Our Country is Not Full

Our Country is Not Full

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. President Trump visited Calexico, California, last week to view firsthand the progress on securing our border with Mexico. […]

Migrants, Refugees, and Religion

Migrants, Refugees, and Religion

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. It is Easter Season, and for liturgical Christian churches this is Holy Week. There have been several columns […]

Senators Stand for Turkeys

By: Charles Kemp 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. Tension was thick on March 20th as biologists and wildlife professionals pled their case to the Senate in Columbia.  […]

Three Books:

Three Books:

By: Scott Cooper 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. Three Books:   I have been contemplating whether to continue my weekly editorial due to time constraints.  Last […]

Raise the Minimum Wage

Raise the Minimum Wage

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 subscribe to the Episcopal Public Policy Network’s newsletter, and this week the top issue was not The […]

From the Desk of Senator Massey

From the Desk of Senator Massey

Legislative Update: Week of 2/19/19-2/21/19 Last week was the 7th week of the 2019 legislative session. There are 11 weeks remaining in the regular session. Here are the highlights from Senate floor action from last week. MEDICAL HISTORY INFORMATION FOR ADOPTED CHILDREN – The Senate passed S. 181, a bill that would allow adopted children to learn of the […]

Letter to the Editor

Good Afternoon, I wanted to let you know about a great opportunity for Edgefield County landowners. The City of Aiken along with their several partners have received a 319 Grant to protect water quality in the Shaw’s Creek Watershed which extends through Edgefield and Aiken Counties. There are funds available to help pay for approved […]

The Crisis at the Mexican Border

The Crisis at the Mexican Border

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The Edgefield Advertiser. By: Robert Scott For several months, the daily television news shows have highlighted the plight of refugees and asylum seekers who have emigrated from Central America and ended up just on the Mexican side of our […]

Polonius’ Advice to Laertes

Polonius’ Advice to Laertes

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The Edgefield Advertiser. By: Robert Scott Quoting Shakespeare is not something one does lightly; a little goes a long way. A half -century ago, all Naval Academy Midshipmen were required to memorize some lines of Shakespeare, not in […]

Don’t Cosign That Check

Don’t Cosign That Check

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The Edgefield Advertiser. By: Robert Scott There once was a messy argument between two partners, Lou and Bud, in a successful business. The business would fold if the two tried to split the company up, so they were […]