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Austin Sheheen, former county council chairman, passes away at 85
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Austin Sheheen Jr. (center) holds hands with his wife, Joan, in January 2016, underneath a portrait of him as Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns shows off a resolution honoring the former council chairman. Sheheen, who passed away Saturday at the age of 85, served on council starting from its inception in 1966, becoming chairman from 1975 to 1990. (C-I file photo)
Austin Moses Sheheen Jr., who served as Kershaw County Council Chairman from 1975 to 1990, passed away at his home early Saturday morning at the age of 85. Sheheen would have celebrated his 86th birthday on Sept. 11.