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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 |  

Be kind to those around you and don’t judge

Be kind to those around you and don’t judge

“Every person is different and I need to accept them for who they are, I’m going to need the favor …

July 2nd, 2015 |  

Trustee explains school budget vote

In 2011 and 2012 to save classroom teaching positions, the School Board of Pickens County froze teacher pay. With the …

July 1st, 2015 |  

Snakes. Let ‘em live.

Ophidiophobia, or fear of snakes, affects nearly a third of all adults and is considered the second most common phobia …

July 1st, 2015 |  

Church shootings a stark look at America

Church shootings a stark look at America

The shooting in Charleston last Wednesday was a tragedy. It was a senseless, horrific act of hatred and unfortunately, in …

June 26th, 2015 |  

Time to end Confederate flag discussion

Time to end Confederate flag discussion

If the South Carolina General Assembly doesn’t get the Confederate battle flag off the Statehouse grounds after what happened in …

June 23rd, 2015 |  

This expectant mother is taking her own baby steps

This expectant mother is taking her own baby steps

Anyone who knows me personally knows that I am a terrible procrastinator. I have written about my delaying important preparations …

June 19th, 2015 |  

No logical reason to add 7th seat

I have yet to hear a logical reason why adding a seventh school board seat is necessary. The continued argument …

June 18th, 2015 |  

Motivation for 7th seat is political

I read the news story where State Rep. Neal Collins has taken it upon himself to try and “fix” the …

June 18th, 2015 |  

Pickens County doesn’t need a 7th seat

I oppose State Representatives Neal Collins and Gary Clary’s effort to add a seventh seat to the Pickens County school …

June 17th, 2015 |  

Wake up and smell the coffee

AdvancED claims Pickens County School Board was micro-managing our school district. However, it is important to read the first line …

June 11th, 2015 |  

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