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Today's Opinions

  • City Council majority thumps rules, legal criteria

    I read with interest the article concerning the City Council’s recommendation to the Lancaster County Transportation Committee (CTC) which streets needed to be repaved within the city limits of Lancaster.

    Council had to decide between a lists of streets that were in dire need of repaving. Specifically mentioned were Clinton Avenue, Rock Springs Street, Hawthorne Road, Hampton Road and Springs Street and others that were not mentioned.

  • Facts are reliable, opinions vary

    I would like to comment on Leland Summers’ guest editorial, “Confederate Heritage Group Issues Statement on Massacre,” printed in the June 24 edition of The Lancaster News.

    His timely article was very informative and very well-stated. It should serve to eliminate much misunderstanding and misinformation concerning the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

  • Did blacks have a choice to fight in Civil War?

    I got to thinking about what Leland Summers wrote in his column about how blacks also fought int the Civil War. Well, how many of those men were free to decide if they wanted to fight in the war? How many were allowed to make up their minds to fight against the North who wanted to end slavery? How many were allowed to go North where they would be free?

  • Time to remove Confederate flag

    Imagine the year is 2039, which is 100 years since Germany invaded Poland to start a second world war.

    To commemorate the anniversary, the German Republic decides to fly a flag emblazoned with a swastika on its capitol grounds. They say the flag is a symbol of their heritage and it is flying for all German soldiers and civilians who died during the war.

  • Nightmare becomes reality

    A simple night of fun turns into the worst nightmare for a mother. While documenting a short film, “Vision of Home,” Dekeem O. Reed’s mother, Alice Blackmon Tillman, showed the filming crew a picture she bought her son years before he was murdered.

    The picture, which is still hanging in Dekeem’s room today, shows a young African-American boy kneeling beside his bed praying. Behind the boy is a beautiful African-American woman, who appears as an angel.

  • Family grateful for assistance

    We would like to give a special thank you to the gentleman who helped comfort my wife after her fall Sunday morning at Las Mariachis Mexican Restaurant.

    I would also like to thank the restaurant staff and Lancaster EMS for their help.

    May God bless each one of you.

    Ray Mozingo family

    Heath Springs

  • Officer helps local resident get refrigerator

    Several Saturdays ago I was having a yard sale. A sheriff’s deputy, whose name is Jason, pulled up and started talking to me.

    As we talked, I told Jason I would offer him a cold drink, but my refrigerator had gone out. He said I really needed to have a refrigerator and I told him I was going to get one when I got the money.

    He asked me my name and I told him.

  • LCPR grateful for fair support

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation is grateful for all the vendors and donations given to support our career fair, held June 15 at Buford Recreation Center. The career fair could not have been possible without them.

    We cannot thank the vendors and businesses enough. They are the reason the career fair was such a success.

    Michael Childers

    Lancaster