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It’s Burns vs. Connell for GOP KCC chair nod as Hartis pulls out of race

Even though Gene Hartis came in second, Julian Burns will face third-place finisher Ben Connell for a runoff on June 24 for the Republican nomination for Kershaw County Council chairman.

June 13, 2014 | By Gary Phillips and Martin L. Cahn C-I news staff | Politics


Runoffs set for Lt. Gov., state superintendent races

Republicans will have to return to the polls on June 24 to determine the election for lieutenant governor and the party's nominee for state superintendent of education. Democrats will also hold a runoff to determine that party's nomination for state superintendent of education.

June 13, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Matthews reelected as sheriff

"The citizens have spoken and they've spoken quite loudly."

June 13, 2014 | By Haley Atkinson and Tenell Felder C-I news staff | Politics


Voters head to the polls Tuesday for primary election

As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, election officials reported that voter turnout for primary voting had already surpassed the 2012 primary. Kershaw County Voter Registration Director Rosalind Watson said there was a light turnout overall, but that some precincts had reported more than expected voters.

June 11, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Politics


Matthews to be sheriff for four more years

(This story is now updated with results for school board seat Nos. 2 and 8.)

June 10, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Sheriff, KCC chair, treasurer candidates speak at forum

Seven Republican primary candidates answered questions and presented their views during a June 3 forum at Lugoff-Elgin High School. The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Kershaw County Teacher Forum sponsored the event. The candidates are competing in Tuesday's primary for county sheriff , council chairman and treasurer.

June 09, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Politics


Copley, King discuss goals at Educated Voter Forum

An incumbent member of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees and his immediate predecessor answered questions Thursday night during a forum at Camden High School. Dr. Don Copley, who currently holds Seat No. 8 on the school board and his challenger, Dr. Charles King, who is seeking to reclaim the seat, appeared at the forum sponsored by the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Kershaw County Teacher Forum.

June 09, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Politics


Branham, Towell seek Republican nod for probate judge

Q: (For Debbie Branham) Why do you think it is important that someone with a legal background, as you have, needs to be probate judge?

June 06, 2014 | | Politics


Matthews and Thomley set for rematch Tuesday

Q: Why should voters who didn't vote for you four years ago vote for you this time?

June 06, 2014 | | Politics


School board incumbents, challengers talk FEP Phase 2, more

(Note: Candidates for school board answered these questions prior to Tuesday's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees vote to approve a proposal to close Baron DeKalb, Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools and consolidate them into a North Central area elementary school.)

June 06, 2014 | | Politics


About today’s C-I primary candidates Q&A

As a service to our readers, the Chronicle-Independent reached out to candidates for local offices on Tuesday's ballot who are facing each other for either their party's nomination or whose elections will be decided on Tuesday. Candidates who are running unopposed for either the office or their party's nomination were not contacted. In all, the C-I sent questions to 15 candidates running in seven local races: Kershaw County Council Chairman, Kershaw County Council Seat No. 6, Kershaw County Sheriff, Kershaw County Probate Judge, Kershaw County Treasurer and Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Seats Nos. 2 and ...

June 06, 2014 | | Politics


Catoe, Ives-Dykes in Treasurer race

Q: What do you feel is the most important function of the Treasurer's Office.

June 06, 2014 | | Politics


KCC candidates answer questions on ‘Chinese overtime,’ economic development

Kershaw County Council Chairman

June 06, 2014 | | Politics


Heflin sworn in as Bethune councilman again

The town of Bethune welcomed a new councilman to the local government Thursday night, but he's a familiar face. John Heflin served on council previously for eight years and was sworn in by Judge Cody Mitchell at a special council meeting Thursday. Heflin fills the council vacancy left by former Councilwoman Beverly Farmer's resignation in March.

June 02, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Politics


Long won’t seek a third term

Camden City Councilman Walter Long will not seek a third term this November.

June 02, 2014 | | Politics


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Bethune elects Hunter to council

Bethune Town Council will soon be back up to full strength as voters elected Cynthia Hunter in a special election Tuesday to fill a seat vacated by Joe Casey, who resigned late last year.

January 30, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Politics


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