While Benny Webb may not have much of a sense of ethics or what he wants to be when he grows up, we've got to give him credit. In spite of a checkered career path that has rambled across South Carolina, he doesn't quit trying.
After being handled a landslide defeat in a 2010 State House bid, Webb has announced his candidacy for Sumter County Sheriff, joining a crowded bi-partisan field challenging incumbent Democratic Sheriff Anthony Dennis.
Webb lost the State House bid amid questions about his residency and connections to former Lee County Sheriff E.J. Melvin, who got nailed in a federal drug sting.
Webb has spent the last year or so working as the Town Manager for Atlantic Beach, where he continues to generate adverse publicity. Recently, he refused to return voting machines to Horry County government after a recent contested election in which the incumbent Mayor of Atlantic Beach was defeated for re-election, forcing local law enforcement to intervene.
We suppose it can be hard to check machines for tampering or fraud when you can't get the machines back.
Now we learn that he's leaving his job in Atlantic Beach. Apparently, someone changed the locks on Town Hall and SLED is investigating.
We couldn't make this kind of stuff up. Stay tuned.