Azalea Festival successful again

The 32nd Annual Pickens Azalea Festival took place with two days of good weather and started Friday night in full swing.I would personally like to ext...

April 28th, 2016 |  


City, county should honor officers

I have great sadness over the death of fallen Officer Jacobs of the City of Greenville. Officer Jacobs was a man in blue but he was also a man of grea...

April 26th, 2016 |  


Speak up about renewing plan

My understanding was the Pickens County Comprehensive Plan was shelved and was never approved. Yet the County Council is getting ready to amend it. Pi...

April 26th, 2016 |  


Unlock a child’s future in foster care

Parents across the state have demonstrated that citizens who were willing to share their time and had the desire to help others could make a lasting, ...

March 24th, 2016 |  


School board is tyrannical

Tyranny is “cruel and unfair treatment by people with powers over others” according to Webster. Thomas Jefferson once said, “Experie...

March 22nd, 2016 |  


Lasting impress not a good one

Under the state law, the school board has authority to close schools. I do not dispute that, but board members also must have a moral authority or sta...

March 22nd, 2016 |  


Ready to help with school crisis

I attended the Monday night meeting of the Stakeholders Committee for the School Board Facilities Committee. I attended in support of finding ways to ...

March 9th, 2016 |  


Holly Springs Elementary is a treasure

For the past 18 years, I have been helping with the Holly Springs Garden Club. People should know what a valuable resource our district has in Holly S...

March 9th, 2016 |  


Schools need to be kept open

One of the primary ways the state funds local school districts is through the Education Funding Act which is supposed to follow a funding formula. Whe...

March 3rd, 2016 |  


District needs to think about closings

The Pickens County School District Board of Trustees has a short window of opportunity to redeem itself. Two trustees are against the closings and two...

February 23rd, 2016 |