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Are you active or busy?

Are you active or busy?

I have a confession to make: I didn’t watch the Superbowl. I used to consider myself a football fan, I …

February 12th, 2016 |  

Presidential politics and the American soul

When I want to believe that America is a democracy — indeed, to feel so deeply this is so that …

February 11th, 2016 |  

Coal ash brouhaha has several scenarios in play

The issue over coal ash in Pickens County, although a heated one, has yet to be decided. Based on several …

February 11th, 2016 |  

Super Bowl 50 fizzled from the get-go

Super Bowl 50 fizzled from the get-go

I don’t know about the rest of you, but it seems Super Bowl 50 was a bust, and I’m not …

February 11th, 2016 |  

Get out of your comfort zone and go somewhere

Get out of your comfort zone and go somewhere

Long before I made my living writing and shooting photos for newspapers, before I was a wife and mother, before …

February 8th, 2016 |  

Hagood needs to stay open

I come to you as a concerned parent of a child at Hagood Elementary. Like myself, many other parents are …

February 8th, 2016 |  

Bill to register journalists is laughable

I confess. I had more fun responding to inquiries about Mike Pitts’ (R-Laurens) journalist registration bill than I have had …

February 8th, 2016 |  

Do you want to build a snowman? I don’t.

Do you want to build a snowman? I don’t.

It started off like any other day: wake up, change diapers, make bottles and breakfast, get everyone dressed and out …

February 5th, 2016 |  

It is our duty to make a difference

It is our duty to make a difference

I find myself sometimes extremely cynical about the human race and just when I am sure I am ready to …

February 4th, 2016 |  

VITA an important United Way program

VITA an important United Way program

For me to have the passion necessary to raise money, I need to experience the program. That is how I …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

Election year leads to mass confusion

Election year leads to mass confusion

Do you know what the definition of insanity is? If not, I will share it with you. It happens to …

January 30th, 2016 |  

Life is like a boxing match …

Life is like a boxing match …

I don’t know what it is that I’ve done in a past life for the universe to exact its terrible …

January 29th, 2016 |  

New year, old tricks from the EPA

New year, old tricks from the EPA

As we begin a new year, one would hope that the Obama administration made a new year’s resolution of allowing …

January 29th, 2016 |  

When Hell freezes over? Well, it already has

When Hell freezes over? Well, it already has

“Hell” is the name of a town in Michigan and about this time every year a photograph of the town’s …

January 22nd, 2016 |  

Welcome back to Los Angeles, Rams!

Welcome back to Los Angeles, Rams!

So the St. Louis Rams are moving back to Los Angeles after 20-something years — and my husband couldn’t be …

January 22nd, 2016 |  

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 |  

Heartfelt gratitude and thanks

It is with a heart full of gratitude and appreciation that I write this letter. The Pickens County Board of …

January 21st, 2016 |  

Southerners and the way we look at life

Few things in this world are as entertaining as Southerners and the quirky way they deal with life, whether it …

January 21st, 2016 |  

It’s OK if it doesn’t look good …

It’s OK if it doesn’t look good …

I love to cook. I love to eat. Grocery shopping is one of my favorite household “chores” and I think …

January 17th, 2016 |  

Easley’s Foothills Playhouse expanding reach

Easley’s Foothills Playhouse expanding reach

For those who don’t know, I am a member of the board for Easley’s Foothills Playhouse, which I guess should …

January 16th, 2016 |  

If I had a billion dollars …

If I had a billion dollars …

I’m not much of a gambler. That being said, with the Powerball expected to reach over a billion dollars — …

January 15th, 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 |  

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