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Today's Opinions

  • Camp Creek Fire Department thanks supporters

    We, the officers and all the volunteers of Camp Creek Fire Department, would like to thank everyone who supported us this year through our yard sale, letter drive and even the chicken and rice sale. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for all of you.
    It’s not easy to do what we do, but worth it all to help one of you in your time of need. Thanks to all our people for their hard work and time. We’re always there for our community.

    Toby Roberts, Ronnie Broughton, Bill Blackmon, Larry Parker
    Lancaster

  • Not much has changed in Senate past two years

    This is a report regarding what transpired in the S.C. General Assembly this year. In it, I attempt to cover the major issues and a few amusing ones that may be of interest.
    I returned to the Senate in April after two and a half years away and found it much as it was when I retired. The body typically completes 80 percent of its work in the last 20 percent of its available time. So, even though I was seated late in the legislative year, I had not missed much.
    Here’s what happened:
    Collards & Coons

  • Let’s make safety top priority on Halloween

    Halloween, sometimes known as Fright Night, is tomorrow. To make sure the night is truly not a scary ordeal, be sure that safety is part of the plans for the night.
    The night belongs to youngsters and safety should be observed with the little ones in mind. Before they head out, there are certain situations to consider.

  • Why hasn’t our congressman supported American Jobs Act?

    U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney should have the courage to put politics aside for the sake of the small business owners, firefighters, police officers, engineers, construction workers, educators and the unemployed in South Carolina. Support the American Jobs Act.
    The American Jobs Act is made up of ideas that have been supported by both Democrats and Republicans.
    The economic impact for this state is huge:
    u In South Carolina, 80,000 small business firms will receive a payroll tax cut.

  • Don’t compare OWS to the tea party

    For weeks I’ve watched as the media has compared the recent Occupy Wall Street protests to the tea party rallies that began in early 2009. Those comparisons leave me scratching my head.
    First, let’s dispense with the obvious: I’m a conservative Republican, and I have much more in common with tea party folks than I do the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

  • Couple thanks council for Deese Road decision

    On behalf of the residents and landowners of Deese Road, we would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to all Lancaster County Council members, not only for listening to our concerns, but also for voting to remove Deese Road from the ordinance that would have closed an important section of our road.
     
    Kim and Terry Roberts, Deese Road residents
    Kershaw

  • American Legion grateful for fair attendees

    Members of American Legion Post 31 would like to thank everyone who came out with their children to support the recent fair at the Lancaster County fairgrounds. Proceeds from the fair will allow us to erect flag poles around the existing flag pole. On the new poles, we will raise service flags for each branch of military service in honor of all veterans of Lancaster County.
    Again, we say thank you.

    American Legion Post 31 members
    Lancaster
     

  • Look, listen and think

    he politicians are on the trail, the media has its agenda and old folks, like me, haven’t got a clue. Whenever these presidential wannabes make a boo-boo, they quickly react with a 180-degree clarification.
    According to what I read and hear, South Carolina appears to be largely in favor of Herman Cain, the former Godfather Pizza CEO, for the Republican nod for our next president. His 9-9-9 program of taxation turned upside down looks like 6-6-6 to me. In other words, a real bad sign.