• Ask questions on bond referendum

    Dear Editor:

    The Chester County School District (CCSD) is preparing a bond referendum to be presented to the voters in November.  The citizens of Chester County should pay attention and ask questions while this referendum is being developed.   Your newspaper and other news outlets have described what the CCSD has stated will be on the referendum.  We need information beyond those generalities. 

  • Citizen review board needed?

    To the Editor:

    "See something, say something." That was a favorite catch phrase of law enforcement at the recent safety meetings. The idea is if you see something criminal, you call the cops. But what happens next?

    I saw something and said something in 2008 while working for Chester County. I thought surely once I had reported what I witnessed on the job, the government would stop it. The cops would protect my family from the criminals. I was wrong. They fought tooth and nail for years to cover it up.

  • Supports Parnell for Congress

    To the Editor:

    This letter is to encourage readers to vote next Tuesday and to vote for Archie Parnell.

    I know Archie Parnell and his wife, Sarah. From my discussions and interactions with him and my observations of his interactions with others, I am impressed by how intently he listens and how clear and common-sense his positions are on issues we all care about.

  • Vote for Parnell

    To the Editor:

    This is to urge the voters of Chester County to vote early and to support Archie Parnell for Congress.

  • Quarry noise would be harmful to animals

    To the Editor:

    I am writing to share my deep concerns about the proposed Fishing Creek Quarry.

    There are many reasons to be concerned about the negative impact this quarry will have on the community. I am writing specifically about the impact to the farm animals in the surrounding area.   There are many farms and residences in the Fishing Creek area that are home to goats, cows, horses, pigs, pet dogs and other animals.

  • Many reasons to oppose quarry

    To the Editor:

    Many people are aware of a proposed granite quarry that would border Fishing Creek in northern Chester County. The site is owned and leased to Hard Rock Aggregates LLC by Rock Hill City Councilman John Black.

    Some have wondered why the community is so fiercely opposing this project. Here is a list of our greatest concerns about what could occur, based primarily on information in the mining company's permit application to DHEC and comments made by their representative at a public meeting.

  • Chester needs residential growth

    To the Editor:

    After many years of depression and unemployment, Chester County is finally rising from the ashes. New industries and small businesses are popping up all over the county. With that growth comes a need for housing. Developers are offering to meet that need. Are we willing to open this door of opportunity?

    Or are we looking for ways to slow this growth by indecision on impact fees, increased need of schools, police, emergency services, water and sewer services? It appears Chester wants the benefits of growth without the costs.    

  • Info on fibro

    To the Editor:

    Fibromyalgia is one of the most common types of chronic pain disorders. It is estimated that more than five million people in the U.S. have fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia Awareness Day was Saturday, May 12.

    One of the themes for this year's awareness campaign is "Helping Yourself While Helping Others" (www.fmaware.org). With that in mind, long time fibromyalgia and chronic pain advocate Tabatha McC. Strother would like to help you by providing some information.

  • Photovoice thanks extended

    To the Editor:

    The Tobacco Free Coalition wants to thank everyone who participated in the second annual Photovoice contest on Wednesday, May 9.

    The event was called Photovoice, which brought awareness about tobacco through photography. Every photo entered into the contest was submitted by a middle or high school student in Chester County.

    Tobacco awareness is important because it is the largest preventable cause of death. Chester County currently ranks in the top numbers of adult smokers in S.C. (Source: DHEC 2014-2015, S.C. Adult Tobacco Survey).

  • The root of the problem

    To the editor:

    I am very, very sorry for and pray for the families of the victims of the Florida shooting and am very, very sorry that it happened.  It is a true tragedy.  Unfortunately, I suspect that there will be more of these event.