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Jackson should step aside, stop embarrassing Edgefield County
A Column by the Editor
web posted November 9, 2010
COLUMN – The seemingly unending saga over whether or
not Nathaniel Jackson is a resident of Edgefield County, much less a
viable candidate for the District 1 School Board seat, should end now.
Jackson should give up his indefensible
challenge that he lives in the
county and crawl back under the rock from which he came.
It is bad enough that Edgefield County has to suffer from other
embarrassing elected officials such as County Councilman Norman Dorn
and School Board members Sallie Cooks and James Bibbs. Why not add a
convicted drug dealer to the wonderful leadership that will draw
business and industry to Edgefield County?
The voters of Edgefield County spoke loud and clear on November 2
showing they were tired of the Democrat reign of those running our
county council and school board. Jackson should heed that mandate and
drop his appeals and back out graciously, if that is even possible at
In a ruling postponing the run-off election signed by Circuit Court
Judge Knox McMahon on Monday it was clearly evident that Jackson will
probably not win any appeal he could file, even if it went to the
United States Supreme Court.
Why waste the voter’s time and money trying to seat such a disgraceful
candidate for elective office when legitimate candidates who actually
live in the county are on the ballot?
Moreover, it would be a stretch of the imagination to think that he
will not be convicted of his recent driving
under suspension third
offence arrest late last month that will most likely end in his
imprisoned for a minimum of 90 days, if not six months, for yet another
crime. Edgefield Police Officers confirmed that his drivers license was
suspended and it was his third offence at the time of his arrest.
Good luck defending that charge in court Mr. Jackson.
It is bad enough this county has had to endure the race baiting and
ignorant rants by County Councilman Norman Dorn, who claimed he and
Vice-chairman Willie Bright were “the Democrat Party” in Edgefield
County in meetings held around the county prior to the elections.
Let’s get beyond race and settle on the fact that Edgefield County
needs qualified and educated representatives if we ever hope to entice
the many industries flocking to South Carolina due to our business
friendly laws. All of which avoid Edgefield County as if it were the
plague because of the poor quality of elected officials.
Edgefield County voters have spoken loudly and have demanded a new
course for our county. Good for them, it’s about time.
Nathaniel Jackson and his NAACP backed supporters should look beyond
race, and the obvious poor choice of their candidates, and accept that
what is good for one part of Edgefield County is good for all of
Edgefield County regardless of race.
It is not a question of race; it is a question of surviving as a county
and seating qualified elected officials leading us in one of the
deepest recessions in half a century - while trying to entice industry
to locate to our county.
Nathaniel Jackson should drop his appeals and go away once and for all.
Stop embarrassing us and yourself.
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