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Today's Opinions

  • Rogers column: Let the sun shine in

    It’s Sunshine Week in South Carolina and the nation.
    It is a time to recognize and encourage open government and letting the sun shine in on public documents and meetings.
    You may not know there are problems with transparency in government in our state, but there are, despite our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

  • Plyler column: Just simply believe God

    I am writing to say a few things concerning the article on page 11 of the March 6 paper that asked, “Where are you going?” (Editor’s note: The article was part of a sponsored religious message, not a story.)
    The person who wrote the article, Christopher Simon, seems to be very uninformed about the word of God.
    Yes, Mr. Simon, we can know with certainty and announce that we are going to heaven. That is, if we believe God’s word.

  • Our view: Champion Lady Bruins produced perfect finish

    A No. 1 ranking is a challenge to attain, and even tougher to keep.
    As it turned out, the Lancaster High School Lady Bruins earned their top ranking in early January and kept it the rest of the way for a state crown.
    The final record was a brilliant 27-0 mark, capped by the LHS girls’ exciting 44-42 win over Lakewood High School of Sumter County.
    Lancaster, in its first year of competition in Class AAA, made it most memorable with the school’s first state championship in girls basketball since the 1958-59 season.

  • Schmidt column: Searching for the truth

    I am always in a search for truth. I cannot find much coming out of our current administrative branch of our GovCo.  George Orwell said, “Some ideas are so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe them.”
    This statement describes Marie Harf, spokesperson for the U.S. State  Department and the folks she works for. 

  • Young letter: USCL a Lancaster County treasure

    Come one, come all, and take notice of a treasure in Lancaster County. That treasure is the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
    I am currently a full-time, degree-seeking student there, having retired a couple of years ago from the Lancaster County School District.
    Last semester, I decided to see if this brain was still capable of studying and learning academically. I signed up for two classes in the fall 2014 semester – psychology and speech/public communications.  

  • Evans letter: Sure hope someone is looking out for us

    Thank goodness we have some local commentators, each on a different side of the fence to sort out the Bushes, Clintons and President Barack Obama for us.
    I feel so far down the food chain that those aforementioned folks are way over my sphere of understanding.
    Remember when that old social studies teacher talked ’bout checks and balances? Well sir, I wrote my last check for affordable health care, I’m still sick and my balance is zero.

  • Schwartz column: Tell Gregory to vote ‘no’ on gas tax hike

    The big issue facing our legislators this year in Columbia is a massive new gas tax hike. Big money special interest groups like the S.C. Chamber of Commerce have been aggressively lobbying the Legislature to vote for proposals that would double our current gas tax rate.

  • Newton column: Get involved, Republicans

    If you’re concerned about the federal government racking up debt and out-of-control spending and want to get involved to do something about it, then your local Republican Party needs your involvement.