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Letters

  • Cook wants to make laws, but not follow them

    Before reading the May 6 edition of The Lancaster News, I didn’t know anything about Bob Cook. I thought that was strange since I’ve lived here all my life and know most everybody.
    I’ve since found out that Bob Cook, who grew up here and graduated from Andrew Jackson High School, is a lawyer. He moved back to Lancaster and opened an office in Kershaw after practicing law in Charleston. That explains why I have never heard of him.

  • Writer: Faile is devoted to Lancaster

    I intend to vote for Sheriff Barry Faile for re-election. His devotion to Lancaster County is plain to see. His job performance is excellent.
    The background and experience of law enforcement that he exhibits is what we need. His father, Williford Faile, can be proud of his son’s dedication to Lancaster as each of us should be.
    To the people who have negative comments about Lancaster – we may not be perfect, but then what town is. I love Lancaster and there is no better place.

  • Faile has experience, intelligence to be sheriff

    I would like to respond to Jim King’s letter “We need some changes made in the county,” in the April 29 edition of The Lancaster News. I have known Barry Faile for a long time. He is one of the best sheriffs we have ever had, including his dad, Williford, and Nae Parks. Barry Faile will try to help you in any way he can, but he will not break the law.

  • Writer doesn’t agree with Cook’s comments

    I am a longtime Lancaster County resident and I support Barry Faile for sheriff. He has done a great job for us as sheriff. He has put more officers on the street, busted gangs and infiltrated a lot of the drug trade.
    I want Faile re-elected because we need him in Lancaster County. I don’t think I am alone in my thinking. Republicans and Democrats alike appreciate and support Faile.

  • Transplants bring a lot to the table besides changes

    It is indeed unfortunate that Myrtle Porter “resents these Northern trans­plants who are changing everything.”
    Many of us transplants are not only responsible for this, but also for our many and varied efforts to improve the lives of the less fortunate in our area.
    It’s people like Myrtle who appreciate those efforts in one breath and then resent us in the next.
    Myrtle and her ilk also need a short history lesson.

  • ILMS PTA thanks Teacher Appreciation Week helpers

    The Indian Land Middle School PTA would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who donated to the annual Teacher Appreciation Week.  
    Special thanks to Carolina Bistro, Wing King of Fort Mill, Jersey Mike’s, Showmars, McDonald’s and Founders Federal Credit Union, as well as several parents and community members.
    The teachers and staff have been so appreciative of the special treats all week long.
    To everyone who has supported our school, thank you!

  • Editor's note

    A letter to the editor, “HOPE appreciates support,” in the Wednesday, May 16, edition of The Lancaster News identified the person arrested for forgery and theft from HOPE in Lancaster Inc. The original press release did not contain the name of the person arrested. When editing the release, The Lancaster News added the person’s name because she had been identified by the State Law Enforcement Division in the newspaper’s prior stories.

  • HOPE appreciates support

    Christy Leann Ellis of Lancaster was recently arrested and charged with forgery and theft estimated at more than $60,000 from HOPE in Lancaster Inc. Hope is a 501(c)(3,) non-profit organization that provides assistance with food and utility bills to area families.
    After becoming aware of the forgery, Hope immediately notified the S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and Ellis’ arrest was the result of SLED’s swift actions. Eillis will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  • Coakley insightful speaker

    Vince Coakley, the host of a popular Charlotte radio program, was the guest speaker at the recent TEA party meeting several weeks ago.
    Coakley, who hosts the program each day on WBT, gave an interesting speech to about 80 people at the meeting.
    He is an excellent speaker. The father of four shared many insightful experiences. He is knowledgeable in many areas of public concern.
    He is a strong supporter of the Constitution and free enterprise. He is a delightful man, both humorous and serious. It sounds like God has given him a lot of wisdom.

  • Noble’s diatribe fails to address real issues

    I read the guest column from Phil Noble, “Republican corruption, taxes and our children,” in the May 9 edition of The Lancaster News and I have to give Democrats credit for being consistent.
    Whether it is President Barack Obama at the federal level or Democrats at the state and County Council level, the message is the same: Raise taxes.
    Can you imagine the impact to a state that is at more than 9 percent unemployment rate taking another billion dollars out of the economy?