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Letters

  • Letter: Indian Land ‘no’ voters, take note of Lancaster County’s tax trouble

    In last Sunday’s front-page article about Lancaster County’s inexplicable drop off in property tax collections, council member Billy Mosteller says: “We aren’t talking $10,000. We are talking millions.”
    I hope all of you who voted “no” on Indian Land becoming a town are satisfied with the current situation.

    Jules Giglio
    Indian Land

  • Letter: Band plays song honoring Howard

    The Rock Hill All Star Band played a song last Friday during a performance at Lancaster’s Moose Lodge to honor the late Mayor John Howard.
    “I Won’t Back Down” is a classic rock song written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne in 1989. It was first performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. After the 9/11 attack, it gained a lot of additional airplay and came to be the song that spoke to the “spirit resolve” of the U.S. military.

  • Letter: I was wrong on Randy Newman

    When I’m wrong, I admit it.
    Solicitor Randy Newman, I should have realized you would be the best man for the job. You had the best sixth-circuit solicitor, Doug Barfield, showing you the ropes before you ran.
    You have done everything you said you would do, plus more. I think we all in Lancaster should be proud of you.
    I voted for William Frick, but I’m now glad you won. Being older does not necessarily mean you’re the best.
    You’re young and have great ideas for helping our town and the court system. And you’re doing it.

  • Letter: Promise Neighborhood needs Give Local help next Tuesday

    As a Lancaster Promise Neighborhood supporter, I want to make sure you know that Give Local Lancaster is next Tuesday!
    Please help support our efforts to empower, strengthen, engage and educate families within the Clinton Elementary attendance zone, with the goal of restoring community pride and ensuring educational success for every child from birth to college. Specifically, funds raised during Give Local Lancaster are designated for the community workdays.
    How Do You Donate?

  • Letter: Post 31, local businesses rolled out the red carpet for Legacy Ride

    Lancaster should be proud of American Legion Post 31 and for all the patriots in your community who support their veterans.
    On April 21, 90-plus motorcycles and over 130 veterans and family members stopped at Post 31 for lunch. Post 31 had rolled out the red carpet and had worked with local restaurants that donated food to feed our group – the American Legion Riders of South Carolina.

  • Letter: Think about helping Cultural Arts Center

    Many of you have been generous in the past in supporting the work of the Lancaster County Society for Historical Preservation.
    Your donations – and your attendance and sponsorship of events – are financing restoration and improvements at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center (formerly the Olde Presbyterian Church) and security improvements at the adjacent cemetery, which has been vandalized twice in the past 20 months.

  • Letter: NAFTA is responsible for closed paper mills

    The column about newsprint tariffs by Susan Rowell, publisher of The Lancaster News, shows that the writer has a short memory.
    Not that long ago, most newsprint paper was made in the United States.
    I can remember when a lot of old newsprint was recycled. The Boy Scouts and other organizations would go around and collect the old paper and sell it to the paper mills.
    That all ended when NAFTA came along, and the U.S. mills could not compete with the lower-cost paper coming from Canada. The American mills closed down and put thousands of people out of work.

  • Letter: Sending out prayers for Mayor Howard’s family

    This letter is to Mayor Howard’s family. May the good Lord bless you and comfort you in this time of sorrow.
    Know that he is not sick anymore. He is with Jesus. All of you are in my prayers.

    Carl Miles Sr.
    Lancaster

  • Letter: Let’s all support federal Alzheimer’s legislation

    It is time we change our thinking on Alzheimer’s disease.
    Alzheimer’s is often treated as an aging issue, but we must acknowledge the public health consequences of a disease that impacts someone in the United States every 65 seconds.

  • Letter: Need more stories like Braille champs

    Thank you! The front-page photo and the article about the teacher and the three winners at the S.C. Braille Challenge from Buford Elementary School was such a great story.
    It is a welcome change from the usual “horror” stories in papers every day. It’s a cheerful, upbeat and really inspiring story.
    Congratulations to the children and their caring teacher and their parents.