Today's News

  • Partisan politics more important than Olympics in America?

    I would like to respond to John Cauthen’s Oct. 16 letter, “Oh the agony of the 2016 Olympic defeat.” His very political letter indicated that he would rather see President Barack Obama fail than have the Olympics come in America. I  guess America first doesn’t apply when partisan politics are involved.

    Stephen Winn



  • Voters can stop Congress through ballot box

    Well, it’s started already. There is a well-qualified gentleman considering running for our congressional seat next year. So, right out of the box, comes a lengthy tirade against him, full of baloney. We are hearing than Mick Mulvaney is a millionaire and John Spratt is not. We’re hearing that it’s important to send Spratt back to Congress again.

  • Health care reform bill includes abortions costs

    The health care reform bill is currently being debated in Congress. Democrats have continually voted down any protection for unborn babies.

    Rep. John Spratt has been among those who have repeatedly voted for abortion rights.

    If this bill passes in any form that is being discussed now, then taxpayers will have to pay to end the life of unwanted babies.

    Please call your congressman now to let them know that we do not want to pay to end a life. Hurry.

    L.G. Stevens



  • Bruins' Robinson to play in North-South All-Star game

    Lancaster High School senior defensive lineman Darius Robinson had his prayer answered in a big way Tuesday afternoon.

    Robinson, a standout on the Lancaster High School football team, was named to the 62nd annual North-South All-Star football game.

    Robinson, a 6-3, 235-pounder, said he prayed hard for the chance to go to the game which features the top senior high school football players.

  • Don’t need to compromise liberties for broken system

    The participants of the TEA parties should band together to form a moderate third party. This way both parties can be held accountable to the American people in a similar fashion as to what the so-called public option has been intended to hold the insurance companies accountable.

    This grassroots movement comprises a collective mission that is incompatible with traditional partisan politics.

  • If you love someone, tell them so before it is too late

    Brennie Love, my grandmother, passed on Oct. 7, 2009, just three weeks shy of her 93rd birthday. Although family members are still weeping, we rejoice in our total assurance that we know where Granny is and that we loved her and provided her the best care available.

    She never had to wonder if she was loved. She knew she was. Surrounded daily by family members and friends, she couldn’t see, but she could hear the voices of friends and family as she tried her best to communicate back to us that she loved us too. It was precious.

  • Just how credible is mystery candidate?

    In 10 days, voters in Lancaster County Council District 2 will go to the polls and choose their representative. Only one name is listed on the ballot – Charlene McGriff, who won the Sept. 15 Democratic primary.

    There is also a place on the ballot for a write-in candidate. While no one has admitted to running a write-in campaign, it appears there may be one under way.

    The reason we think so is that, as of Oct. 22, the Lancaster County Voter Registration and Election Commission had received 304 absentee ballot requests.

  • Bruins' Penegar set for state cross country meet

    The Lancaster High School cross country team has a state qualifier in Wylie Penegar.

    A host of LHS runners finished the season strong as, setting new PRs (personal records) at the region and state qualifying meets.

  • If you run for office you should reveal who you are

    This is my first letter to the editor. I am writing because I am concerned about the election process. The write-in campaign for the County Council District 2 seat is wrong. If the people are to vote again for someone to represent them in District 2, they need to know who is running against the person who won the primary. If a person cannot disclose his or her name they should not be eligible to run. I do not live in District 2, but I hope everyone in District 2 feels the same as I do.


    Sadie Belk




  • 1959 Blue Hurricanes state championship football team honored tonight

    Lancaster Major Joe Shaw has proclaimed today as Lancaster High School Blue Hurricanes’ 1959 state championship day in honor of the team’s 50th anniversary state championship salute tonight at the Lancaster High-Spring Valley football game. Earlier this week, the 1959 LHS Blue Hurricanes’ captains William “Fireball” Roberts, Bill Mosley and Cecil Faile joined Shaw for a proclamation signing at Lancaster City Hall.