Camp iRock puts effort where it’s needed

I had a chance to visit Camp iRock toward the end of July. It is a combination school district-YMCA-United Way summer camp with the focus on reading i...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Addiction can be beaten

I found Alex Saitta’s letter, on the growing meth problem in the county, to be very insightful. Alex is a problem solver, I think we would all b...

August 10th, 2016 |  


Saitta keeps us informed

I read the news story on the Pickens County 2016-17 school budget. It was very informative and comprehensive. I can’t help but think our elected...

July 13th, 2016 |  


Budget hurt by spending

I voted against the Pickens County School District budget for 2016-17 for three reasons.This budget again eliminates classroom teaching positions, boo...

July 7th, 2016 |  


Sen. Martin a plus for area

District 2 is very fortunate to be represented in the South Carolina Senate by Larry Martin. In the past, we were frequent visitors to South Carolina....

June 24th, 2016 |  


June 14 election is Important

The results of the June 14 primary election may have more effect on our lives than will the results of the November general election. In Pickens Count...

June 10th, 2016 |  


Voters need to elect Rick Tate

Voters need to replace Neal Collins with Rick Tate on June 14. Collins has no relationship with the County Council other than his negativity. Collins ...

June 9th, 2016 |  


Pickens County is at a crossroads

What just happened in Pickens County will become more commonplace. Two small schools were shut down and the students moved to other area schools. This...

June 9th, 2016 |  


Some looking to blame others

I’m responding to Phil Bowers’ letter entitled, “Progress or propaganda?” where he criticized me for voicing outrage over scho...

June 8th, 2016 |  


Shooting deaths should not have happened

My wife of 31 years is the daughter of the former Pickens High football coach Bill Isaacs, who was shot and killed Sept. 14, 2015, while out for his m...

June 7th, 2016 |