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Today's News

  • Be grateful for donations of any amount

    I have nothing but the utmost respect for the work and the lives saved by our Lancaster volunteer fire departments and local rescue squad. However, about 6 p.m. March 24, a solicitor for the rescue squad came to my door asking for donations in exchange for a family portrait.

  • Birds nest cookies an affordable Easter treat

    The very first Easter baskets were given the appearance of bird nests to include renewal and springtime into the holiday that commemorates Jesus’ resurrection.

    You can use that as a theme to make these kid-friendly, crowd-pleasing Chow Mein Noodle Birds Nest Cookies.

  • My name on historic rooftop

    I sent our photographer, Aaron Morrison, to the Lancaster County Courthouse on Monday night to shoot photos of local firefighters signing their names on the trusses that were put up for the new roof of the historic building this week.

    A little while later, I got a call from Aaron.

    “How do you sign your name?” he asked.

    “What?” I said.

    “I’m going to sign your name on one of the trusses,” he said.

  • Thomas apologizes at meeting

    Fred Thomas, Lancaster County Council chairman, apologized at the beginning of County Council meeting Monday night.  

    ”There are times when our best intentions don’t materialize,” Thomas said. “I apologize to anyone who was embarrassed, anyone made to feel uncomfortable, or anyone who felt their government was not doing its job.

    “I’m especially sorry to Sen. Mulvaney. I want to make sure everyone knows their trust was not misplaced.”

    Thomas said it was a “well-deserved apology.”

  • Obama gets an F in economics

    I would like to respond to Arlene Harris’ letter, “Face it: We have a black president.” First of all, I don’t quite understand the statement “your president.” Does that mean the white people’s president or because he was a Republican or both? Let’s face it Ms. Harris, President Bush was our president. Mr. Bush made some mistakes, but he also kept this country safe from foreign terrorists attacks after 9/11.

  • Coach displayed true sportsmanship

    At a recent soccer game we won 4 to nothing against the other team. Our coach (Michael) Lundy cheered on both teams. We could have lost if it wasn’t for his sportsmanship. Several times they lost more and more players and winded up with four players which made me angry. Because of it, Coach Lundy did right, but something was not right with me. I was the missing sportsman. I should have been more like Coach Lundy.  Shouldn’t we all?

    Luke Faulkenberry, age 7

    Lancaster

     

  • Woman grateful for help after fire

    I would like to thank all who helped me during the loss of my home on Feb. 26, including McDonald Green and Gooches volunteer fire departments.

    These are very special men who volunteer their time and risk their lives for our communities. They need your support and prayers at all times. Thank you deputy Branham and investigator Marshall for their time in a caring, polite and professional manner.

    Thanks to all who called and offered to help and let me know they cared. Thanks to the Red Cross for their help. Thank you Allen Laneou for calling to let me know.  

  • Writer recommends the movie 'Fireproof'

    “Fireproof” is a movie worth watching. It is a very good film for everyone. It is about time someone came out with a film that the entire family can watch. It has a good lesson for helping struggling marriages. It comes at a time in history where the divorce rate is out the roof. I thank the people who did this film. A job well done.

    J.R. Everette

    Fort Mill

     

  • We must treat each other with respect

    Job Development Credits (JDCs) and corporate income tax are factors in business recruitment not only in Lancaster County, but the entire state of                South Carolina. Both have support and opposition.

  • Positive economic indicators do exist

    Got the blues about the economy? You’re not alone. A lot of folks are feeling stressed, anxious and, yes, depressed about the recession.

    But please don’t shoot spitballs at us because we’re messengers of bad news. We want the economy to get out of this rut, because we’re affected by tough times, too. Unfortunately, in the past week or so, there has been more bad economic news to report.