• Watson letter: Help celebrate Law Day

    Friday, May 1, is Law Day.
    In 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower established Law Day to mark our nation’s commitment to the rule of law, a principle that sets us apart from many other countries around the world. Its designation underscores how law and the legal process have contributed to the freedoms that all Americans share.

  • Evans letter: Begging for jobs ain’t easy

    Here we go again!  
    Isn’t it true that Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell and his group of people have brought new business to Lancaster County? According to newspaper coverage, there seem to be a couple of Lancaster County Council members usually up in arms with the Economic Development folks.
    As I recall, that Alliance 77 snafu involved groups across the river who were at odds with us. Come on now, does anyone seriously believe counties bordering Interstate 77 are really gonna help sway business to Lancaster?

  • Hopkins letter: Fascism alive and well in U.S.

    The left loves to brand conservatives as fascists, yet in reality, in which the left doesn’t live, they are the fascists.
    To understand this, draw a horizontal line on a paper. In the middle of that line draw a vertical line. That second line represents the middle between left and right (liberal and conservative).
    Now starting from the middle line, go right about a third of the way and draw another vertical line. That line represents the Constitution.
    If you went all the way to the right, that would be anarchy – no laws, anything goes.

  • Ardrey: Lancaster County needs sawmill

    I am concerned about Larry McCullough’s attempt at deception concerning the rezoning of the tract on Riverside Road.
    Mr. McCullough is attempting to equate a sawmill with a landfill. Several times he refers to this project as similar to the rezoning attempt to locate a landfill in Flat Creek, even claiming that the project is beginning to smell.

  • Thomas: Mom needs handicapped parking space for child

    I have a disabled child who uses a wheelchair.
    I have become quite frustrated here in our Indian Land community when I go to different stores, restaurants and public facilities. There are people parked in handicapped parking without the correct permit. It has become a problem. 
    I was at the Chick-fil-A night where the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office was raising money for the Special Olympics and asked a deputy about more patrols to correct this problem.

  • Faile letter: Here’s where your tax dollars are being spent

    On April 1, I was on my way to Pageland on Highway 601 at Charlesboro Cemetery.
    There was a guy on a tractor cleaning out ditches. On down the road, there was a guy sitting in the work truck asleep. I know because I woke him up. I blew the horn twice before he woke up.
    Now you see what kind of job the state does. Your tax dollars misused.
    Bub Faile


  • McCants: Thank you to hospital’s physical therapists

    I want to thank Springs Memorial Hospital for helping me, Myra McCants, with my physical therapy for arthritis in my neck.
    I went to outpatient off Plantation Road. I saw Rose, Kim and met Mitch, who was my physical therapist. Rose and Kim work in the office. I had met them when Dale, my son, went to them years ago. I’m so happy I called them for my therapy. They are the best – friendly and they know how to get that awful pain to go away.

  • Henderson letter: Make sustainable eating your goal this Earth Day

    Just in time for the 45th anniversary of Earth Day today, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has made it official: U.S. consumption of animal products is not environmentally sustainable at current levels.  
    Their conclusion matches those of a comprehensive 2010 United Nations finding that a global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and climate change.

  • St. Louis letter: No one is locked out; key is your vote

    This letter is in reference to “Obama locks out everyone” in the April 10 newspaper by guest columnist Rudy Schmidt.
    The analogy of the suicide and murder of 149 people to the actions of President Barack Obama is tasteless. You can disagree with all that Obama has done during his term as president, but his actions and your desperation are not comparable to the helplessness of 149 persons as they plummeted to their deaths.

  • Evans letter: County government not responding to citizens’ concerns

    From actual experience, I know you folks down at the paper really do read the stuff people send in for publication. But I betcha the things that concern the readers are rarely noted by the folks we employ to “run” the business of government.