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Government

  • S.C. primary results by the numbers

    Governor (Democrat)
    James Smith: County – 61.35%, State – 62.48%
    Phil Noble: County – 4.94%, State – 10.72%
    Marguerite Willis: County – 21.55%, State – 26.81%

    Governor (Republican)

  • Smith/Norrell on Nov. ballot

    Mandy Powers Norrell’s quest to become South Carolina’s lieutenant governor took a big step forward Tuesday, June 12, even though her name wasn’t on the Democratic primary ballot.
    As final returns came in Tuesday night, gubernatorial candidate James Smith of Columbia, who announced Lancaster’s Norrell as his running mate last month, overwhelmed his two primary opponents, avoiding a runoff and moving the pair on to a November showdown with Republicans.

  • Parnell wallops no-name opponents

    Democratic state and national leaders may have abandoned congressional hopeful Archie Parnell, but 5th District primary voters were still behind the Sumter native Tuesday, June 12.
    Despite revelations that he physically abused his ex-wife decades ago, Parnell won an overwhelming victory to set up a rematch with incumbent Rep. Ralph Norman (R-Rock Hill) in November’s midterm election.
    As of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Parnell was the top vote-getter in 10 of 11 counties, including Lancaster, in the 5th District.

  • Parnell wallops no-name opponents

    Democratic state and national leaders may have abandoned congressional hopeful Archie Parnell, but 5th District primary voters were still behind the Sumter native Tuesday, June 12.
    Despite revelations that he physically abused his ex-wife decades ago, Parnell won an overwhelming victory to set up a rematch with incumbent Rep. Ralph Norman (R-Rock Hill) in November’s midterm election.
    As of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Parnell was the top vote-getter in 10 of 11 counties, including Lancaster, in the 5th District.

  • Non-binding primary referendums results

    Democratic Question 1
    “Do you support passing a state law allowing doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to patients?”
    Lancaster County
    YES – 83.16%   

    NO – 16.84%
    South Carolina*
    YES – 81.33%  

    NO – 18.67%

  • County annex opens next week

    Conducting business with Lancaster County is set to get a bit easier for Indian Land residents.
    The long-awaited Indian Land Service Center – a satellite office for numerous Lancaster County government functions – is set to open for business Tuesday, June 19, said County Administrator Steve Willis. A ribbon-cutting is slated for Friday, June 15.

  • VW takes aim against litter

    Keep it clean, Van Wyck.
    The small – but growing – new town in Lancaster County’s Panhandle is aiming to keep its bucolic nature intact.
    At its June 4 town council meeting, members gave unanimous first-reading consent for new rules governing the appearance and upkeep of property and prohibitions against litter.
    The new rules, which will require at least one more council approval before taking effect, will basically mirror those ordinances already on the books for the county.

  • It's Official 6-13-18

    Library seeks input on renovations
    The Lancaster County Library and MPS Architectural Firm are holding community focus group sessions to gain feedback about the upcoming renovations of the county’s three libraries. Remaining sessions are 7 p.m. June 13 at Del Webb Library, 7641 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land; and 7 p.m. June 14 at Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., Lancaster.
    Health commission meets June 13

  • 5th District hopeful Moore talks to county Democrats

     

    In the scramble since last month’s revelation about Archie Parnell’s long-ago domestic abuse, the other three Democrats running for the 5th District congressional seat haven’t created much of a stir in Lancaster County.

  • Parnell: I’m still not quitting

    Embattled Democrat Archie Parnell announced Wednesday that he will stay in the June 12 party primary for the 5th District congressional race, despite domestic-abuse revelations from four decades ago.

    In an apologetic video posted on his Facebook page, Parnell said, “I hit my ex-wife and another person in a state of rage. No excuse can justify what I did. I hurt her. I was wrong.”