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Today's Opinions

  • 2012 chamber awards reflect county’s pride

    We are Lancaster! pride was prevalent at the annual Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s recent annual meeting.
    The evening was a festive occasion, with the highlight, a source of pride in our community, the annual awards.
    A host of honorees reflect the “we care” attitude in Lancaster County.
    The Chamber’s coveted Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Tommy Cauthen, of Cauthen Motors.
    Cauthen is a fixture at community events often working behind the scenes, but his tireless effort is to make the event a success.

  • Indian Land could become Cherry Road

    Yes sir, “We are Lancaster.” As one of our folks in Indian Land says. “We are the most confusing place.”
    All I can say is, “Honey, I was born in this confusing place 79 years ago and it’s still confusing.”  Growing up, I quickly found out that it was just as far up the road to Mr. Pettus’s Cotton Gin as it was down the road from his  cotton gin.

  • Writer shares thoughts on Lancaster residents

    A couple of thoughts about some folks in Lancaster County:
    u I’m wondering how it’s working out at Lancaster County EMS since Lanny Bernard and Donald Hyatt left a year ago. I guess someone thought it was better to put someone else in charge. Now that person is gone. What’s the deal there?

  • Seniors appreciate shoeboxes

    I would like to say a special thank you to everyone who donated gifts to the “Shoebox for Seniors” project in December 2011. The project is sponsored each year by the Lancaster County Council on Aging.

  • Slutzky column: Americans need to work together to save our nation

    I read Bruce Miller’s column, “Put America first, not your political party,” in the Dec. 30, 2011, edition of The Lancaster News and I would like to respond.
    As I started to read it, I became a bit puzzled by his apparent confusion between “we” the American people and “we” the Republican Party. He appears to bunch them together as one and the same. He goes on to say that the Democrats are “partying” over the struggle for an identity by (his) party.

  • Bundy column: We suffer the consequences of federal debt

    At a recent meeting of some Lancaster area business people, I ran into an old friend who is now retired. Remembering that he was an avid golfer, I asked about his golf game. His reply was that he wasn’t playing any golf now, that he couldn’t afford it, even at the favorable rates of the Lancaster County Golf Club.

  • County purchases should have caused public outcry

    I am thrilled, but yet somewhat appalled at the outrage of the citizens of Lancaster County for being so humiliated by CNN’s coverage. Lancaster County taxpayers should have shown these same emotions and outcry last year when Lancaster County Council purchased the building site for the new EMS station in the Buford community.
    Council formed a committee combining the talents of three of our fine councilmen – Cotton Cole, Jack Estridge and Larry Honeycutt – to locate a site and return with recommendations.

  • Hardins grateful for community support

    On Dec. 29, 2009, our lives were forever changed. As parents, our worst nightmare had been realized.
    We lost our oldest daughter, Elyse Rebecca Hardin, 15, in a tragic automobile wreck. Little sister, Ashlyn, lost her only sibling. We had no idea how we would ever be able to get through the days that followed.
    Three of our dear friends, Rena Walker, Shannon Thorne, and Teresa Brown, knew that it would be important to us to turn this tragedy into something positive. There had to be a way to reach out and help the youth in our area and honor Elyse at the same time.