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Dirty tricks backfire on candidates

By Lynne Caroll

In politics, it is the desperate candidate who has to stoop to dirty tricks. And they usually backfire which this one did.

Mulvaney for Congress had a fundraiser in western York County on Saturday with U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint.

Early Saturday, two things happened. A radio ad said this event was cancelled and a robo call said Mick Mulvaney would be unable to attend.

Surprise. More than 600 people came to hear DeMint and the U.S. District 5th Congressional candidate.

Sometimes, dirty tricks backfire!

 

Lynne Carroll


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Newspapers still vital to our communities

By The Staff

It’s National Newspaper Week, and it is a good time to put things in perspective.

In a head-to-head test of public notice results, a newspaper recently won by a 7-to-1 margin over the Internet.

People still read newspapers and are far more likely to see newspaper notices than those placed online.

The test was done in Darlington County in July by Sheriff Wayne Byrd and his local paper.


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How many politicians could take Scout oath?

By The Staff

They stood in a military-type straight line, all toes pointed to the mark on the floor. All 10 stood at attention. What is unusual about this particular formation? Nine of them are 14 years old and No. 10 is 49 years old.

The Scoutmaster then asked, “Can all of you recite the Scout oath? Do you live up to the Scout law?”

“Before I ask you to raise your right hand to be sworn in as a Scout, let us review the Scout law, the Scout motto, the Scout slogan and the Scout oath:”


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Help make 'Think Lancaster First' work

By The Staff

It’s one of those slap your forehead moments followed by a “Duh.” Barbara Wrape, co-owner of Annette’s Hallmark House, has heard it before. Lancaster shoppers will buy an item in Rock Hill or Charlotte that is available right here in Lancaster.

“Sometimes people need to be reminded of what we have here,” Wrape said.


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Time for Spratt reality check

By Jack Simpson

We need to take a reality check of the John Spratt Washington legacy. John Spratt voted for:

- Federal control over almost every facet of our lives with a full assault on our core values

- Failed incomprehensible bailouts

- Health care debacle which Spratt admitted he did not even read

- Cash for clunkers

- Wasteful, expensive and non-productive stimulus programs that have failed

- Cap and trade legislation

- Financial regulation

- Consumer protection


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Mulvaney's mother-in-law disputes ads

By The Staff

The Democratic Party has seen fit to run ads stating that Mick

Mulvaney, our candidate for U.S. Congress 5th District seat, is against Social Security and will be voting to take away the benefits to seniors.  

I can assure you that this information is completely false. I am Mick’s mother-in-law and he would have to support me if that were to happen.

Isobel Hubbard Lynch

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Republicans a winning combination

By Mary Atkinson

Thank you, Lancaster News for encouraging registered voters to write about their preferred candidate.

I would like to take this opportunity to show my support for the Republican candidates, both statewide and nationally.

Thank you to the S. C. Conservative Republicans, Jim DeMint, Mick Mulvaney, Nikki Haley, Mick Zais, Tim Scott, Ken Ard and Rob McCoy, to name a few. They will all help to put America back on top of her game.

These candidates and many others statewide and nationally mean many different things to many people in all issues concerning America.


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We have been your newspaper for 158 years

By The Staff

You may be reading this editorial as a printed product held in your hand, sprawled across the kitchen table while drinking your morning coffee or while scrolling down your computer screen or smart phone.

Today you have numerous methods of getting the news. And the dissemination of news has changed dramatically since the early years of smoke signals.

National Newspaper Week begins today and it’s a good time to take a look at what your community newspaper means to you.


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Cooperative needs help to improve literacy rates

By Kathy Wilds

The J. Marion Sims Foundation launched a literacy initiative in 2002 to address the alarmingly high rate of illiteracy (more than 50 percent) in the Lancaster area. Part of that initiative included facilitating the creation of the Lancaster Area Literacy Cooperative (LALC) as a way to focus energy on promoting greater community ownership of literacy.


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John Spratt is no friend of ours

By The Staff

It is unfortunate to think of John Spratt as a “friend” of our district. Friends do not let government spending spiral beyond imaginable numbers.

Friends do not support ineffective legislation or inefficient government and then expect you, their “friend,” to pay for it all. Neither do friends support legislation that has the long term effect of eroding the support and structure that has permitted this country to prosper through private business and individual freedoms.


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