Today's Opinions

  • ILMS PTA thanks Teacher Appreciation Week helpers

    The Indian Land Middle School PTA would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who donated to the annual Teacher Appreciation Week.  
    Special thanks to Carolina Bistro, Wing King of Fort Mill, Jersey Mike’s, Showmars, McDonald’s and Founders Federal Credit Union, as well as several parents and community members.
    The teachers and staff have been so appreciative of the special treats all week long.
    To everyone who has supported our school, thank you!

  • Editor's note

    A letter to the editor, “HOPE appreciates support,” in the Wednesday, May 16, edition of The Lancaster News identified the person arrested for forgery and theft from HOPE in Lancaster Inc. The original press release did not contain the name of the person arrested. When editing the release, The Lancaster News added the person’s name because she had been identified by the State Law Enforcement Division in the newspaper’s prior stories.

  • Good luck to 2012 graduates

    Take a good look at today’s Graduation 2012 special section. It’s full of the graduates from all four county high schools.
    After their respective ceremonies today they’ll  toss their mortar boards high into the air as they celebrate their graduation with the friends, family, teachers and administrators who helped them along the way.  

  • Take the time to thank officers during this week

    During National Police Week, which is May 13-19, I’d like to encourage you to take the time to recognize our local law enforcement officers for their service to the Lancaster community. 
    Our officers’ face many risks and challenges and their sacrifice and service are often taken for granted.
    If you encounter a deputy, police officer, highway patrolman or corrections officer, show your support and let them know how much their work means to you this week.

  • HOPE appreciates support

    Christy Leann Ellis of Lancaster was recently arrested and charged with forgery and theft estimated at more than $60,000 from HOPE in Lancaster Inc. Hope is a 501(c)(3,) non-profit organization that provides assistance with food and utility bills to area families.
    After becoming aware of the forgery, Hope immediately notified the S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and Ellis’ arrest was the result of SLED’s swift actions. Eillis will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  • Coakley insightful speaker

    Vince Coakley, the host of a popular Charlotte radio program, was the guest speaker at the recent TEA party meeting several weeks ago.
    Coakley, who hosts the program each day on WBT, gave an interesting speech to about 80 people at the meeting.
    He is an excellent speaker. The father of four shared many insightful experiences. He is knowledgeable in many areas of public concern.
    He is a strong supporter of the Constitution and free enterprise. He is a delightful man, both humorous and serious. It sounds like God has given him a lot of wisdom.

  • 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.