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.
Make Your Own Beer and Wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop: 736 St. Andrews Road.
Surreal Innovation Salon Now Open
Columbia’s newest total care spa is now taking appointments and offering $10 off services $25 or more for first time clients. Location, hours, and more info here.
This Week @ Social
Edward Shouse performs Friday the 21st, and on Saturday Absolut Vodka presents A Night in Sweden, with specialty Absolut drinks and live music by Christian Slick. Follow us!
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.
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.
Now Hiring in the Vista!
Hickory Tavern is opening mid-December and looking for bartenders, servers, hosts and kitchen staff. Apply in person: Click for details!
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season: