The Heirs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Heirs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By: Robert Scott All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser.  This coming Monday, Edgefield County schools and government offices will close as we honor the memory of Dr. […]

Compunction

Compunction

By Blaney Pridgey All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser.  Edward was the oldest boy in our sixth grade class, so we called him “Old Edward.” He wasn’t […]

Killing Terrorists and Iranians

Killing Terrorists and Iranians

By: Robert Scott All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser.  I love newspapers and read as many as I can reach – on paper or on the internet. […]

New Year’s Again!

New Year’s Again!

By Blaney Pridgen All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser.  Resolution: a firm decision to do or not to do something; a formal expression of opinion of intention […]

Happy New Year and the Federal Spending Bill

Happy New Year and the Federal Spending Bill

By: Robert Scott All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser.  The biggest news in Congress has been impeaching President Trump. The second biggest news – entirely overshadowed by […]

A Christmas Reflection

A Christmas Reflection

By Blaney Pridgen All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser.  From the poet, Wendell Berry: “The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape […]

The Voting Rights Advancement Act

The Voting Rights Advancement Act

By: Robert Scott All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser.  South Carolinians as well as Southerners in general who are old enough to remember Martin Luther King, Jr.’s […]

A Franciscan Benediction

A Franciscan Benediction

By: Robert Scott All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser.  In thinking about an after-Thanksgiving OpEd for 2019, I ran across one The Edgefield Advertiserran a year ago. The […]

Letter to the Editor

From the Mayor’s Desk Dear Edgefield:          As the Holidays quickly approach, I would like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas!          We are truly blessed to live in such a wonderful community.   Our town is decorated beautifully again this year and we have a full agenda of upcoming activities scheduled […]

We All Give Thanks

We All Give Thanks

By: Robert Scott All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views  and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser.  Thanksgiving is about tradition: about families, about remembering times past and looking forward to the future. It is […]

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