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Today's Opinions

  • We must find ways to repair our roads

    You’ve probably heard much discussion lately about the condition of South Carolina’s roads and bridges, and how to fund their repairs and maintenance.

    Policy-makers agree that the issue will be front and center when the Legislature convenes in January. The unanswered question is where to find the billions of dollars needed to fix them – and whether there will be an increase in the gas tax, raising pump prices.

  • Two teenagers inspire and renew my spirit

    In September, I was invited to watch Jaden Mix, a ninth-grader at North Central High School, run in a 3 ½ mile cross country track race at Lancaster High School stadium.

    Once I heard the name Jaden, I dropped everything to cheer him on. Although quiet and reserved, one Sunday, I saw Jaden go to the front of the church with a full congregation and pray a prayer with no reservation.

  • What’s up with Indian Land’s convenience center?

    Please give us a community update on the convenience center or trash dump for Indian Land.

    We can now see that Lancaster County has sold the land at the old school site to someone so they should have lots of money now to give us back a trash dump.

    Yes, I am aware that lots of folks use trash pickup services, but there are still some old country folks here who do not want to pay for something that we pay taxes for.

  • President’s policies have made U.S. vulnerable

    This election year is important for one reason. The party that wins will supposedly either stop the Obama admnistration policies or continue them.

  • Evil now good, good now evil

    Isaiah was right when he said woe to those who call evil good and good evil. That time is now. Truth is subjective.

    The voters of Houston elected a lesbian mayor.  Now we see that the devil and his children do not play fair; they play dirty.

    There was enough uproar to cause her  to remove the subpoena request for sermon notes.

    The progressives will not let up and are going to make your church marry homosexuals or you will be thrown into jail and your church siezed.

  • Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday

    Registered voters will be able to exercise one of the most precious privileges our democracy grants us – the opportunity to determine who will represent us in our government – on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4.

    Voters will help choose our next U.S. senators, U.S. House representatives, S.C. governor and other statewide seats.

    Locally, they will help choose school board members, a probate judge, the 6th Circuit solicitor and County Council members. See today’s news pages for a list of the races on ballots in Lancaster County.

  • Grier letter: John Hess is for change

    In 2010, we were tired of Congress voting for more taxes and more spending and voted for a change.
    Mick Mulvaney was part of that change because we knew we couldn’t keep doing more of the same in Washington.
    Guess what? We can’t keep doing the same kind of tax-and-spend in Lancaster County either.
    That’s why I like John Hess. He’s a career financial planner who can help our county plan its finances better. He’s active in the community and helps manage the finances of individuals and businesses in our county.

  • Hammond letter: Sandy Estridge best for probate judge

    Some time ago, the Holiday Inn chain’s TV advertising  campaign featured the slogan, “No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.”