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Former Chairman Steve Kelly Jr. honored for service to county
Steve Kelly - Unveiling EXTRA
C-I WEB EXTRA: Former Kershaw County Chairman Steve Kelly Jr. (right) gets help from his wife, Beth, and current Chairman Julian Burns in unveiling a portrait installed in council chambers in his honor. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
A large crowd filled Kershaw County Council’s chambers to nearly standing-room only capacity Tuesday afternoon to honor former Chairman Steve S. Kelly Jr. Among the many people on hand were so many former council members, current Chairman Julian Burns joked they had enough to fill several quorums. Burns also made sure all members of the Kelly were on hand, including one of its youngest: Steve S. Kelly IV. “We can’t start without him,” Burns said, and then invited former Councilman Rev. John Lee to give an invocation. The first to speak at length, former councilman, circuit court judge, S.C. U.S. Attorney and S.C. State Law Enforcement Division Director Reggie Lloyd said he remembered talking to Kelly when he first decided to run for office 20 years ago.