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Today's Opinions

  • Don’t litter, drive posted speed limit

    John A. Delfausse’s letter “Consider roundabouts instead of intersections” in the June 11 edition of The Lancaster News,reflects his concern for beauty and orderly flow of traffic through Indian Land. Who is gonna teach the  driving public to maneuver on a roundabout? A roundabout is a stationary merry-go-round and drivers have to exit sometime into the flow of heavy through traffic. Much like the fear you have when a vehicle is merging from a ramp without regard to the posted “Yield” sign. Sure hope the guy riding your bumper is alert.

  • Ethics reform bill makes final stretch

    The string of headlines on ethics issues over the past six years means the time has come to strengthen our laws. Recently, the House put the finishing touches on a bi-partisan Ethics Reform Act that passed 110-0. A true recounting of this issue would take many pages, so here are a few of the major reforms our Ethics Reform Act fixes:

    Independent

    investigations

  • Is S.C. Legislature a ‘den of thieves?’

    Exactly 40 years ago this summer, a brash 36-year-old reformer running for governor called the state Senate “a den of thieves.” A majority of Democratic voters agreed with him, and Charles D. “Pug” Ravenel won the primary to become the Democratic Party’s nominee.

  • Just how widespread is public corruption in S.C.?

    After six years of peeling back layers of our corrupt state government, nothing should surprise us.

    And yet Judge Casey Manning’s ruling was still a shock – it didn’t seem possible for a judge to shut down a grand jury investigation into alleged corruption by the speaker of the house and argue that Bobby Harrell’s staff and colleagues on the House Ethics Committee must first decide if he had committed a crime.

    But it happened.

  • Time a deciding factor?

    “Let’s pass the law even though we know we do not like all that is in it. Then we can clean it up and change the areas that concern us through amendments immediately after,” said one Lancaster County Council member.

  • 3 GOP council members pass ordinance so they can fix it

    The Panhandle overlay district was passed by Lancaster County Council on June 9. Councilwoman Charlene McGriff, a Democrat, made the motion to approve, commenting, “What if we move forward, pass the third reading, and then move forward immediately with amendments to change some of the concerns we have.”

    Republican council members Larry McCullough, Bob Bundy and Brian Carnes agreed with McGriff and passed the motion.

  • God commends the faithful

    The Bible declares that God is faithful, meaning that he is firm, reliable, steadfast, sure, dependable, and trustworthy. The Hebrew word for faithful is “aman,” from which we derive our English word “Amen.”

  • Time for new leadership in South Carolina

    As our college students head home for summer vacation, they face an overwhelming burden of debt due to Gov. Nikki Haley’s budget cuts.

    Her budget cuts have forced South Carolina’s colleges to have the highest tuition in the Southeast. Haley talks about building our economy, but refuses to allow money in the budget to build a foundation for an affordable higher education system.