• Help solve animal abuse, neglect

    Look closely at the faces of the kittens and of the dog Purdy. These are the faces of innocence, of trusting, of loyalty.

    They are also the faces that represent just a small sample of what we, in rescue, see every day, sometimes more then once each day. Kittens like Milo and Otis, babies at 4 weeks old, were thrown from a moving car on S.C. 200 recently.

    If not for the quick braking of the car behind, they surely would have been crushed under thousands of pounds of the cars weight. That, of course, was the intention all along, wasn’t it?

  • Community rallies for Habitat

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County is pleased to announce our Fourth Annual Bluegrass, Barbecue and Building fundraiser on Aug. 29 was another great success.

    We want to thank the community for such strong support. Because of you, this event netted more than $11,000 toward local Habitat construction projects, which will help provide more decent, affordable homes for income-qualified families in Lancaster County.

  • Bigger audits needed

    The Legislative Audit Council has done a terrific job on its latest report, and taxpayers should be grateful.

    I give “The Nerve’s” Rick Brundrett a little credit. In 2012, Brundret broke a story on a proposed $16 million line item in the Agriculture Department’s budget for an undisclosed expansion project at the State Farmers Market.

    As it turned out, Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers was pushing his agency to buy property at the market – property owned by S.C. Ports Authority Chairman Bill Stern.

  • POWs, MIAs not forgotten

    On Friday, Sept. 18, all across America local ceremonies will take place to honor our missing service members and their families with a focus on continuing the commitment to account, as fully as possible, for those listed as q prisoner of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA).

  • Special tax districts – buyer beware

    Indian Land and Pleasant Valley residents will be hearing a lot about petitions for a special tax district for law enforcement over the next few weeks as proponents seek signatures to impose a $75 per dwelling tax on Indian Land for “enhanced law enforcement.”

  • School choice solution not the problem

    The Charleston Post and Courier recently published a five-part series, “Left Behind: The unintended consequences of school choice, in which readers are led to believe that the hardships experienced by some students at a North Charleston high school are the effects of school choice policies.

  • S.C.’s most famous song

    What if I asked you to name the most famous song that has come from South Carolina?

    You’re stumped right?

    About now you are scratching your head and thinking, “What could it be?”

    I’ll bet you are feeling a little uneasy to think that you live in South Carolina and have no idea what song I’m talking about – right?

    The song is “We Shall Overcome.”

  • U.S. does have alternate plan to Iranian deal

    It strikes me as near remarkable at how liberal ideas are so illogical while boasting of their logic. William St Louis seeks to respond to my article by suggesting that one is not allowed a critical opinion unless they have a viable alternative solution to the problem in his column, “Don’t criticize the Iran deal without an alternate deal.”

  • Lancaster no better than Rhode Island

    Well, Lancaster County council members Charlene McGriff and Larry Honeycutt, you got your wish – Keith Tunnell is gone.

  • Don’t criticize Iran deal without an alternative

    In response to Dr. Brooks Walker’s column, “Iran renews Hamas support,” in the Sept. 4 edition of The Lancaster News, again I read another complaint against the deal with Iran without an alternative.

    Iran was renewing its support of Hamas prior to the signing of the deal.

    This renewal of relations between Iran and Hamas was a result of Hamas withdrawing support of the rebels fighting Assad in Syria.