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Feature Photo: Legislator of the Year

The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission recently presented its inaugural "Preserving our Places in History Legislator of the Year" award to Sen. Vincent Sheheen (left). Sheheen was instrumental in securing funding in fiscal year 2016-17 for the Commission's heritage tourism project, which culminated in the development of the Green Book of South Carolina, the state's first online travel guide to African American historic places in South Carolina. The Green Book lists more than 300 sites associated with African American history including markers, districts, churches, schools, historic sites, cemeteries, museums and cultural attractions. Presenting the award were Jannie ...

April 06, 2018 | | Politics


Candidates off and running

The following is a list of local candidates for upcoming elections who have filed to run on the ballot in the Republican and Democratic primaries to be held June 12.

April 06, 2018 | | Politics


Lough announces run for Congress

Steve Lough has thrown his hat -- or perhaps red nose -- into the ring in the race for U.S. Congress. Lough, a former Ringling Brothers Circus clown, announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Congress in South Carolina's 5th District currently held by Ralph Norman (R).

March 30, 2018 | | Politics


Beverly Ray-Dowey announces run for auditor

Beverly Ray-Dowey has announced she is running for Kershaw County Auditor.

March 27, 2018 | | Politics


Funderburk seeks re-election to House District 52

State Representative Laurie Slade Funderburk filed on Friday, March 16 for re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives, District 52. The district encompasses most of Kershaw County, including Lugoff, Lake Wateree, Boykin and the greater Camden area.

March 20, 2018 | | Politics


Burns to run for re-election

Julian Burns, the chairman of Kershaw County Council, has announced he will be running for re-election in the June 12 Republican Primary.

March 20, 2018 | | Politics


Blackwell announces run for KCC chair

Roddy Blackwell has announced that he is running for Kershaw County Council Chairman.

March 16, 2018 | | Politics


Doran announces run for House District 52

Clint Doran has announced his intention to run for S.C. House District 52.

February 27, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Politics


Crissman announces run for KCC District 5

Small business owner Jimmy Crissman has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Kershaw County Council District 5. Crissman, owner of Camden Gold and Silver located in east Camden and in District 5, has lived in the district all his life.

February 23, 2018 | | Politics


Gardner to run for re-election

Tom Gardner will run for re-election to a third term as Kershaw County Council District 6 representative.

February 16, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Politics


Tomlinson announces bid for KCC District 5

A second candidate has entered the race for Kershaw County Council District 5.

February 09, 2018 | | Politics


Snodgrass announces run for KCC District 5

Rev. David Snodgrass has announced his candidacy for Kershaw County Council District 5.

February 02, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Politics


Watkins not running for re-election as auditor

After some 40 years in the county auditor's office, nearly half of which have been as auditor, Robin Watkins says she is ready to start slowing down and take it easy.

January 19, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Politics


Arledge announces intent to run for auditor

When Robin Watkins announced her intention to retire after her present term as Kershaw County Auditor expires, she said she would make herself available to whoever her replacement might be make a smooth transition

January 19, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Politics


Bell enters sheriff’s race

Anthony Bell is a newcomer to Kershaw County but he is no newcomer to law enforcement.

December 26, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Politics


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Sheriff’s candidates answer questions at student-led forum

All five candidates vying to be the next sheriff of Kershaw County answered prepared questions from students at a forum held in Camden High School ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


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