On Behalf of Women

On Behalf of Women

All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser.   By Blaney Pridgen Since the spirit of Oliver Cromwell has taken up residence in the Supreme Court, I have thought a […]

Never Alone

All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser.   By Sigrid Fowler ​Loneliness is a problem today, here in the US and aroundthe world. Some percentages from one survey are revealing: “The number of people who said they […]

Space, Technology, and Religion

Space, Technology, and Religion

An image sent back to planet earth from the James Webb Space Telescope.   Image credit: NASA, ESA, CSA & STScl All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser.   By […]

Lorenzo Williams, Man of Many Hats

Lorenzo Williams, Man of Many Hats

The Rev. Lorenzo Williams has worn many hats over the years, but always an artist.  As a student he practiced his art at a desk in the Advertiser, then moved to Custodian at the schools.  Not long after that he got his college degree and became a teacher and worked in that capacity in ECSD and other systems. […]

Pat Hammond- Edgefield, SC

Patricia “Pat” Young Hammond was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. After a brief illness, she passed away at age 89 on July 14, 2022, at the Saluda Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Pat was born to Moffett and Ida Lee Young on February 18, 1933, in Bradley, SC. She attended Erskine College before marrying her husband, Jack and […]

Irene Clark – Johnston, S.C.

Irene Grice Clark, 90, of Johnston, SC wife of the late Russell Clark entered into rest on July 15, 2022. Irene was born in Monetta, SC as the daughter of James and Sydel Berry Grice. She was a retired owner of Clark’s flower and gift shop. She was a member of Philippi Baptist Church.  Irene is survived […]

Joyce Wells – Trenton, S.C.

Joyce Lea Wagner Wells, 74, wife of Phillip Wells of Trenton, SC entered into rest on July 28, 2022.  Joyce was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts as the daughter of the late Florence Rouleau Wagner and Henry J. Wagner. She was a veteran of The United States Army and served as a nurse. She furthered her education and graduated Magna Cum Laude fromFitchburg State […]

Chris Armstrong – Edgefield, S.C.

Chris Paul Armstrong, 52, husband of Lannette Hammond Armstrong of Edgefield entered into rest on July 28, 2022.  Chris was born in Tampa, Florida as the son of Dale Stanton Armstrong Testino (Sammy) and the late Richard Paul Armstrong, Jr. Chris was a dedicated servant to his community. He served with the Boy Scouts, worked with courage and pride at […]

Connie O.Turner- Warrenville, S.C.

Connie Ouzts Turner, 76 of Warrenville, SC wife of T. Raymond Turner entered into rest on July 25, 2022. Connie was born in Edgefield, SC as the daughter of Pawnee Altman Ouzts and Albert J. Ouzts. Connie was a loving homemaker and a member of Edgefield Church of God and attended Graniteville Church of God.   Connie is survived by: her daughter Sherry (Barry) Brown, son Gerald Turner, son Timmy Hoover, five grandchildren Ashley Hoover, Megan […]

District Celebrates the Return of Teachers Ahead of the 2022-23 School Year

District Celebrates the Return of Teachers Ahead of the 2022-23 School Year

Teacher Rachel Booker joined her Merriwether Elementary School colleague Felicia Redding on the first grade hallway in decorating a bulletin board in anticipation of Open House later this week. ECSD Hosts Open House at all Schools This Week Johnston, SC – The Edgefield County School District (ECSD) welcomed over 270 teachers on Monday morning with students […]

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