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Disgraced SC Mayor Seeks Tax Hike Contract

BIG GOVERNMENT REJECTS ALWAYS LAND ON THEIR FEET IN S.C. Remember Randy Halfacre? He’s the recently defeated mayor of Lexington, S.C. and a close ally of disgraced former Lexington town councilman Danny Frazier – who remains a central figure in an ongoing public corruption case. Halfacre is intimately connected to…

BIG GOVERNMENT REJECTS ALWAYS LAND ON THEIR FEET IN S.C.

Remember Randy Halfacre? He’s the recently defeated mayor of Lexington, S.C. and a close ally of disgraced former Lexington town councilman Danny Frazier – who remains a central figure in an ongoing public corruption case.

Halfacre is intimately connected to that case as well …

Apparently “Half-wit” isn’t letting the fact that voters turned him out of office stop him from spending hard-earned tax dollars on special projects orchestrated by him and his cronies.

Like the slavish big government devotee that he is, Halfacre is currently trying to raise Lexington County’s sales tax by over 10 percent. Specifically, he and his buddies are hoping to secure funding for a $450,000 campaign built around duping the voters of Lexington County into taxing themselves at a higher rate.

Even though Halfacre lost the Lexington mayor’s race, he has still retained his predominantly taxpayer-funded position with the Lexington County Chamber of Commerce. In that capacity Halfacre has reportedly been trying to get his friend Scott Adams – a two- time political loser and newly minted political consultant – a contract to work with him on the tax hike campaign.

Adams has already run unsuccessfully for his local school board, and he recently lost a bid for Lexington County Council as a petition candidate. In fact he’s actually a three-time loser when you consider he advised Halfacre on his mayoral campaign.

Halfacre has delusions of becoming the next leader of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce – replacing the late Ike McLease. The chamber is a poster child for crony capitalism – meaning it needs a young and energetic entrepreneur who can rebrand it as a free market institution if it wishes to have any credibility moving forward .

We won’t hold our breath on that happening, though … after all South Carolina’s special interests are too powerful (and its people too stupid) for there to ever be widespread accountability.

That being said Halfacre and his crowd need to just go away. Their self-serving opportunism at taxpayers’ expense is what has this state sucking wind economically … and our state will continue to suck wind economically until they are gone.

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23 comments

CorruptionInColumbia March 11, 2014 at 11:03 am

I remember when, as a child, the Chamber of Commerce, was synonymous with honesty and integrity regarding business and business practices. Somewhere along the line, it has become synonymous with greed, corruption, and things that are the opposite of its former self.

How sad.

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Jay Ellington March 11, 2014 at 10:16 pm

More like the Shameber of Commerce.

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Loser March 11, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Will, since you seem to have all the correct answers why not run for office?

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Will Folks aka Sic March 17, 2014 at 6:12 pm

I may one day seize an office, but I will never run for one.

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GrandTango March 11, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Hate much????

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Squishy123 March 11, 2014 at 2:04 pm

No, just enough to piss you off.

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shifty henry March 11, 2014 at 4:39 pm

GT sets his new record for shortest post – and no spelling errors….

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Squishy123 March 11, 2014 at 12:41 pm

So what’s the latest on the Lexington Mafia, the way it appears those involved will die from old age before any charges are actually brought against them.

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Andy March 11, 2014 at 1:29 pm

He is a extremely close associate of Frazier and the other moraally, ethicly corrupt Gaffney transplant and trash man Bob Peeler.
Halfacre is unfit for any position. I recall he had Peeler and his adulterous girl Donna very involved in his campaign, as did Frazier!
They are all drinking, party and carousing buddies.
I recall warning Halfacre about Frazier and telling him, ” you need to do the right thing” with these adulterers and sociapaths. He informed me sternly, “I will support them no matter what they have done. They are all my friends”. This tells me all I need to know about Halfacre!
Birds of a feather! Angela Halfacre needs to be wary of Halfacre’s associates and activities! Wendy Frazier was warned about their activities also, and look how she ended up.
Many in Columbia and Lexington are wiseing up to this bunch.

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Margret March 12, 2014 at 8:30 am

Halfacre’s association with this bunch of rogues and sickos is the main reason he lost to begin with. They all need to move on. They leave a stain indelible stain wherever they go.

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M326 March 11, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Want to know how Randy Halfacre thinks? His analysis of any situation starts with this: “First and foremost, what’s in this for me?”

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miss suzanne March 11, 2014 at 3:09 pm

He needs to slither back to Newberry and stay. BTW, he cannot dance.

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euwe max March 11, 2014 at 1:35 pm

South Carolina’s special interests are too powerful (and its people too stupid) for there to ever be widespread accountability.
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good thing people with private money aren’t stupid, and wouldn’t be similarly powerful.

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Danny Boy March 11, 2014 at 10:05 pm

How about half-wit get a real job and stop living off the publics tit! Rumor is he’s working on a write-in campaign for the April Town Council seat vacated by his partner in crime Frazier. As for Wendy, she got what she deserved.

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Murray_Lake March 11, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Was actually another Scott–Scott Wilhide, a Halfacre chamber crony and not Scott Adams who was Halfacre’s manager. Adams did help him, however. Adams is the one that organized the crowd to bring Amazon to cayce and is a lexington district one insider who twisted arms to get that big bond referendum passed for the chinese built river bluff school and the other palaces they built a few years ago. From what I hear, the $450,000 contract was paid by the county to a Columbia engineering firm, not to Adams or his firm to push that penny tax. From what I’ve seen he’s busy raising money for kids and charities and hard to believe he would have anything to do with the Lexington Mafia or the Halfwit crooks.

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T.N. March 12, 2014 at 7:58 am

The Peeler’s are in with the McGees. They are tight with all of the crooks in Lexington and the Lexington Mafia. You can bet they are involved!

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hazel March 12, 2014 at 11:49 am

And how about those Hudsons?

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Murray_Lake March 12, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Hudsons and Peelers and that other trashman goon Bruce Loveless. Throw in Butch Wallace and Timmy James and there’s quite a stench emanating from Lexington. .

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Bob's My Name March 12, 2014 at 9:08 pm

There are so many fairy tales in this story will must be writing from Disney World! I wonder if Will forgets this little gem he posted – pick a story and stick with it.

https://www.fitsnews.com/2012/11/14/richland-vs-lexington-the-case-for-business/

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Julie from Greenville March 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm

You must be the close associate of the Lexington Ring (Lexington Mafia)adulterer, trash man, sicko womanizer spoken of here…Bob Peeler.
If so, you campaigned with Frazier, Halfacre, had an affair with your next door neighbor and caused her children and your’s a life of problems and pain.
Are you that Bob? Defending the indefensible and continuing on with the same actions?

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Bob's My Name March 12, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Since you are so informed, Julie, why don’t you site sources to back up the fairy tales rather them up out of thin air? Or are your only gifts name-calling and bs accusations toward people you have never met? I can’t wait for you to illuminate us with your vast knowledge and wisdom.

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Tiger Rag March 13, 2014 at 9:30 am

Julie’s comments are well known around Lexington, Columbia and obviously in the upstate, due to press articles too.
And, she only touched on some of it.

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Bob's My Name March 13, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Dang, Tiger Rag! I was hoping you could add substance to Julie’s tabloid bs instead of telling what some redneck passed along. Until you can give a source for your crap, go away and be quiet unless you are as ignorant as Julie!

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