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Peddlers should be allowed

If peddlers were permitted to sell their goods on wheels in a town, instead of only in the county, then the town may be revived. An example is the town I live in.

I have checked out the licenses in the county, city and towns. The county permits a peddler to park and sell his or her goods on the highway right-of-way. The towns or city do not allow any peddlers to park and sell on the highway right-of-way.

Just think of peddlers selling corn dogs, pizzas, French fries, elephant ears, steaks, fruits grown in Florida, barbecue, T-shirts or even furniture. The list can go on and on.

I suggest that the towns give the police authority to write a city peddler license that is good for one week at a cost of $5 from Wednesday to Tuesday only.

So why be a councilman or mayor of a dead town?

Joseph Pendarvis, Bowman

Surprise traffic stop

On Sunday, April 22, I was on my way to visit a church that I was helping raise money when I turned onto Beason Road toward Bolentown Road. No cars were coming either way. I was the only car on Beason Road. My speed limit and stop signs were all obeyed.

Just as I turned onto Bolentown Road, I was stopped by a young Highway Patrol trooper. I have a clean driving record with no tickets and was rather surprised.

After talking with the highway department, he came back and gave me a warning ticket. It stated I was driving on the wrong side of the road. I really felt like he wanted to give me a ticket.

I retired from AT&T’s engineering department in Augusta, Ga., and I had to attend a company driving class before having access to a company vehicle. I drove one around Augusta and surrounding areas with no problem.

I sincerely hope this doesn’t affect my insurance coverage.

Mary Bradford, Orangeburg

Doing the good things

How would you like to be remembered when your name goes down in history?

The Bible tells us in Philippians 4:8 to report on things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely and good.

If one wants his or her name reported on the television news programs, instead of bad reports, wouldn’t it be more pleasant, more noble, more honorable to be reported for a job well done or for a special deed?

Our life on earth is about loving God with all our heart, loving our neighbor, caring about others and preparing for eternity.

Think on these things. Visit a lonely patient in a nursing home or at home, or a sick person. Send a card of cheer and encouragement to someone having troubles and trials. Maybe be a volunteer with the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Harvest Hope or other organization – something positive.

There are so many good things we can think on to bless others.

Marilyn Brewer, St. Matthews

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