• Letter: Indifference will destroy America

    Every day I see and hear the same thing. Oh, we need Hillary because she’s a woman, or Trump will make America great again.

    If you’re buying into either one of these mindless slogans, then that’s what you are… mindless. Neither one of these candidates will change the path this country is on. Neither party cares about anything except power.

  • Letter: No viable candidate in presidential race

    The presidential election is almost upon us. I want to share my views with anyone considering voting.
    Time journalist Joe Klein says Republican candidate Donald Trump is using “his lizard brain… rather than his frontal lobe, which is where thought and reason take place.”
    Klein said after Marco Rubio finished second in the S.C. primary, Trump sent out a tweet questioning Rubio’s citizenship. The fact is Rubio was born in the United States, the son of Cuban immigrants.

  • Letter: Be courteous to vets when using fireworks

    As the Independence Day holiday approaches, Phantom Fireworks would like to remind its customers, friends and all those who use consumer fireworks to be mindful of the fact that some veterans can be startled and upset by the noise of fireworks.
    Chelsey Zoldan, a licensed clinical mental health counselor and special consultant to Phantom Fireworks, advises there is the potential for some veterans to be reminded of combat situations when they hear the loud sounds of gunfire and/or fireworks.

  • Letter: Neighbor supports Graham in District 1 race

    After a close race for the Lancaster County Council seat in District 1, I’d like to express my support for Terry Graham.  
    As a neighbor and businessman in my community, I have been very impressed by the integrity and authenticity of this man. He’s the real deal!  
    With so many challenges facing the county due to the explosive growth in the Panhandle, our County Council is in need of leadership. This council seat must have a leader who is willing to work with other members to address the issues and provide solutions.  

  • Letter: Hunter Wallace deserves promotion

    The runoff election for county auditor is Tuesday, June 28, and the citizens of Lancaster County should be thankful that someone like Susan Hunter Wallace is one of the final two candidates.
    Her experience as deputy auditor for the past six years of her career with the county will allow her to transition into the auditor’s job with ease, knowledge and experience.
    Please consider giving Susan Hunter Wallace the promotion she has worked for and deserves.

    James Baker

  • Letter: Murphy supports Blackmon in auditor’s runoff

    I would like to encourage everyone to please get out and vote in the primary runoff election for the county auditor’s race on Tuesday, June 28.

  • Letter: Backing Hunter Wallace in runoff for auditor

    Cheryl Morgan is retiring as auditor for Lancaster County. I would like to thank her for her many years of service in that capacity. She served long and well and has certainly earned her time of retirement.
    It is a comfort to know that Susan Hunter Wallace is running for the position of auditor. She has been a county employee for the past 14 years and has served in the auditor’s office the last six years as deputy auditor. I feel that she is well qualified and will oversee this position in an efficient and respectful manner if elected.

  • Letter: Environmental worries about Haile Gold Mine

    Mick Mulvaney needs to be voted out of office for his participation in allowing the Haile Gold Mine permits to desecrate Lancaster County.
    They are currently pumping our groundwater out via 30 wells. This great amount of water not only affects people who rely on wells, but will affect the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District.
    The company’s extensive use of chemicals has the great potential for eventually ruining the land. Oceana Gold has a history of this in other countries.

  • Letter: Sheriff’s office helps S.C. Special Olympics

    We were excited to accept a donation from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office to the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics South Carolina.
    The sheriff’s office held its annual Chick-fil-A “sit” on June 1, raising more than $7,000.

  • Letter: Lions’ broom sale helps county’s children

    The Lancaster Lions Club would like to thank Lancaster County Schools for allowing us to test the sight and hearing of elementary school children within the district.
    So far in 2016, we have tested 1,760 kindergartners to fifth graders for sight and found 284 students required follow-up with an optometrist due to various abnormalities. We tested 671 students’ hearing, and 25 were recommended to follow-up with an audiologist.
    We are proud to serve the residents of Lancaster County and look forward to the future.