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Letters

  • Schaffer letter: Lessons from 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.

  • Tanner letter: Goodbye and good luck, 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
     

  • Langston letter: Signs are necessary during elections

    As we go into the election season, campaign signs begin to bloom along the roadsides. Although they don’t resemble the wildflowers you might prefer to see there, they are a time-honored means for candidates to let voters know they exist and that they would appreciate the voters’ support.  
    South Carolina law says candidates have a right to put them there as long as they remain on the highway right-of-way and don’t invade anyone’s personal property without permission.

  • Carroll letter: IL library board member wary of Kershaw move

    I am the District 1 member on the Lancaster County Library Board. My district includes the Del Webb branch in Indian Land.
    Many people utilize the library on a daily basis. Many groups have meetings weekly or monthly. Our facilities are undersized. The board met with the architects last week to see what they came up with for all three libraries.
    Our area of the county is the fastest-growing, and we need a library that can serve those needs.

  • Schaffer letter: We need protection for pre-existing health conditions

    I have one grandchild and five great nieces and nephews, all with medical issues from birth or childhood. This means they have pre-existing conditions.
    A new conservative Supreme Court may do what the president and his party could not get fully accomplished. They might completely rescind the Affordable Care Act. With that goes the protection against insurance companies using pre-existing conditions as a disqualifier for medical coverage or as a reason to assess unaffordable rates.

  • Doyle letter: We lost a great man in Sen. John McCain

    Life teaches us many things. How to take care of our family, raise our children, show them what’s right and wrong. It teaches us to be honest, never bully people, never make fun of people with disabilities, and to treat people with kindness. How to take care of our country and serve it. How to take in and help immigrants. How to defeat bullies and cowards.
    We lost a great man last week. There have been very few like Sen. John McCain. This man put family and country first.

  • Brathe letter: Presidents Obama, Clinton went after journalists, too

    This is a response to the Aug. 15 opinion piece by Jay Bender.
    As a former professor of journalism, Mr. Bender is obviously offended by President Donald Trump’s assertion that the national press is “the enemy of the people.”
    He fears that President Trump will harm freedom of the press, but has forgotten the Obama administration’s hacking of CBS correspondent Sharyl Attkisson’s computer and its seizing of phone records belonging to the parents of Fox News reporter James Rosen.

  • Overstreet letter: Thanks to all who helped with Back to School Bash

    Thanks to all the volunteers who made the Lancaster Back to School Bash event successful and meaningful for the  Lancaster County School District students who needed our loving support Saturday, Aug. 11!

  • Schmidt letter: No proof Russians put Trump in office

    In his Aug. 8 guest column, Sonny Jim Doyle says we have a fake president.
    The truth is President Donald Trump was elected by the electoral college as per the Constitution by a very large margin.
    Mr. Doyle says Donald Trump “got elected by the Russians.”
    We do know the Russians have been messing around in our political process for years and actually got into the Democratic National Committee’s server. But the DNC would not turn over the server to the FBI for analysis, so that hacking accusation is actually unproven.

  • Schaffer letter: Don’t re-elect Norman

    As a senior citizen, there is little government could do to me today that will have much of an effect on my life.
    Yes, Ralph Norman has his eyes on cutting my Medicare and keeping my Social Security increases below the cost of living, but that is nothing compared to what he has already done to my children and grandchildren, as well as everyone in Lancaster County.