Letter to the Editor

The Editor: No entity such as the Laurens County Economic Development corporation is above oversight in our democratic government! All agencies of government are required to have control and direct policy of influence on the spending of tax payers money. They are not immune to the liabilities of...
  The editor: It's a natural known fact areas affected by hurricanes/tropical storms will see a huge increase in mosquitoes. In the Joanna area since Irma they are terrible, I've never seen them so bad in my 59 yrs.  Thus, why wasn't our areas sprayed prior to a case of West Nile Virus being...
  The editor, I appreciate Mr. Ryan Thorne's comments of his letter to the editor in last Wednesday's paper (Advertiser), regarding Laurens County incompetents (lack of knowledge) of adjoining counties’ EMS systems and what is need to improve our county's response time for emergencies.  Mr. Thorne’...
  The editor, We should all be concerned in District Five as taxpayers of Laurens County that we don’t have a representative on the Laurens County Council, and have not had one for the past 5 months or more. It’s evident that the voters of our District 5, which would include approximately 7,000...
The editor: The constituents of Laurens County District 5 are being taxed without representation.  Councilman (Keith) Tollison has been absent nine of the last 10 county council meetings. Councilman Tollison’s employment has pulled him out of state.  Although Councilman Tollison appears sincere in...
  The editor, I want to thank Sandy T. Cruickshanks for his letter in The Chronicle and his concerns about our recreation parks. Several years ago, council voted and approved a motion to start an accommodations tax to be used for a recreation complex for our kids and would bring many other teams...
  The editor: On September 5, the voters of Laurens County School District 55 did two things.  First and foremost, they voted against a proposed $109 million tax increase. The vote was 77% against the tax increase.  The Laurens County Libertarian Party stands with the voters, and opposes all tax...
  The editor, OK, so the NFL wants to protest, but what about? How about financial slavery? The cause is “Freedom from Direct Taxation”.    All of us could join in. It could unify our country. After all, thanks to direct taxation with the 16th Amendment, we were all made slaves to our government...
  The editor, Considering the recent events in Charlottesville, Va., and the ongoing debate over the legitimate place of Civil War and Reconstruction era monuments in this country, we, the members of the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission, express our unyielding commitment to...
  The Editor: According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the leading cause of accidental death in 2015 was drug overdose. The life toll from the drug epidemic has been consistently growing over the past couple of years with opiate addiction and overdose being one of the lead causes....

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