Today's Opinions

  • McGriff is knowledgeable about our community

    If my memory serves me, Blondale Funderburk, who is running again against Charlene McGriffin in the Lancaster County Council District 2 race, was the one who knew nothing about the write-in campaign last year.

    District 2 residents are paying close attention to what is going on in our district. We want someone who we know, see and has worked in our community. Mrs. McGriff is co-founder of Adopt-A-Leader Mentoring Program since 1992. This program has served our young men for years.

  • Gandy deserving of Dixie Baseball honor

    You would figure a guy who has been around Lancaster Dixie Baseball for 30-plus years would know all that goes on.

    Not a chance a major event would get by like some seeing-eye single.

    Well, if this was, in baseball terms, a hidden ball trick, then longtime Dixie Youth Baseball official Ronnie Gandy would have been like some stunned rookie.

    On Lancaster Dixie Baseball’s opening day – Saturday, April 10, Gandy was invited to be a part of the youth baseball program’s 2010 ceremonies at the Wylie Park Complex.

  • TEA movement seeks limited government

    It’s already a whole year since the Taxed Enough Already Party or TEA Party Movement began.

    April 15, 2010, is the one-year anniversary, both locally and nationally, of the TEA Party.

    This year has been sometimes tough, overwhelming, enlightening and powerful.

    Many thought the TEA movement would fizzle out after the first or second rally. Such is not the case.

    The people who attended each and every rally are the ones who made this anniversary possible.

  • USCL changing lives, one at a time

    The founding of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster in 1959 created new hopes and opportunities for area citizens. In 1951, a void in the community led to the vision of the future.

    USCL has come a long way since then. It has greatly changed the community and it changed many of our lives. It shows by radiating change and hope in the community. Where there is hope, there is a bright future. From one house and humble beginnings, growth continues to this day.

  • Are local Republicans taking over?

    We enjoy observing political activity, whether it’s on the national, state or local level. And now there’s something going on in Lancaster County that intrigues us – all the activity by Republican groups in the county.

  • House bill protects gun rights

    Every day, it seems to me, we are slowly losing the right to make our own decisions. It seems the government is making more and more decisions for us. One right I refuse to be denied is the right to bear arms.

    It’s refreshing to know there are still people who want to protect our rights. I would like to give a huge thank you to our S.C. House Rep. Deborah Long. She has signed on to sponsor House Bill 3994 – Transportation and Storage of Firearms in a Locked Vehicle.

  • John Spratt leading us into bankruptcy

    John Spratt voted for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in November 1993. My question to the people of South Carolina is how can you still vote for a man that sent all of your jobs to Mexico and China? John Spratt is why you are sitting at home today without a job. He knew, as I did in 1992, that NAFTA would be the end of textile jobs in South Carolina.

  • Taxes, plumbing, job opportunities

    While President Barack Obama and his Wall Street buddies are hustling to divert public money to patch wounds inflicted by corporate greed and government-endorsed Ponzi schemes, toilets are overflowing.

    The government has flushed perfect opportunities to infuse federal money into community-based, job-producing critical infrastructure projects, which could have stabilized employment, but instead paid off whining board members with billions of dollars to cover obscene bonuses and mismanagement.