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Today's News

  • Time for Americans to take control

    Sometimes friendship can blind a person. It’s easy to pick out small contributions to an area by any congressman. However, any congressman who supports blindly the measures that President Barack Obama has put in place does not deserve to be re-elected.

    I am not a TEA Party person or Republican. I am an Independent. I am also sick and tired of the debt that this president and Congress has buried us in. Between the handouts and the so called health care for all we are slowly being pushed into a socialistic state.

  • We often judge others too easily

    This is in response to Helen Mackey’s article about the assault on Bill Farrar, Lancaster High School assistant principal. I agree that Bill Farrar is a very nice person and didn’t deserve to get punched.

    I also know Rodney Thompson and his family and know that they have always been very nice people. I don’t know what happened at school that day or what caused Rodney to get upset.

  • Tri-County coaches honor county trio

    Three Lancaster County high school football players earned honors at the week six meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association.

    The county trio includes Lancaster High School’s Andre Foulks along with Indian Land High’s A.J. Gordon and Jarrell Robinson.

    Foulks, a junior, earned the Division I Defensive Player of the Week with 17 tackles, five sacks and two pressure passers in the Bruins’ 26-10 homecoming win over Blythewood High School on Friday.

  • Cooperative needs help to improve literacy rates

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation launched a literacy initiative in 2002 to address the alarmingly high rate of illiteracy (more than 50 percent) in the Lancaster area. Part of that initiative included facilitating the creation of the Lancaster Area Literacy Cooperative (LALC) as a way to focus energy on promoting greater community ownership of literacy.

  • Dirty tricks backfire on candidates

    In politics, it is the desperate candidate who has to stoop to dirty tricks. And they usually backfire which this one did.

    Mulvaney for Congress had a fundraiser in western York County on Saturday with U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint.

    Early Saturday, two things happened. A radio ad said this event was cancelled and a robo call said Mick Mulvaney would be unable to attend.

    Surprise. More than 600 people came to hear DeMint and the U.S. District 5th Congressional candidate.

    Sometimes, dirty tricks backfire!

     

    Lynne Carroll

    Indian Land

  • Mulvaney's mother-in-law disputes ads

    The Democratic Party has seen fit to run ads stating that Mick

    Mulvaney, our candidate for U.S. Congress 5th District seat, is against Social Security and will be voting to take away the benefits to seniors.  

    I can assure you that this information is completely false. I am Mick’s mother-in-law and he would have to support me if that were to happen.

    Isobel Hubbard Lynch

    Indian Land

     

  • We need prayer to turn our country around

    What has happened to our country? It is sad when we have to place a police officer in the halls of our schools.

    The county is talking about getting two new drug dogs and placing one at Lancaster High School. We didn’t have these problems before the government took discipline and prayer out of the schools.

  • Uniform ISO will lower insurance costs

    A new countywide insurance rating will soon save residents money on their property insurance bills.

    Lancaster County Fire Service Director Morris Russell said he recently learned that the county had received a favorable countywide Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating.

    The rating is based on several factors, including fire services, which can drastically affect insurance premiums for homes and businesses.

  • Spratt displays blatant disregard for our welfare

    As I ride through Lancaster, Chester and York counties, I am deeply saddened by the number of plants and buildings boarded up and falling down as a result of Springs Industries moving the bulk of its business to countries south of the United States.

  • Help make 'Think Lancaster First' work

    It’s one of those slap your forehead moments followed by a “Duh.” Barbara Wrape, co-owner of Annette’s Hallmark House, has heard it before. Lancaster shoppers will buy an item in Rock Hill or Charlotte that is available right here in Lancaster.

    “Sometimes people need to be reminded of what we have here,” Wrape said.