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Letters

  • Be sure body cameras don’t have restrictions

    The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of three black teens at the hand of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record and prevent any future mistreatment of suspects.

    There is ample precedent. Animal protection activists have used body cameras to document egregious atrocities and safety violations by workers in the meat, dairy and egg industries.

    The resulting videos have led to a number of corrective actions, as well as felony convictions, meat recalls, and even a $500 million civil settlement.

  • Possum Hollow resident likes name of road

    I would like to thank Susan Ferrara for saying she “liked the name Indian Land.”

    I just cannot understand why someone like Jane Tanner or anyone moving into a new neighborhood or another state would complain about the name of a road or neighborhood that has had a name for many many years. I cannot imagine doing that.

    In 2013, our Sen. Greg Gregory in his Spring Legislative Report wrote: SCDOT is moving forward with widening of S.C. 160 between Springfield Parkway in Fort Mill and the unfortunately named Possum Hollow Road.

  • Reader touts the merit of coming events section

    I would like to thank The Lancaster News for providing the coming events section free of charge to the public. I belong to some organizations that depend on the large portion of their publicity for meetings, performances, luncheons etc.

    Such publicity is invaluable to these organizations’ success. And, anyone outside of Lancaster can read about all the exciting things that make Lancaster a great place to live.

    Pat Clancy

    Lancaster

  • Young letter: What incorporation won’t do for VW

    J.R. Wilt’s guest column of Oct. 17 (How incorporation will help Van Wyck) is highly illuminating, but not in a way he intends. It shows exactly what incorporating Van Wyck would not do. Primarily, it wouldn’t save the residents from any of the ills he outlines.
    Please understand that I am not a fan of unrestrained development. Development should always be fashioned in an intelligent, planned way. I also have concerns that Lancaster County isn’t always willing to do this, especially along U.S. 521.

  • Johnson letter: America is going down the wrong path

    Whatever happened to living the way God intended us to?
    Our government used to stand by “thus sayeth God.” Our country was founded on the greatest book that’s ever been written.  
    But now, our children are living in fear every day in our schools. Prayer in school is now like a disease or plague. If you pray, you’re bashed for it.
    In our government, court systems, city hall, we can’t pray to the only true and living God.
    He created this world and everything in it. God is the giver of life and the taker of life.

  • Flynn letter: Traffic problems near school

    I have lived on Locustwood Avenue more than 21 years.
    Living beside the school (Erwin Elementary), I understand that you must pick up your children. This year, however, has been the worst ever. I don’t understand why some people think it is OK to block my driveway and Pink Dogwood Avenue. It is really sad when a few people think the rules don’t apply to them.
    Yeah, I’m talking about you, lady in the blue SUV and the family in the little black car that was blocking Pink Dogwood and would not move.

  • Walker letter: Help find wanted man

    This letter is in response to “System failing to keep us safe” by Ramond  Johnson of Indian Land in the Nov. 19 edition of The Lancaster News.
    I agree with everything Mr. Johnson said in his letter to the editor regarding the “Man wanted for attempted murder” in the Nov. 12 edition of The Lancaster News.  
    But I have another question: Why has a person been arrested and pleaded guilty 10 times, but hasn’t been found and arrested for attempted murder?  

  • Weeks letter: Plug scooter chairs in after use

    There are many who are disabled and have to use scooter chairs. I am one myself.
    I appreciate the chairs being provided for our use in Walmart. There is no possible way I can walk from one side of the store to the other.
    The problem I see is those who do not plug them back in when they are finished using them.
    Many times I have plugged them back in after someone parked them and walked out the door. My husband has driven them in from the parking lot numerous times.
    Please be considerate and plug them back in for the next person to use.

  • Mackey letter: Mackey thanks his supporters

    I, Lancaster City Councilman Gonzie Mackey, would like to thank everyone for the support, trust and confidence to allow me to serve you for another term in office representing District 2, but truthfully representing the entire city as a whole.
    I really take my position as a city councilman very seriously. Like I stated in my first debate, I may not know everyone personally or treat everyone the same, but my promise to you was that I will treat everyone fairly. Your concerns and complaints are mine.

  • Crabtree letter: Giving thanks for unexpected things

    Thanksgiving is when, as a nation, we give thanks for the important blessings in our lives.
    For many, that likely includes family, good health, a decent job and the like. And we should be thankful if we enjoy any or all of those things.
    For some in our society, however, working hard doesn’t always produce enough income to make ends meet.
    Many rural and small town Americans depend on something that the rest of us don’t likely think about that often, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), to help get through some of the tough times.