Today's Opinions

  • House bill protects gun rights

    Every day, it seems to me, we are slowly losing the right to make our own decisions. It seems the government is making more and more decisions for us. One right I refuse to be denied is the right to bear arms.

    It’s refreshing to know there are still people who want to protect our rights. I would like to give a huge thank you to our S.C. House Rep. Deborah Long. She has signed on to sponsor House Bill 3994 – Transportation and Storage of Firearms in a Locked Vehicle.

  • John Spratt leading us into bankruptcy

    John Spratt voted for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in November 1993. My question to the people of South Carolina is how can you still vote for a man that sent all of your jobs to Mexico and China? John Spratt is why you are sitting at home today without a job. He knew, as I did in 1992, that NAFTA would be the end of textile jobs in South Carolina.

  • Taxes, plumbing, job opportunities

    While President Barack Obama and his Wall Street buddies are hustling to divert public money to patch wounds inflicted by corporate greed and government-endorsed Ponzi schemes, toilets are overflowing.

    The government has flushed perfect opportunities to infuse federal money into community-based, job-producing critical infrastructure projects, which could have stabilized employment, but instead paid off whining board members with billions of dollars to cover obscene bonuses and mismanagement.

  • 12th annual IL Spring Festival set for Saturday

    Spring has already arrived in a haze of pollen, so it must be time for the annual Indian Land Elementary and Middle Schools’ Spring Festival.

    We hope the sunshine and warm, balmy temperatures hold through the weekend for the schools’ largest event of the year.

    The festival, sponsored by the schools’ Parent-Teacher Associations, will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, organizers say.

  • Education priority in House

    First, let me assure you that I value hearing your opinions. Just like you, I want what is best for South Carolina, its citizens and especially our children – and who better to determine what is best for kids than their parents?

  • Relay for Life pays tribute to those who battle cancer

    Blair Cauthen. Nell Horton. Cricket Harper. Barbara Bradley. Judy Chandler. Ann Hammond. There are so many, many more. Cancer victims. Cancer survivors.

    On Friday, they and many others will be remembered and honored as the 15th annual Lancaster County Relay for Life gets under way at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The purpose of the annual event is to spread awareness of cancer prevention, treatments and cure while honoring survivors and raising money for research to find cures for cancer.

  • Children's garden a reality because of caring people

    The Kershaw Children’s Memorial and Prayer Garden opened on April 10.

    This garden is a place to come and remember those children who have died or who are apart from our lives. It is a place of peace. It is our place, your place.

    It came into being through the help and donations of several wonderful and caring companies and individuals.

    Thanks to Haile Gold Mine Inc. for providing the bench, balloons, foundation and many other things.

    Thanks to Knight Lawn Care for providing the river stones for the families to decorate.

  • Truesdale has issues, but Parsons made a mistake

    Demoralized because of egregious actions. Behind every action, there is a reaction. Pat Parsons, former detective with the Lancaster Police Department, misused his authority to the degree that City Council deemed his actions to be irreparable.

    Now some people think Parsons was treated unfairly. It is understandable for his family and friends to support him, but it’s immoral for them to bash City Council members for their decisions.