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Letters to the Editor

This Week's Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

I would like to express my appreciation to Dan Pool, editor, for the inclusion of the column “Plants of the Southeast” in the Pickens County Progress. 

This column, by John Nelson, PhD, retired curator of the A.C. Moore Herbarium at the University of South Carolina, is a valuable addition to the newspaper, and a great benefit to those who want to know more about the amazing botanical diversity that we are blessed with in Pickens County. 

In conjunction with the newspaper column, I can also testify that Dr. Nelson offers prompt responses to requests for plant identifications. In these difficult times when social, political, and physical health challenges can be overwhelming, it is a gift to be able to find solace in the beautiful plants growing freely in our natural surroundings. Thank you again to the Pickens County Progress for helping us enjoy the “Plants of the Southeast.”

Art Wickman


To the Editor:

I would like to get on my soapbox--but the following scriptures get to the root of the Truth: Galatians 5:22-25: "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.


Letters Welcomed

“Letters to the Editor” is an important public forum in the community and the Progress welcomes and encourages these letters. Letters addressing issues will be accepted but not those expressing a personal grievance directed toward another individual. Letters OVER 400 WORDS in length will not be considered for publication. All letters must have a full name with address, e-mail and phone number given where the author can be reached to verify information.  

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