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Today's Opinions

  • Students seeking historical info about county

    I am Zoe Byrd from Discovery School. Our school is hosting a Discover Lancaster on March 14, 2012, at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. We are hoping to use or borrow artifacts, pictures or history about Lancaster County from citizens or residents. We would appreciate them. Each grade will be presenting a different time period. Our fifth-grade class has most recent from the 1920s to the current day.
    If you can help us, call Discovery School at (803) 285-8430.

    Zoe Byrd
    Lancaster
     

  • Banks get bailouts, why not the others?

    Senior adults, widows, disabled people in nursing homes are all being hit with bank fees. Banks get federal bailouts, but not senior citizens and disabled people. Why not?

    Jimmy Beckham
    Lancaster

  • Seth playing on Jesus’ football team every day

    Words cannot begin to express the love and support you have given our family. Your prayers have lifted us up, your stories have made us laugh and your love will help carry us through. God gave us the privilege of knowing Seth.

  • Officers should have escorted bikers Saturday

    I rode all the way from Columbia to Lancaster on Saturday morning to participate in a Toys for Tots motorcycle ride.
    Could someone please explain to me why so many police were there taking pictures and looking through binoculars, but not a single officer was available to escort the motorcycle riders to make sure they and others were safe?
    Lots of children will get a little something extra this year because those motorcycle riders were there.

  • Christmas activities are protected rights

    At this time of year, educators, administrators, parents and students are concerned about celebrating Christmas at school. I read an article in Home Life Magazine that answers questions about specific Christmas activities.
    Can we include religious music in our school assemblies and programs? Yes, Christmas carols are still legal. In Lynch vs. Donnelly, 1984, the Supreme Court noted “Christmas hymns and carols in public schools” are one of the legitimate forms of taking official note of Christmas and our religious heritage.

  • Give back by helping those less fortunate

    Giving back. We hear these familiar words often, especially during the holidays.
    But the holiday season affords us a chance to live those words.
    In Lancaster County, the opportunities are endless. Take your pick because there are several ways you can help someone less fortunate.
    What about the Angel Tree? Often during this time of year with its hectic schedule, you might be dining out at an area restaurant. If so, look for an Angel Tree. Look over the tree and find a way to make a difference for a child.

  • Thanksgiving turkey wars, politics, and the main thing

    Many years ago as a small boy sitting at a crowded and noisy Thanksgiving dinner, I learned a valuable lesson about turkey, politics and priorities. It is a lesson that our national and state politicians have yet to learn – and it’s hurting all of us.

  • Americans must turn to conservative side for truth

    Why do national socialism, international socialism, marxism, leninism,  maoism, stalinism, collectivism, communism – did I forget one – oh yes, redistributionism and economic egalitarianism always fail?
    Simple. Prosperity is a by product of liberty. The evidence is everywhere one looks. If any of these brands of socialism worked then, Russia would be an economic giant today with North Korea playing catch-up. There are many highly educated people on the left who do not believe, understand or accept this truth.