I am writing today in honor of one of your former residents, Royce Stewart. Royce departed this life on Feb. 12, 2015. He and spouse Lavonia have been residents of Kershaw since the early 1990s. Our hearts are saddened by his loss and hope that Lavonia finds comfort through the support of family, friends and the community.
Recently, there have been a couple of columns in The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway regarding the county budgeting process.
Mainly those concerns have dealt with funding for public safety (specifically for the sheriff, solicitor and public defender’s offices) and the appropriations and expenditures of excess funds from the 2013-14 budget. The implication was that these funds should be used for adding additional staff to these departments. I will be the first to state that these departments are a very important core function of government.
INDIAN LAND – Lancaster County Library Director Rita Vogel spoke to Indian Land Action Council members about the library system’s plans for how it will spend its portion of the county’s upcoming capital project sales tax revenue.
I am glad to report that Northeastern Technical College is set to receive $2.3 million in funding for a new industrial training center in Pageland and other needs as the S.C. House of Representatives sends its completed budget to the Senate.
After meeting with NETC officials and industry leaders in Pageland, it was apparent that a new training facility was urgently needed to address the present and future demands for skilled employees in District 53.
I am always in a search for truth. I cannot find much coming out of our current administrative branch of our GovCo. George Orwell said, “Some ideas are so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe them.”
This statement describes Marie Harf, spokesperson for the U.S. State Department and the folks she works for.