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Today's Opinions

  • Residents seek help with Taxahaw Road

    I would like to comment on Paula Laney’s letter about the bad condition of Taxahaw Road. We have lived in the Taxahaw community for 18 years. 

    There has not been any work done on the road except fill some potholes. It was real bad when I came here. 

    Now they are so bad I don’t think they can be fixed. If people did not live on this road, it should be closed. But we must have a way to get out. We now go to Monroe for doctor visits and hospital care. We also do most of our shopping there.

  • Gregory instrumental in creating ‘Pat’s Law’

    When my sister was murdered in 2003, she was killed by an intentionally set house fire. The women who murdered my sister received a 25-year sentence for killing her. They also received 25 years for burning her house.
    The sentences would be served at the same time and they would only have to serve about 85 percent of the sentence. In other words, they would only have to serve a little more than 21 years for killing my sister and burning her house. They were not eligible for the death penalty because arson was not considered a weapon used in a violent crime.

  • Gregory instrumental in creating ‘Pat’s Law’

    When my sister was murdered in 2003, she was killed by an intentionally set house fire. The women who murdered my sister received a 25-year sentence for killing her. They also received 25 years for burning her house.
    The sentences would be served at the same time and they would only have to serve about 85 percent of the sentence. In other words, they would only have to serve a little more than 21 years for killing my sister and burning her house. They were not eligible for the death penalty because arson was not considered a weapon used in a violent crime.

  • ‘Been there, done that’ means something more in this election

    The events of the last two weeks of 2010 for me personally were a surprise to me as well as a disappointment. After much thought and consultation, I decided it was necessary to withdraw from the S.C. District 16 Senate race. Rest assured that no one feels the regret more than me.
    However, as this moment fades into the past, I feel it is important to focus on the goals and objectives that initially drew me to candidacy in this race.

  • McCoy will get things done for this community

    Recently, I noticed that U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney endorsed Greg Gregory for the S.C. Senate District 16 seat. I can say that I voted for Mulvaney in the last election; however I do not believe that this seat needs to be just handed off from one person to another.
    Gregory was a politician in Columbia for 16 years and then he quit. One quote Gregory said in The Lancaster News was, “The longer you are in, the less you pay attention to the people back home.”

  • Gregory has always placed principle over politics

    I have had the opportunity to work with the S.C. General Assembly for the better part of 40 years. Most of this time was spent with the Department of Natural Resources in the Division of Marine Resources. During that time, few members of the General Assembly demonstrated a greater commitment to wildlife, coastal marine and forestry conservation than Greg Gregory.
    His success in the hard-fought battle of wills in 2002 to protect the red drum fish from over-fishing is just one example of his legislative accomplishments.

  • McCoy will be faithful representative of his people

    Rob McCoy is the right man for the S.C. Senate District 16 seat. He has a common-sense approach for government, believing in the fair tax and term limits for serving in political positions.

  • McCoy will be great asset for S.C.

    Honesty, integrity and humility. Those are the qualities I want in the S.C. Senate District 16 senator.
    Rob McCoy is a relative of mine, but that is not the reason I am voting for him in the Republican primary on Feb. 22. It has, however, given me the opportunity to know his character up close and personal. His wife, Misty McCoy, works close with him and assist with functions, such as the tea parties, campaigning, etc. What a great asset McCoy will be for South Carolina.