• Letter: Why won’t county close dusty road?

    I stay on R.F. Banks Lane in Kershaw. I have COPD. I have asbestos in my lungs, and I have a hard time breathing.
    Last week, the county scraped the road beside my house. When they got through, they put the good gravel up at the end, and they put the dusty gravel by my house.
    I have tried to get the county to quit working on the road. Every time that I ask Steve Willis, all he does is tell me a lie saying that he doesn’t have the authority to close it.

  • Letter: Mulvaney stepped in to resolve a problem

    While many are losing faith in government, I was pleasantly surprised by my U.S. congressman, Mick Mulvaney.
    My family and I recently relocated to Rock Hill from Indianapolis. Shortly after arriving, my wife started a new job.  
    Her employer, as required, verified her Social Security number, but they were notified by the Social Security Administration that there was a problem.

  • Letter: Faile has served our county well

    We are very fortunate in our county to have Sheriff Barry Faile.
    When Sheriff Faile was first elected, one of his early priorities was to attain state accreditation for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. When a department or agency is accredited by the State of South Carolina, it means the agency is among the elite agencies in our state, following a rigorous examination of services and administrative functions.

  • Letter: Riots must end, races must unite

    This is about the riots in Charlotte.
    I don’t know enough about the case to comment. Most of the protesters are OK, but a lot of them are using this tragic event as a means to loot and destroy and steal. This is wrong.
    My heart goes out to the families of the two who got killed. May God be with them, and also the police and protesters.
    We as white and black must live in unity. Only God can stop what is going on.
    This is to all people. Come together, and may God bless the people of Charlotte and Lancaster and everywhere else.

  • Letter: Non-politician is what we need

    Thanks, Mr. Aves. Your research on former presidents is just what we need. The fact that most past presidents were professional politicians and most never held a real job is all the more reason we need a businessman with common sense to lead us now.
    Our country is in deep debt beyond any reason, and most of the rest of the world hates us. It’s time to get away from the  
    Washington elite and the PC bunch and place some real leadership in place.
    My vote will go to Mr. Trump.

    Howard W. Akers

  • Letter: Mulvaney doesn’t need anyone’s help

    Mick Mulvaney does not need a boost from Sen. Tim Scott.
    Sen. Scott was in Indian Land to celebrate the congressman’s term in office. We are so blessed to have both of these men representing us in Washington.
    The news article made it seem like there is a cause for alarm in this race.  Are you kidding? The most qualified person for the job is already doing it.

    Lynne Carroll
    Indian Land

  • Letter: Senseless horror of animal cruelty

    My letter is in reference to the article in the Sept. 23 issue written by Reece Murphy and titled “Stray cat tortured, 2 players charged.”
    First, I want to thank the concerned people who alerted the police about this horrific act. Then, praise to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office for their decisive response. Finally, kudos to Reece Murphy. It must have been as hard to write this article as it was to read it.

  • Letter: I can live with inexperience

    In response to John Crake Aves’ Sept. 21 column “Trump has no requisite experience,” I have this to say. What of it?
    Look at where we are now as a nation, and tell me it matters. Many of our former presidents didn’t even follow the Constitution. Some, even our best, disregarded it when they thought it hindered them. Others talked of it stifling their powers to run the country as they saw fit.

  • Letter: We should abolish legislative ‘tenure’

    Jaime Harrison’s Sept. 7 column about the passing of S.C. Sen. John Drummond misses one vital point that I will declare here.
    First, my condolences to his family, and this is not a derogatory letter about the man, for I knew him not. But it is about the actions of our state and federal lawmakers who believe in making a lifetime out of public office.

  • Letter: Take away NCAA’s tax-exempt status

    In recent light of the stunning hypocrisy of the NCAA with their decision to pull championship events from North Carolina, it is time for elected officials both in-state and at the federal level to reexamine the tax-exempt status of the NCAA.