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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Great Falls dog’s death sickening

    It sickened me to read the article in your July 28 paper about the nauseating details of the death of the poor dog that was found in Keon Gladden’s yard in Great Falls. The total disregard of any care or thought for this dog was just mind-boggling.

    Ronald Hopkins
    Lancaster

  • Column: 2nd graders turn tables on reporter

    I park in the fire lane and pull out my equipment at Indian Land Elementary.

    There’s no rush for this story, but I’m always in a rush. It’s just my nature. I like to work quickly, but accurately.

    I walk into an elementary school – the kind of school I frequent to film my Facebook videos.

    Hauling in my posse – tripod, camera, microphone and notes – I check in at the front and get directions to the classroom.

    Second grade. The what-will-they-say-next age.

  • Column: Scott: President has undercut his moral authority

    Editor’s note: Sen. Tim Scott has joined the national debate over President Trump’s comments after the Charlottesville protests. Here are excerpts of his interview Sunday with host John Dickerson on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

    John Dickerson: I want to start with your remarks about the president and the idea that his moral authority is compromised. What does that mean?

  • Column: Probate judge: I won’t run again

    After many months of prayer and consultation with friends and family, I have decided that I will not seek re-election as Lancaster County probate judge next year.
    It has truly been the honor of my life to serve the people of Lancaster County for the last 22 years. We came into this office with the same priorities that we proudly leave with: compassion, integrity and patience.  
    I have always looked at this office as non-political, and I have worked tirelessly to avoid influence by the political rancor of our time.

  • Letter: Media alienating large part of U.S.

    I am writing because I cannot keep silent any longer.
    What has happened to our news media? I thought they were to report and not be biased. Can’t they see they are alienating a large part of the population?
    Many Americans put President Trump in office. Whether you agree with them or not, he is our president. I did not like Obama, nor did I vote for him. I learned to live with those eight years and remain respectful to the office he held.

  • Column: Postal Service needs a leg up from Congress

    Most people get mail every day except Sunday. But what happens when the mail comes later than we expect?  
    We found out a few years ago, when the U.S. postmaster general had to take away overnight first-class and periodicals mail from most of the nation. That caused a problem for a lot of consumers and businesses. Now, we may be facing a new slowdown, if something isn’t done by Congress very soon.

  • Column: USCL marks 2 anniversaries this year

    In the coming school year, USC Lancaster’s 59th year, we will celebrate two significant anniversaries.
    This year we will mark five years of access to four-year degrees through Palmetto College, and on Oct. 5 our Native American Studies Center on Main Street in Lancaster turns five. These milestones present significant opportunities for current and future educators.

    Palmetto College

  • Column: Apostles were protected by God

    In Acts 5, the wonder-working apostles won multitudes to Christ, but the jealous rulers of the Jews rose up to oppose them. They arrested and jailed all the apostles, but God intervened by sending one of his angels by night to open the prison doors and lead them out. 

    He then told them: "Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life." The next morning they resumed teaching the people there.