Welcoming Spring – the Canopy is Coming

Welcoming Spring – the Canopy is Coming

Trunk of Shaggy Bark Tree By Lydia Wherry The welcome of spring and the coming of Easter in this year, 2021, brings with it more weight and meaning, it seems, as we have long been arrested in this COVID valley laced with love and suffering.  Last Easter was but the beginning of what would become a year-long trek through the wilderness, a time of […]

Reason

Reason

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. What is reasonable and what is not?  I think about that a lot.  For example, what’s it going […]

An Approach to Easter

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             Is there a better approach to Easter than taking some time to meditate on Jesus Christ? If […]

March Madness

March Madness

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. In the collegiate sports world, this is the season for March Madness – when serious sports fans haven’t […]

Coxswain Skills Used to Help Struggling Readers

Coxswain Skills Used to Help Struggling Readers

JT Wu, Founder, Director of Preface Working for Contracts with Local Schools ​A coxswain is the member of a rowing team who sits at the stern of the boat and steers, gives the team directions and updates them on the race. JT Wu was the coxswain on August Wherry’s (the editor’s grandson) row team when they competed at Nationals in […]

Shepeard Holding Several Promotions, Hoping to Attract Donors

Shepeard Holding Several Promotions, Hoping to Attract Donors

Shepeard Community Blood Center continues to have an urgent need for all blood types, especially O Negative, O Positive, and B Positive. In efforts to mitigate this ongoing issue, several promotions have been planned to encourage donors to come in over the next several weeks. To coincide with the re-opening of Regal Cinemas, anyone who donates […]

Wilbur Benenhaley

W. Thurmond Burnett                                                                    David T. Burnett Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home PO Box 389 – 801 Columbia Rd. Edgefield, South Carolina 29824 Phone: 803-637-6536 Email: david@edgefieldmercantile.com Wilbur Benenhaley, 63, of Chavous Creek Circle, […]

James “Jim” Whatley, Jr.

MATTHEWS, SC; James “Jim” Edward Whatley, Jr. of Matthews, North Carolina, passed away peacefully March 21, 2021, at the age of 82. Mr. Whatley was born in Edgefield, South Carolina, on November 22, 1938. He was the son of the late James Edward Whatley, Sr. and Elizabeth Crim Whatley and brother to the late Betty Whatley Satcher Jones.Mr. Whatley graduated from […]

Timeline and Status of Edgefield County’s Comprehensive Plan, Land Management Ordinance, and the Ninety Day Moratorium on Large Developments

Timeline and Status of Edgefield County’s Comprehensive Plan, Land Management Ordinance, and the Ninety Day Moratorium on Large Developments

In 2019 a change was made to Edgefield County’s Comprehensive Plan on its third reading. The change impacted zoning districts and led in part to smaller lot sizes in large subdivisions.  In 2020 a group of concerned citizens circulated a petition to change the Comprehensive Plan back to its wording on its second reading. In […]

Selling Ice to Eskimos

Selling Ice to Eskimos

Patricia Turner is on the scene and open for business at Pat’s Thrift Store’s new location. ​Patricia Turner, owner of Pat’s Thrift Store, said her mother’s pastor, Reverend Colvin, says she could sell ice to an Eskimo and he won’t even know he needs it. Pat pretty much agrees with him. Turner started selling things on the side […]