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Today's Opinions

  • United Way needs our support even more so now

    Please give to the United Way of Lancaster County’s 2009-10 campaign if you’re financially able. It’s important, perhaps even more so in these tough economic times.

    The United Way of Lancaster County does so much to help fund worthwhile programs in the community. Some of these programs help people who most need help in difficult times.

  • Lancaster has some great teachers

    It is evident that Lancaster County has great teachers. We met several of them just prior to the start of the 2009-10 Lancaster County School District term. Then, earlier this month three county art teachers  earned state awards.

    Each year the school district honors four teachers at its Celebrate Great Teaching Awards. The presentations are made as part of a kickoff assembly to launch the new school year.

    The awards include the district’s top teacher along with a winner from the high school, middle school and elementary levels as well as a beginner teacher.

  • Teen accused of arson has difficulty finding counsel

    I would like ro respond to some of the reader comments of my Sept. 27 letter to the editor, “Writer questions if teenager was arsonist.”

    I’m heartened that my statement that the young African-American did not commit arson on the courthouse or the solicitor’s office has raised some doubt. To my knowledge, he never admitted he did it.

  • Many make school supply drive to successful

    I would like to thank the Lancaster Community for supporting United Way of Lancaster County in our first Stuff the Bus school supply drive. Thanks to Kim Humphries and her associates at Barnett Family Practice for spearheading this project and garnering support from all the other local businesses who served as collection sites: American Home Patient, Carolina Chiropractic and Wellness, Health Springs Dental Associates, Hi Lites, Lancaster Jewelers and State Farm Insurance – Janis Mathis.  

  • Mother, daughter praise Hospice Care of SC

    My name is Deborah Sims and I have been through an experience that I think would benefit a lot of people.

    My daughter and I have been on our own for four and one-half years now. It hasn’t been a smooth journey for us. We have had to move several times. We lost our car for about six months. In the last two years, 12 people in our family died.

  • We need real leaders who care for others

    I am writing in response to our failing economy. I have called U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint, the governor’s office, S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen, U.S. Rep. John Spratt and U.S. Sen. Harry Reid in response to the bull in the Senate concerning unemployment extensions.

    The only response I could get out of them is that there is a bill hung up in the House that allows senators so much to spend.

  • We await anxiously for jobs

    In our Oct. 7 edition, we told you about Red Ventures, the online marketing company, moving to Lancaster with the possibility of bringing 1,000 jobs.

    The Red Ventures announcement is positive news for our county and we wanted to focus on that positive aspect. However, we also know that it is important to show that our county and state have learned from previous recruiting mistakes.

  • We cannot afford to lose John Spratt

    A recent front page headline in our paper was: “Mulvaney to run for Congress?”

    That the statement ended in a question mark was very interesting.