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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Attorney blasts, Griffin defends renewal of 287(g) agreement

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Under pressure from the Board of Commissioners and Tea Party speakers at board meetings, Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin announced last week he plans to renew a partnership with federal immigration officers to hold undocumented crime suspects in the county jail.   Read Story »

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Edneyville Four Seasons Politics

The Top 10, No. 2: Voters oust sheriff

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Charlie McDonald, initially reluctant to fill the job as sheriff, parlayed his 2012 appointment to the job into a strong campaign to win the job via election two years later.   Read Story »

Tags: 2018 sheriff election | Top 10 news stories

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Sworn in as sheriff, Griffin names chief deputy, district captains

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Lowell Griffin was sworn in as Henderson County sheriff Monday night before a nearly full house at Living Water Baptist Church. Henderson County Clerk of Court Kimberly Gasperson-Justus performed the swearing-in of the all the Sheriff's employees. Retired Superior Court Judge Zoro Guice Jr. administered the oath of office for Griffin.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Command staff will come from within agency, new sheriff says

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Incoming sheriff Lowell Griffin says he plans to keep the command staff when he’s sworn in tonight, although four captains are being reassigned to lead four geographic districts that he has formed and other positions "may be moved around a little bit."   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

'Stay safe and God bless,' sheriff says as he signs off

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Sheriff honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

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Sheriff Charlie McDonald didn’t know why he had been called to the Board of Commissioners meeting in the Historic Courthouse on Monday night but admitted that he “smelled a rat.”   Read Story »

Tags: Sheriff Charlie McDonald | 2018 sheriff election | Order of the Long Leak Pine | Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Edneyville Four Seasons Politics

MossColumn: Why did McDonald lose?

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Edneyville Four Seasons Politics

'Our ideas came out,' Griffin says of upset win

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Lowell Griffin was in workout clothes, hoping to get to the gym on Wednesday, when a television news crew asked for an on-camera interview. The newly elected sheriff of Henderson County agreed to the sit-down — and scrambled to change into an orange plaid shirt.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

McDonald and his team 'left everything on the field'

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 Asked for his reaction to his stunning re-election loss on Tuesday, Sheriff Charlie McDonald repeated an interviewer’s question.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

GRIFFIN STUNS McDONALD; MCCALL EDGES WARD

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Sheriff's candidates diverge on training center, animal control, body cams

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Henderson County News

Leaders reject training center in Polk County

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Henderson County News

County poised to kill Saluda shooting range

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

County finds 'remote site' for training center, kills BRCC option

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Griffin: Shift training center cost to school security

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Fired combat veteran sues McDonald, alleging discrimination

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A former sheriff’s deputy and combat veteran has filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Charlie McDonald claiming that the sheriff improperly fired him for symptoms arising from service-related hearing loss and PTSD.   Read Story »

Tags: Sheriff Charlie McDonald | Charlie McDonald | 2018 sheriff election

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Griffin promises bodycams, politics-free sheriff's office

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

'No excuse' for slide that makes light of drug overdose, sheriff says

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Sheriff sets re-election campaign kickoff Sept. 14

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Tags: 2014 sheriff election | 2018 election | 2018 sheriff election

Henderson County News

Chief deputy backs out of Rec Department role

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Edneyville Four Seasons Politics

Sheriff holding town hall in Edneyville on Thursday

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EDNEYVILLE — Sheriff Charlie McDonald will host a town hall at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Edneyville Community Center for residents of Edneyville, Bat Cave and Gerton.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: We still don't get the $20M training center

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If the Board of Commissioners and Sheriff Charlie McDonald are now having to scramble to describe what the $20 million law enforcement center is not, they’ve got a problem.   Read Story »

Tags: Sheriff Charlie McDonald | sheriff | law enforcement training center | 2018 sheriff election

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

'Phew! What a firestorm,' McDonald says of fuss over protest remarks

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Sheriff Charlie McDonald is not reaching for a broom to sweep away the controversy over his remarks about protests.   Read Story »

Tags: Sheriff Charlie McDonald | 2018 sheriff election