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Today's Opinions

  • Obama lacking experience to be president

    I would not vote for Barack Obama for president of our United States. He does not have enough experience. He could not be effective in foreign affairs or the job of commander in chief of our military.

    Clyde E. Powers

    Heath Springs

  • New county courthouse priority

    A year ago, several members of Lancaster County Council said a new county courthouse was a top priority.

    The process takes time, but some steps were taken to move forward on the issue over the last year.

    The next step in the process is hiring an architect.

    County Council Chairman Rudy Carter said the council committee working on hiring an architect is in the final stages of the selection process, but an announcement on the architect won't be made until a cost for the courthouse is determined. The goal to determine that figure is early spring.

  • Don

    I find it interesting that in the Dec. 30 edition of The Lancaster News is an article that informs the public about the taping of a show on Congress' accomplishments in 2007 by U.S. Rep. David Price of North Carolina and U.S. Rep. John Spratt of South Carolina and then another article by Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson telling the reader not to trust Congress on solving the nation's energy woes.

  • Property changes require zoning approval

    In a letter published in both The Carolina Gateway and The Lancaster News, D.J. Carter comments that zoning notice practices have changed and he feels that this is an attempt to hide the facts in bureaucratic red tape.

    Being a relatively new county employee, I inquired from staff regarding this allegation. Lancaster County has only had zoning in place for about 15 years so there haven’t been too many years of “past times” to review.

  • Resolve senior center dispute

    This is the time of year for resolutions, and we’d like to suggest one for leaders of the Lancaster County Council on Aging and those of afternoon programming at the Heath Springs Community Center. That is, resolve to resolve your differences. Please.

  • Does new courthouse look like Winn Dixie?

    Seems County Council’s 2008 agenda includes a brand spanking new courthouse. I read there is some talk about having a vote on the issue. But we all know when the powers that be get a burr under their saddles it’s the tax-paying riders who will have to hang onto the saddle horn. So, it’s pretty much a foregone fact that a new courthouse is on the way and the old Mills designed building will become a possible museum containing some rusty textile equipment to celebrate our heritage, no doubt.

  • Huckabee not our man for president of United States

    The Huckabee bandwagon is becoming alarmingly large and should concern every true conservative who desires less government and a return to true conservative principals.

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s campaign Web site states he would be tough on immigration. However, his record confirms otherwise.

  • We don’t have to throw rocks; extend an olive branch

    Apparently, it is the feeling of a minority of people in the Indian Land community that it is perfectly appropriate to issue a threat of a $4-5 million dollar lawsuit, which if carried through, would have a significant impact on every property taxpayer in Lancaster County.

    However, it is not appropriate for any potentially impacted taxpayer to question the poor choices of those persons making that threat.

    A permit was issued several years ago for a concrete plant in the Indian Land community. There were residential units in the area at the time.