• Indian Land deserves a better post office

    I fully agree with William Chick’s statement about U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham vs U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.

    He is lucky - at least he received a reply from Mr. Mulvaney`s office, although a useless one.

    After I read Rep. Mulvaney`s letter in the Carolina Gateway I wrote him, too, suggesting alternatives, with no response as of today.

    I pointed out that the gas station currently “serving” as a substation is a worst-case scenario as a solution.

  • Chick should have called Mulvaney’s aide

    I read with interest William Chick’s recent letter regarding getting U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s help with the post office in Indian Land.

    All you had to do was call Congressman Mick Mulvaney’s Rock Hill office and ask for the aide involved with postal issues.

    She could have reassured you that they are in the process of looking for a new location. It seems they have a building available, but need a contractor to take on this project.

    Believe me, the congressman is well aware of all the postal issues in Indian Land.

  • LSPCA seeks help for Daisy

     Lancaster Society Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is asking for help for Daisy. Daisy and seven other animals were recently rescued from a home in Lancaster County by LSPCA.

    Our contact explained that Daisy was injured several months ago and she never received proper vet care. Daisy was injured by a car which also made her lose her babies.

    We could see there was damage to her hips, but didn’t realize the extent until our vet took X-rays.

  • Writer dismayed with those who abuse animals

    I have to say that I am sick and tired of the way animals are treated in Lancaster. It seems every day I see or have to deal with cats or dogs that are mistreated or discarded by some stupid uncaring owner. I constantly see dogs that are chained up in squalor, and with very little room to move about. Little thought, if any, goes into the care of these loving animals – dog dishes that are caked with dirt and water covered in slime.

  • Tree Tops clear-cutting makes him sick

    Tree Tops is a fine example of the new cluster overlay subdivision. (See photo on page 2.)

    My understanding was they would save as many trees and natural areas as possible and not just clear-cut the property. Well, they have just got started and this is about 75 acres and the only trees left standing are along the stormwater creeks that drain into the lake.

    There’s no silt fence that I can see. The signs say it is a SSWPT project, but I saw no signs of being in compliance with those regulations.

  • Reality falls upon Camelot

    Once known as Indian Land, this northern tier of Lancaster County was once a quiet community of farming families. A nearby brick manufacturing plant offered jobs for some, a large country store and cotton gin met the needs of many and just across the state line was a variety of stores offering more products and services. Life was good, people friendly and crime almost unheard of.

  • Library friends’ partnerships growing

    Since the inauguration of the Friends of the Del Webb Library and Indian Land business partnership program in 2012, the number of business partners has grown from 14 to 30. This year alone, nine new businesses came on board.

    New businesses coming into the community have been very excited about participating in the program, as it serves as an introduction to the community for them, thus giving them more exposure and bringing business to their doors.

  • Bird flu devastating U.S. egg industry

    The U.S. egg industry is reeling from a colossal outbreak of avian flu, mostly among egg-laying chickens. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 48 million birds, accounting for 11 percent of the nation’s egg-laying hens, have been slaughtered for fear of infection during the past few months.

    The effects are far-reaching, from how to dispose of millions of potentially infected bird carcasses to job losses and rapidly rising egg prices. More than 40 countries have restricted U.S. poultry imports.

  • Man-made rights changing our culture

    The Supreme Court handed down its opinion Friday, June 26, that same-sex marriage is a right in all 50 states. Justice Anthony Kennedy replied to the observation that this will do harm to the institution of traditional marriage by saying, “Far from seeking to devalue marriage, the petitioners seek it for themselves because of their respect and need for its privileges and responsibilities.”

  • Team effort make Summer Aquatics a success

    Kershaw swim team (Stlngravs), and the town of Kershaw Recreation Department would like to congratulate all of the swimmers who participated in this year’s Summer Aquatics Championships. The town of Kershaw Aquatic Center proudly hosted the Aquatics this year. The event was held July 7 and 8 and seemed to run as smooth as planned. The weather was hot, but the summer afternoon showers held off until the two-day event was complete.

    All participants were awarded ribbons or medals based on their place of finish.