For what will likely be the last time in his law enforcement career, Sheriff Johnny Cauthen asked County Council for more money for his department.
Cauthen, who isn't seeking re-election this year, didn't have a dollar figure for council members, but asked for 16 more deputies for the sheriff's office in the 2008-09 budget. Four of those would go to Indian Land. The others would assist with court duties.
"We're not asking for any fluff," Cauthen said. "We're asking for what we need."
One of Cauthen's biggest concerns is the growth in Indian Land.