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Letters

  • Letter: Protect your children, not your guns

    As Americans, we average about seven mass shootings a week.
    We’re worried about people coming into this country when we should be worried about who is already here.
    But gun control isn’t an issue?
    Guns are harmless.
    You see, without ammunition a gun is just metal.
    The issue here is there are so many different types of ammunition:
    Bullying – YOUR WORDS CAN HURT.
    Rape – YOU CAN SPEAK UP.
    Racism, Religion – WE ARE ALL HUMAN.
    We need to stop violent acts among our own.

  • Letter: Garris’ experience makes her my pick

    Vote for Tamara Green Garris as mayor of the city of Lancaster on July 10.

    Ms. Garris has served on the city council representing District 4 since 2009 and was appointed mayor pro tem in 2017 during the late Mayor John Howard’s term. She is currently serving in the position of acting mayor.

    In my opinion, Ms. Garris has the experience, knowledge and wisdom to make a difference in our city. Please vote. Every vote counts.

    Monique Stover

    Lancaster

  • Letter: Social Security mixup should be avoidable

    With identity theft on the rise, you would think the Social Security Administration could make some adjustments to their policies or procedures.

    My daughter and I on June 4th had to reapply for an original copy of our Social Security cards. We had to drive all the way to Rock Hill to file the SS-4 form. I understand that the records should be checked before issuing the cards, absolutely.

  • Letter: Article about James Brooks a pointless rehash of charges

    I usually enjoy the articles in the paper every week. However, this week there was a front-page article that disturbed me greatly.

    It was a rehash of the incidents regarding James Brooks.

    I certainly do not condone his behavior, but he has a young son who lives in the area and does not need this in his face.

    There was nothing new in the article. You were not trying to find out why he has not had his day in court.

    It appeared that it was a very slow day newspapers.

    This is why people do not read papers that much anymore.

  • Letter: Immigrant analogy is offensive in Rudy Schmidt’s column

    This is in response to Rudy Schmidt’s June 29 guest column “Common sense: Before all else on immigration, stop the influx.”

    Mr. Schmidt, are you really comparing immigrants to bath water? Shame on you!

    Neil Couch

    Lancaster

  • Letter: Honeycutt: Here’s how to stop Encore littering

    Residents in my district are tired of getting The Charlotte Observer Encore publication – a page of news wrapped around a bunch of advertising circulars – dumped on their yard or driveway.
    This results in unwanted litter, which residents in District Four and other county districts do not want.
    County council tried to have this stopped, but while it litters yards in our community, it is constitutionally protected. However, there are steps you can take as an individual if you want to stop this delivery to your home.

  • Letter: When will Ansley Park construction noise calm down?

    As residents of Indian Land, my wife and I expect a certain amount of inconvenience due to progress – things like slow traffic, increased traffic or even changes in traffic due to new construction.
    What we didn’t expect was the barrage of sounds coming from a construction site near us that has been under way for over a year now. The machines used for the earth-moving at Ansley Park off Henry Harris Road are extremely loud, and although the site is about a half mile from us, the low-lying topography between us seems to conduct the machine sounds and amplify them.

  • Letter: Proud of the work Sheriff Faile does

    I have written many letters about our sheriff, Barry Faile. Now he has been named South Carolina’s Sheriff of the Year.
    We have a sheriff to be proud of in this county. He is a man who gets the job done. A man of his word.
    God bless you, Barry, and thanks for all the hard work.

    Carl M. Miles Sr.
    Lancaster

  • Letter: Hoping mechanic lands a better job

    It was great to read the June 3 story about Nikki and Bobby Mims helping Linda Thompson with her broken-down car. Good to know there are kind people willing to help a stranded person.
    The goodness of the story went sour near the end, to hear what happened to her mechanic, David Starnes. You should have included the name of the shop where he worked so all in Lancaster could avoid using his shop.

  • Letter: Government should inform the voters

    It is voting time, and I am frustrated! The voting turnout is very low in this state. Do you wonder why?
    I don’t even know who is running, until I see the ballot on the day I vote, unless I go to the Lancaster County elections office to obtain a ballot beforehand.