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Letters

  • Tax day is an opportunity to reflect

     April 15 is a day many of us have come to dread – Tax Day. It’s the deadline for millions of Americans to file their taxes and turn over their hard-earned money to the government. Actually, the federal government extended this year’s tax deadline to April 18.

  • Writer upset about infant left in car

    This is an open letter to the woman who neglected her child at the Murphy gas station on the S.C. 9 Bypass about 5:30 p.m. on March 25. You were driving a green Honda.
    Did you even watch your infant when I was pumping gas and heard him/her screaming from the back seat while you were making your purchase inside the store?
    Did you notice when I looked for you and then when I finished pumping my gas I walked inside and saw you still at the counter while my son watched your car?

  • Couple praises work crew

    Recently, Lancaster County Maintenance Department, special projects, did some work on our road. The work crew spent about three weeks in March working on Leadoff Road replacing pipes in a creek bed under the road continuing onto our property.
    I would like to give John Robinson and his crew a pat on the back. They did an excellent job. We have some good hard workers there. I’m sure they don’t get the recognition they deserve, but this time they are. The guys also were very considerate of us as property owners.

  • Guardian ad Litem seeks volunteers

    In 2010, more than 9,000 South Carolina children were abused or neglected by their own families. The actual figure is probably much higher, as this number represents only those children involved in the family court system. There are cases of abuse or neglect in every county of the state.
    As caring and concerned citizens, we must do everything in our power to protect and nurture these vulnerable children. S.C. law requires a volunteer guardian ad litem be appointed for any child whose family is involved with the Department of Social Services through the family court system.

  • Great American Cleanup set for Saturday

    Indian Land’s participation in the Great American Cleanup kicks off on Saturday, as the Indian Land Community Clean-up Week begins. Volunteers will be throughout the Indian Land community during the week of April 2-9 picking up litter discarded on our local roads. Please slow down and drive carefully when you see volunteers.

  • Help needed with Family Promise fundraiser

    Almost a year ago, Family Promise had a huge yard sale that was very prosperous. Along with the much needed funds that were raised, there was more awareness and appreciation gained throughout Lancaster County and even Chester County.

  • Reckless tax cuts root of the problem

    I feel I must respond to Congressman Mick Mulvaney’s column, “Mulvaney explains what  government shutdown means,” published in the March 11 edition of The Lancaster News.
    That same column appeared in several others papers across the area.
    I do find it odd that Mulvaney’s opinions seem to be aired regularly in some papers, but not in my local Rock Hill Herald.
    I would like to address some of the congressman’s opinions about why the federal government is spending too much money.

  • 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