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Today's Opinions

  • Faile earned sheriff's office promotions through hard work

    I would like to take this opportunity to personally endorse Barry Faile as sheriff of Lancaster County.

    This letter is different than most political endorsements, as I have nothing to lose or gain by writing it. I believe Barry is the right choice for Lancaster County sheriff.

    Barry has spent his entire law enforcement career as a deputy sheriff. He has worked in every capacity of the Sheriff's Office and was instrumental in organizing the Metro Drug Task Force.

  • Does racism exist in Lancaster County?

    I am a 62-year-old woman and a native of New Jersey. I worked 12 years as a ward/health coordinator at Bergen Pines Hospital in New Jersey. And I have worked in management positions for more than 30 years.

    I have worked with the public for many years and never encountered anything like I did after moving to Lancaster.

    At my place of employment a young, white man called me a racial slur. I felt degraded and overwhelmed when he made the remark.

  • Listening Center is a support center

    Listening Center is a support center

    The residents of Lancaster, Chester and York counties are all facing some fast changes in the economy and in lifestyles.

    As these changes happen, more and more people may face challenges that lead to a downturn in their everyday life and may have feelings of hopelessness with no one to turn to.

    This is just a reminder that the Listening Center in Lancaster is a referral and support center with an ear.

  • Writer questions leash law enforcements

    I agree wholeheartedly that the responsibility of an animal, dangerous or not, lies solely with the owner.

    I would like to ask Lancaster County Council members and committee members to strengthen the response to an animal complaint.

    I understand complaints as Animal Control's responsibility, as it should be.

  • John Q. Public has right to know

    He wasn't getting into a "challenging" contest with an elephant. The context is not verbatim. I can't print what he really said here, but you get the idea.

    He - head of a state department, whose salary is paid by taxpayers - was the challenger and I was the elephant. I have a prominent nose and I had gained some weight. But I decided not to take the comment personally.

  • Mulvaney supports public education

    In an election year, it's simply amazing what candidates will latch on to in in order to make another candidate look bad. Case in point is the campaign for the Senate 16 seat between Rep. Mick Mulvaney and Democrat Mandy Powers-Norrell.

    Several weeks ago, the Charlotte Observer misstated that Mulvaney's children attended Indian Land Elementary when actually they attend Catholic school.

  • Meeting place needed in IL

    To conduct business in the Panhandle, some local officials have had to play a game of musical meeting sites. But that changed recently when Merrifield Partners, the developer of 521 Commerce Center on U.S. 521, donated a 1,300-square-foot space in its Pinckney Building.

    Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and the local office of the S.C. Employment Security Commission will use the space.

    "Often times, all of us have had a need for office space, a place to meet” in Indian Land, said LCEDC President Keith Tunnell.

  • Will County Council run DNA tests on dangerous dogs?

    I read the guest editorial "Dog breed regulations won't work" in the March 14 edition of The Lancaster News and it raised several questions.

    Is Lancaster County Council considering mandatory DNA tests of all dogs to prove they are or are not a dangerous breed?

    How else will they know for certain what a mixed dog has as ancestors or parents?

    How does designating a dog breed as a dangerous breed affect the owners liability especially regarding the homeowners insurance?