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Letters

  • Let’s keep our children safe

    Every school day, my daughter and I stand in the dark near the end of the driveway and watch her bus come to a stop on the opposite side of the road. We use the side of the circular driveway closest to the top of the hill to ensure cars coming up that hill can see the flashing lights on the bus (they can – I’ve stood over there to check). And, always, we look very carefully and wait very patiently for traffic to stop so we can cross the road.

  • ‘Bigger the better’ attitude has taken over

    I read Matthew Taylor’s column calling for a calm, healthy debate on gun control in the Jan. 30, 2013 edition of The Lancaster News.
    Weapons of war have no place on gun racks mounted on the back window of a pick-up or anywhere else for that matter.  Reminds me of the words on a huge Lancaster towing machine (aka wrecker) some years ago. “Don’t call a horse when a pony will do.” In other words, you don’t need a machine gun for rabbit hunting.

  • S.C. 160 widening cuts through family land

    The proposed widening of S.C. 160 is much needed in Lancaster and York counties. We here in northern Indian Land are well aware of the traffic problems facing us every day. In fact, they only seem to be increasing. The new Indian Land school, to be built on Harrisburg Road, will only increase congestion and delays.
    During the citizen comments part of the S.C. Department of Transportation public hearing Jan. 29, we heard about the need for more lighting, a traffic light and something about landscaping that I still don’t quite understand.

  • Buffet has right idea to fix Congress

    I am almost 19 years old and I voted for the first time in the the 2012 General Election.
    As a U.S. citizen, I feel we should all take advantage of this privilege.
    In the 2010-2011 school year, I had the privilege to be in AP U.S. History taught by Miss Kitty Outen. She preached on how important it is for everyone to vote whether you are 18 or 70 years of age.
    In my opinion if you didn’t vote, you should not be able to continue to talk negative about the political system. People should speak up and make a difference.

  • Banning inanimate objects not viable solution

    I read with great interest the Jan. 30, 2013, guest article from former Lancaster resident Matthew Taylor, who now lives in Sydney Australia. I was going to respond to some of the items he is ranting about in  his letter, but why do I want to debate with someone who now lives outside of the United States? He obviously has issues with the rural lifestyle of where he was born.

  • Writer thanks McDonald for supporting Warriors

    Thank you Mack McDonald for your letter supporting the Indian Land High School Warriors. As a parent of a current Warrior player, I appreciate your support. As president of the Indian Land Athletic Booster Club I appreciate your support. I do hope Mr. McDonald’s letter will increase attendance of all IL sporting events.
    In addition to this year’s exciting basketball team, the ILHS boys soccer team won the Upper State title last season and is preparing for another great season.

  • Consider experience when hiring employees

    This letter is addressed to all employers in Lancaster County and surrounding counties or anyone who might read this on the Internet.
    What ever happened to the word “experience” when hiring someone? Does not a person who had spent more than 30 years working as a mechanic on cars, trucks, electric forklifts and industrial equipment have more knowledge than any high school or most college students fresh after graduation?

  • Seniors grateful for shoe box gifts

    We want to personally thank the Hillside School Class of 1970, Mount Tabor AME Zion Church, the Rev. Roosevelt Alexander, Chosen N Anointed Ministry Church and the Rev. Nina Moore for your thoughtfulness in remembering us in such a very special way with the bountiful shoe box gifts for Christmas.
    It touched us so deeply to  know that you worked so hard to make us  happy  during the Yuletide season and all year long.

  • Seniors need to watch out for scare tactics

    An organization located in Washington, D.C., named the Senior Citizens League, but not connected to the federal government, has sent out something called the “Notch Register Record.” The record promises to partition Congress to authorize a bill to make a settlement of $5,000 to senior citizens born between 1917 and 1926.
    This organization has been active for several years, but principally it wants each senior citizen to donate $10 or more to it. This is just another scare mailing to solicit money and is considered a scam.

  • County not responsible for Taxahaw Road

    A recent letter to the editor drew a comparison between the condition of Taxahaw Road and county buildings. Taxahaw Road is a state secondary road and as such Lancaster County does not own or maintain this roadway.
    I will readily admit that it desperately needs maintenance and our delegation is aware of this fact. Sen. Greg Gregory recently wrote a column about the road maintenance problem South Carolina faces and his proposed legislative solution. I, for one, support Sen. Gregory’s initiative.