Invasion of privacy

Dear Editor,

The only time I have my license plate checked and recorded is if I break the law in my vehicle by speeding, etc. and the number is checked by the police.

I don’t like it then and I certainly don’t like it when I am following the rules of the law by taking my trash to the dumpsters.

I’ve spoken to several people and they feel the same way. This practice needs to stop. We hate to go to the dumpsters anymore because we know somebody is going to write our license plate number down. It just makes you feel like you’re doing something wrong when you are really doing what is right.

Dianne Bearden, Bamberg

Concern for safety

Dear Editor,

I have a concern. When your workers are walking behind cars and trucks to write down license plate numbers, they are in danger of getting hit by the next car or truck coming in. Some people don’t care how they drive there. They are just rushing to get this chore done. I would hope that you care about your workers and want them to be safe while performing their job duties.

Please make some changes to this practice of writing down license plate numbers before someone gets hurt by a moving car or truck.

Ann Lott, Bamberg

There has to be a better way

Dear Editor,

When I come to the trash dumpsters to dump my trash, that is what I want to do. Get rid of my trash and go on about my day. I don’t like having to wait for the workers to write down my license plate number. A lot of times there is a line waiting while the numbers are written down. 1 car left – that trash is probably strung all along the roadside somewhere.

Surely, there is a better way to monitor the people. Put up a meter or something. As advanced as technology is today, I’m sure there is a better way.

Rev. Roy Pierson, Bamberg

Oh yes we do

Dear Editor,

May seem like an odd title. Not so! True statement! Wednesday, February 24, 2011. Drove to Dr. Dwight’s office. Went into acute respiratory distress—15 minutes saved my life! I was sent directly to the ER, arrived and everyone was waiting—doctor, nurses, lab, respiratory, x-ray. Treatment was started immediately.

Don’t tell me time and distance was not the factor that saved my life. I would not have been able to drive 20 to 30 miles more. From 1973 -2000, I was always standing by to help someone else. Being with familiar faces was so soothing and you know that you depend on them for life!! I was admitted and the treatment was great as far as I am concerned—my life was in their hands.

Thanks to all of you— doctors, nurses, lab, respiratory, nursing techs, x-ray techs, housekeeping, and dietary. The health problems came from being exposed to smoke from a lawn mower that backfired. Thankfully, I am now at home recovering.

Faith Pringle, Bamberg

Thank you for your support

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the Bamberg African American Genealogical Society (BAAGS), I want to thank Jerry Halmon and The Advertizer-Herald for supporting our February 20, 2011 event at the Dane Theater. Your excellent article deftly captured the essence of the event and allowed the reader to learn about BAAGS and its mission.

BAAGS looks forward to your continued support in our efforts to capture and preserve the African American heritage and culture of Bamberg County.

Vivian F. Halyard, BAAGS Program Chair, Bamberg