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Columns

  • Just how do Carolinas compare?

    I have always had a thing about North Carolina. Simply put, I don’t like them.

    They stole our name. They try to steal our only president, Andy Jackson. They are twice as big as we are. And what really pains me the most is they usually do things better than we do.

    First, the essential facts.

  • Do Democrats have same response for all issues?

    As I read Michael Jedson’s letter, “Remove tea party burden from Americans,” that was printed in the April 16 edition of The Lancaster News, I begin to wonder if Democrats just come up with a form broken-record propaganda letter and send it to all the newspapers?

  • Moving from desegregation to diversity at the USC

    As the University of South Carolina brings to a close the 50th anniversary commemoration of its desegregation, we reflect on how far the university has come and how far we have to go. We aren’t just giving this thoughtful consideration, we are taking action.

    Today Carolina is home to a student population that is about 20 percent minority with an equal percentage of minority faculty members. INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has recognized USC as one of the nation’s top universities for diversity and inclusion for the past two years.

  • U.S. finally wields its ‘big stick’

    This recent headline intrigued me to read further: “America sends missile-destroying warships into Russian waters, President Putin not pleased.” (Motley Fool)

    Bravo – our nation is finally showing that we have both backbone and teeth and it’s long overdue.

  • Time to shorten S.C. legislative session

    The S.C. Legislature sits for five months, 21 weeks or 143 calendar days. It’s one of the longest sessions in the nation, leaving aside the 10 states with professional legislatures.

  • Tragedies bring out true American character
  • GOP seeks to keep corruption out of county

    Lancaster County has seen a lot of recent political turmoil taking place in neighboring counties, especially with the arrest of Charlotte’s mayor and last week’s conviction of former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker.

    Lancaster County Republicans are committed to setting a high standard for good government, based upon higher standards for our public officials, increased citizen involvement, improved accessibility and greater transparency.

  • Even from the cross Jesus shows compassion

    Jesus spoke seven different times while he hung on the cross at Calvary.

    As he was being nailed to the cross, Jesus prayed, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” This showed that Jesus knew that his persecutors did not realize they were crucifying the Lord of glory.

  • Carnes explains road funding

    This column was supposed to be dedicated to talking about the county budget process, but with the weather we had in February causing additional road problems, I would like to dedicate this column and my next column to talking about roads.

    There have been several letters to the editor about the increased potholes and road issues following the winter storms we have experienced.

  • A scorned S.C. hero

    April 11, 2014, was a very important day in the history of South Carolina. Few people noticed that anything much happened – but I would argue that this was the day we, as a state, did two very important things.

    First, we recognized a hero. And second, we showed that there is a new South Carolina that is – and for some time has been– struggling to be born.