Elections

Eight candidates file for Blythewood office

Malcolm Gordge Show Caption Hide Caption Bryan Franklin Show Caption Hide Caption Sloan Griffin III Show Caption Hide Caption Eddie Baughman Show Caption Hide Caption Keith Bailey Show Caption Hide Caption Donald Brock Show Caption Hide Caption Photos obtained from Town of Blythewood website. Three men will vie for mayor and five others will face off for two council seats…

Columbia hosts Democratic presidential hopefuls

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S.C. Democratic Party’s annual convention is Saturday

The S.C. Democratic Party’s annual convention is set for Saturday at the Columbia Convention Center. The convention is attracting 21 presidential primary candidates. Each candidate will be given seven minutes to address the crowd at the convention. More than 2,000 delegates and guests are expected to attend. The S.C. Democratic Party has partnered with MSNBC to telecast the event. The…

City of Cayce adopts new election dates

The Cayce City Council adopted a new ordinance to change the Cayce municipal election cycle to run in odd-numbered years. The change was approved by city council Wednesday. It was made after a request from the Lexington County Commission of Registration and Elections, said Ashley Hunter, City of Cayce spokeswoman. Currently, the City of Cayce municipal elections are held on…

Lexington Town Council moves council elections to off years

Town of Lexington Council and Mayor. Lexington Town Council has voted to move council elections to off years. “Council voted unanimously to switch the elections to off years, so it does not conflict with statewide and presidential elections. The elections will be staggered every two years with the next election being in November 2021 for three seats, currently held by…

Former vice-president Joe Biden, Democratic presidential candidate, to visit Columbia Saturday

Wikipedia photo-use permitted. Former vice-president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will be in Columbia, Saturday. The campaign stop with Joe and Jill Biden, his wife, is scheduled for Saturday, at the Hyatt Park Community Center. Doors for the event open at 3:30 Saturday afternoon. Biden will speak about “his vision for rebuilding America’s middle class and unifying America,” according to…

Politics take center stage at King Day at the Dome rally

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Kershaw County Sheriff’s Department swears in new sheriff

Johnny Deal photo. Used with permission. There’s a new sheriff in town for Kershaw County. Lee Boan was officially sworn in at a ceremony at the Kershaw County Courthouse Wednesday evening. Boan has previously been captain of operations with the Camden Police Department. He won the election in November, taking 67 percent of the vote in Kershaw County. The ceremony…

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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