Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • I'm sharing some double Howey pride

    As the fans filed out of the high school basketball game last season, an elderly lady stopped and said, “Robert, those articles you write about your family, keep on doing that. We really like them.”

    If so, and I believe it because I hear it often, then you get a double Howey dose today.

    Today is graduation for the Lancaster County class of 2010.

  • Remember those who have made ultimate sacrifice

    School’s out. Businesses are closed. The smell of grills drifting over the neighborhood. For many people it’s a three-day weekend. And it’s the beginning of summer.

    With all the excitement going on it is easy to forget why we have this weekend.

    But the truth is this holiday cost the lives of many people. Memorial Day is a day set aside to pay tribute and honor to those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

  • Graduates have a lot to celebrate today

    For 2010 Lancaster County high school graduates, today is the day.

    Ask any of those 766 graduates at Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster high schools about that today and you will likely get a wide smile and a reply like, “That’s it. The big day.”

    You can wager that mortar board tassel that a pumped fist, or a high five will likely follow.