I’m too old and grumpy to be challenged that way

May 29, 2020

Willie, I was thinking about something. Has there ever been a .25-caliber revolver pistol? I’ve heard of 38, 45, 22, 33, 44-mag, 357-mag, but never a .25-caliber. Willie says: I’m gonna tell you everything about a .25 ACP pistol that you never needed to know! The .25 is derided as an underpowered caliber that’s inadequate […]

We need a leader, not a divider

Editor: About the story, “Clary joins Republicans looking to defeat Trump” (May 23, page A2), this is one of the most sensible stories I’ve read lately. I agree with Clary 100 percent. Like him, I’m not against the Republican Party, just the one calling himself the POTUS. I never have nor will I ever vote […]

Is this the kind of country you want?

Editor: Still on the fence about which party to vote for in November? Consider this interesting story: “My grandparents lived practically their whole lives around people who relied on the government for everything. When Czech citizens wanted a new house, they talked to the government. When they wanted a new job or a promotion, they spoke […]

Sanity and not showmanship

Editor: I very much appreciate Greg Oliver’s May 23 article in The Journal informing us that South Carolina Rep. Gary Clary, R-Pickens, has joined with a group of Republicans trying to bring sanity back to the party leadership. In 2016, neither major party put forth a candidate worthy of the office of president. Both parties […]

Be mindful in sheriff election

Editor: I read the Q & A in The Journal that Sheriff Mike Crenshaw and Amanda Tinsley took part in recently. Tinsley had very little to bring to the table. Naturally, she has not had near the experience as Sheriff Crenshaw. So, I suppose my first question would be why would we even consider replacing […]

Teen charged with burglary, domestic violence

The Journal staff SENECA — A 19-year-old Westminster man was charged this week in an April incident where police allege he broke into a home and pushed a woman multiple times. Anthony Xavier Palacios, of North Bibb Street, is charged with third-degree domestic violence, second-degree burglary and petit larceny. He was arrested and released on […]

Pickens County graduations today

Jennifer Yanlai Gao and Anna Margaret Buck   By Greg Oliver The Journal CENTRAL — More than 1,100 high school students in Pickens County will receive their long-awaited diplomas today, bringing their formal education to a conclusion in a senior year marked by COVID-19 and the subsequent transition to online learning for the final two […]

PC school board approves final reading of proposed FY ‘21 budget

By Greg Oliver The Journal EASLEY — The Pickens County School Board approved the third and final reading of a proposed $128.1 million general fund budget for fiscal year ‘21 despite a plea from one trustee to delay the vote until next month. In making the motion to table, trustee Phillip Bowers argued that waiting […]