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Letters

  • Letter shows lack of legal system understanding

    In nearly 40 years as a lawyer, and 35 years as a law professor, I have seldom read or heard comments that demonstrated a greater lack of understanding about the American legal system than the letter from Sandy McGarry that appeared in the Aug. 31 issue of The Lancaster News.

    That the letter was written by someone who is a local leader of a major political party made that lack of understanding even more disappointing. 

  • More results, less workshops needed

    I attended the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. workshop on the 2015 Economic Development Strategic Plan at the City of Light on Aug. 13. There were nine of us – two County Council members, two developers, four residents and a reporter.

    People I discuss this with seem to have had enough strategic planning, workshops, committees and overlays.

    All the gatherings ask the same questions, talk about the same problems and the progress is zero. I know all the organizations need to justify their existence, but could you please be more creative?

  • Make wise investment in God’s word

    “Have you driven a Ford lately?” Do you remember that catchy phrase? Some of you may be too young to have heard of it. That was when America’s economy was booming and there were plenty of jobs to go around. Now, we look for ways to invest what we have, wisely, so it will build interest and hold us over in the days to come.

  • IL contract post office will be missed

    I am a regular customer at the post office in Indian Land located inside Liberty Tax (behind the Gate station on U.S. 521).

    I’m usually in there twice a week or more, but today (Aug. 20), when I went to mail a package, there was a note on the door that says they are closed permanently and that they appreciated all of our business.

    I’m shocked and disappointed to hear this news. I’m curious to know why they closed and would love to read it in Carolina Gateway.

    The Indian Land post office and its employees will be greatly missed.

  • Reader bemoans lack of common courtesy

    How about a small section about those little things that are rude, inconsiderate, who-cares and the-world-revolves-around-me people.

    We could start with, well, let’s see. How about the food store?

  • America needs to focus on fight against ISIS

    America and the free world is faced with a threat that has become more aggressive, less humane and more cruel than any international enemy since Adolph Hitler.

    ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) leaders are capable of using modern technology to reach every continent in the world with nuclear weapons. Their use of cruel force and their knowledge of nuclear weaponry threaten every Christian, Buddhist, Jewish and Muslim community in the world. This is ISIS.

  • HOPE grateful for support

    The recent article in The Lancaster News regarding food pantry needs at Helping Other People Effectively (HOPE) in Lancaster was much appreciated. The local community has always been very supportive of HOPE as has The Lancaster News. The article generated an immediate response in donations and the delivery of bags of food stuffs.

    The generosity of our community is amazing, ongoing and always appreciated. As of Aug. 15, 29 individuals and 23 churches and civic groups responded to the appeal by delivering 3,389 pounds of food.

  • Another rung on the ladder of life

    As folks look over their shoulder, they are reminded of events which hold particular interest, especially if they concern children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    As I stand on a so-called ladder of life, at my age I am pretty near the top rung. I observe my great-grandson, Steven, has advanced to the first grade.

    Nowadays with all this pre-school and kindergarten stuff, seems he oughta be in the third grade by now. My ladder shakes, oh my goodness, my great-granddaughter Madison just began her first full day of kindergarten.

  • Center celebrates its fifth anniversary

    Just recently, I visited the Preston Blackmon Success Center, and to my amazement, there were leaders, adults and teachers still committed in making sure children can read, study and fulfill their dreams with positive and successful results.

    In looking and listening to the children respond and interact with several activities, I just had to pause and embrace how grateful I am to know this center serves as a catalyst for future leaders.

  • Help seniors keep their independence

    It’s a well-known fact that there are more people living longer across this state.

    The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) estimates that there will be a 102.5 percent increase in the number of people over the age of 60 from the year 2000 to the year 2025.

    Most of those reaching the age of 60 will be healthy and active and able to take care of their own needs.

    However, there is a growing number of people in South Carolina, including Lancaster County, who need our assistance as they age to remain in their homes and community.