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Today's Opinions

  • Peanut butter jar of tea or glass of wine?

    Seems the push is on for alcohol sales on Sunday.

    A resident of Belair, which is in the suburbs of Indian Land, found no place to eat on Sunday. Musta been a recent arrival, apparently the straight-up-the-road drive to Pineville or Ballentine alluded her.

    Then there is the employee of a bistro, who thinks a little wine with a Sunday luncheon will bring in loads of income for her establishment.

  • Online commenter responds to letter writer

    I want to reply to Arlene C. Harris, whose letter to the editor, “Grandmother mad about comments,” in the July 16 edition of The Lancaster News, referred to my online comments about her daughter.

    You said that I made “stupid” comments. That means I got your attention.

    I don’t know your daughter, but I was in a store when she approached me and started telling about a benefit to support her child, Jaylen Jackson, who was killed when she apparently got caught in the crossfire of a gunfight. I asked what happened and she told me.

  • Honor God by keeping Lord's Day holy

    I am writing in response to the article, “Should Sunday sales of alcohol be OK’d?,” in the July 21 edition of The Lancaster News.

    What we need to remember is that Sunday is the Lord’s Day or what is generally referred to as the Sabbath Day.

    Well, since Sunday is the Lord’s Day, then maybe we need to ask him if Sunday alcohol sales are acceptable to him. God, what is your answer to this question? “My answer is remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy,” that is the Lord’s answer for sure. He is never wrong.

  • Organizers grateful for support

    We want to thank those who made Mt. Calvary Outreach Summer Enrichment Camp a success. They include: John P. Stevens Foundation, parents, group leaders, bus drivers, senior helpers, Mt. Calvary Outreach board members, The University of South Carolina at Lancaster, Kershaw Swimming Pool, Kershaw Community Health Education Center (KCHEC,) KARE, Youth Serve, Kershaw News Area, Kershaw area churches and individual donors.

  • 'Miss Midenna' more than just coach

    When the 2011 Lancaster County Recreation summer swim team season rolls around and it’s time to open the county pool, a new coach and pool manager will be in charge.

    At the recent Lancaster County Sharks’ swim team banquet, veteran coach Midenna Anderson announced her retirement from both jobs.

    Filling the void will be a task.

    Anderson has dedicated the last 15 years to being the Sharks’ head coach. She also served as the pool manager.

    It’s a job she handles well, deftly balancing the task with a smile and needed discipline.

  • Help fill students’ backpacks

    With only a few weeks of summer vacation left, the thoughts of parents and children alike are turning back toward school and all that entails.

    For many, that means new clothes, backpacks and school supplies.

    But for those parents who are are out of work or struggling to make ends meet, it just means one more thing to stress out about. If you can barely pay your rent, how will you afford school supplies for your children?

  • At-home detention program a good thing

    Lancaster  County Council should initiate a program that would allow for nonviolent offenders to serve their time at home.

    Those who serve their time through the program would have to wear electronic-monitoring devices that monitor where they are through GPS, or global positioning system, technology. The technology would allow authorities to easily keep tabs on those sentenced to home detention, as GPS technology would pinpoint where they are at all times.

  • Passionate about America's pastime

    Maybe you sat in the stands. Maybe you were a coach. Maybe your child or grandchild played on a team.

    You got caught up in the action. You shouted instructions from the stands, cheered the players and questioned the umps’ call.

    You moaned the dropped ball, the swing that didn’t connect and the failed stolen base attempt.

    You felt the adrenalin rush of the home run, the clinched glove holding the ball and the slide that worked.

    You dealt with the heat, rain and late games.