Newest member of the ‘Deep State’

May 15, 2020

Editor: Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., is a world-renowned infectious disease expert and was appointed the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1984. Dr. Fauci has advised six presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues. His entire career has been spent researching the worst diseases the […]

President’s travel ban hardly a roaring success

Editor: Two recent letters to the editor endorsed the idea that limiting travel from China was key to keeping down COVID-19 cases and deaths. Should we ever have another pandemic, we need to learn the lessons of COVID-19. The truth is, travel bans are good for one thing: buying time, and they must be implemented […]

Oconee County doesn’t have a hospital anymore

May 14, 2020

Willie, Why did FEMA not come to Seneca? I thought they were supposed to respond to natural disasters. Willie says: After the necessary applications for being declared a disaster zone, etc., President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for several South Carolina counties that were hit by tornadoes Easter weekend. This applies to […]

Are we being deceived?

Editor: Seventy-one years ago, when I was 16, my father told me that he had found in his Bible that Asians would rule the world! Nonsense?! China, with a 5,000-year-old economy and 1.3 billion people could justify a claim as the No. 1 world power! This is no joke! Who can we trust in Congress? […]

In favor of absentee vote by mail

Editor: I urge Pickens County election officials to make absentee vote my mail more available in the upcoming primary on June 9 and the general election on Nov. 3. Our election officials are saying that elections will be difficult during the pandemic, partly due to staff shortages, since many poll workers might choose to stay […]

The weirdest dream

Editor: I had the weirdest dream the other night. I dreamt that former President Barack Obama said, “You won’t be able to keep your doctor.” Former Vice President Joe Biden asked, “what doctor?” The dream continued with Hilary Clinton working at a truck stop while “Stand By Your Man” played on the jukebox in the […]

Recovery and rebirth

May 13, 2020

Who will ever forget the way Seneca looked one month ago? Homes and commercial buildings were damaged and destroyed, utility poles were snapped, wires were on the ground and roads and even trees were shattered. As the sun came up on April 13, one man was dead in Seneca, 92 homes were destroyed and another […]

Anyone of any age can contract COVID-19

Willie, To show you I mean what I say when I say I vote the person not the party, I voted for Sheriff Mike Crenshaw last time and will again. I’m a different party, but I vote for the one I believe is most capable to do the job. Others should, yet won’t, do just […]