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Letters to the Editor

Endless lawyer commercials a nuisance

on Tuesday, 09 July 2019. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

To the editor, The time has come to reduce the constant bombardment from the ambulance chasers. I think that regular evening television viewers have already memorized the nine-digit appeals to litigate fender benders. Although this may seem like it’s your

Reader urges support for wall of remembrance

on Tuesday, 09 July 2019. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

To the editor I along with millions of Americans will celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. I hope all will pause, reflect and give thanks to our Creator for bestowing to us this great country. But freedom is not free. I suggest readers research what ha

A growing solution to climate change

on Tuesday, 25 June 2019. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Americans are tired of half measures on climate change. Seven in ten Americans want utility companies to overhaul their operations and generate 100 percent of the nation’s electricity from renewables in the near future. That’s ambitious. Renewable energy

What is America’s future after 2020 elections?

on Tuesday, 11 June 2019. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

To the editor, The race for the 2020 elections has become so polarized that both parties are trampling the core principles of the Constitution just to achieve their own political goals. These revered American values have become mere weapons of convenience

Two societies: Then and now

on Tuesday, 04 June 2019. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

To the Editor: Mid-summer, 1952, Florence: A twenty-something young woman is pregnant and unmarried. The young serviceman who has fathered her child wants to go home to the North when his tour of duty is up. All of this is not a good thing for this youn

School board must show education leadership

on Tuesday, 21 May 2019. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

The Game of Thrones serial drama of power politics at FSD1 Board meetings since the referendum loss has been disappointing to the public. It would seem that a Board who suffered a 75% whipping would acknowledge the voters’ message and come together to foc

Letter to the editor

on Tuesday, 07 May 2019. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Editor, As most already know, the opiate epidemic has been worsening, each year claiming more lives than the last. What is less known by the general public is the problem with methamphetamines has been growing over the last several years as well. In

Santee Cooper debt issues

on Tuesday, 12 March 2019. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

South Carolinians who get their electricity from one of our state’s 20 co-ops (including Pee Dee and Santee Electric) and directly from Santee Cooper are in debt to the tune of over $8 billion. Half of that comes from Santee Cooper’s 45 percent ownership

Tom Poland’s Down South: Dolly’s salon

on Tuesday, 05 March 2019. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

I took a deep breath and entered no man’s land, a hair salon. Dolly’s Salon, however, I would discover is not your ordinary salon. My muse, Memory led me to write about this unusual salon in Edgefield. A classmate who did my mother’s hair for many years d

RIP, faithful ones

on Tuesday, 26 February 2019. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

I had to see it. I heard it was up North Carolina way, and with the aid of my son-in-law’s Garmin GPS I found it, the resting place of mules and horses. To see this poignant cemetery is to see how urban encroachment chews up farmland. To see it is to witn

STUDENT Letters to the editor

on Wednesday, 20 February 2019. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Editor, My name is Alexis Hinson and I am a junior in the IB Program at Wilson High School. I have been a student in Florence School District 1 for my whole life and have experienced the horrible conditions in the buildings of our district. There is

Questioning the referendum

on Wednesday, 20 February 2019. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

I am writing to suggest that owners of residential rental and commercial property think twice before voting for the Florence District One Referendum. In 2018 the tax per $100,000 for my personal residence was $323.23 while the tax on a commercial building

Florence must get more serious about education

on Wednesday, 20 February 2019. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

A defining moment in determining Florence’s competitive future in South Carolina will occur with the citizens’ vote in the school board referendum. Recruitment of quality teachers and the replacement of the aging and disgraceful learning environments for

Flowers outlast us

on Tuesday, 12 February 2019. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Tom Poland Despite all those bygone years the memory remains. Having my photograph taken. That was a big deal before phones turned cameras. There I am, circa 1957, standing amid green and yellow clumps of daffodils. Dad posed me in their midst for my

Letters to the editor

on Tuesday, 05 February 2019. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Editor: I am a Junior at South Florence High School and an intern with Students First. I wanted to help with the referendum because I believe that I should work to leave this world a better place than it was when I got here. As long as I’ve been a s
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