Today's Opinions

  • Chester County did 'sneak attack on residents'

    Chester County Council voted for the third time on Monday to allow a zoning change from ID-2 to ID-3 that will allow an incinerator to be built on S.C. 9 between Richburg and Fort Lawn.

    Strange as it may seem, that was on Dec. 7, 2009 – 68 years after Japan did a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor.

    Chester County Council did a sneak attack on the people of Chester County. Council prepared for 14 months and gave residents less than month of notification. We were bombed by our own local government by voting for the incinerator.

  • Writer seeks information about Nov. 13 accident

    An accident happened at the intersection of McDonalds and Hardees at 9:50 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13. The two vehicles involved were a truck and an SUV. I am asking anyone who witnessed the accident and has information regarding which vehicle was at fault to contact the investigating officer J.L. Heagler at the Lancaster Police Department at (803) 283-1171.

    Your help would be greatly appreciated.

    KaSaundra Morris



  • We have worked too hard to lose our quality health care


  • Writer updates Cauthen on military codes

    In a recent letter to the editor, John Cauthen takes issue with the decision to try in New York certain Middle Eastern men accused of being involved in 9/11. He largely bases his objection to such as a trial on the rule that admissions by defendants must be excluded if Miranda warnings (e.g., the right to remain silent) were not given them.

    Mr. Cauthen is evidently unaware that Article 31 of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice, which would apply were there a trial before a military tribunal, also would exclude admissions where warnings were not given.

  • Blackmon-Brace ‘ally, mentor, friend’

    I recently had cause to meet a member of our esteemed law enforcement team from Columbia, S.C. Law Enforcement Division special agent Angel Hollis. I found her to be tactful, professional and efficient.

    Even though I was a little nervous at first, considering that I was being interrogated by a SLED agent, she quickly put me at east. For that, I thank her.

  • Letters to the editor


  • All of the homeless need help

    It was wonderful to see the way the local community rallied around Rosemary Fann, 61, who was left homeless in June after her mobile home was repossessed.

    Her pastor, Jon Morgan, and his family took Fann in before she had a chance to get used to living in the tent she pitched in her yard.

    Morgan’s wife, Kristine, spearheaded fundraising efforts for Fann that led to donations of more than $35,000 – enough to buy her a new Spirit model one-bedroom mobile home, a used car and pay medical expenses.

  • Show spirit of holiday by helping others

    It’s debatable whether this recession, the one some folks are calling the Great Recession, is over or not. Some economists say it is; others won’t go that far yet.

    But a lot of people are still hurting. They’re unemployed or under-employed and have been looking for months for a new job and haven’t had any luck.

    Lancaster County, unfortunately, continues to have one of the highest unemployment rates in South Carolina. Last month, it was over 18 percent, meaning officially almost 1 in 5 Lancaster Countians were unemployed in October.