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Today's Opinions

  • Column: More memories of Lancaster mill pool

    A couple of months ago, The Lancaster News Editor Brian Melton wrote an interesting personal perspective article about the Springs Lancaster Plant, in which he mentioned fond memories of the mill pool.
    I want to share my own quick memory of the mill pool, and, more importantly, tell you about a part of the pool that is still around.
    As a boy, I lived on Fickling Drive, across from what is now Sambo’s 903 Drive In.

  • Column: More memories of Lancaster mill pool

    A couple of months ago, The Lancaster News Editor Brian Melton wrote an interesting personal perspective article about the Springs Lancaster Plant, in which he mentioned fond memories of the mill pool.
    I want to share my own quick memory of the mill pool, and, more importantly, tell you about a part of the pool that is still around.
    As a boy, I lived on Fickling Drive, across from what is now Sambo’s 903 Drive In.

  • Letter: Reader enjoys story about Wilma Faile

    I am writing regarding the article about Wilma Faile and her artwork. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the heartwarming story. Wilma’s artwork is such a special way to honor her husband Ronnie.
    Thank you for writing stories about such special people.
    I look forward to reading more stories about Wilma Faile.
    Peggy Westbrook
    Rock Hill

     

  • Guest Column: Did lawmakers violate law with DOT Commission suggestions?

    An Upstate legislative delegation might have skirted the state’s open-meetings law last year by privately recommending candidates for a Department of Transportation Commission seat to the governor, The Nerve found in a review.
    In interviews in mid-July, Greenville County GOP Reps. Mike Burns and Garry Smith said the Greenville and Spartanburg county legislative delegations each sent a letter to Gov. Henry McMaster supporting a different candidate for the 4th Congressional District seat now held by Woodrow “Woody” Willard.

  • Guest Column: Can anti-trust law save newspapers?

    Federal and state anti-trust laws date from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, way before the emergence of the modern internet-fueled economy. But increasingly these old laws and concepts are being seen as the means of limiting the influence of the dominant internet platforms, and perhaps of helping print media, particularly newspapers, remain viable.

  • Letter: Thank you for Poland’s columns

    Thank you for including a guest column, written by Tom Poland, in one of the weekly editions of The Lancaster News. Often times, it is accompanied by a wonderful picture.
    He is recording the passage of rural American with a tenderness that is not oversentimentalized.
    He takes ordinary people, places and things, and weaves them into a story that captures heart-felt memories of the beauty and value of the commonplace.
    I look forward to the places he takes me each time I open the paper.

  • A citizen’s guide to state FOIA protections

    South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) makes records and meetings of public bodies open and available to citizens and their representatives in the press.
    This openness is important because it allows the public to learn about the performance of public officials and the expenditure of public funds.

  • Guest Column: FOIA violations in USC presidential search

    Well, this is a fine kettle of fish.
    The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees appears to be bowing to political pressure to hire a new president who was previously rejected at the end of a search that cost about $200,000 and didn’t produce a candidate who could get enough votes to be selected.