• Writer: Whittlesey writes nonesense

    Once again you have published a guest column by Franklin Whittlesey Sr., “Washington politicians: Do as I say, not as I do,” that is short on anything good journalism requires.
    Don’t you have some responsibility to do even a minimum of fact checking? Now, I don’t want to do your job for you, but as an example of just how short of the truth Mr. Whittlesey’s article is, let just look at a couple of numbers.

  • Drugs, gangs rob us of our children

    Too many of our young people are dying because of drugs and gangs. The money connected with drugs and gangs is the allure for young people. But this lifestyle leads to murder, robberies and home invasions. This type of behavior leads to prison and death.
    If parents know their child or children are into drugs and gangs they should report them to law enforcement. Being put in jail is better than being put in a grave.

  • Left considers Hispanics as second-class citizens

    The Trayvon-Zimmerman case should be a wakeup call to the Hispanic community. Even after the case was brought into court – for political motives because of lack of evidence – and Zimmerman was found not guilty of all charges, the Left continues to vilify this man.
    Rhetoric from the Left now proceeds, because their “justice” was not the end result. Race-baiters such as Al Sharpton, Reggie Jackson, the NAACP and others are pushing their ideology, not caring about the consequences.

  • County doesn’t need new LCEDC headquarters

    My, did Tim Boling hit the nail on the head in his letter,  “No need to build new LCEDC  headquarters,” in the July 5, 2013, edition of The Lancaster News. Lancaster County needs a new $700,000 building for the Lancaster County Economic Development headquarters like it does the bubonic plague.

  • Better fund county Animal Control

    This letter is directed to Lancaster County Council members.  I live in the Edgewater neighborhood, an underdeveloped community. There are numerous streets here that have yet to see homes built.
    Certain pet owners have decided to abandon their pets here. Just this past Saturday, a mother dog and her less than 1-year-old puppy were just dumped from a vehicle, and the owner drove off like nothing, leaving them to fend for themselves. Something is missing in their heart.

  • Guess we need to put on a good face

    I read with considerable interest Tim Boling’s letter pertaining to Lancaster County’s governing body rubber-stamp approval of everything involving capital improvements in the July 5, 2013, edition of The Lancaster News.
    Lancaster County’s industry search department just doesn’t want to comment on the big fish that got away, no matter who it was or what it had to offer. All they know is, if they had decent quarters, they could have reeled in the big one.

  • S.C. funeral rules show need to reform business regulations

    Few things crush the heart as badly as losing a loved one. When it happens, all of our thoughts focus on the person we’ve lost. We see their smile, hear their laughter and remember their wonderful qualities that made them so dear to us.
    We can be so consumed with such a deep loss that the everyday tasks of life don’t seem to really matter.
    Unfortunately, during times like these our decision-making and judgment can be clouded by our loss, especially when it comes to weighing spending decisions for how we would like our lost loved one to be honored.

  • Urge elected officials to protect our voting rights

    WHEREAS, civic participation is the guiding principle and foundation to our democracy and where we firmly believe that our government is a “government of the people, by the people, for the people”; and
    WHEREAS, the South has a shameful history of suppressing the right to vote through poll taxes, literacy test and other humiliating methods; and
    WHEREAS, the 1965 Voting Rights Act is under attack and must be preserved to ensure equality and fairness in our electoral process

  • Time to move forward, stay there

    I would like to respond to the Voter Rights Act, which was not acted on by the Supreme Court. I was 13 years old when then President Lyndon B. Johnson signed this bill into law. Now at age 59, I see history repeating itself. I remember when I graduated from Lancaster High School in May 1972 and voted for the first time. What grabbed me was that it was on paper. I will never forget this. I thank God I voted anyway.

  • Word game got Deen in trouble

    I still like Paula Deen even if she doesn’t pass the popular politically correct media test.  Paula had a rough time raising two kids without the financial support of a husband in residence.
    Somehow she got a little business going and with a lot of hard work it prospered. Sure, some of her homespun stuff was a bit overplayed, but if you got it, you have to flaunt it. Some of her programs were a bit overdone, but aren’t most television shows?
    In fact, I was tickled when she found a new love and I enjoyed the televised nuptials.