Today's News

  • Spratt should retire now

    U.S. Rep. John Spratt should quit.

    It’s a scary thought that Spratt would have another chance to vote for big pork bills, support the thrust for big government, further the radical left-wing agendas that add to the huge deficit and continue to vote for bills he does not read.

  • Join us at National Day of Prayer May 6

    A few weeks ago I told some friends that America, right now, has the government we deserve. A few of them were bothered by that statement. I realize now that I was wrong. America does not have the government we deserve. We deserve much worse; it is only by God’s grace and mercy that we do not have what we deserve.

  • Make mom's day special today, and every day

    Today is Mother’s Day, the one day a year set aside to honor the special woman who gave you life.

    Motherhood is often romanticized by the media, especially around this time of year, when magazines, TV and Internet broadcasts are full of ads depicting smiling, well-dressed moms snuggling babies or freshly scrubbed children giving them flowers. This is definitely the rose-colored glasses view of motherhood.

    The reality is that motherhood is often a gritty business.

  • Hall of Fame inductees are worthy of honor

    Enshrinement in the Lancaster County School District Hall of Fame has drawn the elite in local education over the years.

    The Class of 2010 fits the same mold.

    The LCSD’s annual Celebration of Excellence event included the annual hall of fame induction ceremonies, welcoming four worthy candidates.

    The quartet included Tucker Jackson and Arthur Benjamin along with the late Leona “TK” Cunningham and Elsie Boyce.

    Each was an “old school style” educator whose impact is still felt today through the students they taught and guided.

  • Downtown Association thanks supporters

    The Lancaster Downtown Business Association (LDBA) would like to thank the people of Lancaster for the overwhelming turnout at our Easter Eggstravaganza on April 3. Your participation in this first-time-ever event exceeded our wildest expectations and we were thrilled to see so many little (and big) faces walking around downtown on a lovely Saturday morning.

  • McGriff encourages, listens to people

    I am 19 years old. Last year was the first time I voted. My first vote was for Charlene McGriff and I will vote for her again June 8, 2010. Let me tell you why. I see her out in our community. I have seen her in our schools. She always encourages young folks to get their education and to respect others. She listens and gives good advice. She has helped me when I had problems and needed someone to talk to. She is my role model.

    Tiffany Bailey



  • First Presbyterian Church celebrates 175 years as a shining light

    Seven minutes.

    That’s how long it took Wednesday night for the members of First Presbyterian Church to light 175 candles to celebrate its 175th anniversary.

    But those previous 175 years wouldn’t be the issue for the church’s original founders, said Dr. Shane Owens, First Presbyterian pastor.

    Nor would those 175 points of light that illuminated its church sanctuary, along with the 10 stained glass windows Wednesday night.

  • Democrats, liberal media out to demean TEA Party

    In the last couple of days, the far left and the liberal news has had the audacity to put out the most blatantly vicious lies that are made to demean the TEA Party. First, there was ex-president Bill Clinton trying to link the TEA Party rallies to a bombing of a federal building, which killed many innocent people.

  • Help us celebrate Red Rose Festival

    The inaugural Red Rose Festival is just days away. It will be May 7 and 8 and span three blocks in Main Street in downtown Lancaster – from Dunlap to Arch streets.

    The festival will be like most street festivals. There will be children’s games, live music and food. See Lancaster SC, the city’s marketing arm, is organizing the event. The goal of the festival is to foster community pride and to grow over the years into a signature event – Lancaster’s signature festival.

  • Local elected Democrats are our neighbors, friends

    As chairman of the Lancaster County Democratic Party, I am compelled to respond to The Lancaster News’ editorial, “Are Local Republicans Taking Over,” that appeared in the Sunday, April 18, edition. The answer to your question is no.

    This is not merely a knee-jerk partisan reaction, but based on facts. In Lancaster County, every countywide office is held by a Democrat. All but one County Council seat – Council District  No. 1 – is held by a Democrat.