Today's Opinions

  • Couple grateful to EMS staff

    So often, one sees only the negative responses to community issues. I would like to take this opportunity to offer positive praise and thanks to our local EMS staff.

    We have had cause on two separate occasions lately to be extremely grateful for the prompt and professional service provided us by the Indian Land EMS staff. Once in May when my husband suffered a heart attack, and again in June when he had an internal hemorrhage.

    On both occasions, the response time was minimal and the care was exceptional.

  • HOPE reopens Monday at old digs

    HOPE in Lancaster is returning to its old home Monday. After outgrowing its space on Pageland Highway, the local charity, which runs a food pantry and assists families with rent and utility payments, moved to a temporary location on Arch Street in Lancaster about 18 months ago.

    But now its old home has been renovated and expanded, and HOPE is moving back into its old digs.

    HOPE’s expansion wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for the help of some caring local folks who believe in and support its mission.

  • It's time for God's people to stand up for our country

    As I continue to read about all the controversy over the Muslim’s building the mosque near Ground Zero in New York, I personally take this as a slap in the face. I can only imagine how the families of those who lost their lives must feel. You should study their religion. Their Bible (the Quran) plainly teaches that all who do not convert to Islam are infidels and should be killed.

    In addition to killing infidels like Christians and Jews, Muslims are also commanded to kill anyone who leaves Islam (Hadith vol. 4, no. 260).

  • Voters must educate themselves about the candidates

    What about that mayor’s race? Four candidates who want to be the mayor of the city of Lancaster. When filing started, who would’ve predicted we’d have so many candidates vying for mayor? The interest in this seat certainly surprised us. How about you?

  • Dr. Duke paved way for medical specialists in Lancaster

    When I was very young, I had the opportunity and the privilege to work with Dr. William Duke when he first started practicing in Lancaster. We started the first EKG Department in Marion Sims Hospital. When the new hospital was completed in 1971, we moved the department there.

  • Writer never got name of Good Samaritan

    On the morning of July 31, I went to Camden to meet my younger sister, Joyce Jackson. On my way home I took Fork Hill Road. The tire on the driver side blew out just as I was going around a curve.

    When I finally got control I stopped the car. I was then able to make one call and that was to my husband, J.C. Taylor.

    A car went around me but it came to a stop at the foot of the hill in front of Macedonia Baptist Church. The driver backed up the hill. A young, small Hispanic man got out of the car.

  • Kickoff Classic offers fun night

    Area football fans will get a major dose  of high school pigskin action tonight at Lancaster Memtorial Stadium.

    The stadium, entering its 43rd season, will host wall-to-wall prep football starting at 6 p.m, when Andrew Jackson, under interim Volunteers’ coach David Moore, leads his team against Class A foe McBee High School in the seventh annual Founders Federal Credit Union Kickoff Classic.

    Founders serves as the corporate sponsor, while The Lancaster News, Carolina Gateway and Carolina Shopper are the event’s media sponsors.

  • Dr. Duke's knowledge continues to save lives

    There are so many who could share their story about Dr. William Duke’s influence on their lives. I can only tell a brief overview of my story. The whole story would take hundreds of pens and miles of paper.

    I came to work in Marion Sims Memorial Hospital in 1967, two weeks after graduating from nursing at USC. Although I graduated on campus in Columbia, many of my classes were at the Universtiy of South Carolina at Lancaster with Caroline Funderburk as my instructor.