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Today's Opinions

  • TreeTops issue shows failure of our representation

    As a young girl growing up in the South, my parents frequently felt the need to share their “words of wisdom.” The phrase, “there are always two sides to a story” resonates in my mind today.

    The TreeTops debacle comes to mind as there is another story behind the Aug. 31 story in The Lancaster News.

    This story does not deal with developers, schools, roads or money. It is about democracy and how this form of government failed in the TreeTops situation.

  • How will incorporation protect TreeTops?

    I am confused by the story in the Oct. 1 edition entitled “Coming Soon: Town of Van Wyck?” My confusion stems from the following apparently contradictory things.

    The proposed limits of incorporation include only what one would consider the heart of Van Wyck itself. This is understandable.  But the apparent inspiration for this effort is the attempt to develop the old TreeTops property.  The property is nowhere near the area of incorporation.

  • Newspapers committed to community

    Comedian Rodney Dangerfield’s famous line was he “got no respect.”

    Unfortunately, a poll by Pew Research shows respect for the profession of journalism has declined in the last few years. Only 28 percent of respondents said journalists contribute “a lot” to society’s wellbeing. Only lawyers and business executives ranked lower than the media.

    But I would strongly argue that South Carolina’s daily and weekly newspaper journalists are far more respected by their communities.

  • Honeycutt has county’s best interest at heart

    Larry Honeycutt has served on Lancaster County Council, representing District 4 since 2006. He has learned much about county government, its laws and rules and now, finishing his second term, Honeycutt is well-qualified to serve a third term.

    He loves Lancaster County as his hometown since 1960. He puts in many hours of behind-the-scenes efforts to help the airport, the gold mine and the expanding commercial growth in Indian Land.

  • Support your candidate

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    Send your letters and columns to The Lancaster News, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721, bring them by the office at 701 N. White St., or email them to brutledge@thelancasternews.com.

  • Reader supports Burns for school board

    With this year’s election, the citizens of Indian Land have an opportunity to really influence local change. We will now have two school board representatives to support us and our growing community.

    I am excited to have the opportunity to vote for Freeman Burns to represent District 7 in Indian Land. Freeman is an energetic man who has embraced Indian Land and is willing to give even more back to help build a strong community for his family.

  • World is full of lies, but God’s word remains true

    One of God’s attributes is that he is true. God the Father described himself as being “abundant in goodness and truth.”

  • Lancaster County has some great football history

    The S.C. High School League (SCHSL) is celebrating 100 years of sports history this year. Part of the celebration was to publish a listing of the winningest teams by decade for the past 100 years.

    The June 1, 2014, edition of The State paper listed a team from Lancaster County as the winningest team for the decade of the 1950s for the whole state of South Carolina.