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Today's Opinions

  • Writer: Holland is the best person for solicitor

    My name is Joe Catalano. I have lived in Lancaster most of my life. I proudly served Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile as a deputy and an investigator. I now attend University of South Carolina Law School. I am writing this letter o express my support for my friend, Tom Holland, as the next 6th Circuit solicitor.

  • Jesus promises living water

    In the gospel, John 4 describes Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritans. Jesus chose to go through Samaria on his way to Galilee, even though many religious people avoided the area entirely.

    After walking all day, he stopped by a well outside a town called Sychar, and sent his disciples into the city to buy food. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus asked her for a drink.  She was surprised, since Jews and Samaritans normally never shared common drinking vessels.

  • Noble’s column just a Democrat rant

    This is in response to Phil Nobel’s guest column, “Will June Primary in S.C. be honest?,” in the May 16 edition of The Lancaster News.

    This issue, along with global warming and the war on women are the biggest scams spouted by Democrats. Think about this, 99.9 percent of United States citizens already have picture ID’s. Noble said Republicans push this issue to prevent poor black people, along with students from voting.

  • Don’t pass rezoning for TreeTops project

    Please consider the negative impact that the proposed development by Mattamy Homes will have on Lancaster County School District and prevent the rezoning of the TreeTops property on Van Wyck Road in Lancaster County.

    There is enough interest in keeping this property as a camp for underprivileged children, which is the original plan and best use to avoid overcrowding in the school district.

    Thanks for your favorable consideration to keep TreeTops as a camp for children and deny the rezoning plan for new homes.

    Alfred Brand,

  • Voter doesn’t need Team Graham’s help

    A few weeks ago, I got a mailer from Team Graham, wanting to help me file an absentee ballot. The form asked for all kinds of personal info, including my voter registration number. My first thought was that information is none of your business, just like my vote.

    I have voted absentee for many years. I simply call the Lancaster County Election Commission at (803) 285-2969, and those folks will send you the application. Just as they did recently. As an informed voter, I know how to do this.

  • Democrats protect all Americans

    This a response to Nick Pasquine’s response, “Do Democrats have same response for all issues?,” in the April 17 edition of The Lancaster News.

    His letter was a response to a letter written by me, Michael Jedson, “Remove tea party burden from Americans.” in the April 6 edition of The Lancaster News.

    Democrats don’t waiver in their support of middle and low income Americans and immigrants. Republicans seem to care about the upper 1 percent and the tea partiers only care about themselves.

  • Writer: Nobel does a spin job for voter fraud

    Reading Phil Nobel’s guest column, “Will June Primary in S.C. be honest?,” in the May 16 edition of The Lancaster News reminds me why I no longer vote for any Democrat.

    It is nothing but a column full of spins and cover ups to suit his voter-fraud-is-good agenda.

    First, he gives a history of voting a couple of hundred years ago which was patterned after those in Europe where the Founding Fathers came from.

    We evolved from property ownership to literacy requirements to vote. Guess that did not work too good for Democrats.

  • Dreams do come true

    The word “no” is a very powerful statement. It can tear you down and make you believe you are near your breaking point. “No, Abby, you can’t go back to school – you have a family to raise.”

    Or the famous, “No, your test results are not up to standards.”

    It would have been easy for me to believe all the people who told me “no” and to give up on school and my dreams.