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Letters

  • It is time to vote on the IL Fire Protection District

    Next Tuesday, on Jan. 18, in a non-binding, advisory referendum, registered voters in the Indian Land Fire District will be asked if Lancaster County Council should establish a fire protection district for the Indian Land area of Lancaster County (meaning the Indian Land Fire District) and fund that district through a fee ($75 per home; $75 per 2,500 square foot or fraction thereof for commercial).

  • America becoming a Third World country

    WSOC, CNN and FOX news stations recently said that Americans want to pay $4 a gallon for gas to show the world that we were doing great. I thought the Constitution was for the people not crap the people.
    We recently filled our car with gas and it cost $2.85 a gallon. BP assured Americans that it would pay for the damages from the Gulf Coast oil spill. I feel like we are the ones paying the cost.

  • Elite ruling class of atheists in charge

    Poll after poll reveals that 80 percent or more of Americans claim to be Christian.
    So now this Christian nation is ruled by an elite ruling class of atheists who “We the People” chose to represent us.
    Recently, our U.S. Congress proved this in a crowning act to choose evil over good by declaring God’s law to be wrong. Our military now must surrender to a minority of gay activists.
    I was in the military. The military is not a home base for righteous behavior.

  • Heath Springs monument for all veterans

    I would like to thank The Lancaster News for printing the photo of the veterans monument that will be built in Heath Springs. The caption with the picture tells readers that the Heath Springs Veterans Association plans to honor its veterans with an 18-foot monument.
    As Paul Harvey would say, “Now for the rest of the story.”
    This will be a veterans monument and not a memorial. The monument is for all Lancaster County veterans of all branches of service from the Spanish American War to the present day, which includes active-duty servicemen and women.

  • Reunion set for 360th Civil Affairs Brigade

    It has been more than 20 years since Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm took over as the No. 1 news story. The American military performed in a superb manner and the war was soon brought to a successful conclusion.
    The unit is preparing to have a reunion on March 26 to commemorate the end of the Desert Storm conflict and to gather as many of the former members together as possible.

  • SCDOT employees worked holidays to keep roads safe

    The dreams of a white Christmas were fulfilled for many South Carolinians this year, with snow beginning on Christmas Day in the upstate and moving throughout most of the state on Dec. 26.
    For S.C. Department of Transportation maintenance employees, a white Christmas means a working Christmas.
    Maintenance crews in 44 of the 46 counties worked over the holiday weekend, plowing snow from the roadways or placing anti-icing chemicals on roads and bridges in an effort to prevent ice from developing.

  • Spratt has done outstanding job of serving district, nation

    During the past year, we have been very critical of U.S. Congressman John Spratt and his voting record.
    In fact, we have written several letters to the editor expressing our displeasure. We strongly believed Mr. Spratt had been mistakenly following Nancy Pelosi’s lead in recent years on the many bills being considered in Congress.

  • Thanks to all who helped Friends Used Book Room

    Thanks from the Friends of the Del Webb Library Used Book Room for supporting our holiday book sale Dec. 4.
    Our sale total for books, calendars and bookmarks was $543, which easily surpassed our December 2009 sale total of $300.
    Also a tremendous thanks to those of you who became generous members in 2010, supported us with your book donations and, of course, those of you who made regular purchases.

  • Man grateful for gift of life

    Christmas is a time for giving. But for me, I can’t separate Christmas from Thanksgiving for I feel this is a time for giving gifts and for giving thanks.
    In August of 2009, I received the greatest gift that anyone can get – the gift of life.
    A transplanted kidney, donated by a wonderful friend, has given me a new lease on life, the prospect of more Christmas seasons to come and another huge reason to be thankful.

  • Santa Train success due to support of community

    On Dec. 4 and 5, the city of Lancaster hosted the annual Santa Train Express. Because of the generous contributions of the L&C Railroad, Lancaster County, Duke Energy, Comporium Communications and Mayor Ann Taylor of Heath Springs, the Santa Express served more than 600 people. Children of all ages enjoyed two days of taking the Lancaster & Chester Railroad train from the South Pole (Lancaster Depot) to the North Pole (Heath Springs) for a Christmas experience.