• System failing to keep us safe

    In reading the article, “Man wanted for attempted murder,” in the Nov. 12 edition of The Lancaster News, it’s obvious someone is not doing his or her job. A person who has been arrested and pleaded guilty 10 times in a seven-year period should never have been released to the public. Who keeps giving him probation?

    Ramond Johnson

    Indian Land

  • Sistare pledges to do his best on board

    Thank you to all who voted in this year’s election. Your vote is your right to choose who you think will do the best in that position.

    I will do my best to serve on the Cane Creek Watershed Board. I will do what I can to make sure that your tax dollars are spent in an appropriate manner for the upkeep of our county’s watershed dams, basins and spill-ways. I would also like to thank Amanda Roberts, district manager, for all her help and for the great job that she does for our county.


    Tony Sistare

    Cane Creek Watershed Board

  • WAGL was an important voice for the community

    For as long as I can remember, listening to 1560 WAGL has been a Sunday morning tradition in the households of many families throughout our city, county and beyond under the ownership of Leonard “Len” Phillips.

    The station was upgraded in transformer power and well-maintained, according to standards.

    With a lot of ambition and hard work, Phillips took WAGL to another level. And our little station became the center of mass communication, information and music in our little city and county.

  • What’s up with Indian Land’s convenience center?

    Please give us a community update on the convenience center or trash dump for Indian Land.

    We can now see that Lancaster County has sold the land at the old school site to someone so they should have lots of money now to give us back a trash dump.

    Yes, I am aware that lots of folks use trash pickup services, but there are still some old country folks here who do not want to pay for something that we pay taxes for.

  • Evil now good, good now evil

    Isaiah was right when he said woe to those who call evil good and good evil. That time is now. Truth is subjective.

    The voters of Houston elected a lesbian mayor.  Now we see that the devil and his children do not play fair; they play dirty.

    There was enough uproar to cause her  to remove the subpoena request for sermon notes.

    The progressives will not let up and are going to make your church marry homosexuals or you will be thrown into jail and your church siezed.

  • Grier letter: John Hess is for change

    In 2010, we were tired of Congress voting for more taxes and more spending and voted for a change.
    Mick Mulvaney was part of that change because we knew we couldn’t keep doing more of the same in Washington.
    Guess what? We can’t keep doing the same kind of tax-and-spend in Lancaster County either.
    That’s why I like John Hess. He’s a career financial planner who can help our county plan its finances better. He’s active in the community and helps manage the finances of individuals and businesses in our county.

  • Hammond letter: Sandy Estridge best for probate judge

    Some time ago, the Holiday Inn chain’s TV advertising  campaign featured the slogan, “No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.”

  • Bowers letter: Jerry Holt has the right stuff

    After years of not knowing anything about the Lancaster County Probate Court, I had the chance to meet Jerry Holt, the Republican running for probate judge.
    In 10 minutes, he told me all about the office and showed me he has the knowledge and business experience we need for the office.
    I’m also excited to see our nation’s veterans stepping up to serve in public office. We can trust people who defended our country in offices like probate judge, where they will be responsible for protecting our families.

  • Cauthen letter: We need Hess on County Council

    John Hess is running for Lancaster County Council because he knows times have changed in Lancaster County.
    We need someone who will work hard to bring new jobs and industries to Lancaster. Our county has great hard-working people, we just need someone who will work to attract companies to Lancaster County.
    We need someone to give the youth a future in Lancaster. Our young people need jobs here, not in Charlotte or somewhere far away. They need hope and a future here. The youth of the county are the future of the county.

  • Republicans have made a difference, not for the better

    In a Friday, Oct 24, letter, Brandon Newton states “Republicans ready to make a difference.” I would submit that Republicans have already made a big difference and not for the better.

    The Republicans have fully controlled South Carolina for more than 10 years and the nation, directly or indirectly, for most of the last 22 years. The Democrats have only had full control at the national level from 2008 to 2010, after Bush had to lay down his veto pens and before the Tea Party took over the House.