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Super Bowl 50 fizzled from the get-go

Super Bowl 50 fizzled from the get-go

I don’t know about the rest of you, but it seems Super Bowl 50 was a bust, and I’m not …

February 11th, 2016 |  

Get out of your comfort zone and go somewhere

Get out of your comfort zone and go somewhere

Long before I made my living writing and shooting photos for newspapers, before I was a wife and mother, before …

February 8th, 2016 |  

Hagood needs to stay open

I come to you as a concerned parent of a child at Hagood Elementary. Like myself, many other parents are …

February 8th, 2016 |  

Bill to register journalists is laughable

I confess. I had more fun responding to inquiries about Mike Pitts’ (R-Laurens) journalist registration bill than I have had …

February 8th, 2016 |  

Do you want to build a snowman? I don’t.

Do you want to build a snowman? I don’t.

It started off like any other day: wake up, change diapers, make bottles and breakfast, get everyone dressed and out …

February 5th, 2016 |  

It is our duty to make a difference

It is our duty to make a difference

I find myself sometimes extremely cynical about the human race and just when I am sure I am ready to …

February 4th, 2016 |  

VITA an important United Way program

VITA an important United Way program

For me to have the passion necessary to raise money, I need to experience the program. That is how I …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

Election year leads to mass confusion

Election year leads to mass confusion

Do you know what the definition of insanity is? If not, I will share it with you. It happens to …

January 30th, 2016 |  

Life is like a boxing match …

Life is like a boxing match …

I don’t know what it is that I’ve done in a past life for the universe to exact its terrible …

January 29th, 2016 |  

New year, old tricks from the EPA

New year, old tricks from the EPA

As we begin a new year, one would hope that the Obama administration made a new year’s resolution of allowing …

January 29th, 2016 |  

When Hell freezes over? Well, it already has

When Hell freezes over? Well, it already has

“Hell” is the name of a town in Michigan and about this time every year a photograph of the town’s …

January 22nd, 2016 |  

Welcome back to Los Angeles, Rams!

Welcome back to Los Angeles, Rams!

So the St. Louis Rams are moving back to Los Angeles after 20-something years — and my husband couldn’t be …

January 22nd, 2016 |  

No more time for denial

The time for warm weather has apparently passed in Pickens County, which means it’s time to break out the scarves, …

January 21st, 2016 |  

Heartfelt gratitude and thanks

It is with a heart full of gratitude and appreciation that I write this letter. The Pickens County Board of …

January 21st, 2016 |  

Southerners and the way we look at life

Few things in this world are as entertaining as Southerners and the quirky way they deal with life, whether it …

January 21st, 2016 |  

It’s OK if it doesn’t look good …

It’s OK if it doesn’t look good …

I love to cook. I love to eat. Grocery shopping is one of my favorite household “chores” and I think …

January 17th, 2016 |  

Easley’s Foothills Playhouse expanding reach

Easley’s Foothills Playhouse expanding reach

For those who don’t know, I am a member of the board for Easley’s Foothills Playhouse, which I guess should …

January 16th, 2016 |  

If I had a billion dollars …

If I had a billion dollars …

I’m not much of a gambler. That being said, with the Powerball expected to reach over a billion dollars — …

January 15th, 2016 |  

Casting a light on mental illness

It isn’t often an editorial addresses an article of clothing but there is always a first time for everything. Amazon.com, …

January 13th, 2016 |  

Sam and the betrayal of the bananas

Sam and the betrayal of the bananas

My youngest son, Sam, has reached the age where it’s time to start introducing solid foods. Having had nothing but …

January 10th, 2016 |  

A few things to keep in mind

A few things to keep in mind

With so much in the news causing so much stress, and right here at the beginning of a new year …

January 9th, 2016 |  

Homelessness is real, even in Pickens County

Homelessness is real, even in Pickens County

I distinctly remember the day over 20 years ago. A woman with her young son showed up at my office. …

January 8th, 2016 |  

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