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Today's Opinions

  • Reason for a primary is to narrow field of candidates

    On June 12, we will once again go to our respective polling places to cast a ballot for some of our 2012 candidates.
    So many are asking why? We have a Republican and a Democratic primary that day. The reason we are having both is because more than one person is running for a particular seat. It is our duty as voters to whittle the process down to one person per party per seat.  
    For example, on the Republican side:
    u Bob Bundy and Wayne Kersey are running for the Lancaster County Council District 3 seat

  • Treasurer grateful for the support she’s received

    I am grateful for the support I have received. I’m currently serving as treasurer after filling the unexpired term of Mr. R.E. “Dick” Rowell, who died in January 2011. I have to give thanks to Lancaster County Council and the Lancaster County legislative delegation for the letters of recommendation supporting me to fill the unexpired term as treasurer. I would also have to thank Steve Willis, our county administrator, for working with me to make it possible.

  • Writer: Coy right man for House seat

    ince 2008, the time has gone by quickly. The highlights of these past four years were history in the making as things that occurred were unprecedented.
    More people came out to vote in 2008. This year is no different. Lancaster County is having local elections and good, hard-working people are rolling up their sleeves and taking on the task of campaigning to work hard for us in Lancaster County and in Columbia.

  • Writer praises school’s lip dubbing video

    I had the pleasure of watching the YouTube lip dubbing video shot by Lancaster High School students. What a great job they all did.
    This was an indepth project that I am sure took a great deal of work by the LearnTV production class to pull off. It was an enjoyable experience watching the cooperative effort of teachers, administrators, support staff and students all working to make such a fun, feel-good video.
    If anyone reading this has not seen the video, please got to YouTube and put in the search box: Lancaster High School SC Lip Dub 2012.

  • Snelling committed an act of compassion

    We all know the wording of our wedding vows: “For better or for worse, ’til death do us part.”
    Charles and Adrienne Snelling were married 61 years and, by every indication, they had a love story that most couples dream of. Six years ago, Adrienne developed Alzheimer’s, she knew her disease “would not be kind,” as she wrote her family members after her diagnosis.

  • Time to put America on life support

    In his March 21 letter, “Iran No. 1 country for exporting terrorism,” Ronald Hopkins is under the impression that I think Iran should be allowed to have nuclear weapons. I discussed a peaceful nuclear program in my letter, “It’s time for us to repair the world,” in the Feb. 3 edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Writer: Call Lancaster ‘last of Wild West towns’

    After reading the April 1 story about “Brooklyn Avenue – now and then,” I did not see the slogan “We Are Lancaster” on the official tour of Brooklyn neighborhood. I guess the Chamber of Commerce will come up with another silly slogan or should we get rid of Lancaster Councilwoman Charlene McGriff for making Lancaster look bad in the press?

  • Starnes a tough act to follow in Kershaw

    Kershaw Town Council has a major task ahead.
    The council is in the process of finding a new town administrator with the resignation of Kershaw Town Administrator Tony Starnes.
    Starnes, after careful consideration, said he made his decision to resign a few weeks ago.
    Starnes’ announcement was stunning to Kershaw Mayor Wayne Rhodes, who was assured by Starnes he was just ready to “move on.”
    Starnes, 62, said he might want to do something else or just spend quality time with his family.