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Today's Opinions

  • A Christian nation

    Regarding "Fed up with Revisionist History" in the November 14 issue of the Sentinel-News.

    Whether the inhabitants of Jamestown practiced a perverted life style or not is certainly not relative to my objection to this letter. Men and women have been involved in this since the ancient times as history will tell you. That does not make it right and Christian Biblical scripture calls it an "abomination."

  • Should have to ride the bus

    Hats off to Monica Froedge! Maybe those that chose to start school so early should have to ride the bus as the first one on, last one off for the full month.

    Think about it, they sit in air-conditioning most of the day then to their air-conditioned cars and then home. We even had warnings to keep our pets in some of August. Are our kids not as important?

    Cathy Hemmelman,

    Simpsonville

  • Please pardon our dust

    I am sure many of you are frustrated with our website. We have been "under construction" now for two months and it seems like we are moving very slowly. It is getting better...I promise!

    The task has been daunting. We are changing our provider companies, implementing new corporate-designed programs and changing the way we gather, write, store and disseminate information for you.

    The Sentinel-News and our corporate leaders are addressing a new way of communicating, not just producing a pretty web site.

  • Stealing should not be protected sin

    It could almost be time for some truth in spending.

    On Nov. 6 a Republican senator sent TV Evangelists Kenneth and Gloria Copeland a set of written questions about how they spend their money.

    As church leaders, they pay no taxes but are supposed to put some of the money they receive back into serving the public welfare.

    Sen. Chuck Grassley, head of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, decided the Copelands' flights to Hawaii and Fiji just might not really qualify as legitimate business trips.

  • Back door deal

    You may have read the article in the paper about an annexation request from Redline Properties, a subsidiary of Interstate Equipment Sales and Rental for a property on Veechdale Road.

    While the article was accurately reported, it could not do justice to the real Story, the appalling good-old-boy politics in Simpsonville. Let's take a look at the situation.

  • Vote 'yes' on winery

    On Dec. 11, voters in precinct A102 near Finchville will decide if a Lexington-based winery can put down roots on 17 acres in Shelby County.

    Promoters of the winery, which will be located on Gordon Lane across from Breighton Industrial Park, report it will feature a tasting room, a walking trail, a lake, 5-acres of grapes, an art gallery and a reception area.

    County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger and Magistrate Mike Whitehouse support the winery as a way to increase tourism and economic development in the county, and they're right to do so.

  • Allow public to speak on annexation

    Why are Vicky Wise, Scott McDowell, Dottie Shelburne, Cary Vowels (Simpsonville city commissioners) and Mayor Steve Eden so eager to annex seven acres on Veechdale Road at the request of a heavy equipment sales and service industry, which had just been denied a zoning request for that very property?

    Why the quick and secret first reading on this matter? Why the hasty vote for the second reading scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 - Thanksgiving week?

  • Beware effects of radon gas

    Please help me inform the citizens of your state of the deadly effects of radon gas. Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers, and for persons who have ever smoked chances are much greater of developing lung cancer if exposed to high levels of radon gas over a period of years.