Today's Opinions

  • Family misses home the city condemned

    I read the article about the house condemnation on Meeting Street and am thoroughly disgusted. In the first place, this house was built before the city was even a city. That makes it historical. Second, it is not in bad shape, and the wall can be repaired once the city does its job. The tenants who were displaced had lived there for two years with no problems whatsoever. Was any thought given to the people involved? No. We are talking about a retired nurse, who is now disabled and her autistic son. This was the only home they had ever had and were so happy there.

  • Now, the rest of the story

    I thought I was through with Slick Willie until I received so many calls and requests asking if Slick was a real person and what happened to him. Also, have I ever seen him again?

    The answer was and is yes, yes and yes.

  • McDonald’s egg pledge is a small step

    McDonald’s recent pledge to start using cage-free eggs is only a small step in preventing staggering suffering endured by millions of birds.

    Hatcheries that annually supply 200 million female hens for U.S. egg production, including cage-free, also kill the same number of male chicks at birth by grinding them up alive in industrial macerators or suffocating them slowly in plastic garbage bags. The female laying hens endure a lifetime of misery, crammed with 5-6 others, in small wire-mesh cages that cut into their feet and tear out their feathers.

  • Writer questions water supply

    I have some questions for Lancaster County Water and Sewer District (LCWSD).

    LCWSD wants its money, but its service stinks.

    We’re told to restrict our water usage. So, if we are to restrict our water usage just how is it going to supply water to Haile Gold Mine.

    Bub Faile


  • Noble’s rhetoric sounds like old Democrats

    In his column on Aug. 28, Phil Noble praises President Jimmy Carter and says that “but in the end Carter’s presidency was overshadowed by the taking of 52 American hostages by Iran radicals.

    His time in office wasn’t overshadowed by this, but his gas lines, high interest rates, high unemployment and a stagnant econo0my.

  • McCants letter: Pray for all law officers

    We all need to pray for all the men and women with law enforcement.
    My son was Deputy James Brent McCants. Brent was murdered Sept. 25, 1992. He was 23 years old. Brent was a deputy with the York County Sheriff’s Department.
    This year, it’ll be 23 years later. Brent would be 46 years old.
    Thousands of our men and women are killed trying to protect even the thugs every year. They try to protect us all.
    Please pray for these men and women – they are fighting a war here.
    If they stop, what would happen to us all?

  • Let’s try for judicial independence

    If South Carolina does it one way, and most other states along with the federal government do it another way, we might wonder how likely it is that South Carolina is right and everybody else is wrong.

    Consider the way we install judges. In effect, the Legislature unilaterally elects them.

  • Let’s put Constitution Day into perspective

    In 2004, an act of Congress established every Sept. 17 as Constitution Day, the day of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787.

    This federal law requires that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day. Here at the University of South Carolina Lancaster we had several constitution-related activities across the campus. On this 228th anniversary, I consider some historical and current-day features of this incredible document fashioned so long ago.