Saitta fixes district issues

I’ve served on the school board 16 years (four terms). Board members usually fall into two broad categories: those who follow the district admin...

September 20th, 2016 |  


More housing needed

There were 12 candidates in the three county council races in June. On the issues, we were all about the same touting the need for a new/bigger/renova...

September 20th, 2016 |  


School board being hijacked

I read about the filing for local school board elections in Pickens County with some concern. School board trustees are to balance the wants of the sc...

September 8th, 2016 |  


First #PickensUnited a success

For the first time in anyone’s memory and possibly the first time in county history, the state delegation, sheriff, county council and school bo...

September 8th, 2016 |  


Be a player, not a spectator

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day, the 96th anniversary of the 19th amendment.That amendment granted women the right to vote, ending a 72-year s...

August 31st, 2016 |  


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 |