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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Logic questioned on banning guns

    Every time someone is shot and killed, there is a hue and cry to ban guns. But no one ever says anything about banning liquor when someone is killed by a drunk driver.
    On another matter, if they are convicted, the parents of the 13 children tortured in California should be lined up before a firing squad and eliminated.

    Lou Nicholson
    Lancaster

  • Column: Outreach Project thanks supporters for helping foster kids, many others

    The Lancaster County Outreach Project and Lancaster County DSS want to thank our many community supporters for all they did to make 2017 a success.

    It was quite a year. We feel lucky to have so many new partnerships, new opportunities to impact the community, new ideas implemented and donations received.

    Here are some of the year’s highlights.

  • Letter: Regional apartment manager thanks Lancaster firefighters

    I am a regional manager for Pendergraph Management, and I manage apartment properties in North and South Carolina.

    On Jan. 2, I received a call from the company that monitors our fire-sprinkler alarms, saying we had an alarm going off at one of our Lancaster complexes.

  • Letter: Misleading Indian Land signs are promising voters too much

    The vote on incorporating the town of Indian Land has been set for Tuesday, March 27. The vote will be yes or no.

    Please try and get the facts. I personally don’t understand what the facts are on why a group wants me to vote yes. My opinion: It started with someone being denied a zoning permit. 

    I have called the state and some elected officials, and here is what I got from them. The county of Lancaster will not lower your taxes. 

  • Column: Let’s look at IL town vote through lens of our history

    With Indian Land and the Panhandle growing so rapidly, it is now home to many newcomers from all over the country.
    I am constantly meeting transplants from the Midwest and Northeast. They have a lot of questions about this incorporation vote on March 27, and they don’t know a lot about the history of our region.

  • Letter: Let’s take control of our future

    Vote yes for a town! We will decide on Tuesday, March 27.
    It’s time for Indian Land to control its own future and have true democratic representation (as opposed to only two of seven Lancaster County Council seats).
    We have a choice.
    Does Indian Land want to continue to be the county’s cash cow and get more rampant growth that makes us an industrial drive-thru plagued by strangling traffic?
    Or do we want our own town that makes sure the millions of tax dollars we already pay are kept in Indian Land to fix our problems?

  • Letter: Becoming a town won’t solve Indian Land’s growth issues

    My family lives in Indian Land, and I know many of the people promoting the incorporation of Indian Land.
    I appreciate the efforts they have undertaken. However, I enthusiastically oppose incorporation. My reasons are pretty simple:
    Incorporation will not reduce school overcrowding. The Lancaster County School District runs the schools, not the county. The school system is separate from the county now, and it will continue to be separate after any incorporation. Having a town changes nothing with the schools.

  • Letter: Council on Aging thanks donors to Shoebox for Seniors

    Thanks to all the churches and individuals who participated in the Shoebox for Seniors project in December. This project, sponsored by the Lancaster County Council on Aging, was another success story!
    We received enough gifts again this year to send out to our home-delivered-meal clients, and we also were able to give gifts to our group-dining clients during our annual Christmas party held at each of our sites.