• Letter: Due process mattered in Kavanaugh hearing

    It doesn’t matter if you believed Dr. Ford or you believed Judge Kavanaugh. This was not a popularity contest. That is not how our justice system works.
    We have to base this kind of decision on facts, evidence and witnesses, all of which Dr. Ford was lacking.
    We are on dangerous ground here. Someone can be guilty, according to some on the left, without due process of the law.
    Our justice system may not be perfect, but there is none equal to it. In my opinion, people are too willing to throw away due process rights.

  • Letter: Reader mad about MDA fundraiser

    Alert: I’m mad!  
    The Muscular Dystrophy Association has just a two-star rating for a nonprofit by Charity Navigators, but they had an awesome firefighter outside the Indian Land Walmart taking donations two weeks ago.
    The firefighters were standing there with what looked like a fireman’s boot, which was misleading to those who were giving their hard-earned money away, myself included.

  • Letter: A huge thank you for Finally Fridays

    On the last Friday of each month from June to September, the city of Lancaster provided residents with a free concert featuring live music!
    In Pecan Park behind City Hall at 216 S. Catawba St., my family and I enjoyed an evening under the stars four times this summer. I want to give a big thank you to all those involved in the planning and setup each month.

  • Letter: I appreciate staff at my local bank

    I would like to thank the ladies at First Palmetto Bank.
    I am unable to walk now and legally blind. I have to do my banking mostly by phone.
    These ladies are an asset to the bank. They help me a lot, and I thank them all. May God bless the staff of First Palmetto. And God bless everyone else.

    Carl M. Miles Sr.

  • Letter: Blackmon vote never should have occurred

    It doesn’t take the S.C. Ethics Commission to answer this question: “Was it ethical for Linda Blackmon to vote herself $6,750 in back wages?”
    No, it wasn’t ethical.
    Why didn’t other members of the Lancaster City Council stop that vote right then and there until they could consult with the Ethics Commission to see if it was ethical for her to vote herself money? Why?

  • Letter: Nov. 6 is important, so sign up and vote

    The midterm elections are approaching quickly. Election Day is Nov. 6.
    Whatever your opinion is, the best way to influence the direction of civic life is to vote for officials who align as much as possible with your opinions.
    In order to vote, you normally must be registered 30 days before the election. This year, because parts of the state are still recovering from Hurricane Florence, the registration deadline has been extended to Oct. 17.

  • Letter: Thanking the man who paid for lunch

    I want to thank the gentleman who paid for our lunch last Thursday at Leigh Anne’s Restaurant.
    It was very sweet and kind of you. May God bless you for your kindness. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch.
    Thank you, sir.

    Sybil Ehlers Black

  • Letter: What is stormwater fee paying for?

    Lancaster County hired a stormwater engineer the first of 2018 and a special stormwater fee was established in the same year for Indian Land residents.
    It is now six-plus months later and no ac-tion has been taken by the new department. Muddy water is running across our roads, into our creeks and into our communities. A new community off of Harrisburg Road has no stormwater system and the rainwater is flooding the nearby cemetery.
    Detention ponds in the Indian Land area have not been inspected or ordered to meet S.C. stormwater standards.

  • Column: A family deals with Alzheimer’s, backed by a caring hospice team

    On Sept. 12, as we attended the memorial service for my husband, a special-fleet airplane lifted off from Charlotte Douglas International Airport carrying his body to Gainesville, Fla., en route to the University of Florida’s Research and Training Center.
    It was symbolic and comforting that as the family was leaving the sanctuary, the organist began playing that great gospel hymn “I’ll Fly Away.”

  • Letter: Why won’t more use school buses?

    I understand school board candidate Chris Campbell’s concerns as the overcrowding in the Indian Land district continues.
    My concern is why are so many parents taking their kids to school in the morning. My taxes are buying buses to take students to school. But people are trying to get to work in the morning with SUVs flying by and cutting you off to get their kid to school.
    I have no kids. Can I opt out on paying school taxes? What is the lottery money going for? I thought for schools. I guess not.