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Message from Sheriff

Sheriff David Groves
Sheriff David M. Groves

 With the spirit of President’s Day in mind, we are also aware that 2012 is a presidential election year. The national political scene is already full of intense debate and opinions regarding America’s economic, defense and social policies.

These discussions can become passionate, and remind us that we live in a diverse community where we all enjoy the freedom of expression. It is a privilege to live in a country that encourages debate and differing opinions.

Regardless of our level of participation in various political activities this year, I think it’s important to be thankful to the many brave service members, past and present, who have fought and defended our freedoms and way of life.

And, while political opinions may greatly vary, we also share many common objectives.

Living in a safe community, taking care of one another and creating new and better opportunities for future generations are common goals that we can easily achieve by working together.

We see it on a regular basis in Cherokee County.  Someone keeps watch on their neighbors property when their gone, high school students organize a blood drive, a community rallies when there is a sick child or a family is displaced by a fire at their home.  Our neighbors never fail to rise to the challenge and come together to provide assistance, whether it is financial, emotional or in other forms of support.

The citizens of Cherokee County is what makes this a great place to live, and I know that in 2012, despite whatever political differences there may be, we will continue to come together and extend a helping hand to our neighbors, family, friends and strangers when we find they are in need. 

As always, please feel free to contact me if I, or my office, can be of any assistance.

 

David Groves

Sheriff, Cherokee County

 

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