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Today's Opinions

  • AJ Middle volleyball team 'made us proud'

    This letter is in regard to a great group of young ladies and the record they accomplished as members of the Andrew Jackson Middle School volleyball team. The girls ended up the season with a 16-1 record.

    They practiced hard, learned a lot, played well and made us proud. I think their coach is the kind of good influence you want young people to learn from. I didn’t make it to every game, but I know most of their parents, grandparents and family members did. It was wonderful for their support.

  • Something illegal going on in District 2 election

    Please help me to understand this write-in campaign. The winner in the primary Charlene McGriff, who is unopposed, is now facing a write-in from someone other than Blondale Funderburk and the write-in is not disclosing their name. Is this legal? Who is requesting the absentee ballot?  If the person is not disclosing his or her name how is the name being signed on the ballots? It seems to me someone is collecting ballots from residents in District 2 and writing in a name.

  • Lancaster fortunate to have Memorial Park

    After having a negative concern with a cemetery in North Carolina, it made us realize how fortunate Lancaster residents are to have Lancaster Memorial Park.

    The grounds are always so well maintained, the staff and family are friendly, kind and respectful to visitors or a bereaved family.

    Pat and Linda Small

    Lancaster

     

  • Funderburk: Support McGriff in special election

    I am Blondale Funderburk, a former candidate for the vacant County Council District 2 seat. I was given a wonderful opportunity to represent our county in the Sept. 15 primary election. However the district cast its votes for Charlene McGriff.

    As we move forward to the Nov. 3 special election, we as a district, must focus our attention on the Nov. 3 candidate.

    I would like to thank District 2 residents for their support and I look forward to representing them in the future.

  • Bruins set excellence standard

    When Lancaster High School teams compete, it’s a known fact they strive to play within the rules.

    The Bruins’ athletic program has the hardware to prove it.

    LHS recently was presented a S.C. High School League Sportsmanship Award after the Bruins were nominated from their region for the honor.

    The latest award has been presented to the Lancaster High School athletic program twice in the last three years.

  • Offenses Against the Election Laws

    SC Code of Laws and Regulations is found under the Quick Links section on the South Carolina government Web site, sc.gov.

    CHAPTER 25.

    OFFENSES AGAINST THE ELECTION LAWS

    SECTION 7"25"10. False swearing in applying for registration.

  • Partisan politics more important than Olympics in America?

    I would like to respond to John Cauthen’s Oct. 16 letter, “Oh the agony of the 2016 Olympic defeat.” His very political letter indicated that he would rather see President Barack Obama fail than have the Olympics come in America. I  guess America first doesn’t apply when partisan politics are involved.

    Stephen Winn

    Lancaster

     

  • Voters can stop Congress through ballot box

    Well, it’s started already. There is a well-qualified gentleman considering running for our congressional seat next year. So, right out of the box, comes a lengthy tirade against him, full of baloney. We are hearing than Mick Mulvaney is a millionaire and John Spratt is not. We’re hearing that it’s important to send Spratt back to Congress again.