Daily Archives: 11/07/2018

Voter turnout huge in county

Bowers, Swords, Healy win school board seats

By Bru Nimmons

Staff Reporter

COUNTY — Election Day has come and gone once again in Pickens County,

with incumbents ruling the day in both local and state races after voters flocked to the polls in huge numbers.

Voter turnout in Pickens County was impressive, with 38,655 voters casting ballots out of 69,847 registered voters in the county for a 55.34 percent turnout.

In the school board races, Phillip Bowers retained his District 2 seat against Lynn Wike, outgaining Wike 2,190 votes (68.22 percent) to 973 (30.31 percent). In District 4, incumbent Brian Swords defeated Don Joslyn with 2,618 votes (78.45) to Joslyn’s 694 (20.8). Finally, in the race

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Pickens to play for 16th state title Saturday

The Pickens Lady Blue Flame wrapped up their 20th Upperstate volleyball championship and moved to within one win of the program’s 16th state title with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-16) victory over country rival Daniel on Tuesday night. The Blue Flame will play North Myrtle Beach, which beat Myrtle Beach on Tuesday, for the Class 4A crown on Saturday at White Knoll High School in Lexington. To read more about the Blue Flame’s march to the state championship match, pick up next week’s edition of the Pickens County Courier. To read about PHS senior Lexi Wierzbicki reaching a career milestone last week, turn to page 6A. Doug Tate/Special to The Courier