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Today's Opinions

  • Celebrate farmers markets during month of August

    What a busy summer it’s been at the S.C. Department of Agriculture. Plus, it’s been a typical South Carolina summer, which can be unbearably hot, sometimes rainy, sometimes dry. We certainly feel sympathy for so many parts of the country that are absolutely parched.

  • Writer seeks answers about Obama

    I am not quite sure who I am going to vote for in this presidential election. I have some questions that I need to get answers to before I make up my mind. President Barack Obama once said Karl Marx had a few good ideas. I hope someone, more educated than me, can tell me what those ideas are.
    Why did Obama choose to announce his relection on Marx’s birthday? Why did he choose “Forward,” the slogan that has been used by the socialist party in Europe for the past 114 years as his campaign slogan?

  • Kershaw resident concerned about road

    I live on Decree Road in Kershaw and all the residents have tried to get Lancaster County to fix the road. We’re told the county doesn’t have the money. But we are not asking for the road to be widened. We’re simply asking to make the road safe, fix the ditches and keep mud off the road. I have personally used my tractor to clear the road. The county just doesn’t seem to care.

  • B-3 reform is ‘off the table’

    Speaking at the special County Council meeting on July 30, Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare declared that critically needed B-3 zoning reform is now “off the table.” After three years of talking and thousands of hours of work, including a refusal to hear a viable proposal approved by the Planning Commission, Sistare has responded by firing the planning director, greatly reducing the authority of the Planning Commission, and now declaring that council will not consider the matter further.

  • Paper wrong to print biased opinion

    A few weeks ago, I wrote to compliment The Lancaster News and the opinion article by Dr. Lee Thomas about ObamaCare.
    Now, I write to complain about The Lancaster News publishing the grossly unfair opinion article from The Times and Democrat in Orangeburg. The article, “The real story is Haley letting her daughter hold a state job,” was reprinted in the Aug. 5 edition of The Lancaster News. It was about Nikki Haley’s 14-year-old daughter having a job in the Statehouse gift shop.

  • Lots of football action this weekend

    There’s plenty of local football action on tap this weekend.
    The ninth annual Founders Federal Credit Union Kickoff Classic is set for tonight, Aug. 17,  at the Reservation at Indian Land High School.
    The annual scrimmage at ILHS is the only place you can see all four county high school teams in action at one place.
    Andrew Jackson High School kicks off the action as the Volunteers battle the McBee Panthers at 6 p.m.

  • Learn to help others through state Friendly Visitor program

    An older gentleman sat in his room in a nursing home staring out the window. As he looked out, he reminisced of better days, and he wondered how his life could have changed so much.
    He recalled watching his son grow up and playing ball with him after work. He thought about the way he and his wife used to laugh and talk in the kitchen as they prepared Sunday dinner for their family. It seemed like only yesterday.

  • Obama spin machine out to scare senior citizens

    Now that Paul Ryan has been selected as Mitt Romney’s running mate the President Barack Obama spin machine is all over the media with scare tactics for seniors. Let’s look at reality: It is the Democrat-welfare mortgage scam that has caused seniors to loose needed equity in the homes for either current living or for their children.
    Senior citizens are getting nothing on their bank savings so the federal government can subsidize super low interest rates on Obama’s debt.