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Letters

  • Know side effects of medication

    I recently went to my doctor and was advised to stop taking a medication I’ve been taking for 20 years. The doctor said the medicine causes prostrate cancer.

    There are also law firm advertisements on television seeking clients who have taken certain medications that cause suicides and other medical conditions.

    Why should we take medications if they can kill or maim? Drug companies should take these medications off the market when it’s known they can cause harm.

  • Writer appreciates Sheriff’s Office

    I am writing to express my deep gratitude to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and his entire office. He has always been very efficient in carrying out his duties keeping our county safe and citizens protected.

    However, I want to express my appreciation to the sheriff for going above and beyond his duty and responsibility. I know he cares deeply for the people of Lancaster County and he shows it in how he handles every situation that arises, whether it is crime or domestic violence.

  • Reader questions Freeman’s appointment

    Several days ago, I emailed Lancaster County Councilman Larry McCullough two questions about the recent appointment of David Freeman to the Lancaster County Planning Commission.

    I received a quick response, but no direct answer to either question.

    He did, however, provide a phone number to discuss. I replied and noted that I would prefer to keep the conversation on email for the public record.

    I then asked my first question again: What are Mr. Freeman’s specific qualifications for this position?

  • Five words to describe Trump

    In Bruce Miller’s Sept. 4 column, “Trump trumps Trump in GOP debate,” he used hundreds of words to tell us why the right is so smitten with Donald Trump.

    Five would have sufficed – white, old, born rich and racist.

    James B. McManus

    Lancaster

  • IL school situation has become dire

    I am following up on Brian Endres’ letter, “IL Residents Disappointed with Board,” in the Aug. 26 edition of The Lancaster News. Endres was very polite in his invitation to Dr. Gene Moore and the rest of the school board to visit our Indian Land schools to witness first hand the overcrowding situation.

    I second his invitation, and I will do my best to follow his polite tone.

    I implore the parents of children in Indian Land schools to attend the next school board meeting to be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 15.

  • Sun City resident unhappy with Pulte

    I have been a resident of Sun City Carolina Lakes from near the beginning.

    When I first moved here, the sales center was touted to be used as an additional area for meetings, club facilities and as needed by the HOA, once the development was completed.

    Now Pulte Homes has demolished the sales center and is going to build 13 homes on the former sales center site and two nearby parking lots.

    While Pulte Division President Jon Cherry said he is excited about the additions, we, the residents, are not.

  • Sales center was never meant to be permanent

    er writer Bruce Ryden expressed his disappointment in Pulte Home’s decision to demolish the Sun City Carolina Lakes sales center and build 13 homes on that site and two nearby parking lots.

    It was never in Pulte’s original plan for the sales center to be a permanent building. It was constructed to be used as a sales center and until the Lake House was built as a gathering place for clubs, etc.

    The plan filed with Lancaster County always called for houses to be built on that piece of property near the end of the of the build-out.

  • Writer disputes LCEDC’s impact

    I would like to make a rebuttal to Maggie Bowers’ guest column on the defunding of the Lancaster County Economic Development  Corp.

    Maggie, do you actually think LCEDC is doing a good job? You must drive down U.S. 521 with blinders on to think that they are.

    Giant empty fields with commercial space availability signs. No attractive retail establishments to keep Lancaster County sales tax dollars from going to North Carolina.

  • Pay attention to flashing blue lights

    I gotta admit folks have enough on their minds than to let the colors of lights annoy them. Can you talk into your cell phone without looking at it? By golly, those same folks who used to shave, apply makeup or read the newspaper are astute enough to send text messages and read the bumper stickers on the vehicle ahead.

  • County Council on witch hunt

    According to Viola C. Floyd’s 1968 book, “Lancaster County S.C. Tours,” one of Lancaster’s claim to shame – my opinion, not hers –  occurred in 1813 when “what may have been the last case tried in America where any testimony involving witchcraft was admitted in court,” took place.
     This case stood the test of time until the Charlene McGriff/Larry Honeycutt/Lancaster County Council witch hunt of Keith Tunnell and the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. finally came to a close in 2015.