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What are you made of?

What are you made of?

“Never quit because something is hard, you are capable of more than you can imagine.” We are back on the …

July 25th, 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 |  

Being offended now a common condition

When did everyone in the United States become so offended? By everything? You can no longer turn on your television, …

July 23rd, 2015 |  

Turning the page – One SC

Turning the page – One SC

As these words are being written, the ceremony of lowering the Confederate flag at the capital is happening – literally. …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

Everything in front of me now

Everything in front of me now

You hear people say it all the time and it’s usually an exaggeration of some kind, but in this case …

July 18th, 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 |  

Do you remember?

As to the letter from Rick Tate as Chairman of the Republican Party of Pickens County, is that the same …

July 16th, 2015 |  

Let’s make it a date

September 19 is a date you might want to mark on your calendar even though thoughts of fall and college …

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 |  

No trunk leaning for this guy

No trunk leaning for this guy

“The only limitations which may be placed upon me are the ones I place upon myself.” The reflections continue as …

July 11th, 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 |  

Roads still need our attention

Now that it appears the issue of the placement of the Confederate Flag on Statehouse grounds is all but decided …

July 10th, 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 to take down the Michigan state flag

Time to take down the Michigan state flag

I know this may be a sensitive topic, but I’ve decided that enough is enough and I have remained silent …

July 5th, 2015 |  

Solar-powered friars

Solar-powered friars

Contributing Columnist Pope Francis If you visit the Franciscan Friars Conventual of Ellicott City, Maryland, you’ll notice a large solar …

July 5th, 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 2nd, 2015 |  

Third time could be the charm

Third time could be the charm

You would think with as much inward reflection as I have been doing the last month or so, my eyes …

July 2nd, 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 2nd, 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 |  

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 …

June 27th, 2015 |  

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