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From the mountains to the shore, South Carolina has much to offer. What it fails to offer are laws to protect the estimated 1.5 million people living in a community governed by a homeowners association.
Here’s a sampling of what can happen to you if you live in an HOA-governed community in this state. Imagine your reaction if you were a victim:
• A developer reigns as head of your HOA for nearly half a century, practicing a “dictator” management style.
Every parent has dreams for their child. We want them to grow up strong and healthy. We tell them to dream big and work hard so that they can be anything they want to be. We want them to take the world by storm.
I am sure that you saw from your news source the report from the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women released March 20.
It was a nice 17-page document that will warm you up on a cold evening.
Just remember, it is not what your news source tells you that is important, it most likely is what they do not tell you that is important.
It is hard, if not impossible, to overstate the corruption and ineptitude of the United Nations.
Every day, in every area of our state, hard-working South Carolina taxpayers are being robbed. They are not held up at gunpoint, and their homes are not burglarized. But they are the victims of theft just the same.
Criminals are stealing federal funds and using that money for their personal benefit. They are committing fraud against the food stamp program. In fact, they pocket more than $2 million of your tax dollars every year in South Carolina alone.
Most people like having new vehicles. A new convertible would be especially nice for the springtime. Unfortunately, with new vehicles come taxes, and it’s important for you to understand what taxes are due and how to pay them to avoid problems later on.
When purchasing a vehicle, you must pay local property taxes to the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office and you must also pay a sales tax for the vehicle to the S.C Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Recently, there have been a couple of columns in The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway regarding the county budgeting process.
Mainly those concerns have dealt with funding for public safety (specifically for the sheriff, solicitor and public defender’s offices) and the appropriations and expenditures of excess funds from the 2013-14 budget. The implication was that these funds should be used for adding additional staff to these departments. I will be the first to state that these departments are a very important core function of government.
My name is Chaundra Fletcher. I am a member of North Corner AME Zion Church in Lancaster. I am very active in social activities that involve the homeless, hungry and children.
I have worked in social services for the last eight years. During this time, I have learned much about the abuse and neglect of children, as well as victimization of women. I have also learned much about poverty.
It seems that the laws continue to change without any regard to those who are less fortunate. I would dare to say that many people today would be considered working poor.
I am writing today in honor of one of your former residents, Royce Stewart. Royce departed this life on Feb. 12, 2015. He and spouse Lavonia have been residents of Kershaw since the early 1990s. Our hearts are saddened by his loss and hope that Lavonia finds comfort through the support of family, friends and the community.
I am glad to report that Northeastern Technical College is set to receive $2.3 million in funding for a new industrial training center in Pageland and other needs as the S.C. House of Representatives sends its completed budget to the Senate.
After meeting with NETC officials and industry leaders in Pageland, it was apparent that a new training facility was urgently needed to address the present and future demands for skilled employees in District 53.
The controversy encircling former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her use of private email to conduct public business provides our latest example of government in the shadows, a situation we know well in South Carolina.
“Shadow government,” as S.C. Press Association Executive Director Bill Rogers has labeled it, means conducting public business via private emails, texts, Twitter or other social media accounts that are not connected to government servers and thus not retrievable by government agencies and the public.
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