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Today's Opinions

  • Column: New neighbors: Who are those guys?

    One of my favorite movies is the 1969 classic “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” The ultra-cool Paul Newman and Robert Redford play small-time bank robbers in the 1890s cowboy West who were relentlessly pursued by a posse of lawmen that followed them for months across mountains and deserts, to big cities and ultimately even to South America.
    The constant refrain between Butch and the Kid as they struggled to stay one step ahead of the posse was “Who are those guys?”

  • Column: Remembering a visit from Wayne Rogers

    During coffee at Herchek’s last week, I ran into Al Simpson, who commented that he heard my wife Margaret’s friend Wayne Rogers had died. Some will remember Rogers as Trapper John in the television series “M.A.S.H.” He also appeared as the first police chief in the television miniseries “Chiefs” that was filmed in Chester during the 1980s.

  • Column: WWII WASPs have earned resting place at Arlington

    Growing up in the South, my sisters and I had no shortage of role models. From actresses and celebrities to historical figures to our mother and grandmothers, we had a wealth of strong women to consider as examples of the women we wanted to become.
    Among these women are the WASPs – the ladies of the Women Airforce Service Pilots who served during World War II.

  • Letter: Thanks, Public Works crew, for helping out our family

    My family wanted to say thank you to the Lancaster County Public Works Department and Bryan Funderburk for fixing my son Jason Ingram’s driveway.
    We had a lot of rain last month, and the end of Jason’s driveway where it meets the road was a mess. Our grandson, Jaxon, has leukemia and has to go to Levine Children’s Hospital for chemo. Jason had to use his four wheel drive to prevent getting stuck.
    I contacted Public Works and before I got home they were at Jason’s working on the problem.

  • Letter: I support Brandon Newton for S.C. House District 45

    Indian Land has grown tremendously in the past five years. This growth has been consistent progress. This progress must not stop.
     I believe Indian Land sits on the edge of a great change. With this change, we need a new and fresh perspective to complete our development. Millennials have many new conservative ideas about how to continue our progress in South Carolina.
     Indian Land needs a young visionary to represent our developing community. I am asking you to support Brandon Newton for S.C. House District 45.

  • Column: Voters at fault for unprincipled leaders

    Why do we keep electing reprobates and miscreants as the leaders of America? Why do we put so much trust in man, his ideas and humanist governments? How did we become so dumbed down and apathetic?
    A few of my friends, who say they are Christian, and a preacher who wrote to The Lancaster News say America is a Christian nation. They all believe that there should be a Christian gate to pass through for elected office.

  • Column: Homeowners, watch tax dates

    While many of us are recovering from the holidays and looking forward to a busy 2016, it’s important that county homeowners remember the residential property tax deadline is coming soon. All residential property taxes are due in our office by Jan. 15, and the late penalties can be costly. So please don’t be late!

  • Letter: Gun-violence cartoon disgusting

    The cartoon about gun violence in the Jan. 10 Lancaster News is one of  the most disgusting ones I have ever seen. It perpetuates lies and shows  disrespect for people who have died from gun violence.
    You have published  mostly bad cartoons for the past five years.
    You have hit a new low with this  one.

    Jennifer Jewett
    Lancaster