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Letters

  • Faile has demonstrated his leadership ability

    I typically support Republican candidates, but I will be voting for Barry Faile for Lancaster County sheriff. Sheriff Faile will not appear on the Republican ballot, but on the Democrat side.  So, of course, I will be voting a split ticket.
    I would prefer seeing offices such as sheriff be non-partisan, but they aren’t. I say this because never, when a citizen calls for help, does the dispatcher ask if he or she is Democrat or Republican before responding to the call.

  • Church vandals need to pay for the crime

    I would like to address the person or persons who vandalized Hopewell Methodist Church.
    How could you do that? That is the house of God. If anyone knows any information about the vandalism, please call Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and report it.
    You need to pay for this crime. This is a place of worship.

    Carl M. Miles Sr.
    Lancaster

  • Everyone is entitled to own opinion, but get the facts right

    A few weeks ago, Jimmy Lee submitted a heartfelt letter, “Obama does not know a thing about business,” in the Aug. 8 edition of The Lancaster News. Lee related his public service in the military and law enforcement, his (presumably successful) business experience and his dislike of President Barack Obama.

  • Please help support Indian Land schools

    Some of you may have seen the table set up at the Sun City Harris Teeter on a recent Saturday asking shoppers to link their VIC cards for school support.
    What many people did not realize was that this was not for an Indian Land school.
    I was disgusted to watch these women trick people into signing up by letting them think that they were there to support our local schools. These women were taking advantage of the fact that many people in Indian Land are still confused by the difference between Fort Mill and Indian Land.

  • IL Rec Center driveway entrance ‘insufficient’

    When the Indian Land Recreation Center was built many years ago on a “shoestring budget” to quiet the growing population, the access drive was insufficient and certainly didn’t match what would be required of a private developer.
    During the school year, buses squeeze to get in, parents heading to the facilities frequently come dangerously close in both directions, and the visibility and road entrance width are, without question, insufficient.

  • Where has common sense gone?

    Make an honest mistake. Try to do the right thing. Get arrested, jailed, make bail, suffer embarrasment, humilitation, get suspended for 10 days and live under the pressure of expulsion pending a hearing.
    Get elected to S.C. Legislature, attend only 8 percent of sessions, get paid regular salary, plus expenses for travel, meals, hotels and postage. No state ethics laws broken. Anybody know where common sense went? I’m ordering my “We are South Carolina” banners now.

    Richard Bowers
    Lancaster
     

  • 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.