Letter to the Editor

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The Edgefield Advertiser. Community Friends, Partners, and Neighbors;   CHOICES A- LIFETIME DEVELOPMENT, Inc. is a 501c3 organization that aims to support and enrich the lives of youth of the Augusta River Region formally known as the CSRA. It […]

A Franciscan Benediction by Robert Scott Thanksgiving, 2018, is over, and the season of Advent is upon us. In liturgical churches including the Episcopal Church, Advent is more than just looking forward to Christmas; it is an opportunity for reflection, for considering what life is all about, about what is the wheat in our daily […]

Politics, Evangelicals, and Gun Violence

Politics, Evangelicals, and Gun Violence

 By Robert Scott This week’s election news regarding the shift in control of the House of Representatives from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party was overshadowed by still more gun violence, first with a mass shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and second with a mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California. Following a campus shooting here […]

Welcome the Stranger

Welcome the Stranger

By Robert Scott The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The Edgefield Advertiser.   Once again we are witnessing in our country the age-old argument about immigration. We need to guard our country from outside, alien people without our American ideals, because they threaten the […]

Vote For Change

Vote For Change

By Robert Scott Are you satisfied with the elected leaders we have today? Do you consider that the Congress we have now, the Statehouse leadership we have now, the county and city governments we have now, are doing the job we want them to do, in a manner we can and should be proud of? […]

Let America Be America Again

Let America Be America Again

By Robert Scott The Trump call to “Make America Great Again” owes a lot to the Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes (1901-1967), most likely without knowing that it does. Langston Hughes was as close to being “ethnically American” as it is possible to be, with a genealogy that included English, French, African, native American, and […]

Vision for Our Historic County

Vision for Our Historic County

By Scott Cooper My editorial last week began by highlighting the study of geography, both macro-geography and micro-geography.  I also shared how until I began outlining a long-range plan in agriculture, there were parts of our own family farm I did not know about, even though I had visited it for over four decades.  That […]

My College Reunion

My College Reunion

In writing these columns for The Edgefield Advertiser, I have tried not to make them too personal – and therefore, I hope, not too boring for people who care about national, state, and county issues but not so much about any columnist’s personal issues. I’ll make an exception this week and talk about one aspect […]

A Long Way to Thank County Leadership

A Long Way to Thank County Leadership

By Scott Cooper In economics, there is the study of macro-economics and the study of micro-economics.   The same is true when studying geography.  A macroscopic approach to human geography aims to identify large-scale patterns in observed phenomena rather than concentrating on local data, especially in the analysis of population distribution, and its relation to […]

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 […]