• I believe in American blue collar workers

    Exactly 46 years ago, I chose not to go to University of South Carolina, but to go to Midlands Tech to begin my journey and become a tool and die maker. I come from a long line of hard-working farmers and carpenters. My grandfather and father taught me at a young age how to build and repair things with my hands. I have never, for one minute, regretted the decision to become a tool and die maker because it allowed me to learn a skill that will always be needed.

  • Letter writers should cite facts, not hate speech

    t is not too often that I read The Lancaster News anymore, but I still try to read the hometown paper every now and again to get an understanding of what is going on in my community. I especially enjoy reading the letters to the editor. I believe that it is an important part of free speech to have your thoughts published in a space that is designed for you to voice your opinion.

  • More people need to be removed from office

    This is to remind everyone and especially Phil Noble, president of the new S.C. Democrats, that more firings are needed and let’s not stop with Gov. Nikki Haley. I agree heads should roll for this ID theft blunder, including the ones who ignored the warning signs months ahead.

  • Don’t forget homeless pets at Christmas

    ’Tis the season and we are all rushing around buying gifts for family and friends and trying not to forget anyone. When you are in the pet aisle of your favorite store and as you reach for that Christmas stocking full of toys and treats for that special family member, please stop and think a minute about the homeless pets being housed in your local animal shelter.

  • Our canoes heading for rim of impending fiscal cliff

    Some folks are quick to find fault in others. Golly, I never thought I would see the day when a  business man was overly concerned about a prospect’s souce of income, Mark Logans’ letter to the editor, “Time to stop the gravy train,” in the Dec. 2, 2012, edition of The Lancaster News. Seems the real hitch was coming up with the required deposit amount. The prospect was described as young. Well, that may eliminate a lot of folks.

  • ‘Third-World’ election in Columbia draws recount

    Where was Jimmy Carter when we needed him?
    Following his term as president, Carter has traveled the world building houses for Habitat for Humanity and building democracies by monitoring elections.
    I don’t know where Jimmy was on Nov. 6, but we certainly could have used him in Richland County, where we had an election that if it were called “Third World,” would defame Third-World countries.

  • Shelley Mullis Road needs work

    The entire stretch of Shelley Mullis Road from U.S. 521 to the North Carolina state line needs resurfacing.
    This road has been patched numerous times, but only stays in the holes for a short while and then the holes are back.
    Please find a way to get this road resurfaced.

    Bob Baker
    Indian Land

  • Time to stop the gravy train

    Recently, a young woman came into our business wanting to buy a car.
    She wanted us to do the financing, so I asked some basic questions. She lived in Lancaster and I asked her where she worked. She said she didn’t work, but she got a $1,400 monthly check from the government.
    I don’t think she noticed that my mouth dropped open when she said that. We were unable to help her with the financing because she didn’t have the deposit amount that was required.

  • Obama bullying Congress over Bush tax cuts

    When President Barack Obama took the oath of office as U.S. president, our national debt was $10.6 trillion. Today it is nearing $16.3 trillion. President Obama has increased our national debt some $6 trillion; more than 50 percent more in four years than all of the previous 43 presidents combined in more than 236 years. Now, America is facing a looming fiscal cliff.

  • Merita bread a longtime staple for me

    How much more bad news can we take? Generals in trouble, financial cliffs and now the worst  – Hostess bakeries going out of business.
    Twinkies will disappear from the American scene. I can get by without a Twinkie, but Hostess also makes my No. 1, bestest white sliced bread of all time, Merita.
    I grew up listening to the “Lone Ranger” at 5 p.m. on WBT radio five days a week, rain or shine, brought to me by Merita Bread and Cakes. Betcha every kid had a silver bullet and secret code ring.