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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Did you get your county tax notice?

    At the end of October or early November, Lancaster County homeowners should have received their property tax bills, which must be paid no later than Jan. 15, 2018, to avoid penalties.
    If you have not received your tax bill, please contact our office to help locate your bill and make sure we have the correct address on file for you.
    If your tax bill is paid from escrow, the mortgage company will gather their information electronically from us, but to make sure proper payment is made, you can forward them the information that you received from us in the mail.

  • Column: Norman says GOP tax-reform plan is simple, fair

    It is no secret that our tax system is broken.
    Did you know that the tax code has not been fully reformed in over 30 years? Right now, we have the opportunity of a lifetime to achieve fair, comprehensive tax reform and make the system work for all Americans.
    Politicians in Washington have a spending problem, not an income problem. We have to distinguish the needs versus wants, which conservatives have promised the American people.

  • Letter: Name new school after county astronaut

    My choice for naming the new school would be Charles Duke Elementary.

    Edward Milano
    Indian Land

  • Letter: Concern over ILHS runners’ attire, funding

    I want to share with you my support of the Indian Land High School girls cross country program and the need for schools to continue to focus on girls athletics and the importance of equal internal and school funding support of such programs.
    Yesterday (Nov. 4), I witnessed many cross country schools attending the S.C. state championship race in Columbia. What a wonderful day and event for the kids and showing of fan support.

  • Letter: Thanks for tribute to America’s vets

    Thank you, Lancaster News, for your tribute to U.S. veterans in Wednesday’s paper. The stories, pictures and beautiful ads in the section “Honoring Veterans” were all deeply inspiring.
    We are living in dispiriting times. When an evil monster can descend upon a house of worship and massacre a congregation of the faithful, there is no reverence for God or human life.

  • Column: Don’t take shortcut of blaming mass killings on mental illness

    After the latest mass shooting on American soil, those looking for reasons why this happened (and in some cases trying to cover for what many people think is the real problem) are trotting out the old standby boogieman – mental illness.
    In some cases, it’s easier for them to wrap their mind around why this sort of thing keeps happening in this country if they can quickly and easily place blame on a cause such as mental illness.

  • Column: A young boy stops to thank WWII veteran

    Last week, I was having breakfast downtown with an old friend. Usually six of us meet for breakfast on Friday morning, but four were scattered from South America to doctor’s offices, so the two of us carried on.
    While we had coffee and waited for our eggs and bacon, we covered a number of topics – one was about World War II.

  • Letter: Do you shop in stores that sell cigarettes?

    According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ of our bodies, causing many diseases and reducing the health of smokers in general.
    Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States. More than 10 times as many U.S. citizens have died prematurely from cigarette smoking than from all of the wars fought by the United States. Smoking causes about 90 percent of all lung cancer deaths.