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Today's Opinions

  • Writer thanks city workers for repairing road

    I would like to thank the city of Lancaster and its employees for checking out the dangerous problem we have entering Arch Street from Caskey Lane. I appreciate the city’s work to improve the problem. I’m grateful to the city workers, police officers, fire department employees, council members, along with the public works and sanitation department employees.
    Hats off to you all for your hard work.

    Teresa Massey
    Lancaster
     

  • Student-teacher ratio should be equal to players-coaches

    I support youth sports programs in our schools, but why do teams need so many coaches on staff when many classrooms go lacking?
    My opinion probably will be unpopular with many sports enthusiasts, but I was appalled to read in the football special publication of The Lancaster News that some of the high school teams have almost as many coaches as players.
    The number of team coaches are as follows: Lancaster, 14; Andrew Jackson, 17; Indian Land, 9  and Buford, 11. Four high school football teams have 51 coaches.

  • Don’t amend agendas at meetings

    It is fairly common practice for boards and councils to amend their meeting agendas once a meeting has begun without any objections. From now on, we object to the practice.
    Public bodies are required to give advance notice not less than 24 hours in advance of a meeting. An agenda for any meeting must be posted as well. Essentially, though, public bodies treat agendas as though they are written in pencil, altering them and making additions well into meetings.

  • Conference organizers grateful for support

    On behalf of the members of the Lancaster County Coalition for Healthy Youth, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to the many partners who helped make the fifth annual National Rural Substance Abuse Prevention Conference such a success.
    This is the only national conference that focuses on the unique challenges of working with youth from rural communities.

  • Community responds to help with Seth’s Giving Tree

    To all the wonderful folks of Lancaster County: On behalf of Seth’s Giving Tree, we thank you for your continued support.
    Each of us encounters tragic events in our daily lives. Sometimes, it’s financial or health issues or the loss of a beloved mother, father, son or daughter. With these losses comes pain and heartache, but they also bring opportunity, an opportunity to rely on your faith in God to bring you through the pain.

  • Music and Performance

    It is a proven fact that children who are exposed to the arts perform at a higher level on standardized academic tests. Further, children and adults who have participated in, studied and/or enjoyed the arts in their lives become more creative thinkers and problemsolvers.

    Music, in particular, affects performance. There are teachers who report that the responsiveness of their classes is greater when (intentionally selected) music is included in their learning
    environment.

  • Coy has great ideas on how to help county prosper

    Congratulations to petition candidate Joseph Coy for a job well done in meeting the requirements to be certified and put on the ballot in the general election. Not participating in the Nov. 6, election is not an option for Coy.
    He wanted to give the voters in District 44 a choice. He served this country for eight years, lived his life with his wife and kids, created a small business, Coy’s Woodworking Custom Cabinets and Countertops, and now he is ready to step out of his comfort zone and get Lancaster County and District 44 up and running.

  • A big thank you to state troopers

    I would like to take this time to offer a sincere thank you to the S.C. state troopers who are patrolling U.S. 521 in such a diligent manner. Having lived here for just over five years, I have never seen so many blue lights flashing on 521. This highway has become a speedway (mostly for those with white and blue tags from a little further north.)