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Letters

  • Better fund county Animal Control

    This letter is directed to Lancaster County Council members.  I live in the Edgewater neighborhood, an underdeveloped community. There are numerous streets here that have yet to see homes built.
    Certain pet owners have decided to abandon their pets here. Just this past Saturday, a mother dog and her less than 1-year-old puppy were just dumped from a vehicle, and the owner drove off like nothing, leaving them to fend for themselves. Something is missing in their heart.

  • Guess we need to put on a good face

    I read with considerable interest Tim Boling’s letter pertaining to Lancaster County’s governing body rubber-stamp approval of everything involving capital improvements in the July 5, 2013, edition of The Lancaster News.
    Lancaster County’s industry search department just doesn’t want to comment on the big fish that got away, no matter who it was or what it had to offer. All they know is, if they had decent quarters, they could have reeled in the big one.

  • S.C. funeral rules show need to reform business regulations

    Few things crush the heart as badly as losing a loved one. When it happens, all of our thoughts focus on the person we’ve lost. We see their smile, hear their laughter and remember their wonderful qualities that made them so dear to us.
    We can be so consumed with such a deep loss that the everyday tasks of life don’t seem to really matter.
    Unfortunately, during times like these our decision-making and judgment can be clouded by our loss, especially when it comes to weighing spending decisions for how we would like our lost loved one to be honored.

  • Urge elected officials to protect our voting rights

    WHEREAS, civic participation is the guiding principle and foundation to our democracy and where we firmly believe that our government is a “government of the people, by the people, for the people”; and
    WHEREAS, the South has a shameful history of suppressing the right to vote through poll taxes, literacy test and other humiliating methods; and
    WHEREAS, the 1965 Voting Rights Act is under attack and must be preserved to ensure equality and fairness in our electoral process

  • Time to move forward, stay there

    I would like to respond to the Voter Rights Act, which was not acted on by the Supreme Court. I was 13 years old when then President Lyndon B. Johnson signed this bill into law. Now at age 59, I see history repeating itself. I remember when I graduated from Lancaster High School in May 1972 and voted for the first time. What grabbed me was that it was on paper. I will never forget this. I thank God I voted anyway.

  • Word game got Deen in trouble

    I still like Paula Deen even if she doesn’t pass the popular politically correct media test.  Paula had a rough time raising two kids without the financial support of a husband in residence.
    Somehow she got a little business going and with a lot of hard work it prospered. Sure, some of her homespun stuff was a bit overplayed, but if you got it, you have to flaunt it. Some of her programs were a bit overdone, but aren’t most television shows?
    In fact, I was tickled when she found a new love and I enjoyed the televised nuptials.

  • County will miss diabetes center

    We were very sad to hear that the University of South Carolina Lancaster was was closing the Diabetes Education Center. It is sad because every town in the United States of America needs a program like this considering that 8.3 percent of our population has it and it is the seventh leading cause of death.
    Pamela Giardiello, former director of the center, did a lot in the community to promote this program with health fairs and fundraisers.
    The golf tournament put on every August since the program started was one of the most successful golf tournaments of the year.

  • Animal shelter needs to catch up with time

    Every time I drive through Lancaster County I see signs proclaiming We are Lancaster! and have to wonder what this is saying – revitalization, community, great place to live and work? My destination in Lancaster is Lancaster County Animal Control. Many people may not know there is a shelter off South Main Street, next to a convenience site. The sign is obscured by tree limbs so you have to look closely.

  • We have the government we deserve

    Gun control is not about actual gun control, it is about power and control over peoples lives.
    It is about the destruction of our Constitution. It is about politics.
    The IRS is not a revenue collection agency any longer, it is an agency to have power and control over our lives. It is a political organization now.
    The judicial system is not about the rule of law supported by the Constitution.
    Our judicial system is about what the individual wants. It is about power and control over peoples lives outside of the law.

  • No need to build new LCEDC headquarters

    I’d like to know when Keith Tunnel became a self-appointed czar of Lancaster County? With all the numerous county-owned buildings spread throughout the county, he wants a brand spanking new office building that will only cost the county $692,000 by his estimate.