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Columns

  • 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.

  • Faile should continue to lead office

    Nov. 6 is right around the corner and I want to encourage everyone to get out and exercise their right to vote as there are some very important decisions that must be made.
    For Lancaster County residents, the office of sheriff in Lancaster County is on the ballot. I have never really become involved in a sheriff’s campaign, but find it necessary now to preserve the professionalism that has become the sheriff’s office over the last four years.

  • Vote no to Sunday alcohol sales

    I am writing this letter to all the people who make up this little place on earth that we all love, Lancaster County.
    Suppose for a moment that your community selected a bulldog as a mascot. All the hard-working people paid taxes for the privilege of having the dog in the community. Some of the citizens argued that the dog should run loose in the-community because a number of them enjoyed the dog so much.