As a way to help voters prepare for the Nov. 2 general election, the Chronicle-Independent (C-I) asked Kershaw County candidates to provide information about themselves and their views on elected office through questionnaires. The candidates had two weeks to respond and during that time numerous contacts were made with the candidates by C-I staff to confirm they received the questionnaires and to help assure they were returned by the deadline.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Sen. Vincent Sheheen said Tuesday a former federal lobbyist convicted of bribing Congress is helping his opponent raise campaign contributions.
Three Republican and three Democratic candidates for seats on Kershaw County Council took stage Monday night for a political forum at Lugoff-Elgin High School co-sponsored by the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Kershaw County School District (KCSD).
Sheri Few has been elected chair of the South Carolina Commission on Women (SCCW).
The S.C. House of Representatives District 79 seat will belong to either Republican Sherri Few of Lugoff or Democrat Mia Butler of Columbia.
A special Democratic Party primary will be held Tuesday for three candidates who have filed for the S.C. House District 79 seat which represents portions of Kershaw and Richland counties.
There was a very good chance Sammie Tucker Jr.'s home -- the one he has owned and lived in on Springhill Road southeast of Camden since 1996 -- would have been sold to the highest bidder on the steps of the Kershaw County Courthouse Sept. 7.
With Anton Gunn resigning his District 79 seat to accept a position as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the S.C. Democratic Party has been looking for a new candidate to face Republican Sheri Few in November. One candidate, Todd Wood of Kershaw County, has come forward.
Camden native Kristin Cobb has taken a leave of absence from her position as executive director for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) to join State Sen. Vincent Sheheen's gubernatorial campaign as the communications director.
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.
Bill Haynes is not eligible to be a write-in candidate for the Kershaw County Council District 5 seat currently held by Councilman Jimmy Jones. Jones was unopposed until Haynes started asking for write-in votes.
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