South Congaree, SC (WLTX) -- The Town of South Congaree will hold a special election Tuesday.
The election will be held to fill two vacancies -- one at Mayor, and the other as a member of Town Council -- left empty after resignations.
The resignations of the Mayor, Jerry McCormick, and Councilman Richard Green followed a joint raid on Town Hall offices by agents from the FBI and the State Law Enforcement Division in May.
Competing for the mayoral seat are Andy Gambrell, Brian Jackson, Josh Shumpert and current Town Councilman Jerry Smith.
Gambrell is a former mayor of the Town.
Those running for Town Council are Jeff Boatwright, Jay Cates and Barbara Sox.
"It's been a Town divided," said business owner Lewis Shealy. Shealy. who runs Shealy's PDQ, said he had been in business at the same location for the past 12-years inside the town's limits, and that it was time for a change.
"One side has some opinion, and the other side has an opinion, and I think it's just time to move on and start a new chapter for the little Town," Shealy said.
The election will be held at the Ebenezer Pentecostal Church Youth Center at 622 Colonial Drive, according to the Town's website.
The election will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.