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Letters

  • Letter: Pleasant Valley Fire Dept. seeks former chiefs’ photos

    I am writing in reference to the letters about the lack of historical pictures in the new Pleasant Valley Fire Department station. I am sorry people have hard feelings about this.  
    We could not locate a picture of Mr. Crawford, who was a fire chief years ago. The only picture we received was with a group of people and we couldn’t use it.  
    Jerry Kessiah was also a Pleasant Valley fire chief years ago. He had two daughters that we don’t know whom they married, so we don’t have a last name for either.

  • Letter: Thank you to all who helped with fundraiser for Andy Green

    Miracles happen when you have enough people believing, because of three things God gave us all – faith, hope and love. And the most important of these is love.
    That is what the ladies of Allure Beauty have most in their hearts and that is love, for they gave their love so that Andy Chance Green and his parents could have a true blessing in their lives.
    Delois, Ashley, Joni, Stacy, Teresa and Jana held a successful bake sale and fundraiser for Andy.
    We would like to thank everyone who brought baked goods for the bake sale.

  • Letter: Open letter to mayor and City Council

    I was shocked today (May 8) when I attended the worship service at my church, First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Gay St., Lancaster. As is the custom of our church, weekly worship services are held at 11 a.m. each Sunday. God had blessed this Mother’s Day with a beautiful, sunny day.
    As our services began, a pressure wash motor was started across the street, directly in front of the church. When I opened the front doors and looked out, there sat a truck backed up to the Arts Council building. The workman began to clean the building.

  • Bin Laden’s death brings relief to local family

    Thank you for this opportunity to share our thoughts with you regarding this matter:

  • Clemson’s priorities are athletics, not academics

    Clemson’s priorities are athletics, not academics

    Clemson University’s Will To Lead capital campaign will allocate $200 million to 400 scholarship athletes ($500,000 per athlete) and $400 million to 16,000 non-athletes ($25,000 per student), a 20 to 1 ratio. 

    Incredibly, Clemson has spent $120 million during the past 10 years on athletic facilities or $1 million per month.

  • Friends keep friends voting

    As an elected official, I am aware how hard it can be to get some people interested in voting. In 1973, when I was able to register to vote, I had no interest whatsoever in doing so.
    My best friend, Randolph English, said, “If you do not vote, I have nothing more to say to you.”
    To maintain our friendship, in 1988, 15 years after I was eligible to register, I did so and have been an active participant ever since.

  • Employees should be allowed to attend services

    It is so sad when Christian employees who want to attend church on Sundays but cannot because they have to work. Some people say these employees should stand up to their boss and demand they that they be off. If you want to keep your job, you can’t do that. People have to make a living. And that is not easy in this day and time.
    It’s especially tough for these people when they have to work on Christmas and Easter. Usually stores are not that busy during church service times.

  • Daughter grateful for her father’s recognition  

    I am writing, first, to thank my Aunt Agnes Crawford Conway for the letter she wrote about my father concerning the history of the Pleasant Valley Fire Department.
    My father was the fire chief from 1956 until he and my mother’s deaths in an auto accident in 1971. This history was documented in a cookbook published in 1988 or 1989.
    I can remember the men who were so committed to the fire department at that time. Most of them are gone now, but some of their wives are still with us today.

  • Letter writer apologizes for hurting family

    I’m sorry for the things I’ve put my family and their families through, as well as other families I’ve hurt in the process.
    And I want to reassure them that I will return to the person I was before I screwed up the last 15 years of my life.
    I want them to know that nothing was done intentionally to physically hurt anyone. But no excuses. I know, as well as you, that I can do better. And I will.
    God bless you all.

    RaShawn M. Peebles
    Lancaster
     

  • Businesses should value customer service

    Spring break finally arrived. I decided months ago it would be the perfect time to schedule doctor appointments for my teenage middle school daughter.
    Our dental exams were scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on April 18. Arriving 30 minutes early, I spoke with the lady at the front desk. She couldn’t find our appointment time or date. She repeatedly asked questions, constantly asking our last names. My daughter was a new patient, but I was not. She suggested I may be at the wrong doctor. I didn’t even know the doctor she mentioned.