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Letters

  • Letter: Reader finds council’s time change appalling

    First, I want to thank Councilmen Brian Carnes, Terry Graham and Jack Estridge for voting against the proposal to change Lancaster County Council’s meeting time to 6 p.m.
    I am appalled that representatives of all of the citizens of Lancaster County would make it so difficult for working people to attend their meetings.
    Do they realize that unless you live close to the Lancaster County Administration Building, you would have to leave at 5:30 p.m. to make a 6 p.m. meeting?

  • Letter: Help with research on Fork Hill Baptist

    From 1937-39, the federal Works Progress Administration created inventories of S.C. church archives. The inventory for Fork Hill Baptist Church in Heath Springs states that the oldest extant minutes book spanned the years 1826 to December 1880.
    I visited the Fork Hill Church office a number of years ago and the oldest book available was the next one on the list, which spans the years 1881-94. I checked back recently, and the church does not know what happened to the earlier book.

  • Letter: Tears and tantrums abound from the left

    When the left doesn’t get their way, they act like little babies, crying and throwing tantrums. (My apologies to real babies.)
    If all the tears cried by the Hollywood babies were collected, the drought in California would be over.
    About 70 leftist members of Congress boycotted President Trump’s inauguration. I guess it worked out better, because where would they find room for all those huge baby strollers? Besides, these congressmen and women being so full of it, who would want to change their diapers?

  • Letter: Sen. Scott celebrates Black History Month

    Editor’s note: Tim Scott is the only African-American ever elected to both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, and is the first African-American senator elected from a Southern state since Reconstruction.

    From Benjamin Banneker to Martin Luther King Jr., and Muddy Waters to Stevie Wonder, black Americans have contributed immensely to the history, story, and very soul of our nation.
    That journey has often been faced with hardships, but has also produced some amazing results.

  • Letter: Trump must keep country together

    My name is Christine M. Taylor. I am writing in response to Dr. L. Brooks Walker’s column in last Wednesday’s paper, “Give Trump a chance, don’t disrupt government.”
    When President Trump was campaigning, he showed his true colors in word and deed. This was and is the real Trump. Let’s not try to dress it up. Yes, he is our president, but we as a people can agree to disagree with him.
    Trump has a lot of work to do in such a little time. But do it the right way.

  • Letter: Medical marijuana is a dangerous idea

    It was shocking to read in The Lancaster News  that Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell (D-44) is supporting a bill in the state legislature to legalize medical marijuana. (She called it medical cannabis but that definition is the same as marijuana.)
    Doesn’t she know that marijuana is a gateway drug? Doesn’t she know the medical attachment is just a step in the legalization of its use?

  • Letter: Thank you to staff at Youth Innovations

    This is a letter of appreciation to recognize the great efforts of those at the Youth Innovations after-school program.
    My granddaughter is a participant in the program, and she also suffers from a seizure disorder that often causes her to miss school and makes learning a bit more challenging at times. My granddaughter has been attending the after-school program since October 2016, and has made the A-B Honor Roll every reporting period since.

  • Letter: Salute to Phil Noble for Obama column

    Thank you, Phil Noble, for such an uplifting article in Friday’s paper, “Final salute to a president I believed in.”  There was not a mean-spirited word in it.

    Clara Starnes
    Lancaster

  • Letter: Good for you, Phil Noble, but not those D.C. protesters!

    I am responding to Phil Noble’s Jan. 20 column about meeting that skinny black guy with big ears, and also responding to the circus in Washington on Saturday.
    Phil, never apologize for meeting your friend Barack Obama.
    You had been praying for this man to come along since you were 9 years old. And God does answer prayers. I think it’s beautiful that you had always wanted to meet someone like him.

  • 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.)