.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Letters

  • Thank men, women who serve our country

    Our men and women fight under red, white and blue.
    They fight to defend me and you. A lot of them have gave their all. This country must never fall. We must defend her under all costs.
    America stands for what is right and to defend her, our men and women must fight.
    God bless our country, red, white and blue.
    And to all our servicemen and women, we thank you.

    Carl M. Miles
    Lancaster
     

  • Pennies today needed to buy necessities

    Rosemary Whitlock’s fine article on the funding for our new courthouse leaves me sorta wondering.
    The days she recalls, when leftover pennies were shoved aside, have changed some.
    Pennies are now saved in Mason jars and counted out when the heel in the bread loaf is all that remains.
    W.B. Evans
    Lancaster

  • 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.