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Today's Opinions

  • Chick letter: Indian Land needs its own post office

    I moved to Sun City Carolina Lakes in Indian Land over the Christmas holiday. I found a morning group of guys who have a wealth of information about the area that I needed and wanted to know, so I joined them. Talk came around about needing a post office in our area.
    So being me, I wrote a letter to our Congressman Mick Mulvaney. I hear he campaigned on wanting to serve the taxpayers of this area. Well, what I arrived at is we the people really need  our own post office. The letter was written and mailed.

  • Noble column: S.C. kids doing worse (Part 1)

    I have written this column before. In fact, I’ve written this same basic column about this time every year for the past several years.
    And I’ll write it again next year, and every year for as long as I do this column because it’s so important. It’s about how well the children of South Carolina are doing. The answer in a word is – worse.

  • Gregory letter: More support for sawmill in Lancaster County

    I’m sure Bill Ardrey’s April 29 letter to the editor, “Lancaster County needs sawmill,” opened eyes to the numerous benefits that a state-of-the-art lumber planing mill would have for Lancaster County.
    Not only would it put hundreds of local people to work with high-paying jobs, it would benefit the local forest industry (the No. 1 industry in South Carolina) by giving them a higher price for their timber, without having to travel long distances to sell their timber.

  • Pettus letter: Thank you to all who helped on ILMS beach trip

    The Indian Land Middle School sixth-grade Myrtle Beach trip was a great showing of kindness and caring.
    First, I want to give sixth-grade teacher Cheryl Fleishman a big high-five for all her hard work. I also want to thank Marci Lail for all her great assistance. Thank you both for the great job.
    We all had a great time, but on the way back home, one of our tour buses broke down. The buses pulled over into a church parking lot.

  • Our View: Rosy outlook for Red Rose Festival

    Everything’s set in downtown Lancaster for the kickoff of the city’s sixth annual Red Rose Festival tonight. There’s just one thing missing – you.
    So gather up your family and head down to Lancaster’s historic downtown for two days of outdoor concerts, dancing in the streets, arts and crafts,  kids  activities, a car show, dog show, photo contest, roaming entertainment and more.

  • Wexler column: Needed: Sunlight on trade deals

    Sunlight is sorely needed in our nation’s capital as Congress considers an expedited process for approving trade agreements that are being done largely in secret. For the past several years, representatives of our government have been negotiating trade deals with Pacific Rim nations and the European Union behind closed doors, pacts that will affect every American family and worker.
    The only people privy to inside information about the trade talks have been 566 trade advisers, the overwhelming majority of whom represent corporate interests.

  • Shannon column: Springs Memorial celebrates National Hospital Week

    Most people only visit hospitals occasionally, when a loved one is sick or a friend is having a baby. Associates at Springs Memorial Hospital are different in this regard. Each day, hundreds of associates come to the hospital to provide compassionate, personalized care for friends, neighbors and those they do not know. Our providers work together around the clock, seven days a week to make healthcare available any time it is needed, whether for one person or more in times of community crisis or natural disaster.

  • Lanning column: Jesus fulfills Isaiah’s greatest prophecy

    Long before Jesus’ birth, the prophet Isaiah wrote a prophecy about the “suffering servant of Jehovah,” found in Isaiah 52:13-53:12.  
    Eight passages in the New Testament declare that this passage describes the Lord Jesus Christ, including the words of Jesus himself, when he said, “This that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.” (Luke 22:37)