Eight write-in candidates will be running April 8 for a Lexington Town Council seat formerly held by Councilman Danny Frazier.
The contest became a write-in election because none of the candidates were able to obtain the more than 600 signatures of registered voters required to qualify for the regular ballot by the deadline.
The candidates are: former Lexington Mayor Randy Halfacre; boat salesman Ron Williams; former council member Constance Flemming; Lexington planning commissioner Keith Frost; Watson “Wattie” Wharton, a real estate agent; probate court clerk Rebecca Kennedy; retailer Jeremy Addy; and Scott Wilson of Bird Dog Outfitters.
Frazier resigned in January. He'd been embroiled in a scandal over his alleged connection to Internet sweepstakes machines.
Paw Park Opens
The Town of Lexington will hold a grand opening and dedication ceremony of Lexington Paw Park on Sunday, April 13, at 3 p.m. The three-acre site is located near the soccer complex on Hendrix Street.
Lexington Paw Park includes a small and large dog area, decorative fire hydrants, watering hole stations and waste receptacles along with a new agility course, which will be unveiled at the event.
The facility is sponsored by Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital, Birchwood Veterinary Hospital. Millcreek Animal Hospital and Girl Scout Troop 2228 Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church.
The event will include a special dedication to commemorate K-9 Ice, Lexington Police Department’s first canine officer.
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Columbia’s Largest Sidewalk Sale
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Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
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Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage is offering 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
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