Today's Opinions

  • Fun for all at IL fall festival

    It’s time for the Indian Land Fall Festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and the fifth annual S.C. Championship Chili Cook-off.

    Saturday’s festival promises to be a lot of fun for everyone from toddlers to teens and older folks, all for a good cause – helping support the Indian Land Rotary Club’s local youth projects, including the annual third-grade dictionary project, scholarships, school needs, literacy projects, sports teams and more.

  • 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.

  • Grateful for proposed road work, but more needed

    I read Sen. Greg Gregory’s column about roads in the Sept. 2 edition of The Lancaster News. I am glad some of these roads around here are getting a makeover.

    While this is a paltry start – it is something. The thing is we need not only our county roads fixed we need the whole state’s road system fixed.

    Gregory and his colleagues know what needs to be done to fix this problem and it’s a huge problem.

    Legislators have to stop sweeping it under the rug. The road problem is not going away.

  • Writers praise Sheriff’s Office

    We want to express how pleased we are with the way Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile operates the Sheriff’s Office. As citizens of Lancaster County, we are proud of the improvements he has made to the department.

    Faile has trained officers to the most professional level that can be attained in law enforcement procedures. They are always ready for whatever arises.

    The officers in his department are in clean uniforms and vehicles.

  • Know side effects of medication

    I recently went to my doctor and was advised to stop taking a medication I’ve been taking for 20 years. The doctor said the medicine causes prostrate cancer.

    There are also law firm advertisements on television seeking clients who have taken certain medications that cause suicides and other medical conditions.

    Why should we take medications if they can kill or maim? Drug companies should take these medications off the market when it’s known they can cause harm.

  • Writer appreciates Sheriff’s Office

    I am writing to express my deep gratitude to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and his entire office. He has always been very efficient in carrying out his duties keeping our county safe and citizens protected.

    However, I want to express my appreciation to the sheriff for going above and beyond his duty and responsibility. I know he cares deeply for the people of Lancaster County and he shows it in how he handles every situation that arises, whether it is crime or domestic violence.