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Today's Opinions

  • A different view of Lancaster on Christmas Day

    My sons and their families visited me before Christmas Day, so on Christmas morning I decided I would eat at a local restaurant.

    I went to several – JoMars, Gus’, Arby’s – they all were closed.

    The North Main Shopping Center was empty. There was only one car in the Walmart parking lot.

    Then I saw where both McDonald’s and Hardee’s were open.

  • Immigration, border security, executive amnesty – Oh my

    By now, most folks know that President Barack Obama – actually the secretary of Homeland Security – issued certain orders in November of last year that allowed about 5 million people who were in the country illegally to stay here.

    If he had stopped there, then this column might have been about the relative merits (or demerits) of doing that. However, he also did several other things, including giving those same people the right to work. That is something else entirely.

  • Your help makes bicycle ministry a success

    We truly thank each and everyone of you who played a part in bringing so many smiles and miracles to 78 children and 38 families this past Christmas through Gonzie’s Miracle Bike Ministry.

    Each year, we experience and personally witness many touching stories to share.

    I try to the best of my ability to treat folks fair and honest and to have open arms whenever there is a need to meet.

    Take this one, for example: Before Christmas, one family member who came by the shop and “wanted” five “new” bicycles.

  • Correction

    Indian Land resident Cecil Sexton said in his Feb. 4 letter that Lancaster County did a “lousy job” on some road repair at the corner of U.S. 521 and River Road.

    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said the county is not responsible for either road.

    Jeff Catoe, Lancaster County Public Works director, said the cut was a “utility cut” and that the S.C. Department of Transportation told the utility provider that the stone placed in the cut was unacceptable.

  • Opportunities abound at USCL, Palmetto College

    One of the questions I am often asked when I am in the community is, “Your campus has grown so much over the years, when are you going to become a four-year campus?”

    My answer is, “While we remain the largest two-year campus in the USC system, eight four-year degrees are now available right here.”

  • Saturday’s Moulin Rouge Gala to celebrate local cultural life

    A 9-foot-wide, bright red windmill will greet visitors to the Bradley Arts and Sciences building at University of South Carolina Lancaster this week.

    To give it its French name, the “Moulin Rouge” forms the centerpiece of the flamboyant and colorful décor which will be the setting for this year’s Art and Soul Gala on Saturday, Feb. 7.

  • ‘Lousy job’ on road repair

    ‘Lousy job’ on road repair

    I would like to let it be known that Lancaster County made some kind of repair at the corner of U.S. 521 and River Road.

    When the workers were done, they just filled the hole with gravel and did not fill the hole all the way.

    There are holes big enough to knock a hubcap off, and there are edges where they cut the road that could bust a tire. They did a very lousy job and I think it should be redone.

  • Be very afraid when government says this a year of action

    President Barack Obama has said this will be a year of action. This scares me more than watching a horror film with the lights turned off.

    Simply because when the government takes action the people are usually the ones being acted upon.

    If you are one of the 33 million people with their heads buried in a chip bowl or melting cheese on everything in the house including the cat, you may have missed the laundry list of new taxes that just came into effect.