Today's Opinions

  • McGriff has proven experience

    As another election process comes around, we as citizens must re-examine our local community. We must ponder not just its current state, but where and how we want it developed. Our society evolves as we citizens evolve. Its goals, agendas and morals change with each successive generation. So, it stands to reason that as we step behind the curtain to choose our elected officials that the future of our community is what we are truly voting for.

  • Government won't tell me how to parent my child

    While I agree with Congressman John Spratt that our health care system is in need of reform, my personal health care is not either paid or provided through the federal government.

    Spratt needs to actually read the bill in question if he hasn’t already, because I do not agree where it’s outlined in sections 440 and 1904 of the House bill (Page 838), under the heading “home visitation programs for families with young children and families expecting children.”

  • Everyone invited to TEA party Sept. 12

    On Aug. 19, 2009, two excellent articles appeared in The Lancaster News. Mr. Denis Fuller’s letter was true to the point: that we are all mad. Congress is out of touch with the average American.

    Mr. John Baker’s guest column was one of the most insightful evaluations of the health care plan I have ever seen.

    I have read at least 90 percent of the plan and it does give power for a committee to decide which treatments seniors can receive. The explanation of the uninsured is clearly presented.

  • Helping Hands to benefit community and Haiti

    Marie Simon, president of Helping Hands, spent the last few years realizing a call to help those in the community and those from her native country of Haiti. Her mission led her to work with leaders in Charlotte, Rock Hill and Florida. She felt a calling to return to Haiti in 2007 with the support of her church in Charlotte. During that time she was able to meet some of the basic needs of the people such as clothing, food and clean water.

  • Students’ safety on buses should be top priority

    I have a third grade child who is starting the Eagles program (for gifted and talented students) at Indian Land Elementary School this year. They will be riding the bus to Lancaster one day a week. I am both thrilled and excited at this prospect. However I am very concerned with the bus ride. It has come to my attention that the students, third- and fourth-graders, will be riding the bus with students of East Side Academy. These are middle school students who have had disciplinary problems in the past and are no longer allowed to attend Indian Land.

  • W.B. posting on Web site not W.B. Evans

    The individual whose screen name is WB on The Lancaster News Web site is NOT the the Remember When columnist W.B. Evans. I do not now nor have I submitted any comments relating to the various viewpoints in the readers comments section on the Web site.

    W.B. Evans



  • Sanford deserted state of South Carolina

    Gov. Mark Sanford’s affair can be forgiven. That is between him, his wife and God. But he put South Carolina in a bad situation when he left the country and didn’t let anyone know of his whereabouts.

    If we had had a disaster no one could have reached him and no one would know how to respond. What if he had been in a plane crash or something happened to him?

  • Please use decorum in readers comments

    The good, the bad, the ugly. That’s about the best way to describe some of the readers’ comments on stories, letters to the editor and columns on The Lancaster News Web site, www.thelancasternews.com.

    For those who view our articles on the Web site, I am sure you are familiar with some of the comments – maybe even made a few yourself.