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Letters

  • Woman can’t get out of her driveway

    It is time for Lancaster County Council elections. Let’s vote in someone who will help people get the services we need. Take a look at this picture. This is the street – Patricia Street – I live on. It is a mess.
    I cannot even get out of my driveway.
    I pay road taxes just like everyone else.

    Fran Funderburk
    Lancaster

  • More hypocrisy from the left

    The other day a man running for office as a Republican, Todd Akin, said some very stupid things and we all know them. There was righteous outrage from all camps. Compare his words to the actual deeds of men from the other side in the following examples:
    u Minnesota Democrat Rep. Kerry Gauthier was caught at an interstate rest stop in a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy a few days ago. I am sure you saw it in the news, but no one was upset about it.

  • Writer thanks city workers for repairing road

    I would like to thank the city of Lancaster and its employees for checking out the dangerous problem we have entering Arch Street from Caskey Lane. I appreciate the city’s work to improve the problem. I’m grateful to the city workers, police officers, fire department employees, council members, along with the public works and sanitation department employees.
    Hats off to you all for your hard work.

    Teresa Massey
    Lancaster
     

  • Student-teacher ratio should be equal to players-coaches

    I support youth sports programs in our schools, but why do teams need so many coaches on staff when many classrooms go lacking?
    My opinion probably will be unpopular with many sports enthusiasts, but I was appalled to read in the football special publication of The Lancaster News that some of the high school teams have almost as many coaches as players.
    The number of team coaches are as follows: Lancaster, 14; Andrew Jackson, 17; Indian Land, 9  and Buford, 11. Four high school football teams have 51 coaches.

  • Conference organizers grateful for support

    On behalf of the members of the Lancaster County Coalition for Healthy Youth, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to the many partners who helped make the fifth annual National Rural Substance Abuse Prevention Conference such a success.
    This is the only national conference that focuses on the unique challenges of working with youth from rural communities.

  • 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?