American Legion is more than poppies

When you think of The American Legion, what comes to mind? Baseball? Pancake breakfasts? Those little red fabric poppies on …

October 1st, 2015 |  

Nothing is ever truly private anymore

Most people, in one way or another, had their childhoods recorded by their parents. Whether it was a baby book, …

October 1st, 2015 |  

Boot drive collects money, offers hope

It seems someone is always raising money for something, whether it’s their children’s school or class, searching for a cure, …

September 24th, 2015 |  

DAR promotes Constitution Week awareness

Sept. 17 begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document is one of …

September 15th, 2015 |  

Clerk’s stand doesn’t make her a martyr

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has been released from jail following her refusal to issue a marriage license to a same-sex …

September 12th, 2015 |  

Understanding the 14th Amendment

Recently there has been a rising cry for the repeal of the 14th Amendment prompted by statements made by Republican …

September 8th, 2015 |  

Byline inequality does matter

Anna Quindlen relayed an eye-opening and hair-raising experience to her readers in 1990. “A newspaper editor said to me not …

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 28th, 2015. |  

Time for the Pickens GOP to heal itself, the community

The Republican Party’s state committee upheld the 2015 Pickens County convention on Aug. 22 and will oversee the 2016 convention, …

August 27th, 2015 |  

Food Fight Bowl a time to make a difference

Sam Wyche is a well-known name in football circles, especially in upstate South Carolina and the Pickens County community, but …

August 20th, 2015 |  

A look into the GOP candidate pool

The United States has certainly come a long way in the last 115 years, especially in the world of politics …

August 17th, 2015 |  

When the quest for more is no longer worthwhile

When the quest for more is no longer worthwhile

I was researching a billionaire who made a fortune in the pomegranate business when I came across an old New …

August 13th, 2015 |  

How activists determine the course

I don’t know any of the 13 activists who lowered themselves from the St. John ’s Bridge in Portland, Oregon, …

August 10th, 2015 |  

The ills of shaming on social media

People sometimes forget that physics — for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction — also applies to …

August 5th, 2015 |  

Doodle Trail needs everyone’s support

Sentiments concerning The Doodle Trail run the gambit, but there are two things the community cannot deny: It is here …

July 31st, 2015 |  

County should be proud of Center

A great many stories in the news lately have been about South Carolina, most of which have been in relation …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Being offended now a common condition

When did everyone in the United States become so offended? By everything? You can no longer turn on your television, …

July 23rd, 2015 |  

Turning the page – One SC

Turning the page – One SC

As these words are being written, the ceremony of lowering the Confederate flag at the capital is happening – literally. …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

On the right side of history

On the right side of history

Shortly after 1 a.m. on Thursday morning, July 9, the S.C. House gave final approval to a Senate bill to …

July 16th, 2015 |  

Let’s make it a date

September 19 is a date you might want to mark on your calendar even though thoughts of fall and college …

July 16th, 2015 |  

The world at your doorstep

It’s that time of year again, that mid-summer lull where families are taking vacations and businesses that aren’t seasonal have …

July 14th, 2015 |  

Be proud of SC after the Fourth

Any normal Independence Day celebration in South Carolina, particularly Pickens County, is without a doubt a patriotic event. Traditionally Southerners …

July 7th, 2015 |  

Solar-powered friars

Solar-powered friars

Contributing Columnist Pope Francis If you visit the Franciscan Friars Conventual of Ellicott City, Maryland, you’ll notice a large solar …

July 5th, 2015 |  


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