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Today's Opinions

  • 'Aunt Jo' was a true Lancaster treasure

    Tis the season to be thankful and count our blessings. One blessing Lancaster folks can number was Joan Hall Williams, better known as Jo Williams, or simply “Aunt Jo.”
    She was a Lancaster treasure, something extra special about the Red Rose City.
    Williams, who died at age 79 earlier this month, loved her home and showed so in many ways.
    A history enthusiast, Williams was glad to share her knowledge about Lancaster. Often, she would provide history lessons about Lancaster and Lancaster County.

  • Crenshaw helps school get grant

    Buford Middle School has received a $750 grant from the ExxonMobile Educational Alliance program to support the school’s mathematics program. Hal Crenshaw with Crenco Stores worked with school officials to secure the grant, which is one of 2,400 made available to schools across the country served by Exxon or Mobile stations. The grants were made possible by funding from the ExxonMobile Alliance.

  • Tea Party patriots earn respect in S.C.

    I had the great privilege to be among many S.C. Tea Party patriots on Nov. 17. Many towns in this great state were represented, including Bluffton, Anderson, Lancaster, Rock Hill, Clover, Sumter and Columbia. We all gathered at the statehouse to witness the speaker of the House vote.

  • Hood's dedication leads to win

    Congratulations to Kenny Hood for successfully attaining a second term. Also, I would like to express the fact that the right to vote is a very powerful and valuable thing. Therefore, a big congratulations must be given to everyone who voted.

  • Meaningful ways to help those in need

     Even in ordinary times, it’s important for those who have plenty to share with those who don’t have the resources to meet their basic needs. Helping others is our highest calling in life.
    However, these are not ordinary times. The nation is clawing its way back from the worst recession in a generation, unemployment remains sky high, and there are more people than usual struggling to make ends meet. Many people who never dreamed they would ever need to ask for help are now having to do just that.

  • IL Fire Protection District is really a $350,000 tax increase

    Let me begin by expressing my enormous respect for volunteer fire departments and the people who man them.
    Firefighting is, by its nature, a  part-time occupation in that the amount of time spent actually fighting fires is far less than full time and there is a limit to how much time can be spent on equipment maintenance and training. The people who volunteer their time to serve as firefighters deserve our utmost respect and support.

  • A Thanksgiving Day cooking fiasco to forget

    Ah yes, Thanksgiving Day is here and for many of us it will be our annual rite of family, football and daylong feasting.

  • Take time to ponder meaning of holiday

    For many of us, celebrating Thanksgiving conjures up visions of pseudo-Pilgrims and early Indians dressed in period garb created from the best construction paper first- and second-graders could find.
    Cutouts of turkeys, pumpkins and cornucopias hanging from classroom ceilings added to the festive spirit.