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Rick Brundrett

Legislative ethics committees largely inactive in recent years

When it comes to policing itself for ethical violations, the 170-member General Assembly hasn’t shown much interest in recent years – if you go by the number of formal opinions produced by the chambers’ ethics committees.

The House and Senate Ethics committees issue written advisory opinions to their respective chambers to guide them when questions arise about state ethics laws.


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Sandy Estridge

Estridge thanks supporters

Thank you, voters of Lancaster County, who supported me in my re-election for probate judge. I am humbled and honored by the response from the citizens of Lancaster County.

The faith you have shown me over the last two decades, and now for the next four years, is a true blessing, and I am grateful.

I would also like to publicly thank my campaign committee, who worked tirelessly to get our message out.

Thank you to my husband, Lanny, and our children for their love and support through all these years.


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Larry Honeycutt

Honeycutt grateful to voters

It has been an honor and privilege to serve Lancaster County Council District 4 for the past eight years.

Thanks to you I will represent you for the next four years with honesty and integrity as I have done in the past.

My support for the Sheriff’s Office, EMS and Emergency Management will not change. We must remain strong in these areas throughout Lancaster County to protect our families and our property.


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Don McCorkle

Vietnam vet had angels watching over him

The struggles of the first battles are over. The soldiers who fought them are now safely home. They can dream of doing things they once did…but for some, it will only be a dream.


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Caroline Hasty

Boo Fest true success

On Friday, Oct. 31, the city of Lancaster hosted its 13th annual Boo Fun Fest in historic downtown Lancaster.


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W.B. Evans

Stand up, be quiet for our veterans

Editor’s note: We are reprinting this Remember When column, which was originally published in the Nov. 8, 2008, edition of The Lancaster News, at the request of our readers.

At one time, the significance of Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – wasn’t lost on anyone.

Of course, World War I ended years before I was born, but Uncle Harry made sure I was well-schooled on what he called the War to End All Wars.

There was a bunch of World War I soldiers around, too.


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Bob Lanning

Christians should exhibit seven virtues

The first chapter of 2 Peter exhorts Christians to add seven character traits to their faith. Saving faith is the same precious commodity for all who have believed in our God and Savior Jesus Christ, and it has been secured by his

rigthteousness when he died for our sins and then rose again from the dead.


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Shane McNamee

Why a gas tax hike is a terrible idea

The issue of road funding – or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system – is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don’t want to make tough decisions about the budget – raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax.


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Phil Noble

South Carolina women, Afghanistan and Rwanda

The world is shrinking and with the Internet we are now all hyper-connected. One result of this is that where once we looked at problems as local or maybe state and national issues, now we can see issues simultaneously on a local to global level – all at the same time and in real time.


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We must find ways to repair our roads

You’ve probably heard much discussion lately about the condition of South Carolina’s roads and bridges, and how to fund their repairs and maintenance.

Policy-makers agree that the issue will be front and center when the Legislature convenes in January. The unanswered question is where to find the billions of dollars needed to fix them – and whether there will be an increase in the gas tax, raising pump prices.


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