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I am no fan of impending cooler weather

I am no fan of impending cooler weather

The weather has begun to change and like most of you I am truly enjoying the break from extreme, sweltering …

September 3rd, 2015 |  

Honest to dog, it was a sticky situation

Honest to dog, it was a sticky situation

The last time I thought there was a mouse in my kitchen, it turned out to be a false alarm. …

August 28th, 2015 |  

Time for the Pickens GOP to heal itself, the community

The Republican Party’s state committee upheld the 2015 Pickens County convention on Aug. 22 and will oversee the 2016 convention, …

August 27th, 2015 |  

Mama knows breast — I mean best

Mama knows breast — I mean best

If there’s one topic of childbirth that’s constantly under discussion, it’s breastfeeding. There have been protests waged by moms advocating …

August 21st, 2015 |  

Food Fight Bowl a time to make a difference

Sam Wyche is a well-known name in football circles, especially in upstate South Carolina and the Pickens County community, but …

August 20th, 2015 |  

Our children are our future

Did you know there are 681,000 children victims of maltreatment every year in the United States? Most of these are …

August 18th, 2015 |  

Remembering a life worth living

Remembering a life worth living

In light of what I have been writing about for the last week, it would only be fitting to share …

August 13th, 2015 |  

Trump’s popularity surges when he boasts

Donald Trump alienated millions of voters with his ugly attacks on Mexican immigrants and John McCain’s war record. But he …

August 11th, 2015 |  

Saying good-bye not an easy road

Saying good-bye not an easy road

Sometimes it’s hard to find the right words to say, even when you write to pay the bills like I …

August 6th, 2015 |  

Social media being used to bully

People sometimes forget that physics — for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction — also applies to …

August 5th, 2015 |  

Smile and the world smiles with you

Smile and the world smiles with you

“Art, literature, music, poetry, and a smile are the reflections of the good man is truly capable of, I should …

July 30th, 2015 |  

McKissick Center a proud moment for county

A great many stories in the news lately have been about South Carolina, most of which have been in relation …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Just ride on …

Just ride on …

Did you know Kevin Costner’s first on film role was as the corpse in The Big Chill? I know, seems …

July 23rd, 2015 |  

Do you remember?

As to the letter from Rick Tate as Chairman of the Republican Party of Pickens County, is that the same …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

On the right side of history

On the right side of history

Shortly after 1 a.m. on Thursday morning, July 9, the S.C. House gave final approval to a Senate bill to …

July 16th, 2015 |  

Don’t surrender heritage

I was proud to see our state coming together, across racial and economic differences, to give loving support to the …

July 16th, 2015 |  

The world at your doorstep

It’s that time of year again, that mid-summer lull where families are taking vacations and businesses that aren’t seasonal have …

July 14th, 2015 |  

I’ll be back … in about six weeks

I’ll be back … in about six weeks

After months of anxiously counting down the days, checking them off one at a time on my calendar with big …

July 10th, 2015 updated: July 10th, 2015. |  

State reps need to attend to all county issues

I applaud the Pickens County Council and school board for their hard work the last few years, in these tough …

July 9th, 2015 |  

Now is time to raise taxes for schools

I never thought I would be writing this but I agree with Alex Saitta. Saitta, a Pickens County School Board …

July 9th, 2015 |  

Be proud of SC after the Fourth

Any normal Independence Day celebration in South Carolina, particularly Pickens County, is without a doubt a patriotic event. Traditionally Southerners …

July 7th, 2015 |  

Time for state to step in

The AdvancED accrediting scare going on in the School District of Pickens County could and should have been avoided. It …

July 7th, 2015 |  

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