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  • Our View: Kersey track motivates all to give their best

    When Wayne Kersey meets students and athletes of his late son, Indian Land High School wrestling coach and Indian Land Elementary School teacher Mike Kersey, he says he can see his son’s spirit.
    Coach Kersey, who died last fall as a result of an ATV accident at his home, continues to have a lasting impact on his students and athletes.
    Kersey’s familiar words – “Don’t pace yourself, push yourself” – were an inspiration to those he guided in class or the wrestling arena.

  • Our View: Don’t forget to vote in primary election Tuesday

    On Tuesday, June 12, registered voters across the state will be able to exercise one of the most precious privileges democracy grants us – the opportunity to determine who will represent them in their government.
    The Republican primary is an exciting race for Indian Land, even though it’s a primary with only one contested race. That’s because Indian Land voters in the newly created District 7 will likely be choosing their representative on Lancaster County Council, since the Republican winner faces no Democratic opposition in November.

  • Pressley’s issue shows need for public attention, action

    Just when Lancaster County residents thought the specter of trash mountains was laid to rest, at least for awhile, another reared its head in the middle of Indian Land.
    A growing mountain of trash at Pressley’s Recycling Center Inc., was discovered in late October, after a very public battle over the proposed “Project December” landfill in southern Lancaster County and the fear that the Foxhole construction and demolition debris landfill just north of the state line would begin accepting household waste last year.

  • Our View: Congrats and good luck to 2012 grads

    Take a good look at today’s Graduation 2012 special section. It’s full of the graduates from all four county high schools, including Indian Land.
    In the Indian Land section, you’ll read about Indian Land High School’s top scholars Adam Tuiletufuga and Savannah Adams, who will address their classmates as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, at Indian Land High’s graduation at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

  • Our view: Be sure 
to honor mother today

    No doubt you know what today is – Mother’s Day. The day set aside to honor and pay tribute to the ones who brought you into the world and tried to keep you on the right track.

  • Our View: Support Relay, help in fight against cancer

    In the spring of 1985, Dr. Gordon Klatt, a colorectal surgeon from Tacoma, Wash., sought to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of his patients.
    For 24 hours, a dedicated Klatt walked around the track at Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.
    Throughout the night, his friends paid $25 each to walk or run 30 minutes with him.
    He walked about 83 miles and raised $27,000 to fight cancer.

  • Our View: Rollins shares his story to help others

    Some seminars might seem like just a way to pass time. But you might have a hard time convincing Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Rollins of that.
    Last fall, while he was on a dinner break with fellow drug task officers at a Lancaster restaurant, someone tried to rob the restaurant. The incident led to shots and Rollins was wounded. He grabbed his side and realized it was serious, but the knowledge he gained from a seminar  by longtime police trainer Dave Smith last year proved vital in his will to survive.

  • Our View: Kudos to our award-winning county schools

    For Lancaster County schools, change is good.
    This year, a change in judging criteria led to 16 of the county’s 19 schools being recognized with Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards.
    The annual awards recognize schools for academic achievement and high rates of improvement.
    The awards’ criteria is established by the S.C. Education Oversight Committee and applied by the SC Department of Education.

  • Our View: Easter Sunday is a symbol of hope for future

    Easter is about hope – hope for ourselves, each other and the future. On Easter Sunday, Christians worldwide will celebrate that hope.
    The parallel between Easter and hope is obvious. For followers of Jesus Christ, it was a hopeless period when their tortured leader drew his last breath on a crude cross and his body was placed in a tomb.
    Some hid in fear as they mourned his death. There was doubt – even among the disciples who were with him every day. Was Jesus’ message real? What’s next?

  • Our View: Big Thursday scholarships help students

    Big Thursday of Lancaster Inc. brings together area University of South Carolina and Clemson supporters. When they leave, as strange as it may seem, both groups of backers are likely sporting smiles – toothy grins worth of a good day.
    The Big Thursday Scholarship Committee has produced plenty of big smiles over the last few years.
    The committee works to help county students who attend the University of South Carolina Lancaster and Clemson University.