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Today's Opinions

  • They’re spending our money on what? Part 2

    In a review of state agency expenses, The Nerve found that in fiscal 2015-16 the state spent more than $989,000 on catering and meals.
    This total does not include charges from the S.C. Public Service Authority, the S.C. Education Lottery Commission, the S.C. Jobs-Economic Development Authority, and state-supported colleges and universities. The spending at these agencies is not covered by the Comptroller General’s website.

  • Letter: Let’s unite behind our law officers

    My heart goes out to our sheriff’s office and the city police department.
    These guys need our prayers. They have a dangerous job.
    I used to call them and pray for them on the phone, but the guy who crippled me threw my phone and broke it.
    Sheriff Barry Faile and Police Chief Harlean Carter do a wonderful job. I ask the county and city to unite in prayer for all of these officers.
    I love you guys, and may God protect and bless you all.

    Carl Miles
    Lancaster

  • Column: Do we really need checklist for potty visits at preschool?

    My husband owns a small business, and from time to time I’ve heard him say, “You can’t take a pee anymore without a government permission slip.”
    Please excuse the slight vulgarity. I bring it up because, in my line of work, it’s almost literally true.

  • Column: S.C. loses extraordinary leader, public servant

    With his death Saturday at age 96, we reflect on the life of former S.C. Sen. John Drummond, who served our state and our nation well. 
    A native of Ninety Six, John Drummond was born in 1919 to a family of millworkers, like so many other S.C. families of that era. Called to serve our country in World War II, he was a pilot and paratrooper, acquiring the nickname “Ace” due to his flying prowess.

  • Letter: Dismissing Noble’s assessment of Donald Trump’s prospects

    Some of the items in Phil Noble’s column “Hey Trump, you’re a loser” need to be addressed.
    First is his distasteful line about America’s “mythical glorious wonder years of the past.”
    America has many things in her past that made her great. America was one of the first, if not the first, to outlaw slavery. America manufactured her own products, which lasted, but now everything doesn’t last because it’s made in China. We were the major factor in winning World War II.

  • Column: Prime example of the S.C. oligarchy

    The term “legislative state” gets thrown around a lot by people trying to describe our state’s power structure. That’s supposed to make our gross imbalance of power seem like a reasonable alternative – a “legislative state,” as opposed to an “executive state,” sounds like a legitimate thing.

  • Column: Prime example of the S.C. oligarchy

    The term “legislative state” gets thrown around a lot by people trying to describe our state’s power structure. That’s supposed to make our gross imbalance of power seem like a reasonable alternative – a “legislative state,” as opposed to an “executive state,” sounds like a legitimate thing.

  • Column: Democratic policies ruined our inner cities

    This little town of Lancaster does not have big problems yet. Still the citizens need to understand where the source of America’s problems started.
    Maybe the Lets Talk folks will get to the root of the problem and cure the issue before it becomes a big problem here.  
    The beginning of the problem is the lack of God in the lives of citizens, the God of our founders who is our creator. He is the source or our understanding of the truth in our world today. Without God’s laws in our lives, then man’s laws are of no use to us either.