Candidates file for council, school board

WINNSBORO – Nine candidates have filed for three seats on Fairfield County Council and five have filed for three seats on the Fairfield County School Board. County Council Incumbent Jimmy Ray Douglas is running for re-election to his council seat as he seeks to continue serving District 2. Douglas is finishing his first term on […]

JV, RW town elections set for July 14

WINNSBORO – After being postponed due to the COVID-19 restrictions, municipal elections are set for July 14, for both the Town of Jenkinsville and the Town of Ridgeway. Jenkinsville Two town council seats and the office of mayor are up for election, but only one candidate is running for one of the council seats, one […]

Blythewood seats two representatives on Richland County Council

BLYTHEWOOD – A second Richland County Council member who represents Blythewood lost her re-election bid Tuesday night by more than 1,000 votes. Blythewood 29016 resident Gretchen Barron, with 1,726 votes (72.40 percent) handily defeated District 7 Councilwoman Gwendolyn Kennedy who had 658 votes (27.60 percent) District 9 Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson, who represented another section of […]

Derrek Pugh’s win over County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson survives recount.

COLUMBIA – A recount of the close vote between Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson and challenger Derrek Pugh was completed the Thursday after the election, and the numbers from the day of election stood – Derrek Pugh, 2708; Joyce Dickerson, 2,656. Pugh was the winner. Under South Carolina state law, a recount is automatically triggered […]

Fanning, McDaniel win big

WINNSBORO – In the Democratic Primary on Tuesday, State Sen. Mike Fanning (Dist. 17) and House Rep. Annie McDaniel (Dist. 41) both took home big wins to represent their party in November for second terms. Fanning kept his seat with 7,823 votes (67.93%) to former House Dist. 41 representative MaryGail Douglas’s 3,694 votes (32.07%). District […]

Pugh ousts Dickerson in nail biter

Kennedy, Jackson in Runoff; Dickerson Looking at Recount BLYTHEWOOD – With a razor-thin margin of 52 votes, Derrek Pugh of Blythewood ousted 12-year Richland County Council incumbent Joyce Dickerson in an upset. Dickerson told The Voice Wednesday morning that she is unsure of the numbers and plans to look into a recount of at least […]

Democratic Primary Election Results: Fairfield County

Local democratic primary election results for Fairfield County challenged races: State Sen. Mike Fanning and House Rep. Annie McDaniel took home big wins. State Sen. Mike Fanning (Dist. 17) kept his seat with 7,823 votes (67.93%) to MaryGail Douglas’s 3,694 votes (32.07%). House Rep. Annie McDaniel (Dist 41), with 4,811 votes (71.01%) resisted newcomer Charlene […]

Democratic Primary Election Results: Blythewood 29016

Local democratic primary election results for Blythewood 29016 challenged races: Blythewood is represented by three different Richland County Council representatives. Here are the results of those three contests. DISTRICT 2 – With a razor-thin margin 0f 52 votes Derrek Pugh of Blythewood ousted 12-year incumbent Joyce Dickerson in a big upset. Dickerson told The Voice […]

Fairfield polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m.

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesday. State Senator Mike Fanning, House Rep. Annie McDaniel and Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery all face challengers in the June 9 democratic primary. Fairfield Clerk of Court Judy Bonds and Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill are both running unopposed […]

Letter: Time to Bench Joyce

On June 9th, residents of Richland County will have an opportunity to decide if they want to score a win for their communities. They will have an opportunity to put Joyce Dickerson on the bench and put Derek Pugh on the team, by electing him to represent District 2 of Richland County Council. “The Capitals […]