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Letters

  • Letter: Thanks from Fort Lawn Community Center

    The Fort Lawn Community Center would like to thank the following individuals for their time and many efforts benefiting our fourth annual Spring Festival held April 16.
    Even though the threat of severe weather hampered the number of visitors, we still consider the event a huge success and the total amount of income earned from the festival was $9,570.75.

  • Letter: Sheriff: Thank a law officer during National Police Week

    I’d like to encourage everyone to take a minute to recognize our local law enforcement officers during National Police Week, which runs May 15-21.
    Give them a pat on the back and thank them for the selfless jobs they do for this community each day. They face many unknown risks and challenges and their sacrifice and service is often taken for granted.
    Show your support and let a deputy, police officer, highway patrolman, wildlife officer or corrections officer know just how much their work means to you this week.

  • Letter: Pleasant Valley Fire Dept. seeks former chiefs’ photos

    I am writing in reference to the letters about the lack of historical pictures in the new Pleasant Valley Fire Department station. I am sorry people have hard feelings about this.  
    We could not locate a picture of Mr. Crawford, who was a fire chief years ago. The only picture we received was with a group of people and we couldn’t use it.  
    Jerry Kessiah was also a Pleasant Valley fire chief years ago. He had two daughters that we don’t know whom they married, so we don’t have a last name for either.

  • Letter: Thank you to all who helped with fundraiser for Andy Green

    Miracles happen when you have enough people believing, because of three things God gave us all – faith, hope and love. And the most important of these is love.
    That is what the ladies of Allure Beauty have most in their hearts and that is love, for they gave their love so that Andy Chance Green and his parents could have a true blessing in their lives.
    Delois, Ashley, Joni, Stacy, Teresa and Jana held a successful bake sale and fundraiser for Andy.
    We would like to thank everyone who brought baked goods for the bake sale.

  • Letter: Open letter to mayor and City Council

    I was shocked today (May 8) when I attended the worship service at my church, First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Gay St., Lancaster. As is the custom of our church, weekly worship services are held at 11 a.m. each Sunday. God had blessed this Mother’s Day with a beautiful, sunny day.
    As our services began, a pressure wash motor was started across the street, directly in front of the church. When I opened the front doors and looked out, there sat a truck backed up to the Arts Council building. The workman began to clean the building.

  • Bin Laden’s death brings relief to local family

    Thank you for this opportunity to share our thoughts with you regarding this matter:

  • Clemson’s priorities are athletics, not academics

    Clemson’s priorities are athletics, not academics

    Clemson University’s Will To Lead capital campaign will allocate $200 million to 400 scholarship athletes ($500,000 per athlete) and $400 million to 16,000 non-athletes ($25,000 per student), a 20 to 1 ratio. 

    Incredibly, Clemson has spent $120 million during the past 10 years on athletic facilities or $1 million per month.

  • Friends keep friends voting

    As an elected official, I am aware how hard it can be to get some people interested in voting. In 1973, when I was able to register to vote, I had no interest whatsoever in doing so.
    My best friend, Randolph English, said, “If you do not vote, I have nothing more to say to you.”
    To maintain our friendship, in 1988, 15 years after I was eligible to register, I did so and have been an active participant ever since.

  • Employees should be allowed to attend services

    It is so sad when Christian employees who want to attend church on Sundays but cannot because they have to work. Some people say these employees should stand up to their boss and demand they that they be off. If you want to keep your job, you can’t do that. People have to make a living. And that is not easy in this day and time.
    It’s especially tough for these people when they have to work on Christmas and Easter. Usually stores are not that busy during church service times.

  • Daughter grateful for her father’s recognition  

    I am writing, first, to thank my Aunt Agnes Crawford Conway for the letter she wrote about my father concerning the history of the Pleasant Valley Fire Department.
    My father was the fire chief from 1956 until he and my mother’s deaths in an auto accident in 1971. This history was documented in a cookbook published in 1988 or 1989.
    I can remember the men who were so committed to the fire department at that time. Most of them are gone now, but some of their wives are still with us today.