April 27, 2021
State Supreme Court Denies Odom’s Motion
In a document published April 10, the Supreme Court of South Carolina denied Glenn Odom’s motion to dismiss the appeal of the Sept. 1 McBee Town Council election filed by appellants McBee Municipal Election Commission, Charlie Short, Charlie Sutton and Hewitt Dixon.
In February, attorneys for the appellants filed an appeal with the S.C. Supreme Court of a ruling by the Court of Common Pleas in Chesterfield County regarding the McBee Town Council election of Sept. 1.
In December, Judge Roger Henderson of the county’s Court of Common Pleas overturned the decision of the McBee MEC to order a new election that would have superseded the results of the McBee Town Council Election of Sept. 1. Henderson wrote in the court document, “It is ordered that the order of the MEC is reversed and the MEC is ordered to declare Glenn Odom, James Linton, and Robbie Liles are elected as Mayor and Councilmen (respectively).”
In the meantime as the supreme court considers the case, Mayor John Campolong, council members Bea Bolton, Kemp McLeod, Odom and Sutton will remain seated on McBee Town Council.