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Letters

  • Mackey grateful for community support

    Thank you so much to all of you who helped Gonzie’s Miracle Bikes for Kids continue to provide bicycles to children during the Christmas season.

    Some of you donated bikes, while others donated money to help refurbish the bikes.

    All of you helped bring joy and happiness to the hearts of many children.

    Last year, we were able to provide bicycles for 47 children in 26 families. This year, with your help, we have been able to provide bikes for 63 children and 33 families.

  • It’s time to take back the South

    Where does C. Furr, writer of the letter, “Freedoms come from God, not soldiers,” come from? He or she is not from our area and needs to go back to wherever he or she came from. I have had it with these Yankees coming down here telling us what we need to do.

    If the the North was so great,  why do you not go back? If you choose to live in the South, please do not bring your nasty attitudes here. We do not want them.

  • Medicine costs more, thanks to Obamacare

    My late father-in-law, Albert Rankin, used only two words to express himself when unbelievable circumstances arose.

    Simple and to the point, he just uttered “beats me.”  I figure if Pop was living today, he would be speechless.

    I have been sitting silently ’cause I do have Medicare, which costs us more than $200 a month and, of course, we have to cough up a huge co-pay when we go to our doctor to renew our same old prescriptions. I read about folks having to come up with hundreds of dollars for this so-called Obamacare. 

  • SPCA grateful for local support

    The team at the Lancaster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season.

    We are very thankful to all Lancaster County residents for their generosity and overwhelming support.

    We are a small rescue group, but we hope we will make a difference in the lives of unwanted Lancaster County animals.

    Our team is dedicated to providing all our animals with love, security, good health and finding that perfect home.

  • I still believe in U.S. Postal System

    ecember 1941, I ordered a J.C. Higgins Roadmaster bicycle and the post office sent me a letter postmarked Greensboro. That letter was to inform me that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor caused the folks in Washington to order a freeze on stuff essential to the war effort. For the life of me, I never did figure that one out.

    Shucks, I watched all the John Wayne war movies and I never saw him riding a J.C. Higgins Roadmaster bicycle across the battlefield.

    W.B. Evans

    Lancaster

  • Do we no longer care for human life?

    At Christmas time we are more aware of gifts than any other time of the year. Gifts galore. Regardless of the day each and everyone born has been given a great gift – life.

    Why is life so seldom revered? The candlelight vigil held Dec. 20 by the Lancaster Police Department was in remembrance of local people who died from violence in this area – many right here in Lancaster.

  • SPCA helps family with Christmas present

    My family and I would like to express our appreciation to the Lancaster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for finding us the perfect Christmas present – Jack, a 10-week old lab mix puppy. Director Diana Knight took an interest in our online application and matched us with a dog appropriate for our three boys. Foster parents Marty and Mikala Steele then drove Jack to Columbia on Christmas Eve to help him arrive at his new home on time.

  • Freedoms come from God, not soldiers

    This letter is in response to the column from Congressman Mick Mulvaney about Veterans Day in the Dec. 4 paper.

    Mr. Mulvaney, you and anyone less who thinks and believes our freedoms come from the soldier are wrong and need to reflect more deeply.

    Everything good comes from our Creator, almighty and powerful God, our Father through his Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

    I am a Gold Star family member.

    C. Furr

    Indian Land

  • IL growth spawns U.S. 521 traffic problems

    You don’t have to be psychic or read Reece Murphy’s article, “County leads region in building permits,” in the Dec. 11 issue of Carolina Gateway, to know construction is exploding in Indian Land.  

    Just drive on U.S. 521 between 4 and 6:30 p.m. any weekday or Saturday afternoon and see what a mess it has turned into.

  • Will Chinese company truly benefit county?

    I read about the Chinese company that plans to build a textile mill in Indian Land. I have a hard time believing that they could open this plant and make money, when our existing textile mills all closed down.

    Wait a minute, could it be because of all the benefits that Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. is offering the company, like special resource bonds of $7.7 million, authorizing a fee-in-lieu-of-tax agreement and other special considerations.