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Today's Opinions

  • Noble’s diatribe fails to address real issues

    I read the guest column from Phil Noble, “Republican corruption, taxes and our children,” in the May 9 edition of The Lancaster News and I have to give Democrats credit for being consistent.
    Whether it is President Barack Obama at the federal level or Democrats at the state and County Council level, the message is the same: Raise taxes.
    Can you imagine the impact to a state that is at more than 9 percent unemployment rate taking another billion dollars out of the economy?

  • Small deserves chamber honor

    For nearly 80 years, Small’s Food Center, has played a vital role in the Kershaw community.
    The grocery store, which Curtis Small opened in 1933, is still going strong, thanks to Small’s son, Ronnie, and their family commitment to quality over the decades.
    Recently, the  food center was saluted for its solid place in the Kershaw area business community.
    2012 marked Ronnie Small’s 50th year involved with the thriving business known for its high-quality selection of food and goods, as well as its friendly service.

  • Be sure to honor mother today

    No doubt you know what today is – Mother’s Day. The day set aside to honor and pay tribute to the ones who brought you into the world and tried to keep you on the right track.

  • Studies show how children suffer when parents divorce

    In 2010, about 4.2 million of our fellow citizens got married. Since legally recognized marriage exists, at present, only between two partners, that’s about 2.1 million weddings.
    Also in 2010, there were more than 870,000 divorces in the United States. It has been estimated that, conservatively, more than one million children are affected by these divorces annually.

  • Candidates must also follow rules

    Two simple forms. In South Carolina, candidates have to file two simple forms on the same day for political office. Seems simple enough.
    Last week, the S.C. Supreme Court kicked more than 100 candidates off the ballot because they didn’t follow the rules and didn’t file two simple forms on the same day.

  • Help foundation obtain award for Catawba River

    The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation has been selected as one of the top 100 finalists in Cause An Effect, a State Farm philanthropic initiative that lets communities determine where grant funding is awarded, exclusively through Facebook.
    We need you to rally behind our cause, cast your vote and help us earn a $25,000 grant.
    It’s simple to support our cause and vote – visit the State Farm Facebook page by clicking here: http://www.facebook.com/statefarm/app_
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  • If Lancaster is the wild West, Faile would be Matt Dillon

    Our Sheriff Barry Faile doesn’t have to prove anything. His record speaks for itself. His dad, Williford Faile, was one of the best sheriffs Lancaster County ever had.
    Barry Faile also worked under former Sheriff Johnny Cauthen, who was also one of the best.
    So, if you want a sheriff who knows the job from top to bottom and you want Lancaster cleaned up, vote Barry Faile.
    If Lancaster was the wild West, Barry Faile would be Matt Dillion.

    Carl M. Miles
    Lancaster
     

  • Faile runs a professional department

    As a recently retired deputy with Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and a concerned citizen, I was appalled to see the letter, “We need some changes made in county,” written by former deputy Jim King, who is one of Scott Case’s chief campaign agents.
    Sheriff Barry Faile is a professional law enforcement officer who has a background and experience is second to none in this region. His credibility has never been questioned and he has spent his entire career in public service.