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Today's Opinions

  • Redistricting: Who’s affected?

    As many of you know, congressional redistricting happens every 10 years. After the census is conducted, Congress looks at which areas have grown or declined in population and representation across the country is reassessed. Some states lose seats in Congress, some gain, and some keep their current representation.
    This year, South Carolina gained a seat during this process. Therefore, the district lines within the state were revised and on Jan. 3, 2013, the new district lines take effect.

  • Don’t forget homeless pets at Christmas

    ’Tis the season and we are all rushing around buying gifts for family and friends and trying not to forget anyone. When you are in the pet aisle of your favorite store and as you reach for that Christmas stocking full of toys and treats for that special family member, please stop and think a minute about the homeless pets being housed in your local animal shelter.

  • Our canoes heading for rim of impending fiscal cliff

    Some folks are quick to find fault in others. Golly, I never thought I would see the day when a  business man was overly concerned about a prospect’s souce of income, Mark Logans’ letter to the editor, “Time to stop the gravy train,” in the Dec. 2, 2012, edition of The Lancaster News. Seems the real hitch was coming up with the required deposit amount. The prospect was described as young. Well, that may eliminate a lot of folks.

  • ‘Third-World’ election in Columbia draws recount

    Where was Jimmy Carter when we needed him?
    Following his term as president, Carter has traveled the world building houses for Habitat for Humanity and building democracies by monitoring elections.
    I don’t know where Jimmy was on Nov. 6, but we certainly could have used him in Richland County, where we had an election that if it were called “Third World,” would defame Third-World countries.

  • Shop locally first during the holidays

    With Christmas lights up and area holiday parades starting this weekend, it’s definitely starting to look and even feel, with the recent frost, like Christmas here in Lancaster County.
    With Black Thursday/Friday behind us and the holiday shopping season in full swing, we’d like to remind shoppers to Think Lancaster First.
    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s shop local initiative is also in full swing with discounts galore in its new Think Lancaster First coupon book.

  • Privacy is dead – get over it

    I’m sure by now most of you have heard about the computer data compromise at the S.C. Department of Revenue. More than 3.6 million Social Security numbers and about 400,000 credit card accounts were stolen from what most would think was a highly secured computer database.

  • Shelley Mullis Road needs work

    The entire stretch of Shelley Mullis Road from U.S. 521 to the North Carolina state line needs resurfacing.
    This road has been patched numerous times, but only stays in the holes for a short while and then the holes are back.
    Please find a way to get this road resurfaced.

    Bob Baker
    Indian Land

  • Time to stop the gravy train

    Recently, a young woman came into our business wanting to buy a car.
    She wanted us to do the financing, so I asked some basic questions. She lived in Lancaster and I asked her where she worked. She said she didn’t work, but she got a $1,400 monthly check from the government.
    I don’t think she noticed that my mouth dropped open when she said that. We were unable to help her with the financing because she didn’t have the deposit amount that was required.