• Sales center was never meant to be permanent

    er writer Bruce Ryden expressed his disappointment in Pulte Home’s decision to demolish the Sun City Carolina Lakes sales center and build 13 homes on that site and two nearby parking lots.

    It was never in Pulte’s original plan for the sales center to be a permanent building. It was constructed to be used as a sales center and until the Lake House was built as a gathering place for clubs, etc.

    The plan filed with Lancaster County always called for houses to be built on that piece of property near the end of the of the build-out.

  • Writer disputes LCEDC’s impact

    I would like to make a rebuttal to Maggie Bowers’ guest column on the defunding of the Lancaster County Economic Development  Corp.

    Maggie, do you actually think LCEDC is doing a good job? You must drive down U.S. 521 with blinders on to think that they are.

    Giant empty fields with commercial space availability signs. No attractive retail establishments to keep Lancaster County sales tax dollars from going to North Carolina.

  • Pay attention to flashing blue lights

    I gotta admit folks have enough on their minds than to let the colors of lights annoy them. Can you talk into your cell phone without looking at it? By golly, those same folks who used to shave, apply makeup or read the newspaper are astute enough to send text messages and read the bumper stickers on the vehicle ahead.

  • County Council on witch hunt

    According to Viola C. Floyd’s 1968 book, “Lancaster County S.C. Tours,” one of Lancaster’s claim to shame – my opinion, not hers –  occurred in 1813 when “what may have been the last case tried in America where any testimony involving witchcraft was admitted in court,” took place.
     This case stood the test of time until the Charlene McGriff/Larry Honeycutt/Lancaster County Council witch hunt of Keith Tunnell and the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. finally came to a close in 2015.

  • Homebuilders shorting school district on fees

    I keep reading about all the approved homes being built in Indian Land and the paltry amount of $500 per home being paid by the major homebuilders to the school district.
    In other areas, homebuilders are paying 10 times that amount to the school districts – yes, $5,000.
    When is Lancaster County Council going to  come to the realization that our schools are being short-changed?
    I strongly suggest that council press the builders to reveal the amounts they are paying to other districts.

  • Duke Energy digging upsets resident

    This is an open letter to Duke Energy and to let people know what they have done.
    I live in Indian Land in a horse community. My one-acre horse lot is next to my home.
    On Aug. 3, while I was away, Duke Energy came on to my property with a backhoe into my horse pasture with my two horses and dug.
    They broke the water line that went to my barn.
    I received no notification they were coming or that they needed access to my property.

  • Stop lying about the smoke screen

    This is in response to Rudy Schmidt’s article, “Cut through smoke screen to solve U.S. problems,”published in the Aug. 5 edition of The Lancaster News.

    What does the Confederate flag have to do with Democrats?

    The supermajority Republican S.C. Legislature in both the House and Senate voted to remove the Confederate flag, now not flying in front of the Statehouse in Columbia. What has that got to do with Democrats?

    Rudy, your Republican friends bent to overwhelming public opinion in South Carolina on this issue.

  • Angels come in all descriptions

    Myra McCants and Carl Miles have written letters expressing thanks to folks who have extended them a helping hand in times of difficulty.

    I, too, would like to thank some folks for their help. Recently, with a trunk loaded down with bags for the nearby convenience site, the needle on the gas gauge was dragging bottom and the sky was threatening with dark clouds.

    A quick trip to the Exxon station would only take a second and maybe I would beat it back home before the raindrops. 

  • Indian Land deserves a better post office

    I fully agree with William Chick’s statement about U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham vs U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.

    He is lucky - at least he received a reply from Mr. Mulvaney`s office, although a useless one.

    After I read Rep. Mulvaney`s letter in the Carolina Gateway I wrote him, too, suggesting alternatives, with no response as of today.

    I pointed out that the gas station currently “serving” as a substation is a worst-case scenario as a solution.

  • Chick should have called Mulvaney’s aide

    I read with interest William Chick’s recent letter regarding getting U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s help with the post office in Indian Land.

    All you had to do was call Congressman Mick Mulvaney’s Rock Hill office and ask for the aide involved with postal issues.

    She could have reassured you that they are in the process of looking for a new location. It seems they have a building available, but need a contractor to take on this project.

    Believe me, the congressman is well aware of all the postal issues in Indian Land.