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Newman seeks to keep community safe for us all

As an Indian Land Elementary School teacher, I come in contact with and are affected by politics on a regular basis. The support, concern and effectiveness of our political leaders are a key part to our jobs and personal lives. My home was burglarized in 2012 and it was a frightening and emotional experience for my family.


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May the best man for the job win

I have known Randy Newman and his wife, Jill, for about five and a half years through the church we both attend. He seems to be a great guy, so does his wife and little boy.

Mr. Newman has run a clean campaign. He has not said anything negative about his opponent. He stands on the work he has done in the years that he was the assistant under Doug Barfield. William Frick has made mention of backlogs, reduced sentences by Mr. Newman, but this started a long time before Mr. Newman took over the job.


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Newman has passion for prosecuting

I feel that Randy Newman is the best choice for the 6th District solicitor for the following reasons:

Randy worked his way through college, sold his house to go to law school and knew that he wanted to be a prosecutor.

Randy clerked for Judge Goldsmith before going to work in the solicitor’s office. When Randy decided to go to law school he left a job that paid more than he is making now which shows me how much passion he has for the job. I would also like to speak about experience. All of Randy’s experience is as a prosecutor.


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Blackmon: We need to find solutions

m seeking Lancaster City Council District l seat to offer better representation based on truth, the knowledge of God, integrity, a strong education and a proven history of providing solutions to difficult problems.

I demonstrate my caring for our community by actively serving in Kershaw Correctional Institute prison ministry since 2008. I give monthly to the poor, widows and to single mothers.


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Newman simply doesn’t have the experience

In his guest column, Randy Newman accuses his opponent of a “blatant attempt to mislead the public.” I submit that it is Randy Newman who is attempting to mislead the public.


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Estridge is a lady and cares about people

I couldn’t believe what Jerry Holt said in his Oct. 22 column, “Holt: We need to do something different.” According to you, our probate court is in terrible shape. I’ve voted already and I did not vote for you.

Sandy Estridge is a lady and is a people person. You sound like you want to turn the probate office into an assembly line production. You said you would go to other towns and see how they do their process, meanwhile our probate court would become backlogged with cases while you were off visiting other towns.


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Common sense leads to common ground

“Democrat endorsed by Tea Party activists, Libertarian Party, and SC Club for Growth.” Can that be true? And, if so, how?

It is true. I am that Democrat – a candidate for secretary of state – and I am proud to have the endorsement of those groups, as well as support from South Carolinians of all political ideologies.

I believe the reason for that broad-based support is rooted in taking positions guided by common sense, rather than devotion to a political party.


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Frick needs to tell us about his cases

A couple of years ago, William Frick defended a man who was charged with shooting and killing a local native who had been a major league athlete. Thanks to Frick’s hard work as a defense attorney, the accused received just 15 years. This killing received a lot of attention in the news from across the country and around the world.

But while I’ve followed the campaigns and heard Frick throw stones at his opponent’s experience, I haven’t heard Frick talk about this case or any others where he was the defense attorney.


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Who is in charge of probate court

Who is in charge of

probate court

For years, I never knew who our probate judge was. This is an important office because the probate judge is an elected official who is responsible for wills and mental-health commitments. These are important issues which affect many local families. Shouldn’t we know who is in charge?

If someone can be in office for a long time and you don’t know who they are, maybe it’s time for a change. If you don’t know who is in charge, maybe someone else needs to be put in charge.


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Newman will stand up for us

In November, voters will elect a new solicitor. This person will be the chief prosecutor in Chester, Fairfield and Lancaster counties.

As the son of a career police officer with more than three decades’ experience, who stood in a courtroom last year to speak at the sentencing of the man charged with killing my brother, the issues at stake in the race for solicitor hit close to home for me and my family.


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