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.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
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Currently seeking a friendly & detail-oriented individual for an Administrative Assistant/Data Entry Clerk position on our Administrative Office team. Primary responsibilities include: Data entry, process incoming & outgoing mail, good communication skills required. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com