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KCC honors former chairman Sheheen
Sheheen Portrait
Austin M. Sheheen Jr. (center) holds hands with his wife, Joanne, underneath a portrait of him unveiled during a special called meeting of Kershaw County Council as Chairman Julian Burns shows off a resolution in the former councilmans honor to members of the Sheheen family. The ceremony, held Jan. 12, honored Sheheen for his 23 years of service on county council, from 1967 to 1990, including 15 years as chairman starting in 1975. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
Kershaw County Council held a special 5 p.m. session Jan. 12 for a special reason: to honor former Chairman Austin Sheheen Jr. Sheheen is one of only two former members who served on council for 20 or more years. The ceremony included the reading of a resolution by former County Councilman Stephen Smoak and the joint unveiling of a portrait of Sheheen by current Chairman Julian Burns and Sheheen’s wife, Joanne. Burns led off the celebration by joking about how many people he and Clerk of Council Merri Seigler had to plan for.