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Today's News

  • No one takes responsibility anymore

    I hope this letter will help keep someone else from making the same mistake I did. I never thought this would happen to me. I even looked in the mirror to see if I had “Stupid” splashed across my forehead.

    I let a young man cheat me out of a lot of money. He came to my house and talked me into letting him pave my driveway with recycled asphalt.

    I know that this can be a good thing if it is done right, but this was not done right.

  • Smoking buffer zones make good sense

    It’s about choice. Each individual chooses whether to use tobacco products or not. Those who choose to do so should not be ostracized.

    Those who choose not to use tobacco produces should not be subjected to second-hand smoke and a sidewalk dotted with used tobacco chaws outside county-owned buildings.

    That is the reason behind Lancaster County Council’s recent decision to implement smoking buffer zones around county buildings.

  • No charge for cost of love

    Driving home from a business trip in Atlanta recently, I was trying to stay alert. Zooming down that lonely stretch of State Road 12 headed toward Bristol, I suddenly recalled a song I heard in my teenage years.

    I haven’t thought much about that song in my adult years until now. Perhaps I was thinking about the song because my cousins had come to visit.

  • Compare how Democrats, Republicans handle race

    When the S.C. Republican Party met in Columbia last year, there was a spirited race to decide who would serve as our representatives to the Republican National Committee.

    We  were  to  elect  two  from  South  Carolina. Cindy Costa from Charleston was elected commiteewoman and Glenn McCall from Rock Hill was elected committeeman. Glenn was the first black to be elected national committeeman from our state and he was easily the overwhelming choice of that mostly conservative group.

  • Don't take out trash collector on Barberville Road

    To all drivers on Barberville Road in Fort Mill: I have adopted the highway you travel. 

    It would be greatly appreciated if you would adhere to the posted speed limit of 40 mph while I’m picking up trash.

    There have been many times vehicles passed me going so fast that you’d think it was Charlotte Motor Speedway.

    Just last week I had to dive into a ditch to keep from getting hit. It’s only a two-mile stretch, so please slow down.

    Sheilah Plonk

    Indian Land

  • Mr. Leaphart always gave 100 percent

    I started Indian Land School in 1957 and finished in 1969. I was sad to hear of Mr. W.P. Leaphart passing.

    A lot of newcomers I’m sure don’t know, but this man was the best of the best in what he did and guided a lot of students as he was a great teacher.

    His knowledge was vast. He was a soft-spoken man who could point you to the correct way to do tasks. He was always helpful to the community as he ran the cannery in summer and taught adult classes in welding, small engines, etc.

  • Meet the Jackets 'a good day'

    The weekend went well for Buford High School.

    It started Friday night in the seventh annual Founders Kickoff Classic at Lancaster Memorial Stadium where the Jackets posted a 6-0 win over Class AAA foe Fort Mill High School.

    BHS junior Scott Catledge’s two-yard scoring run to cap a 54-yard drive was the difference and the BHS defense protected it for the shutout of the FM Yellow Jackets.

    On Saturday, the Buford Booster Club held its annual meet the Jackets and veteran club member Jeff “Bones” Langley said it was a “good day.”

  • Base political positions on facts

    Sam Slack’s letter, “Libertarianism will add to our nation’s problems,” was some leap of faith to ask readers to take in going from a textbook discussion of libertarianism to accusing two Republican candidates of actually endorsing, without any supporting facts, such proposals as these.

    We are all entitled to our own opinions, but when we state such opinions in public, we should ensure that readers know our background and motivation. I am the president of the Republican Club in Sun City.

  • Hargett wins limited late model thriller

    Chris Hargett captured a thrilling Limited Late Model race Saturday to highlight action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    Hargett and Mike Huey were on the front row after heat wins.

    When the green flag dropped, it was Hargett, Huey, Daniel Tucker and Randy Smith going into turns one and two for the lead. Coming out of turn two, Hargett led over Huey, Tucker and Smith. As the laps ticked off, Hargett and Huey were by themselves going for the lead.

  • Legislature should provide funding for mandates

    Seems the S.C. Legislature has been watching those “CSI” re-runs and has come up with an act that directs law enforcement agencies to store evidence relating to a number of different crimes. Another home run for the convicted criminal. It not only offers the chance for a new trial, but a complete review of the evidence relating to the crime, which is being stored under the most ideal of conditions.