Believers in Christ should consider the life of Daniel. Taken captive to Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar, he and his three friends were chosen to learn the Babylonian culture and language so they could serve at the royal court.
But when Nebuchadnezzar ordered they be given the royal food and drink, Daniel asked they might be granted an exemption. He knew that the king’s food had been offered first to idols, and that some of it violated their strict Mosaic food laws.
While many of us are recovering from the holidays and are looking forward to a busy 2017, it’s important that county homeowners remember the residential property tax deadline is coming soon. All residential property taxes are due in our office by Jan. 17 and the late penalties can be costly, so don’t be late!
In order to assess recent statements and representations by Voters for a Town of Indian Land, several of us residents have asked TOIL leaders for a detailed, line-by-line budget for a town of Indian Land.
This basic information has been requested repeatedly, but never has been forthcoming. It has been requested via multiple sources: e.g., in face-to-face meetings, e-mail, through the Indian Land Action Council and through social media. I have the e-mail chain to verify these requests.
After facing a jury of South Carolinians, Dylann Roof, the defendant in the murder of nine congregants at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston on June 17, 2015, was sentenced to death.
The perpetrator of this horrific crime received the harshest penalty that our justice system imposes. This sentence sends the clear message that racism, bigotry and violence have absolutely no place in our society.
Myra McCant’s letter about the “fat mirror” was very funny.
I have written many letters in honor of our police. I did not know Myra’s son Brent McCants, a deputy who was murdered in 1992, but I’m sure he was a good man because I know Myra and her other son Billy Dale.
Our police have a dangerous job. They look after us. We also must watch out for them, because they have families also.
I don’t expect to be here much longer, but I want to leave a legacy that my letters helped save one police officer.
The impact of the winter storm over the weekend led to one county basketball game being rescheduled for later this month.
Buford High School’s road basketball game with Chesterfield, which was slated for Friday, Jan. 6, has been reset for Thursday, Jan. 19.
The girls game is at 6 p.m., with the boys to play at 7:30.
The game was the first region game for Buford to open the 2017 schedule.
Editor’s note: Gov. Nikki Haley delivered her seventh – and probably final – State of the State Address on Wednesday. Donald Trump has nominated her as his U.N. ambassador, and she awaits Senate confirmation. Here are excerpts.
The last few weeks have been a time of great reflection for me. When I walked into the State House this morning, it struck me that I have been doing so for 12 years.
What a road we have traveled together.
Karen Denise Fischer of Lancaster and Nathan Lee Mackey of Charlotte were united in marriage on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at one o’clock in the afternoon at Sherwood Baptist Church in Lancaster. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Rusty McAlister. Music for the ceremony was provided by pianist Kathy Weiss and organist Bob Hickling.
In the wee hours of Tuesday morning on the heels of Clemson dethroning
Alabama for the College Football Playoff National Championship, my thoughts went back to Christmas Eve, 2013.
That day I recall buying a USA Today, which in that holiday edition focused on college football recruiting.
In the issue, I remember reading about a Clemson University football recruit named Deshaun Watson, considered the nation’s top dual threat quarterback.