• 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.

  • Letter: All candidates should have to declare party

    I believe it should be a federal law that all individuals running for public office must be identified by party affiliation, whether it is via radio, television, newspaper advertising or road signs.
    Years ago I always voted for the person who I believed was best qualified. In the absence of their party identifications being made public, I enter the voting booth and I am in and out in 10 seconds after I vote the straight Democratic ticket.

    Merrel Wilkenfeld
    Indian Land

  • Letter: Stadium parking needs better lights

    I enjoy going to the Buford football games. I do not enjoy walking through the parking area.
    We need more lights for the safety of the people. Let’s not wait for an accident to happen.

    Larry Cohen

  • Letter: Sign up now for IL Relay For Life

    We’re all set for registration for the upcoming Relay For Life season. Our event site is live at relay.acsevents.org, so be sure to get signed up and invite your friends and family to do the same.

  • Letter: So long, good luck to John Weaver

    I would like to be one of the first to say goodbye to Lancaster County Attorney John Weaver.
    Bless your heart, you did the best you could. Good luck and enjoy your retirement at the beach.

    Jane Tanner
    Indian Land

  • Letter: Let’s learn lessons of overdevelopment

    I may be a carpetbagger with little right to write this letter but, then again, I bring with me an eyewitness account as to what can happen with overdevelopment.
    Having read of the massive developments proposed off U.S. 521, I need to sound the alarm. Up North you can see every federal highway with miles of strip malls and developments. Scarcely a tree still stands.
    Now that I am here, living in the biggest development of all – Sun City Carolina Lakes – I see more coming.