Bypass speed limit is not up to speed

When the speed limit on the Highway 72 bypass was changed from 45 to 40 mph, it was stated in the Index-Journal that the change was prudent because the traffic lights were timed at 40 mph. Well, it is ...

Story's headline not reflection of group

I would like to thank the Index-Journal for covering our recent meeting of Indivisible Greenwood, McCormick, Edgefield. We gratefully appreciate the attention of your fine reporter Adam Benson. Howeve ...

Impound autos of drunk drivers

It is reported that South Carolina has been ranked the fifth worst state in the U.S. for drunk driving deaths. The slogan “Sober or Slammer” doesn’t seem to be working. If the state ...

Greenwood's Calhoun did much that's good

I read the article in the March 8 Index-Journal on the controversy over things named for John C. Calhoun. Under a photograph of a street sign, you had this caption: “Roads around the Lakelands, ...

Not putting faith in lawmakers

The proposed tax to fix the roads of South Carolina is nothing more than our legislators imposing on us a tax to cover their lack of planning and vision for our state. I know our roads need repairing ...

Glad paper touting FOIA's importance

Your March 12 column, “Serving the public as its eyes and ears,” prompted me to write. Thank you for reminding your readers of the importance of the Freedom of Information Act, all the mor ...

Says gas pipeline a serious concern

We need to stop the construction of Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission, which is the natural gas pipeline coming through Laurens and Greenwood counties. This pipeline will come very close to Lake Gree ...

School board needs comprehensive plan

Prematurely pushing an agenda in the media for consolidation and repeatedly presenting athletic programs, stadium names and mascots, as if they are the chief objection to consolidation, does little mo ...

Town hall meeting lacking substance

I attended Jeff Duncan’s Feb. 28 town hall meeting. Perhaps I’m old-fashioned, but I expected at least some substance. What occurred, rather, was merely an Obama bashfest, followed by Free ...

Enough is enough; fly America's flag

I thank John Witt for his Feb. 28 letter to the editor. Our founding fathers would be disappointed with today’s leaders, their gutless disrespect of the hardships they endured for the freedoms w ...

Clarifying point made on flying of US flag

I would like to respond to David Lorenzatti’s article regarding my quote, “Only one flag should be allowed to fly in the U.S. No other.” I think it’s wonderful, Mr. Lorenzatti, ...

Takes issue with estate tax stance

I want to push back on U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan’s position on repealing the estate tax. This is a disincentive for the super wealthy to fund nonprofit activities. The reality is that given the size ...

Not surprised to hear of Dorn's giving nature

I read with interest your story about Steve Dorn and his sister in the Index-Journal (Feb. 28). I was not at all surprised. Steve was one of the first persons I met when my wife and I retired (sort of ...

Room for more than one flag in country

In a recent letter to the editor related to the controversy surrounding flags flown at Greenwood High School, one writer stated, “Only the American flag should be allowed to fly (in the U.S.). N ...

Chick-fil-A cows need schooling

As many lament the plight of education in the United States, Chick-fil-A might want to set a good example by sending its cows to school for spelling lessons. Billboards across the nation could then to ...

Attention shoppers, cleanup on aisle 5

Recently, I was in a supermarket to buy lemons. As I was leaving the produce aisle, without any warning my right foot went out from under me. One leg went one way and one another. I landed on the floo ...

Common ground must be found

As a voter who did not choose President Trump, I heartily agree that his choices for nominees should be considered on their merits, not their political party, as has been the norm for the past eight y ...

Show of patriotism is right thing to do

First, I applaud and commend Geddes Anderson and Marilyn Goode for their fine letters to the editor on Feb. 21. It appears that a few students succeeded in having our American flag removed from Greenw ...

Make America great again

“Make America Great Again” rings in my ears as I trace my childhood memories to “again.” Safety was hooking the screen door on summer nights. Peace after WWII was palpable as w ...

Time to end attacks on President Trump

One of the important reasons that Donald Trump won the November election is that Americans wanted him to appoint Justice Scalia’s replacement. President Trump is simply fulfilling a campaign pro ...

Flag flap results in call for leadership change

I read in the Index-Journal the other day that flying Old Glory at Greenwood High is now outlawed on campus. The article also mentioned that all flags are banned. It seems to me that waving the Americ ...

U.S. should ban flying of any flag but its own

Greenwood High School officials discipline students for flying the official flag of this country because of what? They have to let all of them go. What others? Only the American flag should be allowed ...

County library loses a staunch supporter

When Sara Bryson Smith died recently, the Greenwood County Library lost one of its staunchest advocates and truest friends. Smith was appointed to the Greenwood County Library Board of Trustees in Apr ...

Make lower part of state great

Some time back, one school in Greenwood had an assignment for students about the Great Depression. It would have been more educational to have someone talk who had been through such tragedy. Barnwell, ...

Christian nationis under attack

Some years ago, an artist had an exhibit at the Metropolitan Art Museum of the mother of Christ smeared in elephant dung. My dear friend, Jenny, asked “Can you imagine the outcry had that been a ...