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Guns and More Guns

Opinion – By Robert Scott – After two columns about the uplifting visit of Pope Francis, that vision of peace has been shattered by graphic images of the latest school…

After the Pope’s Visit

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – Last week’s column addressed the pending visit of Pope Francis to the United States, and speculated about what guidance he might share with us.…

The Pope’s Visit

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – Our Vicar at The Episcopal Church of the Ridge, Father Tom DiMarco, will be on a well-earned vacation this week, and we were joking…

Hot Button Issues in South Carolina

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – Readers of this column know that I frequently write about “hot button” issues, issues that have widely varying opinions aired quite vocally in local,…

Healing the Sick

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – There are four themes I’ve learned about in Church that I have returned to from time to time in this column: feeding the hungry,…

Second Amendment Wrongs

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – Those of us old enough to remember a High School course named “Civics” no doubt read, studied, and discussed in class the Second Amendment…

Letters to the Editor

To the Community: The Merriwether Fire Department would like to say thank you for the generous giving during our MDA boot drive Saturday morning.  We collected over $3100 in three…

Pro-Life or Pro-Choice? Where Do We Go From Here?

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – The controversy behind those two choices is not a new one, and it certainly didn’t either begin or end with the Supreme Court’s 7-2…

Why Should We Close Gitmo?

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – As President Obama completes his final two years, several threads are coming together. Two of them are efforts to move “terrorists” presently held at…

Southern Hospitality Had No Meaning

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: Thank you for your kind article in your July 29, 2015 edition chronicling our visit with the Norrises. It started a few years ago…