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 […]

Women and the South Carolina Supreme Court

Women and the South Carolina Supreme Court

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.  Last week’s column addressed three legislative issues coming up this term, each of which presents a “back to the drawing […]

Stalled

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 My reading life started very early.  My mother and sister taught me to read before I went to Kindergarten. […]

Lost Scruples

Lost Scruples

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 Scruple is a funny sounding word to me.  It could be the name of an inedible fish or […]

Women and the South Carolina Supreme Court

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 Last week’s column addressed three legislative issues coming up this term, each of which presents a “back to the drawing […]

Pregnant Pause

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 know how to be discreet about this.  I think I am pregnant again.  Like all the women […]

All Things New

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 Near the end of the Bible, Jesus Christ, now seated on the throne, makes an amazing declaration. From this […]

Thoughts on the New Year

Thoughts on the New 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.  By Robert Scott Everybody knows Christmas poems, and “’Twas The Night Before Christmas” is recited year after year. Less well known are New […]

Short and Hopefully Sweet

Short and Hopefully Sweet

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 I recently enjoyed the Oscar nominated movie, “JoJo Rabbit”.  It’s a story about a boy and a very […]