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Columns

  • Summers column: Sun City voters are likely to impact this election

    Numbers never lie.
    It’s easy to measure the impact Sun City Carolina Lakes in Indian Land is making in Lancaster County.
    Since its beginning in 2005, the 1,512-acre active adult community on Charlotte Highway has become one of the fastest growing subdivisions in the nation.
    According to the Charlotte Business Journal, the development led the Charlotte region in the number of new single-family homes, with 205 closings in 2011.
    It’s impact is being felt in other ways, as well.

  • Faile column: Chamber encourages you to vote on Nov. 6

     Jobs have been the No. 1 issue on every candidate’s mind during this year’s election. 

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored two candidate forums this year on the campus of the University of South Carolina Lancaster featuring candidates of local races including Lancaster City Council, school board, Lancaster County council, sheriff, S.C. House District 44 and U.S. House District 5. In every race, jobs and the economy were at the forefront of the discussion. 

  • Coy column: House candidate seeking support from District 44 voters

     

    As you know, Jimmy Neal, longtime State House representative, will be retiring and his seat is up for election this November. 

    I made the decision in November 2011 to run for the District 44 State House seat and would like to share a bit of information about who I am and what my intentions are. 

  • Case column: Case makes his case for sheriff’s office

    would like to take this opportunity to speak with the residents of Lancaster County in regards to my candidacy for the office of Lancaster County sheriff. I am a lifelong resident of Lancaster County. After obtaining my high school diploma, I pursued an education in higher learning, where I obtained degrees in business and management. 

  • Faile column: Sheriff should be nonpartisan race

    Throughout the course of the campaign season, I have been asked why the sheriff’s race is a partisan election. It’s a good question, particularly when you consider that the sheriff is responsible for enforcing the laws, not just those passed by a particular political party. A sheriff does not make the law or adjudicate the law – a sheriff enforces the law.

  • Harper column: District 5 candidate focuses on jobs, property rights

     

     

    On Nov. 6, the residents of Lancaster County District 5 will select their representative for County Council. After owning businesses in Lancaster County for more than 30 years and serving on the Lancaster County Planning Commission, I understand the issues that face our county from both the private and public sectors.   

  • Sistare column: Lancaster County is moving forward

     

    Over the last four years, Lancaster County Council has made great strides in moving Lancaster County forward.

  • Payne has ‘indepth knowledge of issues facing South Carolina’

    After attending the candidate forum sponsored by The Lancaster News, Duke Energy, the University of South Carolina Lancaster and Lancaster County Chamber of Commerc, I can confidently say that there is only one candidate who really understands the issues and offers a vision for House District 44 and the state of South Carolina.
    The candidate is Ryan Payne. He has an in-depth knowledge of the issues facing South Carolina that the other candidates seem not to possess.

  • Vote Yes signs, referendum wording are misleading

    This is a letter to address the deception being perpetrated by the proponents of Sunday alcohol sales in Lancaster County. It has been stated in previous articles that there is no organized opposition to the referendum.
    That is not true. The 5:18 Movement has been working with local churches to mount opposition to the sales of alcohol on the Lord’s Day. Our name comes from Ephesians 5:18, which says, “Be not drunk with wine....but be filled with the Spirit.”

  • Congressman (woman) must defend Constitution

    Michael Jedson recently offered a list of reasons why he is not going to vote for Mick Mulvaney in his letter “Why I’m not voting for Mulvaney,” in the Oct. 21 edition of The Lancaster News.
    While I firmly support his right to vote for the candidate of his choice, I will argue that citing Rep. Mulvaney’s opposition to a constitutional amendment to overturn the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission indicates a lack of understanding of the issues involved.