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Today's Opinions

  • Overcash dedicated to county recreation

    Retiring Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission director Frank Overcash, in assessing his work over 28 years, was expectedly modest about the job he’s done.
    “All I did was keep something running,” Overcash said.
    He did keep it running, but in the right direction.
    There has been a lot of progress at the recreation commission during Overcash’s 28 years of service, including the last five as director.

  • Elite ruling class of atheists in charge

    Poll after poll reveals that 80 percent or more of Americans claim to be Christian.
    So now this Christian nation is ruled by an elite ruling class of atheists who “We the People” chose to represent us.
    Recently, our U.S. Congress proved this in a crowning act to choose evil over good by declaring God’s law to be wrong. Our military now must surrender to a minority of gay activists.
    I was in the military. The military is not a home base for righteous behavior.

  • Heath Springs monument for all veterans

    I would like to thank The Lancaster News for printing the photo of the veterans monument that will be built in Heath Springs. The caption with the picture tells readers that the Heath Springs Veterans Association plans to honor its veterans with an 18-foot monument.
    As Paul Harvey would say, “Now for the rest of the story.”
    This will be a veterans monument and not a memorial. The monument is for all Lancaster County veterans of all branches of service from the Spanish American War to the present day, which includes active-duty servicemen and women.

  • Reunion set for 360th Civil Affairs Brigade

    It has been more than 20 years since Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm took over as the No. 1 news story. The American military performed in a superb manner and the war was soon brought to a successful conclusion.
    The unit is preparing to have a reunion on March 26 to commemorate the end of the Desert Storm conflict and to gather as many of the former members together as possible.

  • Mulvaney pledges to be accessible to constituents

    First of all, a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Christmas weekend with family and friends. 
    With the new year comes a new Congress, the 112th, which officially began Jan. 5. As the real business at hand gets cranked up, there is a good bit to report.
    Lots of folks have asked about our local offices. Our first office will be in Rock Hill, on Ebenezer Road. This was a fairly simple decision, as more than 50 percent of the District 5 population lives within 20 miles of there.  

  • SCDOT employees worked holidays to keep roads safe

    The dreams of a white Christmas were fulfilled for many South Carolinians this year, with snow beginning on Christmas Day in the upstate and moving throughout most of the state on Dec. 26.
    For S.C. Department of Transportation maintenance employees, a white Christmas means a working Christmas.
    Maintenance crews in 44 of the 46 counties worked over the holiday weekend, plowing snow from the roadways or placing anti-icing chemicals on roads and bridges in an effort to prevent ice from developing.

  • Howard has skills, heart to be police chief

    Today is a historical day for Lancaster Police Department as its first female police chief takes the reins from retiring Police Chief Hugh White.
    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously Dec. 28 to appoint Harlean Howard as the Lancaster Police Department’s next chief.
    She succeeds White, who has been with the department since 1982 and was chief for the past 11 years.
    Howard is no newcomer to law enforcement. She got her start with the Philadelphia Police Department in 1978 and worked there until 1989.

  • Spratt reflects on 28 years of service to 5th District

    On Dec. 22, 2010, U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) submitted the following
    statement for the record:
    Madam Speaker, when I was elected to Congress 28 years ago, it was the fulfillment of a life-long ambition. But I had never served in elective office before, and frankly, I wondered how well it would wear – all the backslapping and glad-handing and garrulous talk.