Today's Opinions

  • Community rallies for Habitat

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County is pleased to announce our Fourth Annual Bluegrass, Barbecue and Building fundraiser on Aug. 29 was another great success.

    We want to thank the community for such strong support. Because of you, this event netted more than $11,000 toward local Habitat construction projects, which will help provide more decent, affordable homes for income-qualified families in Lancaster County.

  • Lage won’t be missed if he moves

    In his article “Lancaster no better than Rhode Island,” John Lage gives us a laundry list of useless information as to why he left his previous blue state and threatens to move again.

    His article took up quite a bit of the opinion page; however, my response will not.

    Good-bye, Mr. Lage. Your venom won’t be missed by this reader.

    Neil Couch


  • Outreach Project seeks to empower young women

    Lauren Kornegay, project coordinator for the Lancaster County Outreach Project, gave an impressive presentation at the Indian Land Democratic Club meeting on Aug. 27.

    Kornegay’s mission is to raise awareness about the Outreach Project and to enhance the lives of abused and neglected children and adults served through the Department of Social Services of Lancaster in building a comfortable lifestyle that meets their needs.

  • Praise for sheriff well-deserved

    I gotta admit all the praise for the appearance of  the Sheriff’s Office is well-deserved.

    A  nice building with a fleet of new, clean patrol cars  speaks well of a law enforcement facility.

    There is really no comparison to former departments. Not only is this a credit to the sheriff and his staff, but to changing times and situations.

    Maybe it’s because I remember the past when my father, W.B. Evans Sr. assumed office on Dec. 1, 1944.

  • Attend school board meetings to learn more

    I read with interest Brian Endres’ column concerning the Lancaster County school board.

    I’m not sure why it was a sign of disrespect that the board sent one member to the Indian Land Action Council meeting, rather than the entire membership.

    To be honest, it seems disrespectful to James Brooks, who did appear, to say “only District 1 board member James Brooks showed up.”

  • Bigger audits needed

    The Legislative Audit Council has done a terrific job on its latest report, and taxpayers should be grateful.

    I give “The Nerve’s” Rick Brundrett a little credit. In 2012, Brundret broke a story on a proposed $16 million line item in the Agriculture Department’s budget for an undisclosed expansion project at the State Farmers Market.

    As it turned out, Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers was pushing his agency to buy property at the market – property owned by S.C. Ports Authority Chairman Bill Stern.

  • 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).