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Today's Opinions

  • Make sure you are prepared on Election Day

    The Nov. 4 election promises to draw plenty of attention.

    If you’re a voter, we encourage you to exercise your right as a U.S. citizen. It’s part of the American process and participation should be taken seriously. The vote will greatly impact our future.

    Millions of citizens across the nation are expected to cast ballots for national, state and community leaders. A new president will be elected, so the future of our nation’s leadership will hinge on ballots cast.

    Two givens on election day are tight races and long voting lines.

  • Some spooky stuff going on in this election

    I didn’t dress up for Halloween this year. I couldn’t find the costume I wanted. Seems they have misplaced the mold for honest politicians.

    Seriously, are you sick of this year’s election process? I am.

    So, is letter writer James McManus.

  • America is a rainbow of colors

    During these last several months of campaigns ongoing for elected offices, I have heard remarks made from time to time that if a certain man running for president of the United States of America was to win the office that within three months, he would be shot.

  • We don't need a senator who is misleading or poorly informed

    I have been a participant in politics, in one way or another, for more than 50 years and I have never seen a campaign more dishonest or lacking in substance like that of the Mandy Powers Norrell’s campaign for the S.C. Senate. When she makes a charge that is retorted by the chairman of Lancaster County Council, she is either poorly informed or is outright misleading. We don’t need a senator like that representing us.

  • Know what's at stake Nov. 4

    Let’s stop for a while and take a look at Lancaster County, and also our state.

    First, a comparison of our state and Washington. Our state for a number of years now has been under Republican control (governor, House of Representatives and Senate). This has proven to have the same results as Washington. The last weeks and months have only been bad news for pensions, 401Ks, stocks, banks and other institutions. In all of these, the Republican-led government has consistently pushed deregulation and “Keep government out of our business.”

  • Purchase a copy of The Lancaster News for six pages of Letters to the Editor Much has been accomplished in six years on City Council

    It has been my honor and privilege to serve as your District 4 City Councilman for the past six years.

    My entire adult life has been spent in service to Lancaster, including 28 years in law enforcement, retiring as chief of police; 13 years at the Children’s Home, retiring as executive director; 26 years in the S.C. National Guard, including an overseas deployment in Operation Desert Storm, retiring as sergeant major; and I am still serving as a Commissioned Lay Pastor at Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church and Wade Presbyterian Church.

  • I will fight for you because I am one of you

    You know me. You worked beside my parents at Springs, you taught me in school, you saw me grow up – you helped raise me.

    You worship beside me, your children go to school with mine, and you love this community as much as I do.

    It is because of you that I am running for Senate. I feel so blessed to have grown up here and that is why I chose to make this my home and raise my children here. You have given me so much and I want to give back – I want to serve you in the statehouse.

  • Politics should be about ideas, principles and truth

    Last month I wrote a column called “What Politics Should Be.” It was a hopeful invitation to my opponent and her supporters to discuss the issues I thought were important to our area: jobs and the economy, taxes and spending and education.

    This column is less hopeful. It is called “What Politics Really Is.”