Today's Opinions

  • Don't make promises you are not going to keep

    Nov. 2 is election day. Why is this day so important? We, the people of the United States, have no say no matter who gets elected. Once elected, officials let the promises they made go out the window.
    The concern of the American people has no meaning. Our interest is not even considered. We need education for our children, not closed schools.
    We need jobs, not restored buildings. Why restore history when our children are losing their right to be taught history.
    We’ve been promised jobs by every official on a ballot, yet we still have high unemployment.

  • Time to stop barbaric training exercises

    On Aug. 23, my husband called me over to our computer. His mornings are usually spent with him puttering around, but this particular morning, he saw something that caught his attention.
    “You have to see this – it’s so sad, almost made me cry,” he said.
    My husband is a retired military veteran. During the years, he has served our country.
    He has seen more than his share of cruelty and bloodshed, but what he saw that morning turned his stomach.

  • Red Ventures incentives haven’t created local jobs

    I would like to respond to the article, “Red Ventures not hiring locals?,” in the Aug. 20 edition of The Lancaster News. The article mentioned that Red Ventures’ move would bring 1,000 new jobs to the Lancaster area. And now, one year later, with the countywide unemployment rate still about 15 percent, we learn that only 27 jobs have been awarded to local residents.

  • Hog Jam Committee grateful for support of this year's event

    The Hog Jam Committee would like to thank all of our sponsors who contributed to make the Hog Jam possible.
    The sponsors were Founders Federal Credit Union, Haile Gold Mine, the town of Kershaw, the Stevens Foundation, Baker Funeral Home, Robert Davis, First Palmetto, IGA, Kershaw Health, Kershaw News Era, The Lancaster News, Springs Memorial Hospital, Southern Properties, Thomas Drug Store, Harry K. Truesdale, Wachovia and Windstream.
    These businesses always donate to our projects and events and we appreciate their support in Kershaw.

  • Fire chiefs conference was a success

    As many people know, Lancaster County recently hosted the 66th annual conference of the State Association of Fire Chiefs. This was an extreme honor and basically unheard of in a city our size.
    This conference is usually held in places such as Columbia, Greenville and Spartanburg or Myrtle Beach.
    We decided more than a year ago that we knew our city, our county and our citizens could definitely rise to this challenge.

  • We need people who will stand up for the middle class

    The Republicans keep on and on about John Spratt’s years in Congress. Why do they think 5th District has elected him time after time. They know John Spratt is an honest, outstanding man. He cares about the people in the 5th District and in South Carolina.
    If it wasn’t for John Spratt, we probably would have lost Shaw Air Force base. John Spratt is a man of honor and dances to no one’s tune, be man or woman. He deserves to go back to Washington.

  • Writer’s allegations are unsupported

    Sheila Bickford has chosen to reply to my previous letter supporting Nikki Haley and Mick Mulvaney by making unsupported allegations and using material previously refuted.
    Ever since Nikki Haley was unexpectedly brought into the spotlight, those discomfited by the possibility that she might assume a position of authority have responded by throwing unsupported dirt in her direction. She has been accused of having affairs, of failure to pay her taxes on time, etc.

  • We have opportunity to reverse erosion of our rights

    Nov. 2, 2010: Ten years from now, historians will write books on how the citizens of this once great experiment, the United States of America handled an opportunity we’ll never have again.
    We have the opportunity that day to halt, and reverse the eroding of our unalienable rights.