During the autumn when college football season is in full swing, the pre-Sunday school chatter at our church is often accompanied by smiles or frowns, depending on how a favorite team fared the day before.
Irony (ˈīrənē), noun, according to Google, is "a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result." All English teachers should know the subtleties and nuances of irony.
Columbia County is one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation, and far and away the fastest-growing county in the Augusta metro area.
So it's a given that many who now call it home "aren't from around here.
If you have watched television or listened to radio in the past few months, chances are you have heard at least one commercial from Scotts brand fertilizer.
Their television ads feature a rugged, red-bearded Scotsman named, of course, Scott.