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Letters

  • Writer seeks explanation about tea party comment

    I have a request for Clara Jones who wrote the letter, “Adams says he will represent entire district,” that was published in the April 30 edition of The Lancaster News. Adams said only the tea party is being represented in Congress.

    Obviously, Jones agrees with Adams. And I would like for Jones to explain to Lancaster residents exactly what you disagree with in regards to the tea party.

    Make sure you can back up any statements you make. It will be interesting to see what you say.

  • Cliven Bundy is a Welfare rancher king

    It’s perversely ironic for rancher Cliven Bundy to excoriate poor people for collecting government subsidies, while ripping off the federal government of a million dollars in grazing fees. But, even if he were to pay up, Bundy and his fellow ranchers, would still be living on government welfare.

    According to the Center for Biological Diversity, livestock grazing is subsidized by federal agencies on public land in 11 western states to the tune of nearly $300 million annually.

  • Writer asks readers to adopt needy pets

    My wife has accused me of liking animals more so than people. If this is true, the reason is that I see the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals commercials and we have gotten two cats from the SPCA shelter in Aiken, which has many pets for adoption.

    I see these animals and it makes me very sad to think no one wants these lovable pets. If I could, I would take all of them.

  • Adams says he will represent entire district

    On Thursday, April 17, the Lancaster County Democratic Party had a special guest at its meeting in downtown Lancaster. Fort Mill Councilman Tom Adams spoke to the group about the upcoming congressional race.

    Adams, 55, is the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 5th Congressional District in South Carolina. He will be facing incumbent Mick Mulvaney. A longtime member of First Baptist Church in Fort Mill, Adams has served on the town council for six years.

  • Despite closing of Network, literacy lives on

    The Carolinas Literacy Network closed its doors on April 25.

    For eight years, with the mission of giving people the skills to become life-long learners, CLN has provided training, equipment, materials, technical support, administrative support and marketing support to our member agencies, all with the goal of increasing literacy and engaging our community.

    Carolinas Literacy Network began as the Lancaster Area Literacy Cooperative in 2006, created by the J. Marion Sims Foundation.

  • Tragedies bring out true American character

    South Carolina is nearly a thousand miles from Boston, Mass. But we, too, were shaken by the events of April 15, 2013.

    Two homemade bombs exploded in the midst of the Boston Marathon, killing three spectators, shattering the lives of dozens of others, and casting a pall of sadness over one of America’s proud traditions.

  • Would gas increase be used for road repairs?

    Thanks to Lancaster County District 1 Councilman Brian Carnes for his documentary on roads which appeared in the April 20 edition of The Lancaster News.

    I sorta chuckled when he mentioned that County Council ain’t responsible for dealing with road stuff.

    Seems it all comes back to South Carolina’s  low tax levy on gasoline.

  • Free tutoring, regardless of age or income

    The educational process can be very demanding. If a student misses a key concept in any course, the ability to catch up is difficult, sometimes impossible.

    This is especially true for mathematics. Students may be ashamed or embarrassed to ask for help. Finding the appropriate tutor may be difficult and too expensive for many families.

  • Important to know full story of Democrats, Republicans

    Phil Noble’s article, “A scorned S.C. hero,” on April 18, is an article with a lot of information missing. This scorned hero, federal Judge Julius Waites Waring, he wrote about was a longtime Democrat, who actually became a Republican in his ideology and actions.

  • For a maze challenge, travel Riverside

    If you enjoy driving in a maze, then you need to travel Riverside Road from Meeting Street to S.C. 5. It’s a true challenge, and you’ll be lucky if your car is still in one piece.

    B.L Bailey

    Lancaster