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Today's Opinions

  • Lakeview Landing here before concrete plants

    Thank you, Indian Land residents, for your outpouring of support in our effort to have Thomas Concrete held to the letter of the law in Lancaster County. Your efforts forced their lawyers to alter their strategy and postpone the appeal date of Sept. 15 to Oct. 11 or possibly a circuit court hearing. Lancaster County owes an apology to those who did not get the change of date notice in advance of their trip to Lancaster.

  • Our school district blessed to have talented teachers

    The late Pat Bufford. Robbie Lou Chesser. Mary Ester Faile. Tom McDuffie. Erlinda Broughton. Carolyn Jordan. Deborah Keenan. Jane Roscoe. Linda Easley.  Carolyn Petroski. Bob Bundy. Anne Seegars.
    These are the names of a few, and only of a few, of some of the most influential people ever to enter my life – teachers.
    These people taught me far more than algebra, English, history or chemistry.
    They helped develop my character, creativity, charisma and a craving for learning that persists today.

  • Second-tier events help Performing Arts Series

    The Performing Arts Series has been a popular event at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium.
    Few can find little to complain about in the events, which have featured quality entertainment here sponsored by See Lancaster, SC, which oversees the PAS.
    “The complaint I hear almost daily is the cost of tickets,” said Jimola Wade, who manages the Performing Arts Series. “Our community has spoken and I want them to know that I’m listening. I can’t change things overnight, but I’m working hard at it.”

  • County trying to suppress property owners’ rights

    County trying to suppress property owners’ rights

    Dear Friends of Indian Land, or enemies of business,

     I am writing this letter in reply to the insanity of a few who are trying to destroy local business and property owners in our community, relating to the zoning issue with the concrete plants in an industrial park. 

  • Neal, Legislature got it wrong on Amazon deal

    A  few months ago, the state of South Carolina was divided by  a fierce debate. Internet giant Amazon wanted to relocate to Lexington and bring thousands of new jobs to the area. 

  • Local youth have many opportunities in Lancaster

    Linda Blackmon-Brace

    I am so appreciative of The Lancaster News for listing all of the programs provided by various organizations within our community as tools of learning for our children. Because my focus was primarily on my own summer program during the last seven years, I was not aware of the vast resources available, free of charge, to our youth.

  • Good week for cause of good government

    I was sitting at my desk recently when I got a call I had long awaited: The city of Greenville had decided to post its spending details on its web site.

    It had been more than a year since I’d driven to Greenville to meet with Mayor Knox White and city staff to talk with them about posting their spending details online as part of a local government transparency initiative I had launched. The initiative encourages cities, towns and counties to give their constituents easy Internet access to information about how they are spending public funds.

  • Fall into fun at fall festival

    It’s almost show time for the sixth annual Fall into Fun festival in Indian Land.

    Saturday’s festival at Indian Land Middle School promises to be a lot of fun for everyone from toddlers to teens and older folks, all for a good cause. 

    This year’s event will raise funds for the Indian Land Rotary Club’s local projects, such as Del Webb Library programs, school media center materials, dictionaries for IL third-graders,  scholarships for local students and more. You can do your part by coming to the festival.