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Letters

  • Teaching respect begins in the home

    I heard on television about a man exposing himself to someone at a large department store and how officials were trying to find him.

    I don’t know the whole story on that situation, but I’ve witnessed something, that to me, was just as bad.

    Recently, I was walking out of a store after my husband and I bought groceries. A boy about the age of 12 or 13 was waiting for either his mother or sister, who was still in the checkout line.

  • Hess will watch our tax dollars closely

    No matter where I look, taxes and spending are out of control. We need someone who will stop the madness and make government live within its means. I’m proud of the job that our county’s Congressman Mick Mulvaney, is doing and I want to elect more people like him at all levels of government.

    We need to elect John Hess to Lancaster County Council because he’s a local businessman and financial consultant.

  • Kershaw roads also need to be fixed

    I would like to make a comment about Sen. Greg Gregory’s recent columns on the road situation in South Carolina. He never mentioned the roads in Kershaw.

    No one ever offers to fix the roads around Kershaw. In his columns, he mentioned S.C. 200, why not Highway 601?

    Overbrook is ungodly and yet the state will not fix either one of them. We pay $30 road fees and the money is not used to fix our bad roads.

  • Student seeks information on S.C.

    My name is Evelyn Alvarez and I am a student at B. Gale Wilson Elementary School in Fairfield, Calif. I am in the fifth grade and Ms. Andrus is my teacher.

    When I’m not in school, I like to play with my dogs after school. My favorite hobbies are to read and draw.

    People say I am a great artist. I think that’s true. The nicest thing someone said is I’m like Leonardo Da Vinci, but a girl.

  • Lancaster News partners with HOPE

    I have only been a part of the community in Lancaster County a few months. Even before I came to interview for the job of executive director of HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster Inc., I checked out the organization in the archives of The Lancaster News. It was so helpful to see that HOPE was so well supported by the newspaper.

  • TreeTops issue shows failure of our representation

    As a young girl growing up in the South, my parents frequently felt the need to share their “words of wisdom.” The phrase, “there are always two sides to a story” resonates in my mind today.

    The TreeTops debacle comes to mind as there is another story behind the Aug. 31 story in The Lancaster News.

    This story does not deal with developers, schools, roads or money. It is about democracy and how this form of government failed in the TreeTops situation.

  • How will incorporation protect TreeTops?

    I am confused by the story in the Oct. 1 edition entitled “Coming Soon: Town of Van Wyck?” My confusion stems from the following apparently contradictory things.

    The proposed limits of incorporation include only what one would consider the heart of Van Wyck itself. This is understandable.  But the apparent inspiration for this effort is the attempt to develop the old TreeTops property.  The property is nowhere near the area of incorporation.

  • Support your candidate

    We encourage you to show your support for a candidate through letters to the editor and guest columns.

    Tell us why you support your candidate and what makes him or her the best choice for that position.

    Please keep your articles to about 500 words.

    We offer the same option to the candidates. Let us know why you are the best candidate for the position.

    Send your letters and columns to The Lancaster News, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721, bring them by the office at 701 N. White St., or email them to brutledge@thelancasternews.com.

  • Reader supports Burns for school board

    With this year’s election, the citizens of Indian Land have an opportunity to really influence local change. We will now have two school board representatives to support us and our growing community.

    I am excited to have the opportunity to vote for Freeman Burns to represent District 7 in Indian Land. Freeman is an energetic man who has embraced Indian Land and is willing to give even more back to help build a strong community for his family.

  • Changes needed in Congress

    wo votes were taken in Congress in mid-September prior to the recess until the week of Nov. 10. One in Senate had to do with an equal pay bill “that would require employers to demonstrate that wage gaps between men and women with similar qualifications and in similar jobs have a business justification., and authorize the labor secretary to seek additional compensatory or punitive damages in a sex discrimination action.”