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Today's Opinions

  • In 2011, let’s change S.C. government

    It’s often said that the New Year is a time for new beginnings, an opportunity for fresh starts. Typically we vow to exercise more, eat less, spend a little less time at work, develop new skills or set some other worthy goal.
    For South Carolina’s elected leaders, perhaps the New Year presents us an opportunity to step back, reflect on the true meaning of public service and evaluate how we can make our state a better place to live.

  • It is time to vote on the IL Fire Protection District

    Next Tuesday, on Jan. 18, in a non-binding, advisory referendum, registered voters in the Indian Land Fire District will be asked if Lancaster County Council should establish a fire protection district for the Indian Land area of Lancaster County (meaning the Indian Land Fire District) and fund that district through a fee ($75 per home; $75 per 2,500 square foot or fraction thereof for commercial).

  • America becoming a Third World country

    WSOC, CNN and FOX news stations recently said that Americans want to pay $4 a gallon for gas to show the world that we were doing great. I thought the Constitution was for the people not crap the people.
    We recently filled our car with gas and it cost $2.85 a gallon. BP assured Americans that it would pay for the damages from the Gulf Coast oil spill. I feel like we are the ones paying the cost.

  • Indian Land fire district referendum is next week

    On Tuesday, Jan. 18, residents of Indian Land Fire District will have the opportunity to let Lancaster County Council know whether they want to pay an extra $75 each year for enhanced fire protection.
    The fee would help Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department pay for permanent improvements and capital expenditures, including buildings, equipment, infrastructure, full-time firefighters and more.

  • Overcash dedicated to county recreation

    Retiring Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission director Frank Overcash, in assessing his work over 28 years, was expectedly modest about the job he’s done.
    “All I did was keep something running,” Overcash said.
    He did keep it running, but in the right direction.
    There has been a lot of progress at the recreation commission during Overcash’s 28 years of service, including the last five as director.

  • Elite ruling class of atheists in charge

    Poll after poll reveals that 80 percent or more of Americans claim to be Christian.
    So now this Christian nation is ruled by an elite ruling class of atheists who “We the People” chose to represent us.
    Recently, our U.S. Congress proved this in a crowning act to choose evil over good by declaring God’s law to be wrong. Our military now must surrender to a minority of gay activists.
    I was in the military. The military is not a home base for righteous behavior.

  • Heath Springs monument for all veterans

    I would like to thank The Lancaster News for printing the photo of the veterans monument that will be built in Heath Springs. The caption with the picture tells readers that the Heath Springs Veterans Association plans to honor its veterans with an 18-foot monument.
    As Paul Harvey would say, “Now for the rest of the story.”
    This will be a veterans monument and not a memorial. The monument is for all Lancaster County veterans of all branches of service from the Spanish American War to the present day, which includes active-duty servicemen and women.

  • Reunion set for 360th Civil Affairs Brigade

    It has been more than 20 years since Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm took over as the No. 1 news story. The American military performed in a superb manner and the war was soon brought to a successful conclusion.
    The unit is preparing to have a reunion on March 26 to commemorate the end of the Desert Storm conflict and to gather as many of the former members together as possible.