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Today's Opinions

  • We're asked to pay for courthouse we don't ever use

    I was reading about the tax increase to pay for a new courthouse and then I read William Hough’s letter about the $33 million cost to build it. I want someone to explain to me, why?

    My mother, Linda S. Stevens, was killed in a car wreck on July 2, 1999, when an out-of-state trucker failed to yield right of way and plowed into the side of her minivan, killing her and putting my aunt on life support for two months.

  • We've had some trying times

    There was good news and not-so-good news revealed about Lancaster County at the recent State of the Community meeting.

    A local developer and city, county and school district officials shared the information at the meeting sponsored by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and LGI Land-Riverchase Estates.

    The good news:

  • Rudy Carter sounds just like a politician

    Rudy Carter was quoted as saying, “The public has got to understand the court is the prominent voice of the law.

    When you walk in a courthouse, you have to feel like you’re in a court of law.”

    The first sentence makes “the law” sound like some kind of mystical thing, more like a religion than what it really is.

    Unlike God’s Law, our law is simply a set of rules man has set to maintain order and protect citizen’s rights.

  • What politics should be

    Sometimes it seems that getting politicians to focus on issues is a lot like getting kids to eat their vegetables – and there’s some truth to that.

    Most politicians explain this by blaming voters, saying we don’t care about ideas. They assume that we’re more interested in a discussion of unwed mothers or irate preachers – or about where someone’s kids go to school. Certainly, most current politics is aimed at that level (or lower).

  • Business owner thanks patrons

    Kershaw is a wonderful beautiful small southern town with folks from all walks of life.

    For me what makes Kershaw so special is its people. They are straight-forward, kind, caring and friendly.

    The pride of the south has left a record of courage and audacity that endures to this day.

    The American Dream I believe in is a good work ethic my grandpa taught me to work six days a week and go to church on the seventh day.

    I have always taken my job seriously and I'm very proud that I can help and serve with hard work and sacrifice.

  • Younger generation vote way they want

    I have tuned in to both conventions. One thing the Republican Party truly does not seem to understand is that a lot of the younger generations, those who are 18-40, do not want a politician who has a big military- and political-experienced resume. It's not working for the United States.

    And we'll vote in whatever way will lead the USA in a new approach to the world.

    Jen Sands

    Edgemoor

  • County is considering courthouse costs, future

    Recent letters published in The Lancaster News expressed opinions that the proposed county courthouse does not need to be a $33 million palace and that any vacant storefront should qualify as a replacement facility.

    I wholeheartedly concur we shouldn't build a palace. However, that doesn't automatically shrink the potential cost of the new building. As to utilizing vacant retail structures, security concerns remove that as an option.

  • We don't need to make a palace of the courthouse

    I was quite impressed with Dave Zoglman’s guest column. “New courthouse doesn’t need to be a $33M palace,” in the Aug. 27 edition of The Lancaster News.

    The mills and the bleachery are closed.