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Letters

  • Please require developers to preserve green space

    I really hope that all the new development in Indian Land will be thoughtfully laid out.
    As green space is lost, I hope developers will be expected to build it into their new plazas, sidewalks and community-type centers of gathering.
    I am thinking of playgrounds with tables and chairs so folks can gather and talk by fountains, while their kids play in green areas.
    It would be unfortunate if Indian Land becomes yet another concrete jungle.

    Becky Moore
    Indian Land

  • Writer praises A.R. Rucker Middle School

    I would like to congratulate several people at A.R. Rucker Middle School. First is Adam Bailey who was the Spelling Bee champ.
    I congratulate Principal Phil Mickles, his staff and all the parents who stand behind their children when the going gets tough. They support their children all the way through.
    My neighbor’s daughter was chosen for The Emerging Young Leaders for academics program that extends achievement through leadership, education, civic engagement and character. She is also a student at A.R. Rucker.

  • Sunday alcohol sales petition needs signatures

    It has been awhile since the community has addressed the petition drive that is under way. This is an initiative to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in restaurants on Sundays in Lancaster County. No full-service restaurant from the big chains to an upscale small restaurant will consider a location in our area without this much-needed change.  
    Why do we need it, you may ask. Well, plain and simple, it is this:
    u We are losing money to other counties.
    u Increase in new restaurants and job opportunities

  • Dangerous dog laws need to be tightened

    I felt such compassion for the Landires after reading “Dog bite saga leaves Indian Land family upset” in the Feb. 11 edition. I’m fed up with the constant stories of these horrible dog attacks.
    It sounds like the dangerous-dog ordinance is like so many other antiquated local laws that were created for times when Indian Land and Lancaster County were sparsely populated and very rural.  
    With a heavy increase in population, the rules of any community need to be adjusted to protect the safety and peaceful existence of all.

  • Dump Obamacare, concentrate on budget

    Doug Huffstetler’s letter to the editor, “Mulvaney not practicing what he preaches,” regarding Rep. Mulvaney’s health care is what I would call classic jealous Democrat whining.
    Why does the writer not also consider federal, state and local union employees, who profess to want to serve us, but do not want the same benefit expense we have? Hypocrites.

  • Race car drivers don’t need millions of dollars

    I’m a resident of Lancaster, but right now I am at the Myrtle Beach. I buy The Sun News while I’m at the beach.
    I recently read in the sports section where our tax dollars are being spent or given to race car drivers for advertisement. Dale Earnhardt Jr. got $20 million; Ryan Newman received $7.4 million and A.J. Allemendinger got $1.6 million. This was justified by saying it is necessary for recruiting. As far as I know, they have recruiting offices in towns over our United States. This is another excuse for foolish spending.

  • There is a Democrat option on April 12

    April 12 is only a few weeks away and the voters of Lancaster County will be making a choice as to whom they want to represent them in the S.C. Senate District 16 seat. This Senate seat is important for several reasons, especially the redistricting of the state since the last census. The other is finding ways to make our state solvent with a responsible and moral budget. Our budget woes should not be solved on the backs of our elderly, disabled and less fortunate. These are only a couple of reasons to put right thinking and responsible people in these offices to represent us.

  • Writer questions costs of projects

    I would like to thank Will Tindal for his column, “Emperor has no clothes.” Taxpayers need to know what is going on with their money.
    County Council needs to remember where they came from before they give our tax dollars away. I was at the action council meeting on March 7 and overheard Keith Tunnel, president of Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., patting himself on the back about Lancaster County having four projects going on at the same time. He said this has never happened before. I never heard about what it cost taxpayers.

  • Honest debate not an option anymore

    In Ken Blinko’s recent letter, he said that I call the left “disgusting” and “insane” shutting down debate right away. Yes, the word “disgusting” was used, but in regard to when the left came right out, without any facts, and blamed conservatives for the Arizona shooting. Sorry, but the word fits when you do something like that.
    As for the word “insane,” I didn’t call the left insane, though many would, I used it in the context of them trying to connect the incident to Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and such.

  • Old-fashioned still beautiful

    It was sad to read that the flower beds in front of City Hall on South Catawba Street must be removed. Many of us recall, through the years, the hours Jo Williams spent lovingly caring for the beds and roses. She devoted much of her life to the beautification and historical preservation of Lancaster.
    I hope that some of the roses she planted, or at least one, can be retained and displayed in memory of Jo Williams, the “Rose Lady.”
    Old-fashioned is still beautiful!

    Patsy Dabney
    Lancaste