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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Love is the key, but no love for Trump?

    In response to Christine M. Taylor’s criticism of Ronald Hopkins’ comments, I happen to enjoy reading Mr. Hopkins letters to the editor and see a lot of truth in them.
    Ms. Taylor stated that President Trump is piggy-backing on President Obama and that Trump is tearing down what Obama was “trying” to put into place. How can you tear apart something that is not yet in place?

  • Letter: A modest proposal on campaign signs

    It seems candidates are much more interested in putting their signs out on roadsides rather than in being responsible and collecting them after elections.  
    My proposal is to give candidates three days to collect their signs. If they don’t collect them, any citizen can collect signs still out, return them to the elections staff and collect $1 per sign. Then the candidate’s campaign will be billed for uncollected signs.
    Perhaps then the unsightly clutter of political signs after elections will end.

    Meta Smith

  • Column: Legislative corruption and the state grand jury

    About five years ago. Ashley Landess of the S.C. Policy Council urged an investigation of then-House Speaker Bobby Harrell for misconduct in office. The investigation led to Harrell’s resignation and a guilty plea.

  • Column: Unspent S.C. gas taxes top $338 million

    In the first 15 months of the gas-tax-hike law, the S.C. Department of Transportation spent less than 7 percent of the nearly $400 million in collected revenues that lawmakers promised would go toward fixing deteriorating roads and bridges statewide, according to recently released records.

  • Letter: President, Congress not really in charge

    America is supposed to be one nation under God, but our nation has turned its back on God.
    We must go back to prayer in schools and everywhere else. Our Supreme Court has made some very bad decisions, but God can overrule them. We elect a president, U.S. House and Senate, but they are not in charge. God is.
    People are going crazy, murdering in our schools, our churches, movie theaters. When your husband or wife goes to work and your children go to school, be sure to hug them and tell them you love them. It might be the last time you see them.

  • Letter: Thanks for coverage honoring local vets

    The Lancaster News’ support of American veterans over the years has been outstanding.
    I served in the Navy from 1956 to 1960, and I appreciate what you do to recognize Lancaster County veterans. The Nov. 7 edition of the newspaper was filled with community support and thanks to all our local veterans, which makes all of us very proud.

    Larry Honeycutt
    Lancaster

  • Letter: Trump piggy-backing on Obama’s progress

    I am writing in response to Ronald Hopkins’ letter last Friday headlined “Trump triumphed where Obama failed.”
    President Obama was successful with his economy. Trump is piggy-backing on what Obama did and tearing down things that he was going to put into place.

  • Letter: Thank you, voters, for your support

    I just wanted to thank the residents of Indian Land for their support during the recent school board election.
    I have already hit the ground running. I plan to begin meeting with our local schools very soon so that I can find out what our teachers need to be able to best serve the educational needs of our community.
    During my term I promise to always be available to all of you. I am a firm believer that education takes the combined efforts of the schools, the parents and the community as a whole.