Summerton Mayor Mac Bagnal resigns, letter pending


In an unexpected announcement, Mayor Mac Bagnal of Summerton declared his resignation today at noon, addressing the town staff, council, and citizens. The Manning Times will provide updates as soon as the resignation letter becomes available to the media.

Bagnal previously served as mayor for eight years until he was defeated by the late Tony Junious in the 2022 election. After Junious’ unexpected death in January, Bagnal returned to office following a special election on April 2nd, narrowly defeating challenger Tim Fry with a vote count of 114 to 99.

As the town awaits further details on Bagnal's departure, the impact of his resignation on ongoing projects and community initiatives remains to be seen. The Manning Times will continue to monitor this developing story and provide updates as they become available.

Bagnal was known for his slogan "Make Summerton Great Again” and has been involved in the community for many years. His efforts have included serving on the Junior Chamber of Commerce, being on the board of Clarendon Hall, directing the South Carolina Waterfowl Association, and running the Summerton Athletic Club with his wife.

During his tenure as mayor, Bagnal focused on revitalizing the town by cleaning up public areas, addressing stray dog issues, and improving the overall aesthetic of Summerton. He has been a proponent of community involvement, spearheading projects like Duck Fest and other local events to foster community spirit.