Council members write letter supporting Peagler

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:36 a.m.

Dear Editor:

Letters to the Editor

Thursday, May 29, 2014 11:50 p.m.

More thoughts on Goose Creek

Letters to the Editor

Thursday, May 22, 2014 9:50 p.m.

Thoughts on Goose Creek business

Thoughts on the voting process

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 9:13 a.m.

On June 10, we will have state primary elections for both Democrats and Republicans; this we know for sure. What we don’t know, and what many are worried about, is will the actual voting and election process work honestly and smoothly the way its suppose to.

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, May 10, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Becker says thanks

‘When adults fight, children lose’

Monday, May 5, 2014 12:52 p.m.

By Phil Noble

Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:53 p.m.

Dear Editor:

Guest Columnist Tim Scott: New law hurting U.S. on several levels

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:10 p.m.

At this point, it’s already clear that Obamacare is doing far more harm than good. We’ve all become familiar with the soaring premiums, lost coverage, …

Episcopal Church USA alive and well UPDATED

Friday, October 4, 2013 1:31 p.m.

Dear Editor: What happened to the Episcopal Church in the Goose Creek and Moncks Corner area of Berkeley County?  All kinds of stories, rumors, and opinions circulate – some true and some not, depending on who you ask.

Reader takes issue with photo

Friday, October 4, 2013 1:30 p.m.

Dear Editor: It was in extremely poor taste to have a young lady of color holding an assault weapon on the front page of The Gazette’s 9/12/13 issue in the photograph captioned "Gun Show Attracts 100's."Black-on-Black crime and the accessibility of guns to teens is a major concern in our society.We must not glamorize guns and violence. Have …

Your Local Newspaper – It’s About Community UPDATED

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 11:18 a.m.

  In the next several weeks there’s a chance you’ll receive a phone call from an organization seeking your input for a survey on the very newspaper you’re holding in your hands and reading right now.I know – some telephone surveys can be inconvenient and even downright bothersome. Honestly, I feel that way about many …

Guest Editorial: Our Veterans deserve better UPDATED

Friday, September 27, 2013 4:53 p.m.

 As the chief advocate for seniors and vulnerable adults in our state, I was deeply troubled and saddened that services for a federally-funded program designed to keep veterans in their homes instead of nursing homes is being terminated because of lack of support by the Veterans' Administration. A program that is both cost effective (on average …

Fund set up for Bonneau family UPDATED

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 5:45 p.m.

 Dear Editor: Some very good friends of ours lost their home Wednesday to fire. We were hoping to get the word out in The Independent about a way the community can help.Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Smith and their family of Bonneau lost their home to a fire on Wednesday afternoon of last week. We have set up a donation account at First Federal of …

Know your facts UPDATED

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 10:18 p.m.

 Dear Editor, The Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging and Disability is not a resource we all can benefit from. I am a single mother with a 7-year-old son named Michael who is severely disabled and spastic quadriplegic. After studying the brochure and exploring their website (www.scaccesshelp.org) it clearly states that this department intends …

Guest Editorial: Our Veterans deserve better UPDATED

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 11:46 p.m.

 As the chief advocate for seniors and vulnerable adults in our state, I was deeply troubled and saddened that services for a federally-funded program designed to keep veterans in their homes instead of nursing homes is being terminated because of lack of support by the Veterans' Administration. A program that is both cost effective (on average …

Thank you Samantha UPDATED

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 8:35 p.m.

Dear Editor,On Aug. 28, my husband and I were traveling from Camden to Charleston for a doctor’s appointment.  We were ahead of schedule and decided to make a brief stop in Summerville at one of the shopping centers near the interstate.  With a little more than an hour before the appointment time, we returned to the car.  As I turned the key …

Security Breach - One Year Later UPDATED

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 10:17 p.m.

With the anniversary of the SC Department of Revenue hacking quickly approaching, many of the 1 year Experian ProtectMyID® credit monitoring subscriptions will soon be expiring.  As a reminder, the ProtectMyID® service is good for one year of monitoring from the date you signed up.  Experian began sending out renewal solicitations last week which …

Guest Editorial: Noble takes digital journey UPDATED

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 11:41 a.m.

 Last week I took a trip to Colombia, South America, with my son JP, a senior at USC in Columbia, South Carolina.In addition to being a great father-son trip that we will both long remember, a number of things happened along the way that reminded me of how the Internet and new technologies are changing the world – and how we in South …

SC Government Dysfunction: Ignorance, Apathy, or Ideology? UPDATED

Thursday, August 22, 2013 1:14 p.m.

A few random sad news stories of late have caused me to wonder why the S.C. Legislature does what they do. And after serious thought, it seems like there are three possible explanations – ignorance, apathy, or ideology.Whatever the reason, we as a state are suffering greatly because of their actions.Let’s begin by stipulating that all …

Sovereignty rests with governors UPDATED

Thursday, August 22, 2013 4:42 p.m.

Dear Governor Haley: We have become aware of a growing concern---anger---across America by “We the People” for the arrogance of many politicians, particularly at the federal level, for ignoring Constitutional law and imposing their will, and accompanying intrusiveness, upon American citizens.  This grass roots movement is coalescing …

Guest Editorial: It’s time for NCAA to lift moratorium in SC UPDATED

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 11:03 p.m.

 I’m writing to shed some light on the NCAA moratorium, which prohibits South Carolina from hosting a college football bowl game.This moratorium was called for after former state Senator Robert Ford, an African-American, sponsored the legislation that allowed for the removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from its sovereign place of …

Guest Editorial: It’s time for NCAA to lift moratorium in SC UPDATED

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 11:11 p.m.

I’m writing to shed some light on the NCAA moratorium, which prohibits South Carolina from hosting a college football bowl game.This moratorium was called for after former state Senator Robert Ford, an African-American, sponsored the legislation that allowed for the removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from its sovereign place of prominent …

SC Government Dysfunction: Ignorance, Apathy, or Ideology? UPDATED

Thursday, August 15, 2013 7:54 p.m.

 A few random sad news stories of late have caused me to wonder why the S.C. Legislature does what they do. And after serious thought, it seems like there are three possible explanations – ignorance, apathy, or ideology.Whatever the reason, we as a state are suffering greatly because of their actions.Let’s begin by stipulating that all …

Special deliveries UPDATED

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 12:55 a.m.

Dear Editor, I read the article in the August 8 edition of The Gazette on Special delivery about a postal vehicle that tried to move a trailer that was blocking the mailbox.  While this was the wrong approach, you must understand that the mail carriers have a job to do that does not entail them to get out of the mail truck for any reason other …

Guest Editorial: Is American Dream still alive in SC? UPDATED

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 11:46 p.m.

  The American Dream is simple. It is the foundation of our country and our state. It is not written into the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution; no Congress or legislature ever passed laws to make it official.But every American knows what it means and so do the countless millions of immigrants from around the world who have risked it …

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