Time for family dinners to return to my house

Time for family dinners to return to my house

When you’re the parent of small children, there’s really not much point to “weekends.” You don’t get to go out on Friday...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Politics of trickle down neglect in S.C.

Politics of trickle down neglect in S.C.

The true test of political leadership is about making the hard, long-term and right decision instead of the easy, short term and wrong decision.Said d...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Saitta fixes district issues

I’ve served on the school board 16 years (four terms). Board members usually fall into two broad categories: those who follow the district admin...

September 20th, 2016 |  


More housing needed

There were 12 candidates in the three county council races in June. On the issues, we were all about the same touting the need for a new/bigger/renova...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Marijuana legalization — give peace a chance

Marijuana legalization — give peace a chance

On November 8, voters in eight states will decide whether or not to legalize, to one degree or another, the possession, use and sale of marijuana.If a...

September 16th, 2016 |  


Larger causes: God, family and country

Larger causes: God, family and country

“Never forget!” Those of us who lived it will never forget! But, it’s just another Zinnian history lesson to the next generation, to...

September 16th, 2016 |  


Freedom of the press under fire with reporter’s charge

The North Dakota Access Pipeline has become a source of major contention in the United States. Its construction (or perhaps more accurately, the prote...

September 16th, 2016 |  


Dear Diary, Camp iRock rocked

Dear Diary, Camp iRock rocked

When The Pickens Sentinel offered me a monthly column, I wasn’t sure if people would actually read it. When someone I hardly know came up to me ...

September 8th, 2016 |  


The American dream has been hijacked

The American dream has been hijacked

Is there a better time than during a Labor Day weekend to take a look at the American Dream? I don’t think so, especially since, at least in my ...

September 8th, 2016 |  


First #PickensUnited a success

For the first time in anyone’s memory and possibly the first time in county history, the state delegation, sheriff, county council and school bo...

September 7th, 2016 |