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Today's Opinions

  • Family appreciates FUMC

    We would like to share our personal experiences as parents and grandparents in partnership with First United Methodist Church of Lancaster for the past three years.

    Within these years we have witnessed the education, hard work and sincere concern shown from the teachers, staff and the wonderful Pastor Charles Phillips for the children.

    Manners and sharing are always implemented and the evidence is in their everyday activities in the classroom and on the playground.

  • Don’t forget to go vote in primary

    On Tuesday, June 10, registered voters across the state will be able to exercise one of the most precious privileges democracy grants us – the opportunity to determine who will represent them in their government.

    Locally, we’ll select a Republican candidate to face the lone Democrat in the 6th Circuit solicitor’s race.

    The list of hopefuls for the U.S. Senate race will be narrowed. So will the lieutenant governor, adjutant general, agriculture commissioner and state treasurer races.

  • Brundrett column: More FOIA violations by Public Service Commission?

    The S.C. Public Service Commission might not be aware of the old saying, “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.”
    In March, The Nerve revealed little-known testimony from Public Service Commission  Chairman G. O’Neal Hamilton, who told a legislatively controlled panel during a screening hearing last year for re-election to his seat that the seven-member PSC typically meets in smaller groups of up to three commissioners to reach a “consensus” before final decisions are made.

  • Jones column: Why teachers should hate Common Core

    “Common Core has nothing to do with curriculum, instruction or testing.” No matter how many times Common Core’s most prominent supporters make that claim, it’s still false. Like any set of strict academic standards, Common Core standards directly affect these areas, and thus remove the ability of teachers to use their talents to the fullest.

  • Solicitor must ‘go for the jugular’

    Listen up, Tom Holland and Randy Newman Jr., we, the law-abiding people of the county, are fed up with the way justice is being handled (or not) these days in Lancaster County. We’re sick and tired of reading The Lancaster News every week to see where another crime was committed by the same thug who was just let loose on bail one week, one month or one year ago.

  • 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.