Today's Opinions

  • Vote for Gregory to keep home taxes low

    Why should you vote for Greg Gregory for the vacant Senate seat on Feb. 22? Gregory helped pass Act 388 in the S.C. Senate in 2008. This legislation lowered our property taxes, which is one of the reasons that many of us chose to move to South Carolina.  Several of Gregory’s opponents in this election want to repeal Act 388. Property taxes could go up between $547 and $1,100 per year. If this law is repealed, it would make a large tax increase an unnecessary burden for those living on a fixed income. Your vote for Greg Gregory will ensure that we do not repeal Act 388.

  • McCoy part of new mindset sweeping the country

    Rob McCoy is a friend of mine. I have had the pleasure of getting to know him since I moved here from North Carolina six years ago.
    I don’t personally know the other candidates who are running in the Republican primary for the S.C. Senate District 16 seat. I assume they are fine people. I don’t know.
    What I do know is that Rob McCoy is part of the new political mindset that is sweeping this country, including South Carolina.

  • Gregory best chance to retain resident senator

    We will have the opportunity of an exciting election soon, returning Greg Gregory to the S.C. Senate. Greg, a respected and successful businessman in Lancaster, is president of Builders Supply. We who have followed his career recognize his interest in both community and state activities.

  • Only one woman running for Senate seat

    Wendy Petzel is running for the S.C. State Senate District 16 seat and is the only woman candidate.
    When elected, voters will send Wendy to be the only woman in the current state Senate. South Carolina women are grossly under-represented at the tables of power, where public policy decisions are made. South Carolina ranks 50th – last in the nation in terms of women in public office.

  • Choose physicians and senators wisely

    All the candidates running for the state Senate seem to be nice and sincere people. But, when your health is at risk, you choose your physician based on experience and reputation first and foremost.
    This should also be the criteria you use when choosing your next state senator, who will be treating our state and local economies that are in such poor health.

  • Carnes in race to serve people in District 16

    I am writing this letter to encourage citizens of Senate District to support Brian Carnes for the S.C. Senate District 16 seat. Let me tell you why I ask you to consider this. Mr. Carnes has proven that he has a strong work ethic. That is obvious after serving on the local school board for more than eight years. He is a strong, principled leader in the community, former firefighter and respected businessman.

  • Carnes has a ‘servant’s heart’

    I can’t express how strongly I feel about Brian Carnes running for the S.C. Senate District 16 seat to replace Mick Mulvaney, who just went to represent us in Washington in the U.S. House District 5 seat. I have never been so driven toward writing a letter of support for anyone as I am for Brian.

  • Council on Aging grateful for contributors

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who donated gifts to the Lancaster County Council on Aging in December 2010 for our Shoebox for Seniors project. The project was started about eight years ago and it continues to grow each year.