Musical Production in new Strom Thurmond Theatre

Musical Production in new Strom Thurmond Theatre

The Strom Thurmond Theatre has an exciting new musical opening this weekend!  Honk! Jr. is a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling, incorporating a message of tolerance. Winner of multiple awards, including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical, this heartwarming celebration of being different is sure to delight audiences […]

Helps for Reading the Bible

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. ​The Bible can be challenging, but it sells. Daniel Radosh, in his 2006 piece “The Good Book Business” for The New Yorker, says: “The familiar observation that the Bible is the best-selling […]

High Anxiety

High Anxiety

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. Blaney Pridgen Anger and anxiety are states of mind I actively avoid.  They are most unattractive to me in other people […]

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Sponsored by the Johnston, S.C., Development Corporation

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Sponsored by the Johnston, S.C., Development Corporation

Growing and Promoting the Johnston Area ​ Singers, Bands, and Dancers HeadlineEntertainment at This Year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival The Johnston, S.C., Peach Blossom Festival entertainment for the day is now set, with a variety of performers for the May 7 event. The day’s entertainment begins at 9 a.m. with a Prayer of Dedication from Johnston-Harmony United Methodist Church Rev. Amanda Richardson, followed by the Presentation of the Colors by Boy Scout Troop […]

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Sponsored by the Johnston, S.C., Development Corporation

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Sponsored by the Johnston, S.C., Development Corporation

Growing and Promoting the Johnston Area ​ Chamber Sponsors Night of Games Lead-in event to the Johnston Festival;  Friday Night Street Dance is Back! Citizens can participate in two events that lead into the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival: A Night of Games sponsored by the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerceand a revival of the Friday Night street dance. The Night of Games will be held on Thursday, May 5, 6 p.m., American Legion […]

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Johnston Peach Blossom Festival

Anglers show off their fish after the weigh-in at last year’s Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Bass Fishing Tournament. Sponsored by the Johnston, S.C., Development Corporation Growing and Promoting the Johnston Area For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Campbell, Festival Publicity Chairman, (803) 275-3635 Fishing Tournament and Cruise In Are A Part of the Johnston Peach Blossom Festival The Bass Fishing Tournament and Cruise In are now accepting people interested […]

Play it Again, Sam

Play it Again, Sam

By Blaney Pridgen All of my adult life I have heard conversation and debate about matters from both liberal and conservative positions in every sphere of influence, concern, and power in our national life.  This is our national dialogue, which makes us a workable democracy.  This coming together of liberals, who serve their values but […]

Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life”

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. ​In the Gospel of John, Jesus says “I am–” an amazing number of times. I haven’t counted, but this choice of words and the […]

James Allen “Buster” Rodgers

James Allen “Buster” Rodgers 69, of Old Stage Rd. entered into rest on April 4, 2022. Buster was born in Saluda, SC as the son of the late Tillman David Rodgers, Sr. and Kathryn Fain Rodgers. He retired as a mechanic for SCDOT and was a member of Edgefield Church of God. Survivors include: one sister Lena […]

Doris Dalton Coleman

On Sunday April 3rd, Doris Dalton Coleman, surrounded by her loving family, joined her best friend and love of her life, Charles William Coleman for a tee time at the beautiful golf course in Heaven. Doris and Charles were avid golfers and enjoyed many vacations of friendly competition and sunny days on the golf courses […]