• Letters to the Editor, May 30, 2012

    What about other lights?


    An article (“Businesses receive OK for expansions,” April 20) stated that in seeking its approval from the Triple S Planning Commission to expand, Katayama asked to use older lights on is building that are the same as what it currently has but do not meet the county’s new lighting standards.

  • Letters to the Editor, May 23, 2012

    Hire for excellence only

    I read several weeks ago that the Shelby County Public Schools administrators have  a new initiative (“Diversity of leaders surpasses state, U.S.,” May 9). They seek to hire more qualified employees whose racial and ethnic heritages reflect the student populations being served.

  • Letters to the Editor, May 16, 2012

    Thwarted effort to help animals

    My daughter is a sophomore at Collins High School and active in the JROTC program.  A few years ago, a friend of hers lead a project called "Feed the Polls."  Voters brought canned goods to polling sites and they were collected at the end of the day and taken to the Food Pantry.

  • Candidate endorsement letters: May 16, 2012

    Thomas Massie for congress


    Thomas Massie is the true common-sense conservative in the 4th Congressional District Republican Primary. While he was elected as county judge-executive in Lewis County in 2010, he’s not a career politician. Rather, he is an engineer, inventor and businessman.

  • Letters to the Editor, May 9, 2012

    Tattoo perspective

  • Letters to the Editor, May 2, 2012

    Mall should celebrate horses


    As we approach the 138th Kentucky Derby, which has amassed dozens of traditions held dear to millions of Derby fans worldwide, I want to address Horizon Group Properties’ plans for an outlet mall in Simpsonville. I live on Veechdale Road and speak for many of my neighbors.

  • Letters to the Editor, April 25, 2012

    Wrong about
     gun laws

    The letter writer who addressed gun laws, (“The impact of gun laws, April 18), even though educated in law, seems confused regarding why guns are necessary to the law-abiding citizens.

  • Letters to the Editor, April 18, 2012

    Gun law impact


    We have the tragic result of "stand your ground" gun statutes in Florida.  Thank you, NRA.

    Years ago, when I was a much younger lawyer, we had the shooting at Columbine. I made the comment shortly after to a young state trooper that the country was awash in guns. Oddly, he disagreed, maintaining it wasn't the guns but the bad people. To my thinking, the last group who would want free and easy access to guns would be cops.

  • Letters to the Editor, April 11, 2012

    Mall’s wetlands impact


    This is not a letter in protest to the proposed outlet mall development in Simpsonville. But as I read the article (“Planned outlet mall starts approval bid,” April 6), I wondered about the Horizon Group's request to fill in the 6.5-acre pond and surrounding wetlands. Where will all that existing water, drainage capability and buffering potential go, so that neighboring properties are not negatively impacted?

  • Letters to the Editor, April 4, 2012

    Why can’t schools plan for off days?

    I don't understand why every year the school system in Shelby County has to contend with the same problem of coming up with a plan to make up snow days and changing the date of graduation. Wouldn't it make it easier for everyone involved if there were some make-up days built into the calendar at the beginning of the year?