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Columns

  • Info held from public officials, also

    I am constantly amazed that information from public financial records and even annual budgets is withheld, not just from the public, but from the voting board members who must approve budgets and expenditures.
    Take Lexington-Richland District 5 school board, for instance.
    Board members approved a $150 million budget June 25, even though they had not seen the full detailed budget, only a partial summary that did not balance.

  • Honeycutt should work with Indian Land residents

    Mr. Larry Honeycutt, I am surprised at you. As an elected official of Lancaster County, I would think you would be able to handle an irritated resident with more professionalism.
    Lancaster County Council members attend many classes and conferences to educate themselves on verbal and written communication with members of their community.
    I personally helped with your campaign during the last election because you attended Indian Land Action Council, showed an understanding and interest in Indian Land and now you have turned on us.
    Why?

  • Bradley column: Affordable health-care act does have some good points

    Many thanks to Dr. Lee Thomas for his thoughtful guest column, “Medical care in America has reached crossroads,” in the July 11 edition of The Lancaster News, on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the crossroads in medical care that has been looming for many years prior to its passage.
    He and the hospital system he works for are to be commended for their devotion to patient-centered care, including indigent care.

  • Wilson column: How health-care act will affect you

    I have had multiple calls about how the new health-care reform act will affect us individually and small-business owners. I just finished reading the entire bill and below is brief summary:
    Individual
    The new health-care reform act mandates health insurance coverage for most Americans starting in 2014 or a penalty will be imposed.
    The penalty will be assessed on your tax return and administered by the IRS.

  • Opinions on health-care act

    My main thought about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is “It’s a place to start. Finally.” This country has done a lot of talking and no acting on this issue for decades. Finally, the 111th Congress enacted it and off to the races we went.
    Sure, there are parts of it that feel like too much government. Telling people they’ll have to pay a tax/penalty if they don’t purchase insurance smacks of big government reaching into our pocketbooks.

  • Honeycutt’s comments about Lynch are unacceptable

    I guess Lancaster County Council member Larry Honeycutt was right about comments in his guest column, “Lynch’s comments about the county unacceptable,” in the July 1 edition of The Lancaster News.
    It isn’t just one person in this county who has a negative opinion. I have read many articles from individuals all over this county who feel the same way. I, for one, have expressed my opinion in the paper.

  • We need S.C solutions for S.C. health care

    South Carolina advocates for better health, lower health-care costs and limited government have little to cheer about after the June 28 Supreme Court ruling upheld much of “Obamacare.”
    Instead of providing real solutions, the law simply hides our problems from public view by pouring hundreds of billions of government subsidies into a broken health care system allowing Washington to declare “victory” while continuing to ignore the real health challenges facing Americans.

  • Memory Lane Cruisers give back to community

    On May 5, the Memory Lane Cruisers Car Club of Lancaster held a car show to support HOPE in Lancaster Inc. and Christian Services Food Pantry. Proceeds from the show were shared by the two agencies.
    HOPE is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides short-term emergency assistance to those in crisis.
    Director Elaine Adkins said they especially need donations during the summer since the children are out of school and at home.

  • Roberts reincarnate version of activist justices

    Now that the “constitutional” dust has settled on the oft-questioned legislative “Obamacare” Act, the public is now forced to suffer through the highly charged bloviating of talking heads and what they think the U.S. Supreme Court actually said in its ruling.

  • Betty Waddell wishes to see her childhood home one more time

    Betty Waddell had a play room. Miranda Lambert’s handprints are on the front steps. Waddell once burned her hands on a coal heater that was in the center of the house. Lambert did her homework and learned to play the guitar “up the stairs, in that little back bedroom.”
    Waddell and Lambert share a common wish – to visit the house they grew up in one more time. Lambert, a country music artist, shared her wish in the lyrics of her song, “The House That Built Me.”