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Ives-Dykes announces bid for Treasurer

Local business owner Heather Ives-Dykes has announced her candidacy to be Kershaw County's next Treasurer.

May 19, 2014 | | Politics


S.C. Superintendent candidates forum May 22

The public is invited to attend a forum for the candidates running for the office of State Superintendent of Education on Thursday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Camden High School auditorium.

May 19, 2014 | | Politics


Towell focusing on issues in run for KC Probate Judge

Former Camden City Councilman Ned Towell has announced his candidacy to be Kershaw County's next probate judge.

April 30, 2014 | | Politics


Polk won’t be candidate for reelection

Camden City Councilman X. Willard Polk will not run for reelection this November. Polk made the announcement at the end of Tuesday's Camden City Council work session.

April 25, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Hartis, county settle lawsuit

Former Kershaw County Magistrate Gene Hartis, a candidate for Kershaw County Council Chair, has settled a lawsuit against the county for considerably less than asked for. Hartis originally asked for $4 million plus legal fees in his original suit aimed at Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews. A court document obtained by the Chronicle-Independent through the S.C. Freedom of Information Act says Hartis accepted a settlement of just $20,000 on Jan. 16.

April 04, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Politics


Twenty-six file for county offices

Twenty-six political hopefuls have filed to run for public office in Kershaw County. The filing period ended Sunday.

April 02, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Politics


King seeks to reclaim Kershaw County school board Seat 8

Dr. Charles King, a former Kershaw County Board of School Trustees member representing Seat 8, will attempt to recapture his previous position in the upcoming election. King, an east Camden resident, previously held the seat from 2007-2010.

March 31, 2014 | | Politics


Connell running for KCC chair

Another candidate has thrown his hat in the ring in the race for Kershaw County Council Chairman. Kershaw County native Ben Connell made the announcement earlier this week.

March 28, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Politics


Julian Burns files for Kershaw County Council chair

Julian Burns, a Kershaw County native, filed for election Monday for the June 10 Republican Primary for chairman of Kershaw County Council.

March 26, 2014 | | Politics


Chamber hosts annual legislative breakfast

The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Legislative Forum and Breakfast at the Robert Mills Courthouse on Friday morning. Chamber Executive Director Liz Horton said the event allows representatives from the local, state and federal governments to share concerns with chamber members.

March 24, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Politics


Matthews announces run for second term as sheriff

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews filed for re-election earlier this week and unveiled a four-minute announcement video detailing his vision for a safer Kershaw County.

March 21, 2014 | | Politics


Election filing period now open

The filing period for those people wishing to run for countywide elected offices opened Monday and will run through Sunday, March 30. Kershaw County Director of Registration and Elections Rosalind Watson said her office will be open normal hours through March 28 and will also be open from 8 a.m. until noon March 29 and 30.

March 19, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Politics


Gardner hopes to retain KCC District 6 seat

Kershaw County District 6 Councilman Tom Gardner is announcing his bid for a second term.

February 24, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Politics


Camden native announces for S.C. Superintendant of Education

Camden native Dr. Don Jordan, a full professor in the University of South Carolina's (USC) College of Arts and Sciences since 1992, recently announced his candidacy for S.C. Superintendent of Education. Jordan will run as a Republican.

February 21, 2014 | | Politics


Buckholz running for county council

Cassatt businessman Howard "Buck" Buckholz has announced his candidacy for the District 6 seat on the Kershaw County Council, currently held by Tom Gardner.

February 19, 2014 | | Politics


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Election 2014: Three vie for two Camden City Council seats

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.

October 31, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Election 2014: KCSD, Sunday sales referenda explained

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.

October 29, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Politics


KCC chair, probate judge candidates appear at forum

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.

October 27, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Politics


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