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Today's News

  • Veterans Day parade will be Saturday

    Get out your red, white and blue to cheer your local veterans this weekend.
    The county’s annual Veterans Day parade is Saturday in downtown Lancaster.
    More than 70 parade entries have signed up participate.
    “What we have now is absolutely wonderful,” county  Veterans Affairs Officer Robin Helms said about the number of entries. “This is right on target.”
    Lineup for the parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the Humana (Kanawha) parking lot on White Street.

  • Council approves referendum on Indian Land Fire District

    Pat Latour urged Lancaster County Council last week to move forward with plans for an Indian Land Fire Protection District.
    The Indian Land resident was one of many supporters, and a few detractors, who spoke at council’s Oct. 26 meeting about the creation of a potential special tax district in Indian Land.
    The idea was introduced by members of grass-roots organization Indian Land Action Council, several of whom also attended the meeting, as a way to generate revenue for the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Local and state complete election results

    Local Races

    * Denotes winner

    (I) Denotes incumbent
     

  • Hunter deserves his day of honor

    Wade Hunter is what’s right about Kershaw. The Lancaster County small town has its share of positives, and Hunter is a major plus.
    The 81-year-old drew the spotlight at a recent meeting of the Kershaw Town Council.
    Hunter, a 10-year member of council and the town’s mayor pro tem, was honored by his fellow council members, who declared Dec. 11, 2010,  as Wade Hunter Day.
    It could be any day because few days pass in Kershaw that Hunter isn’t doing something positive for his town.

  • Lancaster County long overdue for courthouse

    In 1771, President George Washington spent two nights in Lancaster in the home of James Ingram.  That home was also Lancaster’s very first courthouse.
    The second courthouse was built in 1828 on Main Street. This courthouse sported a basement, first floor and second floor.
    This courthouse served 180 years. The latter years beyond its suitability to serve and there was no funds with which to build a new, adequate courthouse.

  • Honeycutt wins second term on County Council

    It appears incumbent Larry Honeycutt has won six of seven precincts to return for a second term on Lancaster County Council District 4.
    The unofficial tallies Tuesday night had Honeycutt with 1,652 votes to challenger Philip Tillman’s 1,082 votes.
    Honeycutt said two boxes were key in his re-election bid.
    He noted wins at Jacksonham, 222 votes to 208, and in Douglas, 212 votes to 79.

  • Neal re-elected in District 44

    If the preliminary numbers are an accurate indicator, the voters in S.C. House District 44 are returning retired educator Jimmy Neal to the state General Assembly for his sixth full term.
    Neal, a Democrat, garnered 5,115 votes to Republican newcomer Rob McCoy’s 3,718 votes. If the numbers hold up, that means Neal got about 58 percent of the votes to McCoy’s 42 percent.
    Neal was the top vote-getter in 13 of the 18 precincts that encompass S.C. House District 44.

  • Mulvaney presumed winner over Spratt

    Late Tuesday night, Republican Mick Mulvaney thanked a crowded roomful of Republican supporters at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster for helping him win the U.S. House District 5 seat, unseating longtime Democratic incumbent John Spratt.
    Fellow Republican Deborah Long said an emotional Mulvaney thanked his parents, his wife, Pam, and the more than 1,000 volunteers who helped him win the race, especially John Major. Major drove Mulvaney’s bus all over the district, despite being recently diagnosed with cancer.

  • Shaw wins again

    It looks like Joe Shaw will continue his stint as the city of Lancaster’s longest-serving mayor.
    At press time Tuesday night, Shaw had garnered nearly 59 percent of the vote, in what was the only four-person contest for local voters this year.
    All results are unofficial, as Lancaster County election officials weren’t able to electronically download voting results from the county’s precincts. The Lancaster News was able to obtain unofficial results from paper printouts available to election officials.

  • Glitches stall vote count

    None of the numbers from the various races in Lancaster County in either local, state and national races are official. Computer problems with the county’s voting machine system had officials manually counting votes late into the night Tuesday.
    “We have two data bases and one won’t read the other,” said Rick Crimminger, chairman of the Lancaster County Election Commission. “We are having to manually enter everything from the paper tape. However, those paper tapes are not official results. They are only printouts.”