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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Murphy supports Blackmon in auditor’s runoff

    I would like to encourage everyone to please get out and vote in the primary runoff election for the county auditor’s race on Tuesday, June 28.

  • Letter: Hunter Wallace deserves promotion

    The runoff election for county auditor is Tuesday, June 28, and the citizens of Lancaster County should be thankful that someone like Susan Hunter Wallace is one of the final two candidates.
    Her experience as deputy auditor for the past six years of her career with the county will allow her to transition into the auditor’s job with ease, knowledge and experience.
    Please consider giving Susan Hunter Wallace the promotion she has worked for and deserves.

    James Baker
    Lancaster

  • Letter: Neighbor supports Graham in District 1 race

    After a close race for the Lancaster County Council seat in District 1, I’d like to express my support for Terry Graham.  
    As a neighbor and businessman in my community, I have been very impressed by the integrity and authenticity of this man. He’s the real deal!  
    With so many challenges facing the county due to the explosive growth in the Panhandle, our County Council is in need of leadership. This council seat must have a leader who is willing to work with other members to address the issues and provide solutions.  

  • Column: My friend needs Mulvaney to try again on Medicare fight

    I am writing about a problem involving Sandra Knight Howard, who now lives in Winnsboro.
    Sandra grew up in Lancaster and attended schools here until her marriage. She still has two brothers in Lancaster.
    Many Lancastrians know of her brother Richard Knight and his many helpful deeds with the Red Cross and other local organizations. Sandra’s other brother, Carl, works at the local courthouse as court bailiff. Sandra loves Lancaster and visits here often.

  • Column: The world I grew up in is long gone

    What is truth? It seems a simple question, and yet truth is the elusive puff of smoke everyone is seeking through layers of rhetoric and excuses.
    Why is there no beacon of truth anymore? Once we thought that electing good, honest leaders and trusting them assured a great society, and justice would be served by a Supreme Court if all other courts in the land failed. But now we see judges appointed based more on their political leanings than their interpretations of the law, and those good, honest leaders seem to be out of touch with their constituents.

  • Letter: Environmental worries about Haile Gold Mine

    Mick Mulvaney needs to be voted out of office for his participation in allowing the Haile Gold Mine permits to desecrate Lancaster County.
    They are currently pumping our groundwater out via 30 wells. This great amount of water not only affects people who rely on wells, but will affect the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District.
    The company’s extensive use of chemicals has the great potential for eventually ruining the land. Oceana Gold has a history of this in other countries.

  • Letter: Backing Hunter Wallace in runoff for auditor

    Cheryl Morgan is retiring as auditor for Lancaster County. I would like to thank her for her many years of service in that capacity. She served long and well and has certainly earned her time of retirement.
    It is a comfort to know that Susan Hunter Wallace is running for the position of auditor. She has been a county employee for the past 14 years and has served in the auditor’s office the last six years as deputy auditor. I feel that she is well qualified and will oversee this position in an efficient and respectful manner if elected.

  • Column: Legislature defies Supreme Court ruling

    In 1993, Bill Clinton became president of the United States for the first time. The movie “Unforgiven” won the Oscar for the Best Picture.