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Today's Opinions

  • Letter writer needs class on U.S. government

    In reference to Michael Jedson’s letter “Democrats protect all Americans,” in the June 1 edition of The Lancaster News, it is clear that he should return to high school. There, in a class on the United States government, he would discover that federal senatorial elections are statewide.

    Jedson said in his letter that Lancaster County residents live in Sen. Lindsay Graham’s district and could not vote for Sen. Tim Scott.

    U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will be on the ballot in November in every precinct in South Carolina.

  • Retired law officers support Holland

    As former law enforcement officers, we are very concerned with who will be our next solicitor.

    For those not familiar with our criminal justice system, the solicitor is the chief prosecuting attorney for our circuit, which includes Chester, Fairfield and Lancaster counties.

    The solicitor is in charge of prosecuting all criminals in general sessions court. This includes murderers, child molesters, rapists, armed robbers, burglars, thieves, etc.

  • Writer: Newman has good handle on court issues

    The Republican Party’s forum for 6th Circuit solicitor was quite eye-opening. Randy Newman made a convincing case for why we should elect him our next solicitor. He has a good handle on the issues facing the circuit, knows what needs to be done to address the issues and brings an innovative approach to the office.

    Mr. Newman shows commitment and energy for the job and very honestly stated why he should be elected.

  • Writer: Holland is the best person for solicitor

    My name is Joe Catalano. I have lived in Lancaster most of my life. I proudly served Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile as a deputy and an investigator. I now attend University of South Carolina Law School. I am writing this letter o express my support for my friend, Tom Holland, as the next 6th Circuit solicitor.

  • Jesus promises living water

    In the gospel, John 4 describes Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritans. Jesus chose to go through Samaria on his way to Galilee, even though many religious people avoided the area entirely.

    After walking all day, he stopped by a well outside a town called Sychar, and sent his disciples into the city to buy food. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus asked her for a drink.  She was surprised, since Jews and Samaritans normally never shared common drinking vessels.

  • Noble’s column just a Democrat rant

    This is in response to Phil Nobel’s guest column, “Will June Primary in S.C. be honest?,” in the May 16 edition of The Lancaster News.

    This issue, along with global warming and the war on women are the biggest scams spouted by Democrats. Think about this, 99.9 percent of United States citizens already have picture ID’s. Noble said Republicans push this issue to prevent poor black people, along with students from voting.

  • Don’t pass rezoning for TreeTops project

    Please consider the negative impact that the proposed development by Mattamy Homes will have on Lancaster County School District and prevent the rezoning of the TreeTops property on Van Wyck Road in Lancaster County.

    There is enough interest in keeping this property as a camp for underprivileged children, which is the original plan and best use to avoid overcrowding in the school district.

    Thanks for your favorable consideration to keep TreeTops as a camp for children and deny the rezoning plan for new homes.

    Alfred Brand,

  • Voter doesn’t need Team Graham’s help

    A few weeks ago, I got a mailer from Team Graham, wanting to help me file an absentee ballot. The form asked for all kinds of personal info, including my voter registration number. My first thought was that information is none of your business, just like my vote.

    I have voted absentee for many years. I simply call the Lancaster County Election Commission at (803) 285-2969, and those folks will send you the application. Just as they did recently. As an informed voter, I know how to do this.