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Today's Opinions

  • Revitalize Main Street, but don't forget ghosts

    It’s been said that I concentrate too much on the past and not enough toward the revitalization of Main Street. In my youth, this Main Street was the hub, the main drag, the centralized business district of Lancaster and its rural communities.

  • Children need mother, father

    I am concerned about the inmates in the Lancaster County Detention Center. Every person in the center is guilty of a crime. Most of them out there are there for not paying child support. That’s not really a crime, because if that is the case there are a lot of people who are guilty.

  • LIFT grateful for community support

    On Sept. 6, Learning Institute for Tomorrow (LIFT) held its fourth annual gala, “An Evening in Italy,” at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    About 160 people from the surrounding areas attended the event. Some came from Boone and Gastonia in North Carolina and some as far south as Columbia. Guests visiting local families included visitors from China and New York City.

  • Question should be what kind of courthouse do we want

    There have been a lot of letters recently in opposition to our new $33 million courthouse. This new courthouse is being pushed down our throats with no input from the citizens of this community.

  • This election about jobs

    Let’s page back to 1973. I was pondering high school graduation here in Lancaster and my focus was what is next with my life. My options were college, technical school, full time employment or the military.

    The military was the least desirable – with the Vietnam War on the wane and the draft by lottery halted. Regardless of my choice, I had to have an income.

    Both my parents worked for Springs and gave me every opportunity to succeed but with an older brother already in college they could not afford to pay my way to school.

  • Time to make education equal for all children

    I am writing this letter in response to a letter that Bridgette Reeves wrote regarding the individuals running in Lancaster for S.C. Senate.

    As a parent of a special needs child, I feel that our senator should respect the rights of our children, and be there to promote the well being of our children in the public school system.

  • Article should have been about work of IL Rotary Club

    Do not blame Mandy Powers Norrell and Sheila Bickford for speaking out against the “grass cutting” article in the Sept. 19 edition of The Lancaster News. The apology needs to come from the Carolina Gateway and The Lancaster News. Go back and reread the article Chris McGinn wrote. It said that Kevin Sexton, James Brooks, David Freeman and Han Lengers helped Mick Mulvaney mow starting at 7 a.m. that Sunday. The picture in the paper was of Mulvaney on his campaigning tractor.

  • Family questions court's decision

    My family and I would like to apologize to the victim of the burglary my brother, Randolph Frazier, was accused, tried and convicted of on Sept. 16. Randolph received a life sentence on Sept. 17.

    Again, I apologize to this woman for what my brother did.