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Today's Opinions

  • Help our economy by thinking local first

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce is stepping to the fore in a solid effort to boost the local economy.
    The latest season of  the Think Lancaster First campaign took flight at the chamber’s annual Rub of the Green golf tournament on Oct. 11 at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    A highlight of the popular golf tournament was a hot-air balloon, which was adorned with the Think Lancaster First banner.
    The balloon was a hot spot during the afternoon tournament with more than 100 riders.

  • Vote Yes signs, referendum wording are misleading

    This is a letter to address the deception being perpetrated by the proponents of Sunday alcohol sales in Lancaster County. It has been stated in previous articles that there is no organized opposition to the referendum.
    That is not true. The 5:18 Movement has been working with local churches to mount opposition to the sales of alcohol on the Lord’s Day. Our name comes from Ephesians 5:18, which says, “Be not drunk with wine....but be filled with the Spirit.”

  • Vote for Coy, who will stand up for county

    Recently, I was at a local event where one of the speakers encouraged voters to vote a straight ticket. The speaker used a scare tactic stating that voting a straight ticket would make it easier to ensure a mistake was not made.
    I am asking voters not to vote straight ticket and go a step more to vote for Joseph Coy, petition candidate for the S.C. House District 44 seat. Joseph Coy is the best choice in this race for the S.C. House. He has the leadership skills and common sense we need in Columbia.

  • Time to dump Mulvaney

    U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney’s score card is one of the worst in Congress. He has sponsored 43 bills, zero passed.
    He has co-sponsored 216 bills, only six have passed into law.
    In a Huffington Post story, Mulvaney ranked the lowest in educational speaking level, speaking at the level of a high school sophomore.
    He almost always follows the tea party line, which means no negotiation and more gridlock, as we approach the financial cliff of mandatory hard cuts.

  • Volunteers needed for Red Cross event

    The Upper Palmetto Chapter of the American Red Cross will be hosting the Drive 4 UR Community event at our newly finished Lancaster office from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 30. The event will give Lancaster community members and Red Cross volunteers the opportunity to become familiar with our new office location at the new state-of-the-art Emergency Management Facility at 111 Covenant Place.
    We have partnered with Burns Ford to hold the Drive 4 UR Community event. Through Drive 4 UR Community we are planning on raising $6,000 for the Upper Palmetto Red Cross. 

  • Congressman (woman) must defend Constitution

    Michael Jedson recently offered a list of reasons why he is not going to vote for Mick Mulvaney in his letter “Why I’m not voting for Mulvaney,” in the Oct. 21 edition of The Lancaster News.
    While I firmly support his right to vote for the candidate of his choice, I will argue that citing Rep. Mulvaney’s opposition to a constitutional amendment to overturn the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission indicates a lack of understanding of the issues involved.

  • Floyd owes apology to the Failes

    In her Oct. 14 guest column, “Scott Case is the change we need,” Michelle Floyd repeats the old saying, “Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
    The implication is that Sheriff Barry Faile, as well as his father, Williford Faile, are corrupt. However, Ms. Floyd does not offer even one small shred of evidence in support of this implication.
    Please, Ms. Floyd, don’t be so reckless with your rhetoric. If you can’t back up what you are saying, then don’t say it.

  • Coy has ‘real plans with real solutions’

    Hard work is really making a difference. Joseph Coy, petition candidate for the S.C. House District 44 seat, has put in the effort needed to navigate through some tough challenges. His campaign run has been so different from your typical candidate. He is gaining support daily. He is straight forward and to the point with his platform.
    Have you ever heard the saying “Once a Marine always a Marine”? Joseph has revealed just what he is made of.