Kershaw Sewage System Troubles Cause Scandal

There are 44 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Nov 5, 2007, titled Kershaw Sewage System Troubles Cause Scandal. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

For years now, Kershaw County has had issues with it's sewer system. It's the same system that's been in place since the 60s and 70s.

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EYES WIDE OPEN

United States

#21 Nov 6, 2007
You are so right "WHAT"! It is time for the great citizens of Lugoff to stand up and be heard! Every time we have tried in the past, someone has shut us
down because the majority of the County Council members are from the Camden side of the river. Thus,
you constantly have the 5-2 vote on anything to do with the sewer situation. Where is John Wells in all
of this? He is supposed to be the representative from Elgin, yet he always seems to side with Camden's good ole boys.
Has questions

United States

#22 Nov 7, 2007
Why does the area with such a huge population have only 2 reps on the council (West Wateree)? Are the council districts based on population? If not, they should be.
I can't imagine that the Camden side of the County has a population that demands 5 reps, when the Lugoff/Elgin side only demands 2.
Resident

United States

#23 Nov 7, 2007
Reapportionment is coming after the new census is released in 2010. I will show the recent population shifts in the county and 'move' the distribution of councilman around the County.
Resident

United States

#24 Nov 7, 2007
The census will show. opps, typo above
Watching Closely

United States

#25 Nov 7, 2007
This whole thing has Chairman Steve Kelly's fingerprints all over it.

Everyone is waiting to see whether Bobby Boland is going to roll over on "chairman" Steve Kelly when Steve sells him out and floats him down the river alone on Friday.

to be continued...
Camden

Atlanta, GA

#26 Nov 8, 2007
who's your daddy good old boys???
the truth will set you free!
Question

United States

#27 Nov 8, 2007
how is steve kelly involved in this?
Skeleton Buster

United States

#28 Nov 9, 2007
In my opinion, everyone involved in this is guilty in one way or another. Boland was just the unfortunate one who got "called out". If any others have any skeletons, better get ready....they WILL come out. It ain't over 'til it's over.
Skeleton Buster

United States

#29 Nov 9, 2007
bug wrote:
<quoted text>I bet whoever gets the contract for this elaborate sewer project is kin or married to someone on the board or getting a kick back.
If I were a gambler, I'd bet on the kick back thing.
Comeing out of the closet

United States

#30 Nov 9, 2007
All of them were involved. Lugoff water needs to be really investgated alot of stuff going on Stealing and Kick backs from all levels of workers.No false report was filed just the truth and theres alot more waiting too come out.Watch out the closet door might just come open again. Just waiting till all these crooks are put in there places.
Skeleton Buster

United States

#31 Nov 9, 2007
Comeing out of the closet wrote:
All of them were involved. Lugoff water needs to be really investgated alot of stuff going on Stealing and Kick backs from all levels of workers.No false report was filed just the truth and theres alot more waiting too come out.Watch out the closet door might just come open again. Just waiting till all these crooks are put in there places.
I guess the old saying is still true:
"It takes one to know one". All crooks seem to flock together. They should know.
YOU MUST BE KIDDING

Lugoff, SC

#32 Nov 9, 2007
Comeing out of the closet wrote:
All of them were involved. Lugoff water needs to be really investgated alot of stuff going on Stealing and Kick backs from all levels of workers.No false report was filed just the truth and theres alot more waiting too come out.Watch out the closet door might just come open again. Just waiting till all these crooks are put in there places.
YOU MUST BE KIDDING. THE KERSHAW COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE DID A THROUGH INVESTIGATION OF MR. BOLAND'S CHARGES AND THEY WERE BOGUS. THEY ALSO INTERVIWED THE LAST SUPER., OF THE SEWER SYSTEM. HE STATED THE SYSTEM IS FAILING AND HAS BEEN FOR ALONG TIME. THERE WAS NO FOUL PLAY HERE BY ANY OF THE "PEOPLE OF INTEREST" REPORTED TO THE SHERIFF'S DEPT. DHEC ALSO INVESTIGATED AND FOUND THE SAME THING. YOU SHOULD REALLY GET THE FACTS BEFORE YOU SPOUT OFF. THE KERSHAW COUNTY COUNCIL IS THE RING LEADER IN THIS. THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR DOESN'T MAKE A MOVE UNLESS TOLD TO DO SO BY THE COUNTY COUNCIL. YOU CAN'T GO AROUND SLANDERING PEOPLE AND EXPECT NOT TO GET CAUGHT. KARMA BITES YOU EVERY TIME.
Skeleton Buster

United States

#33 Nov 9, 2007
Ahhhh, Karma......that explains everything.
Catch A Clue

AOL

#34 Nov 9, 2007
As a resident of Kershaw County I sincerely hope that council members Kelly, Wells, Tucker and Lee have plans for new jobs in the next elections. Kershaw County Residents are sick of The Good Ole Boys in office and we will vote them all out. They voted to build a new sewer plant and charge every citizen new taxes to fund it when, only a small portion of citizens will get the service. Whatever happened to doing what is right for the citizens? This current Council is the worst I've seen in over 23 yrs. of living in Kershaw County. They are corrupt and have only their own self serving interests to guide them.
Brain Powah

United States

#35 Nov 9, 2007
This whole situation is just comical.

On one side- you have a water service provider who's general "manager" has delusions that he has signed the declaration of independence. When I read that in the local paper, I just laughed.

A councilman who has made promises to about every organized group in his district,for campaign money in order to get elected, the most prominent of those promises being to get rid of the current despot of Kershaw County.

The others who were accused, were/are just the good ole boys of the area they live in. And they hope when this new group of "ole boys", lead by the delusional "Hancock", get their way they will have the influence they think they deserve.

On the other side- You have an administrator with the worst case of short man's syndrome since..well..ever. Obviously, it doesn't matter what the county wants or needs, he is content collecting his 130,000 a year, knowing if he gets canned by the council without cause he gets a lump sum of around 400,000. He is still in charge, obviously.

The residents, hopefully, will see the council did the right thing. Unless the resident tax payers are willing to pay almost 400,000 to a administrator, who they believe to be crooked and on the "take".

When are the residents gonna stop trading one group of good ole boys that they hate for a whole new set of good ole boys that they will end up hating 3 years from now?

Vote out ALL the people in both the Water Authority and Kershaw County.These people, on both sides, and the press they generate give Kershaw County a bad name.
Skeleton Buster

United States

#36 Nov 9, 2007
Nuff said.
Someone needs to listen

United States

#37 Nov 10, 2007
Oh GOODY,GOODY,GOODY! Someone has said it all!
Shadowman

Columbia, SC

#38 Nov 16, 2007
I wonder who signed the warrants that Boland made
against Jones, Hancock and others falsely accused? Hmmm? There seems to be more than one
smoking gun in this mess!
Beat Camden

Lexington, SC

#39 Apr 14, 2008
Long live John Wells!
IGOR

United States

#40 Apr 14, 2008
Beat Camden wrote:
Long live John Wells!
Can he beat C.R.?

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