Man behind the trees was a newspaper man

Every year on the last Friday of April, Americans across the country take a moment to recognize the importance of trees in our lives as we celebrate A...

April 26th, 2016 |  


Politicians and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Far more than a mere chance to don a teal ribbon and say you support survivors, the month is a critical time ...

April 26th, 2016 |  


How do we fix the election system?

We have been inundated with presidential campaigns and the continued expertise of the network media pundits — a process based on emotion for mos...

April 9th, 2016 |  


China: Broken rice bowls, stifled voices

Amidst the economic downturn in China, two developments that are not “in the human interest” stand out: rising unemployment among workers ...

April 1st, 2016 |  


Free speech is not a joke

“One of the things I’m going to do if I win, and I hope we do and we’re certainly leading. I’m going to open up our libel laws...

March 11th, 2016 |  


No candidate is perfect

Let me tell you something people don’t often say when arguing about presidential candidates on Facebook: No candidate is perfect.But that doesn&...

February 25th, 2016 |  


Jeb Bush visits Central

Jeb Bush visits Central

CENTRAL — Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush made a stop Friday night at Daniel High School to a packed room full of supporters, well-wi...

February 20th, 2016 |  


School brouhaha has been brewing for a while

The issue of school closings has reared its ugly head in Pickens County again and once again most everyone in Pickens County seems shocked and surpris...

February 19th, 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 my soul trembles — I turn to Martin Luther ...

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 perspectives, it could be a thorn in the sid...

February 11th, 2016 |