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Today's Opinions

  • Precious baby made a difference in the world

    Just think what would this world be without that precious baby?

    He made the blind to see, the lame to walk.

    That precious baby walked on water.

    That precious baby turned water into wine and fed the multitudes.

    That precious baby died for our sins.

    That precious baby, yes, his name is Jesus.

    Yes, what would this world have been without that precious baby?

    Carl Miles

    Lancaster

  • Be sure body cameras don’t have restrictions

    The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of three black teens at the hand of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record and prevent any future mistreatment of suspects.

    There is ample precedent. Animal protection activists have used body cameras to document egregious atrocities and safety violations by workers in the meat, dairy and egg industries.

    The resulting videos have led to a number of corrective actions, as well as felony convictions, meat recalls, and even a $500 million civil settlement.

  • Possum Hollow resident likes name of road

    I would like to thank Susan Ferrara for saying she “liked the name Indian Land.”

    I just cannot understand why someone like Jane Tanner or anyone moving into a new neighborhood or another state would complain about the name of a road or neighborhood that has had a name for many many years. I cannot imagine doing that.

    In 2013, our Sen. Greg Gregory in his Spring Legislative Report wrote: SCDOT is moving forward with widening of S.C. 160 between Springfield Parkway in Fort Mill and the unfortunately named Possum Hollow Road.

  • Reader touts the merit of coming events section

    I would like to thank The Lancaster News for providing the coming events section free of charge to the public. I belong to some organizations that depend on the large portion of their publicity for meetings, performances, luncheons etc.

    Such publicity is invaluable to these organizations’ success. And, anyone outside of Lancaster can read about all the exciting things that make Lancaster a great place to live.

    Pat Clancy

    Lancaster

  • There’s more at stake than you think

    At this week’s organizational session, South Carolina House lawmakers will be asked to make several important decisions, including who becomes speaker of the house and speaker pro tempore.

    The identity of the next speaker, however, was all but a foregone conclusion, and some other points may be both more controversial and more important.

  • New S.C. rep pursuing lawsuits from 2012 election

    As the S.C. House returns next month to debate a proposed rule that critics say would discourage citizen testimony before legislative committees, an incoming freshman representative is pursuing defamation lawsuits against two supporters of his opponent in the 2012 race.

    Newly elected Rep. Greg Duckworth, R-Horry, filed separate suits in December 2012 against an Horry County couple, Charles Collins and Bren Gibson, contending they defamed him in separate online letters to the editor, which asked readers to support then-Rep. Tracy Edge in the June 2012 Republican primary.

  • Wilt column: Lennar TreeTops a large step backward for county

    On Monday, Dec. 8, Lancaster County Council will decide whether or not to give final approval to the building of the Lennar TreeTops cluster development of 835 homes. Building this development will be a substantial step backward for Lancaster County.

  • Eckstrom column: The deception of Obamacare

    For those of us opposed to the concept of nationalized health care, learning the shameful way that Obamacare was forced on us was like pouring salt in an open wound.
    Even after President Barack Obama’s election-year promise that his health-care discussions would be held openly  and even televised  they were shrouded in secrecy. Details were kept from the public, and backroom favors were exchanged to gain the necessary votes of a few reluctant Democratic senators.