Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Becoming a town won’t solve Indian Land’s growth issues

    My family lives in Indian Land, and I know many of the people promoting the incorporation of Indian Land.
    I appreciate the efforts they have undertaken. However, I enthusiastically oppose incorporation. My reasons are pretty simple:
    Incorporation will not reduce school overcrowding. The Lancaster County School District runs the schools, not the county. The school system is separate from the county now, and it will continue to be separate after any incorporation. Having a town changes nothing with the schools.

  • Letter: Let’s take control of our future

    Vote yes for a town! We will decide on Tuesday, March 27.
    It’s time for Indian Land to control its own future and have true democratic representation (as opposed to only two of seven Lancaster County Council seats).
    We have a choice.
    Does Indian Land want to continue to be the county’s cash cow and get more rampant growth that makes us an industrial drive-thru plagued by strangling traffic?
    Or do we want our own town that makes sure the millions of tax dollars we already pay are kept in Indian Land to fix our problems?

  • Column: TLN underplayed Moore’s swearing-in

    The crowd was there at Heath Springs Town Hall. The newly elected mayor was there, and the former mayor was there. Everyone present was waiting in anticipation of what was about to take place.
    The hall was filled to standing room only. What was about to take place was the administering of the oath of office to the first African American ever to be elected to the office of mayor in Lancaster County. On this date, Jan. 16, 2018, Mr. Eddie Moore was the man to be so honored. This was a historic event. No question about it.

  • Letter: Historic moment in Heath Springs

    History has been made in Lancaster County. We have the county’s first African-American mayor, the Rev. Eddie Moore of Heath Springs.
    We as people of all races should embrace this moment. We need to get behind him and uphold him in this endeavor.
    We need to give him ideas on how to make Heath Springs a safe and better place to live.
    Rev. Moore is my friend and my brother in Christ. I wish him the best and will try to help him as much as possible.
    Let’s celebrate this historic moment.

    Mary Alice Mobley

  • Column: Superb reviews for officials who OKd rate hikes for nuke project

    The S.C. Public Service Commission members who approved nine rate hikes for the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project have performed flawlessly in their six-figure jobs – at least in the eyes of the legislative committee that essentially controls them.
    The S.C. Policy Council’s online publication The Nerve checked annual work-performance reviews done by the State Regulation of Public Utilities Review Committee (PURC) for fiscal 2014 through 2016. We found the exact cut-and-paste glowing language for all seven PSC members.

  • Column: Pray for justice in the deaths of heroes killed while on duty

    Editor’s note: The writer’s son, York County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent McCants, was shot to death while on duty Sept. 25, 1992.

    Detective Mike Doty was killed while on duty with the York County Sheriff’s Office.
    My heart goes out to his mother, siblings and friends. A parent never gets over this kind of hurt. It’s half of you. You had this child.
    My son Brent was 23 years old. Mike was 37. So young.

  • Letter: Incorporation will solve IL traffic woes? No, it won’t

    Small road signs are appearing throughout Indian Land saying if you want to solve our traffic problems, vote “yes” for incorporation.
    I have three questions. Will the bypass be built on the east or west side of 521? Who will pay the cost to construct the highway? How long will it take to build?

  • Commentary: Trump sought to limit effect of shutdown, Mulvaney says

    Editor’s note: Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget director and former congressman from Indian Land, was back on the Sunday talk shows this week with an insider’s view of the first government shutdown since 2013. Here are excerpts of his interview with John Dickerson on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

    John Dickerson: The president said this shutdown would be a present for him. His son Eric Trump said this is good for the administration. Why is it good for the administration?