And Another Thing
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on January 16, 2015
The 2015 legislative session is just three days old, and already we’re halfway to removing disgraced former Lexington County Sheriff James Metts’ name from a boat landing on the Saluda River.
On Thursday, the Senate adopted a resolution asking the state departments of Transportation and Natural Resources to rename the facility Hope Ferry Landing; that’s the name it had until 2013, when Sens. Jake Knotts, Greg Ryberg and Nikki Setzler introduced a resolution to rename it after the sheriff, and their colleagues agreed.
Sen. Setzler, the only one of those still in the Senate, was the primary sponsor of Thursday’s resolution to undo that; he was joined by Lexington’s other resident senator, Katrina Shealy, along with Ronnie Cromer, who lives in Newberry but has more constituents in Lexington County than his home county.
Posted by Warren Bolton on October 22, 2014
DON WEAVER’S CLAIM that Richland County Council Chairman Norman Jackson “was ultimately responsible for fixing the 2012 Election Day fiasco” and “did nothing” might be pretty damaging. If it was true. It’s not.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on September 22, 2014
WHEN HOUSE Speaker Pro Tem Jay Lucas rolled out his latest ad hoc study committee last week, panel chairman Murrell Smith praised him for “proactively appointing this diverse Committee to make sure such a major undertaking is done right,” noting that “building momentum is just as important as identifying and instituting the right reforms.”
Posted by Warren Bolton on September 8, 2014
The members of the Richland County legislative delegation who reappointed Adell Adams to the county elections commission, saying they value “institutional knowledge” must be struggling with recollection themselves.
Posted by Warren Bolton on September 2, 2014
Anyone who failed to vote in the June primaries practically missed out on all the county-level races in Lexington and Richland counties. Most of the county council and countywide races that were contested — and a good bit weren’t — were contended for during the primary. With no challenger from an opposing party on Nov. 4, the June winners will assume those offices.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on August 22, 2014
I like George Will. Don’t always agree with him, and find a couple of his positions maddening, but I think he’s very logical and very smart and presents his arguments very effectively and, here’s the really important thing, presents his arguments honestly.