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Letters

  • Slagle’s niece grateful for recognition

    I would like to thank Don McCorkle for his Veteran’s Day editorial remembering “Ol’ Harry Slagle.” Harry was my uncle, my mother’s brother, and they were very close.
    Harry loved “Happy Acres” and he spent three-fourths of the year there. In the winter months, he lived in a small camper next to our house so Mama could cook for him and make sure he was warm.
    Harry never talked about his experience as a POW and he lived a very simple, almost secluded life.

  • It's time for winners to get to work

    I got up morning of Nov. 3 to see that the Republicans have won back the U.S. House. Good, now let’s get back to work on fixing America.
    OK, you’ve won. But if you go back to the days when Republicans had control over both House and Senate – when nothing was accomplished but spending, spending, spending – you will be held accountable for what you do.
    The spending started under President George W. Bush. He was not a true conservative, and the Obama administration added turbo spending.

  • True measure of our country's strength

    Years ago, I had an opportunity to instruct a young girl whose parents were from another country. During my time with her, I learned a lot about her and her family. She told me a story that stayed with me through the years.

  • Sunday alcohol sales just a tax revenue issue

    In response to Heather Breedlove’s letter regarding Sunday alcohol sales, I’d first like to say, I find its placement on the page ironic, if not comical, right next to the article entitled “Chamber wants you to Think Lancaster First.”
    Secondly, I must say I find it bewildering how Ms. Breedlove tries to make a connection between so many random things and Sunday alcohol sales.
    As far as U.S. 521 turning into a major thoroughfare with stop lights and heavy traffic flow, that ship sailed when Walmart broke ground.

  • Line at ILHS kept couple from voting

    My husband and I are senior citizens, retired and living in Cobblestone. We have both voted since we have been able to, in many states throughout our married life, as my husband is retired military (U.S. Coast Guard) and we’ve lived in many places.

  • We must stop domestic violence

    Imagine, your mother, daughter, sister, relative or close friend being beaten by her spouse or boyfriend.
    Imagine severe bruises on her face and body where she was punched over and over again. Imagine being hauled around with a gun held to her head.
    Imagine her having to go to work or school where she had to face co-workers and classmates. Imagine everyone talking about her but no one offers to help her.
    Imagine three months later she was found dead, beaten and raped by her partner. Imagine what you could have done to help her.

  • Former trooper defends his recreational activity

  • Educate people about government, Constitution

    Sure, this election is historic on several fronts, but this is not a time to back-slap ourselves silly. There’s enough wrong that has to be fixed in all areas of state and federal government.
    Take a quick look at the people of South Carolina. I’m totally confounded how 308,000 South Carolinians could seriously review their ballots and still select the likes of Alvin Green to be their representative. It’s disturbing. Talking heads say “they obviously voted a straight ticket.”  

  • Red Ventures rejects people with Lancaster addresses

    I have read several opinion columns about Red Ventures’ entrance to Indian Land. I am an insurance professional who is licensed in 11 states to sell life, accident and health insurance.

  • Writer: Mayor Shaw is an 'honest man'

    Congratulations to Wilma Blackmon on the letter she wrote on Mayor Joe Shaw. He is a very dedicated mayor and an honest man.
    My personal experience is I was eating in a restaurant in Lancaster. When I got to the cashier with my tray, I did not have any money. I had to tell the cashier to hold my tray until I found my wallet.
    Mayor Shaw and his loving wife, Charlotte, came to my aid. He offered to pay for my lunch. I told him I had just been to the bank, so his wife said, “Let’s go to the car and look.” There was my wallet on the front seat.