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Letter to the Editor: Boating safety bill fiasco

The long-awaited Boating Safety and Education Bill finally made it to the floor of the House after waiting three years. more

Letter to the Editor: Opinions of Chapin Baseball Coach Scott McLeod

I would like to start off by saying that this is the hardest letter I have ever had to write. Coach McLeod was one of my favorite teachers ever. I know he was a great father to Coach Malcolm McLeod, … more

Opinion: Greenway Projects Connecting Lake Murray to Columbia Riverwalk Could Be Great

Lake Murray and the popular greenway along the canal in Columbia’s Riverfront Park may soon have an attractive pedestrian connection. more

Opinion: Now Is Not the Time to Start Ignoring COVID

As it’s tempting to move on — to throw out the masks, to stop worrying about when and where to get that next booster — now is not the time to start ignoring COVID-19. more

Opinion: Brookland-Cayce Transcript Miscues Inexcusable

It appears that Brookland-Cayce High School is on its way to having its accreditation status returned to the top level assigned by the state Department of Education. more

Opinion: Lexington County Council Right to Let Voters Decide on Penny Tax

Barring a big surprise, Lexington County Council will vote July 26 to give final approval to send a penny tax for road improvements to the Nov. 8 ballot for citizens to vote yay or nay. more

Letter to the Editor: Lexington School District 5 Board Member Responds to Ethics Charges

On July 12, before I had even received a notice from the S.C. Ethics Commission, The State newspaper reported that I’m to appear before the commission on Feb. 16, 2023 to respond to several … more

Opinion: Cayce Franchise Fee Change Makes Energy Rates Equal

After months of negotiation with Dominion Energy, Cayce City Council enacted a default franchise fee that will extend a 5% surcharge to industrial energy customers in the city. more

Opinion: Lexington’s Kathy Maness is the Qualified Republican Running for Superintendent

Lexington Town Council Member Kathy Maness has the master’s degree (from the University of South Carolina in early childhood education) required by state law. Ellen Weaver, the school choice advocate who finished second in the June 14 primary, does not. more

Opinion: DHEC Keeps Public Safe While Helping Food Service Establishments Succeed

In Lexington County, DHEC inspectors have an admirable track record of assisting food service establishments come into compliance with health standards while continuing to protect public safety. more
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