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Today's Opinions

  • We plan to stay in Lancaster, encourage its growth

    We moved to Lancaster less than a year ago. Obviously, we disagree with the CNN report, recognize it to be a negative to growth, but also think it makes some valid points. Lancaster is a great, quiet, cost-effective place to live.  
    But if you want 21st-century amenities, then you often need to leave town.
    Local shopping is basically over-run by a Walmart, while we let Main Street and other shopping centers remain with excessive empty spaces.

  • Jobs bill doesn’t cut Social Security, Medicare

     Politicians and their supporters often get the facts regarding complicated bills muddled, and deliver misleading information to the public.
    In a letter supporting U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney’s opposition to the American Jobs Act, Nicholas Pasquine states that the bill cuts $175 billion annually out of Social Security and Medicare.

  • Nieces adored Uncle Jerry

    Editor’s note: Lancaster resident Cami Steen’s first grandchild was born Jan. 11, 2012. While waiting the arrival of Braelyn Emanuel Mickle, Steen recalled an incident from her childhood when she and her two sisters stayed with grandparents in Durham, N.C., when their fourth sister was about to enter the world. It was Jerry Honeycutt, their beloved uncle, who drove the three young siblings to Durham. Steen wrote this article about her favorite uncle when she was a student at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

  • Community rallies to support children

    On behalf of the Lancaster County Outreach Project, I would like to thank the community for your outpouring of support to the children of our county during the holiday season.
    The Outreach Project exists to enhance the lives of abused and neglected children who are in foster care or who are under the supervision of the Lancaster County Department of Social Services.

  • USC has plenty to crow about

    2011 has passed, but University of South Carolina Gamecocks fans will long savor it for the sweet memories.
    OK, some did spill over into 2012, which USC backers won’t moan about because it was a grand start to the new year.
    But 2011 was a watershed year with a flood of fond memories.
    Of course, the USC baseball team provided many thrills with its second straight national championship run.

  • Lancaster team supports Santorum for presiden

    One Republican candidate has gathered a lot of support here in Lancaster County.
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum has the most impressive support team list of any candidate. These volunteers have all expressed that it is Santorum’s consistency, experience, conservatism, faith and leadership that have played a very large role in why they all have chosen to stand behind the senator as their pick for the Republican preferential primary Jan. 21.
    Here is the Lancaster County for Rick Santorum team:
    u State chair – S.C. Sen. Greg Gregory

  • Do not underestimate S.C; it can choose leaders

    South Carolina has always been the first in the South to lead. We have never allowed other states to dictate our resolve and we have always been ready to defend it.
    One need only to remember the American Revolution, when the British thought South Carolina would be an easy fight:
    Ten British ships with 318 cannon opened fire on a tiny fort in Charleston called Fort Moultrie.
    Inside were just 344 Continental soldiers with a handful of militia, 30 cannons and a number of South Carolina’s best sharpshooters.

  • Romney has not served this nation well

    I would urge anyone who is considering voting for Mitt Romney to go online and watch the video describing his time as CEO of a private equity firm that bought up and sold off small plants and factories (go to www.winningourfuture.com ).