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Letters

  • Letter: Wilma’s 2017 agenda: Skunk coat, Elvis cake, trip to Kentucky ark

    I was sitting in my kitchen thanking the Lord that we didn’t have the skunks during the holidays, when my friend Barbara Williams called and wanted to bring me an Elvis Presley cake for New Year’s.
    This was the Friday before New Year’s. She said she saw the skunk story in the paper. (Editor’s note: We reran Wilma’s original skunk letter in a year-end package as one of our favorites of 2016.)

  • Letter: Carl, your legacy is already in place

    This is in response to Carl Miles’ Jan. 11 letter “Prayer for our law enforcement officers.”
    Thank you so much, Carl, for dedicating your prayer to the memory of my son, Deputy James Brent McCants.
    You said you wanted your legacy to be protecting our law enforcement officers. The moment you wrote that letter, your legacy went out around the world.
    God hears you and all the other men and women praying. Prayer works. And you will save someone’s life.
    God bless you, Carl.

    Myra McCants

  • Letter: Roof sentence sends message on bigotry

    After facing a jury of South Carolinians, Dylann Roof, the defendant in the murder of nine congregants at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston on June 17, 2015, was sentenced to death.
    The perpetrator of this horrific crime received the harshest penalty that our justice system imposes. This sentence sends the clear message that racism, bigotry and violence have absolutely no place in our society.

  • Letter: Treasurer: Watch those tax deadlines

    While many of us are recovering from the holidays and are looking forward to a busy 2017, it’s important that county homeowners remember the residential property tax deadline is coming soon. All residential property taxes are due in our office by Jan. 17 and the late penalties can be costly, so don’t be late!

  • Letter: Thanks for donating to Outreach Project

    As we head into 2017, I want to thank everyone who contributed to the Lancaster County Outreach Project’s Annual Holiday Giving Campaign this year.
    Because of your generous contributions, the campaign was a complete success.
    We received more than $7,000 from 120 businesses, churches, organizations, agencies and individuals, which allowed LCOP to provide gifts to children for the holiday, assist with the Foster Care Holiday Party, and make the Annual Toy Giveaway possible. More than 400 children received help.

  • Letter: Prayer for our law enforcement officers

    Myra McCant’s letter about the “fat mirror” was very funny.
    I have written many letters in honor of our police. I did not know Myra’s son Brent McCants, a deputy who was murdered in 1992, but I’m sure he was a good man because I know Myra and her other son Billy Dale.
    Our police have a dangerous job. They look after us. We also must watch out for them, because they have families also.
    I don’t expect to be here much longer, but I want to leave a legacy that my letters helped save one police officer.

  • Letter: Sen. Scott: Why I support Jeff Sessions

    Today I am announcing my support for Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general of the United States.
    The Department of Justice is charged with upholding some of the most basic tenets of our Constitution, as well as laws that were forged through the blood, sweat and tears of generations of Americans, including many people of color. As our nation endures racial and societal unrest like we have not seen in a generation, I know that whoever serves as our nation’s attorney general must be committed to ensuring that those laws and tenets are fully enforced and protected.

  • Letter: Sharing Christmas with family is always the best gift of all

    At Christmas dinner, our granddaughter’s fiancé asked everyone around the table to tell him what our favorite Christmas present had been. When my turn came, I said something like, “I can’t say. Maybe I haven’t had it yet.”

  • Letter: Take Noble up on his gun ideas

    I avoid arguing about guns because the exchanges usually generate a lot of heat and little light. But I feel compelled to respond to Phil Noble’s column this past Sunday.
    I am in my mid-70s, married, with an adult daughter. I retired to South Carolina four years ago after 40 years as a forensic psychologist. I have never raised my hand to another human being in my adult life.

  • Letter: Electoral college has worked fine

    Well, so much for the smooth transition from President Obama’s administration to President-elect Trump’s.
    First Lady Michelle Obama stated that there is “no hope” in reference to the new administration. President Obama said he’ll keep an eye out for Donald Trump going against American traditions. What a comedian Obama is.