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Today's Opinions

  • Candidates must also follow rules

    Two simple forms. In South Carolina, candidates have to file two simple forms on the same day for political office. Seems simple enough.
    Last week, the S.C. Supreme Court kicked more than 100 candidates off the ballot because they didn’t follow the rules and didn’t file two simple forms on the same day.

  • Help foundation obtain award for Catawba River

    The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation has been selected as one of the top 100 finalists in Cause An Effect, a State Farm philanthropic initiative that lets communities determine where grant funding is awarded, exclusively through Facebook.
    We need you to rally behind our cause, cast your vote and help us earn a $25,000 grant.
    It’s simple to support our cause and vote – visit the State Farm Facebook page by clicking here: http://www.facebook.com/statefarm/app_
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  • If Lancaster is the wild West, Faile would be Matt Dillon

    Our Sheriff Barry Faile doesn’t have to prove anything. His record speaks for itself. His dad, Williford Faile, was one of the best sheriffs Lancaster County ever had.
    Barry Faile also worked under former Sheriff Johnny Cauthen, who was also one of the best.
    So, if you want a sheriff who knows the job from top to bottom and you want Lancaster cleaned up, vote Barry Faile.
    If Lancaster was the wild West, Barry Faile would be Matt Dillion.

    Carl M. Miles
    Lancaster
     

  • Faile runs a professional department

    As a recently retired deputy with Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and a concerned citizen, I was appalled to see the letter, “We need some changes made in county,” written by former deputy Jim King, who is one of Scott Case’s chief campaign agents.
    Sheriff Barry Faile is a professional law enforcement officer who has a background and experience is second to none in this region. His credibility has never been questioned and he has spent his entire career in public service.

  • Krugman not reliable with facts, either

    I’d  like to respond to Michael Jedson’s April 20 letter, “Whittlesey needs to get facts right.”
    Most people who put down Fox News and Rush Limbaugh do not watch or listen to either one. If you are going to state they aren’t reliable on facts, I wouldn’t come back with quotes from Paul Krugman.
    He is a leftist elite who thinks – as they all do – that they should lead and the masses should just follow as sheep, or as the liberals prefer, mobs.

  • Time for us to behave ourselves

    When I’m  out of town, I rely on the Internet to keep abreast of  what’s happening at home.
    Locals are calling Lancaster County the wild West and out-of-town newspapers publish every incident of wrong doing attributed to current and former Lancaster folks. Comments from readers of those articles usually have plenty of disparaging comments about Lancaster and us.
    Years ago, we dared to cross the river after sundown. Sure looks like the bad chickens have come home to roost.

  • Republican corruption, taxes and our children

    I am a Democrat, and I am proud of it. However, the S.C. Press Association distributes this column, and neither they nor I want it to be a weekly partisan rant – there’s far too much of that in both our national and state politics already.

  • All voters need a wake up call

    I would like to respond to Alana Henderson’s column, “All parties need wake-up call,” in the April 22 edition of The Lancaster News.
    Since I was labeled “uninformed” and “naïve” in Ms. Henderson’s article, I feel it necessary to correct her assumptions. I haven’t found it advisable to assume I know everything about a person, but perhaps Ms. Henderson hasn’t learned that lesson yet.