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Today's Opinions

  • Holland’s anti-Newman letter is sour grapes

    Tom Holland’s recent letter in the Oct. 1 edition of The Lancaster News, against the Republican candidate for solicitor Randy Newman, is not just sour grapes, but indicates arrogance and lack of loyalty to the Republican constituency.

    His very lack of respect for the voter is shown by his slogan, “It’s the experience, stupid.” I do not believe the people who voted for Newman are stupid.

  • Estridge is in charge of our probate court

    Allison Meadows laments ’’Who is in charge of probate court,” in her opinion article the Oct. 26 edition of The Lancaster News. 

    I am shocked that in this information age, Ms. Meadows was unable to determine the name of our sitting probate judge. I sorta wonder wherein lies the fault?

    Some holders of public office work day in and day out, quietly doing the job we elected them to do.

    Elected officials serving multiple terms must be doing something right or they would be booted out.

  • Estridge helps families make best decisions

    I went through probate with an estate in 2011. It took only a month or two to complete. Sandy and her court closed it quickly.

    Sandy Estridge is excellent in her skills about the law and knows what needs to be done. I trusted fully in her judgment.

    She believes in her job. She loves her job. She is very proficient.

    I’ve seen her work many hours beyond the normal hours. I’ve seen how she tries to make the best decision for families.

  • Estridge has probate experience we need

    I have known Sandy Estridge for over 20 years. I am writing this letter in support of her candidacy for probate judge here in Lancaster County.

    I was disheartened to hear the tone taken by her opponent in the recent forum in Indian Land, and even more disappointed in his letter to the guest column and advertisements he has used in recent editions of this paper.

    He has stated several times that our probate court ranks in the bottom one-third and that it takes 41 percent longer to settle an estate than the state average.

  • Holt is about serving the people

    Public offices require someone with a history of public service. I’m voting for Jerry Holt for probate judge because he has a long history of serving our country and Lancaster County.

    He served in the Marines and has been active in Lancaster County on the planning commission and volunteering for veterans service groups.

    Mr. Holt’s business experience and education mean he will be able to run the probate judge’s office like a business, saving time and money.

  • Probate judge states her case for re-election

    I am honored and humbled to be running for re-election for probate judge of Lancaster County.

    I have spent the last two decades working tirelessly to serve the people of this county with honesty and integrity, and most importantly, with compassion.

    I have spent the majority of my adult life in Lancaster County; serving the people of this county is my passion.

  • Voters have a chance to make a difference on Nov. 4

    Nov. 4 is the day we can do something about our country, and our local government – Election Day. Now normally a midterm election is ignored by many voters. But because of the direction our country is going, this election is extremely important.

    If you don’t take the time to exercise your right then you need not complain. You had your chance to speak out and you chose not to.

  • I have the experience to make a difference

    With more than 12 years in the criminal courts of South Carolina, I have been in the trenches daily and seen what works.