Today's Opinions

  • Annexation will impact property values

    Many residents from the Partridge Hill and Forest Hills neighborhoods turned out to comment at the recent Lancaster City Planning Commission meeting. Once again, St. Katherine Properties has applied for annexation into the city with a zoning of R-10. 

  • Moore deserves chance

    The move by Andrew Jackson High School officials to make David Moore the Volunteers’ head football coach minus the interim title was, in grid terms, forward progress.

    Moore, who has been a part of the AJ football program for several years, deserves the chance to lead the Vols.

    He stepped in nicely late last spring when Brian Hinson, who was hired to guide the Vols in early May, reversed field and took an assistant coach’s job at his college alma mater, Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C.

  • 1,000 students saved from dropping out

    Rick Jiran

    South Carolinians need jobs that not only support their families, but contribute to the economic growth of our state. To attract and create these jobs, business and education leaders together crafted the Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) in 2005. This major education reform is now known as Personal Pathways to Success.

  • No need to bring up previous fatalities

    I am not quite sure of how to begin this letter. We have a very good newspaper in Lancaster. 

    The reporters are good and many of them have won awards for the stories they have written. But, I have a problem with how the reporters for The Lancaster News and other news media in television and paper cover stories.

  • Carnes good public servant

    I’ve gotten to know good public servants (Mick Mulvaney, Deborah Long) who faithfully serve their communities. Brian Carnes is another such public servant, and I enthusiastically support his candidacy for the S.C. Senate District 16 seat.

    Brian’s common-sense approaches – preparing our kids and our economy for the challenges of the 21st century – are the right ones for keeping our quality of life high. 

  • Wilson is the right choice to lead LCPRC

    Sherry Wilson has been with the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission for only two years, but she’s already made history with her work.

    Wilson, who became the LCPRC director with the retirement of former director Frank Overcash, is the first woman to head the LCPRC.

    Wilson has spent two years with the Lancaster County Rec, serving as the assistant director.

    Now she moves into the top job, leading the county recreation department.

  • Public radio not place to get the facts

    Winston Churchill said, “The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.” Nothing speaks to the wisdom of that remark better than Ronald Hopkins’ recent letter to the editor, “To politicize Arizona shooting is unthinkable.”
    In the first paragraph he refers to liberals as disgusting and insane – which takes care of any honest debate issue.
    He then attributes four acts of violence to the left – as usual, no facts; simply the usual tea party rhetoric.

  • Writer grateful for care at hospital

    I wish to say a great big thank you to Dr. Dige and all the staff working in Springs Memorial Hospital’s emergency room on the morning of Jan. 14.