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Today's Opinions

  • Lewis leaves legacy on, off courts and fields

    William C. “Pap” Lewis devoted 46 years of his life to education.
    Countless lives were impacted through Lewis’ coaching and teaching at S.C. high schools.
    To devote that many years had to be a labor of love for Lewis.
    Coach Lewis had his share of successes, winning state titles – team and individual crowns – at every high school where he worked. Those include Wilson High of Florence, Booker T. Washington in Columbia, as well as Barr Street and Lancaster high schools here.

  • Info held from public officials, also

    I am constantly amazed that information from public financial records and even annual budgets is withheld, not just from the public, but from the voting board members who must approve budgets and expenditures.
    Take Lexington-Richland District 5 school board, for instance.
    Board members approved a $150 million budget June 25, even though they had not seen the full detailed budget, only a partial summary that did not balance.

  • Honeycutt should work with Indian Land residents

    Mr. Larry Honeycutt, I am surprised at you. As an elected official of Lancaster County, I would think you would be able to handle an irritated resident with more professionalism.
    Lancaster County Council members attend many classes and conferences to educate themselves on verbal and written communication with members of their community.
    I personally helped with your campaign during the last election because you attended Indian Land Action Council, showed an understanding and interest in Indian Land and now you have turned on us.
    Why?

  • Pay attention to what is going on in the world

    How does a righteous nation get a Barack Hussein Obama as president? Very simple.
    We have become a nation of greedy, covetous, other god-worshipping immoral people. This will leave a mark that will take a long time to remove or get over.

  • Bradley column: Affordable health-care act does have some good points

    Many thanks to Dr. Lee Thomas for his thoughtful guest column, “Medical care in America has reached crossroads,” in the July 11 edition of The Lancaster News, on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the crossroads in medical care that has been looming for many years prior to its passage.
    He and the hospital system he works for are to be commended for their devotion to patient-centered care, including indigent care.

  • Wilson column: How health-care act will affect you

    I have had multiple calls about how the new health-care reform act will affect us individually and small-business owners. I just finished reading the entire bill and below is brief summary:
    Individual
    The new health-care reform act mandates health insurance coverage for most Americans starting in 2014 or a penalty will be imposed.
    The penalty will be assessed on your tax return and administered by the IRS.

  • Evans letter: If you can do a better job, then go for it

    Well, I read another reader’s opinion about our Lancaster County Council members. Seems like we have a bunch who love to spend taxpayer money on building and renovation.
    For goodness sakes, we gotta make like things are going great. How in the world are we gonna bring in new companies if we look worn and shabby?
    The way crime is increasing, it’s a good thing that we got us a fancy new judicial  square right smack dab in the middle of our historical district.

  • Miles letter: We need to help officers

    Our sheriff and police chief are doing a wonderful job. But they need help from citizens. We need to watch out for each other. If you see something strange or out of place in your neighborhood, let them know.
    Lancaster is having a rash of home invasions. Residents need to fight back. We cannot let drug dealers and gangs take over. Watch out for your neighbor, as well as yourself. Women should not go anywhere by themselves. We need to check on the elderly and make sure they are OK.
    We can’t leave everything up to officers. We must do our part.