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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Kudos to Gregory for stand on America’s growing waistlines

    It is not often that a politician will stick his neck out and address a problem that, although 100 percent correct, is not popular with the masses.
    Sen. Greg Gregory, I salute you. You have taken a position as a true leader and shown your constituency that not only do you recognize a health problem, but you have the courage to bring it forward to the people of your district with facts and directness.

  • Open letter to Councilman Larry Honeycutt

    Mr. Honeycutt, as an elected official of Lancaster County, you are considered a politician.
    The definition of a politician, according to Webster’s Dictionary, is a person actively engaged in party politics, frequently used in a derogatory sense, with implications of seeking personal or partisan gain, scheming and opportunism.

  • Four teams blazed to diamond success

    The summer of 2012 has been one to remember for shining efforts on the diamond.
    That’s the glowing performances of four area teams – three banner baseball teams and a stellar softball squad.
    Those teams include the Lancaster Post 31 American Legion team, the Lancaster Dixie Pre-Majors all-stars, the Lancaster Dixie Boys 13 all-stars and the Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings all-stars.
    Each did well and produced their share of achievements.

  • S.C.’s lost decade due to our poor leadership

    Ten years is a long time, especially in the digital age. A preschool child can grow into a strapping teenager; a tech company can go from start up to a global power; and a new idea can take root and begin to change a culture.
    In 10 years, a state can build a strong reputation as dynamic and progressive – or it can stagnate and even slide to the point of becoming an object of national ridicule.
    Unfortunately, the latter is what has happened to South Carolina.