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Today's Opinions

  • You should have your tax bills by now

    In the fall, tax bills are sent out to county homeowners. Tax bills are normally sent out in early October, but due to some issues, the tax bills were mailed out later than normal. You should have received your tax notice by now.

    Even those who are paying into an escrow account as part of their mortgage will receive a bill, so you will know what you are paying in taxes. You are responsible for forwarding this information on to the mortgage company.

  • Crenshaw, Hammond two good men

    Veteran University of South Carolina and Clemson fans each shared in some tough moments over the last week or so, but it had little to do with game results.

    It would be more like game of life losses.

    Those would be the recent passing of Billy Crenshaw and Johnny Hammond.

    Mr. Crenshaw was an avid USC Gamecocks’ fan. Johnny Hammond was a Lancaster High football standout going back to the late 1950s. His son Vance was a star athlete at Dorman High School in Spartanburg and later played football at Clemson where he was an All-ACC defensive lineman.

  • Legislative ethics committees largely inactive in recent years

    When it comes to policing itself for ethical violations, the 170-member General Assembly hasn’t shown much interest in recent years – if you go by the number of formal opinions produced by the chambers’ ethics committees.

    The House and Senate Ethics committees issue written advisory opinions to their respective chambers to guide them when questions arise about state ethics laws.

  • Estridge thanks supporters

    Thank you, voters of Lancaster County, who supported me in my re-election for probate judge. I am humbled and honored by the response from the citizens of Lancaster County.

    The faith you have shown me over the last two decades, and now for the next four years, is a true blessing, and I am grateful.

    I would also like to publicly thank my campaign committee, who worked tirelessly to get our message out.

    Thank you to my husband, Lanny, and our children for their love and support through all these years.

  • Honeycutt grateful to voters

    It has been an honor and privilege to serve Lancaster County Council District 4 for the past eight years.

    Thanks to you I will represent you for the next four years with honesty and integrity as I have done in the past.

    My support for the Sheriff’s Office, EMS and Emergency Management will not change. We must remain strong in these areas throughout Lancaster County to protect our families and our property.

  • Sistare pledges to do his best on board

    Thank you to all who voted in this year’s election. Your vote is your right to choose who you think will do the best in that position.

    I will do my best to serve on the Cane Creek Watershed Board. I will do what I can to make sure that your tax dollars are spent in an appropriate manner for the upkeep of our county’s watershed dams, basins and spill-ways. I would also like to thank Amanda Roberts, district manager, for all her help and for the great job that she does for our county.

     

    Tony Sistare

    Cane Creek Watershed Board

  • WAGL was an important voice for the community

    For as long as I can remember, listening to 1560 WAGL has been a Sunday morning tradition in the households of many families throughout our city, county and beyond under the ownership of Leonard “Len” Phillips.

    The station was upgraded in transformer power and well-maintained, according to standards.

    With a lot of ambition and hard work, Phillips took WAGL to another level. And our little station became the center of mass communication, information and music in our little city and county.

  • Christians should exhibit seven virtues

    The first chapter of 2 Peter exhorts Christians to add seven character traits to their faith. Saving faith is the same precious commodity for all who have believed in our God and Savior Jesus Christ, and it has been secured by his

    rigthteousness when he died for our sins and then rose again from the dead.