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Yes, flags are just pieces of cloth
July 3, 2015 – 12:23 am | No Comment
Yes, flags are just pieces of cloth | Test

I guess the newspaper is as good a place as any to have a debate, particularly since other writers, including members of The Journal’s staff, chose to miss the point about loving our neighbors and putting in the hard work required to promote tolerance.

Doesn’t this sound like a fraud?
July 2, 2015 – 12:56 am | No Comment
Doesn’t this sound like a fraud? | Test

Affordable Health Care is here to stay, says Barack Obama. Compliments Supreme Court!

Do the right thing — and the smart thing
July 1, 2015 – 12:02 am | One Comment
Do the right thing — and the smart thing | Test

Thank you for your excellent column in Saturday’s edition of The Journal.

Time to raise taxes for our schools
June 30, 2015 – 12:37 am | One Comment
Time to raise taxes for our schools | Test

Alex Saitta pointed out in a letter to the editor that the school district had cut 55 teaching positions over the last two years and planned to cut another 15 for a total loss of 70 teachers. As Mr. Saitta said, “How is that going to help students?” It won’t.

It’s time for them to do their part
June 27, 2015 – 12:20 am | 8 Comments
It’s time for them to do their part | Test

I applaud the Pickens County Council and school board for their hard work the last few years in these tough budget times.

A financial no-no
June 26, 2015 – 12:43 am | 4 Comments
A financial no-no | Test

To save classroom teaching positions, the Pickens County School Board froze teacher pay in 2011 and 2012. With the building program behind us, the board made it a priority to make up those skipped pay raises over time.

A piece of cloth we are all proud of
June 25, 2015 – 12:50 am | 5 Comments
A piece of cloth we are all proud of | Test

Does Walhalla city councilman Tjay Bagwell (who wrote a letter that appeared in Wednesday’s issue) look at the American flag as a “piece of cloth” as he described the Confederate flag in Walhalla?

It’s time to move flag
June 24, 2015 – 12:06 am | 4 Comments
It’s time to move flag | Test

When I first moved to South Carolina, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton were demanding the removal of the Confederate flag from the capitol.

A piece of cloth won’t change anything
June 24, 2015 – 12:04 am | 4 Comments
A piece of cloth won’t change anything | Test

As a city councilman, I will probably be asked to take the confederate flag that flies in a median in the west end of Walhalla down.

Charleston’s mass murders
June 23, 2015 – 12:00 am | 3 Comments
Charleston’s mass murders | Test

We have got to stop this insanity of hate! The murder of praying Christians in an historic church in Charleston shows, all too clearly, the need to cleanse our minds of the false notion that we are different from one another simply by the shade of our skin.