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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: President lied about tax bill

    Thank you, Mr. Trump, for again lying about how great the tax bill would be for the middle class.
    You and Mr. Ryan gave the middle class a lump of coal as a Christmas present.
    We need to drain the president from the Washington swamp.

    Michael Jedson
    Indian Land

  • Column: Not ready for Christmas? Here’s the remedy

    It was just a throw-away question, a bit of small talk with a high school student at church two weeks ago. But when I asked whether she was ready for Christmas, she shocked me with her enthusiastic “yes.”
    “Wow,” I replied. “I’m really impressed.” She looked puzzled for a moment and then recognized the misunderstanding. “Oh, I haven’t done all my shopping and all that,” she said, explaining that she was ready for Christmas to be here.

  • Sports Talk: Plenty of Palmetto pride in SC teams’ play

    Wow!

    What a start to 2018 by our state’s top college football teams.

    Both were in action New Year’s Day in big games, drawing the nation’s eyes.

    South Carolina put the finishing touches on a solid nine-win season with a stellar comeback win over stunned Michigan in the Outback Bowl.

    About four hours after the Gamecocks were crowing about their 26-19 upset of the Wolverines, Clemson, seeking its second straight national title and third overall, battled Alabama in a physical football game won by the Tide, 24-6.

  • A year’s worth of stories I never predicted

    I sit in the newsroom and reflect on the 200-something stories I’ve written this year.
    Christmas songs play on the radio, which only picks up one station.
    I hear the clicks on keyboards from reporters typing holiday stories about recycled Christmas decorations, a food drive, a Santa truck, embroidered ornaments.

  • Column: Sheriff Faile: Let me set record straight on IL law enforcement

    Much has been spoken and written about the future of law enforcement in Indian Land if the incorporation effort is successful.
    I want to share a few comments to set the record straight.
    Section 23-13-70 of the S.C. Code of Laws sets out the responsibilities of deputy sheriffs in our state: “The deputy sheriffs shall patrol the entire county at least twice weekly by sections assigned to each by the sheriff, remaining on duty at night when occasion and circumstances suggest the propriety thereof to prevent or detect crime or to make an arrest.”

  • Letter: Paying water bill way too difficult

    This letter concerns the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District offices. My bill is due the 15th of each month. Not the 14th, not the 13th. The 15th.
    This is mentioned because one month the 15th was on a Sunday, and when I attempted to pay my bill Monday I was told there would be a late charge because I was late and that it should have been paid the 13th (the day they were open).

  • Letter: Praying for peace this Christmas

    I am writing because I am praying that this Christmas there will be peace in the world in God’s time.
    I think about all the hatred, which I believe is being fueled by President Trump. Some say he knows he is doing this, while others say he doesn’t realize it. Let’s get real people – he knows. But only God can change a hardened heart. I believe this is what’s wrong with him.

  • Column: County council represents all, not just those in Indian Land

    In response to John Delfausse’s column last Sunday asking a lot of leading questions about why council doesn’t give Indian Land the support he wants, here’s the answer, sir: The county council is responsible for the betterment of the entire county, not just Indian Land.