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Meese: life with Reagan and after

March 30, 1981, 2:27 p.m.

April 08, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Matthews responds to lawsuit

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews responded Thursday to reports that a Kershaw County Magistrate's Office employee is suing him for defamation of character. Delores Leonard alleges in the suit that Matthews damaged her reputation when he wrongly accused her of misusing victims advocate funds.

February 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Elgin voters elect new mayor

After what seemed like a long campaign trail for many Elgin residents, Brad Hanley was elected mayor of Elgin with 142 votes, according to unofficial results Feb. 1. Larry Risvold received 64 votes.

February 09, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Politics


Matthews pledges to do 'very best to protect' county

An estimated 1,000 people crowded into an all but standing room only sanctuary at First Baptist Church of Camden to see Jim Matthews sworn in as Kershaw County's new sheriff Tuesday.

January 07, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Oath of office

The laws of man and of God stood side by side in the sanctuary of Camden First Baptist Church Tuesday as 5th Judicial Circuit Judge G. Thomas Cooper Jr. (center) administered the oath of office to Jim Matthews, the first new sheriff in 16 years in Kershaw County. Matthews' wife, Heather, held the Bible upon which he pledged his service. Additional details on the ceremony and Matthews' vow to work with other law enforcement agencies will be featured in Friday's C-I.

January 05, 2011 | | Politics


Sheheen releases 2011 legislative agenda

In his first major action since completing his recent campaign for governor, S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen has released a list of bills he has pre-filed for the 2011 legislative session.

January 03, 2011 | | Politics


Matthews introduces new KCSO command team

Jim Matthews will have a busy day Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. At noon, he will be sworn in by Circuit Court Judge G. Thomas Cooper at First Baptist Church of Camden as Kershaw County's new sheriff. During that ceremony, Matthews will sign memorandum of understanding -- mutual aid agreements -- with other sheriffs and police chiefs. That will be immediately followed by a luncheon at the Robert Mills Courthouse with many of those same law enforcement leaders.

December 22, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Byars to head S.C. DOC

Camden's Bill Byars -- former school board member, family court judge and currently director of the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) -- has been tapped to become the new head of the S.C. Department of Corrections.

December 20, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Funderburk elected chair of S.C. Women's Caucus

Representative Laurie Slade Funderburk (D-Kershaw) has been elected to serve as chair of the South Carolina General Assembly Women's Caucus for a two-year term. Funderburk said she is eager to begin her work as head of this 17-member, bipartisan organization.

December 06, 2010 | | Politics


Wood fired up to serve

When making the rounds with her husband to the Elgin precincts Tuesday night, Nissary Wood had to remember not to get too excited.

November 19, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Politics


Herndon, Wood to face off again Tuesday

Nissary Wood and David Herndon will face off again in a special election Tuesday for Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Seat 2.

November 10, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Politics


Herndon, Wood may see special Nov. 16 election

Kershaw County Board of School Trustees candidates Nissary Woods and David Herndon are still locked in a dead heat.

November 08, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Politics


Long re-elected; Polk gains seat

With 1,554 votes, incumbent Walter Long led balloting Tuesday to win re-election for a second term on Camden City Council. Willard Polk, coming in second with 1,397 votes, gained the seat held by departing Councilman Ned Towell who is stepping down following a failed bid for Kershaw County Probate Judge. Challenger Phyllis Hampton Dye came in third with 1,148 votes.

November 05, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Sheheen reflects on loss, looks to future

Thursday - 1111 Church St., Camden

November 05, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Politics


Matthews ready to reshape KCSO

Jim Matthews is going to take a little bit of a break. A week, perhaps, to recharge after nearly two and a half years of campaigning to become Kershaw County's new sheriff.

November 05, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


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