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Today's Opinions

  • Support your candidate

    We encourage you to show your support for a candidate through letters to the editor and guest columns.

    Tell us why you support your candidate and what makes him or her the best choice for that position.

    Please keep your articles to about 500 words.

    We offer the same option to the candidates. Let us know why you are the best candidate for the position.

    Send your letters and columns to The Lancaster News, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721, bring them by the office at 701 N. White St., or email them to brutledge@thelancasternews.com.

  • Reader supports Burns for school board

    With this year’s election, the citizens of Indian Land have an opportunity to really influence local change. We will now have two school board representatives to support us and our growing community.

    I am excited to have the opportunity to vote for Freeman Burns to represent District 7 in Indian Land. Freeman is an energetic man who has embraced Indian Land and is willing to give even more back to help build a strong community for his family.

  • World is full of lies, but God’s word remains true

    One of God’s attributes is that he is true. God the Father described himself as being “abundant in goodness and truth.”

  • Lancaster County has some great football history

    The S.C. High School League (SCHSL) is celebrating 100 years of sports history this year. Part of the celebration was to publish a listing of the winningest teams by decade for the past 100 years.

    The June 1, 2014, edition of The State paper listed a team from Lancaster County as the winningest team for the decade of the 1950s for the whole state of South Carolina.

  • Changes needed in Congress

    wo votes were taken in Congress in mid-September prior to the recess until the week of Nov. 10. One in Senate had to do with an equal pay bill “that would require employers to demonstrate that wage gaps between men and women with similar qualifications and in similar jobs have a business justification., and authorize the labor secretary to seek additional compensatory or punitive damages in a sex discrimination action.”

  • To steal from gravesite shows lack of respect

    A cemetery is the final resting place for us when our life ends here on earth.

  • County strategic vision very important

    August’s column was about a strategic visioning process for Lancaster County, this month’s column will be about how to get the process started.

    First, thank you to those who have emailed or talked with me about their interest in being part of this process.

    To develop a good strategic vision, we will need participation from the business community, our various government entities and, most importantly, our citizens.

  • Overspending depletes our county’s yearly budget

    The County Council Finance Committee meeting on Sept. 25 provided an interesting observation that the county’s general fund balance is about $1 million higher than it was last year at this time.

    The Finance Committee heard several proposals from County Administrator Steve Willis about how to spend this money outside the normal budget cycle.

    Spending money outside the budget cycle is one of the primary reasons the county never seems to have enough money.