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Today's Opinions

  • Kershaw Chamber sets goals

    The Kershaw Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who participated in the Spring-a-Thon this year.

    It was through the efforts of many – sponsors, vendors, chamber members, friends and those who attended – that made this another successful year.

    Our town, community and county truly works and pulls together and the chamber appreciates every act of courtesy.

    As the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce’s new president, I have some ideas about the direction the chamber should be going to make Kershaw the productive town it’s destined to be.

  • Returning jobs to America will help financial crisis

    To write an opinion piece, one must have an opinion. You know, something you think up all by yourself. Internet news sources and major newspapers are really harping on a senior citizen’s worst nightmare – the imminent demise of Social Security and Medicare. This scare comes up every once in a while to keep us old folks on edge.

    Yes sir, I, as a young man with a family, probably fussed when I saw the deductions coming out of my pay to support old people and those unemployed.

  • Remember reason for Memorial Day

    Now is the perfect time to recognize the men and women who are serving in our military throughout the world. Monday is Memorial Day. A day set aside to pay tribute and honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

    For many people, Memorial Day is a day off from work, a summertime kickoff with an extended, three-day weekend. But Memorial Day really isn’t supposed to be about having fun. Its true purpose is to honor the men and women who gave their lives fighting for this country in times of war.

  • Mr. Ben’s legacy is one of caring

    An education career, marked by the admirable qualities of dedication and longevity, is steadily winding  to a close.

    Arthur Benjamin, better known as “Mr. Ben,” is retiring from the Lancaster County School District.

    Benjamin has been involved with education for the last 43 years, including the past seven and a half at A.R. Rucker Middle School.

  • Wreck victim grateful for angels

    In a world where we hear plenty of complains, the following are words of heartfelt gratitude and praise.

    I have nothing but gratitude for the angels of mercy who came to my aid on the afternoon of May 20 when my Toyota Prius ran off the road on Hubbard Drive, flipped over and left me pinned upside down.

  • Going green affects a lot of people

    I always look forward to reading The Lancaster News and finding out what is going on in our surrounding community. Boy, I got a shock when I read where some of our County Council members are pushing “going green.”

    With a paper mill located just over the county line, that doesn’t make a lot of sense. There are a number of Lancaster County residents who are employed there.

  • Graduates: The whole wide world awaits you

    Graduation Day. For 815 young men and women, today is that day. They will march across a stage at one of four high school commencement ceremonies and become graduates of either Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land or Lancaster high schools.

    It’s usually a bittersweet occasion. Parents usually glow with pride, but often get weepy-eyed about how fast their little boy or girl has grown up. “Where did the time go? It seems like yesterday that you were starting first grade,” they say.

  • Of course we can house Guantanamo prisoners

    The notion that we can’t bring the 250 or so terrorists who need to stay locked up from Guantanamo to this country and lock them up here is pure nonsense.

    The talking heads keep referring to these people as “super criminals” or “the most dangerous people alive.” This is good fiction, but that is all it is – fiction. Our regular state penitentiaries are full of people just as dangerous, if not more so, than they are.