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Letters

  • Letter: Questioning the county’s road-maintenance fee

    The county road-maintenance fee – where does it go? It has been in effect since the 1980s when it was $15 per vehicle registered in Lancaster County, which generated close to a million dollars back then.
    Now it is $30 per vehicle every year, and with all the development in the county, there are many more vehicles registered.
    Also when the new courthouse was paid for, we voted to leave the 2 percent sales tax on to pay for road maintenance.
    South Carolina has the worst roads in the nation. Where does all the road maintenance money go?

  • Letter: School board candidate Couch explains residency situation

    I am a candidate to represent Lancaster County School Board in District 5. There are many reasons for running.
    I’d like to be a voice for teachers in the county. I’d hope to bring some fresh ideas to the board through the eyes of a former teacher, coach and current high school baseball umpire.

  • Letter: What life could be more innocent?

    In his guest column last Friday, Keith Grey Sr. wrote: “I am still waiting for a biblical citation specifically forbidding abortion.” His next sentence contradicts his first. “Citations do abound forbidding taking an innocent life….”
    Doesn’t he see it? What could be more innocent than unborn babies who are aborted? They never will see that incredible sunset, the stars, all of nature that is amazing in itself. They will never grow to accomplish marvelous things in life and perhaps contribute to science for all mankind.

  • Letter: Doyle ‘just a Trump hater’

    In response to Sonny Jim Doyle’s column in last week’s paper, I didn’t know The Lancaster News published “fake news.”
    I think it is too late for this guy. He is just a Trump hater.

    Emelia Reppucci
    Indian Land

  • Letter: No proof Russians put Trump in office

    In his Aug. 8 guest column, Sonny Jim Doyle says we have a fake president.
    The truth is President Trump was elected by the electoral college as per the Constitution by a very large margin.
    Mr. Doyle says Donald Trump “got elected by the Russians.”
    We do know the Russians have been messing around in our political process for years and actually got into the Democratic National Committee’s server. But the DNC would not turn over the server to the FBI for analysis, so that hacking accusation is actually unproven.

  • Letter: Norman’s tax cut will cost grandkids

    Ralph Norman has his eyes on cutting my Medicare and keeping my Social Security increases below the cost of living, but that is nothing compared to what he has already done to my children and grandchildren.
    We all hear that Congress “kicked the can down the road” and, frankly, too many of us don’t care or really understand what that means. It means that my grandchildren each owe over $50,000 because Ralph voted to increase the national debt more than anyone has in non-wartime history.

  • We will all miss Mr. Byrdic

    Mrs. Byrdic, I was so sorry to read that your husband, Chuck, was run over in his yard. I couldn’t believe it.
    I would blow the horn some days when I saw him in the yard. He made it beautiful and gave me ideas on what to plant in my yard. Of course, my yard has bad dirt and too many trees, but I still would try.
    I do not know y’all, but I feel I knew you. I, too, have been crying.
    He made heaven on earth there and I’m sure put smiles on everyone’s face who went by and looked at your beautiful yard and the flowers.

  • Letter: Sharing my heart with thanksgiving

    Thirty-eight years ago, I opened this little business on the corner of Catawba and Meeting streets – Leigh-Anne’s Restaurant – and was told I would never make it. Well, thanks to you wonderful people, I did.
    Many years ago, I sold it to my son, Marc, and he graciously allowed me to hang around a few days a week. The time has come for me to hang it up for good.

  • Letter: Williford Faile was dedicated to county

    Former Sheriff Williford Faile, who was inducted into the S.C. Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame last week, was dedicated to the people of Lancaster County, and he always kept his word. Just like his son Barry, our current sheriff. God bless them both and their families.

    Carl M. Miles Sr.
    Lancaster

  • Letter: Help send our team to the World Series

    Lancaster Dixie Baseball is celebrating our 14U Dixie Boys All-Stars’ state championship and preparing for a trip to Louisiana for the World Series.
    The 13 boys on this team represented Lancaster County with sportsmanship and true heart. Their motto from the beginning has been “One team. One Family. One mission.”
    The World Series begins next Saturday, Aug. 4, in Bossier, La. The team will be leaving Thursday to arrive in time for the opening ceremonies.