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Government

  • Norman decries the ‘vile’ behavior in national politics

    Campaigning Thursday, Oct. 25, with Sen. Lindsey Graham at Sun City Carolina Lakes, Rep. Ralph Norman railed against the lack of civility that is destroying American political discourse.
    Norman, a Rock Hill Republican seeking his second term in the U.S. House, reached inside his coat pocket to illustrate his point while speaking to an audience of 250-plus constituents.
    But first, the congressman asked the audience to shield youngsters from what he was about to show them.

  • Parnell, Chandler take part in District 5 forum

    Reacting to the brawl over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, Democratic congressional hopeful Archie Parnell proposed that U.S. Supreme Court justices’ lifetime appointments be reduced to 20-year terms.
    “That would take a lot of pressure off of… these generational changes that are being debated,” Parnell said during a debate sponsored by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, Duke Energy and The Lancaster News.

  • It's Official 10-31-18

    Planning Commission work session Nov. 1
    The Lancaster County Planning Commission’s next work session is 5 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.


    Fire Commission meets Nov. 1

    The Lancaster County Fire Commission meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Emergency Operations Center, 111 Covenant Place, Lancaster.

  • District 45 issues: jobs, growth and teacher pay

    A low-key race for the S.C. House District 45 seat is hitting its final stretch, with both candidates scheduled to appear at local public forums twice in the last week.
    GOP incumbent Brandon Newton of Lancaster and his opponent, Democrat Corin Buskey of Rock Hill, have been campaigning mostly by putting up road signs and attending house parties and small community gatherings.

  • Experience counts in probate judge contest

    Two candidates with experience working in Lancaster County Probate Court are competing for the probate judge’s seat in the Nov. 6 election.
    Democrat Crystal B. Johnson, a customer service representative for Springs Global, is running against Republican Dee Studebaker, Lancaster County’s associate probate judge.

  • IL Action Council hosts candidates forum

    The Indian Land Action Council hosted a candidates forum Oct. 18 at the Del Webb Library at Indian Land. The audience of 75-80 packed the library's meeting room to hear from candidiates on the local mid-term ballot.

  • Heavy absentee voting for midterm

    If requests for absentee ballots are an accurate gauge, there is going to be a heavier turnout than usual for the Nov. 6 midterm general election.
    S.C. Election Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire said Oct. 12 that 45,000-plus state voters have applied for absentee ballots.
    “At this point in the process in 2014, the last gubernatorial election, approximately 30,000 voters had applied for absentee ballots statewide,” Whitmire said in a statement.

  • County’s insurer settles Tunnell suit

    Lancaster County’s liability insurer will pay $20,000 to Keith Tunnell to end his federal discrimination suit against the county government, County Council members Larry Honeycutt and Charlene McGriff and former Councilman Bob Bundy.
    The dismissal and settlement were granted Oct. 12 in U.S. District Court in Rock Hill.
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said the county’s insurance carrier, the S.C. Counties Property & Liability Trust, was paying the settlement.

  • It's Official 10-24-18

    Republican Party candidate call night
    The Lancaster County Republican Party will host a pizza dinner followed by a candidate call night at 5:15 p.m. Oct. 25 at Mike Williams Builders, 1351 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster. Bring your cell phone fully charged.

  • Two face off for IL seat on school board

    Two candidates – Ken Buck, 56, and Chris Campbell, 52 – will compete in November for Lancaster County school board member Don McCorkle’s District 7 seat, after the three-term incumbent announced earlier this month that he would not seek re-election.
    “In Indian Land we’ve had enough of special-interest politicians. I think it’s time for a change,” Campbell said. “I want to make sure that folks look into the candidates and determine what their real interest in the positions is.