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Today's Opinions

  • Honorees receive deserved recognition

    Those who make a difference in Lancaster County drew the bulk of the spotlight during the  Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s 55th annual meeting at the Lancaster Golf Club’s Fairway Room.
    The Volunteer of the Year was presented to Dream Team Foundation founders Diana Knight and Julie Barton.
    Knight and Barton were surprised to receive the coveted honor, but they shouldn’t have been stunned in the least bit.

  • Washington: Crazy as you possibly think

    I’ve been struggling with a way to best summarize my first month as a new Congressman.  After all, it has been extraordinarily busy at many levels, from committee assignments to our first meetings, to getting our first district office open, to starting the weekly commute back and forth (and the special fun of trying to fly home during a blizzard).  

  • Carnes will represent District 16 well

    I am so happy that Brian Carnes is running for the S.C. Senate District 16 seat. It is time to get a new face in Columbia. 

    We need someone who will actually care about the people they serve and I truly believe that Brian is that person.

    Brian is a person of integrity, a team player and a person with a strong and proven work ethic. He has been representing the people in District 16 very well already, serving as a school board member for eight years, as a local firefighter and as a local small business owner. 

  • Annexation will impact property values

    Many residents from the Partridge Hill and Forest Hills neighborhoods turned out to comment at the recent Lancaster City Planning Commission meeting. Once again, St. Katherine Properties has applied for annexation into the city with a zoning of R-10. 

  • Moore deserves chance

    The move by Andrew Jackson High School officials to make David Moore the Volunteers’ head football coach minus the interim title was, in grid terms, forward progress.

    Moore, who has been a part of the AJ football program for several years, deserves the chance to lead the Vols.

    He stepped in nicely late last spring when Brian Hinson, who was hired to guide the Vols in early May, reversed field and took an assistant coach’s job at his college alma mater, Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C.

  • 1,000 students saved from dropping out

    Rick Jiran

    South Carolinians need jobs that not only support their families, but contribute to the economic growth of our state. To attract and create these jobs, business and education leaders together crafted the Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) in 2005. This major education reform is now known as Personal Pathways to Success.

  • No need to bring up previous fatalities

    I am not quite sure of how to begin this letter. We have a very good newspaper in Lancaster. 

    The reporters are good and many of them have won awards for the stories they have written. But, I have a problem with how the reporters for The Lancaster News and other news media in television and paper cover stories.

  • Carnes good public servant

    I’ve gotten to know good public servants (Mick Mulvaney, Deborah Long) who faithfully serve their communities. Brian Carnes is another such public servant, and I enthusiastically support his candidacy for the S.C. Senate District 16 seat.

    Brian’s common-sense approaches – preparing our kids and our economy for the challenges of the 21st century – are the right ones for keeping our quality of life high.