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Today's Opinions

  • Cherish those who have the courage to speak out

     

    Something special happened on April 15: Tens of thousands of South Carolinians from all walks of life assembled for “TEA parties” at dozens of locations across the state. Their rallies, of course, came on a day many people have come to dread – Tax Day.

  • Hudson distinguishes himself on, off the field

    Ken Hudson has distinguished himself in a host of endeavors in a life of service to others. Hudson had an outstanding career in education working with the Lancaster County School District.

    The plus for the district is that Hudson was able to share his talent with schools throughout the county. He worked in a variety of fields, including guidance, teaching, coaching, administration and as an athletics director.

  • Community garden worth the sweat

    Vegetable gardens were once commonplace in Lancaster County. So, when springtime rolled around, it was time to prepare the garden.

    Time to plow the ground, fertilize the soil and plant the seeds for what would hopefully be a bountiful summer crop. Green beans, limas, peas, okra, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes and corn. Yum, how tasty they were when they were fresh  from the garden in the good ole summertime.

  • Letters to the editor

     

    Letters to the editor

    Red Rose Trivia Trek 

    was a success

  • CareNet is a vision of caring physicians

    There is more to the story of CareNet and more people to thank than were listed in the March 25 article, “CareNet helping people every day.”

    I had the honor and priviledge to work with Dr. Malcolm Edwards, Dr. Jim Holt and Dr. John Story in 1991 to start CareNet.

  • Hospitality tax should promote Lancaster

    Several years ago Lancaster City Council voted to implement a hospitality tax in the city of Lancaster. The hospitality tax is a 2 percent tax levied on all food, beverage and alcohol sales in bars, restaurants and other establishments in the city limits. The money is to be used to promote local tourism.

  • Don’t forget the hungry during summer

    Although we may have seen the end of the cold weather, we cannot forget that many of our neighbors are still in need. As unemployment rates increase, the amount of need is increasing as well.

    Soon the semester will be over and school will be out for the summer. This means an end to school breakfasts and lunches. Families with school-aged children are going to need help.

    Agencies like HOPE and Christian Services have helped alleviate the need of many of our county’s residents. We must not forget about agencies like these.

  • Give Obama chance to fix problems

    I wrote the letter, “Face it: We have a black president.” Sonny Plyler and The Rev. Rex Faile wrote response letters. I waited to see if there would be more responses before I wrote a follow-up letter.  

    You can say what you want to say, but I’m going to speak up for my black president. And no, it is not a racist issue. You are making it out to be a racist issue. Obama has been in the chair right at three months and Plyler is talking about giving him an F.  He deserves an F for foolishness.