Today's Opinions

  • Are you better off now than two years ago?

  • Dialogue needed about landfill

    Something smells – literally – about the proposed changes for the Mineral Mining Road Landfill. If you’ve followed this issue you know Griffin Brothers Enterprises is seeking a zoning change from R-45, rural residential/agricultural, to I-1, light industrial, to allow the construction and debris landfill to become a regional sanitary landfill.
    Waste Management is the company seeking to build the landfill that will accept household trash from North Carolina and South Carolina.

  • Many accomplishments at Sheriff’s Office in 2 years

    When I was elected sheriff two years ago, I set out to accomplish an ambitious set of goals.
    Now that I’ve reached the mid-point of my first term, I think it is only appropriate to issue an update on the progress we have made to date. Based on the scope and implementation requirements, these goals were categorized as either short or long term, but the basis for all of them was accountability, improved service and professionalism.

  • $75 tax for fire district is unjust

    I would like to thank those who took the trouble to vote against the Indian Land Fire District in the advisory referendum on Jan. 18, 2011.
    You stood up for the principle that private, voluntary means should be the first option for supporting volunteer fire departments, as is done successfully all over the country.

  • Griffin: Regional landfill would benefit county

    ve been a proud neighbor and contributing member of Lancaster County’s business community for more than 15 years, as owner and operator of the Mining Road Industrial and C&D Landfill.

  • Carnes says go slow in decision on landfill

    I  would like to express my opposition to the Waste Management/Griffin Brothers landfill in the Kershaw area and my support of the Lancaster County Action Council.
    As an advocate of transparency and open government, I feel that the process that led to the decision to allow for the change of this landfill from its original intent to a landfill handling household waste was flawed and not transparent to the citizens of Lancaster County.

  • Writer believes in term limits

    I received a letter from former Sen. Greg Gregory requesting my support for his new candidacy for the S.C. Senate District 16 seat. I thank him for his mailing, but his re-entering the campaign mystifies me.
    Gregory, at one time, voted for term limits. Sixteen years in office should suffice.
    You see, I am a firm believer in term limits. As Thomas Jefferson once stated, “our electorate should go to Congress, see to the needs of our people, prepare for the country’s defense and return home to care to the needs of their family.”

  • Writer asks residents to join in landfill fight

    There has been a terrible injustice done to the citizens of Lancaster County. When County Council members covered up Ordinance No. 1073 under the guise of economic development and decided on their own that they were the only ones who needed to know about this sanitary landfill, we, as Lancaster County citizens, lost all respect and trust in those members.