Mackey wins RC Council Dist. 9 seat

COLUMBIA – By 46 votes, Jesica Mackey won a special Democratic primary runoff in Richland County Council’s District 9 on Tuesday, and has most likely secured the seat in the upcoming November election. There is no Republican challenger. Mackey, a public relations executive, with 631 votes (52 percent) bested Jonnieka Farr, a business analyst, with […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

County Council candidates have their say

Farr, Rega challenge incumbent Jackson for Richland County Council seat 9. Calvin Chip Jackson The views and values which influence my work, my life and my advocation are centered around  LEADERSHIP. Strong Leadership is absolutely essential in order to be effective in serving the citizens of District 9. Citizens of District 9 deserve to have […]

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 […]

Richland votes to stop Fairfield’s wastewater plant

COLUMBIA – In what Fairfield officials say was an unprecedented action, Richland County Council voted unanimously on May 5 to direct staff and technical committee appointees to vote in opposition to Fairfield County’s plans to construct a wastewater treatment plant that they say would bring industry, jobs, housing subdivisions and general prosperity to Fairfield. The […]

Richland County Council candidates have their say

Incumbent Joyce Dickerson I want the voters to know that I am deeply concerned about the effects the COVID-19 Pandemic is having on people around the world. My heartfelt condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones many without having an opportunity to be by their sides to give them a hug; hold […]

BW reps on County Council face challengers

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood’s three representatives on Richland County Council, Joyce Dickerson (Dist.2), Gwendolyn Davis Kennedy (Dist. 7) and Chip Jackson (Dist. 9), will face challengers in the Democratic primary on June 9. Dickerson, Kennedy and Jackson each represent a different section of Blythewood 29016. Filing closed Monday. Dickerson, who is seeking her fifth term on […]