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Today's Opinions

  • Power of the people evident in Indian Land

    In the last few issues, we reported stories where local residents’ vocal opposition to plans resulted in the scrapping of those plans – first with the proposed moving of the Indian Land recycling/convenience center from Jim Wilson Road to Shelley Mullis Road and then with a requested rezoning of two acres at Collins and Henry Harris roads.
    The public outcry over moving the recycling/convenience center got an added boost from the fact that Lancaster County planned to move the site next to the Deputy Roy Hardin Park, where the county owns additional land.

  • Why sequester important

    The recent experience with the “sequester” in Washington, D.C., revealed in many ways what is wrong with Washington. But it also contains a silver lining that I hope bodes well for the future.

  • California student seeks info on South Carolina

    My name is Gianna Graffigna. I am a fifth-grader at Napa Valley Language Academy in Napa, Calif.
    My class is doing state reports and I have chosen your awesome state of South Carolina. I would really appreciate if anyone would send me pamphlets, post cards, souvenirs or anything else about South Carolina.
    I will be writing about South Carolina’s agriculture, history, economy, famous people, events, historical figures and national parks. Also, I will be doing an oral report poster and a PowerPoint presentation.

  • Don’t stop concealed weapon training

    Face it, folks. Some people don’t need to carry guns – openly or concealed.
    Recent tragedies, where innocent people sitting in classrooms, a shopping mall and movie theater were slaughtered by crazed, gun-toting fanatics, are a testament to that fact.
    We don’t think anyone with common sense will deny that those perpetrators should not be allowed to own or carry a gun for obvious reasons.

  • Prisoner changes course of American legal history

    “In our adversary system of criminal justice, any person haled into court, who is too poor to hire a lawyer, could not be assured a fair trial, unless counsel is provided for him. This seems to us to be an obvious truth.” – Justice Hugo Black, March 18, 1963, in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Gideon vs. Wainwright.
    This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Gideon case. This decision set in motion the greatest transformation to the American criminal justice system in history.

  • It’s time to make B3 zoning changes

    The need for B3 zoning revision in Indian Land is well established. The concern of established landowners that the owner of an adjacent property zoned B3 will suddenly decide to switch to a different, less desirable, but still allowed under current law use is real and immediate.
    The column previously published here detailed changes to the B3 zoning classification in Indian Land that would remove most of this threat.
    In summary:

  • Altman’s drive took him to top

    Buford High School senior wrestler Dylan Altman has a coveted gold medal to show for his persistence.
    Altman, the Jackets’ 132-pounder, captured an individual state championship as he won the gold medal on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Anderson Civic Center.
    A year prior, Altman fell short in a bid to capture the 120-pound Class AAA state title to end his junior campaign.
    Altman used his miss at the shot of “grabbing the brass ring” to power his run to the state championship this year.

  • Make homes adaptable for seniors

    It’s no secret that the majority of us will need some kind of assistance as we age. Imagine returning home from the hospital for recovery after being treated for a stroke. With limited mobility, you may find that the world you have become so accustomed to over the years now has many new obstacles to overcome.