15 petitions

Update posted 6 months ago

Petition to Lauren Libet, Richard Curtis

Make Delivery of The State's Ad Publication 'The Extra' Opt-in Rather than Opt-out

The State Newspaper, based in Columbia, SC, delivers an unsolicited bundle of paper advertisements called "The Extra" to homes in South Carolina every week. This delivery is packaged in a plastic bag and thrown into the yards and driveways of SC residents without permission from those residents. There the ads sit until they are picked up by the residents--sometimes soggy from rain--and are either read or thrown into the trash. The State provides an 800 number and email address for residents to opt out of The Extra but consistently fails to follow up to ensure delivery has stopped when requested. Many residents complain that delivery never stops or that it resumes after a brief hiatus. In any case, forcing residents to jump through hoops to cancel a subscription they never requested in the first place is problematic. Being an unrequested printing of ads, The Extra is a waste of paper and plastic that eventually makes its way into South Carolina landfills. The State is littering the lawns and driveways of SC residents with thousands of papers every week. By signing this petition, you are requesting that The State make The Extra an opt-in delivery publication rather than opt-out. We believe that The State should recognize and honor the property rights of South Carolina residents by refraining from the wasteful practice of delivering unrequested papers to the lawns and driveways of non-customers.

Josh Parks
1,860 supporters
Started 8 months ago

Petition to Dimon Kendrick-Holmes,, All Telegraph Leaders Not Located in Macon

The Macon Telegraph Needs to Refocus and Bring Back Local Writers

The Macon Telegraph needs to refocus and bring back local journalists/columnists. Long before I was an educator, my background and schooling was in journalism. I love writing. I read many posts on Facebook about problems at the Macon Telegraph, which use to employ one of my favorite professors from Middle Georgia State University that inspired me to get a degree in journalism. During my recent unwanted and insane splash in the news, I walked into my local convenient store every day fearing I would see the worst picture of my life and an incorrect horror story plastered in my local newspaper – a source of information that my MeMaw <3 and PaPaw <3 lived by! BUT IT WAS NOT!!! (My grandparents would have never known about my hell.) Once my personal “HELL” storm died down some, I realized -  not that I wanted anything published about me  -  but my drama was LOCAL news and the Telegraph did not mention one word of it. My drama had nearly 1,500 social media shares and 900 shares on incorrect facts followed by hateful and hurtful comments. But that let me know, people in MACON were interested in what is going on in MACON. (Click HERE for my drama) Then, I thought to myself, “Dang BJ! It might have been good for the Telegraph to have posted the story correctly. Then…just maybe… your parents and students wouldn’t feel the need to defend you as much on social media OR maybe the rude comments people make when you are out in public just might happen a little less often!” So, my soapbox and purpose for this petition is so that Macon can have its long-time trusted source of local information focused on what us “Macon peeps” like to read about and who we want to write it. And I must be honest and transparent as always and admit… I REALLY LIKE GETTING IDEAS FROM MARK BALLARD’S COLUMN. Most of my projects turned disasters that I have started during my extra free time around the house came from him! - Robert “BJ” Shepherd  P.S. – If you do bring local columnist back, HOW DO I APPLY? … I might need a job! :-( #thanksmsfieldsforshowingmethisplatform

BJ Shepherd
15 supporters