George William Salters Sr. – Edgefield, Sc

George William Salters Sr. – Edgefield, Sc

George William Salters Sr. 83, of Edgefield, SC, husband of Elizabeth Irene Riley Salters entered into rest on January 2, 2023.  George was born in Aiken, SC as the son of Sim and Victoria Morris Salters. He was a retired textile worker and a veteran of The United States Army. George was a member of Red Hill Baptist Church.  George is survived by […]

Robert L. “Rob” Mims

Robert L. “Rob” Mims

Robert L. “Rob” Mims, 71, loving husband of 39 years to Debra Bledsoe Mims of Hunters Run, Edgefield entered into rest on Friday, December 30, 2022. Rob was born in Edgefield, SC and was the son of the late Mark Abney and Sallie Effie Moore Mims. He retired from S.C.D.O.T. and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. He is survived […]

The Border Crisis in 2023

The Border Crisis in 2023

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 Robert Scott It is discouraging to consider how long the U.S. immigration system has remained broken, growing ever worse. I wrote about the Border Crisis over a year ago, […]

Another Year

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. Linda Nidiffer I don’t get it and furthermore, I have never understood the need to celebrate on New Year’s Eve.  To me […]

Angels We Have Heard and (maybe) Seen

Angels We Have Heard and (maybe) Seen

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. True confession:  In times past, I have not been much of a believer in the agency of angels […]

Harling Mayson

Harling Mayson

Harling Mayson, 84 of Mealing Rd., husband of Linda Creswell Mayson entered into rest on Friday, December 23, 2022. Harling was born in Edgefield County as the son of the late Otis F. and Lucy Harling Mayson. He retired from Star Fibers as a plant manager and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church where he […]

The Shining City Upon a Hill

The Shining City Upon a Hill

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 Robert Scott In thinking about what to write for the Christmas issue of The Edgefield Advertiser, I decided to rerun a column […]

The Salvation of Santa

The Salvation of Santa

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 Long ago and far away, while pastoring a church, I had just finished the five o’ clock Christmas […]

Noisy Christmas

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 Yes, we sing “Silent Night,” and doing so, we think of quiet, snowy landscapes, peaceful fields dotted with […]

Mr. George Prescott, Sr.- Edgefield, SC

Mr. George Prescott, Sr. entered rest December 15, 2022. Mr. Prescott, a native of Edgefield County, was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Raven Prescott and Shavonne Prescott; one son, George Prescott, Jr.; two sisters, Ettie Jean Moore and Vicky Prescott; one brother, Bettis Carter Prescott, Jr.; six grandchildren; a host […]