Ben Connell will become a Kershaw County Councilman, representing District 3, replacing C.R. Miles who chose not to run for reelection. According to unofficial totals provided by the County Voter Registration Director John Caughman, Connell defeated Elgin Mayor Melissa Emmons in the Republican primary, 232 to 166, taking 58 percent of the vote. Votes are being certified today.
The Kershaw County Alcohol Enforcement Team, working with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), cited three businesses for selling either alcohol or tobacco to minors as part of an undercover enforcement effort.
Kershaw County voters will return to the polls for this year's Republican and Democratic primaries Tuesday. While every polling place will be open, the majority of precincts will only be open to those wishing to vote in the Republican primary for U.S. House of Representatives S.C. District 5. In addition, some voters will be eligible to cast ballots for Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Seat No. 5. Some residents will also be eligible to vote for one of two Republican candidates for Kershaw County Council District No. 3.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recognized several students at the beginning of its meeting Tuesday evening, including three recent Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) graduates who organized a free prom event for all special needs students in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies responded to a purported disturbance on Porter Road in Cassatt on June 2 where a 19-year-old man was allegedly in 25-year-old male victim's driveway threatening to shoot an animal with some type of firearm.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will vote tonight on a pair of resolutions, each officially affirming the board's intention to place a $129 million construction bond and a 1-cent sales tax to offset any necessary millage increase from the bond on the ballot for November's general election. The resolutions would also officially send ballot language the board approved in May to the S.C. Election Commission for placement on November's ballot.
I write this not so much in repudiation of Kathleen Parker's column today -- she makes a number of excellent points, some of which I've made in the past, actually -- but more of an answer to her unspoken question: Why don't we act like we're a great nation anymore?"
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking into a case where shots were reportedly fired into or at residences on Brown Road and Hilton Street in east Camden early Sunday morning. In both cases, a 22-year-old east Camden man was allegedly involved, but it appears deputies did not arrest anyone.