Sheriff candidates outline visions

Sheriff candidates outline visions

There are 12 comments on the Lincoln Times-News story from Nov 1, 2006, titled Sheriff candidates outline visions. In it, Lincoln Times-News reports that:

On Nov. 7, voters will select their candidate for Sheriff. Current Sheriff Barbara Pickens is running for re-election. Pickens has served three terms in the Office of Sheriff for Lincoln County.

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Speak the truth Sheriff

Dalzell, SC

#1 Nov 1, 2006
First of all I would like to say I am a registered republican but I routinely vote both ways. I think everyone should take a step back from their normal partisanship and look at the people instead of the party. Sheriff Barbara Pickens has been elected to three terms and for good reason. She has for the past twelve years kept the citizens of Lincoln County in the dark about what really happens in the county and also in her own department. She manipulates press releases and only releases information that makes her and the department look good. Don't get me wrong , she has some extremely good officers but they are limited on what they can do because of fear. Fear of job loss for arresting the wrong person or for making one of the "untouchables" upset. Officers of LCSO have low morale and more often than not "look the other way" rather than making an arrest. Barbara Pickens fires employees because personal matters and keeps employees who were recently arrested in Charlotte for DWI but because it was one of her "untouchables" he was only given a citation for speeding and continues to work for her. She fires employees for having a minor accidents(which is common) but who also express interest in furthering their career by going back to school to get their degree. This is the real Barbara Pickens. Controlling and very demanding. Now changing subject's, Have you ever wondered why you never hear about LCSO busting meth labs? I have often wondered why Lincoln Co. is the only county west of Charlotte to have NEVER busted a meth lab. It is not because there are none,it is because the Sheriff wants to portray Lincoln Co. as being safe and mostly drug free. She has adopt a cop and DARE programs for kids and that's great but She has done nothing to alleviate the meth problem which is very strong in western Lincoln Co. She denies that there is a problem. The problem is real. Just don't ask a Deputy about it because they will sugar coat the issue in fear of losing their jobs. IT IS TIME FOR CHANGE. 12 Years is enough. VOTE FOR TIM DAUGHERTY FOR SHERIFF ON 11/7/06.
The Chosen One

Stanley, NC

#2 Nov 2, 2006
I agree with you 100%!!! The County is nothing like it was when I was growing up. There are gangs here...even though she denies it! The proof is all on the buildings and anyone that knows anything about gangs can see members anywhere. I have seen several 18 street gang members in wal-mart. Even though Miss Pickens says we have none. Futher more why is it we only see her during election year? The only time there are drug bust is during election year? Is that the only time druggies come out and play? I would like to see a sheriff in uniform yet once again she doesnt wear one! Is she ashamed of the uniform her officers wear! I thought wearing a uniform was an honor and nothing to be ashamed of. Plus someone needs to tell the Chief Deputy Ronnie Matthews that the days of the O.K. Corral are over loose the mustache plus the supper plate belt buckle and be professional you represent the county. I really do beleave it is time for a change here in the county. Time to crack down on drugs and gangs and get our beloved county back to the way it use to be. That is why I urge you all to vote Nov. 7th for Tim Daugherty. I have checked his website out and it is well worth a look. You will be real shock at how qualify he is I sure was! His website is . I am a register Rep. and I am crossing over to vote for him. So please vote for Tim Daugherty this Nov. 7th
Speak the truth Sheriff

Dalzell, SC

#3 Nov 2, 2006
Politicians don't make good Law Enforcement Officers. That is what Barbara Pickens is, a politician. If you care about your county and the people living here then you will have an effective agency and not one run on FEAR. I cannot stress this enough. Barbara Pickens runs her agency with intimidation and scare tactics and if you do otherwise , even if you are trying to be a good moral officer, then you are gone. She will portray you as scum and black ball you from working in Law Enforcement. We cannot change the fact that her officers work for her "at the pleasure of the Sheriff" but we can change who the Sheriff is. Everyone in Lincoln County is scared of change but if we will just see what it's like with someone else as Sheriff then we can make a determination as to whether Barbara was really good for the county. Think of this idea, Barbara wins, stays for two years, then appoints Carroll "Alcoholic" Mitchem as Sheriff. Yes that is what I've been told. That will be a huge mistake for Lincoln Co. PLEASE MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND VOTE ON 11/7/06 FOR TIM DAUGHERTY.
Tim A Daugherty -Son-

Laurens, SC

#4 Nov 9, 2006
Folks we did it! Now, the real work begins. We want to thank every voter that turned out on Nov.7th and threw their support behind us. My father and his new leaders in his administration will not let you down.

United States

#5 Nov 10, 2006
Congratulation Sheriff Daugherty...I speak not only for myself when I say "welcome onboard"..SO glad to have you in office.
Tired of the Terror

United States

#6 Nov 10, 2006
I cannot say much at this point in time due to "loyalty" isssues but i can say that i am over joyed to see T.Daugherty become Sheriff of Lincoln County. My days will be much more enjoyable.
Speak the truth Sheriff

Dalzell, SC

#7 Nov 10, 2006
Congratulations Mr. Daugherty on achieving something we were all hoping for. I worked for Barbara for 2 1/2 years and was released for political purposes. I now work for another agency but I'm glad for change and wish you the best. I have confidence that you will bring back the morale and respect the Office of the Sheriff deserves. Great Job.
Big Chief DT6

Stanley, NC

#8 Nov 12, 2006
Congratulations Mr.Daugherty. I voted for you too. I sincerley hope the changes you plan on mkaing come swift. The deputies and the county need a change.
Tim A Daugherty Son

Laurens, SC

#9 Nov 12, 2006
My father would like to me to say to the current deputies and staff. Please relax and do your jobs as expected. My father will ask that you respect him and in turn he will respect you and make your working environment 100% better. Just remember Rome wasn't built overnight but with everyone on board and working towards the same goals we can accomplish what he laid out in his campaign. He can't wait to get started and can't wait to meet with each and every one of you. Have a great week and continue counting down the days. If any of you would like to send a message email us at [email protected] .
elated employee

Clarksville, TN

#12 Nov 17, 2006
I am so impatient to see all the changes within the office. I cant hardly wait, it makes my job easier just thinking of the road ahead. I have heard (but you know how rumors are) that there will be many good changes at my workplace. i cant help but wonder if most of them are just talk, but either way i know it will be so much better!!! CONGRATULATIONS
I speak for most of us when i say that we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new Sheriff and the beginning of a new administration. i have a feeling that the new administration will actually be qualified and deserving of the Office of The Sheriff. Way to Go!!!!!!

United States

#13 Jun 14, 2009
Well, you got him as Sheriff, so now what do you think? Tell the truth, it will set you free. LOL LOL LOL

Morganton, NC

#14 Jun 23, 2009
Ok first off Tim is just as fucking crooked as barbra you know she might actually been alot smarter he is busting all this stupid petty shit and still having "untouchables" around isnt helping you know i think some feds need to relly investigate this crooked ass sytem lincoln county has I know i work for him I love freedom of speech its a great thing

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