Today's Opinions

  • Bunny example of animal rescue

    Bunny was picked up by Lancaster County Animal Control several weeks ago. She was found wandering along the streets of downtown Lancaster. The veterinarian estimated her to be about 11 weeks old.

    She had been thrown out to fend for herself with no food or shelter from the elements. That is a cruel and heartless act enough, but Bunny had several strikes already against her.

  • Judicial system has to follow through

    When I read the headlines, “A call for peace, cooperation,” in the June 2 edition of The Lancaster News, I was simply disgusted for the citizens of Lancaster County.

    I personally served as the eyes, ears and even hands for law enforcement in Lancaster County. I cooperated fully with Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office leading to the arrest of a drug dealer several months ago.

    The dealer was arrested with drugs, a large sum of cash and guns.

  • Dream comes true for Mother Sylvia

    Mother Sylvia Jones is a lifetime Lancaster County resident who lives in the Southside community. She has had her share of obstacles in her 79 years of  life. After her mother died, Mother Sylvia took on the responsibility of raising her three siblings at the age of 17. The youngest sibling was 4 years old.

    Mother Sylvia nurtured and cared for her siblings with great pride and joy. She continued the nurturing when she had her own children.

  • AJ's game plan the right move

    Andrew Jackson High School recently had to drop back and punt, regarding the Volunteers’ coaching vacancy.

    Thrown for a loss late in the game, AJ’s pressing challenge was to salvage the situation as best it could.

    Given the situation, AJ officials got off a boomer to get back in the game.

    In case you missed the latest saga in the AJ football situation, as the 2009-10 school term wound to a close, school officials were faced with the unexpected situation of filling the school’s football coaching vacancy.

  • Only tax cuts produce real growth

    The 8 a.m. Econ 101 class that many of us skipped had some very valuable information in its lesson. It would help explain why we are headed to an economic collapse which I believe will arrive next year.

    If you get your news and information from some talking head on TV, you are misinformed and uninformed.

    The nine states without an income tax are growing faster than the nine states with the highest income tax rates. To quote Gomer Pyle, “Surprise! Surprise!”

  • Enough talk: Now it's time for action

    We’ve lit candles. We’ve held press conferences. We’ve asked for peace and cooperation from the pulpits. Now what? We’ve acknowledged that there is an increasing amount of violence.

    And that violence has taken the lives of several people just in the last few months. The most recent victim was 3-year-old Jaylen Jackson. Jaylen apparently got caught in the crossfire of a gunfight.

  • Community garden owes success to many

    The Lancaster County Community Garden Council would like to acknowledge and thank the individuals and groups who support the Lancaster County community garden. Thank you, Ben and Susan Snipes and the Carolinas Cowboy Church for opening the 2010 season with an old-fashioned mule plow day.

    Thanks to Pastor Jack Nunn and his wife, Pat, and Carolinas Cowboy Church, Lisa and Wayne Jordan and their son, Alston, Melton “Hoot” Gibson, Don Walters, Bud Limas, Frank Burgos, Jimmy Blackmon, J.L. Sandifer and Shelby Caldwell for making plow day a tremendous success.

  • Have a safe, fun summer

    Every year about this time, we wish our readers a happy summer, but we also like to remind you to be careful when you’re out having fun. Much of the advice we give, you’ve surely heard many, many times before.

    Wear sunscreen when you’re outside. Sunburns not only cause temporary pain, but can lead to skin cancer later on.