Today's Opinions

  • Conservatives are now moving again

    The birth of conservatism is the same date as the birth of America. From the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

    This very statement gives us  the three main principles of conservatism, that is, our belief in a creator, in his creation and in God-given moral absolutes.

  • Couple grateful for officer's help

    I would like to thank Sgt. Dale Johnson with the Lancaster Police Department. Mr. Johnson handled a recent incident between Michael and Melenia Trotter and the Big Lots manager at the store.

    Mr. Johnson is to be commended. He handled the situation very professionally and Police Chief Hugh White should be glad he is on his staff.

    Again,  thank you Mr. Johnson for being so helpful.

    Melenia and Michael


    Great Falls

  • Judicial center puts branches of government under one roof

    I have heard a lot of talk about the new judicial center, also known as the courthouse, much of which has been positive but a great deal which can described as critical and/or questioning.

    Perhaps the most descriptive talk about the judicial center is the size. Now while I use the term judicial center it should be pointed out that much of this facility is for nonjudicial categories.

    In that I mean that our system of government which is much like the federal government in which we have three branches, executive, legislative and judicial.

  • Writer appreciates 'beautiful area' at welcome sign

    I would like to comment on how beautiful the area is around the “Welcome to Lancaster” sign across from Lancaster Motors on U.S. 521. It took a lot of work, time and talent to convert a vacant area into something so beautiful.

    Lancaster should be proud of this and sit up and take notice.

    I do not know who is responsible for this, but give yourselves a big pat on the back for a job well done.

    Nancy Crolley


  • Writer sets the record straight

    The Paws in the Panhandle story in the April 7 edition of The Lancaster News contained some incorrect information.

    The very first sentence, which said, “Over 5,000 animals have been euthanized at the county shelter in the past year,” is way off the mark. If the writer had checked the facts or if Gloria Davey, director and founder of Paws in the Panhandle, had given correct info, that would not have been a problem.

  • Change needs to be made at massacre

    I don’t believe any other town in South Carolina experienced such a horrendous act as the Buford Massacre, during the Revolutionary War.

    Yet no other has been so totally negligent in showing care and respect for the boys who died because they came to help South Carolina be free from the rule of their mother country.

    Records state the Buford Massacre caused people to realize if they didn’t take up arms and help, they would be under the same harsh rule they had come here to be free of.

  • Organizers grateful for festival support

    The Kershaw Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who participated in the Kershaw Spring-A-Thon this year.

    It was through the efforts of many that made this another successful year.

    We would like to thank our sponsors, Haile Gold Mine, Stevens Foundation, town of Kershaw, Founders Federal Credit Union, Kershaw News Era, First Citizens Bank, Gus’ House of Pizza, attorney Robert Davis, Dr. John Howell and Small’s Food Center.

  • 2010-11 budget puts off some tough decisions

    After a marathon 18-hour session that ended about 5 a.m. May 7, the S.C. Senate passed its version of the 2010-2011 budget.

    I voted against it, for numerous reasons.