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Today's Opinions

  • USCL changing lives, one at a time

    The founding of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster in 1959 created new hopes and opportunities for area citizens. In 1951, a void in the community led to the vision of the future.

    USCL has come a long way since then. It has greatly changed the community and it changed many of our lives. It shows by radiating change and hope in the community. Where there is hope, there is a bright future. From one house and humble beginnings, growth continues to this day.

  • Are local Republicans taking over?

    We enjoy observing political activity, whether it’s on the national, state or local level. And now there’s something going on in Lancaster County that intrigues us – all the activity by Republican groups in the county.

  • House bill protects gun rights

    Every day, it seems to me, we are slowly losing the right to make our own decisions. It seems the government is making more and more decisions for us. One right I refuse to be denied is the right to bear arms.

    It’s refreshing to know there are still people who want to protect our rights. I would like to give a huge thank you to our S.C. House Rep. Deborah Long. She has signed on to sponsor House Bill 3994 – Transportation and Storage of Firearms in a Locked Vehicle.

  • John Spratt leading us into bankruptcy

    John Spratt voted for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in November 1993. My question to the people of South Carolina is how can you still vote for a man that sent all of your jobs to Mexico and China? John Spratt is why you are sitting at home today without a job. He knew, as I did in 1992, that NAFTA would be the end of textile jobs in South Carolina.

  • Taxes, plumbing, job opportunities

    While President Barack Obama and his Wall Street buddies are hustling to divert public money to patch wounds inflicted by corporate greed and government-endorsed Ponzi schemes, toilets are overflowing.

    The government has flushed perfect opportunities to infuse federal money into community-based, job-producing critical infrastructure projects, which could have stabilized employment, but instead paid off whining board members with billions of dollars to cover obscene bonuses and mismanagement.

  • 12th annual IL Spring Festival set for Saturday

    Spring has already arrived in a haze of pollen, so it must be time for the annual Indian Land Elementary and Middle Schools’ Spring Festival.

    We hope the sunshine and warm, balmy temperatures hold through the weekend for the schools’ largest event of the year.

    The festival, sponsored by the schools’ Parent-Teacher Associations, will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, organizers say.

  • Education priority in House

    First, let me assure you that I value hearing your opinions. Just like you, I want what is best for South Carolina, its citizens and especially our children – and who better to determine what is best for kids than their parents?

  • Relay for Life pays tribute to those who battle cancer

    Blair Cauthen. Nell Horton. Cricket Harper. Barbara Bradley. Judy Chandler. Ann Hammond. There are so many, many more. Cancer victims. Cancer survivors.

    On Friday, they and many others will be remembered and honored as the 15th annual Lancaster County Relay for Life gets under way at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The purpose of the annual event is to spread awareness of cancer prevention, treatments and cure while honoring survivors and raising money for research to find cures for cancer.