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  • City candidates split Tuesday vote

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A political newcomer and an incumbent were leading their respective Lancaster City Council races as of press time late Tuesday night.
    Jackie Harris, who challenged Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace for the District 3 City Council seat, garnered 76 percent of the votes in the five voting precincts that encompass the city, according to uncertified results from the Lancaster County Election Commission.

  • Mulvaney headed back to U.S. Capitol

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Republican Congressman Mick Mulvaney is likely heading back to Washington, D.C., for a second term to representing U.S. House District 5.
    Mulvaney, a Republican from Indian Land, was well ahead of first-time Democratic challenger Joyce Knott as of press time Tuesday with 55.37 percent of the vote at 65,548 to 48,514.
    Lancaster County voters also approved of their local congressman with 17,936 of the county’s voting for Mulvaney versus 10,984 who voted for Knott.

  • County Council Dist. 5 race not final

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    The battle between a one-term incumbent and her Republican challenger had still not been settled late Tuesday night in the race for Lancaster County Council’s District 5 seat, though there was a projected winner.
    Republican Steve Harper was projected to win over Democratic incumbent, and current council chairwoman, Kathy Sistare, based on unofficial results from the Lancaster County Election Commission released at about 11:30 p.m.

  • 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)


  • Locals react to state data breach

    Mallory Blackmon believes it’s possible a criminal could sell her identity to somebody looking to illegally enter the United States.

    Such scenarios swirl through Blackmon’s mind as she continues to get more information about a statewide data breach announced last week.

  • Kidnapping suspect runs red light, now facing CDV charge

    A Lancaster man accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman was arrested last week after running a red light and evading police. 

    Willie James Stevens II, 408 Heath Circle, was charged Oct. 23 with failure to stop for blue lights and siren, driving under the influence and driving under suspension. 

  • School district bus driver saves the day

    INDIAN LAND – A Lancaster County couple is crediting their daughter’s school bus driver with saving her life in an accident Oct. 15.

    Teresa and Jason Moore are convinced their 10-year-old daughter Aimee would have been seriously injured had it not been for the vigilance and quick action of Indian Land Elementary School bus driver Lisa Broughton.

  • Phantom of the local opera?

    Perhaps those round, translucent globes of light are nothing more than a reflection caused by dust.

    After all, there is an ongoing spirited debate among ghost hunters about the validity of orbs as paranormal evidence.

    Local photographer Mikki Stacks isn’t so sure. She doesn’t have any of the answers. The only thing she knows is that she’s never seen anything comparable to several photos taken this past summer.

  • IL, PV fire district residents to get new tax bills

    Panhandle residents and business owners in the Indian Land and Pleasant Valley volunteer fire departments service areas will soon receive new tax bills to rectify overcharges in their fire protection district fees.

    The new bills are in response to a tabulation mistake in which residents were charged $90 for their annual fire protection district fee instead of the correct $75 fee. 

    County officials were initially unsure how to proceed with correcting the mistake since there were no clear statutory fixes. 

  • County jobless rate declines

    The jobless rate in Lancaster County declined for another consecutive month, according to figures recently released by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

    In September, Lancaster County posted an employment rate of 11 percent, a drop from the 12.6 percent from August. In July, the rate was 13 percent.

    These numbers are all a decline from the county’s September 2011 rate, which was 13.8 percent, according to a Department of Employment and Workforce media release.