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Heflin, Hunter reelected in Bethune

Bethune Town Council members John Heflin and Cynthia Hunter will keep their seats on council for another four years. Heflin received 71 votes, with Hunter receiving 49 votes to edge out challenger candidate Jimmy Steen, who received 47 votes, according to the Kershaw County Office of Voter Registration. Two write-in candidates, Kodi Weaver and Corbin A. Wood, each received one vote.

November 06, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Politics

Lawmakers meet the public at annual breakfast

Four members of Kershaw County's legislative delegation gathered with interested local government officials and residents Friday during the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce's annual Legislative Breakfast at the historic Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden.

March 23, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Politics

S.C. House elects Bill Funderburk to judgeship

The S.C. House of Representatives elected Camden municipal judge and long-time attorney Bill Funderburk to serve as an administrative law judge in Columbia. Funderburk defeated 16-year incumbent Judge Carolyn Matthews, 87-50.

February 06, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Politics

Bethune elects Hunter to council

Bethune Town Council will soon be back up to full strength as voters elected Cynthia Hunter in a special election Tuesday to fill a seat vacated by Joe Casey, who resigned late last year.

January 30, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Politics

Candy Silvers announces reelection campaign

Elgin Councilwoman Candace "Candy" Silvers is running for reelection in Elgin's Feb. 3 election for town council. Voters put Silvers on council during a special election in 2013 to replace former Councilman Norman Allen "Bubba" Ernst after his resignation. Silvers previously served on Elgin's planning and zoning commission. She said she would like the opportunity to continue to help her community through public service.

January 23, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Politics

Hanley announces candidacy for Elgin town council seat

Elgin Mayor Brad Hanley, who recently announced he would not run for reelection as mayor, is now announcing he will run for a "regular" seat on Elgin Town Council in an election slated for Feb. 3. Hanley's current term ends in February. Hanley said he decided not to run for reelection for mayor due to increased responsibilities at his job.

January 12, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Politics

Matthews sworn in for second term

January 09, 2015 | | Politics

West takes oath as new coroner

January 09, 2015 | | Politics

Branham sworn in as Kershaw County probate judge

Kershaw County officially has its new probate judge with the swearing in Tuesday of Debbie Branham, who won the position in the November 2014 general election. Kershaw County Magistrate Roderick "Rick" Todd administered the oath of office at the Kershaw County Courthouse as Branham's husband, Donald, held the Bible and her son, daughter and son-in-law stood nearby.

January 09, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Politics

Silvers to run for Elgin mayor in February

Silas Silvers is running for mayor of Elgin in February's election.

January 07, 2015 | Tenell Felder | Politics

Hobkirk’s Hill votes provided by voter registration office

Precinct-by-precinct election results provided to and published by the Chronicle-Independent on Nov. 7 included "0" votes from the Hobkirk's Hill precinct. Below, are the correct votes for each office published in our Nov. 7 edition, as provided by the Kershaw County Voter Registration Office.

November 12, 2014 | | Politics

Graham, Davis win Camden City Council seats

Jeffrey Graham, the former mayor of Camden who lost a reelection bid two years ago, will rejoin Camden City Council in December, this time as a councilman. Deborah Davis, currently chair of the Camden Parks and Trees Commission, will take a seat on council for the first time.

November 07, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics

Voters reject KCSD referenda

To the dismay of some Kershaw County residents and the pleasure of others, voters rejected the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) referenda that would have launched $130 million in facilities projects and levied a 1-cent sales tax to pay back bonds that would have been issued to fund those projects.

November 07, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Politics

Burns elected Kershaw County Council chairman

Kershaw County will see two new county council members, a current councilman and a new probate judge take office in January following Tuesday's election.

November 07, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Politics

Sheheen loses second try at governor’s mansion

State Sen. Vincent Sheheen indicated he might not seek another run for governor four years from now during a concession speech congratulating Gov. Nikki Haley on her reelection Tuesday night.

November 07, 2014 | By Martin L. Cahn and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Politics

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