Today's Opinions

  • Indian Land pride on display April 2-9

    The first Indian Land Community Clean-up Week set for April 2-9 is a hands-on opportunity to teach children (and folks of all ages) civic responsibility. Indian Land’s scenic byways have become increasingly littered by uncovered garbage trucks, windblown trash from construction sites, loading docks, unsecured recyclables and illegal dumping.

  • Mulvaney not practicing what he preaches

    I find it interesting that Representative “Mick” Mulvaney decided to take advantage of the health care available to congressional members.
    This plan is heavily subsidized with broad choices, generous provisions and low premiums.  
    This is available at lower rates because it has about 8 million policyholders nationwide.
    This situation reflects the unfairness and uncaring attitude that has been demonstrated by many politicians, most of whom are members of the Republican Party.

  • Volatile statements could incite criminal acts

    In a recent letter to shareholders, Warren Buffet, Berkshire Hathaway chairman, said he has some money to spend on new assets for his company. He reported he has $38 billion in cash to invest.
    “Our elephant gun has been reloaded and my trigger finger is itchy,” Buffet said.
    What can the man mean by making such a volatile statement that could incite serious criminal activity?
    Sarah Palin made a similar comment about targeting Congressional districts and she was unmercifully attacked by the liberal media.

  • Seniors grateful for shoe box gifts

    The Council on Aging Heath Springs Lunch Bunch, home-delivered seniors, Heath Springs community shut-in seniors, Mount Calvary Outreach seniors in Kershaw and Kershaw community shut-in seniors would like to express our utmost appreciation to the Hillside High School Class of 1970 for the wonderful shoe box gifts for Christmas.
    Words cannot adequately express our sincere appreciation to the class of 1970 for the love you have shown us.
    Please be assured that the boxes contained useful items that will carry us well into the new year.

  • New monument is for all Lancaster County veterans

    Charles Ussery is vice president of the Heath Springs Veterans Monument Committee  

    Veterans Remembered is written in support of the veterans monument being built for all veterans of Lancaster County in hopes that it will stimulate readers to remember those veterans who touched their lives and provide support to the Veterans Monument Project.

  • Candidates must be truthful and trustworthy

    The Republican primary election for Senate District 16 is over.  The voters have spoken – loudly and clearly – that Greg Gregory is the best person for this office. Greg will represent us competently and energetically as he has done in the past. The citizens of Lancaster County should be very grateful that he chose to return to politics.

    Congratulations, Greg.

  • Ounce of prevention worth pound of cure

    In recent weeks, the debate on the county’s dog ordinances has come back into the spotlight. I have read several criticisms of the current ordinances and as one of the members of the committee who helped write these, I wished to address my views on this very important topic.

  • Family Promise making a difference

    Family Promise has had a drastic impact on Lancaster County. For nearly two years now, Lancaster area churches have reached out to homeless families in an effort to give them a lift.
    Family Promise is a pioneering nonprofit organization dedicated to helping America’s low-income families secure lasting independence. Some 161 affiliates and 130,000 volunteers spanning 41 states provide annual assistance to more than 45,000 citizens.
    In 1988, the program went national and moved into communities across the nation, including Lancaster.