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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Don’t open door to anyone at night

    Editor’s note: Carl Miles, a frequent contributor to this page and a general uplifter of spirits, was severely injured by an intruder several months ago. We’re happy he has recovered enough to begin writing again.

    About two months ago, I was lying on my couch about 1 o’clock in the morning. Someone knocked on my door, and I opened it.
    A guy who must have been on dope was there. He said, “Do you have any money?” I replied, “No.”

  • Editor's Column: Weaver wilts in Ansley Park spotlight

    Imagine that this newspaper is being accosted by organized complainers demanding that our publisher take action on their long-standing concerns.

    The publisher calls a big public meeting to hear their gripes and get her editor’s recommendation on how to proceed.

  • Column: FBI’s Comey: Move along folks, nothing to see here

    What were my feelings about the FBI findings on Hillary Clinton? First, I must say that I didn’t expect an indictment because she is a Clinton.

    If she had been before a grand jury and lied to them the way she did to the American people, she would have been in the same trouble Bill was in, but Bill was only impeached, disbarred and forced to pay an $850,000 settlement to Paula Jones. That would be a lot to some, but there was no jail time.

  • Column: Why is black man/white child a matter for police intervention?

    You hear of things happening all the time and you are concerned, but when it happens to your family member it really takes a different tone.

    After so much publicity about the veteran woman in North Carolina who received the note on her vehicle telling her she should be ashamed to park in a designated parking area for vets, we would think people would learn to be a little slower to assume.

  • Letter: Officers showed courage, restraint

    Lancaster Police Department Sgt. Dustynn Burlingame deserves public praise for the courage and restraint he demonstrated by not discharging his weapon at a suspect who presented a handgun while being detained.

    Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Carroll also deserves credit for assisting Sgt. Burlingame in the apprehension of the subject.

  • Column: Did Confederate flag’s removal solve problems?

    One of Phil Noble’s recent columns begins by praising, once again, the removal of the Confederate flag from the S.C. State House grounds.

  • Column: Bringing Mexican political ethics to S.C.

    Now the most reasonable response to this headline is “Are you nuts? Isn’t Mexican politics riddled with corruption? What could we possibly learn from them?”

    The answers to these three questions are – no, yes and a lot.

    I suppose there are some who would argue that the answer to the first question is yes, but I haven’t been locked up yet, so give me the benefit of the doubt on this one and let’s skip to the more important questions.

  • Letter: 2 good Samaritans helped couple out

    My husband and I would like to thank two kind people who helped us two Saturdays ago.

    We were going down the bypass and had a flat tire. We pulled in the Walmart parking lot. My husband got the spare out, and it was flat. A lady stopped and she had an air compressor. She pumped up the tire. A young man came by and took the tire off, put the spare on, and we were on our way.

    Many thanks to these “good Samaritans,” and God bless you both.