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Letters

  • Letter: President egged on extremist behavior

    I am writing in response to Dr. L. Brooks Walker’s opinion column in Sunday’s paper, headlined “President is getting a raw deal.”
    Sorry, Dr. Walker, but he is getting just what he dished out.
    Let’s go back to the ’60s. The Black Panthers were labeled “militant,” but the KKK marched, recruited, burned crosses and did whatever they wanted to do.

  • Letter: Media alienating large part of U.S.

    I am writing because I cannot keep silent any longer.
    What has happened to our news media? I thought they were to report and not be biased. Can’t they see they are alienating a large part of the population?
    Many Americans put President Trump in office. Whether you agree with them or not, he is our president. I did not like Obama, nor did I vote for him. I learned to live with those eight years and remain respectful to the office he held.

  • Letter: Another $75 fee/tax for IL

    Scott Edgar, the newly hired county engineer, will speak to Indian Land Action Council at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521).
    Lancaster County Council will hear second reading on a tax ordinance for a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) on Aug. 14. This tax money will support about four staff members to oversee the Panhandle’s stormwater.

  • Letter: Need more IL representation

    Three years ago, Indian Land resident Jerry Holt ran for county probate judge, barely losing to a long-time incumbent from Lancaster.
    While Jerry’s candidacy was one of the few times an Indian Land resident has run for a courthouse office, election results show Indian Land residents failed to unite behind Jerry in that race.
    Do you think that sent a message to the current “good ol’ boy” leadership of the Lancaster County Council about how Indian Land residents won’t stand together and work to shake things up in county government?

  • Letter: Jerell White’s family thanks the community

    Editor’s note: Jerell White, a Benedict College student home on summer break, disappeared after walking away from a party in the Primus community early July 5. His body was found in a nearby pond after a four-day search.


    The family of Jerell Ketron Eugene White would like to thank everyone who has shown support throughout this process.

    There are really no words to express our heartfelt thanks for the sympathy and support everyone has extended toward our family during this time of loss.

  • Letter: Is Mr. Peanut better off without my existential thoughts?

    As I took my dog, Mr. Peanut, for a walk today and as he stopped to do his ritual sniffing every couple steps, I looked around me. I was amazed at my surroundings. How incredible everything is.
    I stand there, a self-aware being, among trees, grass, clouds, air and other self-aware humans. How is it my surroundings, the planet, the solar system, the galaxy and the universe came to be? Was it because of a supreme being we call God, or was it because of numerical chance? An answer I’ll never know until my time here is up, and maybe not even then.

  • Letter: Holt tried to stop overdevelopment

    I’m responding to the county council’s ousting of Planning Commission member Jerry Holt.
    Commissioner Holt was an advocate of protecting the River Road property from overdevelopment that could impact Indian Land High School and Indian Land Middle School. He had the diligence to foresee that adding multiple apartments to the area not only would have a negative impact on River Road, but would add traffic to Doby’s Bridge Road, which would be unable to support the added traffic, endangering the students in the elementary school on Doby’s Bridge Road.

  • Letter: GOP never did set aside its resistance to Obama

    On June 23, Charles A. Bundy wrote a column headlined “Negativism, resistance to president must end so we can solve problems.”
    This column was well intended but short on the history of why we are in the predicament we are in nationally.

  • Letter: Time for IL to become a town

    Indian Land residents and voters, wake up.
    In March, the Lancaster County Council voted 5-2 to rezone 21 acres in Indian Land from R15P (residential) to L1 (light industrial) adjacent to the 800-home residential development Bridge Mill. The Planning Commission had sent this to the council suggesting they not approve this rezoning. Our representative from District 1, Terry Graham, voted to rezone. Shame on him!  

  • Letter: Leave the gang, change your life

    What is the world coming to?
    So many of our young people are being shot down on the streets. This must stop. Young people, get out of these gangs before it is too late.
    When you stand before a state judge, he might give you some time in prison. You might get probation or early parole.
    But when you get killed, it is too late. You will stand before the ultimate judge, and there is no probation or early parole. You will get eternity in hell.