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Letters

  • Local doctors and churches support program

    For many children across South Carolina, literacy is a problem. Reach Out and Read prepares children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors, nurse practitioners and other medical professionals who then encourage parents to read regularly with their children and distribute free, developmentally- and culturally-appropriate books.
    The Reach Out and Read program works with families of children from 6 months to 5 years of age at each well-child checkup, with a special emphasis on children growing up in low-income communities.

  • HOPE owes success to strong support

    Sept. 28, was a fantastic day at HOPE in Lancaster, thanks to a special group of people.
    On that Saturday morning, the S.C. Chapter of the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association met at the Barron Lodge in Heath Springs.
    From that point, the riders traveled around Lancaster County to lodges that had food donations ready for pick-up.
    Their stops for the day included Flat Rock, Macedonia, Wannamaker, Camp Creek, Indian Land and Jackson lodges.
    The last stop of the day was HOPE, where the donations were unloaded and hauled into the food pantry.

  • Thank you, unknown angel

    About 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, God sent an angel to Murphy Express on S.C. 9 Bypass to help us in the midst of our tragedy – the stabbing death of my sister, Elaine Ghent, and my dad,  Roddey Ghent, being released from the hospital.
    We do not know who this gentleman was, but God knows. We want to thank you for helping us.
    May God bless you. God does make a way when life seems to knock you down.
    Thank you again for being our special angel.

    Tressa Howle
    Lancaster

     

  • Indian Land citizenry continue to complain

    The story, “Residents not pleased with IL school traffic plans,” in the Nov. 3 edition of The Lancaster News, is yet another example of gripes by the citizenry of Indian Land. Does anything suit them?
    Gosh, I thought the folks coming to Sun City and other developments were old folks, who amassed fortunes from good-paying jobs and selling their old home places.
    Thought those folks just moved South to a new home in a gated community and were just sitting back awaiting the next dividend check or attending meetings in the Del Webb Library.

  • Time to consider the needs of others

    This letter is in response to U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney’s column, “Shutdown is really a slowdown,” in the Oct. 16 edition of The Lancaster News. You’re still pointing fingers and blaming President Barack Obama when there are always two sides to everything. The blame belongs to the tea party Republicans who are really trying to take over the Republican Party. Where division is there confusion lives.

  • Congress should participate in Obamacare

    America has a two party system, but it is not Democrat versus Republican any more. It is the ruling class (both Democrats and Republicans) versus everyone else.

  • Fire department appreciates support

    We would like to thank everyone who supported the recent chicken and rice sale at the Camp Creek Volunteer Fire Department.
    You are what keeps us going everyday. We would also like to extend a special thanks to the following: The Meat Center, Tammy and her staff at Elmo’s Restaurant, Camp Creek Store and a really special thanks to Toby Roberts for coming and helping on his own time. We also appreciate Marvin and Judy Starnes and all the volunteers and their families for the hours of hard work they put in to make this a success.

  • Department credits expo’s success to the public

    The Lancaster Fire Department would like to express our gratitude for the public’s participation in the 19th Annual Fire Safety Expo. Your contributions and support played an important role that made it possible to host and promote this great event by giving door prizes and gifts at this free event for the community.

  • Republicans need to communicate better

    U.S. Rep. Mulvaney’s guest column, “Shutdown really a ‘slowdown,’” in the Oct. 16 edition of The Lancaster News, explains very well what Republicans are trying to do, which is give the middle class the same relief that President Barack Obama is giving Congress, himself and government staffers, as well as his business buddies and insurance companies. This is a $2.9 trillion anti-seniors takeover scam that alone adds $1 trillion to the debt.

  • Keep our roads in South Carolina safe

    As drivers and officials of commercial vehicles, please follow federal guidelines for inspection of commercial vehicles. No vehicle should be operated if it is in an unsafe condition. Tires have an expiration date. Let’s don’t let what happened in North Carolina happen in South Carolina.
    As drivers or inspectors, let’s stay on top of our commercial motor vehicles, stay safe on our highways and keep people of South Carolina safe.

    Danny Williams
    Kershaw