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Letter to the Editor: Four Leadership Goals for the New Year

We all have room to improve, and there’s something about a new, blank calendar that motivates us to do so. That’s why many of us recently made resolutions to better ourselves in some way — … more

Opinion: A Local Example of What Not to Do When Talking Politics

Physical violence. Yelling loudly in public. Disparaging each other’s character in the press.A legal verdict has yet to be reached as to whether Angus Godwin — an executive committeeman for his … more

From the Publisher: A Redesign With Lexington County in Mind

Retired Lexington County Chronicle and Dispatch News editor Jerry Bellune and publisher MacLeod Bellune, the married couple that founded this paper in 1992, served Lexington County for decades, … more

Opinion: Lexington Medical Center Continues to Navigate Vaccine Mandates Correctly

We applaud Lexington Medical Center’s approach to the now halted federally mandated requirement that all medical facility workers receive at least their first COVID-19 vaccine by Dec. 6.  In … more

Letter to the Editor: Nephron CEO Explains Exit from USC Presidential Search Committee

I remember being accepted to the University of South Carolina. The pride that came with the acceptance letter was born out of the sacrifices my family made to afford me this life-changing … more

Opinion: Cayce City Council Needs to Lead By Example if It Wants Community to Heal

Cayce City Council made it two for two when it came to tumultuous November meetings with its session last week.Following a Nov. 9 meeting that featured a tense argument over whether to dismiss … more

Opinion: Nephron’s Lou Kennedy Sends Right Signal By Resigning From USC Search Committee

Nephron Pharmaceuticals CEO Lou Kennedy oversees a multi-million-dollar company right here in Lexington County.  Nephron, according to company-supplied statistics from a recent … more

Opinion: Accusation of Racism Against Cayce Commissioner Handled Properly

“By kicking the can down the road, you are tolerating it.” — Cayce Mayor Elise Partin at the City Council meeting on Nov. 9Partin said this as part of discussion before a vote to dismiss … more

Opinion: Voting Is Important — Even When There Isn’t a Presidency at Stake

“City and municipal governments are responsible for concerns, such as police department budgeting, education reform, lower-level courts, and local infrastructure. Although the federal government … more

Opinion: Emanuel AME Settlement a Reminder Shooter’s Choice at No Fault for Selling Gun

“When alleged killer Dylann Roof stepped into Shooter’s Choice, he walked around the store in West Columbia before heading to a case featuring a popular pistol: a Glock … more
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