Today's Opinions

  • Have pride in your homes; take care of your pets

    I really don’t understand a couple of things I have seen lately. One thing that really bugs me is people who don’t realize it’s a privilege to own your own home and not keep your yard looking like Maw and Paw Kettle, with car batteries and junk laying everywhere. There is no excuse for that type of lifestyle. The other issue is that there are some people who don’t deserve to have pets. Pets need to be fed and watered. Most of all they need attention. That really angers me. If you are not going to take care of your animals, give them to someone who will.

  • A new political party emerges in Lancaster

    As my late Aunt Bess would say, “Well, I never,” if she had read the comments from unmamed readers in reply to the TEA party letter on The Lancaster News Web site, www.thelancasternews.com.

    Looks like there is a new political party in Lancaster. I would call it the Mean-Spirited, who advocate throwing unfortunate folks – old folks and babies – out on the streets. This new party alludes to the jobs folks can get so they won’t remain on some form of assistance. Pray tell, where are those jobs?

  • Young man ruined our July 4th

    I have never written a letter to the editor in The Lancaster News, but I feel compelled to write this letter.

    My wife and I have heard a lot about the Charlesboro parade, but have never been until this year. We went to the parade and a cookout with some friends. The weather was beautiful for July 4. It was sunny and not too hot. The parade was just as wonderful as everyone said it would it be. There were firetrucks, floats, tractors and old cars, kids throwing candy, motorcycles and finally, horses.

  • Next S.C. governor must be a true leader

    It looks like we’re stuck with Mark Sanford as governor for another 18 months. Calls for him to resign peaked before Independence Day after he gave that babbling interview to the Associated Press in which he referred to his Argentine mistress as his “soul mate” and said he was working to “fall back in love” with his wife, Jenny.

    You probably recall that Sanford gave that interview the week after he explained to the national media why he’d been AWOL for nearly a week and he admitted to an extramarital affair.

  • Newspaper irresponsible to print photo

    I recently viewed your picture of the July 4 celebration in Heath Springs. As a physician, I was very concerned about one of the photos. It is nice to see a father enjoying time with his son, but to do tricks on a four-wheeler with absolutely no protection for either participant, especially a 5-year-old child, is totally negligent.

  • Ray Knight family thanks community

    I would like to say thank you again to a community that went above and beyond. A year ago on June 27, my husband, Ray Knight, was shot trying to be a good Samaritan. Little did he know at the time, Charles Raffaldt and Stephanie Myers had already committed another crime. The shooting caused my husband’s life to change. He was unable to do so many things he loved to do. His health continued to deteriorate, causing him not to be able to do things with his grandchildren.

  • Conference planners grateful for support

    We, the Men to Men and the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, would like to thank all conference speakers for a job well done, a special thank you to the mayor and his staff of the City Council. We would like to say a special thank you to City Councilman John Howard for his speech to all the veterans and to Evelyn Springs and her staff at the Fairway Room. Again, thank you guys for a job well done.

    Joe King


  • Sally Deese grateful for support of community

    I would like to thank the following businesses, church families, agencies and individuals for their assistance in making this year’s annual Golden Age of Merit dinner a success.

    No part of this ministry would be possible without the Rev. Wright and his wife of Glorious Tabernacle Church in Monroe, N.C., and that church family, Joe Blackwell of Lancaster Frozen Foods, the Meat Center, BiLo and manager Hilton Page, Rachel and Eugene Ealey, Carol Wright, the Fatherhood Project of Lancaster, Tommy Cauthen, musicians from Tradesville and Bill’s Place.