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Today's Opinions

  • Writer grateful for TEA Party supporters

    I would like to thank all the people who attended the TEA Party on Sept. 12 in  Lancaster.

    I would also like to give a special thanks to all those who helped organize the event. There were between 475 and 500 who attended.

    This is a true grassroots movement that hopefully will help send a message to Washington, D.C. that people are tired of an agenda that continues to try and take away our rights while keeping their hands in our wallets.

  • You're invited to Kershaw Hog Jam

    It is time once again for the annual Kershaw Hog Jam. This year’s event will be from 6 to 10 p.m., Oct. 9 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 10. This event is for the young and the young-at-heart. The original cook-off event will not be held this year, due to a low response from the teams that compete for prize money.

    However, we are inviting all barbecue cookers, who wish to set up as a food vendor, to join us for our event and sell your delicious barbecue. A trophy will be given to the top four people’s choice based on a panel of anonymous judges.

  • Writer recommends two local restaurants

    I have lived in Lancaster for nine wonderful years. I have met some great people along this journey.

    With my family’s move soon to another state, I wanted to be sure and share with everyone my love for two restaurants.

    I know there are good restaurants in this town, but what makes these two restaurants so special to me are the owners.

    I first want to mention Chick-fil-A. Hunter and Amy Thompson have been great to this town. They are so supportive of this community.

  • Writer questions if teenager was arsonist

    A 17-year-old teenager, Martavious Carter, was arrested and charged with the arson of the Lancaster County Courthouse and the solicitor’s office.

    Many people in the black community do not believe he did it. He had no motive and I doubt he knows where the solicitor’s office is.

    There are a lot of people who wanted a new courthouse and as a rule, blacks don’t do arson.

    William Davis

    Lancaster

  • Thanks to those who helped with IL festival

    Although Mother Nature failed to smile on Indian Land’s fourth annual Fall into Fun Festival on Saturday, the drizzly day failed to dampen spirits at the event.

    If you missed it because you thought it would be rained out, you missed a great time.

    Thousands of area residents turned out for the festival, which benefited the Indian Land Rotary Club’s local youth projects and the new Del Webb Library at Indian Land.

  • Right to free speech no matter how inconistent

    I am writing in response to Rudy Schmidt’s letter, “Man challenges ‘facts’ in previous letter.”

    While the hate group he referred to in his rebuttal may have been originally connected to the not-so-mainstream Southern Democrats, they are currently classified as “extreme right-wing” and as a terrorist organization under the Department of State guidelines.

  • Hunter deserves Order of Palmetto

    The first convocation of the 2009-10 academic year at Charleston Southern University will likely have a lasting impact on Lancaster native Jairy C. Hunter.

    A surprised Hunter, the CSU president, was presented the prestigious Order of Palmetto at the Lightsey Chapel Auditorium on Sept. 9.

    The presentation came before Hunter was to address faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends.

    The Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian honor awarded by the state of South Carolina, recognizes a person’s lifetime achievements and contributions to the state.

  • Night of fury brought community together

    Trips to Charleston, our state’s proclaimed “Port City,” are a fun time, usually a vacation, but it never fails that along the way, I usually recall a memorable, challenging night some 20 years ago.

    That would be Sept. 21, 1989. If that doesn’t ring a bell, then this will – Hugo as in Hurricane Hugo.