Today's Opinions

  • Is tax cut on tax or insurance?

    As I write this letter to the editor, the liberal Democratic Party and President Barack Obama are trying to extend the payroll tax cut.
    The thing they’re not informing you of is that this is not a tax cut. This money is going to you instead of going to the Social Security fund.
    That’s right, the Social Security fund is being short-changed again. Obama is telling you it’s needed to boost the economy, yet this tax cut has been in effect for almost a year and it’s had zero effect.

  • Our roads definitely need improvement

    I agree with Sun City residents and letter writers Tom and Maryann White. U.S. 521 is a mess, not only in Indian Land, but the entire four lane from the Lancaster city limits to the North Carolina state line needs improvement.
    I recall the highway signs from the past that  read, “See the best state on the best roads.” Maybe an earlier version, “The Iodine State,” would be more appropriate.

  • Commending sheriff’s office

    Is his name Vince Lambardi, Bear Bryant or maybe Dale Earnhardt? He’s not a famous football coach or seven-time
    NASCAR champion.
    No, his name is Barry Faile, sheriff of Lancaster County.
    I have heard people say “there goes Lancaster’s finest” in a sarcastic tone when a deputy rode by, followed with a whisper, “what a joke – they’re nothing.”
    It looks like the joke is on us. Just as it takes a well-oiled team to accomplish what the three men above accomplished. They are known as the best of the best.

  • Make better government a New Year’s resolution

    Ah, a new year. For most of us, it’s a time of new beginnings – a time to reflect on the previous 52 weeks, and perhaps commit to doing things a little differently in the coming year. We make a commitment to improve our lives in some way, such as spending more time at the gym, spending less time at the office, eating a little healthier, learning a new skill or taking up a new hobby.

  • Kershaw Chamber grateful for Christmas parade support

    On behalf of  the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce, we would like to thank everyone involved in making the Kershaw Christmas Parade a success this year.
    Without each of you who worked and participated, this event would not have happened. Each entry this year was so special and well-thought-out. We want to commend you for a job well done and we look forward to working with you again next year.

  • We need to thank Mississippi voters

    Too often in South Carolina we find our state ranked near the bottom of  some list of the 50 states’ social and economic indexes. The response is often “thank God for Mississippi,” in that somehow we are consoled that at least one state is below us in the rankings.

  • Writer will vote against alcohol sales on Sundays

    When our country was young, the British and the Europeans kept coming, pushing to the west.
    On Sunday, they rested from work and gathered at church. They remembered the Sabbath Day.
    In Charlotte, the owners of Ivey’s Store pulled the shades down and you couldn’t window shop on Sundays.
    It’s a shame restaurant owners think they can’t make it without alcohol sales.
    I don’t think alcohol should be the drawing card for the restaurants.

  • More foster homes needed for pets

    It is a heart-warming ending for the emaciated German shepherd that was cruelly pulled behind a vehicle. The Lancaster Humane Society embraced this boy and got him medical treatment and into a loving foster home. He will be treated for heartworms when he is strong enough.
    The outpouring of concern from folks shows how many animal lovers there are in Lancaster County. But the real picture is not so bright.