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Today's Opinions

  • Build strong community by strengthening families

    Summer is fast approaching and Family Promise is rolling along with full steam. Monthly meetings may seem mundane to some, but for me they are exciting.

    Family Promise is on a ride of its life. With humble beginnings in September it has reached a modest middle ground. There is a lot to do and plenty of time to do it right.

    A pace has been set for Family Promise’s progress and we, on the committees, can only go with the flow and course that God has put us on.

    Prayers have been said all along and now we are seeing some graces unfold before our eyes.

  • Make plans to vote in Tuesday primary

    On Tuesday voters across the state can exercise one of the most privileges democracy grants us – the opportunity to determine who will represent them in local and state government.

    While it is a primary two local races will be pretty much be decided, barring any last-minute surprises. Larry McCullough and Alan D. Patterson are running on the Republican ticket for the County Council District 1 race. There is no Democratic opposition.

    Incumbent Wayne Kersey will face Kathy Sistare in the County Council District 7 race. There is no Republican opposition.

  • Car hit family pet and didn't stop to help

    I am writing this letter to the person who hit our dog on the morning of May 30. Our pet, Jake, a chocolate lab, got out of his pen and crossed the road in the Midway Community located on S.C. 903. My husband was parked at the end of our road, calling Jake back. Jake stopped at the yellow line. A car was coming at a high rate of speed and hit Jake. The car didn’t even stop to offer a helping hand or to even apologize. My husband watched in horror as our dog yelled in pain.

  • Stores raise gas prices before getting refills

    I want to know how all the service stations can raise the price of gas every time the price goes up. How is it that they can buy the gas at one price and keep raising the price before they fill up again. Some of them say they don’t raise the price until they get more gas. I know that is not true because I saw four stores change prices before getting refills. And they say they don’t make any money off of gas. Who do they think they are fooling? There should be a law against stores raising gas prices before they get refills.

    Bub Faile

    Kershaw

  • Writer grateful to soldiers for their service

    Cheryl (Neely) Rutledge’s letter, “A home of the brave,” in the May 25 edition of The Lancaster News was written from the heart.

    Cheryl is my niece and her home truly is a home of the brave. In addition to her grandfather, father and brothers who have served or are serving in the military, her mother is fighting a battle of her own from cancer.

    I have been doing some family research and found that the Neely family has a long history of military involvement – back to the 1700s.

  • Kersey's track record speaks for itself

    Wayne Kersey’s track record during his years on the Lancaster County Council and his years of business experience more than qualifies him to continue in the seat he currently occupies. As a proven leader, he has supported numerous fundings, such as the recreation center in Buford, Heath Springs Senior Center, the addition of 18 new deputies, a new magistrate’s office, the county vehicle policy, truckers’ rights and the list goes on.

  • Sistare 'capable to handle any issue' facing Lancaster

    I am writing to show my support for Kathy Sistare, who is running for the County Council District 7 seat.

    Kathy is my sister-in-law, but she is much more than that. She is a dedicated, caring, strong and intelligent person.

    Kathy is very capable to handle any issue that may face our county.

    Kathy is a hard worker. Along with her husband, Mike, they have worked endlessly to build two successful businesses.

    She also works at Palmetto Tri-County Internal Medicine, is active in her church, serves on the Red Cross board and enjoys time with her family.

  • Increases needed for equipment, staffing

    I would like to respond to Howard Pinkey Plyler’s letter, “Don’t forget reassessment vote in 2005,” in the June 4 edition of The Lancaster News.

    In 2005, the S.C. Legislature voted in Act 388, which would cap property values at 15 percent for four years.

    Until 2005, we had not had a reassessment since 1999 in Lancaster County.

    The property values in some parts of the county were on the books at less than half their actual value.

    The property owners would have loved to had their property values capped at this amount.