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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Thanks and congrats to Linda Blackmon

    I would just like to speak out for a beautiful, kind lady who has done a lot for the citizens of Lancaster.
    Her name is Linda Blackmon. I would like to thank her. She used to own the house next door to me on 14th Street.
    Thank you, Linda, and congratulations on winning the city council election. God bless.

    Carl M. Miles
    Lancaster

  • Column: How politicians spend donations

    The elections are over, and campaign accounts are empty.

    Well, not quite empty.

    The question arises: What can – and can’t – politicians do with all that money? While not state or federal funds, these campaign accounts are considered public money, and state laws govern what they can be used for. Perhaps not surprisingly, these laws aren’t as cut and dried as you would hope.

  • Column: There's upside to Yankee influx when they come to lend a hand

    In case you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of new folks moving to the Palmetto State. In fact, we rank second in the nation per capita after Washington state in the number of people moving here.

    A lot of these folks are from up North – aka Yankees.

  • Letter: Response to column constructive, civilized

    I would like to sincerely thank Diane Notheisen for her wonderfully thoughtful and detailed response to my guest column of Nov 2.

    This is exactly the kind of constructive civil discourse I was hoping to elicit. I look forward to developing an ongoing dialog to reach common-ground agreement.

    Keith T. Grey Sr.

    Lancaster

  • Column: A fun glimpse at a venerable S.C. subculture

    You can hear it before you get there. The dull roar grows louder as you get closer. Like a siren call to the initiated, it means there’s racin’ up ahead – and it’s already started.

  • Column: A beautiful young life lost, a way to help her daughter

    As a manager I have looked at a lot of job applications. I picked up Candace Dry’s on Sept. 26, 2013.
    Under reason for leaving her last job, she wrote “rude and had no responsibility.” I have to meet this girl, I thought.  Sometimes it is hard to interview young people. They are often shy and a little intimidated, without much work or life experience to talk about. Candace, at 19, was none of those things.

  • Letter: Need help with tax bills? Call us

    Lancaster County homeowners should have received their tax bills, which must be paid by Jan. 17, 2017, to avoid penalties.
    If you have not received your tax bill, please contact our office. We will help locate your bill and make sure we have the correct address on file for you.
    If your tax bill is in escrow, the original bill is mailed to the taxpayer. The mortgage company will gather their information electronically from us. To make sure proper payment is made, you can forward the mortgage company your bill.

  • Column: We can agree on goals, but policy approaches differ

    I am a conservative because I believe in the limited role of government, so I would like to comment on Keith Grey’s Nov. 2 article defending “progressive left” principles.