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Today's Opinions

  • County school district shows disrespect to armed forces

    I did not know that students did not have Memorial Day off until field day.

    Having been in other school districts in the past, I was caught off guard, especially since Charlotte and the Rock Hill districts were off.

    I'm just curious as to why. I was not really concerned about the attendance issue point because my kids did not attend out of respect for our armed forces. My main concern is why the school district does not respect our armed forces. There are other days the kids could have gone to school and had this day off. For example, maybe one day for Easter instead of two.

  • Bill would have had caused 'unintended consequences'

    Larry Neal asked in his letter “Writer questions Mulvaney’s vote on inhalants” in the May 23 edition of The Lancaster News why I voted against a bill to ban alcohol inhalants. It is a fair question, and I am happy to answer it.

    By way of quick background, the bill was designed to outlaw a new device called an “alcohol without liquid” device. This is essentially an inhaler for alcohol. The device is currently not available in South Carolina.

  • State champs Hunter, Banks shine on the greens

    The 2008 spring will go down as a landmark season for Lancaster County high school golf.

    Golfers from Lancaster County earned two of the four individual state championships at the state tournaments earlier this month.

    One state crown is impressive, but two from the same county, is an extraordinary effort.

    Indian Land’s Chase Hunter shot a 147 (75-72) to win the Class A medalist, a first for the Warriors’ golf program, at the Stoney Point Golf Club in Greenwood.

  • Karma, other pets ready for adoption

    The Humane Society of Lancaster County Inc. is pleased to announce that Karma, the sweet labrador with a collar embedded in his neck that we rescued is now ready for adoption.

    We are now accepting adoption applications for him as well as several other pets that are in need of forever homes. Karma loves attention and is best suited for an indoor home where he can be around people. Please visit our Web site at www.savelancasterpets.org to view Karma and all the other wonderful pets ready to go home with you now.

  • County has difficult task to monitor budget, fund courthouse

     Before I could get my letter applauding The Lancaster News for its opposition to the proposed courthouse, Mr. John Baker supplies all the technical fine points and logic to support the need for a new courthouse.

    The next thing I see is a column by Steve Willis, our county administrator. Now, I am confused and confounded. Betcha that would make me a good politician, able to change horses in mid-stream.

    With apologies to the news editorial board, I sorta lean toward the views of Mr. Willis, maybe it’s because I can remember when.

  • Kersey 'ambassador' for Lancaster County

    I would like to recognize a person who is a true ambassador for Lancaster County. When my wife and I moved here four years ago, we did not know a single person. As a result, we were left to reference the yellow pages when determining where to take our car for service.

  • Heroes - they are red, white, blue and brave

    “Look out! Run for your life,” Sgt. Clifford Sims shouted to his platoon after hearing the all-too-familiar clicking sound in the dense underbrush. Too late. The Vietnamese booby trap exploded as Sims unhesitatingly hurled himself upon the device, taking its full impact. His blood-soaked flesh scattered in a hundred different directions. He gave his life to save theirs. Sims earned the Congressional Medal of Honor for his sacrifice.

  • Community rallies to make '08 Springathon a success

    The Kershaw Chamber of Commerce Executive Board would like to thank the many people who worked together to make this year’s Springathon a success.

    The Kershaw News Era and The Lancaster News were both vitally important in getting the advertising we needed printed. Year after year, their staffs work with us in promoting our event.