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                                                                                                                                                                                              Page 8A • Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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Supports incumbent                                             guess that just leaves those of us who                     Farmers Market to hold                     land of plenty, has over 16 million                          compassion and professionalism
  Dear Editor                                                  already live here and probably won’t                                                                  children struggling with hunger?                             may never show up on a federal or
  Four years ago I attended a debate                           be a “consumer” buying a house in                          Great American Bake                          The bake sale helps kids get                               state mandated test but will make
between three candidates for represen-                         one of those new developments.                             Sale Saturday                              school breakfast, after school                               imprints on the hearts and souls of
tative of District 7 on Dorchester                               I know a lot of you are so dissatisfied                    Dear Editor,                             snacks and meals and provides                                those they teach. It is time for our
County Council. Two had previously                             with what is happening in politics at all                    The      Summerville     Farmer’s        lunches during the summer.                                   nation, state and local community
held political positions and did not                           levels that you are ready to vote out all                                                               The bake sale opens at 10 a.m. this
                                                                                                                          Market will hold its fourth annual                                                                      to honor and celebrate those teach-
appear to consider the third candidate,                        incumbents. I understand that and                                                                     Saturday.
                                                                                                                          Great American Bake Sale on May                                                                         ers and administrators who choose
a newcomer on the political scene, a                           agree with it in some cases. But before
                                                                                                                          29 at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of          Barbara Lane-Limehouse                                     to teach where the challenges are
threat as they pretty much ignored him                         you do that, please take the time to
                                                                                                                          First Citizens Bank, located behind          Great American Bake Sale                                   great but the rewards are even
and spent the evening throwing barbs                           look at the record of the incumbent.
                                                               Don’t vote out someone who has truly                       Town Hall at 218 S. Main St. in              Chairman                                                   greater.
at each other. The newcomer stayed                                                                                        Summerville.
out of the fray, calmly answered the                           been an advocate for the people he rep-                                                                                                                              They have taught this old adminis-
                                                               resents. Jamie Feltner has accom-                            The Great American Bake Sale             Honor teachers
questions, and clearly stated his desire                                                                                                                                                                                          trator about courage, love and pro-
                                                               plished a lot during the past 4 years.                     helps fight childhood hunger in
to rein in the uncontrolled growth in                                                                                                                                  Dear Editor,                                               fessionalism and for this I honor
                                                               With another term and more support                         South Carolina. This year Walmart
our community and insure infrastruc-                                                                                                                                   For the last four years I have                             and salute them
                                                               from council, much more can be                             has signed up to help the low-
ture was in place before approving                                                                                                                                   served as a liaison with the                                   Brooks Moore
additional development. I came away                            accomplished. He’s definitely a keep-                      income family children get meals
                                                                                                                                                                     Palmetto Priority Schools, South                               Stonehenge Drive
from that debate knowing who I was                             er!!                                                       during the summer and after school.
                                                                                                                                                                     Carolina Department of Education.                              Hanahan
going to vote for and, fortunately,                              R. Cummings                                              Ultragin Co., Family Circle and
                                                                                                                                                                     I have been assigned to Stall and
enough other voters felt the same and                            Woodlake Drive                                           Sandra Lee Co. are also sponsoring
                                                                                                                                                                     North Charleston high schools. Part
Jamie Feltner became our representa-                             Summerville                                              the program. Last year in our com-
                                                                                                                                                                     of my responsibility is to observe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ride of Silence
tive. I have not been disappointed. Mr.                                                                                   munity, Bi-Lo (Galleria) Carolina                                                                         Ms. Watts,
                                                                                                                                                                     classroom instruction and provide
Feltner has tried to do exactly what he                        Pass smoking ban                                           Jo’s, Food Lion (Knightsville),
                                                                                                                                                                     positive feedback, conduct staff                               I am writing to thank Chief
said he would. How unique is that? A                             Dear Editor,                                             Mustard Seed, (Summerville)
                                                                                                                                                                     development and mentor principals                            Owens, Corporal Fowler, and the
politician who actually tries to keep                            What a bunch of wimps!!! I’m                             Simply       Delicious,   Shoney’s
                                                                                                                                                                     and assistant principals.                                    Summerville Police Department for
the promises he made to his con-                               speaking of those Summerville City                         (Summerville), Sweetwater Grill
                                                                                                                                                                       I can unequivocally state that I                           supporting the Ride of Silence on
stituents!                                                     Council members who oppose the no                          (Summerville), Mr. K’s Piggly
  During his term, Mr. Feltner has met                         smoking ban.                                               Wiggly (Knightsville) all donated          have seen some of the best teaching                          May 19th. This ride was held to
a lot of resistance from those who are                           “Let’s study the situation further,”                     to the Great American Sale.                in my 41 years as a teacher and                              raise awareness that bicyclists are
more interested in promoting develop-                          they say.                                                    The farmer’s market vendors also         administrator in the public schools                          on the road, to remind people that
ment than preserving the quality of life                         Haven’t the smoking facts been stud-                     make cakes, cookies and pies for           of South Carolina at Stlal and North                         cyclists have a legal right to use the
and the highly regarded school system                          ied long enough? Four hundred thou-                        the sale.                                  Charleston high schools. I have                              road, and to honor those cyclists
we enjoy. It’s ironic that developers                          sand Americans die every year from                           We made over $400 for the bake           seen teachers and administrators in                          that motorists have injured or
tout these qualities when trying to                            smoking related cancers and heart                          sale and hope to do even better this       both schools perform miracles on a                           killed.
attract buyers but they do not want to                         problems. Thousands of teenagers                           year.                                      daily basis in spite of federal and                            The Police Department provided
help pay for the infrastructure to main-                       start smoking every year.                                     More children are not getting the       state mandates that are unrealistic                          an escort, which was very much
tain these desirable attributes. In the                          Dozens of states and many S.C.                                                                      and in most cases unattainable.
                                                                                                                          healthy meals that make them grow                                                                       appreciated, and professionally exe-
May 19 edition of the Journal Scene,                           municipalities have banned smoking.                                                                   These dedicated administrators and
                                                                                                                          properly and the bake sale makes a                                                                      cuted. It really made the ride.
the Superintendent of Dorchester                               Summerville stubbornly and stupidly                                                                   teachers believe in high expecta-
                                                                                                                          dent in that crisis.                                                                                    Corporal Robert Shingler and PFC
School District 2 says “we’re still 12                         holds out.                                                                                            tions that are realistic and obtain-
schools behind” in this district yet the                         It’s evident the smoking ban has run                       The event is sponsored by Share                                                                       William Tolson did a wonderful
                                                                                                                          Our Strength and the Food Network          able for all students.
developers do not want impact fees to                          into a roadblock. The best way to get it                                                                                                                           job, and made us all feel much
                                                                                                                          which has provided more than six             North Charleston and Stall have a
help pay for those schools. In a sepa-                         passed is to get rid of these stonewalls                                                                                                                           safer.
rate article, Mr. Feltner’s opponent                           at the voting booths.                                      million meals to low income fami-          poverty index that exceeds the state
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    With much thanks,
(who is heavily supported and funded                             Remember these names:                                    lies.                                      and national average. Both faculties
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mark Greenslit, MD
by developers) states he is against the                          Walter Bailey, Aaron Brown, Ricky                          Come help us in this quest to help       celebrate and reward many achieve-
                                                                                                                                                                     ments that their counterparts in                               President,
fees because the developers will pass                          Waring and Bob Jackson.                                    our community become stronger
                                                                                                                                                                     more affluent schools take for                                 Greater Summerville Bicycle
the fee on to the consumer. So if the                            Let’s dump them in the next election.                    and healthier. Just $25 will help
                                                                                                                          feed a child three meals a day for a       granted. In spite of these chal-                               and Pedestrian Coalition
developer doesn’t help pay for the                               Angelo Prospero
schools and the consumer doesn’t                                 White Boulevard                                          month.                                     lenges, they show up daily and give                  
help, who will shoulder the burden? I                            Summerville                                                Isn’t it a shame that America the        their very best. Their acts of love,                                       See LETTERS Page 9A

                                                                                                                                                            Cubicles have been replaced with                             SHOOTING
                                                                                                           from page 1A                                   offices; a detached storage shed has been                      from page 1A
  Home • Auto • Commercial • Life • Accident                                                               Medic 1 and part-time for Medic 8 ambu-
                                                                                                                                                          replaced with a large, well-appointed stor-                    at the subject, who fired four or five
  Health • Motorcycle • Boat • SR22/Non-owners                                                             lances and will serve 30,000 citizens in the
                                                                                                                                                          age room inside the building. There’s also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         rounds. The subject then got into the pas-
                                                                                                                                                          plenty of space for medics on call to sleep
                                                                                                           county’s busiest area. Currently, there are                                                                   senger side of the vehicle and fled down
                                                                                                                                                          and relax.
   FINANCING AVAILABLE                                                                                     seven EMS stations throughout the coun-
                                                                                                                                                            Medic training classes can also be held
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         West Doty, then down South Maple, where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the complainant lost sight of the vehicle.
                                                                                                                                                          at the building as well, instead of everyone
                                                                                                             “We recognized the need for a new EMS                                                                         The subject was described as a black
                                                                                                                                                          having to drive to another location,
                                                                                                           station in a central location,” said                                                                          male about six feet tall wearing a white t-
      Call or Stop By for a Quote                                                                          Dorchester County Councilman Chris
                                                                                                                                                          Warren said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         shirt. The vehicle was a tan Chrysler with
                                                                                                                                                            “It’s an exciting day that we come from
                                                                                                           Murphy at the ceremony. “This is just one      a house trailer to this facility,” Warren                      a white top. The complainant also got the
 EARNEST WINNINGHAM & WENDY LUCARELLI, Agents                                                              building in a master plan for public safe-                                                                    license number but it returned to a differ-
                                                                                                                                                          said. He told a story about how just the
 North Plantation Square • Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm                                                      ty.”                                           day before, EMS medics responded to an                         ent vehicle.
 1672 North Main St., Ste. 2, Summerville                                                                    Murphy, Ward and Summerville Mayor                                                                            An officer spoke to another witness who
                                                                          873-9202                         Berlin Myers cut the ribbon to the new
                                                                                                                                                          elderly woman who was having a heart
                                                                                                                                                          attack.                                                        heard the gunshots and saw another sub-
                                                                                             SJ07-302990   facility, announcing that the center was         Their quick response time and know-                          ject, a black male wearing a red shirt,
                                                                                                           now open to serve county citizens.             how revived her, and her nephew called                         shorts, and riding a black bicycle.
                                                                                                             Attendees were able to take a tour of the    the department to personally thank the                           Officers found several spent .22 caliber
                                                                                                           new facility, and photos of the depart-        employees for saving her life.                                 shell casings at he incident location and
                                                                                                           ment’s previous center were taped to             “Stuff like that happens in our county                       found bullet holes in the walls of the
                                                                                                           doors and windows throughout, providing        everyday,” Warren said. “I want to thank                       home.
                                                                                                           a sharp contrast between the old and new       them for the work they do everyday.”                             The case is under investigation.

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