• Former principal congrats Cyclones

    The Chester High School Cyclones are no longer the first team your opponents schedule for their homecoming games. They no longer scan their schedules prior to the beginning of a football season to project the Cyclones as one of their wins they can count on for the season.

    No longer do people throughout South Carolina say, "Chester -- where is that?" or "Who are the Cyclones?"

    I am sorry the Cyclones failed to bring home that state title, but you have to remember, you had to be good to be there.

  • Recent shootings provoke comments from readers

    Shooting provokes need for facts

    To the Editor:

    Listening to the "news" coverage of the mall shooting in Omaha, Neb.; it constantly amazes me what is reported as opposed to what actually happened.

    Fact -- a 19 year old male opened fire in a crowded mall, killing eight people and wounding five.

    Fact -- this is a tragedy, a horrible, horrible tragedy that is becoming more and more common.

    Fact -- these people were killed and wounded by a person firing a rifle.

  • TO THE EDITOR: Gwin family grateful for outpouring of love

    To the Editor:

    At this precious season of love and light that shows Christ living in and through so many people in Chester County and surrounding areas, I want you all to know how very grateful the Kevin Gwin family is. We continue to be awed at the gracious outpouring of love and generous gifts of money.

    Also, the prayers -- we depend on the prayers daily for Kevin's healing, for the safety in traveling back and forth and for the patience and love within Kevin's home.

    We thank everyone who took part in the benefits. We thank all the church families.

  • TO THE EDITOR: Chester, don't forget your veterans

    To the Editor:

    It's got to be a typographical mistake, but it's not!

    I don't mean forgetting to send gifts or a much-needed letter to our troops overseas. I mean the ones who have given their all and who have survived, and those who are disabled veterans who live in the Chester area. Say it isn't so, but read on.

    The Disabled American Van Services (DAV) provide transportation to those veterans for doctor and hospital appointments, particularly in the Columbia area.


    Family grateful for help after house fire

    To the Editor:

    First, I apologize for being late in getting this letter of thanks to everyone.

    I want to take this opportunity to express my deepest and most grateful thanks to all the firemen, emergency personnel, American Red Cross, insurance agent and staff, Chester County School District staff and teachers, my work place, friends, neighbors and family for the love, help, concerns and prayers during the loss of our house and belongings in our house fire.

  • TO THE EDITOR: Remembers that 'Crack' Anderson well

    Dear Crack,

    As you stepped into that Other Realm, we knew it was a "good move", but we felt such loss!

    You were the finest Christian, husband, brother, father, relative, friend and mentor, loyal in all roles, especially as a Semper Fi Forever Marine and Ace Pilot!

    You're Missing In Action, and we're missing you. And we've got proof: a whole lot of your friends stood in line for hours at your "Visitation". They came from everywhere to pay respect to you and your family.

    All of this was difficult for us. We had NO WARNING that you were leaving us. What a shock!

  • TO THE EDITOR: Other paper wrong to link beating, championship

    Thank you so much for getting it right.

    My family and close friends were very disturbed about an article that appeared in The Herald about our beloved championship football team. The article was written by Andrew Dys and six of the article's first eight sentences reflected every bad 'boil' our community has experienced in the past weeks.

  • Church appreciates community turnout at barbecue

    To the Editor:

    On behalf of Bethel United Methodist church, we wish to thank the Chester Community for their support of our first annual BBQ Sale on Friday, Oct. 19th. It was a success and a sold-out event. Our cook, Buddy Grant, assures us we will cook more next year, so get ready.

    All proceeds from this sale benefited the Bethel Building Fund. We wish to thank all those who participated thus making this event a success for our church.

  • LETTER: Hopes Chester will remember 'Crack'

    To the Editor:

    Today, Chester lost one of the greatest men ever to call Chester home. Dr.Anderson (better known to all as Crack), was a first class man in all areas. If you had a pet that was near and dear to you, chances are Crack was the vet who took care of them. No matter what type animal, big or small, he always showed compassion to these animals as well as to those who loved them.

  • Great Falls Letters to the Editor

    Hopper family says thanks for support

    To the Editor:

    As you all know, on July 26, 2007, our world fell apart. Our beloved son, father, brother and grandson, Jerry Hopper, was killed in a motorcycle accident. Over the months we have gone through so much - emotions and life style changes. Our one constant has been our family and friends.