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Oath of office
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews, others sworn-in
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Kershaw County Probate Judge Harriet Pierce (right) was sworn in to her ninth term of office Tuesday morning at the Kershaw County Courthouse. Circuit Court Judge G. Thomas Cooper (center) administered the oaths as Pierce's son, Lindsay held a Bible. - photo by Trevor Baratko
The laws of man and of God stood side by side in the sanctuary of Camden First Baptist Church Tuesday as 5th Judicial Circuit Judge G. Thomas Cooper Jr. (center) administered the oath of office to Jim Matthews, the first new sheriff in 16 years in Kershaw County. Matthews’ wife, Heather, held the Bible upon which he pledged his service. Additional details on the ceremony and Matthews' vow to work with other law enforcement agencies will be featured in Friday’s C-I.

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