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Letters

  • Will letter: Buskey unknown quantity in District 45 race

    First, we have missed the paper coming to the house and we’re very happy to see it again. Not getting the Carolina Gateway, I had no information on the District 45 campaign candidates.
    With so many early voters, I really wonder if voters in District 45 know the issues each candidate is running on.
    Brandon Newton seems head and tails over Corin Buskey. He took the time to answer and interview with the Gateway, which tells us a lot about the candidates.

  • Grey letter: Democratic Party favors rec bond

    This month, a presentation on the proposed Lancaster County parks and recreation bond was made at the Lancaster County Democratic Party’s monthly meeting.
    Sherri Gregory and Pamela Trimnal made a very informative – and entertaining – case for the county’s voters to cast their ballots “In Favor Of” this referendum.

  • Thomas letter: MDA fundraiser no waste of money

    In response to Linda Headrick’s letter, “Reader mad about MDA fundraiser,” let me assure you that your hard-earned money did not go to waste. MDA is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and more than 40 neuromuscular diseases.

  • Kurcz letter: Buck ‘the person for the (District 7) job’

    As a parent of three children in the Indian Land schools and a volunteer in our schools, I cannot imagine a better candidate to fill the District 7 school board seat than Ken Buck.
    I feel that our schools need someone who understands what is going on in the classrooms and with our children, and also has the experience to deal with the issues. I know that he has over 30 years of experience as a teacher and administrator, something that our school board needs.

  • Chandler letter: Candidate apologizes to debate audience

    I must give a public apology to the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and the audience for my poor performance at the forum Tuesday (Oct. 23).
    The public attended to receive more information about the candidates. I am afraid I did not do a very good job of it. I came prepared to talk about the issues. I was thrown off focus by the questions I was asked.

  • Cureton letter: Vote ‘In Favor’ on county recreation bond

    I voted last week – a privilege granted to those of us of a certain vintage and others with challenges that prevent them from voting on Nov. 6.
    And I voted enthusiastically “In Favor” of the $19 million bond referendum that is on the ballot.

  • Robinson letter: Reader supports Buck for school board

    I recently read Ken Buck’s column in your paper and I have to say that I am impressed with his stance on so many of the issues he addressed.
    I have always felt as though teachers needed to get more involved on school boards since I think they would know best what is going on in our schools and what works or does not work.

  • Headrick letter: Reader mad about MDA fundraiser

    Alert: I’m mad!  
    The Muscular Dystrophy Association has just a two-star rating for a nonprofit by Charity Navigators, but they had an awesome firefighter outside the Indian Land Walmart taking donations two weeks ago.
    The firefighters were standing there with what looked like a fireman’s boot, which was misleading to those who were giving their hard-earned money away, myself included.

  • Labbe 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.

  • Tanner 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.