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Today's Opinions

  • Indian Land Democratic Club endorses Brann

    The Indian Land Democratic Club is proud to announce its endorsement of Keith Brann for South Carolina Senate, District 16.
    Brann is running on a platform that includes business and job recruitment, tax reform, term limits, spending transparency, support for public education, green technology and open and accountable government.
    As a group of voters, we feel that it is important to elect qualified candidates to public office.

  • Jordan is deserving of recent elite status

    When Phillip Mickles left South Middle School to become the A.R. Rucker Middle principal, he knew he was moving to a good situation in education, which included a top-notch media specialist.
    How good?
    Now she’s the best in the state.
    A.R. Rucker media specialist Leigh Jordan was recently named Media Specialist of the Year by the S.C. Association of School Librarians.
    “She is the best,” Mickles said. “Our media center is the hub of the school and she is a major reason our school is so successful.”

  • Taxpayers need list of incentives offered to new companies

    It’s getting harder and harder to believe anything that our Lancaster County Council says anymore. I’m out and about Lancaster County daily and it seems that other county residents have the same thoughts.
    As I read County Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare’s column, I was trying to figure out which part was the truth and which wasn’t.

  • Tax day is an opportunity to reflect

     April 15 is a day many of us have come to dread – Tax Day. It’s the deadline for millions of Americans to file their taxes and turn over their hard-earned money to the government. Actually, the federal government extended this year’s tax deadline to April 18.

  • Team effort pays off for sheriff’s office

    There’s plenty of reason for an upbeat attitude at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office these days. The sheriff’s office recently received its accreditation.
    The achievement earned Lancaster County the distinction of being the 44th state law enforcement agency of 290 statewide to earn its accreditation and the only the 11th state sheriff’s office to reach the elite status.
    The accreditation means the sheriff’s office is a more professional agency, increasing officer morale and providing better service for county residents.

  • Writer upset about infant left in car

    This is an open letter to the woman who neglected her child at the Murphy gas station on the S.C. 9 Bypass about 5:30 p.m. on March 25. You were driving a green Honda.
    Did you even watch your infant when I was pumping gas and heard him/her screaming from the back seat while you were making your purchase inside the store?
    Did you notice when I looked for you and then when I finished pumping my gas I walked inside and saw you still at the counter while my son watched your car?

  • Couple praises work crew

    Recently, Lancaster County Maintenance Department, special projects, did some work on our road. The work crew spent about three weeks in March working on Leadoff Road replacing pipes in a creek bed under the road continuing onto our property.
    I would like to give John Robinson and his crew a pat on the back. They did an excellent job. We have some good hard workers there. I’m sure they don’t get the recognition they deserve, but this time they are. The guys also were very considerate of us as property owners.

  • Guardian ad Litem seeks volunteers

    In 2010, more than 9,000 South Carolina children were abused or neglected by their own families. The actual figure is probably much higher, as this number represents only those children involved in the family court system. There are cases of abuse or neglect in every county of the state.
    As caring and concerned citizens, we must do everything in our power to protect and nurture these vulnerable children. S.C. law requires a volunteer guardian ad litem be appointed for any child whose family is involved with the Department of Social Services through the family court system.