Reminder: Council and Mayoral Forum Oct. 22

The candidates running for office for the upcoming election in Darlington will participate in an upcoming event hosted by the News and Press on Thursday, October 22nd at the Darlington Recreation Department (Harmon Baldwin Center) on 300 Sanders Street.

In this unique forum, voters from Darlington will have an up-close and personal chance to see and hear from the citizens who will be on the ballot for election on November 3.

The event will be a time-managed forum moderated by Bill Rogers, Executive Director of the South Carolina Press Association. Mr. Rogers and the publisher of the News and Press, Morrey Thomas, will choose selections from the list of submitted questions from readers one hour prior to the event.

The event will allow the candidates to introduce themselves and state their goals and objectives for running for office, with a 2-minute time limit.

Candidates for mayor:
• James “Jimmy” Cooper
• Gloria Cheeseboro Hines
• William M. Jackson
• Jim Stone

City council candidates: (3 at-large seats)
• Joan Alston
• Sheila Baccus
• Ronda Duke Brown
• Carolyn Bruce
• Linwood Epps
• Bryant Gardner
• John M. Milling
• Ouida K. Page
• Diane Sigmon
• Joyce Wingate Thomas
• John A. Wallace
• Beatrice Wilson

Questions from the community will be asked to the council members.

After a brief intermission, the four candidates for mayor will introduce themselves to the audience. A separate list of questions will be addressed to them.

We have received a number of questions from the community, and would love to have more. Please submit questions to the News and Press by emailing visiting our website, Facebook message at: News & Press; calling 843-393-3811; or mailing to: News and Press, P.O. Box 513, Darlington, S.C. 29540

Author: Duane Childers

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