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Letters

  • Letter: A family’s thanks to Housing Authority

    My uncle lived at Caroline Court for many years. Sadly, he passed away last week.
    The staff of the Housing Authority of Lancaster went above and beyond their job requirements in serving our family. I would like to thank Mr. Jerry Witherspoon, Ms. Sharon Coleman, the maintenance crew, and all the other staff members for treating my uncle like family.
    Many times government agencies can be cold and difficult. Not these folks. They were always compassionate and professional.

  • Letter: Thanking everyone for help during crisis

    Editor’s note: The writer was married for 47 years to Coleen Burgess, who died April 6 when a tree fell on their Buford home.
    I am writing you to thank everyone for their contributions to the Burgess family, from our neighborhood, from Lancaster and all around. Especially the churches that gave, Bethany Presbyterian Church in Monroe and Bethlehem Baptist Church in Lancaster, and all who mailed in gifts.
    God bless all of you.

    James C. Burgess Sr.
    Buford

  • Letter: How do residents benefit from being incorporated?

    I have a question for Russell Rhoads, whose letter in the April 7 issue addressed incorporating Indian Land.
    Please explain the benefits, in detail, of one more layer of government by the incorporated township of Indian Land, so we all know what to expect when and if it happens.
    How much money will be needed? How much will taxes increase?  Who and how will the leaders be elected, such as a mayor or supervisor and council persons? Someone needs to run the town.

  • Letter: Plenty of opportunity for HOA hypocrites

    In the April 7 issue of The Lancaster News, Russell Rhoads found it hypocritical that a person who elects to live in a community with an HOA should speak against incorporation because of the additional cost.
    After an informal look at the communities up and down U.S. 521, Fort Mill Highway, Shelley Mullis, Harrisburg  and Jim Wilson roads, I suspect that most have an HOA.
    By Rhoads’ logic, if you live in a community with an HOA and speak against incorporation because of the additional cost, you are a hypocrite.  

  • Letter: Ask legislators to back vaccination programs

    One and a half million children die each year from diseases that could have been prevented by a vaccine. This is because, shockingly, one in five children in the world still lacks access to the basic childhood vaccines we take for granted in the United States. This is a problem with a solution, so we must act!

  • Letter: Pope’s ‘feet firmly on the ground’

    This is an important time because we have to elect our representative to Congress. I want to share why I am voting for Tommy Pope.
    I have been involved in political campaigns for many years, both as a volunteer and as a paid member of the organiztions. During that time I have come to know many of the candidates personally.

  • Letter: IL incorporation worrisome

    “Hypocritical” is a strong word to use against someone expressing their opinion, as Russell Rhoads responded recently to Ginger Sheridan’s letter the week before.
    Ginger has a right to be concerned. It’s becoming very costly to live in Sun City Carolina Lakes. My HOA fee for villa occupancy in the last four years has gone up $852 a year. From $2,940 per year to $3792 without any increase in services. In fact, some of our service items are not performed as spelled out in the annual budget.

  • Letter: Pope will do what he says

    After considering all the candidates running to replace Mick Mulvaney in the 5th Congressional District, I have selected Tommy Pope.
    Tommy has always done exactly what he said he would do, and I am extremely confident he will continue the same work in Washington.
    I have followed Tommy’s career for many years. He has always been a man of integrity and conviction. Whether in the courtroom as our solicitor or in the State House as our representative, he has always worked hard to protect York County and South Carolina.  

  • Letter: I pick Parnell for education stance

    As a resident of the 5th Congressional District, I am writing to express my full support for Democrat Archie Parnell.
    I was born and raised in South Carolina. I went to public schools – K-12 in Columbia, then higher education at Midlands Tech, Clemson, USC and Charleston Southern. I teach in the state’s public education system.

  • Letter: Worrisome threats around the world

    Syria is led by a tyrant. The United States was right in its actions against him.
    We stopped Hitler, and we will stop the president of Syria.
    Also, we are very close to a nuclear war. North Korea is a threat, and they have the nuclear bombs.
    A nuclear war could be the end, because a nuclear war will cause a chain reaction. Boots on the ground. A lot of our brave men and women would die.
    If you remember, a certain person said he likes war.
    I pray for our brave men and women and for America.

    Carl M. Miles Sr.