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Letters

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brooks has skills needed for county school board

    I am writing in support of James Brooks, candidate for Lancaster County school board, District 1. James lives and practices three major attributes that will be demanded by this job: leadership skills, communication skills and dedication to community.

    James’ leadership is clearly demonstrated by professional activity as vice president of a major construction firm, through his membership and participation in the Indian Land Rotary Club as an officer and board member and his co-chairmanship of the Board of Zoning Appeals for Lancaster County.

  • Measure of good judge based on knowledge, integrity

    In less than two weeks, the voters of Lancaster County will be tasked with the responsibility of choosing the best person to manage a government office that, sooner or later, will affect every family in our area – the probate judge. In this election, the voters are offered two sharply contrasting candidates with regard to their levels of relative preparedness for the challenges that face them.

  • Hess will bring experience to county

    John Hess is running for the Lancaster County Council District 4 seat. And I am voting for him. Washington and Columbia continue to increase taxes while decreasing services. Federal and state governments are out of control. Things must change.
    We can’t keep doing the same kind of tax-and-spend in Lancaster County either.
    County officials have to learn to control the spending of our tax dollars. The answer is not to continue increasing taxes.