• Tree Tops clear-cutting makes him sick

    Tree Tops is a fine example of the new cluster overlay subdivision. (See photo on page 2.)

    My understanding was they would save as many trees and natural areas as possible and not just clear-cut the property. Well, they have just got started and this is about 75 acres and the only trees left standing are along the stormwater creeks that drain into the lake.

    There’s no silt fence that I can see. The signs say it is a SSWPT project, but I saw no signs of being in compliance with those regulations.

  • Reality falls upon Camelot

    Once known as Indian Land, this northern tier of Lancaster County was once a quiet community of farming families. A nearby brick manufacturing plant offered jobs for some, a large country store and cotton gin met the needs of many and just across the state line was a variety of stores offering more products and services. Life was good, people friendly and crime almost unheard of.

  • Library friends’ partnerships growing

    Since the inauguration of the Friends of the Del Webb Library and Indian Land business partnership program in 2012, the number of business partners has grown from 14 to 30. This year alone, nine new businesses came on board.

    New businesses coming into the community have been very excited about participating in the program, as it serves as an introduction to the community for them, thus giving them more exposure and bringing business to their doors.

  • Bird flu devastating U.S. egg industry

    The U.S. egg industry is reeling from a colossal outbreak of avian flu, mostly among egg-laying chickens. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 48 million birds, accounting for 11 percent of the nation’s egg-laying hens, have been slaughtered for fear of infection during the past few months.

    The effects are far-reaching, from how to dispose of millions of potentially infected bird carcasses to job losses and rapidly rising egg prices. More than 40 countries have restricted U.S. poultry imports.

  • Man-made rights changing our culture

    The Supreme Court handed down its opinion Friday, June 26, that same-sex marriage is a right in all 50 states. Justice Anthony Kennedy replied to the observation that this will do harm to the institution of traditional marriage by saying, “Far from seeking to devalue marriage, the petitioners seek it for themselves because of their respect and need for its privileges and responsibilities.”

  • Team effort make Summer Aquatics a success

    Kershaw swim team (Stlngravs), and the town of Kershaw Recreation Department would like to congratulate all of the swimmers who participated in this year’s Summer Aquatics Championships. The town of Kershaw Aquatic Center proudly hosted the Aquatics this year. The event was held July 7 and 8 and seemed to run as smooth as planned. The weather was hot, but the summer afternoon showers held off until the two-day event was complete.

    All participants were awarded ribbons or medals based on their place of finish.

  • Does the flag still wave?

    Long after the Battle of Gettysburg, the Stars and Bars have been forced into Neverland. I guess some will rejoice as the flag is retired to a dusty corner of history or, more likely, to a forgotten saga of this nation’s growth.

    In the future, some will remember the nine who lost their lives at the hands of a deranged zealot. Others will remember the man who committed the crime. Time will cloud the issue for many and, for some, there will be more dragons to slay.

  • Don’t wipe out our history

    Don’t wipe out our history

    I agree with W.B. Evans regarding his letter on the Confederate flag.

    Our country’s history is being wiped out of the history books. When are the American people going to realize what is happening to our country? We need to take our country back.

    Whatever people don’t like, they want to remove it and hide their heads in the sand and say it never happened. Next, they will be telling us the Holocaust never happened, and I do believe there are many out there who don’t believe it now.

  • Graham may be more help in getting IL its own post office

    Recently, our U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-5) responded to a request by me for a post office in our community of Indian Land with a letter to the newspaper editor. Mulvaney noted he did not want Congress involved in postal decisions and that it needed to spend time taking care of our “economy, the debt, national defenses, health care and highways.”

    Thank you for your work in all these failed programs in our great country.

  • Only unity can prevail

    They were in a church to worship Jesus, not knowing they had let a maniac in their doors. Demons walk on this Earth and this man was truly a demon. He tried to start a race war, but instead he brought us closer.

    I would just like to say I am praying for the families of these nine victims and also, for the family of the man who did this terrible act. May the comforter be with you and bring you peace.