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Today's Opinions

  • Carnes column: County budget: What’s in final version, what wasn’t

    In last month’s column, I talked about the county budget process. The budget was given final approval upon third reading of the budget ordinance June 23 by a unanimous vote of Lancaster County Council.
    This month’s column will highlight what was in the budget and discuss some of the items that were not in the budget.

  • Lage column: County needs vocational schools

    I’d like to discuss some issues that are causing new businesses not to want to locate here. Lancaster is having trouble producing enough skilled workers to fill needs of prospective businesses and companies. I’m talking welders, HVAC technicians, machine operators, etc.
    So, what are some answers that will address this problem?

  • Oglesby letter: VW post office vital part of community

    The Van Wyck post office was the subject of a community meeting July 9.
    The meeting was scheduled to be held at the post office, but was moved to the community center, due to threatening weather and the large crowd trying to fit into our tiny “village post office.”
    It seems that small towns across America are losing the heart of their community as the U.S. Postal Service downsizes, closing or drastically reducing counter service hours.

  • Noble column: S.C. motto: ‘While I breathe I hope’ – really?

    South Carolina’s motto, “While I breathe I hope,” is surely the most optimistic statement anyone can make. Despite all, if we can draw a breath, we are hopeful and optimistic.

  • Miller column: There’s no room for renegades

    Why does the world continue to cater to the ultimate spoiled child?
    When a child with homicidal tendencies acts out, he or she is usually put away somewhere safe, for the good of everyone.
    What happens when this spoiled child is the renegade, insane leader of a nuclear power? What happens when this monster kills his own, openly and without remorse, just to show the world he can?
    Is there any question who I am referring to?

  • Republicans dominate at ballot box

    Lancaster County Republicans have much to be proud of in the recent Republican primary elections.

    The strong turnout in the June 10 election provided more proof of the county’s growing embrace of the Republican Party, as roughly four times as many voters chose to vote in the Republican primary (4,472-952) than the Democratic primary. It is a telling sign that in a stronghold of Democrats like Jim Hodges and the late Tom Mangum when a Republican Party primary has a four-to-one advantage over the Democratic primary.

  • Woman grateful road is paved

     

    I would like to thank Boggs Paving Co. for fixing a road that badly needing fixing – Boxcar Road. I live on Boxcar Road and I am so glad that we don’t have to dodge all of the potholes. Thank you, again.

    Now, if we could just get Riverside Road and a lot of other roads in Lancaster fixed.

    Betty L. Bailey

    Lancaster

  • Writer: Walker’s columns creditable and well-written

    I applaud and encourage the insightful and informative guest columns submitted by Brooks Walker and frequently published on the opinion page of The Lancaster News.

    Many should – and no doubt do – appreciate the well-written, well-cited facts that he presents in a direct, creditable manner.

    In the June 29 edition, his column, “There’s a time when loyalty is not a virtue,” his skillful analogy of the Nordic lemming to the low-informed voter is of particular note in its creativity and in its merit.