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Letters

  • Letter: Don’t join a gang, join the Marines

    I have never seen so many young men in Lancaster city and county being out-and-out murdered – some by their own friends. I am 73 years old, and my goodness life is changing for the worse.
    It seems like you are joining gangs to be in a “family.” What about your own mamas? You are breaking their hearts. What has happened to make you want to destroy everything good and kind? Drugs? Do you have a death wish?

  • Letter: Alzheimer’s disease research needs additional funding

    According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 86,000 here in South Carolina.

    In 2017, caring for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias will cost $259 billion – including $175 billion in direct costs to Medicare and Medicaid. 

  • Letter: No partisan hostility in my view of Trump

    In a letter to the editor responding to my Aug. 18 column, Ronald Hopkins made an incorrect assumption. 

    Mr. Hopkins doesn’t know me, so I’ll give him a pass on his assumption that I supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, and that I’m still nursing some bitterness over her loss. 

  • Letter: Right to postpone stormwater vote

    My thanks to Lancaster County Council member Brian Carnes for insisting on delaying the third and final reading of the stormwater ordinance.

    I consider it insulting that a 30-page document was handed to those who hadn't seen it just prior to the vote, and I consider that behavior thoughtless at best, unethical at worst.

    I applaud council members Terry Graham, Jack Estridge and Larry Honeycutt for standing with Mr. Carnes. I regret that council members Charlene McGriff and Billy Mosteller chose not to support this obvious solution.

  • Letter: Wishing you peace amid life’s struggles

    Sept. 5, 2003, is a day that I will carry with me forever. It was the day my mother passed away.

    Every year since her death, I start to change as the anniversary of her passing comes closer. I get depressed and angry, and other emotions come into play. I have gotten better at dealing with them as time as passed, but nevertheless they still come.

  • Letter: Your article completely misrepresents our hotel

    “Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant strolls past the numbered doors of Carriage Inn rooms, sniffing for marijuana fumes escaping through the air-conditioning vents.”

    This beginning to the story on Sunday’s front page is a complete disgrace. For one thing, the article had nothing to do with The Carriage Inn, so your reporter started the article without any evidence that the police chief had any cause or warrant to come onto the hotel property to “search” for marijuana.

  • Letter: Democrats suffering from statue hysteria

    Your front-page Sunday article about the Marion Sims monument highlights the new Democratic war on the South and their statue hysteria over history. I do not think this will work out well for them.
    It is becoming more obvious every day that we must continue to remove Democrats from public office at every level, along with from our courts, our schools, our borders… and our wallets.
    Might as well call this the return of the flag bullies. We have all seen how pandering and removing the flags has “reduced” hate, violence and crime.

  • Letter: No matter what Trump says, critics will ridicule him

    Athena Redmond’s column in the Aug. 18 paper is just more of the left’s trash thrown at President Trump because they can’t get over their corrupt, perjuring candidate losing the election.
    The “Unite the Right” protest in Charlottesville had a permit, but the leftist Antifa didn’t. They and other leftists, along with the racist white supremacists, caused the melee that ensued. The police failed to do their job as well.
    President Trump blamed all, and he was correct in doing so.

  • Letter: Why can we no longer just ‘agree to disagree’?

    Our president was correct in condemning hatred coming from all sides.
    No violent acts should be condoned toward anyone for their beliefs. We all have the right to peaceful assembly under our Constitution. Freedom of speech is an inherent right to all.
    Equal rights means equal rights for all. Not just one side of the coin. We may not agree with the other side, but they do have the right to express their opinion, as long as it is done with no disruption toward anyone’s normal paths of travel or business hours.

  • Letter: Great Falls dog’s death sickening

    It sickened me to read the article in your July 28 paper about the nauseating details of the death of the poor dog that was found in Keon Gladden’s yard in Great Falls. The total disregard of any care or thought for this dog was just mind-boggling.

    Ronald Hopkins
    Lancaster