Today's Opinions

  • Welcome to Obamacare

    Welcome to Obamacare 

    In response to Angelo Constantine’s letter asking why the state will no longer pay Medicare premiums for seniors: Welcome to Obamacare!


    Linda Malick

     Indian Land  

  • State won’t pay Medicare premiums for seniors

    State won’t pay Medicare premiums for seniors 

    I recently received a letter from the Social Security Administration. 

    The first paragraph says it all: “The state of South Carolina will no longer pay your Medicare medical insurance premiums after December 2010. You must pay the premiums beginning January 2011.”

  • Historical two weeks in state and nation

    History is what we’re seeing as new elected leaders on the federal and state level begin their terms in office.

    Last week, history was made in the Congress when 94 newly elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Indian Land businessman Mick Mulvaney, were sworn into office.

  • In 2011, let’s change S.C. government

    It’s often said that the New Year is a time for new beginnings, an opportunity for fresh starts. Typically we vow to exercise more, eat less, spend a little less time at work, develop new skills or set some other worthy goal.
    For South Carolina’s elected leaders, perhaps the New Year presents us an opportunity to step back, reflect on the true meaning of public service and evaluate how we can make our state a better place to live.

  • It is time to vote on the IL Fire Protection District

    Next Tuesday, on Jan. 18, in a non-binding, advisory referendum, registered voters in the Indian Land Fire District will be asked if Lancaster County Council should establish a fire protection district for the Indian Land area of Lancaster County (meaning the Indian Land Fire District) and fund that district through a fee ($75 per home; $75 per 2,500 square foot or fraction thereof for commercial).

  • America becoming a Third World country

    WSOC, CNN and FOX news stations recently said that Americans want to pay $4 a gallon for gas to show the world that we were doing great. I thought the Constitution was for the people not crap the people.
    We recently filled our car with gas and it cost $2.85 a gallon. BP assured Americans that it would pay for the damages from the Gulf Coast oil spill. I feel like we are the ones paying the cost.

  • Indian Land fire district referendum is next week

    On Tuesday, Jan. 18, residents of Indian Land Fire District will have the opportunity to let Lancaster County Council know whether they want to pay an extra $75 each year for enhanced fire protection.
    The fee would help Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department pay for permanent improvements and capital expenditures, including buildings, equipment, infrastructure, full-time firefighters and more.

  • Overcash dedicated to county recreation

    Retiring Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission director Frank Overcash, in assessing his work over 28 years, was expectedly modest about the job he’s done.
    “All I did was keep something running,” Overcash said.
    He did keep it running, but in the right direction.
    There has been a lot of progress at the recreation commission during Overcash’s 28 years of service, including the last five as director.