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Today's Opinions

  • Rich's ideology poses harm to S.C. schools

    Any good organization’s representative should also be an advocate. This is especially true for someone who represents the public schools in an era when too many people without substantive arguments are attempting to discredit public education to promote their own agenda. It seems as though test scores have created all sorts of instant experts.

    I will summarize my thoughts on that issue by simply saying that we would all do well to recognize that test scores tell us a lot less than there is to know about what is going on in our schools.

  • Time to take deep breath, be grateful

    Politicians are blasting each other, the financial wizards on Wall Street have goofed up, our Congress seems to be in disarray, our war in the Middle East continues, folks are cleaning up after storms and gasoline is in short supply.

  • Pregnancy Center celebrates 10 years

    On Sept. 18, nearly 300 people gathered together for the Pregnancy Care Center’s 10th Anniversary banquet. Many people came away that evening encouraged and uplifted in knowing that they were not alone in their commitment to help women and men experiencing unplanned pregnancies. People’s lives are changed and babies are born because of the love and truth offered them at the Pregnancy Care Center.

  • Powers Norrell best candidate for Senate

    I was born and raised in Lancaster. I now live in Columbia, but I keep up with what’s going on in my hometown. I would like to respond to Cindy Rodgers’ letter to the editor concerning the upcoming Senate race between Mandy Powers Norrell and Mick Mulvaney.

  • Writer questions real reason for shortage

    Well, the oil companies and the gas stations have found a way around being investigated for price gouging. I tried to get gas Wednesday night and every station I went to was either closed or roped off.

    It seems to be a coincidence that they are running out of gas just as Attorney General Henry McMaster started investigating gas stations for price gouging.

  • Group questions why program terminated

    We are concerned citizens. We would like to know why our group at Catawba Mental Health Center has been terminated.

    Our psychosocial rehabilitative group has been beneficial to us in preparing us to participate in the community and take better care of ourselves.

    We have enjoyed coming to the meetings two-five days a week. We are shocked and disappointed in changes being made in our services.

    We need services to prevent us from having too much time on our hands.

    This often leads to our being rehospitalized, which costs our state much more.

  • Mulvaney 'open, honest, willing to help'

    On Sept. 21, in a back room of the Lancaster County Library, a scary thing happened. S.C. Rep. and S.C. Senate hopeful, Mick Mulvaney walked into a room of parents of special needs children. This was actually very brave of Mulvaney since he does not have a child with a disability and may have not had a clue as to what the joys, struggles and hopes of these parents were.

  • Know all the facts before voting in November

    Here we are, fellow Americans. We are down to the final months to make our final decisions about who we are going to vote for president and vice president. I am writing because I care about my future, your future, the future of our friends and families, the future of our military and the future of the world.

    We all should know that each nation has an impact on the entire world in one way or another. We know that America has a powerful impact on the world.