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Today's Opinions

  • The fork is the most dangerous weapon

    It’s time for New Year’s resolutions, particularly those about our health. Although gun violence remains the leading cause of death among young people, our most dangerous weapon is still our fork. Forty-five times as many people die of chronic diseases linked to a diet containing animal products, sugar, and salt.

    Hardly a month goes by without another study linking consumption of animal products with obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers. No reputable study has ever shown an opposite result.

  • ‘Auld Lang Syne’ is a New Year’s Eve tradition

    From release

    New Year’s Eve festivities peak when the official countdown of the clock begins. After the ball drops and midnight has arrived, revelers cheer to the new year and exchange kisses and well wishes.

    Once such wishes have been exchanged, many people begin to sing “Auld Lang Syne.” But few know what “Auld Lang Syne” means or why it is sung on New Year’s Eve. Confusion regarding this song is almost as notable as the tradition of singing it. Many people mumble through the lyrics because they never bothered to learn them.

  • Community transforms Pregnancy Care Center

    I’d like to take this opportunity to share with the community and say thank you to all those who have supported the Pregnancy Care Center.

    The Pregnancy Care Center has been in existence since 1998.

    In the past two and a half years, many changes have taken place. God is truly blessing the efforts of all of those involved and he continues to give us a vision for the future.

  • Thumbs up to Brooklyn Springs Elementary

    While visiting Brooklyn Springs Elementary School for a program I was most impressed with the cleanliness of the school and the young lady doing the cleaning.

    While visiting the school I observed the young lady cleaning, dusting, pushing down the halls and blowing off the grounds when I was leaving.

    The school was immaculate inside and out and smelled so fresh.

    Brooklyn Springs is a wonderful school with great staff. To the young lady cleaning there, you are doing a great job.

  • Legislative agenda includes balanced budget and BBQ,

    It’s been a pleasure for me to represent S.C. Senate District 16 this session as it has been for 10 of the last 11.

    The district encompasses the upper two-thirds of Lancaster County beginning with the Douglas, Pleasant Hill and Tradesville communities, plus most of Fort Mill and Tega Cay. There are about110,000 people in the district, one of 46 in our state. Comprising 45 men and one woman, the Senate meets three days a week from January until June each year.

  • Don’t try changing us

    After reading the article from Mary Smith on Dec. 17, I am totally with her. People who are not from here want to change our community.

    Why? Is the reason you moved here is because you liked it? If where you are from is so wonderful, then go back. I-85, I-81, I-95 all go back North. Do not try to change us. You need to change.

    Another problem is people who drive in the left lane on U.S. 521 do not know the left lane is the faster lane.

  • All of us should be held accountable

    With so much turmoil going on in our great free society in America today, who can be trusted?

    To some degree some of those who have been elected and sworn in to serve and protect have also taken on the roles of being the judge, juror and executioner.

    It’s easy to imagine the families of those who have lost loved ones to senseless acts of violence to become confused, and not fully trust the authorities.

  • Whose fault is this mess?

    Phil Noble and I see a lot of the same problems. According to him, it is the Republicans fault for all the problems. In the absence of facts, there can be no true reality. Only ideology.

    It does not take a lot to keep the mind of the average American occupied- a ball game on TV or maybe Idol and snacks.

    There is no or very little cognitive discourse any where. It is not politically correct. When some discourse does happen, truth is generally left out and feelings are most important.