Today's Opinions

  • Writer praises unsung heroes

    I would like to thank everyone who works at the Lancaster Convalescent Center who helped care for my mother, Sarah Mickles, during her stay there. They made her as comfortable as possible.
    I know there are a lot of unsung heroes, but your work and kindness are such a blessing to my mother and me. I want to give you a pat on the back.

    Teresa Mickles-Massey

  • Those on Social Security deserve pay increase

    The cost of everything is going up. Those of us on Social Security have been denied a cost of living increase for the last two years. That is not right. The lawmakers do not have to suffer; we who are on Social Security do. We deserve a cost of living increase just like the individuals who work. We should not be denied what we are entitled to.
    A lot of the people on Social Security live in poverty anyway. Why are the lawmakers who are living high off the hog denying the elderly and the disabled what we are entitled to?

  • City, county should have done better job with roads

    I am writing concerning the way the city of Lancaster and and the county responded to the recent snow and ice storm. The roads in Lancaster were in bad condition. Some form of salt should have been applied to the roads earlier. Even dirt would have been better than nothing.
    It is time for a change. The schools were closed all week due to this. There has to be a better way to take control of the situation. Where we live, we were stuck in our own yards for two days. I was unable to go to work until Friday.

  • Interest stirring in Senate 16 race

    Who would have guessed it? Not us. We had no idea so many people would be interested in the District 16 state Senate seat when it came open after Mick Mulvaney’s election to the 5th District U.S. congressional seat in November.
    But interest it has stirred.
    Seven candidates – five Republicans, a Democrat and a Libertarian – have filed for the post.
    Mulvaney, a Republican businessman from Indian Land, vacated his Senate seat in December as he was preparing to take his seat in Congress. Mulvaney was sworn into office earlier this month.

  • Woman grateful for man’s help

    I went outside about noon on Jan. 14 to get my newspaper out of the box. There was ice on my ramp and I couldn’t get back in the house. There was a young man driving a S.C. Department of Transportation truck who saw my struggling and stopped to help me.
    I didn’t get his name, but I want to say a big thank you to him. He was so nice and helpful. People do care.

    T. Craig
    Heath Springs

  • To politicize shooting is unthinkable

    With this horrible shooting in Arizona the left has come out again and is showing its true, disgusting nature. They have come out and have tried to show a connection to Sarah Palin, and the tea party. This is insanity. There is no connection between these two and this sick demented person.

  • Shooting an example of government dissatisfaction

    The shooting of a congresswoman in Arizona is the latest episode of an individual’s dissatisfaction with government. The media, able to produce an analyst at the sound of a shot, is quick to label the cause, be it the president, a former governor or White House wannabe down to the guy at the convenience store who raises the price of regular gasoline because some oil company executive needs to sweeten his bottom line.

  • Mulvaney at forefront of incivility

    Trust The Lancaster News to turn the Tucson, Ariz., tragedy into another feel-good moment for U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.
    In an article on Jan. 12, Mulvaney claimed to be shocked by the carnage that resulted in six deaths, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old, and 14 injuries, including the critical wounding of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
    In truth, Mulvaney has been at the forefront of the terrible incivility in politics that may have contributed to the Arizona attack.