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Letters

  • Helms letter: County property tax deadline next week

    An important deadline is approaching for Lancaster County taxpayers – the closing of the county’s 2014 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 2015-2016 budgets.

  • Clements letter: Domestic violence bill just for women?

    The Associated Press had an article in the Feb. 25 papers about the domestic violence bill now wending its way through the Legislature.
    Like Gov. Nikki Haley’s new commission, this bill has all the appearances of being a “hit job” aimed at males. Haley’s commission is staffed by a number of feminist-centered organizations and people.

  • Henderson letter: Meat-free Lent also healthy

     

    Wednesday, Feb. 18,  marked the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry.

  • Developer should increase buffer to one acre

    I have personally spoken to the Black Horse Run residents whose backyards the Merrifield Patrick Vermillion commercial development will be lining and none of them approve of this destructive disruption of peace and tranquility that now flourishes in the neighborhood.

    We know that stopping it will be nearly impossible, but we only wish to compromise with these developers to request that at least one acre of land should line the perimeter of our neighborhood and separate us from the development.

    This is for more reasons than one.

  • Learn about government by attending meetings

    Douglas Young said in his Feb. 22 column, “What is J.R. Wilt’s solution to criminal justice problem?,” that he does not see the solution to the problem posed by the serious underfunding of the sheriff’s and solicitor’s budgets for the 2015 county budget.

    It seems obvious to me that a problem caused by underfunding is solved by the restoration of the missing funding.

    Mr. Young then asserts that the reason for the underfunding is that County Council lacks money.

  • Walker should run for vice president

    I perused the the Feb. 22 editorial page to see who was hating the president and Brooks Walker didn’t disappoint.

    Mr. Walker seems to have things figured out. I wish he would run for office and give us the benefit of his wisdom and knowledge.

    We can argue about the economy, employment, and terrorism, yet the one thing that there is no argument over is the fact that Mr. Obama is living in Mr. Walker’s head rent free.

  • Witherspoon’s quiet words difused a scary situation

    It was a time when we considered folks who broke the law suspects, not people of interest. It was a time when we got out of Ford LTDs instead of exiting our SUVs, when we carried revolvers and six extra bullets in our right pocket.

    It was the mid to late 1970s on a block of downtown the police department and citizens called “back street.”

  • Writer challenges Jedson’s ‘facts’ about Obama

    Wow, I’m at a loss for words in response to Michael Jedson’s Feb. 1 letter, “Facts, without the whining and ranting.”

    I mean the way you defend what is arguably the worst performing six years of economic history in America. Where have you been for six years?

  • Women grateful to person who paid for meals

    To the person who paif for our meal at Jomars, we wish to thank you for your generosity. It was a blesssing for us to know that there are still people who care for others.

    Bess Ruffin

    Carol Chadwick

    Lancaster

  • President continues to slander Americans

    At the National Prayer Breakfast, President Barack Obama, in again defending Islam, compared actions of Islam to things done “in the name of Christ.” He babbled about the Crusades, in Inquisition, slavery and Jim Crow laws. The president needs a history lesson, other than from his past communist mentor,

    The Crusades were a defensive Christian reaction against the Muslim attack on Jerusalem, and the wholesale killing of Christians in Europe and Africa. Sound familiar?