• Primary system needs changing
  • Former officers supporting Holland

    As former Law Enforcement Officers, we are very concerned with who will be our next Solicitor. For those not familiar with our criminal justice system, the Solicitor is the chief Prosecuting attorney for our circuit which includes Chester, Fairfield and Lancaster Counties. The Solicitor is in charge of prosecuting all criminals in General Sessions Court. This includes murderers, child molesters, rapists, armed robbers, burglars, thieves, etc.

  • Two important days

    Memorial Day was Monday, May 26. The primary election will be held June 10. If there were no day to honor the fallen...those men and women who fought and died giving us the right to vote, there would be no need for election day. Dates and times of these two events are, or should be, very important to us all.  Most people, I believe, depend on the news media to tell us the when and where.

  • GOPers shouldn't "cross over"

    Republican voters should beware of voting in the upcoming Democratic Primary for Chester County Supervisor. Two of the candidates who are running – Carlisle Roddey and Wanda Stringfellow – are two “good ol’ boy” politicians who will say anything and do anything to get elected, including to try and convince Republican voters to cross over, but their records speak the truth.

  • Change or more of the same?

    Just a note to keep you people of Chester County, S.C. informed that I have not expired, as yet.
    Glad to read in the paper that there might be a giant industry coming to Chester but seems that Mr. Roddey is somewhat like President Obama he does not know about certain things unless he reads it in the newspaper.  Do not ask how he gets the council to vote 3 times on perks for the industry without even knowing anything concerning the great event.

  • Fort Lawn Fire adds to donor list

    To the Editor:
    The Fort Lawn Volunteer Fire Department has embarked on a fundraising by mail campaign.
    So far, Lt. Cathy Casey, our fundraiser chairperson, has sent out 510 letters asking for donations of various amounts.

  • FL fire thanks contributors

    The Fort Lawn Volunteer Fire Department has embarked on a fundraiser by mail campaign. We have sent out 1350 letters asking for donations of various  
    amounts. Thus far we have received 43 letters in return. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have returned donations:

  • Global warming is not man-made

    To the Editor:
    With summer heat to be soon amongst us, cries from the tree huggers, political fear mongers and those who tend to make a dollar charging thousands of dollars for speeches made to young know-nothings aided by a mainstream media eager for a story will go out. "Our civilization is doomed by global warming made by man."

  • Memorial Day on Hickory Lane

    To the Editor:
    I would like to write a letter for each of Chester County's war dead, all war dead, to honor them. Do that, so they won't become just another name on a monument in town, but I can't. I only know details of the life and death of two young men.
    It was Plato, an ancient Greek philosopher, who said, "Only the dead have seen the end of war." This is the story of two of them.

  • The preacher and the politician

    To the Editor:
    On Oct. 22, 2013, I wrote a letter to the editor about a street preacher. I titled it "King and the King of Kings." This is part of that letter.
    Why would a Chester city councilman be harassing a street preacher? He says people are complaining. What people? What's their complaint? If this man is violating any law, shouldn't that be a matter for law enforcement?