Society Hill Town Council swears in new member
Society Hill Town Council began its first meeting of the new year Jan. 14 by swearing in a new council member.
Chuck Baker, who was elected in November, was sworn in last week. He claims the seat formerly held by councilwoman Michelle Steen.
Council also voted to re-elect Mayor Pro Tem Deborah Harrell to another term in that post. Harrell was re-elected to her council seat in November.
Brian Gandy, director of the Darlington County Historical Commission, also briefed council about an ordinance known as the Bailey Bill, which council soon will be considering. The ordinance, which already has been passed by other local governments, encourages people to rehabilitate historic properties by offering tax breaks.
— Bobby Bryant