Letter: Get Your Flu Shot!

I wanted to take a moment to let our community know about the importance of getting the flu vaccine this year. Inequity in flu vaccination among people of color is large and growing, including in public programs and nursing homes. Flu vaccine disparities place communities of color at increased risk of serious illness and death […]

Letter: Korean Vets Deserve Wall

This is a very important project. I’m hoping you feel as I, that we must build the Korean War Wall of Remembrance as soon as possible. The average age of Korean War Veterans today is between 88 – 89 years. If we want to have some Korean War veterans around to attend the dedication, we […]

Letter: Firefighters Needed

My wife and grandchildren baked cookies recently and delivered them to the EMT and Fire department #215. We learned that the firemen were nowhere to be found. This led me to contact the administration office of the county. And that is when I was advised… “Our full-time firefighter assigned to that station was on approved […]

Letters to Santa Brighten The Season

Thank you so much for printing the letters to Santa. They actually made me cry. It’s been a tough year. Children are so sweet, and open, and resilient. H. Jones

Eleanor ‘Nora’ Kelly

BLYTHEWOOD – With great sadness, the family of Eleanor “Nora” Kelly-Kelly announces the death of their beloved mother, sister, grandmother, and aunt – Eleanor Kelly-Kelly – on Dec.10, 2020, at her home in Blythewood.  Born Jan. 29, 1932.  She was the third daughter and one of eight children born to Elijah and Alice Kelly of […]

Lucy Phene Wylie Douglas

Letter: Thank You!

I thank God for allowing me to serve in “His ministry” in such an awesome manner. Thank you to all family, friends and neighbors for your support and vote in both elections. Together, God has allowed us to accomplish and move forward more in four years than we could ever imagine. To Billy Smith our […]

Guest Editorial: Support Local – Especially When It Comes To News

In September, the Union Times announced it was closing its doors after 170 years, citing the economic effects of COVID-19. It’s a sad thing when newspapers like the Union Times close, but it’s no longer shocking. Newspapers have been plagued by declining circulation numbers and shrinking newsrooms for the past 15 years, and nearly a […]

Letter: Chamber Supports 1¢ Tax

Our great citizens of Fairfield County received another flyer in support of the sales tax increase into our homes. Both flyers failed to state the contents of the referendum itself, why? The referendum states IN THE EVENT SUCH SALES AND USE TAX IS INADEQUADE, SUCH BONDS SHALL BE PAYABLE FROM A SUFFICIENT AD VALOREM TAX […]

Letter: Keep Joe Wilson & the military

I have known Congressman Joe Wilson for more than twenty years. Joe is a proven leader for the Second Congressional District. He has a keen understanding and passion for military personnel and their families having served in the military and currently serving on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee. In a state that is home […]