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Today's Opinions

  • Seniors grateful for shoe box gifts

    We want to personally thank the Hillside School Class of 1970, Mount Tabor AME Zion Church, the Rev. Roosevelt Alexander, Chosen N Anointed Ministry Church and the Rev. Nina Moore for your thoughtfulness in remembering us in such a very special way with the bountiful shoe box gifts for Christmas.
    It touched us so deeply to  know that you worked so hard to make us  happy  during the Yuletide season and all year long.

  • New library long overdue

    The library building in downtown Lancaster has fallen on hard times. It’s a familiar landmark, where many folks grew up doing their homework and coming to story times.
    It is the headquarters that feeds our proud new facility in Indian Land and a thriving little branch in Kershaw.
    The library is 42 years old. Most of the furniture is vintage 1970. Shabby would be a kind way to describe the carpet and the overall appearance of the interior spaces.

  • Seniors need to watch out for scare tactics

    An organization located in Washington, D.C., named the Senior Citizens League, but not connected to the federal government, has sent out something called the “Notch Register Record.” The record promises to partition Congress to authorize a bill to make a settlement of $5,000 to senior citizens born between 1917 and 1926.
    This organization has been active for several years, but principally it wants each senior citizen to donate $10 or more to it. This is just another scare mailing to solicit money and is considered a scam.

  • County not responsible for Taxahaw Road

    A recent letter to the editor drew a comparison between the condition of Taxahaw Road and county buildings. Taxahaw Road is a state secondary road and as such Lancaster County does not own or maintain this roadway.
    I will readily admit that it desperately needs maintenance and our delegation is aware of this fact. Sen. Greg Gregory recently wrote a column about the road maintenance problem South Carolina faces and his proposed legislative solution. I, for one, support Sen. Gregory’s initiative.

  • Bickford did not get it

    This letter is in
    response to Sheila
    Bickford’s letter regarding U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.
    Bickford “did not get it.”
    Mulvaney was trying to show her just how difficult it is to deal with the president and the Democrats. Therefore, the president is the “bully.” 
    Mulvaney is doing such a great job, but he cannot change Washington, D.C., all by himself. He gives up so much time he could be spending with his family. We are fortunate to have him represent us. He is truly a patriot.

  • Come out and support the Warriors basketball

    I have followed Indian Land High School Warriors sports since the late 1960s, playing high school football in the late ’70s, so I am very passionate about their success. As far as I know, there has never been a men’s team sport to win a state championship. I am proud of the girls’ nine state softball championships, but it is past time for our boys’ team to hoist a banner.

  • Whittlesey: Bickford’s got to be kidding

    In response to Sheila Bickford’s Carolina Gateway letter, “Mulvaney lacks ability to compromise: You’ve got to be kidding!
    Before you make a statement like that, you have to recognize what Washington, D.C., is. Beyond all the statues, pillars, monuments and columns are the lobbyists and special interest groups, whose only job is to extract as much taxpayer money as possible for the interest group they represent.

  • Emanuel right choice as interim dean at USCL

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster didn’t have to look far to secure an interim dean.
    In fact, USCL sought one of its own – adjunct business professor Stan Emanuel.
    Emanuel, a fixture at the USC regional campus which is the largest in the USCL system, is close to the situation since he served on the search committee to land a new dean.
    Former USCL Dean Dr. John Catalano, who has lead the campus for 11 years and has taught at USCL for 30 years, retired in December.