Today's Opinions

  • All parties need wake-up call

    I have been reading the guest column for several weeks now. I am really taken aback by the uninformed readers.  
    First of all, Michael Jedson obviously listens to MSNBC, CBS or some other liberal news show. Do you really think that you are getting the truth? How naive. Let’s face it; all news has become very slanted to their personal views, misleading the public, especially those viewers uninformed. To be honest, I’m sick of it all!

  • Whittlesey needs to get facts right

    There are so many inaccuracies in Franklin Whittlesey’s “Wake Up, America” article in the Jan. 13 edition of The Lancaster News that I don’t know where to start. He must have gotten his information from Fox News, Rush Limbaugh or Michelle Bachmann – not reliable fact sources.
    Let’s start with “All the president does is campaign.” This is a completely ridiculous statement since now happens to be time when all candidates begin their campaigns. What would you call the South Carolina primary?

  • Church drama team ‘cross carriers’

    God has blessed me with some very good students to work with in the First Baptist Church drama team. We started this team a year ago to give young people the tools and knowledge they need to make the right choices in life – not like the ones I made as a young person.
    When I was 13, I got caught up with drugs, alcohol and gangs. By the time I was 18, I was sent to prison, where I spent three years. I didn’t get saved until I was 26. I later got married and now have three children.

  • Mulvaney, staff take time to discuss writer’s issue

    There are many reasons to vote for a politician. Lately, it seems it’s done mostly to see that the team wearing your jersey controls the government. Or you vote because the person closely mirrors your own beliefs.

  • Have fun, safe season at ballfield

    The youth ball season is under way around the county.
    As an annual rite of spring, many area youngsters, girls and boys from a variety of ages, will be involved with baseball and softball games from the county Panhandle to southern Lancaster County and all points in between.
    It’s a new season and the optimism is high.
    There will be plenty of games on the diamonds for these youngsters from now to mid-summer to be a part of this season.

  • Hospice and palliative care volunteers: We listen, we care

    National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, is a time to recognize and celebrate the thousands of men, women and young people who volunteer in communities across the country.
    I am a volunteer coordinator at Hospice Care of South Carolina and I want to honor all those dedicated to providing care and support for patients and families in our community who are nearing the end of life’s journey.

  • Define job training our residents need

    John Realmuto’s letter in April 13 edition of The Lancaster News seems like someone who has jumped on the “Beat Down Lancaster” bandwagon. I gotta admit those “We are Lancaster” yard signs are tacky. Makes me want to add a line, “What you see is what you get.”
    Lancaster will rebound, in time. I think Mr. Realmuto has a good suggestion for eduction changes to equip our people with new skills. However, he doesn’t offer any suggestions as to what type of training.

  • Rollins shares story to help others survive

    Some seminars might seem like just a way to pass time. But you might have a hard time convincing Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Rollins of that.
    Last fall, while he was on a dinner break with fellow drug task officers at a Lancaster restaurant, someone tried to rob the restaurant. The incident led to shots and Rollins was wounded. He grabbed his side and realized it was serious, but the knowledge he gained from a seminar  by longtime police trainer Dave Smith last year proved vital in his will to survive.