Local Funeral Home Director Shoots Girlfriend, Then Kills Himself: A local funeral home director is dead, reportedly of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Richmond County authorities say 62-year-old Tommy King Jr. allegedly shot his girlfriend…

Augusta’s Morning News with John Patrick & Mary Liz Nolan

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South Carolina incumbent Governor Henry McMaster is seeking his second full term as Governor.  He’s challenged in the Republican primary by Harrison Musselwhite.  There are five candidates for Governor on the Democratic ballot.  The Lieutenant Governor’s race and State School Superintendent races will also be closely watched.

Attorney General Alan Wilson, Secretary of State Mark Hammond and Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers all have challengers in the Republican primary.  Congressional races in Aiken County have no primary challengers.

There are Aiken County Council races in Districts 1, 2, and 5.  School board races in Districts 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 9; and State House District 81, which includes Aiken County.

Polls are open today until 7:00 p.m.