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Today's Opinions

  • Recognize true value of USC’s and Clemson’s accomplishments

    As I sit down to write this column, the local news is reporting that the University of South Carolina and Clemson have both finished in the top 10 in college football postseason rankings for the first time ever.

    It’s another feather in the caps of two teams who made the Palmetto State proud earlier this month by defeating formidable opponents to win bowl games.

  • What should we be doing?

    A few weeks ago, The Lancaster News ran an interesting series asking what people would like to see in the way of changes to the county, particularly in the Indian Land area. The discussion quickly turned to agreement that a better class of retail establishments would be desirable, with the debate asking questions like Target, Macy’s or Saks Fifth Avenue? Olive Garden, Outback or a prominent chef’s own gourmet restaurant? Sentiment from the report seemed to be more or less “all of the above.”

  • Killian family grateful for ‘Pappy’s’ support

    We’d like to address this letter to our church family at Eastside Baptist Church, our family, friends, neighbors, our Gerdau family and the Lancaster community.

    Words cannot express our gratitude for the love and kindness you all have shown us through this journey since Tim was diagnosed with cancer in July. God has truly blessed us and continues to pour out his blessings on us.

    All of you are blessings sent from God and each one of you have blessed our lives so richly.

  • Take a look at how much S.C. spends on Medicaid

    I am confused. The Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare was promoted to help cover an estimated 30 million Americans without health insurance. Depending upon which source you accept, roughly 2.2 million people have signed up for health insurance.

    If you add the 5 million people whose policies were canceled because of Obamacare, the total uninsured is 35 million – plus or minus the 2 million who have signed up.

    Maybe I am not able to “cipher” as well as most, but it seems to me we have more uninsured now than before Obamacare went into effect.

  • Groups make lasting legacy

    On behalf of Lancaster County Partners for Youth board of directors, I would like to extend a huge thank you to the 45 businesses and organizations that sponsored our recent celebration honoring Founders Federal Credit Union and the founding board members of the Lancaster Medical Endowment.

    We could not think of two more deserving groups of people to honor for their impact on youth and education in our community.

  • Community helps Santa deliver Christmas gifts

    Sleigh bells announced the arrival of Santa Claus as he made a surprise visit to the special needs classes at Southside Early Education Center on Dec. 20. The students were surprised, happy, and, of course, a few were afraid.

    Santa’s helpers from the Lancaster Women of the Moose assisted with parties for both the morning and afternoon classes and all the children received gifts.

  • Knights thank HOPE donors

    Many, many thanks from the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Grace Council 14765 in Indian Land to the people and businesses of Indian Land and the surrounding areas, our council and its members and families. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued generosity and support in helping us to raise funds for people with intellectual disabilities.

  • Don’t let elderly fall victim to scammers

    We all need to help make sure our elderly don’t fall for all the telephone scams. Scammers love to prey on the elderly. If an elderly person withdraws a large sum of money from his or her account, we need to find out why they are doing so.

    Some of the older people are losing their entire retirement money because of these scams.

    Do not give out your credit card information to these phone scammers. And if you receive any of these calls, get all the information you can from them and call the authorities.