Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

  • Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Thumbs up:

To the Kneece family’s acts of kindness:

The day was described as emotional, but also uplifting. On Nov. 5, the relatives of Jake Kneece performed random acts of kindness all over Aiken. The activities were orchestrated in memory of their son, Jake, who passed away in 2011. This is certainly a praiseworthy effort, and one that shows the loving nature of the family. Barbara, her husband Pace and their daughter Lindsay traveled around Aiken, helping residents by delivering baked goods, handing out cards with inspirational Bible verses and even placing dollars bills in books at Books-A-Million.

Thumbs down:

To rash of vehicle break-ins:

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is urging people to lock up and be on the lookout after a string of recent vehicle break-ins. Nine break-ins were reported in Graniteville, Warrenville and Beech Island last weekend. Residents throughout Aiken County should be mindful of such activity and take precautions to ensure it doesn’t happen to them.

Thumbs up:

To Night of Giving Back:

Steve Floyd and Tom Williams, who own Floyd & Green jewelry, hosted a Night of Giving Back at their store in Aiken on Thursday, offering a helping hand to their customers and the community. Each shopper who spent $100 or more received 10 percent back in the form of a Floyd & Green gift card. The store also donated another 10 percent to the charity of the customer’s choice. According to Floyd, a number of local charities have benefited from the store’s charitable giving, a testament to its importance in the community.

Thumbs down:

To glitches with Obamacare website:

Frustrations with the website for the new federal health care law continue, while the deadline offered by the Obama administration to fix the site looms. Only 21 days remain for the White House to fulfill its promise to have the site working smoothly. These problems should have been anticipated before the rollout of the site, especially with it seen as Obama’s signature law.

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