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Opinion

  • I recently read an article about the Red Rose Festival in Lancaster. It truly concerned me. Despite our troubled economy our government footed the $40,000 bill for this event. This was unbelievable. 

    We, the citizens of Lancaster County, have lost jobs, homes and can’t afford to pay our utilities.

  • Sunday, June 6, was the 66th anniversary of D-Day – the Normandy invasion that marked a major turning point in the outcome of World War II and led to the liberation of Europe.

    Some 2,000 men gave their lives that fateful day so that we could enjoy the liberty we have today.

  • I would like to respond to Ronald Hopkins’ letter, “Writer: House criminals in nursing homes,” in the May 30 edition of The Lancaster News.

    First of all, I am sorry he had a bad experience with a nursing home. And I feel, as he does, that our prison system rewards those who do not obey the laws. But he is wrong to say that nursing homes give poor care and residents are treated badly.

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  • I have just one question for the person or persons who broke out the windshield and back glass of my car on May 29. Why did you do that? You didn’t have to take it out on me because you were mad at someone else.

    It was just pure mean and you don’t care about anyone else’s property.

    I don’t bother anyone. I stay at home and tend to my own business. I never bother anyone on this road and I sure don’t tear up something that belongs to other people.

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    The S.C. Press Association has conducted a number of Freedom of Information compliance audits over the past decade, and each audit uncovers law enforcement agencies that disregard the law.

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  • My grandson, Jesse, graduated from Buford High School on May 28. I was never so proud of Buford than on the night of his graduation.

    During the graduation, God was mentioned so many times by the students and faculty. There were prayers said and the Lord’s Prayer was repeated by everyone at the graduation. How often do we hear this in our schools today?

  • U.S. Rep. John Spratt spoke to the Lancaster Democratic Party in March. Spratt said there are still things he needs to do in Washington and asked for their support in the coming election. I suppose he wants to return to Washington to vote for more legislation that he never reads and will cost South Carolina more money.

  • I would like to make a statement to Steve Willis, county administrator, about his proposal to either increase property taxes or the road fee to pay for traffic sign replacement.

    Why doesn’t the county go after the folks who live in Lancaster County yet they have North Carolina tags on their cars? You see a lot of them around the North Carolina state lines.

  • I would like to respond to Ed McAteer’s guest column, “If this were the wild, wild West, we would call him trigger-happy,” in the June 4 edition of The Lancaster News.

    Once again we have another so called Christian who wants to blame all of America’s problems on a two-year president. McAteer still feels justified in questioning a man’s religion, faith and patronizes, just because of his name.

  •  ‘Spratt remembers everything Pelosi tells him’

  • Layoffs. High unemployment. Decreasing home values. Pretty much paints the picture of our current economy.

    Actually, that was the picture econmist Steve Rick painted three years ago. Since 2008, Rick has shared his economic philosophy at Lancaster County’s economic forums, which were sponsored by Founders Federal Credit Union and the Lancaster County Chamber of Commece.

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    Kudos to Morrow for SAT effort

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    The members of Jackson Shrine Club would like to thank Brad Munn and his staff at the Kickstand. Brad and his staff have helped the Shriners raise more than $30,000 during the past three years for Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville. We would also like to thank the merchants in Lancaster County for their continued support.    

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  • We will have our 19th annual Memorial Day program at 3 p.m. today at Lancaster Memorial Park.

    We ask our community members to join us in remembrance of those who have given so much to assure all our freedoms and now rest in cemeteries throughout this county and South Carolina. We remember them all.

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    If this were the wild, wild  West, we would call him trigger-happy