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Today's Opinions

  • Fundraiser helps abused horses

    We would like to thank everyone who came out and donated to the Healing Horses fundraiser on Feb. 16 at Tractor Supply.
    Healing Horses is an organization that rescues and rehabilitates horses that are victims of trauma or abuse. The event was sponsored by Tractor Supply and Gypsysrun Farm & Stables of Lancaster.
    Tractor Supply donated a $25 gift card and Gerald Baskins donated a cedar birdhouse. We would like to thank them both for helping us with this cause. We raised $100 to help feed and take care of the horses in need.

  • Chief Howard deserves recognition

    I would like to praise and commend Police Chief Harlean Howard. She is a wonderful lady with a beautiful personality. Even though I don’t live in the city of Lancaster, I think she does a great job as police chief. During Black History Month, many people are honored for their contributions. Chief Howard should be recognized for hers.
    Thank you. Chief Howard, for your service to Lancaster.

    Carl Miles
    Lancaster

  • S.C. salaries should be based on responsibilities

    In South Carolina, the number of state employees is established in relation to the state’s population. In 1994, the state’s population was about 3.7 million and the state appropriated funding for about 42,000 full-time employment (FTE) positions, nearly 95 percent of the annual limitation.

  • Family appreciates show of support

    My wife, Rosa White Johnson, and I, Sammie Surrell Johnson, moved from Lancaster in 1966 to Summerville, near Charleston.
    We both retired from Charleston Air Force Base, but Lancaster will always be home for us. We both grew up in Lancaster, married and two of our three children were born in Lancaster.
    As her mother grew older and her quality of life deteriorated, my wife, being an only child, tried to come up at least twice monthly to make sure that her needs were being met. Other days, she called her on the phone.

  • Jackson, wife lived high life on others’ money

    Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has negotiated a plea deal with the government, in regards to his misuse of campaign funds.
    He’ll have to pay back money, about $100,000, and is supposed to do some jail time. I wouldn’t hold my breath on that, though.
    It seems he used the money to fill up his house with furniture, bought himself a $40,000 Rolex, and paid travel expenses for a woman he described as a “social acquaintance.” Does that social acquaintance have a pimp (or a financial director?)

  • Is Washington determined to close down postal service?

    Looks like folks in Washington are bound and determined to disband our postal service. It’s been working for more than 200 years in wars and all kinds of weather. Why, our politicians spend more money “investigating” than they do in “fixin’” stuff.
    There is talk about the pension for postal employees, which cannot be changed because of Congress. I guess it’s goodbye to home delivery of mail if we wait for Congress to fix the problem.

  • Educational choice is already working in S.C.

    There’s no question that people like having options. It’s simple, but true. In everything from smart phones to shoes, people take for granted the ability to choose products that fit their needs and personality.
    That same desire for choices applies to larger, more vital goods and services.

  • Honest government is essential to all of us

    The world has finally discovered South Carolina. Those of us who live here have known it all along: No other place has the beaches, mountains, salt marshes, temperate climate, forests, wildlife and fertile farmlands that we do.