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Today's Opinions

  • Indian Land still needs its very own post office

    Good things continue to happen in the Panhandle area of Lancaster County. Things that will surely make a difference in the lives of citizens in Indian Land.On Jan. 31, Springs Memorial Hospital and the medical partners of the ambulatory surgery center held the grand opening of The Surgery Center at Edgewater. This facility must be called “state of the art” because when you visit it, it becomes apparent that money was no object.

  • Paper should not have printed Feb. 8 article

    I am writing about the article “Man being held for having sex with a horse, official says” in the Feb. 8 edition of The Lancaster News.I know this may be newsworthy to some folks, but that was something that could have been left out of the newspaper. The paper could have just put the man’s name and that he was arrested for indecent acts.Children use newspapers to look up events for school projects or discussions. I was around some teens after the article was in the paper and they were laughing and thinking the incident was funny.

  • Help veterans keep rolling as van drivers

    Veterans have stepped up to the plate for our freedom. Now they need us to step up for them. Drivers are needed to take veterans to appointments in Columbia and Rock Hill.Our veterans are in need of our help.The Lancaster County Veterans Affairs office is looking for van drivers to take veterans to their medical appointments. Stops include the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia and the Rock Hill VA Clinic.The van transports veterans to appointments in Columbia Monday through Thursday.

  • Time to change animal abuse laws

    Mr. Jensan Louis, were you amused at your own words and how good they sounded in your column "Anti-cockfighters seek to take away rights" in the Feb. 17 edition of The Lancaster News?

    They may have sounded that way to you, but for some of us your words were like stepping back in time about 200 years or more. To a time when blood sports were the order of the day and there was money to made on the blood and suffering of innocent animals.

    Today I'm glad to say that for the most part civilization has finally come to Lancaster County.

  • Self-interests get in way of witnessing

    Feb. 6 marked the beginning of Lent this year. As many often regard this as an archaic tradition, I would beg to differ.

    This tradition is as relevant today as it was when Moses spent 40 days on Mt. Sinai.

    A colleague once brought up the concept that we tend to put God in our pocket, only pulling him out when we need them.

    Fellow Christians, we should not set a bad example by turning to God when we need him and simply forgetting about him when times get rough.

    Life will certainly present many distractions every time you turn around.

  • Compromise benefits county

    Project Palomino became a reality because of incentives and compromise. Project Palomino, as it was dubbed in the early stages, is the Finland-based company Metso Power Corp.

    Metso held a ground-breaking ceremony recently for its $13.5 million plant on a 21.4-acre site in the Lancaster Business Park. The firm that produces boilers for large industrial projects is expected to create 50 new jobs that pay between $15 and $30 an hour.

  • Giants earned super victory

    Super Bowl XLII is history, but it will long be remembered as one of the greatest championship games in National Football League history.

    The underdog New York Giants pulled a stunner, knocking off the powerful New England Patriots.

    The Patriots, cruising on an unbeaten streak, were a game away from being the stuff of gridiron legends. A 12-point favorite, New England was on the brink of becoming the first team since the 1972 Miami Dolphins to post an undefeated season in pro football.

  • Don't let dollar signs be top priority

    Editor's note: Pat Eudy wrote this letter to Lancaster County Council members about the proposed sale of Roy Hardin Park.

    You are willing to sell a nine-acre tract (Roy Hardin Park) for $1 million when other land is being sold for $150,000-$200,000 per acre, three miles from that strategic location.

    When are you going to stop doing favors for developers and start doing something for the residents of Indian Land?