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Today's Opinions

  • Constitution dictates where to put courthouse

    Steve Willis, Lancaster County administrator, correctly stated in his Aug. 16 editorial that the Lancaster “County Council cannot ignore the state constitution and state law when determining where the courthouse must be located.”

    I would like to expand on that statement by adding some additional information – a bit of South Carolina history.

    The state law he refers to is embedded in the state constitution of 1790. At that time, the state capital was Charleston.

  • Writer clarifies previous letter

    I want clarify my Aug. 12 letter, “Writer: Use hospitality tax for supply fund raiser.” Some people misunderstood my letter and deemed me “racist” in the readers comments section of  my letter posted on The Lancaster News Web site, www.thelancasternews.com. Others understood my ire.

    I cannot be racist because I was raised in a clear world, even more so than our president. I am neither color, yet at the same time both colors. I have an immigrant ancestry, with both English and African forefathers.

  • Belles All-Stars thank supporters

    We would like to thank all of the businesses and individuals that supported our trips to the Dixie Belles State tournament in Seneca in July and our World Series run in Sumter in August.

    Your contributions meant so much to us. We were very honored to be able to represent Lancaster County at the state level and then to be able to move on to represent South Carolina in the World Series was truly incredible. We tried very hard to make Lancaster proud of us both on and off the field.

  • Mother praises Keenan's fairness

    I wanted to express my sincere appreciation and thanks to Lancaster High School principal Joseph Kennan.

    Over the summer I had been dealing with an issue of being told that my son owed money at the school for something that he already turned in. Although the amount owed was only $50 that is a lot of money in today’s economy, especially for something not valid.

  • Let's get the facts straight

    This is in response to Furman Joye’s letter, “Writer cautions Americans to be alert,” in the July 10 edition of The Lancaster News. Mr. Joye is very concerned about America’s recent economic convulsions. I think he and I can agree on that point.

    However, Mr. Joye appears to believe that the Obama administration is the cause of them. I would like to respond to some of his points individually.

  • Terrific Tuesdays live up to name

    Horray for the Lancaster County Library. Thank you, thank you, thank Youthbuild. We would like to say a big thank all the staff members of the Lancaster County Library who worked so hard to make Terrific Tuesdays be creative at the library. It was a huge success this summer. Our children really enjoyed the program each week and their teachers did, too.

    Getting all those wonderful prizes was a plus.

    Even our younger children are already learning the importance of a good book. We are already looking forward to next summer to see what adventures you will have for us.

  • Writer clarifies mean-spirited comment

    Singled out that I characterized those who attended the TEA party as mean-spirited caused some concern in my household. My wife suggested I refrain from further comment, which would only result in a “Who shot John” battle over newsprint space with no clear winner, other than the guy selling pulpwood.

  • Bike thieves plague neighborhood

    Bike thieves plague family neighborhood

    This letter is intended for the community members and their families in the Erwin neighborhood. I live in a nice family-oriented area near Erwin Elementary School. I know all of my neighbors and often spend time together with our children. It is a great place to live and I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to have the sense of family, friendship and neighborly fellowship. This feeling has been questioned recently by the acts of senseless members of nearby areas.