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Letters

  • Honeycutt letter: Thanks for coverage honoring local vets

    The local newspapers’ support of American veterans over the years has been outstanding. I served in the Navy from 1956 to 1960, and I appreciate what you do to recognize Lancaster County veterans. The Nov. 7 edition of the newspaper was filled with community support and thanks to all our local veterans, which makes all of us very proud.
    Larry Honeycutt

    Lancaster

  • Buck letter: Thank you, voters, for your support

    I just wanted to thank the residents of Indian Land for their support during the recent school board election. I have already hit the ground running. I plan to begin meeting with our local schools very soon, so that I can find out what our teachers need to be able to best serve the educational needs of our community.
    During my term, I promise to always be available to all of you. I am a firm believer that education takes the combined efforts of the schools, the parents and the community as a whole.

  • Smith letter: A modest proposal on campaign signs

    It seems candidates are much more interested in putting their signs out on roadsides rather than in being responsible and collecting them after elections. 
    My proposal is to give candidates three days to collect their signs. If they don’t collect them, any citizen can collect signs still out, return them to the elections staff and collect $1 per sign. Then the candidate’s campaign will be billed for uncollected signs.
    Perhaps then the unsightly clutter of political signs after elections will end.
    Meta Smith
    Indian Land

  • Boykin letter: ‘Awe over the public show of patriotism’

    Editor’s note: This is one community leader’s reaction to last week’s paper, which contained three sections – 22 pages – of Veterans Day tributes to those who’ve served our country. 
    I have never been more proud to be counted in the number of American veterans as I was Wednesday night. I literally did not want to put the newspaper down.
    I continue to be in awe over the public show of patriotism and support displayed through my hometown paper in this edition.

  • McCorkle letter: Departing board member salutes local schools

    During the past 12 years, it has been my good fortune to have served on the Lancaster County school board. I can honestly say that the members with whom I have served were and are totally dedicated to the well-being of the young people of Lancaster County.
    The accomplishments have been many – even though the circumstances under which we worked were, at times, difficult. The school administration, on all levels, has always offered sound solutions to problems and concerns that needed to be addressed. They deserve to be commended for their professionalism and efforts.

  • Simonetti letter: Medical cannabis an alternative to opioids

    On Nov. 12 at Winthrop University, I have planned an Opioid Crisis Forum, an unaffiliated educational event to bring together medical professionals, civic organizations and public service communities to hear about medical topics affecting all of our community members. This event will be veteran-focused, in hopes to bring light to the alternative options needed in all patients’ medical care.
    Please join us in honor of our veterans as we discuss the benefits of medical cannabis for treating pain, opioid addiction, PTSD and other ailments.

  • Edwards letter: Recreation essential for healthy county

    According to the Trust for Public Land, “a 10-minute walk to a park is an important indicator of the livability of a community.” Recreation opportunities are an essential component that contributes to the physical and environmental health of a community.
    Many communities are seeing economic success in creating vibrant, active environments that promote healthy lifestyles. Recreation facilities and greenways increase tourism, enhance property values, and attract families and businesses to the region due to increased amenities.

  • Hopkins letter: Lancaster greenway makes little sense

    I hate to be the only dissenting view on this recreation bond, but I don't know what we need an environmental education center for.
    Most people are aware of pollution, their environment, and how they can be better patrons of those by being less – pardon the word – slobs.
    Do we need a center, costing who knows what, just to get out information that's already out there? Just go to the web. You'll find plenty on how you can do a better job, and how to protect our environment.

  • Ferguson letter: It's our turn! Vote yes on rec bond

    Over the nearly three decades we have lived in Lancaster County, we have had the fortunate experiences of cheering on our three boys at soccer and baseball tournaments throughout South Carolina.

    Those tournaments will always be a part of our family's memories. Wonderful, wholesome memories of kids playing a sport they loved and working as a team to accomplish a goal.

  • Cook letter: I back Studebaker for probate judge

    I would like to express my support for Dee Studebaker, who is running for Lancaster County probate judge.
    I am a local attorney, and probate work is a part of my practice. Over the last year, I have had the good fortune to appear before Studebaker, the county’s associate probate judge, on several occasions.