Today's Opinions

  • Writer will miss Evans’ columns

    When I read that W.B. Evans was not going to write any more “Remember When” columns, I cried.
    Mr. Evans, you made us remember our past and how wonderful it was without television, texting and cell phones.
    We weren’t aware if we were rich or poor because we were having so much fun. We were poor and I didn’t know it because I was happy. We did not have the technology children have today. We made our own toys and were glad when we got a new dress made out of flour sacks.

  • Writer asks God to remove dark cloud from county

    What can we do to stop the killing? We must be united in prayer for only our God can stop it.
    Women, do not go out alone. Have someone with you at all times. Gangs have taken over the streets in Lancaster. Our sheriff and police chief are doing a good job, but a dark cloud is hanging over our city and only God can stop the murders in our county and city.
    We must pray like never before. I pray that God takes the dark cloud away from our county and city. That he stops all the murders and protects our officers and let them go home to their loved ones.

  • Skate park supporter’s request falls on deaf ears

    I recently saw on the local news that the old Edenmoor skate park will be torn down, only to be replaced by another soon to-be-abandoned basketball court. I have been informed by Lancaster County Parks and Recreation that it is going to invest in another playground for Lancaster.

  • USC contributes $4.1 billion to South Carolina’s economy

    The University of South Carolina has been educating the leaders of the Palmetto State for more than two centuries. However, the benefits USC brings to our community can be felt well beyond the classroom.  Our eight campuses and 155,000 alumni living in South Carolina have a positive economic impact of $4.1 billion on the state’s economy.

  • Platt was a blessing to many

    Whether it was a foreign country or in his native Palmetto State, John Platt was active in spreading love through the work of God.
    Platt, who served 15 years in Lancaster at the Moriah Baptist Association, gave 52 years of his 78 years to serving God and spreading his word, no matter where he was.
    A cancer victim, Platt died earlier this month.
    The personable Platt had a knack for achieving mission work through his strong leadership and passion for his ministry.

  • State scores an ‘F’ on integrity

    The resignation of former Lt. Gov. Ken Ard, followed shortly by his indictment and guilty plea, marks another milestone in the long road of ethical lapses by public officials in South Carolina. One might have thought that Lost Trust, the 1992 sting operation wherein several legislators were caught essentially selling their votes, would have served as a corrective for future politicians, but they continue to live up (or down) to expectations.

  • Race cars don’t tell the story

    When it comes to racing, cars don’t tell the story, people do.
    Sometime this year, you will hear Lancaster Speedway announcer and track spokesman Duane Goins mention the names of Timbo Mangum, Robbie Helms and a host of other track drivers.
    But chances are you won’t hear Goins mention the names of Danny “Pee Wee” Ellis and Brandon Holmes.
    But trust me, Helms knows who Pee Wee is, and Mangum knows who Holmes is. All you have to do is ask them.

  • County needs to fix local zoning issues now, not later

    As the March 21 ad hoc planning meeting at the Del Webb Library at Indian Land made clear, after three years of discussion and thousands of hours of effort, progress on the county zoning policy is, at best, zero, and may even be negative.
    The county is reaping the results of 15 years of the use of zoning by land speculators as a tool to make money rather than for its intended use as a tool to assist in the implementation of the future land-use portion of the county’s comprehensive plan.