Today's Opinions

  • Writer wants choice of electric providers

    Several years ago Andrew Smith wrote a letter, “Lynches River holds us hostage.” He described it just right. We who are on Lynches River are not able to chose our electric provider.

    We have no voice on anything. The rates are outrageous and need to be adjusted. We need an option of another electricity provider so can live like normal people.

    Shirley McGriff



  • Area flooding has worsened last 10 years

    I am a big girl, so let me refine what I am saying about flooding (in the Edenmoor area.)

    These longtime residents may not live near the ranch (Larkspur) and drive by it daily like I do. I have lived here for 10 years, passing it daily.

    The Hinsons say yes, it has always flooded some, but nothing like it does now and not as frequently or with as deep, running rapids as now.

  • Writer: EMS does wonderful job with its resources

    As a resident of Indian Land and of this beautiful county of Lancaster, I would like to address the recent problems cited in the April 28 article, “EMS under fire about slow respionse time.”

  • Spratt should retire now

    U.S. Rep. John Spratt should quit.

    It’s a scary thought that Spratt would have another chance to vote for big pork bills, support the thrust for big government, further the radical left-wing agendas that add to the huge deficit and continue to vote for bills he does not read.

  • Join us at National Day of Prayer May 6

    A few weeks ago I told some friends that America, right now, has the government we deserve. A few of them were bothered by that statement. I realize now that I was wrong. America does not have the government we deserve. We deserve much worse; it is only by God’s grace and mercy that we do not have what we deserve.

  • Make mom's day special today, and every day

    Today is Mother’s Day, the one day a year set aside to honor the special woman who gave you life.

    Motherhood is often romanticized by the media, especially around this time of year, when magazines, TV and Internet broadcasts are full of ads depicting smiling, well-dressed moms snuggling babies or freshly scrubbed children giving them flowers. This is definitely the rose-colored glasses view of motherhood.

    The reality is that motherhood is often a gritty business.

  • Hall of Fame inductees are worthy of honor

    Enshrinement in the Lancaster County School District Hall of Fame has drawn the elite in local education over the years.

    The Class of 2010 fits the same mold.

    The LCSD’s annual Celebration of Excellence event included the annual hall of fame induction ceremonies, welcoming four worthy candidates.

    The quartet included Tucker Jackson and Arthur Benjamin along with the late Leona “TK” Cunningham and Elsie Boyce.

    Each was an “old school style” educator whose impact is still felt today through the students they taught and guided.

  • Downtown Association thanks supporters

    The Lancaster Downtown Business Association (LDBA) would like to thank the people of Lancaster for the overwhelming turnout at our Easter Eggstravaganza on April 3. Your participation in this first-time-ever event exceeded our wildest expectations and we were thrilled to see so many little (and big) faces walking around downtown on a lovely Saturday morning.