­

It’s time to set higher standard for our politicians

By Billy Oswald South Carolina suffers from a case of low standards. Oh, I’m not talking about the people. South Carolinians are among the most decent, honest, hard-working people you’ll find anywhere. Rather, it’s our [...]

By |October 30th, 2017|Op-Ed, Politics|0 Comments

FairTax could end the IRS

Open Letter Dear Editor, I read with great interest our Comptroller's article, "What to ask when politicians eye your wallet." I have long been an advocate of the FairTax (www.fairtax.org) in order to overturn the [...]

By |September 23rd, 2017|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|Opinion|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|Opinion|0 Comments

The ICEE story

Along about 1955-56, four little kids growing up in Columbia never knew that someday instead of playing with dolls and small play cars, they would be playing on a Gym Dandy swing set of their [...]

By |June 25th, 2017|Letter to Editor|0 Comments

State a leader for the country

OpinionBy Representative Nathan Ballentine Every day in South Carolina parents hear the dreaded words from the doctor: “Your child has autism.” That moment changes their lives forever.In March 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [...]

By |April 6th, 2017|Letter to Editor|0 Comments

How did our discourse become so uncivil?

By Dan Eckstrom   The months following the presidential campaign haven’t been our finest moment. A couple of recent events encapsulate the state of today’s politics: In early March, protestors tried to stop a libertarian [...]

By |March 21st, 2017|Opinion|0 Comments

Football player doesn’t appreciate his blessings

  Dear Editor, The professional football player who recently refused to stand for the National Anthem stirred strong feelings in many Americans -- although probably not the feelings he intended. His refusal to stand during [...]

By |September 6th, 2016|Letter to Editor|0 Comments

Bolen an easy choice for Register of Deeds

As a candidate for Lexington County Register of Deeds, I focused on protecting the taxpayer’s identity, protecting their deeds and protecting their money. Unfortunately, while I did get a significant portion of the vote, my [...]

By |June 22nd, 2016|Letter to Editor|0 Comments

Anybody But Dino

Dear Friends, I hope you will forgive my intrusion, but I feel compelled to reach out to share a recent experience I had and to ask you to avoid supporting one of the candidates for [...]

By |June 22nd, 2016|Letter to Editor|0 Comments