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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

Dino Best Choice for County Council

As a longtime Chapin resident, I am ready for change on County Council and I am voting for Dino to be our new County Councilman. We have too many political insiders working with special interests [...]

By |June 21st, 2016|Letter to Editor|0 Comments

Lexington County is working to maintain quality of life

Opinion   I have been proud to serve the Irmo/St. Andrews/Seven Oaks community on County Council for two years. I can assure you the work has been significant. I am very proud of what we [...]

By |May 9th, 2016|Op-Ed|0 Comments