• Landgraff letter: Scrambled theology?

    From reading William St. Louis’ egregious remarks (“I’m convinced – Trump’s rants show he is a racist” in last week’s paper), one may infer that his theology is as scrambled as his politics.
    Laura Landgraff
    Indian Land


  • Notheisen letter: Saddened by lack of Christ-like love

    As I read the opinion column (June 26) about how the lady at Starbucks was treated because she was wearing a gay-pride pin and was in fact gay herself, I was deeply saddened.
    As a Christian myself, I want to tell this lady how sorry I am she was treated this way. Please don’t judge the goodness and mercy of the God we serve by the way many of us, his followers, live out our Christian faith. We are to show Christ-like love to the world so that others might come to know him.

  • Tanner letter: Rethink neighborhood snitches policy

    I’m surprised that Lancaster County’s answer to the problem of out-of-state license plates not being replaced with S.C. plates in a timely manner is to have neighbors turn in neighbors.
    According to a July 10 WBTV On Your Side story, Lancaster County Auditor Susan Hunter Wallace said her office is gathering information to ensure new residents are complying with vehicle property taxes. But she isn’t sure if non-compliance is an issue because the county hasn’t had a compliance officer since 2017.

  • Jackson letter: Norman, Graham should condemn Trump’s words

    An open letter to Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Ralph Norman:

    I have a hard time believing that you did not step up to the plate (man-up) and denounce President Donald Trump’s remarks to the four Democratic congresswomen. These four were elected to their seats just like you were and deserve respect, as you do.

    Have we come to a point where we should expect this kind of behavior from our president? The great Sen. John McCain would not have stood for this.

  • Notheisen letter: ‘Correct facts…are no less horrific’

    I am responding to Sarah Hernandez’s opinion piece regarding setting the facts straight on the New York state changes to their law regarding abortion. 
    While I am very much in favor of getting the facts correct whether it’s opinion or news, the correct facts in this case are no less horrific. The fact that “modern abortion techniques do not result in live birth…” is of no comfort to me. It simply means we have grown more effective in our methods of destroying life. 

  • Vogel letter: Main library to be closed during July for relocation

    Here’s a quick update on the changes happening at the Lancaster  Main Library as part of our expansion/renovation project.
    During the month of July, we are closed to public service, as we pack up nearly 50 years of memories. Some of our staff members remember coming here as little children, while others started working here when they were in high school, and are now grandmothers. 

  • Leis: Thanks to school arts supporters

    I am the music teacher at Heath Springs Elementary School. Because of grant funds we receive each year from the S.C. Arts Commission, we were able to have another great school year of increasing and improving our arts education.
    We purchased congas, xylophones and other musical instruments, needed art supplies, two sets of choir risers and a hand-held cordless microphone.
    Our students were able to perform two musicals. We had guest professional performers and teachers in visual art, mime, puppetry, dance and brass band.

  • Gregory letter: How litter kills wildlife

    Litter kills birds. Yes, if you see an owl, a hawk or another type of dead or injured bird of prey on the roadside, that’s likely the result of litter.
    When food, including apple cores and banana peels, is tossed from vehicles, it attracts rodents that these magnificent birds feed upon. When they home in on this prey, they often ignore vehicles and are killed or injured in collisions.
    So all litter – even what you may consider compostable or natural – is destructive.

  • Wille letter: Blame Obama for Iran tensions

    Tension is building around the world over Iran’s nuclear program. Who gets the blame? The United States and President Donald Trump. 
    Who should get the blame? Barack Obama. He could taste a deal with Iran as his term ended. This would make his legacy! So hungry for a deal with Iran, he could see the prize. Yet his deal was a bad one.

  • Endres & Cooper letter: IL Rotary thanks local businesses

    On behalf of the entire Indian Land Rotary Club, I would like to thank the business community and all the participants in this year’s Rotary Golf Tournament. 
    Thank you to our major sponsors for their generosity – Doctors Care, Carla Endres Allstate, Founders Federal Credit Union, the Indian Land Fall Festival, Carolina Dentistry at the State Line and Archie Boy’s Bar-B-Que. Your generosity is so appreciated. Many other companies also stepped up to help make this a huge successful event that raises funds to give back to our community.