SC mayor indicted

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NORWAY, S.C. — The mayor of the Orangeburg County town of Norway has been indicted on charges of misconduct in office and nepotism.

Gov. Nikki Haley has suspended Jim Preacher from office while the charges are pending.

The indictment says Preacher gave himself a raise without the approval of the town council and hired his son at the town’s water treatment department.

Preacher was arrested by the State Law Enforcement Division earlier this year on charges that he impersonated a police officer after he pulled over a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper that had pulled Preacher over minutes before.

Preacher said he was serving as the local constable when he stopped the trooper.

He told The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg he doesn’t know any law he has broken.

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Jake
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Jake 07/19/12 - 10:49 am
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Norway

Those wild and crazy Norwegians.

TParty
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TParty 07/19/12 - 11:53 am
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Ha, this was the same mayor

Ha, this was the same mayor that was pulled over for speeding- then later pulled that officer over, trying to give him a citation, or summons... I don't recall 100%, but it's this guy.

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bdouglas 07/19/12 - 03:16 pm
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This guy is a real piece of

This guy is a real piece of work. He's also the same one who took it upon himself, once elected (but not yet officially in office), to break into the mayor's office, steal the books and change the locks so the still-current mayor couldn't get back in.

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Riverman1 07/19/12 - 07:16 pm
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I kind of liked this crazy

I kind of liked this crazy guy.

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