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Writer makes suggestions for county’s bad roads

The overpass on S.C. 521 at Main Street that spans S.C. 9 and the northbound turning lane to access S.C. 9 apparently had a concrete division at one time. A portion of that divider has been removed leaving large chunks, which are very rough on tires. Why can’t those holes be filled and smoothed?

I was out in the county recently and discovered that as you turn right off Hoke Road onto Mt. Carmel Road to head toward Lancaster there is a “Rough Road” sign.


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Libraries important to our county

This letter is in reference to the need for a new library in Lancaster. I live in Kershaw and we need a lot of things there. I agree that our roads need attention, along with several other things. However, I work in Lancaster and frequently visit the Lancaster library. I go at least once every two weeks and sometimes once a week. My workplace is close enough that I can walk there. I also go to the one in Kershaw several times a month.


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Turnout positive for dementia seminar

On behalf Senior Helpers, we wish to express our appreciation for excellent coverage The Lancaster News gave about our dementia trainer, Teepa Snow.

We were pleased that we could schedule her for the Lancaster area. When the July 25 arrived and we saw the attendance for both sessions, we were aware that the newspaper’s advance article on her was largely responsible for the numbers.

Our thanks goes to Aaron Morrison for the photo coverage. As always, he is very thorough on how he photographs his subjects.


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Local Knights of Columbus support our community

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s service organization founded in 1882 by a Catholic priest in New Haven, Conn.

There are about 2 million members. Its principles are charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. During the last decade, the Knights of Columbus has donated almost $2 billion to charity.

It’s also provided about 700 million hours of volunteer service in support of charitable initiatives.

Our local council, Lancaster, S.C. Council 10066, was formed 25 year ago by members of St. Catherine Catholic Church.


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Opinion writers should be willing to take criticism

This is an opinion page. W.B. Evans expressed his opinion; I expressed mine. Recently, Joanne S. Graves expressed hers. Anyone who chooses to may do the same. How wonderful this is.

By doing so, we are expressing our freedom of speech and The Lancaster News is reflecting its freedom of the press rights. How fortunate we are to live in a nation that embodies such freedom.


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Tax bills are coming soon

The end of every September, the treasurer’s office mails out property tax bills for real estate (homes and commercial buildings) and personal property (boats, business furniture and equipment, manufacturing, etc).

While nobody likes getting a tax bill, it’s important that they are sent to the correct address. Having the correct address is the taxpayer’s responsibility, and that prevents you from having a late fee due to never receiving the bill.


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Council cannot get its act together

One, two, let’s hope the next one is not three and out. The infamous Lancaster County Council has done it now. Council has turned many yes votes into no. The yes in the northern part of the county is lost because their roads didn’t make the list.

The yes in the center of the county is lost because they’ve shunned half of a library and fire departments will say no because their radios, which are lifesavers for all of us, have been rejected, well, not completely, but they might as well be. Why? Because our council cannot get its act together.


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Sheriff’s office needs additional funding

A recent article regarding the “bust” of a meth lab in Indian Land should have all of us grateful to Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile, and his drug task force.

These well-trained men and women should be recognized for a job well done.

Lancaster County Council, which holds much of the sheriff’s purse strings, should understand, that as Lancaster County grows, so will the crime.


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Don’t set limits on opposing opinions

What an impressive rebuttal letter, “W.B. Evans, an intelligent source?,” Dianne T. Evans wrote in the July 27 edition of The Lancaster News. She was referring to some recent comments W.B. Evans wrote regarding FOX News and Dr. Charles Krauthammer. Not only did she attempt to elevate Krauthammer to unrealistic heights of intelligence – nay, genius – but at the same time impress us with her own linguistic artistry and ability. However, there are different levels and forms of intelligence – fluency of expression is only one.


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Time to get beyond LCEDC flap

I’ve heard that members of our Lancaster County Council ain’t supposed to talk or do stuff behind our backs. You know make decisions that benefit some and hurt others.

I just wonder if they can talk to each other without breaking parliamentary rules? From what I read reported in The Lancaster News, it shore does seem like they are, at times, confused over matters. Some claim they never heard of some stuff going on.

Is a council member in the wrong if he or she ventures over onto another council person’s turf?


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