• Small shouldn’t bail Spratt out

    Gil Small, chairman of the Lancaster County Democratic Party, wrote a letter, “Spratt cares about us; he is not beholden to anyone,” in the Oct. 22 edition of The Lancaster News.
    Ahhh, but Spratt is beholden to someone. As a member of the audience at the Oct. 19 candidate forum at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, I have to disagree wholeheartedly with Small’s bailout letter for Spratt. Just more excuses to cover up another mess left behind.

  • All is not well in Obamaworld

    I just received a letter from my employer on the changes in my insurance coverage as a result of ObamaCare (health-care reform changes.)
    In exchange for my insurance company having to provide no lifetime maximum, no pre-existing condition limitations for enrollees under 19, coverage for lazy kids up to the age of 26 on their parents’ policies and 100 percent coverage for preventive care, here is what I get:
    - Increase in deductibles ($50-$100 per year)
    - Increase in co-pays ($5-$10 per visit)
    - Increase in premiums

  • Mayor Shaw always shown giving spirit

    When my husband, Preston Blackmon (former City Councilmember) became ill, Mayor Joe Shaw came by our house at least twice a week to see what Preston and I needed. He would always have a kind word and showed a giving spirit with every visit.
    Preston got to where he didn’t talk much. But once when Mayor Shaw was visiting Preston one time said Joe is a good man to talk to.
    For those of you who don’t know Joe Shaw personally like I do, I would like to tell you what kind of man he is. He is a man of integrity and honesty.

  • Mark ballot for your candidate

    On Nov. 2, Lancaster County and voters throughout the country will go to the polls. Please do not take your right to vote lightly.
    In Lancaster County Council District 2, we once again need to vote for our County Council representative Charlene McGriff.
    She won the June 2010 primary and now she’s been placed on the ballot for the Nov. 2 General Election. She is unopposed but the history in District 2 races has shown us that we need to punch or mark the ballot even if someone is unopposed.

  • John Spratt has changed over the years

    Over the years every time I watched a negative political advertisement filled with personal attacks, I wondered how much, if any, of the contents was true.
    And if any was, how much of the message was a distortion of the truth. If John Spratt’s ads are used as a measure, there is not much truth and a whole lot of distortion.

  • Election is about freedom for all of us

    Are we going to let the government be controlled by the progressive Democrats and continue to take the country down the road to socialism? Recent polls indicate the country is beginning to reject the Democratic-led Congress that is taking over our free enterprise system and more control of its citizen’s freedom.
    Most of the country’s citizens are coming to the realization of what the cost of the last election was when voters don’t do research, and only listen to the liberal-controlled news media.

  • McGriff has vision for future

    The election is about our past and our future. Let us be a part of making our community the best it can be. Charlene McGriff is unopposed in the Nov. 2 general election.
    Even though she is unopposed, we need to vote for her and allow her to represent our community with the passion and experience she has.
    Charlene McGriff presents herself with the leadership and vision for a progressive future.

    Lisa Belk

  • My Dad, our mayor, always tells it like it is

    This letter is a tribute to a man who has guided me my entire life. He has always been there for me, in the good times and bad times.
    He loves me with all of his heart. I love him because he always has been there for me.
    My dad has always put 100 percent in everything he has done. He is not perfect. He makes mistakes.
    He loves his city of Lancaster with all of his heart because it is home to him. He has always been there for the city. He has only missed a couple of meetings in his entire time in office, from 1976 to 2010.

  • Do you live on a budget?

    I know I do and so should my government. Do you go to work every day? Ah, me too. This is why on Nov. 2 I will be voting for conservative S.C. House Rep. Deborah Long. She has proven herself, by living on a budget and running a small, growing and successful health-care practice for more than 25 years.

  • Give credit where credit is due

    It is indeed refreshing to know that in an era when most politicians clamor for the limelight and have their egos stroked to puff up their self-esteem; there is one among us who truly cares about people and the common good. Larry Honeycutt is such a man.
    While the Indian Land Action Council (ILAC) is a non-political entity, we believe in giving credit where credit is due. Mr. Honeycutt is to be applauded for his service to his district, but more importantly to the entire Lancaster County.