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Meta Wasson is an Indian Land resident.

Wasson column: Black Horse Run resident protests DOT decision

The S.C. Department of Transportation has decided to close the crossover at the entrance of Black Horse Run on U.S. 521 due to “safety concerns.”
This affects 150-plus families who use the crossover daily.
Black Horse Run has been developed for more than 40 years, long before Indian Land became the “hot spot” for development of strip shopping centers with little or no planning as to what the area, which is beginning to look like Cherry Road, might look like in the future.


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Franklin Whittlesey Sr. is an Indian Land resident.

Whittlesey column: Washington politicians: Do as I say, not as I do

What’s the best way to explain or analyze what a moderate Republican and a liberal Democratic represent?  
The word I find in Roget’s New Thesaurus (expanded edition) is “hypocrite.”  
Words such as hypocrisy, hypocritical, hypocriticalness, complacent, smug and self-contented best explain the actions and thinking of moderate Republicans and Democrats.   


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J.R. Wilt

Cluster development – Not now, maybe never

One of the major mistakes in development that has led to the difficult situation in Indian Land is the failure to anticipate and provide for the infrastructure required to support that development.
Developers build houses and houses become homes because people come to live in them. Those people need roads, traffic control, schools, libraries, water and sewers, police and fire protection and EMS and 911 services.


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Our local pets need your help

By Mary Reimers

It seems that every few months or so I put an article in the paper to tell you, my friends and neighbors, about the plight of some of the innocent pets in our community. Today is not so different, but I will tell you about the plight of the Humane Society of Lancaster SC.


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Phil Noble

Meet the young radicals of South Carolina in 1776

A decent respect for our history and heritage demands that over the Fourth of July holidays we do more than just eat barbecue, watch fireworks or go fishing.
For many years, I have made it a practice every Fourth of July to read the Declaration of Independence and spend some time in study of the men and events that surround this momentous and defining event in the life of our country. This year, I was struck by both the age and wealth of the signers from South Carolina. So, who were they?
Thomas Heyward Jr.


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Samantha Catoe Ingram

Text4baby helps new, expectant mothers

I am a mom. It is the hardest and most rewarding job I could ever imagine. My first child was born when I was quite young, my second not far behind.
I am one of the lucky moms. I have a wonderful family, a great pediatrician and supportive co-workers, who all gave me guidance during my pregnancy and in those early days of the kids’ lives.
There are many moms in our state who have less help in the journey we call parenting.
Some may not have role models as I do in my own mother and grandmothers. Some may not enjoy health-care or prenatal-care benefits.


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Bennett Gunter

Time to focus on positives of public schools

It is always interesting to read articles in magazines and newspapers where people with great knowledge spill their wisdom concerning the feelings of our public school system.
This had gone on for years and years. Yet, for some reason or other, all these wonderful ideas are wasted. The one big whipping pole is money or according to most of these wise people, money wasted on public school in South Carolina.


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City takes lead in restoration

By Nita Brown

Who would ever have thought the fascination of a 5-year-old child would result in helping rescue a building years later? But that is the catalyst that inspired the city of Lancaster to step up and fund repair work to the Cultural Arts Center.
Restoration efforts had been underway sporadically since 1976, but progress was hampered by insufficient funding. With the reinfestation of bats in the early 1990s, use of the building ceased and repairs foundered.


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Advice for recent graduates

By Ed McAteer

Well, it is summertime and graduation has come and gone. For those who do not rush off to college, I am guessing mom and dad are probably encouraging you to get out and find a job.
And with that being said, I have some advice for you related to the job interview process. No, I am not going to bore you with the mechanics of how to build a resume, merely tell you what employers are looking for in today’s work environment and prospective candidate.


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Bryan Golden

Is this America’s last birthday?

America is the first country in history to be founded based on individual liberty. The principles of liberty are timeless. The concepts apply as much today just as they did more than 200 years ago.
Our founders knew firsthand the misery and suffering caused by tyranny. They came from societies where government controlled its citizens with an iron fist. They had a solid understanding of the consequences of unchecked power.


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