Spartanburg Herald-Journal: Spartanburg County Council approves $4,000 for trails master plan

Felicia Kitzmiller reports at the Herald-Journal: Spartanburg County Council approved $4,000 Monday night to begin implementation of the trails and greenways master plan. The 40-year master plan was adopted by council in 2012 following extensive collaboration with Spartanburg city, Mary Black Foundation and Partners for Active living. Now, the entities are beginning to implement the […]

Spartanburg Herald-Journal: Spartanburg rally draws attention to human trafficking

From Jenny Arnold at the Herald-Journal: State and local officials brought the often hidden issue of human trafficking to light during a rally at the Beacon Drive-In Sunday. The rally was hosted by newly sworn Spartanburg County Councilman Justin Bradley and featured speakers from local government, the S.C. Attorney General’s Office and Switch, a Taylors-based […]

Spartanburg Herald-Journal: Human trafficking hidden but present in Upstate

Felicia Kitzmiller reports at the Herald-Journal: Just because it can’t be seen doesn’t mean it isn’t there. That’s the case with human trafficking in the Upstate. January is human trafficking awareness month, and statewide and local events are scheduled to bring attention to the issue that exploits about 21 million people worldwide, including 1.5 million […]

Spartanburg Herald-Journal: Spartanburg County Council approves land-use planning

Felicia Kitzmiller at the Herald-Journal reports: Spartanburg County Council gave planning experts the green light to proceed with a land-use strategy that could guide development of residential, commercial and industrial properties in the future. The council voted unanimously to approve the measures recommended by the Spartanburg County Planning Commission. The framework of the initiative, dubbed […]

Spartanburg Herald-Journal: Fresh faces will alter dynamics of County Council

Felicia Kitzmiller at the Herald-Journal sat down with Councilmen-elect Bob Walker and myself to discuss our approach to the issues that will be coming before county council in the coming months: Spartanburg County residents voted for change, ousting two incumbents in favor of divergent candidates sure to alter the dynamics of council. “We’ve had a […]

Spartanburg Herald-Journal: Bradley defeats Mintz for Spartanburg County Council

Felicia Kitzmiller at the Spartanburg Herald-Journal reports on our victory: Political newcomer Justin Bradley defeated two-term incumbent O’Neal Mintz on Tuesday night to win the Spartanburg County Council District 2 seat. Bradley garnered 1,980 votes (51 percent) to Mintz’s 1,902 votes (49 percent). Mintz, 68, a small business owner, said he was stunned by the […]

Spartanburg Herald-Journal: District 2: Bradley stresses reform if elected to Spartanburg County Council

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal profiled our race for County Council District 2. I encourage you to read both my profile below and the profile of my opponent, which you can access here. Be informed and engaged, and I hope to earn your vote! From Felicia Kitzmiller at the Herald-Journal: Justin Bradley wants to win election to Spartanburg […]

Spartanburg Herald-Journal: GOP candidate forum brings out voters

I enjoyed attending the forum hosted by the Spartanburg County GOP this evening and answering tough questions from voters in Spartanburg County. Unfortunately, my opponent chose not to attend the event and defend his record to his constituents.  Elected officials or candidates offering themselves up for public service should never pass up an opportunity to […]

Spartanburg Herald-Journal: As second week of filing begins, some incumbents facing challenges

Felicia Kitzmiller reports at the Herald-Journal: Heading into the second week of election filing, a few Spartanburg County incumbents are facing opposition. County Councilman O’Neal Mintz has represented District 2, which encompasses the Boiling Springs and Chesnee communities, since 2006 and is seeking his third consecutive term. Mintz operates a scrap metal recycling business and […]

Spartanburg Herald-Journal: Boiling Springs attorney to run for Spartanburg County Council

From the Herald-Journal: A Boiling Springs attorney announced his run for Spartanburg County Council on Thursday. Justin Bradley will face off against District 2 incumbent O’Neal Mintz in the Republican primary. Bradley is an attorney for a consumer financial services company. He is a graduate of Boiling Springs High School, University of South Carolina Upstate […]