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Today's Opinions

  • Judicial system gives criminals slap on wrist

    The men and women of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and the Lancaster Police Department put their lives on the line everyday. They are at risk everytime they put on their uniforms. They do their best to protect and serve our community. But it doesn’t make any difference because the judicial system just gives criminals a slap on the wrist.

  • Protect your family, self and business from hackers

    The incredible news that the S.C. Department of Revenue’s computers were hacked shocked everybody last week. If you are reading this article, do not ignore this news. It most likely affects you!
    We know that anybody who has filed a state tax return since 1998 is potentially a victim of this cyber identity theft. It includes Social Security Numbers and credit card numbers for more than 3.6 million people. It includes your dependents and minor children. It also includes your business’ Federal Tax ID number if you are a small business owner.

  • 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.