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Today's Opinions

  • Time to get handle on employees salaries 

    I have been learning more and more about how many state, county, local and school administrators are actually being paid a salary that is tens of thousands of dollars more than the state governor is paid.
    If you ask me – and hopefully the over-whelming majority of tax payers feel the same way – this is an absolute waste of taxpayer dollars and probably one of the main reasons why taxes are so high and continuing to go up.

  • Memory Lane Cruisers give back to community

    On May 5, the Memory Lane Cruisers Car Club of Lancaster held a car show to support HOPE in Lancaster Inc. and Christian Services Food Pantry. Proceeds from the show were shared by the two agencies.
    HOPE is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides short-term emergency assistance to those in crisis.
    Director Elaine Adkins said they especially need donations during the summer since the children are out of school and at home.

  • Roberts reincarnate version of activist justices

    Now that the “constitutional” dust has settled on the oft-questioned legislative “Obamacare” Act, the public is now forced to suffer through the highly charged bloviating of talking heads and what they think the U.S. Supreme Court actually said in its ruling.

  • Writer appreciates Thomas’ analysis

    A great big thank you to Dr. Lee Thomas for his very informative article about Obamacare in his guest column, “Medical care in America has reached crossroads,” in the July 11 edition of The Lancaster News. It’s great to hear an analysis that does not contain politicized comments and viewpoints.
    It would be good to hear assessments of Obamacare from other physcians and health-care providers.

    Nelson Thompson
    Indian Land
     

  • Health-care bill needs to be repealed

    Dr. Lee Thomas’ guest column, “Medical care in America has reached crossroads,” in the July 11 edition of The Lancaster News was excellent and confirms another article I read regarding Massachusetts. It states that 98 percent of Massachusetts’ residents now do have health-care coverage. However, one in seven cannot find a doctor.

  • Running Doc Garris Road stop sign dangerous

    This letter is to the people who constantly run the stop sign on West Doc Garris Road at the railroad tracks. I have good and bad news for you. The highway patrol said that they can’t do anything about it because there are only two patrolmen in the county, The bad news is that I am tired of almost being hit by you when I try to turn left.
    If you don’t have time to stop, try leaving home two minutes earlier.

    Paul Williams
    Lancaste

  • Careful how you pick your friends

    This is in response to Indian Land resident Beverly Lynch’s guest column, “Are any public servants willing to help public?” in the June 15 edition of The Lancaster News.
    Lynch mentioned that Moni Basu has become her friend. Basu is the CNN reporter who cast Lancaster as a downtrodden, backward and desolate town in her January article, “In hard-hit S.C. town, faith and finances fuel political decisions.”
    I now feel sorry for Ms. Basu. With friends like Ms. Lynch, who needs...

    Kim Snipes
    Heath Springs

  • Betty Waddell wishes to see her childhood home one more time

    Betty Waddell had a play room. Miranda Lambert’s handprints are on the front steps. Waddell once burned her hands on a coal heater that was in the center of the house. Lambert did her homework and learned to play the guitar “up the stairs, in that little back bedroom.”
    Waddell and Lambert share a common wish – to visit the house they grew up in one more time. Lambert, a country music artist, shared her wish in the lyrics of her song, “The House That Built Me.”