Simple solutions needed

I’ve read a lot lately about altering the make-up of the school board again. The Generally Assembly is Constitutionally responsible for educatio...

February 12th, 2017 |  


Future will be uphill battle

I am a native of South Carolina and a 1957 graduate of Pickens High School. I appreciate your consideration of this transmission. I miss Pickens, the ...

February 8th, 2017 |  


Former trustee comments on schools

I read the story about the reopening of AR Lewis School as the new location for the 6th to 12th grade alternative school for the School District of Pi...

February 5th, 2017 |  


Register to vote

Elections are important. Every eligible American deserves the chance to weigh in. Voter registration is the key to helping shape the future of our cou...

September 27th, 2016 |  


Saitta fixes district issues

I’ve served on the school board 16 years (four terms). Board members usually fall into two broad categories: those who follow the district admin...

September 20th, 2016 |  


More housing needed

There were 12 candidates in the three county council races in June. On the issues, we were all about the same touting the need for a new/bigger/renova...

September 20th, 2016 |  


First #PickensUnited a success

For the first time in anyone’s memory and possibly the first time in county history, the state delegation, sheriff, county council and school bo...

September 7th, 2016 |  


School board being hijacked

I read about the filing for local school board elections in Pickens County with some concern. School board trustees are to balance the wants of the sc...

September 6th, 2016 |  


Be a player, not a spectator

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day, the 96th anniversary of the 19th amendment.That amendment granted women the right to vote, ending a 72-year s...

August 31st, 2016 |  


Camp iRock puts effort where it’s needed

I had a chance to visit Camp iRock toward the end of July. It is a combination school district-YMCA-United Way summer camp with the focus on reading i...

August 17th, 2016 |