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Letters

  • Time to put partisan politics aside, work together

    I would like to respond to Rudy Schmidt’s column, “Government run by thieves and tax cheats,” in the Dec. 23, 2011 edition of The Lancaster News.
    I always enjoy discussions of history and taxes. How the Mesopotamians or the Romans or people in the 1850’s or in 1913 were taxed, while interesting, is largely not relevant in our 21st-century world in which technology and society are changing much faster than in the past. History can help us learn from mistakes.

  • Ask LARS for accountability

     I sat in the County Council meeting on Jan. 23 to listen to the various proposals being set forth for the Lancaster Area Ride Service (LARS) transportation system.
    What I heard was an impassioned plea from one user of the system to keep it, her justification being that it wasn’t that expensive. I’m sure what she meant was that it wasn’t too expensive for her personally.
    I heard the Catawba Regional Council of Governments official speak, and I heard something from the J. Marion Sims Foundation representative.

  • Writer agrees with CNN

    After reading what Moni Basu had to say about Lancaster, I don’t believe this person is entirely wrong. I moved to Lancaster about four years ago to be with my grandchildren and I have never seen such a dead town. The saying “they roll their streets up at 7” must have come from here.

  • Writer praises sheriff’s office

    I was the witness to the incident where the sheriff’s deputy was arrested for burglary.
    I want to say since my original phone call to file complaint, I was treated with respect and professionalism from the first officer to arrive to the major.
    If this was in my old hometown, it would have been swept under the rug.
    My wife and I are very impressed with Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

    John Lage
    Lancaster
     

  • Work too slow on U.S. 521 bridge

    The person who made the decision to tear up the U.S. 521 bridge and leave it that way for two months or more should leave their office, quit or be fired.
    If you had to drive that road every day, you would not be happy about it either.
    I would like to know why? There are a lot of people who travel this route. If you don’t drive through there then you have no idea how much trouble it is.
    I know roads and bridges have to be repaved from time to time, but this ridiculous.

    John Lindsey
    Lancaster
     

  • No progress being made on skate park

    I’m Dustin Owens and I have been trying to get a skate park open here in Lancaster. It has been almost an entire year since I started going to council meetings. Guess what? Nothing has been done because the city of Lancaster refuses to put in any effort. They tell me the same excuse over and over again.

  • Community shows support for Chandler

    On Jan. 21, Mane Street Hair Designers hosted an event at the University of South Carolina Lancaster to remember, honor and celebrate the life of Judy Chandler and her many contributions to the  community.
    My staff and I are humbled by the outpouring of support from sponsors, entertainers, other salons, local businesses and countless individuals – all who helped make this a very special evening.
    I have never been more proud to live in Lancaster. This is truly a very special place, where people care about each other.

  • It’s Christmas event, not the date, that’s important

    What’s with Minister James Hewett IV in his letter, “Christmas is not in the Scripture?”
    He tells us that the word “Mass” (with a capital M) means death. Let’s start with the Webster’s II University Dictionary: “Mass – the celebration of the Eucharist in Roman Catholic and some Protestant churches.”
    The word “mass” has many meanings, but not one being “death.”

  • Seniors grateful for Christmas shoe boxes

    The Heath Springs Lunch Bunch (Council on Aging), Mount Calvary Outreach, Heath Springs and Kershaw community seniors would like to thank the Hillside Class of 1970 for making each of us so happy and thankful for the lovely Christmas shoe box gifts.
    Our sincere thanks for your kindness, as well as the many valuable items in each box. We pray for your continued success in all your undertakings.

    Flossie Williams
    Heath Springs
     

  • We plan to stay in Lancaster, encourage its growth

    We moved to Lancaster less than a year ago. Obviously, we disagree with the CNN report, recognize it to be a negative to growth, but also think it makes some valid points. Lancaster is a great, quiet, cost-effective place to live.  
    But if you want 21st-century amenities, then you often need to leave town.
    Local shopping is basically over-run by a Walmart, while we let Main Street and other shopping centers remain with excessive empty spaces.