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  • Estridge turns back Jerry Holt challenge

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    The Lancaster County probate judge seat, the only countywide race in the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election, was a hotly contested race.

    Incumbent Democratic Lancaster County Probate Judge Sandra Estridge faced blistering opposition from Republican challenger Jerry Holt, a Lancaster County planning commissioner and member of the Indian Land Action Council.

  • Joe Shaw faithful showcase support at city precincts

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    It was one of the most watched races of the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election as Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw defended his 32-year seat against Anthony Elder, also a candidate for the District 1 City Council seat.

    Shaw claimed victory over Elder in unofficial election results with a total of 1,228 or 65 percent of the vote to Elder’s 653 votes including the absentee votes for both.

  • Honeycutt holds serve in District 4

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Larry Honeycutt celebrated with family and friends late Tuesday night as he was projected to win his third term in office.

    According to unofficial results from the Lancaster County Election Commission at about 10 p.m., Honeycutt, the incumbent Democrat, was projected to win Lancaster County Council’s District 4 seat with 1,692 votes, or 52.55 percent of the vote. His Republican challenger John Hess trailed with 1,528 votes, or 47.45 percent.

  • McCorkle, Brooks win school board

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Incumbent Don McCorkle will serve another term on the Lancaster County school board, representing the new northern Panhandle District 7 seat, while political newcomer James Brooks of Van Wyck took an extremely close race for District 1.

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  • Mulvaney projected to win third term

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    U.S. House District 5 Rep. Mick Mulvaney appears poised to head back to Washington, D.C.

    As of The Lancaster News’ deadline Tuesday night, the Republican Mulvaney was projected to win a third term in Congress over challenger Tom Adams of Fort Mill with all but 16 South Carolina counties reporting.

    According to the S.C. Elections Commission’s unofficial results, Mulvaney held a clear lead at 10:30 p.m. with 73,858 votes, or 61.5 percent of total votes.

  • Haley in second term, including county win

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    Republican S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has won a second term, including a 60 percent victory in Lancaster County with 12,082 votes, with Vincent Sheheen coming in second at 38.1 percent with 7,668 votes.

    In the race for lieutenant governor, Republican Henry McMaster won at 64.76 percent with 12,899 votes. Democrat Bakari Sellers came in second at 35.17 percent with 7,005 votes.

  • Yow takes District 53 seat for Spring Hill

    Laura Caskey

    lcaskey@thelancasternews.com

    Cheraw native Richie Yow (R) took the open S.C. House District 53 seat on Tuesday, Nov. 4, for the Spring Hill precinct.

    Yow faced Chesterfield Town Council member Amy Brown (D) to fill the seat held for the last 10 years by Rep. Ted Vick (D).

    In Lancaster County, Yow received 432 votes to Brown's 162.

    The Spring Hill precinct, located in the Buford community, is the only S.C. House District 53 box in Lancaster County. The district mostly covers Chesterfield County.

  • DHEC order targets Indian Land recycler

    The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control earlier this year issued a cease and desist order against an Indian Land recycler it sanctioned in 2012 for regulatory violations.

  • United Way to renew BSES volunteer tutoring

    In an effort to help children develop better reading skills at an early age as they make the transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn,” the United Way of Lancaster County will continue its pilot program to bring volunteer reading tutors to Brooklyn Springs Elementary School.

  • Coroner: Man died of medical condition while fishing

    A Lancaster County deputy coroner is calling the death of a man found on a local pond “a medical condition” not a drowning.

    The body of Gerald Deaton, 77, of 2558 Beckham Lane was found Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 6201 Parker Drive in a 12-foot aluminum boat in Kershaw, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome.

    “The boat was partially submerged and he was in the front of the boat,” Broome said. “We're thinking it (Deaton's death) is medical.”