Today's Opinions

  • U.S. can look overseas for success of austerity

    Is Rudy Schmidt, who wrote “Obama surrounds himself with communists, socialists, Muslims” in the May 6 edition of The Lancaster News, still living in the 1950s? McCarthyism is dead.

  • Writer asks spiritual leaders to help county

    My letter, addressed to the spiritual leaders of Lancaster County, is to stir them concerning the well-being of all Lancaster residents. I am a foreigner living in your land for 14 years this month. I have never seen so much crime and violence as now.
    We must wake up and open our eyes to see that what is happening in Lancaster is the increasing work of the devil, through the lives and minds of the wicked.

  • Cook wants to make laws, but not follow them

    Before reading the May 6 edition of The Lancaster News, I didn’t know anything about Bob Cook. I thought that was strange since I’ve lived here all my life and know most everybody.
    I’ve since found out that Bob Cook, who grew up here and graduated from Andrew Jackson High School, is a lawyer. He moved back to Lancaster and opened an office in Kershaw after practicing law in Charleston. That explains why I have never heard of him.

  • Writer: Faile is devoted to Lancaster

    I intend to vote for Sheriff Barry Faile for re-election. His devotion to Lancaster County is plain to see. His job performance is excellent.
    The background and experience of law enforcement that he exhibits is what we need. His father, Williford Faile, can be proud of his son’s dedication to Lancaster as each of us should be.
    To the people who have negative comments about Lancaster – we may not be perfect, but then what town is. I love Lancaster and there is no better place.

  • Faile has experience, intelligence to be sheriff

    I would like to respond to Jim King’s letter “We need some changes made in the county,” in the April 29 edition of The Lancaster News. I have known Barry Faile for a long time. He is one of the best sheriffs we have ever had, including his dad, Williford, and Nae Parks. Barry Faile will try to help you in any way he can, but he will not break the law.

  • Writer doesn’t agree with Cook’s comments

    I am a longtime Lancaster County resident and I support Barry Faile for sheriff. He has done a great job for us as sheriff. He has put more officers on the street, busted gangs and infiltrated a lot of the drug trade.
    I want Faile re-elected because we need him in Lancaster County. I don’t think I am alone in my thinking. Republicans and Democrats alike appreciate and support Faile.

  • Educators deserve honors in Hall

    The Lancaster County School District Hall of Fame, in keeping with the tradition of honoring the work of past top educators, has added four deserving members with the 2012 class.
    The elite four includes the late Peter Barry, Charles Clark, Mary Mackey Robertson and Walter Lee Tillman.
    Each did plenty to promote education in Lancaster County and earn a special place in Lancaster County education history.

  • County Council needs public input on budget

    The Lancaster County budget pro­posed for fiscal year 2013 (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013) has been post­ed on the county website for a couple of weeks and has been the topic of discus­sion by the County Council Finance Committee (council members Larry McCullough as chairman, Jack Estridge and Charlene McGriff) at meetings on April 30, May 7 and 14.