County Council Member Questioned – Accused of Not Living in District

January 9, 2019, 9:59 am EST | Share:

GEORGETOWN, SC (WTAT-TV) – County Council member, James Austin Beard, is being questioned for not meeting residential requirements set by a county ordinance.

A meeting was held on Tuesday, January 8th, where residents expressed their concerns.

When Beard first ran for council in 2012, he resided in Andrews, SC. Accusers, including the NAACP claims that he now lives in Georgetown which is outside of his district.

During the last election, his official address was a post office box.

Nick Papantonis reports on the investigation.