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Bob Lanning

What the Bible says about working

We recently celebrated Labor Day. The Bible gives many examples of good workers.  God is the greatest workman of all, having “made the heavens, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein.” Someday, he will create new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.


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Nita Brown

Thanks to all who helped with festival

Our third annual Bluegrass, Barbecue & Building Festival, held Aug. 23, was even more successful than its two predecessors.

We are delighted to report we netted just over $9,600 after expenses. The money will be applied toward our next home, which we plan to start within 30 to 45 days.


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Brooks Walker

We need to fix Social Security

Amid all the news today, one story has been completely forgotten.

This story was once one of the hottest topics in politics and around the dinner table, but now it has vanished unless you are a senior citizen who is working yourself to the point of death every day.

The topic is, of course, Social Security. Ever since President Bill Clinton quietly began to move up retirement benefit dates, I have watched as more and more people go about their lives, oblivious to the crime they are victims of.


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Bruce Miller

‘Ugly Americans’ should stay home

Has anyone ever seen a movie or read a book in which the main character has either said or done something so stupid, ridiculous or arrogant that you actually lose your temper and want to reach out and throttle him/her?

This doesn’t usually happen to me, but recently I read a novel of pure fiction, written by one of the world’s leading authors (no names or titles will be given) whose premise was so stupid that I almost put the book down, unfinished.


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Jamie Murguia

Right-to-work status not so solid


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Phil Noble

The politics of spite in S.C.

Let’s get this out of the way at the top: I’m a Democrat and, as such, I hope that Democrats win elections and Republicans lose – locally, in South Carolina and nationally.

So, of course, everything in this column needs to be filtered through that lens.

Having said that, I believe that the basic thesis of this column is correct: Two South Carolina Republican candidates and their supporters are behaving spitefully and maybe, just maybe, they could be in the process of cutting off their noses to spite their faces.


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Van Wyck has plan for future

Lancaster County Councilman Brian Carnes (District 7) wrote a very interesting column in the Aug. 24 edition of The Lancaster News entitled “Lancaster needs a vision for its future.”


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Cruisers honor Wounded Warrior Project

On May 17, the Memory Lane Cruisers held their annual car show in conjunction with the Red Rose Festival held in downtown Lancaster. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the show. We had 44 cars and one motorcycle registered. This is the largest participation in several years.


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Sandy McGarry

Local voters have clear choice in solicitor’s race

When it comes to prioritizing public safety, Lancaster County Republicans have worked hard to ensure our law enforcement and judicial needs are well-funded.

Over the last two years, Lancaster County Council, with a Republican majority, has funded a number of new positions in the sheriff’s and solicitor’s offices.

These will help work to ensure that Lancaster County doesn’t see the kind of rampant violence that is all too common just to the north of our county in Charlotte.


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Barton Swaim

Earmark reform not just federal issue

Your state will spend around $25 billion this year. That is a vast amount of money, but you know virtually nothing about what’s being spent, or why. That’s not because you’re uninformed or lazy. The state budget is designed to be as opaque, secretive and abstruse as possible.


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