• Letter: Endorsing Alan Wilson’s re-election

    On March 6, the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) endorsed S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson for re-election.
     “Wilson has been an absolute conservative force for South Carolina and the nation,” the group said in a release. “As a former chairman of RAGA, Alan Wilson was often the one leading the charge to stop the Obama administration’s assault on the Constitution and the rule of law.”

  • Letter: Remedies to school shootings should not trample gun rights

    I read and re-read Sen. Greg Gregory’s guest column in the March 7 paper. The first half of the article expresses the senator’s anger, pain and frustration in response to the recent school shootings.
    I understand and empathize with him. I admire his putting his conscience above his party. However, some of the remedies he proposes give me cause for concern.

  • Letter: It’s time to start planning annual Unity Prayer Rally

    As citizens of Lancaster County and surround areas, we all are concerned about the plight of our people and communities.
    When we as God’s people humble ourselves and pray, and seek his face together in unity, we can tap into a power that can change lives, communities, cities and even nations.
    Plans are under way for the annual Lancaster City and Countywide Unity Prayer Rally, which will be June 16 in downtown Lancaster.

  • Letter: Contact senators about war in Yemen

    I challenge you to read this. It is heartbreaking.
    Every ten minutes, a child in Yemen dies of starvation and/or disease. There is an immense humanitarian disaster there, and aid is not able to be delivered, a primary reason being the Saudi presence there.
    Yet the United States is helping the Saudis by supplying their efforts. The war there has nothing to do with our national security, nothing to do with ISIS or Al Qaeda.

  • Letter: Here’s an alternative to IL incorporation

    There may be a better alternative to incorporation. What if there was a way to achieve both representation and maintain stable property taxes?
    What percentage of property, business and sales tax revenue does Indian Land generate as compared to the rest of Lancaster County? Is it 60 percent? I am honestly not sure of the exact number, but let’s say for example that 60 percent of the county’s tax revenue is generated within the borders of Indian Land. 

  • Letter: Indian Land is county’s cash cow

    Your “Devastating fallout” news article (Dec. 10, 2017) made my decision easy. I am voting for the town of Indian Land. I’ve been on the fence about incorporation since I heard about the idea several years ago, but this article confirms what I’ve been hearing from local residents all along – that the rest of Lancaster County sees Indian Land as nothing more than their private cash cow.

  • Letter: Blame Hollywood for violent culture

    Once again, our hearts are shattered with the loss of 17 innocent and precious souls in Parkland, Fla.
    Mass shootings have become a common American travesty that must be eliminated from our society forever. It is only natural for human beings to place blame, fault or condemnation on the shooter, the president, Congress or the NRA.

  • Letter: Biking, walking both part of infrastructure

    As Congress crafts its responses to the White House’s proposed infrastructure bill, we need a balanced transportation system that includes roads, transit, rail lines and trail networks. We can’t forget walking and biking infrastructure.
    The last National Household Travel Survey shows that  nearly 40 percent of all trips in the United States are within a 20-minute bike ride and over 20 percent are within a 20-minute walk. Connected networks for walking and biking are an essential part of a system of mobility choices that meet our changing needs.

  • Letter: Sen. Gregory should stop blaming the gun

    Maybe Sen. Greg Gregory could get off the blame-the-gun mentality and set his sights on the two culprits in the Florida shooting.
    One was the government authorities bungling this case, and the other is mental illness. Obviously the senator is ignorant of why we the people have Second Amendment rights.
    The left has no incentive to stop these shootings, for if they did, they would enforce the laws on the books and work to keep the mentally ill from getting their hands on a gun.

  • Letter: Need baseball fields in south of county

    It’s that time of year again! Spring is trying to emerge, but we true Southerners know winter is probably not done, and the coaches in Heath Springs and Kershaw compete for field position to practice soccer and baseball.
    But wait, Heath Springs has no baseball fields. They have been turned into soccer fields, and there are three or four teams on those two soccer fields at the same time.