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Today's Opinions

  • Mathis leaves a legacy of success

    Say or hear the initials “C.B.” and quite likely the next name to come to mind, or be spoken, is Mathis.
    C.B. Mathis became a household name not only in Lancaster, but also across the region and the nation.
    “The name ‘C.B.’ became known, not only throughout our town, but throughout parts of the nation,” said Tim Martin, who along with Mathis co-owned the real estate company C.O.R.E. Realty.
    Mathis, a Lancaster native, died late last month, leaving a legacy of success in real estate as well as the world of pageantry.

  • School choice not the answer

    The S.C. House of Representatives have before them House Bill 3407 for debate.  This bill is labeled the Educational Opportunity Act. It is intended to offer tax credits to parents who send their children to private schools.

  • Time we remembered strength of our past 

    Thank you Grady Robinson of Heath Springs for your timely letter “Where did you go, Uncle Sam?” in the May 29, 2011 edition of The Lancaster News.
    I enjoyed Mr. Robinson’s letter so much, gosh, I wish I had written it.  I think it’s time we remembered our past and the symbols which were used to display our resolve.

  • We need to know if state for or against jobs

    South Carolina has one of the weakest governors in the nation, going back to post-reconstruction and the Constitution of 1895.
    However, the one aspect of the office in which the governor has full power or parity with other states is in the area of commerce and economic development.
    Why then will Gov. Nikki Haley not take a stand on the economic importance of Amazon’s location in South Carolina?

  • ILMS’ good character is a shining example

    The  2010-11 school term has been an award-winning year for the Indian Land area schools.
    Earlier this spring, Indian Land High School earned a pair of Palmetto Gold awards. Those honors were quite a coup for academic success at the Lancaster County Panhandle Class AA high school.
    Now Indian Land Middle School is in the spotlight again with its second national award.

  • Miracle baby turns 1 today

    Ariel Janay Stevenson came into this world weighing only 15 ounces and was only given a 40-60 percent chance of living.
    Now our miracle baby turns 1 year old. We are so blessed to have Ariel here with us today. Thank God and thanks to family and friends who prayed for our little miracle.
    Ariel spent nearly 3 months at Levine’s Children Hospital in Charlotte. She received two blood transfusions and several types of medicines and antibiotics to keep her little body going.

  • Residents need jobs, not higher taxes and fees

    I would like to address Lancaster County Council members: How do you expect people to pay more property taxes and road fees when they can’t afford to feed themselves. Steve Willis, if you don’t lose your county administrator job when Lancaster County goes broke, are you going to pay the extra $5 road fee for everyone?
    Why doesn’t council work as hard to bring jobs to Lancaster as it does trying to squeeze everyone for more money?

    Jean Melton
    Lancaster
     

  • Tax increases, substandard services not options

    I read about proposed tax increases and it appears that again government thinks that the Obama propaganda about the recesssion being over is true.  
    Foreclosures continue, sales lag, home values continue to drop, unemployment remains very high as do oil prices and the federal debt ceiling has been hit.