• Cut programs at USC in Columbia instead of closing USCL

    Closing the University of South Carolina at Lancaster would be a horrible thing to do, in my opinion.

    USCL gives students the opportunity to attend college that they would otherwise not have.

    I was one of those students. With the Life Scholarship, I attended USCL for free and got my associate’s degree. I have since transfered to Johnson and Wales in Charlotte to finish my bachelor’s degree. If I could have stayed at USCL for my whole four years, I would have loved it.

  • Put ‘Home of the Warriors’ on water tower

    I have read the articles the past few weeks regarding the water tower. I agree with Bennett Gunter and Keith Cederstrom, whom I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting. I was a 1966 graduate of Indian Land High School and Mr. Gunter was my principal. 

  • Angel Tree workers grateful

    Christian Services Angel Tree would like to thank all of the people who donated their time, money, and toys to our kids this year.

  • Lancaster needs its university

    I seriously doubt if closing the Lancaster campus of the University of South Carolina, which serves the needs of students in several surrounding communities, would have much impact on balancing the state budget.

    Within the last year, much has been done to improve the physical appearance of the local campus. Finally, it looks like a modern college campus.

    Additional parking to accommodate students has been completed and adjacent housing has been renovated to meet the needs of some students.

  • County should reconsider building courthouse

    As I walked from my paper box this beautiful, warm Sunday morning, reading the headline article entitled, “Budget is county’s 800-pound gorilla,” by Jenny Hartley, I was dumbfounded by the contradiction that was the article itself. 

  • Show Warrior pride on water tower

    I agree completely with Bennett Gunter’s article regarding the water tower in Indian Land. The water tower is on the Indian Land school’s campus and should have “Indian Land – Home of the Warriors” on it.

    What better way is there for the community to show its support for its school and students? 

  • Maybe all the smart people have died off

    Are you worried? Don’t get upset, things will improve. Who says so? The government, of course. Robin Hood and his merry men (they have a job) are in charge. Sounds good, depending on whether you have green bills or white bills.  Before I retired, I had enough of those green bills to take care of those white bills plus some left over for a meal out, a beach trip or a new car every few years. Life was better than I realized and I yearned for more. I wasn’t alone.

  • Give the gift of sight this holiday season

    Give the gift of sight                   this holiday season

    As you are well aware, the U.S. economy is experiencing a major downturn. Often when faced with tough economic times, our senior communities on fixed incomes are hurt the most when their health care falls by the wayside. During our current financial crisis, I want to make sure that their eye health is not neglected.

  • Dream Team continues to give all kids chance to play sports

    The Lancaster News wrote on April 15, 2007, that "this promises to be an extraordinary day in the history of Lancaster County sports."

  • Be sure to check your “facts”

    In reading the comments in “What Local Folks Are Saying About Obama’s Election,” I continue to be amazed and disheartened at the things people are willing to accept as truth.

    A challenging book entitled “The Assault on Reason” makes some compelling assertions regarding this thinking.

    Factcheck.org is a reliable source for separating fact from fiction if people are willing to search for truth rather than believing everything they hear. Many newspapers are using this site for that purpose.