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Today's Opinions

  • Tough Marine reveals his true feelings to friends

    One of the jobs my older brother, Pete, had during his early years was running an establishment on the north side of Lancaster called Twin Pines. It was complete with a small bowling alley and restaurant. It was the type of business establishment that attracted a variety of people and lots of them.

  • Military veterans face higher risk of ALS

    A few weeks ago, studies found that National Football League players are at greater risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Papers ran stories about the news and rightfully so. But with Veterans Day approaching on Sunday, Nov. 11, how many of us know that a much, much larger segment of our population – military veterans – also is at greater risk of Lou Gehrig’s disease?   

  • Williams Financial thanks sheriff’s office

    We would like to thank the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office for its prompt response to the robbery at Williams Financial Services on Oct. 18. The officers’ expertise and professionalism led to the arrest of the robbers the same day.
    We applaud your dedication and attentiveness regarding the safety and well-being of the town of Kershaw.

  • Boy Scouts should help Sandy victims

    On Saturday, those of us who reside in Indian Land found a brown bag with a paper stapled to the bag attached to our mailbox post. The letter was from the Palmetto Council Boy Scouts of America (York District) asking to have non-perishable food items, personal hygiene, baby food or diapers to benefit York District residents who need assistance left in the bag for collection next Saturday, Nov. 10.

  • Our View: Be sure to vote on Election Day

    On Election Day – Tuesday, Nov. 6 – registered voters across the country will be able to exercise one of the most precious privileges our democracy grants us – the opportunity to determine who will represent us in our government.
    Lancaster County voters will help choose our next president, U.S. and S.C. House representatives,  county sheriff, County Council member and Lancaster City Council members. The other races on local ballots are all unopposed.
    County voters will choose between these hopefuls:

  • Guest View: Budget deficits, national debt popular election topics

    Every couple of years, right before elections, certain topics are frequently discussed, then fade into the background once politicians have secured your vote.
    Budget deficits and the national debt are among the ones that come up most often.
    Debt is also among the most difficult topics for the average person to understand. After all, if you’re an average South Carolinian making $32,000 a year, it is difficult to understand exactly how much money $1 trillion is.

  • Hammond letter: Mother’s poem still relevant today

    My mother-in-law, Avis Rowell Hammond, who died Feb. 25, 2012, lived to be 100 years old.
    She had five sons and two daughters. Her first three sons, Max, Lloyd and Bobby were all in the Navy at the same time during the Korean War, and all were on the same ship, which was very unusual in that day and time.

  • Ferguson letter: Lancaster High’s reasons to Relay

    Everyone has been touched by cancer, either through their own personal battle or through someone they love.
    In case you didn’t know, Relay for Life is a 12-hour festival that raises money for the American Cancer Society. The event is 12 hours because cancer never sleeps.
    Through the fun and games, lives are honored, survivors are lifted and memories are shared.