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Richland County stands with Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Open Letter Almost two years ago, Richland County experienced widespread devastation from flooding as is currently happening in Texas. Although Hurricane Harvey downgraded to a tropical storm, its fury is continuing. Rescue efforts are ongoing [...]

By |September 14th, 2017|Categories: Letter to Editor|0 Comments

Formidable challenges call for civil debate

Opinion   By Dan Eckstrom From a repulsive photo shoot depicting a “comedian” holding the president’s decapitated head, to a congressional candidate body-slamming a reporter and the belligerent behavior at town hall events [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Categories: Opinion|0 Comments

Celebrate safety this Labor Day

Open Letter   Labor Day is a celebrated by many Americans as the symbolic end of summer. With back to school and fall just around the corner, many families take advantage of this long summer [...]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Letter to Editor|0 Comments

Absolute power corrupts absolutely

Open Letter   A Letter to the Editor: The greatest idiom ever published with regard to what ultimately happens to most all governmental entities is, "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Never has this [...]

By |August 1st, 2017|Categories: Letter to Editor|0 Comments

Board should vote no on school property purchase

Open Letter Dear taxpayers of the LR5 school district, This letter goes out to all of you. It is important we urge our board of education to be good stewards of our tax money, provide the [...]

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: Letter to Editor|0 Comments

District 5 board about on the verge of a bad decision

Even the smartest groups make bad decisions. The Bay of Pigs and the Challenger disasters were the products of very smart people making very bad decisions - because of the group itself. While these are [...]

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: Letter to Editor|0 Comments

It’s time for a change in District 5

Every voter in district 5, especially the ones in Richland County, needs to read and heed Glenda Lindler’s letter in the June 22 issue. She describes the rude and monarchal behavior of Gantt at a [...]

By |June 28th, 2017|Categories: Letter to Editor|0 Comments

South Carolina in the national spotlight

By Richard Eckstrom S.C. Comptroller South Carolina has had a remarkable presence in the national spotlight lately: * For a few months, the national titles in three major college sports belonged to S.C. teams – [...]

By |June 28th, 2017|Categories: Opinion|0 Comments

Amicks Ferry Road Corridor and Proposed Amicks Ferry Road School Site

Opinion   The Save Amicks Ferry Road group was created to mobilize citizens to participate in the collaborative planning & development of our community. We love our community and schools and want to maintain the character [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Letter to Editor|0 Comments

District 5 School Board Meeting

Open Letter   At the most recent D5 school board meeting on June 12  at the CATE center, It was shocking to witness the way Chairman Gantt treated not only the voters, but a fellow [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Letter to Editor|0 Comments