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West wants to be Kershaw County’s next coroner

David West said he has such respect for the men he worked for as a Kershaw County deputy coroner, that he waited until the current coroner decided not to run for reelection before officially putting his hat in the ring. West, who once served as deputy coroner for close to 15 years under former Coroner Tommy Horton and current Coroner Johnny Fellers, said he has wanted to be coroner for years.

January 15, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics

Delegation talks economics at annual ALPHA Center event

Local government leaders and state legislators took the opportunity to meet with constituents Wednesday at The ALPHA Center's 10th annual legislative briefing. ALPHA Center Executive Director Paul Napper welcomed the crowd and said the informal event was designed for people to have face-to-face discussions with their representatives in Columbia.

January 10, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Politics

Pierce decides to leave probate judgeship behind

The woman who has served as Kershaw County's probate judge for 36 years announced this week she will not seek reelection. Probate Judge Harriett Pierce said it's time to let someone else take the reins.

January 08, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Politics

Fellers not running for Kershaw County Coroner again

Johnny Fellers, Kershaw County's coroner for more than 20 years, will no longer be coroner after this November's election. Fellers, who also served as a deputy coroner for eight years prior to first being elected coroner in 1993, announced Monday he would not be running for reelection this fall.

January 08, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics

Smoak not running for reelection in 2014

Kershaw County Council District 5 will have a new representative no matter who wins this November's election. That's because Councilman Stephen Smoak, 39, who has also served as council's vice chairman, is not running for reelection.

January 03, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Politics

Hartis to run for Kershaw County Council chair

Eugene "Gene" Hartis, who recently retired as a Kershaw County magistrate, is announcing his intention to run for Kershaw County Council chairman as a Republican.

December 24, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Politics

Sheheen speaks to Golden Club of Kershaw County

Democratic State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, of Camden, brought his gubernatorial campaign home Thursday, speaking to a meeting of the Golden Club of Kershaw County.

November 11, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Politics

Charles McCoy is elected new Bethune mayor

For the first time in a generation, Bethune will have a new mayor. In Tuesday's election, Bethune residents chose Charles McCoy as its new mayor. McCoy will take office Jan. 1, replacing Carlisle Davis who has been mayor for 24 years.

November 08, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Politics

AG Wilson speaks to Kiwanis Club

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson talked about human trafficking during the Camden Kiwanis Club's September meeting Tuesday.

September 06, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Politics

Two more candidates vie for Elgin seat

Two additional candidates, Stacia Grooms and Christopher Renfroe, have registered to run for Elgin Town Council in a June 18 special election. Both Renfroe and Grooms are in their early 20s and are recent graduates of Lugoff-Elgin High School.

May 22, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Politics

‘People really want change’

It's official: State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, of Camden, is launching his second campaign in three years to become South Carolina's next governor. Sheheen, a Democrat, ran in 2010 against current Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, losing by only four percentage points. The official announcement came Wednesday, the day before "City of Camden Day at the South Carolina State House," during which he received the key of the city from Mayor Tony Scully. In return, Sheheen read a joint proclamation marking "City of Camden Day" in the Senate chamber as did State Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk in the House chamber.

April 17, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics

Legislative forum calls for improved infrastructure

Improving South Carolina's infrastructure was the main topic at the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce's 2013 Legislative Forum held April 4 at the Fine Art Center (FAC) of Kershaw County.

April 10, 2013 | Fraser Speaks | Politics

Sheheen book seeks ‘The Right Way’ for state

A new book written by State Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden goes on sale today. "The Right Way: Getting the Palmetto State Back on Track" is, according to the back cover, "about South Carolina -- a South Carolina we know can exist if we join together in a common vision with leaders who actually care about our state."

March 11, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics

5 Questions with...

(Editor's Note: C-I staff reporter Denise Schnese (above, right) recently traveled to Washington, D.C., on personal business. Ahead of the trip, Schnese arranged to meet with U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney, who represents South Carolina's 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The interview has been edited for publication.)

February 22, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Politics

A student in the senate

Before his election to the S.C. Senate last November, Thomas McElveen was used to a fairly commonplace routine.

February 08, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Politics

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Funderburk seeks re-election to House District 52

State Representative Laurie Slade Funderburk filed on Friday, March 16 for re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives, District 52. The district encompasses most ...

March 20, 2018 | | Politics

Burns to run for re-election

Julian Burns, the chairman of Kershaw County Council, has announced he will be running for re-election in the June 12 Republican Primary.

March 20, 2018 | | Politics

Blackwell announces run for KCC chair

Roddy Blackwell has announced that he is running for Kershaw County Council Chairman.

March 16, 2018 | | Politics


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