WHEREAS, a vacancy exists in the office of Barnwell County Sheriff as a result of the death of Joseph Zorn, III; and
WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of South Carolina is authorized to appoint a Sheriff in the event of a vacancy pursuant to Section 23-11-40 of the South Carolina Code of Laws; and
WHEREAS, Thomas Wayne Gantt residing at 427 Dirt Road, Barnwell, South Carolina 29812, is a fit and proper person to serve as Barnwell County Sheriff.
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of this State, I hereby appoint Thomas Wayne Gantt as Sheriff of Barnwell County until the next general election for this office and until his successor shall qualify. This appointment shall be effective immediately.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 4th DAY OF OCTOBER, 2004.
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