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Published 3:55 pm Friday, May 14, 2010

No GOP runoff for U.S. House District 11
Following the canvass this week of the primary election, Dan Eichenbaum remained short of the votes needed to force a runoff with Jeff Miller in the Republican primary for U.S. House District 11. Miller received 40.25 percent of the vote, narrowly exceeding the 40 percent mark needed to avoid a runoff. Eichenbaum was the next highest vote-getter with 34.21 percent of the vote, followed by Greg Newman at 11.75 percent, Kenny West 7.95 percent, Ed Krause 3.59 percent and James Howard 2.26 percent. Miller advances to face incumbent Democrat Heath Shuler in November.
No changes in Polk election after canvass
The Polk County Board of Elections found no changes in the primary winners this week. The votes are now official as the board of elections did its official vote canvas on Tuesday.
S.C. House candidate Lewis visits Landrum
S.C. House District 38 candidate John Lewis (D) visited the Landrum City Council meeting Tuesday to introduce himself. Lewis requested that Landrum approve a resolution in the future that would link the Landrum Businesss Initiative, a free online resource for businesses to the citys website.
Spartanburg County candidate visits Landrum
Spartanburg County Council candidate for re-election Dale Culbreth visited the Landrum City Council meeting on Tuesday to introduce himself to the public. Culbreth discussed the states shortfall in funding and how the county continues to hold the line and not cut services. Culbreth added that the county continues to work on economic development, travel and tourism and replacing the many jobs that have been lost
Polk County Schools personnel
The Polk County Board of Education approved Monday the following personnel agenda: Stephanie Lindsay, food service worker, Saluda, resigned from food service only; Kathy Warren, English teacher at PCHS, retiring; Kim Harper, first grade teacher at Polk Central, resigned; Al Dubnick, after school worker at PCHS, resigned.
New franchise agreements in Landrum
Landrum City Council this week discussed upcoming service franchise agreements with Charter Communications and CPW natural gas that will be expiring in 2011 and in 2013. The city wants to increase the percentage to Charter from three percent to five percent. CPW wants to drop their percentage, which the city is not in favor of. Council will discuss those agreements later this year.
Landrum City Council honors military
The City of Landrum on Tuesday approved a proclamation expressing its appreciation for the military. May is national military appreciation month.

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