• Letter: Sheriff thanks all law officers for service to community

    This week is National Police Week, a time set aside every year to remember police officers who have given their lives in sacrifice to their communities. I wanted to take a moment to express my own gratitude for the officers in Lancaster County, as well as the rest of the state of South Carolina and across the nation.

  • Letter: Bathroom solution: 1-hole Porta-Johns

    Our lame duck president fired a cannonball across the bow of the Good Ship Lollipop to show us that he still has a final card up his sleeve.
    At my age and biological gender, I qualify as a male man and am restricted to “Men’s Only restrooms.” For bunches of years that was the going rule.

  • Letter: Lucas rips Haley on farm bill veto

    Editor’s note: The S.C. House voted 112-2 Tuesday to override Gov. Nikki Haley’s veto of legislation that would provide $40 million in grants to help the state’s farmers recover from last year’s floods. Republican House Speaker Jay Lucas, whose District 65 includes parts of eastern Lancaster County, wrote this in reaction to the override.

  • Letter: Main Street needs someone to invest

    At those Chamber of Commerce get-togethers, you reckon some mention could be directed to Lancaster’s Main Street?
    Why is the spiffy-looking American Legion fairground area so seldom used? Why no fancy lights along our row of banks coming into town?
    Somebody must still own the old empty buildings on Main. Couldn’t the city ask the owners to spread a little cheerful paint on the exteriors, and drop the tax millage a little?

  • Letter: City too generous with tax-funded health benefits

    Editor’s note: This letter responds to a story about a 35 percent increase in health care premiums for the city of Lancaster and its employees.

    The front page of Wednesday’s edition must be an error! President Obama said we were going to save $2,500 per year with his Obamacare scam.
    I also think it is absurd that the city is paying 75 percent of the cost of employee health insurance, when most private sector jobs have barely 60 percent of the cost paid by their employers.
    Just more fleecing of the taxpayers.

  • Letter: To save a life, adopt a pet

    I am writing this letter on behalf of all animals in kill shelters. Our animals are being murdered. I beg the public to adopt these animals.
    I had one of the smartest cats to ever live. He could talk. His voice is on file with UNC Charlotte. He was on the TV show “That’s Incredible.” He made national news. YouTube search “Blackie the Talking Cat, Cat vs. Court” on your computer.
    But this letter is not about my cat. It is to save animals from kill shelters. Animals have personalities, just like humans.

  • Letter: Thanks for the fond memories of childhood marble shooting

    I would like to thank Mr. W.B. Evans for his May 1 article concerning the sometimes-ruthless game of “keepers” marble shooting. It brought back some fond and funny memories to this 66-year-old, and my right thumbnail still retains that shooter’s indented groove.

    Sam Wilson

  • Letter: I know something about law enforcement officers

    I am responding to Michael Jedson’s letter in Friday’s paper about the Billy McCoy situation, which called me uninformed about police procedures.
    My father was W.M. “Doc” Estridge. He was a city and county police officer from the 1950s until he retired in the ‘70s. My son, Deputy James Brent McCants, was 23 years old when he was shot and murdered on Dave Lyle Boulevard in Rock Hill in the line of duty on Sept. 25, 1992. Brent was a sheriff’s deputy for York County. He also worked for the city of Rock Hill.

  • Letter: Voters likely won’t forgive candidate McCoy’s missteps

    The attack on Brian Melton in Friday’s newspaper is another example of what we have come to expect from rabid left-wing Democratic operatives like Michael Jedson.
    Mr. Jedson and his ilk preach tolerance, but only insofar as those who agree with them. Anyone who disagrees with the liberal orthodoxy of the day is immediately branded as an intolerant bigot.

  • Letter: On bathroom bill, safety comes first

    Phil Noble’s column about the “bathroom bill” in your April 22 paper is correct on one thing, but then totally wrong on the main issue.
    Yes, we shouldn’t have law enforcement checking people going into restrooms. They have enough to do now. But Mr. Noble writes, “…why don’t we let everyone decide for themselves which bathroom to use.”