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Today's Opinions

  • South Carolina needs Spratt

    Who is the Republican running against U.S. Rep. John Spratt this fall?

    I can’t determine if the candidate is the new state senator from Lancaster County or someone from the national GOP.

    It seems like every quote from his campaign is not from the candidate, but from some hack in Washington.

    This begs the question, “Who needs a puppet from the Republican National Committee representing South Carolina’s 5th District?”

    The GOP has made a number of salacious, misleading and downright false statements about Congressman Spratt.

  • It is up to conservatives to save nation

    We attended a Lancaster outdoor Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Party on July 3. On April 15 we attended a Tea Party at the same location. About 300 people attended the April event and about 500 attended the July party.

    Liberal moderate Republican Lindsey Graham recently said, “The TEA parties will die out.”

    Well, I know where he stands and it is not with the people who voted him into office. The conservative people can forget getting any support from him.

  • KLS Foundation thanks supporters

    On April 17, Donna White, of Lancaster, led the Walk for Ryan.

    It was a fundraiser honoring the memory of her son, Ryan, who struggled with Kleine-Levin Syndrome and tragically died of unrelated health complications.

    Donna’s event raised $3,500 for the Kleine-Levin Syndrome Foundation’s research fund.

    Although the Foundation acknowledged and thanked Donna for her work and the money she raised, we neglected to thank the community of Lancaster for supporting Donna in her efforts to help find a cause and a cure of KLS.

  • 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.