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Letters

  • 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
     

  • Those on Social Security deserve pay increase

    The cost of everything is going up. Those of us on Social Security have been denied a cost of living increase for the last two years. That is not right. The lawmakers do not have to suffer; we who are on Social Security do. We deserve a cost of living increase just like the individuals who work. We should not be denied what we are entitled to.
    A lot of the people on Social Security live in poverty anyway. Why are the lawmakers who are living high off the hog denying the elderly and the disabled what we are entitled to?

  • City, county should have done better job with roads

    I am writing concerning the way the city of Lancaster and and the county responded to the recent snow and ice storm. The roads in Lancaster were in bad condition. Some form of salt should have been applied to the roads earlier. Even dirt would have been better than nothing.
    It is time for a change. The schools were closed all week due to this. There has to be a better way to take control of the situation. Where we live, we were stuck in our own yards for two days. I was unable to go to work until Friday.

  • Woman grateful for man’s help

    I went outside about noon on Jan. 14 to get my newspaper out of the box. There was ice on my ramp and I couldn’t get back in the house. There was a young man driving a S.C. Department of Transportation truck who saw my struggling and stopped to help me.
    I didn’t get his name, but I want to say a big thank you to him. He was so nice and helpful. People do care.

    T. Craig
    Heath Springs
     

  • To politicize shooting is unthinkable

    With this horrible shooting in Arizona the left has come out again and is showing its true, disgusting nature. They have come out and have tried to show a connection to Sarah Palin, and the tea party. This is insanity. There is no connection between these two and this sick demented person.

  • Shooting an example of government dissatisfaction

    The shooting of a congresswoman in Arizona is the latest episode of an individual’s dissatisfaction with government. The media, able to produce an analyst at the sound of a shot, is quick to label the cause, be it the president, a former governor or White House wannabe down to the guy at the convenience store who raises the price of regular gasoline because some oil company executive needs to sweeten his bottom line.

  • Mulvaney at forefront of incivility

    Trust The Lancaster News to turn the Tucson, Ariz., tragedy into another feel-good moment for U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.
    In an article on Jan. 12, Mulvaney claimed to be shocked by the carnage that resulted in six deaths, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old, and 14 injuries, including the critical wounding of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
    In truth, Mulvaney has been at the forefront of the terrible incivility in politics that may have contributed to the Arizona attack.

  • Welcome to Obamacare

    Welcome to Obamacare 

    In response to Angelo Constantine’s letter asking why the state will no longer pay Medicare premiums for seniors: Welcome to Obamacare!

     

    Linda Malick

     Indian Land