Letters to the Editor Policy

First Posted: 7:01 am - October 9th, 2015

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The Herald Independent encourages and welcomes letters to the editor. Letters should be about issues of general interest and no longer than 500 words. Letters that exceed 500 words will be shortened to conform to our policies.

We reserve the right to edit for grammar and spelling, but the meaning of the letter or column will not be altered. They should not be libelous or in bad taste. We will not publish anonymous letters. Letters thanking sponsors or endorsing candidates will be considered but publication can only be assured through advertising.

Letters must be signed, include a street address, hometown and telephone number. The street address and telephone number will not be published. Verification of the writer’s ID Is required. Writers should limit their submissions to one letter every three weeks. Letters should be typed or printed legibly. Illegible letters will not be considered for publication.

Letters can be hand delivered to our office at 127 N. Congress St., mailed to The Herald Independent, Letters to the Editor, P.O. Box 90, Winnsboro, SC 29180 or emailed to WBHnews@civitasmedia.com. We do not accept faxed letters.



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