• Reformers sweep co-op election

    Reform candidates won seats on the Board of Trustees for the Lynches River Electric Cooperative Saturday in one of the most contentious elections in memory.

    Daryl Faulkenberry of Charlesboro defeated 27-year incumbent Gary Leaird of Jefferson 706-485 and Randolph Mackey won 428 votes to defeat Patricia Farmer of Westville (393) and Gary Sowell of Kershaw (387) as voters streamed into the gym at Central High School.

  • Lynches River Co-Op rezoning advances

    The plan by the Lynches River Electric Co-Op to build a new headquarters took a conditional step forward last week with the Pageland Town Council’s preliminary approval of a rezoning.

    The Town Board voted unanimously on first reading to rezone the property from single-family residential to limited industrial despite the fact that it has no recommendation yet from a deadlocked Town Planning Commission. The Planning Commission tied 3-3 on a motion to grant the rezoning, forcing it to take another crack at the proposal next week.

  • Light bills going up in Pageland
  • Check snafu latest co-op headache

    Some 7,000 checks sent out to Lynches River Electric Co-Op customers last week contained a printing error that made them non-negotiable at most banks.

    As a result, the checks, worth a total of $461,000, have to be either returned to the co-op or taken to First Palmetto Savings Bank, which agreed to process them.

    “We’ve got the replacement checks here and when they come in we replace them,” co-op CEO David Altman said.

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