NEW COUNTY TREASURER

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Doug Henderson to take oath of office July 1

The Oath of Office ceremony for Beaufort County’s new Treasurer and Auditor has been scheduled for noon Friday, July 1 in Beaufort County Council chambers, County Administration Building, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort.

Treasurer-elect Doug Henderson plans to close the county treasurer’s offices from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day to give employees the opportunity to attend the ceremony.

He defeated long-time Treasurer Joy Logan last November. South Carolina law requires county treasurer’s to serve terms that begin with a new fiscal year as opposed to January 1 as is required of County Council members and other elected officials.

Originally from Spartanburg, Henderson is the sixth of 10 children and has been married to his wife, Lindel, of Spartanburg for nearly 50 years.

He holds certificates from the South Carolina Bankers School at the University of South Carolina, the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University, East Carolina University and other institutions.

Henderson has held positions with the Home Builder’s Association, United Way and other civic and service groups. He is a former chairman of the Aiken Chamber of Commerce and a graduate of Leadership Beaufort.

He has 35 years of experience as a banker and also worked for the County Assessor for seven years. He said he has been working, researching and planning since the election in order to be as ready as possible to assume the office of county treasurer. “I believe I have a clear mandate from the voters to change the way this office operates in the future. I only ask that voters be patient as we go through the necessary transitions to accomplish the goals that I have established,” Henderson said.

The swearing-in ceremony will be carried live on The County Channel which is streamed on the home page of the county website, www.bcgov.net and broadcast on Charter Cable channel 20, Comcast Cable channel 2, Hargray Cable channels 9 and 252, Time Warner Cable Hilton Head Island channel 66 and Time Warner Cable Sun City channel 63.