Question Answered

By Linda Nidiffer 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. Last week I asked the rhetorical question about should I keep my focus more closely related to my […]

Robert “Bud” McFarlane, 1937-2022

Robert “Bud” McFarlane, 1937-2022

By Robert Scott 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. If you were a Midshipman at the Naval Academy fifty-fouryears ago as I was, you would be familiar with what was […]

Psalm 119

By Sigrid Fowler 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. ​Psalm 119 is the longest psalm in the Bible. For a brief, useful explication, go to gotquestions.org/Psalm-119.html.The writer makes a number […]

Murderous Thoughts

By Blaney Pridgen 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. Have you ever wished someone would die?  If you say yes, then you are among the vast majority […]

He Was the First in 1974

He Was the First in 1974

William Bryan William Bryan tuned his ear to the ground for news as soon as he first learned about the possibility of a technical college being planned for Aiken County in 1969. Working for Graniteville Company and married with a wife and two babies, he knew that opportunity was knocking at his door for continued education […]

JoEllen Barbare Trenton,SC

JoEllen Barbare Trenton,SC

Obituary for Josephine Ellen “JoEllen” Barbare JoEllen was born in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Joseph George Otte and Anna C. Otte, née Zeuner. She attended Parochial schools: Saints Peter and Paul and Our Lady of Sorrows. She graduated from Notre Dame High School. After graduation from High School, she entered the School Sisters […]

Starting with Roe v. Wade

Starting with Roe v. Wade

By Robert Scott 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. One of my childhood memories involves driving through rural South Carolina and Georgia on the way to visit […]

Some Thoughts on Mother’s Day

By Sigrid Fowler 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. ​Mother’s Day will be in the past after today, but as a mother myself, I’m interested in what the Bible says […]

Wider View

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 Linda Nidiffer As Tom and I settle into a schedule I have found time and energy to once again concern […]

Lonnie Hall- Johnston, SC

Lonnie Deryl Hall, 84 of Hall Lane, husband of the late Lynda Wooley Hall entered into rest on May 10, 2022.  Lonnie was born in Saluda, SC as the son of the late Clarence and Crystal Hall. He was a veteran of the United States Airforceand was a retired mechanic and forklift operator for Owens Corning Fiberglass. Lonnie was a member of Philippi Baptist Church.  He is survived by: his […]

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