Four Teens + 22 Year Old Arrested for Death of Ward Man

Four Teens + 22 Year Old Arrested for Death of Ward Man

Four teenagers and a 22 year old have now been arrested in connection with the Sept. 30 death of 35 year old Makenzie L. Williamson of Ward.  According to broadcast media outlet WJBF in Augusta, Kartel Smith, 19; Larry Thomas, 18; Erik Albany, 17; Aimen Elroy Stewart, 22, all charged as adults; and a 15 […]

DACA and South Carolina

DACA and South Carolina

One of the programs that President Obama signed into existence by Executive Order was DACA – Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals. This program addressed the problems faced by young immigrants who grew up as Americans because their parents brought them here, but who were never documented or whose visas expired while still children. Such people […]

Marian E. “Nookie” Harling — Edgefield, SC

Mrs. Marian E. Harling, “Nookie” 93, wife of the late James T. Harling, Jr., entered into rest on Tuesday October 31, 2017. Funeral Services will be held Thursday November 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Edgefield First Baptist Church with burial in Eastview cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM […]

If these old knees will bend …

If these old knees will bend …

When the National Football League player, Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers, first dropped to one knee when the National Anthem rang out at the start of a professional football game, I noted the debate that erupted regarding his actions and found it mildly interesting. Kaepernick, like many others in the African-American community – […]

Mentoring Across Generational Lines

Mentoring Across Generational Lines

Last week I wrote about Echo Chambers, (http://www.edgefieldadvertiser.com/2017/10/echo-chambers/) and how difficult it is sometimes for individuals to break outside of the sounding boards they feel most comfortable.  I shared “It is almost as if millions of American are being trained to hear what the other side is saying, before the other side even opens their […]

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

A few weeks ago this column addressed the draft American Health Care Act, the most recent “Trumpcare” attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act with one that for many was less caring and less affordable. It cited 34 religious organizations opposed to Trumpcare who had joined in a successful effort to prevent its passage in […]

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month (An essay well worth reading to the Young Ones in the Family.) A Hero in There…. By: Laura Taylor, author of E.E.Otter & Bullfrog Bullies Maybe you’ve noticed the way the girls turn their backs on her and laugh as she approaches her locker. Maybe you’ve seen the look […]

Mrs. Sandra Quarles Bledsoe — Johnston, SC

Mrs. Sandra Quarles Bledsoe, 66, of Slide Hill Road, wife of Ralph Bledsoe died Friday October 20, 2017. Funeral Services will be held Monday October 23, 2017 at 2 P.M. at Rocky Creek Baptist Church with burial in Sunset Gardens Memorial Cemetery in Edgefield. Mrs. Bledsoe was born in Aiken, S.C. and was retired from […]

Mrs. Judith Wright Smith — Seneca, SC

Ward, SC – Graveside Funeral Services for Mrs. Judith Wright Smith, age 66, will held Sunday, October 22, 2017 in Oconee Memorial  Park, Seneca, SC at 3 o’clock.  The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home, Johnston, Saturday, October 21 from 5-7 pm. Mrs. Smith passed away Friday, October 20, 2017.  She was a […]

Mrs. Claudine Kirkland Butler — West Columbia, SC

West Columbia, SC  – Funeral Services for Mrs. Claudine Kirkland Butler, age  84 , will be held Thursday, October 19, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Columbia, SC at 2 pm.  The family will receive friends at the church from 1-2 prior to the service.  Interment will follow in Sunset Gardens Memorial Cemetery in Johnston, SC […]

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