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Today's Opinions

  • Voter doesn’t need Team Graham’s help

    A few weeks ago, I got a mailer from Team Graham, wanting to help me file an absentee ballot. The form asked for all kinds of personal info, including my voter registration number. My first thought was that information is none of your business, just like my vote.

    I have voted absentee for many years. I simply call the Lancaster County Election Commission at (803) 285-2969, and those folks will send you the application. Just as they did recently. As an informed voter, I know how to do this.

  • Democrats protect all Americans

    This a response to Nick Pasquine’s response, “Do Democrats have same response for all issues?,” in the April 17 edition of The Lancaster News.

    His letter was a response to a letter written by me, Michael Jedson, “Remove tea party burden from Americans.” in the April 6 edition of The Lancaster News.

    Democrats don’t waiver in their support of middle and low income Americans and immigrants. Republicans seem to care about the upper 1 percent and the tea partiers only care about themselves.

  • Writer: Nobel does a spin job for voter fraud

    Reading Phil Nobel’s guest column, “Will June Primary in S.C. be honest?,” in the May 16 edition of The Lancaster News reminds me why I no longer vote for any Democrat.

    It is nothing but a column full of spins and cover ups to suit his voter-fraud-is-good agenda.

    First, he gives a history of voting a couple of hundred years ago which was patterned after those in Europe where the Founding Fathers came from.

    We evolved from property ownership to literacy requirements to vote. Guess that did not work too good for Democrats.

  • Dreams do come true

    The word “no” is a very powerful statement. It can tear you down and make you believe you are near your breaking point. “No, Abby, you can’t go back to school – you have a family to raise.”

    Or the famous, “No, your test results are not up to standards.”

    It would have been easy for me to believe all the people who told me “no” and to give up on school and my dreams.

  • Red Rover Dog Show a success

    Lancaster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA) is a registered South Carolina charity formed in June of 2013.

    Our rescued animals come from the Lancaster County Animal Shelter, owner surrenders, abandoned and/or neglected animals, plus a few from out of town that needed our help.

    All of our animals get excellent care from Faulkner Animal Hospital and their staff, and we have placed more than 150 homeless animals into healthy happy homes.

  • Writer grateful for medical response

    On Friday, May 23, my husband had cause to call on the services of a 911 dispatcher, the Lancaster County and Heath Springs Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and first responder from the volunteer fire department. 

    I would like to thank each responder, on my husband’s behalf, for their prompt, professional and compassionate services during this difficult time. 

    Because of the situation I cannot remember their individual names, and I do apologize for that, and send my heartfelt thanks for a job well done.

  • Let voters decide how to pay for county needs

    The current 1 percent Capital Projects Sales Tax which was enacted to finance the construction of the new Lancaster County Courthouse is expected to expire in 2015.

    Lancaster County Council has established a Capital Projects Sales Tax Commission to consider what projects should be funded in the event that the voters consent to extend the capital projects sales tax for another seven years.

    Several major proposals have been submitted for the commission’s consideration. Each of these proposals is worthy of consideration.

  • Legislature busy this session

    At this point in the second half of the 2013-14 legislative session, we are several weeks behind due to a later-than-normal start and days lost to snow. Those who agree with Mark Twain that “no man’s life or liberty is safe when the legislature is in session” will not feel shortchanged by this.