Addiction is no laughing matter

Addiction is no laughing matter

My sister-in-law posted an old photograph that she had found of my brother on Facebook a few days ago … and it broke my heart. Not a normal reac...

July 29th, 2016 |  


Looking back brings a chuckle or four

Looking back brings a chuckle or four

As is my custom during the closing days of July, I talk about my mother as we celebrated another birthday for the most loved woman in my life.That isn...

July 28th, 2016 |  


Nintendo, you have my full attention

Nintendo, you have my full attention

By nature, I’ve never been a very materialistic person. I shop at second-hand stores and yard sales for my household decor and I buy generic bra...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Cuba and the United States, one year later

One year ago today, the United States resumed full diplomatic relations with Cuba, shocking the world and putting an end to more than five decades of ...

July 20th, 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 |  


Hindsight is 20/20 — especially when lives are at stake

Hindsight is 20/20 — especially when lives are at stake

When you’re in the business of reporting the news, you can never really take a vacation. The phone still rings, the emails still come in and Fac...

July 15th, 2016 |  


Budget hurt by spending

I voted against the Pickens County School District budget for 2016-17 for three reasons.This budget again eliminates classroom teaching positions, boo...

July 13th, 2016 |  


All lives matter — we need to remember that

All lives matter — we need to remember that

I told my friend I admired and respected him very much as a Christian, father, husband, and community leader. I did not intend to offend him, but aske...

July 13th, 2016 |  


Camp iRock rocks another year

Camp iRock rocks another year

Can you believe that when I scheduled my vacation one year ago, it would end up falling during the opening week of Camp iRock? I am not sure what it s...

July 8th, 2016 |  


There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home

If everything has gone according to plan, by the time you are reading this, I’ll be in Michigan, on vacation, with no access to the internet or ...

July 8th, 2016 |