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Today's Opinions

  • Obama has made this election easy

    I read lots of posts as to why I should not vote for a particular Republican because he or she voted yes or no on a certain bill. They can’t tell you why they voted as they did, since all they read was a headline.

    Let’s just cut to the chase. President Barack Obama has made this election easy. If you like higher taxes, more debt, higher medical premiums, continued unemployment, more scandals and cover-ups, plus more welfare, Muslims and floods of illegals, then simply don’t vote (like in 2012) or vote Democrat.

     

    Nick Pasquine

  • Mother of five supports Burns for school board

    Freeman Burns is a breath of fresh air. He offers us strength, innovation and a pro-active look into the future of our children.

    Our district is growing in leaps and bounds. We have more students to educate and more students for which to build a better future. Mr. Burns will fight for our children, which ultimately means he will also be fighting for a better tomorrow for all.

  • Players from the ’57 team tell their story

    In preparation for writing the last column on the best football for the decade of the 1950s, I asked Jimmy Horton to assemble as many players from the 1957 Heath Springs High School football team as possible.

    I wanted them to tell me their story firsthand concerning the last game that Coach R.L. Abstance coached against Springfield for the the state championship.

  • S.C. needs new governor, Legislature

    An accountable and responsible leader is required to help South Carolina move forward. This has not happened in the last four years of Gov. Nikki Haley’s administration.

    The state needs leadership from both the governor’s position and its Legislature. Too many shortcomings and not enough concern for its citizens are apparent in bills introduced, but not passed.

  • Celebrate farms and schools

    In October, America celebrates the harvest, specifically initiatives to put healthy, locally grown food on our children’s plates at school. And it all starts with America’s farmers and ranchers.

    Many of us who raise our own food, whether in a pot or a small garden, do so as a hobby. If there’s too much heat, not enough rain or too many pests, we are disappointed and frustrated, but the love of growing fresh, nutritious foods pulls us through tough times.

  • Our shared battle against mental illness

    Some of my earliest public service was serving on the board of the Greenville County Mental Health Center – including as its chairman – in the early 1990s. I later served on the S.C. Mental Health Commission.

    Mental illness had already been an issue I felt strongly about, but those positions gave me unique insights into the challenges facing the mentally ill and their loved ones.

  • How incorporation will help Van Wyck

    This is in reply to Douglas Young’s letter, “How will incorporation protect Treetops?”

    The short answer is that incorporation in and of itself cannot protect Van Wyck against TreeTops’ development. What incorporation can do is protect Van Wyck against the catastrophic effects of the unrestrained residential development that will follow TreeTops’ development.

    Cities start small and grow by annexation. When all parties agree, annexation is a simple and easy process.

  • County should be wary of I-77 Alliance

    It appears, we, Lancaster County, spent two or three thousand bucks in an attempt to determine why the folks across the Catawba don’t want us to play on their team or come to their party.

    To tell the truth, I seriously doubt if York, Chester and Fairfield counties give a hoot and holler whether any new development ever lands on this side of Interstate 77.