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Today's Opinions

  • Everyone is entitled to own opinion, but get the facts right

    A few weeks ago, Jimmy Lee submitted a heartfelt letter, “Obama does not know a thing about business,” in the Aug. 8 edition of The Lancaster News. Lee related his public service in the military and law enforcement, his (presumably successful) business experience and his dislike of President Barack Obama.

  • Please help support Indian Land schools

    Some of you may have seen the table set up at the Sun City Harris Teeter on a recent Saturday asking shoppers to link their VIC cards for school support.
    What many people did not realize was that this was not for an Indian Land school.
    I was disgusted to watch these women trick people into signing up by letting them think that they were there to support our local schools. These women were taking advantage of the fact that many people in Indian Land are still confused by the difference between Fort Mill and Indian Land.

  • New field is a boost for USCL soccer

    Sometimes it’s not all about the wins and losses.
    Friday afternoon, Aug. 24, it was about a new start for the University of South Carolina Lancaster soccer program.
    For the first time in the history of the school, the USCL Lancers teams were able to play matches on campus.
    As Lancers’ athletic director Rick Walters said, fans watching the matches were watching more than soccer, they were “watching history.”
    The Lancers’ women’s program is in its sixth season, while the USCL men are in their first campaign.

  • IL Rec Center driveway entrance ‘insufficient’

    When the Indian Land Recreation Center was built many years ago on a “shoestring budget” to quiet the growing population, the access drive was insufficient and certainly didn’t match what would be required of a private developer.
    During the school year, buses squeeze to get in, parents heading to the facilities frequently come dangerously close in both directions, and the visibility and road entrance width are, without question, insufficient.

  • Where has common sense gone?

    Make an honest mistake. Try to do the right thing. Get arrested, jailed, make bail, suffer embarrasment, humilitation, get suspended for 10 days and live under the pressure of expulsion pending a hearing.
    Get elected to S.C. Legislature, attend only 8 percent of sessions, get paid regular salary, plus expenses for travel, meals, hotels and postage. No state ethics laws broken. Anybody know where common sense went? I’m ordering my “We are South Carolina” banners now.

    Richard Bowers
    Lancaster
     

  • Woman can’t get out of her driveway

    It is time for Lancaster County Council elections. Let’s vote in someone who will help people get the services we need. Take a look at this picture. This is the street – Patricia Street – I live on. It is a mess.
    I cannot even get out of my driveway.
    I pay road taxes just like everyone else.

    Fran Funderburk
    Lancaster

  • Have a happy, but safe Labor Day

    No school. No work. Yes, it’s the Labor Day holiday. Time for that end-of-summer fling whether it’s in the mountains, the beaches or just in the backyard with family, friends, a grill and even fireworks.
    Monday, Sept. 3, is a federal holiday that celebrates the contributions of America’s workers. Schools  are closed, as well as government offices, banks and other businesses.
    The origin of summer’s final holiday dates back 130 years.
    The first U.S. Labor Day was celebrated on Sept. 5, 1882 in New York City.

  • Voter ID laws are bad idea

    In the era of insincere indignation and mislaid naivete concerning voting rights in this country, it is worth noting that the past is indeed prologue.