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Today's Opinions

  • Cut spending before closing USCL

    I am writing in regard to our so-called governor. Lancaster has already lost more than it can stand. Lancaster Springs Plant is only a memory. Grace Complex gone. Elliott, Leroy and Close plants are all gone. Our jobs have gone overseas. No one is hiring. Now Gov. Mark Sanford wants to close our college.

  • Lancaster area, USC – successful partnership

    It was early 1959. The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce had announced that a major goal for 1958-59 was to investigate the possibility of establishing a college in Lancaster.

    Julian Starr, publisher of The Lancaster News, was named chairman of the committee to pursue this goal. As Chamber of Commerce manager, it was my responsibility to assist Starr and his committee in their work.

  • Let’s help LHS band get new uniforms

    If you know any member of the Lancaster High School band, you probably know what the band needs and what its members are up to.

    They’re on a mission to raise between $30,000 and $36,000 to buy new uniforms to perform in during the fall marching season.

    It’s never easy to raise funds, and tough economic times don’t make it any easier, that’s for sure. But we hope you’ll support the band’s efforts. The band’s uniforms are now 14 years old. It’s time for the band to retire them.

  • Foundation seeks to help those in need

    One woman sleeps in her car at night. A man without a car walked nine miles to HOPE requesting food and other necessities.

    There are many similar stories. Elaine Adkins, executive director of HOPE, shared some of the stories with the Breakfast Rotary Club Wednesday morning.

    HOPE, which stands for Helping Other People Effectively, distributes food and utility assistance to those in need in Lancaster.

  • Relax, Sanford’s proposal just that – proposal

    This is to all the letter writers concerning the Gov. Mark Sanford’s budget cutting proposal. Relax, Little Red Hen, the sky is not falling.

    The governor’s proposal is just that – a proposed way to cut the budget. Unfortunately this proposal included closing the University of South Carolina at Lancaster and some others that should not be closed.

    The governor did not do all of this on his own. It was a proposal drafted by some adviser as a means to cut the budget, which must be done, and unfortunately the governor did not delete that part of the draft.

  • USCL an asset, Willis is not

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster is an asset to the community. Steve Willis is not.

     

  • Sanford wants to close county’s greatest asset

    I am writing in regard to Gov. Mark Sanford’s proposal to close the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. I was born and raised in Lancaster County, attended Lancaster County Public schools and graduated from Lancaster High School.

    I enrolled in the fall of 2000 at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster as a freshman.

  • Don’t let Gov. Sanford amputate USCL campus

    I read with great interest the article on Gov. Sanford’s proposal to close the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The question just begs to be asked: Does Gov. Sanford live in South Carolina? Is he interested in each of the counties that make up the state of South Carolina? It sounds by his comments that he needs a little educating himself.