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Today's Opinions

  • Column: Dare to be like Daniel

    Believers in Christ should consider the life of Daniel. Taken captive to Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar, he and his three friends were chosen to learn the Babylonian culture and language so they could serve at the royal court.

    But when Nebuchadnezzar ordered they be given the royal food and drink, Daniel asked they might be granted an exemption. He knew that the king’s food had been offered first to idols, and that some of it violated their strict Mosaic food laws. 

  • Column: TOIL leaders should be more transparent

    In order to assess recent statements and representations by Voters for a Town of Indian Land, several of us residents have asked TOIL leaders for a detailed, line-by-line budget for a town of Indian Land.
    This basic information has been requested repeatedly, but never has been forthcoming. It has been requested via multiple sources: e.g., in face-to-face meetings, e-mail, through the Indian Land Action Council and through social media. I have the e-mail chain to verify these requests.

  • Letter: Sen. Scott: Why I support Jeff Sessions

    Today I am announcing my support for Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general of the United States.
    The Department of Justice is charged with upholding some of the most basic tenets of our Constitution, as well as laws that were forged through the blood, sweat and tears of generations of Americans, including many people of color. As our nation endures racial and societal unrest like we have not seen in a generation, I know that whoever serves as our nation’s attorney general must be committed to ensuring that those laws and tenets are fully enforced and protected.

  • Letter: Prayer for our law enforcement officers

    Myra McCant’s letter about the “fat mirror” was very funny.
    I have written many letters in honor of our police. I did not know Myra’s son Brent McCants, a deputy who was murdered in 1992, but I’m sure he was a good man because I know Myra and her other son Billy Dale.
    Our police have a dangerous job. They look after us. We also must watch out for them, because they have families also.
    I don’t expect to be here much longer, but I want to leave a legacy that my letters helped save one police officer.

  • Letter: Thanks for donating to Outreach Project

    As we head into 2017, I want to thank everyone who contributed to the Lancaster County Outreach Project’s Annual Holiday Giving Campaign this year.
    Because of your generous contributions, the campaign was a complete success.
    We received more than $7,000 from 120 businesses, churches, organizations, agencies and individuals, which allowed LCOP to provide gifts to children for the holiday, assist with the Foster Care Holiday Party, and make the Annual Toy Giveaway possible. More than 400 children received help.

  • Letter: Treasurer: Watch those tax deadlines

    While many of us are recovering from the holidays and are looking forward to a busy 2017, it’s important that county homeowners remember the residential property tax deadline is coming soon. All residential property taxes are due in our office by Jan. 17 and the late penalties can be costly, so don’t be late!

  • Column: The fallacy of the ‘Charleston loophole’

    There has been extensive discussion of the so-called “Charleston loophole” by which Dylann Roof was allegedly permitted to purchase the handgun used in the nine murders at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Zion Church on June 17, 2015.
    At a Chicago rally last Feb. 17, Hillary Clinton said the following: “All we want is common sense. We want comprehensive background checks that close the gun-show loophole and online loophole. We want to close what is called the Charleston loophole.

  • Column: Democrats, get some new blood, leave the walking dead at home

    Mandy Powers Norrell was reelected to the S.C. House in November. I think she and her husband, Mitch, are the best lawyers in Lancaster.
    And she’s a Democrat! I’m a Republican – yay Trump!
    We need to unite, America. But for that to happen, the Democratic Party needs new blood. People like Mandy can bring smarts to the party.