|By Bob Weaver|
C. W. "Mac" McDonald came to Calhoun thirty years ago as a State
Trooper. He stuck
around for thirty years and retired in December from his position as a
Magistrate. He was a policeman for twenty-one years, a magistrate for
"I spent 15 years in Calhoun as a trooper. I guess they sorta forgot
me in Charleston
and I got to know the people and the area. I didn't want to leave," he
said he put both of his children through Calhoun schools. "It really
worked out for me,
my wife and family."
retirement gift from Judge Charles Mc Carty
"Seems like I've got a lot of time on my hands. Since I've got the
Lord in my life, I
intend to spend more time doing His work," he said.
He recalls well the day he saw Sheriff Park Richards gunned down, an
event, and "I remember well investigating the murder of George Duskey
in the 70's. We were able to catch his four murderers very quickly."
being involved in mine strikes and prison riots during his law
"I suppose I've made a few people angry as a magistrate, but I tried
my best to be fair
and equal." He said being a magistrate is very binding. Six months of
you're really on the hook. "I've worked with some wonderful people.
That has made it
really worthwhile," he said.
"Calhoun County is my home," he concluded.