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Letters

  • Hopkins letter: Jihadists to blame, not contest organizer

    At the close of a Draw Muhammad cartoon contest, two masked Islamist jihadists were shot dead by security after they opened fired on the event, hoping to kill as many as they could.
    No sooner were the Islamist would-be killers sent to their graves than the leftist media turned on the event, instead of the jihadists.
    The brain-dead media rattled off numerous reasons why Pamela Geller, the host of the contest, was at fault for causing the crisis, and not the jihadists.

  • Wilt letter: Open letter to fans of a local sawmill

    I doubt there are many in Lancaster County who would oppose a properly sited sawmill; the objection is to an industrial I-2 use next to an undeveloped future recreational area on the Catawba River, particularly one on a road incapable of handling heavy truck traffic.
    If the area is zoned I-2 and the sawmill moves out, there are many much less desirable uses that could move in without further review or approval, including landfills, slaughterhouses and the like.

  • Gardner: Thank you to a good Samaritan

    On May 15, my wife and I were on our way from Kershaw to Lancaster to do some shopping.
    Just as we entered the city of Lancaster, we had a blowout on the front of our car.
    Just as we got out of the car to check out the problem, along came a gentleman who asked if he could help.
    I am almost 80 years old and retired out of the military on 100 percent divisibility with COPD.
    This man was a godsend. He changed the tire for us from start to finish. I am not sure I could have changed the flat. This man’s name is Gary Taylor.

  • Ward letter: Treat animal abusers the way they treat animals

    There are animal lovers, as well as animal haters, out there.
    Animals have feelings like we do and they deserve to be loved and cared for, not abandoned and abused. It’s too bad that some people do not have the common sense to see this.
    I am writing this in response to the article in the paper about the kittens that were tied up and thrown in the trash can at Walmart in Indian Land.
    These reports really make me mad.

  • Haley letter: Say thank you to Rep. Long

    When Republicans gathered in Columbia last week, we celebrated last year’s victories – victories we worked together to achieve – and also talked face-to-face about what it means to be a Republican.
    The Republican Party has a platform that defines its mission, but not all Republican elected officials follow every letter of the platform.
    And that’s fine.
    But what we’ve always said is that the people of our state deserve a government that works for them, not the other way around.

  • Chick letter: Indian Land needs its own post office

    I moved to Sun City Carolina Lakes in Indian Land over the Christmas holiday. I found a morning group of guys who have a wealth of information about the area that I needed and wanted to know, so I joined them. Talk came around about needing a post office in our area.
    So being me, I wrote a letter to our Congressman Mick Mulvaney. I hear he campaigned on wanting to serve the taxpayers of this area. Well, what I arrived at is we the people really need  our own post office. The letter was written and mailed.

  • Gregory letter: More support for sawmill in Lancaster County

    I’m sure Bill Ardrey’s April 29 letter to the editor, “Lancaster County needs sawmill,” opened eyes to the numerous benefits that a state-of-the-art lumber planing mill would have for Lancaster County.
    Not only would it put hundreds of local people to work with high-paying jobs, it would benefit the local forest industry (the No. 1 industry in South Carolina) by giving them a higher price for their timber, without having to travel long distances to sell their timber.

  • Pettus letter: Thank you to all who helped on ILMS beach trip

    The Indian Land Middle School sixth-grade Myrtle Beach trip was a great showing of kindness and caring.
    First, I want to give sixth-grade teacher Cheryl Fleishman a big high-five for all her hard work. I also want to thank Marci Lail for all her great assistance. Thank you both for the great job.
    We all had a great time, but on the way back home, one of our tour buses broke down. The buses pulled over into a church parking lot.

  • Campbell letter: Don’t leave furry babies outside alone

    It was with great sadness I read the May 8 article regarding the shooting deaths of the three Chihuahuas.
    As the owner of three long-coat Chihuahuas myself, I empathize with the owners of these dogs. Our dogs are our furry babies and want to spend every minute with us. Lapdogs they certainly are and the love they give is abundant.
    I agree that anyone who could shoot innocent creatures is capable of other acts of violence.

  • Hopkins letter: No convention for this Congress

    I agree with Thomas Knapp’s column, “Constitutional convention dangerous and unnecessary,” in your April 17 paper.
    Were our Congress thoughtful of where this country is headed and how we arrived at this unthinkable moment in history, I’d say let’s give it a try. However, the few who really care are far outnumbered by the power-hungry and narcissistic, and the ideology of America is rotten and racist.