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Letters

  • Community responds to help with Seth’s Giving Tree

    To all the wonderful folks of Lancaster County: On behalf of Seth’s Giving Tree, we thank you for your continued support.
    Each of us encounters tragic events in our daily lives. Sometimes, it’s financial or health issues or the loss of a beloved mother, father, son or daughter. With these losses comes pain and heartache, but they also bring opportunity, an opportunity to rely on your faith in God to bring you through the pain.

  • Coy has great ideas on how to help county prosper

    Congratulations to petition candidate Joseph Coy for a job well done in meeting the requirements to be certified and put on the ballot in the general election. Not participating in the Nov. 6, election is not an option for Coy.
    He wanted to give the voters in District 44 a choice. He served this country for eight years, lived his life with his wife and kids, created a small business, Coy’s Woodworking Custom Cabinets and Countertops, and now he is ready to step out of his comfort zone and get Lancaster County and District 44 up and running.

  • A big thank you to state troopers

    I would like to take this time to offer a sincere thank you to the S.C. state troopers who are patrolling U.S. 521 in such a diligent manner. Having lived here for just over five years, I have never seen so many blue lights flashing on 521. This highway has become a speedway (mostly for those with white and blue tags from a little further north.)

  • Are we criminal?

    A daily newspaper, The “Rock Hill” Herald seems to cover every criminal incident attributed to a Lancaster native, a relative of someone who lives in Lancaster or someone who knows someone who may have lived in Lancaster. To compound the issue, numerous readers, in their comments, like to add insult to injury.
    Seems when something awful occurs, a reader will pen that such conduct is normal for folks who pride themselves with “We are Lancaster” banners. Bad deeds make news. Good deeds go unheralded.

  • Writer seeks answers about Obama

    I am not quite sure who I am going to vote for in this presidential election. I have some questions that I need to get answers to before I make up my mind. President Barack Obama once said Karl Marx had a few good ideas. I hope someone, more educated than me, can tell me what those ideas are.
    Why did Obama choose to announce his relection on Marx’s birthday? Why did he choose “Forward,” the slogan that has been used by the socialist party in Europe for the past 114 years as his campaign slogan?

  • Kershaw resident concerned about road

    I live on Decree Road in Kershaw and all the residents have tried to get Lancaster County to fix the road. We’re told the county doesn’t have the money. But we are not asking for the road to be widened. We’re simply asking to make the road safe, fix the ditches and keep mud off the road. I have personally used my tractor to clear the road. The county just doesn’t seem to care.

  • B-3 reform is ‘off the table’

    Speaking at the special County Council meeting on July 30, Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare declared that critically needed B-3 zoning reform is now “off the table.” After three years of talking and thousands of hours of work, including a refusal to hear a viable proposal approved by the Planning Commission, Sistare has responded by firing the planning director, greatly reducing the authority of the Planning Commission, and now declaring that council will not consider the matter further.

  • Paper wrong to print biased opinion

    A few weeks ago, I wrote to compliment The Lancaster News and the opinion article by Dr. Lee Thomas about ObamaCare.
    Now, I write to complain about The Lancaster News publishing the grossly unfair opinion article from The Times and Democrat in Orangeburg. The article, “The real story is Haley letting her daughter hold a state job,” was reprinted in the Aug. 5 edition of The Lancaster News. It was about Nikki Haley’s 14-year-old daughter having a job in the Statehouse gift shop.

  • Obama spin machine out to scare senior citizens

    Now that Paul Ryan has been selected as Mitt Romney’s running mate the President Barack Obama spin machine is all over the media with scare tactics for seniors. Let’s look at reality: It is the Democrat-welfare mortgage scam that has caused seniors to loose needed equity in the homes for either current living or for their children.
    Senior citizens are getting nothing on their bank savings so the federal government can subsidize super low interest rates on Obama’s debt.

  • Open letter to Councilman Larry Honeycutt

    Mr. Honeycutt, as an elected official of Lancaster County, you are considered a politician.
    The definition of a politician, according to Webster’s Dictionary, is a person actively engaged in party politics, frequently used in a derogatory sense, with implications of seeking personal or partisan gain, scheming and opportunism.