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      Charges dismissed against former Darlington fire chief

      Charges of Misconduct in Office were dismissed against Jim Stone a few weeks ago, according to Fourth Circuit Solicitor Will Rogers.

      Rogers says he can't say why the charge was dismissed.

      Stone is the former fire chief for the City of Darlington. He retired after 50 years of service shortly after being charged by the State Law Enforcement Division last July.

      Stone was accused of using inmate labor to wash his personal vehicles, clean oysters, and clean around his home and creek house between January 2009 and June 2012.