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Today's Opinions

  • Please don’t approve any more taxes

    I do not believe I have sent a letter of opinion to a newspaper in my life. So you can imagine my sincere feeling about this subject to send one now.
    The title of my subject is: No more taxes or fees.
    A few weeks ago, I was very proud of our County Council members when they decided not to increase taxes and fees for next year’s budget. This was after a public meeting where a number of residents expressed their concerns about increasing taxes and fees.

  • Solyndra underscores flaws in ‘stimulus’ act

    If anyone needs more proof that the White House sold us a bill of goods when it pressured Congress to pass the “stimulus” act of 2009, just look at what has happened with Solyndra Inc.
     Those who’ve been following the news lately probably know that Solyndra was a California solar energy company that’s just filed for bankruptcy protection after receiving a half-billion dollar government loan under the stimulus act. The bankruptcy, of course, is terrible news for taxpayers.

  • Merger will increase access to broadband technology

    Some people think AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA is just a national or Wall Street issue, but it’s really a Main Street issue.
    The combination of these companies will bring together their resources and allow AT&T to expand its new cutting edge mobile network, 4G LTE, to more than 96 percent of South Carolinians.

  • Hospital deserves its awards and recognition

    If you have the misfortune of experiencing a life-threatening ordeal like a heart attack or stroke, you do have the good fortune of having a quality hospital nearby to help save your life.
    Doug Arbour, chief executive officer of Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, is living proof.
    On a night in mid-May, Arbour awoke with what he thought was indigestion.
    It wasn’t. It was worse, much worse. In this case a massive heart attack.

  • Newspapers not going away

    National Newspaper Week, Oct. 2-8, is a time to celebrate the unique role newspapers play in our society and dispel the myth that they are going away.
    It may be difficult for some to see through the fog of recession and digital disruption, but if you look closely you’ll see that newspapers remain quite healthy.
    Despite the doomsayers, newspapers are actually growing readership as we find new ways to reach consumers.

  • Former resident enjoys giving back to community

    I was born in Lancaster and moved to Atlanta 13 years ago to further my career in the celebrity hair and barbering world. I was given a great opportunity by Douglas Thompson of Flava’s Barbershop and Tarrance Davidson of ICE Entertainment to join them on their styling team. I was recently asked to participate in the 65th anniversary Barber Nation Battle of the Baddest, Boldest and Best Barber to be held in February 2012 in Atlanta.

  • Writer questions city decision

    I recently read a story that said the city of Lancaster was taking money from the reserve fund to pay for an infrastructure project on Brook Drive. If the city can do that, why can’t it take money from the hospitality tax account to fund the auditorium and bathrooms for Hope on the Hill since it meets the requirements for receiving that funding?

    Sharon Miller
    Lancaster

  • Supporting Thread Trail is a key step

    The town of Kershaw has taken the first step on the trail.
    The trail, in this case, is the Carolina Thread Trail, which will feature greenways and other natural sites throughout 15 counties in the Carolinas.
    Kershaw and other area entities have pledged their support in theory, but Kershaw’s latest backing of the master plan means the chance for funding that will go for the creation, or enhancement of pathways here.
    In this day of “going green,” it’s a natural move now and for our future.