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Today's Opinions

  • Mother praises Kenaki Karate staff for help

    I would like to start my story about my son and how we got him. We have had him since he was  9 months old. My husband and I had decided to adopt our little boy. On Feb. 8, 2008, his paw-paw died after a long illness. In March 2008, his real mother left again. On Sept. 29, 2008, my husband, who is the only real dad he had, also died.

  • Override makes committee pointless

    City Council recruits residents to serve on a voluntary committee. The members of the committee give their time to attend meetings and review certain issues.

    There are committees for zoning issues, zoning appeals and the city’s hospitality tax, for example.

  • Incinerator to waste is not green energy

    To all South Carolina residents: Now is the time to contact your state representatives to let them know we do not want to increase daily tonnage of trash and garbage that can be incinerated in our state.

    This could open the door for a great deal more trash to be imported from other states, both near and far.

    There is a reason we limited garbage that can be burned in our state, but Sen. Creighton Coleman is about to introduce legislation that will increase it from 600 tons to 1,600 tons a day, and he is doing it in the name of green energy.

  • IL Middle School makes us proud

    Indian Land Middle School has been in the limelight a lot lately. The school stepped into the national spotlight last month when it was named a National School to Watch, an honor given to high-performing middle schools.

    ILMS is one of two schools in the state to win the honor this year and one of just six in the state to ever receive it.

    Fewer than 350 schools in the nation have received the designation since its inception in 1999.

  • Couple grateful for medical care at hospital and at home

    My husband has been in the hospital four times since December. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Springs Memorial Hospital for going the extra mile to make sure he had the best of care.

    First, we would like to thank Lancaster County EMS for its prompt and wonderful service. We would like to thank the doctors for the knowledge and their extra effort to diagnose and treat my husband.

  • See Lancaster takes comments as constructive criticism

    Editor’s note: The following is See Lancaster’s response to Gil Small’s Feb. 24 letter, “Santa Train event was a disappointment.”

    Dear Gil, Nancy and Anne:

    On behalf of the Santa Express and the city of Lancaster, I want to thank you for your letter and comments. Please note that we work hard each year to provide an exciting and memorable experience for our fine city and community.

  • 'State titles don't just happen,' says coach

    Winning a state championship is special. Winning two state championships is extra special.

    That’s just what happened at the Class A-AA state wrestling tournament in Rock Hill late last month.

    Buford High School senior 130-pounder Rashad Cunningham capped a 46-1 mat season, winning the state title in his weight class.

    Indian Land’s Trevor Jones, in the 140-pound weight class, did the same as he captured the state crown.

    Both wrestlers achieved the ultimate goal for a high school wrestler in exciting fashion.

  • Annexation, rezoning smacks of Edenmoor

    A local developer got his way with the city of Lancaster last week. Just as area residents of Arrowood Estates were in an uproar about the annexation of four neighboring properties and the slim reality of their own annexation, a very real deal was quietly completed for a property across town.