March for Parks Set for April 15

March for Parks Set for April 15

The Bettis Academy Heritage Preservation Team (BAHPT) are getting ready for their annual March for Parks-Expo, Saturday, April 15, 2017. Those wishing to participate, including vendors and organizations with Information Booths, contact the following: Entertainment: Mrs. Karen Lewis-803-480-6761; Vendors/Food: Mrs. Barbara Peterson-803-663-7807; Informational Booths: Ms. Ernestine Simpkins – 803-637-6519; Parade: Mrs. Betty Butler-803-480-1954; Flea Market: […]

Scott B. Bishop – North Augusta, SC

Scott Bradley Bishop, 31, of Southern Pines Dr., North Augusta, died, Saturday February 11, 2017 at his residence. The family will receive friends Wednesday February 15, 2017 from 6 to 8 PM at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. Mr. Bishop was born in Bluefield, West Virginia and was a server at Waffle House. Survivors include his […]

Anger is a Non Respecter of Person Issue

Anger is a Non Respecter of Person Issue

Last week (https://aikenindependent.com/2017/01/31/public-policy-debate-lead-worldviews-education-citizenry/) I discussed the divisions that exist in our republic not only politically, but in the faith based community.  I shared my hope that these divisions will lead to more citizens than ever before in recent history to study history and the worldviews at play. I believe individuals have the right to be […]

“It’s Not My Job”

“It’s Not My Job”

There are many reasons why I go to Church on Sunday, and one of them is the opportunity to pause and consider what is really important in life and what is just fluff. The Gospel reading this week in the Episcopal Church (and thanks to the “Common Lectionary,” in most liturgical churches nationwide) was the […]

Janice P. Whatley – Edgefield, SC

Janice Padgett Whatley, 77, of Augusta Rd., wife of Payne Whatley, died Monday February 6, 2017 at her residence. Funeral Services will be held Thursday February 9, 2017 at 2 PM at Faith Temple Holiness Church Hwy 702 in Saluda, SC, with burial to follow in Eastview Cemetery in Edgefield, SC. Mrs. Whatley was a […]

Death of Mrs. Floyd Awakens Memories

Death of Mrs. Floyd Awakens Memories

The death of Mrs. Vivian Floyd struck a very sad note in this newspaper office. The Advertiser enjoyed interviewing Mrs. Floyd on several occasions.  She was close to 90 years old the first time when she contributed to a two-part story on Macedonia, the community in which she lived.  Her memories came easily to her […]

Public Policy Debate Should Lead to Worldview Education of Citizenry

Public Policy Debate Should Lead to Worldview Education of Citizenry

A large part of being a devout Christian is understanding the worldviews which work to undermine your faith, some which are extremely effective at using the very faith you are called to defend, in order to defeat it. Another large part of being a devout Christian is understanding history, and being able to identify those […]

What is the ACLU, and are they here in South Carolina?

What is the ACLU, and are they here in South Carolina?

This past weekend the Trump administration very controversially prohibited all refugee resettlement actions into the United States and suspended or prohibited entry into the country by any person with a passport from seven predominantly Muslim countries, countries where none (that’s right, none) of the people originated who committed terrorist acts in America from 9-11 to […]

Lamb Named Mid-State SC Young Farmer Agribusinessman of Year

Lamb Named Mid-State SC Young Farmer Agribusinessman of Year

Edgar Lamb of Edgefield, SC, has been named the Mid-State SC Agribusinessman of the Year by the SC Young Farmer and Agribusiness Association. He received an engraved plaque and a cash award from ArborOne Farm Credit who sponsors the recognition program in conjunction with the agricultural association. Johnson Atkinson of ArborOne Farm Credit presented the […]

George Nichols – Saluda, SC

George Rufus Nichols was called home to the Lord on January 31, 2017 at the age of 86.  Throughout George’s long life, he valued his Lord and family above all, often declaring that his family was his greatest accomplishment. George was the son of Rufus Nichols and Geneva Black Nichols and was a lifelong resident […]

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