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Today's Opinions

  • Turn lights improve traffic light

    A few weeks ago, people could be seen jumping for joy while in the cars, pickups and SUVs at the S.C. 9 Bypass and Clinton Avenue.

    Folks were so joyous, they couldn’t contain their glee. The S.C. Department of Transportation had reworked the traffic lights – finally installing left-turn signals on both sides of Clinton Avenue.

    OK, we’re exaggerating. We saw no one literally jumping for joy after the new signals were put into operation. But we know motorists who travel that way regularly were sure happy about the move. We certainly were.

  • Reader appalled by dog shooting

    I was absolutely appalled and very angry to read the story “Dog owner doggone mad” in the May 30 edition of The Lancaster News.

    There are numerous events that seem to have occurred throughout this horrible ordeal that simply reek of overwhelming inadequacies in our local animal control and law enforcement ranks, not to mention a lack of some basic Southern hospitality.

  • Help make children’s park reality

    Organizers are hoping a children’s park in Kershaw becomes a reality in July. Members of the Kershaw Community Park Council (KCPC) have been meeting, collecting donations and planning for Build Week, set for July 21-26.

  • Individuals have right to personalize license plates

    The state of South Carolina recently proposed to produce for sale through the DMV vehicle license plates depicting a Christian symbol and the words “I believe.” It was immediately criticized and attacked by atheists for violation of the “separation of church and state” provision. These attackers fall into the same category as the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 because we do not believe as they do; as a matter of fact, the terrorists at least profess a belief in a supreme being.

  • God never segregated; people did

    Lately the topic has come up in church about people making racial comments and slurs. The very people making these comments about different races are the same people who hold positions in our church.eeee

    They influence young children, teens and other adults. Since racism is so prevalent around here, I don’t think they realize how what they say is affecting the Christian religion.eeee

  • Officials should account for mess in Washington

    Wow, $4.07 a gallon. Like most everyone, it hurts to fill up my tank because of outrageous gas prices. Not long ago, I heard someone say that President George W. Bush was to blame. As someone not particularly enamored with President Bush, I still find it implausible to see how the current gas prices are his fault.

  • The term 'healthy tan' oxymoron

    Getting a good sun tan in the summertime used to be the in thing for many Americans. It was considered an ideal, something to strive for – that beautiful summer tan, that Coppertone tan, that healthy tan.

    But as it turns out, there’s no such thing as a healthy tan. A tan indicates damage to the skin, period. And the more you tan, or worse, burn, the more susceptible to skin cancers you are.

  • Visit Washington during National Police Week

    I believe every law enforcement officer should visit Washington, D.C. during the week of May 15, which is National Police Week. This is the week that law enforcement officers honor their brothers and sisters who have made the ultimate sacrifice. This is the week when all of the fallen officers’ families honor their loved ones each year in Washington, DC.