Soundings

Soundings

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.  My wife and I recently attended two concerts a week apart from each other, Emmylou Harris, and Reba […]

Logic and the Right to Life

<strong>Logic and the Right to Life</strong>

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.  I like our state senator, Shane Massey. I respect his views even though I often don’t agree with […]

Van Johnson – Trenton, SC.

Van Laverne Johnson, 73 of Trenton, husband of Margaret “Peggy” Johnson entered into rest on March21, 2023. Van was born in Langley, SC as the son of Minnie McNeely Johnson and George D. Johnson. He was aGraniteville textile worker and co-owner of Johnson Heavenly Cleaners. Van was a member of SouthsideBaptist Church in Langley, SC. […]

Crystal Stone- Johnston, S.C.

Crystal Stone- Johnston, S.C.

JOHNSTON — It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother Crystal Clayton Ouzts Stone,  beloved mother and a friend to many.  Crystal received her call from the Lord on Monday, February 27, 2023, while at the Saluda Nursing Center in Saluda, SC.  As Crystal was apt to say, she finally boarded […]

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

03/20/23Last week was the 10th week of the 2023 legislative session. There are 8 legislative weeksremaining before the General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn on May 11, 2023. Here are thehighlights from last week’ Senate action:ANPAC IN MCCORMICK – Last month AnPac, a Chinese Bio-Medical Company, announced that it had agreed to pay $28 million for 500 […]

Chuck Courtney- Johnston, SC

R. C. “Chuck” Courtney, 42, of Johnston, SC entered into rest on February 21, 2023.  Chuck was born in Augusta, Ga as the son of Deborah “Debbie” Kornaus Courtney and Ronnie Courtney. Chuck was a member of Johnston Fire Department and was a SAE certified mechanic.He really loved his nieces and nephews, and his heart was his daughter Gabbie.  Chuck […]

Black History Art Show

Artists Atkins & Williams Sunday, February 26, in Johnston It will be a show to remember, starting at 3:00 p.m., Sunday afternoon, February 26 at Possibilities. Lorenzo Williams brings paint and color to the canvas as he responds to more recent happenings in the world – many of the pieces both pre- and post-pandemic. Viewers will see both the artist’s […]

Words

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.  Sigrid Fowler ​The gift of speech is something we humans take for granted, but it’s one of the things that sets […]

To Write or Not Write

To Write or Not Write

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.  Writing these articles every week is not easy.  Well, the writing part can be easy, even fun, once […]

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

01/30/23 Last week was the 3rd week of the 2023 legislative session. There are 15 legislative weeksremaining before the General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn on May 11, 2023. Here are thehighlights from last week:JUDICIAL AND COLLEGE BOARD ELECTIONSThe Senate more time than usual debating S. 374 2023-2024 Bill 374: JMSC Elections , a resolution to set elections […]