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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Appreciation for Dennis Straight

    May the good Lord bless the family of Dennis Straight and comfort them in their time of grief.  They are in my prayers, as are the victims of the fires in California. Some of them lost everything, even their lives.
    May the good Lord be with them all.

    Carl M. Miles Sr.
    Lancaster

  • Column: Growing county needs to protect its archaeological, historical sites

    November is National Native American Heritage Month. As I reflect on this, I see a cause for concern.
    The upswing in the economy and the related growth in the Panhandle of Lancaster County signal vibrant growth. My fear is that we are losing a tremendous number of archaeological and historical sites in this path, as once-open land is logged, graded and paved. Beaufort County experienced a similar phenomenon decades ago.

  • Column: Government’s 3 branches set up for a reason

    This is in response to Sonny Jim Doyle’s recent guest column. Apparently, Mr. Doyle thinks that the president is charged with “running the country.” Fortunately, that is not the case.
    The U.S. government is a separation of powers form of government, and it consists of three individual branches: the executive branch, the legislative branch and the judicial branch. Each branch is assigned its own tasks and responsibilities. This is to prevent an individual ruler from having the power to control every aspect of government.

  • Letter: Trump’s talk is crude, but I like his results

    I write this in response to Christine M. Taylor’s Nov. 16 letter to the editor comparing President Trump with President Obama.
    She wrote that Trump’s economic successes are “piggy-backing on what Obama did.”

  • Column: Pageland needs our help to win $500K contest on reality TV

    Residents of Lancaster County, it’s time to show your Palmetto Pride and help your small-town neighbor to the east by joining the #PickPageland revolution!
    #PickPageland is a social-media campaign designed to help Pageland win a reality TV contest that awards one town in America a $500,000 downtown revitalization.
    Pageland has made the Top 20 out of more than 12,000 towns that applied to the “Small Business Revolution: Main Street” television show. No other town from South Carolina was selected.

  • Column: SCDOT honored by trade group that it pays millions

    Christy Hall, chief of the S.C. Department of Transportation, was in a bragging mood at last month’s DOT Commission meeting, announcing that the agency had won three “President’s Transportation Awards” from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
    “I’m proud to announce that once again – once again – the South Carolina DOT has demonstrated that we are one of the best DOTs in the nation, and we are a leader in excellence and innovation,” Hall told commissioners.

  • Column: Thanks to all who worked to carry out the election

    On behalf of the Lancaster County Election Commission, thank you to the people who worked the polls on Election Day, Nov. 6.
    We had 259 people who went through training and were there from at least 6 in the morning to 8 that night. We have such a great group of dedicated workers who sometimes catch heat for long lines and slow machines that they have absolutely no control over, but I had no complaints all day about anyone who was not treated with the utmost care, and for that we again say thanks.

  • Column: Donald Trump is doing his job

    In 2016, America saw one of its the most bitter election battles between two candidates – Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. This battle, though, was not only fought by the candidates, but by the citizens of America and the media as well.