Today's Opinions

  • Shooting suspect should face jury

    I read the recent article about the individual who was shot during a recent armed robbery attempt at M&R Mini Mart.

    I know the victim, and I consider him a friend. The suspect who shot my friend will eventually have to face justice.

    I had a career of almost 30 years in law enforcement, and I’ve seen many terrible things. The suspect will probably say he isn’t to blame, because of the system.

    I recently spoke with the wife of the shooting victim. He is in a battle for his life, and the life he knew is gone.

  • Council’s workshop left out some key items

    Each August, Lancaster County Council takes a luxurious three- or four-day working vacation on Hilton Head Island for the S.C. Association of Counties meeting. Often, they have a meeting during this vacation and so it was be this year, although it is a work session, not a regular meeting.

    Council planned to review its current list of projects, a 93-page agenda available online on the county website, under council agendas. It is interesting to review some of the things that made the list, and some that did not.

    Some projects from council’s list:

  • Indian Land deserves a better post office

    I fully agree with William Chick’s statement about U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham vs U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.

    He is lucky - at least he received a reply from Mr. Mulvaney`s office, although a useless one.

    After I read Rep. Mulvaney`s letter in the Carolina Gateway I wrote him, too, suggesting alternatives, with no response as of today.

    I pointed out that the gas station currently “serving” as a substation is a worst-case scenario as a solution.

  • Chick should have called Mulvaney’s aide

    I read with interest William Chick’s recent letter regarding getting U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s help with the post office in Indian Land.

    All you had to do was call Congressman Mick Mulvaney’s Rock Hill office and ask for the aide involved with postal issues.

    She could have reassured you that they are in the process of looking for a new location. It seems they have a building available, but need a contractor to take on this project.

    Believe me, the congressman is well aware of all the postal issues in Indian Land.

  • SchoolTools drive collects supplies in county

    As the summer of 2015 draws to a close, many families are trying to find that moment to take the last family trip to the beach or to their favorite vacation spot before kids return to school.

    For Lancaster County residents, school is set to start on Aug. 17, so time is running out for family vacations, but most importantly, getting ready to return to school.

    Every year, many Lancaster County students come to school unprepared, lacking vital tools and resources needed to do the classwork assigned to them. This is where you and I can make a difference.

  • LSPCA seeks help for Daisy

     Lancaster Society Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is asking for help for Daisy. Daisy and seven other animals were recently rescued from a home in Lancaster County by LSPCA.

    Our contact explained that Daisy was injured several months ago and she never received proper vet care. Daisy was injured by a car which also made her lose her babies.

    We could see there was damage to her hips, but didn’t realize the extent until our vet took X-rays.

  • Writer dismayed with those who abuse animals

    I have to say that I am sick and tired of the way animals are treated in Lancaster. It seems every day I see or have to deal with cats or dogs that are mistreated or discarded by some stupid uncaring owner. I constantly see dogs that are chained up in squalor, and with very little room to move about. Little thought, if any, goes into the care of these loving animals – dog dishes that are caked with dirt and water covered in slime.

  • Cut through smoke screen to solve U.S. problems

    The totalitarian socialist left in America – the Democrat Party – has created a major smoke screen with the Confederate flag here in South Carolina.

    They have diverted our attention from some real problems in America. These ignored problems are actually grotesque failures of Democrat interventionism in our lives.

    The welfare state has decimated the poorest families in America. The big welfare state is a creation of the Democrats in 1965. When the family is destroyed, the state becomes the caregiver.