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Today's Opinions

  • Rutledge's column offended councilman

    I don’t believe the mold for honest politicians has been misplaced. But after Barbara Rutledge’s column, “Spooky stuff going on in this election,” I question whether the newspaper can identify honesty.

    Over the years I have read many articles, but I could not believe what I was reading in Sunday’s edition of The Lancaster News. All of us who are trying to do what we believe is the right thing and best for our city or county are evidently considered to be dishonest. That offended me and, hopefully, many others who are serving.

  • Shores, Sims make Troop 74 a success

    Shores, Sims make Troop 74 a success

    On Oct. 18, Boy Scout Troop 74 and several other volunteers gathered at Boan Field in Kershaw to help me complete my Eagle Scout Project. I would like to take the time to thank each one of the volunteers for their time and support to see this project through.

    I also want to thank Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Glidden Paint for their kind and generous donations toward making this project a complete success.

  • 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.