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Today's Opinions

  • McGarry letter: County GOP to reorganize precincts

    Every two years, Republicans like you, in every corner of our state, gather to reorganize and recommit to building a solid Republican foundation in South Carolina.
    This past November, we swept the field again. Please know that Lancaster County won one of the biggest contests in the state. With the election of Randy Newman as our 6th Circuit solicitor, we have made major in-roads, not only by strengthening what we already have as a Republican majority in Lancaster, but some firsts of their kind in Fairfield and Chester counties.

  • Helms letter: County property tax deadline next week

    An important deadline is approaching for Lancaster County taxpayers – the closing of the county’s 2014 tax books, which takes place March 16.
    This is an important step in the annual fiscal budgeting process for Lancaster County government, as it allows those who serve on County Council, the school board and the town and city councils to determine how much tax revenue they will have to work with as they finish their 2015-2016 budgets.

  • Clements letter: Domestic violence bill just for women?

    The Associated Press had an article in the Feb. 25 papers about the domestic violence bill now wending its way through the Legislature.
    Like Gov. Nikki Haley’s new commission, this bill has all the appearances of being a “hit job” aimed at males. Haley’s commission is staffed by a number of feminist-centered organizations and people.

  • Ussery column: How I ‘hypnotized’ 52 chickens in June of 1960

     

    A  family member requested I write about the time I “hypnotized” 52 chickens for a $25 bet with five of my friends. Even though these were close friends, they did not know that I had a master’s degree in the social life of chickens. 

  • Schmidt column: Continued lies will be cause of our downfall

     

    Lies surround us by politicians, media big shots and by our ruling class in general.

    “God is not a man, that he should lie” (Numbers 23:19). It looks like men are not God that they should or could tell the truth. 

    A short list of some examples:

  • Noble column: Let’s do something great with state’s $21.5 million

     

    We’ve all seen the advertisements for the TV lawyers promising big bucks if we sign up with them on some big class-action suit for mesothelioma or asbestos or some other product or medical liability case.

  • Henderson letter: Meat-free Lent also healthy

     

    Wednesday, Feb. 18,  marked the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry.

  • Developer should increase buffer to one acre

    I have personally spoken to the Black Horse Run residents whose backyards the Merrifield Patrick Vermillion commercial development will be lining and none of them approve of this destructive disruption of peace and tranquility that now flourishes in the neighborhood.

    We know that stopping it will be nearly impossible, but we only wish to compromise with these developers to request that at least one acre of land should line the perimeter of our neighborhood and separate us from the development.

    This is for more reasons than one.