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Today's Opinions

  • Don’t miss these two important meetings

    Two concrete plants – Concrete Supply Co. and Thomas Concrete Co. – are contesting the ruling (on their nonconformance status) at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15at the Building and Zoning Board (BZA) meeting at the Lancaster County Administration Building (101 N. Main St., Lancaster).
    This is an important meeting and we need everyone involved. These two companies have not been in operation since October 2009, therefore they have lost their protected status in I-1 industrial zoning.

  • You can make a difference in a child’s life

    In Lancaster County, the start of school usually means an increase in child abuse reports. While the occurrence of child abuse is never a happy subject, the news isn’t all bad. Children who have possibly suffered three long months of abuse or neglect are now back under the watchful eyes of their teachers.

  • Parents need to be involved with school activities

    OK, it’s that time of year again.
    As our students get geared up for a new school year, it is also time for parent meetings, club events, team meetings and other things that fill up our calendar. Every year, the same parents get involved at these meetings and events, but we need all parents to join in the fun.
    Parents, if your student is involved, they need you to be involved as well. It does not matter if it is academic programs, band, sports, chorus or any of the many programs at our schools, these programs can only strive and grow with the help of parents.

  • Radical right should embrace whole Constitution

    If the radical, religious right refers to the U.S. Constitution to defend their right to bear arms, any type, any quantity, why don’t they have the same belief in the Constitution when it refers to the separation of church and state?

    Merrel Wilkenfeld
    Indian Land
     

  • Grandfather appreciates golf championship coverage

      Grandfather appreciates golf championship coverage 

    I would like to thank sports editor Robert Howey for the great article he wrote on my grandson, Taylor  Banks, for winning the Club Championship at the Lancaster Golf Club recently. I was blessed to be able to be there and watch him play and it was nice to come back and see all my old friends in Lancaster.

    Roy Harris

    Burnsville, N.C.

  • Labor Day celebrates workers

    For most of us, Monday will be a day off. It’s Labor Day, a federal holiday that celebrates the contributions of America’s 153.2 million workers. Schools will be closed, as will government offices, banks and many other businesses.

    Labor Day’s roots extend back to Sept. 5, 1882, when American labor leader Peter J. McGuire organized the first parade of about 10,000 workers in New York City. The Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary was inspired after seeing a labor festival in Canada.

  • America headed for bankruptcy

    The U.S. Congress has failed to pass a budget for the past two years. You can use your own imagination to figure out why.
    Even without a printed budget we can document the income and spending by our federal government.
    The amounts are usually expressed in the trillions of dollars. Most of us cannot visualize or comprehend what those amounts actually mean. So here is a breakdown of federal spending in simple terms.
    Let’s put the 2011 federal spending into perspective:
    u Federal income: $2,170,000,000,000

  • Humane Society of Lancaster grateful for community support

    Last month the Humane Society of Lancaster SC spent about $1,100 buying eight tons of dog food so we could help feed the needy pets of our county.
    Pets that might otherwise end up in the county animal shelter because their owners are having a very hard time financially and cannot feed them.
    One of our main goals is to help as many pets as we can in whatever way is needed and by providing them with food.