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LETTER: Cheraw Town Council candidate didn’t always serve taxpayers’ interests

First Posted: 6:24 am - October 21st, 2015

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To the editor:

With great interest, I recently received a form letter from Jim Crawford asking for my vote in his bid for a seat on the Cheraw Town Council. In this letter, Mr. Crawford states how he has been overcome with civic pride and duty as of late.

I find this ironic considering this is the same Jim Crawford who sold the taxpayers of Cheraw a building for the sum of $600,000 — which later had to be demolished at a cost of more than $100,000 — who is now stepping forward to express his intentions to serve the good people of this town in his bid for political office.

In completing the aforementioned business transaction, Mr. Crawford disposed of unneeded property owned by his company B. C. Moore and Sons, took property off the tax roll and avoided both insurance maintenance and demolition cost. Great deal for him and his company, but for the taxpayers of Cheraw who he now looks to serve, not so much.

Jimmy Thompson

Cheraw

EDITOR’S NOTE: The writer provided information used to confirm the building’s sale and demolition cost. Unlike statements of opinion, claims of fact must be verified before a letter to the editor can be published. Letter writers bear the burden of providing source materials for verification. Letters that make unsupported factual claims will not be published in The Cheraw Chronicle.

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