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Today's Opinions

  • Great Falls Republic Mill 2 getting litigious

    We don’t think anybody could have been surprised the town of Great Falls has gone to court to stop the sale of the Republic Mill No. 2. eeBut even we are scratching our heads a little at some of the turns the issue has taken up to this point.

    Great Falls Town Attorney Brian Grier pulled out of the issue, citing the fact that a senior partner in his law firm, Milton Hamilton, has represented the Chester County Forfeited Land Commission for years, including the matter of the sale of the mill to a Virginia man.

  • Support Pringle in effort to help the homeless

    Over the summer there has been plenty of talk about new developments, both residential and industrial. A big thanks of appreciation is due to city and county councils for their strong leadership efforts and progress.

    I am sure that both councils are on edge and very stressed because of the atrocious act of the courthouse burning. But our leaders must continue to lead on because there are other issues to be dealt with. One is the homeless situation. James Pringle has a plan that he wants to implement that will assist those who have fallen upon hard times.

  • Time to find alternatives for courthouse

    The Russians didn’t just invade Georgia – they cruised on up the interstate and seemed to have settled in Lancaster.

    After the terrible courthouse fire and troubling solicitor’s office blaze we read in The Lancaster News about SLED agents sniffing around trying to get people to inform on their neighbors and Steve Willis trying to get $12,000 so his mother might think about turning him in for the crime.

    But the important question that seems to have been brush-broomed away is the original issue of a new courthouse.

  • Options for building courthouse more like blackmail

    I agree with Dave Zolgman’s column “New courthouse doesn’t need to be $33M palace.” Why not renovate the old Winn Dixie? Is the old Badcock Furniture Store vacant? These are two possibilities. We don’t need a pretty building for our court system to function. How many rooms and what sizes do they need to be? Considering the high cost of gas, the increased cost of food/goods as a result of the high gas prices, the loss of jobs, and those living on a fixed income, we don’t need to spend a penny more than is necessary to run the court system.

  • Hood's disrespect for law cost innocent man his life

    The idea that the police are responsible for the fatal crash that killed John Haver points to a much deeper problem. Marqevius Deandre Hood had many chances to stop running from the police before he ever got to the bridge at the bypass. He had plenty of time to think and decide his course of action. He made a conscious decision to disregard the law.

  • No credible evidence of reptile-to-bird

    This is in regard to an article, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" on page 1B in the Aug. 22 edition of The Lancaster News.

    The National Geographic Scientists got it wrong again. Reptiles do not lay bird eggs, they never have and never will.

    However, reptiles may eat bird eggs and the birds too, but they cannot lay bird eggs.

    The National Geographic scientists have no credible evidence of reptile to bird evolution.

  • LIFT making a difference to many

    Finally, she had a reason to get off the sofa. Depression, fears, anxiety and the stress of life were too much for her. But with the help from folks at the Learning Institute for Tomorrow, Nina Hordych is off the sofa.

    Hordych credits LIFT for helping her see there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

    She shared her thoughts in a testimonial on LIFT’s Web site, learninginstitutefortomorrow.org. Others gave similar testimonials.

  • Writer: Criminal killed innocent man, not police

    On Aug 20, one of the kindest men I ever knew was killed. John Haver was 68 years old and had decided to ride his motorcycle to get some ice cream.

    He was lawfully riding on S.C. 903 when he was hit from behind by a man who did not have a driver's license and was speeding.

    When this criminal hit John from behind, the motorcycle was dragged about 100 yards. Then, the criminal abandoned his car to run and hide from the police.

    When I first learned about this, I was saddened that such a good and gentle man was killed so recklessly and criminally.