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Today's Opinions

  • Financial transparency for public colleges, universities much-needed

    On Aug. 3, I was proud to join Gov. Nikki Haley and others for a bill-signing ceremony at TriCounty Technical College’s satellite campus in Easley.
    It was a special day for me, because the legislation she was signing into law was a higher education transparency bill I have long championed. Under the new law, South Carolina’s state-supported colleges and universities must disclose their monthly spending details on their websites.

  • Chandler turned life challenge to opportunity

    Life is about choices. We don’t choose nor can control what happens to us. We can choose how we respond.
    Many people face serious challenges – challenges that run the gamut – from personal, to financial, to medical. Response to these challenges determines how we handle the situations.
    For some, the challenges are too overwhelming.
    Yet some turn the challenges into opportunities. Judy Chandler was one of those people.

  • Please keep bus stops clear so our children can be seen

    It’s that time of year again, folks. School has started and buses are rolling about 6:15 a.m. each day. If you have children who will be waiting at bus stops, please cut the grass and clear the area around the bus stops so passers by can see your child in the wee hours of the morning.
    Lancaster County appears to be so broke that many roads are now overgrown, limiting the ability to see. We truly do not want to have any harm come to our children. So, please folks, cut, cut, cut that grass.
    Our students, parents and drivers would greatly appreciate it.

  • We should be proud of Murphy’s response

    So often media reporters have a tendency to place undue blame or financial hardship on individuals or companies in their quest for hard-hitting news.
    Chris Sardelli’s article, “Cars damaged in gas mix-up at Murphy’s,” in the Aug. 10 edition of The Lancaster News, clearly outlined the costly mistake made that resulted in many vehicle owners becoming distraut.

  • The left labels TEA Party as terrorists

    Here we go again. Now that the left has failed to codify the Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Party as racists, they have turned to using the term of “terrorists.” The media, Democratic congressmen, and even the vice president have used the words “terrorists,” “jihadists” and “terrorist bombers” to erroneously vilify the TEA Party.
    This is the ultimate in hypocrisy for when the Islamists actually attacked us on 9/11 and the many attempts after, the left couldn’t bring their tiny minds to call them terrorists.

  • Writer will support alcohol sales on Sunday

    I would like to respond to Danny Johnson’s letter, “Alcohol sales on Sunday have nothing to do with eating out,” in the Aug. 10 edition of The Lancaster News.
    Mr. Johnson is entitled to God’s Day, as freedom of religion is part of our founding. That same founding calls for separation of church and state. Mr. Johnson has no right to try and force his beliefs on others.

  • Teachers educate, inspire and challenge students

    The taps on his wingtips clicking on the hardwood floor of his classroom – that’s one sound I’ll never forget from that first day in his class.
    And how professional he looked – not just that first day – but every day.
    Or how he made history come alive because he was such a great storyteller.
    Mr. Bennett Gunter shaped my ideas of how a professional educator looks, teaches and manages a class, and he gave me a vision for what education can do for a person.

  • Tanner invites residents to join Indian Land Voice

    It’s me again. Anybody out there?
    I have been working for three years to foster positive change within Indian Land by educating and informing the citizens.  I have attended Lancaster County Council meetings and spoken, been appointed to county committees, and more to represent Indian Land.