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  • Faile doubles up Case

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    Sheriff Barry Faile celebrated with his family late Tuesday night as he was projected to win a second term in office.
    According to unofficial results from the Lancaster County Election Commission at about 11 p.m., Faile was projected to win with 64.6 percent of the vote, which translates to 20,229 votes. His Republican challenger, Great Falls police officer Scott Case, trailed with 10,067 votes, which was 35.29 percent of the vote.

  • Absentee voting high in county

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    Many people are familiar with the old saying that when one door closes, another door opens, but the expression took on a whole new meaning for Bill Allen on Monday.
    Stationed at one of the Lancaster County Administration Building’s two main entrances, Allen watched a constant stream of voters file into the building, flinging open the doors every few seconds.

  • Powers Norrell wins seat

    Laura Caskey
    lcaskey@thelancasternews.com
    Democrat Mandy Powers Norrell has won the S.C. House seat in District 44, which covers a large part of Lancaster County, defeating Republican petition candidate Joseph Coy and Republican candidate Ryan Payne.
    According to unofficial results from the Lancaster County Election Commission at press time, Norrell won 57.4 percent of the vote with 7,758 votes, while Coy had 13.3 percent of the vote with 1,802 votes and Payne garnered 29.3 percent of the vote with 3,954 votes.

  • 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.