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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: It’s our turn! Vote yes on rec bond

    Over the nearly three decades we have lived in Lancaster County, we have had the fortunate experiences of cheering on our three boys at soccer and baseball tournaments throughout South Carolina.
    Those tournaments will always be a part of our family’s memories. Wonderful, wholesome memories of kids playing a sport they loved and working as a team to accomplish a goal.

  • Letter: Lancaster greenway makes little sense

    I hate to be the only dissenting view on this recreation bond, but I don’t know what we need an environmental education center for.
    Most people are aware of pollution, their environment, and how they can be better patrons of those by being less – pardon the word – slobs.
    Do we need a center, costing who knows what, just to get out information that’s already out there? Just go to the web. You’ll find plenty on how you can do a better job, and how to protect our environment.

  • Letter: Recreation essential for healthy county

    According to the Trust for Public Land, “a 10-minute walk to a park is an important indicator of the livability of a community.” Recreation opportunities are an essential component that contributes to the physical and environmental health of a community.
    Many communities are seeing economic success in creating vibrant, active environments that promote healthy lifestyles. Recreation facilities and greenways increase tourism, enhance property values, and attract families and businesses to the region due to increased amenities.

  • Column: DeVenny: Rec bond keeps us advancing our quality of life

    Picture this. You wake up on a Saturday morning and go for a walk on the Lindsay Pettus Greenway with your family.
    Starting at the Barr Street Development Center, where just the night before you saw a great new local play at the revamped Barr Street Auditorium, your walk takes you along Gills Creek, where you see and interact with nature within a unique riparian ecosystem. You wave hello to friends, neighbors and visitors, all enjoying one of Lancaster’s finest amenities.

  • Candidate's Column: Dabney: Re-elect me for my know-how, proven leadership

    Teachers deserve to be fairly compensated. They have an extremely important, demanding and impactful job, which is why we must continue to work with the state legislature to push for change.
    Since my opponents have spoken a lot about salaries, let me share with you how it works.

  • Letter: Backing Jones-Horton in District 5 school vote

    It is our pleasure to endorse Melissa Jones-Horton for Lancaster County school board District 5.
    We observed Melissa as she progressed through the Lancaster County schools. A lifelong resident of Lancaster, she has many fine qualities that will serve this community well if she is elected.

  • Letter: We need Ken Buck’s knowledge, experience

    As a parent of three children in the Indian Land schools and a volunteer in our schools, I cannot imagine a better candidate to fill the District 7 school board seat than Ken Buck.
    Our schools need someone who understands what is going on in the classrooms and with our children, and also has the experience to deal with the issues. I know that he has over 30 years of experience as a teacher and administrator, something that our school board needs.

  • Letter: I back Studebaker for probate judge

    I would like to express my support for Dee Studebaker, who is running for Lancaster County probate judge.
    I am a local attorney, and probate work is a part of my practice.  Over the last year, I have had the good fortune to appear before Studebaker, the county’s associate probate judge, on several occasions.