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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • McCantses enjoy Ben Snipes rodeo

    The Ben Snipes rodeo was wonderful again. I couldn’t believe it when we saw cowboys from Lancaster who looked like they weighed 100 pounds climb on a bull and ride.

    Billy Dale loved it. We all had a great time. He still likes the cowgirls.

    The food is great and so is the entertainment.

    You missed it if you didn’t go. I encourage you all to go the next rodeo Ben brings to Lancaster.

    Thanks again, Susan and Ben.

    Myra and Billy Dale

    McCants

    Lancaster

  • A prayer for fighting men, women

    God bless our fighting men and women as they fight a war we must win.

    Bless their families as they endure time away from their loved ones. Help them defeat the enemy and return home to their loved ones.

    God bless all the families of our brave men and women who have given their lives for this country, past and present.

    To all our veterans, we thank you. God bless you all and God bless America – she will not fall.

    Carl M. Miles

    Lancaster

  • 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.