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Today's Opinions

  • County Council needs public input on budget

    The Lancaster County budget pro­posed for fiscal year 2013 (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013) has been post­ed on the county website for a couple of weeks and has been the topic of discus­sion by the County Council Finance Committee (council members Larry McCullough as chairman, Jack Estridge and Charlene McGriff) at meetings on April 30, May 7 and 14.

  • Transplants bring a lot to the table besides changes

    It is indeed unfortunate that Myrtle Porter “resents these Northern trans­plants who are changing everything.”
    Many of us transplants are not only responsible for this, but also for our many and varied efforts to improve the lives of the less fortunate in our area.
    It’s people like Myrtle who appreciate those efforts in one breath and then resent us in the next.
    Myrtle and her ilk also need a short history lesson.

  • ILMS PTA thanks Teacher Appreciation Week helpers

    The Indian Land Middle School PTA would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who donated to the annual Teacher Appreciation Week.  
    Special thanks to Carolina Bistro, Wing King of Fort Mill, Jersey Mike’s, Showmars, McDonald’s and Founders Federal Credit Union, as well as several parents and community members.
    The teachers and staff have been so appreciative of the special treats all week long.
    To everyone who has supported our school, thank you!

  • Editor's note

    A letter to the editor, “HOPE appreciates support,” in the Wednesday, May 16, edition of The Lancaster News identified the person arrested for forgery and theft from HOPE in Lancaster Inc. The original press release did not contain the name of the person arrested. When editing the release, The Lancaster News added the person’s name because she had been identified by the State Law Enforcement Division in the newspaper’s prior stories.

  • Good luck to 2012 graduates

    Take a good look at today’s Graduation 2012 special section. It’s full of the graduates from all four county high schools.
    After their respective ceremonies today they’ll  toss their mortar boards high into the air as they celebrate their graduation with the friends, family, teachers and administrators who helped them along the way.  

  • Take the time to thank officers during this week

    During National Police Week, which is May 13-19, I’d like to encourage you to take the time to recognize our local law enforcement officers for their service to the Lancaster community. 
    Our officers’ face many risks and challenges and their sacrifice and service are often taken for granted.
    If you encounter a deputy, police officer, highway patrolman or corrections officer, show your support and let them know how much their work means to you this week.

  • HOPE appreciates support

    Christy Leann Ellis of Lancaster was recently arrested and charged with forgery and theft estimated at more than $60,000 from HOPE in Lancaster Inc. Hope is a 501(c)(3,) non-profit organization that provides assistance with food and utility bills to area families.
    After becoming aware of the forgery, Hope immediately notified the S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and Ellis’ arrest was the result of SLED’s swift actions. Eillis will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  • Coakley insightful speaker

    Vince Coakley, the host of a popular Charlotte radio program, was the guest speaker at the recent TEA party meeting several weeks ago.
    Coakley, who hosts the program each day on WBT, gave an interesting speech to about 80 people at the meeting.
    He is an excellent speaker. The father of four shared many insightful experiences. He is knowledgeable in many areas of public concern.
    He is a strong supporter of the Constitution and free enterprise. He is a delightful man, both humorous and serious. It sounds like God has given him a lot of wisdom.