• Letter: Sheriff’s office helps S.C. Special Olympics

    We were excited to accept a donation from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office to the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics South Carolina.
    The sheriff’s office held its annual Chick-fil-A “sit” on June 1, raising more than $7,000.

  • Letter: Lions’ broom sale helps county’s children

    The Lancaster Lions Club would like to thank Lancaster County Schools for allowing us to test the sight and hearing of elementary school children within the district.
    So far in 2016, we have tested 1,760 kindergartners to fifth graders for sight and found 284 students required follow-up with an optometrist due to various abnormalities. We tested 671 students’ hearing, and 25 were recommended to follow-up with an audiologist.
    We are proud to serve the residents of Lancaster County and look forward to the future.

  • Letter: Endorsing Susan Hunter Wallace for auditor

    Mrs. Cheryl Morgan is retiring as auditor for Lancaster County. I would like to thank her for her many years of service in that capacity. She served long and well and has certainly earned her time of retirement.
    It is a comfort to know that Mrs. Susan Hunter Wallace is running for the position of auditor. She has been a county employee for the past 14 years and has served in the auditor's office the last six years as deputy auditor. I feel that she is well qualified and will oversee this position in an efficient and respectful manner if elected.

  • LETTER: Wallace: Consider my hands-on experience as deputy auditor
  • LETTER: Murphy: Spent half my life serving Lancaster County's citizens

    Editor’s note: At the beginning of primary campaign season, we offered candidates a chance to write one letter to the editor before the June 14 vote explaining why they should be elected. In the race for Lancaster County auditor, we ran a letter from Allen Blackmon June 1. Below are letters from the other two candidates in the race. This will be the last opinion page items on the local election before Tuesday’s voting.

  • Letter: Thanks to all who helped make candidates forum a success

    The 2016 Before You Vote Candidates Forum on May 26 at Inspiration Ministries/Cross Ridge was a great success.
    We want to thank all the Indian Land residents who took this opportunity to meet and listen to the candidates. I am sure they went  home with new information to help them vote on June 14.
    Rick Jiran, vice president of communications with Duke Power, was a fantastic moderator. Thank you and we want you back.  
    The Rev. David Bender of Faith Presbyterian Church, thank you  for a moving invocation.

  • Letter: Opponent’s attack on Mulvaney at forum not appreciated

    I have just come from the candidates forum in Indian Land. While it was very informative, all of the candidates with one exception were civil.
    The man running against Congressman Mick Mulvaney decided his time was best suited to make personal attacks.
    I do not appreciate this type of campaign.

    Lynne Carroll
    Indian Land

  • Letter: Wilt stands out in District 1 race

    My wife and I attended the “Before You Vote Candidate Forum” on May 26 to hear from all the primary candidates before we go to the polls on June 14.
    What I took away from that forum is there are some excellent candidates running for the county council District 1 and the county auditor positions. Any one of those candidates could do a fine job for the citizens of Indian Land and Van Wyck areas.

  • Letter: I back Blackmon for auditor

    Lancaster County is fortunate to have Allen Blackmon as a candidate for county auditor.
    I had the privilege to work directly and indirectly for him for over 20 years. During that time, I observed Allen treat his employees and taxpayers fairly and compassionately.
    He always tried to help anyone in need. He would come in early or stay late to make sure all tasks were handled.

  • Stormwater fee for Panhandle huge case of DHEC overreach

    Editor’s note: The writer is a candidate for Lancaster County Council District 1.

    The county wants to send you another tax bill.
    SMS4 is a federal program to protect the nation’s drinking water being run by the Environmental Protection Agency. In South Carolina the program is administered by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).