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Today's Opinions

  • County not responsible for Taxahaw Road

    A recent letter to the editor drew a comparison between the condition of Taxahaw Road and county buildings. Taxahaw Road is a state secondary road and as such Lancaster County does not own or maintain this roadway.
    I will readily admit that it desperately needs maintenance and our delegation is aware of this fact. Sen. Greg Gregory recently wrote a column about the road maintenance problem South Carolina faces and his proposed legislative solution. I, for one, support Sen. Gregory’s initiative.

  • Bickford did not get it

    This letter is in
    response to Sheila
    Bickford’s letter regarding U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.
    Bickford “did not get it.”
    Mulvaney was trying to show her just how difficult it is to deal with the president and the Democrats. Therefore, the president is the “bully.” 
    Mulvaney is doing such a great job, but he cannot change Washington, D.C., all by himself. He gives up so much time he could be spending with his family. We are fortunate to have him represent us. He is truly a patriot.

  • Come out and support the Warriors basketball

    I have followed Indian Land High School Warriors sports since the late 1960s, playing high school football in the late ’70s, so I am very passionate about their success. As far as I know, there has never been a men’s team sport to win a state championship. I am proud of the girls’ nine state softball championships, but it is past time for our boys’ team to hoist a banner.

  • Whittlesey: Bickford’s got to be kidding

    In response to Sheila Bickford’s Carolina Gateway letter, “Mulvaney lacks ability to compromise: You’ve got to be kidding!
    Before you make a statement like that, you have to recognize what Washington, D.C., is. Beyond all the statues, pillars, monuments and columns are the lobbyists and special interest groups, whose only job is to extract as much taxpayer money as possible for the interest group they represent.

  • Emanuel right choice as interim dean at USCL

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster didn’t have to look far to secure an interim dean.
    In fact, USCL sought one of its own – adjunct business professor Stan Emanuel.
    Emanuel, a fixture at the USC regional campus which is the largest in the USCL system, is close to the situation since he served on the search committee to land a new dean.
    Former USCL Dean Dr. John Catalano, who has lead the campus for 11 years and has taught at USCL for 30 years, retired in December.

  • We now have government without representation

    In 1773, in Boston Harbor, patriots dumped tea into the water in protest over the English tax imposed upon them. This iconic American event put into perspective a principle that would later be reflected in our Constitution — no taxation without representation.

  • The reason the Second Amendment is unalienable

    S.C. Rep. Phillip Lowe-District (D-60) is to be roundly applauded for introducing legislation to permit teachers and administrators to come to the armed defense of our children. As laudable as representative Lowe’s bill is, it is regrettable that legislation must be proposed to secure the right to protect children in the first place.
    In Washington, D.C., debate will focus on so-called assault weapons, high capacity magazines and guns that look particularly dangerous. Libertarians realize this debate will miss the point of the Second Amendment entirely.

  • Family wants justice served

    On March 31, 2009, Lamario Demond “Flip” Ford was murdered in Lancaster County. Until this day, those individuals who took his life have yet to be sentenced.
    His family would like some answers so they can finally have some closure.
    Numerous calls have been made to the solicitor from the mother of Lamario Ford. The only answers they are willing to give are that they will get to it soon and the trial date keeps getting moved.