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Today's Opinions

  • Time to thank public servants

    “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times”.. .so begins the “Tale of Two Cities,” describing life in Paris and London and the struggles of the poor and working class in the late 1700’s. Although written 150 years ago, Dickens’ observation stands the test of time, and speaks to the experiences of many of us in York, Chester and Lancaster counties today.

  • Obama focused on getting nation back on its feet

    We have a lot to be thankful for as red-blooded Americans. Notice I said red-blooded and failed to mention color of skin which is what all of us should do.

  • Steve Epps, a ‘true American hero’

    Two weeks ago, we lost a pillar of our community with the passing of Mr. Bill Kimbrell. On Jan. 31, we lost a true American hero with the passing of Mr. Steve Epps Sr.

    I doubt there are many folks in the Fort Mill area who did not know Mr. Kimbrell and the many positive things he has done for our town.

    However, since Mr. Epps lived most of his life in the Lancaster and Chester communities, I would like to share a little about another native son of Fort Mill.

  • Give money to people, let them stimulate the economy

    Dear President Obama,

    Regarding the stimulus package: Why not give every legal American $20,000 each? No one gets money directly in to the economy faster than the American people will – 350 million people times $20,000 = $700 billion. That is less than $800 billion. Considering that we are the ones who will have to pay for it, it sounds like a more reasonable solution and viable.

  • Our well being depends heavily on Obama

    Yes, I missed the inauguration. Well, I didn’t have any special pass, but from my vantage point sitting in front of a fairly large screen television in Maryland, just a few miles from our nation’s capitol, I had a real good ring side seat to most of the activities.

  • Writer offers Blackmon-Brace data on USCL

    City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace, I read with much interest and some amazement The Lancaster News article, “City backs USCL.”

    You said you wanted to review Gov. Mark Sanford’s research and reasoning before you could support the resolution. I believe that once you complete your research on this situation, you will find:

    1. That during a time when our economy is in the worst downturn in recent history, USCL is a major plus for Lancaster.

  • Repealing the blue laws hindrance to Christians

    On Feb. 2, Lancaster County Council voted to suspend the blue laws in Lancaster County. Unfortunately, there was not a lot of discussion given as to why they felt these laws should be suspended. I have not heard or seen any reports which show that repealing the blue laws would have a positive impact on our community.

    There may be an anecdote here or there but for the most part these are either very rare in their occurrence or very thin in their argument. Remember that we’re only speaking of a three-hour window on Sunday morning.

  • Is Linda Blackmon-Brace from here?

    I was in total disbelief when I read the front page article, “City backs USCL,” to learn that City Councilmember Linda Blackmon-Brace voted against Council’s resolution supporting USCL and requesting Gov. Sanford rescind his budget recommendation. How can she possibly justify her position?

    She said “because she wants information about Gov. Sanford’s research and his reasoning before signing the resolution.” Ms. Blackmon-Brace, do you ever read The Lancaster News, or just use it to draw attention to yourself?