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Letters

  • Letter: Parnell’s expertise will solve problems

    I am writing to express my full support for Democrat Archie Parnell to fill the 5th District congressional seat left open by Republican Mick Mulvaney’s appointment in the president’s administration.
    At this critical time in our district’s and country’s history, this special election presents a unique chance to flip the 5th District back from Republican to Democratic control.

  • Letter: Writer supports Compassionate Care Bill

    Is it willful ignorance or a total lack of compassion that caused Lancaster County Council to unanimously oppose the S.C. Compassionate Care Bill, which would allow physicians to write medical marijuana prescriptions for certain diseases and medical conditions?
    As of today, 28 states have legalized medical marijuana to help relieve pain in certain serious medical conditions. Studies have shown that medical marijuana use often reduces the need for opiates, which are far more powerful drugs that can lead to addiction and overdose deaths.

  • Letter: What’s the real cost of incorporating IL?

    I was disappointed to see that the Indian Land incorporation petition has been certified. I recognize that we still have to vote to pass this, but I don’t feel confident the voters have thought this through.
    I want to caution the Indian Land residents who are in favor of becoming an incorporated town to get all of the facts and figures and determine how this will affect you in the long term.

  • Letter: Our elected leaders are hurting America

    What is this country coming to?
    If Meals on Wheels and the lunch program at school are cut, the elderly and children are going to suffer. This is wrong.
    The big wheels in Washington will still get plenty to eat. But our elderly and kids, this may be the only good meal they get.
    Medicaid and Social Security will be next, and food stamps too. Our food pantries will be denied funding. That will be the end for a lot of people.

  • Letter: Mom against allowing smokeable marijuana

    I am concerned as a mother and as a South Carolina citizen about the proposed bill in the S.C. Legislature to legalize smokeable marijuana.
    As written, the bill reflects that to date there isn’t any science to support the medical benefits of the smokeable version of marijuana, and Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile has great concerns about policing the smokeable forms. Without science to support the benefits, why would the Legislature want to endanger the citizens of South Carolina by approving smokeable marijuana?

  • Letter: I support Connelly in 5th District race

    Last fall, President Trump spoke frequently on the campaign trail about the importance of security at home and abroad. As a former 31-year police officer, I know that if we do not have safety and law and order, none of the other things matter. The candidates for the 5th Congressional District must be asked to address security issues on the campaign trail, and the voters must choose the most qualified candidate.

  • Letter: See GOP candidates at county meeting

    Civic involvement is the key to good government, and the Republican Party encourages everyone to get involved.
    The Lancaster County Republican Party would like your involvement, including at our upcoming meeting at 7 p.m. March 23 at Mike Williams Builders, 1351 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster.

  • Letter: ILHS parent lauds coach Boulware

    I am a parent of an Indian Land wrestler and proud supporter of the program. The Indian Land High School wrestling season ended with a fantastic bang with two first-place champions and two third-placers.

  • Letter: Affordable Care Act helped many people

    I am writing in response to Republican Sen. Tim Scott’s Jan. 27 guest column “Building a better health-care system.”
    The Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare by Republicans, is the best thing America has ever done. President Obama carried out what Edward Kennedy was trying to do for years and years.
    Look around, Mr. Tim Scott. Lots of people were able to get insured through the Affordable Care Act. It is the drug companies who went up on medicines and caused insurance companies to pull out.

  • Letter: Reader responds to MLK Jr. essay, meeting time

    I want to address two subjects: the MLK Jr. winning essay by Samantha Howie and a letter from Jane Tanner.
    I was impressed to read the MLK Jr. winning essay for Lancaster County, written by Samantha Howie. It is a beautiful sentiment, and it is attainable. It requires the difficult “inner work” of emotional and mental introspection – work which is worthwhile.
    Regarding the Indian Land Action Council, I appreciate the efforts of Jane Tanner and other council members. They always seem to be on top of the latest issues facing Indian Land.