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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Thief targets man mowing at church

    On July 16, my husband, Tim, was cutting the grass at First Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Lancaster. While he was working on the lower part of the yard, out of sight from his truck and other equipment, someone stole his commercial push mower, which cost him $1,276 three years ago. You have to cut a lot of grass to earn that much money!

  • Letter: My ‘common sense’ differs from Noble’s

    In your June 29 paper, Phil Noble states that the “Charleston loophole” for buying a gun was the cause for the Emanuel church shooting.
    The three days that gun owners wait for a background check passed, so the store sold the gun to Dylann Roof without the background check being finished.
    The left always throws in their “common sense” into their gun rhetoric. My question is whose common sense do we abide by? My common sense is not the same as yours, Mr. Noble.

  • Letter: I have the laziest gun in the world

    Today, I placed my gun on the table right next to my front door. I left its magazine beside it, then left it alone and went about my chores.
    While I was gone, the mailman delivered the mail, the guy who mows my lawn came to cut my grass, a young lady walked her dog down the street, and a delivery truck delivered a package.

  • Column: Tragedy 101: We must treat cause, not result

    As I sit here, at my desk, on July 8 with a blank page in front of me, I am trying to organize my thoughts and emotions, in  order to convey some level of objectivity and sense, to events that have just transpired. I have tears in my eyes and in my heart for the tragedy that has just taken place in Dallas, Texas.

  • Letter: John Weaver’s presentation is an embarrassment to county

    Mr. Melton, your editorial in last week’s papers gave me such pleasure that I have not felt in years.
    County Attorney John Weaver sent an email stating, “My job is to make Council members look good, not otherwise.” Well, his unprepared, unprofessional, thrown-together, not complete, nor concise, fragmented and confusing PowerPoint show regarding Ansley Park was an embarrassment for Lancaster County.

  • Letter: Will miss W.B. Evans’ columns, would buy a book of them

    I am so sorry to hear of the death of Mr. W.B. Evans. I have enjoyed his columns for many years.
    Has his family ever thought of publishing his columns in a book? I certainly would be interested.

    Faye Mangum Cox
    Waxhaw, N.C.

  • Letter: Environmental worries persist about Haile Gold Mine site

    I am so glad that the worst thing Indian Land residents are currently worrying about are their roads.
    We here on the other end of the county located closer to Haile Gold Mine have our own concerns. The difference between ours and theirs lies in a much more all-encompassing, potentially harmful environmental impact, such as what Oceana Gold did to Brazil.
     Oh, I know, they must not have all the regulations we have here.  But what we do have are unconcerned politicians.

  • Letter: Still backing Hillary Clinton? Makes absolutely no sense

    If this wasn’t reality, I would have thought I was watching a comedy.
    President Obama has officially announced his backing for his fellow progressive, Hillary Clinton, for president. He stated that there is no one more qualified to be president than her. If that is so, then we all need to be lemmings and march off a cliff together.
    Not only did she lie to the public about her e-mails when she was secretary of state, but she lied under oath to the congressional hearing. A perfect perjurer match for her slimy perjurer husband, Bill.