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Opinion

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    “There goes the work crew again. Still won’t stop and pick up the tires. I know there’s three tires they just went by and about three or four more on the side of the road very close by. There they go. They’re on the move again and won’t slow down. Maybe one day they’ll stop and pick up the tires on the side of the road.”

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    By CARLTON B. WASHINGTON

     

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    “I want to speak out about what the person said about the black on white crime that happened in Jefferson. What about the white on black crime that happened in the Petersburg community with little Michael, the one that got killed in Mudville when the girl stabbed him 11 times? I haven’t heard anythng else about that since and I don’t believe I’m ever going to hear anything about it. Thank you.”

  •  “Interesting how noisy some people become when the realize too late how very wrong they are. Why wouldn’t any well-educated, well-rounded and truly patriotic and even loving individual not support community efforts and especially in hard times something that could bring us fun and bring us together. Maybe that question was an idiosyncrasy, being that I stated well-educated. Thank you so much.”

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    To the editor:

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  • “To whoever dumped off that mattress and box springs out here on Angelus Road off on the side, shame on you. If you can take it out that far surely you can take it to the dump. Now come on, people, get real here. Let’s keep our country area and all areas clean. Thank you.”

  • “If there’s justice for Trayvon, where’s the justice for Hope?”

  • As Central High School and other high schools all across Chesterfield County, South Carolina and the United States grant diplomas to a new crop of graduates, one has to wonder what the future holds for these young students.
    As Central Assistant Principal Ken Buck said at the CHS graduation Saturday, June 8, the graduates may be thinking they’re at the end of their journey, when, in fact, the journey has just started for them.

  • “I notice where a certain man has been parking in a no-parking zone.”

  • “I for one think the voters of District One in Pageland made the right choice in electing Mr. Harold Hutto onto the council. He has the experience and intelligence to make a positive difference in Pageland, and it’s obvious a lot of other people feel the same way. Congraulations, Mr. Hutto. I know you’ll do a great job on the council.”

    “I want to know why my Speak Out comments don’t hardly ever get into the paper. Sometimes they do, but not always. I think I follow all your rules, so what’s the problem?”

  • Both the House and Senate are trying to wrap up most legislative business before June 6, the official end of the legislative session. The House had nearly 30 bills on its calendar this week and the Senate stayed late finalizing action on its version of the Fiscal Year 2013 budget. Even if we finish our work, however, the House expects to return to Columbia during the week of June 17-20 to vote on conference reports and vetoes by the governor.

  • “I just want to say how much I enjoy reading the Speak Out section of the Pageland Journal. It sure is entertaining to see what people have to say about. I like it how you print things just the way people say them, too, and don’t correct their bad grammar. That adds to the entertainment for me. Thank you.”

  • To the editor and all Chesterfield County residents:
    Please remember the STAMP Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 11.  Your postal carrier will pick up nonperishable food in a non-breakable container.  Local food banks will pick up the donated food from the post offices.  Each food bank prioritizes helping residents in their town.  
    Please open your heart and your pantry to help your neighbors.  
    Thank you,
    Margaret Plettinger Mitchell
    United Way of Chesterfield County

  • “Would someone please explain to me what the difference is between a pressure cooker bomb being left by someone to kill an innocent 8-year-old child in Boston, and someone who uses a baseball bat to stalk, kidnap, assault and murder an innocent female here in South Carolina simply because of the victim’s skin color.”

  • So, here we are in the year 2013. The first question to be asked by everyone is where has the time gone? May 27 is coming up very soon and will be the 50th anniversary of the Jefferson High School graduating class of 1963. Graduating high school was probably the first significant achievement we accomplished in our relatively short lives. It was, nonetheless, an achievement and one to be proud of.