The Lancaster County sheriff’s race boiled over in personal accusations Monday night, with incumbent Barry Faile and Democratic challenger William McCoy calling each other unfit to serve.
Appearing at the Before You Vote Candidates’ Forum 2016 at University of South Carolina Lancaster, the candidates had barely laid out their vision for the office when McCoy criticized Faile’s integrity.
Candidates for Lancaster City Council District 3 faced off at Monday night’s forum and discussed issues including crime, downtown revitalization and the city’s budget problems.
Incumbent Jackie Harris, running for her second term, took the floor with Linda Blackmon.
Blackmon served on city council for District 2 from 2002-06 and for District 3 from 2008-12. She served as mayor pro-tem during her District 2 term.
In opening statements, Harris said voters should elect officials who serve the people, not themselves.
At their second debate in five days, the candidates for S.C. House District 45 ran through their policy proposals clearly and quickly, agreeing on some and contrasting on others.
A question highlighting the candidates’ age kicked off Monday night’s Before You Vote Candidates Forum at USC Lancaster, which was sponsored by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and The Lancaster News and moderated by Duke Energy’s Rick Jiran.
Republican Brandon Newton, 22, said his age has no impact on his voice for the voters.
Congressman Mick Mulvaney debated Democratic challenger Fran Person for the first time Monday night, and they and third-party candidate Rudy Barnes laid out contrasting visions for the country.
The competitors for the 5th District U.S. House seat participated in the Before You Vote Candidates’ Forum 2016.
The event, at USC Lancaster, was sponsored by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and The Lancaster News, and moderated by Rick Jiran of Duke Energy.
A new study commissioned by Lancaster County predicts eye-popping growth in the Panhandle over the next decade – a 62 percent increase in population, 61 percent more jobs and 70 percent more housing units.
Accommodating those new residents and workers will cost the county millions of dollars for expanded libraries, parks and recreation facilities, and firefighting and EMS facilities.
The Indian Land Democratic Club meeting is 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at Indian Land High School, 8063 River Road, Indian Land. Guest speaker is Ramonda Brown, a national board certified teacher in literacy EMC. This is the last monthly meeting for this year.
Shame on Founders Federal Credit Union.
To end your Employee Appreciation Celebration at 9 p.m. on an October Saturday night in the City of Lancaster with a fireworks display – not firecrackers or sparklers, but loud, explosive booms that shook the house – is unconscionable. Really!
Andrew Jackson High School senior golfer Emily Cox won the combined Class A-AA-AAA girls individual state golf championship at the Carolina Springs Golf Club in Fountain Inn on Tuesday.
Cox, a Class AA all-state golfer as a junior, defeated Peyton Gillespie from Christ Church School of Greenville with an eagle on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.