• Will Chinese company truly benefit county?

    I read about the Chinese company that plans to build a textile mill in Indian Land. I have a hard time believing that they could open this plant and make money, when our existing textile mills all closed down.

    Wait a minute, could it be because of all the benefits that Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. is offering the company, like special resource bonds of $7.7 million, authorizing a fee-in-lieu-of-tax agreement and other special considerations.

  • Thank you to unknown helpful couple

    I am writing this to let people know there really are kind people out there. On the evening before Thanksgiving, my daughter got her car stuck on Shelley Mullis Road. A wonderful couple stopped and gave her a ride home.

    I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart. I was so caught up in the moment that I did not get their names or where they live. I wish they would stop by, so I can let them know how much I really appreciated what they did and to let them know if they ever need anything to please let me know.

    J. Greiner

    Indian Land

  • Encourage young people to becomes Scouts

    If you did not make it to the flag-burning ceremony held in Kershaw on Nov. 11, you missed a truly patriotic event. The ceremony was organized by Boy Scout Troop No. 74, with leader Lisa McKenzie and assistant leader Billy King.

    The invocation and benediction by the Rev. Jamie Rogers, pastor of Kershaw Second Baptist Church, began and ended the somber occasion. The national anthem was sung by Mrs. Terry King. Eagle Scout Alex McKenzie led in the Pledge of Allegiance and presented the flag for retirement.

  • Provide adequate housing for animals

    During the winter months, please provide adequate housing for your outside dogs and cats. Their houses should be big enough that they can stand up in it and turn around. The house should be small enough for the dog’s or cat’s body heat to keep it warm.

    This is their only way of generating heat/ They should have dry, padded bedding and shaving thick enough to insulate their bodies from the cold surface they lay on, such as plastic houses. Dog or cat carriers are not acceptable as housing under Lancaster County ordinances due to the holes that allow leaks.

  • Woman grateful for lunch treat

    I would like to thank the nice couple who recently treated me to lunch at Pizza Inn. I didn’t know my lunch was paid for until I went to the register. I don’t know who they are and never got their names. It was a wonderful treat, but doubly special because it was my birthday. They had no way of knowing that.

    Thank you again for such a nice gesture. I enjoyed it and meeting such a nice couple.

    Daisy Couch


  • Organization grateful for support

    We are grateful for those who partner with us. On behalf of Child Evangelism Fellowship, Catawba River Chapter, the committee would like to thank all the sponsors, donors and guests who participated in our recent fall banquet, held Oct. 29.

    A special thank you to churches, clubs, individuals and volunteers who became partners with us for the cause of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with our youth. It is wonderful to have the youth meet with volunteers and are willing to go the extra mile to teach in after-school programs the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

  • Kudos to St. Luke Methodist Church

    On behalf of the men and women of the Chester/Lancaster Disabilities Association, it is with a heartfelt thank you that I commend you on the beautiful manner in which St. Luke Methodist Church family graciously received our group on Sunday, Dec. 8.

    It was a pleasure and definitely an honor to be in your presence. The service that was rendered to us was genuine and a blessing from God.

    First of all, the youth who worked to make the occasion a success were awesome, personable and very attentive to needs of our consumers in a professional and godly manner.

  • Democrat mission – we want more stuff

    I read Democrat Phil Noble’s guest column, “Business, innovation and the four states of S.C.,” in the Dec. 13 edition of The Lancaster News looking for the punch line. I found it.

    After getting through his fund-raising travels across our great state, and telling us what we already knew about it, it, of course, ends with the Democrat mission statement – we want more stuff.

    Well, Mr. Noble, it is up to government to protect you, using funds from the taxpayers. It is not up to them to give your base those funds.

  • We need to bring Christ back into our lives

    Christmas is a time of joy. But we must not forget that earth was given the most wonderful gift of all. It’s the time we celebrate our savior’s birth.

    What would this world have been without that wonderful baby who grew up to give his life for us?

  • Understand true meaning of Christmas

    I believe the lyrics from John Lennon, “So this is Christmas,” is an appropriate way to start this letter. It is the Christmas season all over the world. As I acknowledge this, I cannot help but wonder, which country and/or who are the people that keep and honor Christmas in the most fitting way? Is it the United States? Is it because we have more than 7 percent unemployment due in part to the fact that so, so many of our Christmas gifts come from other countries?