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South Carolina Treasurer Thomas Ravenel resigns

COLUMBIA, SC – South Carolina Treasurer Thomas Ravenel resigned from office Tuesday, about a month after he was indicted on a federal cocaine charge. Ravenel said, “First I’d like to say I’m deeply disappointed in myself for – of the circumstances surrounding my presence here today due to the personal mistakes I’ve made in my life. Second most important, I want to offer a heartfelt apology to the state of South Carolina, to the people of South Carolina and to my family. I am deeply sorry. Now, in the best interest of our state I believe I must resign the position, Treasurer in the state of South Carolina, and I have so informed the governor that effective as of today, I do resign.” Ravenel was suspended by Governor Mark Sanford immediately after his indictment was announced June 19th. Columbia attorney Ken Wingate was appointed interim state treasurer. “Thomas Ravenel has taken personal responsibility for his actions and done what is appropriate in resigning his position as state treasurer. Thomas and his family will continue to be in our prayers.” “In light of the seriousness of this scandal, I’m glad to learn that Thomas Ravenel has resigned as state treasurer. Elected officials must not hold themselves above the law. South Carolina Democrats wish the best for Mr. Ravenel as he goes through the difficult process of rehabilitation.”…/south-carolina-treasurer-thomas-ravenel-resigns

County of Florence

Florence County is the hub of business, medical and travel activity in the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. Along with this, comes increased crime, traffic violations and civil actions. To handle these cases, Florence County has ten Magistrates located in seven offices about the county. Since the greatest case load is in Florence, there are two full-time and two part-time Magistrates who work in this office along with a large support staff and constables. Lake City and the jail at Effingham also have full-time Magistrates while Olanta, Pamplico, Timmonsville and Johnsonville have part-time Magistrates and two Magistrates only work weekend bond duty at the jail.

Town of Lexington

Trash and Recycling New Collection ScheduleThe Town of Lexington will be going back to FIVE days-a-week collections, thus eliminating town-wide collection on Tuesday’s. Advanced Disposal provided flyers to residents the first week of March with details on your new collection day.

Robert Ford

Robert Ford is an American politician who served as a Democratic member of the South Carolina Senate since 1993, representing District 42, which is located in Charleston. Ford attended Wayne State University and Grambling State University, from which he was expelled in 1969 before graduating for leading civil rights demonstrations. In the beginning of his campaign, Green managed to raise double the amount of campaign funds Ford raised, and although Ford’s fundraising improved he for the first time attended a candidate forum to receive free publicity, because his campaign had financial difficulty resulting from the contested primary and a fire in his home. Ford worked to outlaw profanity and saggy pants and to keep music from minors that is “Profane, vulgar, lewd, lascivious or indecent.” Ford argued he did not expect these proposals to be approved but wanted to start a discussion specifically targeting young African American men’s fashion as well as rap music. Ford faced state senator Vincent A. Sheheen of Camden and State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex in a primary election.