Today's Opinions

  • Mulvaney explains what government shutdown means

    There’s been a lot of talk recently in political circles about a possible “government shutdown.” I thought it would be a good idea to explain what is really going on, why we are even discussing a shutdown and what that means for you.
    What a government shutdown is and is not:

  • Rising gas prices impacts cost of everything

    You know for the past few years I have been sharing some of my growing-up experiences with readers of The Lancaster News.
    Now it is time for me to share a few grown-up thoughts. Recently, I made a couple of business trips, which covered the area from Greenwood, Clinton, Ware Shoals and Waterloo down to Aiken, Graniteville, Bath, Lexington and North Augusta. That is a lot of territory. I saw numerous closed textile plants and some businesses with boarded windows.

  • Student seeks help with school projec

    My name is Lucy Barragan. I am a fifth-grade student at Napa Valley Language Academy in Napa, Calif.  My class is doing state reports and I have chosen your beautiful state, South Carolina, to feature in my report. I would like to get pamphlets, post cards, souvenirs or anything that can be useful information about South Carolina.

  • Emperor has no clothes

    Lancaster County Deputy Administrator Jeff Naftal recently issued his Report on Economic Development Policies to Lancaster County Council. The report is quite revealing, eye-opening and should give all taxpayers of Lancaster County great concern.
    The report makes many points, some of which follow:
    1. County Council’s goal is bringing jobs to Lancaster County residents.
    2. Many of the companies coming to Lancaster are moving across the state line.
    3. Most of the companies kept their existing staff, adding few, if any employees.

  • What I can do to help

    As a young leader at school, I can always be kind and respectful to my friends and teachers. I pick my friends based on whether or not they are nice, not because of their color. I have friends of all races. Dr. King wanted everyone to be treated the same, no matter what color they are.

  • Becoming a great leader

    As a young leader at my school and church, I can be kind and respectful to everyone. Once a month, I help serve food to the homeless at my church. I know that Dr. King cared about the poor and hungry.
    My family donates toys and food during the holidays to shelters. This makes me happy because other children will have food to eat and new toys to play with.
    I am a member of the Multicultural Committee at school, where I learn about other cultures and religions.

  • TEA Party’s work earns national award

    The Lancaster County TEA Party is one of four recipients of the 2010 Ronald Reagan Award, which is given at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.
    The TEA Party is an American populist political movement, generally recognized as conservative and libertarian, that has sponsored protests and supported political candidates since 2009.

  • Dangerous dog laws designed to protect dogs, not victims

    The recent dog bite tragedy in Waxhaw, where little Makayla Woodard lost her life and her grandmother suffered injuries trying to protect her grandchild struck a nerve in my heart and brought tears to my eyes. 
    It just so happened that our 5-year old son, Tanner Landires, was attacked by the neighbor’s dogs in the Arlington community last July.