Today's Opinions

  • Mulvaney right man for Congress

    I read with great interest Sam Slack’s recent letter, “Libertarianism will add  to our nation’s problems,” I beg to differ with him the Republican Party has not changed its core philosophy since its inception.

    It is for a small federal government with states’ having rights within their borders. Most of the ridiculous things he cites do not even deserve an answer.

    However, I will tell you that the best person for the job of U.S. Congressman in the 5th District is Mick Mulvaney.

  • Examine our challenges, instead of just ridiculing

    Based on the comments in the online section of The Lancaster News, it is obvious a lot of people have opinions on the new Evidence Preservation Act but don’t have a clue what the law actually requires. I would like to take this opportunity to answer some of the questions and comments regarding the Act.

  • Writer looking for family cemetery

    I have heard that there is a small cemetery somewhere in Lancaster County with members of the Sims family buried in it. It is possibly a family burying ground.

    In the 1950s, it was on “Robert’s current own land.” I have heard that Garrett Sims, who died in the 1880s, was buried there.

    If anyone has heard of this cemetery, or any other small family cemeteries in the area, I would appreciate an e-mail at jonathan@reeveshome.org or a phone call at (334) 444-6705.

    Jonathan Reeves

    Auburn, Ala.

  • No one takes responsibility anymore

    I hope this letter will help keep someone else from making the same mistake I did. I never thought this would happen to me. I even looked in the mirror to see if I had “Stupid” splashed across my forehead.

    I let a young man cheat me out of a lot of money. He came to my house and talked me into letting him pave my driveway with recycled asphalt.

    I know that this can be a good thing if it is done right, but this was not done right.

  • Smoking buffer zones make good sense

    It’s about choice. Each individual chooses whether to use tobacco products or not. Those who choose to do so should not be ostracized.

    Those who choose not to use tobacco produces should not be subjected to second-hand smoke and a sidewalk dotted with used tobacco chaws outside county-owned buildings.

    That is the reason behind Lancaster County Council’s recent decision to implement smoking buffer zones around county buildings.

  • No charge for cost of love

    Driving home from a business trip in Atlanta recently, I was trying to stay alert. Zooming down that lonely stretch of State Road 12 headed toward Bristol, I suddenly recalled a song I heard in my teenage years.

    I haven’t thought much about that song in my adult years until now. Perhaps I was thinking about the song because my cousins had come to visit.

  • Compare how Democrats, Republicans handle race

    When the S.C. Republican Party met in Columbia last year, there was a spirited race to decide who would serve as our representatives to the Republican National Committee.

    We  were  to  elect  two  from  South  Carolina. Cindy Costa from Charleston was elected commiteewoman and Glenn McCall from Rock Hill was elected committeeman. Glenn was the first black to be elected national committeeman from our state and he was easily the overwhelming choice of that mostly conservative group.

  • Don't take out trash collector on Barberville Road

    To all drivers on Barberville Road in Fort Mill: I have adopted the highway you travel. 

    It would be greatly appreciated if you would adhere to the posted speed limit of 40 mph while I’m picking up trash.

    There have been many times vehicles passed me going so fast that you’d think it was Charlotte Motor Speedway.

    Just last week I had to dive into a ditch to keep from getting hit. It’s only a two-mile stretch, so please slow down.

    Sheilah Plonk

    Indian Land