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Today's Opinions

  • Obamacare will leave us in parking lot
  • Team grateful for hospital’s support

    With the end of the spring semester at Indian Land High School, we close the book on 2012-2013 athletics. All spring sport banquets and ceremonies are done, and numerous trophies, plaques and certificates have been awarded.
    We have All-Region, All-State and All-Team players in every sport and at every level. However, did we miss something? Could we have left out a shining example of what community commitment to athletics and education looks like? Almost.

  • Past time to fix our roads

    This letter is in regard to Lynn Powers’ letter about the condition of the roads in our county. Years ago, Lancaster County started adding a $15 road maintenance fee on our yearly taxes. But the roads are worse.
    The U.S. 521 bypass in front of Carolina Christian Academy has not been paved. Nor has Providence Road. Driving on these roads will jar your teeth.

  • Renovated lanes give facility a new role

    The bowling lanes at the Kershaw Recreation Center at Stevens Park are taking on a new life.
    Thanks to a major renovation project, the lanes sport a more pleasing, modern look.
    Back in February, Kershaw Town Council voted to allocate $118,330 from the town’s reserve fund for the bowling alley’s major improvements.
    Town officials have considered ways to increase attendance at Stevens Park and use of its facilities, and the bowling alley has been a major part of those discussions.

  • Taxpayer-funded nonprofits are not immune to FOIA

    Did you know that taxpayers are helping to fund a nonprofit business enterprise whose attorneys lobby the Statehouse while this business directs and dictates public policies to South Carolina’s county councils? This practice creates a conflict because taxpayer funds are being spent to lobby for an agenda that taxpayers cannot vote on and for policy positions that might not be supported by taxpayers. This business enterprise is the S.C. Association of Counties (SCAC).

  • Thanks to Band for outstanding job at library

    Richard Band devoted 35 years to the Lancaster County Library and it’s likely his legacy will be felt for years to come.
    Band, 64, retired May 31 after spending nearly half of his life improving and expanding the Lancaster County Library system.
    Band’s impact is obvious.
    “When I came, we had no branches and were only open one night a week,” Band said. “We had a big old card catalog in the middle of the room with 40,000 cards that took up all the room. There wasn’t a lot of technology.”

  • Caregivers need respite

    “I was tired, but it was a different kind of tired. This kind of tired comes from day after day of constant caregiving with no end in sight – with no hope and no one to care. Respite allowed me to be with people who care and realize that some people understand what caregivers are going through.”

  • Looks like an inside job

    Our government is run by immoral and dishonest figures who pursue policies and actions designed to ruin America. It’s a war waged on America, sadly, from the inside.
    Sinister and destructive actions of America’s leadership, including the behavior of political parties, but especially the radical left, the mainstream media, the White House and President Barack Obama are leading to our demise.