• Common Core deception

    To the Editor:
    We have a deceptive anti-American organization here in the United States. It's name is
    Common Core, and it is focused on the corporate cronyism behind the education reform known as
    Common Core. “A Kim Koerber, who was a former marketing executive for textbook publishing
    giant, Pearson Education, and now works as a sales consultant for National Geographic – another
    Gates Foundation – funded Common Core publisher – tells the Project Veritas undercover

  • Common Core teaches basic skills

    To the Editor:
    As a minister and a concerned citizen, I feel compelled to respond to the Rev. Andrew Ranhosky's letter published on Feb. 24. His argument against the adoption of common core educational standards by the State of S.C. is taken nearly verbatim from a video made by Project Veritas, a far right wing propaganda organization which also brought us the Planned Parenthood videos. Those videos have since been proven to have been deliberately falsified.

  • Career Center instructor to take trip to Germany

    To the Editor:
    I would like to thank The News & Reporter and especially Brian Garner for writing the article about my upcoming trip to Germany this summer. I would also like to thank Tom Kellerhals of Chester for the recommendation that he provided me, which played a vital part in the decision for me being selected. Without the recommendation from Tom Kellerhals, the trip to Germany would not have been possible for me.

  • Niece saves toddler's life

    On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 6, my sister and I got a phone call from my nephew telling us that my great-nephew, 18-month-old Layton Lilly, wasn't breathing.

    He rushed him to the hospital while my niece performed CPR on him. She finally got him breathing again when they reached the hospital.

    I'm writing this to let her know how much her Uncle Pete loves her. Her name is Christy Doster, and thanks to her, little Layton is still with us. We love you Christy, from family, friends and everybody who knows Layton.

    Pete Ferrell

  • Sabotage from within

    After all that has been going on ever since President Obama took office in 2009, "We The People" have been taken advantage of by an administration that has only one idea in mind, and that is to rid America for what it stands for – TRUE FREEDOM!

    The evidence of what I have stated is in the huge amount of people who are running for the presidency from the GOP. These people actually know what's going on to destroy our nation. Never in the history of our great country have so many people run for the presidency in a single election process.

  • Roof issues apology

    To the Editor:
    Greetings from within the S.C. Department of Corrections! I know that may sound strange, but it's a reality that I have to live with for the next couple of years.
    Yes, I have made some bad choices and mistakes during my life that I am now paying my dues to society for; however, a part of rehabilitation is being able to recognize our mistakes and to be able to make better choices when we return to our towns and communities.

  • POW/MIA honored on his birthday

    Pfc. Cecil James "Jimmy" Clack, a 21-year-old draftee, was a soldier of Company E, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, stationed in South Vietnam. He is (or would have been) 68 years old this Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. Fact is, no one really knows if he is still alive or dead.

  • Supports Douglas for council

    Although citizens who live outside the City of Chester cannot vote in its elections, the results of those elections do impact other residents of the County. We are affected by what Chester City Council does or does not do.

  • Questions Delleney flag vote

    To the Editor:
    In 2000, I was one of the 60,000 citizens in Columbia to protest the flying of the Confederate flag on the dome of the S.C. Statehouse.
    When the compromise to move the flag to the grounds of the Statehouse was finally made, our former Democrat (now Republican) Rep. Gregg Delleney voted no to the compromise, which meant a yes to leaving it on the dome.  

  • Supports Delleney vote

    To the Editor:
    I would like to thank Rep. Greg Delleney for standing up for what he believes in by voting not to take the Confederate flag down, and the reason being he wants to honor his heritage of the fallen Confederate soldiers and their legacy, and the flag represents something noble.