Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Tuesday was election day in the City of Georgetown and the Town of Andrews. Voters in the two incorporated municipalities had a chance to pick some of their leaders for the next four years.
In each community, three seats on council were up for election / re-election, and in Georgetown the mayor’s office was also available.
Incumbents in Georgetown and Andrews offered for re-election, and newcomers filed as well.
As this is written, we don’t know the outcome of the elections — but we do know they offer a chance to move forward for the towns.
For Georgetown, a fire on Sept. 25 destroyed seven buildings on Front Street. That was a tragic loss for the property owners and for the historic fabric of the city. Even so, that’s only a small part of the town.
For Andrews, the small community on the western edge of the county has its challenges and its opportunities.
Whoever the people are who win the elections, they have a chance to reinvigorate their towns.
With the national economic recession, times have been tough in many places. Georgetown County and its communities are on the cusp of brightness and growth.
Regardless of your view of the national political scene, on a local level it’s up to each of us and to our elected leaders to make things happen for the betterment of our communities and our county.
Residents should be informed and participate in community activities. Elected leaders should listen to their constituents, perform their duties in an open manner and find ways to do what they can to make our towns and county a better place to live.
Whoever wins, we trust those men and women will live up to and even exceed their campaign issues and promises.
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