(The following correction ran in the Chronicle-Independent on July 25, 2012: "Camden City Council candidate Peggy Ogburn was misidentified as a former Departmenet of PublicWorks director. Mrs. Ogburn chaired the Clemson Extension Community Development Committee. As such she opened the city's first recycling center in 1990 along with those serving as the county's Clemson Extension agtent and former city public works director. The C-I apologies for any confusion." The online version now reflects an accurate record of Mrs. Ogburn's service.)
Community volunteer Tony Scully is announcing his candidacy for mayor of Camden in the Nov. 6 election. Scully, married to theatre and film actress Joy Claussen Scully, says he will campaign to bring people together again in an open government focusing on economic recovery.
Republican Tony Barwick has been chosen by voters to face Democrat Thomas McElveen in the general election for S.C. Senate District 35.
Voters in Elgin and Lugoff helped to shore up the Democratic nomination for S.C. Senate District 35 candidate Thomas McElveen who won his party's nomination during Tuesday's primary. Meanwhile, Republican candidates Tony Barwick and Wade Kolb will take part in a runoff election June 26.
S.C. Senate -- Republican primary (District 35 -- Lee, Kershaw, Richland, and Sumter Counties)
Although many Kershaw County Board of School Trustees candidates saw a decline in voter turnout during Tuesday's primary, elected candidates and run-off candidates are preparing for the Kershaw County School District's upcoming fiscal year.
Kershaw County voters went to the polls in light numbers Tuesday, according to Kershaw County Voter Registration Director Rosalind Watson.
Johnny Deal, a household name in Camden, has thrown his hat in the ring for Camden City Council. Born and raised in Camden, he grew up on Lake Wateree and helped manage the family business, Deal's Marina. He graduated with honors from Camden High School in 1979. Upon receipt of a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Winthrop College in 1984, he returned to Camden to become a productive citizen. He and his wife, Annah, made their home here and they raised their two daughters in Camden.
Local S.C. State House Rep. Laurie Funderburk is one of six state legislators tasked with hearing testimony in an ethics case against Gov. Nikki Haley.
Eric Zacour -- a candidate for the Kershaw County Board of Trustees Seat No. 1 -- has been an Elgin resident since the spring of 1985. He started his family business in 1986 and has worked hard to help his business to grow.
Jenny Koumas has announced her plans to seek election to Seat 1 on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.
Phillip Thompson has announced his plans to seek election to Seat 5 on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees.
Sumter attorney Wade Kolb is seeking election to the S.C. Senate as a Republican candidate for District 35. Kolb will be looking to replace Democrat Phil Leventis, who is retiring after serving in the Senate for the past 32 years. District 35 is anchored in Sumter County and encompasses parts of Lugoff and Elgin as well as precincts in Lee and Richland counties.
"Are you crazy? Why are you running? Why do you want to get involved in politics now?" are the questions Kershaw County School Board Seat 9 candidate Celia Boland said she has been asked.
The Kershaw County Election Commission on Monday overturned its decision last week barring some candidates from the ballots.