Flags, Monuments, Change, and Optimism

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – This week’s news throughout the state will doubtless be dominated by discussions regarding the Confederate Battle Flag on the grounds of the State House, as well it should. By the time you read this issue of The Edgefield Advertiser, the issue may very well have been settled, and change […]

What A Week!

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – Last week was one which inspired vastly different reactions among different people, but all seem to agree on one thing: change is coming, disruptive change, for better or for worse. The question we need to ask now is not how can we prevent such change, but rather how can […]

Saving the Adams Warehouse

Opinion – By Tonya Guy – A group of concerned citizens have recently become aware of the fact that a beautifully built, two-story warehouse, with 16-inch thick brick walls and 20,000 square feet of usable space, located within the confines of the Edgefield Historic District, is about to be torn down and lost forever (to […]

The Confederate Flag

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – I’ve been writing OpEd columns for The Edgefield Advertiser for a little over a year now, covering many subjects generally from a more liberal viewpoint than you might find in other area newspapers. I wrote one last October about the Confederate flag and the heritage we all have here […]

“Why Do You Have So Many Guns?”

– By Samuel Northrop – As someone who was born and raised in an environment that embraced gun culture, I still cannot understand why so many people are resisting restrictions on guns, and much of the international community agrees. I have spent the last six months living and working in Germany, and in my time […]

Church and State

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – In addition to the Edgefield Advertiser, I try to read several regional and national newspapers; they provide a wide variety of thought regarding issues of the day. One article in the Atlanta paper this week was a column entitled “Let’s affirm secular governance” by Lucas Carpenter. Dr. Carpenter is […]

County Project Cost Taxpayers Mightily

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: There are several organizations in Edgefield County that must be rebranded or replaced with leadership because we are going in the wrong direction. There is a project in the southern part of Edgefield County that involves a large amount of taxpayer’s money. The project, named the Sweetwater Community Center, […]

More Issues and Politics

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – By the time this OpEd goes to print, South Carolina’s Senator Lindsey Graham will likely have joined the field of announced Republican candidates for President. Sen. Graham is known for his favoring military solutions to many problems, certainly more than President Obama and probably more than President Bush. Following […]

Saving Historic Warehouse

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: Over the years we have heard many splendid ideas come from our citizens on how we might make our community a little bit better. Some people desire an open-air market, like the one in Charleston, where the Saturday participants of the Farmer’s Market and other vendors can set up […]

Response to Building Demolition

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: I have long been a supporter of preserving the history and the historic buildings of our county and therefore I was very interested to read the editorial page comments this week about the potential demolition of the warehouse building behind the Piedmont Tech Center. In regard to the question […]

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