• Let’s preserve IL’s small town flavor

    Indian land is a beautiful town, and I would love to see more mom and pop stores and maybe a HomeGoods and T.J. Maxx here in Indian Land. Maybe a couple of good restaurants. We could use a great breakfast, pizza and sandwich shop. A great seafood and Italian restaurant. Us Northerners love the South, love the people, but miss the great food from the North. 

    What is not pleasant are the two eyesores being built on 521. More storage being built. Don’t we have enough storage and gas stations here? They seem to be everywhere.

  • Letter: Thank you for great medical care

    My wife was transported to Springs Memorial Hospital’s emergency room in very serious condition.
    The care of a great team of doctors, nurses and staff, who were quick-acting and professional, saved her life. They showed so much care and compassion for my wife, and also for me.
    Thank you for the excellent care she received for three weeks on the fifth and sixth floors and in the rehab department. We were discharged with good instructions and also resources to come to the home for care.
    Thank you.

    Don Brazzell

  • Letter: If you smell something, do something!

    Editor’s note: This page usually focuses on matters of public concern – taxes, schools, politics, immigration, terrorism and the like. Not today. We offer you one of the funniest letters we have ever received. Enjoy.

    They lived under our house for four or five months. They had free air-conditioning and heat. They were quiet – we never heard a sound. They came out at night to eat, and lived under the house. They were so nasty. They used the bathroom all around.

  • Letter: Last minute gift idea: Donate!

    My son, now 13, has autism. He is developmentally behind, so he’s like a very large 3-year-old. His only interests are beads and pocket-sized trucks – not cars, pickup trucks only.
    There are only so many pickup trucks to be found in the toy aisle, and chances are pretty good that he already has at least one of each. Beads come four for a dollar at any discount store, and I already have enough on hand to keep him well-supplied through his 40s.

  • Letter: Some candidates are boosting ISIS recruitment worldwide

    This is a response to Dr. Brooks Walker’s “fear-mongering” article in the Dec. 9 edition of  The Lancaster News, which was a response to my article of Nov. 25.
    Walker says we should “come together and seek truth” in this immigration issue. But we cannot, due to persistent rhetoric by presidential candidates who insist on keeping their radical ideas on TV every day of the week. They help ISIS in their recruitment all over the world.

  • Letter: Heartland Church thanks BBQ buyers

    We would like to thank everyone that made our BBQ sale possible on Nov. 21. We sold out! May God bless you. Thank you!

    Patsy Rollings

  • Letter: Bad intersection on Flat Creek Road

    My wife and I have lived at 2379 Flat Creek Road for 13 years. During this time the traffic sign on the median strip at the turning lane in front of our house has been run over and knocked into the road at least five times, the most recent on Sunday morning Nov. 15, about an hour before sunrise.
    Each time I have removed the sign from the roadway to prevent further damage to vehicles. We call the highway department each time and have suggested they should remove the weeds and repaint the curbing to make it more visible. We asked this again when we called Monday morning.

  • Letter: Let’s get serious about next president

    I’m from a different era. Folks had concerns back then – jobs, economy and safety – but about the greatest difference was the way folks acted. They didn’t just say a bunch of raw stuff against the president of the United States.

  • Letter: Immigration brings America strength

    This is a response to Bruce Miller’s recent articles on restricting immigration.
    Let’s look at what has happened to America in the last 50 years.  America is the land of opportunity, and you get what you make out of it. Opportunities are not far scarcer today, as Miller writes, they are just different.
    Did a company named Apple exist 50 years ago? Obviously, someone saw an opportunity, and those ideals exist for those who are fortunate enough to get to America.

  • Letter: Trump displays wisdom

    Like most young men growing up, I had to endure a bunch of advice from my father.  To tell the truth, I should have listened carefully and followed his direction.
    Now, I sort of settle in and “play back” some of his words.  Let me share this one with you, “Son, don’t elect a poor man (or woman) into office, cause they will steal you blind.”  That really hit home. There is a man running for president who appears to be quite well off and is spending his own money to get elected.