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Letters

  • Please don’t approve any more taxes

    I do not believe I have sent a letter of opinion to a newspaper in my life. So you can imagine my sincere feeling about this subject to send one now.
    The title of my subject is: No more taxes or fees.
    A few weeks ago, I was very proud of our County Council members when they decided not to increase taxes and fees for next year’s budget. This was after a public meeting where a number of residents expressed their concerns about increasing taxes and fees.

  • Former resident enjoys giving back to community

    I was born in Lancaster and moved to Atlanta 13 years ago to further my career in the celebrity hair and barbering world. I was given a great opportunity by Douglas Thompson of Flava’s Barbershop and Tarrance Davidson of ICE Entertainment to join them on their styling team. I was recently asked to participate in the 65th anniversary Barber Nation Battle of the Baddest, Boldest and Best Barber to be held in February 2012 in Atlanta.

  • Writer questions city decision

    I recently read a story that said the city of Lancaster was taking money from the reserve fund to pay for an infrastructure project on Brook Drive. If the city can do that, why can’t it take money from the hospitality tax account to fund the auditorium and bathrooms for Hope on the Hill since it meets the requirements for receiving that funding?

    Sharon Miller
    Lancaster

  • Our school district blessed to have talented teachers

    The late Pat Bufford. Robbie Lou Chesser. Mary Ester Faile. Tom McDuffie. Erlinda Broughton. Carolyn Jordan. Deborah Keenan. Jane Roscoe. Linda Easley.  Carolyn Petroski. Bob Bundy. Anne Seegars.
    These are the names of a few, and only of a few, of some of the most influential people ever to enter my life – teachers.
    These people taught me far more than algebra, English, history or chemistry.
    They helped develop my character, creativity, charisma and a craving for learning that persists today.

  • County trying to suppress property owners’ rights

    County trying to suppress property owners’ rights

    Dear Friends of Indian Land, or enemies of business,

     I am writing this letter in reply to the insanity of a few who are trying to destroy local business and property owners in our community, relating to the zoning issue with the concrete plants in an industrial park. 

  • Timing is everything

    On Aug. 16, I woke up from a power nap and started getting ready for my 12-hour shift job. Before I left I kissed my wife, 6-year-old daughter and my visiting sister all goodbye and walked out the door. My daughter screamed, “Wait daddy. I want another hug and a kiss.”

  • Writer enjoyed back-to-school event

    I recently attended a back-to-school event at the Micheal Blackmon Foundation for the children of our community. Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace greeted everyone as they entered the foundation, young and old alike.

  • Obama jobs speech was a campaign speech

    The Obama jobs speech was out of touch to say the least. It starts out with reducing $175 billion to Social Security and Medicare (with another $1/2 trillion to be cut from Medicare under Obamacare in the future). And Democrats tell us Republicans want to hurt seniors? And how does this create jobs? It spends more than $140 billion on union pandering to try and buy back union votes at our expense.

  • Radical right tuned into Constitution than the left

    Merrel Wilkenfeld’s in his letter, “Radical right should embrace whole Constitution,” in the Sept. 4 edition of The Lancaster News, has proven again  that the left is really uninformed, misinformed and does not know or understand the Constitution.
    The so called radical, religious right is more tuned into the Constitution than the left. The left always brings out the words – separation of church and state – mentioned in the Constitution. I ask them to go and read the separation-of-church-and-state clause again.

  • Community bond evident at outdoor movie

    It was a perfect night for a movie. Caroline Hasty, events manager for the city of Lancaster, got the elderly man a chair and sat it up on the grass at the normally vacant lot at the corner of Main and Gay streets Saturday night. I use the term “elderly” loosely, but I’m 60 and he was older than me.
    Hasty told me that the man always spoke to her when they meet on the street, that he lived alone at the Parr Apartments and that she told him if he came to the movie she would make sure he had a chair. She did.