56 in additional debt that
the U.S. government has taken on during
president is more debt than the
federal government accumulated in the first 219 years of the Republic
[that would be more than double]. Don't confuse deficit and debt, a
tried and true Democrat tactic for smoke a mirrors. web
posted May 18, 2012 The South
Carolina Republican Party Executive Committee has reinstated a state
senate candidate to run in the June primary against an incumbent who is
believed to be behind a legal effort to have his opponent and nearly
200 others statewide removed from the ballot. Never without political
drama, the reinstatement comes with a contrived controversy about a
Editor's note: Remember, to be fair, the lawsuit represents only one
side of the case. But, Weber seems to have a good case in my opinion. web
posted May 17, 2012Are you sure
that Pettigrew is not going to be in the primary? I heard he was.
Editor's note: I do not know how many times I have to say this. Trisha
Butler, Voter Registration Director and Elections Director, said there will be no
Republican Primary in June. None, nada, nill, zero, ziltch, and
John Pettigrew is a nice guy and has every right to run, as long as he
does it legally. But he will not be on the Republican ballot. web posted May 17, 2012Read the
stories on the child molestors. Just what we needed, more sex offenders
in the county. web
posted May 17, 2012 Parkam,
Pettigrew and Bettis Rainsford meeting together. That's all I need to
know before voting! I thought Pettigrew said he didn't have any ties to
posted May 17, 2012I thought All
God's Creatures had closed. web
posted May 17, 2012To voters
supporting Parkman [for Sheriff] you are either ignorant, a criminal,
or corrupt!! You obviously don't know jack sheets about this man! Keep
your women away from him. he's got roman hands! web
posted May 17, 2012President
Obama is using the former presidents biographies on the white house web
site for campaigning. Talk about narcissism at its worst.
Editor's note: Please tell me you don't believe that. Obama has doubled
the debt he swore to cut in half by the end of his first term. Maybe
you should read a real news site: The
Man - CNS News web
posted May 17, 2012 Very
enlightening - for those few who aren't already aware of this...
Nancy Pelosi's daughter is an aspiring film producer.
She made this short but disturbing video which has caused quite a stir
in the "progressive" community.
I imagine her mother was furious.
Our tax dollars, hard at work!!!!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2kGPdxkofo
Editor's note: Interesting, and very telling. Just there to get "Obama
bucks", "just want a check", and going to vote for Obama because he
"gives me stuff" and "he's black."
And people wonder why this country is in the shape it is? Really? web
posted May 17, 2012 Obama calls
for rebellion against the word of God.
posted May 17, 2012 Dobey.....yes.
any day. web
posted May 16, 2012 Parkman over
Dobey? You need to check into his [Parkman's] past record. Why doesn't
the editor dig into this? Hello! That's news I'd like to read!
Editor's note: We have a report on both candidate's record that will be
published at a later date. web
posted May 16, 2012 Oh
great............ another sex offender in Edgefield County. Don't we
have enuf already? web
posted May 16, 2012 Heard parkman
, pettigrew , an[d] bettis was seen coming out of bettis office at 6 am
wake up people web
posted May 16, 2012 Maybe if more people handled things things might
Editor's note: Taking the law into your own hands will only lead to you
being charged with a crime. Let law enforcement enforce the law.
Assist them, but do not try to be them. web
posted May 16, 2012 South Carolina
State Senator Jake Knotts is an unfortunate throwback to the days when
plantation politics and back-slapping cronies governed through deals
made in smoke-filled rooms. To pick the most ignorant thing this
fool has said or done would be like picking which star in the universe
is the hottest. With the help of Buzzfeed, here's a leading
contender for "Jake Knotts' Greatest hits."
posted May 16, 2012 Not only is he
trying to destroy our country, now he wants to also destroy all the
symbols of our freedom. Careful how you vote in Nov.
Well said. The Obama administration has waged a war on America,
Christians, and the family since he got in office. We can't afford 4
more years of this [removed]. web
posted May 15, 2012Amen to the
editor's [column] today. Every time I see Obama on tv I want to throw a
brick threw it so I don't have to see his ugly mug! I can understand
people wanting to elected him to prove America isn't racist. But this
[removed] piece of crap has destroyed the US. Only a fool would vote
for him again!!! web
posted May 15, 2012 Edgefield
County has lost another sex offender. Wouldn't it be smart to put
tracking devices on these low lifes? Maybe tracking these repeat
offenders as is the case with the most recent runaway, is infringing
against their constitutional rights? Why is Edgefield County such an
attractive location for these slime balls? Who knows the answers to
these questions. I am not going to blame law enforcement for this
problem, but suggest someone in charge make these low life beings
understand they are not wanted in our county. Time for these liberal
Jimmy Carter appointed judges to put these repeat offenders in jail for
the remainder of their life.
Editor's note: The sex offender is not wanted, he is missing. At this time he has
complied with his duties to register. web
posted May 15, 2012 Dobey?
Well informed people make better decisions. web
posted May 15, 2012 I am writing
in response to a post I saw about All Gods Creatures on May 14
2012. I know for a fact that she ( the director) is still saving,
still loving and rescueing animals the same way she has for over 11
years. And .... All Gods Creatures is still going strong!!
To respond to the comment on her moving out West, well........ I guess
you were wrong..... she is still living and thriving in Edgefield
County. Now as for your comment on micro-chipping..... that was
offered only to help lost babies find their way back home. I know
this because I have adopted my dogs from her and I have seen first hand
the love and attention she gives. Her goal is to protect the
innocent who cannot take care of themselves. The entire staff at
All Gods Creatures goes above and beyond to help any and every animal
possible. I am sure that all rescues would love to be able to
save every animal but that is probably not possible. Why anyone
would want to write lies and jibberish about a loving animal shelter
and a woman who obviously has calling to care for the wounded and the
lost is beyond me! Shame on you! It is very apparent you have
gotten some very bad information. All you have to do is go to All
Gods Creatures for yourself to see the truth. The director and
her staff are still there, still loving, still caring and still taking
in all the rescues possible and I for one applaud them!!!! If you
have ever adopted a pet from All Gods Creatures I hope you will take
time to write in support of this shelter and this woman who has a true
calling to love and save all our four legged friends! web
posted May 15, 2012 RE: Has
anybody heard what's happening with All God's Creatures?
From what I understand the Director did not renew the 501 non-profit
status and was going to try and sell “All Gods Creatures” as a
boarding/grooming business and move west. The lady who donated the
current location found out and threatened to sue if the 501 status was
not re-instated. web
posted May 15, 2012 I think you need to talk about mitt and
his flip flops
Editor's note: Yes, we certainly do not want to talk about Obama's
failed administration. web
posted May 15, 2012 Now this guy
gets it...... http://www.reallyreality.com/f10/black-folk-dont-know-how-run-no-nation-1463/ web
posted May 15, 2012 The internet
was buzzing this week with video of First Lady Michelle Obama
apparently showing extreme disrespect to the American flag at a
ceremony in honor of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terror
attacks. As police and firefighters fold the flag to the sound of
marching bagpipers, a skeptical looking Mrs. Obama leans to her husband
and appears to say, “all this just for a flag.” She then purses her
lips and shakes her head slightly as Mr. Obama nods.
posted May 15, 2012 The tab for
Clemson's wind turbine testing center in North Charleston is now at
$119 million after the Budget and Control Board approved an additional
$21 million for the facility Wednesday. Of that, just 11.8 percent is
listed as coming from non-government sources.
Obama, Obama, Obama. web posted May 14, 2012After dinner on Sunday John Pettigrew came
up. I brought up [Edgefield Daily’s] report on John being kicked out of
the election. My dad said he talked to John this weekend and he
[Pettigrew] told him he was still in for the primary next month. Most
everybody backed me up saying they read the same thing. Momma stopped
everything because it was getting out of hand. Dad said John said not
to believe anything that is being reported. He [Pettigrew] was in the
election. What gives? What is going on?
Mr. Pettigrew could still run as a petition
candidate in the November General Election, but he will not appear
on the ballot as a Republican. There is no “appeal” process to the
primary ballot at this point. It is a done deal. web
posted May 14, 2012 RE: Our Sheriff, Adell Dobey, is doing
what he should,
GOT MY VOTE !!!!!!!!!
web posted May 11, 2012
DITTO, this poster is spot on! web
posted May 14, 2012 I have to be
honest and say that I’ve never met Sheriff Dobey or this Parkam fellow.
We’ve lived here for 5 years and are very happy with the way things are
going. The county commission [county council] and the Sheriff seem to
get along well and I don’t see a need to jump ship in mid steam. I’m
not a republican or a democrat and vote for the best man or woman for
the job. web
posted May 14, 2012 I heard that
[John] Pettigrew says your reports are wrong.
Editor's note: He's entitled to his opinion. Facts are another thing.
He has commented in every report since he was disqualified and never
challenged the facts in our reporting. web
posted May 14, 2012 Has anybody
heard what's happening with All God's Creatures? At one time they
were rescuing animals and placing them up for adoption. Lately I
have heard that the director is turning more and more animals
away. At one point I heard she was moving out West, and I know
that her house had a "For Sale" sign out front. If she is moving,
what will happen to All God's Creatures? Now I understand they are
still refusing to accept rescued animals, but are grooming and boarding
other dogs and cats. Recently I heard her state on WJES that she
is also microchipping animals for the public. All God's
Creatures' website states that they are a non-profit organization whose
mission is to rescue and find loving
homes for abandoned animals. How can you turn away abused and
abandoned animals who desperately need a home, yet take in animals for
boarding and grooming? Also, is there even a board of directors
posted May 14, 2012 What is it
with DemocRATS that they have to run convicts? First it’s Cocaine
Jackson and now Brian Doyle for Congress? OMG! No wonder DemocRATS want
felons to vote, their candidates are felons!!!!!!!!! web
posted May 14, 2012 Be prepared
for the blame game just in case. Not his fault. The general messed up.
Not him. Yeah, that's right. He really had nothing to do with it if it
I had a good laugh today and, as always, I thought of you. Of all
my memories, the ones of you laughing are my favorites. From the
soft giggles to those tear-inducing, breath-stealing hoots, remembering
your happiness is a wonderful comfort.
posted May 14, 2012Congratulations
Real leadership changes have made such a great difference. Thank you
and please keep up the good work. web
posted May 11, 2012 I just read
that Mr. Smith submitted.
Wow! We are blessed to have this young man in our county. I hope
that democrats and republicans vote for him. District 1 needs his
I see him as a state or national leader one day. Maybe home
to eleven governors?
Please support Mr. Smith for the District 1 County Council seat. web
posted May 11, 2012 If someone is
not honest in the small things, how can they be trusted in the big
things? Just a question to think about with the ballot issue in
I applaud Mr. William "Bill" Smith and the way he is dealing with this
mess. He appears to have a lot of integrity and does not want to hurt
his district by going on the ballot in an incorrect way. I really
appreciated his letter and his way of dealing with this. He seems to
care about those he would represent getting better representation.
Maybe others are more concerned about their own political aspirations.
Don't we have enough of those kinds of people in our lives already? I
plan to vote for someone that I hope will represent me and not be in
office because it just serves them personally. We never know someone's
motives but actions do speak louder than words. I am watching the
actions of these people. web
posted May 11, 2012 I am a retired
law enforcement officer and being retired I am at liberty to post, the
way I see it.
I have read all about the Dept. Sheriff being fired and you are not
being told, by the Sheriff, why he was fired.
What if you were to person being fired and you didn’t want the entire
county knowing the reasons for your dismissal. The Sheriff is showing
the Deputy respect by not discussing his business with the public.
The employee is as liberty to say what ever the employee would like to
say, be it the truth or a lie.
The Sheriff, if an honorable man, will keep his mouth shut, even if the
public wants to complain about something they know very little about.
The business at the Sheriff’s Office should never become today’s gossip.
Just remember, in the future you, your family, or your friends might be
in the Sheriff’s Office because of something you did to someone or
something someone did to you. Knowing that what ever is discussed with
the Sheriff, will not become gossip for the public, I’m sure is the way
you want it, if it’s about you.
Our Sheriff, Adell Dobey, is doing what he should,
GOT MY VOTE !!!!!!!!! web
posted May 11, 2012 Kudos to Mr.
Smith for "doing the right thing". THAT is what a true leader
does........lead by example. That's what dist 1 needs for a change... a
REAL leader not a loud mouthed [Removed]. web
posted May 11, 2012I have never
sent a comment to the Daily, but I am sick and tired of the crap about
Sheriff Dobey. He's a good man and is honest as the day is long. I have
known him for at least ten years and always found him to be concerned
about any problem that I spoke to him about. He followed up on every
one and got back to me with updates even if there was nothing he could
do. That's the man I want as Sheriff. My vote, my wife's, our son's, my
brother and his wife, and mom and dad's votes will all go for Sheriff
Dobey. Sign me a life long Republican for Sheriff Dobey! web
posted May 11, 2012 Hmmmmmmm.
that need to be replaced.
Why? Because they vote along racial lines, and have that as an
agenda, and not the interest of the children they say they
support. Look at their historical voting record-it's even on
So with that, now that the dumb mass political hack leftist judge that
gave Nathaniel Jackson a pass on his "non-residency" issue based on
some obscure, erroneously interpreted law from the 1800's, set a
presedence, guess now we can really unseat Brother Bibbs and Sister
Sallie. I think I may throw my hat in the ring to run against
Bibbs even though I'm not really a resident in his district!
But! Because the judge set the precedence in Nathaniel Jackson's
case, "I, do "intend" to move into Bibbs' district," so I should
Watch out Bibbs, you're next. web
posted May 11, 2012 I have a
question for the editor. What would you do if you were running for
election and they wanted to disqualify you after you followed the rules
they [assuming the political party] said you had to do? What if you
were running for senate or sheriff or county council?
Editor's note: That's several questions rolled into one. First, I would
have followed the law - and if I did not I would accept being
disqualified. Second, if I were in Mr. Parkman's shoes, I would back
out at once knowing that the reason for being removed from office as
Chief Magistrate will no doubt come out during the campaign. Thirdly, I
would follow the avenue that Mr. Smith is taking. If I knew I was added
to the ballot improperly, I would withdraw and run as a petition
Of course, I am not a candidate and never will be so it really doesn't
matter what I think. web
posted May 11, 2012 Editor's post: According to information received on
Wednesday, Sen. 25 candidate John Pettigrew has been disqualified and
will not appear on the primary ballot.Several calls to the South
Carolina Election Commission on Wednesday were not returned to confirm
the disqualification. Sen. Shane Massey said he was informed of the
situation on Monday, however; challenger John Pettigrew said Wednesday
afternoon he has not been contacted and his campaign remains ongoing in
"full force" until he is notified otherwise. Edgefield Daily is
following the shake up caused by the SC Supreme Court ruling last week
and will keep voters updated on any changes in candidate status
throughout the process. web posted May 10, 2012I don't know who is connected to who in
Edgefield but I do know that the law should be followed concerning
elections. Not being from this area for very long, but being burned by
some of the good old boy tactics in this county, all I can say is that
we still have a vote. If anyone else is fed up with the shenanigans
that seem to be go on in this county, just think about it when you
vote. No one is in the voting booth with you and you can vote for
whoever you want. Personally I hope to vote for someone who is legally
on the ballot without going through some kind of hoops to get
Maybe this kind of dishonesty is normal for Edgefield elections. If so,
how sad for all of us. Seems like there is such a push for knowing the
history of this area and honoring it. How can people be proud of things
like this? I would like to actually be proud of where I live. It
is getting harder to feel that way. It is embarrassing to see what is
going on with this ballot situation. web
posted May 10, 2012 President
Obama, the leader of our country, has "evolved" his views when it comes
to same sex couples. It seems in sexual relationships and in particular
for the president, a redefinition of marriage is the order of the day.
The president seems prone to not offend gay couples by calling sin for
what it is, but instead find a way to accommodate this particular
behavior and dismiss Biblical teaching out of hand on this important
Far be it for me to judge any man's heart on the matter of faith or
Christian salvation, but it does appear at best that the president has
changed the definition of what the Bible defines as marriage being
ordained by God or rather it is God Himself instead who has been
redefined from the absolute Holy eternal entity He is and substituted
for the "almighty" government instead.
Editor's note: Well, the "media" has said Obama is "sort of god", so
what do you expect? web
posted May 10, 2012 It seems that
it would be better to have Edgefield Town taxes, that than the Public
Works Fee imposed. This seems unfair to seniors, who will
not receive the benefit of the homestead exemption. web
posted May 10, 2012 This $15 "fee"
is [BS]. I'd rather have proprerty taxes. I can't take a "fee" off my
taxes as an exemption. What's next? Police fee? A street cleaning
fee? Where does it end? web
posted May 10, 2012 My family is
not from this area and where I grew up, I had never heard of a "At
Will" state. Why would the people in a state allow such a law where
they can be fired from their job at the pleasure of their employer? If
a person is fired from their job they should be told why. What do they
put on an application for another job when it asks why you were
terminated. All they can say is, "I do not know, I was not given a
reason." If a person has not had disciplinary action taken against them
or written up for wrong doing, then it seems to me that the employer
has a personal or political bias towards the employee.
I for one am going to write the governor of South Carolina and find out
about the "At Will" law and how to go about changing it. It is a
ridiculous law, in my opinion, and should be abolished. It is for the
employer and does nothing for the employee.
Editor's note: You are confusing two employment situations. South
Carolina is a "Right to Work" state and the situation of employees of
elected officials. Regarding the latter, an elected official hires his
or her employees with the understanding they work at the "pleasure of
the elected official". An elected official does not need to offer a
reason to dismiss an employee. However, I can assure you anyone
dismissed is done so for cause, whether that cause is made known is
posted May 10, 2012 They say it
out loud. So is anyone listening? You better be paying attention folks.
On a $100,000 home the tax of 1 mill would be about $4 per mill. Under
this plan at $15 a month it is like taxing me at $180 a year or a 45
Explain to me how that is a good thing. web
posted May 9, 2012 A potential
leader in SC who does not respect the rulings of the Supreme Court of
SC should not be elected. Please think about this when you go to vote.
If someone who was disqualified is added back to the ballot they should
not get anyone's vote. I am just appalled by the cocky, arrogant
attitudes of some folks. Who the heck do they think they are? I think
that people in Edgefield county are smart and have more integrity than
to vote for someone who is willing to go against the Supreme Court's
The law is the law and people wonder why this country is in the mess it
is in. Duh! web
posted May 9, 2012 I was "amused"
at Pettigrew's letter to the editor claiming he had no financial ties
to Bettis Rainsford. That may, or may not be true. But one thing I do
know is that Pettigrew is one of "Bettis' boys". I had to deal with him
when he was county administrator, and there was more than one time that
he had "Bettis' back" at the expense of many, many law abiding, tax
paying citizens of Edgefield County.
How do you think Pettigrew got the Administrator job in the first
place? Rainsford's connections with Monroe Kneece. Oh yeah, and then
Pettigrew gets a $10,000 raise over the position's advertised hiring
wage, virtually seconds after he's named administrator. How did that
happen? Maybe the good ole' boy network? Run by whom?
Now, Pettigrew appears to get his name on the ballot thru a back door
at the state level at the last minute...hmmm. Isn't Rainsford's
son/step son one of the local party officials?
And didn't Pettigrew resign (under public pressure, thanks to Edgefield
Daily reporting) a year, or less, after he got the Administrator's job
for which his qualifications were questionable in the first place? Now
he wants to go to the State Chambers to represent Edgefield County?
Wonder who's back he'll have then...
Now, this could all be coincidence. But then again, this is Edgefield
County politics. web
posted May 9, 2012 Law
enforcement agencies more often than not, are underpaid, over worked
and generally unappreciated as they go about their dangerous profession
day to day. Most of them do this with the blasé attitude that
its just another day on the job for them, but for the families who sit
and home, the children, who put on a brave faces before Daddy or Mommy
leave for “just work.” These are the commitments, the loyalties the
protection they give to our communities, in which they are embedded in,
their children play with your children. That deputy at any moment could
be running down an armed felon as easily as he could be pulling and
injured child from a wrecked vehicle, talking sweetly to her and
sharing a sucker he had in his pocket. Courage, Loyalty, Duty and Honor
are the defining characteristics of protectors, sheepdogs and warriors.
These are not only words they are life paths chosen by the few who gave
their loyalty wholeheartedly to make a change, despite the pay, despite
the danger, the despite the long hours away from the family. They
trusted their higher would reciprocate the same driven determination to
make their little part of their world peaceful, safe and free
from wolves. “We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because
rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.”- Orwell
Power, especially power unchecked can be a dangerous avenue to travel,
are we asking our sheriff if he to is doing this out of Courage,
Loyalty, Duty and Honor. Is he protecting, mentoring and above all
being loyal to his men, the same men who make his office possible? Does
he know the families of the men he sends out everyday, “Once more into
the breach my friends...” He may be a great Sheriff and if he gets
re-elected again good for him but he needs to realize his stature was
not built on being a rock star or a millionaire but on the backs of the
men below him who do the grunt work, lose times with their families and
risk it all for you sheriff....for your loyalty and for legacy. Do the
right thing and make it a good one. Throwing men to the wolves because
they don’t agree with you is a sign of a tyrant...lead not force. web
posted May 9, 2012 Wasn't Davis
Parkamn a judge before running for sheriff? He knows the laws and knows
he is a not a legal candidate. If he'll break the law to run, what the
[heck] would he do once elected? web
posted May 9, 2012 To the person
throwing stones at the sheriffs office you talking bout pt look at
parkman boy he is great shape smokes like a train way over weight come
on now . web
posted May 9, 2012 Congratulations
FFA Agronomy Team. A
accomplishment, you should all be very proud. web
posted May 9, 2012 RE: cars that
get 70 MPG
posted May 9, 2012 I totally
agreed with the editor's opinion piece this morning. If the Supreme
Court of SC has made a decision, then it needs to be respected, whether
one agrees with it or not. It is not acceptable to just move ahead and
do what one thinks they have a right to do. That seems to be the
attitude of a lot of people these days, including the administration in
charge of this country. When people start putting themselves above the
law, there is a problem. Why would we want to elect someone with an
attitude like that? We have too many egos in charge of every
phase of our lives as it is.
Our lawmakers need to respect and follow the law themselves. It is
simple, these folks that were taken off the ballot made a mistake and
they are paying the price. Too bad for them but the law is the law. To
drag this ordeal out, and to spend money on this situation at this
point, is ridiculous and in my opinion dangerous to our political
system. I will tell you this. I do not respect or support anyone who is
involved in this kind of manipulation of the system. Anyone who votes
for one of these people should have their vote disqualified. I will
vote for those that are on the ballot legally and that have not been
removed by the Supreme Court. Come on folks, wake up!!
One can say that it is nothing against the candidates, but the
candidates are making the final decision of whether or not to put their
names back on the ballot. If a candidate has any moral fiber, they
should just accept what the law says and accept the fact that for this
cycle they are disqualified. I do put the ultimate responsibility at
the door of the candidates. People running for office need to be honest
with themselves and the voters. I am still patriotic enough to have
this hope. web
posted May 8, 2012 To the Person
who said " If Somebody gets fired there is a reason...nuff said"
Its nice to see you let your intelligence show. If the Sheriff had a
legitimate reason to fire someone then He should be professional enough
to tell them why. Come on Edgefield County WAKE UP !!!! We need some
change in the Sheriff's Office. I bet if we were to give the Deputies a
Physical Fitness Test this weekend most of them will not pass it. I can
think of 6 off the top of my head I know would not pass . So this year
when you go to Vote lets not Vote according to the party they are
running under, but for someone that will do something to try to make a
better Dept. for our County. My Vote is for Parkman. And if you are
smart yours will be too.
Editor's note: Chances are Parkman will not be a candidate in the
general election. I could be wrong, but I doubt it. That remains to be
seen in the fall out of the controversy
that has erupted.
The Sheriff does not have to give a reason to dismiss an employee. They
all work at the "pleasure" of the elected official. As cold as that may
sound, it is the law.
I personally know the deputy in question, I agree he is a good deputy,
and agree he has performed his duties above and beyond what is
required. However, the deputy serves at the pleasure of the Sheriff as
an elected official. What I, you, or anyone else thinks does not
You can vote accordingly. web
posted May 8, 2012 I was made
aware by my child that goes to Strom Thurmond that during a fire alarm
a week ago, a teacher [removed] wouldn't let the kids leave the
classroom. Many kids became concerned seeing other students walking
down the hallway exiting the building. The fire alarm continued to
sound. Reportedly [the teacher] told the students she "was not made
aware of any fire alarm to be sounded that day and if there was a
fire, they could all burn up for all she cared" After many
requests by the students and after the intercom came overhead that they
need to exit the building....the students finally left the room without
her permission and went out to the grass where they waited until the
all clear to go back to class. The teacher never went out with the
students to the grass. [Removed] Have they done anything about
this obvious negligence from the teacher? I wouldn't want my child in
that class or around a teacher that doesn't care about her students. web
posted May 8, 2012 OK, who is
running and who is not? I still don't understand. Some people are off
and then they are back on. Just what the [heck] am I to believe?
Editor's note: That is a very good question and one that we are working
hard to get somebody on record to respond. At this time, no official is
willing to put their name to certified candidates. The only thing I can
confirmn is this is one big mess that will continue to be in the court
system throughout the election process. web
posted May 8, 2012THANK YOU
Dear American Taxpayer,
For only the second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my
country. I want to thank the hard working American people for paying
$242 thousand dollars for my vacation in Spain .
My daughter Sasha, several long-time family friends, my personal staff
and various guests had a wonderful time.
Honestly, you just haven't lived until you have stayed in a $2,500.00
per night private 3-story villa at a 5-Star luxury hotel.
Thank you also for the use of Air Force Two and the 70 Secret Service
personnel who tagged
along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all times. By the way,
if you happen to be visiting the Costa del Sol, I highly recommend the
Buenaventura Plaza restaurant in Marbella ; great lobster with rice and
oysters! I'm ashamed to admit the lobsters we ate in Martha's Vineyard
were not quite as tasty, but what can you do if you're not in Europe ,
you have to just grin and bear it?
Air Force Two (which costs $11,351 per hour to operate according to
Government Accounting Office reports) only used 47,500 gallons of jet
fuel for this trip and carbon emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of CO2.
These are only rough estimates, but they are close. That's quite a
carbon footprint as my good friend Al Gore would say, so we must ask
the American citizens to drive smaller, more fuel efficient cars and
drive less too, so we can lessen our combined carbon footprint.
I know times are hard and millions of you are struggling to put food on
the table and trying to make ends meet. So I do appreciate your
sacrifices and do hope you find work soon.
I was really exhausted after Barack took our family on a luxury
vacation in Maine a few weeks ago. I just had to get away for a few
Michelle (Moochelle) Obama
P.S. Thank you as well for the $2 BILLION dollar trip to India from
which we just returned!
P.SS. Thank you, too, for that vacation trip to Martha's Vineyard; it
And thanks for that second smaller jet that took our dog Bo to Martha's
Vineyard so we and the children could have him with us while we were
away from the White House for eleven days. After all, we couldn't take
him on Air Force One because he might pee on some wires or something.
P.SSS. Oh, I almost forgot to say thanks also for our two-week trip to
Hawaii at Christmas. That 7,000 square foot house was great!
P.SSSs don't forget my ski trip to Vail this winter and now the girls
and I are in Africa with my mom. All this while Barack golf’s and
campaigns to keep my trips coming for the next 4 years !
Love Ya!Remember, we all have to share the pain of these economic times
P.SSSSS. And thank you for Malia's spring break trip to Mexico, just
think how many more trips the kid's and I can take with 4 more years in
the White House.
Love to -redistribute- share- the wealth. web
posted May 8, 2012 South Carolina
is a great place populated by wonderful people (and it's share of
buttheads). It's a state with great tradition and even greater
potential, but one of those traditions is threatening it's future. That
tradition is the subversion of con artist politicians and it's
greed-driven relationship with guttersnipe media. Now, that con
job is about to steal an election.
posted May 8, 2012 So just who
the (heck) is in the election? Every day it changes! I don't know what
to believe anymore.
Editor's note: I could not agree more. It is frustrating. However, the
situation is far from over. web
posted May 7, 2012 We're down but
not out! Get out and support the Rebelss Monday night in Pendleton. web
posted May 7, 2012I saw John
Pettigrew in the parade (Peach Blossom Festival) carring a sign saying
he is running. I thought he was out?
Editor's note: Local party officials said he was disqualified.
Pettigrew claimed he was a candidate. A check of the state's website
confirmed he was listed. I have no idea how that happened.
This is a mess and it will take a concerted effort to correct. And it
will be painful to some. web
posted May 7, 2012Re: deputy
If somebody gets fired there is a reason..... nuff said! web
posted May 7, 2012 I have just
learned of a firing that to place in Edgefield County Sheriff's
office.I'm having a hard time trying to understand why he was fired.He
went above and beyond his expectations to make sure his county was
protected when he was on duty.As I recall of a break-in on Republican
Rd.That happen a few months ago.Two deputies road by the house after a
suspicious vehicle was called into dispatch.Neither deputy was able to
fined the vehicle.It took the deputy that had a true heart and again
went above and beyond his expectations to protect his county to fined
the vehicle which was already in progress of taking items out of the
house."Sheriff Dobey" How and why can you fire the best Deputy on your
task force? The ones you have now are not true deputies.More like wanna
B's.When in public that deputy acknowledge every citizen in his
County.It was a pleasure for me to walk into a store and hear people
talking about this deputy and what he did for our County.Now all I hear
is the bad that took place in Edgefield County.The community will never
be the same without him.""Sheriff Dobey" Good Luck with your votes for
Sheriff this term.Definitely wont get mine. web
posted May 7, 2012 A gallon of
regular gasoline the day Obama was inaugurated was $1.79 on average in
the U.S. Today that price is $3.59, a 100.6% increase. The number of
food stamp recipients has risen since Obama took office from 31,983,716
to 43,200,878, a 35.1% jump.
Long term unemployment soared 146.2% during the same 32 month period
from 2,600,000 to 6,400,000. Staggering hope and change isn't it?
American citizens living in poverty have risen 9.5% from 39,800,000 to
43,600,000, and the number of unemployed has jumped almost 25% from
11,616,000 to 14,485,000 as of August 31, 2011.
The number of unemployed blacks has risen from 12.6% at the end of
George Bush's term to 15.8% today, a 25.4% increase, and finally, our
national debt is up 34.4% from 10.627 trillion to 14,278 trillion *
Keep these figures in mind as we recount the number of firsts for this
First President to refuse to show a valid birth certificate.
First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then
deny he was a foreigner.
First President to have a social security number from a state he has
never lived in.
First President to preside over a cut to the credit rating of the
First President to violate the War Powers Act.
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally
obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
First President to defy a Federal Judges court order to cease
implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a
First President to spend a trillion dollars on shovel-ready jobs and
later admit there was no such thing as shovel-ready jobs.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of
companies to his union supporters.
First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the
deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. , including those
with criminal convictions.
First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his
First President to terminate Americas ability to put a man in space.
First President to encourage racial discrimination and intimidation at
First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being
First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional
and refuse to enforce it.
First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly
speak-out on the reasons for their rate increases.
First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state
they are allowed to locate a factory.
First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to
protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN)
First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been
properly issued years ago.
First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-corps for
catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
First President to appoint 45 Czars to replace elected officials in his
First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half
years in office.
First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.
First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn
First President to coddle American enemies while alienating Americas
First President to publicly bow to Americas enemies while refusing to
salute the U.S. Flag.
First President to go on multiple global apology tours.
First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and
Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends, paid for by the
First President to refuse to wear the U.S. Flag lapel pin.
First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his
First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000.00 a
year at taxpayer expense.
First President to repeat the Holy Qur'an tells us, and openly admit
the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the
most beautiful sound on earth.
Remember that 32 months of Obama White House we the people have
accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as
during the rest of our nation's entire history, as the Obama's plan
their next extravagant vacation to the Indonesian Island nation of Bali. web
posted May 7, 2012 GO REBELS!!!!! So proud of the team and
more importantly the seniors that have worked so hard for this over the
last four years! Keep it going!! It was a pleasure to watch! web
posted May 5, 2012 Way to go
Rebs!! We're behind you 150%!!! web
posted May 5, 2012 I am confused.
One report says the (SC Supreme Court) ruling only applied to the
primary, then its everybody, then it is some not the other, which
report is accurate?
Editor's note: All of them at the time they were published, including
our coverage today of the situation. A matter such as this is what is
commonly called a "fluid" situation. A ruling is handed down, the
parties react with only a day and a half to certify candidates (the
party wants to keep as many on the ballot to be able to keep the filing
fees), and the final results are registered.
Edgefield Daily is here to provide readers with the most up-to-date
information on local events and that commitment will continue
throughout this matter. web
posted May 5, 2012 I'm an
outsider but is this (County Council Dist 1) Dorn guy as stupid as he
is portrayed? I just find it hard to believe.
Editor's note: I have to answer with a "No". He is given far more
credit on the IQ scale than he deserves. web
posted May 5, 2012 Do any of you
understand that not only is this happening, but these will be the
people who will chose our Next President..illegal...just a word.
Nothing happens to them. WE PAY FOR IT! http://www.wthr.com/video?clipId=7054149&autostart=true web
posted May 5, 2012 It's starting.
Who is outraged by this story?
posted May 5, 2012 GO REBELS!!!!
GREAT GAME LAST NIGHT!!!! Come out Saturday night at 7pm and support
Strom Thurmond against Palmetto!!! web
posted May 4, 2012 Congratulations
support the Rebels this
Saturday as they go for the Upper State Championship. We need a big
crowd on hand. Go Rebels! web
posted May 4, 2012 Congratulations
the team and coaching staff
exhibited great sportsmanship in a difficult game with some difficult
calls! Way to go Rebels!! So proud of you and proud to be a
Rebel! Good Luck Saturday!!! web
posted May 4, 2012 Wow!!! If I
were a African American from Edgefield(really anywhere) I would have
this "JOKE" of a person removed from office. We all hear
about,supposed, discrimination of the black race by the white
race and this idiot is more of a disgrace to the black people
than the white person could ever be accused,I CAN'T believe the
stupidity of this idiot.PLEASE wake up Black people of my WONDERFUL
Edgefield county! GET HIM OUT OF OFFICE!!!!! web
posted May 4, 2012 RE:Why would
the Sheriff fire a good deputy and not give him a reason for firing
him. There have been deputies that have done a lot of bad things and
are still on the force. I am very confused and will not vote for our
present Sheriff again. I think it is time for a change
Its not the first and I'm sure not the last as him and his chief
deputy are in charge. The law suit keeps coming out
as well too. What happened to the case that a deputy filed about
a year ago?? I heard the tax payers are going to have pay
out alot of money.
The sheriff office has lost a lot of good officer to other departments
because the way things are being handle by the sheriff and his chief
deputy. Wasn't to long ago that [removed] was [claimed to be]
slandering Johnston police dept but he got a slap on the wist. I
was really hoping we would see more people running for sheriff because
its time for change and the good old boy system needs to be put to
rest. Also the folks in merriweather are tired of all the break
ins I had over $14,000 of stolen property taken from me and never heard
a word from the sheriff office after they came out! Not a peep web
posted May 4, 2012 I agree about
the out of shape Deputies in Edgefield Co. How can you feel safe when
you can out run them. I heard they Fired one of the best Deputies they
had. What is wrong with the Sheriff? He seems like he dont give a Poo
about the County or the Dept. Well I dont know about anyone else but I
know how I am Voting this year and it wont be for Dobey. I agree its
time for a CHANGE...!!! web
posted May 4, 2012 I noticed that
you have dropped the "EdgefieldDaily.com" moniker. Are you doing that
because you are going to offer a printed version? Just curios.
Editor's note: No, just as the "www" was dropped years ago, we did not
see the need to continue the .com in our leads to reports. Anyone
searching Edgefield County News will always see EdgefieldDaily.com in
the top position. Keeping the .com in the leads became redundent. web
posted May 4, 2012 This man was
told he could not fly the American flag in his own yard. Big mistake!
posted May 4, 2012 Thank you
President Obama for talking with the Taliban (???) and for going to
Afghanistan yesterday. It was a great photo op for the election coming
up but the results yesterday were a bit telling. It is nice to see him
take so much credit for killing Bin Laden , especially with his past
stands on interrogation, and all the other true heroes who actually
pulled this whole thing off. Like a wise man said, "heroes don't brag".
Can the Afghans be trusted? How do you separate the Taliban from
al-quaeda? This is the first President who seems willing to work and
negotiate with terrorists. What in the world is going on?? We are in
big trouble folks. web
posted May 3, 2012 I was thinking
about the recent second vote of TAP at the schools. I realize
everyone was given a second chance and that the majority rules.
Agreed. My concern is that the principals were allowed to be
present, and even participate in the getting the total counts for that
vote. That seems like a pretty ridiculous idea. If the
principals lied about the votes to begin with, and then were allowed to
handle and add up the votes the second time around, who's to say they
didn't lie about the totals? Why weren't votes collected by a
third party and added up by something with no involvement in TAP?
The post the other day about the things teachers were told before
voting is suspect, and I wonder why, other than the incentive money,
that principals are all so bent to enforce something that seems to
create a giant crater among their own employees. Did the
principals benefit from a second "yes" majority that makes them so
posted May 3, 2012 Why is it that
all theses people running from the cops getting away??? I tell you why!
Look at all the deputies and city police thats out of shape that works
in this county. What happened to the sheriffs policy that he had
to stay in shape and all to keep your job. Maybe if they would
stay away from the waffle house and DQ in aiken county they might be in
better shape! web
posted May 3, 2012 The Election
of Sheriff is coming up and I wanted to hear the peoples view on how
they will Vote. I personaly think Edgefield County could do good with
change, maybe then we can have a better sence of safty in our
Community. We need to be able to take pride in our Sheriffs Office and
as of now I cant do that. We need to take Race out of the Picture and
think of what is best for our County and I think that is to have a new
Sheriff and give him a chance to see what he can do for our County. web
posted May 3, 2012 RE: If you
think he is rude to parents, try working for/with him.
This is the time to voice your concerns to Mr. Anderson! The tyrant era
in our school needs to end! Many teachers have quietly voiced their
opinions to parents and each other but have been scared to
speak...please teachers, now you have a safe and secure voice too!
Editor's note: Anderson does not take over until July. web
posted May 3, 2012 If Marchant
wanted what was " BEST " for the kids @ MES. Then why in the start of
the fourth nine weeks would you make a change as to when the kids could
take accelarated reading test? The kids could go in in the morning
before class and after school to take test, then in the fourth nine
weeks go and CHANGE the times.
My child set a GOAL at the begining of the year (250 point club) and
that was taken away. There are kids at go to special needs classest ge
extra hel during pull out time(reading to) to get extra help and the
kids that go to GT also lose this time in class to read and take test.
So I guess because these kids need extra help or go to GT to BETTER
themseleves they should not get time to test. It is SAD that someone in
his position should be someone that the kids COULD be looking up to but
can't. Why would you stand in the way of them reaching ANY goal that
they set in life?? My child said that " Mr. Marchant is just "a bully
and I thought that they didn't want bullying in the schools". Even
these kids can see it. We got rid of Cranshaw, we need to clean house
at the schools in the Merriwether Dist. and put principals and
teacher's that "CARE and want what is BEST for our kids future". I
guess Mr. Marchant is having a HARD time "TRYING" to fill the shoes
that were let behind (Mr. Hewitt's). We need more people like (removed)
@ MMS, HE IS A TRUE MAN OF HIS WORD and only want what is BEST for the
kids. The district needs to step up and STOP letting the TEACHER'S TRY
to run the schools. web
posted May 3, 2012 Why would the
Sheriff fire a good deputy and not give him a reason for firing him.
There have been deputies that have done a lot of bad things and are
still on the force. I am very confused and will not vote for our
present Sheriff again. I think it is time for a change.
Editor's note: Every employee of the Sheriff's Office works at the
"Sheriff's pleasure". It is the same with any elected official(s). The
County Council fired Alton Brown without cause nad no notice. web
posted May 3, 2012 You may or may not have heard by now of
the contentious meeting last Monday. I was there and during part
of the meeting, there was a lot of complaints concerning Force
Protection, and there operation up here in the Northside
community. Also of concern to all, the lack of county water.
I defended Force Protection, and still do. My wife was very vocal
in her defense of them. Still, the fact remains that they impact
the quality of life out here.
I said all that to say this:
Perhaps Force Protection, (Now General Dynamics) could explore buying
some goodwill out here, by helping fund county water. Perhaps in
return they could ask that the lawsuit against them be dropped. (
I am thinking of the Hierarchy of Needs here.) I don't know how
to contact them, nor am I aware of their interest in this, but I
thought it might be the best way to arrive at a workable solution to
this divisive issue. web
posted May 3, 2012 America knows
who deserves the credit for killing Osama Bin Laden - United States
Navy SEALs and the American intelligence community. Join with Veterans
for a Strong America and let President Obama know who really deserves
posted May 3, 2012 Editor's post: The only people more ignorant than County
Councilman Norman Dorn are those who vote to keep him in office. I
support a move to make voting registration locked to an IQ or issue
based knowledge test of the issues before someone is allowed to vote.
Stupid voters elect stupid people to office. We all know we have a
number of stupid voters, but something has to be done to curtail stupid
people electing stupid people to elected office. The good news
is Norman Dorn is insignificant as a county council member and his only
purpose is to go on tirades that prove his ignornance and he has no
voting power. The bad news is he represents 1/5 of the county's
population. At least the people of District 1 have a choice this
election. Let's pray they take it. web posted May 2, 2012It’s really sad to see the bank in Trenton
close. It was a great gesture of the bank to give the building to
the town. It’s ashamed the town has decided to move the clerk and
policeman into the building. The building where they are now
located is sufficient. After all, when they retire, they should
not be replaced by the town. The old bank building would be great
for the town to remodel and make available for special events
(with minimum charge). Families are often looking for locations
for wedding receptions, reunions, etc. The town sometimes
overlooks the importance of the fire department’s needs. web
posted May 2, 2012 It is
consistently noticeable the one administrator who continues to bust his
butt to serve his students and staff at JET. Mr. Smith,
Thank you. The parents of the community appreciate you. web
posted May 2, 2012 It was good to
see Tracy Freeman at the council meeting. I think that he will
represent his district and the county well. web
posted May 2, 2012 Re: Principal
If you think he is rude to parents, try working for/with him. web
posted May 2, 2012 Comparing
Obama to Lincoln is funny, but according to information on the net,
Obama and his wife can no longer practice law. Their law licenses are
no longer valid. Why? Same reason Obama will not release his birth
certificate, college transcripts, or anything else which will prove to
half of America, this so called president is America's first
White-Arabic-Muslim Communist fake president. Where is the African part
of Obama? In Kenya is the best answer available. Or better yet, ask one
of these clown circuit judges who visit Edgefield to hear cases
involving Edgefield county's alledged criminals. Most of these judges
are Obama supporters and apparently support Obama people who commit
crimes. Who appoints these
clown judges to their positions of incompetency? Maybe they work for
Ringling Brother's Circus and visit Edgefield where they can get some
laughs. Certainly, their ability to put criminals away is a laugh and
their ability to keep our country safe from these criminals is a joke.
These clown judges just slap these alledged criminals on the wrist and
let them slip back under the rock they crawled out from to commit
another crime for which they will be slapped on the wrist again and
again. Notice the smiling face of one of the alledged Culbreath
burglers as seen on this site. Think this Obama supporter is sorry for
his crimes? He knows one of the clown circuit judges will give him a
Bet his smile would be long gone if he knew his cell mates were going
to be Bubba and his girlfriend Big Leroy? Need to ask everybody's
favorite STH football analyst Bill Keesley why his fellow clown judges
are so liberal and lienent? Gotta be the Obama syndrome which only
white liberal judges use to keep criminal Obama voters eligible for the
upcoming presidental election? My judges and police are Mr.
Remington, Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson. Pray for me sisters. web
posted May 2, 2012 I just heard a
troubling report of the problem of obesity in this country and the
medical problems associated with obesity. Since we are all going to be
paying for everyone's medical bills, we may want to think about this
issue. I have a partial solution. How about instituting a weight limit
in order to obtain and continue to receive assistance from the
government? I just wonder what would happen if they actually listened
to Michelle Obama and not be overweight. If they can't get their free
food, maybe they would listen to her. She is such a big proponent of
controlling what people eat. I hope the Obama administration really
cracks down on people who are overweight and are on food stamps and
medicaid. (Like that would ever happen.)
I am not in favor of the government telling us what to do, what to eat
or what to buy, but hey... since these liberals are such big proponents
of all of this control, then they need to put their money where their
mouths are, literally. Think of all the money we would save in this
country if just this part of freebies were taken away from people until
they lose weight. Hmmm. Maybe the liberals wouldn't have to go after
all these seniors who actually worked for their social security
benefits. Hopefully Obama will do this and take away assistance from
those who are obese-this sure seems to be a big issue for Michelle!!! I
bet she would support this idea. web
posted May 2, 2012 Obama is
getting desperate. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/04/30/president-obama-is-getting-desperate-and-it-shows/ web
posted May 2, 2012Congratulations
Saturday. The Rebels are one win away
from playing in the Upper State Championship series. Everyone needs to
come out and support the Rebels on Wednesday as they play for the
District II Title. We need a big crowd and GO REBELS!!!! web
posted May 1, 2012 Come out and
support the ST Rebels Varsity Baseball team on
Wednesday, Good Luck REBS !!!! web
posted May 1, 2012 Maybe the lack
of hype for this election, as far as the state Senate race goes, was
the reprimand by one candidate to not sling mud. Maybe there is a fear
of saying anything because if it questions anything about this
candidate, it would be considered mud slinging. Seems odd to me
that we don't see or hear much from anyone. We did get a mailing
from one of the Senate candidates but that was it. I am glad that
Senator Massey keeps in touch with his constituents through meetings
etc. Mailings are all the same to me. They all say the same kinds of
things and they just end up in my trash.
Quick question-what happened to the new grocery store that was coming
to Edgefield? Was it the new ownership of Fairway Foods? I may have
missed something along the way and just wanted to see what was
Editor's note: Yes, the new store was the new owners of the former
Fairway, now named FairPrice. web
posted May 1, 2012 If Greg
Anderson really thinks that the TAP vote was a true voice of the
teachers, then he is mistaken. Teachers were told that new teachers
would not get a contract and that new teachers would lose their jobs if
TAP was voted down. Can you address this with your principals,
Mr. Anderson? They feed us a bunch of lies and say that the information
is from the district. We are tired of the lies. We are tired of wasting
our time in cluster meetings every week with nothing accomplished from
Master Teachers that are paid to do what? Votes for TAP were made in
fear -what a hot mess.
Editor's note: The final say on teacher contracts is left up to the
Superintendent, not the principals. web
posted May 1, 2012 the whole
"greenhouse effect" thing can be solved if everyone would just kill
themselves. so says Newweek!
“It’s a morbid observation, but if everyone on earth just stopped
breathing for an hour, the greenhouse effect would no longer be a
— Newsweek Senior Writer Jerry Adler, December 31, 1990 issue web
posted May 1, 2012 Sometimes when
those in charge can't be impartial to make good decisions, then maybe
they should not hold that position of authority. Enough said. web
posted May 1, 2012 RE: "To all
the people complaining about traffic issues at the two Merriwether
schools: why don't you create what you believe to be a workable plan,
submit it, discuss the logicality and safety aspects with the proper
authorities, and actually do something to help?"
That is being done at this time-there are systems that work at other
schools-choosing the best one requires a little leg work, but it is
I think the main crux of things is that the arrogance, and the "I
thought of it, I implemented it, whether it works or not is irrelevant"
attitude is what is rubbing people the wrong way. If it doesn't work,
then admit it, Obama, oops, I mean Marchant. We all make
mistakes, admit it if it doesn't work. Get your %$#@&* ego
out of your $#@. Some example you're setting for the
students. Not only is the MES mess going to be addressed, so is
the continued employment of those with just that attitude, and
incompetence. Help really is on the way. And the way Greg
Anderson handled TAP right out of the chute and he's not even in
officially, says a lot. If you have complaints, better have the
facts to back them up AND a possible solution. If you need a
mouth piece, you should be able to figure that out too! web
posted May 1, 2012 RE: While
everybody is fussing about the car lines at MES they should be focusing
on the principal.
Amen!! Amen!!! Amen!!!! I guess it is true that what "goes around
comes around" and it is about time others noticed and finally came
forward so hopefully more will speak up! Of course some of it
will come down to who you are and who you know in the community as to
how he treats certain parents and kids of the school. I really
feel sorry for some who probably let him intimidate them and their kids
because they simply don't know any better. He is the worst thing
that ever happened to MES and he wouldn't survive in any other system
around. ( Aiken, Columbia or even Richmond county) I found
something better and have never looked back to that wonderful
elementary school that we used to have. I have seen first hand
you don't have to act like that to run a successful school. His
escapades at MMS basketball games should have sent him on his way and
he really thought an apology was all that is necessary. Since
when did he allow a parent to apologize or explain away their actions.
It is always " well my wife and I ...." Please who
really cares about him and his wife and their kids when you are there
to discuss your concerns and how they affect your kids and family
situation. Anyway Good Luck and yes people should speak up! web
posted May 1, 2012 For all of you
who have made disparaging remarks about President Obama, please read
I'm sure most of us have read the so-called comparison of Lincoln and
Kennedy, but did you ever consider the relationship between Obama and
Lincoln? You might be surprised...
Parallels of Abraham Lincoln and Barack Hussein Obama:
1. Lincoln placed his hand on the Bible for his inauguration. Obama
used the same Bible.
2. Lincoln came from Illinois. Obama comes from Illinois.
3. Lincoln served in the Illinois Legislature. Obama served in the
4. Lincoln had very little experience before becoming President. Obama
had very little experience before becoming President.
5. Lincoln rode the train from Philadelphia to Washington for his
inauguration. Obama rode the train from Philadelphia to Washington for
6. Lincoln was a skinny lawyer. Obama is a skinny lawyer.
7. Lincoln was a Republican. Obama is a skinny lawyer.
8. Lincoln was in the United States military. Obama is a skinny lawyer.
9. Lincoln believed in everyone carrying their own weight. Obama is a
10. Lincoln did not waste taxpayers' money on personal enjoyments.
Obama is a skinny lawyer.
11. Lincoln was highly respected. Obama is a skinny lawyer.
12. Lincoln was born in the United States. Obama is a skinny lawyer.
13. Lincoln was honest, so honest he was called Honest Abe. Obama is a
14. Lincoln saved the United States. Obama is a skinny lawyer .
Amazing, isn't it? web
posted May 1, 2012 The Biggest
Cover-up in American History
By: Amil Imani with James H. Hyde
In our previous article, “Exonerating President Obama”, we noted that
the only Supreme Court precedent for the meaning of the term “natural
born Citizen” in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution appears
to be the Judge Harlan dissent in the United States v. Wong Kim Ark
case. In collaboration with a constitutional attorney, we have
examined the subject matter further.