LETTER TO EDITOR

Impact of Edgefield Co. Hospital 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. As the 2022 National Hospital Week approaches May 8–14, we want to take this opportunity to highlight our outstanding local hospital, Edgefield County […]

Banning Books, Part 2

Banning Books, Part 2

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 Thursday, the South Carolina House passed a bill that, among other things, seeks to ban Critical Race Theory (CRT) and teaching about […]

Tell All

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. How many of you thought that I was in jail and that is why I wasn’t writing?  How […]

A Look at the Resurrection

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. ​The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the heart of the religion started by his followers. Every gospel describes […]

Easter Birds

Easter Birds

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. ​​Best of any song ​​is a bird song ​​in the quiet, but first ​​you have the quiet. ​​​–Wendell […]

Why Is Today Different?

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 Jewish community celebrated April 16 this year, and at the Passover meal, the youngest was to say, “Why is tonight different from all […]

The Blame Game for Fuel Prices

The Blame Game for Fuel Prices

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. Robert Scott Who is to blame for high gasoline prices? If you are a died-in-the-wool Trump enthusiast, the answer is obvious: […]

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 […]

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 […]