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Today's Opinions

  • Burke exemplifies caring for others

    She stopped by the office to tout the awards of two outstanding Lancaster County residents. Marvin Starks, general manager of Nibrol, a window treatment manufacturer in Lancaster, had received the W. Perry Gaines Award.

    The man the award was named after was a long-time chairman of the State Job Training Council and avid supporter of the state’s workforce development system. The award is given to someone who embraces that same philosophy.

  • Radical action needed to clean up economy

    Get real L.R. Maguire, (Obama diverts discussion about his plan, March 6.) The Republicans controlled Congress the last six years of Clinton’s presidency and the White House and Congress the first six years of Bush’s presidency. You say the mortgage crisis is Clinton’s fault? Clinton’s idea to make home ownership more available to the poor and middle class was well-intended, but it took the complicity of Republicans and Democrats to exploit that idea and create this crisis.

  • Legal system not about justice

    I am writing because of the headlines in the March 1 edition of The Lancaster News. One article was about a young man who killed someone in this community and the other about a kidnapping.

    I will precede my comments with the fact that our solicitor, Doug Barfield, had already spoken with me concerning the reduced charges for which this young man pleaded guilty. This is not a criticism of the solicitor’s office. This is about our legal system.

  • Republicans not down and out

    Thanks for another point of view from Jim Kaleugher in his Feb. 27 letter, “Republicans won’t give up even when they should.” Here is another point of view that I’m sure a lot of other South Carolinians and Americans share with me. Republicans are not down and certainly not out.

  • Three teams boasting undefeated season

    Sports seasons come and go, but there’s been plenty to cheer about at county middle schools.

    In the fall, the Andrew Jackson Middle School football team took center stage with a 7-0 record, its second straight unbeaten season.

    The county winter sports campaign has produced two more elite teams. The Buford Middle School wrestling squad and the South Middle Lady Mustangs basketball team have each posted undefeated records.

    The Buford Middle team went 11-0 under coaches Kris Self and Jason Mosier.

  • Lynches River serving rural areas for 70 years

    As we embark on our 70th successful year of service, Lynches River Electric Cooperative continues to deliver reliable electric energy at a competitive price, which improves the quality of life of our members.

    While our mission is to deliver electric energy, our goal is to improve the lives of the members and communities we serve.

  • How can Sanford lead nation when he can’t lead S.C.?

    When we elect our city and council government we pray they will look out for the community.

    We’re finding out just how much they care for what’s best for Lancaster.

    Gov. Mark Sanford could care less for us yet voters elected him. I didn’t because I knew he was against erecting a monument honoring law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Yet, there he was smiling at the dedication ceremony.

    He brought in pigs calling these things pork to run in our capital.

    Ask how much it costs to clean the pig poop off the marble floors.

  • It’s important to keep moving forward

    Something has bothered me for some time now. Our overburdened leadership seems to be a redundant inefficient bureaucracy.

    I understand, currently, it’s the best system in place. I’ve heard my elders, peers and veterans recount times when “getting it done” didn’t take six months. It happened right away. But with all the middlemen involved, what can you do?