Old Law Office

Old Law Office

In last week’s issue of The Edgefield Advertiser, print edition, there was a wonderful article, titled “A Home for Jake and Sleepy Creek Construction” on the front page of the paper concerning Jake Hatcher renovating the “Old Law Building” on Simkins Street to use as a home and office.  In the article, it was reported […]

Thoughts on Labor Day

Thoughts on Labor Day

  Candidly, I am torn about writing this week.  We just celebrated Labor Day Weekend.   From Wikipedia: “Labor Day in the United States of America is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country. It is the […]

Trump and McCain

Trump and McCain

  Like many Americans, this past weekend I was caught up in the solemnities of Senator John S. McCain’s lying in state both in Phoenix and in Washington, DC, followed by his funeral at the National Cathedral. Senator McCain had obviously spent many hours in his final months planning every detail, including who were to […]

Luke Bryan is Coming to Edgefield County!

Luke Bryan is Coming to Edgefield County!

By Scott Cooper Every Country Music fan, or after this year, American Idol fan, knows who Luke Bryan is.  Luke Bryan is an award-winning Country Singer who in 2013, received the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Country Music Association Awards “Entertainer of the Year” award — and has sold over 7 million albums and 27 million singles worldwide. […]

John S. McCain, III

John S. McCain, III

  Much has been written about the late Senator John S. McCain, the son and grandson of U.S. Navy Admirals of the same name, and much more will be written. He was a hero in life, an impetuous man whose life story was so unlikely as to be more fittingly a work of fiction, perhaps […]

“A New School Year!”

“A New School Year!”

This week I am thankful for all the school teachers and administrators who work diligently to raise up the next generation of students in our state and republic – many who are returning to school this week!  This is for those who teach and administer the homeschoolers, the charter schoolers, the private schoolers and the […]

Federal Tariffs and Local Effects

Federal Tariffs and Local Effects

  Tariffs have been in the news quite a bit lately, so here is a short tutorial about what they are and how they affect all of us across the country and particularly here in South Carolina. What is a tariff? The web site reference.com defines a tariff as “a tax imposed on goods and […]

We are not the enemy

We are not the enemy

To Our Readership We are the oldest newspaper in S.C. and we have battled so many times, over 182 years, to stay alive — sometimes of our own doing, other times the “undoing” coming from the outside.  Vicissitudes of this nature tend to keep one strong.   This newspaper stands for the right of a […]

Agriculture and the Greatest Generation

Agriculture and the Greatest Generation

  I answered last week, “Why Edgefield? Why Agriculture?   I shared our mid-life decision to move to rural Edgefield County, South Carolina and to promote Sustainable Agriculture. Included was a link to a 45-minute web-interview with Karen Hurd of WomanWize Healthy Living, discussing in greater depth our investment in agriculture as a long-term investment.  I […]

College Tuition 2018

College Tuition 2018

This week is the First Week of School, a time to reflect on the high cost of school at all levels but especially of public colleges and universities. Let’s look at in-state tuition at Clemson and the University of South Carolina. With only Winthrop University higher in cost among state public higher education institutions, Clemson […]

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