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Columns

  • Support our local Scouts Food drive

  • Protect your family, self and business from hackers

    The incredible news that the S.C. Department of Revenue’s computers were hacked shocked everybody last week. If you are reading this article, do not ignore this news. It most likely affects you!
    We know that anybody who has filed a state tax return since 1998 is potentially a victim of this cyber identity theft. It includes Social Security Numbers and credit card numbers for more than 3.6 million people. It includes your dependents and minor children. It also includes your business’ Federal Tax ID number if you are a small business owner.

  • Tough Marine reveals his true feelings to friends

    One of the jobs my older brother, Pete, had during his early years was running an establishment on the north side of Lancaster called Twin Pines. It was complete with a small bowling alley and restaurant. It was the type of business establishment that attracted a variety of people and lots of them.

  • Summers column: Sun City voters are likely to impact this election

    Numbers never lie.
    It’s easy to measure the impact Sun City Carolina Lakes in Indian Land is making in Lancaster County.
    Since its beginning in 2005, the 1,512-acre active adult community on Charlotte Highway has become one of the fastest growing subdivisions in the nation.
    According to the Charlotte Business Journal, the development led the Charlotte region in the number of new single-family homes, with 205 closings in 2011.
    It’s impact is being felt in other ways, as well.

  • Faile column: Chamber encourages you to vote on Nov. 6

     Jobs have been the No. 1 issue on every candidate’s mind during this year’s election. 

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored two candidate forums this year on the campus of the University of South Carolina Lancaster featuring candidates of local races including Lancaster City Council, school board, Lancaster County council, sheriff, S.C. House District 44 and U.S. House District 5. In every race, jobs and the economy were at the forefront of the discussion. 

  • Coy column: House candidate seeking support from District 44 voters

     

    As you know, Jimmy Neal, longtime State House representative, will be retiring and his seat is up for election this November. 

    I made the decision in November 2011 to run for the District 44 State House seat and would like to share a bit of information about who I am and what my intentions are. 

  • Case column: Case makes his case for sheriff’s office

    would like to take this opportunity to speak with the residents of Lancaster County in regards to my candidacy for the office of Lancaster County sheriff. I am a lifelong resident of Lancaster County. After obtaining my high school diploma, I pursued an education in higher learning, where I obtained degrees in business and management. 

  • Faile column: Sheriff should be nonpartisan race

    Throughout the course of the campaign season, I have been asked why the sheriff’s race is a partisan election. It’s a good question, particularly when you consider that the sheriff is responsible for enforcing the laws, not just those passed by a particular political party. A sheriff does not make the law or adjudicate the law – a sheriff enforces the law.

  • Harper column: District 5 candidate focuses on jobs, property rights

     

     

    On Nov. 6, the residents of Lancaster County District 5 will select their representative for County Council. After owning businesses in Lancaster County for more than 30 years and serving on the Lancaster County Planning Commission, I understand the issues that face our county from both the private and public sectors.   

  • Sistare column: Lancaster County is moving forward

     

    Over the last four years, Lancaster County Council has made great strides in moving Lancaster County forward.