Concern about Syrian refugees

The Pickens County Taxpayers Association has for 20 years been involved in our principal areas of work – property rights …

November 25th, 2015 |  

SDPC ready for AdvancEd review

SDPC ready for AdvancEd review

Earlier this year, the School District of Pickens County received a report from a review of the district’s accrediting agency, …

November 20th, 2015 |  

Rock the Fall Ball a success

What a great time we had at the first Rock the Fall Ball in Pickens on Nov. 13 at Bruce …

November 18th, 2015 |  

SDPC’s financial status has improved

The school district’s 2015 financial audit is complete and the district’s budget ended the year in surplus of $3.8 million. …

October 24th, 2015 |  

Nothing misleading, Collins mistaken

It is with regret I find I must write this letter, however it is necessary to refute the recent derogatory …

October 24th, 2015 |  

Collins travel troubling

I have read two articles lately about Easley Rep. Neal Collins. Seems he has recently been to Panama and Turkey …

October 23rd, 2015 |  

Reasons for school improvement

I have been reading in the newspaper about the test for the Pickens County School District. They have improved. High …

October 16th, 2015 |  

Print the truth, not lies

One reason our country is great is that critics can voice their opinion. In fact, on my Facebook page and …

September 25th, 2015 |  

Time for GOP to move forward

In April the Pickens County GOP held its convention where officers were elected to two-year terms by the seated delegates …

September 15th, 2015 |  

Pay increase the right thing to do

I write this letter with a heart filled with gratitude and thanks. I am grateful for the step increases that …

September 15th, 2015 |  

The culprit behind violence

After seeing Vester Flanagan gunning down those two journalists, video-taping it all, sending off a 23-page manifesto, and then calling …

September 8th, 2015 |  

Looking for loopholes

Since Rep. Neal Collins’ election a year ago, I think I’ve uncovered a disturbing pattern. Collins was employed in a …

September 8th, 2015 |  

Our children are our future

Did you know there are 681,000 children victims of maltreatment every year in the United States? Most of these are …

August 18th, 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 |  

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 |  

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 |  

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 |  

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 |  

Trustee explains school budget vote

In 2011 and 2012 to save classroom teaching positions, the School Board of Pickens County froze teacher pay. With the …

June 26th, 2015 |  

No logical reason to add 7th seat

I have yet to hear a logical reason why adding a seventh school board seat is necessary. The continued argument …

June 18th, 2015 |  

Motivation for 7th seat is political

I read the news story where State Rep. Neal Collins has taken it upon himself to try and “fix” the …

June 18th, 2015 |  

Pickens County doesn’t need a 7th seat

I oppose State Representatives Neal Collins and Gary Clary’s effort to add a seventh seat to the Pickens County school …

June 17th, 2015 |  


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