Elections

Richland School Districts 1 and Richland 2 elect Board members

Yolanda Anderson was elected to Richland School District One, Tuesday. Anderson received 18,670 votes or 44 percent of the vote. Also running were: Jackie Baker (16,085 votes-38 percent); and Dwayne Smiling (7,458 – 18 percent.) Amelia McKie, James Manning, Teresa Holmes, and Cheryl Parker were elected to Richland School District Two. McKie got 22,427 votes and 20 percent; Manning got…

Democrat Byron Gipson elected Fifth Circuit Solicitor, Harpootlian wins District 20 Senate seat

Gipson, Harpootlian. Democrat Byron Gipson was elected to the office of  Fifth Circuit Solicitor Tuesday. He defeated John Meadors Gipson received 95,479, or 72 percent, of the votes to Meadors 36,852 votes, or 28 percent. In the SC Senate District 20 race Democrat Dick Harpootlian defeated Republican Benjamin Dunn. Harpootlian got 20,269 votes or 52 percent to Dunn’s 18, 655…

Republicans sweep statewide offices, Joe Wilson re-elected to U.S. House

US Rep. Joe Wilson. Incumbent S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson defeated Democrat Constance Anastopoulo Tuesday, winning a third four-year term as the state’s top prosecutor. Republican Molly Spearman easily won a second term as the state’s Superintendent of Education. She had no opposition on the ballot. Republican Mark Hammond of Spartanburg won his fifth term as secretary of state. Hammond…

Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall faces challenge from Councilman Ron Williams

MacDougall and Williams. Incumbent Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall is facing a challenge from Town of Lexington Councilman Ron Williams. The election is Tuesday. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. MacDougall is in the hospitality industry as a manager of restaurants. In 2014, MacDougall defeated Lexington’s incumbent Mayor Randy Halfacre. Williams was elected to Lexington Town Council in…

Newton, Owen running to replace Jackson on Richland County Council

Newton and Owen. Democrat Chakisse Newton and Republican Zoe Pruitt Owen are running to fill the District 11 seat on Richland County Council. The election is Tuesday. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Newton defeated District 11 Councilman Norman Jackson in the June primary. Newton is a public relations professional and owner of Cardinal Consulting Owen is…

Statewide offices are on the ballot in Tuesday’s election

Gubernatorial candidates Henry McMaster, James Smith. From governor to agriculture commissioner, there are several candidates running for statewide offices. The general election is Tuesday. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Below is a list of the candidates in some high-profile S.C. races that are on the ballot. In the South Carolina governor’s race Republican Gov. Henry McMaster…

4 candidates running for 3 Lexington Town Council seats

Hazel Livingston Show Caption Hide Caption Todd Shevchik Show Caption Hide Caption Todd Lyle Show Caption Hide Caption Maness- Show Caption Hide Caption There could be a fresh face on the Lexington Town Council. In next Tuesday’s general election four candidates are running for three open seats. The top three vote-getters will be elected. The candidates running are: Hazel Livingston,…

Cayce mayor, 2 council members face no opposition

Elise Partin. There is an election in Cayce this year, but only the incumbents are running. Cayce Mayor Elise Partin will be on the ballot. She does not have an opponent. James “Skip” Jenkins is running for reelection to Cayce City Council, District Two. Phil Carter is running for reelection to Cayce City Council, District Four. Cayce has four council…

Lexington County Voter Registration office to be open Saturday, Oct. 6

The Lexington County Registration and Election Commission will be open from 9 a.m. until noon, on Saturday, Oct 6.  It will be open for anyone who needs to register to be able to vote in the November 6, General Election. For any additional information please call 785-8361, or please visit the Registration and Election office located at Lexington County Auxiliary…

Glen Conwell “ecstatic to win” Lexington County Council seat, ready to work

Glen Conwell Glen Conwell accomplished an improbable feat on June 12. The former Lexington Two School Board member won a three-way primary for the District 8 Lexington County Council seat. He defeated incumbent Ned Tolar and challenger Chuck Crouch on the first ballot. To win, Conwell had to get more than 50 percent of the vote. He is a Republican,…

Gov. Henry McMaster wins GOP Primary runoff over John Warren

McMaster with President Donald Trump, Monday. Gov. Henry McMaster has been projected as the winner in SC GOP Primary runoff election Tuesday over John Warren With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, Master had 54 percent of the vote compared to Warren’s 46 percent. McMaster will face Democrat James Smith in the November general election. Categories: Columbia, Elections, Richland County

Trump-McMaster rally attendees come to protest, support, witness president in SC

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President Donald Trump urges voters to come out for Gov. Henry McMaster Tuesday

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After primary win, Richland County Council Dist. 11 candidate Chakisse Newton continues campaign

Chakisse Newton, photo from Newton’s Facebook campaign page. Richland County’s District 11 residents recently made their voice known that they wanted a change in Democratic representation for their area of the county. Chakisse Newton was District 11’s winner of the June 12 primary, beating out incumbent Norman Jackson with 62 percent of the votes. Newton said she feels humbled and…

Pres. Donald Trump coming to Airport High School for McMaster Campaign

President Donald Trump will attend an Election Eve campaign rally for S.C. Gov.Henry McMaster in West Columbia, on Monday. The event is free and open to the general public. General admission tickets can be obtained by clicking “Register” on Page Link and then filling out the form. Doors open at 4 p.m. The event will start at 6 p.m. Mon,…

President Donald Trump to campaign for Gov. Henry McMaster

McMaster Campaign photo. President Donald Trump will campaign for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster according to The New York Times. Trump intends to join McMaster for a rally Monday in the Columbia area before Tuesday’s runoff election between McMaster and John Warren. And this Saturday, according to the New York Times, Vice President Mike Pence will campaign with McMaster. More…

Incumbents face challengers Tuesday for Richland, Lexington County Council seats

Wikipedia image-use permitted There are candidates running for seats on Richland and Lexington County Council. The Primary is Tuesday. Voting hours are from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Richland County Council District 1 covers the Irmo and Dutch Fork area. The incumbent is Bill Malinowski of Chapin. He is being challenged by Stan Smith of Chapin, for the GOP nomination….

Two out of three candidates present for Lexington County Council Dist. 8 debate

Conwell and Crouch Show Caption Hide Caption Candidates with empty podium Show Caption Hide Caption Chamber sign Show Caption Hide Caption Bill’s Pickin’ Parlor Show Caption Hide Caption crowd after debate Show Caption Hide Caption Bill’s Music Shop hosted event. Karamie Sullivan photos. Two out of the three Lexington County Town Council candidates from District 8 met Thursday evening at…

Chris Wooten defeats Anne Marie Eckstorm Green in House 69 seat race

Chris Wooten speaking at a House Seat 69 candidates forum. Republican Chris Wooten defeats Anne Marie Eckstorm Green for S.C. House 69 seat with 1,655 votes to 1,319 votes. Wooten won 56 percent to 44 percent. The two competed in a GOP primary runoff. The results are unofficial from Lexington County voter office Director Dean Crepes. House Seat 69 is…

Sen. Nikki Setzler receives Legislative Leadership Award

State Sen. Nikki Setzler of West Columbia received the Clemson Board of Visitors Legislative Leadership Award, Tuesday. “I’m honored and humbled to receive this leadership award,” Setzler said of being chosen. He said he works every day as a legislator to help make public education and higher education better. “I appreciate the people who support me,” said Setzler. He also…