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 |  


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 |  


Vote for change on June 28

Thank you for voting in the recent primary. We turned out in force and made a big difference, but our job is not done. We must vote again on June 28. ...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Sen. Martin a plus for area

District 2 is very fortunate to be represented in the South Carolina Senate by Larry Martin. In the past, we were frequent visitors to South Carolina....

June 24th, 2016 |  


Some looking to blame others

I’m responding to Phil Bowers’ letter entitled, “Progress or propaganda?” where he criticized me for voicing outrage over scho...

June 8th, 2016 |  


Pickens County is at a crossroads

What just happened in Pickens County will become more commonplace. Two small schools were shut down and the students moved to other area schools. This...

June 8th, 2016 |  


Shooting deaths should not have happened

My wife of 31 years is the daughter of the former Pickens High football coach Bill Isaacs, who was shot and killed Sept. 14, 2015, while out for his m...

June 7th, 2016 |