• Letter: Overturned truck avoiding pothole?

    Your March 11 article on the S.C. Senate’s passage of the roads bill was very informative, as was the photo of the pothole on Page 3.
    The unrelated photo on Page 2 of an overturned truck also shows what can happen because of bad roads. I think the driver may have moved to the side of the road to avoid the large pothole visible in the photo just in front of the truck.
    Politics always gets involved when it comes to the S.C. Department of Transportation. Those self-serving officials seem to have reelection in the back of their minds.

  • Letter: Trump enunciates what we mutter

    Donald Trump doesn’t need any help from me to defend himself. But some of the stuff that’s being tossed at him by those old-line imbedded politicians is getting under my usually thick skin.
    I think they’re just worried about the possibility that they may have to return to their roots and scrape around for a living like the rest of us.

  • Letter: U.S. must produce more medical staff

    We need a big suggestion box in Washington where the citizens could offer ideas for improvement. Us Americans used to depend on congressmen to do the thinking for us, but boy did we get that wrong.
    Isn’t health care among the biggest and most costly item to us and the government? I guess we need to nudge the Russians to come up with a better health care program. We just about did flips when they bested us in the space race. America was so embarrassed we just ran full speed ahead and got to the moon first.

  • Letter: March 16 deadline for most county taxes

    An important deadline is approaching for Lancaster County taxpayers – the closing of the county’s 2015 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 2016-17 budgets.

  • Letter: Van Wyck moves to incorporate

    After three years of work and serious threats to its existence, Van Wyck has decided to incorporate as the town of Van Wyck.
    The incorporation proposal was submitted to the Secretary of the State of South Carolina on Monday, March 7, by the Incorporate Van Wyck Committee after approval by a community meeting Saturday, March 5.
    To our surprise, the Secretary of State’s office indicated that there was a 15-day notice requirement that could not be waived. We were instructed to bring the incorporation proposal back for filing on March 22.

  • Letter: Calling Democrats: Let’s get organized

    Now is the time for S.C. Democrats to get organized for the 2016 elections. Precinct reorganization meetings will be held next Saturday, March 12, at 10 a.m.
    Every county’s precinct meetings are held on the same date and at the same time. Refer to your voter-registration card to find the name of your precinct, and bring the card with you to the meeting.
    The officers and delegates elected at these precinct meetings will attend the Lancaster County Democratic Convention, where a new slate of county party officers will be elected.

  • Change in Washington? That’s wishful thinking

    Many voters seek change in Washington politics. Isn’t that a pie in the sky wish?
    The voters feel an obligation to re-elect the same old members of Congress because it gives our representatives and senators the seniority they need to lead important committees. Right off the bat, we are laying the groundwork for gridlock.

  • Letter: Politicians: Here’s what we want

    The more I listen to our politicians, the more I believe they don’t know or care about what we want. 

  • Letter: Van Wyck unhappy about IL land grab

    “Park Place, South Carolina is an idyllic, sleepy little town inhabited by folks dripping with Southern charm and hospitality. Rocking on front porches and drinking sweet iced tea out of heirloom glasses is a way of life in this Southern town.”

  • Letter: Presidential primaries reveal rotten process

    Wednesday will be something else, as the media movers and shakers explain the Super Tuesday mess we will be trying to understand.
    Tuesday morning, as the polls opened, TV commentators and also-ran candidates were busy preparing Donald Trump for internment. Bias is alive and at an all time high. 
    Wouldn’t it be something to see how much campaign money flowed to the network mouthpieces to bring us sheep into the shearing stalls?