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Letters

  • Our roads definitely need improvement

    I agree with Sun City residents and letter writers Tom and Maryann White. U.S. 521 is a mess, not only in Indian Land, but the entire four lane from the Lancaster city limits to the North Carolina state line needs improvement.
    I recall the highway signs from the past that  read, “See the best state on the best roads.” Maybe an earlier version, “The Iodine State,” would be more appropriate.

  • Commending sheriff’s office

    Is his name Vince Lambardi, Bear Bryant or maybe Dale Earnhardt? He’s not a famous football coach or seven-time
    NASCAR champion.
    No, his name is Barry Faile, sheriff of Lancaster County.
    I have heard people say “there goes Lancaster’s finest” in a sarcastic tone when a deputy rode by, followed with a whisper, “what a joke – they’re nothing.”
    It looks like the joke is on us. Just as it takes a well-oiled team to accomplish what the three men above accomplished. They are known as the best of the best.

  • Writer will vote against alcohol sales on Sundays

    When our country was young, the British and the Europeans kept coming, pushing to the west.
    On Sunday, they rested from work and gathered at church. They remembered the Sabbath Day.
    In Charlotte, the owners of Ivey’s Store pulled the shades down and you couldn’t window shop on Sundays.
    It’s a shame restaurant owners think they can’t make it without alcohol sales.
    I don’t think alcohol should be the drawing card for the restaurants.

  • More foster homes needed for pets

    It is a heart-warming ending for the emaciated German shepherd that was cruelly pulled behind a vehicle. The Lancaster Humane Society embraced this boy and got him medical treatment and into a loving foster home. He will be treated for heartworms when he is strong enough.
    The outpouring of concern from folks shows how many animal lovers there are in Lancaster County. But the real picture is not so bright.

  • Understand the true meaning of Christmas

     I believe the lyrics from John Lennon, “So this is Christmas,” is an appropriate way to start this letter. It is Christmas all over the world. As I acknowledge this, I cannot help but wonder which country and who are the people who keep and honor Christmas in the most fitting way. Is it the United States? Is it the fact that we have 9 percent unemployment; due in part to the fact that so, so many of our Christmas gifts come from other countries?

  • What would world be without Jesus?

    The meaning of Christmas is Christ. What would this world have been without that precious baby who was born in a manger? He parted the waters, made water into wine, the blind to see, the cripple to walk and fed multitudes.
    Most of all he died for you and me. His name is Jesus – the greatest gift of all.

    Carl Miles
    Lancaster
     

  • You can always count on the left to brush aside facts

    Ann Coulter said it best in her column, “Once you go conservative black, you’d better watch your back.”
    What she means by this is the frenzy of coverage that Herman Cain has gotten for those so-called sexual harassment allegations. First off, there is not one shred of evidence brought forward so far against Mr. Cain. The credibility of these women is very suspect.

  • SCDOT needs to do better job of maintaining U.S. 521

    Editor’s note: Tom and Maryanne White  sent the following letter and photos to the Lancaster Maintenance Office of the S.C. Department of Transportation regarding the upkeep of U.S. 521 in Indian Land. The letter was sent in early November and, within days, the grass was mowed.

  • Roscoe’s record makes him elite football coach

    Every football fan in America knows that it is virtually impossible to win two state football championships in consecutive years. This is especially true in the competitive North Carolina AAA championship contest. However, former Lancaster High School coach Johnny Roscoe’s Northern Guilford Nighthawks accomplished this impossible task by defeating Shelby Crest High School by a score of 31 to 7 at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan Stadium.

  • Council should consider young person’s request

    I applaud the courage and determination of Dustin Owens, who met with Lancaster City Council to request its consideration of a facility for a skating center for the young people in the community. He used the proper procedure to voice the issue to council and presented the issue in a dignified and informed manner.
    He stated the reasons this issue should be given consideration by council members and also offered a solution to accept his idea. It might be a possibility this young man has a future in politics.