The Easley Progress- RSS OPINION Feed Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:59:05 EST 1800 State’s roads leave little to the imagination … or shocks I don't know if there are many of you who know this, but I spend a good deal of time on the stage participating in theater and recently I have been part of the cast for Treasure Island being performed at the Abbeville Opera House. Now, this... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:45:51 EST Fighting back against food stamp fraud Every day, in every area of our state, hardworking South Carolina taxpayers are being robbed. They are not held up at gunpoint, and their homes are not burglarized. But they are the victims of theft just the same. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:06:11 EST We will never pass this way again As much as I have always felt I would live forever, and still do because there is far too much to see and do, more constant has been my belief my parents will be around forever. Where I had been convinced, I have as of late been contemplating my own... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:35:52 EST It’s time for Autism Speaks to listen The Light it Up Blue campaign for the recognition of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 was wildly successful this year. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:45:51 EST A Song of Ice and Fire and its spoiler wars I am a huge fan of George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. I've been reading the books since high school and like all the other fans, am anxiously awaiting Martin's next book in the series, The... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:20:53 EST Pickens County full of history for all to enjoy Pickens County is full of colorful history and residents are just not doing enough to take it all in. Thu, 9 Apr 2015 09:00:53 EST Remember history of property tax in county Phillip Bowers is on the school board and led the successful charge to stop the 4.7 mill tax increase for even more buildings supported by Mr. Saitta and Mr. Wilson. They led the fight to bring prayer back to school board meetings. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 12:45:51 EST American tradition of prayer needs to continue I read the Progress editorial stating government and religion have no place together. To support its position, the Progress wrote with most of the historical figures associated with the birth of our nation, “religion or Christianity played... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 12:40:54 EST Separation without equality is coming A generation of African Americans, not to mention ill-advised and ignorant bigots, still recalls the days when separate but equal was accepted, and to this day the concept is still a black eye for the South. It looks as if those days may be attempting... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 11:35:52 EST I’ve got the Easter Bunny blues My son attends preschool at an elementary school in Pickens County. Last week, when I was picking him up, his teacher was giving me the usual rundown of how he did, how he interacted with his peers, his participation levels, etc. As I was strapping... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 11:20:54 EST Digesting an 800-pound elephant I want to expand the article entitled, “SDPC Approves Capital Needs Plan.” The $4.7 million capital needs plan was crafted by the administration and facilities committee (Trustees Brian Swords, Phil Bowers and Henry... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 18:50:53 EST You’re as young or old as you feel It's happened. At some point I officially became everything my teenage self swore she never would — a boring adult. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:20:52 EST Government, religion have no business being in bed together A misconception exists in the United States over the “separation of Church and State” and the intent of our Founding Fathers where the establishment of this nation is concerned, with the public and politicians alike misquoting facts to... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:50:55 EST Buck stops here: replacing Jackson on the $20$20 Andrew Jackson, the seventh U.S. President, is known and honored for his military prowess and for founding what would become the Democratic party. His face appears on one of the most commonly used forms of U.S. currency: the $20 bill. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:40:52 EST Genetics can’t lie, no matter the protesting Sometimes I find it funny how genetics has played out in my sons even if they desperately don't want to be like me. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:35:53 EST Never judge a book — or a blanket — by its cover In October 2011, when I was expecting our son, Benjamin, my grandmother knitted me a little blanket for my baby shower. Sun, 22 Mar 2015 11:20:51 EST And when we get behind closed doors … I have been writing in one form or another since I was a child, beginning with home-drawn comics and then fiction as a teen which eventually led to other writing ventures. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 11:35:51 EST Open records compliance remains an issue The controversy encircling Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her use of private email to conduct public business provides our latest example of government in the shadows, a situation we know well in South Carolina. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:46:01 EST It’s Sunshine Week in SC and the nation It's Sunshine Week in South Carolina and the nation.It is a time to recognize and encourage open government and letting the sun shine in on public documents and meetings. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:45:58 EST Unfinished business is like a poke in the ribs So, I am going to be dating myself with this one and there's no way to get around it. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:46:17 EST