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Today's Opinions

  • Take the time to thank officers during this week

    During National Police Week, which is May 13-19, I’d like to encourage you to take the time to recognize our local law enforcement officers for their service to the Lancaster community. 
    Our officers’ face many risks and challenges and their sacrifice and service are often taken for granted.
    If you encounter a deputy, police officer, highway patrolman or corrections officer, show your support and let them know how much their work means to you this week.

  • HOPE appreciates support

    Christy Leann Ellis of Lancaster was recently arrested and charged with forgery and theft estimated at more than $60,000 from HOPE in Lancaster Inc. Hope is a 501(c)(3,) non-profit organization that provides assistance with food and utility bills to area families.
    After becoming aware of the forgery, Hope immediately notified the S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and Ellis’ arrest was the result of SLED’s swift actions. Eillis will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  • Coakley insightful speaker

    Vince Coakley, the host of a popular Charlotte radio program, was the guest speaker at the recent TEA party meeting several weeks ago.
    Coakley, who hosts the program each day on WBT, gave an interesting speech to about 80 people at the meeting.
    He is an excellent speaker. The father of four shared many insightful experiences. He is knowledgeable in many areas of public concern.
    He is a strong supporter of the Constitution and free enterprise. He is a delightful man, both humorous and serious. It sounds like God has given him a lot of wisdom.

  • Noble’s diatribe fails to address real issues

    I read the guest column from Phil Noble, “Republican corruption, taxes and our children,” in the May 9 edition of The Lancaster News and I have to give Democrats credit for being consistent.
    Whether it is President Barack Obama at the federal level or Democrats at the state and County Council level, the message is the same: Raise taxes.
    Can you imagine the impact to a state that is at more than 9 percent unemployment rate taking another billion dollars out of the economy?

  • Small deserves chamber honor

    For nearly 80 years, Small’s Food Center, has played a vital role in the Kershaw community.
    The grocery store, which Curtis Small opened in 1933, is still going strong, thanks to Small’s son, Ronnie, and their family commitment to quality over the decades.
    Recently, the  food center was saluted for its solid place in the Kershaw area business community.
    2012 marked Ronnie Small’s 50th year involved with the thriving business known for its high-quality selection of food and goods, as well as its friendly service.

  • Be sure to honor mother today

    No doubt you know what today is – Mother’s Day. The day set aside to honor and pay tribute to the ones who brought you into the world and tried to keep you on the right track.

  • Studies show how children suffer when parents divorce

    In 2010, about 4.2 million of our fellow citizens got married. Since legally recognized marriage exists, at present, only between two partners, that’s about 2.1 million weddings.
    Also in 2010, there were more than 870,000 divorces in the United States. It has been estimated that, conservatively, more than one million children are affected by these divorces annually.

  • Candidates must also follow rules

    Two simple forms. In South Carolina, candidates have to file two simple forms on the same day for political office. Seems simple enough.
    Last week, the S.C. Supreme Court kicked more than 100 candidates off the ballot because they didn’t follow the rules and didn’t file two simple forms on the same day.