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Today's Opinions

  • Hood's disrespect for law cost innocent man his life

    The idea that the police are responsible for the fatal crash that killed John Haver points to a much deeper problem. Marqevius Deandre Hood had many chances to stop running from the police before he ever got to the bridge at the bypass. He had plenty of time to think and decide his course of action. He made a conscious decision to disregard the law.

  • No credible evidence of reptile-to-bird

    This is in regard to an article, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" on page 1B in the Aug. 22 edition of The Lancaster News.

    The National Geographic Scientists got it wrong again. Reptiles do not lay bird eggs, they never have and never will.

    However, reptiles may eat bird eggs and the birds too, but they cannot lay bird eggs.

    The National Geographic scientists have no credible evidence of reptile to bird evolution.

  • LIFT making a difference to many

    Finally, she had a reason to get off the sofa. Depression, fears, anxiety and the stress of life were too much for her. But with the help from folks at the Learning Institute for Tomorrow, Nina Hordych is off the sofa.

    Hordych credits LIFT for helping her see there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

    She shared her thoughts in a testimonial on LIFT’s Web site, learninginstitutefortomorrow.org. Others gave similar testimonials.

  • Writer: Criminal killed innocent man, not police

    On Aug 20, one of the kindest men I ever knew was killed. John Haver was 68 years old and had decided to ride his motorcycle to get some ice cream.

    He was lawfully riding on S.C. 903 when he was hit from behind by a man who did not have a driver's license and was speeding.

    When this criminal hit John from behind, the motorcycle was dragged about 100 yards. Then, the criminal abandoned his car to run and hide from the police.

    When I first learned about this, I was saddened that such a good and gentle man was killed so recklessly and criminally.

  • Let undocumented workers help pay for courthouse

    I betcha just about everybody agrees that we need to renovate the Lancaster County Courthouse and build a new one sufficient to meet our needs for today and into the future.

    Now, it seems that more issues are coming up. Judge Brooks Goldsmith had to make us start protecting our county buildings. Yes, they are county buildings, but those mentioned are located within the city limits of Lancaster.

    The burden of protection should be shared by city and county law enforcement agencies.

  • Lancaster County needs public dover field

    I grew up as a hunter and especially a dove hunter in Lancaster as a result of my father’s enthusiasm for the sport. He and I spent many years together on hot opening days of dove seasons sitting in a field listening to Clemson football and waiting for the birds.

  • Take time to celebrate the American worker

    Schools in Lancaster County are closed Monday. And it is a holiday for most of us in the work force. The attachment we have to Labor Day is the extra day off. It also signifies the end of summer.

  • South Carolina needs to invest in small businesses

    It’s no secret that times are hard in our community. Unemployment has been in double digits for a long time and Lancaster County is now ranked ninth in the state in unemployment.