Today's Opinions

  • Red Ventures rejects people with Lancaster addresses

    I have read several opinion columns about Red Ventures’ entrance to Indian Land. I am an insurance professional who is licensed in 11 states to sell life, accident and health insurance.

  • Writer: Mayor Shaw is an 'honest man'

    Congratulations to Wilma Blackmon on the letter she wrote on Mayor Joe Shaw. He is a very dedicated mayor and an honest man.
    My personal experience is I was eating in a restaurant in Lancaster. When I got to the cashier with my tray, I did not have any money. I had to tell the cashier to hold my tray until I found my wallet.
    Mayor Shaw and his loving wife, Charlotte, came to my aid. He offered to pay for my lunch. I told him I had just been to the bank, so his wife said, “Let’s go to the car and look.” There was my wallet on the front seat.

  • Election makes history in S.C.

    A week ago, the ground moved.  Not literally, of course. But the Nov. 2 election was obviously a huge one for the Republican Party.
    Nationwide, the GOP made impressive gains, most notably in the U.S. Congress, where Republicans gained control of the House and reduced the Democratic majority in the Senate.
    Republicans also made impressive gains in state legislature races across the country – something that will give the party an edge when redistricting is done based on the 2010 Census numbers.

  • We learned some lessons this election

    First, let me say thank you to the people who worked the polls on Tuesday.  We had more than 160 people who went through the training and were there from 6 a.m. to after 8 p.m., with several staying almost to 10 p.m.
    We have a group of dedicated public servants working with us on election day who catch a lot of heat for long lines and slow machines that they have absolutely no control over. But I had no complaints about anyone who was not treated with the utmost care. For that I say thank you.

  • Thank men, women who serve our country

    Our men and women fight under red, white and blue.
    They fight to defend me and you. A lot of them have gave their all. This country must never fall. We must defend her under all costs.
    America stands for what is right and to defend her, our men and women must fight.
    God bless our country, red, white and blue.
    And to all our servicemen and women, we thank you.

    Carl M. Miles

  • Pennies today needed to buy necessities

    Rosemary Whitlock’s fine article on the funding for our new courthouse leaves me sorta wondering.
    The days she recalls, when leftover pennies were shoved aside, have changed some.
    Pennies are now saved in Mason jars and counted out when the heel in the bread loaf is all that remains.
    W.B. Evans

  • White Oak grateful for act of kindness

    On behalf of all of our residents, their family members and our employees, White Oak Manor-Lancaster would like to extend a very warm thank you to Home Depot of Lancaster for its recent act of kindness. 
    The flower beds installed by Team Home Depot are absolutely a welcome addition to our facility. Their thoughtfulness and attention to detail continue to amaze everyone who has been out to see the gardens.=

  • Thank firefighters for lower ISO rating

    Lancaster County residents recently got some news to celebrate. The Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating throughout most of the county has gone down to a 6.0.
    The rating is based on several factors, including fire services. Homeowners across Lancaster County should be thankful for the news, as the lower ISO rating will result in lower home insurance premiums for many of them.
    The Lancaster County Fire Service pushed for the countywide ISO rating. It applies to areas served by 17 of the county’s fire departments.