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Letters

  • LHS Class of 1951 enjoyed 60th reunion

    The Lancaster High School Class of 1951 held its 60th reunion June 4, 2011. Some traveled many miles to attend. They included LeJeune Davis from Texas, Bill Sistare from Florida, Johnny Blackmon Ghent, Nancy Criminger Sinclair and Johnny Willis from North Carolina, Mary Ann McWaters Wade and Mary Frances Evans from Columbia, Norma Whaley Richardson from Easley, Jimmie Durst Tardogna and Julie Sinclair Gasque from Rock Hill.

  • Adoption organizers grateful for support

    The County of Lancaster Animal Welfare Support (CLAWS) adoption/donation drive at Lancaster Animal Control on Saturday was great. There may not have been as many people turn up as we would have liked, but those who came were very giving.
    There were six adoptions – two cats, two kittens and two dogs. More than $200 in supplies was donated. More than $500 was also donated to CLAWS.

  • Afternoon matinee a hit with children and adults

    Hats off to See Lancaster’s Performing Arts Series for bringing Sunday matinees to Lancaster.
    On June 5, the summer matinees kicked off at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium with an outstanding play, “The Commedia Princess and The Pea,” presented by The Children’s Theatre’s Tarradiddle Players.
    From what I understand, the Tarradiddle Players travel North and South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia, performing well-known plays.

  • Writer grateful for teachers

    I want to thank Buford Child Development Center.
    The teachers, Judy Jackson and Aubrey Adams, have been very helpful in helping Hailey Altman get ready for kindergarten. They have gotten her well rounded academically and socially.
    Hailey loves her teachers. We are proud of her and them.

    Kathy Ferrill
    Lancaster

  • Time we remembered strength of our past 

    Thank you Grady Robinson of Heath Springs for your timely letter “Where did you go, Uncle Sam?” in the May 29, 2011 edition of The Lancaster News.
    I enjoyed Mr. Robinson’s letter so much, gosh, I wish I had written it.  I think it’s time we remembered our past and the symbols which were used to display our resolve.

  • We need to know if state for or against jobs

    South Carolina has one of the weakest governors in the nation, going back to post-reconstruction and the Constitution of 1895.
    However, the one aspect of the office in which the governor has full power or parity with other states is in the area of commerce and economic development.
    Why then will Gov. Nikki Haley not take a stand on the economic importance of Amazon’s location in South Carolina?

  • Residents need jobs, not higher taxes and fees

    I would like to address Lancaster County Council members: How do you expect people to pay more property taxes and road fees when they can’t afford to feed themselves. Steve Willis, if you don’t lose your county administrator job when Lancaster County goes broke, are you going to pay the extra $5 road fee for everyone?
    Why doesn’t council work as hard to bring jobs to Lancaster as it does trying to squeeze everyone for more money?

    Jean Melton
    Lancaster
     

  • Tax increases, substandard services not options

    I read about proposed tax increases and it appears that again government thinks that the Obama propaganda about the recesssion being over is true.  
    Foreclosures continue, sales lag, home values continue to drop, unemployment remains very high as do oil prices and the federal debt ceiling has been hit.

  • Council should cut spending, not raise taxes

    I personally think homeowners pay enough taxes on their property. Lancaster County Council should look for ways elsewhere for the extra money they feel like they need.
    The federal government feels that the cost of living hasn’t increased therefore senior citizens who depend mostly on Social Security for their income haven’t received a raise in more than two years and I understand that we won’t get one this year either.

  • County should provide funeral escorts

    I would like to address an issue with Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile. I think it is pretty bad when you will no longer provide an officer escort for a funeral.
    It is bad enough when people don’t respect a funeral line to stop when they meet one. But to not have an officer at intersections and stoplights has just about hit the bottom of the bucket.
    Not everyone can afford to hire an officer to guide traffic for them.  
    Pete Melton
    Lancaste