Register to vote

Elections are important. Every eligible American deserves the chance to weigh in. Voter registration is the key to helping shape the future of our cou...

September 27th, 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 |  


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 |  


School board being hijacked

I read about the filing for local school board elections in Pickens County with some concern. School board trustees are to balance the wants of the sc...

September 6th, 2016 |  


Be a player, not a spectator

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day, the 96th anniversary of the 19th amendment.That amendment granted women the right to vote, ending a 72-year s...

August 31st, 2016 |  


Camp iRock puts effort where it’s needed

I had a chance to visit Camp iRock toward the end of July. It is a combination school district-YMCA-United Way summer camp with the focus on reading i...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Addiction can be beaten

I found Alex Saitta’s letter, on the growing meth problem in the county, to be very insightful. Alex is a problem solver, I think we would all b...

August 10th, 2016 |  


FIRE has strong showing at nationals

What outstanding folks we have in this area. When our 12 and under Carolina One Volleyball Team qualified for the 2016 USAV Junior Nationals in Indian...

August 3rd, 2016 |  


Saitta keeps us informed

I read the news story on the Pickens County 2016-17 school budget. It was very informative and comprehensive. I can’t help but think our elected...

July 20th, 2016 |