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Today's Opinions

  • Column: TLN underplayed Moore’s swearing-in

    The crowd was there at Heath Springs Town Hall. The newly elected mayor was there, and the former mayor was there. Everyone present was waiting in anticipation of what was about to take place.
    The hall was filled to standing room only. What was about to take place was the administering of the oath of office to the first African American ever to be elected to the office of mayor in Lancaster County. On this date, Jan. 16, 2018, Mr. Eddie Moore was the man to be so honored. This was a historic event. No question about it.

  • Letter: Historic moment in Heath Springs

    History has been made in Lancaster County. We have the county’s first African-American mayor, the Rev. Eddie Moore of Heath Springs.
    We as people of all races should embrace this moment. We need to get behind him and uphold him in this endeavor.
    We need to give him ideas on how to make Heath Springs a safe and better place to live.
    Rev. Moore is my friend and my brother in Christ. I wish him the best and will try to help him as much as possible.
    Let’s celebrate this historic moment.

    Mary Alice Mobley

  • Column: Pray for justice in the deaths of heroes killed while on duty

    Editor’s note: The writer’s son, York County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent McCants, was shot to death while on duty Sept. 25, 1992.

    Detective Mike Doty was killed while on duty with the York County Sheriff’s Office.
    My heart goes out to his mother, siblings and friends. A parent never gets over this kind of hurt. It’s half of you. You had this child.
    My son Brent was 23 years old. Mike was 37. So young.

  • Column: Superb reviews for officials who OKd rate hikes for nuke project

    The S.C. Public Service Commission members who approved nine rate hikes for the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project have performed flawlessly in their six-figure jobs – at least in the eyes of the legislative committee that essentially controls them.
    The S.C. Policy Council’s online publication The Nerve checked annual work-performance reviews done by the State Regulation of Public Utilities Review Committee (PURC) for fiscal 2014 through 2016. We found the exact cut-and-paste glowing language for all seven PSC members.

  • Letter: Incorporation will solve IL traffic woes? No, it won’t

    Small road signs are appearing throughout Indian Land saying if you want to solve our traffic problems, vote “yes” for incorporation.
    I have three questions. Will the bypass be built on the east or west side of 521? Who will pay the cost to construct the highway? How long will it take to build?

  • Commentary: Trump sought to limit effect of shutdown, Mulvaney says

    Editor’s note: Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget director and former congressman from Indian Land, was back on the Sunday talk shows this week with an insider’s view of the first government shutdown since 2013. Here are excerpts of his interview with John Dickerson on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

    John Dickerson: The president said this shutdown would be a present for him. His son Eric Trump said this is good for the administration. Why is it good for the administration?

  • Letter: Name school Van Wyck Elementary

    The new elementary school being built at the lower end of the Panhandle should be named for the community where it is located – Van Wyck.
    Harrisburg Elementary School is named for the community it is in. And Indian Land Elementary School was built on land that was once owned by the Catawba Indians. The land that the new school is being built on is in the Van Wyck community and might even be in the town of Van Wyck in a few years.

  • Letter: Red Ventures encroaching on community’s way of life

    Black Horse Run is a small equestrian community being surrounded by red – Red Ventures and its continuing development.
    They have built multi-story office buildings, then a multi-story eyesore of a parking garage, brightly lit at all hours. Now there’s a movie theater and retail shopping complex plopped in our backyards, dumping runoff drainage into our small creeks, land and drainage pipes.
    The construction noise was deafening. The earth shook until our walls cracked. They received all they wanted from the zoning board and Lancaster County Council.