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 |  


Lasting impress not a good one

Under the state law, the school board has authority to close schools. I do not dispute that, but board members also must have a moral authority or sta...

March 22nd, 2016 |  


Unlock a child’s future in foster care

Parents across the state have demonstrated that citizens who were willing to share their time and had the desire to help others could make a lasting, ...

March 21st, 2016 |  


Ready to help with school crisis

I attended the Monday night meeting of the Stakeholders Committee for the School Board Facilities Committee. I attended in support of finding ways to ...

March 8th, 2016 |  


Schools need to be kept open

One of the primary ways the state funds local school districts is through the Education Funding Act which is supposed to follow a funding formula. Whe...

March 3rd, 2016 |  


Flawed thinking by SDPC

Here are the thinking skills that reflect not only some of Pickens School Board but the other people cheering them on to raise taxes and close schools...

February 23rd, 2016 |  


Something is wrong with the picture

What weird voices are speaking to the Pickens County school board? How can these people be telling citizens that the taxpayers will save a bunch of mo...

February 23rd, 2016 |  


Board needs to listen to reason

I am writing to stand up for our small, community schools in the northern part of Pickens County. Only someone who has attended one of these schools o...

February 23rd, 2016 |