Remembering the author of ‘The New Colossus’

On this date in 1849, a baby girl named Emma Lazarus was born into a wealthy Jewish New York family, the fourth of an eventual seven children.The prod...

July 24th, 2016 |  


Blue laws do have a purpose

With more and more cities, towns and counties throughout South Carolina passing referendums to allow the Sunday sale of alcohol, “Blue Laws̶...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Cuba and the United States, one year later

One year ago today, the United States resumed full diplomatic relations with Cuba, shocking the world and putting an end to more than five decades of ...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Let’s bring back accountability

What has happened to the sense of accountability that once was the backbone of our society?It seems that term doesn’t apply anymore, whether it ...

July 8th, 2016 |  


Pickens County has a chance to shine

Pickens County voters made a decision during the June 2016 primary and only time will show what statement the voters put forth at the ballot box.Picke...

July 4th, 2016 |  


A day of reckoning for America

Someone asked the other day if we’re close to another depression. I’ve done research on the Great Depression and things got quite bad. The...

June 25th, 2016 |  


Blood donation ban should be lifted

After the initial horror Americans felt concerning the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, many people were left wondering how they could hel...

June 16th, 2016 |  


Orlando shooting: Are we looking in the right places?

Since Sept. 11, 2001, there has been a tendency to classify acts of violence perpetrated on groups of Americans acts of terrorism but is that necessar...

June 16th, 2016 |  


If you see something, say something

Micayle Goolsby, 11 months, died May 23 in Hialeah, Fla., after being left in a hot car for an “undetermined amount of time.”Headlines wer...

June 7th, 2016 |  


Gluten-free not always the way to go

In recent years, going “gluten-free” has become a huge movement in this country. It’s more than just a weight loss fad — it...

May 26th, 2016 |