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Today's Opinions

  • Knights thank HOPE donors

    Many, many thanks from the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Grace Council 14765 in Indian Land to the people and businesses of Indian Land and the surrounding areas, our council and its members and families. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued generosity and support in helping us to raise funds for people with intellectual disabilities.

  • Don’t let elderly fall victim to scammers

    We all need to help make sure our elderly don’t fall for all the telephone scams. Scammers love to prey on the elderly. If an elderly person withdraws a large sum of money from his or her account, we need to find out why they are doing so.

    Some of the older people are losing their entire retirement money because of these scams.

    Do not give out your credit card information to these phone scammers. And if you receive any of these calls, get all the information you can from them and call the authorities.

  • S.C. should expand its Medicaid

    This is in response to Sen. Greg Gregory’s fall Legislative report. We appreciate being informed about what is happening in Columbia, but we were dismayed when we read the information about the federal Medicaid Expansion Program.

    This is not a political issue; it is a humanitarian issue that affects all S.C. residents. We believe the state of South Carolina is doing an injustice to the working poor and all residents of this state.

  • Please repave Collins Road

    For some of us, the new year begins by identifying resolutions and goals. As a resident of Collins Road, I am determined to see progress made on improving the infrastructure closest to home in the Panhandle.

    Longtime neighbors and I remember simpler times when a landmark we gave to friends for directions might be “turn left at Indian Land Elementary School.” Last month it was “turn left at Indian Land Daycare.” Then it quickly became “turn left at Dunkin’ Donuts and Publix.”

  • Investment Commission needs reform

    It has been revealed that the S.C. Retirement System Investment Commission has been failing to serve the interests of the retirees of South Carolina.

    This pension board pays the highest percentage of fees in the country, which ultimately could cost both retirees and taxpayers.

    Last year alone, South Carolina spent $420 million in fees, which is three times the national average. These fees, say the commissioners, are to have higher quality investments that will help the state.

  • January is Stalking Awareness Month

    Have you ever dated someone who would show up places uninvited or said things to make you think they were watching you?

    January is Stalking Awareness Month and most people do not understand everything that stalking can include.

    The definition of stalking, according to the Stalking Resource Center, is the repeated harassment or following of another person with the intention of causing them to fear for their life or safety. It frequently occurs when a battering relationship comes to an end.

  • Grandmom defends driving kids to school

    I would like to respond to David Whiting’s letter, “It’s time to take back the South,” in the Jan. 8 edition of The Lancaster News.

    Mr. Whiting, while the first part of your letter reflects some of my sentiments: i.e, the Northern brethren’s propensity to assume that since we talk slow, we must think slow, is a source of irritation to most Southerners.

  • The GOP’s bad red behavior

    I would like to respond to Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell’s article, “Glimmer of Hope,” in the Dec. 27, 2013, edition and S.C. Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore’s article, “Red to the Roots,” in the Dec. 29, 2013, edition of The Lancaster News.

    Moore said, “It was only within the last two decades that Republicans gained majorities in the S.C. General Assembly and among our state’s nine constitutional officers.”