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 […]

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 […]

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 […]