Magistrates and constables of Richland and Kershaw counties have organized under the name of the Magistrates’ Association of the Fifth Judicial Circuit.
Ben F. Walker, Magistrate of Richland County’s Upper Township for the past 17 years, listed the purposes of the Association. “We hold monthly meeting where we discuss mutual, legal and practical problems involving our offices. We exchanged ideas and experiences and constantly try to improve our service.”
At a recent meeting of the organization, held at Blaney High School, members of the Kershaw County Legislative Delegation and Kershaw County Sheriff David E. Hilton were guests.
The evening’s speaker was State Senator John Carl West who discusses the advantages of the American judicial system as compared to that in Communist countries.
Sen. West recognized the services rendered by Kershaw and Richland County Magistrates and constables and spoke of the support given by Kershaw Magistrates by their county delegation.
Association officers for the coming year were elected at the meeting. They are: Magistrate Ben F. Walker, president; Magistrate John B. Halloran, Waverly Magistrate, vice president; and Magistrate Thomas H. Jones, former Richland County Sheriff Deputy, present Veterans Hospital District Magistrate, secretary-treasurer.