Nissary Wood and David Herndon will face off again in a special election Tuesday for Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Seat 2.
Kershaw County Board of School Trustees candidates Nissary Woods and David Herndon are still locked in a dead heat.
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.
Thursday - 1111 Church St., Camden
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.
For the first time in more than 20 years, Kershaw County Council will have a new chairman.
Every other year, politicians say the same thing to their constituents on Election Day: "every vote counts."
Along with Gene Wise, who was elected Tuesday as Kershaw County Council chairman, another new face will be seen on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Kershaw County Government Center.
They may not agree on many issues, but one thing both Democratic and Republican party leaders could come together on Tuesday was that voter turnout was extremely strong.
Below are the final tallies for ALL Kershaw County related races. Look for full coverage of the election in Friday's C-I and online that day.
Vincent Sheheen's donning a greenish Southern Tide polo and, "man, it feels good," he says standing on Broad Street in Camden, outside an event for U.S. Rep. John Spratt.
Rosalind Watson, director of Kershaw County Voter Registration, urges voters to carefully check their selecton of candidates on the electronic voting machines Tuesday.
(This information was provided by the S.C. Election Commission.)
Months of campaigning had come to an end. John Carl West's term as governor was beginning. The scene was the inaugural ball. It was time for West and his wife Lois' first dance as South Carolina's governor and first lady.
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A former mayor and two political newcomers are vying for two seats on Camden City Council during Tuesday's general election. Deborah Davis, Jeffrey Graham and Bob Davis are the three names city of Camden voters will see on the ballot. They seek to fill seats being vacated by councilmen Walter Long and Willard Polk, who announced earlier this year that they are not seeking reelection.
Tuesday, voters will go to the polls to vote for their choice of candidates for a variety of offices ranging from governor to Camden City Council seats. Voters are also being given a chance to determine whether or not the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) should move ahead with a series of $130 million 20-year bond-funded facility projects and levy a 1-cent sales tax for 15 years to repay those bonds. In addition, voters will decide whether or not to lift a county-wide ban on Sunday alcohol sales.
The Republican and Democratic candidates for Kershaw County Council chairman and Kershaw County probate judge appeared at the third and final "Educated Voter Forum" on Thursday evening at Lugoff-Elgin High School. The event, sponsored by the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Kershaw County Teacher Forum, saw the candidates answer both prepared questions and ones submitted by the audience.
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