City should have stopped sewage leak
The following is a comment in response to the story titled, "No Warning of Leak," about the sewage leak on Fishing Creek. I
Impossible to point a finger? I think that is a little naive, considering that the addition of a stand-alone generator set up to kick in during power outages would have prevented the raw sewage from entering the stream in the first place. Considering the risk to humans, animals and surrounding environs of raw sewage exposure. I would think that such a common-sense measure would be in place already. How DHEC officials could consider this incident a "freak occurrence" is beyond belief.
Residents are not responsible for making sure that our utilities are working properly. City officials as well as utility workers are. That is what we pay them for. Isn't it?
Ellen D Stoune
Visit added meaning to the holidays
I just wanted to share a few lines about Christmas and the new year.
Christmas to me is sharing and giving. I and some ladies from the American Legion Post 34 went Saturday to several nursing homes to thank the veterans who served their country.
I can only tell you what a joy and privilege it was to have gone. We gave each a gift and thanked them many times for serving their country. To see their eyes light up and the smiles we got were more than I could write into words on paper. One World War II veteran we met told us about some of his life and had pictures of things he had done. He was dressed in a suit and tie, and we were told he does this every day.
Many times, I had to hold back tears and my heart felt heavy every time I walked into another room and met another veteran. Looking into their faces, I knew what Christmas is really about. It's about love for mankind and all who have given so you and I can be free to walk and talk and bring in a new year because someone has paid a price for us.
Being free cost someone somewhere something. Let's thank all the veterans for the service they did so well.