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Letters

  • White Oak grateful for act of kindness

    On behalf of all of our residents, their family members and our employees, White Oak Manor-Lancaster would like to extend a very warm thank you to Home Depot of Lancaster for its recent act of kindness. 
    The flower beds installed by Team Home Depot are absolutely a welcome addition to our facility. Their thoughtfulness and attention to detail continue to amaze everyone who has been out to see the gardens.=

  • Stradford makes us proud to be Americans

    I was privileged recently to meet an outstanding citizen of our community. I would like to recognize him and thank him publicly for his kindness and generosity.
    While there are many among us who would do us harm and whose troubled lives are constantly in the headlines, this gentleman, through word and deed, demonstrated all that is noble and good about himself and so many others like him in our community.

  • PTSD vets don't shoot each other with paint balls

    I am writing regarding the Oct. 20th article, “Former trooper helps others cope with stress disorder.”
    John Rutledge Jr. was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when someone shot into his brick house when he was not at home.
    I am a Vietnam veteran, who was wounded twice and also diagnosed with PTSD. I know many fellow veterans, who are suffering with PTSD. We all agree that we don’t go out on weekends and shoot each other with paint-ball guns.

  • Series on firefighters was 'excellent'

    The Lancaster News series on Lancaster County firefighters was excellent.
    I have enjoyed reading about each departmentin our county.
    We’ve learned how they managed their many problems, the way they survived under sometimes terrible conditions and their willingness to set a goal and exceed that goal.

  • What is a fire protection district?

    On Oct. 26, Lancaster County Council adopted Resolution No. 737 to begin the process of establishing a fire protection district for the Indian Land Fire District, coupled with the abolishment of three special tax districts.
    A non-binding, advisory referendum will be held on Jan. 18, 2011, for all registered voters in the Indian Land Fire District.
    What is a fire protection district and what will it mean to me? That’s a big question and not one that can be answered quickly.

  • Fire chiefs conference a source of pride

    I hope that you saw the fire trucks on display at the west end of the campus of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. They were there for the annual conference of the South Carolina fire chiefs. The fire trucks were magnificent in their splendor, all shined and polished, fit for a presidential inaugural parade.

  • Provide firefighters with gear to perform their duties

    The establishment of an Indian Land fire protection district is essential to the well-being of our residents and firefighters.
    As a retired career firefighter who served for 28 years, I can attest to the need for proper equipment and manpower to perform firefighting duties.
    The profession is risky enough, but without adequate gear and extra hands the firefighters are exposed unnecessarily to considerable additional danger.
    The Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department is underfunded and understaffed.

  • We should take responsibility for actions

    Does anyone have respect for other people’s property? I know most people do, but there are many who don’t. I work at the Food Lion in Lancaster Square and park my truck in about the same place everyday. I work hard to pay for it, the insurance and other expenses.
    On Sept. 15, I was in the store working, when one of the employees who happened to be outside on break, came and told me someone had just backed into my truck. She and a few other people witnessed the incident.

  • Bronze vases stolen from grave sites

    We found numerous grave sites where bronze memorial vases have been stolen during the weekend of Oct. 15-17 at Lancaster Memorial Park.
    If anyone noticed someone taking or acting suspicious at the cemetery during that weekend, please call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 283-3388.
    If you are visiting a loved one, please stay alert and safe, but report anything you see that is unusual.  If someone is leaving a grave site carrying a bronze vase that is very unusual.

  • Don't make promises you are not going to keep

    Nov. 2 is election day. Why is this day so important? We, the people of the United States, have no say no matter who gets elected. Once elected, officials let the promises they made go out the window.
    The concern of the American people has no meaning. Our interest is not even considered. We need education for our children, not closed schools.
    We need jobs, not restored buildings. Why restore history when our children are losing their right to be taught history.
    We’ve been promised jobs by every official on a ballot, yet we still have high unemployment.