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Today's Opinions

  • Miller should do research before writing column

    In Bruce Miller’s May 30th column “Candidates should go extra mile for their constituents,” it seems as though he should have been a staff writer for The Lancaster News – not a guest columnist. He’s had several columns in the paper, as well as the Carolina Gateway, lately. However, I felt the most recent article is one that warrants a response from a lifelong Lancaster County resident.

    In his article, Mr. Miller makes a very bold statement by saying he and Donald Huffman are the only candidates running for House District 45.

  • Paramedics prove again they’re best in the state

    A school shooting is a situation you hope will never occur, but if it does, county emergency response officials recently proved they’re capable of handling the daunting task.

    Lancaster County paramedics Kelly Snipes and Greg Robinson with the county’s Emergency Medical Services recently captured first place in the 2008 statewide competition in Myrtle Beach.

  • Same status quo or step forward

    Ever since I earned the right to vote at age 18, 35 years ago, I have faithfully exercised that right. That is a right that a lot of people in this world can only dream about. Like a lot of other people, I get flustered by people who gripe and complain about politics, only to learn they don’t even vote.

  • Don’t forget reassessment vote in 2005

    I live in Lancaster County Council District 7 in the Buford area. I hope the people in District 7 and Lancaster County have not forgotten the reassessment in 2005 that Lancaster County Council had said it was not going to do. Then five council members changed their mind to do it before we could vote not to allow a larger increase than 15 percent for three years. The appraised value of one of our pieces of property went up 45 percent just because we live in the Buford area.

  • Sistare honest, trustworthy, civic-minded

    During these difficult economic times, it is good to see concerned and qualified people running for Lancaster County Council. I have known Kathy Sistare for many years and know her to be honest, trustworthy and to have strong community spirit.

    As a registered nurse, she has demonstrated her compassion for her fellow citizens.

  • Writer hopes thieves learn a lesson

    I would like to thank the Lancaster Sheriff’s Office for helping me get my son’s dirt bike back. For some unknown reason, someone entered my yard and stole a dirt bike that belonged to my 7-year-old son.

  • Pastor's wife a real asset to church

    We recently celebrated Pastor’s Appreciation Day at Lynwood Drive Church of God. I love our pastor, Johnny Hefner, very much. He is a very good man and is always there when you need him no matter day or night. He is a very caring man and lets Jesus be No. 1 in his life. I know he knows how much we appreciate him and the life he lives for Jesus.

  • Don’t take our freedom for granted

    I am a native South Carolinian who normally sits back and observes what is going on around him. But this past Memorial Day morning as I sat at my computer watching the sun slowly creep up, I was inspired to speak my mind about the goings on of this great county we live in.

    I don’t want to cause trouble but as a son of a Vietnam veteran, the grandson of a World War II veteran, the great nephew of several uncles who were stationed at Pearl Harbor that December morning, I would like for people to stop and think long and hard before heading into the voting booth this November.