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Letters

  • Washington has a spending addiction

    I wish to respond to William Moore’s letter, “Mulvaney at forefront of incivility,” in the Jan. 21 edition of The Lancaster News.
    Have you ever been to  a tea party, Mr.Moore? Or are you assuming, as many others, that the tea party is a bunch of right wing loonies?
    I’ve been to all of the Lancaster tea parties and have certainly not seen any indication or suggestions of overthrow of the government. The tea party principles are limited government, fiscal responsibility, border security and national sovereignty.

  • Gregory proven conservation champion

    We are pleased that Greg Gregory has chosen to run again for the state Senate. Although we regret that his becoming a candidate necessitates his resignation from the Board of Conservation Voters, the Conservative Voters of South Carolina PAC is endorsing Gregory for election to the S.C. Senate District 16 seat.

  • Photo ID requirement threat to voter rights

    On behalf of the League of Women Voters, I write in strong opposition to Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 3003 that would require voters to obtain and show a valid government-issued photo ID when they exercise their constitutional right to vote.

  • St. Katherine annexation, rezoning not a good idea

    About two miles west of the Springs Memorial Hospital lie 121 acres of rolling hills covered in native hardwoods and planted pines. It is bounded on the west and north sides by more forest land, on the east by Cane Creek and the Forest Hills subdivision and on the south by a 10-family community called Partridge Hill. The only road access to the two tracts is through Partridge Hill from West Meeting Street. The land is owned by St. Katherine Properties LLC, a real estate developer out of Charlotte.

  • Lancaster residents need to oppose landfill

    Indian Land, Buford, Chester and Heath Springs have joined with Kershaw to oppose Waste Management Inc. contracting with Lancaster County for a Class 3 landfill. If approved, the Mining Road landfill would then be the second largest landfill in South Carolina.
    1. Lancaster County Council had Ordinance No. 155 rewritten to “clean up the language in the county’s code.” Ordinance No. 1073 eliminates all public notification. www.seelancastercountysc.net/council/ordinances and scroll down to 1073 and 1080

  • Landfill not a good thing for our county

    Editor’s note: Norm Zimmer sent this letter to County Council members.
    Many Lancaster County residents are dismayed about the proposed landfill and its enormous negative ramifications on our fair county. Besides the disturbing aspects involving secrecy about the project, we’ve learned that scores of garbage trucks will be a regular, constant and unwelcome sight on our scenic roads.

  • Hopkins not practicing what he preaches

    After reading Ronald Hopkins’ opinion, “To politicize shooting is unthinkable,” in the Jan. 21 edition of The Lancaster News, I was left with only one thing to say: Mr. Hopkins does not practice what he preaches.

    Stephen Winn
    Lancaster

  • McCoy should be our next senator

    The ball dropped in Times Square symbolizing the beginning of a new year. These are exciting times. An upset of business as usual occurred with the historic Nov. 2 elections. Some incumbents won back their seats, but there was a new wave of men and women who were elected for the first time.
    Eighty-five new congressmen, mostly tea party conservatives, were sworn into the 112th Congress in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5. We witnessed our S.C. Sen. Mick Mulvaney drop that title and become U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, 5th District.

  • In Defense of Act 388

    In the years since 2006, when the Legislature passed Act 388, I have seen endless editorials calling for repeal of the act. The act has only one flaw – the point of sale provision that mandates a reassessment to current market value upon transfer of ownership. This reassessment has resulted in the doubling and more of property taxes on transfer of property between relatives in the coastal communities and, frequently, a forced sale of the property because of inability to pay the tax.
    Act 388 did the following positive things:

  • Writer praises unsung heroes

    I would like to thank everyone who works at the Lancaster Convalescent Center who helped care for my mother, Sarah Mickles, during her stay there. They made her as comfortable as possible.
    I know there are a lot of unsung heroes, but your work and kindness are such a blessing to my mother and me. I want to give you a pat on the back.

    Teresa Mickles-Massey
    Lancaster