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

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|Letter to Editor|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

Joe Wilson opinion

Opinion   This is it?   Congressman Joe Wilson   Last month, the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) testified that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) will likely attempt terrorist [...]

By |May 2nd, 2016|Op-Ed|0 Comments

Elected officials continue to face criminal charges

Another elected official from the Midlands has been charged with DUI. Richland County Councilman Kelvin Washington has been charged with felony driving under the influence in connection with a crash Saturday on Bluff Road in [...]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Op-Ed, Politics|0 Comments

Opinion: Protecting American Families

By Congressman Joe Wilson   The President’s failed legacy of worldwide instability has led to a dangerous world for American families. We need a strategy of peace through strength—not one of absentee leadership, broken promises, [...]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Op-Ed, Politics|0 Comments

Joe Wilson announces priorities for year

Congressman Joe Wilson Earlier this month, I visited all five counties of the Second Congressional District to announce my 2016 Legislative Agenda. I look forward to this new legislative year to promote limited [...]

By |February 8th, 2016|Op-Ed, Politics|0 Comments

Uber slashes rates: Is the honeymoon over?

With the latest round of rate cuts on fares, Uber, the “ridesharing service” is drawing the ire of both the drivers and riders. When Uber entered the Midlands market in 2014 it was hailed as [...]

By |January 27th, 2016|Op-Ed|1 Comment

Richland County needs to earn back voters’ trust

Open Letter   Seth Rose has some great ideas about regaining the public’s trust in the penny tax. The penny tax is an inanimate object and not to be trusted or distrusted. Mr. Rose and [...]

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

Richland County Fraud is no surprise

Open Letter   It's disturbing, but not surprising, that the state Department of Revenue believes it has found evidence of potential corruption and fraud related to the Richland County sales tax hike. Unfortunately, corruption investigations [...]

By |December 17th, 2015|Letter to Editor|0 Comments