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Letters

  • Brooks has skills needed for county school board

    I am writing in support of James Brooks, candidate for Lancaster County school board, District 1. James lives and practices three major attributes that will be demanded by this job: leadership skills, communication skills and dedication to community.

    James’ leadership is clearly demonstrated by professional activity as vice president of a major construction firm, through his membership and participation in the Indian Land Rotary Club as an officer and board member and his co-chairmanship of the Board of Zoning Appeals for Lancaster County.

  • Measure of good judge based on knowledge, integrity

    In less than two weeks, the voters of Lancaster County will be tasked with the responsibility of choosing the best person to manage a government office that, sooner or later, will affect every family in our area – the probate judge. In this election, the voters are offered two sharply contrasting candidates with regard to their levels of relative preparedness for the challenges that face them.

  • Hess will bring experience to county

    John Hess is running for the Lancaster County Council District 4 seat. And I am voting for him. Washington and Columbia continue to increase taxes while decreasing services. Federal and state governments are out of control. Things must change.
    We can’t keep doing the same kind of tax-and-spend in Lancaster County either.
    County officials have to learn to control the spending of our tax dollars. The answer is not to continue increasing taxes.

  • Obama has made this election easy

    I read lots of posts as to why I should not vote for a particular Republican because he or she voted yes or no on a certain bill. They can’t tell you why they voted as they did, since all they read was a headline.

    Let’s just cut to the chase. President Barack Obama has made this election easy. If you like higher taxes, more debt, higher medical premiums, continued unemployment, more scandals and cover-ups, plus more welfare, Muslims and floods of illegals, then simply don’t vote (like in 2012) or vote Democrat.

     

    Nick Pasquine

  • Mother of five supports Burns for school board

    Freeman Burns is a breath of fresh air. He offers us strength, innovation and a pro-active look into the future of our children.

    Our district is growing in leaps and bounds. We have more students to educate and more students for which to build a better future. Mr. Burns will fight for our children, which ultimately means he will also be fighting for a better tomorrow for all.

  • S.C. needs new governor, Legislature

    An accountable and responsible leader is required to help South Carolina move forward. This has not happened in the last four years of Gov. Nikki Haley’s administration.

    The state needs leadership from both the governor’s position and its Legislature. Too many shortcomings and not enough concern for its citizens are apparent in bills introduced, but not passed.

  • Celebrate farms and schools

    In October, America celebrates the harvest, specifically initiatives to put healthy, locally grown food on our children’s plates at school. And it all starts with America’s farmers and ranchers.

    Many of us who raise our own food, whether in a pot or a small garden, do so as a hobby. If there’s too much heat, not enough rain or too many pests, we are disappointed and frustrated, but the love of growing fresh, nutritious foods pulls us through tough times.

  • County should be wary of I-77 Alliance

    It appears, we, Lancaster County, spent two or three thousand bucks in an attempt to determine why the folks across the Catawba don’t want us to play on their team or come to their party.

    To tell the truth, I seriously doubt if York, Chester and Fairfield counties give a hoot and holler whether any new development ever lands on this side of Interstate 77.

  • Lancaster Ussery brings back fond memories of Gunter

    I haven’t written to the newspaper in several years. I enjoyed Kershaw resident Charles Ussery’s column about the Heath Springs High School’s football team during the 1950s. I wanted to let him know how much I liked the column, but I got busy and did not write anything.

  • Why a vote for Freeman Burns is a vote for kids

    Upon moving to Indian Land, I knew I wanted to get involved in my community.

    I came across an article in the local paper for an eight-month leadership program sponsored by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce.

    During the course of the program, I was given the opportunity to see how the county operates and how I could get involved.

    I bring a background that includes management skills, operations and budgeting, negotiations, sales and marketing and my most valuable skill, common sense.