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Today's Opinions

  • Column: Give Local: New way to support nonprofits

    The recent excitement over the DonorsChoose.org crowdfunding event that raised $14 million to fund school projects in Lancaster and across the country drives home just how impactful on-line giving has become.
    This giving initiative reached 12,000 classrooms in 47 states and will provide such things as field trips, art supplies and technology.

  • Letter: Flowers, angels go missing from graves

    I think it’s really sorry when you put flowers or other things on a loved one’s grave and somebody steals them.
    I put angels on my daughter’s and husband’s graves last summer. I walk at Memorial Park most days, and I go by their graves. I missed one day, and the next day the angels were gone. So I called the office, and they said they didn’t know what happened to them. The angels were wired to the vase, so why take them?  

  • Column: Muennich: Why you should vote ‘Yes’ on referendum

    The upcoming school bond referendum has created a lot of questions. As a current member of the Buford Community and raised in the AJ/Buford area, and as a member of the Financial Needs Committee, here are the reasons I am choosing to support this bond.

  • Column: County chamber urges ‘yes’ vote for our future

    Vote Yes!
    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce is encouraging all county residents to vote “yes” for our children on Tuesday, March 22.
    The chamber’s vision is to make Lancaster County a better place to live, work and do business, and we believe this vision is a basic concept that everyone desires for our county.
    To achieve this goal requires a number of key building blocks, and the cornerstone block is education. Our county will prosper if we succeed in three areas:
    ◆ Continue to recruit businesses from outside our area.

  • Editor's Column: School bond: Analyzing needs, wants, affordability

    Today, we present a sizable batch of letters from our readers about Tuesday’s school bond referendum.
    Traditionally, newspapers refrain from opinion coverage in the final paper before an election, because if someone writes something incorrect that might bias the vote, there’s no way to correct it before the polls open.

  • Letters: In support of the school bond referendum

    Bobby E. Bailey
    Lancaster
    Lancaster County Education Hall of Fame

    I’ve always been proud of how Lancaster County residents support their schools.
    It’s one of the reasons I love this county and its people. We believe in the power of a good education to help children rise to their potential, and we know that quality school facilities are an important part of providing a good education.

  • Column: We all need fast, easy, cheap access to public information

    It’s not so much a celebration as it is an awareness campaign.
    Throughout the state and all across the country, this week – March 13-19 – is Sunshine Week. The week has nothing to do with weather conditions but everything to do with how the country is weathering a constant chipping away of its rights to be served by a transparent government in which public information flows readily into the hands of the people served by those they elect and appoint. This applies to the grassroots level, the state level and, certainly, the federal level.

  • Letter: Overturned truck avoiding pothole?

    Your March 11 article on the S.C. Senate’s passage of the roads bill was very informative, as was the photo of the pothole on Page 3.
    The unrelated photo on Page 2 of an overturned truck also shows what can happen because of bad roads. I think the driver may have moved to the side of the road to avoid the large pothole visible in the photo just in front of the truck.
    Politics always gets involved when it comes to the S.C. Department of Transportation. Those self-serving officials seem to have reelection in the back of their minds.