Today's Opinions

  • County needs to fix all roads – not just IL

    I am writing to complain about the condition of Taxahaw Road in Lancaster and Kershaw counties. This road runs from S.C. 903 in Lancaster across to S.C. 265 in Kershaw. I have lived off of Taxahaw Road for the past 20 years and it has always been in bad shape.
    Other than a few tar patches now and then by the S.C. Department of Transportation, there has not been anything done to this road to significantly improve it.
    Ever since the last major accumulation of snow in this area, this road has been in worse shape than ever.

  • Indian Land – let your voice be heard

    Melvin Threatt said in the story, “Mulvaney backing Gregory at Sun City,” in the Feb. 4 edition of The Lancaster News that Sun City was the place to be if you are a candidate. Threatt, who organized the event at Sun City, went on to say, “If you want votes, this is where you should be.”
    Mr. Threatt, I must say that I am an Indian Land native, and I also hope, that I am a voice for many Indian Land natives.

  • Lancaster needs Gregory in redistricting battle

    A recent writer stated he was “mystified” why Greg Gregory wanted to run for Senate again. Perhaps he would be interested to know that every 10 years after the census is taken, the lines for Senate districts are redrawn based on changes in population.

  • Carnes wants to change dynamics of S.C. Senate

  • Elyse’s death should not be forgotten

    This letter is in response to the letter to the editor, “No Need to Bring up Previous Fatalities.”   I am Susan Hardin, mother of the late Elyse Rebecca Hardin. The car crash that took Elyse’slife has been mentioned in several articles since her death. I would first like to state that I speak only for our family. I would never be so disrespectful as to speak for the other families who have also lost a child. They continue to be in our thoughts and prayers daily.

  • Landfill opponent appreciates support

    I would like to thank everyone who had any part in helping us get where we are in the Mining Road Solid Waste Landfill process. We still need your prayers and support because the landfill process is not over by any means.
    The landfill will mess up a beautiful view from the White Bluff Church front porch. It will eventually cause the eastern part of Lancaster to die because we already have a maximum-security prison and a gold mine that has bought thousands of acres of land. No one wants to live in such an environment.

    Judy Faile

  • We need new leadership in Senate

    Brian Carnes is a successful small-businessman, and I think those who make it in the business world are the real leaders and voices of our state and country. They know how to take a risk and build upon it.
    They have the common sense to make right decisions when serving in government, not just the politically correct decisions to get re-elected again and again or move up the food chain as many in office have done.

  • Honorees receive deserved recognition

    Those who make a difference in Lancaster County drew the bulk of the spotlight during the  Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s 55th annual meeting at the Lancaster Golf Club’s Fairway Room.
    The Volunteer of the Year was presented to Dream Team Foundation founders Diana Knight and Julie Barton.
    Knight and Barton were surprised to receive the coveted honor, but they shouldn’t have been stunned in the least bit.