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 […]

Response to ‘S.C. and the Death Penalty’

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: Robert Scott’s last narrative on the death penalty was timely. This nation is undergoing a radical change in its national culture. In spite of Biblical teachings and laws that we say are based on its teachings, human emotions lead us to execute/kill in the name of vengeance. Professions that […]

Guns On Campus?

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – One of the current bills under consideration by our state legislature would allow people with “concealed carry” permits to carry weapons onto all of our college campuses. This is Senate Bill S.88, sponsored by Sen. Lee Bright (R-Greenville). If passed, any appropriately licensed “student, employee, or faculty member of […]

South Carolina and the Death Penalty

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – There are two very high-profile capital murder cases in the headlines this week: one in Massachusetts, with the Boston Marathon bomber the defendant, and one here in South Carolina, with a former North Charleston policeman as the defendant. The cases are very different. Each provides us with the opportunity […]

South Carolina’s Religious Freedom Law

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – This past week saw lots of visibility for Indiana, the Hoosier State. Not only was Indianapolis the host site for the NCAA Basketball Tournament’s “Final Four,” but it was also the center of the most recent game in the continuing legislative tournament between two excellent teams: Tradition, and Progress. […]

Friends of the Library

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: As a member of the library staff, I would like to thank the Friends of the Library for their continued support both morally and financially.  Without them, there are projects we could not do.  But in addition to the FOL, I would like to thank the other members of […]

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