Today's Opinions

  • Change needs to be made at massacre

    I don’t believe any other town in South Carolina experienced such a horrendous act as the Buford Massacre, during the Revolutionary War.

    Yet no other has been so totally negligent in showing care and respect for the boys who died because they came to help South Carolina be free from the rule of their mother country.

    Records state the Buford Massacre caused people to realize if they didn’t take up arms and help, they would be under the same harsh rule they had come here to be free of.

  • Organizers grateful for festival support

    The Kershaw Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who participated in the Kershaw Spring-A-Thon this year.

    It was through the efforts of many that made this another successful year.

    We would like to thank our sponsors, Haile Gold Mine, Stevens Foundation, town of Kershaw, Founders Federal Credit Union, Kershaw News Era, First Citizens Bank, Gus’ House of Pizza, attorney Robert Davis, Dr. John Howell and Small’s Food Center.

  • 2010-11 budget puts off some tough decisions

    After a marathon 18-hour session that ended about 5 a.m. May 7, the S.C. Senate passed its version of the 2010-2011 budget.

    I voted against it, for numerous reasons.

  • I'm sharing some double Howey pride

    As the fans filed out of the high school basketball game last season, an elderly lady stopped and said, “Robert, those articles you write about your family, keep on doing that. We really like them.”

    If so, and I believe it because I hear it often, then you get a double Howey dose today.

    Today is graduation for the Lancaster County class of 2010.

  • Remember those who have made ultimate sacrifice

    School’s out. Businesses are closed. The smell of grills drifting over the neighborhood. For many people it’s a three-day weekend. And it’s the beginning of summer.

    With all the excitement going on it is easy to forget why we have this weekend.

    But the truth is this holiday cost the lives of many people. Memorial Day is a day set aside to pay tribute and honor to those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

  • Graduates have a lot to celebrate today

    For 2010 Lancaster County high school graduates, today is the day.

    Ask any of those 766 graduates at Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster high schools about that today and you will likely get a wide smile and a reply like, “That’s it. The big day.”

    You can wager that mortar board tassel that a pumped fist, or a high five will likely follow.

  • Middleton's 500th win reflects AJ's will to battle

    The 2010 Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers’ 14-14 softball season won’t go down as among the greatest at the Lancaster County Class AA high school.

    The break-even mark reflects a spring of about as many ups as downs.

    A Conference IV-AA runner-up finish and a Class AA Upper State playoff berth stand as a couple of notable 2010 team accomplishments in the tradition of AJ softball.

    No doubt, the major achievement came during the Lady Vols’ recent postseason run.

  • Let's hope little Jaylen's death was not in vain

    Have you reached that point yet where you’ve said, “Enough, it’s time to do something abut the violence in Lancaster County.”

    We believe many residents here feel that way. There have been four murders in the county since the start of the year.

    The shooting death of a 3-year-old girl earlier this month has many, many people here mad.

    Jaylen Elaine Jackson was apparently caught in the crossfire of a gunfight when she was hit in the head by a bullet and killed.