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Letters

  • 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.

  • Obama has made this election easy

    I read lots of posts as to why I should not vote for a particular Republican because he or she voted yes or no on a certain bill. They can’t tell you why they voted as they did, since all they read was a headline.

    Let’s just cut to the chase. President Barack Obama has made this election easy. If you like higher taxes, more debt, higher medical premiums, continued unemployment, more scandals and cover-ups, plus more welfare, Muslims and floods of illegals, then simply don’t vote (like in 2012) or vote Democrat.

     

    Nick Pasquine

  • Mother of five supports Burns for school board

    Freeman Burns is a breath of fresh air. He offers us strength, innovation and a pro-active look into the future of our children.

    Our district is growing in leaps and bounds. We have more students to educate and more students for which to build a better future. Mr. Burns will fight for our children, which ultimately means he will also be fighting for a better tomorrow for all.

  • S.C. needs new governor, Legislature

    An accountable and responsible leader is required to help South Carolina move forward. This has not happened in the last four years of Gov. Nikki Haley’s administration.

    The state needs leadership from both the governor’s position and its Legislature. Too many shortcomings and not enough concern for its citizens are apparent in bills introduced, but not passed.