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Letters

  • Look, listen and think

    he politicians are on the trail, the media has its agenda and old folks, like me, haven’t got a clue. Whenever these presidential wannabes make a boo-boo, they quickly react with a 180-degree clarification.
    According to what I read and hear, South Carolina appears to be largely in favor of Herman Cain, the former Godfather Pizza CEO, for the Republican nod for our next president. His 9-9-9 program of taxation turned upside down looks like 6-6-6 to me. In other words, a real bad sign.

  • Writer praises sheriff’s office

    We agree 100 percent with Carl Miles’ letter to the editor about the good job Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is doing. Sheriff Barry Faile and his department are doing a great job keeping the crime rate down. With unemployment so high in Lancaster, it could be a lot worse if it wasn’t for all the dedicated officers.

  • Williams should have been selected for Shrine Bowl

    I have been involved with high school football for almost 30 years now. I am sick and tired of the Shrine Bowl being billed as the “best of South Carolina vs. North Carolina.” I recently read the list of players named to this year’s team and yes, they may be good players, but the “best”? How can you pick a team with so much football to be played? Some of these teams have six or seven more games to play.

  • Legislators feather own nests despite hard times

    The Sept. 23 edition of USA Today lead with a front-page story about how state legislatures set aside extra-lucrative pensions for themselves. This is nothing new; there have been media reports for years about the practice of legislating one’s own pay and pensions. It’s not just the federal Congress that gets away with this practice.
    The state with one of the worst records of setting themselves up with huge pension benefits is our own conservative South Carolina.

  • Protesters focus on gap between haves, have-nots

    I have been watching the news coverage of the protests against Wall Street. As I listen to the points the protesters are trying to make, I am reminded of the old saying, “Figures don’t lie, but liars figure.” I am also reminded of the saying, “Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

  • Duke’s rate increase is an example of greed

    Recently, Duke Energy requested a rate hike increase ranging from 15 to 20 percent.
    The sole responsibility for granting a rate hike increase rests in the hands of our S.C. Public Service Commission.
    Members of the commission are appointed by your elected representative in Columbia.
    Duke’s increase will not only increase your electric bill at home, it will also increase the cost of your food, clothing or anything bought by you, the consumer, even the amount of sales tax paid on goods.

  • Cain’s 9-9-9 plan is immoral for seniors

    Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan will not work for many of us as members of the senior community. Specifically, some of us, for different explanations, are left to live on a fixed income.
    Many seniors are already forced to continue working to pay bills and make ends meet.
    Many disabled seniors are unable to work at all.

  • What happened to the county fair this year?

    Someone somewhere owes the people of Lancaster County a very big apology. I only hope that person is man (or woman) enough to own this huge mistake, step forward and offer some type of explanation as to where the county fair went this year.

  • Hospice care available for those who need it

    No one likes to think about death and dying, but it’s something everyone has to face eventually. There’s an incredible resource in our community that provides comfort, dignity and respect to all those coping with a serious or life-limiting illness. It’s United Hospice of the Piedmont.

  • 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.