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Town moves elections from July to November

Heath Spring to replace its computers, financial software

By Michele Roberts

 HEATH SPRINGS – Technologically speaking, the town of Heath Springs is moving on up.

At the Oct. 15 town council meeting, the council reviewed quotes to replace the town’s current computer system, which Town Administrator Tony Starnes said has become a vital necessity.

“Our financial software no longer has technical support,” he said. 

“Emails take so long to open that sometimes you aren’t sure they’re going to open at all. 


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Town moves elections to November

Heath Springs to replace its computers

By Michele Roberts

Michele Roberts
For The Lancaster News
Technologically speaking, the town of Heath Springs is moving on up.
At the Oct. 15 town council meeting, the council reviewed quotes to replace the town’s current computer system, which Town Administrator Tony Starnes said has become a vital necessity.
“Our financial software no longer has technical support,” he said.
“Emails take so long to open that sometimes you aren’t sure they’re going to open at all.


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City votes on smoking ordinance

By Jesef Williams

It appears the city of Lancaster wants to come onboard with the effort to restrict smoking in the county. 

At its Tuesday, July 23, meeting, Lancaster City Council voted unanimously to approve first reading of a city ordinance to ban smoking in restaurants, bars and other public-access places. 

The ordinance draft is similar to the ones already adopted by Lancaster County Council, Kershaw Town Council and Heath Springs Town Council. 


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Two members won't seek re-election

Change coming to Kershaw council

By Jesef Williams

KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council will have a different look this year.

Two of its members have chosen not to seek re-election. They are District 3 Councilman Randy Seegars and District 4 Councilman Morris Russell.

Seegars, who’s in his first term, said his health is the sole reason he’s not seeking re-election. He’s dealing with knee issues and a hernia, and has two upcoming surgeries, he said.

Within the last year, he believes he’s missed five or six Town Council meetings for health reasons.


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With all absentee votes counted

2012 election results for Lancaster County, state

Here’s a look at the unofficial Lancaster County vote totals for candidates on Tuesday’s ballot. Local totals include all precincts. Local votes in the races for the S.C. House and S.C. Senate are for Lancaster County only. State votes include all counties (42 of 46) reported by 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7.


U.S. president


• Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Republican) – Local: 19,273  (58 percent); state: 1,026,351(55 percent)


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Speaker tells local GOP women to avoid voting straight tickets

Shealy tells group voter education is very important

from Lancaster County Republican Women
Katrina Shealy, Senate candidate for District 23 in Lexington County, is running a heated race against Sen. Jake Knotts on the platform of reform that supports the viability of small businesses.
Shealy shared her platform at a recent Lancaster County Republican Women lunch and encouraged them to join the effort.


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State treasurer Curtis Loftis coming to Sun City on Monday

By The Staff

S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis will speak at Sun City Carolina Lakes at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17,  as part of his Safe, Smart & Secure financial forums around the state this week.  


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Residents fret smoking ordinance infringments

By Chris Sardelli

Is a potential county smoking ordinance an infringement on personal rights? For at least a few county residents, that answer was yes at Lancaster County Council’s Monday, Sept. 10, meeting.


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City meets with officials to discuss concerns

Council tackles animals

By Jesef Williams

Controlling dangerous and mismanaged animals was a main focal point of Lancaster City Council’s Tuesday, July 24, meeting.
City Administrator Helen Sowell said the city has received an increased number of animal complaints in recent months and has met with officials to revisit related ordinances and practices.
Back in 1992, the city eliminated its Humane Control Department and opted to mirror Lancaster County’s existing ordinance and rely on the county’s enforcement of animal control.


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Tee Time golf cart sets world speed record of 98.06 mph

Reece Murphy
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. – A unique golf cart built by an Indian Land company lived up to its reputation for speed with a mind-blowing, record-setting run Saturday, July 7.
The Spirit of Lancaster County, South Carolina, also known as Tee Time, successfully completed a 98.06-mph, 7.4826-second eighth-of-a-mile (660 feet) run at the Mooresville, N.C., Dragway – fast enough to set a solid bar for the Guinness Book of World Records’ Fastest Electric Golf Cart.


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