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Letters

  • B-3 reform is ‘off the table’

    Speaking at the special County Council meeting on July 30, Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare declared that critically needed B-3 zoning reform is now “off the table.” After three years of talking and thousands of hours of work, including a refusal to hear a viable proposal approved by the Planning Commission, Sistare has responded by firing the planning director, greatly reducing the authority of the Planning Commission, and now declaring that council will not consider the matter further.

  • Paper wrong to print biased opinion

    A few weeks ago, I wrote to compliment The Lancaster News and the opinion article by Dr. Lee Thomas about ObamaCare.
    Now, I write to complain about The Lancaster News publishing the grossly unfair opinion article from The Times and Democrat in Orangeburg. The article, “The real story is Haley letting her daughter hold a state job,” was reprinted in the Aug. 5 edition of The Lancaster News. It was about Nikki Haley’s 14-year-old daughter having a job in the Statehouse gift shop.

  • Obama spin machine out to scare senior citizens

    Now that Paul Ryan has been selected as Mitt Romney’s running mate the President Barack Obama spin machine is all over the media with scare tactics for seniors. Let’s look at reality: It is the Democrat-welfare mortgage scam that has caused seniors to loose needed equity in the homes for either current living or for their children.
    Senior citizens are getting nothing on their bank savings so the federal government can subsidize super low interest rates on Obama’s debt.

  • Open letter to Councilman Larry Honeycutt

    Mr. Honeycutt, as an elected official of Lancaster County, you are considered a politician.
    The definition of a politician, according to Webster’s Dictionary, is a person actively engaged in party politics, frequently used in a derogatory sense, with implications of seeking personal or partisan gain, scheming and opportunism.

  • We are a country in a crisis

    One day while in prayer, I thought of the woes of our country, our world and how no one seems to want to take responsibility for their actions. I said, “Lord, what’s going to happen? What can we do?”
    Immediately these scriptures flooded my mind:
    1. Righteousness exalted a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. Proverbs 14:34.

  • Obama does not know a thing about business

    I have listened and watched this debate over President Barack Obama’s “You didn’t build that” comment.
    And after watching and listening to the debate over reported and under reported, its President Obama’s own commercial that finally made me have enough. Some of you will disagree, but that is fine. But for this president to lecture anyone is ridiculous.

  • Don’t take Obama speech out of context

    I would like to respond to Sen. W. Greg Ryberg’s letter, “Obama should stop insulting entrepreneurs,” published in the Aug. 1 edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Obama should stop insulting entrepreneurs

    President Barack Obama recently said the hard-working, risk-taking and self-sacrificing entrepreneur is not responsible for their own success, but that he or she owes their success to the government. Aside from being insulting, it actually is exactly opposite of the truth.
    The hard-working, risk-taking and self-sacrificing entrepreneur is responsible not only for his or her own success, but also anything and everything that the government manages to do right, which often is not much.

  • We’re headed for worse disaster under Democrats

    As I read the front page story about the jobless rate on the front page of the July 29 edition of The Lancaster News, it made me think about the recent McClatchy newspaper survey regarding job losses.
    It shows that Democrats have had a 62 percent higher job loss than Republicans under Obama. So much for Democrats helping the middle class and minorities.

  • Williams cycles 545 miles in fundraiser

    Arvan Williams, a 1981 graduate of Andrew Jackson High School, completed his first AIDS/Life Cycle Ride.
    The fundraiser was held June 3-9 to bring awareness and assist those infected or affected by the disease.
    Along with 2,200 other cyclists representing 44 states and 16 countries, Williams cycled 545 miles, beginning in San Francisco and ending in Los Angeles, Calif.