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Today's Opinions

  • WHAT WE THINK: We hope other police agencies can follow Simpsonville

    Our county’s smallest police department is leading the way in safety.

    For more than a year now the Simpsonville Police Department has outfitted its officers with body cameras, providing a safety measure that not only helps protect the public, but the officers, as well.

    While they do come with a bit of a Big-Brother-is-watching feeling, having each interaction with an officer recorded is something that should make us all feel safer – on both sides of the badge.

  • WHAT WE THINK: We hope other police agencies can follow Simpsonville

    Our county’s smallest police department is leading the way in safety.

    For more than a year now the Simpsonville Police Department has outfitted its officers with body cameras, providing a safety measure that not only helps protect the public, but the officers, as well.

    While they do come with a bit of a Big-Brother-is-watching feeling, having each interaction with an officer recorded is something that should make us all feel safer – on both sides of the badge.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: Simpsonville, state for effort to get light at Todds Point

    While it was reportedly approved months ago, pardon us if we were cautiously optimistic about the state approving a stoplight for Todds Point Road and U.S. 60 in Simpsonville.

    But now, with an end in sight at the end of this month, we are pleased to see that with the downtown streetscape renovations in Simpsonville we will also see a safer passage for cars turning onto U.S. 60 and pedestrians traversing those new sidewalks in the area.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: Simpsonville, state for effort to get light at Todds Point

    While it was reportedly approved months ago, pardon us if we were cautiously optimistic about the state approving a stoplight for Todds Point Road and U.S. 60 in Simpsonville.

    But now, with an end in sight at the end of this month, we are pleased to see that with the downtown streetscape renovations in Simpsonville we will also see a safer passage for cars turning onto U.S. 60 and pedestrians traversing those new sidewalks in the area.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Too few voices are answering questions for our commonwealth

    Last Tuesday night, as we sat and watched the Republican Primary for Governor, we could not help but notice one glaring issue – less than 400,000 votes were cast in our state.

    And that’s not 400,000 in the Republican Primary, that’s total. There were only 214,000 people that cared enough about our Republican nomination to vote.

    Although, maybe we should be impressed with the GOP’s turnout – only about 178,500 turned out to vote in the Democrat Primary. Of course, Jack Conway got more than 140,000 of those votes.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Too few voices are answering questions for our commonwealth

    Last Tuesday night, as we sat and watched the Republican Primary for Governor, we could not help but notice one glaring issue – less than 400,000 votes were cast in our state.

    And that’s not 400,000 in the Republican Primary, that’s total. There were only 214,000 people that cared enough about our Republican nomination to vote.

    Although, maybe we should be impressed with the GOP’s turnout – only about 178,500 turned out to vote in the Democrat Primary. Of course, Jack Conway got more than 140,000 of those votes.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: The life of Blake Hundley

    On May 15 our community lost one of its most inspiring voices.

    Just 9-years-old, Blake Hundley had touched more lives than most of us much, much older.

    Diagnosed with brain cancer when he was only 6, Hundley stood strong and proudly defeated the disease … twice, even getting back on the field with his youth baseball team for a time.

    We all watched, admired and learned as someone so young fought with the guile of a much older person.

    Hundley showed us all that we can continue to strive and to live with faith in others as we battle.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: The life of Blake Hundley

    On May 15 our community lost one of its most inspiring voices.

    Just 9-years-old, Blake Hundley had touched more lives than most of us much, much older.

    Diagnosed with brain cancer when he was only 6, Hundley stood strong and proudly defeated the disease … twice, even getting back on the field with his youth baseball team for a time.

    We all watched, admired and learned as someone so young fought with the guile of a much older person.

    Hundley showed us all that we can continue to strive and to live with faith in others as we battle.