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Today's Opinions

  • I have a realistic plan for solicitor’s office

    As your current assistant solicitor, I have seen the problems and issues facing our community first hand, and I have developed a plan to address them.

    Many people comment on what goes on in the solicitors office, but they are on the outside looking in. I am on the inside and I see it every day. I have a plan to make the solicitor’s office more efficient and more effective.

    I bring something to the table that many legal professionals don’t have and that’s real world experience.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.