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Letters

  • Treasurer Loftis warned us about pension plan

    To the editor,

    In the past few weeks, our state’s pension plan has finally been in the news.

    We are being told that it is in terrible shape and that there is a debt of over $22 billion, and it is growing by $1 billion every year.

    This information is not new.

    State Treasurer Curtis Loftis has been saying for years that our state’s pension plan was in trouble. Treasurer Loftis warned that we were paying extremely high fees and making risky investments.

    No one listened.

  • Hospice helps patients, families focus on living at their best

    To the editor,

    No one likes to think about death and dying, but it’s something everyone has to face eventually.

    There’s an incredible resource in our community that provides comfort, dignity and respect to all those coping with a serious or life-limiting illness. It’s Hospice of Chesterfield County.

    November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time to reach out to our community to raise awareness about the compassionate care that hospice provides.

  • Former police chief recalls first haircut at Gwen’s Salon

     

  • Other options should be explored for the Syrian refugees

    To the editor,

    I feel our government is ignoring the concerns of the United States and it citizens.

  • Moms need more help to tackle bullying in schools

    I am one person out of many in our state and in our nation that’s extremely tired of trying to get something done about the bullying going on in our  schools.

  • Letter to the Editor

    In a debate on Obamacare, the law was called a failure due to high premiums, deductibles, failed promises and plans loaded with unnecessary provisions, such as maternity care for nuns and senior adults.
    Other problems include the fact that it is a forced government program with hidden taxes and costs and it appears the only people who can afford coverage are those being subsidized.

  • Letter to the Editor

    The  Griffin Foundation would like to thank the town of Pageland for its sponsorship and support of the Pageland Christmas Parade, “A Miracle on McGregor Street.”
    We would also like to thank Police Chief Larry Brown and the Pageland Police Department for their assistance. A special thanks goes to Eddie Rivers and the Pageland Fire Department for providing the fire truck and help revive the tradition of Santa arriving on the town fire truck.  

  • Winter months are prime times for fires

     Dear Editor: 

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Chesterfield County residents are decking the halls and trimming the trees. The Chesterfield County Fire Fighters Association’s (CCFFA) wish is for a fire-safe holiday season. While our primary goal is to keep every home fire safe, we know that this isn’t always realistic. This holiday season, we want you and yours to know when to go should fire strike your home. 

  • It's hospice month

    To the editor:
    No one likes to think about death and dying, but it’s something everyone has to face eventually.  There’s an incredible resource in our community that provides comfort, dignity and respect to all those coping with a serious or life-limiting illness.
    It’s Hospice of Chesterfield County, a local, non-profit hospice started by concerned churches and caring citizens 20 years ago.

  • Editorial

    By Shane McNamee
    Despite its gun-friendly citizenry and reputation, South Carolina law doesn’t go out of its way to protect Second Amendment rights. Ours is one of only six states that impose an outright ban on all forms of handgun “open carry,” for example, and one of only three states that prohibit concealed weapons permit (CWP) holders from carrying weapons into restaurants that sell alcohol.
    Unfortunately, state law isn’t the only thing South Carolina gun owners need to be concerned about. Another is federal coercion.