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Today's Opinions

  • Catoe defends her facts

    I would like to briefly respond to Linda Adam’s Sept. 26 letter, “Newspaper should check facts in Catoe’s column,” about my Sept. 19 guest column, “New law compromises health care for everyone,” regarding the Affordable Care Act.
    Ms. Adams, with all due respect, you “debunked” my facts by using the IRS website. We all know how the IRS has our best interest at heart.

  • What would ancestors think of those who sell their votes?

    When you sell your vote you sell your dignity. We have to remember the generations before us who fought so hard just for the right to vote and have our votes be counted.
    And today, we are hearing that people in our neighborhoods are selling that hard-fought right for pocket change. What would our ancestors think?
    What would our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers – who braved lynchings, dogs and Jim Crowe tactics – think if they saw us today? Would you trade your vote for a mere $20? We are told that there are those among us who do.

  • Abortion not the same as other medical practices

    Vicki Campbell’s letter, “Religious beliefs have no place in political views,” in the Sept. 19 edition of The Lancaster News was a blow to me as a Christian. Shame on you. As I understand the Bible, God declares that he forms a baby in the womb, (Jeremiah 1:5.) Psalm 139:13 says “For you created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.” That’s what separates abortion from other medical practices.

  • Accident victim grateful for help from stranger

    n Sunday, Sept. 23, I had an accident at the intersection of S.C. 200 and Shiloh Unity Road. I was driving with my 11-year-old daughter, 3-year-old son and 14-year-old nephew. The accident was clearly my fault, but thank goodness no one was hurt.

  • No need to bring up past mistakes

    In the Sept. 19 edition of The Lancaster News there was a story about Andrual Ross being charged in a shooting at the Waffle House.
    There was another story, “Shooting suspect out on bond,” where Ross was out on bond after he and five other people were arrested on several drug charges during a drug raid last year.
    Why is it important to mention the names of those other people who were charged in that raid? Two of those people charged are no longer on Earth.

  • USCL has earned top spot

    Most folks in our area know the importance of the University of South Carolina Lancaster in our community.
    Palmetto State residents now know what we’ve known for years.
    USCL, a regional campus of the University of South Carolina, was recently ranked as the most successful two-year campus in the Palmetto State.
    A summary of college and university graduation rates prepared by the S.C. Commission on Higher Education scored USCL at a success rate of 66.9 percent.

  • The same rules apply

    When a council or board retires to executive session, it is not entering into a new or different meeting. It’s the same meeting, the door has just been closed.
    A few weeks ago, we pointed out that a court ruling had been issued which made it very clear that meeting agendas cannot and should not be amended once a meeting has begun. Public bodies must provide an agenda for their meetings at least 24 hours in advance. The intent is to tell the public what they will discuss and may vote on.

  • Meet you at the pole a moving experience

    Meet you at the pole on Wednesday at Buford Middle School was a moving and humbling time. I, a deacon at Second Baptist Church, was humbled and proud of our students at the pole. The presence of the students, parents and staff warmed my heart knowing that we, as faith leaders, are teaching the next generation to love God, love people and live the mission of Christ.