Skipper to run for re-election

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Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper announced Thursday that he plans to run for re-election.

Skipper, 60, made the announcement on the steps of the Anderson County Courthouse.

“We still have a lot of plans that we want to get done for the county,” Skipper said.

Skipper said that dividing the county’s unincorporated areas into four separate patrol zones and having more deputies patrolling were two things accomplished in his first term.

He also noted the number of community watch programs has grown from 10 to 47 since he has been the sheriff.