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Today's Opinions

  • Boling thanks voters for their support

    Now that the election is over and all the votes have been counted, I want to say a very special thank you to all of you who voted for me in the Cane Creek Watershed Board race. The promise that I make to you is that I will never disappoint you. In fact, you may be pleasantly surprised at how hard I will work for you.

    I am looking forward to working with Ann, Amanda and Tony Sistare and all other directors to make this the best watershed possible.

  • Those who fight for our freedom are true heroes

    The men and women who have served and fought for our great country’s freedom are America’s true heroes. Many have lost their lives for our freedom.

    May God grant you the peace you deserve and may you get the reward you truly deserve. No country can come close to America, and you made it all possible. America must never fall. We back down from no one.

    For all the men and women who have fought and served our great country; for all those who made the ultimate sacrifice; we thank you.

  • System failing to keep us safe

    In reading the article, “Man wanted for attempted murder,” in the Nov. 12 edition of The Lancaster News, it’s obvious someone is not doing his or her job. A person who has been arrested and pleaded guilty 10 times in a seven-year period should never have been released to the public. Who keeps giving him probation?

    Ramond Johnson

    Indian Land

  • Tax district could help fund more sheriff’s officers in IL

    Earlier this year, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile asked to meet with Lancaster County Council Chairman Larry McCullough and myself to talk about his concerns, as well as concerns voiced by Indian Land residents about the level of service being provided.

    Increasingly, the sheriff’s deputies in the Panhandle area find themselves overwhelmed and undermanned by the growth of crime in Indian Land.

  • Church remembers victims of violence during festival

    United Bible Way Church of Lancaster held its annual Fall Fellowship Family and Friends Day, on Sunday, Oct. 26.

    In addition to the morning service and the decoration of 12 tables that were covered with delicious homemade foods, a Day of Remembrance for slain victims of Lancaster County, Soles for Departed Souls Memorial Walk and the observance of Breast Cancer Month by wearing pink T-shirts and presenting guests with pink ribbons were added to the annual activities.

  • You should have your tax bills by now

    In the fall, tax bills are sent out to county homeowners. Tax bills are normally sent out in early October, but due to some issues, the tax bills were mailed out later than normal. You should have received your tax notice by now.

    Even those who are paying into an escrow account as part of their mortgage will receive a bill, so you will know what you are paying in taxes. You are responsible for forwarding this information on to the mortgage company.

  • Crenshaw, Hammond two good men

    Veteran University of South Carolina and Clemson fans each shared in some tough moments over the last week or so, but it had little to do with game results.

    It would be more like game of life losses.

    Those would be the recent passing of Billy Crenshaw and Johnny Hammond.

    Mr. Crenshaw was an avid USC Gamecocks’ fan. Johnny Hammond was a Lancaster High football standout going back to the late 1950s. His son Vance was a star athlete at Dorman High School in Spartanburg and later played football at Clemson where he was an All-ACC defensive lineman.

  • Legislative ethics committees largely inactive in recent years

    When it comes to policing itself for ethical violations, the 170-member General Assembly hasn’t shown much interest in recent years – if you go by the number of formal opinions produced by the chambers’ ethics committees.

    The House and Senate Ethics committees issue written advisory opinions to their respective chambers to guide them when questions arise about state ethics laws.