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Today's Opinions

  • Big Thursday a big boost for college students

    It doesn’t take a great deal of thinking to see these are not the best of times in Lancaster.
    Recently a longtime bypass restaurant closed its doors. Gas prices have soared since last year.
    As they say, we have to take the good with the bad. There has been some recent good that impacts our future.
    Big Thursday of Lancaster Inc., recently presented checks of $16,000 each to the University of South Carolina at Lancaster and Clemson University. The money is used for scholarships to deserving Lancaster County youth, who attend these schools.

  • Community has opportunity to honor veterans of all wars

    Editor’s note: Veterans Remembered is the second in a series written in support of the Veterans Monument being built for all veterans of Lancaster County in hopes it will stimulate readers to remember those veterans who touched their lives and provide support for the Veterans
    Monument Project.
    The response received from Veterans Remembered has been tremendous. A gratitude of thanks to each of you who responded and to the news media for its part in agreeing to follow the project to completion.

  • Council Chairwoman Sistare responds to Tindal’s column

    In his March 9 guest column, “Emperor has no clothes,” Will Tindal made some observations and drew some conclusions based upon a report presented to Lancaster County Council at our recent strategic planning session.

  • Writer praises A.R. Rucker Middle School

    I would like to congratulate several people at A.R. Rucker Middle School. First is Adam Bailey who was the Spelling Bee champ.
    I congratulate Principal Phil Mickles, his staff and all the parents who stand behind their children when the going gets tough. They support their children all the way through.
    My neighbor’s daughter was chosen for The Emerging Young Leaders for academics program that extends achievement through leadership, education, civic engagement and character. She is also a student at A.R. Rucker.

  • Sunday alcohol sales petition needs signatures

    It has been awhile since the community has addressed the petition drive that is under way. This is an initiative to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in restaurants on Sundays in Lancaster County. No full-service restaurant from the big chains to an upscale small restaurant will consider a location in our area without this much-needed change.  
    Why do we need it, you may ask. Well, plain and simple, it is this:
    u We are losing money to other counties.
    u Increase in new restaurants and job opportunities

  • Dangerous dog laws need to be tightened

    I felt such compassion for the Landires after reading “Dog bite saga leaves Indian Land family upset” in the Feb. 11 edition. I’m fed up with the constant stories of these horrible dog attacks.
    It sounds like the dangerous-dog ordinance is like so many other antiquated local laws that were created for times when Indian Land and Lancaster County were sparsely populated and very rural.  
    With a heavy increase in population, the rules of any community need to be adjusted to protect the safety and peaceful existence of all.

  • Dump Obamacare, concentrate on budget

    Doug Huffstetler’s letter to the editor, “Mulvaney not practicing what he preaches,” regarding Rep. Mulvaney’s health care is what I would call classic jealous Democrat whining.
    Why does the writer not also consider federal, state and local union employees, who profess to want to serve us, but do not want the same benefit expense we have? Hypocrites.

  • Race car drivers don’t need millions of dollars

    I’m a resident of Lancaster, but right now I am at the Myrtle Beach. I buy The Sun News while I’m at the beach.
    I recently read in the sports section where our tax dollars are being spent or given to race car drivers for advertisement. Dale Earnhardt Jr. got $20 million; Ryan Newman received $7.4 million and A.J. Allemendinger got $1.6 million. This was justified by saying it is necessary for recruiting. As far as I know, they have recruiting offices in towns over our United States. This is another excuse for foolish spending.