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Today's Opinions

  • Couch letter: Reader sings praises of Sheriff Barry Faile

    I am a regular reader of The Lancaster News and, as I have been reading the Letters to the Editor over the last few months concerning the Lancaster County sheriff’s race, I felt compelled to write a letter that would give a somewhat different view from what I have been reading concerning the Faile family and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. 

  • Young letter: Pastor recommends Harris for City Council

     

    This letter is in reference to Jackie Harris running for Lancaster City Council District 3. 

    As her pastor for the last 10 years at Mount Zion AME Zion Church, it is my privilege to speak on behalf of Mrs. Harris.

    She is an adult Sunday school instructor. In teaching the adult class, she is definitely prepared, and has great knowledge of the lesson and the Scriptures involved in teaching her class.

  • Allison letter: Former police captain supports Yow for House

     

    I am writing a letter of support for my friend Richie Yow. I thought it would be relatively simple at first, but then I got to thinking, where do I start? I am not like a lot of people, just getting to know Richie in the last year or so when he became a candidate for the State House from District 53. I have actually known Richie’s family since long before Richie was born.

  • Pasquine letter: Vote yes on Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants

    I am getting tired of the broken-record letters from the no-alcohol crowd who think they have some sort of a right to force their beliefs or emotions on the rest of us. One tells us about a mad dog who will have thousands, based on his 10 percent, of new alcoholics in Lancaster County as a result of an additional day of sales.

  • Belk letter: District 3 needs new leader – Harris

    The needs of District 3 are no different than any other. We pay our taxes, take care of our property as best we can, support the city and county agendas, acknowledge our council members in a respectable manner and show love for our town. We live in homes that are historic, new and on the mend. We love our neighborhoods.

  • Lage letter: Check smoking stats in those states

    Here’s some advice to help Lancaster County Council. There is an ordinance before you regarding smoking. You have had numerous people speak for or against it; more, I might add, against. After the special-interest groups parade cancer survivors to speak and tug at your heart strings on how to save them or the rest of us. There’s a way you can get the actual truth about this issue on whether it’s worth taking more of our freedoms away.

  • Payne has ‘indepth knowledge of issues facing South Carolina’

    After attending the candidate forum sponsored by The Lancaster News, Duke Energy, the University of South Carolina Lancaster and Lancaster County Chamber of Commerc, I can confidently say that there is only one candidate who really understands the issues and offers a vision for House District 44 and the state of South Carolina.
    The candidate is Ryan Payne. He has an in-depth knowledge of the issues facing South Carolina that the other candidates seem not to possess.

  • Howell letter: Vote no to Sunday alcohol sales

    In just a few days, the voters of Lancaster County will decide whether to allow alcohol by the drink on Sunday.
    We were told in the  Oct. 12 edition of The Lancaster News by those supporters that this will bring more jobs and improve the quality of life for all Lancaster residents.