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 |  


June 14 election is Important

The results of the June 14 primary election may have more effect on our lives than will the results of the November general election. In Pickens Count...

June 10th, 2016 |  


Voters need to elect Rick Tate

Voters need to replace Neal Collins with Rick Tate on June 14. Collins has no relationship with the County Council other than his negativity. Collins ...

June 9th, 2016 |  


Pickens County is at a crossroads

What just happened in Pickens County will become more commonplace. Two small schools were shut down and the students moved to other area schools. This...

June 9th, 2016 |  


Some looking to blame others

I’m responding to Phil Bowers’ letter entitled, “Progress or propaganda?” where he criticized me for voicing outrage over scho...

June 8th, 2016 |  


Shooting deaths should not have happened

My wife of 31 years is the daughter of the former Pickens High football coach Bill Isaacs, who was shot and killed Sept. 14, 2015, while out for his m...

June 7th, 2016 |  


Progress or propaganda?

The Pickens area school consolidation was painful and unfortunate, and brought to mind the adage “There is pain with change and pain with stayin...

May 31st, 2016 |  


Speak up about renewing plan

My understanding was the Pickens County Comprehensive Plan was shelved and was never approved. Yet the County Council is getting ready to amend it. Pi...

April 14th, 2016 |  


City, county should honor officers

I have great sadness over the death of fallen Officer Jacobs of the City of Greenville. Officer Jacobs was a man in blue but he was also a man of grea...

April 9th, 2016 |  


School board is tyrannical

Tyranny is “cruel and unfair treatment by people with powers over others” according to Webster. Thomas Jefferson once said, “Experie...

March 22nd, 2016 |