• LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Roddey does not endorse candidates

    To the Editor:

    Ms. Leah Moody, a candidate for the State Senate Seat District 17, has recently mailed a campaign piece that contained a photograph of me.

    I want to make it very clear that Ms. Moody's use of my photograph was done entirely without my knowledge or consent and does not, in any way, indicate my support for Ms. Moody.

    Although I wish all of the candidates well, I have always made it a practice to decline any type of endorsements for candidates.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Relay organizers say thanks

    To the Editor:

    Dear residents of Chester County. Thank you so much for supporting Relay for Life 2008.We raised over $89,000. Way to go, Chester County! Friday night was an awesome event == so many people turned out to walk, fellowship and honor and remember those who have been affected by cancer.

    Thanks to all the people who worked so hard to make Relay happen. You are a dedicated group of people and we want you to know how very much you are appreciated.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Birds sing, spirits soar at Relay

    To the Editor:

    On Friday, hundreds of people gathered at Lewisville High School for the annual Relay For Life.

    Many came for many different reasons but for one common goal == support for all of those who have been touched by cancer.

    Whether they have lost a loved one or are struggling with cancer themselves or whether it was to support someone who does have cancer, there was joy, sadness, laughter and tears.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Relay offers hope, comfort

    To the Editor:

    At Lewisville High School on Friday, May 16, there will be hundreds of candles lighting the night in memory of or in honor of a loved one.

    The Relay For Life, to those of us who are breast cancer survivors, is a symbol to thousands of survivors who participate that there is safety in numbers.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Interstate repair much appreciated

    To the Editor:

    I would like to say thank you to the crew of the S.C. Department of Transportation in Chester County for the great job they did on the interstate patching pot holes.

    I live in Great Falls and visit Columbia frequently. I was amazed at the work the crew on the interstate did. I wish other counties would step up to the plate and patch pot holes on the interstate as well.

    I would just like to express my sincere gratitude to the South Carolina Department of Transportation and especially to the crew that did the work on Interstate 77.

    Terri Granger

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Girl Scout leaders thanked

    To the Editor:

    On Tuesday, April 22 more than 1 million Girl Scout Leaders across the United States were recognized on Leader Appreciation Day! Countless women and men have contributed to the Girl Scout tradition of volunteerism by taking the time to impact girls' lives.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Build new jail before it costs more

    To the Editor:

    In my professional opinion, the pro-active and common sense decision is to build a new jail now. I doubt that our public school teachers would agree to teach if their schools were in the same condition as the current jail. The county sheriff's staff should be protected in their high-risk environment with proper staffing and facilities.

    I once retrieved a police report at the Sheriff's office and was shocked and somewhat embarrassed by the facility's overall condition. Regardless that this is a jail, it poorly reflects on Chester County.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Celebrate National Library Week

    To the Editor:

    April 13-19 is National Library Week. In your lifetime, libraries have been an integral part of communities.

    In South Carolina, we are fortunate to have 188 public libraries and over 1,000 school libraries. Public libraries alone have 2,312,168 registered users with borrowing privileges and all are open to the public, whether library card holders or not.

    How wonderful it is to have an institution to which an individual can go at no cost to learn something new, to broaden their horizons, to better themselves and in turn to better their community.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Citizen feels angry, insulted

    To the Editor:

    Have any of you seen this before? Prior to now, I have never heard of the Do The Right Thing Campaign.

    This was left on the windshield of a vehicle parked in a handicapped space on March 19 in Chester.

    Not only is it rude, crude and insulting, but the grammar and rhetoric are deplorable.

    I could probably understand it better if the person exiting the vehicle in question appeared to be a bouncing, bubbly, healthy teenager, but that was not the case.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: State's priorities are twisted

    To the Editor:

    I'm so tired of hearing about all the money and effort in regards to animal fighting. Dog, chicken, cat, fish, bug etc. Want to know what I want to hear? I want to hear about programs for people like me. Born and raised here, love my state and yet left behind.

    I'm 31, single and make less than $25,000 a year. My daughter, mother, father, brother and I all live in the same rented home to TRY and make ends meet.