• Letter to the Editor - Aug. 30, 2011

    To the Editor,
    I am a long time resident of Chesterfield County, born and raised here. It really bothers me when I look at the way our county is conducted, both politically and judicially.
    I never quite understood what double standard meant until confronted with it myself.

  • Letters to the Editor, Aug. 16, 2011

    To the Editor,
    I’ve been putting off writing this letter, hoping our County Council would do the right thing. Instead, it’s been one excuse after the other. I’m referring to the County Animal Shelter. Action has been postponed for months, while the animals have waited and are still waiting.

  • Letter to the Editor - 7/26/11

    To the Editor:
    Thank you are two of the rarest words people hear and are among the words they want to hear most. That’s because a thank you tells someone that their work was appreciated and that they made difference in the lives of people.

  • Sensationalism out of control

     To the Editor: Enough!

    We as a community have allowed and invited enough silliness into our lives. No more Channel 9 Eyewitness BADnews. No more slack-tivists protesting. How about some common sense? How about we rely on a gentleman who has proven his worth as Sheriff time and again? How about we rely on ourselves as a community to solve this community problem without extra-state interference?

  • Political parties must work together


  • Chamber welcomes Sondra Price

     Along with its excellent and much appreciated coverage of the Pageland Chamber’s Annual Banquet, the Progressive Journal ran a brief mention of the new designation given to the Chamber’s one employee, Sondra Price. The Chamber appreciates that coverage also.

    I had planned to issue a news release concerning the change, but I sort of announced it at the banquet and Bill Moss, being the dedicated newsman he is, did his job and reported it. Here are a few points I intended to make in a news release.

  • HSAP requirments unfair to students with disabilities

    When my son was diagnosed with Autism at the age of two, the specialist at
    that time only told me what he would never do. They said he would never
    speak, he would never be in a regular classroom at school, he would not lead
    a normal life, and I needed to deal with that reality.
    These “professionals” did not know my son like I did.
    To make a long story short, I read everything I could read. Based on what I
    read, there is a “window” in the brain that is open for only a short

  • Spratt reflects on 28 years of service to 5th District

    On Dec. 22, 2010, U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) submitted the following

    statement for the record:

    Madam Speaker, when I was elected to Congress 28 years ago, it was the fulfillment of a life-long ambition. But I had never served in elective office before, and frankly, I wondered how well it would wear – all the backslapping and glad-handing and garrulous talk.

  • Mulvaney promises service to voters

    First of all, a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Christmas weekend with family and friends. 

    With the new year comes a new Congress, the 112th, which officially begins today, Jan. 5. As the real business at hand gets cranked up, there is a good bit to report.

    Lots of folks have asked about our local offices. Our first office will be in Rock Hill, on Ebenezer Road. This was a fairly simple decision, as more than 50 percent of the District 5 population lives within 20 miles of there. 

  • Council should be more open

    I am not the best writer, but after re reading my letter to the editor concerning the Pageland Council’s treatment of Jim Leaird my appraisal was spot on and my point was very clear.  Unfortunately Mayor Hough’s response this past week missed my point(s).