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.
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink is now open! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
New Year’s Eve at Social
Don’t miss this Black and White Affair featuring Kap Slap. Tickets available online!
Going someplace cool this weekend?
Let The Backpacker help you go lightweight, comfortable and in style! Patagonia, Prana, Merrell, The North Face and more! Click for location, hours and more info.
Great Gifts for the Whole Family
Don’t miss Half Moon Outfitters’ holiday sale! Up to 30% off Prana, Patagonia, The North Face, and other great brands. Location and hours here.
Hickory Tavern Is Now Open!
Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@TheHickoryTav), Instagram (@HickoryTavern), and visit our website for more info. 907 Senate Street in the Vista!
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage offers 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season:
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U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Real Estate Spotlight
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