No more time for denial

The time for warm weather has apparently passed in Pickens County, which means it’s time to break out the scarves, …

January 21st, 2016 |  

Casting a light on mental illness

It isn’t often an editorial addresses an article of clothing but there is always a first time for everything. Amazon.com, …

January 13th, 2016 |  

We need to find our determination

2015 is almost a memory and 2016 is on the horizon so with a new year only a matter of …

December 31st, 2015 |  

How our naive understanding of violence helps ISIS

At West Point I learned that technology forces warfare to evolve. The reason soldiers today no longer ride horses into …

December 17th, 2015 |  

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind

Millions of Americans believe that war doesn’t work, that war cannot end terrorism because war is terrorism, and that U.S. …

December 3rd, 2015 |  

France and America are forever bound

We love them, we hate them. We admire them, we make fun of them. But through it all, up or …

November 19th, 2015 |  

Is high school football worth the injury risk?

Everyone knows football is a dangerous sport. No matter how much protective equipment kids strap on or how leagues alter …

November 11th, 2015 |  

Children aren’t the same as chickens

Somewhere along the way it seems the priorities of this nation became somewhat muddled. You can’t turn any direction anymore …

October 8th, 2015 |  

Why community newspapers matter

Why community newspapers matter

“I got credit down at the grocery store and my barber tells me jokes…” — Roger Miller ROLLING FORK, Miss. …

October 6th, 2015 |  

Nothing is ever truly private anymore

Most people, in one way or another, had their childhoods recorded by their parents. Whether it was a baby book, …

October 1st, 2015 |  

Pickens County comes through again

It seems someone is always raising money for something, whether it’s their children’s school or class, searching for a cure, …

September 24th, 2015 |  

DAR promotes Constitution Week awareness

Sept. 17 begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document is one of …

September 15th, 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 |  

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 |  

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 |  

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 |  

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 |  

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 |  

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 |  

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 |  

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 |  


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