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Letters

  • Thieves steal recent grad’s four-wheeler

    Some low-life thieves recently stole a young man’s graduation gift from his father. It was a 6800-watt. four-wheeler chained in his yard at Baker Place.

    This young man went to school for 12 years to make something of himself. He already has a promising job and a great future.

    To the thieves, what kind of future do you have except for a life of crime? If you have children, I hope they don’t follow in your footsteps.

    Patty B. Walters

    Lancaster

  • Agency grateful for help with shoeboxes

    I would like to  thank all of the churches, schools, organizations and individuals that participated in the Shoebox for Senior’s Project in December 2013. This is a project sponsored by Lancaster County Council on Aging each year.
    Gifts are sent out to our home-delivered meal clients and if there are enough gifts we also give gifts to our group-dining clients. This year we were blessed with lots of gifts and also with lots of help.
    We received donations and help with getting bags ready for delivery from employees of Lennar Homes of Charlotte.

  • Time to get straight answers from Washington

    By golly I should have followed my Daddy’s advice about writing letters to a newspaper editor. “Son, when you write to a newspaper it’s sorta like leaving the chicken house gate open for the foxes to come a calling,” he said.

  • Nitpicking will only divide us

    I am writing in response to David Whiting’s letter, “It’s time to take back the South,” published in the Jan. 8 edition of The Lancaster News. There isn’t anything wrong with driving children to school. This is part of our freedom. We have a choice.

    Your opinions are yours. The South has never been taken away from Southerners. It’s here where it always was – it never moved.

  • County’s No. 1 priority should be jobs

    I enjoyed J.R. Wilt’s comments in his guest column, “What we should be doing,” regarding upscale retailers and housing in the Jan. 24 edition of The Lancaster News.

    Having worked for 50 years in retail management, I can tell you he is right on regarding his retail comments.

    I can also tell you that one of the best places we have lived in the past put in a 2-acre minimum to stop the uncontrolled growth.

  • Uncontrolled development hurts schools

    The problem is essentially that Lancaster County can approve new housing faster than the school system can raise money to build new schools.

    The morning of Jan. 13, Lancaster County School District and county officials met to discuss how uncontrolled development, particularly in Indian Land, is harming the Lancaster County school system.

    Reece Murphy wrote an excellent story in the Jan. 22 Carolina Gateway on the official version of what took place at that meeting. Essentially, the parties agreed to meet periodically and talk about the situation.

  • We must keep politics out of important decisions

    I read with interest William McGarry’s column, “Investment Commission needs reform,” about the S.C. Retirement System Commission in the Jan. 15 edition of The Lancaster News.

    Unlike Mr. McGarry, I am a retired public employee and for the last eight years have carefully followed every major piece of legislation that has passed the General Assembly concerning the S.C. retirement system.

  • North Elem. teachers to be commended

    Hold on there, I ain’t praising a troop of Yankee soldiers, but I gotta confess there is a bunch of seasoned troops who stand out in front of North Elementary School assisting young students entering and leaving vehicles.

    At the school’s entrance, they have an assembly line set up to get children out of or into their various forms of transportation.

    Seems like during fair and warm weather we, designated drivers of school-aged children, sorta take those teachers for granted.

  • Medicaid expansion needed

    Kudos to the letter from Ralph and Bonnie Lawrance of Indian Land in The Lancaster News regarding South Carolina’s refusal to join in the Medicaid Expansion Program.

    This is indeed a humanitarian issue, as it was pointed out that South Carolina has ranked near the

  • Take a look at how much S.C. spends on Medicaid

    I am confused. The Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare was promoted to help cover an estimated 30 million Americans without health insurance. Depending upon which source you accept, roughly 2.2 million people have signed up for health insurance.

    If you add the 5 million people whose policies were canceled because of Obamacare, the total uninsured is 35 million – plus or minus the 2 million who have signed up.

    Maybe I am not able to “cipher” as well as most, but it seems to me we have more uninsured now than before Obamacare went into effect.