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Release: Tom Ervin Calls On Nikki Haley To Replace SCDSS Director

Greenville, SC – Tom Ervin, Independent Republican candidate for governor, has faxed a letter to Gov. Haley today calling on Haley to replace her DSS Director immediately before more children are put in harms way due to the agency’s gross negligence in investigating and acting on child abuse and neglect…

Greenville, SC – Tom Ervin, Independent Republican candidate for governor, has faxed a letter to Gov. Haley today calling on Haley to replace her DSS Director immediately before more children are put in harms way due to the agency’s gross negligence in investigating and acting on child abuse and neglect cases.

“Another child has needlessly died under your watch. Sheriff Leon Lott and Coroner Gary Watts have confirmed that your agency waited seven weeks before contacting the medical professional who provided the tip to DSS that the now-dead 5 month old was in danger”, Ervin said. “That 49 day delay clearly contributed to this child’s tragic death.”

Sheriff Lott confirmed in his press conference yesterday that DSS never contacted the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office to ask for assistance to this child.

Cabinet appointee Lillian Koller at DSS admitted that her agency committed several violations of state law at a recent Senate Investigative Committee hearing. DSS has under-reported child fatality cases where children have some tie to DSS. Public records from SLED and the Child Advisory Committee established that the number of child fatalities reported by DSS were incorrect.

“These systematic failures continue to undermine public confidence in your ability to lead,” Ervin wrote to Haley.

“Elected officials from both parties have asked you repeatedly to take action. Your failure to act continues to put our most vulnerable children at great risk of harm and, in some tragic cases, death” Ervin wrote.


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jimlewisowb May 1, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Dear Tom

You can kiss my tawny brown ass


Sandy Shagger May 1, 2014 at 10:23 pm


Let me try>

Dear Tom ” Colbert-Busch-League-Quitter-Charlie Crist Clone-Democratic/Socialist Party Operative” Ervin,

You apparently change party affiliation and donation patterns to political parties more than Clipper’s owner, Sterling?

Wiki says you were born in ‘1951 OR 1952’ ?

We can’t trust you.


SC Voters

William Wallace May 2, 2014 at 4:40 am

You are part of a very large problem, you are obviously blinded by the R behind the incompetence and self serving, lying and cheating woman named Haley! Just as others are blind to Clyburn and Obama due to the D behind their incopetent, lying names!!
You, like them refuse to accept the obvious. You are supporting someone who, should never been elected to the office which they hold.
The DSS debacle is Haley’s Bengazzi. Children have died due to the incompetence and attempts to cover it up for political reasons. Just as Americans died in Bengazzi, due to Obama’s incopetence and his attempts to cover his lies and failings!
You, like the blind lemmings following Obama, cannot accept the obvious truths, which appear in their actions, decisions and activities day after day!
Obama should have NEVER been given a first term, much less reelected!
We do not need th make the same mistake with Haley! She needs to GO!
Senator Shealy has stumbled into the obvious; but, has begun a love for her office which transends everything else and owes Haley. If she does not wake, she will be totally corrupted by following the R and her mistress who helped her gain that office! Haley needs to GO KAT and YOU KNOW IT, in your heart!
This blind party loyalty is repugnant and insane. It is the reason we have career politicians, who vote in their best interests and not of the people they are suppose to serve. They pass laws benefitting themselves, exemtping themselves from laws they impose on the rest of us. Live like KINGS and QUEENS off the toils of the common folks, who they feel are there to pay homage to and serve them, through their taxes!
Haley is a complete failure! So is Obama!
Let us not make the same mistake and give Haley a second term!

Margret G. May 2, 2014 at 5:46 am

Haley has shown total disregard for the most innocent amoung us!
Her cabinet agencies are in dissaray and cannot find their rears with both hands!
DHEC, DSS, DOR, DWM, DMVM, SLED and her incompetent appointments to non cabinet agencies are no better!
If this woman is reelected, I fear for the future of this State and our children. Haley is more focused on Nikki and her future than that of our children.
She will not stand up for and speak for those who are the most innocent and have no voice.
You lied about your affairs!
You lied about your jobs at Lex. med. Center and Wilbur Smith!
You lied about your DOR breach!
You lied about illegally destroying Government Emails!
You lied about your daughters beauty pagent!
You lied about YOUR Savanna River SELLOUT of our State!
You have a problem with the truth and YOU KNOW IT!
Now you and your DSS director are lying and covering up the murders of our innocent and vulnerable children!

Former employee May 2, 2014 at 5:57 am

Could not have said it better!!!
Thank you!

William Wallacwe May 2, 2014 at 7:51 am

Very good Margret!

M326 May 2, 2014 at 8:39 am

Margaret for governor! Or at least DSS!

Sandy Shagger May 2, 2014 at 9:52 pm

A vote for Tom Ervin is a vote for Obama,Nancy Pelosi ,Harry Reid , partial- birth abortion and the elimination of traditional marriage as the ‘norm’ in our communities.
Ervin knows very well if it is thought by the Democratic/Socialist Party that Sheeshit and Ervin have a chance, that they will pour in millions to defeat Haley.
Christian’s should not be fooled.In my opinion, Ervin is looking to destroy the ‘Conservative’ party in SC and establish a RINO base for liberal voters.
Nothing more than a MALE, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch.

Former Haley supporter May 3, 2014 at 3:55 am

I know Ervin well and have for 30+ years. You are espousing Bull S!!!!
Tom decided to get into the race for Haley’s lies and lack of concern for the murder of innocent children by Haley’s DSS!!!!
And, Haley’s attempts to cover up their murders, rather than take action to prevent more!!! Haley is ONLY concerned with Haley and her reelection!
You need to face the facts, your beloved Haley is much more like Colbert -Busch, Harry Reid, Obama, all of whom I DESPISE, than Tom Ervin will ever be!!!!
I know Haley too, worked for her election AND I FOUND OUT FIRST HAND WHAT A LIAR AND SELF SERVING PERSON SHE IS!!!!!!!!!
Now stop your spinmeister BS!! And Wake Up to the truth!!!!!
You are either Haley, one of her family, work for her, or you dear are a total idiot!!!
I’m a Republican, an ultra conservative Republican! I know a conservative by their actions and the positions they take on issues. Few who claim conservative values truly are and Haley is NOT, NOT a conservative!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She is a lying, cheating, self serving witch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Who could care LESS about these children!!! She could care less about South Carolina!!!!
She ONLY cares about herself and what and who can move her up the ladder, she wishes to climb!!!!!!
South Carolina and it’s people are NOT on that ladder with her!!! She does not have time or room on it for anyone but herself!!!!!!!

Sandy Shagger May 3, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Sir , if you are the kind of trash that Tom Ervin pals around with and sends out to make hateful,racist and slanderous attacks on those that disagree with Reid Jr., I am not open for discussion on this subject.
In my opinion, Tom Ervin has sold his soul to the Democrats in order to gain power and wealth.
No different than Charlie Crist in Florida.

Former supporter May 2, 2014 at 11:05 am

“Let me try”, sorry Nikki, that was another failure! Your track record really sucks, just like Will and Larry claimed!

beenthere May 1, 2014 at 9:57 pm

It is amazing that Gov. Haley is not taking any action to get Koller and her managers out of DSS! Politics aside, children and families must come first. Another tragic death that may have been prevented if DSS Counties had the manpower to do the job right. Instead they are threatened and harassed by Koller, Hanak-Coulter and their Regional Managers. You have a bunch of high paid Deputy Directors, Regional Directors, Out of Town Consultants, Performance Coaches, etc,, etc, etc. but not enough trained line staff and supervisors to get the job done, much less done right. The remaining experienced staff @ DSS are trying desperately to find other employment. You can’t blame them, Gov. Haley and Koller seem to think firing the line staff when things go wrong is the answer. God knows Haley nor Koller are going to take and sort of responsibility, seeing as they both created this mess!

Smirks May 2, 2014 at 4:24 pm

I wonder if Koller just “knows too much” and Haley just doesn’t want to give her any reason to go public with things.

Either that, or she just doesn’t care.

you know me May 2, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Maybe they shared a taco dinner.

Black Knight May 2, 2014 at 9:20 pm

There have been many rumors about Haley, a lot of smoke.
Rumors were rampant about why Elinor Kitzman left so suddenly after just a few months.
If Haley does frquent strip bars for lap dances, as alleged, there could be something to this…….. curious?

Sandy Shagger May 2, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Shit dude, we got rumors about everybody!
One thing we do know for sure is Tom Ervin loves the Democrat Party and has given them THOUSANDS of dollars!

Dr. D May 3, 2014 at 4:20 am

“Shit dude”, Haley is such a liar and has so many character flaws and personality disorders , she needs to be a sociopath case study in Medical School!

nitrat May 3, 2014 at 10:51 am

That’s piddley shit silly.
In the immortal words of Deep Throat: Follow the money. Look at all the contracts that have exploded under the Sanford/Haley 12 year administration and. particularly, the privatization under Haley/Koller.
Millions of Medicaid Targeted Case Management money used to come to DSS to pay Foster Care and Adult Protective Services worker salaries. There were plans to include Child Protective Service workers; don’t know what hoops had to be jumped through to accomplish that, but it never happened before I left. It’s always easier to keep a state agency fully staffed when the Feds are paying the salaries.
When Joel Lourie asks Koller why she never requested funding for workers, the real question is why did DSS ever throw so much of that Medicaid funding for salaries away?
Someone needs to follow the money.

M326 May 2, 2014 at 8:40 am

Getting rid of Ms. Koller is not the solution for DSS. But it IS the first step in the solution. We can’t take much more of this, Governor!

Republicans are Stoooopid May 2, 2014 at 10:04 am

I like Tom Ervin. I hope he fractures the GOP vote, so that Sheheen wins. I am sick and tired of the Indian Princess in the State House. She is incompetent. I remember when we used to have strong leaders as Governors.

Nölff May 2, 2014 at 10:40 am

Please don’t have an extramarital affair with Tom Ervin, Mr. Folks.

euwe max May 2, 2014 at 9:28 pm

I blame Obamacare and Benghazi.

breanna May 20, 2014 at 10:25 pm

heard Lillian attempted to resign twice, and did so in front of many, but Nikki said no way and that she will continue to “have her back”. i just heard this so i cant say that its true or not.


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