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Letters

  • 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.

  • Letter: Grateful for school safety upgrades here

    Congratulations and thank you to the Lancaster County officials who had the foresight to obtain funds to upgrade the security hardware and procedures in our public schools.
    Their pro-active stance is what is needed to keep our students and teachers safe.
    Their actions are preferred to the impotent “Why doesn’t Congress do something?” response to school violence. And they are preferable to the impractical “Let’s ban the AR-15,” the most widely used semi-automatic long gun in America.

    Dr. Charles Kaska

  • Letter: Sincere prayers for Parkers, Howards

    This letter is to the families of Bobby Parker Sr. and Mayor John Howard.
    To the Parker family, know that you are in my prayers. God bless you all in this time of loss.
    To the family of Mayor Howard, may God put angels around him and grant him a full and speedy recovery. He is in my prayers also.

    Carl M. Miles Sr.
    Lancaster

  • Letter: VTIL going after too much farmland

    On Saturday, Feb. 10, my wife and I took a ride down to the southern end of Indian Land. Since we live near 160 and 521, we pretty much covered the length of Indian Land.
    We drove around the area up and down a number of side roads to get a feel of what Voters for a Town of Indian Land wants to incorporate. It is appalling the amount of farmland they want to include in the town.
    We understand it is about 40 square miles of the 58 square miles they want to include, but you don’t realize how much this is until you see it.

  • Letter: Valentine visits to VA hospital

    This Valentine’s Day, many S.C. veterans who fought to preserve our freedoms will be hospitalized, receiving the medical care they earned, but separated from the homes and communities they defended. 
    No one should be alone on Valentine’s Day, and with the help of our grateful community, no veteran has to be.