• Hendrix letter: Veterans should take Honor Flight

    Several  years ago, I had the fantastic opportunity to travel with a group of World War II veterans on an Honor Flight, which flew out of Columbia.
    I am a strong supporter of our military forces and will wave the U.S. flag in a heartbeat. To say that I had an exciting and emotional day would be an understatement.
    It was an honor to be there and share in the veterans’ reminiscing of days gone by.
    If you are or know of a World War II veteran who has not taken an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., please don’t pass up the opportunity.

  • Hopkins letter: Oscars insult ‘American Sniper’

    Well, the ignorant and the brainless came out for their Oscars the other night. Yes, the beautiful crowd, which loves to lavish accolades on themselves.
    These prattish people strut their “wears,” costing yearly salaries for real workers, as they walk Hollywood’s red carpet. A fitting symbol of color, for it matches their socialistic and communistic mindsets.

  • McGarry letter: County GOP to reorganize precincts

    Every two years, Republicans like you, in every corner of our state, gather to reorganize and recommit to building a solid Republican foundation in South Carolina.
    This past November, we swept the field again. Please know that Lancaster County won one of the biggest contests in the state. With the election of Randy Newman as our 6th Circuit solicitor, we have made major in-roads, not only by strengthening what we already have as a Republican majority in Lancaster, but some firsts of their kind in Fairfield and Chester counties.

  • Helms letter: County property tax deadline next week

    An important deadline is approaching for Lancaster County taxpayers – the closing of the county’s 2014 tax books, which takes place March 16.
    This is an important step in the annual fiscal budgeting process for Lancaster County government, as it allows those who serve on County Council, the school board and the town and city councils to determine how much tax revenue they will have to work with as they finish their 2015-2016 budgets.

  • Clements letter: Domestic violence bill just for women?

    The Associated Press had an article in the Feb. 25 papers about the domestic violence bill now wending its way through the Legislature.
    Like Gov. Nikki Haley’s new commission, this bill has all the appearances of being a “hit job” aimed at males. Haley’s commission is staffed by a number of feminist-centered organizations and people.

  • Henderson letter: Meat-free Lent also healthy


    Wednesday, Feb. 18,  marked the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry.

  • Developer should increase buffer to one acre

    I have personally spoken to the Black Horse Run residents whose backyards the Merrifield Patrick Vermillion commercial development will be lining and none of them approve of this destructive disruption of peace and tranquility that now flourishes in the neighborhood.

    We know that stopping it will be nearly impossible, but we only wish to compromise with these developers to request that at least one acre of land should line the perimeter of our neighborhood and separate us from the development.

    This is for more reasons than one.

  • Learn about government by attending meetings

    Douglas Young said in his Feb. 22 column, “What is J.R. Wilt’s solution to criminal justice problem?,” that he does not see the solution to the problem posed by the serious underfunding of the sheriff’s and solicitor’s budgets for the 2015 county budget.

    It seems obvious to me that a problem caused by underfunding is solved by the restoration of the missing funding.

    Mr. Young then asserts that the reason for the underfunding is that County Council lacks money.

  • Walker should run for vice president

    I perused the the Feb. 22 editorial page to see who was hating the president and Brooks Walker didn’t disappoint.

    Mr. Walker seems to have things figured out. I wish he would run for office and give us the benefit of his wisdom and knowledge.

    We can argue about the economy, employment, and terrorism, yet the one thing that there is no argument over is the fact that Mr. Obama is living in Mr. Walker’s head rent free.

  • Witherspoon’s quiet words difused a scary situation

    It was a time when we considered folks who broke the law suspects, not people of interest. It was a time when we got out of Ford LTDs instead of exiting our SUVs, when we carried revolvers and six extra bullets in our right pocket.

    It was the mid to late 1970s on a block of downtown the police department and citizens called “back street.”