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Today's Opinions

  • Column: Sheriff Faile: Let me set record straight on IL law enforcement

    Much has been spoken and written about the future of law enforcement in Indian Land if the incorporation effort is successful.
    I want to share a few comments to set the record straight.
    Section 23-13-70 of the S.C. Code of Laws sets out the responsibilities of deputy sheriffs in our state: “The deputy sheriffs shall patrol the entire county at least twice weekly by sections assigned to each by the sheriff, remaining on duty at night when occasion and circumstances suggest the propriety thereof to prevent or detect crime or to make an arrest.”

  • Letter: Praying for peace this Christmas

    I am writing because I am praying that this Christmas there will be peace in the world in God’s time.
    I think about all the hatred, which I believe is being fueled by President Trump. Some say he knows he is doing this, while others say he doesn’t realize it. Let’s get real people – he knows. But only God can change a hardened heart. I believe this is what’s wrong with him.

  • Letter: Paying water bill way too difficult

    This letter concerns the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District offices. My bill is due the 15th of each month. Not the 14th, not the 13th. The 15th.
    This is mentioned because one month the 15th was on a Sunday, and when I attempted to pay my bill Monday I was told there would be a late charge because I was late and that it should have been paid the 13th (the day they were open).

  • Column: There must be a way to slow traffic on Dobys Bridge Road

    Dobys Bridge Road in Indian Land is like a raceway, and the number of vehicles using this road is very high compared to years past.
    My main concern is to get people to slow down for the curve in front of my home, which is near Gordon Drive just before the bridge. I have helped many people on this turn who have wrecked their vehicles. There have been multiple unreported wrecks I myself have witnessed.
    For years people have been driving recklessly and passing the stopped school bus. I have sent in so many videos of people passing school buses.

  • Column: County council represents all, not just those in Indian Land

    In response to John Delfausse’s column last Sunday asking a lot of leading questions about why council doesn’t give Indian Land the support he wants, here’s the answer, sir: The county council is responsible for the betterment of the entire county, not just Indian Land.

  • Letter: Facts to consider in assessing VTIL

    Just a few facts to set the record straight and provide a proper perspective to those of us living in the proposed Town of Indian Land.
    ◆ After almost two years of hard work and thousands of volunteer hours – totally self funded – Voters for a Town of Indian Land submitted the Town of Indian Land incorporation package to the S.C. secretary of state last May.
    ◆ The state’s Joint Legislative Committee for Municipal Incorporation did not hold the first of two hearings on the plan until Aug. 18.

  • Column: On Indian Land incorporation, the county reaps what it sows

    Did you read the Dec. 10 article in The Lancaster News headlined “Devastating fallout for towns: If IL incorporates, Lancaster, Kershaw and Heath Springs will pay’’?
    People need to ask themselves: If Indian Land is so important to the county and the municipalities in the county, why has the county council not taken better care of Indian Land?
    Why has the county council snubbed our two Indian Land county councilmen by not appointing either of them to a chair position?

  • Column: Salvation Army truly thankful to every donor

    Monetary gifts of all sizes find their way into the familiar red buckets of The Salvation Army: bills, coins and just recently, a small gold coin.
    From perfectly manicured hands, to rough and ragged ones – all sorts of hands eagerly contribute their gifts to help the less fortunate. A most touching moment is watching the hand of a young child press his money into the bucket, then look up and smile.