Falling

Falling

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.  Sometimes you just don’t want to think about serious stuff.  Fall is one of those times for me. […]

Politics and COVID-19

Politics and COVID-19

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 was looking through the columns I’ve written for The Edgefield Advertiser over the past year and ran across one […]

Sound and Hearing

By Sigrid Hanson 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 silence is a topic of biblical concern, so is sound. First to last, the Bible is […]

Sound and Hearing

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.              If silence is a topic of biblical concern, so is sound. First to last, the Bible is […]

Stirrings

Stirrings

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 visited the Gettysburg National Military Park and Amish country in Pennsylvania.  I did not […]

Vote Early, Vote Often?

Vote Early, Vote Often?

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.  When I was living in Edgefield County and inching toward the magic age when I could vote, one of the alleged […]

Laugh

Laugh

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.  We are living in times when we need poetry as much as we need medicine and political policy.  I […]

I Have a Dream

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.  The week just ended marked the 57thanniversary of the August 28, 1963, “I Have a Dream” speech, by Martin […]

Silence

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.              Were you once told, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all” or counseled, […]

American Spirit in Cowboy/Cowgirl at Rodeo

American Spirit in Cowboy/Cowgirl at Rodeo

By Karyn Sealy Bland 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 recent Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo celebrated the American Spirit, particularly the cowboy/cowgirl. Sitting in the stands […]

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