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Tucker owes state ethics commission

Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. is in violation of a S.C. Ethics Commission (SCEC) decision ordering him to pay $21,000 in fines and late-filing fees. The Chronicle-Independent discovered the order as part of a check on SCEC filings by Kershaw County elected officials and candidates as the 2012 election season gets underway. The order is listed in the SCEC's Complaints Resolved Index.

February 15, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Citizen Rainey

John Rainey is wearing a coat and tie as he strides slowly across the grass of his 17-acre estate -- called Fox Watch Farm -- which is just outside the small town of Camden. It's after midday, and the sun is turning the nearby dogwood trees gold.

February 15, 2012 | (This story was originally published in the weekly newspaper Free Times of Columbia.) By COREY HUTCHINS | Politics


Brown welcomes opportunity to represent Kershaw County

S.C. Rep. Grady Brown will soon be seeking votes in Kershaw County for the first time since being elected to the General Assembly 28 years ago.

February 10, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


Bozard announces bid for county council

Al Bozard has announced his intentions to run for the District 1 seat of Kershaw County Council in the Republican primary.

January 30, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


State attorney general visits Kiwanis

S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson told the Camden Kiwanis Club he is working on a collaborative effort to create a more efficient judicial system in the state.

January 25, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


Kershaw County GOP primary results

Both state and county voters crowned Newt Gingrich the winner of Saturday's South Carolina Republican primary.

January 23, 2012 | Keri Boyce | Politics


Absentee voting deadlines approach

Absentee voting is underway throughout South Carolina, and the S.C. Election Commission wants to inform voters about associated procedures and deadlines. Voters who meet one of the qualifying reasons may cast an absentee ballot either in person or by mail.

January 16, 2012 | | Politics


Republicans ready for Jan. 21 primary

The Republican Party is set for its "first-in-the-South" presidential primary, scheduled for Jan. 21 here in South Carolina, with all registered voters in the state, regardless of party affiliation, eligible to cast a ballot. Rosalind Watson, director of the Kershaw County Voter Registration Office, said individuals must have registered by Dec. 21 to be able to vote.

January 11, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


Funderburk: education needs to be 'economic issue'

Fewer than 30 percent of South Carolina citizens over the age of 25 have earned a bachelor's degree, said Rep. Laurie Funderburk Wednesday at The ALPHA Center during its annual Legislative Briefing luncheon.

January 06, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Politics


McCaskill appointed to WCC

Gov. Nikki Haley announced Thursday the appointment of Gene McCaskill of Camden to the S.C. Workers' Compensation Commission.

December 28, 2011 | | Politics


Partin: resignation rumors untrue

After letting out one of his hearty laughs, Camden City Councilman Pat Partin simply said, "No."

November 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Bethune Town Council election Tuesday

Bethune residents will cast their votes for two open Bethune Town Council seats Tuesday.

November 07, 2011 | | Politics


Redistricting would bring new faces to delegation

"There will be new faces," S.C. House Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk said of Kershaw County's legislative delegation -- a result of redistricting due to population changes reported in the 2010 Census.

September 28, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


CVSC honors Sheheen for green leadership

S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen was honored by the Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) Wednesday as the 2011 Senate Conservation Leader of the year.

September 26, 2011 | | Politics


Santorum campaign swings through Camden

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum visited Camden Wednesday as part of a push through South Carolina aimed at raising cash and name recognition for the former Pennsylvania senator.

September 23, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


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Election 2014: KCSD, Sunday sales referenda explained

Tuesday, voters will go to the polls to vote for their choice of candidates for a variety of offices ranging from governor to Camden City Council seats. Voters are also being given a chance to determine whether or not the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) should move ahead with a series of $130 million 20-year bond-funded facility projects and levy a 1-cent sales tax for 15 years to repay those bonds. In addition, voters will decide whether or not to lift a county-wide ban on Sunday alcohol sales.

October 29, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Politics


KCC chair, probate judge candidates appear at forum

The Republican and Democratic candidates for Kershaw County Council chairman and Kershaw County probate judge appeared at the third and final "Educated Voter Forum" on Thursday evening at Lugoff-Elgin High School. The event, sponsored by the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Kershaw County Teacher Forum, saw the candidates answer both prepared questions and ones submitted by the audience.

October 27, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Politics


Haynes not eligible for Kershaw County Council District 5 seat

Bill Haynes is not eligible to be a write-in candidate for the Kershaw County Council District 5 seat currently held by Councilman Jimmy Jones. Jones was unopposed until Haynes started asking for write-in votes.

October 24, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Politics


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