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Matthews, Tucker make final appeals for sheriff
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Sammie Tucker Jr. speaks Monday night during a Kershaw County Sheriff's forum. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
With two weeks to go before the Nov. 2 election, Kershaw County sheriff candidates Jim Matthews (R) and Sammie Tucker Jr. (D) made their final appeals to the public during a forum at Lugoff-Elgin High School. In his opening statement, Matthews said he had visited communities all over Kershaw County and heard them talk primarily about three things: drugs, gangs and alcohol-related (DUI) deaths. “Parents are tired of having drugs shoved in their kids’ faces,” said Matthews, a former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent.