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Today's Opinions

  • Why hasn’t our congressman supported American Jobs Act?

    U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney should have the courage to put politics aside for the sake of the small business owners, firefighters, police officers, engineers, construction workers, educators and the unemployed in South Carolina. Support the American Jobs Act.
    The American Jobs Act is made up of ideas that have been supported by both Democrats and Republicans.
    The economic impact for this state is huge:
    u In South Carolina, 80,000 small business firms will receive a payroll tax cut.

  • Don’t compare OWS to the tea party

    For weeks I’ve watched as the media has compared the recent Occupy Wall Street protests to the tea party rallies that began in early 2009. Those comparisons leave me scratching my head.
    First, let’s dispense with the obvious: I’m a conservative Republican, and I have much more in common with tea party folks than I do the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

  • Couple thanks council for Deese Road decision

    On behalf of the residents and landowners of Deese Road, we would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to all Lancaster County Council members, not only for listening to our concerns, but also for voting to remove Deese Road from the ordinance that would have closed an important section of our road.
     
    Kim and Terry Roberts, Deese Road residents
    Kershaw

  • American Legion grateful for fair attendees

    Members of American Legion Post 31 would like to thank everyone who came out with their children to support the recent fair at the Lancaster County fairgrounds. Proceeds from the fair will allow us to erect flag poles around the existing flag pole. On the new poles, we will raise service flags for each branch of military service in honor of all veterans of Lancaster County.
    Again, we say thank you.

    American Legion Post 31 members
    Lancaster
     

  • Look, listen and think

    he politicians are on the trail, the media has its agenda and old folks, like me, haven’t got a clue. Whenever these presidential wannabes make a boo-boo, they quickly react with a 180-degree clarification.
    According to what I read and hear, South Carolina appears to be largely in favor of Herman Cain, the former Godfather Pizza CEO, for the Republican nod for our next president. His 9-9-9 program of taxation turned upside down looks like 6-6-6 to me. In other words, a real bad sign.

  • Writer praises sheriff’s office

    We agree 100 percent with Carl Miles’ letter to the editor about the good job Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is doing. Sheriff Barry Faile and his department are doing a great job keeping the crime rate down. With unemployment so high in Lancaster, it could be a lot worse if it wasn’t for all the dedicated officers.

  • Vision loss research a window to future

    In an increasingly challenging economic environment that requires enhanced innovation to stimulate economic growth and jobs, federally funded medical research provides a remarkable return on our investment.
    Scientific progress not only creates an industry of well-paying, skilled jobs here in the United States, but fields like vision research are producing breakthroughs that directly benefit millions of Americans and their families.

  • Cancer patients need our support

    O ne in eight. That’s the likelihood of a woman in the United States getting invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, according to BreastCancer.org. That is an alarming statistic. All of us know someone who has breast cancer – be it a family member, friend or acquaintance.
    On Sunday, we introduced you to Jan Hicks – a two-time breast cancer survivor. As a registered nurse and case manager for Springs Memorial Hospital, Hicks is all too familiar with cancer’s impact on those diagnosed with the devastating disease and their loved ones.