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KCC District 1 special election is today

Today, voters in Kershaw County Council District 1 are choosing who they want to replace Willie Mickle, who resigned in November 2015 citing issues with state insurance benefits. Up for the seat are Republican Al Bozard and Democrat Bobby Gary, who won their respective primaries in February to face each other in today's special election. In the Feb. 9 primaries, Bozard defeated fellow Republican George Harkins while Gary -- who held the District 1 seat prior to Mickle -- defeated Democrat Art Graham.

March 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Alston seeking bid for District 50 House seat

Brian L. Alston, of Rembert, is seeking election to the S.C House of Representatives District 50 (Sumter, Lee, & Kershaw Counties) seat in the upcoming Democratic Primary.

March 15, 2016 | | Politics


Hasty officially filing for clerk of court office

After 27 years working in the Kershaw County Clerk of Court's Office, Janet Hasty says she's just "not ready" to retire. Hasty began working in the office under Tillie Goodson and then Joyce McDonald, who recently announced her decision not to seek reelection.

March 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Drayton announces for District 50 seat

Former Bishopville mayor Tom Drayton recently announced his candidacy for S.C. House District 50, the seat currently held by S.C. Rep. Grady Brown. Brown recently announced he is not seeking reelection. District 50 includes portions of Kershaw County, including Bethune and the Antioch community.

March 11, 2016 | | Politics


Drakeford to run for mayor

In an announcement sent to the C-I, Camden City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford says she will be a candidate for mayor this year.

March 08, 2016 | | Politics


McDonald not seeking reelection as clerk of court

In a brief announcement on the steps of the Kershaw County Courthouse on Tuesday morning, Kershaw County Clerk of Court Joyce McDonald announced she will not run for reelection this November.

March 04, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Kershaw County Democrats pick Clinton amid low turnout

Unofficial results from Saturday's Democratic Presidential Preference Primary, show Kershaw County Democrats overwhelmingly chose former New York U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Of the 4,889 Democratic votes cast Saturday, Clinton received 3,743 (77.13 percent); Sanders received 1,086 (22.38 percent); with former Dr. Willie Wilson and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley trailing far behind with 13 and 11 votes, respectively, to earn .27 and .23 percent of the vote each.

March 01, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Democratic presidential primary Saturday

Those who choose to vote in the state's Democratic Party Presidential Preference Primary will do so Saturday. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the same locations as the Republican primary a week ago.

February 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Good turnout for Republican primary

More than 25 percent of Kershaw County's 41,996 voters turned out for the Republican primary Saturday, casting 10,751 ballots for their choice of Republican presidential nominee. Kershaw County Voter Registration Director John Caughman said the 25.6 percent turnout was better than the statewide average of 24.7 percent.

February 23, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Republican presidential primary Saturday

Voters in South Carolina wishing to vote in the Republican Presidential Preference Primary will go to the polls Saturday to choose who they would like to see as the party's nominee for president this November.

February 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Bozard vs. Gary for District 1 special election

Republican Al Bozard will face Democrat Bobby Gary for the Kershaw County Council District 1 special election slated for March 29. The two men won their respective primaries Tuesday. Former Councilman Willie Mickle vacated the District 1 seat at the end of November 2015 citing personal insurance issues involving Medicare versus state-issued insurance as an elected official.

February 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Primaries for District 1 special election today

The Kershaw County Democratic and Republican parties will hold their primaries today for a special election to fill the District 1 seat on Kershaw County Council. Willie Mickle resigned from the seat in late November citing personal insurance needs versus state insurance programs.

February 09, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Legislative delegation focused on roads, budget and dysfunctional agencies

Up to 75 elected officials and others representing various agencies crowded into The ALPHA Center's meeting room in Camden on Jan. 6 for the center's annual legislative luncheon. The luncheon featured comments from nearly all members of Kershaw County's state legislative delegation, including state senators Vincent Sheheen and Thomas McElveen and state representatives Laurie Slade Funderburk, Grady Brown and Jimmy Bales. State Rep. and Speaker of the House Jay Lucas and State Sen. Joel Lourie were unable to attend.

January 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Graham running for District 1 KCC seat

Art Graham is one of two Democrats running for the District 1 Kershaw County Council seat vacated Nov. 30 by Willie Mickle. Graham is a full-time resident of Lake Wateree.

January 08, 2016 | | Politics


Harkins announces for District 1 Kershaw County Council seat

There could be a primary for District 1 with another Republican announcing their intention to run for the District 1 seat on Kershaw County Council recently vacated by Willie Mickle. Lake Wateree resident George Harkins announced his candidacy Thursday, setting up the possible Feb. 9 primary against Al Bozard, who announced his candidacy a week ago.

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


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