Why are these "No Thru Trucks" signs up? I ask this question because of what I see day after day: trucks going from 1-77 through the Town of Fort Mill (by way of Hwy. 160 or Hwy. 21) to the other side of the town limits and into the county. Then they make the same return trip. I made a brief count of signs and there are at least 13 locations indicating "No Thru Trucks."
Three are at Springfield Parkway and Hwy. 160, four at Hwy. 160 and Hwy. 21 near the Peach Stand, three at Main Street and the railroad tracks, and three at Main Street and Hwy. 160.
I spent part of two days taking photos and following these trucks to and from locations. There are logging trucks going from I-77 through town to sites outside of town limits on Doby's Bridge Road and Hwy. 160 East near the county line. Note: job sites are nearer to Hwy. 521 and Indian Land than I-77. There are supply rucks with bricks and lumber, as well as lawn sod, etc. I know that this comes with growth. My problem is, why the signs? Why take taxpayers' money to make and install them?
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There is no enforcement, so it's a waste of taxpayer money unless the police start giving out tickets. When was the last time we've seen a police officer patrolling and enforcing these areas?
Keep baseball alive here
I have been looking for a forum to express my conviction - and I found it. The opinion was offered in the obscure final paragraph of your editorial page (April 9, Fort Mill Times).
Though I usually disagree with his national views, now Jeff Shrewsbury was shrewd.
It puzzles me that our local leaders are scratching their heads and spending our money, trying to figure the future use of Knights Castle. Please! What is it? For what was it built? A baseball park!
I will be sorry to see the White Sox AAA team leave. But I went there before they came and I want to go there after they leave - to watch baseball.
I agree with Shrewsbury. Surely, somewhere there is a team that would welcome the chance to play in facilities like that with fans like ours.
How many of our neighborhood families want to continue to watch the wonder of baseball in the eyes of their youngster in the clean, safe environs of Knights Castle? Do you remember the thrill it was for you to go to a ball game with your dad? Keep that thrill alive. Here. Please.