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Nita Brown

Community rallies for Habitat

Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County is pleased to announce our Fourth Annual Bluegrass, Barbecue and Building fundraiser on Aug. 29 was another great success.

We want to thank the community for such strong support. Because of you, this event netted more than $11,000 toward local Habitat construction projects, which will help provide more decent, affordable homes for income-qualified families in Lancaster County.


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Jamie Murguia

Bigger audits needed

The Legislative Audit Council has done a terrific job on its latest report, and taxpayers should be grateful.

I give “The Nerve’s” Rick Brundrett a little credit. In 2012, Brundret broke a story on a proposed $16 million line item in the Agriculture Department’s budget for an undisclosed expansion project at the State Farmers Market.

As it turned out, Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers was pushing his agency to buy property at the market – property owned by S.C. Ports Authority Chairman Bill Stern.


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Glenn McAteer

POWs, MIAs not forgotten

On Friday, Sept. 18, all across America local ceremonies will take place to honor our missing service members and their families with a focus on continuing the commitment to account, as fully as possible, for those listed as q prisoner of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA).


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J.R. Wilt

Special tax districts – buyer beware

Indian Land and Pleasant Valley residents will be hearing a lot about petitions for a special tax district for law enforcement over the next few weeks as proponents seek signatures to impose a $75 per dwelling tax on Indian Land for “enhanced law enforcement.”


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Shane McNamee

School choice solution not the problem

The Charleston Post and Courier recently published a five-part series, “Left Behind: The unintended consequences of school choice, in which readers are led to believe that the hardships experienced by some students at a North Charleston high school are the effects of school choice policies.


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Phil Noble

S.C.’s most famous song

What if I asked you to name the most famous song that has come from South Carolina?

You’re stumped right?

About now you are scratching your head and thinking, “What could it be?”

I’ll bet you are feeling a little uneasy to think that you live in South Carolina and have no idea what song I’m talking about – right?

The song is “We Shall Overcome.”


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Dr. Brooks Walker

U.S. does have alternate plan to Iranian deal

It strikes me as near remarkable at how liberal ideas are so illogical while boasting of their logic. William St Louis seeks to respond to my article by suggesting that one is not allowed a critical opinion unless they have a viable alternative solution to the problem in his column, “Don’t criticize the Iran deal without an alternate deal.”


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John Lage

Lancaster no better than Rhode Island

Well, Lancaster County council members Charlene McGriff and Larry Honeycutt, you got your wish – Keith Tunnell is gone.


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William St. Louis

Don’t criticize Iran deal without an alternative

In response to Dr. Brooks Walker’s column, “Iran renews Hamas support,” in the Sept. 4 edition of The Lancaster News, again I read another complaint against the deal with Iran without an alternative.

Iran was renewing its support of Hamas prior to the signing of the deal.

This renewal of relations between Iran and Hamas was a result of Hamas withdrawing support of the rebels fighting Assad in Syria.


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Bob Lanning

Manasseh proves evil men do repent

The Bible records the life of King Manasseh in 2 Kings 21 and 2 Chronicles 33. He had an ungodly grandfather (Ahaz) and a godly father (Hezekiah). He became king of Judah at the age of 12, and reigned for 55 years, the longest term of any of the Hebrew kings.


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