Orlando shooting: Are we looking in the right places?

Since Sept. 11, 2001, there has been a tendency to classify acts of violence perpetrated on groups of Americans acts of terrorism but is that necessar...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Push-ups are hard … like, really hard

Push-ups are hard … like, really hard

After I had my son Sam, 11 months ago now, the baby weight came off fast. Before I knew it, I was back to my “walking around” weight and i...

June 24th, 2016 |  


The greatest gift I could ever receive

The greatest gift I could ever receive

I know that I normally write a column about events such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it f...

June 24th, 2016 |  


A kitschy kitchen is a must

A kitschy kitchen is a must

When you live in a 100-year-old home, something always needs to be fixed.Put on a new roof? Great. The driveway needs new gravel. Power-washed the fro...

June 24th, 2016 updated: June 24th, 2016. |  


Vote for change on June 28

Thank you for voting in the recent primary. We turned out in force and made a big difference, but our job is not done. We must vote again on June 28. ...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Sen. Martin a plus for area

District 2 is very fortunate to be represented in the South Carolina Senate by Larry Martin. In the past, we were frequent visitors to South Carolina....

June 24th, 2016 |  


Some looking to blame others

I’m responding to Phil Bowers’ letter entitled, “Progress or propaganda?” where he criticized me for voicing outrage over scho...

June 8th, 2016 |  


Pickens County is at a crossroads

What just happened in Pickens County will become more commonplace. Two small schools were shut down and the students moved to other area schools. This...

June 8th, 2016 |  


If you see something, say something

Micayle Goolsby, 11 months, died May 23 in Hialeah, Fla., after being left in a hot car for an “undetermined amount of time.”Headlines wer...

June 7th, 2016 |  


Shooting deaths should not have happened

My wife of 31 years is the daughter of the former Pickens High football coach Bill Isaacs, who was shot and killed Sept. 14, 2015, while out for his m...

June 7th, 2016 |