• 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.

  • Manasseh proves evil men do repent

    The Bible records the life of King Manasseh in 2 Kings 21 and 2 Chronicles 33. He had an ungodly grandfather (Ahaz) and a godly father (Hezekiah). He became king of Judah at the age of 12, and reigned for 55 years, the longest term of any of the Hebrew kings.

  • Teachers make a difference

    Young people across this country have begun or are about to begin a new school year. I am reminded of a time 50 years ago when I was one of those young people. It was Aug. 26, 1965. I was 8 years old and entering the third grade at H.R. Rice Elementary School.

    What I didn’t know then but know now is what a pivotal moment that would be in my life.

  • Trump trumps Trump in GOP debate

    Many people have told us over the years about the use of body language. Add to this commentary the use of facial expressions and you have a recipe for disaster.

    Take the recent TV debate between the top 10 Republican candidates and look at the body language and facial expressions used by the panel of moderators. When did the news become personal opinion?