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Gov. Henry McMaster Suspends Bamberg County Councilman Kerry Kinard

November 6, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Following the indictment of Bamberg County Councilman Kerry Trent Kinard, Governor Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2020-69, suspending Kinard from office. 

Kinard is suspended until such a time as he shall be formally acquitted or convicted, or until a duly elected successor is qualified and takes the oath of office.