Camden mayor’s race shapes up
Camden voters have a race for mayor on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Community volunteer Tony Scully is opposing one-term incumbent Jeffrey Graham, who is seeking re-election in the non-partisan race.
Graham, who was 26 and the state’s youngest mayor when elected in 2008, supports the controversial construction of a downtown sports complex using restaurant tax money. Scully said in an announcement that he would listen to local business people in deciding how to invest in the city’s economic recovery.
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Municipal voters also will decide among four candidates for two council seats, said Jim Fitzpatrick, assistant director of Kershaw County Voter Registration.
Governor Nikki Haley’s public schedule for this week, as released by her staff Monday, is:
Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. – Participate in the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Science ceremony, State House
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – Attend, with First Gentleman Michael Haley, the National Heart Gallery exhibit reception, Chapman Cultural Center, John St., Spartanburg
Friday, 10 a.m. – Join with Christ Central Ministries and Midlands Technical College for a press conference, City of West Columbia, City Hall, West Columbia
Saturday, 12:45 p.m. – Speak at the Clemson’s ladies football clinic, Clemson West End Zone, Clemson
What the governor did last week
According to her staff, Gov. Nikki Haley’s schedule last week included:
17 – Economic development meetings at the Farnborough air show in the United Kingdom
4 – Media activities, a newspaper interview and a press call while at Farnborough, and a newspaper interview and media availability after her return to Columbia
3 – Meetings or calls concerning state agencies
1 each – Legislative meeting, meeting concerning state policy, state Budget and Control Board meeting and speech, to the S.C. Association of Convenience Stores’ summer convention, Hilton Head Island
Busiest day – Tuesday, with 11 activities at Farnborough
Slowest day – Friday, with two activities
Of note – Haley’s schedule included two activities each on Sunday, July 8, and Sunday, July 15