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Letters

  • Grateful that Abbotts will continue therapy

    Having read with interest the article about negotiations between the University of South Carolina Lancaster and the hospital regarding the possible transfer of therapy program, I was happy to learn that I can seamlessly continue my physical therapy with Jimmy and Erica Abbott.

    They have provided me with professional, thorough and compassionate care for various problems for several years.

  • County treasurer listening to you

    As part of my promise to improve the outreach of the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office, I’ve enjoyed publishing these updates about what we do in the office and giving out practical advice about your taxes, as well as information about upcoming deadlines.

    While it’s important to talk about what we’re doing at the Treasurer’s Office, it’s even more important to listen to the taxpayers we serve. I invite you to send your questions, comments and thoughts to me directly via email at carriehelms@lancaster countysc.net.

  • Lucas family grateful for support after fire

    The Lucas family experienced a devastating house fire on Jan. 25. The fire created huge damage, leaving a family of six without a home. Everyone got out safe, but they lost their home.

    But the community – individuals, churches and businesses – responded immediately with necessities for the family.

    We are so grateful to the outpouring of support from everyone. We thank you all. Your special ways and generous heart make a beautiful difference.

    May the Lord bless you.

    The Lucas family:

  • Christians must stand up to atheists

    Atheists are trying to keep a cross from being erected at the 911 Memorial site. We, who love Jesus, must take a stand against this.

    Atheists have their rights, but they shouldn’t push them on us.

    We, who believe, must stand up for our rights, also.

    Carl Miles

    Lancaster

  • Winthrop should stick to education, not football

    Now Winthrop University is thinking about adding football to their course offerings.

    Why in heaven’s name do the taxpayers of South Carolina need another football program? 

    I realize Winthrop has the stigma of being labeled a girls school, but wouldn’t a college dedicated to education serve us better?

    Adding new facilities, coaching staff, scholarships and conference membership during difficult times just doesn’t seem a wise choice.

    W.B. Evans

    Lancaster

  • Vegetarians live longer

    A recent issue of Time magazine cites several reasons for vegetarians living longer. The article was prompted by a report in American Medical Association’s Internal Medicine that a vegetarian diet lowers blood pressure, a key factor in risk of heart failure and stroke.

  • Dangerous driving and riding conditions

    If you have never driven or ridden on Taxahaw Road from S.C. 522 Grill to S.C. 265 then consider yourself fortunate. Count your blessings that you have not had the pleasure of hitting a pothole so deep that it warped your rim and busted the tire.

    This stretch of road is in such terrible shape that you feel like you are NASCAR racing because you are switching lanes to avoid potholes.

  • Writer: Powers didn’t grow up in poverty

    I read nearly every reader letter that is published. Some I find interesting, mainly those that help to educate and/or enlighten me. Others I find myself feeling empty, noting that reading them took time out of my life that I can never regain.

  • The ongoing nightmare of meat recalls

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is still expanding the list of retailers carrying meat unfit for human consumption to Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and 970 locations in California alone.

    About 8.7 million pounds were shipped all through 2013 by Rancho Feeding 

    Corporation of Petaluma, Calif.

    The recall comes in the wake of USDA’s new “inspection” program that allows the meat industry to increase speed of processing lines and replace federal inspectors with plant employees.

  • Kershaw needs to follow Panhandle’s strategy

    The good folks down in Kershaw have realized what most of us south of S.C. 75 have known for quite a while.

    It ain’t politically correct to deny money and services to the folks at the Gateway of Lancaster County.

    If they don’t get action, they complain and come in droves to County Council meetings and their gripes are printed in our local newspaper.

    Politicians don’t like poor press and to remain in office they gotta grease that wheel.