Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

The beauty of New York has lured Haley away from her home state of South Carolina

A few weeks ago, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley received much media attention when she announced plans to convene her fellow delegates for meetings in several locations in South Carolina so they could appreciate the wonderful attributes of her home state. Now we learn that she has sold her residence here to remain in New York City. One is reminded of modified lyrics of that grand old song from the last century, “How you gonna keep ’em down on the farm (After they’ve seen Paree)?” Stay tuned.

Letters to the Editor

Voters shouldn’t need straight-ticket option

We often hear visitors and politicians praise the people of South Carolina, and they are right. We do have good people in S.C. Then I read that our state is one of only nine that allow straight-ticket voting – pull one lever and vote for all Republican or all Democratic candidates. Straight-ticket voting sends a message to voters that we believe they are too dumb or too lazy to make informed and wise choices in each contested race. We can prove that is not true! Let’s get rid of the straight-ticket option, which only reinforces divisive party politics.

Watch: Zacch Pickens talks Shrine Bowl performance, winning Mr. Football

South Carolina commit and T.L. Hanna defensive lineman Zacch Pickens was named Mr. Football and Defensive MVP in Shrine Bowl on Dec. 15, 2018.