Longtime Darlington County employee sworn-in as auditor
By Samantha Lyles, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Darlington County Auditor Margaret Ross Rogers was formally sworn into office at a ceremony held July 2 at the Darlington County Courthouse. Rogers took the oath of office before a large crowd of family, friends, and supporters.
Rogers won the Democratic primary in June of 2016 and ran unopposed for the office in the fall general election. She will serve as successor to longtime auditor Rosa Hudson, with whom she worked side by side for over 30 years.
“I plan to work for the citizens of Darlington County and do an exceptional service for you,” said Rogers, vowing that she will be accessible and ready to help anyone who requires her office’s assistance. “Twenty-four seven, my doors will be open to you. I don’t mind if you call or just come to the office. I will be there for you.”
Rogers has a BS in Education from Morris College, and previously worked for the Darlington County School District, as well as school systems in Florence County, Abilene, Texas, and Okinawa, Japan.
The ceremony featured a musical performance by singer Antoinette Enoch and words of congratulations and support from Senator Gerald Malloy and Darlington Mayor Gloria Hines. The oath of office was administered by Probate Judge Marvin Lawson.